Re­vi­tal­ize your hiber­nat­ing home with sim­ple sug­ges­tions

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1. Work from the top down, in­side to out­side, to avoid get­ting what you just cleaned dirty again.

2. Do one room, even one area of one room, at a time to avoid un­fin­ished jobs. The sat­is­fac­tion of see­ing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the ef­fort.

3. When tidy­ing, re­duce trips around the house by tem­po­rar­ily de­posit­ing items in one spot en route to but not at their fi­nal des­ti­na­tion.

4. Do two things at once. While laun­dry is go­ing, scrub the shower stall.

5. Make small re­pairs. If you’re not handy, hire some­one.

6. In­vest in good rub­ber or vinyl gloves to pro­tect your skin and nails.

7. Dust be­fore vacu­um­ing or clean­ing the floor. Try feather or lamb­swool dusters, es­pe­cially ex­tend­able ones for reach­ing above win­dow and door cas­ings and into cor­ners. House­hold rags are in­valu­able for jobs re­quir­ing a damp cloth – nat­u­ral fi­bres work best.

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