We’ve all seen images of interiors so immaculate that they deserve to be forever immortalized in a museum, roped off from all human interaction. Well, rest assured because behind every Pinterest-perfect space lies a junk drawer or two. Even the experts could use a deep clean from time to time, and who better to ask for de-cluttering techniques than the people who make these enviable spaces a reality? From window washing hacks to stylish storage picks, we asked five Laurel & Wolf Designers to share their expert-approved tips for getting their spring cleaning on. Take our spring cleaning challenge here and show us your

Let’s be honest, we’ve all got some dust bunnies in our closets (and under our beds…and behind the couch). While most of us would prefer to be catching up on Netflix, if you hunker down and finish your spring cleaning now, you’ll be free and clear to put your feet up in the hammock come summertime. Still not motivated? To help you get started, we’ve created six days of get-clean challenges. Take on each task day-by-day, or get it all over with at once. To sweeten the deal, we’ve suggested rewards for completing each challenge.  Dust and wipe

When your wardrobe consists of over 250 articles of clothing (yes, we counted), even the most meticulously organized closets can feel like a big, beautiful disaster. Sure, identical wooden hangers, a spacious dresser, and stylish jewelry displays work wonders, but purging yourself of items you haven’t worn in ages is often the least glamorous, yet most impactful part of the process. With the help of her Laurel & Wolf Designer Jessica Today, Lexi did just that and created a space as fashionable as she is. “It’s important for me to get creative with the clothes and accessories

Although we love a well-styled bookshelf all the time, when Fall rolls around and school is back in session we get that organizational itch and want to re-do everything — especially if it involves styling our precious paperbacks and inspiring accessories. In light of the new “#shelfie” phenomenon (like a selfie but a well-styled shelf), we’re all about bookcases that house more than just books. From art and plants to small collectibles and shoes, these bookcases are breaking the norm. Scroll through to gather inspiration and tips for creating your own artfully

The warm months of summer are coming to a close and students are both anxious and excited to head back to school. With high ambitions for success, students prepare themselves by stocking up on study supplies, but what’s often forgotten is the importance of creating an environment that inspires creativity and fosters intellectual growth. Creating the perfect study environment will help inspire the best and bring out the smart and savvy side of every student! 1. Sticky notes with personality are a must. Sure, multi-colored Post-its are cool, but these sassy sticky notes add major personality to your

If you work from home, you know what a struggle it can be to actually get any work done. As you’re posted up with your laptop at the dining room table, you easily become distracted by that pile of laundry sitting on a chair or the neglected electric bill on the fridge. Let’s face it — it’s hard to work from home unless you have a cohesive, non-distracting work space, and believe it or not, a home office does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Laurel & Wolf designer

Clutter happens. Maybe you’ve been crazy busy at work and don’t have time to clean when you get home. Or perhaps you’re traveling every weekend this summer (#weddingseason) and feel like you’re living out of a suitcase. Or maybe you’re just kind of a messy person… It’s ok. We’re here to help.  Organization and order is kind of our jam. Having an orderly workspace and living space makes you more efficient and less anxious. Plus, it looks pretty, and we can definitely get behind that. We’ve gathered the eight ‘most cluttered’ spaces that we

Packing. That simple word can make the hair on the back of anyone’s neck stand up. No one likes packing, especially for a move, but it doesn’t have to be as stressful or time-consuming as you might anticipate. The pros over at FlatRate, the most reliable moving company in the biggest cities have let us in on a few tricks of the trade, so if you’re in the process of moving put these helpful hacks to use and you can kiss the stress of your move goodbye! 1. Hit the liquor store for packing boxes.

Moving into your first apartment is really exciting – you’re finally free from your cramped dorm and shared bathroom (yuck!). And if it’s your first time moving into a new place, we know it can be a little overwhelming. Bare walls and furniture-less rooms got you down? Don’t worry, we’ve got your guide to making your brand new apartment feel like a home (even if it’s only for 12 months). 1. Budget your time, energy, and resources. Coming out of college, we know you’re probably working with a limited budget –

Designing a small space can be tricky, especially if you have a living room so tiny your legs practically hit the wall when you’re lounging around. These little hacks will give your living room the illusion of spaciousness while maintaining functionality so you can do everything from throwing a chic cocktail party to cozying up on the couch with your real best friend, Netflix. 1. Let the sun shine. In any interior space natural light is your best friend. If you’re lucky enough to have big windows, leave them uncovered or

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