Quirky Tip of the Month

Here are some Quirky Tips published by kellydesigns, an interior design and decorating firm in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Caring for Different Cabinet Hardware Finishes

September 10, 2023

Brass Finishes (Satin or Antique): Gently clean with a soft cloth and mild soapy water. Periodically apply a brass cleaner for extra shine. Avoid abrasive cleaners to prevent scratching. Matte Black Finishes: Wipe with a damp, non-abrasive cloth to remove smudges. Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the finish. Polished Chrome or Polished Nickel: Use…

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Which Bulbs Do I Need?

August 9, 2023

Choosing light bulbs can be tricky. Knowing the different types of bulbs, watts, lumens, and colors will help you make the correct choice. TYPES OF BULBS The two most common are LED and INCANDESCENT. LED LED bulbs are the most energy-efficient bulbs; they do not give off heat, contain no mercury, emit a bright light,…

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Tips to Care for Your Wool Rug: Lasting Beauty

July 11, 2023

Vacuum regularly: Use a beater bar or rotating brush attachment weekly to remove dirt and debris from both sides. Spot clean immediately: Blot spills with a mild wool-safe detergent and water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Rotate and flip: Prevent uneven wear by rotating the rug regularly and flipping it occasionally. Deep clean professionally: Have your…

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Things We Don’t Often Clean…But Should!

June 6, 2023

Faucet heads harbor mold, bacteria, mildew, lime build-up, and food particles. And most people never clean it, Sprinkle says. “It can make your water taste funky when it’s dirty,” she adds. Scrub it with a toothbrush dipped in vinegar or a lime dissolver. “That brush comes out black with mold when I scrub (the aerator).”

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How to Remove Permanent Marker From Anything

May 5, 2023

Permanent marker stains can be stubborn and difficult to remove from various surfaces, but don’t worry! Here are some effective methods for removing permanent markers from everything. From clothes to walls, wood to ceramic or glass, we have got you covered! Clothes – Use Hand Sanitizer If you have accidentally got permanent marker on your…

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How to Care for Your Outdoor Furniture

April 11, 2023

Dust, leaves, and other loose debris are likely to gather on any furniture that has been left uncovered during extended periods without use. Start your cleanup by using a brush or dry cloth to wipe away any loose materials. Wood, metal, plastic, or fabric may be sprayed down using a garden hose with a spray…

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Covers

March 10, 2023

Outdoor furniture covers can help protect your patio furniture and extend its life. Keeping these covers clean and well-maintained can, in turn, extend the life of the covers. The best time to clean the covers is while they are on the furniture. Treat Stains Use a solution of 1 cup bleach and ½ cup mild…

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Best way to clean your countertop

Best way to clean your countertop

February 19, 2023

Daily cleaning: To keep countertops shiny, daily cleaning with a mixture of dishwashing detergent and water is recommended. Simply mix a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and four cups of water in a spray bottle. After food preparation, give the countertops a quick spritz and wipe them with a soft, microfiber cloth. Allow​ it to air…

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Best Way to Clean Tile Grout

January 23, 2023

1. Scrub dirty grout using warm water and a medium-bristle brush. If you don’t already have a grout scrubber, most home centers and hardware stores carry a number of products that are specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning tile grout. To avoid damaging the grout, opt for a medium-bristle nylon brush, not a hard…

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