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  • Tips For A Better Home!

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    Whether you're living in a single family style home, an apartment or a ranch out in the country, there are certain jobs you must do to maintain your house. Here are some tips for keeping your home or apartment clean and organized:

    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.

    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.”

    If your bathroom doesn't have a vent, open the window, use a fan, even flap a towel to move the moisture out.

    Less clutter equals roomier rooms

    Allen says you have too much stuff if you put something down and you can't find it, or it takes you more than an hour to do your weekly dusting. (Dusting and vacuuming should be done weekly to prevent dust mites, she says.)

    Too much clutter is a common problem, hence the hoarding shows on cable television. Allen has seen too much stuff in all of the houses she's cleaned except for some empty nesters and Realtors. “Realtors get it,” she said.

    Read more at Sun Journal

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