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Monday 14 September, 2020

Store a Postcard Collection in Plastic Bins

Do you collect postcards? Most people have at least a few lying around, but many others stockpile them over the years and are quite proud of their collections. Some you might have received from friends, while you might have picked up others on your own travels as souvenirs. Still others might be vintage postcards which […]


Monday 07 September, 2020

What You Don’t Realize About Organizing Blogs and Videos, Part 2

You know those absolutely gorgeous photos you see on Pinterest of perfectly organized homes—and those perfect moms with their perfect white-picket fence homes and perfectly behaved children on YouTube? If you are into organizing tips and tricks, I am guessing you spend a lot of time looking at videos, photos, and blogs like these. But […]


Monday 31 August, 2020

What You Don’t Realize About Organizing Blogs and Videos, Part 1

Most of us live in homes which are less organized than we would like. Whether you are living amid the chaos of clutter or you are simply looking for a way to get more organized, your goals may seem out of reach. But could that be because you are setting unrealistic goals to begin with? […]


Monday 24 August, 2020

How to Create a Long-Term Food Supply

Whether you are preparing for small emergencies or the end of the world as we know it (I’m only half-kidding since that is a huge social trend these days), a long-term food supply can go a long way toward helping you to feel safe and secure. It also has a number of other advantages. Over […]


Monday 17 August, 2020

Natural Ways to Remove Stains from Plastic Bins, Part 1

Because plastic bins are so versatile, chances are good that you use them all around your home. That means that there are many different ways in which plastic totes for storage can become dirty and stained through use. Your clear plastic food containers can become discolored over time, and you can end up getting all […]


Monday 10 August, 2020

Can You Use Mod Podge on Plastic Bins?

One of the best things about cheap plastic storage totes is the fact that you can upgrade them so that they look anything but cheap. There are so many different ways that you can beautify your plastic boxes. You can use spray paint, metallic paint, chalkboard paint, or even fabric to improve the appearance of […]


Monday 03 August, 2020

Make a Simple Backyard Pool with a Plastic Storage Tote

Want to add a little pool of water to your backyard as a landscaping feature, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on the materials or installation? One easy shortcut is just to use a large plastic storage tub. This project is ridiculously easy and can be customized to your heart’s content. Here […]


Monday 27 July, 2020

How to Make a Plastic Bin Into a Yarn Dispensing Box

While you can invest in plastic containers for crafts which are perfect for storing beads, scrapbooking supplies and other small odds and ends, there are some special-purpose containers which you are unlikely to find at a store. For example, maybe you enjoy projects which involve working with yarn. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had […]


Monday 20 July, 2020

How To Use a Plastic Storage Tote to Create a Litter Box for a Cat

Calling all cat owners…do you have difficulties getting your cat to use the litter box? Do you think you would have better luck with at top-loading model, but don’t want to spend a ton of money to purchase one? Top-loading litter boxes can go for as much as a couple hundred bucks—but they don’t have […]


Monday 13 July, 2020

Make a DIY Hamster Cage Using a Plastic Storage Bin, Part 2

Trying to find a bigger home for your hamsters? If you have been searching online and at pet stores, you have probably found out that large hamster cages are very expensive. But you can build your own for cheap if you make a large plastic container for storage into a hamster bin cage. In Part […]


Monday 06 July, 2020

Make a DIY Hamster Cage Using a Plastic Storage Bin, Part 1

Happen to be a new hamster owner? Did you know that a basic plastic storage tote can serve as the perfect home for your pet? A lot of hamster newbies do not realize just how much space their little furry pals need, and start out with much smaller cages than they should be using. By […]


Monday 29 June, 2020

Use Plastic Bins to Harvest In Your Garden

Do you enjoy growing fruits and vegetables in your own garden? When it comes to figuring out how to harvest vegetables from a garden, there are a lot of considerations when it comes to timing, but you also need to think about supplies. And one thing you need to figure out is what kind of […]


Monday 22 June, 2020

5 Reasons You Need a Family Command Center

If you have been searching for household organizing ideas, you have probably come across the recommendation of creating a family command center more than a few times. Family command centers are a really big deal right now. But is it worth the effort to search for family schedule and command center ideas and stock up […]


Monday 15 June, 2020

Here is a Simple way to Decorate Plastic Bins

Looking for easy ideas to decorate plastic containers? I have shared quite a few ideas for how to decorate plastic bins on the blog—everything from chalkboard paint to decoupage. But what if you don’t want to do anything complicated? Here is a simple idea you might enjoy. Note that this idea is for decorating clear […]


Monday 08 June, 2020

Does Spray Painting Plastic Bins Really Work?

Previously, I have posted on how to spray paint plastic bins. Spray painting is currently a very popular technique for decorating plastic totes. But you may be wondering whether this is really the best way to decorate a plastic container. Does it really work, or will the paint just end up chipping or peeling off […]