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Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter Organizing and Cleaning Tips from HGTV

Here are some winter organizing and cleaning ideas from HGTV:

"Winter is the perfect time to de-clutter and clean interior spaces, organize and pack away unused items and make plans for your spring garden and outdoor rooms. 

Are the faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms closing securely? Replace washers as needed or call a plumber for bigger jobs. Small leaks can cause big trouble and waste precious water.

Give your kitchen an extra-thorough cleanup. Working from the top down, wash walls with a grease-cutting solution. Then use dish soap and water on windows. Finally, mop the floor, clean appliances, wipe counters and cabinets and scour the sink. 

Store bins of untreated kitty litter or traction grit (coarser than sand) at key points along paths, and in the car. Both are safer than de-icing salt, which can damage flowerbeds and the lawn.

Did you store leftover soup from a dinner party or berries you picked during the harvest season? Don't forget these goodies. Take a quick inventory of freezer contents and post the list on the freezer door. Then enjoy the unexpected treats.

Flip, spin and vacuum. Your mattress will last longer and you'll sleep better, too."

What organizing chores do you do in the winter? 

More on winter organizing:

In a Winter Rut? Here's How to Climb Out!

Swap Parties - Decluttering, Saving Money

Don't Let Clutter Create a Fire Hazard