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Three County Resources to Boost Your Spring Cleaning

Provided by Roger LeBlanc, Prince William Recycling Office As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many families will head into their basements, garages and closets for some spring cleaning. Cleaning out unneeded belongings opens up space in your home, allows you to reorganize, and it feels great. Several services available at the Prince William County Landfill and …

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Finding More Time Now For Fun Stuff Later

By Melissa Davies April is one of the best weather months in this region!  We enjoy longer days and consistently warmer temperatures. It’s easy to let important tasks fall behind when all you want to do is be outside. So how do we ensure that we have more disposable time to play outside and enjoy the fun side of life? …

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Organize Entryways with Decorative Storage

(Family Features) An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail. With these simple tips, you can transform this …

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Five Myths of Spring Cleaning

Debunk conventional wisdom to get the most from cleaning (Family Features) Don’t get caught putting extra work into your spring cleaning efforts. “A little effort up front can make everything you do feel effortless,” said Patrick Coleman, spokesman for Hoover vacuums. “It’s not about finding short cuts. It’s about finding easier ways to do the job right.” Here are five …

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let your artistic aspirations soar. The …

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay

(Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following are some simple tips to …

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Create a Fully Loaded Laundry Room

(Family Features) Today’s technology makes those pesky tasks of washing, drying and folding your beloved garments easier than ever before. Gain inspiration for a laundry room update with cutting-edge solutions that work hard to get your clothes squeaky clean and may even make the chore fun. Laundry room meets entertainment center Newly constructed homes are starting to include laundry rooms …

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter that busy lifestyles create, try …

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How To Clear the Clutter from Your Closet

 (And Your Life!) By Stephanie Tipple  Spring has finally decided to make an appearance, and with the transition in seasons comes the need for good ole’ Spring-cleaning. Yes, that means you can no longer avoid your closet that is teetering on the brink of capacity. And while clearing out a weekend afternoon to de-clutter your closet may not be at …

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