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 Chocolate Stains from Upholstery

March 24, 2022

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…

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How to remove white salt stains from your wood floors

How to remove white salt stains from your wood floors

February 16, 2022

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…

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Healthy Oven Cleaning in Less than 5 minutes

January 16, 2022

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…

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How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Longer

December 18, 2021

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…

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How to Hang a Wreath from an Interior Window

November 16, 2021

Adhesive hooks a.k.a. Command hooks. Make sure that you get a hook specifically labeled for windows and get the largest one possible. These hooks can typically only carry 4 pounds, so if your wreath is heavier than that, this method would not be a good option. Before you place your hook, clean the window with…

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How to Avoid Eating All That Leftover Halloween Candy

October 30, 2021

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…

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How to winterize your grill

September 17, 2021

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,…

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Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

August 29, 2021

Wood burning pits are fairly forgiving but: Burning trash or pressure treated wood can release harmful toxins that are unhealthy to breathe and can damage pit surfaces. Dry, split wood is recommended. Do not burn green wood.  Whenever possible use broken pallets or yard-picked leaves and sticks as kindling to help get your fire started.…

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Protecting solid wood furniture from humidity

Protecting solid wood furniture from humidity

July 25, 2021

While some shrinking and swelling of wood will occur, here’s what to do to manage the moisture and humidity.  Keep solid wood furniture in a temperature-controlled environment, with the relative humidity at 35 percent to 45 percent. We recommend the use of air conditioning as well as investing in a humidifier or dehumidifier to help…

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