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5 Quick Spring Cleaning Tips

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It’s important to update your home’s look to keep it fresh. But before changing and adding more décor, you have to make more space first by getting rid of clutter. Here are five tips and tricks on how to clean and organize your home faster and smarter, so you can get on your spring decorating as soon as the warmer season arrives.

Quick Spring Cleaning Tips by Balsam Hill

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Getting the Most from your Fireplace

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A fireplace adds warmth and comfort to your home, while providing a cozy spot for the family to gather around in. For it to work well, the fireplace needs to be optimized for maximum efficiency. Follow these tips on how to get the most out of your fireplace.

1. Use good firewood

Estate Fireplace Wood Holder from Balsam Hill

Keep your firewood properly stacked in our Estate Fireplace Wood Holder

Building an effective fire requires good wood. Make sure to use only properly seasoned firewood, which is chopped wood that was dried and stacked for at least half of the year. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than 20 percent.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

A Night of Festivities: A Look Back

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The contest-winning wreath

The winning wreath in Balsam Hill’s Showroom Event

As the holidays conclude, so too does Balsam Hill’s Showroom Sale. As a token of gratitude to all who participated, we would like to look back at what took place last December during the special event dedicated to our Bay Area blogger friends. The night was definitely a night for the holiday-decorating enthusiast, with décor giveaways, a wreath decorating contest, and of course, great wine and good food.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Keeping your White Christmas Tree Looking Pristine

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Dear Dagmar,

I recently bought a white Christmas tree for our home. Can you give me advice on how I can better care for it so I can keep it looking pristine?

Angelica

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Dear Angelica,

To keep your white Christmas tree clean and pristine, I suggest you store it as soon as the holidays end. This will reduce the amount of dust it can accumulate. However, before you do that, you must first clean the tree and its tips with a feather duster or a bottlebrush. You can use the vacuum to get some dust off, but use it carefully and with caution. Wrap it up in paper then keep it in the Christmas tree storage bag it came in. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions if there are any.

Rolling Christmas tree storage bag from Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill offers storage systems that allow you to conveniently store and retrieve your artificial Christmas tree.

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