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How To Keep Your Cool With Pool Organization

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If children and swimming are in your summer future, chances are you’re on the hunt for pool organization hacks that maximize the fun and minimize the trips to the lost and found (or the store). The mad rush out of doors and the bedraggled creep back in can make it

2017 Patio Trends That Rock

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Made from a variety of materials and available in many shapes and sizes, outdoor patios (literally) lay the groundwork for hosting neighborhood potlucks and enjoying a little peace and quiet with your morning coffee. Pave the way to a good time. This unique use of

Prevent Hard Water Stains On Granite and Stone Surfaces the Easy Way

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Since its first introduction in the late 1980s, granite countertops have caused quite the sensation. Initially offered in only two colors, granite is now mined globally in a myriad of sizes, shapes, colors, and depths owing to lower shipping costs and increased

Talking To Your Maid Service About Getting a Better Clean

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Whether it’s the first time you are hiring a maid service or the first time with a new housekeeping team, getting the clean you want doesn’t always happen the first time around. Establishing a great working relationship takes time and commitment. And, more often than

How To Avoid the Hot Mess(es) Of Summer

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Wet swimsuits, schmeary sunscreen, muddy thunderstorms, color run clouds—summers don’t come clean very easily. What should be a more relaxed season ends up being a much more messy one, which brings its own layer of stress, chaos, and grime. The only way true way avoid

5 Summer Recipes Your College Kids Will Love

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Remember your first summer back from college? You arrived at the front door of your house with all of your stuff, probably feeling a bit more like a visitor than you expected. Most likely you were still riding the high of your newfound independence, which didn’t

Mother’s Day Gifts That Warm Her Heart (But Don’t Clutter Her House)

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It goes without saying that mothers are superheroes (but we’ll say it anyway because it bears repeating). They basically do the impossible; they schedule, they taxi, they feed, they clothe, they clean, they follow up, and they follow through. What they can’t always

5 Tips For Naturally Beautiful Curb Appeal

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Picking out the right exterior paint colors for your home is never as fun as it first appears to be. While it may be fun to pick out swatches and paint samples on the side of your home, picking the perfect color is often a gut-wrenching process: what if it’s too dark?

5 Chores Your Kids Will Love To Do

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You may not realize this, but one of the best things about having kids is that they can be taught to help out around the house. And if you teach them right, they’ll actually love to pitch in. Well, most of the time. The truth is, participating in running the family

Maid For You: How to Choose the Right Maid Service

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We’ve been in the cleaning business long enough to know that hiring a cleaning service isn’t for everyone. Some people like to do it themselves. Some people aren’t comfortable having someone else clean their bathrooms (although these folks are in the minority—most

Liven Up Your Home Decor With These 5 Plants

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Nothing freshens up a room like a houseplant. They clean the air, give decor a soft visual interest, and provide a relaxing routine to homeownership. With so many varieties out there right now, the question isn’t where to put a plant, but how many to get. Best

The Fine Art of Cleaning Fine Art

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Great care should be taken when cleaning anything of value, whether it is a priceless heirloom from a relative or a recently purchased oil painting from a local artist. Use the tips below, or leave it to the pros. Cleaning Original Oil Paintings Oil paintings can be

What Tiny Homes Can Teach You About What’s Worth Keeping (And What’s Not)

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There’s a big movement sweeping across the country and most of it fits in three parking spaces. Where the typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, most tiny houses have an area between 100 and 400. Sound impossible? Maybe for some, but there is a growing

How To Break Up With Your Housekeeper

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Breaking up is hard to do, especially with your cleaning service. While there are do’s and don’ts for ending a personal relationship, severing a business relationship with someone who cleans your home isn’t so cut and dried. And if your maid is a sole proprietor

Find Your Pop of Gold: Home Edition

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Where will you find your pop of gold? Allows us to offer some suggestions. The Gold Standard for Living Rooms Open-concept, free flowing and non-conformist, this living room abuts the kitchen in a way that somehow both entertains and relaxes. Brushed finishes pair

Toss These 20 Things From Your Home Right Now

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When clutter takes over and stresses you out, it’s best to attack it in one fell swoop. Here are twenty items you have your house right now that you don’t need. Grab a laundry basket or a large box and get ready to feel a lot better about life. It’s easier than you

These 5 Home Remedies Have Stood the Test of Time. And Grandma.

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If you could bottle common sense and put elbow grease in a jar, you’d get a clean house just like Grandma used to do it. Here are five “home remedies” that will take your home back to a simpler, cleaner time. Do it on the daily. Grandma believed in leaving the house

The Best Way To End A Vacation Starts With This One Thing

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Claire Dunphy has a point in this episode of Modern Family: When a mom is traveling with her family, it’s not a vacation. It’s a business trip. When I saw this episode, I found an instant kindred spirit in this feisty modern mom. She got it. She knew the drama of

5 Ways To Use Your Formal Dining Room

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Just because a room has “formal” and “dining” in its title, doesn’t mean it has to be either, as these five rooms attest. If you can count on one hand the number of occasions you use your formal dining room as a place to serve a meal, it may be time to consider a more

These 8 Super Sweet Valentines Are Sugar-Free

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Schools are cracking down on sugar and allergy threats, and it’s forcing some folks to get a little creative for Valentine’s Day–and that’s pretty awesome. From cars to cards, here are eight of our favorites. Light it up. Because everyone loves glow
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