If you're located in the Northeast, the snow has piled up like soot on a non-dusted ceiling fan. As temperatures drop, they have the potential to freeze your motivation to clean up your home. 

Fight the urge to hunker down while the dirt piles up!

1. Prevent your pipes from freezing by keeping your thermostat at 55 degrees or higher.
- This is a step to prevent you from cleaning up pools of water (among other things) should your pipes burst.
- On average, the coolest comfortable home temperature is 68° F. If you keep your home at 68° F during the day, you could save up to 6.2% on your heating bill. Just think, for every degree above that temperature, your heating costs will go up!
If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

2. Think salt stains your driveway... how about your carpet?
Not only does salt collect in your carpet fibers, it also stains hardwood and tile floors. Once salt water drips off of your winter boots and dries on your floors, you're left behind with unsightly stains and a chalky residue.

- Prevent this by taking off your shoes at the door and laying them on Ask Cindy's Terry Cloth Towels to absorb moisture and prevent floor staining. 

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