Around the house* Dry mop or vacuum...


Around the house

* Dry mop or vacuum hardwood floors frequently. Apply two thin coats of paste wax or a solvent-based liquid wax to clean floors. Allow to dry thoroughly and buff in the direction of the wood grain with an electric polishing machine.

* Clean edges of carpet along stairways and baseboards. Vacuum with a hand wand attachment. In between vacuuming, use a damp towel to remove dust.

* Avoid messy broiler pan. Pour a cup or two of water in the bottom before broiling.

In the garden

* Divide summer-blooming varieties of perennials that have grown too large. Blooms will increase on the new plantings within a few years.

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