Equal Cleaning For All: Tips For Splitting Chores With Roommates
In my last apartment, cleaning became a big issue. I lived with three other people, and it took us almost two years to actually sit down and determine how to keep our apartment clean. Here are some things I learned from that experience: 1. Truthfully define your definition of clean early on. Do you expect the house to be tidied daily, or is a thorough clean weekly, or even monthly, satisfactory? Setting expectations early on can help reduce conflicts down the road.
Oct 14, 2022
This Weekend, We’ll Get You One Step Closer to Catching Up on Housework
Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you’ve always wanted, one weekend at a time. Sign up now for email updates so you never miss a lesson. Is there such a thing as being caught up on housework? I never have been. Even if your weekly chores have been completed and the laundry monster mountain has been defeated, there’s probably something around the house that’s been bothering you to get it done.
Oct 13, 2022
6 Ways to Pinpoint Your Home Decor Style
Envious of folks who seem to instantly know what they love? Who never question whether a new furniture piece is their style because they know so confidently what their style is? We’ve got seven ways you can learn how to pinpoint your style quicker and more easily. Whether you’re facing a new blank home that needs filling or you look around your current one and just aren’t sure if looks like you, there might be some ways you can pinpoint the look.
Oct 13, 2022
Stuck in a Rut? How To Fall in Love With Your Home All Over Again
Once upon a time you were madly in love with your home. Then you found out that your home sometimes forgets to brush his teeth and leaves socks all over the floor. You don’t need therapy to get the magic back, you just need this stuff to rekindle your relationship. Your first and easiest way to regain some home bliss is to get your whole space spick and span.
Oct 12, 2022
Moving Questions: What Will You Miss/Look Forward To Most?
As our family has been preparing to move from a new-ish house in town to a crazy little farmhouse way out in the country, we’ve been discussing all the things we’re excited about, and all the things we have to admit we’ll miss… I think saying things like this out loud can be crucial, especially for kids.
Oct 12, 2022
5 Redecorating Steps for the Recently Consciously Uncoupled
Breakups are hard. It doesn’t matter if you were the dumper or the dumpee, if you hyperventilate at the thought of your ex, or if you are firmly resigned. Either way, if you once lived as a couple, you now need to dismantle the evidence of the home you worked to create together. At times the process might be soul-crushing. Other times there are practical considerations. And ultimately, there’s a new glorious opportunity. Here are five steps to regroup at home: 1.
Oct 12, 2022
3 LGBTQ+ Activists Share Their Best Coming Out Advice
“Be gentle with yourself throughout this process.”
Oct 11, 2022
How To Live Alone Without Feeling Lonely
Whether by choice or by circumstance, living alone has a lot of advantages. But perhaps one of the most subtle yet saddest disadvantages is sometimes feeling lonely. And though occasional feelings of loneliness are natural, why feel lonely when you don’t have to? There are things you can do to create a home that repels loneliness when you live solo. This is the most important one in my opinion. I think you need to throw your curtains open every day. Let the light in.
Oct 3, 2022
This Mindset Shift Around Alone Time Has Made Me a Better Mom and Partner
There's nothing to feel guilty about.
Sep 30, 2022
This Gift Changed My Life So Much, I Bought It for 10 of My Friends
It's given me a whole new perspective.
Sep 27, 2022
Take a Break: 5 Phone-Free Zones at Home
A new year, a new opportunity to start and master habits that will add to your overall well-being. One small, kind-of weird habit you could work on this month to master for this year? Not using your smart phone in certain spots in the home. We’ve seen in recent years a backlash on smart phone usage in certain public areas — whip your cell phone out and start Facebooking during a friendly dinner and you’ll probably get chastised.
Sep 26, 2022
Your Smartest Friends Are Using Their Phone’s Black-and-White Setting, Here’s Why
Take away the color spectrum, and you might also be able to take away some of their siren call.
Sep 21, 2022
10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home
It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change.
Sep 20, 2022
How to Never Feel Lonely When You’re Alone at Home
When you find yourself with zero plans and just stretched out on the couch, it can feel super easy to slip into a rut of boredom. To side-step that scenario, we created a list of 11 super fun and pro-active things you can do with your free evening. If you don’t want to spend your time getting lost in a Netflix black hole, some of these suggestions might help you embrace your time alone and love the next couple of hours with your own company.
Sep 19, 2022
Your iPhone Has a Setting That Makes It Declutter Itself
Life
Prepare to magically have more phone storage.
Sep 19, 2022
This Is What a "Joybreak" Is and How You Can Take One
All you need is a few minutes to yourself.
Aug 11, 2022
How Reading Tarot Cards Has Helped Me Learn to Manage My Anxiety
These are the mental health benefits of tarot (and how to avoid its pitfalls).
