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Surprise Spring Cleaners

Vinegar and baking soda aren't the only alternative household cleaners you can find in your pantry to fight against dirt

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

Baby Wipes

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

Oven Cleaner

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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.

Ketchup

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

Nail-Polish Remover

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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.