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13 Things You Never Knew You Needed To Keep Your Home Looking New

It's a new year, so let's keep our home sweet home looking nice and new. And an affordable way to protect your belongings in your new place? Renters insurance through the GEICO Insurance Agency!

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1. To keep your floor/carpet in tip-top shape...

...don't wear your shoes in the house! (And have awesome storage.)

2. And to have people remember...

...place a cute (and direct) doormat to instruct visitors.
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...place a cute (and direct) doormat to instruct visitors.

3. To keep your gas stove looking spotless from accidental spills...

...use gas hob protectors.These are reusable! But if you need a quick fix, you could always use foil.
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...use gas hob protectors.

These are reusable! But if you need a quick fix, you could always use foil.

4. To keep food and other crumbs from accumulating in hard-to-reach places...

...get covers for the pesky gap in between the stove and counter.Let's be real — nobody wants to clean up in between that gap.
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...get covers for the pesky gap in between the stove and counter.

Let's be real — nobody wants to clean up in between that gap.

5. To keep your fridge organized to a T...

...you need sliding shelves.

Now keep all your miscellaneous fridge items together in one spot.

6. To keep your hardwood floors scratch free...

...invest in floor protectors for your chairs!

Double points if they are cute. Like these cat socks — OMG!

7. To keep your walls looking brand-spankin' new...

...get damage-free hanging strips. And not a nail or hammer in sight.
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...get damage-free hanging strips.

And not a nail or hammer in sight.

8. To make sure your shower drain doesn't get clogged...

...use these easy disposable hair traps.Because hair clogging is serious (and gross) business.
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...use these easy disposable hair traps.

Because hair clogging is serious (and gross) business.

9. To keep the soap scum at bay...

...squeegee your tile and glass with this hangable squeegee. It can fit right by your showerhead!If you take the time to do it every couple of days, your shower will stay nice and clean.
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...squeegee your tile and glass with this hangable squeegee. It can fit right by your showerhead!

If you take the time to do it every couple of days, your shower will stay nice and clean.

10. To keep your toilet bowl looking pristine...

...use this toilet bowl brush designed specially to get the hard-to-reach spots in the bowl.The brush also magnetically connects to the cover! How awesome is that?
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...use this toilet bowl brush designed specially to get the hard-to-reach spots in the bowl.

The brush also magnetically connects to the cover! How awesome is that?

11. To keep your floors dust free...

...try a fuzzy, self-dusting robot!That's right. It's a fuzzy robot that dusts that floor for you. You don't have to lift a finger.
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...try a fuzzy, self-dusting robot!

That's right. It's a fuzzy robot that dusts that floor for you. You don't have to lift a finger.

12. To lessen the paper clutter...

...sort your letters and get rid of your junk mail.Keep your letter organizer by your recycling bin! That'll help you get rid of all the junk mail immediately. (Or, see below.)
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...sort your letters and get rid of your junk mail.

Keep your letter organizer by your recycling bin! That'll help you get rid of all the junk mail immediately. (Or, see below.)

13. To make sure all your trash ends up in the can...

...get a remote control garbage can.If the trash can comes to you, there is no excuse to have garbage lying around.
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...get a remote control garbage can.

If the trash can comes to you, there is no excuse to have garbage lying around.

For more cleaning tips for your home, visit GEICO More.

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