3 Steps to a Simple Whole-Home Refresh

3 Steps to a Simple Whole-Home Refresh

Jackie Glass, a regular design expert on “Cityline,” shares her top tips for reinvigorating your home.


If your home hasn’t seen an update since your wedding china arrived, it may be time to ask whether your décor still fits your style. You’ve grown – and maybe your kids have, too – so it’s the perfect time for your living space to follow suit. And with a few simple updates and a quick cleanup, your home can be a better reflection of who you are now.

1. Get Guest-Ready
Now that your children have spread their wings, you can box up their trinkets and transform their room into an inviting guest bedroom. Jackie says, “To keep my home fresh and guest-ready, I like to use Febreze AIR Linen & Sky. With just one spray, the OdourClear technology helps eliminate lingering odours. Let the décor be the first thing your guests notice – not the smell!”

Jackie also recommends washing guestroom sheets with Tide PODS Plus Downy. “They’re so easy to use,” she says. “Just throw one in with your load, and you’re good to go!” Then add a Bounce Dryer Sheet to the dry cycle to infuse a fresh scent and reduce wrinkles and static in bed linens. You can also tuck a dryer sheet into stored bed linens to keep them smelling fresh after they’re washed. Guests will be impressed by how clean and soft their sheets are!

2. Update Your Décor
You don’t need to replace the furniture to breathe new life into your home. As few as two or three new touches, from a bright rug and new cushion covers to a bold new lamp and some statement prints, can give any room a lift. “Every month I make sure to wash all cushion covers with Tide PODS Plus Downy,” Jackie says. “I love that they give you a deep clean and help prevent fading. Once dried, I plump pillows back into shape and stage throughout the different areas of my house.”

For one-of-a-kind décor that expresses your personality, frame your favourite vinyl sleeves or retro film posters. Still have all your old gig, concert, theatre or festival tickets? Make a scrapbook-style collage and frame it, and then give it a place of pride in your hallway or bedroom.

3. Keep It Clean
Cleaning your home is much more manageable when you use the right tools and products! “Anyone who has invested in beautiful prefinished hardwood floors knows the importance of keeping them clean and glowing like new,” Jackie says. “I love a product like the Swiffer WetJet because it’s safe on finished hardwood and dries quickly. The ease of use is especially important. I can clean quickly, which enables me to get on with the rest of the job!”

When cleaning your kitchen, turn to Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid to remove grease and grime from the countertops, stainless steel appliances, sink, cabinets and stovetop. With three times more grease-cleaning power per drop (versus the leading competitor’s nonconcentrated brand), you can get through more dishes in less time.

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