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A Comfortable Way to Carry Our Bikes? Yes, Please!

Ladies, ladies, ladies (and gents), we have an extremely important announcement to make. If you have ever avoided taking your bike out because you know you’ll have to carry it back up the stairs of your walkup apartment, have no fear. There is finally a solution.


We can’t believe it’s taken so long for someone to come up with this seemingly simple fix. It’s called Bike Lift&Carry and it’s an attachable strap that makes your bike as easy to lift as a shoulder bag. Okay, maybe as easy as a giant metal shoulder bag that weighs 10 pounds, but still, it’s an improvement over lugging your bike up several flights, struggling in vain to avoid scuffing your beautiful walls.

The genius of this invention is you only attach it to your bike once, unlike some other gadgets. Then you just pull the strap from the dispenser, wrap around the handlebars, and lift your bike over your shoulder to carry it. Done carrying? Undo the strap. Yup, it’s that easy.

A feature we love even more is that the strap comes in all kinds of colors, giving you the option to customize your strap for your bike. Functional and cute? We are totally in, 100 percent.

Folks, if you love your bike, but hate lugging it around, we highly suggest you help these guys out on Kickstarter. And we know you’ll love the fact that the idea came from a concerned husband who wanted to make his wife’s commute easier. Yup, true love lead to the invention that will vastly improve your biking experience.

Yay love!

Would you use this on your bike? Or do you think it’s easier just to go ahead and carry it up those stairs? Let us know below!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*