Lets Spruce Up That Bathroom (Part Two)

Last week we took a shot at your bathroom organization, specifically your countertops and vanity areas. Click here to read last weeks part one if you missed it. so this week in our second part we’re gonna set our sights on your shower/bath area. First, I’d like to say, I sincerely hope that your bathroom does not resemble mine. My bathroom looks like its been hit by a bunch of tiny tornados, small yet brutal tornadoes which all happen to have names and also all happen to be my children. If your family is anything like mine that means you have multiple bottles of soap and same goes for conditioner and body wash and bar soap and scrubs and loofas and a hundred thousand other cleansing substances (a quarter of which are ever even touched). Unfortunately for most, normal sized showers and baths don’t generally have much storage for all those items, so here are a few of our favorite items for tidying up your bath/shower area.

(click on images to view product on site)

Affixx Metro Aluminum Four Hook System

Sleek lines blended with the rustproof properties of aluminum and AFFIXX® technology in compact bathroom storage. This product attaches to the wall with waterproof adhesive pads. The 4 hook system can be used to hold many things from loofas to razors. Perfect for all the multitaskers who shave / shower and maybe even brush your teeth in the shower (don’t judge me, its better than doing it in traffic). Specs below.

Key Product Features:

  • Multi-hook rack
  • Four storage hooks
  • Works on most smooth surfaces
  • Made of rustproof aluminum
  • 6.18″ X 1.5″ X 2″

Next let’s take a look at one of my favorite shower items, our double corner basket… The only thing that beats the functionality of this basket is its looks.

Endure Double Corner Basket

This shelf is great for those of you who go a little overboard with the hair care products (I’m guilty) Everloc Endure Double Corner Basket has a weight bearing of 30 pounds and includes 2 shelves so that you can store more. The wall-mount Double Corner Basket snugly fits into any corner to optimize space. It is a perfect fit for small baths and showers. Even compact kitchens benefit from extra corner storage The basket’s patented dual action suction cups offers unparalleled performance that far outlasts the competition. And they install with minimal fuss–no tools no drilling and no surface damage making it perfect for DIYers renters and busy people everywhere. I took a solid two weeks to figure out how to put together a corner desk, I’m no Bob Vila and I had this basket hanging in just a few minutes.

Key Product Features:

  • Chrome-plated stainless steel corner basket organizer with 2 stacked baskets
  • Patented Dual-Action suction cup system
  • Holds up to 30 lbs
  • Reusable on a variety of non-porous surfaces: no tools and no surface damage

 

And last but surely not least we have our good old, reliable, shower caddy…

Stainless Steel Shower Caddy

Most shower caddies eventually rust away. Not so with our stainless steel shower caddy. Hang it right over your shower head. The clean lines of the shelf compliment any bath decor. Two suction cups help secure the caddy to your surround. Two hooks hold your loofahs or washcloths and the two shelves contain your body washes and shampoos. This caddy is as sturdy as they come. This won’t be the cheapest shower caddy you ever bought but it will be the last.

So, all in all, if you’re able to add any of these items to your bath/shower situation you’ll be sure to clear up some of that dreaded bathroom clutter. Your days of tripping over conditioner bottles and falling ever so ungracefully in the shower are over! However, these are just a few of the large selection of bathroom products we stock that can take your bathroom to the next level. Click Here to view our entire selection! and as always we hope we were of some help. until next time folks!

 

Lets Spruce Up That Bathroom (Part One)

Hi again! Last week we talked some about making your laundry room as efficient as possible. this week we’re going to direct our attention towards the dreaded bathroom. The bathroom (or rooms plural if you’re lucky) is one of the most important rooms in your home. It might be the room where most of your family gets ready to tackle their day (AKA argues over who gets to go first), or even get unready after a long day before hopping into bed. There’s no doubt about it, the bathroom gets a lot of action (if you have children you surely know what I mean, and it’s not always good action) so we’re splitting up this post into a two-part series. Next week we’ll cover the rest of the bathroom/shower area but for this week we’ll be focusing on saving some precious counter space in a spot that has many uses. From makeup and vanity to oral hygiene and hair drying, a lot happens in that small space so as per usual before you go ripping your hair out (because then you’d have nothing to blow dry in your neatly organized bathroom) let us show you some products that could take your bathroom to the next level.

