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4 Shortcuts to Choose Good Cotton Sheets

April 06, 2017

Your new cotton sheets felt so soft and comfy when you first took them out of the package. But after sleeping on them for a few weeks, they got itchy and hot on your skin. You’re left lying awake wondering where you went wrong. What do you do, for sheet’s sake? Start by following these…

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Organize Your Linen Closet In 4 Steps

April 04, 2017

The secret is out: Shabby bedding and frayed towels are spilling from your linen closet, and you can’t ignore them any longer. It’s time to confront this chaos with an easy, foolproof plan you can put in place today. You’re only four steps away from loving your linen closet. 1. Pare down Start by removing…

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8 Kitchen Gadget Fails & How to Prevent Them

March 31, 2017

The sky won’t fall if you use a salad spinner to drain pasta (although we don’t recommend it). But not all kitchen gadgets are exchangeable. Make the wrong swap, and you could end up with a heap of mangled onion, wondering, What was I thinking? Don’t beat yourself up–just use the proper tool. 1. Scooping spaghetti with…

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What’s Your Window Dressing Style?

March 19, 2017

Window treatments aren’t just a design statement. They also affect how light and outdoor scenery enters each room.  Before you consider decor, which can seem overwhelming, start by considering whether you want to let light in or block it out. Next, measure your windows (that’s important). Then, move on to fun details, such as colors,…

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How to Cut the Wait Time to Grow Vegetables

March 07, 2017

Growing vegetables takes time, but you don’t need as much patience as you think. It’s possible to accelerate nature’s course and put your growing season on the fast-track to harvest. Hurry up and try my best tips based on decades of gardening. Plant zucchini from seed Estimated wait time: 45-50 days You’ll be tempted to…

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