House Cleaning Hacks

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Spending time cleaning the house probably does not rank high as one of your favorite things to do. In fact, you're always likely to be searching for faster, easier and less expensive ways to get the job done. To help you do just that, try a few of these house cleaning hacks that will leave your house sparkling and free more of your time for the people and activities you really love. Whether it's time to dust, clean up spills or scrub the bathroom, these tips will ensure you spend less time.

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Keeping the Carpet Spotless

Alarm bells! You've just watched a glass of red wine as it spills on your carpet. With quick action, you can erase that stain and save your flooring: cover the stain with salt and let it sit for two minutes. Then grab your Samsung Motion Sync Bagless Upright Vacuum, and simply vacuum it up. The centrifugal forces in all 9-cyclonic chambers will quickly pick up the salt, which absorbs the wine. The result should be a stain-free carpet.

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Capture the Dust

Cleaning ceiling fans can be not only difficult, but also quite messy. After all, when you swipe the blades with a duster or rag, dust inevitably rains down below. To keep dust in check, use an old pillowcase. Simply cover the blade, then, holding the open end closed around the blade, wipe down the blade, capturing the dust inside. Afterward, empty the dust into the trash, and throw the pillowcase into the laundry.

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Get the Cleaner Clean

Your Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher works hard and efficiently to get your dishes spotless. And with a quick and easy trick, you can make sure your dishwasher is just as spotless. Start by placing a cup of vinegar in the top rack, and running the dishwasher on its hottest setting. Finish by sprinkling baking soda in the bottom, and run the dishwasher again.

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Erase Water Markings

Nothing is more aggravating than picking up a glass and finding a water ring etched onto your table. However, you can erase the mark through quick action. Grab a paper towel or rag, and soak up the sitting water. Follow up by drying with a hair dryer, and the mark should fade away.

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Restore Burnt Pans

Don't toss your favorite cooking pans because they are burned on the bottom. Instead, fill the bottom with water and add one cup of white vinegar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda. After baking soda is no longer fizzing, empty the contents and scrub the pan until clean.

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Cook Away Microwave Stains

More often than not, everyone cooks foods that spit and splatter in the microwave, leaving behind unsightly stains. To easily remove them, slice two lemons in half and place in a bowl filled with water. Heat until the water starts to boil and then let it sit and steam for one to two minutes. Remove bowl and lemons, and wipe down until clean.

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Soak Your Shower Head

If you have unsightly buildup on your shower head, it's time to give it a good bath. Add white vinegar to a plastic sandwich bag, and slide it over the shower head. Fasten the bag to the shower head with a rubber band, and let it soak for at least an hour (overnight is great). Remove the bag, and wipe away the gunk with a washcloth.

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Take the Ring Out of Your Bathtub

It's frustrating to scrub at that ugly bathtub ring when it just taunts you by holding firm. Now, you can make it disappear in a matter of minutes with just a grapefruit and salt. Cut the grapefruit in half, and sprinkle with salt. Wet the tub (but do not fill), and sprinkle more salt on the bottom. Scrub the bathtub ring with the grapefruit, making sure juice is applied to the ring. After the bathtub ring is gone, rinse off the entire tub.

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Reduce Drying Time

While your Samsung Electric Front Load Dryer is extremely efficient, you can still save a few minutes of drying time for a load of wet towels. Just toss in a clean, dry towel with the wet towels, and the dry towel will actually absorb some of the excess moisture, reducing overall drying time.

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Sanitize the Kids' Toys

Kids tend to get dirty, which means their stuffed animals usually get dirty, too, not to mention all the germs they collect. To clean and sanitize these beloved toys, toss them into a mesh laundry bag—or even an old pillowcase—and wash them in your Samsung Front Load Washer with SuperSpeed on a no-spin cycle. Let them air dry, and reunite with the kids.

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