Jun 30, 2022
We Moved to Another State for a "Fresh Start." Here's What That Means to Me
"It was an opportunity to shed so much of the baggage we’d accumulated — physical and otherwise."
Jun 29, 2022
I Gave Up Mindless Scrolling for a Day — Here’s How It Went
Almost immediately, I noticed the impact it had on my productivity levels.
Jun 29, 2022
The One Thing You Should Always Do To Unplug While on Vacation
Try this to appreciate your vacation, sans distractions.
Jun 28, 2022
This Simple Summertime Pleasure Is My Favorite Way to End the Workday
It's slow, satisfying, and refreshing.
Jun 22, 2022
I Embrace Slow Progress by Setting 3-Month Goals — Here’s Why They Stick
I've learned 90 days is the magic number.
Jun 21, 2022
Why Ditching My Yearly Reading Challenge Helped Me Read More Than Ever
"How did I manage to turn a beloved pastime into something that made me feel bad about myself?"
Jun 11, 2022
6 Simple Tips to Be More Patient, According to Mental Health Experts
Here's how to practice patience with others, your kids, and even yourself.
Jun 8, 2022
3 Little Habits I’ve Adopted for a Cleaner Space and a Clearer Mind
It’s best to start small.
Jun 7, 2022
20 Ways To Love Your Home
While the weather turns a bit colder (only 80 today!) our thoughts turn to the Fall. We’re looking forward to more time spent indoors hosting and hanging out. BUt there are some things we’d like to get to to make our home feel that much more comfortable. Jump below for 20 ways to love your home (so it loves you back):1. Choose 10 things. And donate them, throw them away or repurpose them.
May 9, 2022
How Having a Vanity Helped Me Figure Out What Self-Care Means to Me
It's boosted my confidence and lowered my stress.
May 8, 2022
3 Types of Meditation to Try If You Can't Sit Still
Try these mindful movement alternatives.
May 4, 2022
10 Tried & True Tips: How to Make New Friends in a New City
A few years ago Jennifer wrote about leaving her friends behind because of a big cross-country move. I made a similar big move nearly four years ago, following my now husband from San Diego to Seattle when he started his exciting new career. The hardest part for me? Making new friends. It sure isn’t as easy as it used to be! Unlike Jennifer, I’m more of an introvert than a social butterfly.
May 4, 2022
5 Habits That Help Me Stay Organized When I'm Feeling Down
Try these tried-and-true tips from wellness experts.
Apr 23, 2022
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 20, 2022
Surprisingly, Having This in My Shower Has Done Wonders for My Morning Self-Care
Sometimes it really is all about the little things.
Apr 19, 2022
6 Tips and Tricks I Used to Make My Apartment More ADHD-Friendly
From establishing zones to understanding clutter, here's how to make your living space more accommodating for ADHD.
Apr 8, 2022
The Reason I Love Spring Cleaning That Has Nothing to Do with Hygiene
I never knew sunlight could be considered an amenity until I moved to Manhattan.
Apr 4, 2022
7 Trans Artists Share How They Showcase Queer Pride in Their Home Decor
From gallery walls to lighting to extra mattresses.
Mar 31, 2022
How to Create the Perfect Meditation Corner in Your Bedroom
If you're looking to elevate your meditation practice, here are four expert tips for how to set up your own bedroom meditation altar and incorporate it into your routine.
Mar 26, 2022
How Downsizing Helped Me Heal — And Start Over! — After My Divorce
As I shed items from my marriage, I was able to move forward without the weight of painful memories that might otherwise hold me back.
Mar 7, 2022
6 Cleaning Tasks I Take On When I Need a Sense of Order and Calm
These quick tasks will help you take control of your environment and find a relaxing, mindful connection. 
Mar 5, 2022
I Promised Myself I’d Make My Bed Every Morning — and Now I’ll Never Go Back
After a major surgery, my relationship with my bed became much more intimate and appreciative — and I wanted to honor that.
Feb 28, 2022
Putting This One Product in My Bedroom Was an Absolute Game-Changer
A mini air conditioner was the perfect solution for my sweaty, sleepless nights.
Feb 25, 2022
6 Things in Your Bedroom That Might Be Sneakily Stressing You Out
And how to fix them.
Feb 24, 2022
How Living with My 93-Year-Old Grandmother Is a Lesson in Mindfulness
The concepts of gratitude and mindfulness have become popular with millennials like me — and yet here is my grandmother, who has been practicing them in her own way for more than 80 years.
Feb 21, 2022
I Moved into a Bedroom Half the Size of My Old One — Here’s What I Learned
After making some slight storage, design, and lifestyle changes, I’ve learned to love my cozy space.
Feb 18, 2022
Waking Up Just 30 Minutes Earlier Has Completely Changed My Daily Mindset
Here are four improvements I saw — and how I recommend going about this change in your own life.
