Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

10 Spring Cleaning Tips

spongeSpring cleaning doesn’t have to feel overwhelming.

Sure, the dust has had a year to accumulate, but you can bust that unwanted stuff in a hurry with these 10 spring cleaning tips.

Get your home in order and sparkling just in time for warmer weather. Then, open the windows and enjoy! Continue reading “Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips”

Indoor Plants for Your Home

House plants are among the few decorating items that combine aesthetics and functionality. Not only do they add a touch of natural elegance to any indoor space, but they also provide benefits to homeowners.

First, they reduce the presence of pollutants and toxins in the air and provide fresh, clean oxygen. Second, they balance the internal humidity of any room. Third, certain house plants provide simple and quick home remedies.

Here are a few wonderful plants that add a lovely and healthy dimension to your own living space:

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Photo by gailf458 via Flickr. CC by 2.0.

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Creating the Perfect Flower Arrangement for Spring

It’s springtime! Everything seems to be stirring to life after a long winter season. Finally, a reprieve from the winter blues after the holidays have been boxed up for the year.

Your artificial Christmas tree might be packed away until next winter, but you can pull out a few white or cream colored poinsettias from the Christmas decorations to set off yellow daisies and pink roses. Now is the time to think about springtime flower arrangements to give your home a fresh, bright feel.

Simplicity is in style this season, so it’s easy for you to create classic flower arrangements of your own using fresh cut flowers from your garden or from a local florist. Go with monochromatic color combinations–poppies and tulips are a lively, bright duo that lend cheeriness to any room.

Image c/o marthastewart.com
Image c/o marthastewart.com

By coupling colorful arrangements with simple, modern vases or bowls, you can mix and match an accent that will work well in any room of your home.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Check off These Spring Cleaning Tasks to Refresh Your Home for Warmer Weather

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Spring is in the air. Also in the air: a winter’s worth of dust.

Welcome the warmer weather by refreshing your house with these spring cleaning tips.

The Storage Closet

The storage closet – a catch all for the discarded and forgotten. When you organize this space, you’ll bust the dust and add life to your belongings.

One item that can easily get crunched in a storage space is your artificial Christmas tree. Keep your tree in top form and save storage space with a Christmas tree storage bag. You can also organize other Christmas or holiday décor by putting stackable, labeled bins in your storage closet.

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National Library Week: The Benefits of Reading

The public library is an amazing repository of knowledge that is free to anyone. Unfortunately, it seems that with the pervasiveness of digital media and the World Wide Web, poring over hardbound and paperback reads is fast becoming a vanishing practice. To celebrate National Library Week starting this April 14, we offer some great reasons to pick up the reading habit.

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1. Boost Brainpower

Like any muscle, the brain benefits from a good workout.  Reading is an active mental process that is intellectually more demanding than watching TV or listening to the radio. By keeping your brain active, reading helps make you smarter and keep your concentration sharp as you grow older.

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