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What to do: Other studies have found that placing a sleeve made of sheer nylon hosiery material around the neck and pulling it up over either …

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Gorgeous wallpapers are all over Instagram, but when most of us click “like” on those perfect pics, we believe they’re so beautiful that they’re far out of reach. You wouldn’t be alone if you thought a wallpaper project was too messy or expensive to DIY. And aligning those patterns or creating a straight line? Sounds like a chevron-print pipe dream.

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Wool or wool-blend socks are superior to cotton, because wool can wick away sweat and still insulate properly. Cotton soaks up sweat, loses its insulation, and can become sodden.

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First, keep your circle small, per coronavirus health guidelines. “The safest way to celebrate the new year is to celebrate at home with the people who live with you or virtually with friends and family,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health advises.

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Zara Home terry cloth slippers and bathrobe: Step out of your cocoon of warmth into 100% cotton terry cloth slippers and a premium bathrobe (pictured), and hold on to your blissful, relaxed state as long as you can. $29.90, $89.90, zarahome.com

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Do you have a dark hallway with doors or an entrance door that could be more attractive if it allowed for daylight to brighten the view? While a glass door is a solution that allows you to see what’s happening outside, it also let’s anyone see inside, eliminating your privacy. You can cover a glass window door with a curtain, blind or shade but that may involve a cord or loose fabric; instead consider an enclosed door glass blind as an alternative door treatment for a back door entrance or the sidelights of an entrance door.

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When dressing up a room, don’t look to the furniture or the walls — look to the floor! Sometimes a rug is all you need. A rug can be the defining feature of a room or it can blend in and serve a function. No matter your reason for wanting a rug, there are a lot of questions to consider before buying an area rug. Read our all-encompassing guide below to make sure you’re buying the best rug for your space.

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Think you don’t have the time or money to redecorate your entire house for fall? Don’t stress: There are plenty of ways to add a cozy autumn theme without a big design budget. It’s all about the accessories and colors; even small changes can make a big difference. Try a few of these ideas to decorate your house this fall.

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Now that you’ve pared down your wardrobe, it’s time to store what you want to keep but aren’t wearing right now. Look for a cool, dry place to store your clothes. Here are some other tips:

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When people swooningly say “It’s the little things in life ...,” they’re clearly not parents talking about the endless blocks, crayons, hair scrunchies and folded notes that spill out of kids’ spaces and into every other room of the house. Rather than nagging your kid to clean his room every other day, try tackling the clutter at its source by investing in a generic piece of furniture, such as ...

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Turn plain drinking glasses into patriotic ones — temporarily — for the holiday. Using pinking shears, cut bands of red-and-white plaid oilcloth to fit around the glasses. Sew or glue a white oilcloth rectangle to the center of the band, then adhere the ends of the band together so it fits around a glass. (The band should easily slip over the narrower bottom of a glass and slide upward until it stays snugly in place.)

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Encourage guests to get in the spirit by setting each place with a box of sparklers. For an easy DIY napkin ring, glue the end of a 12-inch grosgrain ribbon to the flat side of a D-ring. Wrap the ribbon around a napkin and the sparklers, and loop it through the D-ring to secure.

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A simple sail is all you need to transform a watermelon fruit salad into a seaworthy centerpiece. Cut a triangle from ticking fabric and fold it in half over a dowel. Hot-glue the fabric along the dowel to secure and along the loose edges for a stiff sail.

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Replacing a screen is not rocket science, which is a good thing because any number of flying objects, sharp-cornered packages and pointy objects can destroy the screening material. Making the repair is one of life's little lessons you'll use time and again; fortunately, the job is easy and the materials and tools are inexpensive. To make the repair, remove the...

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