Author: storagegenie

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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16 Ways to Organize Your Craft Room

Yarn! Ribbon! Fabric! Thread! Paint! Brushes! Stencils! Stickers! Beads! Glitter! Anyone who’s into crafting knows how amazing the selection of sparkly, silky, and shiny craft supplies tends to be. Likewise, you’re also probably familiar with how frustrating it can be when you need very specific supplies but can’t find them anywhere in your stash. Sometimes the creative spirit inspires us so much that we accumulate bin after bin of crafting items, sometimes organized and sometimes not. If you are fortunate enough to have a dedicated craft room, you’re ahead of the game… and probably even more overloaded with craft...

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13 Tips on Making a Halloween Haunted House

Halloween inspires the perfect balance of spooky and fun with more than a dash of sweet. The entire month of October seems to take on a festive flair, with orange decorations, candy galore, and loads of pumpkin spice treats and drinks everywhere you go. Decorating for Halloween has become an enjoyable tradition for many families, and some people even take it to the next level by creating a Halloween haunted house. A DIY haunted house can be as simple or involved as you’d like. Keep it under wraps for your immediate family or invite the whole neighborhood and all...

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INFOGRAPHIC: New Home Essentials

Moving is an exciting time in anyone’s life. A new street, a new route home, new rooms to decorate, and an overall new-to-you home calls for several fresh essentials! Whether you happen to be moving into your very first home and you feel as though you need to replace everything from the door knobs to light fixtures, or if this is your last move into your dreamy forever home – A new address warrants a list of must-haves that transform a space from bland to grand! Here are our 6 New Home Essentials to help you prioritize yours: Rugs:...

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11 Tailgating Tips Plus Checklist:
Getting Organized for Your Tailgate Party

Football schedules are in full swing and tailgate season is upon us. Those already familiar with this warm and buzzy parking lot social phenomenon can attest to its many wonders. Endless tables of tailgate food and coolers jam-packed with icy-cold beverages greet friends old and new while rugged outdoor speakers blast tunes at decibels designed to get the blood pumping. Tailgate games bring together friends and foes of the home team, battling it out for bragging rights or perhaps a little more beverage. Depending on your personal flavor of fandom, you can easily join up with an existing crowd...

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The Pantry That Makes Life Easier!

You may have already started making plans for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and even New Year’s. Dreaming of the holidays often brings to mind hearty meals served family-style and decadent desserts that leave you wanting thirds. Typically, we savor familiar foods that, in many cases, have become cross-generational favorites. After all, what would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin or apple pie (unless you come from that part of the country that relishes key lime pie or caramel pie)? An organized and well-stocked pantry helps to ensure that your baking prowess is met with satisfaction time and again, whether for a long-awaited...

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