The Scandinavian Home Decor Trends You Might Regret, According to Designers

It’s tempting to follow decorating trends and go all in on a decor style that feels fresh, new, and exciting for your home. Like anything else though, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to a certain type of decor—especially if you are considering investing a lot of time and money into your furnishings. Take the Scandinavian aesthetic, for example, which has been a mainstay in global home design for at least the past decade or so. Scandi style has many positive aspects insofar as it’s fairly minimal, modern, and features clean designs while still feeling cozy. With furnishings that highlight natural elements like woods and leathers, and color palettes that are light and fresh, it is easy to design your home with elements of this style and not get sick of it. 

Even though design inspiration drawn from Scandinavian countries seems

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5 Quarantine Cleaning Personalities & Traits

What’s your personality type? Whether you’re a fan of Myers Briggs, Enneagram, or Zodiac, understanding the inner workings of your mind and behavior—not just who you are, but why—can help you grow in just about every area of your life. (Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse for your extremely niche interests or annoying tendencies.)

Understandably, during a global pandemic, you may discover some new things about yourself: Spending more time at home has a way of surfacing new mindsets and habits, for better or for worse. Take cleaning, for example: Now that you’re hanging out inside the walls of your home more than ever before, you might find yourself newly obsessed with decluttering. Or, the opposite may be true. Maybe without the framework of your normal routine, you can’t seem to muster up the motivation to get things done like you used to.

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This Is the One Thing You Should Always Do Before Freezing Meat

Take a look in my freezer. At any given time you’ll find at least one pack of chicken thighs, some ground beef, and maybe some pork chops. Often you’ll find even more than that. Because just like my mom did when I was growing up, I make a point to stock up on meat when it’s on sale, then I pop it in the freezer for later. I’ve leaned into buying and freezing meat even more over the past couple of months—everything from large trays of ground meat and pork loins, to family packs of chicken and sausage.

It’s made me feel prepared and organized. But when I told my mom about my freezer haul, she pointed out that there was one very important step I overlooked before freezing all that meat.

You Should Portion Meat Before Freezing

Despite having watched my mom do this all the time over the

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There’s an Easy Way to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Sanitary—And It’s Hiding in Your Junk Drawer

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Kitchen sponges are notorious for turning nasty relatively quickly. After just one use, sponges, which are filled with tons of pores, can collect grossness and gunk from your dishes and flatware. That gunk plus moisture equals bacteria and mildew. Before you know it, your sponge is Nasty with a capital N. While you’ve probably heard by now that you need to replace your sponge on a very regular basis (we’re talking a matter of one week or so), there is something you can do to help extend the life of your sponge.

We have two words for you: sponge holders. A sponge holder helps your sponge dry between uses—which helps it stay cleaner for longer.

There are plenty of sponge holders on the market, if you would rather opt for something store-bought. (We

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Transparent Glamping Cabin Immerso Airbnb

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Sleeping directly under the stars might sound romantic to you. Or it might sound like an invitation for bugs to crawl freely over you as you sleep. That’s where the transparent cabin comes in. With a clear roof over your head, you can feel as if you’re sleeping under the stars, while also staying sheltered from the elements.

One such cabin is currently available for rent on Airbnb. Called “Immerso,” the prefabricated structure was designed by architects Fabio Vignolo and Francesca Turnaturi to be quick and easy to install. 

The cabin has a birch plywood frame, anchored by metal to a plexiglass roof and walls. It’s just big enough for a double bed and coffee table, which makes sense, considering it’s basically a fancy tent. It

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How to Clean a Mirror: Step by Step with Photos

Lots of frustrating things can happen when you’re cleaning, but finishing with a less-clean surface or space than you started with is probably at the top of the list. Prime example: when you’re performing a labor of love on your bathroom mirror (or really, any mirror), but you end up with twice the work you set out to do because of streaks. The good news is, if you take the right steps, it doesn’t have to be this way!

If you’re looking for totally clean and streak-free mirrors, start with the right tools. First: Consider your cleaner. You probably know using an all-purpose cleaner isn’t the best idea, since it’ll make the glass cloudy. But even mirror-specific products like Windex, while effective at cleaning, can leave your mirror full of streaks because they contain so much soap.

While streaks are annoying, they aren’t the only issue that can come

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