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A DIY Dining Table For Less Than $125

At Remodelista, we liked this magically reimagined dining table from Los Angeles based interior designer Faye McAuliffe of You Are the River, created from a vintage walnut table sourced from Craigslis…

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5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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Homemade Kitchen ‘Scrubbies’ From Mesh Plastic Bags

Never wanting to waste and always out to conserve, I'm forced to get a little creative when finding new uses for all that random plastic debris that somehow seems to find its way into our homes. Even …

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12 Fall Crafts from Your Recycle Bin

Can you believe that it's fall already? This is one of my favorite times of year here in Atlanta, and I love to celebrate the turning leaves and cooler weather with fun fall crafts. Whether you ha…

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5 Ways to Downsize & Lighten Your Life

Downsizing to a smaller place is often perceived as some sort of failure in mid or later life. We are taught that more is better and downsizing must mean that we haven't succeeded. But the fact is …

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14 Ways to Reuse Coffee Filters

Do you have a bit of a coffee habit? Don't toss out those paper filters! Check out these cool ways to reuse them instead. Motherhood doesn't come with a lot of sleep, and lately I've gone from my o…

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A DIY Children’s Playhouse from a Cardboard Box

Forget all the other toys, all any kid really wants is a good cardboard box—especially when it's been DIY'ed into a proper playhouse. At Remodelista, we liked this idea from stylist Aurélie Lécuyer …

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25 Toilet Paper Tube Crafts

Do you feel guilty tossing those spent toilet paper tubes into the recycle bin? Check out some crafty ways to reuse them instead! For most of us, toilet paper is one of the areas where there isn't …

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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25 Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

Did you just polish off a jar of pasta sauce or jelly? Don't toss that empty in the container! You can wash and save old glass jars for all kinds of crafty uses. When it comes to recycling, glass i…

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