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03/18/2015 03:48 EDT | Updated 03/18/2015 03:59 EDT

14 Spring Cleaning Myths Put To The Test

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The sun is shining and the snow is melting — which means it's time to start your spring cleaning.

Between the buckets and the sprays, cleaning the whole house can be a major task, so we don't blame you for wanting to taking a few shortcuts here and there. But if you're trying a trick you found online, you might not be getting all the information you need. Cleaning mistakes (like washing the windows on a sunny day) are common and cost you time and money, reports Real Simple.

To make the most of your efforts, the experts at Molly Maids, a cleaning service company, aren't just dustbusting, they're myth-busting too. They let us in on which cleaning methods really work and which are just misconceptions.

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