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What work-at-home things are available that aren't scams?

Is there any sort of part time work that I can do from home in my spare time that I can actually make money at? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on May 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

How do you drain a slightly flooded basement on the cheap?

Wetvacing isn't working, are there any less frustrating ways to get low - but still really damaging- amounts of water out of a basement for preferably less then two hundred dollars? [more inside]
posted by sandswipe on May 6, 2007 - 16 answers

MortgageFilter: Can 5.5% interest with average credit really be possible?

Mortgage Filter: My wife and I are looking for homes in the greater DC area and found what we think might be one of the best mortgage deals in the country. Of course, you can imagine that we are incredibly skeptical. More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

The perfect pillow.

How do I find the perfect pillow? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 4, 2007 - 19 answers

insurance for older homes

Owners of older homes - from whom do you get your homeowners' insurance? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on May 4, 2007 - 19 answers

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures?

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 1, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I crack the whip / get my realtor to move my property?

My realtor has gone from a proactive go-getter to a neglectful, smarmy do nothing. I need to sell my condo (I know the market is bad) but it's a nice place in great condition and priced in line with others in the market. How can I get it to move quicker? [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Apr 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Is my painful coughing related to mold exposure?

Does my painful chest cough have anything to do with likely exposure to mold during my previous living arrangement? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Apr 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Country heat for city boy?

Househeatingfilter: Saladpants is a city boy from major east coast city, who recently moved to smaller west coast city, Portland, OR. He and Mrs. Saladpants are looking at a house which, while only 15 minutes from downtown, is essentially out in the country. This means that the house has no gas line running to it and no sewer either. In this particular house, the Saladpantses have two potential heating options: Propane or Electric. They have no experience with either, and are uncertain as to which is better. They seek opinions, wisdom and experiences of fellow mefites. [more inside]
posted by saladpants on Apr 20, 2007 - 15 answers

What to "tip" your agent/lender?

We just bough our first home and need advice on ways to thank those that helped us get through the process smoothly. [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Apr 18, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I buy a house with bad credit?

I want to buy a house. I have 20 grand but bad credit and a long term boyfriend with no money and good credit. What is the best option? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Apr 6, 2007 - 25 answers

I hate doing the laundry...help me minimize the number of articles of clothing I have to wash, please!

Is there a way to effectively, efficiently, and economically wash your laundry that keeps piling up at the end of the week from daily workouts? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Apr 1, 2007 - 21 answers

pplease help set up my wireless

i am sure this is an easy problem: i have a problem on XP with my new wireless router. my laptop connects to it, but i cannot put in my user details for the adsl service. i used to log in through the lan port and put in a pwd and user. how do i get the system to prompt for the pwd? [more inside]
posted by edtut on Mar 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Sticky pictures

How do i get photos to unstick to the glass in picture frames? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Electric Hammer Time

My wife would like to demolish two 28'l x 2.5'w x 4"d concrete sidewalk tomorrow. She went and talked to Home Depot about renting an electric jackhammer per the recommendation of a buddy who will be helping her. When talking to the tool rental guy*, he suggested that she think about a demolition hammer but in reading their site the breaker seems like a better bet. She really wants to be the one to do this and she is small framed which may be the reason for the demo hammer recommendation. I suspect that it will end up being me doing the work after she realizes how jarring it will be so her doing the work should probably not be a factor. Does anyone have any experiences that would point us to one or the other? * Tool rental guy is apparently a Hilti guy who is onsite at this home depot and the demo hammer is a Hilti too.
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Mar 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Today's Tom Sawyer: Painting our picket fence

We are replacing a section of our white wood picket fence that someone's car hit and want to give the whole thing another coat of paint while we're at it so that the new section will blend in with the old section. What do we need to do? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Mar 27, 2007 - 5 answers

California Housing Market

How does one monitor the Housing Market of Southern California? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Mar 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Home theater assistance

What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
posted by Nihility on Mar 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there a Flylady for FlyFulltimeworkingCouples?

Is there anything like FlyLady but for people who actually work outside the home? Lazy 20-something couple is looking for help keeping our apartment from being a sty. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 20, 2007 - 32 answers

Inkjet or laser?

Should I buy a laser printer or an inkjet for my home office? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Mar 20, 2007 - 39 answers

Online promotion of neighborhood website?

How and where do I do online promotion my neighborhood's historic home tour quickly and on the cheap? (In Phoenix, AZ) [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Mar 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Build me a home gym.

