Mindful Living
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Do You Feel Guilty When Your Home Is Messy?
Here's how you can learn to re-frame cleaning as "morally neutral."
Aug 12, 2021
One Piece of Paper Clutter You're Storing in the Wrong Place
This "necessary" paper clutter is still clutter. Here's how to halt the cycle and reclaim your space — and money.
Aug 11, 2021
You Should Dig Through Your Own Garbage in the Name of Sustainability
The first step is acknowledging that, sure, this is a little strange.
Aug 8, 2021
This Browser Extension Makes Shopping on Amazon a Lot More Sustainable
The app breaks down the science behind each item you’re considering, then decodes why it matters, category by category.
Aug 7, 2021
A Good Day Starts With a Good Morning — And Maybe at Least One Practice Run
Weekend Projects
This weekend, you're going to take some time to think about your morning routine and make it a purposeful part of a well-planned start to the day.
Aug 6, 2021
I Always Had Terrible Handwriting — Until I Learned How to Hand-Letter
Five tips, straight from an expert.
Aug 2, 2021
I Swapped Out My Bedroom TV Area for a Reading Nook — Here's What I Learned
In the process, I discovered four surprising things about myself, my relationship to TV, and home living.
Jul 29, 2021
Self-Described Minimalists Share the 8 Organization Rules They Live By
These minimalist principles can help you enhance the life you’re already living (yes, even if you want to own more than 10 pairs of shoes... for each season)
Jul 27, 2021
How to Create a Self-Care Corner in Your Home
After all, not everyone has space for one of those Instagram-ready meditation rooms.
Jul 26, 2021
Why You Should Make Plans with Your Home
Just because you can venture out in this post-lockdown era doesn’t mean that quiet time at home isn’t still important; in fact, it might be more essential than ever.
Jul 26, 2021
One Thing You Have to Tackle Today to Enjoy "Doing Nothing" at Home This Weekend
Weekend Projects
A weekend spent relaxing at home might not only sound unreachable, but sometimes seems more stressful than one in which you try, once again, to do all the things before a new week starts.
Jul 23, 2021
6 Unexpected Ways Decluttering Can Help You Destress and Calm Down
According to therapists and other mental health experts.
Jul 16, 2021
Here's Why It Feels Like This Year Is Going By Too Quickly
Experts weigh in on what you can do about it.
Jul 14, 2021
6 Household Uses for Mint
Whether you have a mint plant growing on your windowsill or a bottle of mint essential oil that you’re not sure what to do with, there are several household uses for the herb. Below, six household uses for mint you may not have thought of before.While you’re at it, also be sure to check out our guides on how to grow herbs indoors, what the best indoor herb growing kits are, and the 10 easiest herbs to grow.
Jul 11, 2021
3 Ways to Avoid Impulse Purchases, According to Psychology Experts
The very nature of internet browsers makes it easy to order anything, anytime with the click of a button. Here are three tips for saving money by curbing your online impulse purchasing, one item at a time.
Jul 9, 2021
This 30-Minute Friday Cleaning Formula Makes for a Calming Weekend
Too busy during the week to tidy up, and then too checked out on the weekends to clean. It feels like an inescapable cycle — but here's my solution.
Jul 8, 2021
9 Apps That’ll Increase Your Vocabulary (and Make You Sound Smarter)
Vocabulary-minded apps are great for those of us searching for a more cerebral distraction from our days.
Jul 5, 2021
Stalled Out With Your Decluttering? Try the "One Week Rule"
If it's still in your house, it's not potential money.
Jul 5, 2021
I Set a Limit on How Much I Scroll on Instagram — Here's What Happened
I'm an influencer, so the app is literally my job.
Jul 4, 2021
5 Little Life Upgrades Anyone Can Make Before Summer’s End
Career, life, and money coaches weigh in.
