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    7 Easy Ways To Actually Be a Clean Person

    Sometimes it's easier to do just a *little bit* of cleaning.

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    1. Empty your purse, then use a lint roller to clean up all the dust and crumbs that found their way to the bottom.

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    Then you can just toss the adhesive sheet. From here.

    2. Soak your toothbrushes in an antiseptic overnight — or just replace them, if it's been three to four months since you got new ones.

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    Just dunk 'em in right after you finish brushing your teeth before bed. From here.

    The American Dental Association says that doing this "may decrease the level of bacteria that grow on toothbrushes," although they also note that there isn't clinical evidence that doing this makes any difference (good or bad) to your health.

    3. Secure a plastic baggie full of vinegar to your shower head before you leave for the day.

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    It can sit and dissolve all of the grime while you're out working or studying (or drinking). Then when you get home, you'll have a clean shower head! Get the full tutorial here.

    By the way: Don't put any baking soda in there.

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    Sure the fizz may look like it's cleaning, but the baking soda neutralizes the acidity of the vinegar — and you end up with sodium acetate and water, which is not an effective cleaner. Read more about it here and here.

    4. Quickly toss any trash that's in your car.

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    From here. Get more car cleaning tips here.

    5. Disinfect your sink with bleach or a cleaning spray.

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    After you've rinsed all the food out, of course. Just follow the directions on the bottle of your favorite disinfecting spray. Read more about keeping a clean kitchen here.

    6. Wipe down your door handles and deadbolts.

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    You can use your favorite spray and a clean cloth, a disinfecting wipe, or just a little cleaning vinegar — whatever's easiest for you!

    7. Gather all of the towels in your house and throw them in the washer.

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    Don't forget the hand towels in the kitchen and the bathroom! Wash them in warm water, with color-safe or non-chlorine bleach to thwart bacteria. Read more about the specifics here.

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