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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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Aromatherapy Basics

September 16th, 2011

Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical wellness. You can inhale the scents of these oils or even put them on your skin, where they'll be absorbed into your bloodstream. Aromatherapy is used for a variety of reasons, including mood enhancement and pain relief. There are many oils available, each with their own...

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How to Decorate With Feng Shui

September 16th, 2011

In feng shui, your living spaces directly reflect the way you think and feel about yourself. Decorating your home with feng shui concepts doesn't necessarily mean you'll be incorporating elements like bamboo and rocks into your decor. Rather, you'll be ensuring that the energy flow around your home can move freely at a balanced pace. This could simply mean decorating with...

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How to Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking Like New

September 16th, 2011

Leather is a luxurious addition to any living room, but unlike some other kinds of furniture, it requires special care to prevent damage. Use these methods to make sure your leather furniture doesn't lose its sleek look. Prevention Leather can scratch easily, so limit what you put on its surface. Keep the pets off to avoid claw marks and watch out for clothing that could...

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How to Repair Your Leather Furniture

September 16th, 2011

Minor tears and scratches are sometimes unavoidable if you have kids or pets that are frequently around your leather furniture. As long as you try to fix the problem right away, you may be able to make the upholstery look like new. Scratches Scratches on the surface of your leather furniture can be easy to fix if they're not too deep. First, clean the area with a product...

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Shadow Boxes

September 16th, 2011

Shadow boxes are a great way to jazz up any wall in your house. You can tell a specific story with the materials you put in it or just stick to the rest of the room's theme. For example, in a sea-inspired bathroom, a shadowbox filled with beach finds like shells or starfish would be an awesome decoration. Here's how to do it. 1. Snag a shadow box frame from any home...

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Bathroom Items to Use Everywhere

September 16th, 2011

Bringing typical bathroom items like dental floss into the kitchen may sound a little strange, but there are plenty of useful ways to leverage toiletries and other related objects all over the house. Q-tips You might use Q-tips to clean your ears or neaten up a manicure, but there are other tasks you can accomplish with these handy little swabs. You can use them to clean...

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How to Use Minimal Paint Color

September 16th, 2011

Shades of white are a classic choice for any room, but try mixing things up by adding splashes of your favorite paint colors in unexpected areas. The ceiling A pop of color on the ceiling of a white-walled room can give it a fun, interesting vibe while still looking clean and fresh. Implementing this design in bedrooms can have the most impact, as you'll be able to see it...

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