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January 18, 2012 by jotan23

Some Unique Cleaning Tips
fromCleaning Tips You Haven’t Heard Before – by Reader’s Digest February 2012


The best way to dust blinds? 
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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.

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is your friend. 

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

To clean glass and mirrors, use coffee filters, not paper towels. 
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To clean glass and mirrors, use coffee filters, not paper towels.

They leave no streaks or lint — and they’re cheap.

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

Spray your shower down as you’re getting out. It really absorbs the odors, and the smell of vinegar goes away in an hour.
 
A wet pumice stone will clean a dirty oven faster than any spray-on product.
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A wet pumice stone will clean a dirty oven faster than any spray-on product.


Vacuuming bathroom mats is a nightmare. 
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Vacuuming bathroom mats is a nightmare. Toss them in the wash every week or two instead.

To damp-mop wood floors, use plain water or a water-based floor cleaner like Bona. 
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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.
 
To clean your microwave oven, microwave a cup of water with some baking soda in it until it 
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To clean your microwave oven, microwave a cup of water with some baking soda in it until it’s boiling.

That eliminates odors and makes it super easy to wipe away all that stuck-on stuff.
Clean cobwebs with a yardstick covered by a tube sock. 
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Clean cobwebs with a yardstick covered by a tube sock.

That also works for cleaning under stoves and refrigerators.
 
Shine your bathroom tiles with lemon oil. 
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Shine your bathroom tiles with lemon oil.
It also helps prevent mold and mildew.
To eliminate that ring in your toilet, drop in a bubbling denture tablet, and leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight. 
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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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