Getting Away From It All...Right Inside Your Own Front Door

Written by C.L.Hanna

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Create and use storage spaces for those things that would otherwise become clutter - and create chaos. Remember, clutter usually makes a place appear dirty... or at least un-inviting. Give things you use on a regular basis - a regular place to call their own...everything in it's place means less wasted time and less frustration. Clean on a regular basis...but also choose materials and accessories which are easy to clean. Addrepparttar sound of water or other soothing backround sounds...instead ofrepparttar 124254 constant "chatter" ofrepparttar 124255 television. You will find it's also good for encouraging conversation. And there is nothing stopping you from turning offrepparttar 124256 phone now and then, either. Putting more effort into making your home someplace special will pay off

But be warned...when others see what your home has become - that wonderful haven fromrepparttar 124257 stresses ofrepparttar 124258 world - they may be trying to "get away from it all" at your house! Be sure to specify "check out times" and post them where they can be easily seen by guests.

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the owner of "HEART'S DOOR", which specializes in the creative use of collectibles and vintage items in home-decorating. Having been involved in Interior Decorating and collecting for over 20 years she recently took her shop online at

OK People - Let's Get Real!

Written by Cathy Bryant

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Fat chance.

I'm not saying that all publishers do this; I know many that clean their lists on a regular basis. The long-time publishers who have grown their lists by traditional means certainly do. That's why they can command good prices for advertising - and get it.

But how many of you haverepparttar guts to do what I did?


Go ahead - I challenge you.

Make them take some sort of action that REQUIRES them to say "Yes, keep me on your list." Or else they don't getrepparttar 124253 newsletter. Period. No exceptions.

Watch those subscriber numbers drop like a rock - and watch your "open rate" climb.

Because what you're really after is sustained, loyal readership. Trusting subscribers who know that you are going to provide them with good, solid information.

And you're going to have to give it to them - otherwise, you'll never accomplish what it is you intended to do when you started publishing your newsletter.

Like making money.

Cathy Bryant's newsletter, the HomeBizJunction Herald, has NO outside advertising - free or paid. Just solid, reliable information to help those who want to start and succeed in their own home business. Subscribe at to read her reviews of business opportunities and products.

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