Category Archive


Keeping spaces nice and clean.

How do I remove hair dye from the bathroom wall?

I dye my hair black on a regular basis, and I’m also a clumsy oaf. My bathroom wall has many spots of blueish-black. How can I resolve this messy problem?

Reduce the STANK in your house: solving common stinky problems

Not all my apartments were shitty, but they all had their own stank issues, as small spaces are wont to do. But every cloud has a silver lining: since two of our three apartments were less than 650 square feet — and the third was half-underground and always moist — I had to learn how to keep common stinky problems from overwhelming us.

Big Bear’s gonna teach you how to get oil stains out of clothes

You ever ruined a good shirt with an itty bitty oil spots? Oil spots’ll never ruin another cool shirt again.

Should housemates split chores 50-50?

Talking over which chores each member of the household does is essential to household bliss — because it can help you get some of the crappy tasks off your plate. It’s couples’ counseling — via a post about cleaning.

Make your bathroom smell less like poop

Bathrooms: you poop in them, and so sometimes they smell like poop. There are a few common sense ways to make your bathroom stink less after its gotten a fecal workout. Stop snickering for a couple seconds, and let’s talk about it.

I got over my liberal guilt and got a housekeeper

In an effort to reduce the amount of rage in my life, I started thinking about having a housekeeper come help us clean twice a month. But how could I justify it?

Green strategies for the prevention of bedbugs and fleas — so your neighbor’s problem doesn’t become YOUR problem

A reader question on many people’s minds: Bedbugs are coming! How can I prevent an infestation? Read on for nine green tools that work on fleas and bedbugs.

Spring cleaning tips: doing it the not-overwhelming way

Spring cleaning can be a no-stress way to help life run more smoothly, and we’ve got three way-simple ideas to help your efforts go farther.