Anne Momber

Anne is a lifelong book hoarder and former flight attendant who may never part with her carry-on bag or assortment of Anthropologie mugs. She and her husband are renovating their first home, where she has plans to organize everything and brew kombucha.
Here’s How Often You Need to Clean Everything in Your House
While it’s not every day you run into someone who genuinely takes joy in the process of cleaning, you have to acknowledge and appreciate the comforts of a clean living space. The shining floors, the crisp sheets, the knowledge that nothing creepy or crawly is residing in the cupboard under the stairs… yes, there’s something truly special about a clean home. But what exactly makes a clean home clean?
Oct 13, 2022
What Your Myers-Briggs Type Says About Your Bedtime Routine
It turns out the secret to your particular recipe for quality sleep may run deeper than just a day-to-day preference.
Jul 30, 2020
How They Do It: Secrets of People Who Are Always Full of Energy
You know who I'm talking about. The people who show up at the office bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, every day, like clockwork, eating the kind of food you made resolutions about.
Jul 18, 2020
The Mega List of (Mostly!) Free Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend
Whether you’re the type to schedule something for every moment of your holidays or prefer a more modest approach, sometimes it’s nice to leave your decisions for the last minute. If that’s the case for your Labor Day weekend this year, have we got a treat for you. Here are 22 budget-friendly ideas at every level of effort and impact for a holiday that’s equal parts impromptu and obtainable. Schedule a staycation and take the whole thing as it comes.
Jul 17, 2020
7 Ways to Eat Your Sunscreen: Can You Help Prevent Sunburn from the Inside Out?
Could the right supplements help keep your skin safe all summer long? While it’s absolutely essential to use a quality sunscreen to prevent burns, these seven foods and supplements just may bolster your efforts and increase your skin’s tolerance to those red-inducing rays. Sign me—and my skin’s borderline superhero ability to burn in ten minutes—up. Wait, isn’t this the whole reason you’re out in the sun in the first place?
May 3, 2019
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Creating a Budget
Sitting down to create a budget is rarely at the top of my weekend agenda. But that doesn’t make it any less important. No matter your financial situation, you are ultimately the expert in managing the day-to-day (and year-to-year) of your own money matters. And if creating a budget is part of your plan, there are some questions for a little budgeting introspection that just may help you sort through those spreadsheets with a little more ease.
May 3, 2019
15 Beautiful Budget-Friendly, Alternative Engagement Rings
I’m starting to think it’s a very sneaky secret that an engagement ring doesn’t have to destroy your wallet to be the perfect companion to a marriage proposal. Because it’s true: you really don’t have to take a hammer to the piggy bank (or your paycheck for the next three years) to find a stunner worthy of “I do.” And to prove it, here’s your very own budget-friendly engagement ring guide. Looking for classic vibes? Vintage options?
May 3, 2019
5 Ways to Stay Active in Cooler Weather
Fall is finally and irrefutably here. And while I’m wholly settled into a steady habit of chai lattes and spiced cider, there’s one thing my autumnal agenda is bereft of: anything resembling a fitness regimen. In my search for the best way to reinvigorate my workout routine for cooler weather, I’ve happened across an abundance of activity-focused ideas. Here are five of the best for kick-starting your own schedule in spite of any seasonal opposition.
May 3, 2019
I Tried 3 Experiments to Break My Snooze Button Habit… and Only One Worked
Lest we begin this adventure with any misunderstanding about my relationship with early mornings and my alarm clock, allow me to offer this summary: I am the Queen of Snooze Buttons. My husband, parents and college roommates can all attest to this fact. But snoozing my way through the morning isn’t exactly the most productive or, frankly, healthy way to begin the day.
May 3, 2019
I’m Taking on a Month of Sugar-Free Living
Anne Momber is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. I’ll admit it. I’m totally a resolution person. This is something I not only look forward to, but something I love: evaluating and re-evaluating my habits, making lists, setting goals and writing them down.
