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i have several lazy susans on the TOP shelf in my pantry, so that i can use the full depth of a shelf where i can only reach the very front. it's also the tallest space i have in my pantry, so all the tall things go up there.

Pantry Before & After: Rotating Shelves (or Pantry Carousels) to the Rescue!
1/17/14 03:36 AM

check out creative thursday. marisa has really cute animal prints that will go nicely with your color scheme.


Wall Art for Baby #2 Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/19/10 11:23 AM

we used the ready-made plexiglass cover on our tv and stereo and said, "no buttons" over and over again. this rule applied to ALL buttons, including the remote and telephone. keeping it simple helped us to enforce it.

Childproofing a Television Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/31/09 05:39 AM

i recommend you peruse http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/, where stephanie cooked something different in her crock every day during 2008. it inspired me to try to new things in my crock.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Do I Learn To Use My Crock-Pot? Good Questions
10/4/09 02:46 PM

i miss being pregnant.

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | The 40 Week Smitty Baby Pregnancy In Just 15 Seconds
9/20/09 03:26 AM

i got one for my daughter when she was... oh, i can't remember now, maybe 5? we'd been using a portable booster in a regular chair and loved her having her own chair that was exactly the right height. She's 9.5 now and is still using it!

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | IKEA AGAM Junior Chair
9/12/09 01:56 PM

just a note that another great way for keeping old ratty towels (and blankets) out of the landfill is to donate them to your vet or animal shelter for bedding.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | How To: Recycled Bath Mat
4/2/09 11:19 AM

i like the idea of it, and the look of it, but the footprint is too large. i have my utensils in three crocks, that i can move around as needed. I have utensils divided as such: wooden utensils and whisks, metal and plastic utensils, and spatulas/scrapers. This works really well for me.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tubby Organizer from Umbra
3/28/09 02:22 PM

i pretty much always use a cart, so that i have somewhere to dump my purse, reusable bags, and coat (seasonally), and somewhere to set down my list and pen. I rarely use a basket, mostly because those seem to be the times i run across a great sale on a canned item and need to pick up 4 or more of them.

I tend to shop during the non-busy times, so managing cart traffic isn't a problem for me.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: Do You Use a Shopping Cart or a Basket?
3/8/09 05:05 PM

we have a couple of ikea plastic trays under our pet food dishes. they're fairly boring, being just solid red, but ikea also has all those melamine trays in interesting patterns, and i'm sure you could find something "cool" on ebay!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look! Inexpensive Workbench From Costco
12/12/08 03:49 AM

we only have liners in kitchen and bathroom cans. all the other cans get emptied into the kitchen bag, including the bathroom, which gets its bag (a recycled grocery bag) replaced only when messiness necessitates it.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | No More Plastic Bags: The Trashcan Liner Conundrum
12/1/08 11:29 PM

like sarahlucy, my cuisinart is a hand-me-down, from my grandmother. i got it in 1998 and i think she purchased it sometime in the 80s. it's a Custom 11, model DLC-8M and i've come to rely on it more in the last couple of years.

i really liked it the other night when i sliced four pounds of potatos for gratin in about 2 minutes and then shredded all the cheese in about 1 minute! though the time i'm standing at the cutting board with my chef's knife is actually my favorite part of the cooking process, sometimes it's nice to not spend 20mins doing the same task!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 'Tis the Season for a Food Processor
10/31/08 08:24 AM

i actually don't have but a few ramekins, but have found that using the tea cups that are part of my stoneware dish set are perfect for many of the tasks that others use ramekins for, like pre-measuring ingredients for recipes, whisking up one egg, serving ice cream or fruit, etc. We use the coffee mugs from the set for coffee, so i'm glad to have a use for the tea cups!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Keeping: Ramekin Cupboard
9/18/08 12:21 PM

these spoons are also great for serving jelly-style cranberry sauce! i have several of them, because i'm a weirdo. :-D

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Little Luxury: Sterling Silver Tomato Server
9/18/08 12:00 PM

I've had this in my "remodel" bookmarks since i saw the original show! Though custom, the idea is copy-able, with lower kitchen cabinets and superstrong drawer glides.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Inspiration: Record Album Storage
9/2/08 09:04 AM

my f-i-l has a vintage press, so each year, usually late october, we take all the apples from our two 50 yr old trees out to his place, mix in some of his apples and make the best cider ever. our apples are very late season, have a middlin tart flavor, usually slightly wormy and often not great texture. i guess that's what happens when you don't really tend the trees other than to prune them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What To Do With Not-So-Great Apples
9/2/08 08:02 AM

we went from crib to toddler bed at age 2, only because i got one for free from my sis (my nephew's hand-me-down). it ended up being a really nice transition and we were able to move her into a loft bed at age 4. it's an ikea adjustable bunk (that they don't sell anymore) with only the top bunk, set at the lowest level. This allowed her to have a "lounge" underneath her bed, which she still loves (at 8.5).

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Toddler Bed or Twin?
8/1/08 10:25 AM

i use aluminum foil as a paint tray liner as i always have it and it's the easiest cleanup of all!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Shur-Line Teflon-Coated Paint Tray
6/18/08 09:55 AM

my favorite record solution yet is one that Kenneth Brown did for an episode of reDesign: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_living_area/article/0,,HGTV_3376_3691214,00.html

you have to click thru the slideshow to get a good look, but the custom bookshelves have drawers for albums.

I am planning on using this idea when we [someday] replace our billy bookshelves in the living room with custom shelves/cabinetry. I have about 15 linear feet of albums and the drawers, though not as spacesaving as shelves, are really good for keeping them organized.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Shelving Records?
1/24/08 11:35 AM

I just wanted to post an idea about recycling old towels... the ones that are too tattered for goodwill. Donate them to your vet! Our vet is always glad to receive old towels, blankets and comforters, and even some rugs, for use in their kennel. These soft items are especially great for post-surgical bedding.

Apartment Therapy - Towel Off: Soft Towels on the Cheap?
11/16/07 04:00 PM