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To remove pen from wood mix some Baking Soda with water and rub over with scouring pad.
On walls and drapes add vertical stripes as they can make a low ceiling feel higher.
However small your house is bring in a plant as greenery makes even the smallest space feel fresher and lighter.
Instead of a solid wood coffee table, which can weigh down a space, choose a see-through acrylic on or a table with an open metal base.
Curtains that blend with the walls create an unbroken line, making a room feel much larger.
Installing curtain rods a few inches below the ceiling instead of right above the window frame will draw the eye upward and make the windows seem taller.The same trick works to visually expand a window’s width, if you hang the rods a few inches past the sides of the panes.
A shimmery, metallic lamp, light fixture, or object will have a similar effect to a mirror, reflecting light and brightening up a space.
If you place a mirror opposite a window it will bounce light around the room, making the space feel airier. The bigger the mirror, the better.
Use light colours on walls and floor as softer hues can make a cramped room feel bigger and brighter.
Place socks the washer tub first so they’re less likely to attach themselves to other garments and then go missing.
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What is a gardener’s favourite court sport? Squash.
What is a gardener’s favourite novel? War and Peas.
Why did the gardener need a cork? His garden had sprung a leek.
How well is your garden going to grow? Only thyme will tell.
What did the blanket say to the bed? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!
Why didn’t the hipster real estate agent show the oceanside mansion? It was too current.
Which room is useless for a ghost? A living room!
How do you warm up a room after it’s been painted? Give it a second coat!
How many skunks does it take to stink up a house? A phew!
Why did the house go to the doctor? It had window pain!