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1. Front door
1. Front door
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Use a sturdy door-mat to scrape off dirt from shoes before it gets tracked in.

Place the mat vertically instead of horizontally so that everyone who enters will have to step on it several times.

Because entryways, mudrooms, and hallways are all small and confined, dirt quickly creates a less-than-appealing picture, and it can just as quickly migrate into other areas of the house.

Before you ever start cleaning small transition spaces, take steps to stop that dirt at the door.

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