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
How to Build Better Habits at Home, According to Your Enneagram Type
Shaking up your routine has never been easier.
Nov 12, 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
This Feel-Good Facebook Group Will Solve All of Your Decluttering Problems
Joining your local Buy Nothing group and offering up your unwanted items is mutually beneficial to both you and any potential recipient, as you're not only decluttering, but also "gifting" something useful to someone else.
Nov 9, 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
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
The 10 Under-$50 Tools I Bought After Working In a Fancy Restaurant Kitchen
They're both affordable and effective.
Nov 9, 2020
Want to be a More Ethical Plant Parent? A Biologist Answers 4 Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask
A simple tweak in your perspective could protect vulnerable ecosystems—and help garden-variety plant parents grow, too.
Nov 10, 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
These Candles Offer An Immersive Experience With Poetry Readings
Spoken Flames offers the immersive candle experience you never knew you needed.
Nov 7, 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
6 Ways to Make Holiday Gifting Easy, Affordable, and Punctual
Stress less, celebrate more.
Nov 6, 2020
This Reader's Tip for Keeping a Mess-Free Home is Genius
It's time to be a little more honest with yourself and figure out how to make your home work better for you.
Nov 1, 2020
The Secret To Washing Your Face Mask Is Hiding In Your Bathroom Cabinet
It's dermatologist-approved.
Nov 5, 2020
7 Design Decisions That Can Make Your House Harder to Organize
Decor, furniture, and even storage choices can interfere with your ability to efficiently live in a space. Fortunately, you can prevent that frustrating experience by avoiding these mistakes while making design decisions in your own home.
Nov 5, 2020
7 Kitchen Tools I Immediately Threw Out After I Went to Culinary School
Professional cooks don't have more tools. They just have the right tools for the job.
Nov 3, 2020
These 4 Small Habits Have a Snowball Effect on Your Clean Home
Left undone, these simple chores become a much bigger mess and a much more annoying task to tackle.
Nov 1, 2020
We Asked, Activists Answered: How to Stay Engaged In Your Community Right Now
How to keep the momentum going, from people putting in the work.
Nov 4, 2020
Still Stressed? Try These 11 Habits and Hobbies to Channel That Energy For Good
There are plenty of things you can do around your house and in your community.
Nov 4, 2020
I Always Struggled With Drinking Water—Until I Tried This Genius Twitter Trick
Just remember, "hydration before caffeination."
Nov 3, 2020
51 Ways to Destress, Calm Down, and Feel Less Lonely Right Now
Because this year has been a lot.
Nov 3, 2020
5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Homes
Oh, you're not interested in getting happier?
Nov 3, 2020
5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home
Whether you're a seasoned minimalist or just want to dip your toes into the minimalism movement, these easy habits will keep your home looking its best.
Nov 1, 2020
I Asked A Therapist How To Stop Doomscrolling and Get Some Sleep
Refreshing social media can do more harm than good.
Nov 2, 2020
3 Life-Changing Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me Recently
Gardening, as always, gives me so much. And my newest gardening venture taught me a couple new things, too, about life in general.
Nov 2, 2020
Why You Should Think Twice Before Picking Up That Festive Holiday Soap
According to a dermatologist.
Nov 1, 2020
Why It’s So Hard for You to Finish Even the Smallest Half-Done Home Projects
I have the pulls, I have the dresser, I have the screwdriver, and I have the time. But I haven’t been able to find one thing to get the job done: the motivation to simply do it.
Oct 30, 2020
12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
Do I really need 20 t-shirts, a dozen towels, three teapots? I need multiples of certain things, yes, but at some point, a few turns into too many.
Oct 23, 2020
5 Ways to Help Your Friends Vote By Election Day (Without Leaving Your Couch)
Election season is almost over—but there's still work to do.
Oct 27, 2020
Yes, Mirrors are Creepy—Here's How to Unlearn and Work Around It
Mirrors show up as a plot device in everything from scary movies to carnival fun houses and sleepovers. And that unsettling, creepy feeling can work its way into your modern home.
Oct 23, 2020
56 Small Habits To Keep You Happier at Home
If you do small things to bring yourself to a less stressful or more grateful place, you'll harness the power—little by little and instance by instance—to paint your life with a sunnier hue.
Oct 26, 2020
This Chaise Lounge is Designed Like a Zen Garden—and There’s Even a Pond
We could all use a little more zen.
Oct 25, 2020
Yes, You Deserve to Use the Fancy Guest Soap In Your Bathroom
It doesn't need to be expensive. But it can make washing your hands feel that much more luxe. Here are six great options if you're ready to get into it.
Oct 25, 2020
The Best Way to Declutter Is to Take Everything Out of a Room—Here’s Why
You get to experience the joy of a fully decluttered space and, in the pursuit of getting rid of stuff, there is no greater incentive. Here's how to do it.
Oct 21, 2020
I Asked a Psychologist to Explain MASH—Turns Out It’s More Than Just a Game
Think of it as "a dress rehearsal for our future."
