Each year, designers, influencers, and freelance writers release a breakdown of what the upcoming kitchen trends and color schemes will be. They are exciting to read, but often not exactly accurate.
If you google “how to clean a knife block,” probably the first few articles that will pop up will say to wash it in soapy water, and/or soak it in a bleach solution, followed by a sink rinse. Please do not do that! It will totally ruin your knife block!
After sharing my recipe for making powder detergent, I thought it might be a good idea to post how I wash cold water loads. For that, I prefer to use my homemade liquid detergent. It doesn’t require grating (yay) and is so insanely easy to do. Once you learn the recipe, you will likely never go back to store-bought again.
There are many variations of how exactly to make up a batch of powder laundry detergent. Most utilize the same basic ingredients, but with varying suggestions on the amount. These are my tried and true recipes which I find are far superior to store-bought in both the level of cleanliness and in helping to keep my machine free from build-up.
Knife storage is a must for every kitchen, but how to do so is also very subjective. Some people love to use a countertop knife block. Some people like to mount them on a magnet strip. I am one of those people who like to have a knife organizer that is hidden away inside a drawer or a pullout. This is why I decided to build a knife organizer pullout combined with a cutting board storage space.
Constructing a cutting board is one of the first woodworking projects that most woodworkers like to tackle. However, making (or buying) the right cutting board is different for each person. There are several factors to consider in order to get the best outcome for each user. This guide covers everything that you need to know about cutting boards and butcher block tops and should help you get the best results.
There is a time and a place where slugs and snails serve a good purpose. Inside your garden or flower bed is not one of them. So how do you get rid of slugs and snails? Fortunately, there is a very simple and safe way to deal with these slimy nighttime snackers.
It doesn’t take a lot of effort or even skill to make something amazing for Mother’s Day. Sometimes the simplest things are the most cherished. I’ve compiled a collection of some of my favorite woodworking projects for Mother’s Day that can be built in just 1-2 days.
Trying to landscape in an area where the soil is constantly wet can be a struggle to get right. The wrong plants won’t survive the lack of oxygen and will most often succumb to root rot. Luckily, there are many shrubs, trees, and plants that like wet soil.
There are certain items in a DIYers toolkit that seem to become staples over time. One of those items for me is dowel rods. I love the versatility of dowel rods, and how they can provide solutions to many of our household problems. So, I thought I would compile a selection of some of my favorite ways to use dowel rods. I hope that it inspires some great DIY projects for you!