You would freak if you knew how dirty your pillows actually are. Here's how you can clean them

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Your pillowcases keep you pillows mostly clean, but you may notice that they begin to yellow over time. You don't have to toss them and buy new ones. This is the perfect time to give them a good cleaning to remove the dirt, sweat, and grime that has built up while you sleep.
Just like your pillows, there are many other spots in your home that are easily cleaned with these helpful tips from expert homemakers. With easy solutions and budget-friendly products, you will find keeping your house spotless is an easy task.
1. Wash pillows in your washing machine (h/t One Crazy House)
To get the freshest pillows possible just give them a spin in the washing machine. Add two machine-washable pillows at a time to your washer with 1/2 cup laundry detergent, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1 cup of bleach. Allow to soak in hot water for one hour, then allow the load to finish as normal. You can even throw them in the dryer. Adding a couple of dryer balls or tennis balls will help keep them nice and fluffy.
2. Clean fake plants with ease (h/t Housewife How To's)
Those beautiful fake greens you have make life easy -- no watering and no fuss. However, dust will build up on them over time. Cleaning them is a simple process. Give the dust a good blow with your blow dryer to dislodge it from the foliage. Silk flowers can be cleaned by placing them in a pillowcase with salt, cornmeal, or rice. Shaking gently will remove the dust. Plastic foliage can be cleaned with cold water.
3. Revive your kitchen faucet (h/t Mom 4 Real)
You wipe down your kitchen faucet on a regular basis, but how often do you actually clean the underside? You may have noticed the water pressure isn't as strong as it used to be. Maybe your sprayer has gotten all funky. Mineral deposits can clog your faucet over time. All you need is vinegar, a plastic sandwich bag, and a rubber band. Place the rubber band on the faucet, then place a bag filled with vinegar over the end of the faucet and secure with the rubber band. Wait 30 minutes then scrub with your dish scrubber. Your faucet will work like new!
4. Get rid of smelly trash cans (h/t Ashley Furniture)
Whether it's an indoor trash bin or an outdoor can, you need to thoroughly clean and disinfect your trash can on a regular basis. Leaky bags can lead to mold, bacteria, and awful odors. Make it easy with 1 gallon of hot water, 3/4 cup of bleach, and 1 tablespoon powdered laundry detergent. Add to can and allow to work for 30 minutes. Use a brush with a long handle to scrub. Rinse clean and allow to air dry.
5. Get the grease out of your microwave filter (h/t Ask Anna)
The silver filter on the underside of your above-oven microwave takes the most hits from grease and grime. Once it becomes clogged, your exhaust fan will struggle to do its job. Clean it at least once a month. It may look complicated, but all it needs is a soak in hot soapy water and a good rinse.
6. Reduce germs on the remote control (h/t Clean My Space)
How many people in your house touch the remote control every single day? Studies reveal that remotes are the ideal host for bacteria and viruses. All you need to do to protect your family is to regularly wipe the remote with a disinfecting wipe. You can even make your own electronics disinfectant by combining equal parts of rubbing alcohol and vodka.
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