Start summer with a clean slate. Sweep the cobwebs from your closet and the dust bunnies from your drawers. Brighten your T-shirt collection, prep your legs for more revealing warm-weather clothing, and erase the dark circles under your eyes. Here, some recommendations. (Written by Janet Bennett Kelly)
Enhance the psychological boost you get from cleaning and organizing with the spicy aroma of Santa Maria Novella’s potpourri mix. Herbs and flowers gathered in the hills of Florence are soaked, sealed and aged. Pour contents from the silky bag and place in a small bowl to freshen the air in closets, bathrooms and bedrooms for nine to 12 months. The mix also keeps moths and insects away. 3.2 ounces, $85 at 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-743-4949. www.santamarianovellausa.com.Santa Maria Novella
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