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Past articles by Carrie:

But First, Coffee: The Best Coffee Tables for Any Style

Coffee tables don't often drive the design of a room, but they can be a statement piece instead of an afterthought. Here are 9 to help start your search. → Read More

I Tried The 4-7-8 Trick to Fall Asleep Fast

I first heard about it on Facebook, where the positive endorsements from friends and friends of friends were a siren song that I couldn't resist. → Read More

Walk-Up World: Pros & Cons of Living on the First Floor

If you're considering a first floor apartment, here are what we consider the major benefits and drawbacks. → Read More

10 Telltale Signs You May Be Living in a Grown Up Home

When you're young and carefree, where you live is sometimes just a place to sleep between working and being a social butterfly. And that's fine. That's what being young is all about. But most of us, at some point or another, wake up, look around and realize that our home is no longer Dorm Room 2.0, but has the markings of a real, grown-up abode. → Read More

10 Items in the IKEA Kids Section You'll Want for Yourself

There are some good grownup finds you might be overlooking. → Read More

What Else To Do When You Change Your Clocks This Weekend

As you go about your home changing your clocks, there are some other important household undertakings you should consider doing at the same time. → Read More

True Bargain Hunters Need to Know This Online Shopping Tip

Here's how to win the get-the-best-price game whenever possible. → Read More

Calling all Neatniks: IKEA's Pegboard System Finally Hits US

IKEA's SKADIS line of pegboard offers versatile storage options all over the house and neatniks everywhere can rejoice. → Read More

IKEA Molger Bench Ideas Hacks

It's a versatile workhorse you can use almost anywhere. → Read More

A Genius Idea for Saving Money on Takeout Meals

In case "cook more" isn't one of your New Year's resolutions. → Read More

Amazon's Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping → Read More

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Vacuums

Vacuums aren't really fun to buy. Sure, you're happy to have one that makes the chore of vacuuming quicker and easier, but few of us relish plunking down our hard-earned cash for one. But if it's time to upgrade, why not do it on a day when they're heavily discounted? Just because you tuned out for Black Friday doesn't mean you missed out on all the deals. From bigger investments like Dysons to… → Read More

It's Etsy's Cyber Week & All These (& More) Are on Sale

Not to let the big box stores have all the fun (and dollars), Etsy announced its own Cyber Week — perfect for people who prefer to give their money to the little guy (and gal). → Read More

Best Places to Buy Flannel Sheets

I've always found flannel sheets to be a comforting antidote to crisp winter nights. Here are the best sources I've found for great flannel sheets. → Read More

Your Thanksgiving Essentials Checklist

Not enough forks to go around? Awkward. → Read More

12 Ways To Use IKEA's Bekvam Spice Racks All Over the House

Leave the spices behind! → Read More

For Sale Lovers: Stylish Furniture that's 50% Off or More

10% off - don't make me laugh. → Read More

One Thing Not To Skimp On When Trying to Sell Your Home

This is not your typical "Before & After" post. → Read More

Charm & Light in this Romantic East Village One-Bedroom Gem

14 foot ceilings? Yes, please. → Read More

12 IKEA Products Every Renter Should Know About

I'm a lifelong renter and IKEA products have come to the rescue for many of my rental conundrums over the years. → Read More