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What kind of company would clean my grimy, dirty basement?

In a few weeks, I'll be moving into a house with a very dirty unfinished basement. I want to hire a company to really, really clean it, but I haven't been able to get any good responses from the local companies I tried. It seems like there is dust and grime everywhere. After everything is moved out, what kind of company would do this sort of clean up? [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Jun 22, 2016 - 8 answers

keeping my dagnabbid floors clean

i have painted cement floors that i can't keep clean. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Dec 10, 2015 - 10 answers

Living in a pigsty.

Right now my tiny apartment is filled with cat hair, dust, some trash and a general mess. I spend weekends in my room lying on my bed with my laptop because that way I don't have to see how messy everything is or trip while trying to reach something and I dread getting home during the week. I have no idea how I can fix this.
posted by Ratata on Nov 2, 2014 - 32 answers

Gross virus vector: Should I be concerned or just disgusted?

I am going into more detail than might be necessary to head off questions... Last night I stayed in a nice upper-quality chain hotel that no business person or middle class leisure traveler would ever think twice about booking (think luxury lobby, lots of services, in a downtown urban area, not a highway discount chain.) I dropped into bed exhausted and didn't check the sheets first. When I woke up, I discovered large amounts of dried but still fairly recent looking blood in the sheets. (Definitely not old stained/washed, rather flaking, newish rust color, etc.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Why do my jeans smell after one wear?

Recently my jeans have started lasting only one wear before beginning to smell musty. About halfway through the day, I notice that I've been sweating enough to make the waistband slightly damp and there is a distinct odor coming from my jeans. It comes back quickly after washing, and I've never experienced this before in my life - I'm used to jeans lasting a week or so before switching them out. How do I keep from making my jeans smell, or how do I eliminate the odor permanently in washing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Why does my hair get cleaner when I shower at my friend's house?

Hi. My hair always has felt icky and grimy when showering at home. It's almost like there is a buildup of residue in my hair. I have tried many different shampoos. I showered at my friend's house the other day, and my hair felt clean for the first time in a while. I could literally feel the difference as I shampooed. My hair stayed clean for days, whereas at home I would have to wash it every day. I tried my friend's shampoo at home with the same icky residue feeling, so I know that it is not the shampoo; the only other reason I can think of would be the water. I don't know much about this. Could shower water be an issue, and is there anything I could try to fix the problem?
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Apr 2, 2014 - 14 answers

I need the dirty bits from popular books

I'm starting a book club among my friends where we just read the dirty bits from popular books to each other. They don't even have to be popular books - just books that I can actually find easily. And it's not exactly a book club. More like a reading-to-each-other club. Anyway, can you remember and recommend any notably hot sex scenes from books you might have read? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Mar 19, 2014 - 62 answers

NYC neighborhood with no pigeons?

Im looking for a neighborhood to move to with no lots of pigeons around the subway stations. All borough including Jersey City are considered, but I'm really trying to stay in affordable ones. I find all lower Brooklyn are ridden by the rats with wings, especially D train Ft.Hamilton pkwy and all stops follows, all lower part of N trains especially Bay Pkwy. I also found lots of pigeons at grove st stop of PATH in Jersey city. Queens seems hae more rodent problems. Please help give some advice about really clean and affordable neighborhood in NYC. I caught Lyme disease in one dirty residence. I am sick with rats and rats with wings in NYC.
posted by pack2themoon on Dec 28, 2013 - 22 answers

I'm slow, lethargic, unproductive, dirty, messy - but it's just me

I'm generally a very, very messy girl. It's really cramping on my style and how I feel about myself. I feel pretty close to the people on Hoarders when I really let myself go (which happens when my mother doesn't get on my case every week)... I just simply have no energy or motivation to cleaning my room. My poor mother has no idea why I am the way I am. I also do NOTHING over the weekend. If I'm at home for a break, I have an insanely hard time getting anything done, doing ANYTHING productive. I do EVERYTHING last minute. It's insane, stressful, horrid. I have a hard time following through on anything important, any big projects on a long-term basis. While I have some successes (doing decently at school, have cultivated some cool hobbies, have had some great experiences, have learned a lot, etc) I think I'm reaching about 30% of my potential. I have some sneaking suspicions why I'm this way, but how do I change this? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Nov 17, 2013 - 48 answers

What happens to bird feces when sanitized, but still physically present?

