How to Clean Copper Cookware for That Like-New Shine

There’s no denying that copper pots and pans look stunning when displayed in the kitchen, but these shiny pieces also cost a pretty penny. To protect your investment and keep copper cookware looking as good as the day you bought it, it’s incredibly imp…

There’s no denying that copper pots and pans look stunning when displayed in the kitchen, but these shiny pieces also cost a pretty penny. To protect your investment and keep copper cookware looking as good as the day you bought it, it’s incredibly important to care for it properly.

Unlike stainless steel or cast iron, copper is fairly delicate and reactive to other substances, so you can’t just scrub away at it with steel wool or go to town with Bon Ami. Plus, we all know what happens when you leave copper wet… great if you love the patina look, but not ideal if you want to preserve the red-orange color and bright luster.

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The Best Way to Wrap Any Gift, According to a Professional Gift Wrapper

Do you dread the task of wrapping holiday presents every year? Are you guilty of cutting corners—literally and figuratively—when you wrap? Join the club! Wrapping gifts is an art form that takes practice to perfect, but there are several ways you can i…

Do you dread the task of wrapping holiday presents every year? Are you guilty of cutting corners—literally and figuratively—when you wrap? Join the club! Wrapping gifts is an art form that takes practice to perfect, but there are several ways you can instantly improve your wrapping skills, no master class necessary.

We chatted with Toronto-based gift stylist Corrina vanGerwen, whose job is literally to wrap presents perfectly, and she was kind enough to share her pro tips on creating awe-inducing holiday packages. She passed along pointers on her favorite materials, techniques, and special finishing touches, and we can already tell our gifts are going to look better than ever this year.

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12 Petite Cookware Pieces That Bring Us *Big* Joy

Did you know our brains are actually hardwired to find small things cute? Scientists call it a “cuteness trigger” (a term that is pretty cute in and of itself), and we’re happy to know there’s a reason we regularly find ourselves fawning over teeny-tin…

Did you know our brains are actually hardwired to find small things cute? Scientists call it a “cuteness trigger” (a term that is pretty cute in and of itself), and we’re happy to know there’s a reason we regularly find ourselves fawning over teeny-tiny kitchen tools.

If you’re a sucker for all things small, there are a lot—and we mean a lot—of undersized cookware pieces you can add to your kitchen. The best part? They are just as functional as they are precious, so you can justify the purchase by putting your new mini cocottes to use as serving vessels at your next dinner party or impress your friends with their own personal butter warmer to go with their shellfish.

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Wait, Poinsettias Aren’t Just for Christmas?

Poinsettias are going to start popping up in stores soon, as these vibrant, leafy plants are a staple for the holiday season. Red and white poinsettias are especially popular around Christmas, but I’ve also pined after bright orange and pretty pink-hue…

Poinsettias are going to start popping up in stores soon, as these vibrant, leafy plants are a staple for the holiday season. Red and white poinsettias are especially popular around Christmas, but I’ve also pined after bright orange and pretty pink-hued ones, as well.

Speaking from personal experience, it’s so disappointing when you buy a gorgeous, lush poinsettia early in the holiday season, only for it to droop and wither before Christmas. These plants are actually native to Mexico, so they need fairly particular care to thrive—don’t fret, though. They’re really not hard to tend to once you know what to do.

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Are You Cleaning Your Sheets Often Enough?

If you type “How often should you…” into Google, one of the first autofill suggestions is “How often should you wash your sheets?” You might think you know the answer to this question, but the recommended time between washes actually surprises a lot of…

If you type “How often should you…” into Google, one of the first autofill suggestions is “How often should you wash your sheets?” You might think you know the answer to this question, but the recommended time between washes actually surprises a lot of people!

It got us thinking: How often should you clean other items around the house? Is there a recommended cleaning cadence for things like pillows and rugs? What about appliances like the stove and microwave?

