We all have things we'd rather be doing.

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The sun is shining: on your dirty windows, dusty baseboards and soiled carpet. Spring is here with all the cleaning challenges the season implies. Want to get your home tidy for summer entertaining? It doesn't have to be a chore -- well, it does, but not an overwhelming one.

Smart homeowners and cleaning pros everywhere have secrets that can help make spring cleaning a little more manageable for those of us who think the only good household chore is one that's somebody else's responsibility.