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Posted on March 26, 2017

Crafternoons with Homz

Keep Crafty – Never Cluttered – with Homz

Whether it’s the outcome of holiday décor or the rigors of a regular hobby, craft rooms are often left looking like the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse (except with less blood and gore and more felt and paper scraps). It’s time to take back the craft room and Homz is here to help! Below are six tips and products to help you get crafty with your craft organization.

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The first step in craft organization is to gather all your supplies and equipment into your craft room. Now that everything is laid out before you, decide what your craft needs/goals are. Do you often have trouble finding supplies? Or are you running out of storage space for your materials? Perhaps it’s just time to take inventory of what you have or may need. Having a plan for your space will ensure you stay on task as you declutter your space.

Categorize Your Crafts 

Now that you’ve set your goals, sort through your supplies and group like items together. Fabric and sewing supplies in one area, paints and brushes in another, scrapbook supplies in another, etc. Keep going until all your craft supplies have been categorized in one way or another. And yes, it’s completely fine for one of your categories to be a “miscellaneous/I-don’t-know-what-to-categorize-this-as” category. Just so long as that’s not your only category!

 Scrap the Scrapped 

Once everything is organized by materials, it’s time to start thinking about whether you still have use for your everything. Are you still scrapbooking, or was this something you decided wasn’t for you? Does macrame still make you happy? Do you still use those model paints? Be honest with yourself. If you haven’t used these items in the past six months to a year, odds are you won’t be using them again. And make sure that the items and materials are still usable!

 Make Tough Choices 

Some of your best organization decisions will be the hardest. Sometimes there is a lot of guilt attached – money spent on supplies for a craft you ended up not enjoying, time spent on a partially finished project that’s been left to the corner of your sewing table for years, or perhaps letting go means abandoning dreamed projects or what-might-have-been. Be sure to not let your feelings affect your de-cluttering choices and you’ll be surprised how easy it will be to move on.

 

Declutter Your Craft Room with These Homz Storage Solutions –

  • 31Q0o1TSZXLPlastic Wicker Storage Bin: Stay organized and chic with this cute and durable plastic “wicker” storage bin, guaranteed to be a natural fit in your craft room! Buy it here. (Link)
  • 3-Drawer Medium Cart: A home mainstay, this three-drawer cart is great for organizing items by hobby and its see-through drawers promise you will never be left looking for an item. Buy it here. (Link)
  • Expressions 3-Drawer Wide Cart, Yellow Lattice: A variation on the above-mentioned three-drawer cart, except this boasts a wider frame for more storage capacity for larger craft items. Plus, the yellow lattice design gives it a fun, vintage look! Buy it here (Link)
  • 7.5 Quart Latching Tote: These stackable & latching totes are perfect for organizing and coordinating craft materials like yarns, ribbons and more without sacrificing space. Comes in a set of ten. Buy it here (Link)
  • 30-Gallon Tote: Taking your crafts on the go? This plastic storage tote bin is durable, stackable and easy to transport. Comes in a set of six with multiple color options available. Buy it here. (Link)

 

Keep Clutter Free All Year Long –

The hard work of cleaning your craft room is done. Now make sure it stays that way. Regularly go through your craft stash two to three times a year and get rid of the supplies you aren’t using still. When you’re shopping for supplies, only buy what you need and will use. If there’s something you just can’t resist buying and you absolutely must have, then go ahead and buy it, but plan to use it so it’s not going to just sit around cluttering your space.

Sources include: DecorByTheSeashore.com, Home-Storage-Solutions-101.com, ShinyHappyWorld.com, WhiteHouseBlackShutters.com

 

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Now that your craft room is organized, put your newly clutter-free space to the test with these Valentine’s Day crafts!

