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How Clean Is Your House?

If the words 'clean house' are always on your to-do list, here's help.

How to Clean House: Forget Tradition

"A lot of people have misconceptions based on what they saw their mom and grandmother do," Townley Ewer says. But people need to set their own standards. How often you clean house also depends on who's visiting, for example. "When my daughter-in-law visits, with a toddler on the floor, we are going to pay more attention," Townley Ewer says.

Finally, think about balance when setting house cleaning standards. Townley Ewer subscribes to the old adage about how clean a house should be: "Clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy."

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Reviewed on June 19, 2008

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