I don’t have enough fingers to count how many times I’ve had a mini tantrum in the bathroom while blow-drying my hair. it doesn’t help that most blow dryers weight 33lbs and are the size of an assault rifle but out of everything in that bathroom I’ve surely knocked over more stuff with that blowdryer than anything else and I’ve never had a good storage option so usually I’m trying to drag it out of the bathroom drawer while the power adapter and cord are picking up brushes among other things to come along for the ride. these next few products definitely alleviate that issue. Click on the images to view products on site for pricing and descriptions.

BLOMUS HAIR DRYER HOLDER

HAIR CARE RACK

MYBELLA STYLING STATION

My personal favorite is the Mybella styling station above, keeps my bazooka sized hair dryer and curling iron out of sight completely and takes up very little space on the inside of a cabinet door which would otherwise go unused.

One of the other red flag areas of my bathroom is my lack of counter space and general counter and drawer organization. So, that being said, when I need a specific item that usually entails picking up between four and six items to check underneath or behind before I take the dive into the draws to dig through my piles of makeup, Q-tips, toothpaste and the occasional kids toy. it wasn’t until I started utilizing drawer organizers that organization zen was achieved. The products below are some of my favorites.

VANITY DRAWER ORGANIZER 6″ OR 9″

19 COMPARTMENT PERSONAL ORGANIZER – CLEAR

3 COMPARTMENT BRUSH HOLDER

EXPAND-A-DRAWER VANITY ORGANIZER

VANITY DRAWER ORGANZIER

Now some of you out there may be lucky enough to have an actual vanity so keep in mind these drawer organizers can be used with that as well, nothing ties these down to just bathroom use, I’ve actually used these to organize my crafting items as well.

I’ve dealt with my fair share or messy bathroom countertops but my days of violently knocking things over then screaming uncontrollably at 6am while digging through elbow deep piles of god know what in my drawers just to find that elusive mascara are over! In our next blog post we’re sticking with the bathroom but heading towards the shower! see you there! Don’t worry, I don’t mean like, see you in the shower…. I won’t see you there. you get me, right? Goodbye for now folks!

Laundry Room Efficiency

Hi again! In our last post we did our best to help you get that kitchen under control. This week (if you’re lucky enough to have one) we want to help out with your laundry room. Having a laundry room can be an indispensable asset to any home, but if you find yourself walking to said laundry room and chucking a pile of clothes onto the floor and walking away, the benefits of having that room are diminished. To milk your laundry room for all its worth its best to have an organized approach as to not drown in a pile of clothes that wreak like a high schoolers jockstrap. We’ll show you some products that you can use in order to keep your laundry room running like a well-oiled washing machine (see what I did there?)

First, you should at minimum make sure you have some kind of separation. Dirty clothes in and clean clothes out, seems simple? Not when you have multiple family members adding or subtracting to your laundry situation. If you’re not alone in your household laundry can get mixed up easily and believe me you’ll NEVER find that favorite sock of yours again. just let it go. For the real deal launderers out there these may be the remedy.

Bamboo Quad Sorter

Pictured above is our Bamboo Quad Sorter. For the connoisseur in laundry sorting, the Bamboo Collection Quad Sorter is an upscale, natural piece that adds modern elegance to any laundry facility and beautifully coordinates with any décor.  4 black bags hang from wire handles fitted over a sturdy frame.  The wire handles make transferring bags to and from the sorter nearly effortless (load-size depending, of course).  Once free from the frame, the bags can be detached from the handles for easy washing.  Smooth rolling casters and handles on each end of the cart facilitate movement while two locking wheels fix the cart in place when you have it in position. If this isn’t to your liking check out another one of our sorters below.

