One Smart Click and You’re Scamming Your Way to Lower Monthly Bills
In the age of smart home devices, setting your thermostat and dimming the lights have never been easier. But these purchases have more long-term payoff than convenience alone. A one-time buy like a smart thermostat or home security system may feel pricy upfront, but by potentially lowering other monthly payments, they could pay for themselves over time—and have you feeling like a genius.
Mar 13, 2019
It’s Not All Retirees and Disney: 5 Reasons Why I Keep Moving Back to the Southeast U.S.
There is no shortage of things to see and do in the nine states that make up the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia). I’ve loved living here for most of my life, and even decided to move back after a grand three-year adventure living in Alaska.
Mar 13, 2019
Clever Paint Jobs That Make Your Old, Cheap or Thrifted Furniture Look Expensive
We all know about the transformative power of paint for your wall, ceilings, and even floors, but have you thought about updating your furniture? With all the great colors and techniques out there, it’s easy to freshen up an over-loved piece or thrift flip something plain and make it extraordinary. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite paint transformations to get you started. Faux textured furniture can quickly look dated once the original finish gets dinged.
Mar 13, 2019
25 Easy Tips, Strategies, and Ideas for Small Space Living
As we close out our Small Spaces & Simple Living month here on Re-Nest, we’re rounding up a list of tips and ideas provided by YOU via this post. Everyone has a bit of a different take on coping with small spaces: it’s all about purging your stuff. No, it’s all about organizing your stuff. Wait, it’s all about storing your stuff!
Mar 13, 2019
Hot Tip: How To Keep Your Paint Rollers and Brushes Fresh
My fiance and I have spent our last two weekends priming ceilings. It’s hard work, but rewarding. Every night after a few hours’ work, we fastidiously clean out the rollers and brushes, using more water than we’d like—and they’re never up to par the next day. This was our practice until a friend stopped by today and let us in on a painter’s secret.To make the rollers and brushes last much, much longer (and save gallons of water in the meantime!
Mar 13, 2019
This $2.95M Home Used to Be a Library and, Wow, I’ve Never Wanted Anything More
A day ago, if you would have asked me about my dream home, I would have said something very vague and mentioned the words “glass,” “mid-century modern,” and maybe even, “Actually, don’t tell anyone but I kind of loved the house Eleanor lived in on ‘The Good Place?'” But that has all changed now that I have become aware of this house in Rockport, Massachusetts, that is now on the market for $2,950,000.
Mar 13, 2019
Before & After: A Mini $250 Makeover for That Awkward Space Under the Stairs
The little nook at the bottom of these stairs wasn’t really serving a purpose. The steamer trunk is undeniably cool, but it couldn’t do the heavy lifting of filling out the otherwise blank question mark of a space. Suzanne was transitioning into her new life as founder of a design company and really needed a place to work until she could move into an office. She thought about using the basement, but it was dark and sparse.
Mar 13, 2019
6 Stylish Accent Tables You Can Get on Amazon for Less Than $50
Accent tables can do a lot to make a room feel finished, but for such a small piece of your room, they can end up being surprisingly expensive. Fortunately, one of our favorite online retailers, Amazon, offers an impressive assortment of accent tables that are both super stylish and inexpensive. From a pair of nesting end tables to a two-tiered coffee table, here are some of the best accent tables under $50 on Amazon. The only thing better than a sleek and space-savvy end table is two of them.
Mar 13, 2019
Sign Up for Our (Free!) Mood-Based Spring Cleaning Program
As much as I appreciate the calendar nudging me to deep clean every spring, I never can seem to psych myself up for it. It doesn’t matter how vividly I remember the self-assured satisfaction of dusting the ceiling fans or finally digging the gunk out from the window tracks. Some days, I’m just not in the mood. Honestly, making that connection between mood and motivation is what inspired this year’s spring cleaning plan.
Mar 13, 2019
Elbow Grease Made This Small 400-Square-Foot Studio Extremely Livable
Name: Jenii Stewart and two cats, Robin Hood and Will Scarlet Location: Uptown — Chicago, Illinois Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, renting I’m a graphic designer and animator and love plants (I’m slowly growing a green thumb), bugs, and my two cats, Robin Hood and Will Scarlet. They both have an excess of personality and it keeps things interesting. Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Mid-century bohemian nerd chic.
Mar 13, 2019
Bazaar Daily Finds
Mid Century Rattan Hanging Pod Swing Egg Chair – $495 or best offer – Mid Century Modern Rattan Hanging Pod Egg Swing Chair. 33 wide x 39 deep x 70.5 high with a seat height of 20 inches. Great vintage condition. Local delivery available within 25 miles of Countryside, IL, to the Chicagoland area. PayPal, Chase Quickpay, cash and all major credit cards accepted – SHIPS Dear Readers, What are you looking for?
Mar 13, 2019
This Instagram Account Wants to Add ‘Cleaning Brand Designer’ to Your Resume
NBD wants to be the next big cleaning brand. But right now, NBD is literally no big deal—because it doesn’t exist yet. If you search this startup cleaning brand’s name, the first page is all unrelated results like one from Urban Dictionary that defines the internet acronym NBD as “no big deal.
Mar 13, 2019