9 Ways to Use Basic Wire Baskets All Over the House
I’m always searching for ways to make organization look like it’s part of my decor (an inescapable reality of small apartments with no closets). Flimsy plastic bins just don’t cut it. Lately, I’ve been turning to basic wire baskets to use all around the house. Once you start thinking of them less like boxes, and more like flexible storage or shelves that don’t require brackets or a saw, you open up new organizational possibilities.
Jul 13, 2018
7 Ways to Hack Your Way to More Closet Space
Closets come in all shapes and sizes—and often, with not enough storage space. Thankfully, with a little imagination (and research), you can turn your cramped closet into a stylish storage hub, no matter how tiny it may be. To prove our point, we rounded up some of the easiest—and not to mention, affordable—ways to carve out more storage for your wardrobe.
Jul 4, 2018
Organize Your Entire House with a Trip to the Dollar Store
Dollar stores can mean stylish decor, but their real worth is in the potential to organize your entire house and store stuff, without spending a ton of money. See how a trip to this budget mecca, and an even quicker hack, can help whip your home into fighting shape. Crystal of the Weathered Fox shared her way to upgrade basic wire baskets into farmhouse-style wall organizers.
Jul 2, 2018
The Organizing Accessories Expert Travelers Always Have in Their Suitcase
If you think packing is stressful, it’s probably because you don’t have the tools to make it easy. Take it from me, a converted messy person. I was a slob to the nth degree; where chaos reigned in any room I stepped in. But I quickly learned the only reason that most of my messes happened was because I refused to invest in actual organizing tools, which are literally designed to keep your life tidy. When every item has a home, it’s hard to be messy.
Jun 30, 2018
4 Very Handy Things You Can Do With an Old Pillowcase
Pillowcases will almost always outlive their fitted and flat companions. It’s a fact of life. Perhaps the sheets get ripped or stained or repurposed as ghost costumes, but whatever the reason, you’re bound to have a few stray pillowcases lying about the place. Whether they’re faded, worn a bit thin, or simply not your style anymore, your old pillowcases are still immensely useful, as these four near-instant, no-sew tricks prove. This maneuver is so simple, and so smart.
Jun 8, 2018
The Supposedly Brilliant Kitchen Storage Hack I Wound Up Hating
Have you ever seen a little hack on the internet (looking at you, Pinterest) that seems so exciting? You just can’t wait to try it and make your life a million times better. You change your plans so that you can go home right after work, do a little trickery, and then spend the rest of the night marveling at your brilliance. You might not have come up with the idea, but you found it! And you implemented it! You deserve a parade! Something like this recently happened to me.
May 29, 2018
8 Bedrooms That Master the Open Closet Storage Trend
While house hunting, you sometimes fall in love with a place so quickly you don’t notice what’s not there. When I realized my first apartment had no closet, I made do with a cheap, pop-up wardrobe that looked liked I never really, truly settled in. I wish I had seen some better ideas first (searches for open closets are up 126% on Pinterest) because so many clever people have fully embraced the open storage trend.
May 17, 2018
11 Uses for Magnetic Knife Racks You’re Probably Overlooking
I’m prepared to say that 85% of U.S. citizens have one of these magnetic knife holders hanging somewhere in their kitchen (that’s a totally made up number btw), and the other 15% should get on board. And then 100% of us should look for other places to mount them in our homes, because these simple little strips are good for so much more than just knives. Here’s a whole bunch of ways they make organizing easy.
May 17, 2018
Watch This Makeup Drawer Get Totally Organized in 30 Seconds
Mornings are the worst, right? Not to get all Cathy comic on you, but I could seriously use a little solidarity on this front. It’s 2018 and subway wait times and skincare routines both seem to be getting longer and longer by the week. So it seems highly worthwhile to eke out as much time as you can in your morning—from alarm to “ahhhhh I’m gonna be late for work.
May 17, 2018
This Simple Project Takes Storage to A Whole New Level
When it comes to storage, there are things we want conveniently within reach, and easy to grab at a moment’s notice. And then there are things we have to keep out of necessity, but only use occasionally (and sometimes, face it, never at all). Hanging some storage up near the ceiling is a great way to make the most of your square footage. These floor-freeing solutions that give us very high hopes.