Antique Bronze Sorter

Above is our Antique Bronze Sorter. Featuring washable polyester bags in natural flax, this 4-Bag Sorter allows you to divide and conquer even the highest laundry summits. Know the size of your loads with a glance. Keep whites, lights, darks, and delicates separate from the start or keep normal wear separate from the really dirty gear. Each washable bag hangs from wire handles that fit over the sorter’s sturdy steel frame, so you can sort, lift, and wash fearlessly. With an antique bronze finish and streamlined design, this Sorter provides an attractive alternative to the wicker hamper. Roll from surface to surface on its smooth rolling casters and scale your cloth mountains. Go, sort, and conquer.

Either one of these sorters will surely help you conquer those towering piles of stinky clothes. However sometimes one of the biggest issues that come along with a laundry room is space. what good is a laundry room if you cant move about freely slinging & folding clean clothes at a blistering like an assembly line worker? Here are a few products that may help you save some valuable space.

Drop Down Ironing Board

The Ironaway A-46 (pictured above) seeks to make all that difficulty disappear and leave you with crisply ironed clothes with a minimum of hassle. Neatly installed on the wall, the Ironaway stores the iron and provides an electrical outlet all in one place. For all the fancy technical specs click on the image to view it on our site. This product will surely score you some “space points”.

Over The Door Mount For Board & Iron

This is how you store an ironing board when space is at a premium. On the back of a door of course. This rack easily slips over the door frame. It is constructed to hold either a T-leg or Y-leg designed board. No tools required. It even holds the iron. The perfect solution for craft or sewing rooms when occasional pressing is needed. Chrome. 6″ long bracket for use on doors up to 1-3/4″ thick. Also extremely easy to assemble.

Still looking for a little more space? maybe a rolling clothes rack is taking up too much real estate? Install a few of our Insta Hangers (pictured below) onto the walls of your laundry room for an immediate space gain. These things are Fantastic (even in your closets). When you need it, pull the cover open and drop the steel rod down for a sturdy 12″ of hanging space that holds up to 50 pounds! (that means if your kids won’t leave you alone while you’re trying to get laundry done you can just slip a hanger into their shirt and give them a place to “hang out” while you finish up in peace! (Totally kidding we don’t recommend that). When you don’t need it, the InstaHanger closes with a flip of the rod. Perfect for the laundry, a sewing room or entry closet. Even the garage could use one. The Insta Hanger cover is injection molded plastic, available in either white or black.

Insta-Hanger

As always, if these products don’t suit you be sure to check out www.morestorage.com for many more products that can surely help you take full control of your home organization!

 

Kitchen Time!

So, in our last post we showed you some products that could be used to tidy up that dusty old garage of yours. This week its time to get at that pesky kitchen. There are many ways you can find yourself sinking in a mess of your own making in the kitchen, crowded Cabinets, messy disorganized pantry or even large insects all over (kidding, that’s all you, we cant help you with that one) can lead to feeling like you’re preparing your families meal in the middle of a war-zone and nobody wants that (and if you do you’re very strange and not to be trusted). Let’s get to gettin’ throw on that imaginary swimsuit and dive in head first.

Open up those cabinets, do they look crowded? PROBABLY! If you’re running into space issues within your cabinets there are a few things you can do to maximize the verticle space within your cabinets. Check these out…

On the left we have the Ashley tiered shelf organizer. With this you can neatly organize spices and other small jars in your cupboard. Three tiers allow for multiple levels of organization and ensure that all of your items remain within sight and easy to reach. This item is also great for arranging medicine bottles in the bathroom.

Pictured on the right is our York expandable shelf organizer. The Bronze Expandable Shelf Organizer is functional as well as a stylish accessory for storage. This expandable shelf makes a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom providing more space in your cabinets. It consists of an appealing and durable steel build, and its adjustable length conforms to any size up to 22.75″ wide.

