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  • Let’s End The Clutter!

    [caption id="attachment_5176" align="alignleft" width="241" caption="Let's Get Our Homes Decluttered"]Organize[/caption]

    Let's make a New Years resolution to decrease the amount of clutter in our homes with these useful tips from organization expert Betty Allen:

    Shoes off, mats down

    Allen's top home-cleaning tip is about prevention.

    “The most important thing is to have a doormat on both sides of your door, and take your shoes off," she said. "That is HUGE, the single most beneficial thing you can do to protect the investment of your floors.”

    It's simple, but a lot of people don't do it.

    Shoes off and doormats down prevents dirt from going everywhere in the house. “Maine is a gritty state,” Allen said, especially in the spring. Grit erodes, wears down and chews up floors.

    “Most people think the wear on carpet is the traffic pattern, which it is. But that traffic pattern is mostly grit,” she said.

    And it's not only the grit you can see. Your shoes bring in other things: pollen, road dust from tires and tailpipe exhaust. That black on the spring snowbanks is from motor vehicles. Preventing all that doesn't only mean a prettier home, it's better for your health.

    Keep the bathroom dry

    “You really need to have your bathroom dry as quickly as possible” to prevent mold, Allen said. Mold is not only unsightly, it can make you sick. And dust mites and bedbugs like moist environments, she said.

    Buy a shower squeegee and use it to get moisture and water off the shower walls. The bathroom vent is not for odor, it's for moisture, Betty said. “You want to run that thing while you shower.”

    Read more at The Sun Journal

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