Start Timing Your Showers
A shower timer will alert you when you’ve been bathing for five or ten minutes, saving water and hopefully getting you to work on time, for once.
Hide Hideous Cables
Plugs, wires, and cables can make space cluttered, and in the worst case scenario, break your grandma’s hip. Get them out of sight and you’ll breathe a little easier.
Make a Sink Skirt
A simple no-sew project from Little Green Notebook, a sink skirt hides unsightly pipes from view—for those of us without nice cupboards propping up our basins.
Silence Your Squeaky Floorboards
By sprinkling talcum powder, of all things. (Or, if a nail’s loose, by hammering it down so you stop catching your socks on the way to the bathroom.)
Spruce Up Your Bookcase
You can do this by painting the interior of the shelves, or by sticking wallpaper or other decorative paper in the same space. Or just paint the whole darn thing, if you’re up to it.