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Top 5 Ways to Get Organized

September 15, 2016

You’ve gotten motivated to organize an area that’s driving you crazy, but you need a strategy to get started. That involves making decisions—something you avoid whenever possible. Well, help has arrived: Scroll through this list of organizing methods and select the one that best fits your situation. You’re halfway done! Organizing Method: Alphabetical order. Best…

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How to Make Your Art Ledge Dazzle

September 12, 2016

I could write a love letter to my gallery wall. For four years, it has beautifully showcased whatever inspired me and allowed me to easily change out old pieces for new ones. But like many love stories, there’s a downside. The fixed layout and hanging design has limited my creativity. And that’s got me thinking…

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Expert Cleaning Hacks That Make Walls Sparkle

September 07, 2016

Dirty shoes, sporting gear, crayons, Sunday lasagna—they’ve all made lasting impressions on your walls. Fortunately, you may not need to apply a new coat of paint to erase the damage. You can restore your walls to mint condition by using the following expert hacks. For Scuffs Scuff marks are inevitable—and possibly the easiest to remove….

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Organize Your Child’s Room in 8 Steps

August 25, 2016

How many times have you spent hours decluttering your kid’s room, only to have the mess reappear two days later? It’s enough to drive any parent crazy! Gale Sitomer of G Sitomer Design shares her strategies to transform three trouble zones from tornado to tidy, before the new school year begins: In the Play Area…

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5 Ways to Create an Entryway That Wows

July 28, 2016

Your home’s entryway is a stage for first impressions—a space to make guests feel like they’re about to enter someplace special (which they are, even if it’s New-York-tiny, like mine!). These five foolproof tips help create a welcoming, memorable entrance. 1. Turn up the Color Make major visual impact—without taking all weekend—by painting your front…

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Summer’s Hottest Trend Is All About Stripes

July 22, 2016

From bold and blocked to natty and nautical, stripes are enjoying a fashion moment, and the home decor gurus are totally on board. Here’s how you can work the trend in a functionally stylish way. Block Shade In addition to its timeless good looks in several striped variations, this sturdy and sprawling patio umbrella also thwarts water…

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Brewing Your Own Beer Is So Easy!

July 20, 2016

As many as 1.2 million Americans brew their own beer, according to a survey conducted by the American Homebrewers Association. If they can do it, so can you! The process is easier than you might think. With the right tools in hand, you’ll soon feel a sense of pride when you brew your own tasty beer. And…

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How to Pair Wine with Summer Cookout Foods

July 15, 2016

Beer often plays nicely with nearly anything that comes off the grill. Wine, on the other hand, always seemed a bit more complicated to serve at a summer cookout. However, after talking to certified sommelier, Leslee Miller, owner of the wine consulting firm Amusée, I’m having second thoughts. And you might, too! Her tips make it…

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