Apartment Therapy Archive - May 2023
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The $11 Amazon Find That Instantly Doubled My Closet Space (and It’s on Sale!)
It can hold more than meets the eye!
May 29, 2023
8 Beach Games to Play All Summer Long
Living
They’re fun enough to make you put down your beach read.
May 29, 2023
This Is the Happiest State in the U.S., According to One Study
How does your state rank?
May 29, 2023
The Easy Way You Can Save Money as a Remote Worker Abroad
Real Estate
You’re 183 days away from bulking up your savings while overseas.
May 29, 2023
A Family of Six Shares a Warm and Cozy Colorado Rental Home
Tamera Walters has been renting this townhouse for two-and-a-half years and shares it with her husband, Max, and four kids (ages 7, 5, 3, and 1). She tells us about her home: With four kids under seven, our home is loud, fun, and full of systems. Every inch needs to be child-safe and friendly, but also feel like two adults live here!Every closet has been converted into rooms or play space. And we have even changed the primary bathroom into a small office.
May 29, 2023
5 Things I Always Clean “Wrong” in the Kitchen That I Refuse to Change
Organize & Clean
At least for now.
May 29, 2023
B&A: 3 Simple but Striking Paint Projects Liven up a Drab ‘80s Porch
Home Projects
According to trendspotters, the porch is taking priority over the backyard in 2023 — after all, it’s where the first impression is made.
May 28, 2023
H&M Home’s Summer Collection Is a Maximalist Dream
So while you wait for summertime to arrive in all its glory, H&M’s latest collection is here with maximalist designs to tide you over.
May 28, 2023
The All-White HomeGoods Pineapple Stool Looks Even Better Painted
It goes with all the other fruit stools.
May 28, 2023
Is Dollar General Open on Memorial Day?
NEWS
Although most businesses will be closed in observance of the federal holiday, there are certain instances where heading to the store to pick up a few forgotten items for the barbecue is a non-negotiable.
May 28, 2023
These IKEA Bedroom Ideas Will Provide Major Design Inspo on a Budget
Style
Turns out Big Blue has great sleep-space decor, too.
May 28, 2023
Is Target Open on Memorial Day?
NEWS
For any of your last-minute needs!
May 28, 2023
See How a 1,100-Square-Foot Layout Looks in a Brownstone vs. a Bungalow
Real Estate
Who knew the same size could look so different?
May 28, 2023
The Must-Have Backyard Accessory I Never Pay Full Price For
Living
It’s essential to my deck decor.
May 28, 2023
This $26 Amazon Find Makes Family Road Trips More Organized and Enjoyable
Organize & Clean
I don’t know how I’ve been traveling with kids this whole time without it.
May 28, 2023
Before and After: A $600 IKEA Solution Is the Star of This Garage Transformation
ORGANIZE & CLEAN
A couple transforms a sore spot in their home into an efficient and good-looking storage space with the help from IKEA.
May 27, 2023
6 Clever Ways to Convert Your Closet into a Bedroom
There are plenty of ways to make the most of limited space with lots of clever conversions, like alcove beds to IKEA furniture hacks, and of course, a closet-turned-bedroom. Using a sizable closet as an additional sleeping space is a budget-friendly way to squeeze more life out of your existing space, even if it’s small. Take a look at these ideas to help you to eke out a bit more room, and create cozy sleeping nooks in the process.
May 27, 2023
Did You Know You Can Use a Tablet Stylus With the Apple MacBook?
The Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro laptops are both known for their best in class touch pad. Accurate and smooth to the touch, nothing really compares. Love your Macbook touch pad? Find even more reasons to love it and pick up a stylus for tablet style pen input on your Mac. Pair it with a software package that takes advantage of the capacitive touch pad and stylus compatibility.
May 27, 2023
This Internet Hack Says a Dishwasher Tablet Will Unclog Your Sink—So I Tried It
I also asked a plumber to explain what was up.
May 27, 2023
B&A:“Despised” Red Brick Fireplace Is Revitalized with a $20 Refresh
Home Projects
“From execution to completion (dry time), it only took us about 36 hours or so,” this DIYer says of this beginner-friendly project.
May 27, 2023
People Are Just Discovering How to Open Tightly Sealed Jars with Ease
And it only requires the use of a bottle opener.
May 27, 2023
I’ll Never Use Another Wet Dry Vacuum Again — This Is the Clear Winner
Organize & Clean
Pet and garden messes are no match for this game-changing cleaner.
