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With a little imagination, you can breathe new life into some of the old things that are headed for the trashcan. There are a million ways to repurpose your would-be throwaways, many of which don’t require you to have a crafty bone in your body. Here are ten ideas I find particularly clever. Photo via Realsimple.com Colander into an ice bucket. Since the ice in...

  With a bit of planning, you can make things much easier on yourself! I believe that’s true in so many areas of life, including when it comes to spiffing up your garden and other outdoor areas this spring. After all, spring is one of the most beautiful times to enjoy your outdoor space. So, if you can get tasks like gutter cleaning done more quickly, you’ll...

  Photo via Flickr user Trilliumdesign Storage can be a dreary business, centered on boring cardboard boxes and garish plastic tubs. Of course you can find more stylish bins and boxes but the prettier they are, they more expensive they get. Luckily, with only a little effort and hardly any cost, you can make your own storage items in exactly the color, pattern,...

You don’t need a lot of time or money to DIY. In fact, some very neat crafts can be whipped together in ten minutes or fewer.   Are you fingers itching to get to work but you don’t have time to commit to a major project? Try a few of these mini DIY projects to get your crafty fix. ...

“DIY” is more than knitting hats and making bookshelves out of old milk crates. It can refer to projects as small as cutting out paper snowflakes for your window or as large as remodeling your bathroom. There’s something for everyone! And thanks to a recent wave of enthusiasm for DIY, there are blogs for every flavor of inspiration-seeker. Check out these neat...

  Now that Old Man Winter is knocking at the door, it’s time to plan some cozy days in. Next time the gales howl, check out Pinterest to find some wonderful ideas for puttering in your pajamas. Spend your time decorating, playing games, doing crafts, and enjoying some comforting snacks. Decorate Discover fun decorating ideas, such as tips for rented spaces...

  You probably already know that February is the month of love, but did you know that you’re supposed to extend some adoration to your feathered friends this month as well? February is National Bird-Feeding Month! It’s an official designation too. Congressman John Porter read a resolution for National Bird-Feeding Month that’s on the Congressional Record...

  It may be chilly out right now, but before you know it, lovely weather will be upon us! Call me an overgrown kid, but I still think that one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is hanging in your very own treehouse. And plenty of people agree with me. Today, spectacular treehouses are being designed and built more often than you might imagine. Perhaps the...

  Did you know that hidden inside your interior wall is a recessed shelf waiting to be created? But why would you do that? Good question.   A recessed shelf is an ideal solution to the annoying problem of not having enough storage space in the bathroom. So, if you’re in love with your pedestal sink, but need a place for that container of cotton balls,...

Posted on Aug 31 2012 - 7:22pm by Tim Eyre
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  Whether you are settling into a new home, planning to move or just doing a little routine maintenance, planning is key to successful DIY projects. Taking an hour or two to select your projects and budget the time and money for them can remove a lot of stress. Here are some tips for making DIY plans. . .and sticking to them: Choose and Prioritize Your Project(s) The...