Household Hints

Five steps to regain inner peace with your home

I recently moved into a new house. Well, new-er, I should say, it was built in the 1920s. One of the areas I struggle with is contentment, and with the purchasing of a new home, there are always some immediate needs. Like new paint. And extra cleaning supplies. And a new couch. And new lawn… Continue reading Five steps to regain inner peace with your home

health & wellness · Household Hints

5 Ways to Lead a Slower Life

Circling round the internet, soft at first but now a tad louder, is the idea of slow living. Our society as a whole has been moving quite quickly over the years with our fast food, fast careers, fast communication and overall fast everything. I fully believe many of us are experiencing burnout after all this… Continue reading 5 Ways to Lead a Slower Life

Household Hints

Household hints: Preventing library mold

I found a book in my grandmother’s basement years ago and like anything I asked of her, she said, “Take it, Elizabeth!” Household Hints, published in 1933 by The Chicago Daily News, was packed with yellowed, tattered pages of culinary and household tips of the time. I instantly felt a connection with these women and… Continue reading Household hints: Preventing library mold

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Creating Personal Spaces with Elizabeth Andersen: Refresh Your Linens

Have nice linens. The simplest thing you can do each year to make you and your family feel good, and your closets, hooks, towel bars and beds looking good, is to BUY NEW LINENS. For the longest time I didn’t know that January is the month linens go on sale. BIG-time sale. This may be… Continue reading Creating Personal Spaces with Elizabeth Andersen: Refresh Your Linens

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10 steps to naturally rid your house of unpleasant smells

Homekeeping can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to unpleasant odors lingering about. From moldy sour cream and rotten left overs in the fridge to funky athletic socks hidden under your teenager’s bed, The Circular Home is here to give you a step by step process to naturally rid your home of unpleasant… Continue reading 10 steps to naturally rid your house of unpleasant smells