Next up is the pantry, where everyone hides the good stuff. The only space in the house the kids will try to break into at all costs, snack heaven. If you’re anything like I used to be you probably “organize” your pantry by weight. Which means the heavy stuff on the bottom with all the lighter stuff stacked 4ft high on top of it ready to fall down if someone breathes on it the wrong way. You don’t want to lose the family pet in an avalanche of snacks and canned goods so let’s see what we have that can help you make better use of that pantry space.

Pictured on the left we have the two-tiered corner basket. This 2-Tier Corner Basket will help declutter your home in an instant! With its endless amount of storage options, you can organize your kitchen pantry closet.

On the right is our Basket-N-Half sliding organizer. Place tall items on one side shorter items on the other, eliminate lost air-space!  The half-basket mounts to the left or the right, so you can cater its design to your kitchen.  The lightweight design will not overstress your shelving, while the strong glide construction keeps you rolling smoothly.  Easily find all of your goodies and be able to reach them!  With a liner so smaller items don’t fall through, you are ready to stock up!

I hope you like some of our products that can help you get the most out of your space. If for some reason these don’t fit your tastes there’s MUCH more available on MoreStorage.com.

Time To Tackle That Garage!

Hey! Do you remember that big room connected to your house? The dusty one with a car or two in it? The one that your husband hides in when your mom is visiting?  Yea, the garage, that one! Well, if yours looks anything like mine it might be just the right time to get that place under control (or make someone else do it while you have a glass of wine and dictate like a medieval queen). Winters on its way which means its time to pack up all that fun summer stuff. As per usual morestorage.com is here to help…

So, first things first, Let’s start with the big stuff. If you have children or pipe dreams of a fit lifestyle chances are you have a few bikes (only one of which gets used every other year) strewn about your garage so let’s free up some space. Hop over those empty boxes you’ve been saving for no reason, dodge a spider or two and wrangle up those bikes. Depending on how many bicycles you have and the size of your garage storage might be an issue, but don’t fret we have some products to help.

Ceiling Mounted Bike Lift

Our Ceiling Bike Lift is ceiling mounted and runs on a pulley system. Holds 1 bike by hooks attached at the seat and handlebars. Run the cord to the side and attach to wall-mounted cleat. Raise and lower by releasing the cord.

Bicycle Hanger

It doesn’t look like it would hold but our little Bicycle Hanger is like Mighty Mouse on the job. Install it to stud and your bike will be neatly held upright on the wall. Made of steel and vinyl-coated to protect your rim.

Quad Bike Floor Stand

The Quad Gravity Bike Stand holds 4 bikes in the most compact way possible. This rack is completely free standing and is easy to assemble without tools. It has adjustable arms for an easy fit to all bikes. Strong tubular steel construction and durable epoxy finish.

So you got those pesky bikes out of the way but during that project you found yourself tripping over rakes and almost being impaled by a shovel? MoreStorage’s wire grids are the perfect way to organize Larger items like Rakes, Shovels, sledgehammers, leaf blowers and even heavy duty extension cords. Our wire grids come fully assembled and are made of strong steel with an epoxy coating

2×4 Wire Grid

The garage can be straightened up in no time using a Wire Grid. Heavy-duty, epoxy-coated steel grid holds all of our activity accessories for the garage. Comes assembled. Mounting hardware included.

Alright, so far so good, right? You freed up some space by storing your bikes. You have your large tools hanging from your new wire rack instead of stuffed in every corner humanly possible, you’re doing great! So whats next? Since the temps are dropping and the bikes are coming in so are all the sporting good your kids play with for 8 minutes then abandon on the front lawn for the warm embrace of a video game. Balls, bats, gloves, and cleats or even golf equipment more often than not find themselves abandoned in the garage during the winter months. So, just like anything else, we need a place for them!

Sports Rack & Basket

Large basket stores a wide assortment of balls with easy front access. Mount fairly low so that kids of all ages can access. They’ll shoot their balls in the top when it’s time to put away. Side mount shoe racks can hold three pairs of adult or children’s athletic shoes, gloves or hats. Side slot conveniently stores up to four bats.

