Bedding Care: How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

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When is the last time you washed your sheets? If it wasn’t last week, do you even remember? Whether you use the tried-and-true sniff test or stick to a regular schedule, there’s probably room for improvement in your washing habits. We’ve put together some helpful advice for washing your bedding. Believe us, you’ll be itching to wash your sheets by the end.

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5 Easy Ways to Modernize Outdated Furniture

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Style is a constantly evolving process. It takes time to figure out exactly what design style suits you and what furniture fits your space. So what do you do with a home full of outdated pieces? Time for a little DIY updating! We put together a list of five easy ways to freshen up and modernize your old furniture.

5 Items You Forget About While Spring Cleaning

Time for spring cleaning! Here are some items around the house that you might be forgetting to clean.

Do you feel that? No, not the warmer temperatures, birdsong and brighter sunlight. We’re talking about the itchy feeling that forewarns the annual ritual of throwing everything on the front lawn and deep cleaning the house. It’s time for spring cleaning!

There are many articles offering advice and tips on deep cleaning during this time of year, but we assume you have a system down by now. Instead, we curated a list of five places and items around the house that are easy to miss or maybe this will be the first time they are cleaned. Keep reading to learn which spots you might be missing while spring cleaning!

How to Clean Your Area Rug (No Matter the Material!)

Area Rug Cleaning Tips for Every Material

Vacuuming or shaking out an area rug is probably a pretty easy chore on your cleaning list. It feels pretty good to see all the dust float off or get sucked up in the vacuum. However, that’s not necessarily enough to get your rug really clean. Area rugs experience some of the most wear and tear of any piece in a home between pets, kids, foot traffic, dirt, snow and even sunshine.

We’ve mapped out the best ways to scrub down your rug based on the material it’s made of and put together a list of tips for spot cleaning common stains. Before you do any kind of clean, check the rug’s care instructions. If it is dry-clean only, take it to a professional!

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How to Organize your Garage

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a renter or homeowner in possession of a garage must be in want of garage organizing tips and garage storage ideas—or so we’d imagine Jane Austen would tell us if she were alive today. The fact of the matter is a little less flowery—your garage needs help. It doesn’t matter whether you have a cozy one-car garage or a truly outrageous amount of space; if you have a garage of any size, there’s a very good chance you could use a few tips on how to organize your garage.