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what i love about laundry mats: getting it all done at once

what i hate: my clothes smelling like the previous users' laundry detergent/fabric softener. WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? makes me think nothing is getting clean.


Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 10:04 PM

really great--thanks


The Color Wheel: Your Guide to Choosing Perfect Paint Schemes
5/1/14 02:57 PM

I had a twin growing up and my daughter will too--but only b/c of space issues. Growing up I had two friends with double beds which we shared on many sleepovers. Consequently, no one ever wanted to sleep over my house....


Tell Us: Do Your Kids Have Twin or Double Beds?
5/1/14 10:21 AM

I used a traditional baby tub and lived in a small apartment. I wouldn't have done it any other way. I never would have felt like I cleaned the sink enough. when my baby got bigger we moved into a bigger apartment with a huge tub--jets and everything. I purchased a larger-than-the-newborn-tub but much smaller than our 'real' tub and it was perfect.


Bathing a Baby in a Small Home: Space-Saving Tubs & Sink Tubs
4/25/14 02:33 PM

i had home ec in 7th grade but did not get this lesson. brilliant! thanks!


Quick DIY Tip: How To Cut Linen Perfectly Straight Every Time
4/18/14 09:28 PM

I would give it to my boyfriend and his MESS.


What Would You Do With an Extra Room?
4/14/14 02:38 PM

I had this kitchen once (the before) complete with fake wood (faux bois?) laminate counters and matching fake wood vinyl flooring. LOVE the redo.


Before & After: A Seriously Stylish Kitchen Renovation on a Budget One Kings Lane
4/11/14 03:06 PM

LOL!!!!


Before & After: A Seriously Stylish Kitchen Renovation on a Budget One Kings Lane
4/11/14 03:05 PM

Because you used a dark grout for the walls I think you need to go straight and stick with the same color grout--otherwise it's too busy. (now if you used a white grout on the walls, I may have said staggered...)


What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?
4/11/14 10:50 AM

OMG--love these bags. On my last trip to Ikea in Dec. I discovered a smaller version--still large but not awkwardly boat shaped--more of a classic tote shape. Now I have two big and two medium and use them for everything: Hiking boots, toys, laundry, Christmas gifts, anything wet or muddy, just as transport between the car and the 2nd floor apt.


In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 11:16 AM

I use the dry swiffers to dust everything--furniture, baseboards, floors, etc. love them .


Are Swiffers Really As Good As They Claim? Good Questions
3/27/14 12:33 PM

you can purchase an inexpensive mold test and have it sent to a lab to determine if it's THAT black mold. I purchased mine at home depot.


Is Blackish Mold in Shower THE Black Mold? Good Questions
3/26/14 11:23 AM

what a great post!

My first bedroom had pink walls and pink, green and white gingham frilly curtains! (1975). The only art on the walls was a needlepoint of a-b-c's and my name made by my grandmother. My second bedroom had a huge rainbow painted on one wall by my mother--pink, purple, white and green. I loved it.


What Art Do You Remember from Your Childhood Bedroom?
3/21/14 01:48 PM

be sure to label things "BEDBUGS" when throwing things out to avoid transferring the critters to an unsuspecting person who thinks your trash is his/her treasure.


How To Get Rid of Bedbugs Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/20/14 01:20 PM

can you share from where you bought your heating tent?

also, please check out bedbugger.com. It's the best site for learning how to deal with this issue.


How To Get Rid of Bedbugs Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/20/14 12:11 PM

and please, PLEASE stop putting books and toys out of your kids reach! almost every room tour has book shelves placed so high up on walls. why? I just don't see the point. I'm sure we all agree that we want to encourage kids to read and to create spaces where kids can choose their own toys (yes, kids will choose books even if they can't read yet) so why keep placing these items so out of reach?


Parent to Parent: 10 Smart & Sage Pieces of Advice for Putting a Kids Room Together
3/18/14 03:29 PM

I must be the only person to not like Sophie. Sure, my daughter took to it immediately but the plastic paint? coating? something started to PEEL! When I emailed the company I got some "such is life" email and into the garbage Sophie went.


Roni's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/28/14 01:00 PM

my middle name is "returnsalot" as a busy person (mom, full time employee) I shop online a lot and often buy two sizes and return one. I noticed recently on I think it was Boden USA's return form that one of the reason's for return is "purchased two to try on" or something like that.

As a former retail employee working for a huge department store, we used to joke that people could return a dead horse--the store would take anything back--including items that were obviously worn, smelling of cigarette smoke and BO. (They have since created a policy). But I have no shame. no shame what-so-ever.


Return Shame: You Either Have It or You Don't
1/24/14 12:25 PM

question re tipping: if you have hired a freelancer who sets their own rates, do you also have to tip? I would definitely tip during the holidays but are weekly/bimonthly tips also expected for someone who keeps all earnings? I would most definitely tip if I used a cleaning service--I assume you'd pay the company and then the cleaner would only get their wage.


How to Hire a Professional Housecleaner
1/15/14 12:19 PM

great timing--my house has been photobombed by christmas. when is the deadline?????


We're Looking for Homes to Feature in Apartment Therapy's New Book!
1/2/14 04:47 PM