Cashiers and baggers who don't know how to properly bag, even if you pre-sort everything for them!!
What's Your Grocery Store Pet Peeve? Reader Survey
|5/2/12 4:02 PM|
@Sasha2 -- My kitchen is also very small. We can't really fit a table unless I buy something like that Walmart kitchen island (and even then, it would be tight). My counter top space is so limited that it would have been entirely taken up by a microwave. I happened to have room over top of my fridge, so that is where my microwave is stored. If you don't have room, I would suggest a rolling microwave cart, or something similar. I bought a rolling tupperware storage cart, put a large cutting board on the top to level it, and put my teapot, knife block, and a jar full of cooking utensils on the top. The drawers are perfect for storing tupperware containers, lids, and any other extras you need to store. And the whole thing is on wheels, which means you can roll it around as needed!
Smart Buys & Space Saving Strategies for Small Kitchens
|4/23/12 1:51 PM|
Sometimes the colour organization is actually practical. As a student, I have a number of cheap translated books from Penguin Publishers, which are all the same general height AND colour (black). The same thing seems to go for the cheap photocopied old translations (~1800s) from Chapters -- all the books are the same height and have the same yellow cover. I find that quite often, similar types of books have similar colours, so it can be very easy to organize this way.
In Defense of: Organizing Books by Color
|4/6/12 8:39 PM|
So are these in Winnipeg or are they in Vancouver? Also, the "winter" weather in Vancouver at this time of year is spring weather for the prairie provinces. The normal there for this time of year is a low of 0 degrees. In Winnipeg, the normal low is -21.
Seeking Shelter: Patkau Architects' Winnipeg Wind Breakers
|2/2/12 8:42 AM|
You can usually find special underwear and bras that are designed to dry quickly (expensive and not so pretty, but definitely worth it when you consider the suitcase space and washing time you will save!). When I was travelling for 5 weeks in Turkey, I just brought an iPod to contact home -- it's small, and perfect if you are going to a country that regularly has wifi. I also brought my lug bag, because it has a compartment in the bottom for your shoes -- that means when you go to temples or mosques, you can put your shoes in your bag. Nobody accidentally takes your shoes, and nothing in your bag gets dirty! I also found small laundry soap sheets. It was perfect for doing laundry. A container the size of a matchbox held enough for over 50 loads! (Think of the crest breath-strip things, but the strip is soap). I also mailed back anything bulky that I purchased, and bought a purse while I was there specifically for bringing home breakable souvenirs.
Well Designed Travel: How to Pack Lightly
aka Fitting Everything I Need for 3 Months Into 2 Bags!
|1/29/12 7:16 PM|