Sunday, April 6, 2008

Get Organized!

One increasingly popular sub-genre of the DIY shows on TV these days is the organizational show: clean out your house, get rid of the clutter, and get the rest of your stuff organized. Spring Cleanup week is coming next month, so there is your opportunity to haul large quantities of junk out of your house. But what about the organizing? Well, check out a couple of our new DIY books from the people at Black & Decker.

Build Your Own Custom Closet: designing, building & installing custom closet systems will show you how to tear out old closets, repair damage, plan an efficient new design, and construct it yourself. The end product can range from hooks and particle board to pocket doors and tie racks. In other words, you decide how fancy you want to get.

The projects and ideas in The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins: build custom add-ons to create a one-of-a-kind home are a little more decorative, since you will be looking at the results all the time (who sits around and stares at their closet?). Bookshelves, window seats, entertainment centers, niches, loft beds, bath cabinets and a club-bar (cocktail, anyone?) are included in this book. The best project has to be the work center and computer desk that fit cozily in the unoccupied space under your stairs. Perfect.

Now if I could just find someone to come build all of this for me....

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