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
DIY Ideas for Impeccably Organized Drawers
Your guide to custom-crafted drawers.
Apr 18, 2017
Inspiring Workspaces That Will Make You Ready To Take On Even the Worst Monday
When you work from home (whether full-time or even just the occasional catch up day) it’s important to have a space carved out that’s just for getting things done. Not only because it’s hard to be productive and creative when you’re sitting in bed with a laptop, but because it’s hard to separate work and life when you spend half your time working in spaces that aren’t really designed for it.
Mar 26, 2017
Renter-Approved: Smart Ideas for Using Adhesive Hooks & Strips Everywhere
Renters in search of drill-free methods to hang their wall decor are undoubtedly familiar with the removable adhesive hook. But these unassuming strips can do more than suspend posters—they are organizing and design superheroes capable of tidying up everything from kitchen tools to necklace collections…and can even get your curtain rods up. Behold: Eleven dilemmas you probably didn’t know an adhesive hook could solve.
Mar 15, 2017
Clever (& Cheap!) Ways To Organize With Wooden Dowels
Walk into almost any hardware or craft supplies store and you’ll find a bin full of inexpensive wooden dowels. Buy one of these 48-inch-long wooden wands for under $5, and magically transform it into a useful organizing tool — everything from a DIY pegboard to a simple coat rack, like the one in the entryway above. If your home’s in need of some serious organizing help (whose isn’t?), let these hardware store hacks put things in their place.
Mar 14, 2017
Making it Work: 8 Solutions for Even the Smallest Studios
Aside from getting a glimpse at how other readers make a home, one of the best things about Apartment Therapy House Tours is exploring the myriad small space living solutions. Renting a small space—particularly a studio—often presents obstacles: perhaps there is an unsightly feature that can’t be removed or a seemingly inevitable storage issue (we’ve all been there).
Mar 5, 2017
7 Real Homes that Master the Art of Organization
It’s easy to spend an entire day clicking through photos of gorgeous houses and apartments and finding decor inspiration, but what about when it comes to organizing? There are beautiful, clever ways to store your things that you may not have even thought of yet.
Feb 26, 2017
No Time for Bullet Journaling? Inspiring Daily Planners to Try Instead
It’s no secret we’re fans of bullet journaling here, but we totally get that it’s not for everyone. Bullet journaling requires some time upfront to get it all set up and a dash of creativity to make it look Instagram-worthy. If you’re more of a ready-to-write type of person when it comes to your daily planner, then we suggest checking out our list of chic and cool planners and printables below.
Feb 22, 2017
Shelf Help: Strategies to Style Your Open Shelves (And Keep Them Looking Neat)
Ask anyone who’s lived in rental apartments with questionable design decisions, there’s definitely a different vibe between embracing trends because you want to and embracing them because you have to. (“White appliances are hot again!,” they say. So why can’t you look at your circa-1996 kitchen and get excited?
Feb 7, 2017
Stylish Storage, Crazy Low Prices: Online Dollar Store Hollar Launches Private Label
If you’ve ever found yourself lost amidst the rows of The Container Store wondering why what essentially amounts to a simple box is so dang expensive, we’ve got great news. Hollar, the world’s first online-only dollar store, just launched their own private label home collection, and it’s chock full of inexpensive items to keep your life organized. Brick-and-mortar dollar stores are doing quite well these days.
Feb 4, 2017
Room by Room: 9 Clever Ways to Organize Your Home with Pegboard
Using pegboard at home means you can have unlimited options for organizing and decorating—you can paint it in any way you choose, use different kinds of hooks and organizers, keep it practical or display tons of art, rearrange things as you see fit, and use it in just about any room. And the best part: Since it’s fairly simple and inexpensive to install and take down, it’s also a handy solution for renters.
