Saturday, January 22, 2011



1. De-Clutter
We all have too much stuff, things that accumulate over time. Newspapers and magazines that you “have to save for the article..” kids toys, books, knickknacks… And all that clutter makes you both look and feel unorganized.
If you must keep your periodicals, keep them in one place and vow to yourself that in a month’s time you will get rid of it. If you haven’t gone back to it by then, you probably never will. Give your books and toys a home. A dedicated shelf, cabinet or decorative box will work nicely. Remove any items that aren’t pertinent to the room. i.e. kids backpacks in the living room.

2. Re-Access
As for all those knick-knacks and floral arrangements; well time to re-assess. If you’ve had that floral arrangement in that same corner for more then a couple years, perhaps it’s time to get rid of it. Same goes for those little figurines, candles or pictures. Your home will it look cleaner, and you’ll feel better.
Ask yourself these questions: What shape is your furniture in? Are there rips, stains that need repair? Or mix-matched pieces that don’t belong? Is the scale of the furniture appropriate for the room? Do the pictures coordinate? The accessories? Choose at least on big piece from the room and remove it, how does it make you feel? Do you miss it? Are there any other pieces you can live without? Do some things need replacing?

3. Clean
A good deep cleaning goes a long way in making your room feel better. Move the sofa, vacuum behind it, get those dust bunnies in the corners, wash the windows, need I talk about cobwebs?
A fresh coat of paint will do wonders too. When was the last time you painted? Are there knicks and dents in the walls? Spend a weekend, spackle and paint. A new color will make your room feel brand new.

4. Re-Arrange
The quickest way to give a new look to a room is to re-arrange it. Do you have a conversation area? What is the room’s purpose? TV, reading, games…eliminate items that don’t go with its purpose and you will improve its functionality.

5. Re-Accessorize
You don’t have to get new furniture to improve the look of your room, you can simply re-accessorize. A new rug, pillows or pictures can change the whole look of a room. Re-think the lighting. Adding a new shade or painting a lamp base can give it a whole new appeal.
Today’s homes are clean, uncluttered and streamlined, yours can be too

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Five-Step Bathroom Refresher

With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start, making it a great time to give your bathroom a thorough top to bottom cleaning. Whether you’re moving into a new home and need to give your new bathroom a refresher, or you just need to revive a familiar space, following our step-by-step tips will help you get a deep clean and a fresh start.

Step-By-Step Cleaning
We start and end each day in the bathroom, so it’s important to maintain a space that’s clean and positive. Follow these five steps to clean your bathroom, and if you’re ringing in the year by moving into a new home, skip to step two since your new bathroom won’t require decluttering.

Step 1: Remove Clutter for Easier Cleaning
• Declutter: Remove all items from the bathroom, including hair products, makeup, soap dispensers and anything that might get in the way of cleaning a surface.
• Toss: As you’re removing items from your bathroom, don’t hesitate to toss anything out that isn’t being used. If something hasn’t been used within the past six months, it can likely be thrown away.
• Sort: When removing items from drawers or cabinets, sort each space’s contents into separate containers so they can easily be returned to their original location. Filing boxes, shoe boxes, reusable grocery bags or brown paper bags can all be used to sort.

Step 2: Clean Your Bathtub or Shower Stall
• Walls: Clean the walls of your bathtub or shower with a solution that doesn’t leave behind the overwhelming smell of bleach. Mr. Clean® Bath Cleaner with Febreze® Freshness is great for the task since it cleans 2x more soap scum per swipe compared to the leading bleach all-purpose cleaner while leaving behind a fresh scent, like Febreze Meadows & Rain.
• Tub or Tile Floor: As tubs and tile flooring experience wear over time, discoloration slowly occurs—often so gradually that it’s hard to notice any change. Reach for Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® Bath Scrubber to clean 3x more soap scum per swipe*.
• Shower Curtain or Glass Doors: Don’t forget to polish off your shower or bathtub by cleaning your shower curtain, liner or glass doors. Mr. Clean Bath Cleaner with Febreze Freshness works great for removing soap scum so you can move on to your next task in no time.

Step 3: Clean Your Toilet
• Wipe Down: Start by putting on a pair of rubber gloves, then spray your toilet, seat included, with Mr. Clean Bath Cleaner with Febreze Freshness. Make sure you also spray around the base and rear of the toilet before you wipe down with paper towels.
• Clean the Bowl: Use a liquid toilet bowl cleaner to line the inner rim of your toilet bowl, allowing the cleaning agents to run down the inside of the bowl. Scrub away grime with a brush, then flush.

Step 4: Clean Your Mirrors, Countertops & Sink
• Mirrors First: Use Mr. Clean® Multi-Surfaces Spray Cleaner with Febreze® Freshness to give mirrors a streak-free shine while leaving behind the fresh scent of Febreze Lavender Vanilla & Comfort.
• Counter & Sink: Clean your bathroom counter and sink with a solution that can effectively power through soap scum. Mr. Clean Bath Cleaner with Febreze Freshness makes a great companion and can be used for both counters and sinks, so you only have to use one solution.

Step 5: Finishing Touches
• Floor: To finish your cleaning job, use Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Liquid with Febreze Freshness to clean dirt and eliminate odours on linoleum or tile floors. Cleaning with a scent like Febreze Meadows & Rain, your bathroom will smell as fresh as it looks.
• Re-Stock: Once you’ve allowed all of the bathroom surfaces to dry, return your items to their original locations, or place items in their new location if you’re just moving in. If you’re in need of more space, consider using some of our bathroom storage solutions.
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