May 27, 2023
Before and After: A Designer Glams Up a Rental with Luxe Gold Touches
Style
It all started with a marigold velvet sofa!
May 27, 2023
An Appliance Repair Pro Shares the Reasons Why Washing Machines Break
Organize & Clean
And how to avoid it.
May 27, 2023
Why You Should Ditch Liquid Dishwasher Detergent Stat
It turns out, choosing to use a traditional liquid dish detergent or a tablet isn't simply a matter of personal preference.
May 26, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Cleaning Vinegar and Cooking Vinegar?
Investing in vinegar isn’t as straightforward as you’d think.
May 26, 2023
The IKEA Product That’s a Closet Secret Weapon
We probably all dream of having a Carrie Bradshaw-style custom closet. But those things are expensive. Really, really expensive. As an alternative, there’s a trusty IKEA product that will give you the look of custom shelving, for a fraction of the price. You may have already guessed what it is. The product is called Billy: the world’s most versatile bookcase, and it turns out, makes for some pretty great storage closet as well.
May 26, 2023
B&A: This Checkered Console Makeover Proves the Power of Small DIYs
Home Projects
Looking to make a small change to rejuvenate your space? Consider giving a piece of furniture that you walk by every day a revamp.
May 26, 2023
Is Lowe's Open on Memorial Day 2023?
The retailer will be open for your DIY projects or if you’d like to invest in a cozy hammock.
May 26, 2023
Is Home Depot Open on Memorial Day 2023?
In case you have the urge to work on that DIY you bookmarked on TikTok two months ago.
May 26, 2023
15 Clever & Unusual Ways Magazine Holders Can Organize Your Life
Magazine holders — whether metal, cardboard, wood or some other material — aren’t just for corralling your issues of Dwell. They can keep papers and magazines neat and tidy, and hold mails, books, newspapers, documents, and files without taking up too much space on your wall or door. With so many ways magazine holders can organize your life, you can get creative and clever in just about every room of the house to make your life a little more organized.
May 26, 2023
These 9 Bed Skirt Alternatives Will Boost the Style—and Conceal the Storage—in Your Bedroom
There are definitely two types of people in the world; the type who can’t imagine a bed looking just right without a bed skirt, and the type who see no need for one. Are you #teambedskirt or no? If not, maybe you’d consider a bed skirt alternative. Think about it: there are plenty of ways to style your bed: there are comforters, duvets, throw pillows, and so much more. But that aesthetic can continue to the floor even if you don’t want to use a bed skirt.
May 26, 2023
Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week
Style
From our editors' radars straight to your own home.
May 26, 2023
10 Can’t-Miss Outdoor Furniture Deals From West Elm, Amazon, and More
Shopping
Deck out your patio or backyard with the help of these deals!
May 26, 2023
Dolly Parton’s Partyware Collection on Amazon Is a Must-Have
NEWS
It’s selling out faster than you can say “Jolene.”
May 26, 2023
Walmart and Target Customers May See a New Surcharge on Receipts Soon
Here's what you need to know about the automatic surcharge.
May 26, 2023
The Under-$40 Storage Bins That Instantly Decluttered My Under-Bed Space (They’re Stylish, Too!)
Shopping
Dare I say that my under-bed space actually looks ... stylish?
May 26, 2023
All the Memorial Day Home Deals You Can Shop Right Now
Over 200 sales!
May 26, 2023
PSA: Le Creuset Dutch Ovens Are Majorly Discounted for Memorial Day — Plus, 12 More of Our Faves
Shopping
Oh, and there’s free shipping and a free pie dish, too.
May 26, 2023
Williams Sonoma’s Epic Memorial Day Sale Includes Le Creuset, All-Clad, and More Top Brands
Shopping
Shop cookware, countertop appliances, cutlery, and more.
May 26, 2023
Score Up to 50% off Sofas and Must-Have Furniture During Ashley’s Memorial Day Sale
Save hundreds of dollars on sofas and sectionals.
May 26, 2023
This Plate Display Gives Gwyneth Paltrow’s Kitchen a Run for Its Money
Style
Meet the vintage plate wall 2.0.
May 26, 2023
I Tried 3 Rental-Safe Cabinet Upgrades — And Was Surprised by My Fave
Home Projects
My kitchen cabinets desperately needed a new look, so I put three reversible transformations to the test.
May 26, 2023