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Anyone ever come across tutorials (websites, YouTube, TikToks, whatever) for mending specifically athletic clothing? I have like running socks with holey toes and leggings I’ve fell on my knees in a lot. Since these things are generally skin tight and synthetic stretchy fabric, I figure it’s probably not a great idea to use the same techniques as with, like, jeans or knitwear. I’m more concerned about reviving the leggings than the socks.

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If you know she is breast feeding the gel soothies are miraculous, but seem frivolous for the price. Food of course. Gift cards to coffee shops because sometimes the damn car is the only thing that gets the baby to sleep and you’re running on fumes.

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I ended up going with a Whole Foods delivery and it was a hit! I’m glad I just visited her this Fall so luckily I remembered all of her current favorite snacks and drinks. But I will keep the gel soothies in mind if I end up sending her something else! Thanks for the rec!

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Does anyone have a creative cheap idea to not be so cold at night? I have to get up to feed the baby, so I’m out of bed for like 20 or 30 minutes. It is about 60° in the basement, and by the time I get back to bed I am too cold to sleep, and I can’t warm up. I cannot run the space heaters in both rooms at the same time, but anyway I don’t think the coldness of the room is really the problem. It is the coldness of my body and of the bed. Would a hot water bottle help? There is no microwave in the basement but there’s an electric tea kettle.

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Heating pad with a timer?

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How do you feel about weighted blankets? Mine holds heat in too well.

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I liked my electric blanket very much. You can switch it on as you’re getting out of bed and switch it off as you get back in? Or just let her rip. Mine has an auto shut off setting too.

ETA: I mean not the super cheapest but so cozy for your climate and I don’t think too pricey these days.

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I have an amazing heated blanket. I love it so so so so so much. If you’d like I can find the one I have and link it (later tonight since dh has the link). I’ve tried a lot of different ones and the one I have now is definitely the longest lasting. I use it daily (for pain) so I really put a lot of strain on them and some don’t last that long or get a lot worse after one or two washes.

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Oooh, that’s one thing that I have in my house. I will ask BB if I can borrow it.

I don’t think a heated blanket (@AllHat and @rocklobster) is a great solution because it’s such a temporary problem. Usually the down comforter and flannel sheets are sufficient! And it’s mostly only a problem for the next week and a half or so because usually I just curl up against the Boy and steal his heat. It’s the least he can do. I think I’ll try the weighted blanket and if that doesn’t work I’ll pick up a heating pad.

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Gotcha!

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Can you wear a puffy jacket, hat, and really good slippers so you don’t get chilled while you’re in the basement? It’s a lot harder to warm back up once you’re chilled.

I wear different pyjamas depending on whether there’s 1 person in my bed or 2!

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I keep a full warm outfit on my bed for when I have to get out of bed at night or in the morning. I sleep in shorts and a tank, and then right on top of my blankets is a thermal shirt, puffy coat, and thick sweat pants. I immediately put those on when I get out of bed because I can’t stand being cold for even one second haha

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I used to keep a throw sized heated blanket on just my side of the bed and I turned it on when I got in. Or I would turn it on before I got in, like when I left the bed, then turn it off when I got back in and snuggled into the warmth. It broke a few months ago so now I have a heating pad with a timer on it and I either lay on it, lay it on top of my side (since I side sleep) or put it down by my feet. I can’t sleep if my feet are cold!

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I recommend microwaved rice packs! Mine stay warm under my blankets for a long time when I use them. No electricity needed.

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Question.
(I’m sick, so my brain is boiling… if this question seems silly, plz keep that in mind).
I’m planning to remove my upper kitchen cabinets.
I want to be sure I can’t do it myself before I hire someone (although I got a phenomenal price for removal). I’m nervous because I have very fragile drywall and nearly 100 year old original cabinets. If you look at my drywall wrong some crumble-falls down.
Last week I pulled everything out to see if I could find the screws and what I’m finding is that it’s likely they’ve been painted, skimmed, whatever so many times that I’m NOT going to be able to find the fasteners by hand.

Would a metal detector borrowed from someone help me?

This all seems like more work than it’s worth considering I found a good price for demo + removal, but I have gotta ask before I can convince myself.

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We have heated throws, and they are pretty awesome. I believe that they would get plenty of use.

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My answer to “it’s cold” is always Hat! Hats are great. But also do you have a cozy bathrobe or can you grab a blanket off your bed that’s pre warmed (from sleeping)?

Since it’s a temporary problem you can also make rice heat packs by filling a sock with rice and then putting the pair over it so you have a tube of rice that you can heat in the microwave.

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That’s a great idea! The blanket can live in the Boy’s spot while he’s away :laughing:.

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Try with a magnet? That’s how I find studs in my walls now.

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Does anyone have opinions or research on microwaves? Ours is dying/dead. It’s pivotal to our household to have a working microwave. From my quick looking around at target/Home Depot/Amazon websites this is what I’m thinking. Thoughts before I order? Limited-time deal: TOSHIBA ML-EM34P(SS) Smart Countertop Microwave, Sensor Reheat, Works With Alexa & Remote Control, Kitchen Essentials, Mute Function&ECO Mode, 1100W, 1.3 Cu Ft, With 12.4" Turntable, Stainless Steel https://a.co/d/9fsBzz2

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