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Display Name: josie
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We are trying to do home exchanges. Did it once last year, and will be again this fall. craigslist, homeexchange, diggsville all do this. I am hoping this becomes more commonplace. With cost of air going up, not having to pay for a place to stay is a great way to save some of the vacation money.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Going on Holiday: Book a Hotel, Go to a Hostel, Rent a Flat?
7/21/08 02:34 PM

your dad was not my dad. I was mystified, he would be more so.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look!:What Is This Thing?
7/18/08 02:47 PM

So that's why my cat is always pushing his water bowl around.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | For Pets and a Long Weekend: Toilet Water Dispenser
7/4/08 01:56 PM

Looks lovely in the picture, but unless they are somehow fixed together, it would quickly get messy.

kdub--so funny

Apartment Therapy New York | Princess Daybed by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien
6/10/08 01:45 PM

I love it, but yeah, wildly impractical, and I'm betting it's a fortune, so would probably never but it.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? PB Chesapeake Hammock
5/30/08 08:05 PM

nice, but I wish I hadn't looked at the "before" and thought, oh, I know in the "after" everything is going to be painted white. Kind of predictable.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Our Kitchen/Office Space Before and After: Part 1
5/23/08 09:43 AM

They can't really do a good job if you don't clean first. Otherwise, half their work is piling your stuff up so they can clean counters and floors. They are worth it, because a good cleaning lady will do a thorough cleaning: scrub the floors, dust, vacuum rugs and furniture. This is stuff that's hard to effectively do well without taking a long time, unless you do it all the time. The cleaning lady does it in 2-3 hours, it would take me at least half a day, and I'd rather spend my weekend doing other things.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Survey: Do You Clean Before The Cleaning Lady Comes?
5/14/08 06:20 AM

There are so many neighborhoods, it might be best to rent for 6 months to a year before buying. How far south is your office? Still in the loop? Maybe rent in the South Loop. Bungalows vary a lot in price in Chicago, if you are okay with an iffy neighborhood, you could probably get a good deal. There are a lot of parks scattered through the city, so if you find a neighborhood you like, there will probably be a park that you can look around. South Loop/Bronzeville/Kenwood/Hyde Park/South Shore all have areas that are close to the lakefront.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Great Neighborhoods?
5/13/08 01:20 PM

These are really nice, but at around $75 a tread, even if you win, you'd better have a really short staircase.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Wednesday Giveaway: 04.30.08#comments#comments
4/30/08 11:35 AM

So, so cute.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #8 - Abbe's Lil' Abode#comments#comments#comments
4/14/08 10:39 AM

Is there any way to order wallpaper in sizes larger than a sample, but smaller than a double roll? Most papers I'd want for decoration are expensive, and seem to only come in double rolls. Since I would never use that much, I've resisted buying wall paper for decoration only.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 6 Uses for Wallpaper Not Including Hanging It on the Wall
4/10/08 05:55 AM

I washed cotton curtains and the problem isn't shrinkage, it's maintaining how the fabric hangs. If you wash in the machine you'll get lots of small wrinkles, and even if you iron it,the curtains probably won't hang the way they used to.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: OK to Wash These Cotton Curtains?
3/27/08 07:32 AM

I took one of those plastic storage bins that you can get at target or kmart, and cut a large hole in the side with a straight-edged razor. Then I put a regular plastic litter box inside. It's nice because the top has a flip-off lid that I open when I want to scoop, and I take the whole lid off when I change the litter.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: How Can I Conceal My Cat's Litter Box?
3/21/08 01:08 PM

what is the wallpaper in the picture? beautiful.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Quotes: On Clutter
3/19/08 03:26 PM

love, love, love...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/28/08 09:52 AM

the black one with the curved top-where is it on the site? I can't find it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | JC Penny Home Collection: Mirrors
2/25/08 01:06 PM

When the article heading states: "Is There Difficulty in Painting this Black?" the assumption is that the piece shown is the piece being used. Probably would be a good idea to make it clear.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Is There Difficulty in Painting This Black?
2/22/08 06:56 AM

I live in Chicago and picked the one that looked most like it would fit it that city, so I'd line up with my candidate :)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Vote! Presidential Candidates' Homes
2/5/08 07:48 AM

beautiful, I'd love to see them in a hotel, but I could never keep them clean

Apartment Therapy New York | Ebb Modern Bathroom Fixtures from UsTogether
2/1/08 01:45 PM

not a fan of high priced cat stuff, but gotta say I like these.

Apartment Therapy New York | Marmalade Pet Care: Modern Cat Cardboard Furniture
1/30/08 07:14 AM