The physical, ‘tangible’ benefits of decluttering are obvious to anyone who sees them—a clean coffee table here, some neat and tidy wall shelves there—but there’s actually a lot of more subtle benefits that decluttering can bring you. Namely, to your health and well-being. A lot of studies over the past few years have shown […]

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  Growing up, my mom would frequently tell me “you have to make a mess to clean a mess”. In hindsight she was probably just telling me that to make me feel better about the fact that, while cleaning my room, it would frequently look worse than it did when I started until the whole […]

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  Even if you enjoy the feeling afterwards, it’s fair to say that most people don’t particularly enjoy the act of cleaning. This goes double for shelves. Shelves, by their nature, are a little harder to clean because they’re often hanging up on walls, covered in stuff, or any number of other complications. It doesn’t […]

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  Butcher block tops are one of the handiest things to keep in a kitchen, when you get down to it. Whether as a separate kitchen counter accessory or a liner for wire shelving or kitchen carts, butcher blocks help expand the amount of available work surface in your kitchen while helping provide storage and […]

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  Fall is officially here! For most of us, that means the return of pumpkin-flavored everything, the unboxing of our favorite hoodies and flannels, and the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner. Of course, this also comes with an increase in fall-specific chores such as raking, cleaning out the gutters, and so […]

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Cleaning the bathroom feels like a strangely endless process, doesn’t it? It’s clean one minute, then you turn back around and it’s suddenly littered with half-used shampoo bottles and those little boxes your soap comes in all over again. There has to be a better way, right?  And there totally is if you use your […]

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We’ve all spent time with the smaller projects in our homes, the kind of stuff that takes up an afternoon at most—but what about the really big jobs? For many, deep cleaning the home involves mentally psyching themselves up. The toughest messes and the biggest jobs require a lot more time, energy, and attention, and […]

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