In giving your home the spring-cleaning it truly
deserves, don't forget the small stuff. Things like
oiling a creaky door hinge, descaling the iron, or scenting
drawers. Here are some touches whose benefits far outweigh
Looking to make sense of the stuff stuck on your fridge?
Well, the ideas are endless, thanks to a friendly glue
gun and some magnets. For a fresh, floral theme, attach
magnets to the backs of vibrant silk flowers. Want to
remember a great dinner party? Attach wine corks to
magnets. Fridge magnets made of clothespins can hold
important notes and shopping lists.
A dab of household oil will remove springtime squeaks
from door hinges and window cranks. For a better running
iron, try adding equal parts of vinegar and water and
give it a flush to remove unwanted mineral deposits.
For a stained coffeepot add three tablets of bicarbonate
of soda to some water, swish it around and it will end
up sparkling clean.
Bring a clean and simple spring and summer look to
your dining table by replacing a heavy cloth with fresh
cut flowers. They don't have to be expensive; anything
will brighten up your dining space. Simple arrangements
also add a touch of spring to coffee and end tables
in the living room.
Roll up those winter wool carpets and replace them
with lightweight spring and summer sisal. Add some new
throw pillows to the sofa, or even recover some old
ones with new fabric. These are all simple and quick
ways to herald spring into any home!