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Cleaning Tips & Tricks For Your Home

Now more than ever it’s important to keep your home clean while also getting rid of germs, here are some tips and tricks you may not have considered before.

Clean Your Humidifier- The water that makes your humidifier run smoothly is also breeding ground for mold and microbes. To clean, pour two cups of undiluted white vinegar into the water tank and swish it around until wet. Place the vinegar-filled tank on the base and allow it to drain into the reservoir for 15 - 20 minutes. Empty it and use a small brush to scrub crevices, removing remaining build-up.

Sanitize Your Phone- Your cell might harbor more germs than a toilet seat. Zap germs with an alcohol wipe, and give your TV remote and computer mouse the same treatment while you're at it.

Reorganize Your Linen Closet- Tackle an overflowing storage spot by adding an over-the-door rack for extra towels. Shelf dividers stop folded washcloths from toppling over, and baskets corral surplus toilet paper and cleaning supplies.

Clean The Shower Curtain- To banish moldy spots, throw plastic or vinyl curtains in the washing machine with a little detergent. Add two to three bath towels for extra cleaning agitation, then hang it to dry or put in the dryer on low heat or fluff only. To keep it fresher longer, stretch the curtain out after each shower to help moisture dissipate.

De-stink The Garbage Disposal- Run a few lemon rinds through the disposal and follow with cold water to dispel any sour odors.