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Nov 17

Why Air Plants Are So Popular, Yet Completely Misunderstood

On paper, air plants sound like a dream for low-maintenance types. No pots or dirt, infrequent watering, and an endless variety of creative ways to display them without taking up a lot of space: all tempting too-good-to-be-true reasons for a little impulse plant purchase. But if you’ve ever owned an air plant, you know they don’t quite live up to the hype of being indestructible. There is a ton of misinformation out there, and, if you don’t know what you’re doing, they are surprisingly easy to send to the plant cemetery.

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Nov 17

Household Tricks: How To Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier

When the air in your home is being heated during the cold winter months, it can get pretty dry and uncomfortable. Humidifiers are great for keeping the air in your home healthy, but there are other things you can do to help add humidity when the air’s drying out your skin, furniture, and woodwork.

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Nov 17

How To Get Rid of Red Wine Stains

I’m a white wine drinker usually, but last week I had friends over who love red wine, and we all dove in. Sure enough, within the first hour I had red wine spattered on my dress-shirt from a cork that popped in the wrong way. Not so long ago a friend spilled red wine on my new white linen chair in the living room. Ugh. It looked awful, but with a little smart work, all was okay. Due to this, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting these stains out and have some info here to help you. Enjoy and please add your own remarks.

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03
Nov 17

How To Spot Clean Old or Set-In Upholstery Stains

By this point I’m reasonably certain that the majority of responsible furniture owners are aware that spills and stains on upholstery should be cleaned immediately, with all due haste. It’s the right thing to do, and stands the best chance of successful stain removal. But, let’s consider for a moment the times when it’s just not possible to immediately handle a stain.

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03
Nov 17

Removing Old, Bulky Shower Doors Is Much Easier Than You Think

If you’ve ever wanted to get rid of your old shower doors, and replace them with a curtain, it’s much easier to do than you think. There are many good reasons to switch them out: some are leaky, or collect mold. They also get in the way of cleaning and bathing kiddos. A curtain eliminates all of these things, and can be thrown in the wash when it gets too dirty. Plus, when the curtain is left open when not in use, the bathroom feels so much larger than before. Don’t be daunted by the idea of leaving holes in the walls —you’ll be happy you took the plunge!

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Oct 17

A Hard-Core IKEA Hack for a Rental Bathroom Makeover — Apartment Therapy Original Makeover

IKEA’s IVAR collection is a very versatile system, with different ways to configure storage, and made of unfinished wood that’s a virtual blank slate for paint. But, in a recent makeover project, the big question became: could it become the centerpiece of an inexpensive rental bathroom makeover?

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