15 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your AC Without Breaking the Bank
Projects & Improvements
You can stay cool without spending a fortune.
Apr 30, 2024
7 Ingenious Ways to Reuse Old Empty BottlesOrganizing
Now’s the time to get creative with their many uses.
Apr 21, 2024
Don’t Throw Out Your 2023 Holiday Cards Yet — Here’s What to Do InsteadOrganizing
Staples wants to reward you for decluttering and recycling — in a big way.
Jan 4, 2024
5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Your Old MattressOrganizing
Curbside pickup for the win!
Dec 28, 2023
7 Ways to Recycle Your Old or Broken Christmas LightsOrganizing
Recycle or reuse them instead of tossing them out.
Dec 10, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with the Box Your Butter Came InOrganizing
Here's how you can repurpose a butter box instead of tossing it.
Nov 24, 2023
I’m Embarrassed It Took Me So Long to Buy This $40 Kitchen UpgradeOrganizing
It gets a dirty job done — and looks good doing it.
Nov 15, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Parmesan Cheese ContainerOrganizing
Don't be so quick to toss it!
Nov 15, 2023
The Last Thing to Do with Aluminum Foil Before Throwing it Away
Cleaning
How to reuse it instead of tossing it.
Nov 9, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Empty Tissue BoxOrganizing
Don't be so quick to get rid of it.
Oct 24, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Garlic Mesh Bag
Organize & Clean
This hack also works with the bags for shallots and ginger.
Oct 17, 2023
These Reusable Bags Will Banish Single-Use Plastics from Your Kitchen
Organize & Clean
No eco-guilt with these silicone food storage bags.
Oct 9, 2023
These Compostable Cleaning Wipes Might Be the Easiest Way to Green CleanOrganizing
If you love the convenience of a disposable wipe but have a twinge of green guilt every time you toss one in the trash, we’ve got some great news. There’s a new product on the market that will tackle messes without messing up the planet. Ode to Clean is the first product from biotech company Solugen, which figured out a way to make hydrogen peroxide (a safe and effective cleaner) without the dangerous, petroleum-based processes of the past.
Oct 3, 2023
The Last Thing You Should Do with a Plastic Produce Bag
Organize & Clean
Don't be so quick to just rip it open!
Sep 28, 2023
The Easy Way I Made My Disposable Takeout Container Collection DisappearOrganizing
Be gone, cabinet full of plastic containers.
Jun 1, 2023
Le Creuset’s Limited-Edition Rainbow Dutch Oven Is Back Just in Time for Pride Month
Shopping
Grab one for your kitchen before they're gone!
May 12, 2023
I’ve Tried Tons of Spray Paint, and This is The Only One I’ll BuyHome Projects
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a simple change of color. And, when it comes to giving furniture and decor a brand new lease on life, for the least money and effort, the hands-down winner is spray paint. I’ve tried a lotta lotta spray paint, and recently found my new favorite. It’s easier to think of things I haven’t spray painted—my dogs, maybe—than all the things I have.
May 1, 2023
How To Frame Your Art on the CheapHome Projects
I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college, I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls like a life-size scrapbook. Post-grad, I’ve slowly started framing my favorite pieces. Custom framing is expensive, so I scour thrift stores for well-made frames with glass and hit up my local art supply store for the rest of what I need to do my own custom framing. Ready to get started?
Mar 30, 2023
This $14 Find Is a Smarter Way to Extend the Life of My Produce and Make Meal Prep SimplerDesign Ideas
They also help you stop throwing out so many plastic bags.
Mar 8, 2023
These 3D Printed Tiny Homes Are Made Using Recycled Plastic
News
It's waste from food packaging and plastic bottles.
Jan 22, 2023
My Mom’s Genius Idea for Reusing Bread BagsOrganizing
Her little trick helps reuse what is typically viewed as single-use plastic.
Dec 12, 2022
5 Clever Alternatives to Traditional Christmas Tree SkirtsDesign Ideas
While we love a traditional Christmas decorating scheme as much as the next person, there’s something fun about updating a few classic elements in unexpected ways. One simple way to up your holiday decor prowess is by thinking outside of the box in terms of your Christmas tree skirt. Below, you’ll find five brilliant (and affordable!) alternatives that will have all your party guests talking.
Oct 24, 2022
How to Recycle Beauty Products
Organize & Clean
Brush up on these recycling and disposal methods.
Oct 17, 2022
Before & After: Anthropologie Inspired DresserHome Projects
Anthropologie’s Ordinal Dresser is one popular piece of furniture — so much that this is the second dresser makeover we’ve seen based off of it. The first one was a low, six-drawer version, but this one will have you thinking twice about which dresser is the original, and which is the knock-off. It’s hard to believe, but the above dresser was made to look nearly identical to the Ordinal, all for only $30!
Oct 15, 2022
This Weekend: Curb Your Home’s Worst Clutter CulpritOrganizing
Even the cleanest and most organized homes can get cluttered and super overwhelming fast. Because there’s one thing that piles up faster than a shopping cart in the final minutes of Supermarket Sweep. Unless you’re ready, and keep on top of it every single day, you’ll soon be buried under a suffocating mountain of stuff. This weekend, take the time to conquer this particular mess, and feel lighter almost immediately. Tame the Mail Mountain: Has your mail taken over your life?
Oct 13, 2022
Le Creuset Just Launched a Gorgeous New Color That’s Perfect for Holiday CookingOrganizing
Get ready for some serious compliments come Turkey Day.
