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10 Ways To Clean Using What’s Already In Your Home

Short on cleaning products and no time for a trip to the store? Fear not — you've already got what you need! And with a little inspiration from #LowesFixInSix, everything in your home can be spick and span.

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1. Water stains on your furniture?

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This stain-erasing tip is inspired by The Ugly Duckling House.

2. Dealing with water marks and fingerprints on your sink?

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3. Need to clean your dishwasher?

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Run the dishwasher like normal, only without any dishes. And to get rid of any lingering vinegar smell, sprinkle in a little baking soda afterwards.

4. Want to de-germify your sponge?

This tip for a sanitized sponge is inspired by Laura Trevey at Bright Bold & Beautiful.

5. Got a stinky sink?

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6. Dealing with gross window tracks?

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7. Your coffee maker brewing something nasty?

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It's like you're making coffee, only you're using a vinegar solution. Brew about half of it, let it sit for an hour, and then run another cycle with water. Voilà!

8. Ironing with a dirty iron?

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You can similarly iron a little baby powder into the underarms of white shirts to keep oil from seeping into the threads and causing discoloration.

9. Drain moving too slowly?

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A solution of baking soda and vinegar should also help move things along.

10. Got a massive spill in your garage?

This quick cleanup is inspired by Charles & Hudson.