Spring cleaning is a huge pain, and keeping stuff looking nice afterwards is even lamer. Fear not though, dear readers: we're here to save the day. We got some tips from ABC's The Chew correspondant Evette Rios on how to keep things put-together, pretty, and pleasant after all the cleaning's done. Product endorsements aside, she offers some pretty interesting insight into holding on to that fresh-clean-orderly-lovely feeling you get when the spring straightening-up process is complete. Here are her top three tips for maintaining all that niceness:
1. Open The Windows. Seriously.
"What most don’t realize is that the EPA states that indoor air can be 5 to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. When the weather permits and pollen counts are low, open up the windows and doors in your home to let fresh air in and allow it to circulate in the room. On days when pollen is high, try the Honeywell AirGenius 5, which helps diminish odors and even helps reduce VOCs, airborne allergens, and airborne germs, which is key for families that spend a lot of time indoors."
2. Stagnant Home Fragrance Sucks.
"When you walk into a home, one of the first things that hits you is the smell, which can be a deal breaker if it’s a housewarming party or open house. Circulate stagnant indoor air while helping to eliminate odors with the new Honeywell with Febreze Freshness™ Cool & Refresh Fan which combines two devices into one for home climate and aroma control."
3. Apartment Living = Icky Air.
"If you live in an apartment building, air ducts between apartments can be carrying unfiltered air from your neighbor straight to you. From cooking smells to viruses to pet dander – you name it – just imagine what could be passing through to your dwelling. Use an air purifier to help capture microscopic airborne allergens and help reduce odors in the air."