Entries from July 2013 ↓

Laundry Room Storage Problems are Solved!

One tough place to find storage space is in the laundry room. In fact, it seems like laundry equipment is often not stored in its own dedicated space. Instead it is stored in the shared space of a hallway closet or garage. Laundry room storage can be quite a difficult task and requires some ingenuity. There usually just is not enough space for the detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets and everything else you need for a complete laundry area.

Luckily, the difficult dilemma of laundry room storage has been simplified by one easy-to-use shelf! This shelf is designed for areas like the laundry room or the kitchen, providing storage for all of your items. Best of all, this shelving unit is extremely easy to install and use.

Laundry Room Storage

Laundry Room Storage Made Simple

The key to this shelf is that it sits in between your appliances. If you have a stacked washer and dryer set up in your laundry room, just use the shelf between the appliance and the wall. The Laundry Butler can then slide out to provide easily- accessed laundry room storage.

This shelving unit includes three shelving areas that are excellent for storing liquid or powder detergent, dryer sheets and other laundry supplies. This shelf is built specifically for storing laundry accessories, so it is perfectly shaped for laundry-related items.

The only downside I see with this laundry shelf is that it doesn’t work in tight spaces. If you do not have enough space for your washer and dryer plus 8.5 inches, then the shelf does not fit. In that case you will probably need to look for some sort of stand-alone shelving or perhaps shelving that can be placed on top of your dryer (if it is front-loading).

It is pretty incredible that you can create laundry room storage in one easy step. With the Laundry Butler I won’t have to worry about a cluttered laundry room ever again.

Temporary Shelf Storage for Summer Treasures!

It is funny how much kids love to collect sea treasures from the beach. Whether it is shells, shiny minerals, smooth rocks or other tidal items, kids love them! Anyone who has taken a group of kids to the beach always ends up with a ton of treasures, usually a couple handfuls from each kid. Temporary shelf storage for the summer is pretty easily achieved, and a great place to display these beach treasures. There are many ways to display these items with dedicating your home as a shrine to the summer.

With temporary shelf storage, you will be able to finally display all of the beach treasures and other summertime items your kids accumulate. To keep kids busy during the dog days of summer, some parents send them off to summer camp. This is a great way to get the little ones out of your hair for a few weeks, but always results in a whole lot of new items that need to be stored and displayed.

Use Temporary Shelf Storage for those Items!

Since it is pretty disposable stuff for the most part, you don’t really need to worry about keeping it up all year. Therefore, it doesn’t really make much sense to use a wall-mounted shelf or other shelves that require a permanent installation.

The best way to store your kid’s summer fun treasures is to use some sort of temporary shelf storage, something like a folding shelf. Folding shelves are great for temporary storage because they take up little floor space, are easy to store, and have a temporary quality.

Temporary storage shelves run the gamut from extremely sturdy and utilitarian, to attractive and flowery. For summer display, I would recommend sticking with the simple and sturdy shelves that are available. A great option for temporary shelf storage is the Mission Four Tier Shelf. This wood shelf is simple and sturdy, and the perfect place to keep your beach treasures!

Temporary Shelf Storage

Wall Mounted Display Shelf makes a Unique Wedding Gift

Summer is known for its preponderance of weddings. In fact, people often call late-spring and early-summer “Wedding Season”. For those that are in their 20s in particular, it seems this effect is heightened. That many events leaves you grasping for wedding gift ideas – especially after a dozen weddings. May I suggest thinking outside the box and gifting a wall mounted display shelf for their newlywed memories?

Of course, gifting items that are not on the registry can be a problematic decision, depending on just how much of a Bridezilla (or Groomzilla) you are dealing with. But I am confident that with the proper details, a wall mounted display shelf is a perfect gift. If you do it right, the shelf may not just be an acceptable present – it may in fact become the stand-out present from their wedding!

That might be a bit of an exaggeration. But trust me a couple’s themed wall mounted display shelf will certainly be more memorable than some oven mitts or a latex spatula.

Now that you have the idea, it is time to get to work! The first step in this wedding themed wall mounted display shelf is to purchase the materials. You are going to be gussying up this shelf, so I would recommend something simple like the Magnetic Wall Shelf. I love that this shelf is magnetic and has an easy installation – that way you don’t give the newlyweds a “chore” with your gift.

Wall Mounted Display Shelf

Add Their Initials to Give the Wall Mounted Display Shelf a Custom Touch

I think the best way to make it a personalized wall shelf is to add the couple’s initials to the shelf. That is simple and tasteful, and gives it a little personal touch. I think a shelf like this is perfect for their closet or bedroom.

So add their initials, maybe tie in some décor that relates to the couple, and there you have it! A great wedding present that is unique and personalized!