Want to get that someone special… something special… something a little more curious? Here are three options that go way beyond "flowers and chocolate"…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Doing posts.
There's a lot to DO in a home – this category contains all things having to do with maintaining, making and improving in your space.
My husband and I have just bought a lovely flat. Our ground floor unit is rather cool and definitely a bit soggy in the bathroom. Any advice for drying out a place (apart from heaters), or keeping mould away?
My house has five toilets. I know, it's an embarrassment of porcelain riches. When we first moved in some of them ran occasionally, and I knew it was wasting water, but fixing these odd-duck toilets just seemed so daunting and confusing. It's an easy problem to ignore, so we did. When we finally got around to investigating the problem, the fix was simple, fast, and cost us all of $10.
I have a spot in my apartment building's courtyard where I buried our beloved family dog. I'd love to plant flowers or something over her final resting spot. The problem is that it's in deep shade. Got any recommendations for plants that grow well in deep shade?
Soon, 'Mericans everywhere will cheer on their spandex-clad warriors while eating fried food and drinking beer! If you're hosting this seasonal celebration, why not take it to a whole new level and build a Super Bowl snack stadium? (Come on, do you love 'Merica or not?)
Active participating in online communities certainly isn't for everyone, and it's definitely important to take care of yourself and do what's comfortable for you. But I'm going to share my lil' story, since I noticed a lot of "Long Time Reader, First Time Commenter" comments on that post about the reader survey. This may not be helpful for anybody, but I thought I'd put it out there in case somebody needed to hear it.
I live about six miles from work and I really really want to bike. I mean, it wouldn't take much longer to bike than it would to drive that distance. The trouble is that there is no shower at my office — so I would have to work stinky all day… and that's not really going to fly. Does anybody have no-shower solutions, post-biking to work?
Apparently, there's such a thing as a "color of the year." A bunch of people at Pantone get paid to travel the world, tour private fashion and decoration events, and BAM!, they barf up a color. They say it's science, I think it's bullshit. If you don't want to become one of those Pantone cultist and actually live with your colors more than 12 months, here's a handful of advice from a girl who learned how to pick the right color through trials and errors.