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Three secrets from an obsessive tea organizer

My spouse and I have pretty much a ridiculous amount of tea. We are Tea People: at our wedding, instead of a signature cocktail, we had a signature tea blend. I’m also an obsessive tea organizer — what’s the point of having all those teas if they’re a jumbled mess?

Finding a super sturdy bed frame for active couples with bouncy toddlers

So basically here’s what I’m saying: I need a sturdy AF bedframe that can take a very adult pounding at night, but then also be ready for toddler bouncy fun times during the day.

Rad AF shelves & decor to elevate your #shelfie game

Elevate your #shelfie game with these rad shelves & shelf decor

I love perusing the #shelfie tag on Instagram. It’s always full of color-coordinated books and interesting trinkets and lighting. So if you’re like me and want to up your #shelfie game, these shelves and the decor to go with them are for you. From weird and wild vases to rockin’ candles to nerdy bookends, let’s go shopping for some new decor to store all your stuff…

16 places to find cheaper furniture (other than at Ikea)

Whether you’re just starting out in furnishing a new apartment or just don’t want to spend a ton on furniture, you probably plan to hit up your nearest Ikea. But as you graduate to midrange furniture pricing, there are actually a lot of options. Here are a few places to find cheaper furniture stores and home decor haunts that are both big names and smaller, more niche boutiques.

Steal this resolution: one box in, one box out

For the new year, I’m trying this new idea. Any packaging that enters my home must now be filled up with old stuff, and given away.

How to fix your bed to be quieter during sex

One of our most popular posts of all time is this one about bedframes that are quiet during sex… but now we’ve got some great DIY ideas for how to make your existing bedframe be quieter during sex….