Around the house* Welcome summer. Roll up rugs and expose...

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June 18, 1994|By Dolly Merritt

Around the house

* Welcome summer. Roll up rugs and expose bare floors for a cooler look; replace heavy draperies with lace curtains; substitute artwork with flowery prints; cover toss pillows in bright chintz or crisp awning stripes.

* After grilling outdoors, make sure to clean the grids while they are still warm for easier clean up. Scrape clean with a wire brush or rub with crumpled foil.

* Scrub grout in-between tiles with undiluted vinegar and a toothbrush.

* Remove stains from marble with lemon juice or vinegar. Rub discolored area briefly because marble can become discolored with prolonged rubbing.

* Keep baby bottles from falling over in refrigerator. Fill a six-pack soda or beer carton with a day's supply of prepared bottles.

In the garden

* Fertilize flower beds, lawns and shrubs at the right intervals. Write down the dates for feeding and attach to fertilizer container.

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