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8 Amazing Spring Cleaning Hacks You Didn't Know About Until Now

There are certain things in our homes that never seem to stay clean. Most of us learn to just live with the faded copper pots and the slight discoloration of our once-pristine cutting boards.

As spring approaches, it's time to freshen up your home. Start by sprucing-up the things you use everyday with these amazing cleaning hacks.

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Cutting Board

Mix up 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of salt. Soak a sponge in the solution and then scrub each board.

Copper Pots

Soak a hard sponge in vinegar. Sprinkle the surface of a copper pot with salt, then scrub with the sponge.

Baking Trays

Remove burnt fat without scrubbing! Make a paste with hydrogen peroxide and 1/4 cup of baking soda. Rub the paste onto the pan and let it sit for up to 30 minutes. Then, wipe off!

Fix Wood Scratches

Mix 1 part vinegar and 3 parts olive oil and coat on a soft scrub pad. Gently scrub the wood surface until the scratch disappears.

Stained Carpet

Spray 1/4 white vinegar and 3/4 water over the stain. Place a clean, damp terry cloth over the stain. Set your iron to high steam and let it heat for about 30 seconds. Iron out the stain and lift off the cloth.

White Shoes

Mix 1 teaspoon dishwasher cleaning soap, 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and two tablespoons of baking soda.

Fluffier Towels

Rinse with salt water after washing to restore the "fluffiness" of your towels, then hang to dry.

Toothbrush

Bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Pour hot water into a container and swirl an old toothbrush until bristles are straightened.

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