Quirky Tip of the Month

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

How to set up a virtual background on zoom

How to set up a virtual background on zoom

October 21, 2020

If you don’t have enough space in your home to have a pretty backdrop behind you, consider customizing your background while on Zoom calls. You can virtually transport yourself to the beach, outer space or anywhere else you can imagine. CNET has a handy step-by-step guide to changing your Zoom background on the desktop and mobile app,…

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3 Essential To-Dos for Orchid Care

September 28, 2020

1) Adding three ice cubes once per week is a simple way to ensure that your orchid gets the perfect amount of water for healthy growth.. 2) Orchids prefer their sunlight to be indirect. If you place it near a window with a sheer curtain, the curtain acts as a buffer, protecting your Orchid from sunburn. 3)…

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How to clean acrylic lucite furniture

How to clean acrylic lucite furniture

August 17, 2020

crylic care consists of no more than normal wipe-cleaning to keep it looking new. Regular cleaning chemicals should never be used. Novus makes 3 products that are safe to use that repel dust, remove scratches and keeps surfaces free from dirt. It’s a clear, anti-static formula specially created to remove the negative charge that can attract…

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Artificial Plants

3 ways to clean your artificial plants

July 30, 2020

Regular cleaning and dusting once a week is highly recommended to avoid dirt forming a layer that becomes hard to remove. Always start at the top and work your way to the bottom so that the dirt does not fall on the parts you’ve cleaned before. Option 1) Dust with a Soft-Bristle Paintbrush Paint brushes…

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How to clean your lamp shades

How to clean your lamp shades

June 29, 2020

Glass Shades – Use a soft damp cloth for light cleaning, or a gentle glass cleaner or soapy water for tough grime. Fabric Shades – Most fabric shades can be vacuumed gently to remove excess dirt. For serious stains, you’ll want to consider a dry cleaning product that you can use at home. Beaded Shades – Vacuum beaded…

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How to clean your outdoor furniture

How to clean your outdoor furniture

May 30, 2020

Remove loose debris and wipe the surface of the furniture using a soft-bristle brush or a soft, dry cloth. Be careful not to be too rough, as pushing loose debris into the surface may scratch your furniture. The safest thing to use on any outdoor furniture is water, so start with a simple rinse, using…

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blessing jar

DIY Blessings Jar

April 2, 2020

This one is super simple and a great way to create joy. Take an empty jar that you have laying around your house or purchase a mason jar online. You can choose from a variety of sizes. Then each day write something you are grateful for on a small piece of paper and add it…

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How to keep your chairs from scratching your hardwood floors

March 2, 2020

Make no mistake, your hardwood floors will get scratched over time. There is no way to fully avoid it but you can take some steps to minimize the damage. Put felt tabs on the bottom of your chairs. Place a low pile rug underneath. Don’t add rollers to the bottom of chairs. Get swivel seats…

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How to remove wax from a wooden table

January 1, 2020

If you act carefully, you can remove the wax without scratching or gouging the table. Soften dried wax with a blow dryer on medium heat…. Blot up the softened wax with a soft, white cloth. Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar into 1 cup of water. Dip the cloth into the vinegar mixture, and wipe away any leftover wax source: sfgate 

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