You heard me right, this week's featured product is two common household helpers packed into one design: the Ironing Board & Step Ladder Combo. It is great inventions like these that keep our homes tidy and clutter free. Whether you live in a studio apartment or a larger home but you simply want the laundry room to be tidier, this unique ironing board and step ladder combination helper is a wonderful tool you can have at your disposal. And the great design naturally takes space efficiency even further. Thanks to the extra weight from the step ladder, the ironing board can rest vertically against the wall when not needed, instead of leaning out into the room and taking up extra floor space.
What will they think of next?
It's a footrest! It's extra seating! It's…a shoe rack? The Round "Shoe" Ottoman with Removable Top takes sneaky sneaker storage to a whole new level! Ideal for a variety of settings in need of storage, this shoe organizer has endless benefits, style and uses:
Use this storage ottoman in the living room, office, or bedroom. Do you have a teen at home? This sturdy, modern style storage bin can hold their shoes and much more, right in their own room, while giving their friends and extra seat during study or play time.
Use it for more than shoes! Read more
Just when we thought we had every available space in the house expertly utilized, the makers of the Heidi Shelf go and prove us wrong! This patented, unique shelving system by Foremost makes use of what may be the last wasted space in the home: Behind the door. As you might have already noticed, the space behind any door is tapered when the door is open, making it impossible to fit any substantial shelf back there. But the Heidi Behind the Door Shelving System solves this problem by using a tapered design itself (down to 2.5" deep at the corner), allowing it to fit seamlessly behind a door whether it is open or closed. Available in several colors and a junior size for the kids room!
Heidi Behind the Door Shelving System in Black:
If you want to shop online for Valentine's gifts, start now to avoid costly last minute shipping fees! We've got just the deals for you with these great promotions:
Red Vanilla Glassware: Elegant Glass Sets for both gals and guys! Starting at $35.49 with free shipping.*
Go modern with drinks, and classic for sweets! Set of 6 Samba Martini / Dessert Glasses – $38.99 with free shipping. Read more
Be the one with the smart office. By using modular organizers, such as the Stack & Style system from Empire Imports, you can customize your desk to fit your unique organizing needs at home or in the professional office. Available in two luscious wood finishes, these desktop organizers are perfect for guys and gals alike! Each piece measures 13.5" x 11" at its base and features rounded edges on top to interlock with other styles.
The Stack & Style Desk Organizers Kit 1 shows just one of many possible desktop combinations, using some of the pieces shown below. Read more
Winter is a great time to organize the closets! Don't believe me? Here is why, and how:
Why: You are stuck inside anyway. Why not make the best of that time by getting control of those inside areas of the home that drive you nuts the rest of the year?
How: Before you start emptying out your closet, have a thorough look at what's not working in there.
1. Pay special attention to sagging clothes rods, hangers popping out towards you, items falling on the floor. Read more
In just 3 weeks, my office will be looking more like Santa's workshop than the calm workspace it is supposed to be. Wrapping paper, bows, scissors and, if I'm lucky and can find it, tape will be strewn about the office until Christmas day. Every year we get many questions about the best way to keep gift wrap and its assorted accessories organized. We've gathered some tips and advice to help you get through the holiday season with a few bows and ribbons to spare for next year. So whether you go with a full size wrapping paper cart (shown here, $155 with free shipping*) or a simple corner of your closet, we've got a solution for you. Read more
It has never been more affordable or easier to spruce up your living room or sitting area with comfort and elegance! Stacks and Stacks is offering the best pricing on the ultra chic Metro Chaise Lounge while supplies last – $449 with free shipping! This beauty features high density foam cushions wrapped in bonded black leather and an eye-catching curve that provides the ultimate place to lounge around. Button tufting offers a classic touch and softens the contemporary feel of this chaise lounge.