May 9, 2018
This Smart $3 Hack Turns Any Available Surface Into Temporary Extra Storage
Is your kitchen bursting at the seams? If you’re going a little crazy trying to fit all your stuff in your space, this is the hack for you. It’s a great quick (and temporary) way to up your storage game with an affordable, DIY solution that makes better use of your cabinets and shelving. Each of these hacks start with inexpensive PVC strips , which you can buy very cheaply at Home Depot, or for a little bit more on Amazon.
May 7, 2018
The One $7 IKEA Storage Item I’ve Kept After Multiple Moves
I’ve had my fair share of IKEA items over the years. There was a KARLSTAD sofa in my first apartment (which I sold to a friend), a BESTA wall cabinet that got left behind when I moved from Boston, and countless little items I’ve bought then used up or purged along the way. Few things, however, have stuck around over time and made it through multiple moves over the years. But there’s one thing that I bought perhaps 15 years ago (maybe?
May 6, 2018
The Tiny $5 Organizer that Keeps the Peace in My Space
Relationship expert, I am not. But I have spent the past eight years living with a man who, in almost every possible way, has a different routine and standard than I do for what makes a clean house. I can’t even boil it down to “I’m cleaner than him,” or “he’s cleaner than me.” We just have different priorities. I’d be happy to do the laundry once a decade, if I could stand it, leaving my single 10-year load rumpled in the dryer for an eternity.
May 3, 2018
Smart (and Cheap) Ways to Store More in Your Bedroom
There’s something so cozy about a small bedroom, but there’s also something pretty maddening about trying to figure out how to put all your stuff in one. And the fact that tiny bedrooms often come with tiny closets often makes things worse. What’s a cash-strapped small-space dweller to do? We’ve rounded up a few solutions that will make a little extra room for your stuff without breaking the bank. No space for shelves in the bedroom?
Apr 26, 2018
Before and After: A Brand New Look for A Plain IKEA VITTSJÖ
IKEA’s VITTSJO shelving line boasts clean, modern lines, and an attractively reasonably price, but one DIYer found it to be lacking a bit of flair. The shelf unit is now chic and unique—and hopefully a little bit more kitten-proof! Tonya Sutfin of Happy Go Home Vittsjo created this makeover, and the results are so great!
Apr 26, 2018
Before and After: This Garage Makeover Manages a Huge Mountain of Stuff
A tale as old as time: you find yourself with the luxury of space—a shelf, a closet, a garage, a basement—and then you observe yourself slowly but surely filling it. Suddenly, there are piles and heaps and plenty of shame. One hardy soul managed to turn things around, creating a garage that’s a joy rather than embarrassment. Let’s all get inspired to clean up our own messes!
Apr 25, 2018
The Best Small Space Organization Solutions—According to People Who Live In Tiny Homes
Even if you're not so sure the tiny life is for you, you can borrow these smart organizing strategies.
Apr 19, 2018
5 Things Die-Hard Bullet Journalers Want to Teach You
I hate to invoke the “two types of people” trope, but I think it rings especially true here. There are two types of people in the world: Bullet journalers, and bullet journalers who haven’t started yet. I admittedly am in that second camp. I was even drinking the bujo haterade when the trend first came along. Technology offers so many advantages over pen-and-paper recordkeeping.
Apr 14, 2018
The One Thing Your Small Space Needs From IKEA’s New Releases
If you’re dealing with organizing a small space, it’s highly likely that at some point, you’ll be hitting up your nearest IKEA. And thankfully, the Swedish retailer recently released a real workhorse of a system for diminutive dwellings. We’re expecting to see this one thing in many a cramped kitchen very soon. The sage advice when you’re short on floor space is to maximize your walls. And the new KUNGSFORS series is definitely here to help with that.
Apr 12, 2018
How to Maximize the Cabinet Space Under Your Kitchen Sink
In every home I’ve ever lived in, the cabinets under my kitchen sink have devolved into terrifying, damp caves of old cleaning supplies, trash bags, and other objects I’m not sure where else to store. Often, there comes a point I simply don’t want to open the doors and see what’s waiting for me inside. This reticence can have far-reaching effects.
