Think of this as your ultimate cleaning checklist: Easy ways to get your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, laundry room, and patio in tip-top shape for spring.
1. De-Smudge Windows
A simple mixture of two parts water to one part white distilled vinegar is all you need for a streak-free finish on windows and glass surfaces. Wipe the inside of windows from side to side, and the outside of windows from top to bottom.
2. Clean Around and Inside Appliances
Sanitize your dishwasher by placing a shallow dish of vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher and run it (empty) on a long sanitation cycle to kill fungi.
3. Create a Natural Air Freshener
Whip up a room deodorizer on the stovetop by simmering orange rinds or lemon slices and rosemary in a pot of water. The scent will freshen your space.
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4. Clean Your Counter
Organizer MaryJo Monroe of Respaced says those little bottles of lotions and potions are
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- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 3:24 PM EDT
In honor of the beginning of spring it's only appropriate that we talk about pastels for a moment! More specifically pastel-hued craft ideas that are perfect for your wardrobe or your next party. And how their awesome shades of mint, blush pink, sky blue and lemonade yellow are sure to bring a smile to your face even if (like mine) your neck of the woods is still feeling more like winter than spring. So in an ode to the vernal equinox, click on through for 7 perfect ways to decorate with pastels for spring! - By Cyd Converse
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- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 3:22 PM EDT
Wallpaper is a fun way to add unique patterns and colors to your home, but it can get pretty pricey. When I saw Emily's fabulous tutorial on how she used gift wrap (these sheets from The Paper Source in fact) to create amazing wallpaper for her laundry room, I was floored. What a great idea! Then, of course, I immediately began thinking about where I could use this and what I papers I might use. While I haven't come up with any spaces in my home yet, I've put together a number of options for you. Here are gorgeous gift-wrap-turned-wallpaper ideas. - By Nicole Balch
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