Feb 16, 2022
4 Smart Ways to Create a More Sustainable Closet
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and make your closet more eco-friendly? Here's where to start.
Feb 14, 2022
Abandoning Your New Year’s Goals? Try These 7 Tips Before Giving Up
Eighty percent of people give up on their resolutions by February. Here's how to make adjustments to keep working toward your goals.
Feb 13, 2022
Why I’m Holding Off on My Next Goodwill Donation
When I don’t feel that immediate spark of joy, I give my item the benefit of the doubt, tucking it away instead of throwing it into a donation pile.
Feb 12, 2022
How to Be Your Own Valentine This Year (and Every Year)
Setting aside a day, or even a few moments, to show yourself some extra love and compassion is a great way to put yourself first and practice self-love.
Feb 11, 2022
6 Activities to Bring Back the Old-School Feeling of Exchanging Valentines
From hand-making cards to leaving surprises for co-workers, here are six feel-good ideas for bringing back the ambiance of childhood Valentine’s Days.
Feb 10, 2022
6 Valentine’s Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Restaurant Reservations
Whether you’re celebrating with your long-term partner or on a first date, plan to do something unexpected.
Feb 10, 2022
This Is the Cold Brew Coffee Maker You Need in Your Life
It's super convenient — but also helps me enjoy the mindful ritual of making coffee.
Feb 9, 2022
The Secret to Achieving Work-Life Balance, According to the Founder of Deskpass
Deskpass founder Nicole Vasquez shares her tips for creating that much coveted (and totally achievable) work-life balance.
Feb 8, 2022
3 of the Best Workbooks to Help You Cope With Anxiety
Anxiety workbooks are helpful because they can be great in anxious moments but also during calmer states of mind as well. 
Feb 7, 2022
How Saying Gratitude in Bed Every Morning Completely Changed My Mindset
I knew being grateful for things wouldn’t magically solve my problems, but if it meant I could have calmer, more upbeat mornings, I was willing to try.
Feb 5, 2022
The Simple, 5-Minute Habits That Therapists Say Will Reduce WFH Burnout
Try incorporating these short, easy practices into your daily routine to break up the day and help you decompress and de-stress.
Feb 3, 2022
I Started Romanticizing My Chores to Keep Up with Housework
It didn’t take long for these routine chores to transform into a series of small daily rituals and become some of the more nourishing moments of my day. 
Feb 2, 2022
The Final Step of Your January Home Cure Is the Very Best (and Easiest) One
January Cure
Whether you joined the Cure on Jan. 3 or just yesterday, you’ve done amazing work this month.
Jan 28, 2022
5 Practical Planning Solutions for People Who Hate Writing Things Down
Luckily, writing things down isn’t the only way to keep everything straight!
Jan 27, 2022
If Your Living Room Feels “Naked” Right Now, It’s Time to Dress it Up
January Cure
It's also time to empty your outbox.
Jan 27, 2022
One Last Thing You Need to Declutter to Kick Off Your Home’s Best Year Yet
January Cure
Spoiler: It's your linens.
Jan 26, 2022
Try This Inside-and-Out Bathroom Cleanup Routine to Make Your Mornings Better
January Cure
First, do a quick sweep of the storage areas; then clean up the bathroom surfaces and fixtures.
Jan 25, 2022
31 Ways to Enjoy Winter (Now That the Holidays Are Done)
January and February tend to be difficult months, but there are plenty of ways to make them more fun and fulfilling.
Jan 24, 2022
Your Home Needs a Clutter Gatekeeper, and Here’s How to Build One
January Cure
First, build a landing strip. Then, make using it a habit.
Jan 24, 2022
10 Short, Simple Steps to Having a Cleaner Bedroom
January Cure
And don't forget to treat yourself to flowers!
Jan 21, 2022
The Procrastinator’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
Uou'll want to examine what held you back from setting goals in the first place.
Jan 20, 2022
This Is the Best Habit to Start if You Want a Perpetually Tidier Home
January Cure
Do this and you're on your way to become a "clean person."
Jan 20, 2022
The Goal-Setting Session I Hold With Friends Four Times a Year
By meeting regularly to discuss progress and plans, it helps us celebrate the wins big and small and reroute as needed. 
Jan 19, 2022
You Can Make Your Sofa Feel Brand New in About 30 Minutes
January Cure
Spend a little time loving on your favorite seat at home.
Jan 19, 2022
Any Home Project Can Be Finished With Baby Steps
January Cure
You don't need to finish your project today; just do what you can.
Jan 18, 2022
Make Your Bare Walls Disappear with This 20-Minute Exercise
January Cure
This is one of the best ways to add a bit of you to your home.
Jan 17, 2022
Not Into Resolutions? Try Setting One of These Attainable Goals Instead
If you’re looking to make a change in your life, even a small one, here are a few helpful tips from productivity experts and life coaches.
Jan 16, 2022