Repurpose Your Clutter with These DIY Ideas

The hardest part of spring cleaning? Disposing of all the stuff I’ve deemed clutter. But in an effort to be a little more DIY-saavy this year (in no small part thanks to Pinterest), I’m challenging myself to come up with crafty ways to reuse old items. Here, some spring DIY inspiration:

Home DIY Ideas

An old drying rack makes for a great, makeshift file organizer. Extra shower hooks? Hang them in the hall closet as bag holders. Save the drawers from that old dresser you’re replacing and mount them for some extra storage space. Replacing jiggling door knobs? Use them (or a rake head) to store and display your jewelry. Even old cans can be mounted as jazzy new storage for utensils.

There are so many possibilities and ways to repurpose those old items. All it takes is a little crafty thinking and some extra effort. (Okay, some skilled handiwork doesn’t hurt, either.)

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2013

Conquer Spring Cleaning With This Storage-Friendly Furniture

Spring cleaning. Just the words fill me with a sense of dread. But it doesn’t have to be that way – sometimes, the organization solution lies in the furniture. Instead of stashing and storing your stuff, why not add some new pieces that can house (or hide, in some cases) the little odds and ends that make the big cleaning such a daunting task?

The key, of course, is finding pieces that not only work for storage, but add some style, too:

Storage-Friendly Furniture

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By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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February 27, 2013

Get Organized: Storage for Every Room

LIVE A CLUTTER-FREE LIFE, ONCE AND FOR ALL

 

Every year, I resolve to be a bit more organized in all aspects of life – home, work, and personal. And every year, I get a tiny bit closer to actually keeping my resolution. This year, living clutter-free is finally doable with the help of these chic storage essentials.

 

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 6, 2013