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Woman Converts 3 Cheap IKEA Shelves Into Beautiful Shoe Storage Unit

Everyone knows that if you purchase a cabinet from Ikea, assembling it can often be compared to performing brain surgery. I mean no offense to surgeons, but seriously, this stuff is not for amateurs. So, if you are a glutton for punishment and have an eye for anything DIY, then this video will bring you …

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These Floating Book Shelves Give a Whole New Meaning to “Floating” – It’s Like Magic

These days any shelf that isn’t supported by it’s own weight is called a “floating” shelf. The terms, IMO, has been watered down. A real floating bookshelf is one that gives the appearance of truly floating where you can’t see what supports it or how it’s designed in any way.  Usually the shelf is visible …

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The Best Place to Put Your Garbage Container in the Kitchen

We got lucky with a few things about our house when we bought it this year.  None of them were the reason we bought it but we’re liking them.  Specifically, it came with a sauna. I love that. It wasn’t a requirement but it’s sure nice. Another bonus about our house is the kitchen garbage …

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Are there any Benefits of Short Shelves? If so, What are They?

As you work to outfit the rooms in your home with proper storage solutions, there is one out there that you might want to consider. Short shelves are all the rage these days. Yes, I know that tiny homes are where the majority of short shelving goes. That’s because, well, the homes are already so …

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How to Style Floating Shelves (in the Kitchen, Bathroom, Living Room and Bedroom)

Floating shelves are a major buzzword in the world of modern home design. They look quite dreamy in images you see on Pinterest and Instagram. However, when it comes to real life, you can’t help but think about how dusty and cluttered your floating shelves will get wherever you place them. After having experienced the …

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Pickup Tool Box and Storage Box Sizes and Dimensions (Illustrations)

What’s the sense of having a pick up truck if you can’t store a bunch of stuff in it? That big, open truck bed is really just beginning for containers and boxes that allow you to store the items you really need. The type of storage container or truck toolboxes you get depends entirely on …

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22 Best Hall Tree Options (Different Types Explained)

The hall tree is a great piece of foyer furniture for keeping what is often a small space with high traffic organized. It can also be an entryway feature in itself. Many foyers and front halls don’t have a closet or a coat rack, so the next best option is a hall tree for a …

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7 Different Types of Locks for Storage Units

Storage units allow individuals and families to have a convenient means of temporarily storing personal belongings when moving between homes. Some people rent storage units to de-clutter their home, or to permanently store possessions. Are you an individual that likes to set up at trade shows, flea markets, or antique sales? Storage units that help …

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How to Store Butter

Butter has historically been a staple in all cultures — both ancient and modern. Whether you use ghee, hand-whipped butter, or vegan butter storing it well is essential to maximizing food dollars, cutting food waste, and making fewer trips to the grocery store. Knowing how to store butter at home is particularly useful, especially right …

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Reusable Sandwich Bags: Win or Fail?

Podcast Version With the planet cooking like a forgotten pot of mac and cheese while you were on the phone, people have been examining their consumption and food storage habits. Or at least making a good faith effort to: how many people have stacks of those reusable grocery bags that mysteriously never ever make it …

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Glass vs. Plastic Tupperware: Which is Better?

The glass vs Tupperware debate has been going on for decades. I struggle with this myself since I use both and find glass and Tupperware useful for various reasons. This makes it difficult to choose one over the other. Below is more information about both, so that you can decide for yourself which is better …

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21 Wine Rack Ideas (Ultimate Buyers Guide)

Welcome to today’s gallery, a guide designed to help you choose the perfect wine rack for your home. FYI, a wine rack is a specific type of wine storage option. If you’re looking for general wine storage ideas, check out our wine storage ideas article or check out our amazing wine cellar photo gallery. We will …

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What’s the Difference Between Clutter and Hoarding?

Podcast Version Back when I covered The Drawer of Shame, I got into why our living spaces inadvertently get cluttered. Hell, I am looking at a mess that seems insurmountable right now: there are at least three online shopping packages that arrived a week ago which I didn’t open yet, tons of boxes from another …

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How to Store Potatoes (6 Easy Ways)

You have just bought some potatoes or have just harvested your homegrown potatoes. Great! Now, you’re thinking of storing them for several months. Sure, they can last that long but you have to store them properly. This is why this article gives important tips on how best to store your potatoes. First of all, here …

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How to Store Avocados (Ripe, Cut, Unripe, Guacamole and More)

Green-buttery-goodness, we’re smack in the middle of an avocado gold rush! It seems like anywhere you turn you can find some food, drink, or even a beauty product that contains avocados. Recipes for avocado toast have been featured in prolific publications like the New York Times. Even top beauty magazines praise the fruit’s ability to …

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How to Store Parsley in Fun & Creative Ways

Parsley is a popular herb that enhances the flavor of any dishes. We all know that herbs are best eaten fresh, especially parsley. However, you can’t just keep on buying herbs every time you plan to use it for cooking. It’s more practical to buy a pack of fresh parsley and store it in your …

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Executive Dysfunction, Poor Spatial Reasoning, and The Drawer of Shame: Getting Clutter Under Control

Summer’s here, and those clearance events are in full swing at my favorite stores and having a July birthday means those birthday coupons and gift cards from friends arrive in tandem. This presents an incredible opportunity to get barrels of new clothes and makeup on the cheap. But I have a rule to attempt prevention of …

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99 Wine Cellar Ideas for Your Home (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our wine cellar design ideas photo gallery where you can search thousands of wine cellar design photos. Related: Online Wine Stores Wine Cellar Photos We kick off our epic wine cellar collection with a series of custom designs by Vintage Cellars. Check them out. Private wine cellar room with a custom built wine wall …

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How to Store Spaghetti Squash (Cooked and Raw)

If you live for pasta, are willing to have it for all three meals of the day, you will then like our suggestion to try spaghetti squash for a change. But what is spaghetti squash, you may wonder? Well, spaghetti squash is a bright yellow-orange vegetable that is typically harvested in the fall season. Known …

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How to Store Papaya (6 Easy Ways)?

