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  1. How can I get organized at home?

    Over time, it's easy to let clutter pile up in your house – and often, it accumulates so slowly that you don't notice a problem until it's too late. Luckily, all it takes is a little free time and some elbow grease to get things back in shape. Here, we've compiled a few tips to help you organize even the most clutter-prone zones in your home.

    For the messy bedroom:

    Organizing and decluttering your bedroom can help you maintain a sense of relaxation and order not just in ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. How can I refresh my home without breaking the bank?

    Every home can use a bit of TLC every now and then, but spiffing it up doesn't need to break the bank! Projects as simple as a quick power wash or paint touch-up can make a big improvement in the appearance of your home. If you're looking to make some simple improvements, try these quick and easy upgrades – they'll refresh your place without putting a strain on your wallet.

    Tidy up

    Give your home its sparkle back with a quick scrubbing! Tackle areas you don't normally clean ...
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