Quirky Tip of the Month

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

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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How to clean ornaments

November 26, 2019

Holiday decorations become treasured family heirlooms, evoking memories. They can also become incredibly filthy after spending 11 months in storage. Ensure a happy holiday future with these tips for cleaning ornaments of every kind. Glass & Porcelain Spray regular glass cleaner onto a soft cloth and wipe gently.  Crystal    Don’t handle crystal decorations unless you wear…

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How to remove pumpkin stains from clothing

October 11, 2019

Step 1: Scrape off any excess pumpkin pulp or puree from the fabric. Step 2: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of stain as possible. Step 3: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover. Step 4: Launder the clothing in the hottest water the fabric will…

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How to clean a barbeque grill with regular household items

July 28, 2019

ONIONWhile there’s still some heat in your grill, attach an onion to a fork and rub over the hot bars. The water in the onion steam cleans them and removes any stuck-on food.  VINEGAR SPRAYMix 500ml of vinegar and the same amount of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the grill and…

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