Category: Home + Lifestyle

25 Household Hacks & Habits to Help You Survive Winter

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The battle with winter is a long one, fraught with snow and cold. If you need a couple more arrows in your quiver, check out these 25 household practices that help you keep you warm as the temperatures drop, save time in the freezing mornings before work, and hopefully conserve energy during the dark months. Individually they don’t sound like much, but collectively they help you kick winter’s butt to the curb.

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Thanksgiving table ideas to impress your guests

When it comes to the Thanksgiving table, the food could be considered half of the experience. Other key ingredients include the table setting itself, family, and friends. On the eve of the big meal, event stylist (Jeune Amour Events) and interior designer (Twelve Chairs) Courtney Webster shows us some easy, non-traditional ways to dress the table for the event. (Next week we also took a look at the loft she shares with her husband in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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Quick, Get the House Ready! Company’s Coming!

The holidays are just around the corner. And there’s nothing like company coming over to inspire a long to-do list for the home.

If more than just the usual picking up and cleaning are in order in your home, you’ll want to see this. RealtyTimes put together a list of renovations that can be done in time for the holidays if you start now. Need ideas and encouragement? Check out this article!:

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/47925-20161010-renovations-to-think-about-now-if-you-want-a-holiday-ready-home.

But remember, on top of all the planning and readying, be sure you also take some time for yourself this holiday season. You deserve it!

5 Quick Cheats to Make Your Home Neater

Do you wish you were just a little bit neater around your home on a daily basis? While you can definitely make successful, long-lasting tweaks to your weekly cleaning schedule, you can also do a little bit of cheating to make it look like you’re neater, too. Here are five favorite cheats to be a bit more neat.

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Prevention is Key to Home Fire Safety

Prepare. Respond. Recover. While no one wants to imagine what it would be like to have to respond or recover from a fire in their home, much can be done to prepare and prevent one from ever happening in the first place.

The second week of October is Fire Prevention Week. I hope that you’ll take some time to read the Red Cross’ important information and tips about the hazards of home fires.

Will you join me in creating a fire safety plan to keep our homes and loved ones safe? 

Click here to learn more.

6 Things to Try When A Room Just Isn’t Coming Together

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If you’ve ever had a room hovering at “almost there,” you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn’t look bad, it just doesn’t quite sing. It’s missing something, and you can’t put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn’t coming together like you thought it would!

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7 Home Tech Products To Upgrade Your Space Right Now

Each is compatible with Apple’s Home app, new to iOS 10

Your home is talking.

With the release of iOS 10 earlier this month, Apple is finally pulling the curtain back on its new Home app, and, as is the vogue in the smart home sphere, voice activation is the name of the game. We first heard about the company’s foray into the world of the automated dwelling when it announced HomeKit, a new hub for compatible products, at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in 2014.

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Take it Easy this Season: Fun, Festive and Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Fall

Fall is a much-beloved season — and for good reason! After a long hot summer, there is finally a cool nip in the air, inspiring cozy nights spent by the fire and soft sweaters reintroduced into your wardrobe. And everywhere you turn, you’ll spot others diving headfirst into the season, hyping up fall fashion and reminding you that pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy