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The Organizing Accessories Expert Travelers Always Have in Their Suitcase

If you think packing is stressful, it’s probably because you don’t have the tools to make it easy. Take it from me, a converted messy person. I was a slob to the nth degree; where chaos reigned in any room I stepped in. But I quickly learned the only reason that most of my messes happened was because I refused to invest in actual organizing tools, which are literally designed to keep your life tidy. When every item has a home, it’s hard to be messy. And the same holds true for your suitcase. (далее…)

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Here’s How I (Painlessly!) Purged 80 Percent of My Closet

The realization that I had way too many clothes hit me the way it usually hits us: When we’re running late for an appointment and all we can do is stand in our underwear in front of our closet and glare. The whole situation made no sense to me. I had more sweaters than a Gap mid-season sale, too many skirts to count, and there were so many shirts stuffed onto shelves that one literally tumbled out and plopped in a heap in front of my toes. And yet, nothing in there was doing it for me. Not a thing. As I tried to skim the mess for something that would make me feel somewhat cute that afternoon, a question hit me that changed everything: Why do I own all of this stuff if I never seem to want to wear any of it? (далее…)

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Instagram Envy: You’ll Want to Redo Your Closet Right Now

Even if you’re at a Monica-Geller-level when it comes to neatness, a closet can always benefit from a quick tidy. From rogue purses thrown onto wrong shelves, to sweaters dumped onto chairs in a hurry, to belts fallen to the carpet, more often than not our closets are in a bit of a mess. But what you’ll quickly discover is that if you buy (or make!) the proper organizational homes for each piece in your closet, it’ll be so much easier to keep it clean. From bins for your hats and special separators for your belts to clear boxes to store your shoes, if everything has a place, that’s half the battle right there. In order to get you motivated to update and spruce up your own closet, here are inspirational Instagram photos that will make you want to get to it! (далее…)

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10 People No One Wants to Fly With

No matter if you catch an hour long flight to a nearby city or hunker down for the long haul to Asia, there are certain people that make it onto the plane that no one looks forward to being seated next to. I get it, travel isn’t a cake-walk for anyone. The seats are lumpy, you mysteriously feel starved the second you lock your seat belt on, and the next few hours are a timeline of boredom and «are-we-there-yet» feelings. But there are certain travelers that make the whole ordeal a little more eye-twitch inducing with the only upside being a potentially hilarious story you can share when you land.We’ve all experienced it before and even – dare I say it – have possibly been guilty of the crime of being that person. Ahead are 10 people no one wants to fly with! (далее…)

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6 Get-Moving Benefits of a Fitness Tracker You Might Not Have Thought Of

While fitness trackers help count your steps and sometimes make for chic wrist candy, they actually do a lot more than people give them credit for. If you’ve grown bored with yours and thrown it into a junk drawer, the reason might just be that you haven’t used it to its fullest potential. Read on to learn about the cool and not-so-obvious ways you can use your fitness tracker. (далее…)

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Create vs. Consume: How to Change Your Mindset and Start Saving Money

When you’re bored at home or feeling stuck in a rut, what’s one of the first things that pops into your mind to fix that situation? I’m willing to bet you’re tempted to slip into some shoes and head out the door to a restaurant you saw in the paper, or out to a movie with your friends. But that requires money and when you’re constantly consuming, your bank accounts start to feel the effects. (далее…)

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Grab Your Headphones: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – there are hundreds of videos to choose from that take you from a stressed, anxious state, and back down to a zen attitude. No one’s weekday is an absolute breeze, and it’s easy to get caught up in stress when your responsibilities and to-do lists pile up mile high. In order to chip away at that, this article will lead you through meditations that are designed to fit into specific parts of your day: From when you wake up, to your morning commute, to your lunch break at work, up to the moment you’re back home and unwinding on your couch. (далее…)

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Pattern Power Up: 5 Rug Styles That’ill Bring on the Wow Factor

From dinged up and well-worn hardwood floors to peeling linoleum, area rugs help us hide problem areas in a room without having to invest an arm and a leg to fix them up. But beyond their practicality, they can really make a huge design impact in a space. The only problem is, picking out a rug is a delicate art, anyone who stood in a rug aisle with their arms crossed and squinting helplessly at a particular option will know that. The following questions run through your mind: Is it worth the investment? Will the colors match my knick-knacks? Will it completely transform the room or is it just an unnecessary splurge? Well, we’re here to help. If you’re stuck on how to bring some major wow-factor to your room, read on for five types of rugs to try (and where to turn to get the look). (далее…)

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Pattern Power Up: 5 Rug Styles That’ill Bring on the Wow Factor

From dinged up and well-worn hardwood floors to peeling linoleum, area rugs help us hide problem areas in a room without having to invest an arm and a leg to fix them up. But beyond their practicality, they can really make a huge design impact in a space. The only problem is, picking out a rug is a delicate art, anyone who stood in a rug aisle with their arms crossed and squinting helplessly at a particular option will know that. The following questions run through your mind: Is it worth the investment? Will the colors match my knick-knacks? Will it completely transform the room or is it just an unnecessary splurge? Well, we’re here to help. If you’re stuck on how to bring some major wow-factor to your room, read on for five types of rugs to try (and where to turn to get the look). (далее…)

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Food & Nutrition Podcasts to Fuel Your Mind & Body

Podcasts are a great way to fill those in-between moments in your day when your mind tends to wander. You know the time: Walking to your bus stop from your apartment, taking a run in the evening, commuting to work, driving to the grocery store, or tidying the kitchen. They’re those moments that don’t require a lot of focus, so you can split your attention. Rather than just blasting your usual playlist, why not fill your earbuds with an interesting talk show that will teach you something new about a topic you like? (далее…)

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No More Unused Space: How To Fit More Storage into a Small Bathroom

When it comes to small space living, making the most of all of your available space is everything. Not everyone has sprawling bathrooms with expansive storage closets, but no matter the square footage you have available, we promise, you can make it work. All you need to do is zero in on the often underused spaces that you might be overlooking. There are opportunities to maximize areas that, at first, might seem unusable, but with a little bit of imagination you’ll quickly realize they carry some potential. To get your storage expansion going, here are some ways we found that take advantage of unused space in bathrooms – take a look — some might just fit the bill for you… (далее…)

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How I Taught Myself to Stop Buying Clothes I’ll Never Wear

Since I was a young girl, I’ve always loved shopping. Back in the day, I may have had more…extravagant takes (I gravitated toward everything pink, sequined handbags, feather boas and kitten heels…topped off with plastic clip-on earrings), but the love for style was already there, albeit it a little misguided. Nowadays I’ve updated a few things here and there, but I can’t say the road to the aesthetic I have now has always been smooth. (далее…)

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How I Taught Myself to Stop Buying Clothes I’ll Never Wear

Since I was a young girl, I’ve always loved shopping. Back in the day, I may have had more…extravagant takes (I gravitated toward everything pink, sequined handbags, feather boas and kitten heels…topped off with plastic clip-on earrings), but the love for style was already there, albeit it a little misguided. Nowadays I’ve updated a few things here and there, but I can’t say the road to the aesthetic I have now has always been smooth. (далее…)

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