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  I recently bought a house from a nice man who, just after the settlement meeting concluded, confessed that the 15-year-old front-loading clothes washer in place under my kitchen counter didn’t work. He wanted to replace it for me, but the model had been discontinued, and he couldn’t find a new washer that would fit in the space. He kept coming by to...

Posted on May 2 2014 - 5:18pm by Garret Stembridge
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It’s that time of year again. College students are experiencing the perfect storm: tackling their finals while having to pack up the contents of their dorm rooms or apartments. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. We may not be able to help you ace your exams, but we can help you become a packing champ. Use these tips for a (relatively) stress-free move out. 1....

Photo Credit: Nicolás Boullosa With carbon footprints on our minds these days, it’s no surprise that more and more of us are deciding to live smaller and lighter. There’s an entire movement dedicated to downsizing living space, which requires being much more critical about how much stuff one really needs. ...

Scenes from a tool-storage nightmare — my old basement. I used to be a cabinetmaker and general contractor, and I’m an avid home-improver, so I’m the type of handyman who is loathe to part with anything that might someday be useful. Even when living in New York City, I had my own trove of tools and building supplies in storage. When I moved to the Washington,...