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I've stopped folding most laundry a long time ago. My drawers are divided into plastic bins for underwear, socks, etc... and things just get dumped in the right container. It might not be as space efficient, but it certainly saves my sanity. Of course, anything that can wrinkle gets hung in the closet.


Five Time-Saving Tips For Busy Parents
5/7/11 09:10 AM

A few suggestions:

- First, can you pare down the amount of clothes you own as much as possible? A six-drawer dresser and a closet for two people is tight, but certainly not unfeasible.

- Can you move seldom used clothes (like formal wear for instance, in protective envelopes) to another room's closet?

- Can you add a low dresser in your closet, below the row of clothes? Or an hinged box (think toy box)? This could be a good option for sweaters.

- Alternatively, can you lower the rod in the closet, and add one or two shelves above it for sweaters? Adding dividers like this would help them from becoming a big mess.


Adding Storage To An Already Full Bedroom?
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3/21/11 08:26 AM

Another vote for Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone here.

I have also recently discovered Quick Indian Cooking, which has tons of yummy vegetarian recipes


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3/28/10 07:28 PM

We spent two years in our condo with the main room painted with a similar pale yellow, before we could agree on a more definitive color scheme (and the Pepto-Bismol pink bedroom needed more immediate care!)

While it's not an exciting color, it really works as a warm neutral, so you can treat it as a warm beige.


Working with Landlord's Paint Choices? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
3/24/10 08:40 AM

I second Charlotte's post. I always double-check with both the electric device itself (does the light turn on?) and one of those cheap little testers that you touch both wires with to see if there's current. Better safe than (extremely) sorry.


How To Swap Out a Pendant LightHome Hacks | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/2/10 07:33 PM

Lots of colors go well with brown, provided the brown is dark enough. Brown with teal or chartreuse looks quite modern, and all the pinks usually work as well. I also like very pale blue with dark brown.


Which Colors to Work with Brown Carpeting? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/7/09 07:29 PM

Usually real or nothing at all - mostly because I can't imagine where I'd store a fake one in my apartment. But this year we went with a potted Norfolk pine. It's about three feet high - just the perfect tabletop size - and in theory, it should work as a houseplant once the season is over. We did not install lights in it though, the branches seemed to fragile for that.


Do You Fake It? | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/5/09 06:34 PM