Spring Cleaning Hacks You'll Wish You'd Found Out Years Ago

If you've been putting off spring cleaning and don't want to shell out the money for expensive cleaning products or services, look through your own home to see if you have basic items like lemons and baking soda. If you do, you'll have your house sparkling on a budget in no time...

Cook Salmon in the Dishwasher

Though using an oven is definitely the recommended method for cooking salmon, a dishwasher is a great backup plan if your oven doesn't work. Simply wrap the filet in tin foil and turn on a non-soap cycle. When you take it out you'll have a stovetop-quality filet.


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The More You Know

  • As trash bags start to fill up, the bag slithers into the bin and you have to dig it out. To keep handled or drawstring trash bags in place, all you need are two medium or large self-adhesive command hooks.
  • To keep your pot from boiling over, put a wooden spoon over the top of it. If it starts to boil up too high, the spoon will pop the bubbles and keep it from overflowing quickly.
  • Don't risk slicing your fingers by cleaning a blender with a sponge—pour in soap and water, turn it on, and rinse it out
  • If your kids have gotten creative with their crayons and your walls, there's an easy fix. Simply heat the offending portion of the wall with a hair dryer for a few seconds to soften the crayon's wax and wipe the writing away with a soft cloth
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