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    Tip #128: Indoor/Outdoor Houseplants.I’ve got a fickle relationship with my houseplants. On one hand, I want a house that’s filled up with green things. Life! Breath! Fresh air!  On the other hand, too many…

    July 21, 2015 8 Comments
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    Tip #127: Find Tiny Storage Solutions.People ask me an awful lot how I manage to stay organized in a small space. Usually my answer is that I stay organized in a small space in…

    July 15, 2015 12 Comments
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    Tip #126: Dress your windows, minimally. I’ll come right out and say that I don’t think that window dressings are always necessary. But more than that, sometimes I think they can be more harmful…

    July 8, 2015 16 Comments
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    Tip #121: Unmake your bed. No, under make your bed. Makeunder your bed? I get a lot of questions from readers about how to make a bed. Not the pulling up of sheets and tucking…

    May 20, 2015 42 Comments
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    Tip #120: On Scaling Up and Living Large.Last Thursday, my dad came into the city to hang out with Faye. While she dozed in the afternoon, we used his fancy-schmancy Leica Disto Lazer measuring…

    May 6, 2015 15 Comments
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    Tip #119: Ditch the couch. Get a cot. (Do what you wanna.) We recently decided to shake things up a bit around here and go couchless. Not exactly couchless, but one couch less. I’ll explain:…

    April 29, 2015 17 Comments
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    Tip #118: Swap the lights. As you’ve probably grasped, my general approach to living in a rental apartment tends toward making as few drastic changes as possible. (In case you need a reminder about…

    March 4, 2015 37 Comments
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    Tip #117: 5 Things You May or May Not Need in a Tiny Apartment. I’ll first admit that James and I recently watched a whole slew of Tiny House Nation episodes. This fact proves…

    February 4, 2015 26 Comments
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    Tip #114. When there aren’t enough chairs, put your plate on your lap.  This is a photo of my mom on her wedding day, eating from her lap. Extreme cuteness of my mom aside,…

    November 19, 2014 10 Comments
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    Tip #113: Get cloth napkins you’ll love over more practical ones.My friend Rachel is getting married. She wants to put white napkins on her wedding registry. Practicality and a mother’s loving opinion say get…

    October 15, 2014 20 Comments