How Being One of Five Kids Prepared Me For Dorm Life

I am the “weird” sister, according to my siblings. One of my favorite childhood birthday gifts was a rock tumbler. I did science experiments in our basement (which involved bleaching our gray carpet once), and I loved painting large abstract art pieces that I eventually displayed in my shared room with my sisters. I wouldn’t … Continue reading How Being One of Five Kids Prepared Me For Dorm Life

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5 Messes You Should Never Try to Clean Up With a Vacuum

Whether you have a standard vacuum, a stick vac, or a Roomba, you probably appreciate how efficiently vacuuming takes care of messes on your carpet or rugs. For most messes, any of these dirt-suckers are a safe choice—but to protect the integrity of your vacuum (and prevent an even bigger mess!) there are some things … Continue reading 5 Messes You Should Never Try to Clean Up With a Vacuum

Our 7 Favorite Rugs $500 and Under on Bazaar

Moroccan Beni Ourain Area Rug – 3’8″ x 6’5″ – $470 – A modern Beni-Ourain Moroccan rug. This plush, lightweight rug is all set to lend its neutral palette toward brightening up a space. The playful yet subdued design sets this rug apart from other modern Moroccan rugs. Well sized for a living room seating … Continue reading Our 7 Favorite Rugs $500 and Under on Bazaar

This Scandi-style Cat House Is a Minimalist’s Dream

It’s not easy to find design-conscious pet products that don’t look like, well, pet products. But more companies are catching on that there’s a huge market for well-designed dog and cat items. From a dog crate that doubles as a side table to a cat tree that looks like a piece of modern art, more … Continue reading This Scandi-style Cat House Is a Minimalist’s Dream

These Cute Throw Pillows Will Bring so Much Joy to Your Home

We’re of the mindset that you can never have enough throw pillows. They’re a fun way to experiment with new patterns, colors, and textures to see what suits your home best. You can mix and match, swap them out as the seasons change, and use them to express your unique personality. If you like fun, … Continue reading These Cute Throw Pillows Will Bring so Much Joy to Your Home

Research Says This Is the Best Time to Shower—and It Can Help You Sleep Better

By now, we all know the importance of getting our eight hours of sleep a night. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it just doesn’t happen. If you’re stuck in a sleep rut and your specialty pillows, breezy bedding, and sleepy time tea aren’t helping, researchers discovered another remedy you should try: taking … Continue reading Research Says This Is the Best Time to Shower—and It Can Help You Sleep Better

5 Things Your Landlord Should Never, Ever Tell You To Do

To live in peace and harmony, you need boundaries. You know this. Your roommate knows this. Your next-door neighbor who keeps asking if you could just water her plants, walk her dog, and sign for her packages could definitely use some brushing up on this.  But when it comes to establishing good boundaries in the … Continue reading 5 Things Your Landlord Should Never, Ever Tell You To Do