Monday 24 April, 2017

Types of Dump Bins

It’s springtime, which is the perfect time of the year to run retail clearance sales. This is a time when customers are clearing out room in their homes for new merchandise. While there are many ways to display clearance items on retail merchandising display racks, one of the most useful types of display fixtures is […]


Monday 17 April, 2017

Creative Ideas for Clearance Sales, Part 3

In this series, I have been exploring different ideas for running creative clearance sales. Springtime is the perfect time of year to do this since customers are clearing out stuff at home they don’t need and making room for new purchases. Some ideas I have shared in Parts 1 and 2 include rearranging your merchandise […]


Monday 10 April, 2017

Creative Ideas for Clearance Sales, Part 2

Springtime is the perfect time to run a clearance sale in your store. This is a time when people are making room in their lives and their homes for new merchandise, so it is a great time to make room in your store by putting your backstock up for sale at a hefty discount. But […]


Monday 03 April, 2017

Creative Ideas for Clearance Sales, Part 1

In recent articles I have focused on getting your retail shop ready for spring. This is an excellent time to run clearance sales because your customers are clearing stuff out of their homes. That means they are making space for new stuff and hunting for great deals. So you too can run your version of […]


Monday 27 March, 2017

Make a Feeding Station for Hedgehogs

Do you have hedgehogs in your garden? In some parts of the world, hedgehogs are regarded as pests, because they crowd out other species. They are voracious eaters, and tend to predate on baby mice and birds as well as eggs. But in other parts of the world, hedgehogs are welcome in gardens, because they […]


Monday 20 March, 2017

Quick Spring Organizing Checklist

We are not quite to springtime yet, but it is never too soon to start thinking about how you are going to tackle spring cleaning. In fact, this is a great time to draft up a spring cleaning schedule and checklist. But you don’t have to stop at cleaning! You should also make the decision […]


Monday 13 March, 2017

How to Wrap a Plastic Bin in Jute

Looking for plastic storage bin makeover ideas? If you are tired of your plastic bins disrupting your décor, you can easily disguise them. There are so many different craft ideas for cheap plastic storage totes which can really upgrade their appearance, but one of my favorites is covering them with jute. In case you are […]


Monday 06 March, 2017

Fit Plastic Bins Into Rustic Décor

The other day I ran across a project for a DIY media center which involved a simple rustic console table and some baskets for DVDs and the like. I really liked the project, but I wasn’t a big fan of the baskets. Why? I know from experience that baskets are not particularly durable, and like […]