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Member Since: 7/23/13

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I live on the fourth floor of my dorm and we are in the midwest. Summer here not only get very hot, but VERY humid. While this "spring" has not been an issue (we've only just gotten up to 60) the start of the year was tough. We opened our door, the hallway was much cooler than the rooms, had two fans going, and opened the window at night.

How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner
5/4/14 02:08 PM

I had a double until I was twelve (when I stupidly decided floor space was more important than bed space in my room) But for a few years, my bedroom had both a crib, for me, and a double bed where my mom would sometimes sleep. I think the double bed was there simply because it was part of the room that my mom would essentially rent out but nonetheless, it was straight out of the crib and into the double for me. It's cheaper than buying a new twin bed when there's a perfectly good double already in the room.

Tell Us: Do Your Kids Have Twin or Double Beds?
5/4/14 12:36 PM

The way you have it in your floor plan is good, but move the sofa closer to the TV, you don't need that much walking space between the two. The space in front of the center of the doors should be empty. You will ensure proper walking space around the dining table and a good balance to the room.

Ideas for Living/Dining Layout in Open Square Room? Good Questions
4/18/14 01:30 PM

There have been a couple people in my family who's rentals and homes have had radiators, but being long and low ones my family placed seat cushions on top of them (they were never super hot) and used the radiators as extra seating.

Real-Life Decoration Inspiration:
5 Different Ways to Paint a Radiator

4/3/14 07:08 PM

A sustainable home doesn't necessarily mean it costs less to build, theirs a reason fruit is more expensive than chips. Factoring out cost, so long as one is conscious where their materials come from and how green they are (i.e. manufactured with toxic chemicals or not) homes like the shipping containers can be very efficient and low impact. Like comments above, the startup cost for a green home may be [a lot] more, but long term they can be cheaper, economically and environmentally.

Are Shipping Container Homes Sustainable? Tin Can Cabin
2/22/14 09:01 AM

Like many other people say,replace the backsplash, the color and texture make it a bit country house. Also, maybe removes the cabinet door on top to create some open shelving and paint the cabinets white, inside and out. You could paint the insides a different color to add a pop.

Ideas for Making Country Kitchen More Modern? Good Questions
2/7/14 05:14 PM

My family has three great danes at the moment and it's the smallest number we've ever had, so you can imagine DOG HAIR EVERYWHERE! And it short so it hides.
Since we have carpet and fabric sofa the vacuum is our best friend. We have a canister vac, which generally sucks better than an upright, and we go over spots on the carpet a few different time from a few different angles. It works pretty well and it helps that the carpet is a dark grey blue so it hides what we don't pick up. We also vacuum the sofa and chairs which gets most of the hair. Clothes... lint roller is my best friend and I can get most of the hair. We can get most of it clean up but since we have so many dogs, we basically have to resign ourselves to always having a bit of dog hair around.

How To Remove Pet Hair Everywhere: From Furniture, Floors and More
1/30/14 12:44 PM

I am definitely a rule breaker; I don't really have the option not to be, especially when the washing machine have only four cycle options... That's right. Cold/delicates, warm/normal, hot/normal, and warm/permanent press. I live in my school's dorms at the moment so I never separate my clothes either, it doesn't seem worth taking up another machine when I would only have a whites load with a couple of tops. But I wash everything in cold and try to dry everything on a low heat, except for a few select things that I hang on the drying rack.

Are You a Laundry Rule Breaker?
1/27/14 10:41 AM

I don't really have an option to unify all my hangers at the moment since I'm in school and the space saving felt hangers I like are not cheap, so I have a variety of white,black, and some colored hangers (four or five all different), as well as some of those space saving ones. By color coordinating my clothes, I can also color coordinate my hangers, white for light colors, black for dark, and blue with blue, yellow with yellow, etc. Then I just use the space saving ones to fill in. Even with my mismatched hangers, my closet still looks nice and I smile when I see it.
I also, because I like hanging my cardigans, double use my hangers; I'll hang a cardigan on the same hanger as a sleeveless blouse or dress. It saves me about five or six hangers and space.

Fresh Start: Small Closet Updates that Make a Big Difference
1/20/14 11:06 AM

I would paint the walls and bookcases the same color. It looks like your walls are white, so painting your bookshelves white would make the space more fluid and open it up.
And the curtains- not necessarily lighter but something less dingy (could just be the photo) and hanging them higher would make the space seem taller.
And yes, some vivid throw pillows would help too.

Throw Pillows to Brighten Up Living Room? Good Questions
7/30/13 10:37 PM