Use These Simple Tricks to Get Back Your Full Security Deposit

What exactly is “broom-swept” anyway?

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How to Stop Using So Much Disposable Plastic

We are drowning the world in plastic. It washes onto our beaches, it sits entombed for centuries in landfills, it floats around the ocean in a cloud of microscopic particles twice the size of Texas. Most of it—75% in the U.S.—never gets recycled. Recycling it still takes 10% of the energy of making new plastic—not…

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Make a Houseguest Guide With Alexa

The Houseguest Guide on Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you program your Alexa to answer questions for housesitters, babysitters, and other guests. You can explain the TV remotes, the garbage routine, and the trick to make the shower work, and Alexa will wrap it all inside a Houseguest Guide skill.

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No One Needs Hot Glue Shoes

The hacks above are, for the most part, terrible. You know they’re terrible, everyone knows they’re terrible, probably the people who made them know they’re terrible. But they’re so popular that this 20-minute compilation, which collects previous videos from the same YouTube channel, got over 3 million views in four…

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How to Make Your Bed in 5 Minutes 

Nothing says, “My life is totally together” like a perfectly made bed. In fact, we’ve been told time and time again how making your bed is the key to success. But if you find the act of making your bed takes too long, we’ve assembled the fastest methods for each piece of the bed making process:

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Don’t Cheap Out on These Things, Says Reddit

“What’s a product or service you should NEVER cheap out on?” asks redditor Kill_Dr_Phil. Thousands of redditors have answers. We’ve collected some of the most thought-out answers.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing A Kitchen with Roommates

August marks that magical time of year college-town residents know so well: The Descent of the Undergrads. All across the country, hordes of young adults are signing leases, scouring Goodwills and IKEAs for furniture, and preparing to live on their own for the first time. God help us all.

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Do Your Chores Drunk

Your floor is dirty. Your trashcan is overflowing. You need to change a light bulb and do the laundry. You’re always busy, and bullshit household errands fall through the cracks. Here’s an idea: get drunk.

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Buy the Furniture You Saw in the Movies

I want the wallpaper from Phantom Thread. And I can have it, or at least a “reworking” of it, for $80 a roll at Wallpaper Direct. I know that thanks to Film and Furniture, a blog and database that spots furniture and decor in movies and TV shows, and tells you where you can buy it. The site has featured designs from …

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How to Finally Organize Your Pantry Once and for All

I’m a pretty organized person—except when it comes to my pantry. I can never remember what I have and what I’ve run out of, and finding things in there is a lost cause. I finally decided to finally get it under control hoping I wouldn’t find an embarrassing number of the same item* stuffed in the shelves. Spoiler: I…

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