Back to School Organization: How to Start a Family Command Center

Back to School Organization: How to Start a Family Command Center | Diary of a DIYer

Back to school season can get the best of us.

It starts in the weeks before school begins. The impending schedules full of appointments and football games. The never-ending piles of homework and questions of “What’s for dinner?”

If it seems like no one in your family is on the same page during the first weeks of September, now is the perfect time to get organized before the busyness of the school year gets to us.

One simple solution: start a family command center. Here’s how.

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels

Out of Sight: Popular Ways to Use Access Panels | Diary of a DIYer

Living up to their name, access panels provide behind-the-scenes access to the concealed areas in your walls. They’re commonly used in the building and plumbing industries, but installing one yourself is a simple DIY project.

6 Tips for Decorating the Space Above Kitchen Cabinets

6 Tips for Decorating the Space Above Kitchen Cabinets | Diary of a DIYer

Decorating above kitchen cabinets is a difficult task. Empty space above your cabinets can make your kitchen look unfinished, but too much above-cabinet décor can look cluttered and messy. Here are six tips to help you strike a balance and decide how to decorate the space above your cabinets.

Winter Cleaning Tips

Winter is finally upon us, and for those of us here in colder climates that can mean a bit of cabin fever. So what better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning and start the new year off right. Plus who wants to be cleaning when the weather turns nice? Here are some awesome ideas to help get you started.

Laundry Room Storage: Under Cabinet Towel Bar

For many homes the laundry room is one of the most used rooms in the home but often one of the smallest. Keeping things organized is key to making this space useful and efficient. One the best and quite possibly least expensive storage ideas that you can incorporate into your laundry room is to mount a towel bar under your cabinets.

6 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

After years of college living and small apartments my wife and I have gotten pretty good at making our spaces seem larger than they actually are. Chances are you too have felt the need to open up a space or just make your room more in your home or apartment. Here are a few tips for making your home look larger…

Kitchen Cabinets: Organizing the Chaos

This has always been a problem of mine…my wife and I are making dinner and I go to grab a can or spice or any food for that matter only to realize it is buried behind 15 other things or worse we don’t have it at all. I finally thought it was time to clean out and reorganize our cabinets. Not only has this made life easier when searching for food, but it saves a huge amount of time come grocery shopping each week, instead of rummaging through a pile of cans and bags of half eaten potato chips we now have an excellent system that allows us to know what we have and how much of it we need. If you are in the same boat give these tips a try the next time you go to clean your kitchen, trust me it’s worth the time.