Cute DIY Shelves For The Home

Shelves are one of the greatest way of adding some storage, decor and practicality all at the same time. There are so many different variations you can do for shelves – there’s practically endless possibilities. 

Sometimes shelves can be mighty expensive though (even if they’re literally just a piece of wood!).

They can be used in the bathroom for extra storage and a little decor, in the living room to hold photos and books, or in the office for a pop of color and art. 

With us moving within the next month, I’m so excited to experiment with our extra space by adding some cute shelving. 

I’ve gathered together some awesome DIY shelves from some talented bloggers, in order to save a few bucks but still have some adorable and practical units. 


 

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What I Wish I Knew Before Moving Out

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Life is definitely full of so much trial and error. Especially when it comes to finding the place you’re going to live. 

Not that I regret moving out of my parents house into my own apartment with my boyfriend AT ALL, but there are a few things that would have been nice to know first. Some I can totally get not knowing until you experience yourself, but others I am here to share with you to give ya a little heads up.

So a little background to begin with so you know my situation:

I currently live in an apartment with my boyfriend of five years, and we both moved out of our parents houses in August of 2015. We really didn’t have to worry about the apartment hunting process, because Justin’s sister was finishing up her lease and moving out of town, so we were just taking over her place! It definitely made it easier. 

We now live in a different apartment building, one that we hunted for ourselves last summer. Moving was to get a bigger place with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Otherwise, there was really nothing wrong with our first apartment – it was great (just tiny!)

Now, with moving twice in the last two years and having two very different apartment experiences, I’m here to share some insight and knowledge into this whole apartment/moving out situation. 

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Kitchen Items You Actually Need

 
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When you’re moving out for the first time, you’re going to need a few things for your new place. And the room in your new home that definitely needs some items is the kitchen. You can’t do much in your kitchen without a few things. 

But, the kitchen is also the area people tend to go overboard on when shopping for new items. There are so many gadgets and kitchen things that stores convince you that you absolutely need, when in reality, you really don’t need that much.

Sure, some stuff is handy to have, but when you’re in a small apartment (which is likely for your first home), cupboard and storage space for the kitchen is usually very minimal. 

So with moving out a year and a half ago, going way overboard the first time, and having to downsize my kitchen items after moving into an even smaller kitchen this past August, I’ve figured out what’s really necessary to have in your cooking space (and what’s not.)

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Home Office Styling Ideas & Desk Organization Hacks

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Starting up my second semester back in University, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, get on a schedule and get that desk of mine organized again. 

We live in a small apartment, so my work space has to be in a corner of our guest bedroom. But! I’ve learned to make do, and learned a couple of tricks on staying organized in a small space. 

Whether you have an entire office, or a small corner of your bedroom, you have the ability to be organized and that is the key to getting your work done efficiently and effectively. (Whether that’s schoolwork or work-work.)

I’ve gathered up a couple of awesome home office and desk inspiration to get yourself going on setting up that perfect space for getting shiz done. 

Stay tuned for the end of this post for some awesome desk organization hacks!

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