Finally: Under-the-Sofa Storage!

I’m one of those compulsive organizers that hates to see space go un-used and wasted. Naturally, when I spotted this genius idea on Apartment Therapy, I leaped for joy. Finally – a use for that weird, dust-bunny-collecting space underneath every sofa in my home!

By simply adding casters to a pre-formed countertop, you can create a handy games/craft surface for your kids! Let the puzzle-piecing, paper-glueing and go-fishing commence, and when your little one is finished having the time of their life? Roll it away – hidden and out of sight.

Genius idea, right?!

Photo: 2012 IKEA catalog

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A DIY Dixie Cup Garland

I have such fond memories of dixie cups from my days of Sunday school, childhood “picnics” and toothbrush gargling as a kid. And I suppose somewhere down the line, I completely forget they existed… until now.

Blogger Rhi adapted this idea from a Good Housekeeping magazine a few years ago, putting a lovely pastel spin on the project by creating scrapbook paper covers for each cup. After stringing a strand of Christmas lights through the cups, an instant party staple is born!

I love the look and think it would be equally stunning hanging from a fireplace, kid’s bedroom or quiet office corner all year long. So sweet, yes?

[Image Credits: Jenna McKenzie for The Loveliest Day]

What about you? Do you tend to utilize party decor throughout the year, or are they one-hit wonders in your home?

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