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It hasn't happened yet here in Chicago, but we know it will soon...the first big snow of the year. We love snow, but we hate the salty slush that comes with it. How do you keep winter slush out of the house? Doormat, boot tray, no shoes inside? Let us know in the comments.

We like boot trays, since they keep everything contained. The one above is Smith and Hawken's Galvanized Boot Tray ($29). Take a tip from Martha Stewart and make a baking sheet into a boot tray or fill with pebbles to drain ice and snow.