Here at Apartment Therapy, we spend a lot of time talking about how to de-clutter your home. This post is a little different. Today, we're going to focus on controlling the chaos in your head. Modern life can be a little overwhelming. Maybe you feel like you're always trying to keep track of about a billion things at one time. This week's video roundup is dedicating to helping you slow down, chill out, be more creative, and enjoy the simple things a little bit more.
Judy Ross has achieved the impossible. She's managed to fit three people — and all of their stuff — into a 600 square foot apartment. And two of those people are children! And her place is neat! And warm, and personal, and welcoming. How does she do it? Judy was kind enough to share her small-space wisdom with us.
Whether you're about to move or just trying to simplify your life, ridding yourself of clutter can be an uphill battle. Tackling a whole pile of stuff (or even just one messy room) can be pretty intimidating. And once you're actually holding something in your hand, it can be hard to pull the trigger. "But I used to really like this!" "But maybe I will use this... someday." If you struggle to get rid of stuff, these quick tips from our video archive may be just what you need.
Summer is a time for travel, and relaxing, and maybe entertaining, too. Want to have friends over without the hassle? From our archives, here are a few video tips to make all your summer soirees a breeze.
I rarely wait to latch onto a new social trend, but I admit I avoided Vine because I had a suspicion Instagram wouldn't be far behind when it came to video. I'm glad I waited. Within a matter of days of Instagram announcing the option to record 15 second videos, several handy sites have popped up to convert those Instagram video clips into file formats you can share online...
Summer is traditionally a time when a lot of people move. Maybe you've just graduated from college and are moving into your first apartment. Maybe you've had roommates and are finally getting a place of your own, or you're moving cross-country and setting up in a new city. Whatever your reasons, adding special, personal touches in a new place can help it feel like it's truly yours. Here are some ideas from our video archives to take your abode from 'new house' to 'new home.'
It's no secret that here at Apartment Therapy, we love color. But comitting to colors, especially bright colors, in your decor can be a little intimidating. These four short videos, from Apartment Therapy's Color Cure, are an introduction to a whole new way of thinking about color. Armed with Maxwell's sage advice about using color in the home, you can go forth and decorate boldly.
Have you ever tried to start a fire? It is not easy. But even if you're no boy scout, the tips in the video below will have you making cozy campfires in no time. Plus even more handy-dandy solutions from our archives: how to oil a butcher block, how to remove pesky candle wax from jars, and a great solution for washing your jeans without fading them.
Summer time is lazy beach time. Or, if you're like me, it's get-all-those-projects-done-that-I-somehow-put-off-doing-earlier time. One project you can do that will have an especially big impact is painting your walls. If you're considering it, here are some tips (ranging from the basic to the very ambitious) for getting the most out of the experience.