So often fans feel like a necessary evil over the warm months. They're great for keeping you cool but they're often total eyesores that you'd rather hide. This is a group of fans that you won't mind incorporating into your room.
It's a perennial small space question that merits revisiting. Under ideal conditions most of us would love to have designated workspace at home, but sometimes square footage and circumstances get in the way. So if your home doesn't have an office where do you put it?
There's a debate that is always going on among the Moms of my building: if you could choose just one upgrade for your apartment, would you get a washer/dryer or a dishwasher? For me, the dishwasher wins every time. Life goes on just fine without a washer/dryer. Here is how we do it:
For the last 4 years, I've house-sat and dog-sat for my friends whenever they travel. I love their home (and the dogs, of course) dearly, and am going to miss it so much when I move away next month. This is their home, but a little part of my heart will stay here...
Last year, one of my good friends found a new job, packed up
his belongings, and moved hundreds of miles away, for love. He was even talking
of proposing this spring. Fast-forward to the present, and instead of planning a wedding, my
friend and his (now) ex-girlfriend are going their separate ways. He is now living alone in the apartment they had picked out together,
the space they chose to start their life together.
We've all been in that position — you're on vacation and find a lovely rug, tea table, vase, etc for a price you can't beat. You would love to bring it home with you- but how? Oversized, heavy and otherwise cumbersome pieces present a unique set of challenges but can be well worth the hassle. Here are a few tips.
I've been working on my closet for some time now, trying to figure out how to maximize space and make it feel less utilitarian and more glamorous. Now that I've made some progress — or at least have a solid plan — I can focus on the little details. Pretty frocks deserve pretty hangers, don't you think?
Working out at home, especially in a small space, can be a huge hassle and feel potentially less effective, making hitting the gym seem like a necessity. This latest news has me thinking that maybe a quick, effective and compact at-home exercise routine not only exists, but is worth a try. Check out the full regimen below...
Married friends of mine announced this week they were moving from their cute place in Arlington, MA. Not to New York or San Francisco, like the many previous relocations I've had in my circle, but to the suburbs. The news was accompanied by a map, slideshow, and public transit access points for us car-free city folk. As the upper age limit of Generation Y enters their mid-30s, will more Millennials follow in my friends' footsteps, or stay in the city?
We've all got friends like this (or maybe you're the friend). You go over to their house, and it's covered in pet hair and smells like a barn. There's no reason to blame the pets in this instance — there are certainly things that you can do, even living in a small space, that will keep you from being the "smelly house friend."