Oct 20, 2020
7 Light Therapy Lamps to Add to Your Winter Wellness Routine, Starting at $39.99
One is so stylish, you'll want to leave it on all season.
Oct 20, 2020
6 Ways To Make (Extra) Sure Your Mail-In Ballot Counts This Election
Here's your guide to deadlines, details, and to-do's.
Oct 20, 2020
Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Sugar Skulls as Halloween Decorations
Don't let your decorations become appropriation.
Oct 19, 2020
The 6 Best Things to Say to Yourself in the Mirror, According to Mental Health Pros
Wherever it is you’re going, affirming yourself in the mirror can set you up for a positive day.
Oct 19, 2020
The Hobby You Should Pick Up This Winter, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Use the stars to bust your boredom.
Oct 16, 2020
You Can Upcycle That Plastic Pizza Table Into a Useful Kitchen Tool—Here's How
Consider this an excuse to order takeout tonight.
Oct 15, 2020
3 Grocery Shopping Strategies You Should Apply to Shopping Online
If you regularly find yourself hitting "add to cart," these old-school grocery shopping strategies can help keep your online spending in check:
Oct 15, 2020
The First 3 Things to Clean If You Want a Big Impact in a Short Time
The key to breaking free of the messy home cycle is knowing how to direct your efforts, and where to spend your limited time for the biggest impact.
Oct 15, 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
I Asked a Therapist in Alaska About How to Cope at Home During Dark Winter Days
SAD isn't all in your head—and there are ways to feel better.
Oct 13, 2020
I Fought My Mom's Favorite Cleaning Ritual—Until I Got Homesick and Leaned In
Blasting Spanish-language music connects me to my heritage as much as it makes chores more enjoyable.
Oct 12, 2020
The One Room You Should Avoid From 9 to 5
Productivity experts say avoiding this space is one of the simplest—and most important—ways to remain efficient while working from home.
Oct 12, 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
I Turned My WiFi Off at 7 p.m. Every Night for a Week—Here’s What Happened
Five stars. Would recommend.
Oct 5, 2020
5 Ways to Host a Perfectly Spooky, Socially-Distant Halloween Party
Costumes are definitely encouraged.
Oct 6, 2020
3 Questions I’m Going to Start Asking Myself Before I Get Rid of Something
By asking these three decision-helping decluttering questions, you can help reduce the regret that sometimes follows lightening the load of your possessions.
Oct 6, 2020
11 Easy Weekday Habits That Let You Be Lazy on the Weekends
Go ahead and hit snooze.
Oct 5, 2020
7 Indoor Activities Guaranteed to Boost Your Mood During Winter
Now that it's getting dark earlier.
Oct 1, 2020
The Ultimate in Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a Backpack
If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab?
Sep 26, 2020
Don’t Skip the “Dry/Damp” Cleaning Rule When You’re Tackling These 5 Spaces at Home
You might end up making the chore harder than it needs to be, and in some cases, causing harm to your home.
Sep 29, 2020
This Reddit Tip Will Help You Save Money on Kitchen Supplies
Think of it as joining the chefs' club.
Sep 29, 2020
This One-Time-Only Step Makes Dinnertime Go More Smoothly, Forever
Weekend Projects
Having a plan for your plan limits your options. (This is a good thing.)
Sep 25, 2020
Why You Should Un-Routine Your Daily Routine
A thoughtful look at most of my daily routines reveals that their previous purpose is now a bit empty. No wonder doing things the same way I did them six months ago feels hollow.
Sep 22, 2020
I Haven’t Left My Home Since April—And Here’s the One Recipe I’ve Used Over and Over Again
Have random beans, vegetables, or meat that you don't know what to do with? This sauce can help.
Sep 17, 2020
I Thought My Home Had to Be “Done” Before I Shared Pictures of It, But I Was So Wrong
Appreciate all the little physical details of this time in your life—the good, the bad, the ugly, and yes, the completely average, too.
Sep 16, 2020
The Surprisingly Emotional Side of Pandemic Home Projects
If you’re contemplating a home project (even a small one) during COVID-19, it may be wise to first consider the mental health effects of changing your space.
Sep 15, 2020
The Counter-Intuitive Sleep Problem I Didn’t Know I Had
Who knew staying up later to binge on Netflix would be the first step to recovery?
Sep 10, 2020
The One Thing You’re Forgetting to Clean, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
With 2020 underway, now is the perfect time to strategize cleaning resolutions. Why not renew your focus on an area of your home you tend to neglect?
Sep 8, 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
The Best Phone Games, According To 14 People With Stressful Jobs
For people with particularly stressful jobs, sometimes there’s nothing better than letting your mind turn off for a few minutes and instead playing a mindless game on your phone.
Sep 3, 2020
4 Ways to Kick Off Fall (When It Looks and Feels So Much Like the Past Two Seasons)
Even if back-to-school doesn't apply to you, taking advantage of the shift in season to re-center, re-orient, and refresh yourself is more important than it ever has been.
Sep 1, 2020