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Trapped by chores? Make a clean getaway with these:Living Room. To remove dust, use a fabric softener sheet on a TV or computer screen. Rub rubber-gloved hands on sofas to remove pet hair.Kitchen. To deodorise and clean goo in the microwave, heat up a wet dishcloth (spritzed with lemon) for 40 seconds. 
 
<P>Trapped by chores? Make a clean getaway with these:<BR><STRONG>Living Room.</STRONG> To remove dust, use a fabric softener sheet on a TV or computer screen. Rub rubber-gloved hands on sofas to remove pet hair.</P><P><STRONG>Kitchen.</STRONG> To deodorise and clean goo in the microwave, heat up a wet dishcloth (spritzed with lemon) for 40 seconds. The steam will soften the mess and you can wipe it away easily.</P><P><STRONG>Bathroom.</STRONG> Spray shaving cream on your mirror. Let it sit for about a minute, then wipe off. Your mirror will be fog-free for more than a week. <BR>- To clean tiles and glass doors, and to keep mildew at bay, rub on vinegar and water, squeegee dry, then buff with a microfibre cloth.<BR>- Fill a spray bottle with bleach or vinegar, and squirt under the rim of your toilet bowl. Leave overnight. Next morning, simply flush toilet.</P><P><STRONG>Laundry.</STRONG> For a small load, throw in one or two dry towels in the dryer to absorb the moisture. For mud stains, rub them with a raw potato. Soak clothes in cool water, then wash as usual. </P><P><EM>Andrea Neblett in Today\'s Parent</EM></P>
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