It’s Time to Purge Your Holiday Decor: Use Our Two Simple Rules to Declutter
Whether you crank up the Christmas music the second Halloween’s over, or you restrain yourself and stick to fall decor at least until Thanksgiving, now is the time of year that your bins of holiday decor have come down from the attic or out from under the guest beds. Rather than waiting until it’s time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn’t use, go through it now.
Nov 13, 2017
Actually Helpful Advice for Hosting in a Small Home
For many small space dwellers, the thought of entertaining over the holidays—inviting friends and family into a teeny amount of square feet—is plain daunting. Don’t let the challenge of hosting in a small home get in the way of your dinner party dreams this holiday season, though. Not only is entertaining in a small space possible, it can be downright pleasant! And these real small-space dwellers share their tips, advice, and lessons learned.
Nov 13, 2017
Why You Should Put a Cotton Ball in Your Trash Can
I’m trying to watch my waste. And we recycle a lot. So my trash can—it doesn’t get a lot of attention. An egg shell here, and some uneaten leftovers there. (I should probably start composting, I think.) It takes some time for my trash to get full, and in the meantime… it can kind of start to stink. I’ve heard a gentle sprinkle of baking soda into the can every once in a while can help, but the truth is, I need something more “set it and forget it.
Nov 13, 2017
The One Product That Seriously Boosted My Closet Space
For most small space dwellers, a tiny apartment usually translates to an equally compact closet—so finding extra storage space can be an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are still some affordable and foolproof ways to score some extra closet space at home—it just takes a little imagination.
Nov 13, 2017
Here’s What This Weekend’s New Moon Means For Your Home
With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac’s Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Let change feel like simply slipping off an old duvet cover. Easy, breezy, and ready for brand new dreams. Below, your sign-by-sign guide to both the stars and your interstellar interiors.
Nov 13, 2017
We Tried Updating An Old Appliance With Liquid Stainless Steel
Can this outdated, off-white relic of a stove be transformed into a sleek stainless steel beauty? When I learned about a product designed to replicate the look of stainless steel appliances, I was itching to see if it worked — it just seemed a little too good to be true. Could this paint make appliances blend in a little bit more, or maybe look a little less decrepit? Less almond at least? For this test, I bought Rust-Oleum’s Stainless Steel from Amazon which retails for about $30.
Nov 13, 2017
The $8 IKEA Find Every Messy Person Needs to Know About
From Apartment Therapy → The $8 IKEA Find Every Messy Person Needs to Know About null
Nov 13, 2017
Is it a Bad Thing to Give Stores Your Zip Code When You’re Shopping?
While many of us do the bulk of our shopping online throughout the year, as we gear up for the holidays, it’s inevitable we will hit up some brick-and-mortar stores. When it comes time to check out at some of these retail stores, you might be surprised how many ask for personal information, particularly your ZIP code, in order to complete the transaction.
Nov 13, 2017