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This Spring is you house suffering from that "can't have people over because the place is a mess syndrome"? Are you ready to give up because you can't figure out where to start? Here is your Spring Cleaning Checklist simplified. Get yourself a kitchen timer and use the Swiss Cheese Method for Poking Holes in Time. First make a list of the rooms in your house and call these zones. The kitchen is a zone at the heart of the house so start there first. Set your timer for 15 minutes. Anybody can do anything for 15 minutes. Get your rags your cleaners, and mop. Set your timer and clean until the bell goes off. Give yourself a 15 minute break and then set the timer again for another 15 minutes. That wasn't so bad was it? Keep going until your kitchen looks spic and span. De-cluttering should be an essential part of your Spring Cleaning Cecklist, because without doing that your place will be impossible to keep clean. Take three boxes -- one for stuff to give away; the second for stuff to throw away; and the third for stuff to put away. When you have the stuff to give away ready take it to a local charity quickly so you won't change your mind. Clean every zone with your timer and delutter, declutter, declutter!