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Alternative Titles: 7 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes Go green this Halloween and leave those cheaply made, cookie-cutter costumes at the store. Using a few simple items from your house, you can make your kids some fun and exciting costumes that they will love on Halloween and beyond. You will not only save money, you’ll also encourage creativity and teach your...

  Let freedom (from clutter) ring! In honor of July 4th, we’re celebrating our storage independence with a few lessons from America’s founding fathers (turns out, they were pretty smart guys).     Benjamin Franklin “He that can have patience can have what he will.” Don’t get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand. Tackle clutter...

When there’s extra space in the house, how does Dad want to make use of it? With a room of his own, of course. In honor of Father’s Day (and perhaps for a few gift ideas), here are the top seven things that can be found in a man cave: 1. Bar He’s not just a bartender, he’s a bar master.               2. Power Tools He is...

What comes to mind when you think of Memorial Day? For me, I think about fishing on the Snake River, BBQs with the family, and relaxing. Others think about being productive, cleaning the house, and gardening. But what may surprise you is the fact that every year tens of thousands of people think about self-storage on Memorial Day. Historically, Memorial Day is one...

CampClem Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have kids, get ready for flurries of sparkles and pink-and-red construction paper. Chances are your little whipper-snappers will need card boxes to take to school or parties. Why not have them make their own? ...

Does your holiday season feel more stressful than merry? Between holiday shopping, decorating and celebrating, the holidays can become hectic fast! Here are a few simple tips to help you stay organized – and sane – throughout the holidays: 1. Make a List (And Check It Twice)  Yes, just like Santa, you need to make a list to help you through the holidays. First,...

For many parts of the country, winter means more than just ski season is back, it means the holiday season is fast approaching! And while it’s great to experience a change of seasons, it can be a struggle in already tough economic times to try to scrape together those extra dollars to make sure you can still enjoy winter decorating. This is especially true if...

  Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house? If not, here’s some help! These DIY Christmas decorations will have your place looking more festive in no time. But why should you make your own ornaments and garland? I can think of three good reasons: create fun memories, bond with family members, and save more cash for gifts or to give to charity. Whether you choose to craft endearing reindeer garland or bright, sparkly animal ornaments, please have fun with your DIY holiday!   Charming DIY Christmas Garland Turns...

  I think the decision to have a cut Christmas tree or an artificial one has become rather boring. There are so many other options for holiday trees. Some of these alternative Christmas trees may not technically be green, but they are certainly sustainable, as well as fun!   Christmas Tree Alternatives These alternative Christmas trees have a lot going for them. Some of the trees help you save space, while others save you some cash. Plus, isn’t it more fun to make your own Christmas tree from costume jewelry, or even a...

  I don’t like scary movies, but I absolutely adore Halloween! What’s not to love? It’s filled with pumpkins, autumn wreaths, spooky decorations, black cat potholders (guilty), creative costumes, a lovely parade of trick-or-treaters plus candy – all with the crunch of leaves underfoot. And, of course, my yearly viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin,...