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Laura's Likes: Spring Cleaning

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Spring means opening day, sunshine is back and time for spring cleaning! A fresh new season for me brings the impulse to clean and organize. And I know I'm not alone. So I have some very simple products I've discovered to help you get your home clean and organized.

Bagup

It's brand new and just hit store shelves. It’s a new spin on the good old broom and dustpan.

The bagup was voted ''Best in Class'' at last year's National Hardware Show.

You clip in an average plastic grocery bag or you can use a biodegradable bag. It holds three times more debris than the average dustpan and it doesn't blow out.

With this gizmo, you don't have to bend over, so it's a little easier on the back.

Just snap on a bag, scoot your debris inside and you're done.

It is $15 for the Bagup. You can get different combinations if you need a broom or rake too.

You can find more info on bagupcleanup.com. You can also buy them on Amazon.com.

Clean Cubes

Need something special other than a trash can in which to throw all that trash? Here is an innovative take on the regular old trash can.

This is the Clean Cube, a disposable trash can or recycling bin. The trash liner is adheres to the paper bin -- all of it biodegradable.

Also an award-winning product, the Clean Cube won the International Housewares Association Innovation Award.

These are especially great if you're hosting a party. It is a great alternative to the trash bag, which does not stand by itself. This is instant set up and easy cleanup.

A New Yorker came up with this idea when he was frustrated by the constant trash overflow after frequent entertaining. You just fill up the bag, tie it and toss it. A complete trash solution.

If you're going through closets, it's a great place to throw items you want to donate.

It is $5.99 for a set of three. They also have a mini size that is perfect for picnics.

You can find them on clean-cubes.com.

What’s That Paint

You have just painted a room in your house. What do you do with those paint cans? If you are me, you store them in your basement or garage. Color the outside of the paint can so you know what the color is. But then you go back for a touch up months or years later and you have no idea what kind of paint you used.

What’s That Paint are inexpensive labels that organize your investment -- no more wasted paint or money. These easily identify paint color, the finish and base, which room the paint is in, the brand, plus where and when you bought it.

Yes, you can just get a white sticker or tape on a Post-it note. But this looks nice and it's much more organized.

If you are doing a whole renovation project, these stickers might actually save your sanity.

The labels are $4.99 for a pack of six various sized labels. It could be a fun housewarming gift for a friend.

More information on this product at whatsthatpaint.com.

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