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Before and After: A $600 IKEA Solution Is the Star of This Garage Transformation
Once again, IKEA comes to the rescue and provides an efficient and good-looking storage solution.
Nov 28, 2022
A Travel Warning From an Entomologist: Always Put Your Suitcase in the Hotel Bathroom!
This simple tip could save you a LOT of grief later on.
Nov 21, 2022
How to Introduce a New Pet To Your Kids, According to a Veterinarian
Here's how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Nov 16, 2022
I Searched Everywhere For the Perfect Small Sofa and You’ll Never Believe Where I Finally Found One
Not too big, not too small, but just right. And affordable, too!
Nov 16, 2022
Disney’s Signature Park Paint Color Is Called “Go Away Green” — And It’s a Super Smart Paint Trick
And no, you can't buy it. But we've found five colors that are pretty close!
Nov 15, 2022
The Very Necessary Drawer Your Kitchen Probably Doesn’t Have — But Should
When I say your kitchen needs this pretty specific method of organization, I mean it.
Nov 11, 2022
This Gorgeous Cool Mist Humidifier Is the Best One I’ve Ever Found, and Perfect for a Nursery
This is my forever humidifier, no question.
Nov 9, 2022
Another Surprising Way a Roll of Aluminum Foil Comes in Handy Around the House
It has nothing to do with food.
Nov 9, 2022
12 Toddler Bunk Beds Just Right for Little Kids
They'll grow with your child, too!
Nov 8, 2022
Before and After: IKEA Hack Built-In Bookshelves Bring New Life to a Family Room for Just $800
IKEA GERSBY bookshelves become custom-looking shelving in this room-transforming, one-wall redo.
Nov 8, 2022
Before and After: An Old Kids’ Bathroom Gets a Colorful $900, DIY-Packed Makeover
This bathroom has the ultimate DIY solutions for concealing ugly tile.
Nov 8, 2022
This Family’s Renovated Michigan A-Frame Home Is an Airy, Scandinavian-Inspired Dream
"We made a vacation property a full-time home in one of the most beautiful places."
Nov 3, 2022
The 6 Best Before-and-After Organizing Hacks of Kids Spaces We’ve Seen Lately
From a shared kids' room, to a closet, to a basement, these rooms manage to keep clutter under control.
Nov 2, 2022
10 Bold Patterned Wallpapers for Kids’ Rooms
Your child will be off to fantasy land!
Nov 2, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Removing Sticky Stickers — And We Were Blown Away by the Winner
One method removed the sticker *and* the sticky residue!
Oct 28, 2022
Before and After: A Dusty, Forgotten Bedroom Transforms into a Bright and Cheery Nursery
I used to hate this room, but now I absolutely love it.
Oct 27, 2022
The $160 IKEA Kids Bed That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is
You've probably seen it pop up in all sorts of cute, stylish kids' rooms around the internet!
Oct 26, 2022
With 3 Kids Under 4, I Couldn’t Keep My Car Clean Until I Bought This $19 Product on Amazon
It may seem simple, but it's made our lives in the car so much better and more organized.
Oct 26, 2022
I Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Tile Grout — And the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
Can the power of a Magic Eraser or a Tide Pen win our showdown? Let's find out!
Oct 25, 2022
I Tried the $13 Shower Cleaner with More Than 4,000 5-Star Reviews
I was eager to find out if it would live up to the hype.
Oct 20, 2022
4 Truths About Cleaning Away Spider Webs at Home, According to an Arachnologist
We're not talking Halloween spider webs; we're talking the real ones around your house!
Oct 20, 2022
Everything You Should Know About Toddler Bed Rails — and Our Top 5 Picks
A removable guard rail can keep little sleepers from rolling off the mattress while they sleep, but before you buy one, there are safety things to look for.
Oct 19, 2022
I Tried 5 Stain Removers to Remove Baby Poop and Chocolate — These Are the Only Two I’ll Buy Again
I’ve tried a few different brands over the years, but I’ve always wondered if there was something better out there.
Oct 19, 2022
Another Mom Taught Me This Genius (and Inexpensive!) Cleaning Solution
A cloth that does it all.
Oct 13, 2022
The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Daughter’s Sleep
I thought my preschooler would never sleep through the night, but amazingly, this helped.
Oct 12, 2022
Are Bunk Beds Safe? We Spoke to An Injury Researcher to Find Out
Bunk beds are wonderful space savers, and fun! But potential injuries? Not so much. Here's what to know to stay safe.
Oct 12, 2022
Here’s How to Design a Kids’ Bathroom That’ll Grow With Them
How to create a great-looking space for bubble baths, tooth-brushing, hair-braiding, and more!
Oct 12, 2022
7 Cleaning Rules I Want to Pass Down to My Children
If they can learn these now, it'll make their own homes much cleaner later on!
Oct 11, 2022
Before and After: A $50 IKEA Dresser Looks Unrecognizable (and Expensive!) After This Easy Hack
Cane nightstands and dressers can be pretty expensive, which is why one DIY'er decided to make her own.
Oct 9, 2022
My Plumber Told Me This 30-Second Home Task Would Have Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars
This is among the easiest chores you can do at home to help save you time and money in the future.
