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New York - March 18th, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — "Nearly three quarters of Americans tackle spring cleaning annually, and this year should be no exception. With the first day of spring only days away, what better time than now to spruce up your home for the warmer weather. It may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but it doesn't have to be. There are simple things that you can do to help get your entire house in order, from affordable and creative decorating ideas and smart cleaning strategies to simple changes that you can do that will have a big impact on the exterior of your home," says Martin Amado, HGTV Designer and nationally-recognized interior designer and decorator.

Since allergies affect one in four U.S. children, it is likely that someone you know – or even your own child – suffers from allergies. To help reduce allergens in your home, try Clorox's line of anti-allergen products. Clorox® Anywhere® Anti-Allergen Fabric Spray reduces up to 90% of indoor allergens (dust mite matter and pet dander) on fabrics, and Clorox® Plus™ Anti-Allergen Bleach removes 99% of common household allergens hidden in fabric fibers and on hard surfaces. For more tips, you can check out the new Guide to the ABCs of Playdates and Allergies, available for free download from

"Whether it's in the bathroom or kitchen, every sink deserves to have a little style. You can change the shower curtain and towels, and you have an instant new look by adding in affordable accessories like the new Softsoap® brand Ensembles™ hand soap to complete the picture. The Softsoap® brand Ensembles™ hand soap allows DIY designers to keep the reusable pump and switch the pre-filled disposable base for an easy and affordable way to update any room's décor with just a simple twist. For less than $6, you can add an inspired splash of style to any room with a sink without breaking the bank."

Homeowners can trap and remove dust with microfiber cloths, one of Merry Maids®, favorite cleaning tools. The nation's number one home cleaning service also recommends simmering slices of citrus fruit, cloves or cinnamon in a pot of water for one to two hours as a natural deodorizer. But if thinking about spring cleaning leaves your head spinning, give the experts at Merry Maids a call. They'll spruce up your home so you can spend time doing things you enjoy

"There is a simple DIY project that anyone can do that will have a big impact on the exterior of your home. When bare wood is exposed outdoors, it will mildew, crack and fade, so stain is needed to protect it. But if you've ever stained wood, you know it can be time-consuming and messy. There's a new Exterior Spray Stain from Krylon® that can save your Saturday. It provides the same durable protection you get from stain in a bucket, but with spray paint convenience. It's the first ever wood stain in a spray can. Using Krylon spray stain, you can get a beautiful finish that holds up to the toughest conditions, no paint brush or roller needed and no flammable rags to store. So you can get the job done in time to watch the ball game," says Amado.