You can be organized and create tons of space in even the smallest apartments with some of these creative storage ideas.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to clean out your home this year, it’s never been a better time to declutter thanks to the latest technology. We’ve compiled a list of the best apps for helping you tackle your clutter this year – all without stepping foot outside of your home.
1. Stylebook – Use this app to organize your closet, select outfits, and find fashion inspiration. By taking photos of your clothes and loading them into Stylebook, you can mix and match your pieces while lounging on your couch. Stylebook’s team of experts also provide outfit ideas, clothing care instructions, and more.
2. Poshmark – You can buy and sell unworn clothes using the Poshmark app. Kind of like an eBay –without the bidding - for clothing, simply upload a photo of the item(s) you want to sell, enter a description and price, and wait for a buyer. Buyers & sellers are able to communicate through the app to negotiate prices or discuss more details about the item. Sellers earn 80% of selling price for each item priced $15 or more. For lower-priced items, a $2.95 commission applies.
3. thredUP – Selling on thredUP is easy. Simply request a “Clean Out” bag from the company and fill the bag with women’s or children’s clothing that qualifies, and thredUP does the rest. Sellers earn a percentage of the final selling price ranging from 10-80%.
4. Tradesy – If you have luxury and designer items to sell, Tradesy is the place to do it. The Tradesy app walks you through the selling process from uploading photos to selecting a sale price. Shipping labels are provided by Tradesy when an item sells and all returns are handled by Tradesy. Tradesy fees range from 9%-12%, depending upon whether you choose to be paid by store credit or in cash.
5. Mercari - You can sell almost anything on the Mercari app from housewares to clothing. Start by uploading a few photos of your item and a description. Mercari sends you shipping labels once your item is sold. Selling fees are 10% of the listing price.
6. Letgo – This is one app that allows you to sell completely for free. You can sell almost anything on Letgo for free to someone in your local area. However, this app acts more as a “Craig’s List” type listing service than an eBay-type sales platform. Sellers and buyers are responsible for all communication, setting up pick up and shipping, and determining final pricing. Letgo does not get involved in resolving disputes.
7. Gone – Gone is an app for selling electronics you no longer use. Although Gone does not collect commissions or charge selling fees, they determine the final price for the item you wish to sell. This is an easy, hassle-free way to get rid of any old devices that you no longer use.
Pantone has chosen Greenery as it’s color of 2017. Using this color in your home can add a refreshing, natural pop of color. Color inspirations can be found on Pantone’s color of the year page and there are several great palettes to help inspire you when decorating. The Transitions palette includes last year’s colors: Serenity & Rose Quartz so you can easily update any styles from last year.
Check out the slideshow below for some great design inspiration from area shops. Also, see below for more information about purchasing these items, including web links. All images are copyright of their respective companies.
1. Bath and Body Works – Sunlit Garden 3-Wick Candle, $22.50
2. Bath and Body Works – White Tea & Pear 3-Wick Candle, $22.50
3. Kirklands – Lavender and Heather Mix Wreath, $29.99
4. Kirklands – Half Tulip Wreath, $24.99
5. Two Sisters – Marble Artichoke Coasters, $44.99
6. Overstock.com – b.b.begonia Blossom Reversible Design Outdoor Area Rug, $114.49
7. Bassett Furniture – Basecamp Apple Green Quilt, $179.00
8. Bassett Furniture – Array Green Decorative Pillow, $99.00
9. Bassett Furniture – Sommersby Area Rug, $699.00
10. Pier 1 – Green Leaf Stoneware Bowl, $2.98
11. Pier 1 – Green Garden Stool, $99.95
12. Pier 1 - Luca Green Oval Chair, $149.95
13. Pier 1- Carmelo Palm Green Melamine Dinnerware, $6.95-$7.95
14. Ikea – Strandmon Ottoman in Skiftebo Green, $89.00 & Strandmon Wing Chair in Skiftebo Green, $279.00