Oct 13, 2022
5 Repurposed Antiques You Didn’t Know Your Garden Was MissingPlants & Yard
Gardens are destined to be charming little spaces, the type where you’re surrounded by life and charm as you sit down to sip tea and read a weathered paperback book. If you’re reading this thinking, “That doesn’t sound like my garden,” you might just need a little touch of antiquity. Make it your mission this weekend to scout out thrift stores, flea markets and antique shops for something old and quaint that you can repurpose for your outdoor space.
Oct 12, 2022
TikTokers Have Discovered The Best Way To Upcycle Old Bundt PansHome Projects
Create your own autumnal-inspired centerpiece now that fall is finally in full swing.
Oct 11, 2022
Wondering What to Do with Old Towels and Sheets? Here Are 10 Smart IdeasDesign Ideas
We recently took stock of our linen closet and realized that half of the storage space was taken up by sheet sets and towels that we simply don’t use. Some are very old and worn out, and some just never seem to make it into our weekly linen rotation. Of course, we didn’t want to throw them out, so it got us thinking about recycling options.Use old sheets and blankets to make new ironing board pads and covers, like those featured on A Beautiful Mess.
Sep 20, 2022
Le Creuset Just Launched the Most Gorgeous Pumpkin-Shaped Casserole Dish and Dutch Oven for Fall
Shopping
Use it for your favorite pumpkin recipes and more!
Sep 12, 2022
These Durable Reusable Totes Are a Grocery-Shopping Game Changer
Shopping
Goodbye, bruised tomatoes and smushed bread!
Aug 12, 2022
The Effortless Thing I Did to Solve My Plastic Bag CollectionLife
No more crinkly grocery bag woes for me.
Aug 3, 2022
Le Creuset Just Dropped a New Gorgeous Launch That Your Kitchen Needs
Shopping
It will look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table.
Aug 1, 2022
Responsibly Dispose Of Toys With Mattel's Toy Takeback Initiative
News
Keep outgrown toys out of landfills.
Jun 8, 2022
I’m New to Composting, and This Bin Made Me Instantly Feel Like I’ve Been Doing It for YearsOrganizing
If you've wanted to start composting, this is your sign to go for it!
May 25, 2022
17 Sustainable Swaps to Remember That Don't Involve Your Recycling Bin
News
Even if you've heard of some of these before, here's your reminder to pick up a habit or two.
Apr 21, 2022
I Tried The Reusable Bamboo Paper Towels "Shark Tank" Made Famous Organizing
One roll is said to replace up to 286 paper towel rolls.
Apr 21, 2022
The Little Trick I Use To Repurpose Plastic Lids Before I Recycle ThemOrganizing
The kitchen generates more useful “garbage” than anywhere else in the house. 
Apr 20, 2022
6 Smart Things to Do with Your Old Plastic Spray BottleOrganizing
Do it for the planet.
Apr 18, 2022
6 Zero-Waste Habits My Abuelita Taught MeOrganizing
Never forget your bolsa de mercado.
Apr 18, 2022
Kristen Bell is Here to Remind You That You Can Recycle LEGOOrganizing
Send your old LEGO back and they will donate the blocks to charity partners.
Apr 2, 2022
Hard-To-Recycle Plastics Are Now Being Made Into Zero Waste “Concrete” BlocksOrganizing
It's made up of plastic bags, yogurt containers, and water bottles.
Feb 21, 2022
These Tiles Are Made from Recycled EggshellsOrganizing
Who knew your breakfast waste could be so beautiful?
Feb 10, 2022
IKEA Is Going Green for Black Friday with “Sustainable Living Shops”
NEWS
The in-store shops are perfect for those looking to make this winter (and beyond) a little more green.
Nov 22, 2021
3 Surprising Ways to Upcycle Your Empty Candle Cups Organizing
That you haven't thought of yet.
Nov 13, 2021
Le Creuset Just Launched a Cool New Color That Might Be Its Most Stylish Yet
Shopping
We're loving this airy new color.
Oct 13, 2021
One Good Thing – Out & About: Cozy Dusting Slippers from Megan? Who Knew?Organizing
Hey Everybody! After being stuck inside my house for the past year and a half Hands and I decided to get out and about – traveling around our city to find good things right under our noses. So many good things that I pick up for my life come from seeing them out in the world – at other folk’s homes, restaurants and hotels – there is really nothing better for good ideas than getting out and about. It’s time to get out and about!
Oct 7, 2021
One Good Thing: My Big JosephJoseph Home Composting Tip!Organizing
Welcome back to One Good Thing back in my kitchen! This week I want to share a little change I made in my composting ritual that has made my life better – I’ve traded in my stainless steel composting bucket that sat on the floor for a neat and tidy countertop composter from JosephJoseph.
Sep 30, 2021
See the Latest in Sustainable Home Design from the No Waste Challenge WinnersOrganizing
For the third year in a row, IKEA and What Design Can Do have partnered to find the latest in sustainable design through their "No Waste Challenge" contest.
Jul 22, 2021
LEGO Just Designed Its First Brick Made From Recycled Plastic
NEWS
This is a game changer for LEGO.
Jun 28, 2021
There’s a $17 Tool You Need if You’re Reusing Plastic Baggies (or Buying Reusable Ones)Organizing
A change in even one small daily life habit can make an impact. And here's how to make that habit easier.
Jun 9, 2021
The Smartest Thing You Can Do With a Food Storage Container Missing Its LidOrganizing
Tupperware lids are like the socks of the kitchen with how they disappear into thin air.
May 20, 2021
If You Have a Window, You Can Compost — Here's How to Get Started NowOrganizing
Plus, what master composters want you to know about smells.
May 14, 2021
5 Things You Can Buy at a Thrift Store to Organize Your KitchenOrganizing
Each of the five suggestions below are commonly found in resale retail, and they just might be what you need to get your kitchen under control.
May 13, 2021