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Mini Makeover: Rug Edition

Q: How often should you have Oriental rugs cleaned if they don’t get a lot of foot traffic? A: Over-cleaning is not advised because it can wear a rug down, especially if it has been crafted with ancient silk threads. For areas … Continue reading

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Healthier at Home – To Keep the Outside Out

Take off your shoes at the door – “to keep the outside out.” The bottoms of your shoes track in dirt and germs, so instead, keep a pair of inside-only shoes or slippers by the door to change into when … Continue reading

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Family Contributions

To make chores seem like not such a…well, chore, stop calling them that. Instead, they become “family contributions.” Teach your 2-year-old to collect dirty clothes into a basket. Have your 7-year-old water the plants. Give older kids first picks from … Continue reading

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Editing Beauty

I’m a world traveler, and I’ve picked up many one-of-a-kind items. I’ve also inherited items from family members, which means I have too much stuff. How do you manage potential clutter/having too many things? How do you store items for … Continue reading

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A’la” Roise

If you could invent a kitchen appliance of the future what would it do? Empty the dishwasher and put the dishes away, a’la” Roise” from The Jetsons.

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