Using your Resources

re¬∑source¬†noun¬†ňąrńďňĆs√īrs

“a natural feature or phenomenon that enhances the quality of human life”

wine rack collage

As we organize this spring, it helps to set an ultimate goal. What are you working so hard to¬†achieve? This could be: to de-clutter –¬†truly¬†going through papers and ‘stuff’ to file or donate, having more space – making use of wall space or¬†cabinetry, or simply cleanliness – getting every nook and¬†cranny. Whatever your goal may be, there are tons of resources at your fingertips! We’ve used a few here to create a multi-purpose organizer.

wine rack before

magazine rackBefore heading out to buy new storage or organizing containers watch for items in the garage, at your parents or grandparents house that may be of use. Especially wooden, because we love wood and there is an array of options to fix, clean and refurbish wood items. This old wine rack came from an ARES Thrift Store for $3.99.

I sanded it quite a bit, ¬†using 80 grit. I’ve recently been taught the¬†importance¬†of sanding completely before staining anything wood. It’s important to get all the way down past the previously stained parts so that the new stain will take well. I chose a white wash stain out of pure¬†curiosity. I have seen many people do it and needed to see for myself how it works and looks. ¬†I simply followed the instructions on the can and viola! We now have an elegant and rustic; wine rack,¬†towel¬†rack,¬†magazine¬†holder, or anything else you fit rack!

Of course, I followed up with a Scott’s Liquid Gold Cleaner and Preservative test! liquid gold testThis lighter wood took to Liquid Gold very well so I chose not to finish it with a clear coat.

My challenge for you, is to think outside the box to achieve your spring organizing goals. Below are some additional resources you may want to use to help you get started! towel rack with Liquid Gold

resource definition

This post and project were created by our Intern, Amber Lesser. Amber is an Environmental Studies student at the University of Colorado. Thanks Amber!

Do-it-Yourself this Weekend!

book5With Spring creeping upon us, it is time to begin our annual organizing fiasco! I challenge you all not to throw away but reuse, re-purpose and recycle while you organize!earth heart

I stumbled upon this amazing idea, but realized I was lacking in old, antique looking literature. I had heard of this awesome¬†antique store,¬†Tables to Teacups, decided this was the perfect time to investigate. It was a great success! Grandma’s house is always a good place to begin these projects as well.

The How To: You’ll need a drill, L-brackets, ruler, and screws. booksYou will use 3 L-brackets per ‘book shelf.’ One bracket will need to be slightly smaller than the other two brackets. One set of brackets will be placed below the books, and the other (smaller) bracket will go on top of the book(s). Measure your books and start drilling (two sets of hands makes this much more manageable)! I also used a level at this point for my perfectionist side. Lastly, the smaller bracket is placed on the inside, bottom of the second (top) book – this pressed the books together enough so they didn’t move around.

Shelving

This makes a pretty solid shelf but ultimately, you won’t want to place anything heavy on these.¬†I must say it felt wonderful when my friends made notice of the new addition to my house and they loved it.

I did this differently than the folks from which I found the idea: Thanks Kristin for a fun and easy project!

This post and project were created by our Intern, Amber Lesser. Amber is an Environmental Studies student at the University of Colorado. Thanks Amber!

Savor the Slopes This Spring With Clean Screen

Are you still enjoying winter sports now that spring has arrived? Nothing can beat a day of spring skiing with fresh powder thanks to Colorado’s ever changing weather and bright sunshine. Protecting your eyes on ski days like those can be a top priority, whether you’re wearing sunglasses or goggles, spots on your lenses are inevitable. If you’re carving down the slopes, you want to be able to see right? Here is where we can help!

Ever heard of Scott’s Liquid Gold? How about Clean Screen? As a younger consumer, the chances are, these words are not part of your everyday vocabulary. I’m here to tell you they should be.

Clean Screen works wonders on all of your electronic devices. No one likes fingerprints on their iPads, or laptop screens, and if any of you have children or younger siblings, you know just how it seems to be physically impossible for children to keep their fingers off your precious flat screen when they see Nemo or some other cute cuddly character. Clean Screen is here to help. Formulated with Reverse Osmosis Solution, this bottle will give you that crystal clear picture you’ve always wanted.

What happens when you’re out on the slopes and you’d rather not carry a spray bottle of Clean Screen? Enter Little Clean Screen. Small enough to fit in your pocket or wallet, and perfect for on-the-go use, Little Clean Screen does wonders for glasses, sunglasses, and goggles. Don’t spend your day on the slopes staring through dirty lenses. Look for us in the household-cleaning isle in many grocery stores and Wal-Marts across the country. For easy shopping, find us online at www.scottsliquidgold.com.

Clean Screen for a Spring Clean

new-imageSpring cleaning is just around the corner. Easter is just four weeks away and Passover is less than that. Time to pick up a¬†can of¬† Scott’s Liquid Gold! It cleans and restores all the¬†natural wood furniture and features in your home.¬† Scott’s Liquid Gold¬†also makes Wood Wash to clean cabinets, doors, trim and floors. It really cuts through the dirt and grime and lets the natural beauty of the wood shine through.¬†

This year, look for¬†the newest member of the Scott’s Liquid Gold¬†family, Clean Screen, a¬†two part cleaning system for valuable elctronics. It works on computers, high-def TVs, game sytems, DVDs, CDs and so much more. Leave it to the folks at Scott’s Liquid Gold to introduce the perfect solution for cleaning todays most valuable items.¬† Ater all, we have been taking care of your antiques and family heirlooms for nearly 60 years.¬†

Before you forget, put Scott’s Liquid Gold at the top of the grocery list. Be sure to look for coupons in the Sunday newspapers for savings on all our Scott’s Liquid Gold products.¬† Our products are always available online at www.scottsliquidgold.com or at 1-800-44-WOODS.