My Weirdest Laundry Tip, Straight From the Auto Repair Shop

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When I was growing up, my mom had a laundry stain treatment that I haven't seen anyone else I know use. Searching a store's laundry aisle for it a few years ago, I came up empty-handed, so I asked her where she found it. “Sometimes it's in the automotive care aisle,” she answered, and that is indeed where I spotted one of my favorite stain-treatments.     


Goop, which has been around since 1949, and has absolutely nothing to do with Gwyneth Paltrow, is primarily sold as a hand cleaner. Continue Reading

72 Organization Tips for Every Room of the House

The ultimate roundup of organization tips, tricks, and projects for every space in your home

Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And who doesn’t want that? We’ve rounded up our favorite organization tips and DIY projects to help turn your home into the oasis it should be.       

What are your favorite organization tips? Let us know in the comments!



DIY Ladder Shelf Shoe Storage | 72 Organization Tips and Projects for Every Space in Your Home

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1. DIY Ladder Shelf Shoe Storage: Keep shoes tidy by storing them vertically. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: 16 Cool Accessories To Decorate and Organize The Mudroom

Shopping Guide: 15 Cool Accessories To Organize The Mudroom
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Most people think of the mudroom as the dumping ground for backpacks, muddy shoes, and mail. But it can still be pretty! Try accessorizing the space with one (or more!) of these cool & colorful pieces! 



16 cool mudroom accessories

Home Sweet Home print – From $20 on Minted || Vintage retro colorful coat knobs – $54 on Etsy || Raindrop cutout umbrella stand – $30 on Amazon || Wooden letter organizer – $63 on Etsy || Umbra Magnetter organizer – $15 on Amazon || Bronze boot tray – $50 on Amazon || Well Hello There doormat – $29 at West Elm

16 cool accessories for the mudroom
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Floating shoe rack – $197 on Etsy

16 cool accessories for the mudroom

ClosetMaid mudroom bench – $80 on Amazon || Teak slice wood doormat – $92 on Amazon || Coat & Hooks entry organizer – $130 on Etsy || NEST white umbrella stand – $54 on Amazon || Hallowell Kid Locker – $115 on Amazon || Orange wall-mounted letter organizer – $226 on Etsy || Eames-inspired “Hang It All” hanger – $80 on Amazon || Hexagon shelf – $39 on Etsy

16 cool accessories for the mudroom


Eye Candy: 15 Organized Entryways and Mudrooms

Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you’re looking for some inspiration in that department — or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces — you’ve come to the right spot! We’ve rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.     

1. Curbly House Mudroom

2. Family Mudroom with Individual Cubbies

3. Simple, Organized Entryway

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The Curbly House: Our Dream Mudroom and Laundry Room is Finished!

Curbly House Mudroom & Laundry Room
Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines.       Continue Reading

Our New Curbly House Cabinets: To White, or Not To White?

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Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.

One of the big decisions we have coming up involves our cabinetry. Continue Reading

Makeover Tour: A Tiny Mudroom Gets a Colorful Face Lift!

created at: 03/17/2013Editor’s Note: We’re excited to launch a new monthly column featuring exclusive tours of room makeovers — from DIYers like you! Check in every 3rd Monday to get inspired by a new Makeover Tour.

This month’s Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom — proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.       

Name: Anu

About: I am a busy mom to two little boys and currently am on maternity leave from my job as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 DIY Entryway and Mudroom Organizers

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For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can’t have both.  

Several of these entries don’t come with full instructions, or any at all, but the simplicity of their nature should provide you with your own inspiration and ideas.

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1. The cut down console via Abigail Ahern

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2. The Happy Tape Entry via Little Green Notebook

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Before & After: A Colorful and Kid-Friendly Mudroom Makeover

created at: 07/30/2012

I’ve never lived in a house with a mudroom, but I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a space dedicate to taking off muddy hiking boots or snow-covered coats after a day’s adventure. It just seems so… practical. And I like that.    

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What I like even more, though, is this super colorful mudroom makeover from Jacinda at Prudent Baby. It’s full of smart storage and clever DIY flourishes (like the bench cushion) — and it’s totally kid-friendly! Continue Reading