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Guide to Troubleshooting Your Appliances

Few household aggravations rank higher than dealing with ailing (leaking, thumping, malfunctioning) appliances. Sometimes the machine will be beyond hope―destined for the recycling pile. Other times an inexpensive repair is all that’s needed. The first question is, How do you diagnose the problem? The next is, How do you figure out whether it’s a job…

How to Get Coffee Stains Out of Absolutely Everything

Coffee spills always happen at the most inconvenient time: as you’re running out the door, at the end of a long dinner party, or just when you finally sit down to curl up with a book. Good thing Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, is here with advice on how to…

Why realistic prices are key to a swift house sale

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A considerable gap still exists between listed and achieved property prices in Dubai, with a lot of sellers having unrealistic price expectations. This results in a lot of properties lying on the market for a longer timeframe, unable to clinch a sale. It’s imperative for sellers to realise that they have to list their property…

7 Creative Ways to Store Table Linens

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Old dresser storage is a terrific way to repurpose a hand-me-down or outgrown dresser. Smaller drawers are well suited to napkins, placemats, napkin rings and trivets, while large ones can accommodate folded tablecloths. Jazz the piece up with a fun paint color and new hardware that elevates the look. Vintage armoire or pie safe Consider…