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How to Eliminate Clutter in Your Apartment [5 Hotspots]



Clutter happens. Want strategies to eliminate it from your apartment? Here are five common clutter hotspots around your home and how to tidy them up for good. 

Depending on your lifestyle and type of person you are, you may have a certain kind of mess that accumulates in your apartment.

You’ll probably notice that you struggle with keeping the same places free from clutter. Everyone has these clutter “hot spots,” and there is a pattern in which areas tend to get more cluttered.

If you aim to keep a cleaner, more organized apartment, focus some decluttering energy on these typical hotspots.

Not only will it make an immediate improvement, but having these spots well organized will help you keep your entire home clean.

Ready to tackle the clutter? 

Let’s identify the problem areas to focus on. Once you successfully declutter these areas, you can use the tips provided to keep them organized.

How To Declutter Kitchen Counters

The first step to eliminating mess is always to identify the habits that cause some of the clutter and break those habits.

Instead of putting dirty dishes on the counter, get into the habit of rinsing and placing them in the dishwasher right away. It’s incredible how quickly a couple of cups and plates can turn into a mountain and clutter up your whole counter.

Another habit to break is when you come home and dump everything on the counter. This habit will quickly turn your kitchen counters into an eclectic mix of bags, bits, and bobbles that don’t belong.

Last but not least, you need to address the mail situation. To keep a mound of papers off your countertops, sort your mail right away. Trash the junk and file the rest where they belong.

Fix: Catch-All Bowl

To help combat the constant pile of odds and ends that end up on your surfaces, you can place a big, beautiful bowl on the counter. The dish will serve as a catch-all for items that you don’t necessarily have a set storage place for.

This will replace your junk drawer. Since it’s visible, you’ll take care of it more regularly than the mess in the drawer that’s out of sight, out of mind.

Fix: File Organizer for Paperwork

If you don’t have a plan for paperwork yet, you can use a simple file organizer in the corner near the wall on your counter. Use it to keep bills that need paying or important papers that you need to keep track of.

This will keep them from getting lost or spilled on and help make space on your counters since the organizer holds the papers vertically. 

Fix: Cabinet Organizers

Sometimes, the culprit to counter clutter is simply the kitchen mess that is too difficult to put away.

Do you own a lot of the smaller appliances like waffle makers, electric skillets, and blenders?

If so, your kitchen counter can quickly become filled with machines, leaving no room to work on.

Cabinet organizers allow you to take out and put in small appliances. They usually include some rolling or swinging pull-outs or shelves. Investing in a system like this can help lessen the number of tools on your countertop.

How To Organize the Entryway

What habits can contribute to entryway clutter?

The first is the constant dumping of shoes that you rarely use. Most people have one or two pairs of shoes that they wear regularly, but somehow, five to ten pairs can end up in the entryway.

If you make sure to put your occasional shoes back in the closet, you won’t find yourself tripping over shoes when you come through your front door.

Instead of laying jackets, bags, and hats at the closest possible spot, hang them up right away to keep your floor and furniture free from clutter.

Fix: Extra Hooks on the Wall

If your coat rack or closet is full, having extra hooks on the wall in a conveniently located area will help make hanging things up easier to do.

Fix: Shoe Storage 

If shoe clutter is a persistent problem at your apartment, try finding a shoe storage solution. A piece of furniture that will house all your everyday shoes will help keep this area organized.

Fix: Closet Organization

All too many times, the closet becomes an area to avoid because of the chaos that it contains. It certainly isn’t considered an option to help battle clutter because it is already full.

If you take an afternoon to clear out and organize your entryway closet, you will have a new place to keep much of the clutter that accumulates in the entry.

How To Tidy Bathroom Counters

When it comes to the bathroom, habits that add to the clutter include your morning dash to get ready.

Even when you are late, try to remember to put the toothpaste and toothbrush away immediately. Replace your face wash, lotion, and deodorant to their original position. 

Hang washcloths and towels up after you use them to keep them off the floor or counters and prevent them from getting that musty smell.

Fix: Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are fantastic decluttering solutions. They are a great way to store your bathroom products up off the counter but still at easy access.

Consider installing floating shelves in your bathroom if your counters are always cluttered.

Fix: Organize Under the Sink

If under your bathroom sink looks like a jungle of bottles and jugs, you could benefit from a little organization to tame the mess.

Using bins, baskets, or shelves to organize will help keep this area free from clutter.

How To Straighten Up the Coffee Table

Because the coffee table is right there while we are comfy on the couch, it becomes all too easy to use it as a second kitchen counter. Dirty dishes, garbage, and magazines can pile up here — fast.

One thing you can do to combat this is to use commercials as a cleanup time. It would be silly to expect you to get up every time you need to put something away while you are watching your favorite sitcom.

When the commercials start, get up, stretch your legs, and do a quick clean to keep the clutter down on the coffee table.

Fix: Tray for Remotes

TV remotes, do they give you the slip too?

To keep all your remotes in one place, designate a tray or basket on the coffee table as their home.

Fix: Baskets for Magazines

Magazines are becoming less of a problem since everything is going digital, but we still find a pile begins to accumulate on our coffee table.

