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Say Goodbye to Stuffy, Stale Winter Air

February 07, 2016

We love nesting! Cuddling up by the fire. Snuggling up under blankets. Binge watching Netflix, guilt-free (hey, it’s cold outside). The only downside is that winter air can become stuffy, at best. If you’re going to be cooped up indoors, the following will ensure that your air is as fresh as it can be—you’ll breathe…

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Ways To Clean Window Treatments

February 04, 2016

You’ll brighten up any room with suddenly spotless window treatments. Use these ideas for tidying up a few common types of blinds, shades, drapes, and curtains. But remember: always check the label to confirm the manufacturer’s recommendations first. HOW TO CLEAN: Plastic and Aluminum Blinds Remove as much dust as possible using a feather duster…

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How to Clean and Protect Your Leather Items

February 03, 2016

I find leather to be a fascinating material. To me, it can portray two very distinct and different personalities. There’s the tough, hardworking leather that says, “Farmer!” “Construction worker!” “John Wayne!” This is the personality of rough, leatherwork gloves, horse reins, and farm boots. Then there is leather’s other, elegant side: Like a distant relative…

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Master Slushy Boots Season

January 04, 2016

Crisp, cool air. Fluffy, falling snowflakes. And gross, slushy shoes that turn doorways, foyers, and mudrooms into dirty, wet messes. Yuck. Here’s how to keep your entryway as pure as the driven … well, you know. Spring for a New Mat First things first—you need to swap your old muddy welcome mat for a bright…

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The Post-Holiday Cleanup

December 28, 2015

Christmas is over. After all the buildup, decorating, and—finally—the fun-filled day itself, the Yuletide-season has run its course, leaving behind happy children, tired-yet-joy-filled adults, and, of course, a major mess that can feel like a bit of a letdown. It doesn’t have to be that way! Instead of looking around the house, thinking, “Where am…

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