Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning With Walmart Canada #springinspiration

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Walmart Canada asked me to join the #springinspiration challenge - and I accepted! The goal? Shop at Walmart with a budget of $100.00 for my spring cleaning needs!  I decided that it was time to re-vamp Mr. K's bedroom - there isn't anything in there for storage at the moment (other than some large industrial type boxes) and I wanted to tidy it up.

I started by going through his closet; by doing this, I managed to fill a garbage bag with clothes to donate, and a box of items to sell (if they don't sell by the time the bag gets picked up, they will go with items to donate)
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room before - you can see the bag and box of clothes to go

Next, deciding what I wanted. Mr. K loves to look at books, but other than his bed there isn't anywhere comfy for him to do it. I made a choice to create a little reading nook for him.

I knew I would need to find something comfy for him to sit on/with, as well as a book case. While I was at Walmart, I happened to come across a cool sling type book shelf, and knew it would work perfectly for holding his books.  I still went ahead and bought the book case so that his cars and other toys could be stored (and his fan and radio as well)
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the items we purchased - and my cute little helper !
I set to work by taking everything out of the area I wanted to set up. Then I put together the book shelf with the help of Mr. J (he loves to help). I am NOT a handy person or a DIY'er, so it took me a little longer than it may take most - about 20 minutes for the shelf and 30 minutes for the book case. I am quite sure hubby could have had them BOTH together in less than 20 minutes...but I wanted to do it.

Once I had the items together, I set up the area how I wanted it (and added in a few stuffies of Mr. K's)
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all set
I was given a $100.00 Walmart Canada gift card to complete this challenge. I was keeping track as I shopped, and the total to complete the book nook was $90.18 (including taxes). Since I had money left over, I decided to purchase a shelf to use in one of my kitchen cabinets to help give me some extra storage space, which brought my total up to $99.19 - so I MADE the challenge!



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Walmart Canada wants to offer YOU the chance to win a $100.00 gift card to assist with YOUR spring cleaning needs!  What is the job you dread the most when it comes to spring cleaning?

For your chance to win this awesome prize, simply fill out the form below - remember to complete the mandatory entries (skill testing question and blog comment) Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (18+ and excluding Quebec) Giveaway will close at 1159pm(est) April 4, 2014.

204 comments:

  1. Can't say I like ANY cleaning chores. But I feel the most satisfaction from decluttering and purging.

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    1. Cleaning my outdoor furniture,promises of lazy days tocome

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  2. I love your before and after shots! It looks like you really stretched your dollar for under $100 and really got that room cleaned up and organized.

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    1. thanks Jenna! I had fun shopping knowing I had to stick to a "budget"

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  3. My least fav. chore I do every spring is de-cluttering the kids rooms.

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  4. I am currently on mat leave and organizing the house is my goal... One room at the time.. Thank god I have a year!!;)

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  5. I love Walmart for quick and easy room updates!! Looks great! Now the real test is if it'll stay that way! :)

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    1. very true....so far so good...but we are only 2 days in

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  6. My least favorite is washing walls! UGH, it frustrates me. OH and baseboards.

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  7. my least fav is the bathroom cleaning

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  8. I hate decluttering the basement. there's so much stuff down there that I don't have any place for.

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  9. my least favorite spring cleaning is cleaning up the backyard from the dog, after all the snow melts!

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  10. I hate dusting the window frames and sills.

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  11. Constantly de-cluttering rooms since we moved in.

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  12. I hate washing all the walls and drapes! (Judy Cowan)

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  13. Decluttering the house and packing away all the winter clothes :/ yuck !

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  14. Erica Seaman: Cleaning windows :)

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  15. My least favourite is washing the windows.

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  16. Spring cleaning!!!! N laundry!

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  17. I hate decluttering the closest

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  18. I'm okay with most spring cleaning tasks. I just get frustrated when decluttering and I don't have anywhere to put something or I can't figure out where it's "home" should be.

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    1. de-cluttering is a big one for me too.....I am a pack rat and hate getting rid of stuff....but finding places for it gets difficult

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  19. My least favorite spring cleaning chore is cleaning out the garage to make room for Spring/Summer Toys & Bikes

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  20. My least favourite chore is cleaning windows.

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  21. My least favorite spring cleaning chore is cleaning up the yard after a long winter. Always a lot of mud!

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  22. Windows!! I dont know why but I am just horrible at cleaning windows.
    Lori R Jackson is my rafflecopter name

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  23. I get rid of clutter every few months but it still is so cluttery!! My least favourite chore is de-cluttering.

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  24. My least fav spring cleaning is the window sils and storm doors.

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  25. I loathe cleaning the downstairs washroom and shower...windows are also close to being my least fave Spring chore!

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  26. Cleaning windows and the oven, its such a chore!

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  27. Hate all cleaning but hate the bathroom the most!

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  28. my least favorite chore is cleaning the windows.

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  29. Cleaning the fridge & stove etc.

