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Apr 23, 2014

Beautiful (?!) Photos of the Bathrooms and Kitchens of America's Bachelors

Photographer Michael Rababy set about capture an interesting subject: the dirtiest rooms in the homes of some of the United States dirtiest people: bachelor's. 

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Mar 14, 2014

How to: Take Care of Your Tools

created at: 03/14/2014

The older I get, the more I'm convinced by the "but the right thing once, use it for the rest of your life" approach to supplies. Yes, it might mean waiting a little longer and saving up to get the best option, but it's a better investment of not only your money, but your storage space and your time. This rings especially true for tools: woodworking and DIY tools, kitchen tools, art supplies, etc. Getting the right one first guarantees you won't outgrow it later, unless your needs change.   

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Mar 04, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Shop Brush Desk Organizer

created at: 03/04/2014

A few days ago, I stabbed myself. By accident, I mean. A misplaced X-Acto knife rolled under some paper scraps, and I jammed my left index finger right into the tip of its blade. 

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May 22, 2013

How to: Clean Your Grill in 15 Minutes

created at: 05/22/2013

Those of us in the U.S. will be celebrating the three-day Memorial Day weekend this week, the cultural beginning of summer: the swimming pools open, people are allowed to wear white (that's a thing, right?), and most importantly, the grilling season is officially underway.   

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Jan 27, 2012

7 Ways to Organize Your Home Office in 2012

A decade ago, office organization looked the same as it had since the advent of the personal computer: inbox/outbox, some filing cabinets, storage boxes on shelfs for extras, and drawer organizers.

Now, in the era of smart phones, tablets, multiple computers, all sorts of input devices, electronic bill pay, Stamps.com, docu-scanners... (should I keep going?), staying organized in your home office is very, very different.

Professional organizer Angela Kantarellis offers her seven roadblocks to an organized workspace in 2012, and what to do about them.  

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Aug 31, 2011

14 Alternative Uses for Beer

Through a strange turn of events, I find myself with some awful beer in the fridge. I didn't buy it, and I'm not gonna hate on a brand online, but it's one of those: gross, flavorless, and I won't drink it. It's not worth the calories, even if it is light and basically water.

I could save it for the next time I have guests with different tastes...but honestly, I don't wanna waste the fridge real estate. I already made a fruit fly trap, but there are still seven cans (that's right, cans) to go.

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Aug 12, 2011

10 Things Every Guy Should Know about Laundry

I didn't really learn a lot about "domesticity" as a kid. We didn't have shop or home ec in my high school, and my family weren't huge cooks or builders or sewers. All my interest in those sort of things came later, when I decided I wanted to learn.

But the one thing I got from my family? How to get stuff clean, and in particular, how to do laundry. I remember my first year of college, studying in the residence hall laundry room, and getting asked over and over by my dormmates, "What am I supposed to do now?"  

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Jun 16, 2011

220 Alternative Uses for Everything in Your Kitchen Cabinet

created at: 06/16/2011

One of the coolest things about choosing a handmade lifestyle is when you realize you already have most of what you need for household tasks, like cleaning. And, it's most likely in your kitchen.

As it turns out, you can clean, like, 95% of the things in your life with pantry staples.

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Feb 07, 2011

A Single Guy Organizes His Closet

created at: 02/07/2011

Closets: A Logical Fallacy

Premise 1) Closets have doors that close

Premise 2) Normal human beings can not see through closed doors

Premise 3) It's not necessary to keep things clean that normal human beings cannot see

Conclusion :: P1 and P2 = mostly true; P3 = argument

It's not necessary to keep your closet clean.

 

Except...it is.  

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