Jul 3, 2021
Here's the Only Chore You Need to Check Off Your List This Weekend
Weekend Projects
I'm giving you a super low-lift, completely easy-effort home task that you can do from the hammock at your cousin's house, one-handed with an icy beverage in the other.
Jul 2, 2021
5 Rules I Live by to Read as Many Books as Possible
Last summer I finished 32 different books!
Jul 1, 2021
Try “Trigger Cleaning” to Get Your Whole Home Clean, Without Really Trying
It'll mean your home can achieve a higher state of cleanliness—with much less foot-dragging on your part.
Jun 26, 2021
50 Things to Do at Home in the Summer (That Don't Require Any Outdoor Space)
Some of them might require a little imagination or getting outside your comfort zone, though. All in the name of fun!
Jun 25, 2021
I’m Done Apologizing for Clutter — And Mental Health Experts Agree
A quick scroll of my Instagram newsfeed seals the deal: Other parents can raise kids and keep their homes clean. What am I doing wrong?
Jun 24, 2021
This Small Effort is the First Step to Having a Great Summer at Home
Weekend Projects
Grab a pen and paper and get ready to mark the start of a new season — and make your summer dreams come true.
Jun 18, 2021
Upgrading My Coffee Station Gave My Morning Routine a Needed Refresh
Here's how it helped me be more intentional with my mornings.
Jun 17, 2021
My Grandma’s 30-Year-Old "House Rules" Teach How to Keep a Clean Home
I consider my Grandma Gigi’s 9 commandments unbreakable.
Jun 17, 2021
Good Decluttering Starts With These 4 Questions, According to a Pro
These home organizing tips are grounded in learning how to feel comfortable choosing to keep what brings you joy, and getting rid of the rest.
Jun 15, 2021
The 7 Commandments of Decluttering, According to a Pro Organizer
Read them, remember them, and get to work on making your home a more functional space.
Jun 13, 2021
7 Surprising Things You Should Always Refrigerate, According to Experts
And 4 experts want you to leave out.
Jun 12, 2021
4 Ways to Keep Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
According to six Black business owners.
Jun 9, 2021
5 Frustrating Morning Habits You Can’t Seem to Stop — and How to Finally Fix Them For Good
If you're tired of going to bed with solid plans for the next day... only to wake up exhausted and already feeling like you’re “behind,” you’re not alone.
Jun 8, 2021
I Made a Commitment to Read Every Night Before Bed — Here's What Happened
It helped me fall asleep faster, and read 75 books in a year.
Jun 8, 2021
The "One Shelf" Rule is the Best Way to Declutter Your Kitchen
This method puts you, not your things, in the driver's seat.
Jun 8, 2021
My Friend Took a “Moral Stance” on Laundry, and It Changed the Way I Clean
It's a way I can accept myself the way I am, and ultimately, make my home a more pleasant place to be.
Jun 7, 2021
Home Is Where My Record Collection Is
"That familiar ritual of putting on an LP reminds me that home isn’t just a place or a destination, but a feeling that’s only one song away."
Jun 4, 2021
3 Tidying-Up Tricks Everyone Needs to Know Right Now
With a cleaning framework in place, you not only know where to start, but you get motivated by watching your mess shrink along the way.
Jun 1, 2021
49 Free & Fun Things to Do This Summer
So you want to have fun this summer, but you're not exactly swimming in money or willing to blow your budget. (Relatable.)
Jun 1, 2021
I Never Lit Shabbat Candles Until I Moved Into my Grandma’s House. Now It’s My Most Grounding Ritual
Celebrating Shabbat has helped me shift my home from a workplace to my own little weekend sanctuary.
May 28, 2021
The Built-in Freezer Organizer I Wish I Knew About Years Ago
This is a game-changer.
May 17, 2021
3 Things You Might Regret Decluttering… Eventually
Getting rid of stuff is nice, I know. Just think twice before donating these items.
May 16, 2021
You Probably Need to Replace This One Medicine Cabinet Staple ASAP
Plus, what experts want you to keep in mind about the rest of your makeup and skincare stash.
