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How to Keep Your Furniture Looking Like New

February 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Purchasing furniture is one of the priciest investments that you make in your home, so you likely want to keep it looking as good as new. Follow these smart tips for preventing stains, rips, and other signs of wear and tear on your new furniture.

  1. Invest in high-quality pieces. First and foremost, investing in good quality furniture is one of the very best ways to ensure that it keeps its original look for years to come.
  2. Protect your fabrics and upholstery. When you first purchase a new rug or upholstered sofa, pay a bit extra to have a professional administer a protective coating to repel stains.
  3. Flip sofa cushions. By flipping your sofa cushions monthly, you can distribute the weight from frequent use to multiple parts of the cushion.
  4. Minimize eating in the living room. If you’re already trying to break this bad habit, just imagine a food stain on your brand new sofa for a bit of extra motivation.
  5. Tackle stains immediately. Whether it’s on a rug or the sofa, the most important way to prevent permanent staining is by addressing it immediately so that it can’t sink into the fabric. Read the care instructions on your furniture or rugs when you purchase them so that you know exactly how to remove that red wine stain before it inflicts major damage.

How to Keep Your Furniture Looking Like New [WikiHow]
4 Steps to Keep Your Furniture Looking New [Apartment Therapy]
Keep Your Sofa Looking Like New in 3 Easy Steps! [Shofer’s]

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Enjoy Fish and Chips at Eammon’s: A Dublin Chipper

February 18, 2015 1:03 pm

The tagline of Eamonn's: A Dublin Chipper restaurant is, "Thanks be to cod." That's fitting, given that cod is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, described by regulars as moist, flavorful, and flaky.

In addition to cod, you can also order ray, prawns, grouper, or the fish of the day. You order your chips separately. There are seven sauces to choose from, and they're all mayonnaise-based. Regulars recommend the curry sauce, described as having a depth of spicy flavors, and the Marie Rose, which contains ketchup.

If you're not in the mood for fish, you can't go wrong with the batter burger, which comes without a bun; the sausage; or the chicken bites. Don't forget the order the classic mushy peas on the side.

Make sure to save room for one of Eammon's irreverent, decadent desserts, such as the fried Snickers or Milky Way bars. The restaurant also has a variety of packaged candies and snacks imported from the U.K. if you want to enjoy a sweet treat later.

Eammon's: A Dublin Chipper
728 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-8384

CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Smabs Sputzer

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 11:12 am

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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