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Take a Bite Out of Grime – Spring Cleaning Checklist

April 18, 2017

By Andy Arica, Benefits Analyst

Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual clean.

Your spring cleaning may never become effortless, but you can make the project more manageable – and even enjoyable. This

offers an overview of everything you need to know – including information on cleaners, stain removal, fabric care, and storage – to zip through the process and arrive at a happy end.

After you read through the tips and techniques, tailor the list to your home and yard. Create a realistic schedule, keeping in mind that a single weekend won’t suffice, as you willll need several days for more involved projects, such as shampooing carpets and organizing closets. Whether you prefer to proceed from the attic to the basement or start outdoors and wind your way inside, focus on one task at a time.  And be sure to enlist the help of family members.


was excerpted from “” (Clarkson Potter/Publisher; 2006).

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