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Make list of cleaning tasks, then pick one

Spring is just around the corner and experts at Bed Bath & Beyond advise tackling "inside jobs" one at a time to be ahead of the game. • "Don't wait until spring to start your spring cleaning," said Bari Fagin of Bed Bath & Beyond. "Start by listing each room in your home and then each task that needs to be completed in that room. Depending on the amount of time you have, select a job you know you'll be able to finish. This way, you'll feel rewarded as you complete each task." Fagin suggests the following tips to help get you started. PRNewswire

Cut kitchen clutter. Take an hour or two to restore order in your kitchen. Use an expandable wire mesh organizer to organize your cutlery and serving pieces, and use expandable drawer dividers to section off your junk drawer. An expandable two-tier shelf helps create additional storage space under your sink utilizing the otherwise dead space around your drainpipe.

Your biggest hang up. Your closets will look neater if you use just one type of hanger. To maximize closet space, choose slimline hangers that are flocked to hold clothing in place. When you swap your winter clothes out for your spring lineup, turn all of your hangers around so the hook faces out, that way at the end of the year, you'll know which items you haven't worn and can donate.

Full steam ahead. Add the power of steam — mop or portable cleaning system — to your arsenal of cleaning tools for a chemical-free alternative that effectively cleans and sanitizes. The mop is appropriate for use on all sealed and presealed hard floor surfaces. The portable unit can be used for mirrors and glass cleaning, bathroom cleaning and even range and cooktop cleaning.

A bedroom makeover starts with the bed. Since the bed is quite often the biggest decor statement in your bedroom, simply changing your bedding is the easiest way to make over your room. Choose a complete bedding ensemble that comes with a comforter, fitted and top sheet, shams, pillowcases and bed skirt for an easy all-in-one transformation.

Make list of cleaning tasks, then pick one 03/16/10 [Last modified: Monday, March 15, 2010 5:32pm]
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