5 Organization Tips For Your Workbench/Toolbox

Organizing your workbench will help you to improve your productivity tenfold. Having a place to put everything when you are done keeps you from accidentally purchasing duplicate items or always having to search for what is needed. Organization the workbench doesn't have to It doesn't have to be expensive either. Here are some quick organization tips to get your workbench and tool box in tip top shape. Make use of a peg board or slot board  above your workbench. A pegboard can provide you with excellent storage and hanging options when it comes to organizing your workbench tools. You can even outline the tool to help with you putting things back in their proper place when you are done. Having a peg board also lets you customize your hanging space and make adjustments as you get new … [Read more...]

Mudrooms – Entry Way Storage and Organization

{Better Homes and Gardens} Have you dreamed about a separate room to house all the coats, shoes, backpack, etc. etc. that your family brings home? I dream of a mudroom that looks fabulous but still meets all my families needs.  Mudrooms have become more than just a place to hang your coat.  What about adding a potting bench, desk or even a sewing machine. {Better Homes and Gardens} You can squeeze a practical mudroom into tiny spaces like: entryways Hallways closets Pantry or even a free standing Armoire Using the items you have like mirrors, hooks, baskets, and even a chair or bench.  Even  a tiny entry could do, by hanging a mirror, install a small shelf under the mirror and place a bench under the shelf with a basket under the bench.   Squeezing and stacking … [Read more...]

Organizing and decorating with glass jars

Jar sewing kit, Martha... other three images from my personal collection A glass container is one of my favorite every day decorating and organizing accessory of all time. Is there no end to what you can do with a glass jar? Big jars, little jars, lidded jars, fat jars, tall jars, they are all good! And the best thing about jars? You can collect tons of them for free when you buy food! In all likelihood, you have glass containers and jars in your cupboard right now not being used to their full potential! I love frugal ideas that can serve many purposes, all through the house. What are your ideas for jars? Untrained Housewife has 25 ways to use a glass jar or check out this luminary glowing glass jar tutorial on Blissfully Domestic! … [Read more...]

The Medicine Cabinet: What You Need, How to Store, When to Toss

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals." --Sir William Osler Expiration and Disposal Do medications really expire?  Richard Altschuler writes an informative article with a refreshing lack of technical jargon; he even tests his theory on his mother in law!  The bottom line: First, the expiration date, required by law in the United States, beginning in 1979, specifies only the date the manufacturer guarantees the full potency and safety of the drug -- it does not mean how long the drug is actually "good" or safe to use. Second, medical authorities uniformly say it is safe to take drugs past their expiration date -- no matter how "expired" the drugs purportedly are. Except for possibly the rarest of exceptions, you won't … [Read more...]