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Posted on Aug 13 2014 - 7:17pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on You’ll Deeply Regret Throwing Away These 5 Sentimental Items – Memories Live Here

The older we get, the more stuff we accumulate. And while annual (or seasonal) cleaning and downsizing is recommended, some things are worth saving for those trips down memory lane in years to come. The possessions worth keeping will remind you of the life you’ve built and help you explain it to younger generations. Here are five sentimental items that you should...

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 12:28pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Announcing our Vine Contest Winners!

The #GreatSpace Vine contest is officially over. We thank everyone who participated in the contest and took the time to submit a video of their #GreatSpace. So many great spaces out there! Now what you’ve all been waiting for…who claimed the grand prize? Winners announced below: Grand Prize Winning Vine – $500 American Express gift card:   Second...

Posted on Jul 10 2014 - 11:59pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on 5 Tips for Your Summer Yard Sale

We’ve reached high season for vacations, moving…and yard sales! If you’re taking the opportunity to clean house, lighten your load, and gain a bit of extra space this summer, here are five tips for hosting a successful yard sale. 1. Create some buzz. How will friends and neighbors know about the great bargains you’re offering if you don’t tell them?...

Posted on Jul 7 2014 - 9:05am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 6 Great Spaces We Love

We’ve seen some truly amazing submissions to our #GreatSpace contest on Vine. (If you haven’t shared yours yet, there’s still time!) For those seeking a bit of inspiration (or just something pretty to look at), here are six great spaces we’re jealous of right now. 1. Joanna Goddard’s living room (via Ryan Liebe for Cup of Jo) 2. Frederico de Vera’s garden...

Posted on Jun 23 2014 - 11:04am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 6 Seconds Could Win You $500! (WHAT?!)

                That’s right! We’re doing a Vine video contest and giving you the chance to win big! First Place: $500 American Express Gift Card Second Place: $250 American Express Gift Card Third Place: $100 American Express Gift Card Think of it this way: For a mere 6 seconds of work, you’re earning $500. Just sayin’. Participation...

Posted on Jun 13 2014 - 11:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Just Hitched? Tips For Merging Your Stuff

Wedding season is in full swing and many newlyweds are finding out just how frustrating it can be to merge two households. If you’re like most couples and have two of everything – from kitchen utensils to sectionals – here are some stress-free tips on merging all your stuff:     Photo source: Flickr Purge Before You Merge First, take the time to go...

Posted on Jun 4 2014 - 7:39pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on 4 Artists Creating with Clutter

To you, it looks like an attic filled with junk; to an artist, it’s a masterpiece waiting to happen. To you, it looks like a bunch of storage boxes; to an artist, it’s beautifully organized chaos. For a bit of creative inspiration, here are four artists who have created with clutter. 1. Michael Johansson               Tetris...

Posted on May 19 2014 - 9:41pm by Emily Emmer
Comments Off on 5 Steps to Deal with Photo Clutter – #5 Will Surprise You

Did you know that May is National Photo Month? Well it sure makes sense, since there are so many family gatherings this month: Memorial Day BBQs, college graduations, and Mother’s Day. Of course, all of these Kodak moments aren’t going to help reduce your ever-growing photo collection. So to help conquer that clutter, here is a simple guide for dealing with photos....

Posted on Feb 21 2014 - 9:49pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Organize for a New Baby

Having a new baby is pretty much the biggest change any family can experience. There is so much to do and get ready for by the time the baby comes that it can be very overwhelming. And while it can be a fun and scary time, there are a couple of things you can do in order to make the entire process and transition much smoother. After all, once the baby arrives you...

Posted on Feb 17 2014 - 8:08pm by Emily Emmer
Comments Off on How to Design Your Laundry Room

Setting up your laundry room right can be the key to making an onerous chore into a (somewhat-) pleasant task. It’s essential to keep things organized, and that’s easiest to do when you have a strategic set-up. Building in your laundering infrastructure is the best to use your space efficiently. Keep containers, cabinets, and counter-tops all within arm’s reach. Some...