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What's in a Home Decorator's Bag of Tricks?

Part of the Home Decorating For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a home decorator, you never know when you'll need to create some magic. Take a tip from professional home decorators: Pack a portable carry-all filled with all the must-haves of the trade — suggestions are in the following list — and you'll have decorating magic to go!

Glue gun: Use this for a variety of decorating and crafts projects. Pins: Keep straight pins and safety pins for draping and shaping.
Hammer: Choose one that lets you hammer in nails and pry them up, too. Pick a size that fits comfortably in your hand. Plate hangers: Look for these in different sizes for both small and large plates.
Magic Hem: Iron-on Magic Hem creates seams without sewing. It's available at grocery stores and craft or sewing shops. Screwdriver set: Pick a pack that includes several sizes of both standard and Phillips head (cross-shaped head) screwdrivers. Don't use the wrong size or style driver — you'll destroy the screw.
Measuring tape: A 25-foot retractable steel tape works best. Screws: Choose a variety pack of styles and sizes.
Nail kit: Look for a set that includes a variety of sizes for various jobs. Or assemble your own, including fine nails, long nails, short nails, and finishing nails. Tool kit, tackle box, bucket, or basket: Use this for storing your gear. Keep it handy for quick fix-its and instant decorating.
Notebook: Pick one that has unlined sheets (for sketching and note-taking) and is small enough to fit inside your tool kit. Velcro: This comes in handy for making items such as easy-to-remove slipcovers.
Picture hangers: Use these to make hanging art easier. Wire: Use wire for hanging, fixing, and holding things.
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