Today's article is brough to you by Custom Closets Texas.
Enter the lovely world of Pinterest, and all the troubles of your day-to-day life just seem to slip away. First, start out with some Sassy Water! (1 med cuke -peeled and thinly sliced, 1 lemon-thinly sliced, 1 teas. freshly grated ginger and around 10 spearmint leaves. Leave in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day.)
Refreshing, invigorating and good for you. Ahhhhh! Then, with Pinterest, you can take all your goals and translate them into visual pictures. A visionboard can act as a creative trigger. Just looking at them once in the morning can help to straighten that slouch and help you put your best foot forward. Pinterest can lead to motivation!
Now dream! Cozy places, reading nooks, escapes – within your house- make it happen! http://pinterest.com/vjpulver/tiny-spaces-tiny-homes-nooks-cozy-places/ Custom built-ins, custom closets, home office, garage organization – easy – just pick some pics and show them to Texas Custom Closets – we can make your dreams come true!
We look at what you like – your tastes- and then adapt to your space. It is that easy! You have a plan- a layout- a goal for each room. You will be organized and efficient. Discovering images that symbolize your old ideas….will lead you to find images that help you produce new ideas. Your life will be in order. Then, you can travel to unknown places and unknown environments – a tree house, a funky room or house -
,– let your imagination go wild! Pinterest can serve as an opportunity forself-exploration and self-expression within your home.
Finally, it is time to pinterest some recipes. http://pinterest.com/search/? q=quick+and+easy+recipes Tonight’s dinner?
Dessert? And wine! You worked hard. You have a plan. You know what you like and how it can efficiently be implemented. You can now relax - cook dinner - and enjoy - knowing that your home will be in order and YOU will enjoy the fruits of your labor. Make your pinterest dreams a reality and you will feel a sense of accomplishment.
So simple! You can use this fantastic organizational tool to help YOURSELF get organized AND have fun in the process! Pinterest, we love you!
Everyone is looking for extra storage space in his or her home. Rarely do you hear someone complain that they have too much storage space! So the question is… if you are going to build more storage- what is the best way to go?
The first and most important thing to consider when weighing the pros and cons of built in wardrobes versus the conventional freestanding offers is the extra storage space afforded by built in wardrobes. Actually, I would go as far as to say that built-in wardrobes can give as much as 50% more storage when you take account the fitting from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Freestanding furniture not only stands away from obstacles such as baseboards and wall switches, but is also built with a top and therefore restricted in height and storage space.
The second advantage of having your furniture built in is that it can add value to your home, not unlike a custom kitchen or bathroom. People who are moving from one home to another and don’t have their own furniture or are looking to replace the furniture they’ve got would see built in furniture as a major advantage. If the home they are purchasing has fitted, built-in bedroom furniture, it will save them an immediate purchase and afford them plenty of storage space. Your home immediately goes to the top of their list.
One over-looked advantage of fitted bedroom furniture is that updating your colours or a change in the designs of your doors is simple with built-ins. You would be able to simply buy new replacement fitted doors for your bedroom furniture and get a brand new bedroom for a fraction of the cost!
Lastly, there is no dust collecting on top of your wardrobes. Floor to ceiling allows no room for dust collection… just think how wonderful that would be!
Did you know that there are homes out there with entire rooms dedicated to holiday decorations storage? Some are outfitted with uniform rows of shelving units stacked with color-coded bins for Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, and countless Christmas bins. Others have basements, garages, and attics full of these same bins. If you are one of these holiday decoration hoarders and you are feeling like it's all too much, here are some thoughts for whittling down the decorations without giving up the same festive look:
Before you purchase the next adorable decoration that gives you pause, ask yourself these questions first:
- Do I have a place to store this after the holiday is over?
- Will this item survive for a few years in storage?
- Will this item be high maintenance, requiring electricity, inflation, a noisy air compressor, or light bulb(s) that might be hard to replace? Will it require daily attention?
- Is this decoration trendy and likely to be out of style next year?
- Can this decoration stay out for the entire autumn season and not just Halloween, giving me longer enjoyment?
- Is this item safe for everyone? (Fire, Choking, or Poison hazards)
Consider as many consumable decorations as possible, like pumpkins, straw and leaves as a greener option…
These can form the base of your décor and they can possibly even be eaten or composted at the end of the season.
Consider the durability of your decorations for another season…
Were they worth all of the work involved? Could you have decorated less and still felt the same same sense of fun?
Consider donating your unwanted decorations to Goodwill, a greener option that diverts items from landfills and also creates jobs in your community. (And don't forget to find costumes at Goodwill and donate them when you're finished!)
For greener decorating, try:
- Buying LED lights to save energy.
- Making your own decorations as a creative project, and recycling what you can.
- Choosing beeswax candles over paraffin, which is petroleum-based.\
I know it has been a couple of months since we have had to worry about hectic school mornings. Maybe you have blocked it from your mind like a bad movie… but let’s face facts… the sequel is right around the corner.
Many of our clients tell the same story… school mornings that involve screaming, begging, pleading, crying and ultimately “missed the bus” or “late for work”.
Kids need 3 basic areas in their rooms besides sleeping space. They need a space for clothes and shoes; homework and/or computer space; and a space for toys and books. So how do you make that happen? Well- the logical choice for homework and computer space is a desk. Most people think closets and dressers for clothing and standing storage or shelving for toys and books.
The average children’s bedroom is lined wall to wall with furniture and storage in an effort to get organized. That doesn’t need to be the case anymore. Custom storage can be much more than simply a pretty place to hang your dresses. How about a desk space with shelving and cubbies, drawers and cupboards? It offers enough space to store homework and books as well as toys and a computer. This would be the place where library books are kept so you are not hunting all over the house the day they are due. This space would be home to schoolbooks so the kids are not hunting for that math book as the bus pulls up to the driveway.
How about the kid’s wardrobes? Imagine a custom closet space that allows for easy access to clothing and shoes. No more “where are my favourite jeans” only to head upstairs and find them at the bottom of the pyjama drawer. These closet systems are designed around your kid’s habits… their strengths and weaknesses; and taking time and effort into consideration… things kids these days have typically in short supply.
So- what do we end up with at the end of the day? Two pieces of furniture – one of which is in the closet. Can you imagine the floor space? Can you imagine leaving the toy storage unit at the curb? How about never having to hold your daughter’s hand through clothing selection again?
It almost makes school mornings seem easy… doesn’t it?