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Six helpful ways to declutter your home

If things have a proper home they are more likely to be put away and found again in good condition. Review what you own.<p>Don’t share your life a …

Minimalism

Decorating With Houseplants

For Simplicity's Sake<p>Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) may be one of the easiest houseplants in the world. It requires little more than water to …

Maybe We Should Just Rent Our Gadgets

A startup called Grover attempts a hardware-for-rent model as ownership starts to feel meaningless.<p>By now, consumers of modern electronics should realize that they don’t entirely own the hardware they buy.<p>In an age of persistent, automatic software updates, only the newest devices are guaranteed to …

IPad Pro

DIY: 14 cheap and easy ways to improve your garden or terrace

Now that summer's arrived in the UK, we're all scrabbling around trying to think of ways to improve our gardens for little or no money and not too …

Landscaping

STOP! Before You Rip Your Carpet Up, Learn About the Hardwood Underneath

Today, hardwood floors are a highly desirable home feature, but not long ago, wall-to-wall carpeting was all the rage. Home improvement shows make …

Filling out your garden with edible plants can be a worthwhile endeavour

Many of the plants that add colour and texture to our yards also contain the right stuff for enriching our menus.<p>Hosta, that familiar shady-side perennial, is grown commercially in parts of Asia as an edible. Cook its shoots as you would asparagus, or wrap them in bacon. Its flowers are appetizing …

Theme Your House Right: 3 Little Things That Affect the Feel Of Your Home

Credit<p>Do you want to live in a beautiful house with well-furnished and decorated rooms? I bet you do. But when it comes to actually turning your house to heaven on earth, it can be a bit of a challenge and often times, a large mess.<p>Interior decoration is not about slapping colors against the wall …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

10 Cooking Tricks Only a Diner Can Teach You

We love diners for their homey, no-nonsense food. But sometimes it seems like a magic show, doesn’t it? The menu is massive and yet, each and every …

Food

8 Design-Friendly Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

The secret to tidy towels and beautifully organized bottles? The right storage, of course. Sample this smorgasbord of ideas.<p>Brought to you by<p>Adequate …

13 Easy Changes That Will Completely Transform Your Home

Some easy changes to your home can make a big difference in creating a restful space, so you can be your best self. Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites are transforming too, so you can be rested, set, and ready to go take on the day.

This Newly-Invented Shade of Blue Is Destined to Become a Home Decor Essential

Colors certainly make the world a much brighter place to live. From pink to purple, orange to blue and every other color of the rainbow, it’s hard to imagine anything being able to improve upon our existing spectrum. But an accidental result during a scientific experiment did just that, and now …

Chemistry

The Secret Reason Your Houseplants Keep Dying

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Here’s the situation: You just bought a brand-new philodendron, repotted it in a pretty ceramic vase, put …

10 Sofa Styles for Every Space

From the chaise lounge to the Chesterfield.<p>Chances are, if you're reading this, you can appreciate great design.<p>That being said, you can craft an elegant space and still get confused when you have to define the difference between a chaise lounge and a chesterfield.<p>Enter <i>Home Decor Cheat Sheets:</i> …

Furniture

How to Get Red Wine, Coffee & Tomato Sauce Stains Out of Carpet

Here's how to get stains out of carpet right away, before they set.<p>Push the hose directly onto the carpet fibers and leave it in place for several …

Cleaning

120+ DIY Table Ideas + Link Party

We hope that you enjoyed Turning Tables DIY week! We love sharing great ideas and featuring lots of new guests. Plus, we love to see what you’ve been …

5 Quick To-Dos to Keep Your Home Consistently Spic & Span

<i>This article originally appeared on ApartmentTherapy.com.</i><p>There’s no big secret to keeping an impeccable home. It just requires diligence. So we put …

Cleaning

7 Sneaky Things Making Your Home Unbearably Hot

Who needs an AC when you've mastered the art of fan arrangement?<p>Ah, summer. That beautiful time of year when sun beams kiss our cheeks and the days stretch out for what feels like forever. It's the best season for being outdoors, soaking up some rays and splashing around a waterfall, an ocean or, …

Homemade Salves for Every Household: Simple Salve Method - Health and Wellness

Simple Salve Method<p>Ingredients:<p>• 1/2 ounce beeswax<br>• 1 cup herbal oil<br>• Vitamin E or rosemary antioxidant (extract)—optional<p>Instructions:<p>1. Use a …

Homemade

This Is the Surprising Household Item You Should Be Putting Your Wet Phone in Instead of Rice

We love us a good tech hack (have you seen this awesome notebook that charges your phone?), ESPECIALLY when it involves extending the life of our smartphones, ’cause (as you likely already know all too well), they’re certainly not without their hazards. Say you land yourself a shiny new Google …

IPhone 7

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

CutSew Patternmaking: Easy to Understand Sewing Patterns - GeekMom

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>CutSew promises anyone can understand their sewing patterns. This is a bold statement to someone who, after sewing for two …

10 household problems solved with wine corks

Homemade Salves for Every Household - Health and Wellness

One of the most beneficial and healthful additions I’ve ever made to my home medicine cabinet was integrating homemade herbal salves into my natural …

Homemade

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

6 Ways to Redo a Backsplash (Right Over the Old One!) • The Budget Decorator

When your kitchen feels outdated or tired, one of the best places a DIY’er can make a change is the backsplash. These 6 ways to redo a backsplash …

Learn the Tricks of Sewing With Double Needles

When sewing with knits, one of my favorite ways of hemming is using a double needle, or sometimes referred to as a twin needle. With one row of …

How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time

We all know the old saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – and the same principle can be applied if you want to …