Golf Rack

Hold all your golf equipment in one place. Stores two bags of any size and two pairs of adult or children’s golf shoes. The integrated basket holds dozens of balls, hats, gloves, and other golf items. Coated spare club rack stores extra clubs.

Ok ok, time for the fun part. Brush the dust off your clothes, pat yourself on the back and put your hands on your hips then look around in a victorious fashion! You can see your cars again! You’ve conquered that messy garage of yours! Now its time to relax and enjoy yourself (A.K.A. constantly monitoring your family to ensure they don’t mess up the area you just spent your valuable time organizing). We here at MoreStorage wish you luck!

 

10 Things You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less

Things You Can Do in 2 Minutes or Less

The little things in life that constantly pile up around us at home are often more stressful than the big projects waiting for us back at work. Think about it. When was the last time you felt like melting down while cooking dinner over a spreadsheet you have due next week? Or was it finding yet another glass on the side table beside the couch that did it? I’m guessing it was the glass. Or the socks on the floor. Or the muddy footprints through the laundry room. Or, or, or…

There are plenty of lists out there and plenty of life coaches who advocate to just DO something if it’s fast and easy. You’ll spend more time writing these things down on a list than you will just doing them. We agree, and these are our favorite things to accomplish in our 2 minutes!

  1. Make your bed and check off the first thing on your to-do listMake your bed – This may actually take you less than a minute! And there’s more to it than just the amazing feeling of sliding between crisp sheets every night – making your bed prevents all sorts of dust and dirt and debris from settling on an unmade bed. Which means you can go longer between washes. Which means you’ll be doing a little bit more to save the planet.   AND… it will help you get your day jump started, because within moments of rising, you’ll be able to go ahead and check something off your list! Admiral William McRaven gave a great talk which you can find on YouTube about how you can “Change the World by Making Your Bed” – check it out!
  2. Collect stray dirty dishes and gather them in the sink – No one likes getting the dishes finished only to turn around and find a few more glasses on the countertop. (This is a good little two-minute-task to delegate to kids as well… “Dinner is almost ready! Scour the house for extra dishes, then come wash up!”
  3. Drink a glass of water – Honestly, you’re probablDrink a glass of water to restart your brainy drinking enough already. Wondering how much is enough? Sports dietitian Dana Angelo White, who is also an assistant clinical professor at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Conn. says: “I often recommend half your weight in ounces as a starting point. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for 75 ounces of fluid per day, and more if you exercise regularly.” So grab a wee glass next time you’re floundering through the kitchen feeling at loose ends. Maybe a shot of hydration will refresh your mind and giveDIY recipe squirt bottle you enough of a break to carry on.
  4. Wipe off your bathroom mirror – If you share yours with your kids like we do, there’s no end to the white spots and streaks that quickly gather on the surface. Keep cleaner nearby where you can spritz, wipe, and go. Next time you pop into the bathroom, life will be more sparkly and you’ll feel accomplished and on top of domestic menutia.
  5. Go through the stack of mail on your counter and THROW AWAY all the junThrow away your junk mail!k! Seriously. You’re not missing anything by not even opening it up. Save yourself the few moments of grief. Recycle the paper and spend the saved time inventorying your wine stash instead.
  6. Add an item to your Amazon list – how often have you heard about something in passing or thought of something while cooking dinner that you would like to have one day, or know you might need soon? Set up Amazon wish lists so that when these thoughts occur, you can add the items on the go. It will save you the trouble of beating your head in later when you can’t rememSwedish Dish Cloths are the answer to paper towels, sponges, and more!ber that “brilliant” idea. With online grocery shopping gaining in possibility and popularity, soon your groceries will be magically appearing on your doorstep… make ordering a snap by adding things as you think of them!
  7. Wipe down your countertops – we’ve expounded on the awesomeness of Swedish Dish Cloths before, and we’re SERIOUS! Having a dishcloth handy makes wiping down kitchen appliances and countertops easy, fun, beautiful, and FAST!
  8. Dust bust under your kitchen cabinets – dust busters are my #1 tool for sanity in child-rearing! All those tiny messes add up, especially at meal time. I keep my dust buster charged and tucked just underneath a rolling shelf beside my fridge where I can easily suck up life’s little, and continual, disasters.
  9. Refill the sink dispenser (a good chore to delegate!) – Soap getting low? Fill ‘er up! Kids ages 3 and up can help, and tend to enjoy this task. Conveniently, it also gets their hands clean before dinner…
  10. Take out the trash (another good delegation chore) – Especially the little bags in the bathrooms, offices and laundry rooms. Grab one a day and “trash day” will become much less chaotic!

