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If you’ re faced with ugly-, dark- or a hideous-colored paneling in a room, you have two choices: remove it completely or cover it up. If you rip it off the walls panel-by- panel, you’ ll find more challenges. The paneling was likely installed on furring strips leaving the walls pockmarked with nail holes to patch or removing dried up adhesive, both a lot of work.

Clean carpets can add sparkle and freshness to your entire home — but a dingy, stained, pet-hair-covered carpet can do just the opposite. Luckily, many products and techniques will work wonders, even on stained carpets — and you have several cleaning options that you can pursue.

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A small amount of bleach can typically be diluted in water and poured down the sink. For larger amounts, check if there are any disposal instructions printed on the container. If not, call your local hazardous-waste-disposal facility for their recommendations.

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I’ve lost count of the questions I’ve answered. It’s in the tens of thousands over the past 28 years. Most questions are pretty straightforward, and the answers are somewhat obvious. However, every now and then I’m blessed with an email from a homeowner who provides an incredible teaching moment.

A garden arbor is an inviting element in any landscape that makes a statement, whether it’s a welcoming entry to property or placed as a focal point lush with climbing clematis. It’s a popular feature in today’s well-dressed landscape that defines space and says the door is always open to visitors to enter and enjoy the shelter, plantings and environment inside.

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Compare a clean window with a dirty one, and the contrast is clear. Streak- and grime-free windows offer a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors, as well as an uninterrupted path for sunshine to enter into your home’s interior. But many people avoid this task because they are unsure how to clean windows. Luckily, it takes just a bit of planning and a little elbow grease. Here are six must-follow steps for cleaning windows.

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These mess-free, single-use swabs give your baby instant relief with their cooling gel. The swabs don’t contain benzocaine, artificial colors or other additives. Snap the swab tip, and wait for the gel to release. Apply directly to the gums up to four times a day. $6.49 at Amazon

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This food-grade silicone teething toy is a safe way to introduce food to your baby while stimulating their gums. BPA- and latex-free, the pacifier set comes with six silicone nipple sacs in three sizes, allowing you to adjust the amount of food for your child’s age and abilities. $13.99 for a two-pack at Amazon

There comes a point where hide-bound beliefs must at least entertain civil and reasoned counter-arguments. It is long past time to address and assuage the fears surrounding marijuana and embrace individual civil liberties.

White paint is having a years-long moment in the spotlight, and its popularity might just keep going — but this popular paint color isn’t just pretty. You may not have been able to quite put your finger on it, but white paint does a few things for its surroundings that other paint colors don’t. Call these benefits visual effects or design principles or white paint superpowers; they are one of many reasons you see white paint so often, and likely have helped white paint stay so popular for so long.

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Face it: You’re not going to use that hideous color of paint anywhere in your house. If you think you might need to touch up any of the rooms in your house, figure out which can of paint goes with which room, and label it with the room (dining room) and color (linen white). Remember that you can’t throw away full (or partially full) paint cans, so you’ll either need to find a hazardous-waste collection site or pour clean kitty litter in the can to dry up any remaining paint before disposing of the kitty litter and paint, and recycling the can.

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