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12 Things to Declutter for National "Give Something Away" Day

by Shifrah Combiths from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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When we declutter, our focus tends to be on getting things we don't need or love out of our homes. But it never hurts (and often helps) to flip the script, turn our eyes away from ourselves, and, in this case, consider where our shed items are going. Turns out there's a national day for that: July 15 is National Give Something Away Day , and it's the perfect occasion to squeeze in some decluttering and feel extra good about it—on both ends. READ MORE »

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The 6 Smartest Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker in the Summer

by Ariel Knutson from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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While you might associate the slow cooker with colder months (the stews! the chilis! the meats!), it shouldn't collect dust the second it gets hot out. In fact, it can save you a lot of time and won't heat your kitchen up. That's why we asked our readers to share their best recipes and ideas for using the slow cooker this summer. Here are six smart ideas to inspire you during the coming months. READ MORE »

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Two Savvy Solutions for Ugly Rental Kitchen Lights

by Adrienne Breaux from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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Considering the amount of spectacularly hideous light fixtures in rental kitchens around the country, it's almost as if installing the ugliest, most unflattering light fixture was at one time the law. That's of course not true, but for anyone who's ever walked into their rental kitchen, looked up at their light fixture and wondered "why that?," this post's for you. READ MORE »

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Before and After: This $46 Wood Dresser Transformation Is Absolutely Stunning

by Tess Wilson from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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A reader found this old dresser in an alley and knew right away that she'd hit the jackpot. And after hours of scrubbing and sprucing, this dresser is even more beautiful than the day it was built. READ MORE »

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About Trends? (And Should You Care?)

by Brigitt Earley from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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So tan leather sofas are taking over Instagram and the Beni Ourain rug is in every living room you've walked into this summer. So what? Should you care about these trends? READ MORE »

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A Quirky, Industrial Modern Apartment in Michigan — House Tour

by Diana Liang from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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Name: Rachael Barlock Location: Metro Detroit — Ferndale, Michigan Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting There's a duality to Rachael's life: She's a water engineer by day, but by night she runs a hand-lettering and paper goods business, Hazel + Dolly . She loves balancing the structured, math and science half of her life with the fun, creative half. And her home is a balanced mix, as well. READ MORE »

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You Can Now Apply To Work and Live In Disney World For a Whole Year

by Ana Luisa Suarez from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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Have you ever dreamed of living in Walt Disney World? What little girl didn't grow up wishing she could live inside of Cinderella's castle? Don't feel like it is only a dream for children. Adults who love Disney deserve a chance to dream too! READ MORE »

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Does Mouthwash Deserve a Spot in Your Medicine Cabinet? A Dentist Weighs In

by Samantha Zabell from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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You're just getting home after a long night, or you're rushing to work in the morning, and you think: A quick rinse with mouthwash will be the same as brushing my teeth. Sound familiar? Unfortunately for you, that logic isn't quite right. READ MORE »

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6 Fascinating Plants That Will Perk Up Your Lifeless Room

by Rebecca Straus from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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So, you're thinking about doing some redecorating. And, in addition to switching up your wall art and accent pillows, maybe you want to introduce some new greenery into your life. There are literally hundreds of houseplants to choose from, so where do you start? First let's rule out the usual suspects: Everyone and their mother has a spider plant or a peace lily. Lovely as they may be, they're probably not the showstoppers you're looking for. For something dramatic and just a little bit out of the ordinary, check out these six sculptural beauties. READ MORE »

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Think Twice Before Tossing These 4 Things When Moving (Even If You're in a Purge Mood)

by Anni Irish from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jul 16, 2018 01:08 AM
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Whether you're moving to another state, or just down the block, packing can be an ordeal. And when you're in the process of a move, you may find yourself wanting to purge a lot of items. "Ask yourself why you want to keep the item. Is it for sentimental reasons? Does it spark joy? If it's not for any of the two reasons above, chances are you can get rid of it," says Allison Dunn of Organized Spaces by Allie. However, while downsizing is great and wanting to have a clutter-free zone is everyone's goal, you may throw away items you want or need later on—just because it feels good in the moment. If you're feeling like you want to toss it all, take a break, then regroup and try and take stock of what you're packing and what you want to get rid. "Choose the 'best of' items and corral and sort like items rather than randomly tossing things out," said Angela Kantarellis, founder of AKorganizing. To further help you get through that purge mood, here are four things you should absolutely never throw out while moving: READ MORE »

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