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  1. Which paint colors create a relaxing space?

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ID:	11299Does seafoam green really evoke feelings of renewal? Can periwinkle blue actually lull you to sleep?

    Interior designers have long thought that paint color can affect our emotions, and color psychology backs up the hunch.

    Here’s a look at the swatches that cultivate a calm and relaxed environment throughout your home.

    Soothing blues

    From iceberg to deep navy, almost any shade of blue can convey a sense of tranquility ...
  2. How can I brighten my home in winter?

    Refreshed decor, comforting paint colors and thoughtful upgrades can add a layer of warmth and sunshine to your winter days. These are a few simple ways to spark joy throughout the next few months – for you and anyone else who steps inside your home.

    Update your kitchen backsplash

    A simple way to rejuvenate the heart of your house? A brand-new kitchen backsplash. The upgrade is both functional and stylistic, injecting personality and depth to one of your home's most highly ...
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  3. How much does it cost to hire a cleaning service?

    There’s nothing quite like coming home to a clean house – especially when there’s little time to do the job yourself. The good news is hiring a professional housecleaner may be more a lot more affordable than you think. And the time and stress it saves can make it worth every penny!

    Here’s a look at what you can expect to pay for house cleaning services and what’s typically included in the cost.

    How much do cleaning services charge?

    Professional house cleaners ...
  4. 10 tips to get organized

    Clear the clutter! More than ever before, people are opting for minimalism instead of overstuffed and cluttered homes. From items purchased on a vacation to treasured mementos and those that have been gifted, the accumulation of items may be what is standing in the way of you creating a more organized home.

    Closets should be organized and not just used for storage, ditto for kitchen pantry areas and shelving. Bookcases can become organized showcases for home decor.

    Here ...
  5. How can I keep a new baby safe in my home?

    If you're welcoming a new baby to the family, you may be wondering what you can do to keep the little one safe at home. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth grandchild, there are lots of things you can do to keep your family's pride and joy happy and healthy as they grow.

    Test for toxins

    When was the last time you tested the air quality in your home? You may have locked up harmful cleaning chemicals, but you should also test for levels of mold, radon, lead and ...
  6. How can I keep warm without using my heater?

    As the temperature drops (and keeps dropping!) in the weeks to come, it might feel like time to turn on your heating system and switch the thermostat to warm things up. But heating your home can be an energy-guzzler. Here are a few steps to help endure the cold that don’t involve just putting on a sweater or bumping the temperature up a few degrees. Save energy and increase comfort with these tips.

    Set your ceiling fan to run in reverse. There should be a switch on the body of the fan ...
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