Ok probably sounds disgusting, but I just have a theoretical interest in this ever since I moved to my new apt with a balcony frequent by the flying rat kind. I don't have time in the morning but I frequently spray some bleach water solution on the pigeon feces to scrape off later, and then I was wondering what chemically happens to the feces (or well, anything organic that contains pathogens and bacteria) when soaked in bleach. Are the soaked feces on the railing theoretically "clean" and sanitized? What happens??? What is left over? I don't intend to leave them there, just curious. BTW: any tips to keep pigeons away while at it? We covered all the balcony railings in reflective tape. It looks like a camp, silver palace now, but they still like it.
posted by ahtlast93 on Sep 29, 2013 - 11 answers

(NSFW) Me So Ironic. Me Love Your Answers Long Time.

Has anyone ever done a sensitive-new-age, acoustic-guitar version of Me So Horny? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Sweat -- do I have to wash it off (besides for smell purposes)?

I've been looking for info on showering/bathing in relation to sweating and whether it's sanitary or not. I can only seem to find articles that basically say "yeah, you need to shower cause you'll smell" but can't find anything that confirms whether or not it's actually sanitary or not e.g. infections. What do ya'll think/know? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Apr 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Why is my skin so dirty?

Weird question about my skin. Is this a thing, or is it only me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I have open windows in Manhattan without making my apartment grimy?

I live in Manhattan. Now that it's Fall, I want to have my window open without having a black layer of dirt coating all the surfaces near the window. Do they make air filters that I can just fit into my open window to let the fresh air in and keep the dirt out? Should I have find an adjustable HVAC filter and jam it in there? How do you keep your windows open while not having your apartment look like a tail pipe?
posted by AaRdVarK on Oct 7, 2012 - 6 answers

To Sue or Not to Sue?

We've been living in a house in Oregon that has been converted from a four bedroom to a two bedroom plus pottery studio. We've recently had some major issues with the landlords regarding a plumbing issue (see previous question). Well, the landlords wanted us to pay half of the plumbing bill. I said "Hell No" then they asked us to move. They have found new tenants and I don't want the owners to get away with the shit they pulled on us. [more inside]
posted by ohmansocute on Jul 17, 2012 - 25 answers

I got the dishwasher blues

Dishwasher residue buildup. It isn't mineral buildup. What now? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 29, 2012 - 20 answers

"I hate it when the $1 dollar bills stick together." "Stickin' together is what good $1 bills do!"

I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 14, 2012 - 17 answers

My neighbor stinks - literally.

Bad smells filter through the heating system in my building, meaning that my apartment - and by extension, me - smell like these bad smells (cigarette smoke + other). Help us both to smell like something more pleasant? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Why is my dish drying rack always dirty?

How does my dish drying rack get so dirty so quickly? It seems that within 2-3 days, it's covered with some kind of slime or other debris. The only things I put in it are (clean) dishes so I'm not sure how it happens. [more inside]
posted by leedly on May 12, 2011 - 18 answers

That dirty feeling...

Say you wank a lot in a single session, so much so that you end up feeling kind dirty and icky. Do you know that feeling? I hope so, otherwise I'm a weirdo. Well I've been getting that feeling randomly throughout the day without a trigger that makes sense to me. What is it and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 13 answers

What's the best system to store and transport laundry?

What's the best system to store and transport laundry? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Living with dirty landlords, and need to broach the subject of cleaning or leaving.

Currently renting a room in a couple's house-- they are my housemates and landlords. I am not liking the situation-- it's extremely dirty. How can I make the situation better, or broach the subject of leaving after I just moved in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 21 answers

RelationshipFilter: How do you tell a new boyfriend that you think his apartment is dirty

How do you complain about something in a way that's not a put down? [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Nov 26, 2008 - 40 answers

Are there dirty tricks?

