Please help me understand my options for a wireless TV setup so I'm not sued by people tripping over the cable strung across the room and breaking their legs. I have DISH but they've been no help when I try to talk to them and paying $150 for a technician to come out and answer the question is absurd. [more inside] posted by marylynn at 12:39 PM - 9 answers
It's been a few months since I bought my house, and I've received a questionnaire from the local assessor asking for details about the property. I plan to answer all the questions truthfully to the best of my knowledge and ability. Beyond that, do you have any advice on responding? [more inside] posted by anonymous at 12:24 PM - 6 answers
I would love some advice on how to approach researching for making our new home super awesome! I'm a design newbie but would love to learn more. Long-winded question below! [more inside] posted by brilliantine at 8:51 AM - 12 answers
I'm new to gardening and throughout the spring have been vigilant about keeping my flower beds clear of weeds. Then a few weeks ago, this started coming up and has completely taken over. [more inside] posted by gfrobe at 5:46 AM - 14 answers
The bathroom sink drain was clogged, probably with hair. The tenant poured some combination of baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water down it. Shortly afterward the bottom of the metal U-shaped drain pipe beneath the sink in the vanity cabinet developed a hole. The vanity full of useful and not-so-useful items was flooded.
Could this combination of ingredients have caused the metal pipe to corrode. I don't know what kind of metal it is. posted by mareli at 4:58 AM - 16 answers
I moved into my new apartment on Sept 1st. Today, I received a "shut off notice" from the gas company (National Grid in Boston) stating that my unit has an unpaid balance of over $100 as of 8/29, and that the account will be going to collections. This is my first apartment - what should I do, AskMefi? Pay down the balance? Inform my landlord? posted by mushtale at 7:13 PM - 6 answers
I (well, the dog) got some activated charcoal on my cream sofa. How do I get it out? The cover comes off and is machine washable, but I'm not sure what it's made of, or what temperature to wash it at. I am worried that if I wash it at a not high enough temperature it will stain the whole cover grayish. Any ideas? [more inside] posted by bimbam at 12:59 PM - 8 answers
The metal ceiling grate/register immediately over the bed is precariously loose. The thought of this thing crashing down onto my head at night is... keeping me up at night. I need an adhesive - stat! [more inside] posted by nkknkk at 11:46 AM - 11 answers
I went to get in my Mini Cooper this morning, and when I looked over at my side view mirror, the biggest grasshopper/cricket/alien/praying mantis was staring me down. [more inside] posted by dancinglamb at 7:31 PM - 9 answers
So the significant other is ready to turn her home organizing love and passion into something more professional. She's highly skilled and enthusiastic about it in ways I cannot fathom. With her first client coming up, we're looking for some advice as to how to start out. [more inside] posted by Brainy at 9:39 AM - 14 answers
We're strongly considering getting our apartment painted by professionals, and we got a quote today: it would be $2500 for the foyeur/dining area, living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms.
The price includes only labor. We would be providing all the paint. There's a number of different colors, a few accent walls, and separate colored molding. Is that a reasonable amount to pay? How much can we try to negotiate it down? posted by Blisterlips at 7:30 AM - 16 answers
I have an old but sound mattress and I'm thinking about getting a memory foam topper. Normally I'm good at making a choice, however I've read so many different things about memory foam toppers that I'm at a loss as to what to do. Please help me chose what to do. [more inside] posted by Ranting Prophet of DOOM! at 5:46 AM - 3 answers
I bought a new cast-iron skillet a few weeks ago. After coming into contact with salt water before I even got a chance to use it, a fair amount of rust appeared. What's the easiest way to get it off? I want to start seasoning it. posted by jshare at 11:58 PM - 16 answers