Category Archives: Home Solutions

Entryway Ideas Before and After
When people decide to update their home, they don’t usually focus on the entryway…but they should. The entryway most likely sets the tone for the rest of the house and if it’s cluttered, it probably not a far stretch for your guests to think that the rest of your home is unorganized as well. Make a good first impression and gain some much-needed entryway storage with these 4 easy-to-add entryway updates. (more…)

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How to Clean and Care for Area Rugs
Purchasing an area rug can be a costly investment so chances are you won’t want to replace it very often. However, a tattered or stained rug can make your whole home look dingy and un-inviting. From weekly vacuuming maintenance on basic area rugs to deep cleaning antique rugs, here are some tips on how to keep your rugs in tip top shape and keep your home feeling inviting and warm. (more…)

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How to Select the Right Topiary
With many styles, shapes and sizes of topiaries, choosing which one you want can be a little overwhelming. But, never fear! If you follow these easy steps, you’ll be able to select the right topiary to beautifully accessorize your living space. And, once you’ve chosen your beautiful addition, check out our tips on how to clean and store it. (more…)

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Spring Cleaning Kid's Rooms

Spring cleaning kids’ rooms can be a challenge. If your kids are younger, the best way to get the job done is to get them involved and really play up the “teamwork” aspect – like slap high-5′s when a section is completed, make it a race to see who can remove the pillowcases first, etc. If you make spring cleaning a fun game, it may take longer to get it done, but you will be able to spend more time with your child & get a chore done at the same time. Now that’s a win/win! (more…)

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How to Measure Your Home Radiator for a Radiator Cover
If you have an exposed radiator in your home, chances are it’s an eye sore. To determine which home radiator cover is right for you, you’re going to need to measure the length, height and depth of your radiator. It’s a good idea to measure 2 or 3 times to make sure your measurements are accurate. When you’re done measuring your radiator, you’re going to add at least 1″ to each of your measurements for clearance. (more…)

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Spring Cleaning Carpet Cleaning
Spring cleaning typically involves cleaning and organizing everything in your home; from the ceiling down to the very last inch of flooring. Whether you’ve got wood, tile, carpet, or vinyl, there are some easy floor treatments that will help you get your floor in tip-top condition. After your floors have been cleaned, it would be a good time to remove any area rugs or floor mats and either have them cleaned or replace them. (more…)

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Bedroom Cleaning Checklist
Spring cleaning your bedroom will be one of the most rewarding cleaning tasks you do. For some people, the bedroom is more of a sanctuary where they can go to escape the rest of the goings-on in the home, but for others, it’s a place where clothes are thrown around in a hurry, shoes are kicked under the bed and drawers become a holding station for just about anything that winds up in the room. Here’s a bedroom cleaning checklist to help you transform your room from an un-organized mess, to a clean, organized retreat. (more…)

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Storing Winter Clothes

When winter is gone and your spring cleaning is fully underway, you’ll eventually find yourself in your closet… pondering what to do. We’ll tackle organizing a closet in a second, but first I wanted to give you a few tips on storing your winter clothes. (more…)

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Organizing a Closet

There’s just nothing like an organized closet – whether it’s a large, walk-in closet or a small, linear closet, when it’s organized, it makes getting ready in the morning so much easier. When you finally decide to organize your closet, you can bet you’ll find items in there that you didn’t know you had so be prepared to do a little reminiscing as you pull stuff out. There are a few ways to organize your closet and the method you choose may be determined by the size of your closet as well as how much stuff you have to put in it. I’ve found that arranging my clothes by color, then by type works best. (more…)

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What is Spring Cleaning
If the concept of spring cleaning is new to you, you might be wondering “what is spring cleaning?” and “where do I start?” The good news is that with this spring cleaning checklist, you can clean out the dirt of winter and get ready for a fresh start in summer, without getting overwhelmed. Whether you are tackling your bedroom, cleaning your kitchen, organizing your closet, cleaning the floors, treating your deck or even spring cleaning a kid’s bedroom, this spring cleaning checklist is generic enough to give you a good start. (more…)

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