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Succulent Planter – These sweet planters last much longer than a bouquet and have zero calories (unlike that chocolate!). Make it here. (Link )
  • Coffee Filter Heart Wreath – We promise everyone will be talking about this wreath. Get step-by-step guides on how to dye the filters, form the flowers, and shape the wreath here. (Link)
  • Pom Pom Valentine Craft Monsters – Kick classroom Valentines up a notch by handing out these cute critters. Make them here. (Link)
  • DIY Valentine Fabric Envelopes – These versatile crafts are great for adding a personal touch to Valentine’s gifts or to create a unique Valentine’s Advent Calendar! Make it here. (Link)
  • Candy Heart Garland – Those classic holiday candies find a new use with this creative craft. Make it here. (Link)
  • Hanging Flower Heart – This fun, festive craft boasts endless different design possibilities, limited only by your imagination! Make it here. (Link)

Source: CountryLiving.com

Posted on March 26, 2017

Jumpstart January - Homz Resolutions for an Organized New Year

It’s a new year, so why not make 2017 the year you finally become a master of home organization with Homz. We found five resolutions to make this your tidiest year!

Resolution #1: Lose (closet) weight.
Everyone wants to lose a few pounds come January 1. But why not resolve to lose a different type of weight by decluttering your home. Go through your home and commit to filling a trash bag for each closet, garage, attic, or any other storage space you may have. Soon the clutter pounds will start melting away like magic. Unsure of where to begin? See resolution number two…

Resolution #2: Out with the old.
A new year is a fresh start – and the perfect chance to reexamine everything in your home to determine what should stay and what should go. Do you have decorations you didn’t use for the holidays? Did you get gifts that could replace things you already own (shoes, kitchen gadgets, or clothing)? What about clothes you didn’t wear for all of 2016? Take inventory of everything you did not use in 2016, then figure out if it is to be donated or trashed.

Resolution #3: Divide, label, and conquer.
Now that you’re downsizing, this is the perfect time to reorganize and label everything. This will help you determine what will get donated and what’s staying. You can even go deeper by going through the entire house, starting with labeling drawers and closets and ending with neatly labeled storage boxes and bins in the garage and attic.

Resolution #4: Work out a weekly system for keeping organized.
Most resolutions are broken after just two weeks of effort. But if you create weekly tasks, you will ensure your home will stay organized and tidy all the way to 2018. First make a schedule of when you’ll do what: Sunday is the garage, Monday is the living room, Tuesday is the bedrooms, etc. This spreads the work out into easy, manageable portions throughout the week and lets you focus on specific parts of the house rather than darting all over. Then take the time on each designated day to not only clean the room, but also reevaluate everything in the room and if it belongs somewhere else or if it should be disposed of.

Resolution #5: Make your house a Homz.
Homz offers simple, smartly designed home organizational solutions that make life a little easier and a lot nicer. So as you enter your year of organization, make a resolution to include Homz in your home with the following products:

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All-Purpose Rope Handle Tub: These tubs are highly versatile and functional while looking great when left in plain view! Made from polyethylene, the sidewalls are sturdy, yet flexible and the rope is a soft poly/cotton blend for easy carrying. Plus these tubs are waterproof, making them great for storing ice and cold drinks at your next BBQ or family function.
Buy Here (link)

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56-Quart Underbed Latching Tote: This is a storage no-brainer. These tough totes boast big storage space and a narrow depth perfect for sliding under your bed.But there stacking capabilities mean they are also great for basements, attics, and garages. Plus, their see-through design allows easy viewing of items.
Buy here (link)

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18-Gallon Tote: Made with durability in mind, these totes feature impact-resistant corners for extra strength and have a stackable design to maximize storage space. Plus, they come in a variety of colors to help keep your home better organized, while staying chic!
Buy here (link)
4506039_FitsAllTrunk Organizer: Because why should your house have all the fun (and besides you know that your car is in just as much need as organizing)? This trunk organizer is great for storing groceries after shopping, tailgating, camping, or just for keeping everything in place. Plus, it folds flat for easy storage and padded handles make it portable. All compartments feature insulation to help keep cold items cold and hot items hot and it comes with a bonus cooler bag.
Buy here (link)

 

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Sources include: Clean-Organized-Family-Home.com, HGTV

Posted on March 26, 2017

Organize and Winterize

 

Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean your home organization needs to get left out in the cold. Fortunately, Homz is here to take the stress out of de-cluttering with seven tips to get your home organized and winterized this season.

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