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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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7 Ways to Cut Household Clutter

September 18, 2015 1:06 am

Keeping a household in order is no easy feat, especially for busy families. According to Todd Tingley, CEO of Ganzier, a storage solution provider, homeowners can maintain an organized, clutter-free home by tackling clean-outs strategically.

1. Do spring cleaning year-round. Twice a year, go through your closets and clean out clothes, especially your children's clothes. If items have not been worn in over a year, let them go.

2. Donate unused toys. Twice a year, go through your children's toys and set aside items that they've outgrown. Before each birthday and holiday season, pull out the toys no longer used and donate them to charity.

3. Clean out sporting equipment seasonally. At the end of each sports season, consider donating any gently used equipment your children will outgrow during the next season.

4. Check food expiration dates. Are you limited in pantry or cabinet space? Twice a year, go through your pantry and clean out what has expired. You will be surprised at how much space you have when you’re finished.

5. Separate seasonal clothes. Take seasonal items, like bathing suits or winter coats, and put them away until it is time to use them.

6. Clean your garage. Clean your garage twice a year by taking everything out and discarding any trash or unused items.

7. Use reusable bags. Not only are they eco-friendly, they diminish the clutter of plastic and paper bags in your home. Keep them tucked in your car so they are always handy.

Source: Ganzier

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3 Ways to Customize Your Bathroom

September 17, 2015 1:06 am

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3 Ways to Customize Your Bathroom

(BPT) - Creating a custom bathroom doesn't have to involve an extensive (and expensive!) renovation. To get the custom look for less, start with the shower, which is among the least costly components to upgrade.

Simply replacing a utilitarian showerhead, for example, with one that features multiple settings can be a major improvement. Multi-spray, single-spray, rainfall, shower arms and hand showers can work together in virtually any combination you choose. Showerheads can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, depending on the model you choose. Various models are water-efficient, too. Most showerhead changes can operate off existing plumbing, but homeowners should feel free to consult a plumbing professional if desired.

Light can also make a splash in the shower – pun intended! Shower lighting now goes way beyond a single recessed canister light set in the ceiling. Dimmable lighting allows you to control the amount of light stimulation, from low and relaxing to bright and invigorating. Ceiling-mounted chromatherapy lights use the color spectrum to further enhance mood in your shower. Cables of LED lights at the top or bottom of a shower enclosure can accent the space and provide low-level light. Sconces and overhead lighting can help fully illuminate the shower when needed.

Shower seats are another inexpensive option, from stylish portable versions to wall-mounted models that folds flat to the wall when not in use. Short on space in the shower? Opt for a corner seat, like a removable corner stool, or consider adding a simple foot rest.

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