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Can’t Fall Asleep? Try Doing This with Your Feet

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We’re wrapping up this week with a little tip to help you get a better night’s sleep. When the winter blues strike, some quality rest can help you feel refreshed and recharged. On the other hand, insomnia can exacerbate a bad mood. Try out this simple trick to help you sleep more soundly this weekend. [...]

How to Clean Your Apartment’s Bathtub the Natural Way

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When it comes to self-care rituals to cure the winter blues, a warm, long bath is hard to beat. However, while we scrub our tubs pretty regularly, it’s best to put in a little extra elbow grease before filling it up with water and hopping in for a soak. Let’s face it—tubs can get grimy, [...]

Here’s Why You Need a Humidifier in Your Apartment

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‘Tis the season for cold weather, and the all the highs and lows that come with it. There’s a lot to love about winter, but there’s a lot to dislike, too. Specifically, cold weather coincides with dry air, which can make your body feel yucky. If the cold weather’s bringing you down, we’d like to [...]

Give Your Space an Instant Makeover with These Mood-Boosting Tips

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  Is it just us, or does January feel endless? With holiday celebrations far behind us and the new year in full swing, it’s hard to believe that we’re less than a month into 2019. January is cold and long, and it’s not abnormal to feel a little down right about now (yesterday was “Blue [...]

Cure Your Blue Monday with This Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Pasta Dish

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In case you haven’t heard the gloomy news yet, today has officially been dubbed “Blue Monday.” The “holiday” (if you can call it that) marks this hazy time of year when the holiday season is behind us and we’re often left with empty wallets and bigger bellies (even though our goal was to keep it [...]

Scientists Are Changing the Houseplant Game with the Pothos Ivy Plant

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Some species of houseplants are well known for their ability to purify the air in your home. We’ve shared our love for purifying plants like Boston ferns and weeping figs before. But now, science is changing up the houseplant game with a new plant player.   Over the past two years, researchers at the Univerisity [...]

The Hidden Brain Benefits of Having Houseplants in Your Apartment

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You’re likely familiar with some of the benefits to houseplants by now. They can purify the air, they can be eaten, and they can provide an instant upgrade to your home’s decor. But there are some other, lesser-known benefits to having houseplants around that arguably outweigh the others by far. According to Scientific American, houseplants [...]

3 Tips for Cleaning Off Your Houseplants

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Houseplants, like anything else in your home, get dusty over time. Regular cleanings should be a part of your care routine, along with waterings. If the thought of cleaning your houseplants sounds complicated, don’t fret—today we’re showing you a few simple ways to get the job done well. Here are our best tips for keeping [...]

Houseplant Habits You Need to Break Right Now

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Sometimes it’s better to know what not to do before attempting to master a new skill. This will help to kill old habits, which need to be broken before you can replace them with better ones. When it comes to houseplant care, bad habits are easy to develop. But if you’re able to identify them, [...]

5 Houseplants You Only Need to Water Once a Month

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Houseplants require various amounts of water, light, and care depending on their type. If you’re new to indoor gardening, mastering this balancing act can prove to be difficult. That’s why if you’re just beginning to explore the world of houseplants, a low-maintenance option is likely your best bet. A plant that doesn’t require too much [...]

Marie Kondo’s KonMari Action Plan for Decluttering Your Apartment

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We hope you’ve been enjoying this week of KonMari inspired posts as much as we have. This is the last day we’ll be focusing on decluttering (for now), so we want to set you up with some final advice and a game plan for defeating your apartment’s clutter. Today, we’re sharing Marie Kondo’s basic procedure [...]

The Simple KonMari Solution to Home Organization That You’ve Been Missing

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We’re very excited to share this KonMari “hack” with you today because it’s one of our favorites. To be honest, the “hack” itself seems pretty obvious and doesn’t sound that impressive on its own. Except it totally is, because this little hack can completely transform the way you organize your apartment. Here’s what it is: [...]

How to Fold Your T-Shirts, Jeans, and Socks the KonMari Way

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Marie Kondo is a master folder. Her folding tricks, which allow clothes to stand upright for storage, are the building blocks to her entire KonMari method. It’s a key skill to practice if you want to declutter the Marie Kondo way. Here’s a guide to folding t-shirts, jeans, and socks the KonMari way. Warning: You [...]

How to Organize Your Apartment According to the Five KonMari Categories

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Our decluttering series continues today as we cover the five basic categories of the KonMari method: Clothing, Books, Papers, Komono, and Mementos. According to organization extraordinaire Marie Kondo, home tidying is best categorized into five specific categories. Today, we’ll be discussing each category as well as their subcategories so you can apply this method to [...]

How Marie Kondo Uses Gratitude to Flip the Script on Decluttering

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  This week, we’re continuing to focus on decluttering to get you set up for a successful 2019. Follow along as we showcase some highlights from Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” method of cleaning and organizing. Before getting started sorting through another home’s mess, Marie Kondo does something a little unconventional. She kneels down to the floor, [...]

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