Apr 3, 2018
Smart Tips For Downsizing We Learned From Schitt’s Creek
Anyone who has downsized before knows that the process can be daunting. What do you keep and what no longer fits into your life? How do you make your smaller home function as you need it? Will you ever feel comfortable again? And if you’re downsizing because all of your assets have been repossessed by the government since your business manager never filed your taxes and ran off with your money, well, that can make the process even more difficult.
Mar 31, 2018
The Genius Storage Idea We’re Stealing From Glossier’s New San Francisco Pop-Up
Great ideas are often hiding in plain sight, in places you don’t expect to find them. Take cult beauty purveyor Glossier’s pop-up at Rhea’s Cafe in San Francisco. If you follow the brand on Instagram, you’ve likely seen photos of the blush-and-green restaurant takeover. While some might be smitten by the retro-mod styling vibes or the rows of cosmetics and skincare, there’s something else of note we’re borrowing for our own vanity. Let’s take a look.
Mar 29, 2018
Why the “Target Trick” Could Help Eliminate Junk Drawers from Your Life Entirely
Also: why you should never call it a "junk drawer."
Mar 27, 2018
7 Times You’re Actually Just Hoarding When You’re Trying to Organize
We’ve all been there. It’s almost springtime and after a long winter spent indoors, you’re ready to get your home nice and clutter-free for the warm weather season. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of successfully clearing out the clutter in our homes, we simply wind up organizing stuff we shouldn’t keep in the first place. While catchall storages bins and closet organizers might seem space-savvy, they often end up helping us hoard things we should be getting rid of.
Mar 22, 2018
7 Sneaky Ways Your Stuff is Stealing Your Time
Sometimes your stuff gets in the way of, well, life. Whether it’s not being able to find your keys when you’re already running late for work or missing a train because you took too long digging through your purse for your transit card, searching for everyday essentials can have a major impact on your daily routine.
Mar 2, 2018
8 Unexpected & Creative Ways to Store All Your Shoes
Do you have too many pairs of shoes? It was a trick question! Of course you don’t! You just have to get a little more creative with how you store them. Part of this creative process is deciding whether you want to hide or display your footwear. For example, I have some amazing pairs of shoes that I love showing off, but then there are the dirty sneakers, the old Teva sandals, and the “too-loved” everyday flats that don’t need to be celebrated.
Feb 25, 2018
How I Finally Broke my Ziplock Bag Habit
We all have our home vices, don’t we? Taryn, our Lifestyle Editor, for instance, went on a “Green Clean” journey to reduce her dependance on paper towels last year — a move that made me take a good hard look at my own wasteful practices in and around my home. I’m pretty good about remembering to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store (and when I forget, I always try to return the plastic bags to the recycling bin at my local Publix on the next trip).
Feb 24, 2018
Mandy Moore’s Pantry Is Organization Goals
We love a good sneak peek inside a celeb’s home via Instagram. If you’ve been following This Is Us star Mandy Moore lately on the ‘gram, you’ve seen an eyeful of her newly renovated pad, and recently, we got a look inside the pantry. While Moore and fiancé Taylor Goldsmith moved in last month, final touches are still in the works on the mid-century space.
Feb 20, 2018
Kristen Bell Relaxes With Organization Photos And We So Relate
Stress can kill you, so it’s important to indulge in self care and relax on a regular basis. For some, that means meditating or taking a bath, but for relatable human Kristen Bell, it means scrolling through images of organized spaces. Bell shared on her Instagram Story this weekend that browsing organization porn is her favorite Saturday morning ritual. And we totally get it. Her drug of choice? @lifeinjeneral. And we can see why.
Feb 12, 2018
6 Essential IKEA Pieces That’ll Help You Take Control of Your Shoepocalypse
One of the most common questions we see around Apartment Therapy from readers revolves around shoe storage. No matter if they have a small space or a sprawling home, there never seem to be enough space for shoes (at least in a way that looks good and is easy to maneuver). Of course, baskets throw in a closet or near the front door is a fast and cheap fix, but who really wants to dig through a dirty tangle of tennis shoes and boots every time you’re running out the door?
