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21 Simple Household Things You Should Do Before Fall

Spring cleaning isn't just for the spring.

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4. In fact, now is a good time to check all of your bedding to see if anything needs to be cleaned or replaced.

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The Sleep Foundation recommends changing out your pillows every six months. Debris and lots of icky things get caught up in your pillow and can cause acne. Also, the longer you stay with the same pillow the more support it loses. So change it up!

5. Rotate and flip your mattress.

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Rotating and flipping your mattress insures that you sleep on different areas of it. It alleviates pressure on the springs which will lead to a longer lifespan for the mattress and will reduce sagging.

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12. Store your bathing suits in a flat box instead of a bag to help preserve it.

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Mildew grows on bathing suits if they are left in dark areas with no air flow so skip the plastic bag. Instead put them in a box (a shoe box, or flat on a shelf if no box is available). It will help preserve the suit so that it doesn't lose it's shape over the winter months.

13. Clean the pit stains off of your shirts.

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The summer can be rough on your clothing. Use 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub to get them looking like new.

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