I think it's a good example of how more and more of my purchases have moved online.
For quite some time, I've been using Amazon to do research any time I want to buy something I'm totally clueless about.
First, I just do a general search for the product or product category. Then I start looking at things like what's highly reviewed, what's most popular. How is it priced. That sort of thing.
But then I'd generally end up finding out where it's sold in stores and then finding out who has it for the best price locally. And then I'd only buy off of Amazon if I couldn't find a comparable deal in person.
More and more, I'm just deciding to buy whatever it is direct from Amazon, just because it ends up saving the hassle of having to do a second set of research (the researching of local sellers).
So I bought a bucket from Amazon.
My actual intention was to buy a humidifier, but I couldn't find any products in the low end price range with 4.5 stars. I almost always want to see 4.5 out of 5 on something.
So instead, I decided to try the DIY route.
First, I should say that I'm already running a box fan near constantly for sound "protection" from the outside (doesn't really work, but it's better than nothing), so I started out by wetting a towel and hanging it up in front of the fan.
It would dry out far too quickly to be worthwhile, so my next thought was a big bucket of water.
So my new attempt is this bucket of water that I fill in the shower for convenience. Then I'm using that same towel from before to hopefully act as a wick. I dunk one end of it in the bucket and hang the other end up in front of the fan. So hopefully it's helping to draw more water out of the bucket and out into the open air.
This is day one though, so I have no idea if it's going to make a notable difference.
I can already say that hanging my wet laundry up has not made a noticeable difference in humidity levels, so frankly I don't have real high hopes for this.
Which is why I got the bucket. If I don't have to mess with filling it all of the time, then it's not a huge deal if it doesn't help the humidity levels in a noticeable way. I'll keep doing it anyway.
But what I'd really like to know is how on earth my supposedly 100% cotton tshirts are collecting so much static. I've never had this much static coming from something non-synthetic. And I'm pretty sure it's no coincidence that these are the shirts that also attract lint, cat hair, and whatever else they choose, like a freaking magnet.
Again, a first world problem.