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8 Surprising Cleaning Tips

May 16th, 2018

Cleaning your home can be a messy job, especially if you don’t clean as often as you should. This is where “cleaning smarter” really pays off, including cleaning using substances like baking soda and vinegar. Keeping your home sparkling is easy if you use these eight cleaning tips.

Make Your Whole House Smell Good

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Make a DIY mixture to make your whole house smell good. Mix Downy Unstoppables with baking soda and hot water. Stir thoroughly and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes. Next pour it in a small spray bottle. Then use this less costly version of store-bought Febreeze as a residue-free air freshener throughout your home.

Clean Your Oven Using Baking Soda

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Clean a messy oven using nothing more than baking soda and water. Remove the oven racks, spread the baking soda over the bottom of your oven, and spray it with water. Allow it to sit overnight, and then scrub it with a cleaning sponge the next day. Clean up the residue using a clean cloth and replace the oven racks.

Cleaning Your Bathtub Using Nail Polish Remover

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Easily clean up grime in your bathtub using nail polish remover and a sponge. Simply place some nail polish remover on a clean sponge, and wipe down the surface of your bathtub. The nail polish remover works great when removing grime. Simply wipe up the leftover residue with a paper towel.

Clean Your Stovetop Using Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Make your stovetop sparkle using vinegar, baking soda, and a little scrubbing. First, apply the vinegar using a clean sponge. Sprinkle baking soda across the damp surface. Place two kitchen towels soaked in hot water across the surface of the oven, and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Then clean up the residue.

Clean Your Dishwasher Using a Toothbrush

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Clean the nooks and crannies of your dishwasher using a toothbrush and a mixture of dish soap and water. Spray the soap and water mixture onto the surface of your dishwasher, and scrub with a toothbrush. Wipe it up with a dry clean cloth, and then give it a final spray with peroxide to give your dishwasher a stain-free finish.

Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets Using Vegetable Oil

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To easily clean grease off of your cabinets, use vegetable oil. Pour the vegetable oil into a small dish, and use a paper towel to apply it to the surface of the cabinet. Next, apply oil soap over the vegetable oil. Finally, use a dry clean cloth to clean up the oil soap and vegetable oil, leaving a nice clean finish.

Clean Your Dishwasher Using Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Clean your dishwasher without scrubbing using vinegar and baking soda. Place one cup of vinegar in a measuring cup inside the dishwasher. Run a cycle, and then remove the vinegar. Remove the bottom rack, and sprinkle the dishwasher with baking soda. Run another cycle and replace the bottom rack.

Clean Your Refrigerator Coils Using a Vacuum

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The Area behind your refrigerator often collects dust and dirt. Using a vacuum allows you to clean the coils on your refrigerator with little to no trouble. Start by vacuuming away any dust. Next, clean up any mess in the drip pan using a dry clean cloth. Finish by pushing the refrigerator back into place.

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