What's minimal but sufficient equipment for a home gym? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 16, 2007 - 24 answers

How do I collect rainwater on a weird spot on my roof?

We've recently moved into a house where the previous owners removed all of the rain gutters from the roof. We've more recently had new gutters installed(bye-bye, tax refund!) except for one particular spot at the corner of a very steep valley where two edges meet. Is there a way to collect water at a spot like this? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Mar 15, 2007 - 21 answers

Overwhelmed by money (or the lack thereof)!

What questions do I ask when trying to get a mortgage? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I fix my wiring/electrical problem that just started occurring?

How do I fix my wiring/electrical problem that just started occurring? [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Mar 8, 2007 - 10 answers

HomeRepair Filter

I punched a hole in the drywall on my apartment. I probably should be asking about managing my anger, but instead I need advice about fixing the hole. [more inside]
posted by owenville on Mar 8, 2007 - 15 answers

San Francisco home decor Question

San Francisco home decor Question. -I am looking for a unique home decor in San Francisco where I can find original window dressing (curtains). [more inside]
posted by jek on Feb 28, 2007 - 3 answers

I do NOT need to smell that snake again...

I have a dual sink with a disposal, and something is causing the water to back up into the other sink. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Feb 26, 2007 - 13 answers


How do I get my Home Folder back on my Mac? It is running OSX 10.4.8. I went to drag it over to the app "Back Up" and it smoked out on me. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back in the left hand column of the finder? [more inside]
posted by bkeene12 on Feb 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Can I make my own delicious Aquafina water at home?

I love Aquafina bottled water. There's something in it that makes it taste much different than other bottled waters. Still, it gets expensive. What's in it that makes it taste so nice and can I make my own at home? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Feb 21, 2007 - 31 answers

What's wrong with Granny?

My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
posted by socrateaser on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

What's a fair offer for a house that needs major repairs?

My wife and I put in an offer on a house for $187,000, which was accepted by the sellers. However, the inspector found a major problem that will cost about $22,000 to fix. What's a fair counter-offer given this problem? [more inside]
posted by jay_wiese on Feb 14, 2007 - 30 answers

Home theater system sans DVD

Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

What color is yoga?

What color should I paint a yoga/exercise studio? [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey on Feb 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Bathroom renovations!

How do I remove a recessed toilet paper holder? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Searching for homeowner blog

Homeowner blogs? [more inside]
posted by starman on Jan 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Umbrella Insurance

Insurance filter Umbrella insurance - good for them or good for you? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Jan 24, 2007 - 4 answers

can you recommend a home security / alarm company?

can you recommend a good home security / alarm company? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Remodeling on a budget - scrap counters?

Remodel Filter: Looking for scrap granite / mica countertops for some home remodel projects - or how to go about begging for them. [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52 on Jan 19, 2007 - 8 answers

What can be used as a suitable lubricant for wooden curtain poles?

We have some wooden curtain poles on which the wooden rings move really smoothly, but also have a couple where the curtains "judder" and sometimes stick quite badly when pulling them open or closed. How can I get the non-compliant curtains to move smoothly?
posted by Davis McBain on Jan 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Which of your own behaviors should you change when you have guests over?

When friends with whom you don't usually spend time in close quarters come for a brief stay at your house, what things should you change about your everyday, hanging-around the house behavior? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jan 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Pimp my home security!

Help me secure my home! I need input on a safe and a security system. [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Jan 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Home Buying Hidden Costs

Help me budget for buying our first home. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Jan 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Can this happen in bankruptcy?

If 2nd Mortgage gets discharged in bankruptcy, can payment still be made to keep home? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jan 7, 2007 - 4 answers

It's not just about the money. When should we really buy a house?

How do we figure out whether we're financially and emotionally ready to buy our first home? We have a really good handle on what we can afford, which neighborhoods we like best, what houses are going for. We've read "Home Buying for Dummies." We've saved up an OK chunk of cash. But my husband and I are both worried, and for different reasons. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jan 7, 2007 - 32 answers

How can I get my shower to drain water?

Because the bottom of my fiberglass shower is totally flat, the water doesn't drain down and so mildew builds up at triple the frequency. Short of replacing the shower, how can I create the effect of a downsloping shower floor?
posted by deern the headlice on Jan 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I work from home doing a real job?

I would like to work part time from home, earn a reasonable wage (at least $10/hour and preferably more), have some job security, and if possible set my own hours. Is that realistic? And how can I do it? [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Jan 2, 2007 - 12 answers

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