Storage Hacks to Try in 2020

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to get a fresh start on cleaning and organizing your home. As many of us know, after rounding out 2019 with all of the back to back holidays, your house can start to feel as though it has taken on more clutter than ever before. But the question is, how do you properly manage and store your belongings without having to do a complete purge? Is there a way to implement effective storage solutions without breaking the bank? Thanks to useful storage hacks, making room for your supplies doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds and you can finally reclaim your living spaces from all of the clutter.

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Storing Paper Goods

Every weekend when you take that long-awaited trip to the grocery store, you come back with all the essential supplies you need for the week and those big, huge packs of paper towels and toilet paper. Obviously, those are two incredibly important items in any household but where in the world are you supposed to store those massive packages? The easiest solution you can try only requires a hanging shoe shelf organizer. They typically cost around $10 and are easy to set up in any closet. They are perfect for storing rolls of toilet paper or paper towels and keeping them organized and out of the way. 

For a more hands-on hack to store specifically paper towels, you can install four hooks and two bungee cords against the wall. Place two hooks at the bottom of the wall and the other two up high enough so that the bungee cords will have some tension when they are stretched. Hook the bungee cord to the hook so they are both vertically positioned. Then, just start stacking your paper towel rolls horizontally up the extent of the bungee cord. Allow the bungee cord’s tension to hold the paper towels in place and then, forget about it. This hack is perfect for the inside of a pantry or cleaning closet to keep paper towels stored neatly and out of the way.

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What We Did to Get Out of Debt

If you look up the phrase “the American dream” I’m pretty sure there’s a Visa or a MasterCard logo right there next to it. And if one of them isn’t represented, then it’s a company trying to convince you that you need a personal loan in order to live your best life. And if THAT isn’t distracting enough, there are now what seems like a million retailers waving “buy now pay later” promises in your face, and debt overall just kinda seems…normal.

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Well, I’ve never been one to be…normal. (No comments on THAT little revelation, folks, okay?!)

In all seriousness, a couple years ago, my husband and I realized that we were in a BAD spot when it came to debt, and we didn’t even have the American dream to blame. Life had just kinda…happened…and we hadn’t been prepared for it, so we fell back on lines of credit and pieces of plastic, and the results turned into something that was simply not for us. We knew we had to get out. And guess what? WE DID.

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Best Flooring Options For Your Home

There are plenty of fantastic options to select from when it comes to installing new floors in your home. However, you can’t just select any old type of flooring, slap it down throughout your home, and hope that it’ll work.

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Installing new floors requires a great deal of thought and care. This is because each type of flooring comes with its own unique features that might be great in one room, but disastrous in another.

In this article we look at each of our top five picks of flooring options and explore the advantages and disadvantages each type brings to the table.

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Strategic Storage Spacing For Newlyweds

The act of getting married is a moment that many look forward to. Unfortunately, the discussion of what to do with extra belongings typically comes as a surprise. This article will help you find the best possibilities to store away your most important or miscellaneous items. And do you know what? Finding the perfect storage spacing doesn’t have to be costly!

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Purchase Plastic Bins

Now that you’re married, it’s easier than ever to get your items mingled together with your spouse’s. To avoid this confusion, purchase plastic storage bins. Storage bins are cost-effective and you can label each bin to make it even more convenient to identify what is inside of each bin. In many cases, it’s not difficult to purchase the size you’ll need. When labeling your bins, both you and your spouse should use color-specific labels to identify from afar who the bin belongs to.

Utilize Your Garage

If your home comes with a built-in garage, take advantage of it by storing your items. One side could be used for his items and the other side for you. In the long run, both you and your husband will value the presence of an organized garage, containing both of your items. Sometimes utilizing a garage is not an option because the home didn’t come with a garage. In such cases, you can purchase a storage container by the foot. Depending on how big you want your storage container is how much you will pay. It can be tough having to use your garage if you really prefer to store your vehicles in it only. Owning a big storage container might work better for storing personal items and power tools that operate from a power inverter connected to a battery source.

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New Product Review: Brightech’s Maxwell LED Shelf Lamp

I adore lamps. Give me the option of turning on an overhead light or turning on a lamp and I’ll choose a lamp every time. There’s something so …cozy…about a lamp. Somehow the light seems warmer. I mean, maybe I just need to change the bulbs in my overhead lights for better ones, or maybe I’m really on to something here!

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A little over a year ago, I did a review for Brightech’s SKY LED Torchiere Floor Lamp. (CLICK HERE to read that review!) I had a great experience with Brightech and their product, so when they reached out again and asked me to review a different lamp, I happily agreed!

This time around, I checked out their Maxwell LED Shelf Lamp.

It’s a floor-standing modern lamp with display shelves included! I’d call it a slim piece, but it looked like the shelves might could add some extra storage, too!

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