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Display Name: catherine.adele
Member Since: 7/14/08

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@Miran -- not quiet the same as having the switch right at the outlet, but I saw a Belkin product at home depot that is a power strip with a remote on/off switch. Here is a link to it on Amazon:

Cultural Exchange: Lessons to Learn from Australian Homes
1/17/12 01:01 PM


My Slow Home: A Relaxed Piece Of Indoor/Outdoor Space
Brisbane, Australia

8/29/11 11:26 AM

I love looking at the small kitchens in this contest and I always think "wow. these people don't know small." All of these kitchens look HUGE to me, compared to my tiny kitchen. :)

Announcing the Winner of our Small Cool Kitchens Contest!
Small Cool Kitchens 2011

7/29/11 11:59 AM

We living in a tiny house and plan to have a "no gift" 2nd birthday party for our daughter. We intend on suggesting that friends bring canned goods to go to our local food shelf.

Small Home Dilemmas: Dealing with Gifts and Considering No Gift Parties
5/11/11 02:50 PM

Ech. No. I hate that my MacBook is white. I feel like Apple thinks that everyone who owns their products must live in minimalist, postmodern homes with no children.

New iPad 2 Could Come In White
2/28/11 12:40 PM

We have the Patrull ( bath mat from Ikea and a suction cup hook in the shower and just hang it up after a bath or shower - bottom side out and we've avoided icky mildew and mold. The trick is remembering to hang it up!

Alternatives To Bath Mats
Good Questions

1/14/11 02:14 PM

I bought the lemon verbena anti bac cleaner. It does not smell remotely like lemon verbena, in fact, it smells not entirely unlike oregano.

It also caused my husband to have an asthma attack.

Product Review: Method Antibacterial Cleaners
Test Lab

12/16/10 03:45 PM

Love that a gluten free cookbook is being included in this giveaway! Yay!

Win This Baking Gift Set from Chronicle Books!
Holiday Giveaway 2010

11/26/10 01:22 PM

Be aware that many of those plants are toxic or mildly toxic to pets...

Can I Use House Plants To Improve Indoor Air Quality?
Good Question

10/18/10 12:39 PM

Let me tell you something you should NEVER put in the dishwasher... a moped engine. 'nuf said.

5 Things You Should Never Put in a Dishwasher
7/30/10 09:54 AM

I have a hamper like that that I bought at Ikea for about $10. I am not sure if they carry it any longer, I couldn't find it on their website.

A Simple Wood Frame Hamper | Apartment Therapy Boston
6/14/10 11:27 PM

I use buxfer. It totally rocks, just for keeping track of my expenses and budgeting. It has lots of neat features!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Splitting Rent and Groceries Made Easy for Roommates
3/12/09 03:17 PM

I use tempurpedic pillows. Any tips on how to clean them?

My husband has horrible pet allergies, clearly I am trying to kill him, since we have two cats and I dog. We have come up with a few solutions over the years, we have a furminator brush and they all get brushed down weekly and after brushing, they get a spray down with Natures Miracle pet dander remover. Eeeeeeverything gets vacuumed once a week too. OH, also, I have recently started adding raw food to the pets diets, that is supposed to help with pet allergies as well.

I also put a light weight throw over the bed in the morning after I get up. I would have to hobble my pets to keep them off my bed...

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Stop Your Bedroom From Making You Sick
11/21/08 12:06 PM

I found a good solution to no flies in the kitchen is to take the compost out everyday. Perhaps not terribly handy if you don't have your own outside bin.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Questions: More on Maggots and Compost
11/8/08 11:45 AM

Just as a side note, you shouldn't have to wash a 100% wool sweater all that often. One of the magical properties of wool is that you can hang it up in a bathroom or your laundry room to air out and any body odors you left on your sweater should go away. I'm not to embarrassed to admit that I have several sweaters that i have never washed. A believe me, my friends would tell me if I smelled bad. ;)

Another reason you sweaters probably still feel wet when you put it on is because wool can absorb up to 50% of its weight in water before feeling wet, so probably just touching it, it feels dry.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Mommy, Where do Sweaters Go When They Finally Dry?
11/6/08 10:23 AM

I had one of those neighbors. I always wanted to yell "SHE'S FAKING IT!"

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Dealing With Loud Neighbors and Soundproofing Options
8/21/08 07:20 AM

I bought one for cheap from I got a med sized one that I could use on my three cats & my lab mix. It is one of the most amazing products I have ever purchased for my pets!

(p.s. I loooooove! You can find all sorts of stuff for cheap on their site!!!)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Is The Furminator Worth It?
7/22/08 06:49 AM

We have, what I'm assuming, is a laundry shoot in our apartment. It was painted shut, but my husband pried it open. It is filled half way up with trash. And as the caretakers, I suppose it's up to us to clean it out... but, honestly, I don't really want to! Fossilized trash is really not my thing!

We also have a really rad telephone nook and all the original build-ins in the kitchen!

Apartment Therapy New York | Mystery Devices in Old Apartments
7/14/08 07:35 AM