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16 Small Pantries Big on Smart Storage Solutions

If you’ve been on Netflix lately, you’ve probably seen that the geniuses behind The Home Edit recently released their very own show, called Get Organized with the Home Edit. Over the course of the first season, Clea and Joanna help everyday people, as …

If you’ve been on Netflix lately, you’ve probably seen that the geniuses behind The Home Edit recently released their very own show, called Get Organized with the Home Edit. Over the course of the first season, Clea and Joanna help everyday people, as well as celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Khloé Kardashian, embrace organization throughout their homes.

While it’s always fun to ogle expansive homes with walk-in pantries and such, the reality is that most of us don’t have a ton of storage, especially in the kitchen. In fact, a lot of homes and apartments—my own included—are fairly sparse in the food storage department, which forces us to get crafty if we want to keep everything tucked away and organized.

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5 Indoor Plants You’ll Want to Bring Home, Stat

With all the extra time we’ve been spending at home this year, houseplants have had their fair share (well-deserved) of our attention. Plants like the oh-so lovely Fiddle Leaf Fig and our darling Monstera deliciosa have surged in popularity—local nurse…

With all the extra time we’ve been spending at home this year, houseplants have had their fair share (well-deserved) of our attention. Plants like the oh-so lovely Fiddle Leaf Fig and our darling Monstera deliciosa have surged in popularity—local nurseries can barely keep them in stock! (I know, because I’ve been looking for them myself.) But when any trend reaches its peak, people start looking for the next big thing, and we can’t help wondering, “What’s next?!”

So, we talked to a few of our favorite plant shops—Portland-based Pistils Nursery and Boston-located Niche Plant Shop—to find out what they—and their customers—are loving lately. A few plants in particular kept coming up, and you’re going to want to get your hands on these ASAP.

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Yes, You Should Be Vacuuming Your Curtains & Blinds

We’ve teamed up with Miele to give you smart, savvy tips for spiffing up your home—whether you’ve got an entire weekend or under an hour to spare. Here, we’re sharing a few unexpected spots you should actually be cleaning with your trusty vacuum.

Wh…

We've teamed up with Miele to give you smart, savvy tips for spiffing up your home—whether you've got an entire weekend or under an hour to spare. Here, we're sharing a few unexpected spots you should actually be cleaning with your trusty vacuum.


When your dog tracks in dirt on the entryway carpet or you spill a bunch of crumbs on the kitchen floor, what do you do? Pull out the vacuum, of course.

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18 Dreamy Small Bathrooms So You Can Finally Embrace Your Own

I’m quickly coming up on a decade of apartment living (yes, 10 whole years!), and while the size (and rents) of my apartments have varied, one thing they’ve all had in common is their teeny, tiny bathrooms. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bathroom more t…

I’m quickly coming up on a decade of apartment living (yes, 10 whole years!), and while the size (and rents) of my apartments have varied, one thing they've all had in common is their teeny, tiny bathrooms. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bathroom more than 40-square-feet—and the vast majority of them (including my current one) were windowless.

The upside of small bathrooms, of course, is that they’re a breeze to clean, but they often leave something to be desired by way of character. My bathrooms have always felt incredibly blah since there’s never enough space to add much character, and as such, the bathroom has never, ever been my favorite room. Or maybe it’s been me all along—and a certain...lack of vision?

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7 Ways to Make Your Laundry Routine More Eco-Friendly

Our partner Dropps is reinventing cleaning for good, so we’re teaming up with them to share totally doable way you can make your laundry routine a bit more green. One of our top tips: Opt for an eco-conscious detergent, like their laundry detergent pod…

Our partner Dropps is reinventing cleaning for good, so we're teaming up with them to share totally doable way you can make your laundry routine a bit more green. One of our top tips: Opt for an eco-conscious detergent, like their laundry detergent pods, which are naturally formulated, free of unnecessary chemicals (like chlorine and phosphates), and safe for delicates.


For a lot of people (myself included), more time spent at home this year has also meant more time spent cleaning. All of a sudden, the whole family is eating three meals a day in the kitchen and I’m going through dishwasher detergent pods (like these citrus-scented ones from Dropps) nonstop.

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