Whether you have heard about Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, or have seen the trailers for her Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, there is no mistaking that Marie Kondo will have a lasting influence on the way many people view their material possessions. The KonMari Method, Marie Kondo’s custom style of decluttering and organizing, helps you keep items that spark joy and eliminate everything else. If the thought of a certain closet or drawer creates stress, it’s likely you need some Marie Kondo in your life. If you don’t have time for a Netflix-binge, consider this your cheat sheet to KonMari your home.
With hygge, an emphasis on self-care and a focus on home, there is no question that staying in is the new going out. Whether you’re hosting a few close friends or a large crowd, adding a few extra touches will make an evening at your home feel particularly special. Put these ideas into action to turn your space into the ultimate home entertaining hub.
According to NAR, 77% of buyers’ agents indicated staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. Before you list your home, follow this list of staging preparations to highlight a home that sells.
A home should be a destination to recharge after a chaotic day of work, commuting, running errands or transporting kids around. It should serve as a retreat to help you feel nurtured and relaxed — not stressed from unfinished chores and to-do lists. Cultivating a calming space is the first step in creating an at-home haven that will help you recharge after the fast-paced holiday season.
After a season of holiday parties, school concerts, visits with the in-laws and year-end deadlines, your festive spirit may be running low by the time December 31 rolls around. If you want to skip the overpriced prix fixe menus and long lines at the bar, ring in the New Year in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you are spending the evening solo, with a significant other, or you are entertaining a group, add a few extra-special touches to create a cozy night, filled with both comfort and style.
Whether you plan on traveling for a few weeks or just a few days, there are plenty of ways to ensure your home’s safety while away on a trip. If you can leave with the peace of mind that your place is perfectly safe and secure, you’ll be able to focus on what’s really important—enjoying your vacation!
There are inevitable home items — storage containers, hardware, fixtures, among others — that are necessary to create a functional space. Including these practical pieces in your home helps contribute to an overall comfortable way of living. However, these unavoidable selections don’t need to be generic or eye sores. Below are room-by-room options to improve the aesthetics of these essential home features, without sacrificing style.