Choosing The Perfect Garden Furniture

Using Shelves and Baskets to Organize your Bathroom Accessories

´╗┐Using Shelves and Baskets to Organize your Bathroom Accessories

Do you have old baskets in the shed you are thinking about putting in the yard sale or garbage? Stop; you can redecorate the baskets. Redecorating the items is easy, which you can create an organizer for your bathroom. In addition, you can fill in wasted space giving you more room to store other bathroom items in your cabinets.

Did you put some old shelves in the yard sale? Did the items sell, or do you still have them? If you still have the items, pick a wall that you need to do something with in the bathroom and gear up that creative mind.

Of course, you will need to re-paint the shelves before creating your organizer. You can choose any type of paint, including flat paints. Spray the shelves, let dry, and spray paint the shelves again. If the wood is damaged, chipped, etc, you may need to sand first.

Enamel ceramic, or whatever paint you may have under the cupboard will work for this. After the shelves are dry, give them a good look over and decide if they are too plain or do you want to add something more to them. Remember don't overdue it.

When choosing your colors and shades, be sure you already have a theme so they will match what is already done, you don't want to waste your time. If you want more color to your shelves, use another color and stamp or even draw a design on it, painting it to your desired color.

The shelves are good and dry so now mount them on your wall where you want. I like to skater them so they aren't all in a row. A lot depends on how much room you want to use for this project. Once you have decided on the area and the order you want to mount go ahead and mount them.

Now you have created extra space and need to put something attractive on them. Remember again here you need to be creative using baskets can be fun. Baskets come in many different sizes; shapes and colors so set them on the shelves placing the sizes and shapes wherever you like. We have the baskets picked out that, we're going to use so be creative again and decorate them. Baskets are nice to use because they are easy to clean, just wash them with warm soapy water and let dry. The moisture in the bathroom is good for them it helps keep them from drying out.

Don't like the color of these old baskets let's decorate them now. You can paint baskets and decorate just like you did your shelves. Go ahead the paint won't hurt and when finished just get the clear color spray can out and spray them to set the colors in. Got the baskets painted and they are to plain; set back onto the shelves and see where and what you want to add to them next. You can stamp and put stickers on baskets too just like you did your shelves so think and be creative with them. Make your wall something for people to talk about and be proud of all the hard work you've done with your time.

The shelves and baskets are done now so what are you going to do with the baskets. Don't worry you can fill the baskets with a variety of items to clear up space in your cabinets. Use one of your newly decorated baskets for all that nail care stuff you have in a bag in the cupboard.

Your Garage Door Bottom Seal Does More Than You Think

´╗┐Your garage door bottom seal protects your home from critters and the elements. Inspect yours today to see if it’s time to replace it.

It might seem hard to believe that a long strip of rubber at the bottom of your garage door is that important, but it is. Your garage door bottom seal does much more than you think, and if the current strip is aging, cracking, tearing or loosening, you should consider replacing it right away. Here are some reasons why this seal plays an important role in protecting your garage and your home.


Garage door seals work well in keeping the critters away. Insects and small rodents can fit easily underneath the space between the bottom of your garage door and your driveway. Once the insects or the rodents make it inside your garage, they’ll not only turn it into their den, they will also look for ways to get into your house. Mice and other rodents will chew through aluminum, plastic, vinyl, wood, electrical wiring… just about anything they can get their teeth on. So, if they can get into your garage and can find a vulnerable space, they will get into your home.


Your garage door bottom seal is also put in place to keep out the elements. In the winter, rain, sleet and snow can seep underneath your garage door and flood the space. Cold air can decrease the temperature inside your garage significantly, which can make your house colder, too. This will cause your heater to run more frequently and lead to an expensive utility bill. Garage door seals that are compromised have no way of preventing water or air from coming into the garage, so it’s best to ensure that your seal is in good working order prior to your rainy and cold weather season.

The same holds true for the summer. Hot air will increase the temperature inside your garage and tax your air conditioning system, as it fights to keep your warmer house cool. Even if you have a detached garage, keeping the temperature regulated and the elements out helps prevent damage to your automobiles, equipment and belongings. For example, if you have your old vinyl records boxed up and sitting on a shelf, the hot air might warp them.

You Can Do It Yourself

If it’s time to replace your garage door bottom seal, you may be relieved to know that you can do this yourself. All you need to do is order a kit complete with the seal and accessories needed install a new strip on your door. You needn’t worry about knowing the type of seal your door currently has, as a reliable vendor will offer a generic seal kit that will fit nearly all residential and commercial garage doors. This same reliable vendor can also custom cut your bottom seal in increments to fit your door exactly.

Garage door seals come in bead, double-T, P-end, rubber and vinyl, so choose your desired material, measure the length you need and contact a supplier today to get your replacement seal kit. You’ll be happy you did, as your garage will be sealed off once again from critters and harmful elements.