Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Keep dirt from being tracked into the house by stopping it at the door. A pair of rough-textured mats placed back and front will catch any dirt entering your home. Use scatter rugs to protect carpets and waxed floors where traffic is heavy such as the dining areas and hallways. Glue bunion pads on the feet of tables and chairs so that they can be moved without scratching the finish of the floor. If you fear that moving heavy furniture will damage your floors, slip a piece of plush carpet, pile side down, under the furniture legs. You will protect the floor and the furniture will slide more easily. Before moving furniture, slip heavy socks over the legs, or place each leg in a shoe made from the bottom half of a clean milk carton.