Spooky decor that's easy on, easy off

Make your house look more like a haunted home in honor of Halloween with WallPops removable decals available at the Home Depot.  The selection of scary designs includes Spooky Tree, Black Cat, Little Spiders, and Witch (shown here) among others. Prices start at around $12 for smaller styles. Try a different one in each room for a frightful feel throughout. For information, go to

Get spring patio cushions ready now

Just because your outdoor furniture takes a beating all summer long doesn’t mean you have to spot clean or replace your cushions. Hagopian has a new service that cleans and sanitizes outdoor cushions, pillows, umbrellas and rugs. After the initial cleaning, they apply UV-inhibiting Scotchgard to protect your pieces from future wear-and-tear. Then they’ll wrap and store your items at no additional cost for the winter. Bring yours in by Nov. 15 and they’ll be ready next spring. Pickup and delivery service is available. Leave fabric on cushions (dry cushions only). Prepayment is required. There are minimums and some additional restrictions may apply. For information, go to

English Gardens classes prepare you for holidays

English Gardens offers seasonal free seminars this month, such as Goodnight Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday. Since saying goodbye to your garden is never easy, an expert will share tips on preparing it for winter to help ensure next year is even better. Another hot topic at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 will be Holiday Decorating: A Sneak Peek. Whether you prefer traditional adornments or would like to learn more about the hottest trends, you can get inspiration to make your home more festive. For information, go to

Sweet thoughts for favorite people

With the third Saturday of October upon us, you might want to show that special someone how you feel. Though the holiday originally called Candy Day has been around for more than 100 years, the tradition now known as Sweetest Day has grown to include other sentiments, such as floral arrangements.  Send your loved ones a beautiful bouquet for the occasion to brighten their spirits and their interiors like the one shown here from Blumz with locations in Ferndale, Detroit and Holly. For information, go to

 Kick off fall cleanup with storage solutions

If you need a little motivation to get your home in order, an organization kit might just do the trick. For instance, the Closet Storage Solution from the Container Store comes to the rescue with a starter kit that retails for around $160. Featuring essentials from the Home Edit collection, these pieces can help you maximize space.This kit includes four Stackable All-Purpose Drawers, five S-Hooks and one Shelf Divider. For information, go to

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