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spring

Vox populi
1. A source of natural water. See Natural spring.
2. A coiled metal wire used to provide tension to mechanical devices.
3. A season between winter and summer.

spring

[AS. springan, to jump]
1. The season of the year that comes after winter and before summer. Synonym: vernal
2. The quick movement of a body to its original position through its elasticity.
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Ultimately, technology spring cleaning should achieve similar objectives to other spring cleaning tasks.
Joy Mangano--who has made herself synonymous with the word "cleaning" whether it involves spring cleaning or cleaning in any season of the year--in January took a leap into a new retail setting with the launch of her line in Macy's stores nationwide and on macys.com.
BUILDINGS: How does spring cleaning in these areas differ from day-to-day cleaning?
The company said it will be opening fire hydrants to increase water flows and "flush" sediment from its pipes in the areas where Spring Cleaning is scheduled.
More than two-thirds of Americans still plan on spring cleaning. But according to a new survey from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), the economic downturn is having an effect on their household cleaning habits and purchases.In other words, home economics is taking on a whole new meaning.SDA"s 2009 Spring Cleaning Survey shows 78 percent of respondents saying the current economic condition has influenced their cleaning habits.
Many people think that the dawn of spring signals the time for "spring cleaning"--an in-depth, top-to-bottom cleaning session.
My wife seems to regularly ask, "Honey, can you do this," or "Honey, could you do that." Most of what this honey is doing is spring cleaning. This is really just another name for getting rid of all the clutter that has accumulated over the past few seasons, reorganizing the things that are important to you, and creating a living environment that suits your needs.
* Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they regularly engage in spring cleaning, according to The Soap and Detergent Association's (SDA) 2008 Spring Cleaning Survey conducted by International Communications Research (ICR).
Almost one third (29%) of those polled said that spring cleaning and household chores were the activities they most disliked about holiday weekends.
Spring cleaning has been no help to the long-suffering office grades, which have been experiencing low prices and high inventories all year.
When people think of spring cleaning, the first areas of the home that come to mind are closets and the garage, according to the Rubbermaid Organization Survey.
And if you thought spring cleaning was only a dreadful chore, Oehler has some news for you.