The holidays are well behind us, and you’re probably focusing on all those New Year’s resolutions you made. Is one of those resolutions to reorganize your house? Or maybe you still have some decorations to put into storage, kids’ toys to put away, and/or piles of stuff to get in order. Whatever the case may be, the first few months of the year are great for reclaiming your home. You’re often stuck inside anyway due to adverse weather, so why not use that time to reorganize. Then you’ll have everything in order when spring cleaning time rolls around!
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Can a new coat of paint really make a difference? Consider this scenario: You’re tired of looking at the same old living room and bathroom, but your partner doesn’t seem to mind it. You’ve been flipping through remodeling magazines, wondering how much it would cost to update things, but you both know you don’t have the budget for any major renovations and feel you’ll just have to stick with things the way they are for now.
There’s nothing that gives a home an easy and affordable makeover faster than giving it a fresh coat of interior paint. It’s an amazing way to freshen up your kitchen, make your living room cozier, and create a soothing, spa-like feel to an otherwise blah bathroom. Whether it’s repairing scrapes and dents or simply spiffing things up with a new color, an interior paint job is a wonderful way to breathe new life into a new-to-you fixer-upper or your well-loved home.
My bedroom painting project is finally complete! Well, mostly anyway …
The end of the year is the perfect time to settle in and get some things marked off your to-do list. This might include fall paint projects, experimenting with new recipes ahead of the holidays, and planning out your gift list for friends and family members. That last item can pose problems, especially when you’re trying to think of a gift for the person who has everything. Thankfully, with a little creativity and originality, you can come up with plenty of homemade gift and crafts that will show them how much you care. Here are a few DIY items that will check off a few of the people on your holiday gift list. [Read more…] about Homemade Gifts and Crafts for the Person Who Has Everything
Gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, parties to plan and attend, meals to cook … the holidays may be merry and bright, but they’re also busy. One way to make things a little more cheerful and a little less stressful is taking the time to put things in order — from your schedule to the items you need to get things done. These storage and organization ideas can help take some of the pressure off this holiday season.