Matress

What is the most expensive piece of furniture you own? No, the TV does not count. Even though that is what most of the furniture points toward. Lol. (That’s a Friends reference.) It is hands down our bed. Well, mattress. Basically ⅓ of your life is spent in bed so it pays to invest in a good one! Especially if you find one with a lifetime warranty. #Bonus!

Just because you bought a great mattress doesn’t mean it will stay a great mattress. You need to clean it. It can’t go in the wash but it can stay germ and bug free with these cleaning hack from Clean My Space. What do you need? A vacuum, some baking soda, and you favorite essential oils. I think lavender is the most soothing for sleep. This video has a lot of other awesome tips too. Light stain removal, why you should invest in a mattress cover, the 411 on steam cleaning, etc.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Canopy Bed

One year for my birthday I asked if I could remodel my bedroom. The parents said yes and I chose a jungle motif. Grass paper wallpaper, jungle lantern lights, bamboo shades, and zebra and giraffe shaped night stands. I loved it! But the most wonderful part of the whole room was my bed. There were hundreds of pillows, tan and green animal print bedding, and the most magical canopy. Every girl should, at some time in her life, have a canopy. There is nothing more ‘princess-ish’ and enchanting. The folks over at Buzzfeed agree with me and I think you will too.

The 14 DIY canopies featured there are lovely! And there is something there for everyone, young and old alike. These DIYs are so easy. As easy as a hula hoop and some fabric. Or you could grab a curtain rod and a table cloth. Number 6 is even simpler than that…it uses thumb tacks! I love number 5 so much. And everything with twinkle lights (heart heart heart). Which one of these is your favorite?

Don’t forget the perfect headboard to go along with your perfect canopy! DIY And Crafts has 40 that you must check out!

Find all 14 DIYs here…

Buzzfeed: 14 DIY Canopies You Need To Make For Your Bedroom

For many of us, organizing and finding space can often be a challenge. In this post we bring you some great tips on how to keep your closet and dresser organized and still stay stylish. Many of these ideas are easy to implement and even recycle things from around the home. You don’t have to be crafty or creative to get organized!

Do you have a lot of shoes and find you aren’t able to keep them organized? You should check out idea #3 and #6… unique ways to store or display your shoes! And speaking of shoes, don’t go throwing out those shoe boxes just yet. They can be recycled to help you get organized (see #25)!

1. Hang your tall boots with pants hangers:

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2. Organize your clothing by the day of the week:

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3. How about these adorable diy shoe hangers:

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4. Create a charging station in your night stand:

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5. Store your scarf collection using PVC pipe:

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6. Or use larger PVC piping to create this unique shoe storage:

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7. A shoe organizer is ideal for storing nail polish:

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8. Reuse comforter bags to store clothing:

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9. Consider rolling up clothese versus folding to make more room:

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10. Cut up some pool noodles to keep your boots looking new:

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11. Use color coded hangers for seasonal clothing:

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12. Create extra closet space by building this unique hanging system:

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13. Preserve floor space by using a hanging laundry bag:

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14. This system will help you get rid of clothes you don’t wear:

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15. A hanging fruit basket can be used in multiple ways:

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16. You can even hang your purses and bags to save space:

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17. Hang suitcases over the door to save space:

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18. Recycled ice cub trays make great jewelry organizers:

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19. Cute images to help organize your child’s closet:

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20. Keep your drawers organized with these unique lingerie dividers:

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21. Here’s a cute way to store odd socks:

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22. Recycle ornament boxes to keep your socks in:

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23. Consider adding a rustic look for storage with a ladder:

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24. Keep matching bed sheets together inside pillow cases:

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25. Recycle shoe boxes to use in your dresser drawers:

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26. Use shower rings to hang shorts:

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27. Make more space in your closet with a simple soda can tab:

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28. Here’s a tidy way to keep your scarf collection:

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29. Look at how a simple storage technique can save so much space:

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30. These ultra slim Huggable Hangers will help you get the most out of your closet space:

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31. These diy old wire hangers are so colorful:

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32. Recycle old wine boxes to store shoes:

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33. And finally – The Golden Rule!

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Everybody loves to be organized, but who has the time? It can be so stressful trying to juggle all of your daily responsibilities, and trying to organize your home. We’ve found an excellent source that goes over 19 easy and smart ideas to organize your closets and drawers. Just a few minutes of reading can help you get much more organized at home.

The great thing about learning tips to get organized is that as long as you keep things put away, you don’t have to face organizing again. One really genius idea is to use PVC pipes for storing scarves – so unique!

