A Simple Daily Habit That Anyone Can Adopt to Keep Their Home More Organized, Around the Clock
January Cure
Morning pick-ups and weekend cleaning sprees are great habits to maintain a home that stays spotless. But they're not the most important.
Jan 25, 2021
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Follow These 10 Steps For a Cleaner Bedroom This Weekend
January Cure
The bedroom can often be a low-priority space for you to clean, but today is the day to give it some love.
Jan 22, 2021
One 3-Minute Habit This Cleaning Editor Does Every Single Morning
January Cure
This impactful daily habit has helped me repress my messiest tendencies.
Jan 21, 2021
10 Quick Steps to a Cleaner Bathroom, Both Inside and Out
January Cure
When you don't have time or energy for a deep clean, I have a 10-step plan to sprucing up the bathroom that can work for anyone.
Jan 20, 2021
One Ingredient All the Most Successful DIY Projects Have in Common
January Cure
I'm envious of people who can follow through on all their home DIY projects. But in my envy, I realized that all the most successful DIY projects have one thing in common.
Jan 19, 2021
The Secret to Finding Affordable Artwork is Re-Framing Your Mind — Here’s How
January Cure
There are only two mistakes you can make when it comes to selecting art for your home.
Jan 18, 2021
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Two Different Ways to Improve Your Kitchen in Just an Hour
January Cure
Choose your own adventure: Here are two different ways to make a big impact in the kitchen in a short amount of time.
Jan 15, 2021
January Is the Best Time to Get Your Home Organized—But I’m Doing One Thing Differently This Year
January Cure
If the new year is your cue to begin tidying up, you still need another incentive to finish the job.
Jan 14, 2021
This Is the First Step to a Better-Looking (and Tidier!) Living Room
January Cure
It's important to remember that cups and socks and crumbs are just an inevitable part of life sometimes.
Jan 13, 2021
This 4-Step Method is the Quickest Way to Clean and Declutter Any Closet
January Cure
When you don't have time for a full-on decluttering, "good enough" is enough.
Jan 12, 2021
Don’t Make a Single Decor Decision at Home Without Doing This First
January Cure
Not to say there isn't benefit in being impulsive sometimes. But you still have to do a little work to fine-tune your instincts.
Jan 9, 2021
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This Should be the Final Step of Any Chore—And It Has Nothing to Do With Cleaning
January Cure
You don't want to rush the final step. It's the most important.
Jan 8, 2021
You Can Shrink All Your Paper Clutter Piles With 3 Easy Steps
January Cure
Sorting through paper piles this way is easier than it seems at the start. And it gets simpler and quicker the more you do it.
Jan 7, 2021
Decluttering Is Hard—But There’s One 2-Minute Way to Make it Easier
January Cure
The mental, physical, and emotional workout is a lot, all at once. But it doesn't have to be.
Jan 6, 2021
The First Thing You Should Do Before You Take on Any New Home Projects
January Cure
Real quick, before you get too far into the year or into any organizing or DIY projects, do this one-hour exercise.
Jan 5, 2021
Want to Get Your Home Clean and Uncluttered? The January Cure Starts Today—Sign Up Now!
January Cure
The first assignment of the January Cure is something quick and easy to get the momentum going. But if you're new to the Cure, let me tell you a bit more...
Jan 4, 2021
Sign Up for the January Cure and Enjoy a Cleaner, Happier Home for 2021!
The January Cure is a (free!) 20-day program all about loving on your home and preparing yourself and your space for the new year. Sign up now!
Dec 2, 2020
We’re Wrapping Up the Holiday Cure With One Simple Thing You Can Do Anywhere
Holiday Cure
It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., so today's prompt is quick one (and something you might already have plans to do today anyway).
Nov 26, 2020
The Two-Stamp Gift That Works for Everyone On Your List
They can be shipped through the regular post in a greeting card envelope with just two forever stamps. (Your batch of homemade granola in a mason jar could never.)
Nov 25, 2020
The Most Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Home This Holiday Season
Holiday Cure
It doesn't have to be holiday related at all!
Nov 25, 2020
One Thing You Have to Do for the Holidays Every Year, So Might As Well Get it Done Today
Holiday Cure
If you are like me, let's resolve to get it together a little sooner than "the night before" this year.
Nov 24, 2020
You Don’t Have to Be an Editor or Influencer to Enjoy This Year-End Ritual
Holiday Cure
It will help you reassess your priorities for the new year.
Nov 23, 2020
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One Kitchen Decluttering Task You Might Put Off Too Late This Year
Holiday Cure
If you prepare any amount of food for the holidays—whether it's one casserole or a whole spread—you still have to tackle one big hurdle.
Nov 22, 2020
Follow Through on Your Plan to Made Homemade Gifts This Holiday Season
Holiday Cure
These days, I find it really refreshing to create something with a paintbrush instead of with a keyboard.
Nov 21, 2020
A Case for Using Your “Good Stuff” This Season
Holiday Cure
Consider all your options: You could save it for a special night, but will it make that night any more special?
Nov 20, 2020
One Thing You Can Clean to Make Your Relaxing Nights In More Enjoyable
Holiday Cure
Even if there are fewer events to attend and fewer gifts to buy this holiday season, I know we could all get behind the idea of enjoying a relaxing night in.