Feb 2, 2017
The Surprisingly Big List of Things You’re Probably Not Keeping in Your Car (But Should)
Having grown up in an old farmhouse miles from… well, anything, I know firsthand how unfortunate it can be when your car breaks down or you get stranded with no one nearby to lend a hand. My only saving grace has been that I live somewhere warm enough to walk the miles that stood between my car and civilization. If I lived in a colder state, I’d probably already be a goner. So whether you keep your ride spotless or your floorboards double as storage receptacles (holla!
Jan 31, 2017
Organizing DIYs Based on How Much Makeup You Actually Have
There’s nothing more aggravating than a messy makeup system. When you have eyeshadows separated between drawers, lipsticks rolling around aimlessly, bronzers tossed into corners, and bottles of foundation stuffed onto shelves, it can be a nightmare to try and get ready. And if you still haven’t recovered from the whirlwind of parties and traveling from the holidays, chances are that space is looking a little more rough than usual.
Jan 25, 2017
5 Ways to Organize a Desk Without Drawers
In a small space, it’s hard enough to find room for a desk, let alone a big desk with drawers and tons of storage space. The good news is, you don’t need a cabinet full of drawers attached to your desk to store all your things—just use the space you do have to your advantage. These tips and tricks can help you make the most of your desk, drawers not included. 7 Ways to Organize a Bathroom Without a Medicine Cabinet or Drawers 9 Ways to Organize a Kitchen Without Many (or Any!
Jan 13, 2017
How To Creatively Document Your Trips: Discover Midori Traveler’s Notebooks
When I was in high school, I was hardcore into scrapbooking (nerdy, I know). I loved being able to document memories in a fun and creative way. I considered taking up the hobby again in more recent years, but when I remembered back to how time consuming and exhausting it was to pick up my big mess when I was done, I quickly decided against it.
Jan 11, 2017
The Easiest (Yet Most Important!) Step of the January Cure
I promise that my headline is not hyperbole. Today’s assignment really is super fast, easy AND it’s the number one thing that will make a difference in your home from today on. Those of you who have done the Cure before most likely already have one of these magical items in place. If you do, I’m hoping you’ll consider your assignment to add something new to yours today, and then let us know what you chose in the comments.
Jan 5, 2017
The Storage Black Hole in Every Home
It doesn’t matter if you cook every day or once in a blue moon. You might have a teeny tiny kitchen or one with more cabinets than you know what to do with. No matter what, I’m going to guess that everyone doing this Cure could benefit from shining a little light on the storage black hole we all seem to have in common: the pantry cabinets in our kitchens.
Jan 4, 2017
Sneaky Hidden Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
There’s a lot of wisdom out there for fitting extra storage into small apartments, but a lot of it ignores a particular reality of small space living, which is that in many small spaces, you can see pretty much your entire living area at one time. And while there are some things you may want to proudly display on the wall, there are others you would probably prefer not to look at all the damn time. Plus, having a little hidden storage just makes a space look less cluttered.
Jan 3, 2017
6 Instagram Must-Follows for the Bullet Journal Obsessed
If you’ve caught the bullet journaling bug and now just can’t stop hunting for layout inspiration, follow these seven bullet journal-obsessed Instagrammers stat. Each feed is brimming with enviable bullet journal photos that will without a doubt get your creative juices flowing and help get your life totally organized. Italian bullet journalist Roberta Ranieri’s feed is filled with beautiful BuJo eye candy. Her layouts are simple, beautiful, and filled with creative doodles.
Dec 23, 2016
Excess Baggage: What to Ditch When Your Bags Are Overweight
You may have packed lightly and organized on the way to your destination, but it never fails: excess baggage follows you home from vacation like a lost puppy. You invested time in finding all those sand dollars, and there was this perfect little gift in the window of the most adorable shop ever, begging to be taken home to Mom. Now, these perfect little gifts laugh mischievously as you stare at your suitcase in dismay. But that’s not the only problem. Your bags are overweight.
