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Apartment Therapy

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Forget Resolutions and Try One of These 10 “Fresh Starts” Instead

Whether you're still going strong in your resolutions, you're faltering, or you eschewed the whole practice altogether, here are some fresh starts you can think about trying in your home keeping life. → Read More

The 23 Smartest Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Counters Cleaner, Forever

Here are some creative ways to think about and store your kitchen items so that your counters stay as clear as possible. → Read More

The 2 Best Changes I Made to Simplify My Cleaning Routine this Year

Even though I think about cleaning more than the average person, I'm still (and always will be) learning. This year I implemented two major changes in my house-cleaning life and they've definitely made things easier. → Read More

5 Things You Should Stop Doing When You Get Home From Work

Because the lines between work life and private life are blurred in far more pervasive and subtly intrusive ways than ever, it’s increasingly important to keep those lines firmly drawn. Being able to work any time from any place means, well… being able to work any time from any place.In other words: It’s up to you to consider, draw, and keep the boundaries so your personal time actually helps… → Read More

53 Positive, Productive Things You Can Do While You’re Watching TV

If you're worried about spending too much sedentary time on the sofa while you're catching up on your latest obsession, here are some ways to integrate some small life improvements to your TV time. → Read More

Here’s a Simple Test to Make Sure You’re on the Correct Side of the Bed-Making Debate

There are benefits and downsides no matter where you fall on the bed-making spectrum, so it doesn't matter what you decide. What does matter is intention—and there's one simple way to inform your choice with experience. → Read More

21 Smart Ways to Keep Your Living Room Clean, Forever

Here are some creative and attractive ways to set up your living room so it looks clean just about all the time. → Read More

18 Small, Practical Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Staying in tune with the change of seasons helps in some small way to feel in sync with the Bigger Picture. Pick at least one of the things on this list (or think of your own!) to get ready for fall. → Read More

Why It’s OK That I’m Re-Starting My Budget in September

Starting fresh allows me to take stock of exactly where I am right now and to move forward with purpose. → Read More

Stick a Tennis Ball on the End of Your Broom to Make a Super-Powered Floor Cleaning Tool

This technique is safe for use on all kinds of hard flooring. And it's so handy that you may just keep the tennis ball on your mop handle for good. → Read More

Your Houseplants Need Dusting—So Here’s One Way to Clean Plants That’s Fun for You, Too

This weekend, we're going to get our plant leaves sparkling clean, and doing it is going to be fun for you, too. Showering with your plants allows you to "dust" them without ever having to deal directly with the dust. → Read More

12 Top-Rated Amazon Finds for Cleaning and Storing Your Cast Iron Skillet (Starting at $3!)

If there was ever a cookware staple that could last well enough to be passed down generation after generation, it's cast iron skillets. Here are some top-rated Amazon finds that will help you keep your cast iron in good shape to last a lifetime and then some. → Read More

6 Ways to “Go Shopping” Without Actually Spending Any Money

If you're working on spending less and you want to get off the roller coaster of shopping followed by buyer's remorse, that shop-a-holic habit has got to go. Rather than quit cold turkey and set yourself up for failure, here are some ways to scratch that shopping itch without spending a dime. → Read More

This Might be the Quickest, Most Satisfying Weekend Project You Take On All Year

The item you declutter just needs to be sent out of your home, but it doesn't matter where or how. It can be thrown in the trash, recycled, given to a friend, or donated, depending on what it is. The idea is to get it out of your space. → Read More

There’s One Important Area at Home That Doesn’t Get Decluttered or Organized Enough

The worst time to discover you're out of cough medicine is when you wake up in the middle of the night hacking and barking. Be prepared for your next health incident by knowing what you have and what you don't so you can stock up as necessary. → Read More

3 Organizing Staples I Always Buy During Back to School Sales

If store sales intersect your list of need-to-buy items, here are some finds you may want to look for during back-to-school season. → Read More

There’s One Spot It’s Easy to Miss When You Vacuum—Here’s How to Clean It

If you lift your rug, you're likely find a line of dirt under the rug, resting alongside the edge of the rug pad. But today's the day we finally get it. Here's how. → Read More

7 Easy Mistakes You Can Make When Cleaning the Bathroom

Here are a few bathroom cleaning mistakes that, when corrected, will leave you with a speckless and functional washroom with far less work. → Read More

The $14 Amazon Tool That Made My Least Favorite Chore 100 Times More Tolerable

I recently tried out a tool that promises to simplify the most awkward cleaning task. It's under $15, and it claims to be the "fast and easy way to clean your baseboards and moldings." → Read More

We Have the Perfect Weekend Project to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

August 9 is National Book Lovers Day, a day that "harnesses all the excitement bibliophiles feel about books into one celebration." Celebrate National Book Lovers Day by finding or creating a comfortable spot for reading. → Read More