Is Martha Stewart’s New Hack the Best Way to Remove Stickers?

It seems like just yesterday that Martha Stewart’s garlic peeling hack was tearing apart the internet. Armed with a pair of mixing bowls, her legions of fans vigorously shook and shook till they had more garlic cloves than they needed (as if that’s even a thing). Everyone knows we love a Martha hack. So, when […]

My Mom Says You’re Taking Care of Your Indoor Plants All Wrong

I call my mom’s house the “plant hospital.” Like many millennials, I love nothing more than a trendy houseplant—yes, I’m looking at you, fiddle leaf fig trees. However, I often get in over my head, purchasing hard-to-look-after plants that quickly decline into critical condition under my care. On the brink of death, these poor plants […]

6 Space-Saving Tricks for Tiny Kitchens

My first apartment in San Francisco was a well-lit 1920s studio on California Street that had a kitchen with capacity for roughly three-fourths of one person at a time. The storage space was virtually nonexistent: I had a single, tiny wall of cabinets abutting the stove (rendering one section of shelf inaccessible), and just one […]

7 Indoor Plants That Are Near-Impossible to Kill

With all the gorgeous, plant-filled interior spaces I’ve seen lately, it seems like any room could benefit from a little greenery. Even science says so: NASA’s famous Clean Air study shows that certain indoor plants can provide a natural way of removing toxins like formaldehyde and ammonia from the air. Other research shows that just […]

A Stain-Removing Trick So Clever, You’ll Never Forget It

Summer is the season of enjoying with abandon: sun-warm raspberries, eaten by the handful; popsicles from an ice cream truck, dripping down your arm. But that also makes it prime time for stains. Like, blueberry pie remnants on a tablecloth, or red wine dribbled on your white tee shirt. And, of course, there’s the risk […]

This Laundry Staple Is the Key to Cleaning a Burnt Pan

Have you ever burnt something on the stove so thoroughly that it more or less fused with the pan you were cooking in? I have—more than once. In fact, I once spent an entire year of my early 20s cleaning the charred remains of homemade chicken soup from the bottom of my roommate’s soup pot. […]

$5ish Decor Touches That Really Tie the Room Together

I’ve always said that if you hate natural light, space, and keeping your money, New York is a fabulous place to rent a home. (I was once shown a bedroom which had no windows, and “probably enough space” for a single bed—if you’re reading this and thinking that this bedroom sounds exactly like a corridor, […]

A $0 Trick for Bakery-Style Desserts

Forget the dinner party: I’m a big believer in the dessert party. It’s simpler—no full meal planning required—and there’s something special about getting together just for dessert. The only catch? A festive desserts-only party must have a suitably festive display. I learned this the hard way. When my boyfriend and I had a housewarming a […]