Oct
11
Turning Trash Into Treasure

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Some of the most fortunate people are those who see treasure where others see trash. Retired NYC sanitation worker Nelson Molina is one such person: after seeing scores of collectibles and other still-useful items while working his collection route, he began to save the items to create the "Treasures in the Trash Museum." Originally started in his work locker, the museum now takes up an entire warehouse floor in East Harlem. The collection, , which contains items that range from vintage typewriters to shelves full of Furbies, does not have public visiting hours, but can be seen by...

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Aug
23
How to Create the Ultimate Gaming Room in Your Home

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As adults, most of us don't have a lot of time to devote to games, at least not like we did as children. With the demands of work and family to occupy our time, the games we used to love fall by the wayside.

Consider, however, the amount of time you spend vegging out in front of the TV, browsing for new cat videos, or scrolling through Facebook and Instagram posts. Wouldn't you rather spend that time playing video games or classic games with family and friends?

If you miss this leisure activity, it might be time to dust off...

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Jun
27
6 Essential Baby Gear Storage and Organization Tips

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Getting prepared for your little one's arrival can be strenuous, if not downright exhausting. New mommies and daddies have enough to worry about, especially once the baby comes. You don't want to wait for your bundle of joy to arrive to start planning how to organize all of the baby items you've accumulated from family, friends and your own shopping frenzies. If you have limited space to put everything or simply want to be more organized, the following tips should be helpful to you.

1. Maximize Closet Space with Hanging Organizers
You only have but so much space in...

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Aug
05
Back to School by the Numbers

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Jul
03
Pallets, pallets and pallets! The many ways to upcycle/recycle old wooden pallets.

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There is a great deal of satisfaction in taking something that was going to be discarded and turning it into something new. Wooden pallets are made to transport goods from factories and warehouses to stores all around you. Often, they are made with strong wood that can serve inside your home and out as furniture, decor or something else. Some pallet projects require nothing more than some basic tools and a few nails or glue. Others require a little more equipment and know-how. Not sure where to start? Consider the possibilities of these pallet upcycling projects below:

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Jul
18
Prepare your house for your family before you move in

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So, you are planning on moving in the near future. And you have many tasks to complete before you do. One of them is preparing your new home for your family and yourself. You need to do everything that’s in your power to make the adjustment period nice and short. But how to do that? By completing tasks one by one. Little things add up, and you will be sipping a mojito on your new porch in no time!

Plan your relocation

Making a solid strategy is essential. This way, you will avoid making moving mistakes and save yourself a...

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Aug
10
Evacuation Kit Necessities: When You Need to Leave in a Hurry

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Putting together an evacuation kit may not sound like any fun, but it can be an important way to protect yourself and your family if a natural disaster like a hurricane, flood, or wildfire should strike your area. But what should you put in your kit, and what can you leave out? Where should you store that kit, and how can you keep it up to date? There are a lot of issues to consider, which is part of the reason why taking the time to put together a proper kit matters so much. Here are the necessities you will...

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Feb
17
The Do's and Don'ts of Having a Roommate

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Living with a roommate is one of the best ways to save on the money you spend on housing necessities and rent. However, there are many reasons as to why people decide to live together. For instance, friends might develop a strong bond and become inseparable. Depending on how you understand each other, living together can be the best thing ever. Some people also end up fighting as a result of disagreements and disrespect.

Before you decide to live with a roommate, you need to assess yourself and your partner. For example, ask yourself whether you two get along or...

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Apr
15
Working from Home? Things you should know!

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The skyrocketing trends in technology have led to a lot of mind-blowing changes. One of the most significant changes to most companies is reduced expenses. Depending on the type of industry, there are numerous options of running operations supported by modern technology. People can now work from home which is something that seemed impossible decades ago. Working from home is convenient and saves a lot of money.

Although working from home has numerous benefits, it still has setbacks. You probably have to deal with organizing work related stuff and store things appropriately. You don’t want your kids to tamper with...

