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    15 Little Cleaning Tips That'll Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Think Of That?!"

    Don't you dare put those filthy coats straight into storage.

    1. Dust off your fan's blades with a pillowcase to prevent dust from flying into the air when you turn them on for the first time.

    2. Clean a greasy grate with a potato so the grill sparkles.

    3. Take apart your built-in ice maker if it's not working as well as it used to — or if the ice is starting to smell. 🤢

    4. Spray down your outdoor garbage can if you gag every time you take out the trash.

    5. Make a homemade spray to clean off the outdoor furniture that's been gathering dust...and rain and dirt and snow.

    6. And soak the outdoor couch cushions in Borax and dishwashing detergent while you're at it.

    7. Wash your windows like a professional with a bucket of soapy water and a squeegee.

    8. And vacuum your screens from the inside to clean the dirt off without taking them out of the window.

    9. Send your coats and sweaters to the laundromat before you store them.

    10. And get your duvet or comforter cleaned while you're at it.

    11. Remove rust from your garden tools with vinegar and baking soda.

    12. And store the tools in oiled sand to keep them sharp, clean, and lubricated.

    13. Vacuum out air ducts and clean off the grilles so you aren't breathing in dust and other allergens.

    14. Or do a thorough clean of your AC window unit before you turn it on full blast.

    15. Wipe down and "floss" your radiator while it's cold.