Dec 16, 2016
Get a Closet that Works For You: 5 Ways to Customize Yours
Your clothes aren’t one-size-fits-all, so why would your closet be? Whether you’ve got a walk-in wardrobe, an open clothing rail in your bedroom, or something in between, you’ll want to make it work for you and give you a thrill every time you visit. Here are five ideas for customizing your closet. So maybe your wardrobe isn’t the walk-in you dream of. It might not even be stand-in.
Dec 11, 2016
The Best Ways to Store The Dishes You (Almost) Never Use
‘Tis the season to be merry—and host dinner parties, of course. It’s time to break out a couple of bottles (or boxes, no judgment here) of wine, about a metric ton of food and, well, the dishes to help you serve said culinary delights. Since most of us don’t host large dinner parties every day, this means some of the extra dinnerware used during the holidays isn’t in regular rotation.
Nov 24, 2016
5 Things Impeccably Organized People do on Sundays
There’s a subtle shift in the mood of every Sunday that signals the end of kicking back and the beginning of gearing up for the week ahead. Paying attention to this shift can mean the difference between a manic Monday and one that sets the tone for a smooth week ahead. Here are five ways to set yourself up to be on top of it as the week starts.
Oct 30, 2016
Smart Hacks: 7 Ways to Add More Storage in the Living Room
A living room closet is a godsend, a convenient place to cram all your belongings so your living room can be clutter-free for relaxing and entertaining. But if yours doesn’t have a closet, storing things in the living room can be tricky. You don’t want all your belongings strewn randomly across the most aesthetically important room in your home. Luckily, with a little creativity, you can make a lot of space in your living room without sacrificing any elegance or organization.
Oct 28, 2016
Organizing Strategies to Help You Leave the House on Time, Every Time
Does it seem like no matter what you do, you’re always running late for something? Getting out the door early may seem impossible, but with a few new organizing strategies, you might just surprise yourself with your newfound promptness. Little things like packing your bag the night before and doing some easy meal prep can make it so that you leave on time, every time—here’s how.
Oct 12, 2016
6 Dirty Little Secrets of People Who Live in Small, Perfectly Organized Apartments
Let’s be honest: we all have a friend or family member who against all odds is irritatingly clean. Despite their studio-sized apartment space and insanely jam-packed schedule, they somehow manage to keep their place perennially—if not inexplicably—prim.
Oct 11, 2016
10 Things You Should Always Keep in a Fireproof File Cabinet or Safe
Get these 10 things out of your car, wallet and drawers and into a safe place—literally. A fireproof safe will make sure all the documents protecting you, your assets, and your loved ones are secured in case of almost any catastrophic event, as well as allow you to keep all your important info in one convenient, private, burglar-proof location. And if you’re not currently in a position to acquire a heavy, high-quality safe, I’ve got you covered!
Sep 26, 2016
5 Instagrammers to Follow If You’re Bullet Journal Curious
Have you heard of bullet journaling? The latest trend in list making, it really just requires a notebook, a pen, and maybe a ruler if you’re a stickler for straight lines. Part planner, part diary, all bullet journals start with an index, and the rest is up to you. You can add yearly overviews, monthly calendars, daily habits, shopping lists, class notes, doodles—you name it.
Sep 23, 2016
It’s Not Too Late! 5 Things People Don’t Do Enough (But Should)
Have you ever opened up the refrigerator to discover last week’s leftovers taking out a new and seriously unappetizing lease on life? It’s okay. You’re not alone. In light of the fact that modern life keeps us all on our toes (and some things are way too easy to let slip through the cracks) here are five things we should all pencil into our calendars on the regular, ranging from simple to stink-prevention. Technology is great… but it’s also kind of unpredictable.
Sep 8, 2016
How To Actually Get a Project Done Before Summer Ends
With just a few weeks until the official end of summer, the clock is ticking on your summer bucket list. If your list includes getting some projects done around the house, consider this your how-to guide on finally get them done.
