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May 18

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.

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May 18

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint

It’s fragrant, fast-growing, green, and complements fruits, vegetables and meats. It’s also its own ice cream flavor. So what’s not to love about mint? If you’ve ever grown the herb, you know where I’m going with this, but if you haven’t and are interested: read on for the dos and don’ts of successfully growing mint in your home garden or in a container.

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May 18

Reasons to Go Rugless (And Proof Your Room Could Be Better For It)

Rugs are the textured, sometimes-patterned anchor for many rooms. They add color underfoot, as well as softness to a space. While rugs are a “must-have” for many homes (including renters with leases that require them), don’t think you have to add a rug to a room. In fact, there are a few reasons why you might want to go rug-less entirely. Don’t believe me? These dazzling real-life rooms with bare floors might turn you on to the rug-free side.

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May 18

The Best Way to Polish & Clean Silver: 4 Home Remedy Methods Put to the Test — Apartment Therapy Cleaning How To

The table’s set with fresh cut flowers, punchy cloth napkins and a place for every person — you wouldn’t want some tarnished silverware ruining that gorgeous tablescape, would you? Because if you’re busting out the silver, it must be a special occasion.

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May 18

4 Tidy Things You Should Do Every Day (Besides Make the Bed)

Who wants to be tidier? It’s not as hard as you think. Those people with effortlessly clean homes aren’t superheroes — they just know a few rules that you don’t. But we’re here to spill.

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May 18

This Photo-Friendly Tree is The OG Designer Plant

I looooove fiddle leaf figs. I first noticed them in Wilson’s office on House, of all places. I’d get so distracted admiring the plant that I’d have to rewind to catch the dialogue. Now that I have my own fiddle leaf fig, it’s affectionately known as “the Wilson plant.” The good news is, if I can take care of one, you can too. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy and happy.

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May 18

5 Chores You Should Never Skip (Even If You're Busy)

Pressed for time? Running late? Didn’t finish your Sunday morning “to clean” list but need to head out the door to brunch right now? Whenever you’re pressed for time — or have an extra heavy schedule a certain week — don’t let all your chores and cleaning duties slip into disarray. Keep your house functioning by being choosy with which chores you skip and which ones you tackle.

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Apr 18

Money Mistakes That Will Make it Really Hard to Buy a Home One Day

The real estate process begins well before you make your short list of dream homes and start attending open houses — and it can end there, too, if you’re not prepared.

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Apr 18

Silverfish: How To Get Rid of Them & Prevent an Infestation

Bed bugs get all the press these days. Comparatively, silverfish (and their cousin the firebrat) are pretty harmless, but man are they ugly. It doesn’t help that they hang out in cold, dark, damp places like the basement or under the bathroom sink. If you’ve spotted one of these lurking in your house, or have an infestation, we have some tips for first preventing their arrival, then getting rid of them.

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Apr 18

How To Clean Makeup Brushes — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

It’s a task that’s too-often overlooked, but cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is so, so important: it’s an easy way to promote healthy skin by keeping bacteria and dead skin cells at bay. It takes just two minutes, and can even prolong the life of your makeup brushes.

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