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    Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks

    Very few people truly enjoy spending time cleaning, and fewer still love buying expensive cleaners for every little task. Here's a handful of clever, time-saving DIY substitutes for common household cleaning jobs. If you had to deliver a cleaning tip or two to, say, a kid fresh out of college in the...
    • Judy O'Kane

      lemon koolaid to clean dishwasher and other cleaning tips

    • Amber

      Clever cleaning tips- we've used lemonade Kool Aid as a dishwasher cleaner for years, works great!

    • A Ely

      Great Idea! ..& good thing my family DOESN'T drink koolaid.. LMAO.. Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains; you don't have to.

    • Brittany Gee

      TONS OF CLEANING TIPS INCLUDING: Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains; you don't have to.

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