Housecleaning and Home Maintenance

Cleaning is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. For most of us, the bucket stops here. There are no maids or mommies around to clean up our messes. To keep our space in a reasonably comfortable condition, it’s up to us to tackle the job.

Here’s the good news: housecleaning is one of those areas where establishing routines pays off quickly and well. Fits-and-starts stabs at cleaning often compound the problem, merely relocating dirt from one place to another. Having a set of housecleaning routines can be the most efficient way to keep a “clean enough” house.

Why “clean enough,” you ask? Because clean, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Clean-freak friends may insist otherwise, but your standard for ...

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