How to Save Money at Lowe’s Home Improvement

10 legitimate ways to save money at Lowe's Home Improvement

As avid DIYers we love to save money on all our projects.  Over time we have worked out strategies to save money at Lowe’s.  Personally, I am not comfortable scamming anyone, even large companies, so every suggestion on how to save money is on the up and up!  Also, we are not currently a Lowe’s affiliate so all of these links and suggestions are simply from our own personal experience.  We love all hardware stores, but Lowe’s is so close by that we often use them as a matter of course. 10 Ways to Save Money at Lowe’s  Email Sign … Read more…

Industrial Pipe and Wood Bookshelves

Using pipe to make industrial brackets for shelves.

Remember our posts on Achieving an Industrial Décor with Black Iron Pipe – Part I, Part II, and Part III?  In this post, Brianna and I are back for more tips on adding functional industrial décor with a quick tutorial for building some pretty awesome industrial pipe bookshelves with – you guessed it – black iron pipe and spare lumber. Throughout our travels, Brianna and I have collected knick knacks from across the globe to remind us of where we’ve been, what we’re capable of, and where we can go if we put in the effort.  Unfortunately, these precious mementos rarely … Read more…

10 Ideas For Cheap Organization and Storage Solutions

10 Cheap ideas for organization and storage

Below are 10 ideas to cheaply organize your home. Since the object of organization is not to buy stuff but to organize I have been trying to find ways to repurpose objects I already have hanging around. Plus I threw in a few cheap and/or creative ideas that might require getting a few things, but damn they look good and organized. In no particular order: 1. Single Socks Get rid of single socks (you know the ones left behind after the sock monster eats one) and make a holder to keep your wrapping/craft paper from unrolling. 2. Mint.com As we … Read more…

How To Make A Mounted Spice Rack From Jars

How to make a spice rack from baby food jars

During my organization frenzy of 2012 I am pretty excited to tackle the spice mess in my pantry. I created a mounted spice rack using old baby food jars. Want to learn how? See the following tutorial on creating your own spice rack. Bonus organization: I not only cleaned up the spices but I used these random jars I refused to throw away. Necessary Materials Jars with lids (Labels removed… If you want it to be aesthetically pleasing) Wooden board or Shelf Wood Screws Drill Step 1 Painting the Lids (Not shown because spray paint comes with directions) Depending on … Read more…

Top 5 Organization Ideas: From the Winter Purge Research of 2012

Top 5 Organization Tips

I find in life that my love of perfection and research lead me to read a lot about topics while actually doing… Well let’s just say the doing leaves much to be desired. Secure in my knowledge that I was going to actually make a resolution about organization for 2012 I started a week early AND I dove right in. I had some code yellow areas (as described by Rants from Mommyland) that were just begging to be tackled to make room for the ginormous amount of crap necessary for the survival of an American newborn. I’m used to this … Read more…