Fantasy open thread time: what does your dream home look like? Do you want sprawling space — or something tiny and cozy? Open concept? All white everywhere? Do tell…
I was intrigued by some reader responses to recent posts on household tasks, including last week’s post on how to iron less (where many readers noted they loved to iron!) and our discussion on CorporetteMoms of how their families handle laundry (where many readers noted they personally do 90% of it). So here’s a fun … Read More about What Household Tasks Do You Love and Hate?
Using eco-friendly cleaning products sounds like a great idea, but not all of them can get the job done — so today we’re sharing tips on green cleaning products that actually work, whether you’re integrating them into your own routines for keeping a clean house or you’re asking your cleaning service to use green cleaning … Read More about Green Cleaning Products That Actually Work
Here’s a random lifestyle question – do you make your bed every day? If there was a certain point in your life when you started making your bed, what was it (e.g., marriage, kids, in-home help like a nanny, or other)? Do you make your “full bed” every day (with a mountain of pillows) or … Read More about Do You Make Your Bed Every Day?
Here’s a question: is a “smart home,” connected and automated via various apps and devices, cool — or does it strike you as creepy? For those of you who have automated/connected your home, what products do you love the best? (I know there will be many who have a “no way no day” attitude here, … Read More about A Smart Home: Creepy or Cool?
Readers, how do you feel about your home decor — does the vibe match what you want to feel when you come home from a long day at the office? What are your best tips on how to decorate your home if you work all the time? Did you decorate your home yourself, or did … Read More about How to Decorate Your Home If You Work All the Time
2018 Update: Links have been updated below; you can also check out our latest discussion on green cleaning products that actually work. Do you adhere to a cleaning system for your home? Have you hired a cleaning professional or cleaning service? And — if you only have 3 minutes to clean your home before a new visitor walks into … Read More about The Busy Woman’s Guide to Last-Minute Cleaning
This is another entry in our very occasional feature on household items — see our previous discussions on the best sheets, best towels, indispensable kitchen items, and more. Ladies, what are your favorite portable speakers — whether for use at your office, around your home, or in the great outdoors? I’ve been on the hunt for … Read More about Household Wednesday: Best Portable Speakers
For today’s post in our (very occasional) Home series, let’s talk about the best cookware and kitchen appliances. What is your favorite cookware to use? Is there any particular pan or kitchen device that you find you absolutely must have? Psst: Good job, ladies — after we last discussed the best sheets and the best towels, I’m … Read More about The Best Cookware and Kitchen Appliances
What are the best ways to care for fine jewelry like sterling silver, gold, and platinum, as well as diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones? In the past we’ve talked a lot about jewelry, including jewelry storage, how to start a jewelry collection for work, and how to buy pearls — but we haven’t looked at jewelry care … Read More about Tips on Fine Jewelry Care
Which are the best towels? What factors should matter? Last month we talked about the best sheets for the home — and today we’re looking at the best towels. Reader K wonders… Hi Kat, again, love your blog. I am curious as to whether you and the readers have found THE BEST towels. I am ready to do this … Read More about The Best Towels
We’ve talked about a lot of lifestyle things over the years on this blog — but we’ve never really talked about the home component! So first up: let’s discuss sheets. Which are your favorite sheets? Do you splurge on 1000-thread count luxury linens like Frette, or do you prefer highly-rated, well-reviewed sheets like L.L. Bean’s? … Read More about The Best Sheets