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Made Upgrades to Your Rental? Here’s How to Undo Them All.

Rent Like You Mean It is a series all about giving our rental spaces a new lease. We’ve rounded up a whole host of refreshing spruce-ups (and cover-ups), impactful DIYs (plus how to get them back to square one when you leave), and peeks at real-life re…

Rent Like You Mean It is a series all about giving our rental spaces a new lease. We’ve rounded up a whole host of refreshing spruce-ups (and cover-ups), impactful DIYs (plus how to get them back to square one when you leave), and peeks at real-life rental transformations. Because a lease should never stop you from having a space that feels like yours—even if it’s only for a year.


When I moved to New York at the age of 24, it was my first time living away from home and on my own. I tentatively set about making my rental apartment feel like mine with a little peel-and-stick vinyl here and some art on the walls there. But in each of the four subsequent apartments, and I got more skilled, my customizations got more daring—everything from painting walls to putting up elaborate shelving systems. One thing remained constant, however: I always got my security deposit back in full.

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7 Wine Bottle DIYs for When You Finish That Summer Rosé

We teamed up with A to Z Wineworks—a certified B-Corp known for their food-friendly wines made in Oregon—to highlight creative ways to repurpose their 2020 Rosé and Riesling bottles after the last glass has been poured.

Does anyone else feel a twing…

We teamed up with A to Z Wineworks—a certified B-Corp known for their food-friendly wines made in Oregon—to highlight creative ways to repurpose their 2020 Rosé and Riesling bottles after the last glass has been poured.


Does anyone else feel a twinge of regret whenever you put a glass jar or bottle in the recycling bin? It seems like each time, a little voice in the back of my head pops up and says, “But just think of what you could make!” It’s easier parting with bottles that are nondescript, but when I come across a bottle with an interesting shape, color, or design my mind starts whirring with ideas of how it could be repurposed.

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Itching to DIY? Here Are All the Tools You’ll Need to Get Started.

This past year was a real make-lemonade-out-of-lemons situation for me. The lemon: a global pandemic that forced us to spend all our time indoors and make peace with our homes being our entire worlds. The lemonade: making the 500-square-foot apartment …

This past year was a real make-lemonade-out-of-lemons situation for me. The lemon: a global pandemic that forced us to spend all our time indoors and make peace with our homes being our entire worlds. The lemonade: making the 500-square-foot apartment I share with my husband feel bigger than it is.

I’ve bought more tools and done more home DIY projects in the last year than in the six years I’ve lived on my own. And I’m not the only one! A friend that once sat through a wine-and-paint event like she was having her teeth pulled out at the dentist now calls me regularly to discuss her DIY projects.

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