May 14, 2021
8 Hacks to Make Time for Reading and Actually Finish Books
According to people who read all the time.
May 11, 2021
5 of the Best, Most Practical Pieces of Life Advice From Readers' Moms
When in doubt, just add water.
May 9, 2021
9 Ways to Make Your Home Accessible for Physically-Disabled Guests
Above all, don't be afraid to ask!
May 8, 2021
6 Bad Kitchen Habits You Probably Started — and How to Fix Them
According to real-life cooks and experts alike.
Apr 20, 2021
5 Ways to Take Your Home Organization to the Next Level
Here are some ways to take even your already-organized spaces up a notch, to a deeper level.
Apr 19, 2021
Two Times When "Biodegradable" Doesn't Actually Mean Biodegradable
If you're buying bamboo toothbrushes and dish cloths to help the planet, here are a few things you should know to make sure your eco-friendly intentions actually help the environment.
Apr 18, 2021
This Productivity Habit Is the Only Way I Get Work Done Right Now
The Pomodoro Technique is popular, because it works.
Apr 14, 2021
The First Thing You Should Do With a New Bottle of Vegetable Oil
All you need is a fork!
Apr 13, 2021
6 Hacks That Help My Family Stay Ready for Outdoor Adventures
Whenever we want.
Apr 10, 2021
7 Reasons Why My Paper Collection Is My New Favorite Hobby
It's getting me through the pandemic
Apr 7, 2021
How I'm Mindfully Rebuilding a 30+ Plant Collection I Lost
It's okay to mourn.
Apr 6, 2021
10 Easy Ways to Shake the Winter Blues and Get in the Mood for Spring
From cleaning out your closet to planning a picnic.
Apr 5, 2021
8 Bad Bathroom Habits You Didn’t Realize You Had — And How to Fix Them
Yes, you need wash your loofah!
Apr 2, 2021
8 Tips For Learning to Love Wash Day from the "Marie Kondo of Laundry"
Patric Richardson wants you to love laundry day: “Something I always say is that you get to do laundry, you don’t have to do laundry."
Apr 1, 2021
13 Small, Cost-Saving, and Totally Effective Kitchen Hacks
From avoiding kitchen smells to starting a freezer inventory list.
Apr 1, 2021
I Used This Proven Organizing Hack to Help Finally Declutter My Mind
The Keep, Fix, Toss, Donate method works for mental clutter, too.
Mar 21, 2021
7 Reasons Why I Started Making the Next Day's To-Do List Each Night
It's made me so much more productive and I'm not going back.
Mar 20, 2021
6 At-Home Habits You Already Have That Are Also Helping Your Plants
According to experts.
Mar 18, 2021
11 One-Task Kitchen Tools Home Cooks Say Are Worth the Extra Space
If it does a job well, that's reason enough to keep it around.
Mar 17, 2021
I Started Using This Simple Whiteboard System to Track Monthly Goals
The pressure is off, and I've never felt better.
Mar 15, 2021
9 Easy Ways Even Night Owls Can Make Mornings Hurt Just a Bit Less
You don't have to be a "morning person" to have a good morning.
Mar 11, 2021
I Was a Chronic Procrastinator Until I Began Relying on These 6 Habits
The first step is understanding why you procrastinate. The second is...
Mar 10, 2021
8 Tricks for Getting Help With Housework (Without Starting a Fight)
Nothing's worse than sharing a space with someone who doesn't carry their weight in housekeeping duties.
Mar 4, 2021
11 No-Cost Ways to Show Yourself Love at Home
To you, love you.
Mar 3, 2021
5 Bathroom Items To Toss, According to People Who Just Decluttered
And what to opt for instead.
Feb 26, 2021
I Kept a Gratitude Journal for a Week — Here's What It Taught Me
A little gratitude can go a long way when you feel stuck in a rut.
Feb 25, 2021