Tyler Calder

5 Times You Shouldn’t Reach for That Cup of Coffee
You might live every day like it’s National Coffee Day, but turns out it actually only falls once a year (on September 29). From tired mornings to chaotic workdays and even the occasional late-night cup, your coffee powers you through a lot—and probably deserves to be celebrated. Since today’s the big day (and there’s free coffee all over the place), there’s no better time to reflect on the current state of your relationship with the buzzy beverage.
May 3, 2019
6 Small Ways You Can Be More Self-Sufficient at Home
Remember that time you said you were going to double down on being less wasteful at home? Good news: It doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, as long as you’re willing to add a few quick and easy skills to your repertoire. Being more self-sufficient at home starts with relying less on outside services and wasteful resources. It’s the type of change that happens when you commit to a lot of small tasks in order to make a greater holistic impact on your home life.
May 3, 2019
Embrace the Ease of a “Day-of” Party (So You Can See Your Friends More)
Life is stressful enough as it is—so make this the weekend you stop putting unnecessary pressure on yourself when it comes to hosting. Does your house need to be impeccably clean with a three-course dinner planned and a carefully crafted evite in order to have a good time? No. Is it easy to get swept up in appearances and pretend it does? Absolutely.
Feb 25, 2019
5 Small Home Habits That Keep Punctual People Running on Time
“Early is on time, on time is late, and late is dead.” You probably heard your parents say this a thousand times while you were growing up—turns out they might’ve been onto something. You might strive to be fashionably late to parties, but when it comes to starting your day, few things feel as good as being punctual (also coffee—definitely coffee).
Feb 7, 2019
8 One-Click Ways to Find Joy in Washing Dishes
Let’s be real: Washing dishes rarely lands at the top of anyone’s favorite chores list. After a big meal (and some small ones!) it can be an especially tortuous task. Hoping to change your relationship with this necessary evil? Take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book and surround yourself with tools that spark joy. Ultimately, your picks should be personal to you.
Jan 15, 2019
7 Small-Space Bedside Organizers That Are Better Than Any Nightstand
You know how excited you get when you try on a dress that has pockets? Imagine that feeling but with pockets for your bed. It’s normal to want to keep your creature comforts closeby when you’re horizontal, but small-space living doesn’t always afford the luxury of space for two nightstands.
Nov 26, 2018
You Can Get Your Whole Life Together with an “LFT” Weekend
Life is all about balance. While some weekends are made for sitting back and relaxing, others are made purely for productivity. Recently, a reader called Jinnet suggested the idea of an occasional “let’s finish that” (LFT) weekend, and we have to admit, it has a nice ring to it. “Every once in a while I declare a ‘let’s finish that’ weekend. I start nothing new and tackle projects that may be three-quarters done (that tends to be where I lose interest).
Nov 9, 2018
5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy If You’re Trying to Declutter
Decluttering is not for the faint of heart—it can take some serious self-reflection, a discerning eye, and the type of discipline not made for a world where Target exists. Author and organization expert Marie Kondo often shares her wisdom about the four biggest hurdles that keep us buried in a sea of our own stuff: space, sentimentality, guilt, and money all make the list. Truth be told, she has a point.
Oct 15, 2018
Schedule a “Should-Less Sunday” To Revitalize Your Weekend
Your to-do list is long and your bullet journal is bursting. It seems like there’s always something you could or should be doing—but maybe that’s exactly the problem. While the pressures to be (and stay!) productive have reached an all-time high, overscheduling your free time could actually do more harm than good. Enter “Should-Less Sundays”—your new favorite weekend tradition.
Oct 5, 2018
A $17 Closet Organizer to Keep Your Clothes Happy This Fall
Spring cleaning gets all the glory, but what they don’t tell you is that closet organization is just as important in the fall. Unpacking all your chunky sweaters, corduroy, and cashmere means a lot of textiles, well, everywhere. If you’re already dreading stacks of wool and towers of denim taking over your shelves, there’s hope. Meet the $17 shelf dividers that are going to change the way you deal with closet overflow this fall.
Oct 3, 2018