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speculations about whether a particular idea or enterprise is good.

Spring cleaning is supposed to take place before summer, not after it. But, as usual, I procrastinated and now I have to finally get rid of all the junk I've accumulated over the year. But now there are ..... about it--the cleaning must be done!

There are no gimmicks. There are No Exceptions, No Exclusions, No Limitations, waiting periods, no ifs, ands or buts.

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I start in my bedroom. I have a king bed, with a sheet on the mattress and a top sheet, with pillow cases on the pillows. Atop all that I have a down comforter. Well, they all need to be washed, so into the machine they go. Next I ..... on the closet.

start in

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Heavy cloth hung over a window.

ell, they all need to be washed, so into the machine they go. Next I start in on the closet. What a mess! I've got boxes and bins full of stuff that need sorting . Finally, I have to vacuum the carpet and dust. Whew! Quite a job! Good thing I don't have any ....., just shades on the windows.

drapes

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omething that blocks light, particularly in a window.

ell, they all need to be washed, so into the machine they go. Next I start in on the closet. What a mess! I've got boxes and bins full of stuff that need sorting . Finally, I have to vacuum the carpet and dust. Whew! Quite a job! Good thing I don't have any drapes, just .... on the windows.

Close the shade, please: it's too bright in here.

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A perforated rack on which washed dishes, etc. may be placed in order to dry.

Then its back to the stove, which I need to scrub clean of the grease and stains , and the same for the oven. Finally, I wash all the dirty dishes and put them in a .....next to the sink.

dish rack

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omething tending to have both good and bad results or characteristics; something having a mixture of advantages and disadvantages.

Spring cleaning is always a ..... for me. It's a lot of work, but I also find things I've been missing for the past year! Maybe next time I'll manage to do my spring cleaning in the spring.

Owning a car is a mixed bag. It is convenient, but also costly.

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