Bonus: prep tomorrow’s coffee pot. I don’t know about you, but I definitely need fuel. And        there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and NOT being able to just push a button. So prep your next pot while you’re waiting for water to boil or chatting on the phone. It’s quick and easy to do even while distracted. You’ll thank yourself later!

What else can you do in two minutes or less? We’d love to hear about what you do to tackle procrastination and slam through your to-do lists!

 

Super Wine Storage

CLASSIC ARCH WINE RACKS https://morestorage.com/classic-arch-wine-racks-p-2539.html

CLASSIC ARCH WINE RACKS

It’s that time again… the smell of fall is beginning to drift in the air… There are only a couple of weeks of summer left and if you reside on the east coast like we do, you’ll soon be blessed with copious quantities of snow along with sub zero temperatures as the rotten cherry on top. (If you live in an area with a warmer climate where you can drink wine outside all year long, stop teasing us!)

Get prepared, it’s never too early to get ready for the inevitable winter blizzard! Get to the grocery store and get all your canned soups and veggies, cases of bottled water, candles and batteries, and… wait, a second… what are we talking about? Canned veggies are gross, soup is overrated, and if you have kids, you’ll need more than just water and batteries to survive a power outage. If there’s even a remote possibility you could become barricaded in your home under 6 tons of frigid ice and snow, I think the recommended number of FULL wine bottles to have on hand is… 47!

Now hold on, maybe you’re sitting there saying to yourself “…that’s a lot of wine, how will I store it all safely?” You’re in luck! With our Classic Arch Wine Rack, storage is easier than ever, and it’s easy to see if you’re fully stocked when weather alerts come roaring your way. This rack features 47 individual bays, enough for all of your finest wine. The unit is constructed of durable steel with a powder-coasted black matte finish. (In other words, virtually damage proof!)

Once you’ve made it through the long winter months, this unit has plenty of summer uses, too! Place the rack on your pool deck with rolled towels in the wine cubbies for kids and guests to quickly grab. Store paper towels. Corral art supplies. Place rolled magazines in the slots and silently point if any tiny humans in the vicinity complain of boredom… the possibilities are endless!

Need a few extra spaces for luck? Have a more industrial style? All of the above applies to our Epicurean Wine Storage, as well… except that there’s space for a whopping 91 bottles!

EPICUREAN WINE STORAGE SYSTEM, 7 ROW RACK https://morestorage.com/epicurean-wine-storage-system-row-rack-p-648.html

EPICUREAN WINE STORAGE SYSTEM

How about you? Where would you use this Wine Rack in your home? Are you a fledgling wine connoisseur who needs storage space? Preparing for the apocalypse? A creative crafter? Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts!

There are so many uses for these drawers! https://morestorage.com/clear-shoe-drawer-set-of-p-282.html

From Closet to… Fridge?

It's easy to organize and fully access "stuff" with our clear drawers at https://morestorage.com/clear-shoe-drawer-set-of-p-282.html

This happy customer tidied up odds and ends in her fridge using our clear shoe drawers!

If you have a simply, sturdy, affordable fridge… it probably didn’t come with a lot of frills. We heard from one customer over the weekend that bought our Aberdeen stacking drawers and completely transformed her fridge just by adding two drawers! She says she keeps sandwich supplies in one, and kids snacks in the other – Bravo! for thinking outside the ‘box!’

