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The idea of spring cleaning can be daunting, just like anything you’re expected to do once a year—like holiday shopping or filing income taxes. The processes and products here aim to make the undertaking more approachable and achievable: We’ve spotlighted and demystified the key steps to cleaning trouble spots, named some of our favorite supplies, and identified the “Speedy Three”—the trio of tricks that make well-trafficked rooms look neat and tidy when you’re racing against the clock.
First stop, the kitchen. Doing dishes, wiping spills, and sweeping crumbs –– this busy space needs daily attention, as well as routine maintenance.
2 of 4Whether it’s the family room, the TV room, or a more formal spot, it needs a proper cleaning to be cozy and comfortable.Photography: Annie Schlechter
3 of 4It’s a spot with a split personality: You quickly wash up or luxuriate in the bath. Either way, you want it sparkling clean.Photography: Annie Schlechter
4 of 4A simple cleaning solution, some cloths, a sponge, and a squeegee are all that stand between you and crystal-clear glass.Photography: Annie Schlechter
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