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Spring Cleaning For People Who Hate Spring Cleaning

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25. Dry Your Drapes
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you will have to clean your window treatments. Since vacuuming your curtains and drapes sounds like a total pain, Plattner has found an effective alternative. (Trust us, it's a lot easier, too.)

"Don't waste time vacuuming curtains and drapery," she says. "Toss them in the [laundry] on the air-dry setting with a couple [wool] balls for 10 minutes to knock the dust off and freshen them up."