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Don’t Recycle Those Corks, ReUse Them

Posted by Jeff on Jan 12, 2016.

Remember when the wine industry (at least at the lower end of the market) tried to switch from real corks to plastic corks? This article will make you glad that wine lovers voiced their opinions and fought for the real deal. As it turns out, cork is not only the life of the party, it has many after the party lives as well. Cork is a fascinating material. It all starts in the forest. Cork oaks are harvested every nine years, once they reach maturity. It doesn't harm the tree, and the cork bark regrows. Most cork forests are in Portugal and Spain. If you’re drinking the good stuff you probabl..

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Hooked on Organization

Posted by Jeff on Mar 10, 2016.

Getting super organized is one habit we never want to break. We live and breath hooks, and see so many great ways that hooks can help, so we wanted to compile a simple list that can make you more organized in less time than ever. Try this. You’ll be hooked for life! The Kitchen and the Hot Pad Hook - They are necessary, but hot pads tend to be kind of nasty. Maybe they got a little burned, or there’s some bit of casserole smudged on them. You don’t want to throw them away but you don’t want to have them in a drawer with nicer towels or napkins either. Hang a hook on the cabinet that is..

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Getting Fit and Organized

Posted by Jeff on Jan 12, 2016.

Getting fit and being organized are the top New Year’s resolutions for millions of Americans. However, these are really more than once a year resolutions. They are daily goals that improve our quality of life. But now that the silly top hats and horns are gone and the first official week of the year has come to and end, where are you on the road to getting fit and getting organized in 2016? The key, of course, is keeping it simple. We’d like to show our clever little QuickStick removable hooks can help you keep both of these important resolutions! Being fit requires having the right..

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Organizational Face-Off: Hanging vs Stacking

Posted by Jeff on Feb 25, 2016.

In one corner of the closet is the Unwieldy Stack. It slopes and teeters. It is a mishmash of colors, shapes, seasons and fabrics. You don’t want to mess with the unwieldy pile. In the other corner, you have the Hangers On. This is a super squeeze of lengths, weights, and hues. Some are grouped under the dry cleaning bag. Others are hidden beneath a heavier item. Both the Stacks and the Hangers are fighting for space in your closet. And you’re the referee. The first thing to ask is if the things in the stack belong in a stack. Start with the easy ones, like that stack of jeans, or that pile..

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10 Steps to a Stunning Snowman

Posted by Jeff on Jan 04, 2016.

How hard is it to stack giant snowballs in your yard and stick a few chunks of coal on top to make eyes and a mouth--and a carrot nose? Actually, depending on the conditions of the snow it can be pretty tricky. Here’s the 10 things to get you to that awesome sculpture of a perfect snowman. If the snow is light and dust-like or crusty and partially melted it won’t pack well. Bide your time and pounce on the moment when you have a couple of inches of "packing snow". This is snow that is neither too wet nor too dry. It sticks together when you pack it into a snowball. Build a solid core. ..

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4 Ways to Use QuickStick to Hide Clutter in a Pinch

Posted by Jeff on Feb 25, 2016.

You know the feeling of panic that sets in when you have too much stuff, no time to organize and people coming over. Or maybe you feel the weight of the stacks of things to do but know you don’t have time to do them. These are things you don’t want to toss out. They are often materials you’ve collected for a reason--and don’t want to push away and have to start over. Or maybe it is just something ugly that is a fixture in the room. Sound familiar? A few minutes and a handful of our clever little hooks, and you’re temporarily off the hook. Sloppy Bookcase Syndrome - Where there’s an opening,..

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Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree

Posted by Jeff on Dec 09, 2015.

So we were standing in our local tree lot, a little snow falling and a little holiday cheer in the air. And then it hit us. We realized that we had no idea what kind of trees we were looking at. We needed to refresh our pine tree knowledge. Whether you’re buying from the corner lot, a big box home retailer or a cut your own farm, knowing the tree variety and its characteristics should help you make a good choice. This information is direct from the source, the National Christmas Tree Association. Happy Tree-Picking! WHITE PINE: The largest pine in the U.S., the white pine has soft, flexi..

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Easy to Make Gift Ideas

Posted by Jeff on Dec 09, 2015.

There’s your holiday list, complete with everyone you want to give something to, and then there’s the reality check...How the heck are you going to buy something interesting or even useful for all those people? In the interest of helping you (and us) to be generous and thrifty, we looked through the crafts blogs and spotted a few simple trends. First, the key to a cool, creative and cost-efficient gift is to re-use or re-imagine stuff you can get on the cheap. The ideas here combine something you have with something you buy in order to make something really unique. Second, if you’re..

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