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5 Genius Tricks for the Most Dreaded Spring Cleaning Chore

At the top of my list of chores that make me want to throw a temper tantrum? Cleaning grout. Oh, the grout. And we have a LOT of it in our home. Don't get me wrong, I love our subway tile in the shower and our hexagon Carrara marble floor tile, but I pout a bit when it comes time to shine it up. You with me? Well, it won't clean itself, so arm yourself with one of these methods to make your life a little easier! Bleach Foam Spray Give yourself a head start before you bust out the...

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5 Easy Ways To Clean Tile Grout (Really, Really Good)

At the top of my list of chores that make me want to throw a temper tantrum? Cleaning grout. Oh, the grout. And we have a LOT of it in our home. Don't get me wrong, I love our subway tile in the shower and our hexagon Carrara marble floor tile, but I pout a bit when it comes time to shine it up. You with me? Well, it won't clean itself, so arm yourself with one of these methods to make your life a little easier! Bleach Foam Spray Give yourself a head start before you bust out the...

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How to Make Your Bedroom Look Like a Pinterest Board

Let's be honest, Pinterest is a black hole of inspiration—what starts out as aimlessly checking your Pinterest ends hours later with a million ideas to completely overhaul your life into something drop-dead-gorgeous. Thankfully, Amanda Holstein of Advice from a Twenty-Something is here to help you make your Pinterest-worthy design...

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Lark & Linen Bedroom Get the Look + A GIVEAWAY!

As I mentioned in my home tour, our bedroom was a labour of love. It went through a few different itterations before my designer heart was happy. Now, our bedroom is calm and serene and the perfect mix between high and low. And in case you're looking to get a similar feel in your own home, I thought I'd break down all the pieces (and offer a pretty fabulous giveaway to boot!)

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Makeover Your Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps+ TODAY SHOW

It turns out that 2014 is off to a fantastic start as we've been invited back to the Today Show once more (checkout our other appearances here and here) to chat about...

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How To Find a Wall Stud Without a Stud Finder

Whether you're planning to hang a heavy frame to center your gallery wall, a gorgeous piece from your favorite artist or shelving to display your pretties, knowing how to properly find a wall stud is a must. Haven't added a stud finder to your tool collection yet? Don't fret, Joe Provey is sharing his tricks for how to...

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Easy Steps to Remove a Broken Light Bulb From a Socket

Changing a broken light bulb can be tricky business. One wrong move, and you've got a not-so-safe situation. And the clean-up? Pain in the rear. This time around, skip on the stress and follow these five simple steps from Chris Jordan for an ultra easy switcheroo. From Chris Jordan... Everyone has had the experience of a light bulb...

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Silence that Squeaky Mattress in 6 Simple Steps

If you ask me, there's almost nothing worse than a squeaky mattress. Especially when that mattress happens to be basically brand new. So rather than drive yourself nuts, try Diane Rixon's six tricks to a squeak-free nights sleep. From Diane Rixon... Is a noisy...

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How to Quickly Fill Small holes in your wall

I'm one of those decorators who changes their mind about twice a week. And no matter how many holes I put in the wall - there's always more bound to come. So when I came across these simple tips from Dan Chilton for filling small holes in minutes, I made sure it was bookmarked, pinned and stored away forever. From Dan Chilton... Hanging...

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How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

It's inevitable: if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, fruit flies will eventually make an appearance. After all, they love the sweet goodness that is just part of your awesome baking, but your love for them isn't exactly equal.  Which is why, just for you, Brie Dyas tested out some legendary methods on ridding your home of these pesky creatures.  You're very, very welcome. From...

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The 4 Best Glues (and 2 You Don’t Need)

We consider ourselves a crafty bunch at SMP Living, but we were a bit clueless when it came to knowing exactly what glue to use for our many DIY projects. That was until we got a glue 101 from the uber handy Joe Provey, and now we'll never look at a glue gun the same. So ladies and gents, it's only fair to share the knowledge with all of you crafty folks, so we'll let Joe take it from here...

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Best Wall Anchors + How to Install Them

As someone who loves a good gallery wall but never quite knows how to properly install one in my home, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be soaking up all the super helpful information Joe Provey sent our way about wall anchors and how to install them. He's giving us all the dos and don'ts so your gallery wall dreams can become a reality without the fear of them falling on your head (this totally...

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Removing Rust From Stainless Steel

Fact.  Stainless steel + stubborn rust = every kitchen lover's nemesis.  And because we've all been there (oh, have we ever), we thought it only right to share with you some helpful tips from Erin Loechner that make ridding your sink of that unsightly rust super easy.  I'm talking everything from lemon juice to lighter fluid helping keep your kitchen sparkling clean... From...

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Removing Hard Water Stains

If there is one part of household cleaning that has me endlessly searching for solutions it's the hard water stain dilemma.  How do I get rid of them?  How do I prevent them in the first place?  Well, Jaime Derringer has compiled a list of helpful tips that answer those very questions.  And if you're looking for the perfect solutions for a shiny, brand-new looking bathroom, this, my friends, is THE answer.

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