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7 telltale signs it's time to do a spring clean


THE PLEASURE OF a spring clean comes after all the hard work is done.

That sweet satisfaction of knowing you worked hard and did a good clear out is undeniable but getting to that point that can be difficult.

You could start in the attic and work your way down through the house to the garden or start outside and work your way in, but the key thing here is starting.

When and where do you start?

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1. It’s February and your Christmas decorations are still waiting to be put in the attic.

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2. That pile of clothes you were going to donate have made their way back into your wardrobe…

And you still “have nothing to wear”.

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3. You’re living in complete fear of your shower drain.

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4. It looks like you are collecting glass bottles…

Let’s face it – you are.

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5. There are more toothbrushes than people in your house.

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6. Your kitchen presses are full but you have no idea what’s in them.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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7. It looks like you are archiving newspapers in your sitting room.

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Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank, trading as The Mortgage Store, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.