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Nov 17

Where to Stack Coats and Bags When You're Having a Big Party in a Small Space — Small Space Problems

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?

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Nov 17

How to Keep the Suitcase Sane When Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids isn’t easy. Among the challenges that come from being away from your own home and routine, dealing with your family-closet-on-the-move, (that is, your suitcase) is high on the list. But preparing beforehand and having the right tools can prevent you from spending your precious time away from home digging for clothes in a tangled mess made of four people’s maybe-clean, maybe-not wardrobes.

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Nov 17

Part Art, Part Storage: 6 Genius Ways to Store Accessories When You Have No Room

When you live in a small home or apartment, figuring out how to store your scarves, handbags, necklaces, sunglasses and other accessories is a challenge. We can’t all have giant walk-in closets full of open shelves, now can we? The secret, folks, is to turn your jewelry, hats and other items into functional decor, especially if you live in a compact space. Here are some ideas for attractive ways to display and store your things in non-cluttery ways.

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Oct 17

Do You Clean for Guests? You're in the Minority, According to This Study

You know that mad-dash feeling you get when you find out a guest is coming over last-minute and you don’t have time to clean (you know, the one where you run around hiding things in closets and wiping down everything you pass by at warp speed)? Or when you have plenty of time to plan and get ready, do you spend way too much energy trying to get things exactly right for your guests? Yeah, me too—on both fronts. But as it turns out, not everyone is on the same page.

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Oct 17

How The 20/10 Rule Will Change the Way You Clean and Help You Rise Above Your Mess

Keeping your home clean and organized requires a lot of effort—there are a lot of tasks both big and little to keep track of that add up, taking up quite a bit of your time and energy. It can honestly get overwhelming, especially if you lead an already busy lifestyle, or deal with depression, and have to face a mess that’s piled up.

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20
Oct 17

5 Things That Should Never Happen in Your Living Room

Your living room is a place for connecting with friends, spending time with family, relaxing by yourself and more. What it shouldn’t be is a place for any of these five things. Take a look at this list and banish any of these if they’ve been taking place in your living space.

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02
Oct 17

Finding it Tough to Declutter? The "Ex-Test" Will Give You 20/20 Clarity

As you probably already know from experience, decluttering, as freeing as it can feel when you’re all done, can be a challenging process. It’s hard to get rid of your things! What if you need it some day? What if it has some sentimental value but you never use it? How do you get rid of gifts from other people without feeling guilty?

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22
Sep 17

Take Back Your Space: Conquering a Monster of a Messy Closet — Video from Apartment Therapy

Kristen had nothing magical living under her stairs (certainly no wizards). While she appreciated having this extra storage space, it had devolved into the dumping-est of dumping grounds. When she contacted us for closet help she described it as “where I store random items I have nowhere else to put”. Watch above as it “magically” transforms from chaos to order.

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13
Sep 17

Make a Renter-Friendly Magnetic Photo Display in 3 Easy Steps — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

I love hanging on to old photos, heartfelt cards, and fun prints and postcards from my various travels, but it’s hard to figure out how to display them without buying a dozen different frames, or haphazardly attaching them to my wall with washi tape. But that doesn’t have to be the case — thanks to magnets. With a handful of supplies and 30-minutes or less of your time, you can dress your walls up and display all your favorite prints with this easy photo display tutorial. Similar to a magnetic knife rack you might see in a kitchen, this project combines the forces of magnets with trendy metallics in three steps. Yes, I said three!

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12
Sep 17

An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System — September Sweep

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It’s Monday! We’re into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know everyone can relate to. I have good news and even better news: The good news is we’re in this together. And the even better news is that you might have already gotten a jump start on this task from Friday’s mission to declutter the entryway.

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