Nov 19, 2020
One Sure Way to Make Time for The Things You Love About the Holidays
Holiday Cure
It's fine if you want to play it by ear and enjoy your traditions more spontaneously. But I find it's hard to make time for them without a plan.
Nov 18, 2020
One Out-of-Sight Thing You Haven’t Cleaned or Decluttered in a While
Holiday Cure
It's probably been a while since the whole collection was evaluated, decluttered, and cleaned, all together.
Nov 17, 2020
One Way to Save Money AND Spread Love This Season (If You Start Right Now)
Holiday Cure
It's better for me, my wallet, and the environment to get my act together early and commit. And I bet many of you are in the same boat, too.
Nov 16, 2020
Partner
The Un-Sexiest (But Most Satisfying) Thing You Can Clean Before Thanksgiving
Holiday Cure
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving, or reserve the big holiday meals for later in the year, you can't deny that your kitchen gets a lot of use this time of year.
Nov 15, 2020
The Holiday Cure Post Where I Give You Permission to Put Up Your Decorations Early
Holiday Cure
Not that you needed it.
Nov 14, 2020
The Golden Rule of a Clutter-Free Home
Keeping a clean home requires discipline and hard work—and maybe just one little motivating maxim.
Nov 10, 2020
Two Very Different Ways to Update Your Address Book, Depending on Your Personality Type
Holiday Cure
Take something you dread doing and turn it into something you're feeling challenged to finish.
Nov 13, 2020
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Finish This Simple Cleaning Routine Before You Put Up Holiday Decorations This Year
Holiday Cure
Everyone has an opinion on when it’s the right time to start decorating for holidays, but the only opinion that matters is your own. In a year that has truly tested your spirit, you deserve to break out the twinkle lights early, if that’s going to bring a spot of joy to your life at home.Spoiler alert: We’ll be putting up decorations this weekend. (It’s very choose-your-own adventure-style: do as much or as little early decorating as you’d like.
Nov 12, 2020
There’s One (Free) Thing at The Top of My Wish List This Year—And It’s a Gift I’m Giving Myself
Holiday Cure
I am issuing a decree that every single person reading this needs to do something selfish this year.
Nov 11, 2020
There’s One Year-End Kitchen Cleaning Task You Don’t Want to Put Off Past Today
Holiday Cure
Even this year, when so many people have plans in flux, everyone I talked to wanted to get ahead of this one small task.
Nov 10, 2020
20 Small Acts of Kindness that Will Spread Love and Make Somebody’s Day
Holiday Cure
As you improve the inside of your home for you and the people you share it with, you can take small steps to make things outside your home a tiny bit better, too.
Nov 9, 2020
The One-In-One-Out Decluttering Rule Doesn’t Work During Gift Season—But Here’s a Tip That Does
Holiday Cure
The one-in-one-out rule assumes only one thing is coming in at a time. And during the holiday gifting season, that might not be true.
Nov 8, 2020
Get a Cleaner, Cozier Home in 20 Days! The Holiday Cure Begins Today With a Quick Fluff in the Living Room
Holiday Cure
Apartment Therapy's first ever Holiday Cure is a 20-day holiday mindfulness program—with a little bit of cleaning and decorating thrown in.
Nov 7, 2020
5 Reasons Your Home is the Best Spot for Your Engagement Photos
If you're up for something a little cozier, I happen to think that the best place to schedule your engagement portrait session is right at home. Here's why.
Oct 30, 2020
How Often Should I Change My Air Filter? Here’s What to Know
How often is necessary when it comes to replacing your air filter? Well, it depends on a few different things, starting with the type of filter you have.
Oct 21, 2020
Sign Up for the (Free!) 2020 Holiday Cure and Make the Season Bright—From Home or Anywhere Else
Holiday Cure
A moment to reflect and appreciate kindness, love, and family (and your sofa, twinkle lights, and romcoms).
Oct 20, 2020
21 Refreshingly Beautiful Outdoor Showers I Bet You’d Love to Step Into
It’s hot enough in Atlanta right now that every day, before I leave the house, I think long and hard about whether or not I could just go about my day totally in the nude. I never get any further than the comfort of my window-less bathroom, but if I had an outdoor shower like the 21 in this post, I’d make sure that every day started with a breezy open-air rinse. Above, the outdoor shower in HGTV’s 2015 dream home.
Oct 14, 2020
Who Not to Invite To Your Wedding
If you're stuck on where to start snipping, here are a few suggestions of people who you don't really need to invite if you don't want to.
Oct 9, 2020
3 Brilliant (and Free!) Hacks for Storing Christmas Decorations
You don't need to spend a cent on Christmas organizers—just try these clever up-cycled ideas.
Oct 9, 2020
Ina Garten’s Been Breaking this Major Dishwasher-Loading Rule for Years
Ina Garten showed us a peek at the her clean dishwasher load, revealing a few "forbidden" items that just took a spin through the machine.
Oct 5, 2020
Polite Ways to Ask Your Engaged Friends (Potentially) Rude Questions
Weddings
Before you go all 20-Questions: Wedding Edition™, take a step back.
Oct 5, 2020
Here’s What You Can Do With Everything You Decluttered—And Maybe Even Make Some Money
Decluttering Cure
It's tempting to toss everything you decluttered into the trash, but there are people out there that would love to give your stuff a second life. And it can be as easy as one quick drop-off.
Sep 27, 2020