Just a note about an easy way to beautify your space without spending a dime. All it takes is some Windex (or similar product), a pair of scissors, a scraper, and/or your fingernails.

Removing tags and stickers.

Since I just moved into a new house, there are stickers and tags in every room. Over a long weekend spent in a luxurious cabin, I noticed a similar affliction, so I’m not the only one who’s procrastinated on this score. They’re on toilets, pedestal sinks, bottoms of blinds, wrapped around light fixtures, sticking out of throw pillows, and stuck to windows. You’ll also find a myriad of warning stickers wrapped around electrical cords on every lamp in the house.

Pull those suckers off! We don’t need to be reminded that your vanity light fixture was Made In China or that your favorite accent pillow is stuffed with fiberfill.

I have removed a lot of them in my own place but there are a few more I resolve to eliminate when I get back to town. I don’t mean to be all Suzy Homemaker about it, but if you’re looking for ways to declutter, this is a great first start.