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Home Front

Briefs and news of note.

Published July 8, 2006

Double duty

You're busy multitasking; why shouldn't your household products do the same? Fresh Scents Air Freshener and Antibacterial Deodorant Soap does two jobs. The soap also removes odors (garlic, onion, fish). The vented bottom of the soap container holds pearl-sized fragrance beads that release their aroma to keep the air fresh and clean. Fresh Scents comes in cucumber melon, raspberry, plum mango tangerine, white tea and ginger, MacIntosh apple, honeysuckle and cotton blossom. It's $2.79 at Target, Albertsons and drug and discount stores.

Home expo is coming

Next weekend, the Tampa Bay Home Improvement Expo brings hundreds of exhibitors to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg with everything from appliances to flooring, spas to grills, windows to hurricane protection equipment. Admission is $3; children 16 and younger admitted free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16.

Carry on

Roll 'em! The FatMax Mobile Project Center from Stanley acts like a handcart that can carry 220 pounds to roll your supplies to your work site. Then it converts into a workbench, with integrated clamps and a power strip, that will support 660 pounds. The whole thing folds flat for storage. It's $109 at hardware stores and home centers.

- Compiled by Homes editor JUDY STARK

[Last modified July 7, 2006, 09:25:36]

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