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Preserve a pristine stovetop by applying a thin layer of car wax, then wiping it off. Future spills will lift off easily. Gotta try this!

from Real Simple

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

A little hot air from a blow dryer quickly loosens price labels—with zero fingernail-chipping frustration.

The Magic Way to Clean Your Windows - No drying needed, & you have no spots or streaks on your window! Here is the cleaning solution: 1/2 gallon warm water 1 Tablespoon liquid ‘Jet Dry’ 2-3 Tablespoons laundry detergent (liquid dissolves easier) or dish washing soap Mix all ingredients above. Spray windows down with your hose. Wipe or brush onto windows, then immediately hose off your window. The remaining water will sheet off. No towel drying is needed.

from The Kitchn

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil — Tips from

Freeze & Preserve Herbs In Olive Oil ~ Here’s a new amazing way to shorten the time spent on kitchen and make your cooking way easier. More

from A Family Feast

Christmas Jam

This Christmas Jam is a simple sweet-tart jam made from strawberries and cranberries. Recipe includes a FREE label printable for gift giving!

Dip your Q-tip in the white vinegar and wipe out the grime.  Step 2: Run the Q-tip along the whole inside of the track…and then wipe it out with a paper towel.

from The Prudent Garden

Preserving Your Harvest: Herb Salt

Preserve your herbs by making flavorful herb salts. Herb salts make perfect gifts from the garden.

from The Family Handyman

Top 10 Household Cleaning Tips: The Tough Problems

I need to do this...Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!

from Macheesmo

Cleaning a Cast Iron Skillet

How to clean and reseason an old cast iron skillet. It can be brought back to life really easily with a few hours of basic work!