These days, everybody is going green, and you can buy eco-friendly fabrics for everything from dresses to drapes. Which is awesome — we can’t wait to deck out our apartments while also staying friendly to the environment! Here’s our guide to the eco-friendly fabrics out there so you can choose the right one for you! [...]
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Depending on how weird the weather has gotten where you live, you’re probably starting to feel that summer warmth creeping in. For the serious gardeners, planting season has nearly come and gone, but it’s not too late! You can still start to cultivate that green thumb, and some vegetables to boot. It’s easy: You need: [...]
If you’re already fearing the summer heat, join the club. Just the thought of sweating makes me sweat. And with all this global warming, what’s a good environmentalist to do? Cranking up the AC will only exacerbate the problem—at least in the long term. Try some of these ideas for keeping your cool on a [...]
Many apartment renters have either a patio or balcony but most simply don’t make good use of the space. Some people may put a few plants on the balcony but only slide the door open to enjoy the plants when they need watering. Others may use their outdoor space as bicycle storage. There are even [...]
Historians who look back at the beginning of the 21st century may very well label this era the Age of the Gadgets. It seems we have a gadget for everything. There’s a gadget to remind us to feed the dog and one to track our calorie usage in real time. All these gadgets come at [...]
Just because your apartment complex hasn’t gone green yet doesn’t mean you can’t. Setting up a home recycling station is an easy project that can help you make a difference in the environment and even earn a little extra cash. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have your own eco-friendly apartment in no time. 1. [...]
Is your stove on the fritz? Do you only own a hot plate? Do you live in the tropics and can’t bear the thought of more heat? Try these easy meals that require no cooking. Pita Sandwiches This incredibly healthy meal requires pita pockets (preferably whole wheat), hummus, yogurt, feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, and maybe [...]
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 [...]
As usual, we’re skimming Apartment Therapy and drooling over their various design ideas. A recent one struck us as a particularly great mixture of practical and cute: DIY bedroom projects collected from their featured tours. The post doesn’t include specific instructions, but darn it if we’re not inspired anyway. Here are a couple of our [...]
Maybe you’re still battling cabin fever, but it’s never too early to plan your escape-of-the-sniffles. While we can’t guarantee any of these, we usually feel a few natural antidotes are preferable to full-on medicinal warfare played out in your digestive tract. So, consider the following. Local honey Surely the most delicious solution. The theory behind [...]
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