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How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

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5. Bath Toys

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Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.

But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn't get into the toy and start harboring mold.

[Source: We Love Being Moms]

9. Burnt Pans

Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.

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13. Charcoal Grill

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Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!

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14. Clarisonic Brushes

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Disinfect your Clarisonic brushes with hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and baking soda, and you will drastically cut down on how often you need to buy new heads. Full directions here.

19. Crusty Oven

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Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a COMPLETELY COLD oven. The fumes will work their magic overnight. Just wipe clean the next day. Get more awesome time-saving kitchen cleaning tips here.

26. Ear Buds

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Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.

42. Keurig Coffeemaker

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Fill the water reservoir about halfway with vinegar. Run a cycle through without adding a filter or k-cup. Then run two cycles of water through to get rid of the vinegar taste/smell.

[source: Passion for Savings]

51. Makeup Brushes

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Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you've rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn't drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.

For more thorough instructions, click here.

65. Red Wine

For a stain that's dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.

72. Shower Head

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Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and fit it over the shower head. Secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour, then remove the bag and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.

[source: A Real Life Housewife]

79. Stuffed Animals

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Many stuffed animals can't go in the washing machine, so you have to clean them in a basin. You'll need a clean toothbrush, two clean white washcloths, a clean white towel, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. Get more details here.

82. Uggs

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By the end of winter, chances are, your Uggs are covered in water and snow stains. You'll want to go over them with a stiff brush. Then, use a slightly damp washcloth to rub over the stains. Get more details here.