Love, Pomegranate House

Linen Closet Mini-Makeover

It’s January. It’s the month when people have made resolutions for the new year and are trying hard to stick with them. I don’t really do resolutions anymore (because I inevitably break them on January 3rd) but I do try to set goals for myself. And let’s be honest, I feel way less bad when I don’t accomplish a goal than when I break a resolution. It’s all in the wording, people. And like a lot of people, one of my goals is to be more organized. 

Linen Closet Mini-Makeover

I realize that 99% of people who know me in real life are going to laugh at that goal. I am crazy organized. Clutter and disorganization drives me nuts. But even I have a few Monica’s secret closet spots. Sure, they aren’t that bad, but they are definitely more clutter than function. So when Rubbermaid and Home Depot asked me to check out their new All Access storage line, I was all about organizing and giving a mini-makeover to one of my least functional spaces, the linen closet.

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Pantry Mini-Makeover + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Pantry Mini-Makeover

Do you guys realize how quickly the holidays are coming up!? Wasn’t it just October yesterday?? Where is the time going? SLOW DOWN! I don’t know about you, but I do a lot of cooking/baking around the holidays. Not just for the holidays themselves, but also for all the friend/family get-togethers and parties. ‘Tis the season, I guess. And with all of the time I spend in the kitchen this time of year, I always begin to notice some of my kitchen’s shortcomings. One of the biggest areas I’m noticing right now? My pantry. It isn’t nearly as organized as I would like and it makes finding things a little difficult. So when Avery contacted me asking me to use their labels, I instantly knew I was going to do a pantry mini-makeover.

Pantry Mini-Makeover

My pantry started out like this. Not terrible, but not great. The cans are stacked high and often topple over when I go to remove one. Can we say annoying?? It definitely isn’t conducive to retrieving items quickly while in the midst of baking (p.s. It makes me feel all smart and schmancy when I use the phrase “in the midst…”… until I realize that I just used the word “schmancy”). When we moved in, the pantry had 5 shelves, but the bottom shelf had to be removed in order to fit some of my taller kitchen gadgets.

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How-to Clean Your Drip Pans

Hey all! I’ve been packing things up and cleaning like a madwoman the past few weeks in preparation for our big move next week. I decided to take a break from all the craziness to share a great tip.

How-to Clean Your Drip Pans

I hate the idea of leaving our little apartment a mess for the future tenant so I’ve been doing some serious deep cleaning. One of the first areas I hit up was the kitchen. I am always amazed and incredibly disgusted at how greasy and dirty things get! I have been fighting to get the drip pans clean on our old electric stove ever since we moved in. They have never been clean to my standards but no matter how much scrubbing and soaking I did, I couldn’t get them clean! Arg! It drove me mad! And then my mom told me the key to no-scrub, clean drip pans!

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Homemade Laundry Detergent {Improved}

Homemade Laundry Detergent {Improved}

Eight months ago I shared a recipe for homemade laundry soap. And since I needed to make another batch this week, I thought it was time for me to give you a little update on how it has been working. Well, in one word… GREAT! I don’t think I will ever go back to buying laundry detergent! Seriously! This stuff smells amazing and cleans wonderfully! Plus it lasts such a long time! I made my first batch back in August 2012 and I just made my 3rd batch. Craziness. This time I decided to try a slightly different and improved version of my Homemade Laundry Detergent.

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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

I haven’t been feeling the crafty vibe recently. I have about 10 projects on the horizon that I’m wanting to work on but I haven’t been feeling very motivated. Maybe it is the weather. Either it is snowy and I want to veg all day or it is sunny and gorgeous and warm and I just want to be outside. Blarg. I’ll get my motivation back sooner or later!

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

So while I haven’t been feeling crafty I have been feeling the spring cleaning vibe! All the curtains and rugs and blankets in the house have been cleaned! Deep cleaning is being done. I even cleaned my washing machine again! I’ve even been washing all of our pillows! That is where these little DIY Wool Dryer Balls come in.

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