How to winterize your grill

Before you begin winterizing, clean your grill so it’s spotless. This will prevent corrosion and make sure that is is not a desirable food source for mice or insects looking for a place to ride out the winter. Coat your grill grates with a light layer of cooking oil using a spray or a rag,…

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Fall Decorating: Up Your Game

I’m sad to see summer end but excited to know that soon we will be immersed in the gorgeous colors of fall. Recently I started visualizing how I am going to do my own fall decorating as well as how I will decorate the homes of some of my clients. So while I’m planning, I…

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Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale Saturday 9/11/21 10:00-3:00 Cash Only 650 Knowlton ST Bridgeport CT

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Why Staging Is Important Even In A Hot Market

Why Staging Is Important Even In A Hot Market

If you’ve been following my work you can see how I’ve been able to make homes more appealing to Buyers and how Sellers have been able to sell quickly and for high prices as a result. But you may be asking yourself (understandably so) why anyone would need staging in this market when homes are…

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Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

Wood burning pits are fairly forgiving but: Burning trash or pressure treated wood can release harmful toxins that are unhealthy to breathe and can damage pit surfaces. Dry, split wood is recommended. Do not burn green wood.  Whenever possible use broken pallets or yard-picked leaves and sticks as kindling to help get your fire started.…

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Protecting solid wood furniture from humidity

Protecting solid wood furniture from humidity

While some shrinking and swelling of wood will occur, here’s what to do to manage the moisture and humidity.  Keep solid wood furniture in a temperature-controlled environment, with the relative humidity at 35 percent to 45 percent. We recommend the use of air conditioning as well as investing in a humidifier or dehumidifier to help…

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Make Your Room Look & Feel More Spacious With These 10 Design Tips

Make Your Room Look & Feel More Spacious With These 10 Design Tips

Designing a room so that it looks more spacious is always a good idea. Spaces that are larger look more open and tend to feel quite tranquil while smaller spaces can look more cramped thus will feel less relaxing. Now with summer in full swing and opportunities to immerse ourselves in the wide-open outdoors, it…

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Add Value to Your Home with These Top 10 Renovations

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This past year has shown us that having a comfortable home that supports our lifestyle is necessary for our well-being, and that’s why so many homeowners have been undertaking renovation projects. However, It’s important to be prudent when investing in your home. With that in mind, this month I’m sharing the Top 10 Renovation Projects…

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How to make and use your own deer repellent

Deer

WHAT YOU’LL NEED– Garden sprayer (or large spray bottle)Warm water (1 gallon)Eggs (3)Milk or yogurt (3 tablespoons)Crushed garlic cloves (3)Cayenne pepper (3 tablespoons)BlenderStrainer Step 1: Blend all ingredients with 2-3 cups of water in a blender. Strain that mixture into a gallon jug, add the remaining water and seal.Step 2: “Ripen” the mixture at room temperature for 24…

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How to easily clean #shelfies

To quick-clean your #shelfie, use a microfiber cloth or a clean paint or makeup brush to dust the tops and sides of the decorative items and then the shelves. Start from the top and work your way down. For a deep clean, remove two shelves at a time and use the upholstery attachment of the vacuum.…

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How To Style The Perfect Shelfie

Designing a shelfie, can be daunting at first but is ultimately a fun and easy process when you know what to do. With just a little bit of planning, your ultimate reward will be a display that is both beautiful and unique. So, let your artistic juices flow and let’s get started as I share…

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How to keep mosquitoes away from your patio

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Fans – Oscillating fans will blow bugs away Bat Houses – Install these high in your trees so bats will come and prey on mosquitoes. Lighting – Bugs are attracted to lights however some more than others. Swap out your white bulbs for yellow so fewer pests are drawn in. Yard – Eliminate standing water, and remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and…

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