“Just Home and Love! the words are small Four little letters unto each; And yet you will not find in all The wide and gracious range of speech Two more so tenderly complete: When angels talk in Heaven above, I'm sure they have no words more sweet Than Home and Love.” <u1></u1>[FONT="][/FONT]Home is what we share with our dearest families. To most of us, it is a place of comfort, where we can relax and be ourselves. Shed all our inhibitions, climb into something comfortable and let go. Some call it their temple, some their palace. But for all of us, it is HOME. <u1></u1> A house can be big or small, a humble hut or a mansion. It is the people who reside in it and share love, respect and compassion that transform the house into a Home. In order to sail smoothly with our daily lives and to add sanity to the overall hectic schedules that most of us have to meet today, a sort of organization and a welcoming cleanliness in the home is a necessity. As the saying goes. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”<u1></u1> In my case, I must have moved atleast a dozen times (!) if not more. My moves were not just from one house to another or even from one city to another, but also from one country to another!! I have spent a lot of my time trying to make a HOME for my family in all sorts of environments and situations. I have tried to turn characterless little apartments and old rambling houses into a ‘home sweet home’! After all the effort put into it, it always felt good when anyone complimented on our home.<u1></u1> A house plays a very major role in our lives and most of us ladies (and men too) take pride in our homes. So let us use this forum to share tips, suggestion and advise regarding decorating , cleaning or fixing things in our homes and gardens. There must be many brilliant ideas out there and let us join together here and share them. Love and regards, Kamla Please Note : I wish to thank my dear friend Chitra Viswanathan for kindly suggesting the name " Ideal Home" for this sub-forum. Thank you Chitra, you are always so innovative and generous and and and..!!