So you’re planning for a renovation — congratulations! You’re probably up to your neck in sketches, plans, samples, swatches and other necessary materials. But before you proceed with the actual work, make sure you accomplish this crucial first step: purge. Annie Selke documented her home’s renovation through a monthly column […]
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When trying to impress upon my siblings and me the importance of tidiness, my grandmother always used to say: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” She had neither the financial resources nor the desire for the random accumulation of goods, and the few things she did acquire […]
Some tips for organizing your refrigerator to keep food at it’s most fresh. Signs of a messy fridge. + Milk and eggs are on a shelf on the door. This is the warmest part of the refrigerator and shouldn’t house highly-perishable items. + Raw meat is on the top shelf […]
Since moving to LA from NYC last year I thought I’d be doing a lot more surfing. It hasn’t worked out like that. As soon as the water got warm the waves went flat. I guess that’s par for the course in Southern California. Even if I don’t hit the […]
As we mentioned in a recent newsletter, Timothy will be contributing regularly to ShelterPop and today he shares the proper way to store medium-heavy gauge extension cables. Storing cables the proper way prevents twisting and makes for easy use the next time you need them.
Once you’ve finished reveling in the cleverness of this blog’s tagline, proceed onward for tips on creating your own home bible–a collection of projects, ideas, inspiration and anything else related to your home. The idea originated with a column in one of our favorite magazines, but can easily be adapted […]
After recently moving from NYC to LA we still have many boxes to sort through. Many of them being keepsakes and items that for some reason we’ve held onto. We’ve checked into Apartment Therapy and their recent post on “Why we hang onto stuff” is insightful and will be necessary […]
Is clutter making the rooms in your home look and feel smaller than they really are? There is a solution. Shelves are the perfect way to contain or display mementos, books, pictures, magazines, CDs, paperwork, flower vases, etc. When used with a little flair, shelving can also give a space […]
If your closet looks like this (see above) then maybe it’s time you rethink how you organize your closet. With your clothing wedged so tightly, not only is it difficult to find clothes you want to wear but when you do manage to yank them out they most often are […]