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A Beautiful Beach Retreat Home: Organizing Tips and Chance to Win

DIY Network Blog Cabin 2013 sweepstakes

Do you ever feel like escaping from everyday life and retreating to your own private getaway with the surf, sand, and sunshine? Wouldn’t you love someplace where you could kick back and relax anytime you wanted? If you’re thinking, “yes, of course!” then enter DIY Network’s Blog Cabin® 2013 Giveaway for a chance to win a beautiful beach retreat home on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast!

This spectacular home was brought to life by DIY Network’s expert hosts and has been featured on their most popular shows. Outfitted with a stunning balcony, outdoor kitchen, quaint bedrooms complete with an EasyClosets master closet, and even an efficient laundry room thanks to EasyClosets organization, this beach retreat is the perfect place to settle in and soak up the season. To enter, visit DIY Network’s Blog Cabin® 2013 Giveaway page.

Looking to organize your own vacation home? Here are four tips to turn your retreat into an organized oasis:

  1. Create a “beach station” in the entryway closet. Include lots of shelving for clean beach towels and baskets for sunscreen, hats, and other small items. By keeping your beach essentials in one place in the entryway, you’ll be able to grab everything you need for a day of sun and fun as you dash out the door!
  2. Take advantage of high and low areas to maximize storage in a small home. Under-bed storage is perfect for linens, suitcases, etc. Use overhead space in lower-traffic areas like the laundry room, and install cabinets for extra storage.
  3. Use a section of the pantry or kitchen cupboards for a picnic-ready package. Store a picnic blanket and basket stocked with plastic silverware, cups, and napkins in this one area and you’ll always be ready for a picnic whenever the mood strikes you.
  4. Keep a well-stocked media center for rainy days. Cards, board games, books, and movies will keep you and your family occupied if the weather isn’t cooperating. A media center with plenty of storage means you’ll have hours of entertainment at your fingertips when the weather calls for indoor fun.

Remember to enter the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin® 2013 Giveaway through Sept. 13, 2013 for a chance to win your very own beach retreat, and make sure to tune into DIY Network on Mondays at 9:30 pm ET to see the amazing transformation of this home! You can see EasyClosets laundry room organization system featured in the August 5th episode of Kitchen Crashers and the master closet makeover in the August 12th episode of Bath Crashers.

EasyClosets is a proud sponsor of the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin® 2013.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the United States, age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 9:00 a.m. ET on July 29, 2013 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on September 13, 2013. For full official rules, visit or or send self-addressed stamped envelope to: “DIY’s Blog Cabin Sweepstakes” – Rules Request, P.O. Box 52943, Knoxville, TN 37950. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a DIY Network