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Briefs: Cleaning supply clutter? Hang it up

Cleaning supply clutter? Hang it up

, A cleaning supply organizer keeps items handy by using vertical space on the back of a door. Place brooms, mops, dusters and dustpans on hooks, and store bottles of cleaning supplies on shelving. This one is $19.99 at www.

Light and bright

with little cost

Six ways to brighten your home without spending a lot of money, always a good idea in these tough economic times:

1 Improve your lighting

2 Repaint

3 Add a wallpaper mural

4 Refresh a bathroom with a set of coordinated accessories

5 Add green plants

6 Rearrange the furniture

Steel yourself for party chatter

Here's a nugget for your next cocktail party: Ten percent of all American appliances are stainless steel, up from 3 percent five years ago, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers reports.

Trap allergens and odors in the bag

New from Arm & Hammer: allergen vacuum bags that filter out dust mite debris, household fibers, grass and ragweed pollens, and more. The bags are impregnated with baking soda to eliminate odors and keep air fresh. The manufacturer claims they eliminate odors caused by mold, bacteria and fungi. Suggested retail: $2.73 to $5.88, depending on model, at hardware and discount stores and mass merchandisers.

Compiled by Times Homes and Garden editor Judy Stark

Briefs: Cleaning supply clutter? Hang it up 04/04/08 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2008 5:30am]
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