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When Do You Consider A Place Move-In Ready?
7/28/14 03:54 PM

agree if a cat wants to eat a plant, it's tough to stop them. I had a cat scale a bookcase to get at a christmas arrangement someone had sent...he was eating the pine branches! putting the plants where they can't get at them without pain is really the only way.

My Cats Are Eating My Succulents! Help? Good Questions
7/28/14 11:36 AM

you could also use those faux tin ceiling tiles for something like this. Great idea & execution

Before & After: A Simple Side Table Goes Gold & Bold!
7/28/14 10:07 AM

#1 is brilliant

Shoes as Art: 10 Clever Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
7/24/14 01:12 PM

sadly I think most Americans expect a full size fridge, even when as many pointed out it's absolutely not needed.

What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/24/14 12:59 PM

I love tins!

Agree with some of the others, you can get very pretty tins for very little or free. I drink a lot of tea and have tons I use for storage of nuts, candy as well as tea. Thrift stores often have nice ones for very little and they are great to pick up on trips outside of the US, either sold empty or with tea or other foods. World Market has nice ones as well, and you can find them for a song on ebay.

#7 is brilliant. I bought a specifically made magnetic pencil cup for my fridge but this is much cuter.

I have done #9 with some Harrods tins. Just be careful handling because the metal can get very hot.

9 Stylish Uses for Vintage Tins
7/24/14 12:54 PM

I don't have a problem with #1 if its a great deal-that said I only subscribe to one and got some ridiculously cheap sample shoes with it. however the other 4 I have used a lot over the years and agree, just shopping at a thrift or for laundry detergent or even a non-homemade lunch can get rid of the cravings for shopping.

How To Cut Down on Impulse Purchases, Save Money, and Buy Things You Really Like
7/22/14 02:25 PM


I don't know why it took me so long to invest the few $$ for such an easy and effective home protection.

Disagree about leaving curtains normal. Why do you want to advertise that there is no one walking around inside? There may be some situations where you want to leave these normal but most of the time it makes more sense to keep them closed.

7 Smart, Safe & Money-Saving Things To Do Before Leaving on Vacation
7/21/14 02:03 PM

I will buy used anything but used purses skeeve me out for some reason

Found It? Buy It: ALWAYS Snap Up These 8 No-Regret Items At Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores
7/18/14 03:57 PM

holy cow had no idea that adler had a line for JCP. off to spend $$$

Can You Help Us Find a $1000 Couch We Can Agree On? Good Questions
7/18/14 12:00 PM

agree about moving in a small console type desk under the window with a chair that can do double duty as desk AND extra seating-move the blue chair to your bedroom as a reading nook if you have room. That way you aren't losing any seating but now have work area.

Creating a Balanced Live-Work Space in Small Carriage House? Good Questions
7/18/14 11:52 AM

agreed 6 months seems ridiculously and wastefully picky.

Our Guide to Cleaning Out Your Messy Spice Drawer Tips from The Kitchn
7/18/14 11:29 AM

this is why microwaves are good

What Are Some Good No-Cook or Oven-less Meals? Good Questions
7/17/14 05:08 PM

this is good but the most important is CHECK POLICE RECORDS for the area, sometimes just looking at some of the major streets in the neighborhood gives one a good idea. also believe what you see. We saw what appeared to be a drug deal at noon and after some review of online crime stats realized that was the least of the troubles in the neighborhood!

Location, Location, Location: Things to Beware of When Moving to a New Neighborhood Renters Solutions
7/16/14 09:42 AM

are you gonna plank my way?

Lenny Kravitz Releases Wood Flooring Line Design News
7/14/14 03:29 PM

ditch the existing system and get the expedit for tv from Ikea...fill the area around the tv with art, books and interesting stuff. it will look 100x better.

Ideas for Blank Wall Above TV? Good Questions
7/2/14 04:26 PM

Look forward to the fact that windows and doors will open and close more smoothly, faucets will generally work and not break off in your hand, not to mention functional plumbing and lots of light.

I grew up in a gorgeous old house but have always chosen to live in modern buildings because I like things to function properly (and I'm not at all handy).

If you fill even the coldest modern space with personal and vintage items, you forget the box and just see the home.

How Do I Leave My Heritage Home For a Cookie Cutter Duplex? Good Questions
7/2/14 09:10 AM

on a similar note, I will grab interesting business cards and other advertising for places I've been. I've stuck these into little frames for kitchen magnets

Also scarves-they are generally useful right away and lightweight to carry.

Finally I have a "tin problem" but I drink lots of tea so use them for storage. They are generally cheap and can feature really pretty scenery of places I've been.

Bring the Holiday Home: Practical Souvenir Ideas for Design Lovers
6/30/14 05:04 PM

I keep a list on my phone. I am allowed to buy other things but only with a lot of consideration.

How To Buy Only What You Love (and Need)
6/25/14 03:18 PM


Joseph's Charm & Vibe Small Cool Contest
6/12/14 12:20 PM