Caring for your Wood Furniture

Written by BatSheva Vaknin


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Protect Your Wood Tables from Damage

Protect From: With: General Harm Table Pad (when not in use) Sun Damage Location out of Direct line of Sun Heat Damage Tablecloths, Placemats, Hot Pads Wax Felt Protector with Plastic Top Water Damage Wood Coasters with Felt Bottom and Waterproof top

Proper Care and Cleaning Polishing wood furniture every week goes a long way toward protectingrepparttar finish from damage and helping your wood tables, chairs and dressers look their best. Beware, though, of cheap polishes, or any polish that contains silicone or alcohol. Alcohol can do permanent damage to a wood surface, as can any household cleaner that contains ammonia. An excellent polish can be easily made at home, by combining lemon oil with 3 parts olive oil.

Now that you know about polishes, donít forget to clean your wood furniture as well. Regular cleaning is especially important for coffee tables and dining room tables where food and drink are daily staples. Use a very mild soap, such as a diluted mixture of hand soap and water, as a cleaning agent for your wood furniture. And if you really want to ensure your dining room table or heirloom wood desk stays beautiful, have your wood furniture buffed and polished by a professional service once or twice a year.

Make Your Own Polish and Cleaning Agents

Type: Mixture: Homemade Wood Furniture Polish = 1 part Lemon Oil + 3 parts Olive Oil Homemade Wood Furniture Cleaner = Hand Soap + Water

*Stay away from Alcohols and Ammonias

Now you are fully armed to properly care for your wood furniture. And donít be disheartened if you are unable to make a nick or small stain disappear completely. Signs of use can add character to a piece of wood furniture, and are often barely noticeable. Whether it is a dresser, coffee table, bookshelf, desk, or dining room table, wood furniture isrepparttar 145559 perfect addition to any home.

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If you would like to publish this article on your own site, please feel free to do so. Please let us knowrepparttar 145561 url ofrepparttar 145562 posted article by emailingrepparttar 145563 url to batsheva@homeandliving.com. All we ask is that you includerepparttar 145564 whole article, without changes, includingrepparttar 145565 link torepparttar 145566 original article location, author information, this disclaimer andrepparttar 145567 following link.

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A Yale graduate, BatSheva Vaknin writes plays, screenplays and short stories. She has just completed her first novel.


Designing Your Kidís Room is Childís Play!

Written by BatSheva Vaknin


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Clothes that no longer fit should be donated, passed to a friend in need, or stored in waterproof storage boxes in a garage or storage space, along with clothes that are out of season. (Make sure if you are storing these clothes to clearly markrepparttar outside ofrepparttar 145558 boxes for easy identification.) Limit toys and books to thoserepparttar 145559 child makes use of daily and weekly. Give away unused toys, or store them in waterproof boxes in a garage or storage space. The more clothes and toys you get rid of,repparttar 145560 more room you will have for future fashions and fun activities. Feng Shui tips You may have heard or read about Feng Shui,repparttar 145561 ancient Chinese art of object and furniture placement. Feng Shui explains that each area of a room attracts a different type of energy fromrepparttar 145562 other areas. Implementing Feng Shui in your childís bedroom design can maximizerepparttar 145563 effectiveness ofrepparttar 145564 furniture and art you are already planning to use. For example, Feng Shui teaches that a bed should be placed inrepparttar 145565 corner ofrepparttar 145566 room farthest fromrepparttar 145567 door. Your childís head should be atrepparttar 145568 end ofrepparttar 145569 bed whererepparttar 145570 door can be easily viewed, and there is no chance of getting startled by an unexpected visitor.

The northern section of your childís room promotes stillness, so this would be an example of an ideal placement forrepparttar 145571 bed. The desk should be placed far fromrepparttar 145572 door, inrepparttar 145573 Northeast part ofrepparttar 145574 room if possible, since this isrepparttar 145575 Knowledge/Education Sector. This area is also a great place for educational posters, such as letters ofrepparttar 145576 alphabet or a picture of Einstein. Select artwork carefully, taking time to notice any hidden messages. Each image gives off a specific vibration, so only chooserepparttar 145577 most positive pictures forrepparttar 145578 walls.

Of allrepparttar 145579 activities your child will do in his or her room - including grooming, relaxing, studying, and playing - in mind that sleep is most important and must be supported byrepparttar 145580 design ofrepparttar 145581 room. Take your childís personality into consideration, as well as his or her hobbies and special interests. Still, keep all dťcor in check so that it does not overwhelm or clutterrepparttar 145582 space. And finally, have fun! The energy, love and care you bring to this project will permeate every objectís placement, adding an invisible yet invaluable element to whatever design you choose to implement.

Please findrepparttar 145583 original article and more information about this subject at http://www.homeandliving.com/DesignAdvice.aspx?Category=KidsRoom

If you would like to publish this article on your own site, please feel free to do so. Please let us knowrepparttar 145584 url ofrepparttar 145585 posted article by emailingrepparttar 145586 url to batsheva@homeandliving.com. All we ask is that you includerepparttar 145587 whole article, without changes, includingrepparttar 145588 link torepparttar 145589 original article location, author information, this disclaimer andrepparttar 145590 following link.

Find great home furniture online at www.homeandliving.com.

A Yale graduate, BatSheva Vaknin writes plays, screenplays and short stories. She has just completed her first novel.


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