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Home ownership would have been out of reach for me on Long Island had I not had help from the Long Island Housing Partnership. Buying my crappy house was the best thing I ever did. Single. Female. Happy :D

All The Single Ladies... Are Investing In Home Equity
7/22/14 01:16 PM

The piece looks nice, but wow. That's some blog name. Geeze!

Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Goes From White to Wow!
7/19/14 04:38 PM

It's like neighbor Russian roulette. You never know who's going to move in below/above/next door. After two years of quiet, I had the neighbor from hell move in below me. No need to go into all of that. One thing I did on my own was get an air purifier. I would run that on high and it did a pretty good job of drowning out the bass below. With white noise, your brain eventually blocks it out so it wasn't disruptive to me. I actually sleep with a noisy air purifier now. I like the whoosh.

The Neighbors are Noisy as S#*!: How to Cope When You Love Your Home But Hate Your Neighbors Renters Solutions
7/17/14 12:59 PM

This is a good tip to save on storage, but not dish washing. You're washing the same amount of dishes, just smaller amounts more often.

The Easiest Way to Do Fewer Dishes
7/16/14 11:36 AM

I should have clarified - attached neighbors. Ones who share walls. And parking too, for that matter. (Ever spend two hours digging out your car after a snow storm only to find your neighbor never picked up a shovel and just drove out of his and into yours?) I finally have my own house. Sure, there can be issues with neighbors anywhere, but attached neighbors are way worse. Getting bedbugs from one of them was the last straw.

The 10 Worst Things About Renting (And How to Deal with Them) Renters Solutions
7/16/14 01:01 AM

I LOVE living alone. None of these on this list bother me. In fact, here's a list of why it's GREAT!.
1. No one eats the leftover cheesecake I brought home from last night's dinner out.
2. Everything is where I leave it.
3. The TV remote is mine. (My cat likes Walking Dead too)
4. I do what I want. If I'm lonely, I go out.
5. Peace. And. Quiet. Ahhhhhhhhh

5 Problems You Only Face While Living Alone (and How to Deal with Them)
7/15/14 01:57 PM

The worst thing about renting is NEIGHBORS. Awful people who think that, just because they pay rent, they can do whatever they want and you can suck it. I never minded my apartment, but I wished my neighbors herpes on a regular basis.

The 10 Worst Things About Renting (And How to Deal with Them) Renters Solutions
7/15/14 01:38 PM

I used a laundromat for about 13 years. In one of my apartments, the local laundromat had very affordable wash/fold service. The downside? A favorite dress of mine went missing. I don't think it was intentional - they just have so many customer's laundry going at the same time. Mistakes are bound to happen. So, my tip would be if you really care about a specific item and would be sad to lose it, don't let it out of your sight. Either hand wash it or do your own laundry.

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 11:31 AM

I just read this blog post last night. It looks awesome!

10 Crazy Things to Do on the Ceiling
7/13/14 07:18 PM

What a great picture to pick for this article. I remember this tour. It is definitely WAY too intense for me, but it's obvious she loves it. Good for her. And good for me too. I do what I want! If people don't like it, I couldn't care less.

Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 03:58 PM

I could have bet a million dollars guessing what the comments would be on this. Personally, I like it.

Before & After: A Dark Side Table Gets A Dose of Whimsy
7/9/14 02:27 PM

I rented for 14 years before buying My Crappy House. I was a great tenant, but horrible renter. I have zero tolerance for people. EVERYONE IS SO INCONSIDERATE! When you share walls, I believe you should consider your neighbors. I am apparently in the minority. I will never share walls again. NEVAH!

Is Home Ownership Still Part of The American Dream?
7/9/14 01:04 PM

The pro painter's advice is sort of what I was thinking. A bit of solvent on a Q-tip. I wouldn't sand with that texture. You're likely to make it stand out even more.

How To Minimize Appearance of Paint Line Buildup? Good Questions
7/8/14 11:04 AM

Just curious. How are bare windows playful? To me, bare windows are cold, stark and lonely.

Quick & Affordable Home Makeover Task: Adjust Your Curtain Rods
7/7/14 01:09 PM

I love the look of wood counter tops, but I feel like they would get too germy.

10 Actually Awesome Countertop DIYs
7/7/14 12:02 PM

I'd also love to see the inside. If the drawers and doors are false, how do you get in there? It looks absolutely awesome.

Before & After: From Stale Stereo to Sassy Sideboard
7/6/14 11:12 AM

I love the 2nd room, but I'd take it one step further and paint the ceiling a darker color. The white looks too stark next to the richness of the rest.

Basic Befores and Awesome Afters: 3 Rooms, 3 Total Makeovers
7/3/14 12:14 PM

I'm all for new and fun desk chair designs because this girl SITS all day at a desk. Standing desks are a fad, just like those ergonomic desk chairs that had people kneeling at their desks. I don't know any real people who stand at a desk all day. Like carolineemma said, desk chairs are far from "passe". Bring on the prints!

The Floral Trend Goes Office
6/27/14 12:15 PM

"It's painfully clear to me now that "adults" don't really exist. They're just kids who've gotten bigger and started paying taxes."

So true!

Home Design Decisions Only Grown-Ups Will Make
6/26/14 01:39 PM

This is one of those posts with hype enticing you to click. (What's the one word??) And, while those posts usually disappoint, this one didn't! This is GREAT advice. I totally do this. "Sorry, I'm under construction." Why TF am I sorry??? I'm NOT sorry. I'm kicking DIY ass here. Deal with it, visitors! lol

Never (Ever!) Say This Word To Guests In Your Home
6/24/14 01:03 PM