Feb 12, 2018
8 Pictures that Prove IKEA’s EKBY ALEX is the Sleekest Storage Around
At $46.99 and a mere 12 inches deep, the EKBY ALEX is one of IKEA’s best examples of sleek, minimal furniture that lends itself to an impressive array of uses and customization options. With two drawers and a surface that can be used as a shelf or table, the EKBY ALEX maximizes storage in small spaces like only our favorite Swedish pieces can.
Feb 7, 2018
What Exactly is a Coverlet? And How is it Different from Other Bedding?
When it comes time to choose bedding for your home, you’ll find plenty of options. From solids to prints, synthetics to natural materials, designer brands to bed-in-a-bag sets — but before you make any of those decisions, you must first figure out which type of bedding you want. And this is where we delve into one of life’s little mysteries: the difference between coverlets and other kinds of bedding.
Feb 5, 2018
This Product Will Help You to Instantly Take Control of Your Messy Fridge
A well-organized refrigerator is a many-splendored thing. Not only is it easier to navigate—not to mention, look at—a tidy fridge helps you keep a watchful eye on all your chilled foodstuff. So you won’t run the risk of finding an expired gallon of milk or worse, moldy leftovers two weeks too late. However, motivating yourself to clean out and organize a messy refrigerator is a whole other task entirely.
Feb 5, 2018
IKEA Wants To Help You Get Organized This Weekend
If you’re on an organizational roll right now (see: The January Cure), then you might want to swing by your local IKEA this weekend. Spoiler: there’s a coupon in it for you. On Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, IKEA is hosting its Make Room for Organization event. You can expect lots of in-store activities, like workshops, giveaways and raffles, as well as tons of storage and organizational products on sale.
Jan 26, 2018
The Life-Changing Organizer That Overhauled My Morning Routine
I have a long history as a skincare and makeup hoarder. Perhaps it started with my mother’s proclivity for gifting me jumbo Lip Smackers sets every Christmas since I was about seven, or my obsession—rivaled only by my butterfly clip fixation—with finding the ideal anti-acne product to settle my difficult teenage skin.
Jan 21, 2018
Do This and You’re One Hour Closer to a Happier, Healthier Home
There’s a quote by French writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry that I’ve always loved to repeat to myself when I need perspective: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” As much as you want your home to be a better, happier place, you have to understand that it takes work to get there. And not all of that work is spent on hands and knees, scrubbing showers or sorting drawers. Much of the work is just planning — deciding what to do and committing to when to do it.
Jan 3, 2018
It’s Time to Reset Your Home for 2018: Let’s Kick Off the January Cure!
Happy New Year! It’s always amazing to me what a boost your mind and body can get — in the form of renewed energy, motivation, and focus — by seeing the calendar reset at January each year. It’s the perfect time to make a fresh start, which includes getting your home primed for the year ahead. Because who doesn’t want a home that works better and looks better, too?
Jan 2, 2018
We Found the Perfect Calendar for Every Person on the Planet
There’s no better way to get organized for the new year than picking up a cool new calendar. However, sometimes finding the right one for your unique personality (aka one you actually want to look at everyday) isn’t always easy. So to help you jumpstart 2018 in style, we rounded up creative calendars for a range of personality types. From animal lovers to the uninspired, here are the ten best wall and desk calendars for every person on the planet.
Dec 26, 2017
Where to Stack Coats and Bags When You’re Having a Big Party in a Small Space
Nothing is more fun during the holiday season than hosting friends and family for a gathering. But what happens when you love to entertain but don’t actually have a ton of room or even a proper coat closet to store everyone’s stuff? Fret not, friends—a cramped living space doesn’t have to be a problem. Here are five options to consider when deciding where to stow your guests’ things during your holiday festivities this season.
