Getting started with Offbeat Home & Life

We're Ariel and Megan and and we're here to talk about homes. The buildings we live in, what makes these buildings feel homey, and the choices we make to get comfortable there, and the people that live within them. Here are some ways to get started with Offbeat Home & Life:

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These are our most popular posts. Start here!
*12 constellation projects, products, and pretties that bring the night sky inside
*Homemade dishwasher soap: It's phosphate-free and leaves your dishes spotless.
*Renting? Start with our posts dealing with No Damage Decor and also How to impress a potential landlord: the rental resume and even Battle of the blands: making the most of boring spaces
*The 5 things you gotta know before you let that cop into your house

*7 tips for growing mad giant basil plants
*I love my exercise equipment with its secret hidden use — (The secret use is SEX!)
*Committing pack-rat suicide: how I killed my need to keep absolutely everything

And these reference posts:
*How to move without stress: Tips from a military spouse
*What new homeowners must have as they launch a fresh life
*When a pet dies, what do you do with it?
*How to buy a car without being an asshole
*What you need to know about safe urban biking
*So you think you ought to clean to day: a systematic approach

Photo via Beautiful Life

Get Inspired

* Immerse yourself and get to know the community in the Offbeat Home gallery.
* Ogle weird houses, new ideas for parties, and the best offbeat decor ideas we can find on Pinterest.

Get Going

* Spark ideas with our Decor Porn
* Get crafty with our How-tos and DIY projects.


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