Sep 4, 2016
From Nearly Nonexistent to Enviably Large: 5 No-Fail Recipes for an Organized Entryway (At Any Size)
Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re huge proponents of the landing strip—having a dedicated “clutter filter” in the entryway can make your whole home more organized. What’s more, no home is too small for this crucial bit of design know-how. Read on for my recipe for an organized foyer at any size.
Aug 30, 2016
10 Storage Sacrifices You Have to Make When You Live Solo in a Small Apartment
Although scoring your first solo apartment can be a wonderful thing, you still have to prepare yourself for the daunting task of packing—and fitting into—a presumably much smaller place than you once shared with your roomies. The fine line between “holding onto” and “hoarding” means it’s finally time to decide which of your housewares are truly worth keeping—a process that can be almost as exhausting as moving itself.
Aug 24, 2016
10 Double-Duty Must-Haves for a Super Organized (and Efficient) Entryway
The foyer is possibly the highest traffic area of your house (that is, if you’re lucky enough to have an actual entryway.) It’s the landing strip for your jacket, bag, shoes, keys, mail, and where you stash anything else you’ll need out in the world. All of this is happening in probably one of the smallest spaces in your home, so you’ll need components that perform double—or even triple and quadruple—duty, like these 10 do to take control of this drop zone.
Aug 16, 2016
A Dozen Tips for a Super-Organized Dorm Room
Most dorm rooms are tiny. And sure, you probably don't need a lot of stuff when you go off to college, but you still need some stuff. We've got some ideas for how to fit it all in.
Aug 16, 2016
5 Plans for Efficiently Organizing Your Home’s Most Cluttered Spot
When it comes to a design-savvy home, a proper entryway is key—pun intended!—to staying organized and prepared to leave the house every day. If you’re lucky enough to have a formal foyer at home, by all means, go buy yourself an entry table or storage bench and bask in all of your front door glory. But if you’re like the rest of us—working with a tight corner or narrow hallway in place of an actual entrance—staying coordinated can be a bit more trying.
Aug 15, 2016
4 Brilliant Small Space Solutions Inspired by Tiny Homes
There are tons of space-saving lessons to be learned from the tiny home movement. Here are four of our favorites.
Aug 15, 2016
A Short Guide to Traveling Light: 5 Rules to Help You Pack Less
The best rehab for an overpacker is a strict set of rules. They’re a little tough and ruthless, don’t get me wrong, but I promise there’s an inverse relationship between how little you can pack and how much fun you’ll have. Mix it up with tees, blouses and tanks, but limit yourself to packing only one per day of the trip. You can still switch it up between pieces from day to night, just give your things time to breathe in between.
Aug 11, 2016
Sneaky Ways To Stash All Your Craft Supplies
I love having a well-stocked craft cupboard (or room, tote, or closet), but find myself locked in a never-ending battle with my craft supplies. A box from IKEA holds all my embroidery supplies except my oversized hoops, my twines are all in a tangle, and there are pompoms everywhere. Here are a baker’s dozen ways to keep your stash organized, accessible, and even aesthetically pleasing.
Jul 30, 2016
No Guest Room? 5 Tricks to Make Visitors Feel at Home
The summer is prime hosting season, but the reality is, many of us don’t have the luxury of owning a guest room to offer to friends and family when they pass through town. Yet even in a small space, there are simple ways to make overnight guests feel more comfortable and welcome in your home—even if they’re just crashing on the couch.
Jul 5, 2016
5 Travel Essentials I Always Forget to Pack (And Hereby Vow Never to Overlook Again)
I’ve gotten to be a savvy enough packer that before I take a trip, I write a list of what I need to bring with me to my destination. Bathing suit? Check. Something to sleep in? Got it. Bridesmaid dress? Uhhh… right over here. (Thank god I wrote that one down – true story.) All the necessary things make it on to the list.
