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8 Must-Do Tips To Get Your New Home Fresh & Clean

8 Must-Do Tips To Get Your New Home Fresh & Clean

We’ve all been there at some point: moving into a new house, apartment or dorm, and wanting to make it feel like home. Whether your space is brand new or 100 years old, a new living environment usually comes with unfamiliar odors (from new carpet to musty basements), the chemical and/or allergen remnants of anything there before you, and a virtual cyclone of stirred up dust, dust mite particles, dirt and debris. But before you decide all of this is…

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Home, Sweet-Smelling Home: 9 All-Natural Odor Killers

Home, Sweet-Smelling Home: 9 All-Natural Odor Killers

Lots of factors can lead to a stinky home: pets, kids, food odors, mildew, recirculated stale air – and air freshener companies know this. There is no shortage of new scents on the market and new ways to dispense them: sprays, candles, plug-ins, potpourri. The thing is, all of those things simply mask the odor itself. Whatever is causing that odor is more than likely still there. Meanwhile, you’re saturating the air in your home with synthetic chemicals, many of…

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5 Smart Ways To Stay Cool (and Save Money!) This Summer

5 Smart Ways To Stay Cool (and Save Money!) This Summer

The dog days of summer have indeed arrived, bringing both fun (lakeside cookouts, fireworks, water skiing) and the not-so-fun (heat, humidity, and skyrocketing energy costs). With a little forethought and planning, there are small changes you can make to have a cooler, greener summer…without sacrificing any of the fun! Watch Those Windows Sunlight streaming through your window in the autumn can help warm a cool room. In the summer, it can be like adding a heating lamp to an already-hot…

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7 Simple & Affordable Ways to Make Your Guest Room Extraordinary

7 Simple & Affordable Ways to Make Your Guest Room Extraordinary

Do you have that one friend who has the most amazing guest bedroom, the one you can’t wait to stay in when you visit? The one where everything you could need is there: extra blankets, fluffy towels, snacks, ample reading material and even a set of earplugs by the bedside table? If your guest room is lacking that certain something – or worse, has simply become a catch-all for all the loose toys and boxes that don’t seem to ever…

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10 Brilliant Organizing Hacks for 2015!

10 Brilliant Organizing Hacks for 2015!

It’s that delicate time of year between the post-holiday dead-of-winter and the first balmy hint of spring. Maybe you’re getting an overwhelming urge to do some early spring cleaning, or maybe finally getting organized was one of your goals for 2015. Either way, there’s no time like the present! Though there are stores dedicated entirely to purchasing organizational accessories, some of the best ideas cost only a few bucks…and some utilize items you already have in your home, thereby costing…

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