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If you’re reading this, you probably have the DIY bug, and we don’t blame you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hoping to make a custom storage container, repair a shelf or craft your own curtains, it can be done! All you need is inspiration, support and the right tools.

We think that DIY is empowering. When you opt for DIY, you don’t have to settle on what’s available in the store, and you don’t have to wait around for the handyman to show up. With DIY, you can accomplish important goals on your own terms and your own budget.

Inside this DIY category, we’re building a collection of posts to help you foster your DIY dreams. Expect to find informative posts on topics like growing your garden, maintaining your yard, crafting decorating projects, making holiday gifts, tackling home improvement jobs, finding new uses for old items and making your own storage containers.

If DIY is your goal, we’re here to help!

Springtime is associated with a number of exciting events: warmer weather, blooming flowers, baseball, vacation, and cleaning. Spring is a great time to declutter your home by storing things like winter sports equipment, as well as taking additional items out of storage to serve a fresh purpose. Hop into the season with a more positive perspective by using our secret...

  Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three well-known words associated with Earth Day. This year, turn your green strategy on your storage. Are you wasting money in your home or storage unit by not being Eco-friendly? Save your wallet and the world by using these strategies. Reuse crates and pallets as furniture. (Via Decoist) One of the best ways to go green is...

A sad yet touching idea is for people to plan to give their children gifts posthumously. Whether terminally-ill or just extremely prepared, creating gifts to leave for parents and spouses can be a great idea to both let them know you’re always thinking of them, and to help them remember your love after you have passed. There are many gifts that you can work on...

When a loved one passes, you must take the time to go through all of the items in his or her home and storage unit in order to decide what to keep and what to discard. If you don’t have room in your house, you will end up storing some of the more valuable items. But smaller and more important items can be re-purposed in a meaningful way. Here are some ways to preserve...

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally time to wave winter goodbye and welcome spring! Whether you’re an avid gardener, a handyman, or someone who loves to entertain, there’s one place that you need to have organized by the time warmer weather rolls around: your garage. We’ve collected some of the best storage hacks to implement now...

Congratulations, you’re expanding the family! Whether you’re a first-time parent, or one with experience, finding the perfect amount of storage for your child’s nursery is important (and can be very helpful down the line).  Here are some smart storage solutions to take any nursery to the next level. Under the Bed Storage (Via parents.com) Save space by...

A gift from the heart is always appreciated, but what if the gift you get your valentine could actually help them in their future? Whether 2016 is the year they want to land a dream job, get in shape, or start planning a family, you can make a long-lasting gift that says you understand and appreciate their goals. Help your valentine take the first step to achieving...

Every New Year, one of the most popular resolutions is to finally get up and start cleaning out your home. Whether that means throwing away unnecessary items, giving away old clothes hiding in your closet, or storing items for the future that you might not have room for now, the task at hand can be daunting if not approached in the right way. Luckily, there are some...

The holiday season is all about celebrating old memories while making new ones. What better way than to create some of your own, original holiday decorations with your family? When made with love, your holiday decorations will become an even more important tradition – one that you’ll include for years to come. Make your home look great for the holidays with these...

This time every year, many people start to get nervous about finding the perfect gift for their loved ones. Instead of rushing out on Black Friday to score the best deal on a television, why not make something from the heart? Items come and go, but things you make with love will be treasured for years to come. Here are some DIY gift ideas to ensure that your family...