Skaie Knox

About Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).

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    DIY De-Cluttering: 15 Minutes to an In-Shape Kitchen

    We all know the kitchen is the heart of our home. A cluttered kitchen, then, can be seen as the organizational equivalent to overeating, no exercising, and not enough sleep. Let’s stay in shape! It takes just 15 minutes a day of de-cluttering as follows:

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    DIY De-Cluttering: 15 Minutes to a Cleaner Living Room

    Knickknacks, tchotchkes, trinkets, oh my! With all the stuff we bring in to our home, it can be quite frightening to consider taming this “beast of bits and pieces”. Still, it is possible to get a hold of your things and make room for what is really important: you.

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    DIY De-Cluttering: 15 Minutes to an Organized Closet

    It’s that wonderful season again…spring cleaning! For most, this necessary annual chore is about as popular as doing taxes, receiving that jury notice, or scrubbing toilets. Fear not! Below is a method of purging and organizing that takes only 15 minutes! In the first blog of a series of “15 Minute Organizing Tips”, we’ll tackle the closet (before it tackles you!).

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    Get on the Defense: 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Fire Proof Your Home

    I’m a native Californian who greatly appreciates our temperate weather. However, there is a seasonal flip-side to our good fortune: drought, fire, rain, and mudslides. Ugh. It’s just the way of life here, and so, with our “It is what it is” attitude, we accept, prepare, and defend our homes against the possibility of Mother Nature’s wrath.

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    S.H.A.K.E. Off Disaster: 5 Ways to Earthquake Proof Your Home

    Earthquakes have enormous power, both in its unpredictable energy and destruction. While we can’t control the former, our readiness and preparedness can possibly save our home and most importantly, our lives.

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    Quick-tip Part Two: The Wondergrass-Bamboo Cropping Up Everywhere

    Yesterday, I wrote about the many uses of bamboo in your home with regard to design, furniture, flooring, and accessories. In my research, I was amazed to find an astounding number of ways we’re turning this prolific plant into useful and eco-friendly gadgets, tools, utensils, thingamajigs, and doodads in and outside our homes.

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    Quick-Tip Part 1: Eco-Friendly Bamboo-From Floors to Ceilings

    Today’s quick-tip is about a simple “green” material: eco-friendly bamboo is being used from floors to ceilings. This trend gives the old saying “The grass is always greener.” a whole new meaning. After watching an episode of HGTV’s “Carter Can” I learned that bamboo is not just for floors and outdoor natural fences.

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    ReFreshen Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could take the corners of our house, pick them up, and snap them clean like a freshly washed bed sheet? It would be nice, but then we’d be living in an unreal “Tim Burton-esque” world. ¬†Good news, though…refreshening your home, with good planning, can be done easily in a…
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    Bigger Is Not Better: It’s Passe

    Have you noticed the change in the types of houses that are being built? The sign of the times is pointing towards smaller homes that are more efficient. I have to admit, I think this is yet another great adjustment that is going to come out of the housing market crash. Don’t get me wrong,…
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    Organizing Picture Walls Puts Me In a New York Frame of Mind

    When decorating our homes, we know the best way to personalize and “warm” our space is to hang pictures of friends and family. But, when it comes to actually designing this decorative touch, we’re often left with unwanted nail holes and uneven spacing.