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Striped Dustpan & Brush Set

Sure, chores are going to be a pain in the ass no matter how much fun we try to make them. But we could stand to lighten our mood, if not our workload, with the Striped Dustpan & Brush Set ($52) from Alice Supply Co.... [More]

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Slipper Genie Microfiber Cleaning Slippers

No, we aren't suggesting you wear these Slipper Genie Microfiber Cleaning Slippers ($22) around your house in place of mopping. But what we are suggesting is that you convince your drunk best friend to wear them while she screams "Oh, Mr. Clean, I've been so... [More]

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UnHampered Collapsible Laundry Basket

As handy as they are for carting and transporting laundry, traditional baskets are a bit on the bulky side when you're looking for a place to store them, especially in closet-sized studio apartments. Those of you tired of tripping over yours when you get up... [More]

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Crank Clothesline

We'll frankly admit that we have no intention of using this adorably vintage-looking Crank Clothesline ($13) to actually dry clothes. It would, however, be the perfect anchor for our cherished snapshots and antique postcards. After all, what's our priority? Energy-efficient laundering, or gush-worthy home decor?... [More]

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Walking In The Air Home Spray

Now that our apartment is sweltering, we're missing the cool winter weather. We never thought we'd say that. Walking In The Air Home Spray ($45) is like traipsing over fresh, snow-covered mountains, with the scent of the pine boughs wafting by. We like to pull... [More]

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Norwex Enviro Cloth

We'd like to say that we bought the Norwex Enviro Cloth ($16) because we really want to up the earth-friendliness of our cleaning techniques. But the truth is, we got it because it seems like we're perpetually running out of some vitally important cleaning product.... [More]

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Eye-Vac Electric Dustpan Vacuum

We all know what the worst part about sweeping is: bending over to maneuver that dustpan. We try to brush our dust into that bent piece of plastic, and half the crap we were trying to get off the floor just scoots underneath it. And... [More]

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Dryer Mate Balls

We cherish the way our freshly laundered clothes feel when they come out of the dryer, but we're not so fond of using chemicals to get them that way. We're getting a lot of use out of these Dryer Mate Balls ($4), which are reusable... [More]

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Hanger Hamper

Does it make you want to scream when your messy beloved significant other throws unwanted hangers on the closet floor? If so, we have just the gadget for you. The ingenious Hanger Hamper ($15) can be tucked away in the corner and your hangers can... [More]

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Line Dried Laundry Fragrance

It's something we know we really ought to be doing: line-drying our laundry. It's better for the environment. It lowers our electric bills. And our clothes end up smelling like heaven...or car exhaust or the neighbor's dogs, depending on which way the wind is blowing.... [More]

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Big Sur Natural Room Spray

We love Big Sur. Ever since that one post-college road trip through its unspoiled mountain-meets-beach paradise landscape, we've been wishing we could find ourselves a hidden wilderness cabin there to grow dreadlocks and do some watercolor painting. Until that day arrives, we'll have to keep... [More]

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Crate and Barrel Laundry Bag

We're tired of wearing pink clothes that were never supposed to be pink. We need to save our laundry from our own hangover-or-otherwise-impaired states. With this laundry bag ($20), we'll be hard-pressed to screw things up. It'll get us to separate our light and dark... [More]

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Yellow Floral Dishtowel

We're pretty sure the Yellow Floral Dishtowel ($20) by lisa rupp design is one of those dish towels that's not really a dry-off-damp-dishes-and-clean-up-dirty-counters dish towel, you know what we mean? It's more of a look-pretty-hanging-off-of-the-oven-door-handle-but-never-get-messy kind of towel. All the same, we'd be fine with... [More]

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Quilted Ironing Mat

We hate the ironing board. Somehow the prospect of pulling it out of the closet and unfolding it feels like an effort equivalent to climbing a mountain or discovering cold fusion. We'd rather just look like we slept in our clothes. This Quilted Ironing Mat... [More]

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Common Good Laundry Detergent

We've ridden enough public transportation to know that educating the fellow commuter next to us on the proper washing of clothes can sometimes be considered a public service. This Common Good Laundry Detergent ($24) benefits not only your clothes but the olfactory bulbs of anyone... [More]

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Sport Detergent

We'd rather clue people in that we're sporty with our toned muscles than with our stinky workout gear. This Sport Detergent ($17) takes care of the most musty of smells while protecting the quality of your apparel. Would it be inappropriate to pass some along... [More]

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Homeology Rosemary Mint Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Obviously we have better things to do (::ahem:: Facebook and Piperlime) than spend all day cleaning the house. That's why, when we actually do it, we make sure we're using something that gets the job done quick and that has the added perk of making... [More]

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Remedy Everyday Cleaner

Cleaning out the fridge is the absolute bottom chore on our cleaning list. Those vegetable drawers turn into science experiments faster than we can say "asparagus." Ugh! When we finally do get around to tackling the job, we make sure we use Remedy Everyday Cleaner... [More]

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Roux Maison Swimwear Detergent

One of our many summer jobs was at a swimsuit shop near the beach. Aside from a healthy dose of reality re: the variety of breast sizes in the world (we saw a lot of boobies that summer), we also learned that Swimwear Detergent ($15)... [More]

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Travel Laundry Bag

When we visited Spain a few years ago, we had the pleasure of toting our dirty clothes all over Bilbao in search of a laundry. Carrying your unmentionables in a white grocery bag for everyone to see is not so charming. Next trip, you bet... [More]

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