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Five Questions to Help You Overhaul Your Closet for the New Year

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There’s nothing like a fresh new year to make you want to get your home in order. As you pack up holiday decorations, gift wrap and guest-room bedding, it’s the perfect time to overhaul your closets and make room for new finds. Read on for helpful hints on deciding what to keep and what to ... Read More »

DIY, Pantry-Inspired Gift Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

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The holidays can get expensive for even the most frugal shopper. When you’re faced with buying gifts for children, spouses, teachers, neighbors, service workers, co-workers and more, how can you afford to buy something for everyone on your list? The solution could be right in your own pantry — or at least inspired by it! ... Read More »

How to Organize Your Home for the Holidays

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There’s nothing like the holidays to call attention to any areas of your home in need of better storage and organization systems. As much as you love giving gifts, cooking and welcoming guests into your home, you also know it’s a lot of work to get everything done and still have time to enjoy the ... Read More »

How to Organize a Yard Sale and Declutter in 7 Steps

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Clearing out the clutter in your home is a great feeling — especially when it frees up space that’s long been held hostage by unused and unwanted items. When you’re ready to downsize, a yard sale is one way to get rid of gently used items while also earning a little cash. Prepare for a ... Read More »

Care for Your Car: Get Your Garage in Order

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Ah, fall. The season for warm apple cider, colorful leaves and curling up with a book while the rain beats against the window. Unfortunately, that last luxury comes with a hitch. The inclement weather that heralds the season’s arrival is bad news for your car. Rain, sleet and hail might be all in the line ... Read More »

Smart Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

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If the words “custom closets” bring to mind images of opulent master bedrooms that spill gracefully into walk-in closets the size of your kitchen, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The luxury of a storage system designed especially for you isn’t reserved for the wealthy or those fortunate enough to live in places where rolling ... Read More »

7 Closet Space-Savers

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Whether you are cramped for space or simply want to use your beautiful walk-in closet more efficiently, we at Closets by Design have some great ideas for maximizing every square inch. Take a look at the ideas below to see which solutions might work best for you, and get in touch with us if you ... Read More »

Achieve Laundry Room Efficiency

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There is a hilarious cartoon floating around the Internet that runs roughly along the lines of “I sort the laundry, wash the laundry, dry the laundry, and you want me to fold it, too?!” If that strikes a bit close to home, know you are not alone. We all have that incriminating pile of clean, ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Part 3: Organizing Children’s Play Areas

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Those among you with kids know: The summer bug has hit. Their squirrely, wiggly selves can’t wait to escape from school and get to work playing in every corner of your home! So this May, we’re tackling ideas for organizing their play areas to keep those adorable balls of energy laughing and playing all summer ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Designing a Rustic Garden Shed

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Few things in life are quite as therapeutic as gardening in sun-warmed soil. Not only do we get to bring beauty and tasty veggies into our gardens, but it’s supposed to be a great workout, too. Because we love gardening, we are dedicating this month to building a rustic, country garden shed right in your ... Read More »