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Five Cleaning Hacks to Start the New Year

Keeping your house in top shape can be difficult, especially when you have a busy lifestyle. But, if this is one of your resolutions for 2022, we can help you achieve this goal with these tips:

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1. Clean the microwave by heating a damp sponge.

Cleaning the inside of a microwave can be a hassle. Here’s a trick: Saturate a Scotch-Brite® Scrub Sponge with water or white vinegar, place it in the microwave and set the timer for 3 - 4 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the steam to loosen up the grime. Then, wipe it clean with the sponge you rinsed while the steam was doing its part. Now, that was easy!

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2. Work from top to bottom when cleaning in any room.

Why? Because this way, dust and dirt don’t fall down and dirty what you’ve already cleaned. Try it!

3. Fight oil with oil: Degunk kitchen cabinets with oil and baking soda.

Kitchen cabinets get greasy over time. Here's a fast, simple and effective way to make them shine like new. Make a paste by combining 1 part vegetable oil with 2 parts baking soda and get scrubbing! The gunk will easily wipe right off with a cloth.

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4. Add white vinegar to your toilet tank.

This next tip will save you precious time in 2022. Adding a little white vinegar to your toilet tank a couple times a week will work wonders and is sure to cut down the actual time spent scrubbing the toilet bowl in the long run.

5. Keep a cleaning sponge in the bathroom cabinet.

Keeping a Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge handy in the bathroom cabinet reminds you to quickly scrub it down on the daily when you have spare time. This is sure to help with the deep shower cleaning your dread every week!