"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

I've always believed in the restorative power of cleaning your home. Since entering adulthood, I've set aside one Saturday or Sunday each week for a full, top-to-bottom scrubdown - a ritual that not only ensures an outlet to blow off steam but also enables me to kick off each Monday with the zen-like knowledge that no matter what work throws my way, at least I'll always be going home to a clean apartment. And until recently, I always kept my cleaning products low-tech and rudimentary; there's something about the monotony of scrubbing and mopping and sweeping that's conducive to shedding (and sweating) off all the things that have cluttered your mind throughout the week, and I was never sold on the idea that giving these tasks to a robot would change my life for the better.

Boy, was I wrong.

Only a few weeks after unboxing two iRobot cleaning devices - the Roomba 980 ($799) and Braava Jet 240 ($169) - and setting them loose on my apartment, I can officially say that robots haven't haven't only changed the way I approach cleaning; they've also made it a far, far less time-consuming task overall. Though I haven't gotten to the point where I'm ready to trade in my vacuum for the...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.