the best chicago-area craigslist furniture this week

I’m pretty obsessed with Craigslist, guys. Due to Cayce’s 10-bookcases-and-pretty-much-nothing-else furniture situation in her old place, she was looking at furnishing the new apartment almost from scratch. That means I’ve pretty much sent spent the last month living on Craigslist. I’ve literally started dreaming about it. But then yesterday, after I put the finishing touches […]

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bathroom progress!

Alright, so far I have vanquished the mold painted the walls and ceiling (and the hallway outside of the bathroom in a fit of annoyance) slightly improved the grout situation and replaced all of the disgusting caulk rigged up a fan and then the very exciting part… put down new flooring! If you’re freaking out, don’t, […]

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well, grouting sure is easy

To be clear, the title is not sarcastic. Grouting is literally the easiest bit of home improvement I have ever done. This piece of knowledge obviously amplifies my outrage over the previous grout job by about a billion. As a stomach-churning reminder, this is what we started out with:   For extra outrage, here’s a […]

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my bathroom needs an adult

  It’s bad, guys. Real bad. My apartment isn’t nice, per se: it’s old, and anything that’s not old is the cheapest whatever possible. But I’m lucky in that where old stuff was replaced with cheap new stuff, at least it was installed mostly correctly. All of the outlets work and we don’t have to have […]

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Declutter 2017: the Pajamaning

In the grand tradition of pretty much every year I can remember since about age 12, I have declared this year to be the year where I Finally Get My Shit Together. I’m not going to let the fact that I’ve failed at that task every single other time I’ve attempted it stop me, because, […]

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