Whether you're moving into your first tiny apartment, downsizing from a larger space or just taking a stroll on the leaner side of life, it can take a little finessing to make a small space work. But, hey, that's why we're in the blogging business! Check out these 20 helpful posts, covering everything from sourcing small space guest beds to tips for de-cluttering a small space, to help you make the most of your limited resources.
This is more of a new-to-me cleaning tip, since apparently I'm very late to the black tea party. However, I just tried a homemade black tea window cleaner yesterday and I'm very excited with the results!
Unless you plan to appear on a future episode of Hoarders, you're going to need a garbage can. It may seem funny to spend a lot of time thinking about something you're going put trash in but if it's going to be in your home, you may as well love it - no matter what it is. We've rounded up our favorite trash cans in three categories: dual compartent, low end and big budget.
Just about everything we buy comes with a manual. Car? Check. Televison? Yup. Camera? No doubt. But the one thing we buy that doesn't come with a manual of any kind is precisely the purchase that needs one the most — a new house. There's a ton of content to cover here for one post, so today I'll do my best to sum up all the regular maintenance your house needs that no one cared to tell you about before.
Before I took on this assignment, I really didn't think that my fridge was that dirty. Well, let's just say that I was wrong. In case you too have fallen victim to that somewhat subtle accumulation of of grit and grime, follow along for my step-to-step guide to getting rid of the mess.
Today's One Minute Tip comes from Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, who recommends this technique not only for butcher blocks, but for cutting boards and other wooden kitchen items as well. He also recommends using Beeswax Oil (not pictured in this video).
As you can see from the above image, my desk really is quite a bit of a mess. In an attempt to get my workspace to a more efficient and tidy place, I looked through our archives to get inspired. I've taken what I've learned and broken it down into 5 steps — now if I could just follow them consistently I'd be all set…
This week, I'm lucky enough to be staying with someone who has a proper, real-life house. It boasts a fireplace, a washer and dryer right in the house (for real! Have you guys heard about this?), and a vegetable garden that can keep even a vegaholic like me fed. However, the feature that I might envy the most is the humble garden hose outside…
The last thing you want to do before you leave one home to start another is clean out the old place. But alas, it must be done, so just throw on some tunes, grin and bear it. If your place is just surface dirty and not damaged, how well you clean could be the difference between getting back your deposit money that has been held hostage for years or not. So here is a checklist of things not to forget as you prepare your home for its next inhabitants.
My mom keeps a little magazine clipping taped to her washing machine that reads "Laundry is a task with no end in sight." It's not exactly a complaint, but more of a reminder of a reality that we can't avoid (short of hiring a housekeeper).