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13 Cleaning Tips You’ve Never Heard of

Clean your bathroom, kitchen and floors with these affordable, do-it-yourself cleaning tricks. Chances are you never even heard of these household remedies.

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Bust Dust on Your Blinds

The best way to dust blinds?

Close them, then wipe up and down with an old dryer sheet. It’ll create an antistatic barrier that helps prevent dust from building up again.

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Bust Out the Coffee Filter

To clean glass and mirrors, use coffee filters, not paper towels. They leave no streaks or lint – and they’re cheap.

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Try Vinegar and Water for Your Bathroom

Vinegar and water is a great deodorizer for a musty bathroom.

Spray your shower down as you’re getting out. It really absorbs the odours, and the smell of vinegar goes away in an hour.

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Grab a Pumice Stone

A wet pumice stone will clean a dirty oven faster than any spray-on product.

Trust us.

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Clean Your Bathroom Mat With Ease

Vacuuming bathroom mats is a nightmare.

Toss them in the wash every week or two instead.

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Treat Your Wood Floors Right

To damp-mop wood floors, use plain water or a water-based floor cleaner like Bona. Don’t use vinegar. The acid in it will pit your polyurethane finish, can void your warranty, and may reduce shine over time.

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Go Natural

Seventh Generation dish liquid diluted with water is a great nontoxic all-purpose cleanser.

Just put two squirts in a spray bottle and fill it with water.

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Use Our Secret Weapon

A powdered product called Bar Keepers Friend. We use it on everything. Its active ingredient is rhubarb powder, which really cuts through grit and grime. It cleans glass-top stoves, counters, toilets, porcelain, and more. Your sink will never be shinier.

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Easy Microwave Cleaning

To clean your microwave oven, microwave a cup of water with some baking soda in it until it’s boiling.

This eliminates odours and makes it super easy to wipe away all that stuck-on stuff.

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Clean Those Tough to Reach Places

Clean cobwebs with a yardstick covered by a tube sock. This also works for cleaning under stoves and refrigerators.

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Get Rid of the Grime

Shine your bathroom tiles with lemon oil. It also helps prevent mold and mildew.

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Remove the Ring

To eliminate that ring in your toilet, drop in a bubbling denture tablet, and leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

The stain will come off with just a few swishes of the brush.

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Make Friends With Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is your friend. It will cut your cleaning time in half for bathtubs, sinks, countertops, and dirty walls.