Creating A Beautiful Place For My Kids

When Your Sofa Smells: Beating The Stink In Your Upholstery

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Furniture has a unique way of taking on some pretty nasty smells. It’s not surprising, considering the porous nature of the upholstery and wood. Some smells run deep, and you’ll need a variety of techniques in your arsenal to get things smelling fresh again.  Pesky Pets Yep, Fido might be your best friend, but he will not be friendly to your sofa. The problem with indoor pets is that even if you are an extremely clean owner, some smells are hard to contain, and even harder to remove from upholstery. Read More»

3 Things You Should Know About Keeping Wooden Antiques Intact

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If you have recently inherited or purchased some wooden antiques, you’re probably hoping to have them for a long time. However, you may also wonder how to take care of the wood so that it remains attractive and intact. Fortunately, wood is a strong, durable substance that often takes on new beauty as it ages, but antique furnishing do require special care in order to remain intact and attractive. Here are three ways that you can keep your wooden antiques in your family for many more generations: Read More»

2 Types Of Glass And How To Use Them In Your Home

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It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that one piece of glass is just like another. To the untrained eye, one glass window pane, counter top, or shower door may look just like another. But how that glass is strengthened and treated after it’s manufactured and before you install it in your home can make a big difference, no matter where you’re installing the glass. Different types of glass can affect your safety, your security, and your comfort in different ways. Read More»

7 Tips To Boost The Burn Time Of Your Scented Jar Candles

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Candles add the perfect finishing touch to your home’s d├ęcor and their pleasant array of fragrances emits alluring scents into the air. According to the National Candle Association, candles are used in 7 out of 10 households in the United States, with votives, pillars and container candles being the most popular with U.S. consumers. Knowing how to use and care for your scented jar candles can actually increase their burn time and keep the candles looking their best. Read More»

Surprise Guests: 5 Unintentional Invitations For Pests

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Pests are a common problem for many people, and once the problem is established, it can be difficult to control. There are several factors inside your home that can contribute to a pest problem, or exacerbate current problems. Eliminate Leaks Many types of pests, such as cockroaches, are often found in moist areas of the home. Small leaks throughout your home are the perfect environment for a pest to access water. Read More»