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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Is there a room in your home that doesn't see very much activity? Perhaps it's a dining room that's reserved for two or three special occasions a year, or the bedroom of a child who has since moved out. Whatever the case, if you feel like you could be taking better advantage of the space in your house, it just takes a bit of innovative thinking to make that desire a reality....more
Creating a home using elements of feng shui can not only balance a space - many proponents of the system maintain that it will allow inhabitants of a home to enjoy good health and possible fortune. Feng shui (which means "wind" and "water") is based on the Taoist understanding of nature that the land is alive and filled with "chi," or energy. The main tools you'll need to...more
Left unchecked, mildew can quickly develop in your bathroom. Your home is especially susceptible to the stuff in the warm summer months, when humidity helps facilitate growth. This is also why you see it so frequently in the bathroom - the space fills with warm, moist air when you take a shower. Not only can mildew cause unsavory odors to spring up, it may even discolor and...more
If you have a living room that's on the smaller side, you may have trouble finding ways to make the most out of the space when it comes to decorating. While many living rooms are meant to house big furniture like TVs and couches, you don't need to have a large area to make it work. Here are some tips for decorating a small living room, according to HGTV and...more