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  30. I hate doing the girl's room... they hate parting with anything including clothes 3 sizes to small.

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  31. Least favourite chore is cleaning the windows after a long messy winter!

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  32. I dislike de-cluttering the kids closet.

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  33. My least favourite is washing down the ceilings.

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  34. My least favorite chore is cleaning out the closet.

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  35. I don't really love cleaning out the kitchen cupboards!

    Anne Taylor

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  36. the outside windows ! sooo dirty!!!

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  37. I hate doing the windows and wiping done the walls.

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  38. My least favourite spring cleaning chore is all of them, or more specifically whatever the first chore is. Once I actually get started I don't do too bad. :)

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  39. Windows, and behind the stove and fridge

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  40. My least favourite is the outside windows.

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  41. I hate cleaning the exterior like lawns and windows!

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  42. My least favourite is cleaning the oven.

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  43. actually everything but especially anything to do with the kitchen

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  44. Washing the floors. That's why I pay a teenager to do it!

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  45. My least favourite chore is simply cleaning. I HATE CLEANING. HATE it. Bathrooms and floors and the oven rate at the top of my hate though.

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  46. I don't like cleaning the windowblinds, they always get so dusty!
    Julie G.

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  47. dusting and wiping windows. diana

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  48. Cleaning windows and blinds is the WORST!

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  49. Least favorite is the oven! Next would be the ceiling fans, standing on a chair attempting to scrub dirt off white blades, yayy!

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  50. Washing the windows...on the outside!

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  51. I hate cleaning the ceiling fans to get them ready for summer and doing the walls

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  52. Purging the kids bedrooms of clothes that no longer fits and toys they have outgrown. We donate the bags we fill :)

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  53. I hate cleaning all the windows

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  54. Cleaning the windows! ugh!!

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  55. my least favorite is cleaning the walls. yuk!

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  56. My least favourite chore is cleaning the windows

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  57. Living in a high-rise condo, my least favourite spring cleaning chore is cleaning the windows after the winter has mess them up!!

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  58. Going through the Attic, Basement and closets and deciding what or what not to keep and organizing what is left

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  59. Sorting out paperwork and reorganizing are my least favorite chore!

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  60. Wow! Beautiful makeover! I don't really like cleaning the windows! Would love to win!

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  61. Bathtubs.....hate cleaning bathtubs! but it has to be done.....

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  62. Probably the office. It's such a mess.

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  63. cleaning the windows all around the house and taking out spring/summer clothes and storing winter clothes

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  64. My least favourite spring cleaning chore is packing winter stuff.

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  65. Cleaning the garbage off the lawn

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  66. My least favourite chore would be to clean and purging our storage space.

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  67. Washing the outside of the windows.

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  68. De-cluttering and re-organizing, I love the rewarding results but it's hard for me to let go of some stuff!

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  69. Cleaning out the fridge and freezer is my least favourite spring cleaning chore.

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  70. Washing walls has got to be the one and only spring cleaning chore that I do not enjoy! However I still get up on the ladder and wash them top to bottom, even thou I am scared of heights! lol

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  71. Windows is my worst thing to do.

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  72. My least favourite is dusting the blinds.

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  73. I hate cleaning windows because it's almost impossible to get them streak-free.

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  74. The Bathroom...all of the Bathroom...yucky!!

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  75. I don't like cleaning out my closets/clothes

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  76. The de-cluttering is overwhelming, hence why it so rarely gets done!

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  77. My least favorite is cleaning the bathroom and toilets

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  78. I would rather not clean, that is the bit I don't like about Spring cleaning lol

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  79. baseboards ..i hate hate hate them

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  80. Floors! I really dislike doing them!

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  81. Surendene JeyaratnarajahMarch 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I hate cleaning the windows. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

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  82. I dislike cleaning but I think organization is the key.

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  83. I hate hitting the garage - all the thrown in Christmas - finding bikes and toys.....

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  84. I hate cleaning out the closets!

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  85. cleaning all the hard to reach places - behind and under furniture especially

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  86. I hate shampooing the couch :(

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  87. I dont like throwing out stuff, hence the clutter.

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  88. washing walls, and baseboards

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  89. Your before and after pics look great! You did well with your gift card, coming in at just under $100! Love what you did in the room. My worst spring cleaning chore? Cleaning up the yard..esp this year now that I have dogs. I try to keep up with the poop over the winter, but sometimes it gets buried, lol. Yuck!

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    1. I grew up with 2 dogs...I hated spring time for that very reason (the trick is to get to it while it is still frozen, then the smell isn't so bad)

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  90. eek ... I hate washing baseboards, windows and doing that real "deep clean" on all the carpets and such. yech.

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  91. My least favourite spring cleaning chores are washing the windows and cleaning up/setting up the deck.

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  92. Cleaning windows (CarmenQ.)

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  93. I cannot stand doing windows or cleaning the oven.

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  94. The top of the kitchen cabinets, boy does it get yucky up there!

