Back in December I chatted about the organizational challenges that cold weather brings in Stay Organized This Winter: Contain Your Clutter. The post gave tips to control unruly scarves, hats and mittens and protect your floors from snowy boots, shovels and ice scrapers. After several winter storms (and many more on the way), I wanted to share the details of a fantastic floor mat that's both eco-friendly and water impermeable.
Enviroback Door Mats are available from Home Depot in various sizes and are reasonably priced: a 60" by 36" mat sells for $17.97. With the green cred that "every mat purchased saves approximately 9 single-serving plastic drink bottles and about 7 lb. of vinyl from entering a landfill," this slip, stain and fade resistant mat is also made in the USA.
Three weeks ago I purchased two Enviroback Door Mats to create a large landing area on our front porch and they've done a great job keeping our wood floors dry and salt free. I know they aren't the most beautiful item you've seen today, but if you live in an area where snow and salt dominate, take a look. Winter is not over by any means!
(Image: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate)