Lucy Congress

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy Congress is a freelance writer with a passion for DIY, good design and general craftiness. She loves finding creative ways to achieve great style for less, especially when the end result is a more efficient and organized space.

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DECEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
The Do's and Don’ts of Regifting

It’s easy to attach a stigma to regifting, but when you really think about it, there's actually nothing wrong with creatively (and thoughtfully) passing along an unopened item that you yo...

NOVEMBER 4, 2017 | SATURDAY
Too Many Toys? Reclaim Your Home with 12 Easy Storage Ideas

It's like walking a minefield: In all directions, you're surrounded by stuffed animals, remote-control cars, action figures, dolls, books, blocks and video games. It's time to...

JANUARY 20, 2017 | FRIDAY
11 Renter-Friendly Ideas for a Reversible Remodel

Just because you rent doesn’t mean you should be left out of all the home decorating fun. This is where semi-permanent—and inventive—solutions come in. These 11 design options prove that ...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | SATURDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for a DIY Hanging Planter

‘Tis the season for winterizing your garden, a task that gives you the opportunity to bring your most beloved plants indoors. What better way to display these seasonal visitors than on a ...

AUGUST 30, 2016 | TUESDAY
8 Sneaky Ways to Furnish Your Home for Less

Believe it or not, you can buy new furniture on a budget. Whether you're furnishing a new home, or upgrading an old one, a little extra work can be the difference between paying retail pr...

AUGUST 17, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
7 Ways to Declutter Without Throwing Anything Away

Many professional organizers will tell you the best way to declutter is to trash your unused, unloved, or broken belongings. This is sound advice, provided you actually own a bunch of rar...

AUGUST 12, 2016 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 6 Designs for DIY Garden Furniture

With the right furniture, you can turn your garden into an outdoor reprieve for rest and relaxation. But, unfortunately, the weather-proof options don’t always come cheap. That’s why we p...

AUGUST 8, 2016 | MONDAY
9 Quick Fixes for a Faster Home Sale

So, you think you're ready to put your house on the market? Not so fast! First, find an experienced selling agent and start looking at other neighborhood properties with a "For Sale" sign...

JULY 28, 2016 | THURSDAY
9 Things You're Cleaning Way Too Often

Your goal: To keep a clean house. But it may surprise you to discover that there are certain items and spaces in your home that actually don’t require as much washing and scrubbing as you...

JULY 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Top 8 Ways to Hack Your Grill

‘Tis the season for BBQ. But if you’re going to spend weekend after weekend standing at the grill, you might as well apply a couple of time-saving (and flavor-enhancing!) tricks to improv...