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Wintered-In Improvements

This cold winter weather can sometime leave us feeling stuck inside our homes more than any other season with the wind, the rain, the snow, the sludge… oh winter! All of this extra time spent inside reminds you of all the improvements you’ve been meaning to make to your home, but never had the time for. We’ve got 3 rainy day fix-ups that will put your mind at ease and keep you feeling productive if you find yourself stuck at home.

  1. Are your carpets stained from summer fun and tracked in dirt? Winter could be the perfect time to get them cleaned up before its too late. This stain removal recipe is from This Old House
    “Mix 1 teaspoon OxiClean with 2 cups water in a spray bottle and spritz the stain liberally. Cover with a damp white rag, then apply an iron on medium-low heat and let the steam do the work.”
  2. We say there’s no better time for a relaxing bath than in the winter time. But is your tub ‘soak ready’? Its common for tubs to get full of grime and stuck on dirt after a few uses. We have another great recipe, a  favorite from Pinterest, for a cleaner made with items in your pantry that will do wonders for your bathtub. This one requires a little bit of planning ahead, but very little elbow grease
    “Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar that has been heated in the microwave for 90 seconds. Pour into a spray bottle and add 1/2 cup of dish soap. Shake gently and spray on dirty surfaces of your tub. Let sit for 1-2 hours and simply wipe away!”
  3. Kitchen clutter is a problem we often don’t realize until the winter when we are making large meals and baking regularly. Take a few days and explore Pinterest for ideas on DIY pot racks. These racks keep your pots exposed, giving your kitchen a modern twist. The project can be as big or as small as you would like to make it. It may be easiest to buy a standalone structures or a curtain rod that you can easily attach hooks to. Our favorites are all here. Notice you can use this technique to de-clutter kitchen tools and the lids to your pots and pans as well.

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