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Declutter Your House: 6 Tips to Organize the Bathroom

Towels folded nicely on a bathroom vanity

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless.

We present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind. For the third installment, we tackle the bathroom.

Bathrooms are typically small, so organization is key, even inside cabinets and drawers. Use every available inch — horizontally, vertically, and on the backs of doors.

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Declutter Your House: 5 Tricks to Organize the Laundry Room

Maytag washer and dryer in a laundry room

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless.

We present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind. For the second installment, we tackle the laundry room. A necessity in life, laundry is not always fun. But it doesn’t feel like a chore if done in a tidy space you actually enjoy.

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Declutter Your House: 4 Ideas to Organize the Kitchen

Kitchen declutter pantry after

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless.

We present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind. The first space to target: your kitchen.

It’s the busiest room in your house, which means it’s often the most disorganized. But it should be a place where you and your family like to hang out. When your most-used ingredients and cooking utensils are at the ready, and less-used items are hidden away, it makes mealtime more enjoyable.

Here are some tips for reducing the mess — and stress — in your kitchen.

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DIY: How To Turn a Vintage Suitcase Into an Adorable Dog Bed

A vintage suitcase turned into a dog bed

You love your pets. They deserve the best. But the best doesn’t have to be expensive. It can simply be a creative DIY project that expresses your affection for your fur baby, like this vintage suitcase turned into a comfy dog bed.

This stylish bed — suitable for small dogs as well as cats — has cool vintage character and only costs a few dollars to make. You can find an old suitcase at a local thrift store. Then it’s just a quick trip to the hardware store for the rest of the materials, and you’re ready to get to work.

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4 Easy Ways To Hide Electronics Cables and Cords

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No matter how put-together your space, there is one mess you can expect in nearly every room in your house: that tangled web of cables and cords covering desktops, lurking behind entertainment centers, and piling up on the floor.

It’s inevitable, because you do love your electronics!

But it doesn’t take much to hide the unsightly necessities that come with TVs, computers, video game consoles, audio equipment, and lamps. Check out these four easy, low-cost solutions for keeping those cables and cords out of sight and out of mind.

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Fun Ideas for Friendly April Fools’ Day Pranks

April Fools' Day in block letters

April Fools’ Day is every prankster’s favorite holiday. Even though historians can’t agree on its origins, one thing we do know for sure: It’s the best day of the year to be silly.

We have some ideas for simple tricks to play on your significant others, kids, and friends. We kept it light so no one gets too upset. After all, you could be the one pranked next time!

This year, April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday, so you’ll have to wait until next year to play jokes on your officemates. But here are a few ways to keep your favorite people guessing this April 1.

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