Quirky Tip of the Month

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

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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Best way to clean your garbage disposal

December 20, 2022

“The best way to clean out your garbage disposal is with baking soda and white vinegar,” says Gesuelli. “Take half a cup of baking soda and a cup of white wine vinegar, and put both down the sink. After a few minutes, pour some boiling hot water down, too. Next, fill the drain with some…

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Create a unique Thanksgiving tablescape

Create a Unique Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 19, 2022

1. Use Pretty Plates and Layer Them Find fun plates in traditional thanksgiving colors or not. 2. Mix and Match You don’t need to match everything. If you don’t have enough matching plates, mix them up. 3. Make Your Own Chargers If you don’t own any charger plates, make some of your own. One idea…

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Keep your pets safe and happy this Halloween

October 26, 2022

Understandably, many pet owners love to dress up their four-legged friends for the holiday…. because they just look way too irresistibly adorable! If you do plan on having your dog wear a costume, be sure to try on your four-legged friend’s costume before the big night. If they don’t seem comfortable, then it is probably…

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Make Your Stainless Appliances Smudge-Fee

September 23, 2022

If you own stainless steel kitchen appliances, you may want to consider using car wax to clean them rather than a surface cleaner. Simply apply a light coat of car wax to the appliance, allow time to dry, and buff clean to resist fingerprints and smudges. No more kiddy fingerprints on the fridge! Source: family…

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How to Care for Marble Surfaces

August 24, 2022

Marble is a beautiful surface for counters and tabletops. But because it is quite soft and porous, marble can easily be stained, scratched, and chipped. To help prevent staining, marble surfaces are often coated with protective sealers. Depending on use, these coatings should be reapplied every year or two. Regular cleanings should be as gentle…

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How to make your own Windex

July 21, 2022

This recipe is easy to do and is more economical than ready-made products. Ingredients 2 cups rubbing alcohol ½ cup ammonia 1 teaspoon dishwashing soap 1-gallon water Directions Mix all ingredients together, adding just enough water to reach the 1-gallon mark, and divide up into spray bottles for all bathrooms. Can also be used to…

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How to Clean a Washing Machine

June 21, 2022

Cleaning a washing machine starts with just two items*: 1 quart of bleach  1 quart of white vinegar *Some of you might be thinking: But wait, isn’t it dangerous to mix bleach and vinegar? The answer is yes, but we will not be mixing the two here. Read on… Fill the empty washer with hot…

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Kitchen tiles

How to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

May 18, 2022

Baking Soda for Kitchen Grease If your backsplash tiles have a lot of grease on them, mix baking soda with some water to form a paste that’s thick enough to stick to the tiles. Rub the mixture over the greasy spots and wait at least 10 minutes.  Go over the tiles with a clean, wet…

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