Here’s the link to all 19 tricks…

Bed

Everyone can use a little more storage space. Truth be told, everyone can use a LOT more storage space. You can especially use it in the kids’ rooms. They are always the ones with the smallest room in the house. The room without much of a closet but with huge amounts of toys, sporting equipment and clothing. Where do you put all that stuff? We have to make room! This solution, posted on Diply, is brilliant. By building this bed he was able to create cabinet space and more than 70 square feet of open storage beneath the bed.

All it took was some IKEA kitchen cabinets and wood to make the platform. What a great idea, creating all that in what is usually a neglected and underutilized area of any room. Yes we have all shoved items under our bed in an attempt to get them out of the way or hide them from house guests. This guy went considerably further than that. Here are some other fun projects that you can do with Ikea furniture. I love that store.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Sleeping

I love sleeping! We have the most amazing mattress! We sleep so much that our mattress, with a 10 year warrantee, actually had to be replaced at year 5! Impressive I know. This roundup from Diply will give you real insight on what your sleeping positions mean and what they say about you as a person. Interesting!

I tend to sleep on my side. Right. I think that would make me a Yearner or position number 3. I do have an open personality but I don’t think I’m suspicious or cynical. My husband is a part time Freefall-er and part time Back Snorer. Not so true about him. Lol. Number 12, the lovers’ knot, looks so uncomfortable. This whole post makes me sleepy!

I love things like this and seeing if the predictions are correct. What does your car say about you, what does your pet say about you, what does your birthday say about you? Any of the predictions correct?

Here’s the link to all 15 positions and meanings…

Diply: 15 Ways To Sleep And What They Actually Mean (photos)

Sleeping

Now this is a fun idea. It’s a bed that sleeps seven. Do your kids always want to climb in bed with you? It can make for a very cramped sleeping space. One family, the Boyces, came up with a creative solution to this problem. Who knew what you could do with two Ikea beds and some ingenuity?!

I love this bed but I’m not sure where it would fit in with our life. Not the master bedroom. I’m not sleeping on the floor all the time. Maybe the play room or one of the kid’s bedroom. This bed reminds me of indoor camping. So cute. Check out the diagrams and how they make it work (for sleeping every night!) See more of the Boyce family’s amazing project and their cute family here. What a creative solution to their sleeping arrangements. Nice job!

See how it was built and all the features here….

Babyology: The Ultimate DIY Bed For Co-Sleeping With All The Kids

Treehouse

This is a great idea to change up your little monkeys’ drab white walled bedroom. With a few minor carpentry skills you yourself can create their new habitat and the proper tools. This 10 minute video will show you how to turn your child’s bedroom into the swinging jungle they deserve from beginning to end.

I love the hammock hanging from the new trees. The elevated bed with the crawl space (cave?) is a great addition too. He even included lots of storage by building a dresser into the bed itself. It all looks like so much fun to have with the kiddos. I would find excuses to hang out (pun intended) in this bedroom.

The down side is, the kids will be so convinced they are monkeys that you will have a hard time keeping bananas stocked in the house. Lol. Awesome work! While you are at it check out the amazing garage he built too.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Bed

Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? A hot cup of coffee not enough? A warm wonderful shower not tempting you out of your warm comfortable bed? Are you having a hard time getting to work on time? Can you not get your teenager out of bed? All of the above problems can be solved with this one ridiculous contraption. (It is seriously hilarious/ridiculous!)

This bed operates with two pneumatic rams to literally get you up out of bed. Talk about the ultimate alarm clock. It has flashing lights, sirens and a mechanism that can literally throw you out of bed.

This bed was designed and built at the request of a coffee company looking for a viral video to help them with advertising. So, it’s not available commercially. But, it sure got my attention. Can anyone tell me if the coffee works as advertised? It may be just the jolt I need to wake up in the morning, before going to more drastic measures like this bed. Lol. Huffington Post has some other help suggestions for how to wake up in the morning. Check them out here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Beds

These bunk beds are wonderfully fun for kids and the perfect space-saver for parents. I hope you get excited about building your own after seeing all of these ones. Diply has 15 bunk beds that will make you wish you were a kid again. I’m excited!

This roundup has it all; regular bunks, quads, raised with desks, corner beds, triple bunks, and it even looks like there is one that has managed to fit five in there. I can’t imagine needing five beds in one room! Those kids would be going crazy! I love the super creative themed ones. The playhouse ones are my favorite. I also like the ones that are brightly painted. Teal is my favorite color!

Another bunk bed that I really like is this pirate ship one. It is absolutely amazing. What kid wouldn’t love it!? What adult wouldn’t love it for that matter?! Sign me up.

Here’s the link to all 15 ideas…

Diply: 15 Awesome Bunk Beds (photos)