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Where to donate furniture and household items

‘Tis the season of giving and we’ve rounded up various channels for donating household items, from charities to furniture banks.

Refresh your home with The Small Fix newsletter

Introducing The Small Fix, a four-week newsletter challenge with actually achievable projects to make your home look more polished.

What I wish I’d known when budgeting for a renovation

Tips for staying on track, without delays or a ton of expected costs.

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16 easy, affordable ways to upgrade your rental

Frustrated with a bland apartment? We’ve rounded up 16 landlord-friendly ways to make a rental feel more like home.

Best apps and sites for selling used home goods

There are more options than ever to help you offload used items around the house—or score a bargain on something you actually want.

9 eco-friendly home organization ideas

For every organization "solution" we’re shilled via targeted Instagram ads or a storefront window, there’s an equally good do-it-yourself option.

How to up your candle game this holiday season

We share our best candle tips and product picks just in time for holiday prep.

How to remove wallpaper yourself 

You’ll likely have to take it slow. Depending on the type of wallpaper you’re working with, it can take up to a day per room to remove.

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The best home organization hacks, according to Curbed editors

We gathered tried-and-tested tips, tricks, and mantras for keeping your house tidy.

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How to pick the best outdoor furniture at any budget

We break down the different types of outdoor furniture—like teak, aluminum, and wicker—and share over a dozen picks at various price points.

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Where to buy plants online

Your best bets for houseplants that can be shipped directly to your door.

Holiday hosting ideas to steal from 10 gorgeous homes

Tables and pepper mills, and everything in between—there’s something for every flavor.

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How to start an eco-friendly laundry routine

A few simple swaps can reduce your energy usage and make your clothes last a whole lot longer.

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21 easy home projects to tackle without buying a thing

From restyling your book shelves to prepping your planters for spring, here are free, easy projects you can do while social distancing at home.

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The city dweller’s guide to gardening

We’ve compiled the best advice and products for urban dwellers in tight spaces spaces.

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10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen

A tiny kitchen can feel like a curse, but it can become manageable and charming if you know how to take full advantage of all the available space.

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Making room for dinner with friends

The author of The Friendsgiving Handbook offers a few simple hosting how-to’s.

Testing for lead at home, explained

We ask three experts for advice on lead risk, testing, and removal for both homeowners and renters.

The best bed sheets to buy right now

With so many different options, the world of bed sheets can be hard to navigate. This handy guide can get you up to speed.

Outdoor lighting: A beginner’s guide

To help you get started, we asked two experts for tips and advice on choosing outdoor lighting products for your home.

Where to buy midcentury furniture, according to Curbed readers

Whether you own an original midcentury gem or just aspire to, one of the easiest ways to incorporate the style into your everyday life is with furniture.

Renovating a midcentury modern home: 9 tips from an expert

From what to do about wall paneling to the best landscaping, here are nine tips for restoring a midcentury modern house.

After Ikea: 12 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed transport? We’ve got you covered.

8 tips for buying antique furniture

One of our favorite places to furniture shop is at an antiques store or an auction house—but how can you tell trash from a treasure?

How to save on utility bills

Reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings with these tips from the pros.

The best sleeping hacks for a good night’s rest

We surveyed Curbed editors to find out how to get the best ZZZs, from the best sheets to top meditation apps.

Shop 'hygge': Curbed's guide to cozy home decor

Instead of fighting cabin fever this winter, do as the Danish do and embrace the concept of "hygge."

Got old fixtures after a reno? Here’s what to do with them

Before you toss dated lighting, banged-up doors, or worn tiles in the dumpster, consider these more sustainable options.

How long household appliances are supposed to last

Experts dish on the lifespan of common household appliances, so you can put your mind and wallet at ease.

36 wood pallet projects you can DIY for cheap

Examples of innovative pallet furniture that show how recycled pallets can become chic decor.

The best furniture for tiny apartments

See our picks for space-saving furniture that doesn’t skimp on style, with pieces for the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and beyond.

How to design your perfect kitchen

Architect Cindy Black has redesigned more than 200 kitchens—here are her nine must-dos for creating the ideal kitchen, plus her tips for creating an intimate dining room.

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So you want a kitchen island? Here’s what to consider first

A kitchen island isn’t exactly an one-size-fits-all solution. Here’s what you should consider when planning for one.

8 easy remodeling ideas to revamp your kitchen

Looking to spruce up your kitchen? Try these expert-recommended updates.