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Display Name: Datkins
Member Since: 11/19/09

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The magic eraser (melamine foam) works great for us. Since it is an abrasive, we don't use it all of the time - but for getting up those stains that simply won't get out, it works better than baking soda.


What Is the Best Way To: Clean Laminate Countertops? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/1/10 02:16 PM

I'm the one who asked the question - so thanks for the answers! However, rather than grease I was more interested in oil. I'm from the South, which means a lot of our recipes call for frying. I currently do what a number of you already do, wait for it to cool and pour it in the trash - but I was wondering if it can be filtered and reused?


What Is the Best Way To: Dispose of Kitchen Grease? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/26/10 04:05 PM

Maybe I'm dumb, but I can't imagine how you hurt yourself with a refrigerator. I guess moving it?


Final Frame: Stay Safe: Chart of Household Injuries | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/26/10 04:01 PM

I agree that this list changes according to the person. My wife and I are both pretty tall - so one of those play pen with the attached changing table was just wonderful for us. Everything else left us bending down and annoyed. We shopped specifically for the tallest we could find.

A stroller is usually worthless for us too. We've had one for months and only used it once - when shopping at the mall during Christmas (when admittedly it was awesome). Otherwise we sit the car seat in the shopping cart or just carry it.

We have a tall dining table - the type with tall stools rather than chairs - so the high chair was great.

Otherwise, the list is pretty good.

Of all of the items that we received for gifts, the one that meant the most to us was sleep.


The Things You Don't Need for a New Baby | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/23/10 04:47 PM

The people who will switch to e-books in the beginning are the same people who currently grabs a cheap paperback at the airport for disposable reading. Yet even with digital archives like Project Gutenberg - there will still be a demand for high quality prints of the classics and other books that mean something to the reader.

I think that you'll find more physical publishers moving away from these inexpensive paperbacks, and moving toward more ornate print-on-demand hardbacks for collectors. No one (ok, someone probably does) wants another romance novel sitting on their shelf, but a good leather-backed edition of your favorite book will always have a spot on your shelf.

And until toddlers stop chewing on their books, I'm pretty sure the market for those in print will still do just fine.


Do Books Have a Future? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/29/10 05:31 PM

My wife on the other hand uses the super secure method of a post-it note under her keyboard... what can you do?


Do You Store Your Passwords in Your Home? | Apartment Therapy Unplugged
11/19/09 02:45 PM

Aside from using Firefox to remember the random sites that I don't care about anyone hacking (like this one - no offense :-) I use the program KeePass to hold all of my passwords. It encrypts my password database using the same algorithm that banks use to transfer money. Then all I have to do is remember 1 really long password (or put the password on a USB drive - the super paranoid do both)


Do You Store Your Passwords in Your Home? | Apartment Therapy Unplugged
11/19/09 02:44 PM