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Have you looked into recycled denim insulation? You can get them in rolls or blown in. It costs a little bit more but no skin irritants, formaldehyde, VOCs, and denim is denser than fiberglass. You also might be able to get an additional tax rebate for installing it.

DIY Insulation: Best Method?
6/30/11 09:51 AM

Sadly these cleanups don't last long before a busy weekday or weekend screws it up. Looks like you need to add a pull-out shelf or a rack to better use the vertical space. Stacking items like this never works when you are busy in the kitchen, it only creates more headaches and inevitable messes.

Tackling the Non-Pretty Projects: Kitchen Pit of Despair
1/14/11 12:25 PM

IKEA is made for staying where you put it after it was assembled. Rarely does anything travel well without being damaged. With so many people hacking IKEA stuff it is kind of nice to see someone work with it instead of making another kitty litter station.

If you plan on staying in a place for a while you need to change things up from time to time. Especially if you rent and they don't want you painting walls.

IKEA is just one stop shopping for many people. Since so many of their items are tend to be similar sizes it makes using different accents and storage easier.

Before & After(s): 1 Bedroom, 5 Different IKEA Makeovers
12/3/10 03:22 PM

I would be cautious about leeching BPAs into the water.

Heat Your Pool With Hula Hoops and the Sun
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9/21/10 10:00 AM

Newspaper is really good for absorbing smells. I bought an old book once that smelled heavily of cigarette smoke, I was able to pull the smell out by putting sheets of newspaper between each page and leaving it in for a few days. Great way to resuse before recycling.

Getting Spilled Air Freshener Odor Out of Books? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
5/17/10 02:45 PM

My fiancee's father and grandmother have these mats and they really help with their sciatica. Her grandmother's kitchen flooded once and the mats dried a little warped but still work fine. They are well worth the cost for making anything activity while standing much more pleasant. We have one and will be picking up another one soon.

Bed Bath & Beyond almost always has 20% off a single item coupons which are great for items such as these.

Product Review: GelPro Kitchen Mat | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/11/09 10:21 AM

Couscous when the pot has cooled and it comes off in chunks.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Five Unexpected Foods to Try Eating With Your Fingers
9/5/09 03:59 PM

Any time I move I always get one of these. U-Haul rents them for about $10, defiantly worth it if you have any bulky furniture you have to move around. The pads on the back make it so easy to go up and down stairs with. If you can find it cheap snatch it up, they take no room to store and are invaluable.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Moving Tip: Heavy-Duty Dollies for Super Heavy Furniture
9/1/09 08:18 AM

If you visit historical homes many have paintings hung in a similar manner though not nearly as high.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Inspiration: Angled Picture Frames
2/11/09 08:25 PM

I wouldn't want to handle dryer sheets for extended periods of time. The risk of potentially developing an irritation or an allergy by overexposing yourself is not worth it.

I did find these Hand Maid XStatic Dryer Gloves which claim to be chemical-free and I assume easier to maneuver on a shower door than a tissue sized dryer sheet.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Keeping Your Glass Shower Door Clean: A Secret Weapon
2/11/09 11:58 AM

That is how they made carpets before industrialization, long and narrow pieces stitched together. To clean them they had to un-stitch each section and beat them out and restitch them back together.

Apartment Therapy New York | How To: Create a Quick, Cheap Rug
12/22/08 03:09 PM

Cheese Pumpkins are the way to go.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Canned Pumpkin: What Is It Really Made Of?
11/11/08 04:13 AM