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Author's Note: Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Writing this article felt a little "do as I say, not as I do" because nobody would accuse me of being a clean freak. Sometimes, it's all I can do to keep up with the day-to-day stuff, never mind doing extensive cleaning. When I looked around for tips on spring cleaning, though, I found a lot of different ways to approach it and realized that I could fit it in, too. I don't have to meet anybody's standards but my own. I didn't grow up with any kind of special cleaning routine when warm weather rolled around; things just got done as they needed to and as time allowed.

I did find several arguments against spring cleaning. Some people think that it's a bad idea because it might give you an excuse to put off doing something that you should (or at least could) do right away. So my best tip that didn't make the list is that if you see something that needs doing and you have the time to take care of it now, don't put it off by sticking it on the "spring cleaning" list.

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