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We are in for an early spring. That is, if we can trust the folklore surrounding a certain groundhog. Either way, it is never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning. Here are 7 tips to make your home look its best once winter wanes. 1. Cold winds and snowfall can take a toll on anything that grows out of the ground. Use a hand pruner to remove dead twigs and branches from trees and shrubs so they can grow healthy and full again in time for summer. 2. The first day of winter can come as a surprise, but what it leaves behind once the snow melts can be even more shocking. Scour your yard for broken sticks, refuse or dead leaves, as well as grime and residue left behind on gates, fences and siding due to melting. 3. There are few things as magnificent as the sparkle of…