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard from a happy customer who was using these products for something other than their limited original purpose: a glass artist several years ago sent us this picture of her bins being used to sort glass scraps:

“I love that the bins are completely clear and that they easily slide all the way in and out of the frame. It saves me valuable time to stay organized and to be able to easily move material back and forth from my work tables.”

There are so many uses for these drawers! https://morestorage.com/clear-shoe-drawer-set-of-p-282.html

Glass scraps organized in Clear Shoe Drawers from MoreStorage.com

There are so many uses for these drawers! https://morestorage.com/clear-shoe-drawer-set-of-p-282.html

Glass scraps organized in Clear Shoe Drawers from MoreStorage.com

There are so many uses for these drawers! https://morestorage.com/clear-shoe-drawer-set-of-p-282.html

Glass scraps organized in Clear Shoe Drawers from MoreStorage.com

Wishy-Washy Laundries ..a thing of the past

We have always mourned the lack of respect the  hardworking laundry gets despite being one of the most used areas of the house.  Often allocated little space, it’s as if it was a last minute thought. Most people will agree that a well appointed laundry is a pleasure to work in. Accessible cabinetry boosts the function up to utility room status where everything from light bulbs to hand tools can be squirreled away.

Laundry

Look up, look down, look all around for unused space….

drying line, Lofti, laundry drying rack

…behind a door where we found space for storing hangers used for hang-drying. This could easily be mop and broom holders also. Adjust your door stop so the hooks don’t hit the back of the door.

Hanger storage

…or like this drying rack that drops from the ceiling.

It’s hard to visualize where everything should go so utilize some professional expertise so you don’t waste any space. Our friends at Ironaway did a pretty good job with this project. Having the ironing board tuck away easily makes life so much easier. Good lighting makes up for the lack of a window. This project incorporates craft space which makes total sense.

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A pullout table can be hidden in drawer space, at your finger tips when you need it not only for your machine but also wrapping gifts or laying out a project.

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Divide at least one drawer for sewing supplies. Easily replace a missing button or tack a pesky loose hem which always seem to come loose in the dryer.

drawer dividers, sewing organizer,

At the very least, arm yourself with a simple sewing kit

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Small gadgets like the Neatfold can really add to your efficiency. This easy to install tool acts like a second pair of hands for folding sheets.

laundry folding, sheet folding, laundry tools

The perfect laundry accessory

Don’t forget necessary functions like sorting…

laundry hamper, laundry sortinglaundry hamper….and flat drying

laundry drying rack

Folds flat to the wall when not in use

…and perhaps a spot for hanging, even if you don’t have the space for a rod.

laundry hanging, hanging bar, laundry drying

Now you see it, now you don’t!

Lastly, you can consider this compact, do everything, laundry centerfolding laundry center, folding ironing board

So now you can see how your laundry, small or large, can really add value to your life. Go forth and make it as powerful as your high efficiency washing machine!

The Microegg

Faster Than Drive-Through: A Perfect Egg Sandwich in Under a Minute

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A perfectly poached egg in under a minute?! It seems too good to be true, but that’s what the Microegg offers. We’re not really ones for endorsing unitaskers, but this little silicone box is pretty neat.

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Yes, the egg really will cook up in the microwave just the way you like it (the whites cooked through, the yolks runny in our case). Here’s how to create the perfect homemade breakfast sandwich in no time. Now, you really have no excuse to pick up drive-through for breakfast.

Cut an english muffin in half width-wise, or grab a few slices of your favorite bread then toast to your liking.

Meanwhile, coat the Microegg with cooking spray. Crack the egg inside the Microegg. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Close top securely and microwave for 25-60 seconds (depending on your microwave and how you like your egg cooked).

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When your muffin or bread is toasted, slather about one tablespoon of salted butter on each side. Carefully open the top of the Microegg and slip the egg on top of the bottom half of the english muffin. Add a slice of cheese (or avocado) to the top, close, and enjoy!

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