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Spring Cleaning Tips, Part 1

It’s almost spring, which means it’s almost time for spring cleaning. Don’t let your dreaded reorganization projects overwhelm you. It’s easy to get organized if you use a little creativity. Use these four tips as a starting point, and you’ll … Continue reading

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Clear the Clutter: Kitchen Cabinet Organizers

Every night it’s the same routine. Get home from work, scarf down your dinner… and spend 20 minutes looking for a lid to match the container for your leftovers. You don’t have time for that song and dance every night. … Continue reading

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Give Winter the Boot: Storage and Cleaning Tips

Winter boots are chic and cute, but keeping them looking nice all winter takes some preparation and care. 1. Keep Them Clean Suede or leather boots are the perfect combination of cozy and chic, a must-have for cooler-weather style. However, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bin: 9 Toy Storage Ideas

Between Santa, the grandparents, and aunts and uncles, your kids just received a landslide of toys as holiday gifts. Which is strange, because all you’ve heard from them for the last several weeks is, “We’re bored.” So, how can kids … Continue reading

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Clothes Storage Myth #5: All clothes can be folded or hung and stored together.

Different fabrics sometimes call for different methods of storage, especially if they’re higher end pieces such as cashmere, linen or silk. Continue reading

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Clothes Storage Myth #4: Airtight is always best when storing clothes.

Airtight containers are great for many things, but for storing clothes it may not be the best choice. The excessive dry heat of an attic coupled with airtight conditions can break down fiber in fabrics. Continue reading

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Clothes Storage Myth #3: Moth balls have to smell bad to really work.

If the idea of moth balls brings back memories of your Great-Grandmother’s attic, rejoice! Now moth-chasing tools are infused with cedar- another scent insects do not like. Continue reading

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Clothes Storage Myth #2: An attic or basement is the best place to store clothes.

Attics can be extremely hot in the heat of summer, while basements can be very damp- which is best? Neither. A good rule of thumb is if the area is comfortable enough to sleep, it’s acceptable for clothing storage. A … Continue reading

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Clothes Storage Myth #1: If clothes look clean, they are fine to store.

By far the most important step when it comes to storing clothing is to wash or dry clean clothes first. Even clothes that may look clean could have very light stains, perspiration or perfumes that can darken and set with time. Continue reading

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Most Valuable Layer: Space Bag

Space Bags really are ingenious. While they became popular for storing bulky blankets, comforters and pillows at home, these space-saving must-haves shouldn’t be limited to just linens. Continue reading

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