Find a cute basket or rack to keep beside your couch to house your magazines and keep the coffee table clutter-free.

How To Clean Dresser Tops

Getting dressed in the morning and making ourselves presentable can get messy. Between the outfits that you try on and the jewelry that you take off the night before, your dresser tops can get cluttered.

If you can simply focus on one good habit to keep this area cleaner, it would be to fold and put away clothes that you don’t end up using.

Fix: Jewelry Organizer

Having a jewelry organizer can keep your dresser from looking like a pirate’s treasure chest.

Fix: Tray for Toiletries

Often, we like to have our toiletries in our bedrooms to use when we are dressing. A few last spritzes or lotion slathers can make you feel ready to go.

To keep these bottles from becoming part of the problem, use a pretty tray to keep them in one spot.

Fix: String Hung for Sunglasses and Hats

If you are a collector of sunglasses, hats, or scarves as accessories, you can use a string on the wall to clip your sunglasses and other accessories.

This will clear up space on your dressers and display your accessories in a way to help you find the ones you’re looking for quicker.

Here’s a decorative DIY if you only have a few pairs of sunglasses that need wrangling.

It’s a good idea to start with one area first and declutter entirely before moving onto the next area. This will make it so that you don’t get overwhelmed and will also prevent any half cleaning from happening. 

It can be all too easy to organize one spot halfway and then see another area that needs work and jump to that one before you’ve finished the first. Before you know it, you’re back to where you started. 

If you adopt these habits, you shouldn’t have to do this again anytime soon. Of course, the best way to ensure that your apartment doesn’t get too cluttered is to keep your belongings to a minimum. 

It may take some time, but if you persist, you’ll have a much more comfortable and clean home by tackling these clutter hotspots one by one. 

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Rockefeller Center presents Ice Theatre of New York, Inc



Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) is proud to hit the ice at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on March 23, 2023 at 12:30pm with ITNY Ensemble members Liz Yoshiko Schmidt and Danil Berdnikov performing Lorna Brown’s Timelessness. For more information, visit

Choreography by Lorna Brown
Performed by Liz Yoshiko Schmidt and Danil Berdnikov
Music: Nocturne in D Flat Major “Un Rêve” by Brooklyn composer/pianist Eric Christian
Commissioned by ITNY for the upcoming Home Season and Gala in May 2023
A duet by ITNY ice artists Liz Yoshiko Schmidt and Danil Berdnikov, the piece explores “Timelessness.” This piece will preview at Bryant Park before its performance at ITNY’s Home Season and Gala.
“Every shape that my body can make… flowing from one movement to another, being able to see yourself in yourself in your mind’s eye… connected with every creature that has lived or died,” said Lorna Brown.
Danil Berdnikov hails from the city of Samara, Russia, from which he competed as part of the junior national team as well as across his vast native land through high school. He then moved to Moscow both to continue his education and to join Stage Entertainment Russia to begin performing as a skater. Performing for an audience allowed Danil to fall in love with skating in a new way and his career has blossomed over eight years with Willy Bietak Productions and Wheeler Productions in the United States, Stageworks Worldwide Production in the UK and Holiday on Ice Productions and Dynamic Shows Entertainment in the EU. ITNY welcomes Danil as an artist, grateful to his parents, coaches, choreographers, and the fellow skaters who have supported him along the way.
Elizabeth (Liz) Yoshiko Schmidt has been skating with ITNY since 2017. Luscious edges, artistic dynamic movement, and traditional ice dancing and fundamentals in figures inform her skating and professional career which began in 2013, at the age of 18, performing internationally in Germany, France, Austria, Egypt and across the United States. A Japanese/German American skater who hails from Chicago, IL, she recently moved from San Francisco, CA, to New York City. A U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field, and a silver medalist in Ice Dancing, Liz received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018, and has exhibited her paintings and art work across the Bay Area. Liz took Jazz Fusion dance class at the Alonzo King Lines Dance Center in San Francisco from Lynn Brilhante for 7 years. Her former skating coaches are: Lorna Brown, Beata Handra, Paul Spruell, Phillip DiGuglielmo, Louis Vachon, Audra Shindo-Chan, and most importantly Larry Holliday (African American 6x US Adult Nationals Campionship champion, former Ebony on Ice performer and her first coach).
Lorna Brown, a British and World Professional Champion and World and Olympic coach, has been a principal performer in numerous ice shows across the globe, including John Curry’s Ice Dancing on Broadway and Theatre of Skating at the London Palladium. She has appeared in TV specials, touring galas, and commercials worldwide and has studied contemporary dance, working with some of the world’s leading choreographers. She has coached and choreographed for over 50 national champions including two world professional champions. Lorna most recently choreographed for Emanuel Sandhu, (three-time Canadian Champion), Kevin Van Der Perren (Belgium Champion, two-time European medalist and 2011 silver medalist in Bratislava and Skate America) and Jenna McCorkell (10-time British Champion). Lorna has given workshops on all aspects of figure skating at National and International seminars for both skaters and coaches. She has produced and directed her own international skating school in the UK called Skate of the Art with the world-famous Rafael Arutunian. She specializes in the latest physics and aerodynamics in skating techniques, focuses a great deal on expression and style in her choreography, and has written several articles for skating magazines on these subjects. Lorna moved to the USA several years ago, has been awarded the PSA Level 7 ranking and holds a Bachelor’s in sports science. “Timelessness” is Lorna’s second commission for ITNY.
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Kids Night On Broadway Is Tonight



Kids’ Night on Broadway, is where young people age 18 and under can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult*. A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket also includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, and more. Select shows will offer in-theatre activities for kids including talkbacks and activity books.

