Are kid's bikes and scooters littering you walkways in your garage? Give them a home! Buy a bike rack to corral them in their place.
Fall is quickly approaching and if you have a garden, it's almost time to pull out those mason jars!
Here are a few ideas for using mason jars for organizing small unruly items:
-In the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, make up sponges, and make up brushes
-For art supplies such as crayons, pom poms, and buttons
-In the kitchen for cooking utensils on the counter
-In the pantry for pasta, rice, oatmeal, and quinoa
-In the office as a pencil holder
-For cupcake wrappers
-In the bathroom as a toothbrush holder
-In the kitchen for spices
-In the workshop for screws, nails, and nuts/bolts
-For sewing supplies like spools of thread, needles, and ribbons
-As a match holder with a piece of sand paper secured above the lid for striking
-As a keepsake holder
-In the basement for leftover paint
I saw this very clever and very easy-to-make ski rack at a client's house and couldn't resist taking a picture. To re-create: buy 2 long pieces of wood and some dowels, drill holes in each piece of wood (the size of the diameter of the dowels), and insert the dowels. I am inspired to do this in my garage! See, you really do learn something everyday :)
When working with many of my clients, we often find left over home improvement supplies that they just don't know how to get rid of. Some of these items are perfectly usable but are no longer needed by the client. I like to donate items such as tools, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the ReStore. The ReStore accepts donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat for Humanity affiliates fund the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes within our community. Next time you are cleaning out your garage, consider the ReStore for some of those unneeded but usable items.
ReStore - Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
308 Otisco Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Elizabeth Bremer, CPO®