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“Backyard Paradise” Contest (the “Contest”)is intended for legal residents of
the United States of America and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) only
and shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of
Alabama.  Do not enter this Contest if
you have permanent residence outside of the USA or Canada at the time of entry.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest is sponsored by Today’s Homeowner Media,
75 Midtown Park East, Mobile, AL  36606
(the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co.,
Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open and offered only to legal
residents of the United States of America and Canada (excluding those with
primary residence in the province of Quebec) who are at least twenty-one (21)
years of age and current homeowners at the time of entry. This Contest is
not open to the general public. Employees, officers and representatives of
the Sponsor, Pavestone (“Prize Provider”), Quikrete (also “Prize Provider”), the
Administrator, their respective parent companies, employees, officers,
directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives and
advertising and promotional agencies, and the officers, directors, agents, and

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5 House Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Energy

Gloved hands cleaning countertops and washing windows
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be complicated — not when you have a plan. (DepositPhotos)

Are you ready for spring cleaning, but feeling overwhelmed? These 5 house-cleaning tips will save you time and energy — and they might even make some chores fun!

Assorted house cleaning products, spray bottles and sponges
Purchase all the cleaning products you’ll need beforehand. This way, you’ll have no surprises to slow you down! (DepositPhotos)

1. Buy All
the Gear.

You’ve probably heard the expression, “If you fail to plan, then plan to fail.” This applies to anything in life — including house-cleaning — so, take this tip to heart: Before you pick up a speck of dust, make a list of all the gear and products you’ll need.

Take it room
by room. No single space requires the same safety equipment, appliances and cleaning
products as another. Make a list of items you’ll need to clean just the living
room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and garage.

Think about each space’s unique needs and how to address them, whether that’s with a broom, vacuum cleaner, mop or a just old toothbrush. No one knows the space as you do, and in many cases, you can ‘make do’ with simple cleaning tools.

Also, consider

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