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...

Summertime means fun in the sun, barbeques, and boat trips on the water. But before you take your family and friends out to sea (or on the lake), follow these steps to make sure your boat is ready for the water once it comes out of storage. 1. Clean the boat. Use gentle cleaning products to clean the windows and foot traffic areas of the boat. Also, make sure that...

  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...

Using vertical space can be the key to solving your storage woes. Use your space efficiently by hanging things wherever possible. Here are some airborne ideas for every room. Living room: Books and media can be stored in wall-mounted racks and shelves. Magazine racks also look nice on the wall. Some of them, like those with wide baskets, can be used to keep all...

Moving can sometimes come at an unexpected time with a quick turnaround. Maybe your landlord has given you last minute notice. Or you’re moving for the job of a lifetime. Whatever the reason, here are some ways to help you move out of your place fast. 1. Have One Box for Important Contact Information Your records should be in a central place, because you’ll be...

A moving truck is probably the biggest automobile you’ll ever have to operate (unless that dream of driving a Monster Truck really does come true). While you’re moving or storing your stuff, make sure you follow these key tips for driving a moving truck. 1. Double check that everything is secure. Balance the truck’s cargo weight so that your prized possessions...

                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...

We recently offered up some tips for newlyweds on merging your stuff, but what if you’re planning a major move after the wedding? If planning a wedding wasn’t stressful enough, now you have to contend with the hassle of moving. Here are some tips on managing the move with your sweetheart: Don’t Procrastinate Wedding planning will likely consume most of your...

As we welcome the start of summer, there’s so much to look forward to: trips to the beach, new movies at the box office, and (quite possibly) a big move. We went through our film collections and found a few lessons about packing and storage. Here are five moving tips we learned from movies. 1. The Wizard of Oz Dorothy had the Yellow Brick Road; now we’re told:...

Keeping the house tidy anytime is a challenge, but when your home is for sale, it can be particularly tough to maintain that ready-to-show look! You’ve already done the more involved work, like shampooing the carpets, washing cabinets and cleaning the oven. Now, stay ready for last-minute showings with a little planning. Have a family meeting. Everyone in the...