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The $1 Item That Made Actually Doing My at-Home Workout Much Easier
It won't complete the workout for you, but it will help you get started.
Mar 19, 2021
The Mind-Blowing Trader Joe's Trick We Just Learned on TikTok
Think your favorite snack is out of stock? Think again.
Mar 7, 2021
I've Saved So Much Money, Thanks to This Little Known Grocery Site
Here's my honest review.
Mar 4, 2021
Those “Use By” Dates on Food Are Confusing a Lot of People
And probably costing you so much money.
Feb 23, 2021
30 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Ordinary Stuff You Already Have in Your Kitchen
Go shopping in your pantry, closet, wherever!
Feb 2, 2021
5 Things I Learned About Cast Iron When I Inherited My Old Roommate's Skillet
I was a total cast iron novice until I simply began using it.
Jan 26, 2021
7 Affordable Tools That Finally Turned Me Into a Bullet Journaler
They're all under $16!
Jan 25, 2021
9 Big Mistakes People Make at the Grocery Store, According to Nutritionists
Are you falling for any of these health halos?
Jan 5, 2021
The One Rule You Should Break If You Can't Find the "Perfect" Holiday Gift
Sure, it ruins the surprise—but science says that isn't that important to the recipient to begin with.
Dec 23, 2020
This No-Cost Hack Will Help You Fix a Wasted Candle in an Hour or Less
It's beauty-editor approved to rehab even the most expensive candles.
Dec 18, 2020
6 Thoughtful, Last-Minute Gifts That Don't Cost a Thing
They're all endorsed by gift-giving experts.
Dec 16, 2020
15 People on the Most Useful Under-$20 Item They Bought This Year
From coffee makers to sink strainers with a surprising utility.
Dec 15, 2020
You Already Own What You Need to Remove Your Address From Shipping Labels
Ripping the packing label off the box is often far from the neatest way to obscure the box's initial use, so when TikTok's algorithm served me with a useful hack for removing printer ink from labels, I was intrigued.
Dec 14, 2020
9 Home Office Items You Should Stock Up on at the Dollar Store
From pens to paper and even faux plants.
Dec 12, 2020
5 Things Money Experts Want You to Know About "Buy Now, Pay Later" Plans
It might be appealing to not pay upfront for big-ticket items... but is it worth it?
Dec 11, 2020
My Friends Make Gift Giving Less Painful and Expensive By Breaking This Rule
Do away for this present faux-pas for major peace of mind.
Dec 11, 2020
5 Things That Are Okay To Regift—And 5 Things You Never Should
According to etiquette experts.
Dec 8, 2020
My 50/50 Rule for Making Small Gifts Feel Twice as Personal
In this case, it truly is the thought that counts.
Dec 7, 2020
25 of Our Favorite IKEA Decor Finds Under $50
From furniture to accessories for a finishing touch, these are our favorite 25 cheap finds, all under $50.
Dec 5, 2020
12 Gifts Under $15 To Give Friends, According to Their Zodiac Sign
Let the stars be your cheat sheet to a perfect holiday present.
Dec 3, 2020
This Super Small $11 Vacuum Has Kept My Home Spotless All Year
I got it at Target as a stocking stuffer last year and I love everything about it.
Dec 3, 2020
I Deleted Food Delivery Apps for a Week—and Saved Over $230 in the Process
Ordering takeout is convenient, but it was also masking bigger issues I had with cooking.
Dec 2, 2020
8 Questions I Ask Myself Before I Buy Anything, Especially If It's On Sale
Because not every sale is necessarily a deal.
Nov 30, 2020
I Have a Huge Family—Here’s How We Do Holiday Presents Without Going Broke
Secret Santa isn't only for office parties.
Nov 27, 2020
5 Smart Money Moves Anyone Can Make Right Now, According to Financial Planners
This year was a major reminder that unexpected things can happen, and that it helps to be financially prepared when they do.
Nov 22, 2020
The Best Affordable (and Stylish!) Sofas Under $1,000
All 10 of these stylish picks will set you back less than a grand, many of them under $800. Not too shabby.

