Clever Doormats for Your Home

First impressions are everything. From how you shake someone’s hand to how you say hello, people’s first impressions can dictate their entire opinion of you. Just like when someone meets YOU for the first time, when you welcome someone into your home, you want to set the right impression about your space, and some of these amazing doormats might just do the trick.

Perhaps you don’t even want your doormat to be welcoming at all, which is why this begrudging doormat is perfect for your hermit self.


If you’re into something more utilitarian and perhaps more selfish, then this helpful doormat that has no intent on welcoming guests, but instead is based on reminders is perfect for you.


For those who love pop culture references, AND want to compliment their guests, this mat has it all.


If you’d rather embarrass your guests a little as they walk into your home, and have a mind that lives exclusively in the gutter, this mat from Urban Outfitters has your name all over it.



If you want to prepare your guests for what sort of furry friends reside inside your home, and also tell them that you are totally obsessed with your pets, then these mats have got your back.


Easy Shower Cleaning Tips

We hate to break it to you, but your shower is probably pretty gross. Hard water and product build up don’t make that humid mess of a shower any less messy. We’re sure it’s not entirely your fault, cleaning a shower is a bit of a pain! No matter what the commercials say, those scrubbing bubbles don’t always cut it. So consider this your quick and easy guide to cleaning up where you clean up.


You’re going to need to start with supplies

  1. Get a good tile and tub cleaner. The harder the cleaner works, the less work you’ll have to do. Just make sure the cleaning product is safe for whatever material your shower tile and tub are made of.
  2. Find the a good quality sponge, don’t cheap out on this one or it might crap out on you. You’re going to want something double sided, but non abrasive. You’re going to have bigger problems than just a dirty shower if you scratch the crap out of it.
  3. It’s also a good idea to have a microfiber drying cloth, squeegee and some baking soda to make sure all your hard cleaning work doesn’t go to waste, of course if you have glass doors on your shower, you might want to get your hands on some white vinegar too.


Let the cleaning commence!

  1. Take all of your stuff out of the shower. Shampoo, out!  Conditioner out!
  2. Put that tile and tub cleaner to work. Start by spray down the tile portion of the shower and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. After the cleaning product has sat for a while, break out that sponge and get to scrubbing. Try starting at one side of the shower and making your way to the other to make sure you don’t miss a spot.
  4. If you have any tough to clean spots, sprinkle some of that baking soda on the sponge and get to work with that elbow grease.
  5. Now that the walls are clean, time to move to the tub. Spray it down with the cleaner and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then let the scrubbing begin!
  6. Time to rinse! This part is way easier with a removable shower head. Take the shower head and start by spray down the walls of the shower, top to bottom, moving from one side to the other like you did with the scrubbing part. If you don’t have a removable shower, then you can run the water, fill up a jug you have handy and poor it down the walls to rinse them off.
  7. Once everything is rinsed, bust on that squeegee and get all the extra water off the walls and tub. Follow the squeegee with the microfiber cloth to make sure everything is dry.


Now, let’s get you in a routine of regularly cleaning your shower. For reals the more often you clean it, the less messy it will be. The longer you let your shower go, the dirtier it will be, and the dirtier it is, the longer it takes to clean. Crazy,  right?

What to Look For When Booking an AirBnb

Most people know what AirBnb is, but a lot have yet to book their first stay on the site that has revolutionized the travel industry. For those of you who aren’t aware, AirBnb allows guests to book rooms (or houses) to stay in from actual people with real, non-hotel-related jobs. It’s a short term, rent-a-room service that allows for cheap stays and a unique look into the daily lives of the place you’re visiting. It’s definitely worth a try if you’re planning on going somewhere on a budget – just follow these five rules to make your first trip go smoothly!


  1. Think about what you need from your stay. If money is your top concern and you don’t mind sharing a room with a stranger, look for roomshare. If you want a whole house to yourself, double check to make sure the places you’re looking at won’t be shared by your host. Know what you want and have a list of priorities to look for.
  2. Check out reviews. All the reviews on AirBnb are provided from people who stayed at the property, so they’re pretty trustworthy. Also look for information about how your host approaches their position. Are they friendly or hands off? Do they invite their guests along to things or give them space? And which do you want?
  3. Reach out to the host before sending a booking. It may be standard practice to just make a decision about a hotel and try to book it, but this is someone’s home. Reach out to them with a little message, give them a chance to have an impression of you, and then decide after that interaction (however small!) if you want to try and book their place.
  4. Ask questions and build a rapport with your host. This builds off #3, but it bears repeating. Tell the host why you want to visit the city, if you’ll have guests, ask how big the bed is, etc… Giving your host an idea of what you want is a good way of helping them figure out if their home is a good fit for you.
  5. Relax! Get to the property you booked and take it easy. You’re on vacation, most likely, so you shouldn’t be worried or stressed at all. Most hosts have been doing this for a while and know that you’re probably jet lagged and turned around, and will allow you to get re-situated. They just want you to have a good time at their place, and a good time on your vacation!


Schools Make Everyone Question Their Quality Of Education When They Make These Mistakes On Public Signs

People start to question how much a school can teach their kids when the school makes a spelling mistake on a sign seen by everyone! Whether the mistakes are made by a lack of the right letters or by just plain carelessness, it does not reflect well on schools to be making these kinds of mistakes so publicly. But, that doesn’t stop them from being any less funny!

Oh, how to pick our favorites from this epic list of hot messes. The one announcing no “scool” for staff “develoment” is definitely on there. Hopefully, one of the topics discussed on the staff development day will be spelling!


Along this vein, “exereise” your mind and read is also a winner; perhaps reading more will allow you to know how to spell exercise correctly.


Then there’s the ones that are just plain ridiculous. A Boston school proudly put up a real sign that read “Dudley Street Neighoborhood Charter School” – so much for running out of the right letters.


Also, while there was nothing wrong with the spelling of the Prescott High School welcome back sign, one would wonder why they’re hoping their students had good “brakes.”


Perhaps our hands-down favorite, however, has to be the Red Lion Area School District’s accidental call for sex-education sponsorship when they printed a sign asking for donations to support “pubic education” instead of “public.”


We hope that one was up for a good long time before school officials noticed. Though we’re pretty sure nothing can beat that amazing mistake, check out the rest of the hilarious list and let us know what you think! We hope no one got fired over this fantastic signs!