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The 5 Best Apps to Help You Save Money

When it comes to #adulting, one of the most difficult components is figuring out how to manage your own finances. Suddenly jumping (or, more accurately, being shoved off a diving board) into a sea of

7 Literary Novels That Sparkle With the Magical and Surreal

If you've ever wondered what you'd actually do in zombie apocalypse, immerse yourself in this list of speculative fiction where the big "what ifs" are explored, from Off the Shelf, a daily blog that

Don't Panic! You CAN Recover From These 5 Major Financial Mistakes

It's an easy thing to do: blow your entire month's budget on a major splurge, miss a credit card payment, or get into a little (big) thing that I like to call "The D Word" - Debt. No matter how

5 Steps to Tackling Debt Like a Boss

It's time to stop throwing dolla' bills, and start throwing dollas at your bills. You've been carrying around this debt load for far too long, and there's no more room for excuses, especially since

6 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Kitchen Remodels

So you're finally ready to renovate your dated kitchen, but unsure what upgrades will see a return when it comes time to sell. Katharine Tuckerman, a seasoned real estate agent in Manhattan's Upper

7 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Bathroom Renovations

Bathrooms are often a top priority for a home renovation, and with good reason. According to Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent Katharine Tuckerman, when it comes time to resell, a "bathroom can

15 Things You Didn't Know About the Third Scott Brother

You may have thought that there was only double trouble when it came to the Scott brothers, twin stars of HGTV's Property Brothers. But Jonathan and Drew have an older brother who's taking the world

19 Storage Solutions So Chic You Won’t Believe They’re From Ikea

Ikea has long been who we've thought of for inexpensive storage options for the closet, garage, or attic. But thanks to a recent reinvigoration from designer, style guru, and all-around home/life

6 Instant Upgrades to Make to Your Rental Kitchen

We all know what it's like. You walk into your brand-new apartment - the one you were so excited to find just a few short weeks ago! - only to find that it's changed. The place somehow shrunk to half

3 Essential DIY Cleaners That Will Make Your Kitchen Sparkle

Say goodbye to harsh cleaning agents and hello to all-natural cleaning sprays that are just as effective (if not better) at eliminating dirt and grime. This DIY tutorial will show you how simple it is

How to Spend $0 on a Bridesmaid Dress

When I look back at my 20s, I'll remember the event that swung through my life the most during those years - weddings. But aside from remembering the awkward dance moves I'd bust out when the wedding

5 Inexpensive Items That Make For Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplashes

The backsplash is by far the most fun design decision during a kitchen remodel - so why settle for standard tile or stone? Instead, turn an everyday collection into an unexpected backsplash display.

5 Lifesaving Habits of a Real-Life Professional Organizer

It's no wonder the cofounder of Done & Done NYC, a professional organizing, de-cluttering, and staging business, is just as organized in her personal life as her professional life. Abby Löfberg

4 Ways Decluttering Will Improve Your Health

Medical professionals and organizers alike believe that a cluttered home is not just an aesthetic problem - it can lead to very real health issues like insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.

Activate Your Emotional Intelligence to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Congratulations! Scoring an interview confirms it: your credentials are turning heads. As you prepare, you're probably thinking through answers to interview questions, amassing references, and

8 Tweaks to Make When You're Bored With Your Home

Home decorating happens in fits and starts, and it's rarely ever finished. As trends come and go and personal styles evolve, you may find yourself growing bored with the decor you selected years ago.
4 Important Networking Secrets You Won't Learn in Business School

4 Important Networking Secrets You Won't Learn in Business School

I've always been a huge proponent of meeting new people, making connections, and then following up - but in the most personal and least sleazy way possible. So I recently sent a client a bag of cat
7 Ways to Stop Hating Your Small Kitchen

7 Ways to Stop Hating Your Small Kitchen

So what if size isn't on your kitchen's side? You know the old "fake it 'til you make it" saying? Well, it applies to kitchen design, too! So, if your cook space's dimensions have got you down, try
Clever Layout Tips That Make the Most of a Small Space

Clever Layout Tips That Make the Most of a Small Space

If you live in a big city, you're probably no stranger to the the 500-square-foot (or less) apartment. You sacrifice space for location, and although it's usually worth it, finding efficient ways to
The Truth About Traveling to India

The Truth About Traveling to India

India is one of those travel destinations that seems to be on every traveler's radar. The only difference between those who book their ticket and those who are hesitant to do so is a fixation on all