Also known as Pawpaw, papaya has been around for centuries. The yellow fruit originates from Mexico and Central America. However, it is cultivated in tropical regions all around the world. The papaya trees love direct sunlight and moisture and require well-drained soil to produce the sun-kissed fruits. Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papaya …

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How to Store Yellow Squash (Plus a Brief History)

Yellow squash also referred to as “summer squash” holds a truly special place in American history. Do you know why? It is primarily because squash is believed to be native to the Americas where its remnants were found in great abundance in Mexico and Central America, going back as far as 7000 BC. Although it …

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How to Store a Lemon Meringue Pie (For Both Short and Long Term)

A lemon meringue pie is made using shortbread or shortcrust pastry, delicious lemon curd fillings, and a smooth, fluffy meringue on top. It is one of the most popular desserts in the world, so much so that August 15 is known as National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. It usually has about 302.8 calories and is …

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How to Store Tahini? (Plus Tips on How to Make Your Own)

Mentioned as the main ingredient of hummus kasa in a 13th Century Arabic cookbook, ‘tahini’ is a condiment or table sauce that is made from ground sesame seeds. But it wasn’t until 1940 that tahini became available in the local food stores in the United States. Primarily being used as a major component of hummus and baba …

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How to Store Pecan Pie (Plus the Tools to Use)

When you hear the word ‘pecan,’ does your mind automatically attach the word ‘pie’ to it? Well, you aren’t the only one. Made from pecan nuts, the pecan pie is a heavenly delight that excites our taste buds with its alluring flavor. The popularity of this dessert has grown so much over time that a …

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6 Ways to Store Bok Choy so It Lasts Longer

One can say with almost complete certainty that Bok choy is the most popular Chinese vegetable in the United States. Experts tell you that it is a type of Chinese cabbage; however, we could have sworn it is an exotic cousin of celery. Related: Turnip Substitutes | Broccoli Alternatives | Types of Lettuce | Types of …

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How to Store Buttercream (Plus Tips on How to Perfectly Make It)

On the face of it, buttercream is just a basic mixture of cream, butter, sugar, and flavoring of your choice. But if you look beyond the traditional American buttercream, you will find a whole new world of buttercream with lots of delicious variations, such as Swiss Meringue buttercream, Italian buttercream, and French buttercream. All of …

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How to Store Sugar So It Stays Soft and Sweet

Just suppose that you baked a chocolate cake but forgot to add in sugar. Would you enjoy it? Probably not. Sugar is the most basic ingredient that gives desserts their coveted sweet and yummy flavor. Without it, no dessert in this world would be half as delectable. Sugar, no doubt, is the most essential baking …

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How to Store Iris Bulbs So You Can Replant Them Again and Again

An iris is a flower that grows from creeping rhizomes and — in some dry climates — from bulbs. They have a long and erect flowering stem that can be simple or branched. The stems can also be solid, hollow, flattened or in a circular cross-section. The iris flower usually has basal leaves. The flower …

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How to Store Chocolate (11 Easy-to-Use Methods)

For many of us, chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. Whether it is oozing out in a decadent and luxurious lava cake, drizzled on your ice cream sundae or simply in a candy bar, there’s nothing more heavenly for your taste buds. Studies have revealed that chocolate creates the same effect on the brain as …

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30 Spice Rack Ideas – Clever & Practical Spice Storage Options (Photos)

Today’s market offers many different spice rack designs for storing all the different types of spices you should have on hand. Choosing the right one can add to or detract from the flow of your kitchen. When shopping for a spice rack, you will need to consider aspects like design, size, cost and location. To …

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9 Types of Car Bike Racks for Hauling Bicycles Around

I don’t normally write about outdoor gear here but we recently got a hitch put on one of our vehicles for the purpose of buying a car bike rack. Our kids are now biking (and so am I again). There have been many times I wished we could haul all our bikes somewhere. When our …

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How to Store Maple Syrup (Your Options and Storing Tips)

Maple syrup is made from the xylem sap extracted from sugar, red or black maple trees. It can also be made from other maple species but they are harder to cultivate. In colder climates, the maple trees store starch in their roots and trunks right before winter. This starch is converted into sugars that mix …

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5 Ways to Store Fresh Asparagus so You Can Enjoy It Later

The arrival of the growing season means more asparagus! If you like using asparagus in your dishes, finding different ways to store fresh asparagus becomes a priority. Without asparagus, your dish may be incomplete. Lucky for you, there is a range of ways to preserve your favorite vegetable — canning, pickling, freezing, drying, and salting. …

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