While it's all too easy to track in debris from the outdoors or fall victim to other common winter messes, professional cleaning and organizing experts are determined to help you keep your space looking as fresh as possible this season.
Below, the pros share their go-to solutions for five common winter messes, and you won't want to miss out on their helpful tips, which will certainly come in handy year after year.
With the winter season comes a need for large gear, such as snow shovels, skis, or snowboards. Instead of keeping these items on the floor of a closet—or in the hallway or mudroom—Wendy Buglio, a professional organizer and founder of Wendy Buglio Consulting recommends making use of vertical wall space. She suggests adding hooks or hanging racks to the wall to corral all of this gear.
It is very common to notice condensation on the windows of your home, which is caused when warm air comes into contact with the cold window surface. However, you can easily get rid of the streaks that may result using ingredients that you most definitely have on hand, Kathy Cohoon, operations manager at Two Maids, explains.
All that you will need to do is mix warm water with a few drops of dish soap and wipe down your windows with this solution using a microfiber cloth before drying off the glass.
In the wintertime, it's all too easy to inadvertently track salt or slush into the house when coming in from the outdoors. To avoid this issue, Katrine Burkitt, the professional organizer and founder of Sunnyside Organizing, recommends laying down a large floor mat for the entryway. If space allows, you can even set out a small bench and/or a boot tray, the professional organizer says.
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