Top tips to holiday cleaning from Shop With Style

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Holiday Cleaning Made Simple with Tips from

Giving your home a good cleaning for the holidays doesn't have to be a big chore. According to , you can make the whole house look and feel fresher by focusing on a few key areas.


·    Empty the refrigerator and toss anything that is out of date or looks like a science experiment. Remove the shelves and bins, giving them a good cleaning with a solution of 1/4 cup multi-surface cleaner and one gallon of warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly before returning them to the refrigerator.
·    Clean and sanitize surfaces that come into contact with food. To sanitize washable hard, nonporous surfaces such as granite, without damaging them, use DuPont™ Sanitizer for Sealed Natural Stone . Spray until thoroughly wet and leave it for one minute. Wipe with a clean cloth or let air dry - do not rinse. Learn more tips for caring for natural stone at .


·    Scrub the bathtub with baking soda on a clean, damp sponge. Rinse, then wipe dry. Clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain by giving it the same baking soda treatment.
·    If you have stone, granite or marble surfaces, use a cleaner made specifically for those materials, such as DuPont™ Soap Scum Remover or DuPont™ Mold and Mildew Stain Remover for natural stone. Some general purpose cleaners may contain acids, bleach or ammonia that could break down the seal on natural stone, making the surface more likely to stain.
·    Brighten up the bathroom by cleaning the window, mirrors, light fixtures and even the light bulbs with multipurpose surface wipes.


·    Washing machines can build up a sticky residue inside. If your machine does not have a specific washer cleaning cycle, add liquid chlorine bleach to the dispenser and run a normal cycle with hot water.
·    Check the drain area of your dishwasher and remove any bits of food or small items. Place a bowl in the top rack, right side up, and fill it with one cup of white vinegar. With nothing else inside, run the dishwasher on its shortest cycle to remove soap scum and hard water buildup.
·    Don't forget the outside of your appliances. For light cleaning, dilute 1/4 cup multi-purpose cleaner in a gallon of warm water. Wipe your washer, dryer and refrigerator clean. For tougher cleaning, use full-strength multi-purpose cleaner directly on a sponge. Rinse surfaces thoroughly with plain water afterwards. Regular cleaners can leave residue on stainless steel surfaces, however, so use a product such as DuPont™ Stainless Steel Cleaner  that will clean now and resist fingerprints and grease later on.

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