Household Basics

Jan 9

Controlling the Clutter in 2015

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Controlling clutter around the home

This time of year, it’s only natural to want to simplify. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many of us just want to relax in a clean, uncomplicated, and organized home! But tackling your entire house can be intimidating. There’s so much to do, so little time to do it!

But never fear, take a look at our game plan, and we’ll have your messiest spots in the house in tip top shape in no time.

Jan 8

Free Printable: Guest Bedroom Wifi Password

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Printable wifi password sign

If you’re lucky enough to be located near any of our stores, perhaps you’re familiar with our Design Discovery program. Five times a year, we offer a free workshop where we share decorating ideas for one space in your home. Our team of experts show you how to combine fabrics, blend styles, rethink colors, or reexamine how you use your space.

Mar 5

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Outdoor spring cleaning checklist

So much attention is paid to indoor spring cleaning, but what about the outside? Our home’s exterior and outdoor spaces need just as much TLC from enduring the long, harsh winter. Use our handy Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist to get you started, so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the season without a second thought.

Jan 3

Easy Tips for Cleaning Metal Accessories Around Your Home

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How to Clean Metals

‘Tis the season for decorating as you brighten and spruce up your home for the holidays and the new year. Whether you’re bringing cherished keepsakes out for display or changing your home’s seasonal theme and switching pieces for a few months, winter is the perfect time for updating every room in your home.

Jan 2

How to Organize a Linen Closet

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How to organize a linen closet

Do you find yourself tugging at a towel from a jumbled mound of linens threatening to topple out? Is it a struggle to find a matching set of sheets on laundry day? Is your linen closet jammed with so many linens you hardly use that you can’t find the ones you need? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it’s time to reorganize your linen closet.

Oct 15

How to Paint a Room

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A fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost effective ways to dramatically improve the look of a space. Think of it: a fireplace really becomes the focal point once it’s in front of an accent wall; a bland kid’s room transforms into something playful with a pop of color; a dining room gets a sophisticated upgrade with a darkened ceiling. The right wall hue acts as a complementary backdrop to the furniture you already own.

Sep 13

How to Choose the Right Light Bulb

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When choosing the right lighting for your home, you not only need to think about the fixtures but also the bulbs that will go in them. There are many different types of light bulbs available right now, varying in brightness, wattage, energy efficiency and more. Make sure you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each before you make your decision.



Incandescent light bulbs are the most traditional bulbs on the market today. They are the least-expensive option, and they are still the bulbs that are most commonly used in homes. The light provided by standard incandescent bulbs has a yellow-white tone, and it appears warm and natural. These bulbs can be used with a dimmer so that their brightness can be adjusted as needed for the time of day, the room, the occasion and the fixture itself.