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By Carrie McConkey | carriemcconkey.com Chris McKenry has been keeping busy during Covid. The owner of Closets by McKenry and Designer Garages has been expanding his showroom and growing his team, focusing on bringing new, exciting storage and organization options to the area. “The pandemic has made our homes our work, rest, play, and vacation spot during the last year,” said McKenry. “When major factors in our life spin out of control, getting organized helps us gain control of our environment.” More Room to Dream When the suite next door became available just one year after McKenry opened his showroom on Center Park Drive in West Knoxville, he envisioned a more relaxing creative experience for his clients. “Our expansion gives...

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photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: how we designed a family-friendly laundry room in the portland project

LAUNDRY, GUYS. It’s all I can think about. Riddle me this: how is it possible to wear the same few pieces every day and STILL amass piles of things to be washed? Did I break a time-space barrier? Is this physics? Did my spring cleaning unlock a black hole of clothing that’s been sitting, un-laundered, for millennia? Is this what you talk about in science class? Like a lot of apartment dwellers, laundry day is a whole THING for me. I wasn’t #blessed with an in-unit (or even in-building) washer or dryer, so once a week, I load up a sack and haul my clothes, towels, sheets, and other unmentionables down the block to the laundromat. It’s the only place...

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2019-10-28

You know how, every now and then, you just get to the point with household annoyances that you feel like throwing your hands up in surrender? Well, I guess that moment happened for me back in August, because I’ve been making lots of big changes around our home since then, and life feels so much simpler. It blows my mind that we waited as long as we did to change over to a few of the handy new goodies I mention below, and I’m hoping that one or two of them will help simplify your lives, too. Got your own tip to share? Let us know about it in the comments below! Smart Home Buys To Simplify Your Life: 1....

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2019-09-26

You know how, every now and then, you just get to the point with household annoyances that you feel like throwing your hands up in surrender? Well, I guess that moment happened for me back in August, because I’ve been making lots of big changes around our home since then, and life feels so much simpler. It blows my mind that we waited as long as we did to change over to a few of the handy new goodies I mention below, and I’m hoping that one or two of them will help simplify your lives, too. Got your own tip to share? Let us know about it in the comments below! Smart Home Buys To Simplify Your Life: 1....

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