Nov 22, 2017
The 10 Commandments of a Clean & Happy Junk Drawer
The junk drawer is a tricky little monster. Even its name makes you think it’s okay to let it get, well, junky. But a junk drawer without parameters means that every few months you’ll have to tackle a small mountain of those suuuuuper annoying little things you’ve basically just put off dealing with. For a “junk” drawer that’s really more of a useful spot for miscellaneous items in the kitchen, follow these ten commandments.
Nov 21, 2017
The $1 Storage Solution You Won’t Know How You Lived Without
I’ve picked up the odd Dollar Tree clear plastic bin here and there for, well, I can’t remember what for now that I use them for everything. Seriously, since discovering and drooling over The Home Edit‘s Instagram feed (I even rainbowtized my apps, but that’s a story for another day), I’m clear-binning all the things. Here’s why I wish I’d started organizing with them years ago.
Nov 21, 2017
The One Product That Seriously Boosted My Closet Space
For most small space dwellers, a tiny apartment usually translates to an equally compact closet—so finding extra storage space can be an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are still some affordable and foolproof ways to score some extra closet space at home—it just takes a little imagination.
Nov 13, 2017
City Life Done Right: How to Attractively Store a Bike Indoors
If your preferred mode of transportation is powered by bike pedals, you might be familiar with the dilemma many bike owners + city dwellers face: Where the heck do you store a bike? Like, in a way that’s not totally revolting to the eyes? These real-life spaces have the right idea. As a rule, your best choice is going to involve some sort of wall or ceiling hanging situation. Why? Because attaching your bike (or bikes) to a solid surface will impose visual order on them.
Oct 25, 2017
How to Fit a Whole Lot of Storage Into a Foot or Two of Wall Space
Believe it or not, a sliver of wall space can still offer some serious storage potential. Whether it’s a short bedroom wall or a cramped bathroom corner, even a narrow foot or two of free wall space can wind up being a total storage game changer for your home. To prove our point, we’ve rounded up the smallest—but no doubt savviest—space-saving wall storage ideas we could find on the web.
Oct 10, 2017
The Stylish Shoe Storage Solutions You Need For a (Finally!) Tidy Entryway
Tackle your own Mount Shoeverest and try implementing an entry way storage solution that fits your needs.
Oct 7, 2017
Show Off Your Storage With Stylish Baskets You Can DIY
Don't let your storage bore.
Sep 23, 2017
Organizational Upgrades That Will Make You Feel Like a Totally New Person
Raise your hand if you’re still using storage products that you’ve had since college… or at least, ones that look like they should be in a dorm room. (Don’t worry—I’m right there with you). They’ve done a great job at serving their purpose, but you don’t need to hold onto them forever.
Sep 21, 2017
Get Organized: The Best Handheld Label Makers, at Every Price Point
Handheld label makers can be a godsend, especially when you’re trying to get your home more organized. They’re handy in so many ways—labeling food containers and leftovers, keeping track of boxes, keeping you organized at work, and categorizing just about everything you can think of—and even better, they’re fairly inexpensive. Not to mention, some even work with your smartphone (seriously, there’s an app for everything now).
Sep 6, 2017
The Versatile, Industrial-Style Storage Item That Works in Any Room
It’s not that anyone forgot that lockers and filing cabinets exist, it’s just that they aren’t used nearly as commonly as they ought to be in my opinion. They’re affordable (to buy new or find used at thrift stores) and you can store lots of different things in them. They’re DIY’able (hello, paint one a bold color!). They not only fit in with a lot of different design styles, but they offer up a heaping dose of industrial vibes to any room they live in.
Aug 25, 2017
How To Store (& Show Off!) Blankets & Throws in Style
The saying, “there’s nothing new under the sun” got a lot more real with the invention of the internet. If you think you’re doing something original, there’s a good chance Google will prove you wrong every time. That’s why unique ideas, like this log-holder-turned-blanket-storage from Chrissy Phelan’s West Hollywood home (and salon!) are all the more impressive.
Aug 24, 2017
7 Modern DIY Message Boards to Get You Organized
There’s nothing like seeing back to school supplies everywhere to make you realize, man, I miss having a reason to buy 64-count box of crayons. And, oh ya, it’s probably time to get my life in order. With new modern DIY message boards, that first step to organization gets a little more fun. Copper is the metal trend with staying power and is put to great use as a message board!
