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    Make Your Home Sparkle With These Cleaning Hacks!


    Life is busy and with families spending more time than ever at home, keeping a neat and tidy house is hard work.  Nobody wants to spend their free time cleaning house. But it must be done.  So here are some handy cleaning hacks that will save you some time:

    • CLEANING THE MICROWAVE

    Believe it or not, this can be done in five minutes!  Take a lemon and slice it in two. Put it in a microwave safe cup and add a little cinnamon. Microwave the cup on low power for ten minutes. When it is done, you will be able to easily wipe the microwave clean with a damp cloth.  And the cinnamon gives it a nice scent!

    • DUST LESS OFTEN

    Try this trick and you will not have to dust nearly as often.  Put a tiny bit of cooking oil on a paper towel and use it to wipe down the areas you dust.  Not only will it leave a nice shine, it will also add an anti-static layer which repels dust.

    • CLEANING KIDS’ TOYS

    You probably do not even like to think about how dirty and “germy” all your children’s toys are.  But there is an easy way to clean them thoroughly and quickly.  Just put them in the washing machine or dishwasher!  After they are done, lay them out to air dry. How to Clean Toys

    • KEEPING WINDOW TRACKS CLEAN

    The dirt and grime that collects in window tracks can be easily cleaned by sprinkling the area with baking powder, then adding a bit of vinegar.  Do not worry if it bubbles; it is meant to.  Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then wipe it clean with a paper towel.

    • MAKE YOUR BATHTUB SPARKLE

    It’s vinegar to the rescue again!  Warm some vinegar in the microwave, but make sure it does not boil. Mix it with equal parts soap solution in a spray bottle. Spray it all over the bathtub and leave it for about 30 minutes. Go back and wipe it clean.  You will be amazed by how shiny your bathtub will be! You Can Use Cleaning Vinegar to Clean Everything – Except These 5 Things

    • REMOVE DUST FROM BLINDS

    You may want to invest in a large bottle of vinegar, because you will be using it a lot!  This time, mix equal parts water and vinegar.  Place an old, clean sock over your hand and dip it in the solution. Wipe your blinds clean!

    Don’t let housework get you down! Try these hacks and others for quick and easy cleaning!

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