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Spring Clean While Saving Space

Is your house over-cluttered with small items loosely sprawled everywhere?  Are you having trouble seeing the bottom of your junk drawer?  You don’t have to suffer with discord in your home when you could create a special organizational system that involves storing your items in small jars that can be housed underneath your cabinets and save space.

1.  Locate an area in your home for your space saver set. Consider setting up your space saving jars in a laundry room or even the garage cabinets. You will be permanently adding this set to a cabinet so make sure you don’t damage expensive or new cabinetry.

  • Find a well-traveled area or an area that is easy to access.
  • Make sure the cabinets can support several mounted jars underneath. If the cabinets are damaged or have poor support, consider using a different cabinet.

2. Separate lids from each jar. You will be affixing the lids to the wooden block.

3.  Line wooden block with lids. Before you make it permanent, map out where each lid will go on the block. Make sure you have enough room to screw and unscrew each jar once the lids and system is put in place.  Trace each lid in the place so you can keep your map in place once you begin to glue the lids.

4. Glue lids onto block. Add several dollops of glue to the top of the lid and then hold in place on wooden block.  Allow several hours or overnight to dry. While the glue will most likely hold in place within minutes but you will want to wait in order to ensure the lids don’t come unglued.

5.  Mount wooden block underneath the cabinet. Slather wood or industrial strength glue on the back of the wooden block. Working quickly affix the wooden block underneath the cabinet and hold in place.

  • You may need to hold block in place for several minutes to ensure it remains in place.
  • Consider purchasing or picking up a few wooden blocks that measure the width between your cabinet bottom and the countertop. Slide those blocks in place to hold the glued block in place and provide a lengthy dry time.

6. Fill jars with items and screw in place. Once wooden block has completely dried, remove supports and use jar system as needed.

Items You Will Need

Ball, Pint (16 oz), Wide Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 66000

SKU: 001280081

Gorilla Glue 4 Oz Bottle

SKU: 002440626

A Little Spring, A Little Clean

Spring is fast approaching and we all know what that means……SPRING CLEANING! I know just the thought can make you cringe but we all know it must be done. After being cooped up in our homes for the past few months every inch of our homes has been used at some point and most likely not as clean as we would like. I have found a great cleaning check list and an awesome website for natural homemade cleaners. I hope you find this as helpful as I did, happy cleaning!

broom         cleaner        lemon-fresh_28_1         mop

*The best spring cleaning website I found for a complete checklist-


*All natural –making your own cleaners from household products-


**Some areas I find troublesome:


This is the perfect time to weed out some of the clothes you are have been hanging onto that no longer fit or have outstayed their welcome. Buy some new hangers and start organizing and putting away all of the space hogging winter clothing.

*Cleaning tiles and grout: ½ cup baking soda into 2 gallons of water, who would have thought it would be so simple?!

*Cleaning your granite: soap scum or mildew- ½ cut ammonia in a gallon of water/ coffee and juice stains- use a little hydrogen peroxide in water plus just a few drops of ammonia.

Go check out your local Rural King, you will find all you need to make the cleaners yourself and the supplies to put the cleaners to the test!!

Links to the Ruralking.com website for the some of the essential items needed to get the job done:

mops:  http://search.ruralking.com/search?p=Q&asug=&w=mops

Brooms:  http://search.ruralking.com/search?view=grid&w=brooms

cleaners: http://search.ruralking.com/search?view=grid&w=cleaner

Libman Brand:  http://search.ruralking.com/search?view=grid&w=libman