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DIY Message Boards From Re-Purposed Boxes

This month, Franchisee Laurie Malseed, had the privilege of appearing in 2 television segments on getting organized in the new year.

The Living Dayton Show and Fox45 in the Morning ran 3-5 minute interviews with Laurie as she demonstrated how to make various message boards out of cardboard. We used our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® boxes of course! The cardboard makes a great, sturdy structure and also allows you to secure messages and pictures like you would on a cork board.

Girl Scouts

These cute Girls Scouts were inspired by our project and crafted their very own message boards at one of their meetings!

Here’s what you’ll need to craft your own decorative message boards:

  • Used Cardboard Boxes
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spray Mount
  • Command Strips
  • Magnets
  • Batting
  • Box Cutter or Scissors

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DIY Ornaments (and more!) Made From Cardboard

Franchisee, Laurie Malseed, had a great time this week showing off her DIY ornaments made from cardboard and other supplies like yarn, twine, cookie cutters, and chalkboard paint on The Living Dayton Show and Fox45 in the Morning.

Re-Purpose Boxes

Live in-studio demonstration on the Fox45 in the morning show.

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How to Organize Your Home in 4 Easy Steps (or boxes!)

Written by: Laurie Malseed, Franchisee

As I ring in the new year, I want a fresh start in my home. It seems like in every room of my home there is at least one, if not more, piles that I am just waiting to “get to.”

I’ve read several “how-to get organized” columns in the past and always think that bits and pieces of them are great, but they often complicate things for me. I have 3 small children and no time. While I’m organizing, they’re making a mess. While I’m cleaning their mess, they’re undoing the 8 piles of whatever I just organized. As if organizing a house isn’t bad enough!

My challenge: Come up with a quick, easy, system that would make an overwhelming room (or closet, or cabinet) more manageable, and less emotionally stressful.

“A place for everything and everything in it’s place.”

Look at the simple mantra, “a place for everything and everything in it’s place.” Imagine if your home truly had a place for everything. You could simply take some time (not a ton of time) and walk around and put it all away. Boom. But that’s the problem. We don’t all have a place for everything!

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The 4-Box Technique was featured on The Living Dayton Show!

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