Aug 14, 2017
Patch Before You Purge: Skills that Just Might Save Your Wardrobe
In a world filled with fast fashion and disposable trends, taking proper care of our clothes has become less and less of a priority. While this is partly due to the decreasing quality of mass-produced attire, the reality is that, unlike generations before us, many of us don’t know how to correctly care for our wardrobe. And even though poorly made clothes rarely deserve our long-term attention, it’s important to have the ability to tend to ones that do.
Aug 2, 2017
Made for Your Shades: A DIY Display for Organizing Sunglasses
On any given week, I’ll see anywhere from one to seven pairs of glasses and sunglasses make their way onto my kitchen island. (Why is the kitchen island the ultimate catchall for junk?) Coming in or going out, it’s the landing pad for shades.
Jul 24, 2017
Ask a Pro Organizer: What Organizing Products Are Worth Buying?
Staying organized from day to day is no easy feat. Throw a small, storage-deprived apartment and, you know, life into the mix—and suddenly keeping your sh*t together becomes daunting, if not darn near impossible. And while the web is brimming with promising organizational products, deciding which ones are actually worth your money is a whole different story. Thankfully, we have Sharon Lowenheim, aka the Organizing Goddess to call on for help.
Jul 14, 2017
Brightening Up a Manhattan Condo with Patterned Tile and Built-In Storage
Project by: Zach Rockhill for Hatchet Design Build Location: NoHo — Manhattan, New York The team for Hatchet Design Build worked with their client, Marika, to turn her apartment into a light-filled and texturally interesting space. With stained floors, envy-inducing tile and stylish yet inviting furnishings, the space surprises us by playing with our expectations of what a historic New York condo should look like.
Jul 13, 2017
Target Just Brought On These Celeb-Approved Pro Organizers
Target wants to help you get organized, and to do so, they’re tapping some of the best organizers in the biz—The Home Edit. They’ve helped the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims, and now with the help of the bullseye, they’re here to teach the rest of us a thing or two about tidying. Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the women behind the Nashville based brand, are sharing their tips for a successful move over on Target’s corporate blog.
Jul 13, 2017
Make it Count: Smart Uses for the Space Above Your Doors
Think your apartment is totally out of storage space? Think again—and look up. You probably have at least one doorway in your home with a little extra space above it, right? Now’s your chance to turn it into something useful—maybe it will be your new mini library, maybe you’ll turn it into a garden, or maybe you’ll use it to store towels in your teeny tiny bathroom.
Jul 6, 2017
The Hardware Store Item That Will Organize Your Entire Home
Need an organizational overhaul? If you’re on a tight budget, there’s one inexpensive thing you can get at the hardware store that, with the help of some craftiness, can help you organize just about every room in your home: PVC pipes. PVC pipes come in a wide variety of different sizes, which means there are tons of options available to use throughout your home. For inspiration, check out these simple-but-stylish DIY PVC solutions.
Jul 3, 2017
The Renter-Friendly Secret Weapon That Solved My Small Kitchen Storage Woes
Plus, it's super renter-friendly.
Jul 3, 2017
Stylish and Clever Recycling Solutions That’ll Up Your Cleaning Game
Trash cans and recycling bins can take up a lot of space, especially if you have to sort your recyclables into different containers. All those bins definitely add up. Whether you’ve been recycling and you’re just tired of your old system or you want to start so you can be more mindful, there are plenty of solutions that will allow you to recycle without taking up too much space in your home, or at least that won’t detract from your decor.
Jun 23, 2017
How to Store Necklaces & Other Jewelry: 14 Creative Ideas
These creative ideas—some to buy, some to DIY—will look great stored away or on display for all your favorite pieces.
Jun 21, 2017
10 Drawer Hacks That Will Change the Way You Organize Your Entire Wardrobe
Rethinking the way you use your drawers—along with a little help from some clever products and DIYs like these—can make your dresser totally manageable.
