Last year, I caught bedbugs from a boyfriend who lived in a gross apartment building in Las Vegas. We washed anything fabric in hot water and ran the dryer on high heat, and kept things away from the bed or floor. We steam cleaned the carpets, and picked up anything off the floor we thought they could hide in or under. Then we bought a sack of Diatomaceous Earth online, and dusted the whole place by filling a sock with it, tying it off, and tapping it on all the surfaces. Yes, it sucked living in that powdery world, but even after a few days the bites stopped. After a couple weeks, we cleaned up all the powder, and just powdered the edges of the room, the mattress under the sheets, and around the posts that touch the floor (renewed every 2 weeks since.) We made sure there were no bridges to the bed without crossing that powder barrier - no bed skirt, nothing touching the walls - in order to get to us, they had to cross the powder, and it would kill them. Haven't seen a trace of them since! It was a total nightmare, but it all worked out in the end.
Can I Get Rid of Potential Bed Bugs In Used Goods? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
|4/30/10 8:27 PM|
In defense of the boyfriend, the kitchen is a shared space and that cranny looks pretty crammed as is. I think it's good that two people make the decision together, versus one coming home with a shopping bag and just adding unnecessary things to the environment willy-nilly. Obviously if it's needed, there's no discussion ... but it must not have been very important if one had to ponder the question aloud. I used to be a cluttery person, and could have used someone to keep me focused on my aesthetic and financial goals.
AT on... Living Happily with Less Stuff | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
|12/3/09 11:02 PM|
When I was in art school, I went through a lot of Xacto blades, so I bought one of those 100-packs in a little cardboard box. It must have spilled in the bottom of my satchel, because I pulled out a book and saw the bottom was stabbed with dozens of blades, sticking out like porcupine needles.
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|2/20/09 12:29 AM|
Vegas neighbors hardly ever know each other. I hear from all over that people wish they had that "community feeling" like wherever they moved here from... but I think we're so suspicious of addicts that we avoid giving them any foot in the door. Half the houses here are ten feet apart, you'd think we'd get to know each other plenty.
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|1/20/09 7:22 PM|
I live in Vegas and send all my guests to the Golden Nugget downtown. Their recent renovations are crowned by a gorgeous courtyard pool that contains a shark aquarium in the center with a glass tube slide within. The gaming areas are well-ventilated and have warm amber lighting. My crowd prefers a less Disney-fied scene than the Strip, where everything is overpriced, faux finished, and crowded with douchebags or fanny-packers. Cabs are cheap or some places offer free shuttles. Freemont Street is cheaper and better paying for gamblers, it has colorful people-watching on the low end, free live music often, and a few fabulous bars and music venues in East Freemont (though I wouldn't wander too far past the touristy areas, downtown's getting better but it isn't nice beyond the casino-security view; and the majority of the hotels down there are bargain-basement, emphasis on basement.)
Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Favorite Vegas Hotels? Los Angeles
|10/19/08 8:36 PM|