4 Surprise Spring Cleaners


Vinegar and baking soda aren't the only pantry items you can use in your fight against household dirt. Check out these four other ways to clean with items you may already have around the house.


Baby Wipes

Eliminate dust and dirt from antique furniture without marring fine finishes by rubbing with gentle, fragrance-free wipes.

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Oven Cleaner

Dissolve drain stains on a white enameled cast-iron tub with a coat of oven cleaner. Let sit for an hour or two, then wipe with a sponge or scrub stubborn stains with a plastic abrasive pad.

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Ketchup

Polish away rusty or dull spots in a copper sink by wiping on this condiment, which acts as a mild acid, and sponging clean.

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Nail-Polish Remover

Erase everything from paint splotches to ink stains from laminate floors by adding a few drops of an acetone formula to a rag and spot cleaning.


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