I love spiral staircases but they're such a hassle (have you tried carrying an armload of laundry up and down one of those?) and my mom constantly tells me they are bad Feng Shui but it really depends, if you like entertaining or spend most of your time in the living room go for 213. If you need a separate office/studio/etc or would use the downstairs bedroom as the MB (thereby eliminating the laundry debacle) the I'd go with 121.
Would You Choose a Balcony or a Spiral Staircase? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
|5/26/10 12:14 PM|
One thing I learned after raising four cats is sure you can spend a few hours every weekend vacuuming tumbleweed size dust bunnies of cat fur that build up everywhere but just brushing your cat daily cuts down on it so much. Just take a couple minutes while they're curled up on your lap and brush them. I keep the cat brush in the remote holder on the couch and whenever I get the chance just brush them. If you start while they're young they'll tolerate it much better. I would definitely recommend a Dyson vac though if you can afford it, even when I thought our rug was clean I was amazed how much cat hair was embedded in there.
Carpet Cleaning Woes With Cats | Apartment Therapy DC
|5/26/10 12:04 PM|
I'd say tacky but my mum tells me she had a registry when she had a housewarming for the first house she bought (all on her own) and when she and my dad bought a house together to start their family (they had been living in my mum's home prior too) and it was only given to family and close friends. If you don't plan on living there for more than 5 years or so I'd still say tacky although that commercial where the couple receives 100 dip trays does make me reconsider.
Tacky or Tasteful? Registering For a Housewarming | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
|5/11/10 04:21 PM|
I love to wear light cotton vintage house dresses when I clean. I typically don't let the place get so messy that I'd really work up a sweat but I'll admit we have a roomba and other gadgets that make it pretty easy come cleaning day. Just vacuum the rugs, dust shelves and use my hand-held steam cleaner for just about everything else (counters, windows, stubborn floor spots, etc). I'm not the one who has to clean the toilets in our house though, can't say I would dress up for that.
Do You Dress Up to Clean the House? | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
|5/5/10 10:59 PM|