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Aug
26
Making a Home Office in Your Rental Studio

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Making a Home Office in Your Rental Studio: It`s All About the Balance and Storage

It might seem like an impossible goal to achieve when you find yourself staring of what little living space you have, but there is always a way to squeeze in a tiny home office in the smallest of spaces – you just need to get creative. Working from home is one of those modern-day perks brought on by technology and seamless global connectivity that allows you to launch an online business and work with international clients, or become a remote worker for a...

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Oct
09
How to Beautify Your Home’s Exterior

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Many of us spend a significant amount of time thinking about different ways in which we can improve the interior decor of our homes. More often than not, we’re preoccupied with making the inside of the house look beautiful, so much so that we completely forget and neglect the exterior.

In this article, we’re going to explore some ideas you can implement to make your house exterior look just as attractive. Both your home and the property can get a whole new curb appeal with these simple yet compelling improvements.

Choose a Different Style Front Door

Your front door is...

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Nov
04
6 Smart Ways for Growing Families to Expand Their Homes

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If your family has welcomed new members over there years, chances are that your home's square footage isn't cutting it anymore. Instead of looking for a bigger home and enduring the move, check out these home renovating ideas that increase the living space – whether you need it for little ones, aging parents, or in-laws.

Go outdoors, create a relaxing entertaining area

When talking about home extensions, people often focus on the bedroom, bathrooms, and other strictly utilitarian spaces. However, living space is a much broader concept that includes any space that can be used for relaxing, entertaining,...

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Nov
21
Interior Inspiration: Reorganize Your Space to Reflect Your Personality

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When it comes to interior design, most people usually focus on choosing the right furniture or painting the walls in the right color. Even though these things surely are an important aspect of one’s home, there are other things that can transform your space and make it look chic. First, interior design should aim to reflect your personality including your aesthetic preferences. But, before you start choosing the curtains and wall art, you should make sure that your home is well-organized so you’ll be able to focus on decor without having to deal with the mess. Therefore, here are some...

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Dec
04
Preparing for a Home Remodel: 5 Smart Tips You should Follow

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To remodel a home means to bring a breath of fresh air into your living environment, to revitalize the interior, and most importantly, make yourself fall back in love with your home. From small remodeling projects such as sprucing up the kitchen or building yourself the home office of your dreams, all the way to those cumbersome projects that involve a lot of planning and preparation, and might require you to relocate for a while, there is no denying that remodeling allows you to add value to your home and your lifestyle.

That said, if you want this project...

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Dec
26
Finding an Ideal Size and Layout for a Modern Family Home

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Finding or building the right home for your family can be a tedious task, especially if you’re not sure about its size and layout. Today, there are so many different designs to choose from that you can easily get overwhelmed and confused. But, as long as you have a good self-storage spot to safely store your possessions, you can take your time and find a home of a perfect size and layout for your family.

Think about bedroom-living space ratio

While the square footage of homes is constantly getting bigger, bigger isn’t always better for your family. The size...

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Feb
25
Make it Squeaky Clean: Why The Laundry Room Should be Your Next Remodel

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Even though our households depend on them, we don’t give much thought to designing laundry rooms. Building codes propose no standard laundry room size, shape, or layout, so many homeowners choose to fit them into whatever space they have left after other rooms are planned out. Some even delegate them to dark basement corners or garages, both of which are neither spacious nor pleasant enough to spend more than 10 minutes in a row. To make doing your laundry less of a chore, consider these amazing laundry room remodeling tips.

What is your laundry remodel goal?

First, you need to...

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Mar
20
Beginner Woodworking Projects to Beautify Your Home

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Are you looking for a new hobby that will fill your home with useful items and even earn you a few bucks? Well, woodworking might be just the thing for you. Even if you’re new to the whole process, there are plenty of beginner-friendly projects you can try out before you’re ready to take on something more challenging. Searching all over the internet and consulting with woodworkers, we compiled a nice little list of simple woodworking projects that will offer easy gratification, great practice and plenty of aesthetic appeal for your home. Take a look and choose something to...

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