Jul 1, 2016
Bikes & Skis & Surfboards, Oh My: Ingenious Ways to Store Gear in a Small Space
Fitting big hobbies—the type that require a board, a helmet, and maybe even a wetsuit—into a teeny-tiny home can be a tall order. Your best bets for storing this space-hogging gear are to work them into your decor plan or place them in often-overlooked spots (aka hide them in plain sight). Here are nine ways to stash sports gear, without cramping your style. This bike rack from CB2 doubles as a shelf, with a small platform to place your water bottle or helmet on.
Jun 27, 2016
Practice Home Mindfulness: It’s Time to Fix that Thing that Annoys You About Your Home
We all have something about our homes that irritates us—it may be a leaky faucet, a creaking door, a window that’s jammed. Oftentimes, rather than fix these micro annoyances as soon as we notice them, we choose to ignore them. But why? Wouldn’t it be better if our phone chargers didn’t slip behind our desks and if we secured down the edge of the rug that always trips us up? I think yes!
Jun 14, 2016
The Art of the Weekender Bag: 9 Secrets to Packing Light
Now that travel season is finally here, it’s time to pull out your weekender bag and refresh your getaway gear. Last year, I was like most New Yorkers—who live in one of the world’s most fabulous cities, but who are absolutely itching to get off the grid the second it’s summer—and tried to book as many weekends away as possible.
Jun 10, 2016
Clever Products to Help You Never Lose Your Keys Again
If you’re the sort of person who tends to be a little absent-minded and spends entirely too much time looking for their keys, then this post is for you. Here are ten little gadgets that will provide you with a convenient space to stash your keys, so you’ll never lose track of those suckers ever again. Above: Magentic key target, $65 from Bower NYC. The key catch ($7.
Jun 9, 2016
Buy or DIY: The Coolest Geometric Shelves Under $100
A home really starts to take shape the moment shelves are hung on the walls, and these stand-out geometric gems pack enough personality to set the tone of the entire room. Whether you choose a market pick or decide to make it yourself, these statement shelves look like modernist works of art—even before you fill them with your most marvelous collectibles. (above) Room goals: Pentagonal shelves that stack up to the ceiling. Geo Shelf, by Urban Outfitters, $89.
May 24, 2016
The Secret History of the Closet
You probably think of a closet as a little room where you hang up your clothes. But for much of its history, the closet has served a completely different purpose entirely. Come back with me, if you will, to the Middle Ages. In the Middle Ages having a bedroom was a bit of a privilege — most common folks slept either on the floor of the great hall of the manor where they lived, or in the single room that served them as kitchen, living room, dining room, and bedroom all in one.
Apr 24, 2016
Never Misplace Keys Again: DIY Ways To Store Lots of The Little Losable Things
Finding a spot for large sports equipment is one storage woe, but so is finding ways to organize all the little things in your life. They may be small, but keys are one of life’s necessities and when you need them, you need them. Same with just one pen when you’re on the phone and needing to jot down a phone number. Or when you’re in a rush and can’t find find the scissors to cut off a tag before you go to work. Above, one DIY key organizer to rule them all, from Lilaliv.
Apr 18, 2016
6 Ways to Fill a Wall that Are as Useful as They Are Beautiful
Imagine for a moment that you’re an infallibly practical person. The idea of filling a wall with framed artwork…well, it would be such a waste, wouldn’t it? Sure, there’s value in surrounding yourself and decorating your walls with pretty things. But useful things can be beautiful, too. A cork wall treatment acts as a big mood board, perfect for a study, home office or any room that welcomes constant visual change.
Mar 24, 2016
Fresh Modern Takes on Pegboard
Pegboard is having a moment right now. You can find the standard fare in any home improvement store, but there’s also so many modern takes on the market that give you a whole new reason to hang them on your wall. And it’s still fantastic and useful storage for every room in the house. Above, the Pink Mesh Circle; $329 from Bride & Wolfe is a slight variation on the theme with shelves instead of pegs, but the idea is the same. (Also, digging the David Bowie styling alot.
