How to Remove Stains, Without Removing Paint

Removing splatters from your wall can be a pain. I’ve rented a couple of houses in my lifetime, and each time the landlord came by to conduct an inspection I’d find myself stressing over stains. The wallpapers of my bedroom, kitchen…you name it, I’d stained it.

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If you’re reading this article, maybe you’re in a similar situation where the blemishes on your walls are getting a bit out of control. Luckily for you and I, there are lots of wall-cleaning chemical “erasers” readily available on the market. However, if you don’t have the money to spend on cleaning supplies, that’s fine too, as you can create your own stain removers at home with ammonia and water in a jiffy. But beware – things can easily go south and you can scratch off a layer of your paint if you aren’t careful, and I’m speaking from experience here. So what should you do to ensure that your bright, shiny coat of paint stays safe, whilst removing the stain at the same time? Check out these three common methods and select the one that suits you best. 

Before you try any of these methods, I’d strongly recommend that you find out what type of paint is on your wall. Different paints react differently to different chemicals, and a method of cleaning that might work for one type of wall might not work for another. Glossy surfaces, semi-gloss surfaces or enameled paint will respond​ well to cleaning, whereas eggshell or flat surfaces might not hold up as well.​   

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Must-Have Nursery Items for a Fall Baby

My sweet cousin is getting ready to have her first baby. Not only am I super excited for the baby, but I also love that fall is one of the best times of the year to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world! The weather is not too hot, and in some cases not too cold (if it’s not snowing yet). But the best part of having a fall baby is that you get to kick off the holiday season with your new addition — starting with Halloween. The thought of shopping for your little one’s first Halloween costume can be so exciting. While adding a Halloween costume to the nursery closet is a must, here’s a list of some items that your fall baby needs for the changing weather. 

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Swaddle blankets

Because the temperature only drops at night, using a really cozy swaddle blanket for day naps is more than enough. Baby Tula baby blankets are made with 100% viscose from bamboo, making them cozy but also breathable. The pulp from the bamboo also makes these blankets plump with softness. Make sure you have plenty of swaddle blankets to provide the most comfort and warmth for your baby so you don’t have to worry about layering them with a ton of clothing. 

Wipe warmer

For those changes in the middle of the night, your baby is going to love the fact that their wipes aren’t freezing cold from being taken straight out of the package. There’s nothing worse than a cold touch after being snuggled up. Keep the crying to a minimum and remember to keep the warmer stocked up and plugged in. It’s also a lot quieter too when pulling a wipe from this device instead of from a crinkling package. 

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6 Great Hints for Having a Better Rest During the Night

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for everyone, as it ensures that our body and mind are rested enough to face the new day. If you’re having trouble getting your forty winks, take a look at the hints below, which could help you get better rest.

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Sort Out Your Bed

You can’t enjoy a good snooze if your bed is uncomfortable and isn’t suited to your body type. Do a bit of research to find out what kind of mattresses are available. There are various designs, and each is specially manufactured for specific sleeping positions. Some beds are perfect for people who have back problems, while others provide side sleeping benefits. If you know what you need, it’ll be easier to find the right offer. You should consider replacing your bed if it’s older than seven years for better sleep.

Limit Napping

Long naps during the day can interfere with your sleep patterns. If you feel the need to doze in the daytime, make sure you do so for a maximum of 20-30 minutes. Slumbering for extended periods, you’ll find that not only do you feel groggy afterward, but you’ll also struggle to get your rest at night.

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10 Tips for Selling your Home When Preparing to Downsize

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people to look at things in significantly different ways. Whether it’s valuing family more, working from home, or losing a job, COVID has altered peoples’ lives. And the real estate market is no exception. In fact, many people have realized they no longer need, or they can’t afford, the size of house they currently have. 

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Downsizing is becoming increasingly popular in different areas of life. But as anyone currently in the process of trying to downsize a house knows, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not only do you need to move or say goodbye to years of accumulated belongings, but to downsize to a smaller home, you must first sell your current one. Here are 10 tips for selling your home when preparing to downsize.

Find your new, smaller house

To begin, you’ll need to decide where you want to live and what type of dwelling you’re looking for. For example, do you want a condo near the city centre, or a small, rural house with land? If you need to sell your house prior to purchasing your next then you can consider a “rent back” from the buyer while you prepare for your move. 

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Tablescaping: Creating an Instagram Worthy Table Setting

The art of setting your table is THE trend of the moment. With all the swoon-worthy photos on Instagram, the fad may just turn into the norm. Who doesn’t like to serve fabulous food to their nearest and dearest in a picture-perfect dining environment?

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Life-long memories are made when we’re gathered around a table with family and friends, enjoying the conversation as the candles flicker. 

But what makes all those photos look so appealing?

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