Unique tips to make cleaning a breeze

Try these cleaning tips to get a sparkling home with less hassle.

That fresh, polished look

After polishing your family silver, wrap the pieces in plastic. The lack of air will keep them from tarnishing.

Homemade window cleaner

Add one tablespoon of cornstarch to one-third gallon of lukewarm water. Wet a rag with the solution, remove excess water and wipe down as if using a store-bought glass cleaner. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Static-free dusting

Use a used dryer sheet to dust computer and TV screens. It keeps the static down and reduces the frequency of dusting.

Vinegar, ammonia cleans fireplaces

Try cleaning your fireplace with a cool mixture of one-half cup of vinegar, one tablespoon ammonia, and one gallon of water. For best results, wipe with a cotton cloth or newspapers.

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