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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet (the Easy Way)

How to fold a fitted sheet

A while back, I posted about organizing our linen closet (see that post here). Since then, one of the most random, yet frequently asked, questions I get is, “How do you get your fitted sheets to look so neat and tidy?” I always try to explain it as simply as possible or reference the “Martha method”, but I still feel like it might be a little too confusing. I don’t know anyone who loves folding fitted sheets. If you do,…

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Dining Room Home Improvement Tips + Tricks

How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling

How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling // 7thhouseontheleft.com

As you may recall, last week, we hung a new light fixture in our dining area, which left us with a nice round hole in the ceiling where the previous light once hung. Our ceilings are lightly textured – not your typical “popcorn ceiling” but still textured enough to make the patching process a little different. A lot, if not most, homes built in the 70’s – early 90’s have textured ceilings, so we thought this would be a helpful…

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NOVEMBER TO-DO LIST

November To-Do List // 7thhouseontheleft.com

It’s no secret that we love Christmas around here. Last year, we even built a huge Christmas vintage TV for the front yard – which we won’t be doing again. Ever. But yeah, we’re that kind of crazy about Christmas. We typically start putting out Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. A day filled with hot chocolate, tree decorating, internet shopping and pajamas followed by a night filled with Christmas movies is our kind of Black Friday. While it’s not time to start…

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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELL ANYTHING ON CRAIGSLIST

How to Sell Anything on Craigslist | 7th House on the Left

We love Craigslist. When we moved from our apartment to the house, we listed many a thing on Craigslist and always sold whatever we posted within 1 day. In many cases (for us anyway) it is so much more convenient than having a big yard sale (or “tag sale” as we call them). We’ve also made a few purchases from Craigslist over the years including this mid-century side table, and our most recent purchase, a bass guitar (a red Fender Deluxe…

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20 (MORE) AWESOME FREE FONTS

20 [More] Favorite Free Fonts // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Being a graphic designer, I am a total font addict. Seriously, I should probably join a support group. With over a thousand fonts on my computer, there are a handful of them that I frequently find myself going back to. And what’s cool is that a lot of them are free to download. A little over a year ago, I shared 20 of my favorite free fonts. That post was such a hit that we decided it was about time…

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