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These shoes could be on a tension rod shoe rack! Photo: Danny Molyneux/Flickr

10 Amazing Uses for Tension Rods

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 31, 2014

If you've ever been a college student, or just an adult who doesn't stand on ceremony, you've probably dealt with a tension rod. These nifty little rods expand and collapse to fit irregular...


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These Dewey Decimals Got Style!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 24, 2014

I don't want to sound like a fuddy-duddy, but the number of people who still remember card catalogs is starting to wane, and half of kids these days probably wouldn't know what to do...


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11 Cool Uses for Jars

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 22, 2014

We all know that mason jars are super hip in home decor right now, but what about jars in general? Because jars come in all shapes an sizes, not just the classic mason style, and chances...


A rather brilliant tin can succulent planter. Photo: Irene G./Hometalk

10 New Uses for Tin Cans

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 20, 2013

Some times of the year, I feel like I'm churning out tin cans like clockwork, and this is one of them. It's not just the canned pumpkin I'm using for holiday baking because I don't...


Old bottles turned bracelet holders by Laura Trevey at Hometalk.

Easy DIY Organizing Solutions

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 13, 2013

Do you feel like your house is starting to spiral out of control? It's a common problem at this time of year in particular as you're trying to juggle cooking, baking, house guests,...


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Make Your Home Secure for the Holidays

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 29, 2013

The holiday season can be marked by an uptick in crime as people are away from their homes to visit family and friends, attend parties, and be present for performances and social events....


Photo: Laura Trevey/Hometalk

Organize Your Office For Under $500

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 21, 2013

Whether you work from home full-time or need a functional space in your home to perform some work-related tasks, a home office can be a very important room in the household. Unfortunately,...


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Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 12, 2013

They're coming. You can practically hear the ominous music and the gunning of engines in the background heralding the arrival of guests for the holidays. And while you're excited to...