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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MAY 11, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
7 Reasons Indoor Air Isn’t as Pure as You Think

Warmer temperatures invite us to throw up the blinds and open a window. But good weather isn't the only reason to let the fresh air in. Even the cleanest homes can have dirty indoor air; ...

DECEMBER 16, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
9 Home Design Trends to Ditch in 2016

As you begin sifting through 2016 resolutions, don’t just focus on your personal life—consider ways you can reinvent your personal space, too. Perhaps you’re looking to commit to a new pa...

DECEMBER 3, 2015 | THURSDAY
10 Inventive Outdoor Lighting Projects to DIY for the Holidays

While a few lights around the windows or doors are a classic way to display holiday cheer, you might be feeling like it's time to amp things up a bit. If you're stuck in an outdoor decora...

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 | MONDAY
8 Ways to Make It Look Like You’re Home When You’re Not

The holidays are a time for visiting family and friends near and far, but it can also be a prime time for break-ins since it’s easy for burglars to recognize the all-too-familiar signs yo...

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
No Plunger Needed: 7 Easier Ways to Clear a Clog

It’s never an ideal situation: A quick trip to the bathroom followed by a single flush and, boom, you’re dealing with a clogged drain or—much worse—a nearly overflowing toilet. If you fin...

OCTOBER 8, 2015 | THURSDAY
29 Bewitching Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

Show off your Halloween spirit with these unique and one-of-a-kind ideas for designing and displaying your pumpkin throughout the home this season. The spooky, starry sky is the limit as ...

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: How to Snag Packing Supplies for Free

Once the excitement of closing on a new house or locking down a great apartment wears off, reality sets in: Time to pack. Few tasks feel more overwhelming than boxing up your belongings i...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 | FRIDAY
11 Totally Unexpected Uses for IKEA Furniture

The best part about buying IKEA is that you get a lot of bang for your buck. Out of the box, each piece is wildly versatile and can often be used for multiple purposes and in a number of ...