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

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Keeping a tidy room is nearly impossible. Busy schedules make it hard to keep your home neat–we get it. That’s why Pella Windows and Doors has compiled a few convenient cleaning tips so you can prepare for company 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 friends arrive, focus on the television, toilets and tabletops. These tend to be the three most seen surfaces in your home and can quickly be cleaned with a duster, disinfecting wipes or a cloth.
  2. Close the blinds – Asheville sunshine can be your worst enemy when it comes to dust on home windows. Closing your window coverings 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 alternative, as well. These are installed between panes of glass and protected from damage and dust—especially useful if you have curious little hands in the house.
  3. Use baskets – If you have a cluttered living room, use 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 parts of the house—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. Hold all your toys in a bin or basket for easy access.
  4. Create a “junk drawer” – Looking for a pen, tape, or a notepad? Create 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 more difficult to lose things.
  5. Flip couch cushions – Some couch cushions are reversible and can help give your living space a clean, fresh look if they are flipped over. Fluff up your pillows and fold your blankets to keep your couch looking clean.
  6. Light a candle – A pleasant scent always makes a space feel fresh and clean. Candles create warm light and a nice aroma.

Follow these tips and your home can feel cleaner in no time. 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 Asheville showroom, or give us a call at 828-202-8673 or schedule an appointment with us online.