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Make Your House Look Tidier Than it Actually is With These Tips

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Keeping a spotless room is nearly impossible. Busy schedules make it tricky to keep your home neat–we get it. That’s why Pella Windows and Doors has compiled a few easy cleaning tips so you can prepare for friends without cleaning all day. Use these tips to easily and effectively keep your home free of dust, grime, clutter and more to make it look cleaner than it actually is:

  1. Three T’s – If you only get a minute to tidy up your home before guests arrive, focus on the television, toilets and tabletops. These tend to be the three most seen surfaces in your home and can swiftly be cleaned with a duster, disinfecting wipes or a cloth.
  2. Close the blinds – Champaign sunshine can be your worst enemy when it comes to dust on home windows. Closing your window blinds is an easy way to keep the dust out of direct sight and out of mind (for the time being). Upgrading your windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or shades from Pella Windows and Doors is a great idea, as well. These are installed between panes of glass and protected from damage and dust—especially helpful if you have active little hands in the house.
  3. Use baskets – If you have a cluttered living room, grab a basket and place all your clutter into it so you can sort it out later when you have more time. This approach can be used in many different rooms—don’t have an opportunity to fold clean laundry before you put a new load in? Use a “clean” hamper to keep everything separate and convenient. Store all your toys in a bin or basket for easy access.
  4. Create a “junk drawer” – Looking for a pen, tape, or a notepad? Select a junk drawer with all the little things you frequently need but seem to leave lying around. Creating a convenient stashing spot will make it harder to lose things.
  5. Flip couch cushions – A lot of couch cushions are reversible and can help give your living space a clean, fresh look if they are turned over. Fluff up your pillows and fold your blankets to keep your couch looking neat.
  6. Light a candle – A nice scent always makes a space feel fresh and clean. Candles add warm light and a nice aroma.

Follow these tips and your home can feel cleaner in minutes. Then, look to Pella Windows and Doors for a range of replacement window features that can keep your windows looking fresh for years to come. Visit our window and door professionals at our Champaign showroom, or give us a call at 217-356-6474 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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