Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Clean Living Takes the Right Stuff.

Byline: Getting a Life SARAH HUBBARD Of the Journal

Last week, we got the ball rolling for living as an adult. We laid some ground rules but didn't go in depth. That's where we're picking up this week. OK guys. We're talking cleaning today.

Yes, you have to clean your place. Do you really want to leave your hot date waiting in the car for 30 minutes while you frantically try to pick up a pig sty?

Didn't think so.

So let's keep an eye toward that: bringing a stranger into the inner sanctum.

First thing you need to do is make sure you have enough cleaning supplies to cover your basic chores. What you'll need:

Big-ticket items

1. A vacuum cleaner. Your carpet deserves to be cleaned more than once a year.

2. A mop and bucket. The kitchen floor is not supposed to be sticky.

3. A broom and dustpan. …

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