Is it true about dirty tricks being played in the US elections? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Nov 3, 2008 - 32 answers

Need an hour of trippy video, stat!

Help! I have five-ish hours to locate, download, and burn some source of psychedelic imagery/video for a friends' show in Seattle. Think Electric Sheep, only less screensaver, more burnable to dvd. [more inside]
posted by stenseng on May 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Dirty laser printer!

My HP1200 Laserjet has begun producing very unsatisfactory output - the text is repeated (faded) down the page and there are black marks at regular intervals at the side of the page and at the top. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Make plastic look new?

How can I clean the plastic of a cellphone that has become matte again without ruining it? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Apr 28, 2008 - 4 answers

What do our cat's paws suddenly look dirty?

Our orange tabby's fur looks a little dark and dirty in a few spots around his paws and claws, but he keeps himself clean and no the dirt doesn't show or come off when we wipe him with a wet paper towel. What gives? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Jan 24, 2008 - 8 answers

how do you keep fingernails clean?

how do you keep fingernails clean? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Not clean, not yet dirty

I don't normally wash my clothes after each wearing. I'm lazy/cheap and I hate wastefulness. But I also don't like to fold them up and put them back in the drawer, because even a little smell or dust will negatively effect the surrounding clean clothes. Both my boyfriend and I do this, and we do not have a good place to put these limbo clothes in our apartment. Where/how do we store our not clean, not dirty clothes?
posted by bookish on Dec 17, 2007 - 42 answers

Why aren't public restrooms cleaned better?

Why aren't public restrooms cleaned better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 - 20 answers

How do I clean a filthy pile of everyday American coins?

How do I clean a filthy pile of everyday American coins? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Oct 31, 2007 - 29 answers

What options exist for confronting dirty in-laws?

Do you have any advice on how to handle filthy, filthy in-laws? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Dirty Jokes for Grandma

What are some good, somewhat dirty jokes suitable for telling to my Grandma? [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Jun 26, 2007 - 53 answers

Shouldn't you be able to see the bottom?

How can I stop myself getting skin / ear / eye / anything infections after swimming in a dirty pool? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Feb 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Clean my fridge - I need beer

Dirty, gross refrigerator in garage. A bit of mold inside and lots of black stuff filling every crevice. Mechanically sound, but is it possible to get it clean enough to use again? [more inside]
posted by cleve9 on Dec 11, 2006 - 18 answers

What's up with the drummer's dirty shoes? (Some songwriters get laaaazzyyyy...)

Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
posted by hutta on Nov 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Big dust bunnies in Toronto

Can anyone recommend a a good non-agency house cleaner in Toronto? (Also bonus points: out of curiousity, does anyone know the maid service that Globe and Mail reporter Jan Wong worked for in her series, "Maid for a Month"? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Jul 26, 2006 - 6 answers

You're a dirty robot.

On the topic of songs with robots and warped vocals, I seem to remember a video of Bender from Futurama to the tune of "Dirty Robot" by Arling & Cameron (from their "We Are A&C" album). Did I just dream this or did it really exist? If so, where? Bonus points for providing a link to media.
posted by kuperman on Dec 22, 2005 - 3 answers

How can I clean a dirty pasta maker?

What is the best way to go about cleaning a very dirty pasta maker? [more inside]
posted by teem on Dec 10, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for links to the story/photos of the incredibly messy, disgusting house.

LostLink: Looking for links to the story/photos of the incredibly messy, disgusting house. I believe it was a metafilter link, but I've had zero luck finding it here or googling it... [more inside]
posted by daver on Oct 20, 2004 - 7 answers

What's the best heavy-duty bathtub cleaner?

I have to use a disgusting bathtub. I refuse to use it without cleaning it first. But the task looks daunting. What's the best heavy-duty bathtub cleaner? I'd also be grateful for any cleaning tips.
posted by grumblebee on Oct 19, 2004 - 18 answers

How do I make digital music sound more lo-fi?

I'm after tips for processing audio to "dirty it up" - techniques and software [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Apr 22, 2004 - 8 answers

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