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10 Ways to Save Money by Going Green.

By: Chrisjob Jan 06, 2009

It's hip, it's good for the environment, and even corporations like WalMart and Pepsi are getting into it...and, it can save you money. Inhabitots points out ten ways that living more eco-friendly can use less of the earth AND your resources.

1. PLANT A VEGETABLE GARDEN.

2. HOST A BLACKOUT!

3. HOST A TOY EXCHANGE.

4. MAKE YOUR OWN ART SUPPLIES.

5. CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

6. ORGANIZE A MAGAZINE COOP

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SOS Curbly Experts-Burst Pipe Dilemma

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 06, 2009

created on: 01/06/09

Does anyone have any good advice for a group of college guys renting a rowhouse in Georgetown who just returned to find a burst pipe had been flooding the basement living area (tile floors), and main level (drywall and hardwood damage) I just got this call from a relative of mine who said he couldn't get in touch with his landlord and was asking me (???) what he should do. 

Does anyone know smart steps to take until landlady can handleContinue Reading

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How to turn a wire hanger into a laptop stand.

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2009

All you need is a wire coat hanger and a few well-placed bends and you've got yourself an ergonomic laptop stand.Continue Reading

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When Paint Color Matching Goes Wrong

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2009

created on: 01/06/09

Think that if you take a paint chip into your big box or hardware store they'll always match it correctly? Wrong. I found this out the hard way last week when I handed over a paint strip containing Benjamin Moore's lovely Silver Fox to the paint mixer dude at my local big box store, indicating the color I wanted. While she was doing the deed, I ran a few aisles over for spackle. When I returned, the mixed paint was ready. The paint-mixerContinue Reading

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How to Turn an Old Cupboard Door into a Serving Tray

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2009

We've seen a similar technique involving a picture frame, but this cupboard door turned serving tray is equally superb.Continue Reading

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2009 Design Trends: Practical and Sensible

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 06, 2009

created on: 01/06/09OUT!

Have you read what decorating trends need to go in 2009?  Oversized chairs (o.k. I exaggerated above), granite countertops, stainless steel....Continue Reading

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Phat Knits Phurniture

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

We've had teeny tiny knitting and now we have ginormous knitting. Continue Reading

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Can you pour your tea like this?

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

Spotted this little gem on foodproof.com and just had to share!

created on: 01/05/09

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How to make contemporary pom-pom flowers

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

When you think of pom-pom flowers, you might think kid-craft, but the way Kristen makes and displays them, they are anything but kid-like. Actually, they have an elegant minimalist quality about them.Continue Reading

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Before and After: Danish Modern Wood Repair and Reupholstery

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 01, 2009

created on: 01/01/09

Before: Mid Century Modern chairs from Goodwill for $8.99 per chair. One had a broken stretcher that had to be repaired.  And......Continue Reading

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