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  95. the cleaning of the blinds/curtains/windows is my least fav
    aka midgeknows@rogers.com

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  96. washing the walls, the oven and fridge

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  97. Doing the windows inside and out.

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  98. cleaning the windows!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  99. My least favourite is washing walls.

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  100. Cleaning out all the winter gear and decluttering for spring.

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  101. I hate scrubbing the ceiling.

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  102. Not a fan of spring cleaning. I not a fan of cleaning windows.
    Florence C

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  103. Outdoubtedly *DUSTING* individual ornaments - picture frames. Son is asthmatic - so dust bunnies are not prevalent in my home.

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  104. cleaning windows is my least favourite spring cleaning chore

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  105. Windows!! One wall of my house is floor to ceiling windows. Regardless of what I do or use they never seem to be perfectly clean!!

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  106. Cleaning the backyard after a season hidden dog deposits.

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  107. The spring cleaning thing I don't like to do is clean out the lower cupboards. I can't get down on my knees to get to the back of the cupboard so I have to get help. I like to do my own cleaning and don't like to rely on others for help.

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  108. Washing the exterior windows and powerwashing the deck.

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  109. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a $100 Walmart gift card.
    In response to your question of What is your least favourite spring cleaning chore?
    My least favourite chore is washing the windows and walls.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  110. Hate reorganizing and decluttering.

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  111. Cleaning and reorganizing our laundry/ storage room

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  112. Washing the floors, at any time of year!

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  113. Cleaning out and organizing the closets in the house. I keep things pretty clean and tidy on a regular basis since I run a business from my home, but I hide my messes in closets...and sometimes cupboards!

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  114. I hate dusting.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  115. I don't like cleaning the oven.

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  116. I hate mopping not just in Spring but all year.

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  117. Washing walls, it's not a fun chore at all!

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  118. My worst spring cleaning chore is cleaning the windows followed very closely by washing walls.

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  119. I hate washing windows! It's so hard on the arms and there's always streaks.

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  120. My least favorite is washing the windows and screens.

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  121. My least favorite is cleaning up all the remnants of the fall leaves that are decompiosing on the lawn from the fall

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  122. I love cleaning baby

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  123. I hate yard work in the spring like cutting the grass.

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  124. spring cleaning best time of year so refreshing

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  125. I hate the yard work, the clean up after fall and winter is awful

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  126. Cleaning up the messy yard after such a rough winter is the worst part of Spring cleaning.

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  127. I dislike spring cleaning our windows the most.The main floor ones aren't so bad, except that we have a few 2-storey sized windows, plus the outer part of the upstairs windows are really tricky to clean.

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  128. My least favorite spring chores is - cleaning out the closets!!

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  129. My least favorite is washing walls,but i love the freshness when completed

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  130. Dusting! Oh and Cleaning the outside Windows.

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  131. great post and fun little nook! I absolutely hate having to go through the toy sorting. I get obsessed with having to have all the collections in one group. ugh!! i also don't like moving the beds and cleaning all the baseboards

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  132. Cleaning up the backyard after the spring thaw is the worst part of spring cleaning.

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  133. My least favorite chore is washing my windows.

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  134. leas favorite is front closes with shoes and coats. the shoes...i hate organizing and cleaning them. yuck

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  135. I hate washing all the walls down. slhaydon at hotmail dot com

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  136. my least favourite is cleaning the windows

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  137. My least favourite cleaning chore is windows! I'm with you on the de-cluttering . . . finding a home some items is difficult!

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  138. My least favourite cleaning chore is the windows, and like you, when decluttering, finding a home for some items!

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  139. Cleaning the windows is my least favourite chore!

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  140. Cleaning windows is the worst!
    via Rhonda W G.

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  141. Just organizing everything and getting it all out.

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  142. I hate cleaning the mini blinds!

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  143. I really don't like washing my windows and window sills, I am short and have to get on a chair to clean them, which sucks because as a lot of shorter people are afraid of heights I am also lol

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  144. I hate cleaning out the basement!

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  145. Cleaning out my bedroom is the cleaning chore I don't want to tackle.
    Florence C

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  146. Windows are my worst chore, ever. They never sparkle enough. I should get myself to Walmart and save money - live better. Gotta let the sun shine through. Anonymous

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  147. Bailey Dexter I like to clean! I find it calming.............I think it is as there is a new fresh start. I love it when you see the before and after look.

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  148. I detest Window cleaning! Ughhh make me crazy

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  149. Decluttering the basement...nightmare!

    Rafflecopter name: Sarah S.
    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  150. I really dislike window washing

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  151. my least favourite Spring Cleaning activity is clearing out my closets

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  152. Cleaning out the closets and the junk drawer.
    Cheers.

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  153. cleaning and organizing my storage room

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  154. My least favourite is cleaning basement

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  155. Washing walls and cleaning windows are tied as my least favourite.

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  156. Cleaning the gutters!

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  157. Id say outside windows and just the yard, getting it ready for kids to play.

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  158. I hate all the spring cleaning chores , theres just so many of them to do

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