Have you been bitten by the back to school clutter bug? I know we have! The thing I seem to forget every year is that it is not just the kids' room that suffers. It's more like an explosion of papers, shoes, bags and lunchboxes all over the house for the first month that the kids are back in school. Here are some great new products to help minimize the damage throughout the home:
Dining Room: For us, homework, arts and crafts take place in the dining room. This 12 Drawer Rolling Cart has see-thru drawers of differing sizes, perfect for supplies and all of the paperwork that comes home. It is a great size for the early-grade crowd, but can work with them throughout their full 13 years of schooling and beyond. Read more
For years I’ve resisted furniture and decorative pieces that could be considered “modern” or “contemporary”.
I think my aversion to this style comes from growing up in the 1980’s. Remember what modern looked like back then? Very stark, sterile and cold. Black and chrome were the ultimate combination. What was modern then is now totally outdated.
Lately I’ve been looking at my furniture and thinking, am I stuck in a style rut? Has my avoidance of modern furniture made my house look like my grandmother’s? Perhaps I could just introduce a few pieces here and there to update my look. That way I won’t feel overwhelmed by committing to a specific style, one that not everyone can pull off. Read more
I consider myself to be a pretty avid basketball fan, particularly college basketball. So I am not sure what my excuse was last year when I was woefully underprepared for the year’s biggest basketball tournament, the NCCA Final Four. It all started when I basically ignored the regular season and had no idea which teams were looking strong heading into the tournament – my bracket ended up being a total mess. To make matters worse, I had no idea what weekend the first round of the tournament was, so my media stand was a mess and terribly inadequate for the task at hand. I did not have time to upgrade my stand in time for the big game, so we were left watching the game on a fold out table! Read more
I can think of a dozen uses at least for these!
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These are not your average message boards! No boring brown bulletin boards or white dry-erase boards here… only fresh, new ideas for use in organizing the home or keeping your inspirations close at hand.
The Mariposa Burlap Message Board is a beautiful thing on its own, or you can tack ideas, photos and notes on its fabric surface. Read more
The St. Louis Kitchen Organizer does double duty, holding dishes in the kitchen and files on the desktop! It has a fun St. Luis arch theme!
Made of real granite, polished – simply cool and add to your drink – they won't water it down!
Love the pick, Meghan!
How cool is this? Perfect for soap, scrubbies, and even razors.
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Without a doubt, the holidays can present our biggest storage and organization challenges. Whether it’s the tree decorations, house decorations, gift wrap, fine china, silverware or fake trees, the holidays come with a lot of baggage. Somehow I accumulate more holiday junk every year, as if I don’t have enough already. It’s just so tempting to buy more! The problem is that I forget to buy more storage pieces for those new items and I am left with a storage issue after the holidays are over. Read more
Okay, maybe not the most important debate going on in the world right now, but important nonetheless. My family kicked off the holiday season yesterday with what we call “pumpkin day” and I found myself (as always), trying to convince the lady of the house to give pressure cookers another try. You see, she is of the generation that thinks that the pressure cooker is going to explode in her face, as it did her Aunt’s (grandma’s, etc). That’s simply not the case though, pressure cookers are completely safe now thanks go better locks and release valves. Read more
One of the holidays I enjoy most of all is Thanksgiving. Getting together with family, some of whom I have not seen in months or a year, and enjoying a home-cooked meal brings a bit of brightness to the dull, seemingly-weatherless late November days. Read more
As a life-long renter, I have lived in A LOT of different apartments, in law units, lofts, duplexes, houses, you name it. I have also lived in many cities up and down the west coast, and even in Nevada. My most recent move was to Los Angeles about two years ago. Before I go any further, I want to assure you that my intent here is not to complain about LA or the people who live here – I’m just sharing some observations. Read more
For many people, the decision to hit the open road for a long road trip during the fall season can be a double-edged sword. As I mentioned before in my last post, there is typically less construction during the fall and the weather tends to be more bearable (as in the weather is not too hot – I’ll get into the reverse of this later on). On the other hand, there are quite a few drawbacks to traveling during the fall and winter months. Some of these include the likelihood of inclemently-cold weather and devastatingly brutal pre-holiday traffic in October and November – not to mention the typical issues you deal with on a road trip during any time of the year. For me, the best way to stay cool, calm and collected during a long road trip in the autumn season is to prepare ahead of time. I ensure all of the organizers and travel comfort items I need are packed away, a key to successful travel. Read more
Of all the seasons, fall has the most distinct, recognizable color palette, by far. It also happens to be one of the most soothing and user-friendly color palettes, a cinch to incorporate into one or more rooms of the home.
