Take the stress out of this season cleaning challenges using these shortcuts.
* Use leftovers as cleaning supplies.
"If you have half a lemon leftover, use it to clean stainless steel fixtures and faucets," says Donna Smallin, cleaning expert at Unclutter.com. "Rub it over the areas you want to clean, then wipe them down with a microfiber cloth."
* Get grime off your grill.
"While the grill is still warm, use a wire brush to scrub down the grates," advises Jolie Kerr, author of the online column Ask a Clean Person.
* Fight water rings with an unexpected superhero.
Apply full-fat mayonnaise to the water ring, let it sit for an hour, and then gently wipe it off with a cloth.
* Don't let sweaty hands get the best of your appliances.
Keep the kids' (or your own) sticky fingerprints off the fridge using a citrus-based furniture polish, recommends Smallin.
* Don't let mildew and mold take over.
"Washing machines will smell a bit in the summer, especially in areas with high humidity," says Smallin. "Run an empty load with detergent and hot water. Once it's done leave the door ajar so it dries properly and gets air circulation."…
These life-saving hacks are a must try this summer.
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