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started by: saraw-78021 · last update: 1231252022 · posted: 1225110667

In my apartment building there is no place to recycle glass bottles and in my areas there are no visible places either. What should I do with them? I have accumulated quite a big collection and would like to get rid of them.

started by: rp-78795 · last update: 1229877669 · posted: 1229705035

Just a quick not to let you all know that there is actually a handy man that is handy. His name is Nazir and his company is called Socomat. Have a good Christmas one and all!!!

started by: RachO · last update: 1228836767 · posted: 1228742316

I am doing the Etat des Lieux with my landlord next week and I am worried about not received my deposit with is over 1000 euros ... What is the law regarding my rights?

started by: Ismokehamalot · last update: 1228753781 · posted: 1228739759

I was told by a friend last night that the taxe d'habitation is for the landlords to pay NOT the renters. My landlord had told me that when I move out I must pay the amount due from the tax (about 450 euros)... is this 'normal'?

started by: samy-78691 · last update: 1228740827 · posted: 1228406978

My rent is 580 euros a month all charges included. I am wondering why landlords do this when obviously the price of heat, etc. rise and drop throughout the year. And the fact that the price is not based on one's consumption ... it tend to lead to people wasting energy...

started by: parisgirl-79247 · last update: 1228739859 · posted: 1228405307

I just moved to Paris and I am living with a friend until I can find my own housing. Any ideas? I have looked at the fusac and been to the American Church.. but I am having a really hard time finding something at a reasonable price in Paris.

started by: nat-72983 · last update: 1228466096 · posted: 1227890862

Does anyone know how to actually call someone at this company - cannot find a telephone number anywhere on their site?

started by: Tootaloo · last update: 1227789443 · posted: 1227542304

Can pine trees be found in the Ile de France region?

started by: Corny · last update: 1227524691 · posted: 1227182552

When I am back in the US for Christmas I plan I buy a new laptop... what do all you mac users recommend? I currently have the ibook G5.

started by: MarietheLamb · last update: 1227387760 · posted: 1227014337

As I will be moving to India in early January I will ending my subscription to Neuf (for internet and phone) but I will need to use it up until I leave, yet I hear you must send in the Neuf Box. Is this true? If so, what should I do.

started by: Tootaloo · last update: 1226920540 · posted: 1226591849

Are there tree farms were families can go cut down their own Christmas Tree? How much does a tree cost roughly?

started by: sianema-78949 · last update: 1226857286 · posted: 1226757709

Hi, I sell a second hand electric cooker set (vitreous ceramic) with oven. Brand: FAGOR mod.: Elegance type: 3CF-4V Price: 200 euros. You'll be in charge to pick it up in Paris the 17eme. If you are interested and want to see some pictures, write to esiano@gmail.com

started by: swatrous87 · last update: 1226428476 · posted: 1223482258

What essential oils are best for 'perfuming' one's appartment in order to create a calm, peaceful environment? I always use lavendar but want to try something new..

started by: leafyparee · last update: 1226269998 · posted: 1225843793

We spent the first night in our new apartment in Paris. At about 2 in the morning we noticed that the electricity wasn't working. Our housefinding agent was there the following morning with a builder and he checked it out. It turned out that somebody had gone into the meter cupboard on the landing and nicked the fuse. Apparently these fuses are only available from the electricity company and people occasionally nick them so they can get free electricity. Has anyone heard of this happening and if so is it a common occurence? We're trying not to be paranoid but it has knocked our confidence somewhat. We can't understand how the electricity company allow these to be so easy to nick and now we're worried in case it happens again. As it is we were there for a further two days and didn't have any electricy because EDF didn't get round to replacing it before we left. KPNuts

started by: Claudi-78423 · last update: 1225988194 · posted: 1225805083

Where can I buy 'sour cream' ? Can it be found in France ?

started by: CSM-73573 · last update: 1225797594 · posted: 1225743200

Hi. We are having problems finding someone to come and look at our malfunctioning electric radiators - we have made quite a few appointments but no one ever turns up! Have seen the listings for heating engineers on this site but what we would really like is a personal recommendation as we have already wasted a lot of time with no-shows. Any ideas? Thanks.CSM

started by: saraw-78021 · last update: 1225729214 · posted: 1225369963

How (how long, etc.) do you roast chestnuts? And... I am curious... Is it difficult to make your own "marron glacé"/candied chestnuts? How is it done?

started by: MarietheLamb · last update: 1224790448 · posted: 1224518172

Just wanted to let you all know about something new n exciting... A while back a friend of mine told me about a 'no-detergent laundry ball'. I tried it this weekend and works like magic! ...it's natural and will save you money. In French it's called a "boule de lavage sans lessive" You can find information about it on google. Here is a sight for example: http://www.robbywash.com/

started by: mattorobg · last update: 1224788321 · posted: 1224719005

I would highly recommend "Dip Clean" Cleaning Service (we found them here in AngloInfo classifieds). The very professional and friendly manager, Gifty, oversaw two cleaning ladies who came to our 4-bedroom, toddler-afflicted apt. in the 3eme once a week for 2 months. They did a superb job, were always prompt, were reasonably priced and actually responded when I initially called for an estimate (after going through 3 other no-show/nonresponsive companies through the same classifieds.) We're leaving the country soon, but on our own initiative wanted to make sure we put in a good word for Dip Clean and Gifty; they were great. Rob G.

started by: PaulW-78447 · last update: 1224173108 · posted: 1223988790

I have been switching over to using 'eco' cleaning products. Where can I find a wide selection of cheap products, because I am on a tight budget and the products at Naturalia are too expensive.

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