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Easy hacks for household chores

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Chores like laundry, dishes and vacuuming are unlikely to be your favorite activities. But they don’t have to be a nightmare. Here are some ingenious ways to make maintaining your home easier.

Ditch your closet full of cleaners
There are so many specialty products on the market to clean any specific item in a home, but the reality is that a good all-purpose cleaner can do just about anything. You don’t need a drawer or cabinet full of cleaning supplies. Experiment to find a versatile brand you like or do your own research and experiment with household ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice and baking soda to find what works best for you.

Get the most out of your devices
In your lifetime, you may have learned seemingly strict rules about sorting laundry or what can go in the dishwasher. While some of these ideas may still be useful, it’s worth evaluating what might be slowing you down unnecessarily. Modern appliances like washing machines and dishwashers now have more precise and customizable settings that actually work, so be sure to take full advantage of them. Even if you don’t have the latest machine, read the manual and search for the model on YouTube to familiarize yourself with how the settings work. Quick wash, refresh cycles and half loads are common features and can save a lot of time.

Send your recycling
Recycling is valuable to the planet, but it can be very difficult to know which items you can recycle and which you cannot, especially when it comes to more specialized products. But with some products, you can eliminate the agonizing guesswork. Vaping or heated tobacco products, for example, are easily recyclable or safe to dispose of, but not in your local blue bin. Instead, you can collect your used appliances and accessories, print a free shipping label online through Unsmoke Canada’s Smokeless Recycling Program, and ship them in for recycling. It’s a simple and hassle-free way to do your recycling.

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