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You’ve cleaned up your house, now how do you keep it tidy? You don’t need anything fancy to battle clutter, says Apartment Therapy. All you need is a tray and a few baskets to keep everything neat without losing stuff.
Workout clothes stink. Literally. It helps to know how to clean them properly, but it’s also a good idea to assign one or two colours from your wardrobe exclusively for gym wear and nothing else. You’ll always know which clothes to keep separate.
Often “decluttering” comes with the connotation that the process will take all day (or days), and be mentally and physically exhausting. Apartment Therapy’s Fay Wolf has three easy ways to declutter in just a couple of minutes: look over your towels, old sweaters and jackets, and books.
If you have a microwave that’s covered with spattered sauce and popcorn butter, you can kill the odour and loosen up the gunk with a bowl filled with bicarb soda and water.
We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.