Mar 2, 2016
What to Do About Yoga Mats & Towels Drying Everywhere, Every Day?
Q: My husband has become an avid practitioner of hot yoga which means I now have wet yoga towels draped all over the furniture in my bedroom and yoga mats laid out to dry all over the floor.
Feb 19, 2016
Step-by-Step Success: A Game Plan for Tackling a Massive To-Do List
Faced with a growing list of important things that just need to get done… it can be a little overwhelming to say the least. What you need (besides a clone–natch!) is a fool-proof system for staying on top of your task list. There eight tips are here to help. Stick with these strategies and you’ll be able to make quick work of a long list, week after week.
Feb 18, 2016
How To Edit Your Bookshelves and Start Loving Your Space
Quite like beautiful jewelry, a well-styled bookshelf will always catch your eye. Every bookcase offers an opportunity to display your favorite books and objets in a perfectly styled gallery of sorts. But–again, just like jewelry–too much can definitely be a bad thing. Overloaded shelves will begin to look cluttered and messy if you’re not careful. If you sense your space has ventured into the latter categories, you just need to take an hour or so and edit your shelves.
Feb 2, 2016
You’ve Got This: Goodbye Cure, Hello to Keeping Up the Good Work
I’m convinced that there truly is something magical about the start of a new year. It’s like a big shiny reset button, just waiting for us to hit it, which allows us all to feel free to start fresh and move our lives toward whatever we see as ideal. But, in reality, that mindset can be an everyday one.
Jan 29, 2016
Keep Your Home Cleaner & More Organized, (Almost) Automatically
Getting this assignment done today will help keep your home cleaner and more organized for as long as you keep it up, guaranteed. This key part of the Cure ups your consciousness around what comes into your home, which is a pretty straightforward formula for success – the less dirt, clutter, useless paper and items that come in, the less time you need to spend cleaning and organizing it later.
Jan 26, 2016
A Little Lesson in Keeping a Home Under Control for the Long Haul: One Small Step at a Time
When I hear from readers who do the Cure, one of the things they often say is that the thought of getting a whole home clean and under control is so daunting that they don’t even want to start, but when it’s broken up into bite-size chores, they actually want to do MORE after completing a task, not less. I think there is something to this reverse psychology that we pull on ourselves.
Jan 7, 2016
The Totally Free Clutter-Clearing, Worry-Busting Home Organizing Secret Weapon
Today’s assignment is the easiest one you’ll complete this month. It’s also the single most important step toward the continued success of your Cure and the future of your sure-to-be enviably calm, clean and under control home. You’re going to set up a simple but powerful tool that makes it far easier and less stressful to let go of things that you no longer need. It’s Not Too Late! Join The January Cure: It’s an Outbox.
Jan 6, 2016
Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet: Join the January Cure and Get Organized
There is nothing like the start of a new year to kick yourself into gear and make changes that last. And no, I’m not talking about resolutions, which have a sneaky way of fading along with the holiday glow. I’m talking about taking just one month and investing some effort (21 do-able assignments in total throughout January) toward a cleaner, more organized and more peaceful home.
Dec 22, 2015
Sneaky Storage Secrets of a (Really Really) Tiny Apartment
Once upon a time Tesha lived in one of the smallest apartments I’ve ever seen, a trim little 224 square foot one-bedroom on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Since then she has upgraded a bit (tour coming soon!), but today we’re taking a look back at her old place. Despite its small size, it was also one of the neatest apartments I’ve ever seen — thanks to a few clever tricks. In a small space, finding space to store things is a constant struggle.
Dec 11, 2015
The Secret Weapon That’s Going to Help You Thrive During Your Next Move
Moving is tough. Uprooting your life. Disturbing your routines. Not to mention having to put everything you own into boxes (and then into vehicles and then out of vehicles and into a new place). That’s why the next time you move, whether it’s in a few months or a few years, you should consider this small trick that might help you survive it with your sanity intact.
Nov 23, 2015