Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL

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Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, Virginia, for her advice about some of the biggest problem areas in people's homes.

- Play rooms

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Dear James: The wood frame windows in my vintage house are pretty deteriorated. I want to repair them, not replace them, to maintain its character. What repairs to them can I do myself? — Don H.

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM

It's a dab of color on a wooded lot - a two-story house that brings the outdoors inside yet creates privacy.

Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM

"Your motherboard is shot," the repairman said, shutting the door to my electric oven and gathering his tools. What a cozy word, I thought, for the complex electronic object that no longer governed my...

Updated Jan 16, 2017 at 4:03 PM

After the holidays, our household is full of quiet celebrations that can be just as joyous as the noisier ones. Aflame with the spirit of cleaning up, clearing out and simplifying, we attack cluttered...

Updated Jan 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Every autumn, the major paint brands name colors they think will dominate decorating trends the following year. So far, 2017 looks fancy. There's Dunn-Edwards's Honey Glow, Benjamin Moore's Shadow and...

Updated Jan 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Walking around the garden I was astonished by the beauty of grass that was so picturesque backlit by the sun. It was a muhly grass but not the pink cotton candy looking one you admire in the fall. This was bamboo muhly native to Arizona. You...

Updated Jan 12, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Bathroom remodeling is one of America’s favorite home improvement projects. And no wonder. The bathroom is a small space with a big impact … and perhaps a price tag to match. If you’ve taken at the cost to remodel a bathroom lately, you know it runs...

Updated Jan 11, 2017 at 2:53 PM

I recently discovered that the reason some ginkgo trees failed to produce their nauseating fruit in 2016 was the same reason apple production was way down: Two nights of successive frost in early April...

Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Washingtonians started getting inundated with texts months ago as family, friends and friends of friends began inquiring about places to crash the weekend of Jan. 20.

Updated Jan 9, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Say goodbye to the dad chair. Today's recliners are slimmer, smarter and more stylish than ever.

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