May 3, 2019
My Real-Life Account of Giving Up Sugar for Two Weeks
Anne Momber is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. You can read her first installment here. When I set out to complete my resolution of giving up sugar for the month of January, part of me thought it was going to be easy. Cutting out sugar? No problem. I’d done it once before and I could do it again.
May 3, 2019
I Cut Out Sugar for a Month and I Feel Amazing
Anne Momber is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. You can read her earlier installments here and here. I’ll admit I’m a little surprised by how this whole month of resolutions flashed by so quickly. An entire month of sugar free living?
May 3, 2019
10 Small Changes to Ease You Into a Healthier Day
Getting fit and sloughing off unwanted habits isn’t exactly a one stop shop—at least, not in my experience. Instead, I’ve learned improving your health is a lot more effective (and easier) when you’re looking at the big picture and taking things one step at a time.
May 3, 2019
7 Books You Should Be Reading During Black History Month
I’m the first to get ridiculously excited about a good reading list, but Black History Month is something special—not to mention a time to honor the history of black Americans and further your education about past and present issues. From biographies to historical fiction to memoirs (and even a classic children’s book), here’s a starting point for what you should be reading during Black History Month and beyond.
May 3, 2019
Want to Live Longer? This Study Suggests It’s Time to Turn Over a New Leaf
It looks like those plant lady vibes may actually be improving your lifespan. Recent research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital dives into the results of an eight year study covering the possible link between vegetation and life expectancy—and the data suggests it’s time to turn over a new leaf. Spoiler alert: Women who live in homes surrounded by vegetation not only have lower mortality rates, but improved mental health, too.
May 3, 2019
Watch Out: 7 Times When Cheaper Rent is Actually More Expensive
So you found the perfect apartment—everything seems to check out, from the desirable neighborhood to the amazing rent. But is it really as wonderful as it seems? Before you start shifting those extra dollars from your rent fund to your coffee budget, double check your new home to make sure none of these hidden expenses are going to end up emptying your wallet.
May 3, 2019
Smart Things to Do in the 30 Minutes Before Bed
Getting prepped for bed can be a process. But why can’t that process be a good one? You know, one that not only improves your physical and emotional well-being, but also helps you move toward a restful night while preparing yourself for the day to come. Here are a few ideas to help you create a bedtime routine that’s not only efficient but also beneficial.
May 3, 2019
Feel Better: 7 All-Natural Headache Home Remedies
While the underlying causes of headaches can be pretty widespread (dehydration, lack of sleep and magnesium deficiency are just a few of the many options), it’s nice to have a remedy or two tucked away in your back pocket for times of need. And a natural remedy you can find in your own home? Even better. Here are seven options to help you cope the next time you find yourself dealing with a pounding head.
May 3, 2019
10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you’re anything like me you also walk away from the inbox with a seemingly never-ending pile of unread messages and junk mail. Does it ever stop?!) But what if there was a way to make sifting through that inbox easier? Enter Gmail shortcuts. Here are 10 essential shortcuts everyone should know.
May 3, 2019
What Your Bed-Making Style Reveals About Your Personality
There are a lot of ways to make—or not make—a bed. And although even the most habit-oriented among us changes up our technique every once in a while, it’s safe to say we all settle into a regular rhythm when it comes to the way we manage our sleeping abode. But what, exactly, do our sheet-folding, pillow-piling, comforter-crumpling tendencies say about the ins and outs of our lives (and our personalities) as a whole? Well, kind of a lot.
May 3, 2019
7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying My Fixer-Upper
When my husband and I finally started looking for a home (after years of renting a barn loft that was short on insulation and long on character), our budget led us to two options: a newer home we would reluctantly call “nice,” or an older home in need of some major updating but one that we could definitely see becoming ours.