Nov 18, 2020
5 Ways To Get Out Of Debt If This Year Has Been Hell On Your Finances
According to experts.
Nov 16, 2020
It's The Perfect Time To Gift Friends An Almost-Free Friendship Plant
There's more to the meaning than meets the eye.
Nov 13, 2020
6 Homemade Cleaners That Really Work
Whether you want to swap out stronger, potentially hazardous chemicals for gentle-yet-effective pantry ingredients or you’re just frustrated that your go-to products haven’t been in stock due to the pandemic, consider making your own, homemade cleaners.
Nov 12, 2020
15 of the Most Life-Changing Home Items Under $100, According to Redditors
Minimal investment, major impact.
Nov 11, 2020
Thinking About a New Sofa? Try This $0 Item First
If you have a piece of upholstered furniture whose fate is in question, try this no-cost trick before replacing it.
Nov 10, 2020
These TikToks Show You How to Create a Flower Wall for $10
Here's a unique way to display botanicals without worrying about having dried flowers on hand.
Nov 6, 2020
The Free Tool a Financial Expert Uses to Save Money on Holiday Shopping
Heartfelt doesn't need to mean full-price.
Nov 2, 2020
A Home's Full of Smart DIYs, Including a Hack that Looks Way Pricier Than It Is
Budget-friendly DIYs customize and update this space without breaking the bank.
Nov 1, 2020
9 Tricks to Make Eating in Every Night Feel More Special
Eating at home again? Restaurant experts share their best tricks to make yet another meal in your dinner room feel more exciting.
Oct 30, 2020
The Secret to Getting Rid of Food Smells As You Cook Is Already in Your Pantry
Brussels sprouts are no match.
Oct 28, 2020
Amazon Coupons Are a Thing You Probably Haven’t Heard About Until Right Now
It's chock-full of great deals.
Oct 26, 2020
B&A: A Beautiful 600-Square-Foot Studio Was Furnished on a Small Budget
Photographer and stylist Erin Miles shares this 600-square-foot, lofted studio apartment with her boyfriend and designed an elegant, beautiful small home... all on a very low budget.
Oct 25, 2020
Google Made It Easier to Get the Best Deals on Holiday Gifts
For everyone on your list, and every budget you need to stick to.
Oct 22, 2020
20 Beautiful Bedroom Decor Finds Under $20
Step up your style on a budget.
Oct 20, 2020
Yes, You Can (and Should!) Get a Jumpstart on Holiday Shopping—Thanks to Amazon Prime Day
Think ahead while the deals are this good.
Oct 14, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do When You Get New Shampoo and Conditioner
The one tiny change that can cut down on hair-washing time, reduce consumption and packaging waste, and save money.
Oct 8, 2020
9 Industry Secrets That Can Save You Major Money at Home, According to Redditors
You might even avoid a house call altogether.
Oct 8, 2020
9 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Fresh Without Spending More Than $10
There are plenty of ways revamp for less than $10—it just takes a little flexibility, patience, and creativity. Whether your living room, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, or laundry room is driving you absolutely nuts, here are some suggestions to freshen up the space, so you can enter another season at home feeling just a little bit more content.
Oct 7, 2020
7 Pieces of Financial Advice You Should Ignore Right Now, According to Experts
It’s okay to stop worrying about your credit score for a little while.
Oct 4, 2020
Attention Plant Lovers: We Found a Cheap $2 Alternative to Potting Rocks
If your plant pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, you could add one. Or just try this $2 hardware store hack.
Sep 29, 2020
8 Things Smart Shoppers Look for When They Thrift
If there's anything I learned from my piano fiasco, it's caveat emptor, or "Let the buyer beware."
Sep 27, 2020
7 Clever Ways a $2 Pool Noodle Will Improve Your Life in Mere Minutes
Swap out your store-bought solutions to common organizing, baby-proofing, and plant-parenting woes, and use a pool noodle instead.
Sep 15, 2020
A Cozy 500-Square-Foot Chicago Apartment Was Furnished for Less Than $1000
She spent less than $1000 to decorate the entire space over three or four months.
Sep 11, 2020
We Ordered 3 Fake Snake Plants and This $15 Find is the Best One
Once we had our top three options, we brought them into the Apartment Therapy office, along with one real-life snake plant to shoot photos and compare.
