Monthly Archives: July 2008

How to Keep Warm in the Summer


Yes, you read that right. WARM in the SUMMER. I am sitting at my desk right now, eating my lunch and freezing my gazongas off. And it’s 85 degrees in the greater Twin Cities area right now, headed for 94 later this afternoon.

Office workers are all too aware that summer means air conditioning cranked up to levels capable of crystallizing our snot. Although the sun may graciously warm those lucky enough to sit near windows, most of us cube farmers spend our days shivering as we type.

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The Importance of Wardrobe Maintenance, Part 2

Wanna know how to keep your stuff clean? Head back for part 1 of this two-part series. Below are some tips for keeping your stuff pristine! Or, if not pristine, at least in wearable condition for a good, long time.

1. An organized closet
If you’re wondering why your shoes are getting scuffed and torn, consider how you’re storing them. Are they in a giant heap at closet-bottom, or neatly arranged in racks or boxes? If you’re wondering why those shirts that just returned from the cleaners are already rumpled, consider how you’re storing them. Are they hanging loosely in a spare, clean closet, or jammed in with a thousand other shirts that haven’t been worn since 1998? If you’re wondering why your jewelry is in a tumbleweed-sized knot … OK, you get the picture. An organized closet is key to keeping your wardrobe in wearable shape.

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The Importance of Wardrobe Maintenance, Part 1

It’s a disposable world we live in … or so retailers would have us believe. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are cheap and abundant here in the U.S. of A., and we seem to like it that way. We turn a blind eye to cost-suppressing labor practices and schnarf up the low-quality, low-cost goodies. And since we can get undies for $3 a throw at Target, sundresses for $14 at H&M, and stilettos for $23 at Payless, we may not spend much effort caring for the items we ALREADY possess.

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