Jun 16, 2017
PSA: Your Old VHS Tapes Are Degrading Right Now
While the nostalgic look of vintage videotapes is turning up on everything from Instagram filters to entire digital video apps providing clips with the “camcorder treatment,” experts warn the reel deal is disintegrating forever in basements and attics everywhere, and right now. Because my dad was always a bleeding-edge adopter of technology, we were one of the first families on our block to own a VCR and camcorder back in the early 1980s.
Jun 13, 2017
The Quote That Finally Changed My Mind on Minimalism
I’ve always had sort of a personal gripe with the minimalist movement. It’s a complicated cluster of feelings, but I can boil down my difficulty with minimalism into three words: I like stuff. I like having just the right glass for every drink (some of them thrifted and handed down through generations). I like collecting trinkets that remind me of people I’ve known, places I’ve been and things I’ve done.
Jun 1, 2017
What Your Coffee Table Says About You
Your coffee table is basically the centerpiece of your living area. Guests gather around it, you lounge in front of it to watch Netflix, maybe you even you push it out of the way to exercise at home—and if you live in a tiny space, you almost definitely use it as a place to eat meals, too (I know I definitely do). And how you keep your coffee table—how you decorate it, if you keep it organized or whether you use coasters or don’t—shows a lot about your personality.
May 27, 2017
The Best Budget IKEA Buys When You Have Little or No Closet Space
Did you catch this tour in which Shelbie and her roommates not only make a four-bedroom apartment look refreshing and cohesive, but also add a bunch of clever (and affordable!) storage solutions to their no-closet bedrooms? They all agree that lack of storage is one of the biggest challenges in their San Francisco apartment, but they make it look effortless and orderly using easily accessible products.
May 25, 2017
Schedule a “Suck it Up Sunday” & Enjoy a Happy Home
Sundays are for sleeping in, relaxing with Netflix and only changing out of your pajamas for brunch dates with friends, right? But sometimes—especially when you’ve got a particularly stressful week ahead—your usual chill Sunday can be better spent being productive. Sunday is also a great day to take care of all the things that usually plague you, from cleaning and cooking to getting ahead at work.
May 20, 2017
Don’t Be a Hot Mess: 10 Products Under $25 To Help You Get It Together
Getting your sh*t together isn’t easy. Throw in a crazy work schedule, kids, partners, and friends—and the ability to stay calm and collected (let alone keep your headphones untangled) throughout the day seems almost impossible. Thankfully, many of our favorite online retailers offer some stylish—and insanely affordable—solutions for keeping the little things organized every day.
May 19, 2017
Don’t Waste an Inch: Magical Mechanical Solutions to Transform Small Space Storage
Sometimes—okay, most of the time—finding storage in a small space requires us to get crafty. Sure we’ve all heard of the usual small-space game changers, but what to do when there’s still not enough room for all your stuff? Before you run out to the store to buy the latest Marie Kondo-style book, consider the oft-overlooked possibilities of mechanical storage.
May 10, 2017
Make Over Your Makeup Area: 10 Vanity Organizing Solutions
There are a lot of things in my apartment that I could do without, but my vanity is not one of those things. It’s where I get ready every day which frees up space in the (shared) bathroom. It’s where I store all of my beauty products and tools and sometimes it even doubles as a desk when I really need to focus on a project. The only problem is that it can be hard to keep it neat.
May 9, 2017
9 Ways to Take Advantage of the Space Under Your Sofa
Under-sofa organization is a many splendored thing. Not only does it provide you with extra storage room for stashing your stuff, it offers easy access to everyday items—newspapers, magazines, and DVDs—that can often get lost in living room clutter. To prove it, we’ve rounded up nine unexpected ways to maximize the space under your sofa. From DIY drawers to sliding storage boxes, each idea is designed to make the most of that small, but promising, area.
May 2, 2017
9 Pro Organizers Share Their Best Tips for Maintaining Order in Under 500 Square Feet
When you live in a small space, you face two major challenges: First, how do you make all your stuff work in such a tiny home? And second, how do you keep it from getting messy the second you use any of your stuff? For some—looking at you, minimalists—this is an easy task. But for others, learning to adapt to a tiny apartment can be a struggle. If you’re the latter, how do you deal?
Apr 28, 2017