Voices | OVERHEARD

Clean with envy

Man #1: I’m psyching myself up to clean the apartment for the end of the year.

Man #2: Any secret tips?

Man #1: Start in spring.

— Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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