Author: storagegenie

Creating the Perfect Space for Her: DIY She Shed Ideas

Who hasn’t heard of the man cave? It’s the perfect place to watch the big game, enjoy a draft beer from your own tap, play a little poker, or just kick back and relax. Many man caves are female-friendly, of course, but sometimes a lady just wants a space of her own. Enter the she shed. A chic shed idea for women of all ages, she sheds offer a fun and personal space to enjoy your creativity and your favorite hobbies. A brief glimpse online leads you to dozens if not hundreds of she shed ideas for social spaces...

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23 Tips to Take Your Super Bowl Party All the Way

While the New England Patriots are gearing up for yet another in a long line of Super Bowl appearances, the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for their revenge from the big game in 2004. To the surprise of many, the Philadelphia Eagles continued their winning streak even after losing star quarterback Carson Wentz in early December. The “underdog” team rose to the challenge in the NFC Championship game, led by backup quarterback Nick Foles, crushing the Minnesota Vikings by 38 to 7. The close championship game between the Patriots and the Jaguars (24 to 20) versus the bigtime blowout by...

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17 Tips on Getting Organized for Tax Time

It’s hard to believe tax time is once again right around the corner! We’ve barely finished exchanging holiday gifts and making New Year’s resolutions—and already we’re met with the stressful scramble to identify business expenses or deductions, find and document tax receipts, and pray for a nice, sizeable refund. Tax time preparations seem to go more smoothly when an organized system is in place, yet this isn’t always the case. Some find themselves down to the wire, searching for receipts and gathering information up until the tax deadline, or even filing for an extension. Today’s world is very much...

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions & How to Keep Them

Over 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. But 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by midway through February. Below we list ways to help keep your resolution going strong for the whole year. Top 3 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions Get Organized Tackle one room at a time Get rid of the clutter Utilize a storage unit Things to store away: Seasonal Items Furniture Antiques Appliances Get Fit Set realistic goals Focus on self-improvement Celebrate small victories Focus on food Fitness starts in the kitchen Meal...

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Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home’s Interior: Part 3 (Winter Home Décor)

Lots of things in life become more enjoyable when experienced in phases. Salads and appetizers taper hunger and build anticipation for the main course while dessert offers a satisfying finale to your meal. Preseason for your favorite sports team teases a bit of what’s to come, and then the season kicks off—running stronger (hopefully) through playoffs, and if you’re very lucky, leading to a championship game or even a title. While it may not get your heart pumping quite the same way as a much-needed touchdown, home décor works beautifully in a revolving dance choreographed in line with the...

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Eight Clever Storage Tips for All of Your Outdoor Toys

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the year’s hottest toys, gadgets, and other dream-worthy purchases continue to fly off the shelves. If you’re like most parents, you may have some trouble finding places to hide all of the presents until Christmas morning. Not to worry, though, as you can easily find creative ways to keep those special gifts hidden with a few tips. The bigger challenge often surfaces once the dust settles on Christmas morning. Indoor and outdoor storage concerns materialize just about as quickly as your kids joyfully tear through neatly wrapped presents, leaving behind a tattered...

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12 Handy Home Food Storage Tips

The pantry, cabinets, and the fridge all offer places to conveniently store food. If you aren’t careful, though, you could end up with a mess of half-empty snack boxes, forgotten ingredients, and items stored in duplicate and triplicate. But stale and expired food could be the least of your worries if you don’t make proper food storage a priority. Ants, mice, and other pests may find their way into your home, feasting on all your foodstuffs. Not to fear! A handful of helpful suggestions on storing food can make all the difference in your home. Check out these tricks...

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10 Thanksgiving Traditions to Keep Alive

What could be better than a savory feast, family time, and football, all rolled into one holiday? Thanksgiving traditions offer something for everyone, and everything for some. Turkey day arrives on the heels of Halloween, just before life embraces the crazy and chaotic holiday season. Meticulous food preparation takes the spotlight, supported by camaraderie, catching up with loved ones, and banter from couch potato quarterbacks at its best. A fast-paced scramble in the kitchen gives way to a memorable mealtime boasting plenty of hearty food and ultimately, relaxation. No matter if you celebrate your holiday in grand style with...

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