6 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Making changes to your decor, in the right way, feels inspiring and will give you a sense of joy. You don’t need to redo an entire room in order to give it new life. Here are 6 of my best tips, to refresh your home, that I share with my Fairfield and Westchester clients. All…

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How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Longer

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 winterize your grill

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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Fall Decorating: Up Your Game

I’m sad to see summer end but excited to know that soon we will be immersed in the gorgeous colors of fall. Recently I started visualizing how I am going to do my own fall decorating as well as how I will decorate the homes of some of my clients. So while I’m planning, I…

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How to clean screen doors and windows

How to clean screen doors and windows

It’s so easy….. Just use a lint roller to remove debris such as pet hair and cobwebs from your screens. Try attaching the lint roller to a pole if the screen door or window is tall or hard to reach.                                   …

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5 Kitchen Trends to Look for in 2019

from decorpad

Let’s face it, no matter what your kitchen looks like, guests and family will always congregate in it. You just can’t seem to get them out. 🙂 So why not take your Kitchen design a step further and consider one of these hot new trends. Here are some of the design elements I have been…

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How to clean your microwave without scrubbing

With company coming and going during the holiday your microwave may get a lot of use and dirty too. You know that some ovens are self-cleaning, but what’s this about microwaves? It’s true – you can let your microwave do the job for you by heating up some water and lemon juice or vinegar in a microwave-safe…

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How to freshen up your Christmas Stockings

Velvet stockings should be professionally dry cleaned and only steamed to get wrinkles out. Do not iron them. Needlepoint can be vacuumed with an upholstery brush. to brighten them up but if they are stained, take them to a dry cleaner. Felt should go to the dry cleaner. Knit should be hand washed just like…

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Holiday Decorating That’s Simple & Fun

from Southern Living

I know a lot of people start their holiday decorating as early as Thanksgiving weekend, so this month I thought I’d share some STYLING TIPS that I use to decorate the homes of my Fairfield and Westchester clients. These simple ideas are not expensive or time-consuming but when you are done it will certainly look…

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How to clean your mattress

How to Clean a Mattress

While it’s impossible to wash your mattress, this cleaning trick will have it smelling and feeling fresh in no time! You will need Baking soda, Essential oil (optional) and a vacuum cleaner. Strip the mattress of all bedding. Put a cup of baking soda into a container with a tight-fitting lid, add 4-5 drops of…

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How to clean wood cutting boards

wood cutting boards

Give your cutting board a spa treatment with this all natural solution. Sprinkle the cutting board with coarse salt. Using a lemon half with the cut side down, scour the surface, squeezing slightly to release the lemon juice as you go. Let sit for 5 minutes. Scrape the gray, dirty liquid into a small bowl using…

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