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How to Get Rid of Common Household Odors

March 7th, 2012

No one likes walking into a smelly house. Get rid of any lingering smells by tackling them with these solutions, which will stop odor at the source. Kitchen Tons of funky stuff goes on in the kitchen, and the garbage is a huge culprit. Counteract the stench with these tips. 1. A bowl of vinegar on the counter will soak up smells from strong foods like fish, notes Good...

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Simple Window Treatments for Your Bedroom

March 1st, 2012

Window treatments are a great way to establish your bedroom's style - you can do a surprising amount with the space without committing to heavy, expensive furniture or something semi-permanent like a paint job. If you're trying to figure out what your bedroom's aesthetic will be like, try starting with the windows. It'll help set the rest of the room's tone and may inspire...

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How to Prepare a Guest Room

February 28th, 2012

If you have friends coming over for the weekend, your guest room may require some sprucing up. After all, it might have been a while since you've had people over, so it's important to go through the room and ensure it's clean and ready for visitors. If you're looking for some inspiration, HGTV recommends having a look at what hotels are up to - after all, they're in the...

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How Drapes Can Give Your Bedroom a Burst of Vitality

February 28th, 2012

Curtains are capable of more than simply keeping the sun out of your eyes in the morning. With a bit of design know-how, you can bolster your bedroom's d├ęcor with an inexpensive, easy-to-install bit of drapery. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your curtains. The type of curtain you choose may be informed by how you want your bedroom to be perceived. They...

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Simple Methods for Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

February 22nd, 2012

Keeping a clean medicine cabinet is always a good idea. When you're in the throes of a sore back or a blistering headache, the last thing you want to do is rummage through the cabinet looking for a pain reliever. It can be pretty easy to let a medicine cabinet fall into disarray, so you want to get on top of maintaining it right away. Here are some tips to help make the...

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What to Do With Your Unused Fireplace

February 16th, 2012

If you don't plan on lighting a flame in your fireplace any time soon, it could be the perfect opportunity to add chic decorations to liven up any room. Real Simple magazine recommends some possible types of arrangements you could set up. 1. Make your own jungle. You can make it seem like a whimsical bunch of greenery is exploding from your chimney. Just make sure to purchase...

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How to Pick the Right Sheets

February 10th, 2012

Is your bed not as comfortable as you'd like it to be? Perhaps you're trying to figure out what you can do to make it the oasis of sleep that you've always wanted. Even the most comfortable mattress in the world won't compensate for rough bedding. Don't underestimate how important your sheets are! You're going to be between them all night, so you want them to be as comfy as...

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Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap for Your Bathroom

February 9th, 2012

Although there's nothing wrong with using bar soap to wash your hands, it can't be denied that its liquid counterpart is a lot more convenient to use, especially as your supply starts to dwindle. Plus, it's hard to keep a bar of soap looking very attractive after it's seen enough dirty pairs of hands. Making your own liquid hand soap is a fairly simple process, however, and...

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How to Choose the Perfect Bedding

February 7th, 2012

Most people spend a third of their lives sleeping, which means that those who don't have an extremely comfortable bed are spending 33 percent of the day in a less than optimal position. Picking the perfect bedding depends on how you sleep and what materials you feel the most comfortable around. Mattresses, comforters and pillows are the three main areas to focus on when...

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Choosing the Right Kind of Paint

February 7th, 2012

Even if you already know which color you want to paint a room, it can be hard to decide which type of paint would work best on your walls. With so many different varieties, it's important to understand the specifications of the options available. Here are a few tips to consider next time you're picking out an interior paint, according to Real Simple magazine. Flat or matte...

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