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Once you’ve made the big effort to stage your home for sale, don’t forget the fine details because these are the things that don’t cost that much and give you a lot of bang for your buck. I’m talking about finishing details, like fresh flowers in planters, that perfectly placed magazine and yes this month’s…

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Use a natural sponge lightly dampened with a solution of warm water and a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent. Before cleaning, test the solution in an inconspicuous corner to be sure it won’t remove paper or coating. Don’t scrub too hard or allow the paper to get too wet to avoid damage. Always check…

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SPRING!?! Okay maybe I am just wishing it here but the most wonderful thing about spring is knowing that the best weather is in front of us. And even though Punxsutaney Phil said we should expect six more weeks of winter, why not start to plan how you are going to bring that spring cheer…

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Make sure your mum in a sunny area and keep the soil moist, but do not saturate. Giving your plants too much water will result in rotting stems and mushy, decaying blooms. Deadhead as needed by removing any dead or damaged flowers, leaves, and stems when necessary to keep your mum looking fresh and healthy.…

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According to restauranteurs, these ingredients will get nasty red wine stains out of your carpet or upholstery. Remember that it is very important to dab not rub, as rubbing will only spread the stain and possibly damage the material. Be sure to use a generous amount of whichever substance you choose. Plain club soda or a…

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Lighting is one of those things that not only “makes” a room but it is something you cannot live without. It can really loft the overall mood and appearance of a home. Unfortunately it is often overlooked so here are some guidelines to help you decide how much light you need and the best types…

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Autumn is also a typically wet and muddy season which means we can find muddy foot prints and paw prints inside our homes.  To clean tile and hardwood floors a steam mop will lift and remove dirt easily. But when it comes to rugs, it is best to leave the mud to dry before tackling. Once the…

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First, a word of caution: the recipe below is water based. Only use if your upholstery cleaning codes are W or WS. Also, always test on an inconspicuous spot first!  Ingredients 2 cups warm water Squirt of liquid dishwashing soap Instructions Add the water into a mixing bowl and then the soap. Use an electric mixer at medium speed…

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The type of furniture you select has a big impact on the overall style and comfort of your home. So when I work with my Fairfield & Westchester County Interior Design clients I help them choose furniture that fulfills their desires in terms of design as well as meeting their criteria from a usability standpoint.…

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Drop one ice cube into each dent. Let the ice cubes melt. As they melt, the nap of the carpet will begin to fluff back up, reducing (and eventually removing) the dent. Check the results the next morning. If necessary, blot up excess water with white paper towel or colorfast cloth. If the nap hasn’t recovered completely, use a…

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Learn what your front door says about you and how you can style and choose the right front door for your home. The front door of your home says a lot about who lives inside. But selecting an entry door that fits your home’s style, adds value to your home, and is aesthetically beautiful can…

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As the chill of autumn begins to set in, it reminds us that it is time to bring some coziness back into our rooms. You can do this with layers of texture, color and pattern. Rearrange furnishings into intimate groupings and reclaim stored blankets and pillows to warm up your house with the comforts of home.…

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