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How can I stay healthy while spring-cleaning?

You can stay healthy in your spring-cleaning mission as you push your body to the limit to get glowing floors, fresh powder rooms and clean-smelling carpets. Just don’t let your ultimate goal cloud your common sense. Keep the following in mind as you take on the cleaning challenge:
  • Buddy up. Don’t try to lift heavy furniture or climb ladders alone. Enlist the help of a cleaning partner to help you divide and conquer.
  • Circulate. When you’re moving around dust and polishing surfaces, the air can get a little hazy. Keep some doors and windows open as you work.
  • Look at labels. Most products shouldn’t be swallowed, but there are several that should also not come into contact with skin. Stay informed by reading the safety labels on household cleaning supplies.
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