Sep 10, 2020
The 10/30 Rule Gave Me a Cleaner Home, a Healthier Budget, and Made My House More Efficient
Here are five different ways I've put this tip into practice around my home.
Sep 9, 2020
These IKEA Spice Rack Hacks Are DIY Gold
Leave the spices behind!
Sep 3, 2020
Linen Sheet Sets Can Cost Upwards of $200 Each—Here's Why
Whether you snag a set of linen sheets is up to you, and how you like your bed to feel. But it may help to know what it is that makes linen sheets so expensive.
Sep 2, 2020
Painter’s Tape Is the Inexpensive, No-Commitment Way I Gave Myself “Extra Space”
As far as parenting secrets go, I’m not touting blue tape as the key to getting your kids to clean up. But what it has done is defined the space for me mentally.
Aug 23, 2020
One Thing I Regret Decluttering—Because it Would Have Saved Time, Money, and Some Messes
I was in get-rid-of-everything mode that day I decluttered the garage. But here's the thing: I regret it.
Aug 19, 2020
So You Want to Renovate an Airstream? 5 Money-Saving Tips from People Who Did It
Whether you're using it as an occasional getaway or hoping to turn it into full-time living, here are five tips for saving money on the overhaul.
Aug 5, 2020
Add One of These 11 Resourceful Kitchen Habits to Your Routine This Weekend
Weekend Projects
The goal isn't to completely streamline your kitchen into a waste-free zone. Just focus on one effort, and make it a habit you can sustain week after week.
Jul 24, 2020
You Can Fake This “Dream Kitchen” Feature in 30 Seconds—Even in a Rental
If you can’t have your dream kitchen, you might as well have your dream *tiny* kitchen, right?
Jul 20, 2020
One Very Resourceful Reason to Keep Some OxiClean in Your Kitchen
I have a favorite kitchen trick that has nothing to do with cooking.
Jun 29, 2020
One Trick to Getting the Best Deal on New Kitchen Appliances
Timing is everything!
Jun 27, 2020
One Wasteful Dishwasher Cycle You Shouldn’t Use, If You Want to Save Money
Skip that cycle and do this instead.
Jun 25, 2020
B&A: A Dark, Dingy, & Dated Kitchen Got an Incredibly Cute Update for Only $500
This home's old kitchen was a sore thumb before its budget refresh: the backsplash was mismatched tile, the floors were dingy linoleum, and the entire space was dim.
Jun 16, 2020
12 Mindless Kitchen Habits That Are Costing You Money
While there are opportunities to save money throughout your home, as it turns out, your kitchen is one of the biggest culprits for money-wasting.
Jun 14, 2020
The Best Time to Upgrade Your TV in 2020, According to Money Experts
It's coming up sooner than you think!
Jun 13, 2020
The Self-Proclaimed “Craigslist King” Has One Genius Search Tip for Scoring Great Deals
Small/Cool Experience at Home
Designer Mikel Welch showed Apartment Therapy readers around his Queens apartment, full of clever DIYs and bargain finds.
May 15, 2020
11 Ideas For a Fun and Perfect Date Night In
You can still find ways to make things romantic, fun, and refreshing even when every night is at-home date night.
Apr 16, 2020
7 Fun Things to Do at Home Tonight (Besides Watch TV)
If you don't have housemates, you can do everything on this list (in one way or another) over the internet.
Apr 11, 2020
A Small Portuguese Apartment Is an Inspiring Arrangement of Vintage Finds
And the teeny tiny terrace is everything!
Apr 3, 2020
The 46 Best Hacks and Tricks for Organizing a Small Bathroom
Step one: Let go of any concept about how things “should” be stored.
Mar 19, 2020
I Tried the Charlie App for Just One Month and Saved Hundreds on Amazon
It’s nice to have someone—even a robot penguin—looking out for me.
Mar 2, 2020
One Laundry Essential I Happily Splurge On, and One Place Where I Save
Maybe this says more about me than I should admit, but at the age of 35, laundry has become a very big deal.
Mar 2, 2020