Oct 9, 2022
Before and After: A Beige-on-Beige Living Room Gets an Energizing Transformation
They incorporated their kids' favorite color into the new built-ins!
Oct 7, 2022
How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes Or Less
By looking at your home like a stylist, you can unlock the potential that's been there all along.
Oct 6, 2022
My Kids Were Scared to Go to the Bathroom at Night — Until I Found This Genius Solution
They literally shed a new light on the situation, and in every color, too.
Oct 5, 2022
10 Tips for Transforming Your Nursery Into a Toddler Room
Your baby is no longer a baby (sob!) and the nursery needs to grow up, too. Here are 10 ways to make it happen.
Oct 5, 2022
30 Surprising Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap Outside of the Kitchen
Including a few we bet you haven't thought of!
Oct 4, 2022
9 Tent Beds for Kids Who Dream of Sleeping Under the Stars
They're a great choice for younger children, because they’re whimsical without being too ‘kiddie.’
Oct 4, 2022
These 15 Kids’ Storage Beds Have Hidden Depths
Hideaway spots for extra clothes, toys, or just small treasures.
Oct 4, 2022
Before and After: A Crowded Garage Transforms Into an Organized, Multi-Use Powerhouse
It becomes a completely overhauled space with plenty of room for all its uses.
Oct 3, 2022
11 Cute and Cozy Toddler Bedding Sets
We've got all the tot-sized bedding basics, from sheet sets to adorable duvets, blankets, even a toddler-sized weighted blanket!
Sep 29, 2022
This IKEA Toddler Bed Is Totally Worth the Hype
It’s got legions of fans, and is practically a classic at this point.
Sep 28, 2022
My Kids Fell Asleep to This Machine Every Night for A Good 7 Years
I now recommend it to all new parents or caretakers.
Sep 28, 2022
11 Secrets from People Who Always Have Amazing-Smelling Homes
Lots of these secrets involve simple pantry ingredients.
Sep 27, 2022
The Best Wallpaper for Kids’ Rooms, According to Designers
Give wallpaper a chance!
Sep 27, 2022
I Thought I Had to Re-Caulk My Shower, But I Just Needed This $4 Cleaner
I'll never not have a bottle of this stuff around now.
Sep 26, 2022
“Costco Doors” Are Trending on TikTok — Here’s Why You Might Want One
Hate carrying tons of groceries? Enter the Costco door.
Sep 24, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods to Clean Greasy Wood Cabinets — And the Winner Is Ridiculously Effective
Can the power of vinegar or castile soap win our showdown? Let's find out!
Sep 23, 2022
How We Can Help Those Affected by Hurricane Fiona
Here are just a handful of nonprofits and organizations that are doing good on the ground and sending funds to where they’re needed most.
Sep 23, 2022
This Is My Favorite Gift to Give Kids of Any Age
My daughter loved it at 7 years old, and she *still* loves it at 16!
Sep 21, 2022
The 9 Best Toddler Beds, According to Parents and Experts
A toddler bed is a very worthwhile investment, especially if your kid has a small room!
Sep 21, 2022
I’m a Big Believer in Slipcovers for Your Family Sofa — Here’s Why
My 12-year old three-seater sofa looks nearly as good as new thanks to its washable slipcovers.
Sep 20, 2022
The 10 Things I Declutter Every Fall Once My Kid Is Back in School
Forget January. Back-to-school season is the best time to declutter.
Sep 20, 2022
This Website Is the Best Kept Secret for Affordable, Oversized Art
The end result looks so much more expensive than it actually was.
Sep 19, 2022
Smart Uses for Paper Towel Tubes, Coffee Filters, and 10 Other Common Household Items
That tub of Crisco will save the day TWO different ways!
Sep 19, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Mix Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning, According to a Chemist
Combining soda and vinegar won’t hurt anyone — but don’t expect the mixture to do a good job cleaning, either.
Sep 15, 2022
Target Is Selling Pop-Up Gazebo Domes That Are Way Cooler Than Your Average Tent
Backyard camping just got a whole lot better.
Sep 14, 2022
I Organized My Kids’ Play Food by Color, and We’re Never Going Back
It looks good and makes tidying up even easier.
Sep 13, 2022
Ask Maxwell: A Farewell & Thank You!
Dear Readers,It’s been almost exactly two years since we started Cubby, and I climbed back into the saddle to write a weekly column for the new site. It has been wonderful to feel connected to you all, respond to your questions and plumb the depths of my memory for insights gleaned over the years that could be of use. It has also been really fun. I love writing. Now, however, it is time to take a break and hand the spot over to someone else.
Sep 12, 2022
The Trash Bag Tip You’ll Wish You Knew Years Ago
No more shaking out a new bag when it's time to line the can!
Sep 9, 2022
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
Sep 8, 2022
I’ve Tried Many Mops as a Cleaning Writer — This $40 Amazon Find is the Best for My Floors
Here are 5 reasons I think this might be the best microfiber mop you can buy.
Sep 8, 2022
IKEA Has a New Design For Their Super Popular Toy Storage System, and You’re Going to Want to See It
There's a new bin in town, and it's great for teens.
Sep 8, 2022
The Most Amazing Wallpaper We’ve Ever Seen in Kids’ Rooms
If there's ever a time to really go for it, this is it.
Sep 8, 2022