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The Absolute Joy of Spring Cleaning!

No, that's not sarcasm. I look forward to it every year, usually starting around Thanksgiving. The 3 main challenges at my house are leaves and soil tracked in by the dogs, leaves dropped by all the withering plants I drag inside every year because they look so pretty in October that I can't stand the thought of leaving them to freeze outside, and the ever present cat hair. Is it just me, or is it hard to feel like cleaning is effective with all the windows closed and dreary winter light to illuminate the task? So, I always look forward to that first weekend that's warm enough for me to drag all the plants back outside, along with dog beds...

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