Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
Tidy up your scrapbooking supplies with these easy storage solutions.
Control your punch supplies with an easy hanging system. These 1-foot metal rails from the hardware store are attached to the wall using small hooks. Slide your punchers onto the rail for a simple storage solution.
Use your Rolodex for more than just business cards. Slip metal dies into clear card protectors then sort by letter.
Always create a backup of your digital images by burning them to a CD or DVD. Make sure to label the disk properly; or make an index of the images on the discs. Then place in jewel cases for easy access.
Use ribbon as a decorative accent. Placing scraps of ribbon in glass canisters is a great way to keep scraps tidy and add color to your space. For your favorite rolls, hang a small rod and place ribbon across, sorting by color or pattern.
Keep your tools in reach with a lazy Susan. Organize by type of tools and label accordingly to ensure they return to the right spot.
Keep unmounted stamps in one place with an inexpensive three-ring binder. Store the binder on a shelf for easy access.
Don't have time to scrap the last concert or trip you took? Save ticket stubs, name tags, and souvenirs in an accordion file until you're ready to sit down and create a beautiful page.
Make your space feel more artsy by displaying your stamps on small, shallow shelves. Found in a variety of finishes, these shelves are sure to add a unique touch to your walls.
Store your prints in archival photo boxes to keep them in perfect condition while they wait to be scrapped. Create tabs for each topic or time range, making it easy to return to later.
Keep small accents in clear jars, then place in a spice-jar organizer for easy storage without spending big bucks.
Use black mat board and hook-and-loop tape to create a handy system for foam stamps. Cut the mat board to fit in a sturdy holder such as magazine files or document storage boxes. Then attach the hook-and-loop tape to the stamp and the board, leaving a small space between each stamp.
Use inexpensive thrift-store jars to show off your supplies as a decorative item in your craft room. Clear jars make it easy to quickly spot an embellishment you need.
Make the most out of the space under your cabinets with rolling drawers. Store paper, ribbon, and other supplies in this handy space.
Don't let magnet stamps put you in a storage bind. Purchase a board with a metallic or chalk board finish. Then stick the magnetic stamps to the board.
For small space solutions, store paper in an accordion file. Sorting paper by color will make it easy to find for your next project.
Find just the right paint color by placing tubes in a handy spinning spice rack or lazy Susan.