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Quick Tip #13: Bench Bookshelf

I’ve got another décor Quick Tip for you, this one too is form Martha Stewart. What can I say – this woman is brilliant.

#13   If all the bookshelves you find in stores are too tall, too wide, or too unwieldy, consider stacking sturdy wooden benches to make a streamlined shelf that’s just right for your space. Search flea markets and second-hand shops for old benches – all they need is a lick of paint.

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Organizing That Linen Closet

Quick Tip #12: Organizing That Linen Closet

A tip directly from the Queen of Organization, Martha Stewart. The first time I saw this handy trick on her website I thought “why didn’t I think of that!” – it’s superbly clever yet simplistic!

#12 Keep your linen closet neat and organized by tucking sheet sets inside their matching pillowcases. Then stack the “pillowcase packets” according to size (twin, double, queen, king) or by the room you use the sheets in (master bedroom, guest room.)

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Quick Tip #5: Freeze in a Flash

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I learned this lovely tip from Martha Stewart:

#5   Here is a quick way to chill your drinks before an unplanned party or when on a camping trip. Place your bottles/cans in a bucket or container and add a layer of ice followed by a layer of salt; repeat the ice/salt layering until you almost reach the top. Fill the bucket with cold water to just below the ice line. Thanks to the salt the water in the bucket will be colder than normal, chilling you drinks in less than 10 minutes!