Archive for the ‘Must-Haves’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Spring Cleaning Solutions

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Dusting/Cleaning E-Cloth® Glove | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopRange/Stovetop E-Cloth® | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWith spring comes the infamous Spring Cleaning ritual. With winter receding and the freshness of spring upon us, this is a great time of year to refresh and rejuvenate our homes. To help you get started on your spring cleaning, or finish it up, today we’re featuring five must-have spring cleaning solutions and home fresheners that you can find at sturbridgeyankee.com.

Microwave Splatter Guard | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

E-Cloths® have become popular for their eco-friendliness and effectiveness. We offer two types of E-Cloths® here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. The first is one designed specifically for range/stovetop cleaning. Using just water and either the scrubbing side or finishing side, your stove will sparkle. The second is actually a glove made for dusting. The non-scratch material allows almost any surface in your home to be dusted quickly, effectively and without damage (unavailable as of May 2018).

Filthy Mutt Dog Soap | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Often our microwave gets left behind in everyday or weekly cleaning, so here is your reminder to give your microwave a good scrub this spring (you could use the E-Cloth® above!).

After you’re finished, use a Microwave Splatter Guard on your food dishes to prevent splatter and spills from sticking to the inside of your microwave. These guards are dishwasher safe, so you will end up not having to clean anything by hand.

White Floral Shrub Linen Mist | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Something else on your list of spring cleaning to-dos is likely to get your four-legged family member clean. The Filthy Mutt Dog Soap is made right here in Maine out of natural ingredients and will get your pup clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Since it’s biodegradable, you can even wash your dog outside with this soap (although here in New England we would wait until the spontaneous snow storm and mud seasons are over).

Finish off your spring cleaning with a soothing floral scent spritzed around your home. This linen mist is made in the USA and features imagery by artist Mary Lake Thompson. It can be sprayed on linens, upholstery, pillows and other home accents to create an appealing springtime freshness – especially when your windows are open and the scent can mix with a cool, refreshing spring breeze.

Do you have any spring cleaning tips or tricks that work year after year? Share them in the comments, and happy spring cleaning!

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Monday Must-Haves: Best New Decor for Home Organization

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Will you be revamping your home organization techniques in 2018? Whether you’re looking for something new and inspiring, or want to add a little something extra to your current organizational decor, these five new home accents from our Winter 2018 catalog will do the trick!

Crochet Wire Basket (2 Colors)

Our newest basket comes in two colors and is wrapped in beautiful crocheted yarn. It’s perfect for storing your knitting needles or craft supplies, or can stylishly conceal knick knacks and accessories under a bench, in a closet or on the stairs.

Crochet Wire Basket

Heart Handle Wood Tote (3 Colors)

This rustic wood tote has a handmade look and is available in three colors. Store utensils on a country kitchen counter, keep potatoes and onions in place in the pantry or you could even use this home accent as a small planter!

Heart Handle Wood ToteSunny Side Magnet Board

Sunny Side Magnet Board

A magnet board can help you keep track of schedules, grocery lists and other paper items, and this magnet board offers up an optimistic mantra you may want to incorporate into your daily life.

Bee Magnets Set

What would a magnet board be without magnets? This set of six pewter magnets will secure your notices onto a magnet board, and decorate the space you’re organizing.

Bee Magnets Set

Half-Round Plate Rack

This simple kitchen accessory can free up some needed cupboard space without taking up too much countertop space. It’s half-round shape means it can be placed right up against the wall, and offers easy access to your dinnerware.

Half Round Plate Rack

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Monday Must-Haves: Five Ornament Sets for the Holidays

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Shiny Brite 20pc Mini Ornament SetHave you started trimming the tree and decorating your home for the next big holiday? Whether you have or haven’t, these five sets of ornaments are budget-friendly and offer complementary style to your home.

Shiny-Brite™ Ornaments – $24.95

Our Holiday catalog is full of Shiny-Brite™ ornaments and accessories, but this set is extra special because it includes twenty vintage inspired ornaments that will twinkle and charm from evergreen branches.

Starlight and St. Nick Ornament SetSt. Nick’s Farms and
Starlight Sleigh Rides – $19.95

These metal ornaments make a big statement full of country charm. Both sides feature their respective design so no matter how you hang them (jute rope included), they can be admired with ease.

Sheep & Cow Glass Ornament Set

Sheep and Cow – $19.95

These cheerful farm animals will shimmer and delight on a tree or even in a window.

Glass Ball Ornament Set

Mercury Glass
Balls – $16.95

These colorful ornaments are simple yet festive, and the box they come in makes an equally decorative home accent.

Cardinal and Chickadees – $14.95

Display these birds not only during the holidays but throughout the winter season. Their barnboard-like appearance and included rope hangers offer timeless charm among other cherished ornaments and rustic
country home accents.

Round Tin Bird Ornament Set

Send us pictures of your holiday decorations through Facebook or Twitter, and
remember, these ornaments also make cheerful gifts for the holiday season!

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