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Style & Simplicity  An A to Z Guide to Living a More Beautiful Life

Easy to Clean Rugs

Ruggables entails a cover and slip base that cling together using a backing similar to Velcro. When the rug cover needs to be washed, remove it from the base and throw it in the washing machine. Offered in a variety of sizes, comes in solid as well as such patterns as chevron, fretwork, floral and shag. So change out patterns easily to freshen up decor. Starts at $79.99. See for locations and sales info.

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Peachy Clean

The only non-absorbent, silicone soft dish scrubber that has long-lasting antimicrobial resistance to odors caused by bacteria, mold and mildew. Stays clean longer, lasting three to four months. $6.99 Available at Walmart and Kroger grocery stores. Also on

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Hello Yellow!

Add a splash of 1950s happiness with this ever-popular and eye-catching clean design by Eames. The molded fiberglass dowel-leg side chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Available in green, blue, black, brown and red-orange. 31.75 inches high, 18.75 inches wide and 21.75 inches in depth. $448. Available at Design Within Reach, 4066 Westheimer or

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Simply Wonderful

This large pet food can has a robust lock-tight handle that keeps food in and pets out. A silicone gasket forms an airtight seal so food stays fresh. The can includes a convenient scoop that attaches magnetically under the lid. The storage container's large capacity (30-35 lb) is ideal for storing dog or pet food, or other bulk items like flour, rice, sugar or charcoal. $120 — available at Simple Human (

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Mummy Servers

Put the finishing touch on your spooky spread with World Market’s scary serving utensils. Cast in a detailed mummy arms design, this pair is sure to set the tone for Halloween entertaining. Handcrafted of metal with antique pewter finish. Set of 2; each 12.3-inches long. Hand wash. $19.99 Find local locations at