The lazy days of summer are yielding to the frantic days of autumn, barreling towards the holidays, and with it a new year, if not in sight, just around the corner. It's easy to fly too high, do too much, and crash and burn.
Whether you use Tupperware or its numerous brethren, these sturdy, lightweight containers are ideal for storing food in the fridge and for takeaway lunches; but they can also be a headache to store and clean.
Your friend's coworker's sister that she just had to bring to your dinner party throws back one too many Chardonnays, and another wine glass is laid to rest. While the fact that it's gone forever is upsetting, the hassle of sweeping up those little shards is even more traumatizing.
We turned to Rachel Cohen, co-founder of the accessible-luxury home line Snowe, to get the 411 on housekeeping. Cohen's top tips -- from simply cleaning a mug to (gasp!) actually making your bed -- will guide you to domestic bliss.
Take a look at your desk and remove everything that you don't use everyday and keep your knickknacks to a minimum -- just a cluster of flowers, a special object, and a few beautiful desk accessories are all you need.
On a scale of one to tidy, we'd give ourselves about a seven. We put used socks in the hamper. When we spill coffee grounds all over the floor, we generally sweep them up. But is there more we could be doing? Yes. Always
Ah - the joys of renting your own place. Autonomy, freedom, a place to decorate call your own: What more could you ask for? There's something no one tells you before you start renting an apartment: It's usually those small household annoyances that become the most stressful situations.
Let's face it, even when we try our very best, life is messy. I have put together a list of some of the toughest furniture and carpet stains we encounter along with quick DIY eco-friendly fixes that will help get your fabric back to its stain-free state.
When you're expecting company, your mind starts to go haywire, thinking of all the tasks you have to accomplish before guests arrive. It's like hosting has heightened your senses so you can see all the dust and dirt that's sitting on the surfaces of your apartment.
Struggling to find the time -- nay, the motivation -- to get all your chores done? Well, you might want to sit down for this news: You can get it all done hardly using any energy at all and without sacrificing any of your home's cleanliness.