Taryn Williford, Apartment Therapy

Taryn Williford

Apartment Therapy

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Taryn:

Trendy Chaise Lounges for Small Spaces, from the 2020 Small/Cool Experience

There was so much style on display at Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Experience at Home, but it was hard not to notice the "it" sofa that kept popping up across several spaces: the elegant yet functional chaise. → Read More

This Important Final Task is the Punctuation Mark on Your Spring Cleaning

The ultimate challenge is to vacuum and pick up all the rugs, then clean every inch of floor before putting them back down. If that's too much, it's ok to clean in place, weaving around furniture as needed. → Read More

One (Really Big) Spot that People Forget They Should Clean

If you've never cleaned your walls before, I'm so excited for you to start today. We're going to clean the walls, all the way down the floors. There are many right ways to do this, but I'll cover my favorite method. → Read More

Here’s How to Get Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It’s Ever Been

Spring cleaning is the motivation you need to do a really deep clean: the kind where you're eyeing the caulk with a magnifying glass (literally or figuratively). → Read More

Here’s a Game Plan for Decluttering Your Clothes in One Day

Decluttering your closet means not only gaining a little bit of physical and mental space when you get ready every morning (even if every morning's outfit is sweatpants), it also gives you a chance to do a seasonal swap-out. → Read More

It’s Time for the Quintessential Spring Cleaning Task—Here’s How to Finish it Fast

Let's take today to clean the windows. It'll give your wistful staring-through-the-glass daydreaming routine a little more clarity. → Read More

There’s Nothing You Can Clean That Will Be More Satisfying Than This

Appliances are something you might not think too hard about cleaning. Today, choose one appliance—big or small—from anywhere in your home, and give it a really thorough deep clean. → Read More

13 Small Areas You Need to Clean First if You Want to Start from the Top

Even in our one-task-a-day Spring Cleaning program, starting at the top is as much a mental exercise as a practical one. Let's clean from the top down so you can really visualize the impact you're making. → Read More

The Easiest Spring Cleaning Task is Also the Most Important

To take your big, amorphous goal of spring cleaning your home and make it something clear, tangible, and most importantly, start-able, we're going to simply make a list of things you want to clean this season. → Read More

Here’s Everything the CDC Wants You to Know About Cleaning Your Home Right Now

The Centers for Disease control have published expert-vetted recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities—hand washing is at the top of the list—and that prevention continues right at home with deliberate cleaning and disinfecting. → Read More

3 Disinfectants You Can Use If You Can’t Find Clorox Wipes

If you can't get your hands on disinfecting wipes or sprays, here are some alternative disinfectants and sanitizers you can use to kill germs on your household surfaces. → Read More

10 Clever Real-Life Organizing Ideas You’ll Wish You Started Using Earlier

Apartment Therapy's organizing expert Taryn Williford shares her favorite organizing ideas from recent house tours. → Read More

We Ordered the 5 Most Popular Fake Succulents—and This is the Best One

Artificial succulents can be quite convincing. Still, some faux plants are better than others. We compared five popular fake succulents to planter full of real, living plants to shoot close-up photos. Here's our pick for the best, least-fake looking one. → Read More

The One Universal Truth You Have to Remember About Decorating and Decluttering

Homes aren't static. They’re meant to evolve and support us—whatever current version of ourselves we are. So don't ever get too attached to the way things are, or the objects you store between your four walls. → Read More

This 3-Minute Daily Habit is the Key to a Forever-Clean Home

Take some time every day to clean up errant items from your rooms' floors, furniture, and tabletops. The magic here, though, is to define your task by time (just three minutes!) and not volume. It's what keeps the whole thing manageable day after day, so you're always in step chasing a tidier home. → Read More

The Simple, Doable Secret of Anti-Procrastinators

There's no real Cure assignment for today. We've left a blank space for you to fill in by completing the circle on whatever you've been slacking on or putting off. You name it! Then go ahead and put another catch-up day on the calendar for February and keep this smart habit up all year long. → Read More

The (Practically Free) Organizing Staple You’ll Find in Every Always-Clean Home

Set up a welcome zone—we call it a landing strip—near the front door (or garage door, or wherever you most often enter your space). You can compile this together from pieces and things you already own. Raid the kitchen for a bowl, for example, or borrow decorative items from other rooms. → Read More

You’re One Weekend Away from a Cleaner Bedroom (and Better Sleep)

Don't worry too much about checking off the right boxes, and instead focus on doing what you can this weekend to improve your bedroom before Monday morning rolls around. → Read More

This Quick Routine Will Make Your Sofa Look and Feel Brand New

Regular maintenance is the key to making sure your high-dollar items live a long and fruitful life. People give their cars annual inspections—why shouldn't a sofa get the same treatment? → Read More

Your Game Plan for a Better Bathroom in Just One Day

Bathrooms tend to be spaces where we let things collect and get messy—which is fine, sometimes. But you deserve a peaceful place to get ready in, to set the tone for a peaceful life. → Read More