Currently I’m living in a place with a kitchen that must hold some sort of record for tininess. There are four drawers, a couple of cabinets, and exactly one countertop. Said countertop is about 2.5 square feet, and that’s literally my entire cooking workspace. Suffice it to say, I need to be wise about kitchen organization if I want to keep from going crazy. Knowing there’s absolutely no room to store things horizontally, I recently went vertical with this magnetic paper towel holder. Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub – the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.
This organizer combines a chalkboard (a pink one!), a hook for keys and a set of clothespins to clip business cards and invitations – all on a bulletin board covered with fun fabric. Continue Reading
Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make ’em ourselves. What could possibly be better than that? Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen! Sold? Read on!
Brooke Fish, the blogger and crafty designer behind Pure and Noble, came up with this clever solution to use up old popsicle sticks and those ubiquitous, local business refrigerator magnets that arrive in every mailer or are attached to every phone book in the world. Continue Reading
It’s a commitment unless you’ve got an ugly, boxy white refrigerator you need to disguise. Look here what you can do with black matte contact paper. ApartmentTherapy posted the project here. Look how you get started.
Chichi decided to turn her refrigerator into a giant chalkboard. On it she records garden harvests and meal plans while her boyfriend adds ‘whimsical’ food-related drawings. She assures us that this is a weekend project. To turn our fridges into chalkboards, we’ll need….
- coarse sand paper
- masking tape
- a screwdriver to remove the handles of your fridge
- a small can of primer
- a can of chalkboard paint
- a high-quality paint roller
Amana’s new Jot refrigerator, which has a dry-erase door, is being marketed as the perfect spot to jot a note, but how fun to use–and reuse–your refrigerator door as a ‘canvas’? At $649 MSRP, it’s probably one of the more inexpensive refrigerators on the market. For more information, visit Amana.
- Cleaning the dust from your refrigerator's compressor coil once or twice a year will help it last twice, if not three times as long.
- Use a special coil brush, around $5 from the hardware store
- Lacking this, use a broom or compressed air.
- First remove the grill, then clean the coil.
- Then, clean the grime and dust on the fan blades, then replace the coil.
I’ve proclaimed my refrigerator door a ‘pictures only’ area. I wanted a quick, easy and cheap way to make a collage of them. Here's what I came up with.
What you need.
Photo corners (I bought 250 corners for 4 bucks, which I had on hand from another project.)
A sheet of magnet (this is also a great way to recycle those magnetic calendars and business cards you get in the mail.
What you do. Continue Reading
Okay, admit it. Your refrigerator door looks like a pop art project gone bad. Pictures, postcards, receipts, lotto tickets (both last Wednesday’s loser and next Saturday’s winner), a grocery list, and a friendly reminder from your dentist that it’s time for a checkup. Too important to cast aside in the dark recesses of some drawer only to be forgotten, but not quite important enough for a cubbyhole of its own, junk accumulates for all to see. Continue Reading