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Jan 19, 2017

Dust for a Cleaner Indoor Environment

A closed-up house can get dusty fast in the wintertime. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to dust your home’s ceiling fans, picture frames, electronics and the hidden spaces beneath furniture; vacuum all rugs and carpets; and replace your furnace filters. Not only will you save money on home heating costs, you’ll breathe […]
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Jan 18, 2017

Throw Rugs Keep Winter Grime at Bay

Use throw rugs in high-traffic areas to keep harsh winter grime from ruining tile, wood and even carpeted floors. Salt can abrade wood and tile, but carpeting can hide the dirt and wetness tracked in with winter weather until it’s too late — and then your carpeting will have a permanent dirty spot. Use carpet and […]
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Jan 17, 2017

Shovel-Readiness Key to a Clean Home

When it comes to keeping snow, salt and the resulting dirt out of your house, a good offense is the best defense. Prepare for shoveling by placing guide rods in front of plant beds along the sidewalks and driveway, 1st Class Cleaning says, and stay on top of snowfall by shoveling early and often. Sand […]
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Jan 16, 2017

Protect Your Home Against Winter Dirt

Winter weather means one thing for your indoor environment: more dirt. People track in mud and salt when snow accumulates on the ground outside, and that dirt can mar your floors. Give the floors a good scrubbing when the weather is dry, and place a low tray or throw rug tray at each of the […]
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Jan 6, 2017

Get Organized with the 1-for-3 Rule

If you want to get organized in the New Year, use the one-for-three rule, says the blog Clean and Organized Family Home. For every new thing you bring into your home, eliminate three that just aren’t pulling their weight. Christmas decorations, clothing, and giveaway items that you’ll never use again go in the donation pile. […]
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