Tip: Speed wallpaper removal
All those late nights watching sports, and pretending I know something about curling, have left me with a pretty long to-do list around my house for the month of March - everything from cleaning and grocery shopping to painting and installing new shelves.
With this in mind, I've decided to make March about sharing some of the best time-saving tips I've gathered during my time as an editor - and hopefully learning a few new ones along the way - in an effort I'm calling "Make life easier March."
Today, we're talking wallpaper removal. Whether it's the previous owners' floral borders or a tired accent wall, most homeowners are going to end up stripping wallpaper at some point in their DIY careers.
And, while there are loads of products on the market that claim to make removing paper easier, the best find so far: fabric softener.
Yep, the same stuff you use on your laundry. Dilute it with a little water, douse your walls and the stuff will (hopefully) peel right off. And don't worry about springing for the good stuff - it doesn't seem to make a difference.