23
Feb 19

Why Instant Pot Users Are Obsessing Over This $30 Cart from Target

If you are the proud owner of a new Instant Pot, besides asking yourself “What should I cook?” (we got you), you may also be wondering “Where the heck do I put this thing?” A true kitchen workhorse, it nevertheless can occupy some serious real estate on the counter or in a cabinet. Or, perhaps even worse, finding a home for your a new pressure cooker in a low cabinet or closet can mean it gets forgotten.

Enter: the passionate members of the official Instant Pot Facebook group. They’ve discovered a product that almost seems made specifically for this product: a round utility cart from Target.

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27
Jan 19

A Smart and Frugal Way to Make Your Cast Iron Skillet Last Longer (With Just a Paper Towel)

The first time I cooked with my now-husband, I was surprised to learn he had a collection of cast iron pans in an array of sizes. What impressed me most wasn’t that he had a larger (and more well-seasoned) set of cast iron than me, but the smart way he stored his cast iron pans.

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18
Jan 19

13 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won’t jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products—all adhesive—to consider.

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17
Jan 19

10 Affordable & Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring

I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for all their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern day needs, most notably the absence of overhead lighting inside closets.

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03
Dec 18

The $60 Kitchen Rack (from Amazon!) That the Internet's Obsessed With

Spend enough time looking at kitchen designs, and things start to look familiar. You start to see the same trends and products—KitchenAid stand mixers, pot rails from IKEA, and bright-pink rugs, for example—over and again. Sometimes things become popular because of a dedicated marketing team with a lot of ad dollars, but sometimes it happens on its own because a product is just that useful.

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30
Sep 18

9 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? That’s a cool game to play, right? IKEA, arguably Sweden’s finest contribution to the 20th and 21st century (I kid…?), has become a mecca of sorts for the broke-twenty-something-who-has-no-furniture folk to the high-caliber tastemaker fold, and for good reason: there is literally something for everyone.

If you’re like me and get your kicks from decor guessing games, then you’ll probably be interested to know what pieces interior designers turn to time and time again, whether to meet a budget or because the pieces themselves really are that good (hello, the Stockholm Series!). Here, eight interior experts share their IKEA go-tos and weigh in on why they just can’t quit these perennially versatile and accessible staples.

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15
Aug 18

7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

If you want to know about rhinestones and country music, ask Dolly Parton. For insight into small spaces and storage, go straight to boat owners and people who live year-round on houseboats. They’ve got tons of solutions to suit even the tiniest spaces, and we could all stand to pick their brains for a minute or two. Here are seven products you regularly find on boats that even land lovers can put to good use at home.

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10
Aug 18

8 Stylish Mirrors That Double as Extra Storage

No matter if you have a sprawling Colonial or a 600-square-foot studio apartment, everyone can use a little more storage space. But other than the closets your floor plans has gifted you, it can get a little tricky to find the room to store all of your clutter. That’s when you have to get a little creative with the furniture you buy, and see if you can make one piece do two jobs for you.

While it’s common to have beds with roll-out drawers or dining room sideboards that double as cabinets, there are some more innovative furniture solutions you might not have thought of. One such option is to get mirrors that work double time for you with storage, like floor length mirrors that turn into mini clothing racks, and decorative bedroom mirrors that become secret jewelry armoires. Check out some selections below, and hack your organizing plan!

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03
Aug 18

IKEA’s New Collection Is for People Who Love Their Stuff

Despite the trends toward minimalism in recent years, some of us aren’t meant to be KonMari devotees with clutter-free spaces. IKEA, despite being a bastion of Scandinavian starkness, has been coming around to a maximalist way of life. Their latest collection is definitely for people who love their stuff, and want to show it off.

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05
Jun 18

I Found the Perfect Dupe for IKEA's RÅSKOG Cart

How can you use IKEA’s iconic RÅSKOG cart at home? Let me count the ways: As a bar cart, as a kitchen cart, to store clothes, or beauty products, or shoes, even as a nightstand or side table, the list truly goes on and on.

The versatile little utility piece is a classic for a reason.

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