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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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5 Fresh Ways to Decorate With Florals

October 24, 2015

Until recently, florals were the Rodney Dangerfield of my home: They got no respect. My husband wrote them off as girly, and I lumped them in with every other old-fashioned thing you’d find in your grandma’s attic. Boy, were we wrong. Truth is, florals are anything but ultrafemme or hopelessly stale, a fact that dawned…

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Add a Touch of Luxury to Any Room

July 20, 2015

“Thanks, but I don’t care for luxury,” said no one ever. Even when we’re stretching our last dollar, we all like to indulge in a little something decadent now and then. Nowhere is that more apparent — or easier to pull off — than in the home. That’s because, thankfully, you don’t have to have…

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How to Clean (Almost) Anything White

July 17, 2015 1

  These days, I’m obsessed with almost everything white. White kitchens, white bathrooms, white walls — the trend is toward simple, streamlined, and sleek. But with two kids, a husband, and a dog, it’s not easy to get white stuff clean. Somehow I manage, though! Here’s what I’ve learned. Tile and Grout Though they sparkle…

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