I see yard sales as necessary evils. As an accumulator of stuff (it's an occupational hazard), I inevitably end up with a basement that needs to be cleansed AT LEAST once every twelve months. It's that time of year again, and a couple of weeks ago I stopped dragging my feet and pulled some stuff together for a sale. Long story short: about two people came and bought stuff.
Is this the secret to chemical-free mold cleaning? I just had a root canal, which absolutely was not much fun, but it did gave me a few hours of recouperating time during which I discovered a new-to-me show from Australia on Hulu Plus called Lush House. During the course of watching a few episodes, I learned that getting rid of mold might be easier and greener than I knew.
I know we don't like to talk about it. But when I was in the early days of deciding whether or not I would take that leap off the edge of the world and start trying to get pregnant, there were only a few things that turned me off having kids. And at the top of this list was this: is my house going to smell like dirty diapers? How can I make sure it doesn't? Three years later, here's how we manage it.
If the amount of times I've spotted the IKEA PS cabinet on Apartment Therapy is any indicator, I know I'm not alone in my love of the locker-style storage unit. Unfortunately, the PS and other painted metal storage units are easily scuffed, with marks difficult to remove using regular household cleaners. However, I made a discovery and got my cabinet looking pristine again...
It's easy to think, "it's just a little dust" when it comes to keeping house. What with all of life's daily responsibilities, who has the time to be dusting and sweeping every surface? However, one should note dust is a silent killer, especially when it comes to electronic devices.
It's the start of the first three day weekend of the summer, so in keeping with (and expanding upon!) recent Apartment Therapy tradition, we put together a big list of DIY projects to consider for the days ahead. From crafting to cleaning, renovating to relaxing, there is an idea here for everyone - 100 to be exact!
With the season of flea markets and antique fairs now upon us, I'm prepping for the summer influx of secondhand furniture finds and putting together the ultimate used furniture cleaning kit. With most of these household items already in your kitchen, you'll be ready to get any grimy piece sparkling in no time.
Living in a city where it seems like almost anything can be delivered in short order, it's not surprising that there is a market for this to extend to cleaning. When I initially learned about the idea behind the startup Get Maid, I was skeptical. A professional cleaning service that's on demand and won't cost me a fortune?