Ask UfYH: Smoke Gets in Your Blinds

Q: UfYH! I need help. I moved into a house that was shared by two bachelors for a very long time — and now that it’s just my husband and me and no one smokes inside any more, I seriously need to clean all the blinds. There are years of smoke build up on them! What’s the best way to get rid of that? Read More Ask UfYH: Smoke Gets in Your Blinds

Ask UfYH: Floors and Floods and Funk, Oh My!

Q: I just moved into a new apartment, and the floor in the living room is painted wood (no I don’t know why, it was like that when I got here). Every time I use a normal cleanser to spot-clean, I feel like I’m taking up a layer of paint or two. Do you know of any good way to clean a painted surface that’s (apparently) unsealed?

A: When I am queen of the world, I will outlaw two types of floor coverings: carpeting in bathrooms, and unsealed painted wood floors. Seriously. Both of these things are far more trouble than they’re worth, and only ever seem to lead to problems down the line.  Read More Ask UfYH: Floors and Floods and Funk, Oh My!

Ask UfYH: Sentimental Stuff, Dog Pee, and Putting Things Away

Q: Do you have any advice on sentimentality? I just graduated from college and am undertaking a major room clean, and I don’t know what to do with the things I’ve collected throughout my life (i.e., posters I don’t have the room or inclination to hang anymore, stuffed animals, notebooks). How can I decide what to keep?  Read More Ask UfYH: Sentimental Stuff, Dog Pee, and Putting Things Away

Ask UfYH: Moldy Cookware, Bleach, and Bathroom Basics

Q: I left a pot of rice in the fridge for a few weeks and now it’s absolutely covered in furry mold on the inside. Is the pot salvageable? How do I go about safely removing the mold and possibly rendering the pot safe for use once more?

A: Good news, everyone! Your cookware can be saved. Read More Ask UfYH: Moldy Cookware, Bleach, and Bathroom Basics

The Persephone Interview: Alison Arngrim Pt. 2

As you can tell by yesterday’s post, this was the most fun I think it’s possible to have in a celebrity interview.  In part two, we’ll cover what TV  Nellie’s future might have looked like, the scoop on anal bleach and much, much more. Read More The Persephone Interview: Alison Arngrim Pt. 2