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  1. Types of Brooms from J.P. Welch

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    The Shaker broom (1), Martha's favorite, is the simplest broom Welch makes and features a sanded pine handle; $40. Use a turkey wing whisk (2) with a dustpan or to get at hard-to-reach areas; $25. The versatile traditional broom (3) can be used to clean any surface; $60. For sweeping up ashes around a fireplace, try a European hearth broom (4); $30. Great for narrow spaces, the mini whisk (5) can also function as a lint brush alternative; $19. All of Welch's brooms are available at justameretreefarm.com.

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  2. Mosquito Bite Soother

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    Soothe an insect bite or numb a mild burn without freezing your fingertips by using ice frozen in a film canister. Wash canister with soap and water beforehand, fill with water (allowing room for its expansion), cover, and freeze. To use, run cool water over the canister, then uncap, and gently squeeze to loosen the ice.

     

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    Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 4 2002
  3. Long-Term Care

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    Clothes and accessories stored for a season or longer need protection from light, moisture, and insects. A box filled with acid-free tissue paper, assorted cedar inserts, and dried lavender makes it easy to prepare items as you put them away.

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    Martha Stewart Living, January 2009
  4. Clearing the Air

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    Line the bottom of shoe storage containers with tongue-and-groove cedar planks. The aromatic wood helps neutralize any odors and helps maintain a fresh-smelling closet.

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    Martha Stewart Living, January 2009
  5. Handbag Maintenance

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    Purses are stuffed with acid-free tissue paper so they maintain their shape when not in use. The bags are kept in flannel sacks (top right of closet) to protect them from light and dust.

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    Martha Stewart Living, January 2009
  6. Shelf Within a Shelf

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    Make the most of your cupboard real estate by adding another level of storage for glassware. Cut a piece of nonskid shelf liner (available at home-supply stores) to line a serving tray and a cupboard shelf; this will help glasses stay put and protect the rims. Place glasses used less frequently upside down on the shelf, set tray on top, and arrange everyday glasses upside down on tray.

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    Martha Stewart Living, August 2006
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