Nurturing Your Space

3345020589_3e38f142e1_zOur homes are an important, and sometimes overlooked, part of our lives. Everyone needs a space to feel comfortable in, to seek refuge from the bad days in, and to call one’s own. Whatever your space may be, it deserves your nurturing as well. You’ve got a lot of love to give, Mom; share some of it with your space.

In this section, we’ve compiled some home-nurturing activities — what most call home-improvement chores. Some are big; some are small. But all are practical how-tos that will help you take care of your space.

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Hanging a Curtain Rod

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Hanging pictures right on the first try

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Removing Sticky Labels

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