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Adieu, Clutter: How to Reorganize Your Space in 3 Days

Keeping your living space organized isn’t exactly easy. After all—you’re pretty busy. But taming the clutter beast doesn’t have to be tough. In fact, you can transform your home by following this simple, three-day plan.


Day 1: Assess, Toss, and Clean

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Inhale. Exhale. The mess isn’t that bad. Mind over matter!

Write down your goals for getting organized. What needs to be addressed? What needs to go? Compile your old books, knick-knacks, décor, and more—then, call a pro junk service to carry away the stuff. Later on, have a cleaning team swing by to scrub down your space, removing allergens and dust. You can also grab this state-of-the-art vacuum to attack the messiness on your own.

 

Day 2: Less Stressing, More Sorting

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OK—now that everything is cleaned out, your next step is to reorganize things in useful storage spaces. Keep your food tucked away in these neat, airtight containers. Then, tackle the cosmetics with this makeup organizer, designed to keep track of stray lipsticks, brushes, and more.

 

Try putting your stray items in these personalized glass jars. They’re meant for cookies and snacks, but are also perfect for pencils, notes, change, and other small goods.

These Monogram Online jars are an organizer's best friend.

These Monogram Online jars are an organizer’s best friend.

 

Day 3: Redecorate, finally!

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Now that you’ve made space, you’re finally free to bring in some new accents to your home. Towels are always a welcome addition, or keep it simple with personalized canvas art. By creating something new in your freshly organized space, you’ll bring positive, calm energy into your home that’ll make everyone feel great.


Feeling inspired yet? The LivingSocial editors have handpicked even more organization deals, so you can tackle even the biggest clutter conundrums.

 

 

Plan Your Date Night: Valentine’s Day 2017 Edition

Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to creating an unforgettable surprise for your special someone, we’ve got you covered with ideas both unique and traditional.valentines

Dinner & A Show

Leave your date laughing through the night with tickets to a comedy show. Watch in awe as Cirque de Soleil acrobats fly through the air. Immerse yourselves in dinner theater or enjoy your favorite tunes with a romantic night of music.

Activities for Two

Prefer a more interactive date night? How about Paint Night at a local pub or finding your way through the Escape Room? If the weather allows, a trip to a winery can allow for a touch of romance as can an intimate dinner at a new restaurant, an evening of dancing or ice skating. A couples massage brings romance and relaxation in to the mix.

How About an Adrenaline Rush?

For a far from ordinary Valentine’s Day date, consider private flight lessons or a helicopter tour package. Take a leap of faith and go skydiving or fly down the mountains during a ski getaway for two.

Drinks, Please

Maybe “date night” is code for “night out with the guys/girls” or maybe you and your significant other just like to party. Regardless, we’ve got local pub crawls and booze cruises in pretty much every location to help you celebrate together.

A Romantic Getaway

If you really want to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever, may we suggest a romantic getaway? Cozy up for the weekend by the snow covered mountains with a trip to the Rockies, whisk your lady away to a beachside island, or explore an exotic destination for the first time. The options are endless and can be customized to create an experience that’s completely your own. If you really want to bring out all the stops, you won’t want to miss this trip through Paris, Rome and Madrid but you can browse more of our favorite romantic getaways here to find something more your style.

For gift ideas to complement your perfect date night, see our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide or browse our collection of 2017 Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Beat The Cold With Warm Weather Getaways

Now, more than ever, it’s the perfect time to get away if you’re suffering from the chilly weather. If you’re tried of layering up, runny noses, and trekking through rain or snow, it’s time to treat yourself! We’ve listed vacations for you to take solo, with family, and with friends so you can easily find some sun and fun in the last winter months. These affordable beach destinations won’t break your pockets or spirits. Take a look at the trips below to see which one fits your needs best. Read more ›

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Love is in the air — or it will be in two weeks.  Get ready to show your sweetheart some love: we’ve got some recommendations for fabulous gifts!

5887b8c2-719b-4421-8d7c-4517c9075a21-700Nothing is more classically romantic than flowers, but this year, give the traditions a spin.  Roses are the flower of choice for Valentine’s Day, but delicate daffodils, lush hydrangeas, or adorable daisies are fantastically fresh options that not only show your love but bring a welcome reminder of Spring.  Or, for a sweet Pal-entine’s gift, send your bestie yellow roses or a cute potted plant to brighten up her desk.

For lovers and friends who like the finer things, spring for a hand-selected box of cigars.  Curated collections of fine tobaccos can help introduce your Valentine to new brands and labels they’ll adore.

Jewelry tops lots of romantic gift lists, and this list is no exception!  Check out the huge selection of jewelry on LivingSocial, where you’ll find adornments and ornaments for pet-lovers, wine-lovers, friends, sisters, men, and everyone you want to shower in affection.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without wine.  Send a special message with a custom-etched bottle of red, white, or bubbly — or sip from customized couple’s glasses.  Or stock up for a romantic evening with an awesome-curated wine collection!

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And don’t stress over dessert.  Gourmet chocolate-dipped berries and sweets can be delivered straight to you, along with cute cakebites or show-stopping fruit arrangements.

No matter how you choose to celebrate your love, it’s always the gesture more than the gift that makes for real romance.  Set the scene with romantic music and write a hand-written note to truly personalize your presents.  Sealed with a kiss, an old-fashioned love letter will last long beyond the gift itself and be a sweet reminder of your affection for years to come.  What’s the most romantic gift — or gesture — you’ve ever received?

Stay Motivated with Your New Year’s Resolutions!

25 days down and only six days left until the end of the month. How are we feeling about 2017? New year, new you is a phrase that may seem trite, but the meaning behind it shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s a chance to start over and commit to a healthier lifestyle or strive towards a life goal.

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If your new goal is to get fit or stay fit, perhaps switching up your workout routine is the perfect way to stay motivated. Instead of going to the same gym, try out a local studio that offers a variety of fitness classes. Studio Novo in Nashville is offering a package of five or ten fitness classes – the perfect amount of classes to sample before committing to a new workout routine.

For those striving to complete their first 5K, you may know there are a multitude of races to enter, however, maybe what is stopping you is the thought of training for a lengthy, long-distance run on an otherwise free weekend morning.

Night Nation Run is making running fun by illuminating its 5k run at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. with laser light shows, beats, and top EDM DJs. Participants will be able to run or dance their way through multiple stages throughout the race course. Not only will you look forward to the main event, but you’ll be breezing through your 5k as if it’s just another night out with your friends.

Although dedicating more time to health and fitness is a common New Year’s resolution, it’s not the only aspect of your life you can improve on.

Perhaps, this is the year you’ll want to pick up on some more life skills. Taking a course at a local university or college is one of the best ways to continue learning, but it might just not fit into your schedule.

SkillSuccess offers a variety of online courses that ranges from photography for beginners to an exotic Thai cooking course that can be completed at your own pace on your own time.

Make the steps towards achieving your goals this year realistic and fun to keep you motivated throughout the year.