Cleaning and organizing are closely related. It's difficult to clean until you've reduced your clutter (professional cleaners estimate that purging cuts cleaning time by 40 percent). After you've organized, cleaning brings that final polish to your home. Just as you've struggled to develop organizational strategies that will work over the long haul, you'll also want to develop cleaning strategies that are simple and effective and will work for years to come. This chapter will offer cleaning tips — from speed cleaning to green cleaning and everything in between.