Feb 1, 2019
Combine These Two Kitchen Staples for the Softest Skin Ever
I am all about homemade skincare. Salt spray for my hair? Definitely. DIY dry shampoo? Check. (Just ask my husband, who not-so-fondly refers to the kitchen as my laboratory when he sees me pulling out miscellaneous ingredients and glass storage jars.) But just because I like to save a couple dollars and know exactly what’s going into my moisturizer doesn’t mean I like to mess around with two other important details—ease of assembly and treat yourself factor.
May 18, 2018
This is a Way Better Version of the Himalayan Salt Lamp Trend
Move over, Himalayan salt lamps. There’s a new trend in town. Himalayan salt lamps, known for their orange glow and dubious air-cleansing properties, have had their time to in the spotlight, but it looks like these accent pieces are about to be dethroned by the latest addition to the well-decor scene: selenite lamps. Bonus: These new crystal-based mood boosters are already one step ahead in the looks department. Selenite lamps are made out of a naturally semi-translucent form of gypsum.
May 16, 2018
36 Simple Ways You Can Be a Better Neighbor
Feeling nostalgic for those Wonder Years neighborhood vibes, or the cozy camaraderie of Friends-esque living situations? Or maybe you just don’t know what to do about all those other people who also happen to live on your street.
Apr 28, 2018
6 Super-Quick Ways to Curb Your Spending and Save More Money
A few super quick ways to curb your outflow of cash and ultimately save more.
Apr 16, 2018
Instagram Is Obsessed With Crystals—But What’s the Deal?
Crystal decor has long been a staple in the aisles of Target and on the shelves of your local Anthropologie—but we’re way past geode bookends and agate coasters. Unless you’ve been living under a, well, rock, you’ve probably heard someone tout crystals—and not just because they’re pretty, but because they’re thought to shift energy. We can get down with the aesthetics, but wanted to dig into some of the claims.
Apr 11, 2018
The Best Cleaning & Decluttering Plan for Every Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Cleaning and organizing strengths and pitfalls for each type, as well as suggestions for how to tackle homekeeping and embrace your unique personality,
Feb 22, 2018
17 Valentine’s Day Cards That Actually Fit Your Relationship
Hopeless romanticism aside, I’ll be the first to admit that true love doesn’t always look like it does in the movies. (Just ask how much my husband hates it when I finish his sentences… even though that’s really a sign of how perfect we are for each other, obviously.
Feb 1, 2018
No More Travel Envy: 7 Ways to Make a Vacation Happen on a Budget
Sometimes I feel like I can’t log into social media without being launched headfirst into an ocean of travel envy. There’s always at least one friend Snapchatting European museums or idyllic beaches while I’m sitting at home, saving up my pennies and making more plans for my own set of adventures—which in turn tends to lead to extensive research on how to make those sorts of grand adventures more affordable.
Dec 21, 2016
We Bet You Don’t Know: Origins of 5 Classic Christmas Traditions
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Colorful lights on every street corner, the scent of pine filling the air, all kinds of holiday cheer being passed around. But do you ever find yourself wondering why we do the things we do in the holiday season? Where did all of these traditions come from? Well, pull up a chair and grab a mug of spiced cider (or, you know, mulled wine). We have five classic Christmas traditions to share—and how they got started.
Dec 20, 2016
It’s Not Too Late! 5 Things People Don’t Do Enough (But Should)
Have you ever opened up the refrigerator to discover last week’s leftovers taking out a new and seriously unappetizing lease on life? It’s okay. You’re not alone. In light of the fact that modern life keeps us all on our toes (and some things are way too easy to let slip through the cracks) here are five things we should all pencil into our calendars on the regular, ranging from simple to stink-prevention. Technology is great… but it’s also kind of unpredictable.
Sep 8, 2016
The Most Popular National Parks and When to Visit Them
It’s entirely possible I coordinate my summers around when and which national parks I can visit. I’m pretty sure I owe this moderate obsession with America’s coolest outdoor spaces to the brainwashing I received as a child (thanks, Dad), but because today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, a little extra national park love is definitely in order.
Aug 25, 2016