Participating shows include:

& Juliet
A Beautiful Noise

Bad Cinderella
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Kimberly Akimbo
Life of Pi
The Lion King
MJ The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
(NOTE: due to show schedules, the Kids’ Night promotion for SIX took place yesterday)
Some Like it Hot

If you haven’t gotten your ticket,,,,it is time to do so.

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Mesh WiFi: Boost Your Internet Connection Throughout the Entire Home




Have you ever struggled with slow internet speeds, buffering videos, or dead zones in your home? If so, you’re not alone. Traditional WiFi networks often need help to provide consistent coverage throughout a home, especially in larger or multi-story houses. That’s where Mesh WiFi comes in. 

From the birth of the commercial internet in the 1990s to 93% of Americans using it today, the internet has changed a lot. However, our Wifi seems to have stayed the same since we got access to it. But Mesh Wifi is here to change that. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what Mesh WiFi is, how it works, and whether it might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Understanding The Basics of Wifi

Wifi is a technology that allows you to connect to the internet wirelessly. According to Britannica, it uses radio waves to transmit data between your devices and your router, which is connected to your modem. However, traditional WiFi routers have some limitations that can impact your internet connection. The first limitation is the Wifi “dead zones” we keep finding around the house.

Additionally, obstacles like walls and interference from neighboring networks can further impact signal quality. Traditional routers also require manual updates and can be difficult to set up for optimal performance. These limitations can be frustrating for users, which is why newer technologies like Mesh WiFi have emerged to provide better coverage, improved signal strength, and advanced features.

How Mesh WiFi Can Improve Your Internet Connection

Now, how exactly can Mesh WiFi improve your internet connection? Well, one of the main advantages of Mesh WiFi is that it can eliminate the dead zones that often plague traditional WiFi networks. Instead of relying on a single router to provide coverage, Mesh WiFi systems use multiple interconnected nodes to create a seamless network that can extend throughout your entire home. 

This means that you can finally say goodbye to weak signals, dropped connections, and frustrating buffering delays. On top of that, companies like Wow Way are actively working to bring the price of mesh Wifi down to make it more affordable. With Mesh WiFi, you’ll be able to enjoy fast and reliable internet speeds in every room of your house, no matter how far away you are from the router.

The Advantages of a Mesh WiFi System for Your Home

Mesh WiFi can provide seamless coverage throughout your entire house, eliminating dead zones and ensuring that you have a strong, reliable signal no matter where you are. But more importantly, Mesh WiFi systems often include advanced features like automatic updates, parental controls, and device prioritization, making it easy to manage your home network and keep your family safe online. 

Plus, Mesh WiFi is highly flexible, allowing you to easily expand your network over time and add new devices as needed. All in all, a Mesh WiFi system can provide a fast, secure, and easy-to-manage home networking solution that’s perfect for modern households.

Selecting the Best Mesh Wifi System for Your Needs

With so many Mesh WiFi systems on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. To make the selection process easier, consider your needs and budget. Do you have a large home or multiple floors that need coverage? Are you looking for advanced features like parental controls or device prioritization? Do you want to expand your network over time? 

You should also read reviews and do your research to find out which systems have the best reputation for reliability, security, and performance. PC World recommends that you also check the coverage of individual mesh nodes when you make a selection. Better coverage from each of them would mean you need fewer nodes in your house, keeping them from turning into an eyesore. 

Understanding The Cost of Mesh WiFi 

Mesh WiFi systems offer many advantages over traditional routers, but they do come with a higher price tag. A good Mesh WiFi system can cost anywhere from $100 to $500, which may be a significant investment for some households. However, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits of Mesh WiFi when weighing the costs. 

With a Mesh WiFi system, you can enjoy seamless coverage throughout your home, faster speeds, and advanced features like parental controls and device prioritization. Plus, Mesh WiFi systems are designed to be easy to set up and maintain, so you can avoid the frustration of dealing with dead zones and dropped connections. 

Another piece of good news is that according to the New York Times, most people who want mesh WiFi can buy a useful system for around $200. But ultimately, the decision to invest in a Mesh WiFi system will depend on your specific needs and budget, but for many households, the benefits can make it a worthwhile investment.

Mesh WiFi is a newer technology that can greatly improve the internet experience in your home. While it may require a higher initial investment than traditional routers, the long-term benefits can make it a worthwhile investment. With the increasing demand for reliable and fast internet, Mesh WiFi is likely to become even more popular in the coming years.

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