Quirky Tip of the Month

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

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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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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