Simple, Affordable Home Improvements

ARA) – Ready to trade your mittens for rubber gloves? As spring arrives, along with it comes the spring cleaning season. Not surprisingly, more than 75 percent of Americans set aside specific time to complete an annual cleaning, according to a recent survey. And, the bathroom is the first place homeowners look to make drastic changes.

Just think of it: heated floors, steam room, body spa and vanity lighting. Doing a major remodel to your bathroom requires time and expense. But often, some minor readjustments to the most-often-used room of your home can immediately, and affordably, improve the way you feel about it. Consider these easy tips and improvements:

Save the counter. Does your bathroom countertop turn into a space for clutter? Try mounting some easy-to-install shelves where you can store your toothbrush, make-up, and other personal items that tend to take up precious counter space.

Curtain call. A new, colorful shower curtain can bring new life to your bathroom. But since shower curtains easily accumulate mold, make sure to clean it regularly with a product proven to kill the mold spores, like Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover.

Unclog. Let’s face it – we all dread the inevitable backups that occur in sinks, bathtubs and showers as a result of hair, soap and other unidentifiable clog culprits. Luckily, waiting for a drain to unclog no longer requires the requisite 15 minutes. Liquid-Plumr Power Jet is a single-use pressurized drain clog remover that blasts clogs in three seconds. No more waiting minutes (and minutes and minutes) for clogs to dissolve.

Air it out. After a hot shower or bath, open a window or turn on your bathroom exhaust fan to circulate the hot air. Mold and mildew can grow easily in moist, wet environments.

Hamper Damper. Are clothes strewn through your “loo?” Procure a medium-sized clothing hamper to help the whole family keep the bathroom floor free of socks, pants, shirts and more.

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