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I fixed my toilet and cut my water bill by 75%

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.

135

My bathtub is wasting precious space!

We've just moved into a new rental place and it has a separate bath and shower. I'm excited about having a tub, but I can't see us using the tub more than once every couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone has found a… dust cover? Or something that you could put over a tub? Or some way of covering the tub between uses so that the space could get used as a bench or something?

145

Please use the OTHER guest bathroom

We have two bathrooms — both of which are equidistant from main gathering areas (kitchen and living room). Although both bathrooms are equally awesome, for some reason guests tend to head to the bathroom that we use! I would really prefer it if our bathroom stays off limits. How do I politely or subtly let guests know which bathroom I prefer them to use?

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Turn your bathroom into a miniature art gallery

Like it or not, the lavatory is a place in which we all spend quite some time. Sometimes even long stretches. Sure, a magazine might help to pass the time, but what if you've read every article twice already? In our toilet room, there is still plenty to look at, because I've turned it into a miniature art gallery, using nothing but postcards and some picture frames.