coming clean


What is it about housecleaning that can send even the most energetic and efficient of souls ducking for cover?

If you'd rather visit the dentist than do battle with dirt, you're not alone. 

If you cringe at the thought of tackling the mildew in the shower, chasing dust bunnies around the living room, or washing the grimy refrigerator shelves, you have a lot of company.

Nevertheless, it's time to come clean. But how? The articles, tips, techniques, and grime-fighting hints below can help. 

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