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I guess you'd pay it on the $99 later anyway. Nevermind.


Amazon Prime Price Increase: How To Buy Another Year for $79 Lifehacker
3/19/14 02:34 PM

FYI: If you live in certain states (like Texas), you'll have to pay sales tax on the "gift" of Amazon Prime to yourself. Still, cheaper than the $20 hike for now.


Amazon Prime Price Increase: How To Buy Another Year for $79 Lifehacker
3/19/14 02:30 PM

I put a few little suction cups around the inside of the tub so the curtain/liner being inside the tub doesn't stick to the side and air can get through, but water still can't get out. Seems to help with the mildew, though my cat likes to go into the tub and pull the suction cups off a lot.


Alternatives to Vinyl Shower Curtain Liners (and a Water-Repelling Tip)
2/11/14 03:04 PM

Definitely want to try this!

I tried various "natural" deodorants for several years--Toms and Kiss My Face and Jason's, and none lasted more than a few hours (Austin, TX...) but then I discovered Soapwalla, as mentioned above, and it is THE BEST! I'm betting it's made of a lot of these same ingredients, too. Will be interesting to try making it and compare how I do. :)


Quick, Easy, Homemade Deodorant...that Actually Works Apartment Therapy Tutorial
5/8/13 04:15 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty much SOL here in TX for this too.


Caskers: Finally! Those Hard-to-Find Small-Batch Spirits Shipped to Your Door
8/8/12 11:07 PM

I did the vintage handkerchiefs on the wall. I didn't get custom frames though--just scour Goodwill and put them up when I find one. I've learned that the old record album frames work particularly well.


Framed Bandanas: Americana The Beautiful
7/5/11 04:22 PM

*Put stuff on top of it when it's empty I mean. :) Keeps my car from getting too cluttered. Mine is not at all inconvenient to fold--you just squish it and it goes flat.


Why the Reisenthal Carrybag Is Better Than Shopping Bags
Product Review

5/18/11 12:56 PM

I love mine too! I got it cheap at Marshall's a couple of years ago, and the rubber grip is starting to split a tiny bit at the end, but it's still quite usable and comfortable! I just saw a few new patterns at Marshall's recently if somebody else wants a cheaper one. I think it was $10 or $15. I find myself disappointed when I get to the grocery store and realize I accidentally left it at home, so I try to keep it in the car. Plus, it squishes up really well in the trunk so I can put stuff on top of it.


Why the Reisenthal Carrybag Is Better Than Shopping Bags
Product Review

5/18/11 12:55 PM

I've made my own surface cleaners and been using them in the bathroom and kitchen for about a year, and find it to be just as good as store-bought, if not better. I do buy Dr. Bronner's for handwashing my dishes (some of them don't do well in the dishwasher) and deep cleaning the greasy oven, plus dishwasher soap and laundry detergent, but someday I'd like to switch at least the last two to homemade too! Just have to convince my boyfriend that it works as well as store-bought... ;)


Homemade vs. Store Bought: Which Do You Choose?
Reader Survey

3/4/11 01:26 PM

Additionally, Seventh Generation makes good feminine products...still throwaway, but with greener materials. :)


Are There Greener Solutions to Feminine Products?
Good Question

9/24/10 12:31 PM

After agonizing about this very issue for far too long, I finally buckled down and made my own sanitary pads out of some thrifted fleece (washed first of course!) The tricky part was finding something waterproof to put in the middle to keep it from bleeding (ha) through. I found some waterproof/hypoallergenic pillowcases on Amazon for $10 and cut those up to put in the middle. There are patterns and suggestions all over the Internet for making your own washable pads and I'm actually quite glad I finally did it.


Are There Greener Solutions to Feminine Products?
Good Question

9/24/10 12:29 PM