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August 2, 2021 Aug. 02, 2021

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have a toddler grandson (18 months old), and his mother leaves him alone in the bathtu... Read More

This Toilet Can Flush Golf Balls, and I Have Existential Dread May. 01, 2021

Stephanie Hayes

I found it. The moment technological advances became so powerful they were rendered irreversible. Th... Read More

Dish Fire Jan. 30, 2021

Katiedid Langrock

When I was a kid, my dad set our toilet seat on fire. This isn't an attempt at a scatological joke. ... Read More

Well, That's One Way To Clear a Clogged Drain! Jan. 25, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the past three decades, I've logged more than 1.5 million air miles traveling for book tours, s... Read More

Three Reasons Not to Toilet Train Your Cat Sep. 24, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: I'm thinking about teaching Cameo, my newly adopted young calico cat, to use the toilet instead o... Read More

Install a New Toilet in Place of an Old-Fashioned One May. 28, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I want a quieter, more modern toilet for my master bathroom. These toilets are more expe... Read More

Yours, Mine, Ours May. 23, 2020

The Art of Design

The one thing some of us have learned recently is how to navigate being with your significant other ... Read More

9 Remarkable Ways to Use Blue Dawn Outside the Kitchen Apr. 08, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Take a look under the sink where you keep your cleaning products. Do you see a bottle of Blue Dawn d... Read More

Confessions From the Bathroom Mar. 28, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

Confession No. 1,039 Topic: coronavirus Dearest Porcelain Goddess, I bow before you, or rather, sit ... Read More

Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling in the Proper Sequence Nov. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are planning a do-it-yourself project to add another bathroom for the children. What ... Read More

Repair Toilets Yourself to Save Water and Money Sep. 12, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We have three toilets in our house, and each one seems to have a different problem. It c... Read More

3 Best Ways to Unclog a Toilet -- Quick and Easy! Jun. 06, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

No one likes to talk about it, but truth be told, it happens. Toilets malfunction. They get clogged.... Read More

Gastric Bypass for Quitting Smoking: No Fair Trade Apr. 22, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am quite a bit overweight. My 29-year-old daughter is concerned that I might have a he... Read More

Conflicts Over Catholic Confirmation Dec. 16, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my m... Read More

Install a Toilet in a Work Area with No Drain Oct. 11, 2018

Here's How

DEAR JAMES: Our son repairs motorcycles in our garage. We need to install a small half bathroom in t... Read More

More Than Laundry: 10 Ways to Use Washing Soda Around the House Mar. 22, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

It looks and feels like laundry detergent. It's white, coarse and powdery. It's a mineral mined from... Read More

5 Killer Make-Your-Own Cleaning Products Feb. 09, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It's cheaper and healthier and g... Read More

Immersion Therapy for Mobile-Phone Droppers May. 23, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District released a public service announcement with data suggesti... Read More

Toilets and the Politics of Gender Apr. 22, 2016

Linda Chavez

The name Curt Schilling wasn't familiar to me before ESPN decided to fire the sports commentator and... Read More

Replace an Old Toilet With a New Model Oct. 22, 2015

Here's How

Dear James: The toilet in our guest bathroom does not flush well, and I am ready for a new one. I wo... Read More