Whether you are wanting to make long-term changes to your room’s decor scheme or just simply want to get in the mood for autumn and the upcoming holidays, I’ve got some great picks and ideas for you! Read more
My home has a lot of fall colors year round. I guess I'm just drawn to them. Isn't this gorgeous? I have the perfect spot by my front door!
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Fall seems to be the time to update your living room, at least that’s what furniture manufacturers seem to think! To prove it, there is an array of living room furniture sales going on throughout the weekend, including these fun modern sofas and seating pieces from Diamond Sofa which are up to 10% off, but only through September 30th!
If you like a look that is just a touch more classic, check out these deals: Read more
I’ve seen some pretty creative uses for a George Foreman grill, mostly while I lived in the dorms. Cooking for yourself in a dorm is possible, and actually it is a great way to cut down on meal plan costs during that first year of school. Freshman dorms don’t typically come with kitchens. All you are going to have in your room is a sink (if you’re lucky) and some electrical outlets. But add a few small appliances to the mix and you can cook many meals from your home away from home! Before moving in, contact your roommates and see if anyone can bring any of the following items with them.
Here are some ideas to get you started: Read more
Dorm room cooking doesn't have to mean peanut butter sandwiches and ramen soup for dinner every night. Having just the right kitchen essentials can make it easy to whip up a meal just like mom makes but in the comfort of your own dorm room kitchen.
No kitchen is complete without a nonstick skillet on hand. Perfect for making a stack of pancakes on the weekend or scrambled eggs before running off to class, a non-stick pan makes it easier to keep food from getting burned and, obviously, stuck, making it a must have dorm accessory. The Stainless 12" Fry Pan – Nonstick combines the best of both worlds, with a sturdy stainless steel base and durable non-stick coating. Read more
A small dorm room can be a difficult space to add your own personal style to. Since dorm rooms usually come outfitted with beds and desks it takes the right dorm accessories to bring a one of a kind look to the cookie cutter dorm room. With so little space it's important to add functional items, like desk lamps and bed linens, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring! Use these functional pieces as a way to add a fun color or texture to the room.
If you're looking to inject a little fun and color, try the vintage style of the Retrobin. With a foot peddle design this trash can is perfect for keeping trash contained and also has a sleek bullet shape that gives it some style. Read more
It might be the start of the semester, but it won't be long before midterms and late nights studying are here. Having a comfortable and functional workspace is key for cutting down on stress. The right lighting is necessary for keeping tired eyes from getting strained. Whether you have a dorm room with lots of space for a large desk or a compact work area, a clip on desk lamp is a convenient way to add adjustable lighting wherever you decide to study. Read more
“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon” – Ronald Reagan
Perhaps as the president of the United States, Ronald Reagan was able to find time to take a nice long afternoon nap, but as a returning college student, you know sleeping through Philosophy 322 is just not going to get the job done (or the degree earned!). For many students that are preparing to head back to college for the semester, a piping hot cup of Joe can be the perfect antidote to a monotonous Geology instructor with a penchant for using the scientific name of every mineral. Read more
One of the easiest ways to give any room, inside or out, a makeover is to simply switch up the lighting. Lighting is one of the most important, and often one of the most overlooked, parts of a room’s decorative theme. Thankfully, it is also easy to tackle yourself, and very affordable.
Here are some easy, quick ways to freshen up the lighting around your home without the help of a contractor. Add one of these projects to your DIY short list for the summer! Read more