Set Yourself Free With These Spring Cleaning Life Hacks

Keeping a clean house throughout the winter is a lost cause. However, the moment you wake up and find that the birds have come back out, everything is a bit greener outside, and your sinuses are clogged to the brim. Look around and you'll see that there's dust in places you never thought dust would accumulate in. You feel confused, you feel alone. Suddenly, you look at your phone and discover this list. You are filled with determination. 

Using an Onion to Clean Your Grill

If your grill grates have the wintertime blues, cheer them up with half an onion! If you heat your grill up and rub a halved onion on the grates, the sugars and water in the onion will essentially "deglaze" your grates. The evaporating water will get under the built-up grime and pull the nastiness right off of your previous grills.


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The More You Know

  • Insert a drinking straw (or stainless steel reusable) into the tip of the berry and push it through to the other end to quickly remove the stem.
  • Here's a great way to keep track of your daily water intake. Draw lines on your water bottle with a marker pen, and then write the time beside the marked level.
  • Every homeowner should have a flexible-shaft pick-up tool for grabbing stuff out of hard-to reach spots. They're also great for yanking clogs out of drains!
  • Find a tall pitcher about the height of your wine bottle and get cooling. Immerse the bottle in ice water with a small handful of salt and turn every few minutes or so.
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