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Daily Cleaning Ideas

September 30th, 2011

If you frequently find yourself getting bogged down with cleaning tasks at the end of the week, it may be time to rethink your habits. Instead of saving every mess for a big, thorough scrubbing later - just tackle small spills and use a preventative approach to keep your home looking fresh all the time. Here's what you can do every day, according to Real Simple magazine and...

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Top 20 Bathroom Decorating Ideas

September 23rd, 2011

Many people forget about their bathrooms when decorating, which can result in boring spaces that aren't much to look at. If you want a bathroom that you can feel good about and enjoy just like every other room in your house, consider a few of these ideas inspired by Southern Living. 1. Most bathrooms aren't very big, which means designs should be focused on opening up the...

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Decorating With Seashells

September 21st, 2011

If you have kids, there's a good possibility that your house has accumulated tons of seashells from past vacations. There's nothing more fun than finding cool shells on the beach, and luckily there are plenty of ways to put them to use as decorations for your home. Here are some ideas inspired by Real Simple magazine and Southern Living. 1. Display your shells in glass or...

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How to Fake Antique Furniture

September 21st, 2011

Buying antique furniture can be expensive, which can put a damper on any decorator's dream style. Luckily, there's an easy way to make even brand new furniture look vintage, and you can get as creative as you want! Try the following aging processes as recommend by Southern Living and HGTV. If you want a really distressed look, Southern Living suggests taking a few household...

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Surprising Uses For Your Dishwasher

September 20th, 2011

As evidenced by its name, dishwashers are great at washing dishes, but did you know a variety of other items unrelated to the kitchen are also safe to place inside? This household appliance is gentler than a regular wash and dry cycle and can clean just as well. Make sure not to include any dirty dishes with non-dining items - as food particles can get stuck in them. Here are...

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Easy Ways to Update Your Living Room Decor

September 19th, 2011

If your living room could use a little pick-me-up, don't worry about where to start - luckily there are plenty of cheap, easy ways to add a bit of flair without having to completely redecorate. Try any of these ideas inspired by Real Simple magazine. 1. Use flowers! They'll brighten up any room and add a unique centerpiece for your coffee table or fireplace mantle. 2....

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Window Cleaning Made Easy

September 19th, 2011

It's no fun cleaning your mirrors and windows with paper towels or rags that leave streaks and lint all over the glass. Get much better results by taking advantage of supplies around the house that you may not have considered before. DIY cleaner Window cleaning solutions aren't always in the budget, but luckily you can make your own that will get the job done just as well....

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When to Wash Your Clothes

September 19th, 2011

Not everything in your wardrobe needs to be washed every day - in fact, some items last longer if you wash them less frequently. Here's a guide for when to wash certain items and why you need to. 1. Underwear and socks. Wash these every day, as they're exposed to a lot of bacteria and are close-fitting. You might be able to get away without washing your socks after one use if...

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How to Create a Zen Bathroom

September 16th, 2011

The first step to creating a Zen bathroom is to make sure the floor plan flows smoothly. Homeowners starting from scratch may want to remember that the bathtub works best when installed by a window in order to allow individuals to feel at one with nature while soaking. The view from the bathroom should be calm and attractive - if this is impossible, lush plants should be...

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Choosing a Bathroom Wall Color

September 16th, 2011

Picking out a new wall color is an easy way to transform your bathroom and give it a new look without having to worry about installing different fixtures or tiles. Even though most bathrooms are small, you don't have to feel confined when it comes to color choices. As long as you like it and are confident it suits your personal style, you can paint your bathroom whatever you...

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