Quirky Tip of the Month
Here are some Quirky Tips published by kellydesigns, an interior design and decorating firm in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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…Read More
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…Read More
Wondering how to get chocolate out of a car seat? What about your furniture? Follow these steps to learn how to remove chocolate stains from everyday upholstered items: Carefully scrape excess chocolate off with a knife or by holding your vacuum hose directly above the stain. Make a simple stain remover by adding 1 tablespoon…Read More
Salt is great for melting ice, but bad when those white stains get on your shoes, and you walk on your wood floors. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean the stains quickly enough, they could cause permanent damage. Here is an easy and cost-effective way you can clean the salt and preserve your floors. Start by…Read More
It’s tempting to reach for one of those all-in-one oven cleaners, but the warnings about chemical fumes can be off-putting. There’s a more natural way to get the job done. Here’s an 8-step guide, and in five minutes (plus soaking time) you’ll have a sparkling appliance ready for action. Make sure your oven is switched…Read More
Start by choosing a healthy three. If you’re looking to start with the freshest possible tree, opt for one from your local Christmas tree farm. Keep these tips in mind as you shop: Look for a healthy, green tree with the least amount of brown needles. Select a tree displayed in a shady location. Avoid…Read More
Hold off on buying candy. Buy candy for trick-or-treaters as close to Halloween night as you can. Having treats in the house is a huge temptation. Buy less than you think you will need. This will help you avoid having leftovers hanging around the house. It’s better for you to run out of treats than…Read More
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,…Read More
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