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

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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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Rinse Produce in the Dishwasher

Instead of hand-washing all the produce you come home with, you can line them up in the dishwasher and run it on cold. Make sure not to add any detergent to it, though. It's a fast and efficient way to clean all of your fruits and vegetables at once.

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The More You Know

  • Before going on your next shopping spree, do your research. You might find most products to be relatively inexpensive online when compared to retail.
  • By folding shirts KonMari- or military-style and sandwiching (instead of stacking), you can fit more into each dresser drawer and have a better visual of what's inside.
  • Hollow out a watermelon, slice off the top, and pierce the side with a spigot. Then, fill the "keg" with your favorite punch and replace the lid to keep the drinks—and the conversation—flowing.
  • Buy a ring binder and keep insurance papers, repair receipts and all other paperwork pertaining to the house in it. Storing all your house information in one handy place makes life easier.
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