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Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to commenter #28 (Korinthe)

“When microwaving water to make tea, I always get the water good and hot and the inside of the microwave really steamy. Then when the water’s ready for tea, I wipe down the inside of the microwave with a paper towel or napkin. No scrubbing ever!

If you need to de-gunk a microwave, nuke hot water with vinegar added and let it sit in its own steam for 5 mins before opening the door and wiping it out. Just don’t make tea with that solution!”

HUGE, HUGE giveaway! This one is so huge that I am wish I could just pick myself for this one! Are you ready? I am giving away to one lucky reader a year’s supply of Scott’s toilet paper and towels. You read that right, an entire year!

We all have to clean, but it doesn’t have to be a chore, or take all day.  Scott Common Sense wants to hear about your time saving cleaning tips.  One lucky winner will receive a year supply of Scott towels and bath products. To enter, submit your favorite cleaning or organizational tips in the comments section below. This contest will end on September 16th (Tuesday) at 8 PM EST. Sorry, this contest is only open to US residents!

Be sure to check out Scott Common Sense for more tips on a variety of other topics, or to share some of your own! I am so excited about this giveaway so please feel free to let your friends know so they can enter too!



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    I have a hard time cleaning my kitchen counters with lots of clutter, so keeping my dish soap, hand soap, lotion, paper towels, etc in one big basket behind my sink makes it so much easier to wipe things down on a daily basis.

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    I wear an apron when I clean. They have big pockets in front for those tiny legos, rubber bands, crayons, etc. you always find when you’re trying to vacumn. I also put my duster thru a little loop so it’s very accessible. That way I don’t have to stop what I’m doing. I empty my pockets when I’m all done. Plus, it protects my clothes from stains.

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    My favorite cleaning and organization tip right now is to wait to clean and organize until the kids are asleep at night or out of the house for a while. Otherwise, the work is undone as quickly as it is finished.

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    I’m a big fan of white vinager, baking soda and bleach. The vinager with baking soda is used in my coffee pot, mugs, cups, glasses and anywhere where stains need to be removed. Soaked in warm water with these two products it makes it a breeze. It also work as an abrasive for the bathroom. The bleech has many uses but I was my sponges and mop heads once a week mixed with water to kill bacteria.

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    For me, the most helpful cleaning tip I have is to always make the bed in the morning. It saves time because you’ve just gotten out of it, and plus it makes the rest of your room (and your house) feel cleaner. Another cleaning tip that helps me is to wash my sponges and scrub brushes from the dishes in the dishwasher so they are cleaned regularly as well.

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    My favorite cleaning tip is to use products that smell great. It makes cleaning more enjoyable for you!

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    The tip that has ALWAYS been my favorite is to CLEAN as you GO! If you clean up even the smallest of messes as they are made, it will really make the weekly cleaning go SO much easier. It’s a little hard to get into the groove at first, but once you do — you will be amazed at the time you save!!

    Thank you for a truly GREAT giveaway!!

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    There’s always a point in dinner prep when I’m not actively cooking – waiting for something to boil, or wilt, or brown, etc. – I use this time to wipe down cabinets, unload dishwasher, etc.

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    I use the daily shower cleaner. What a great invention! It virtually eliminates any heavy cleaning on the tiles.

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    Another great giveaway! My Cleaning tip is it only takes 15 minutes. I work on a job or room for only 15 minutes then move on. Then one week of the month I focus on a certain area such as the bathroom or kitchen. That’s when a do the deep cleaning. It really helps being that I have two rugrats running around!

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    I found that I wasted a lot of paper towels. So, I started ripping them into 2 sheets and they go a lot further.

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    My favorite cleaning tip is for cleaning the microwave. How many times have we just let stuff pile on and pile on and not clean it out regularly because, well, no one really sees it? All you have to do to soften up all that crud for an easy clean is to take a soppy wet dishcloth and put it in your microwave on high for 1 minute. It’s like having your microwave steam cleaned! All that once baked-on crud wipes right off!

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    Even with an enclosure with swinging door on the litter box, my cat manages to bring out litter all over my bathroom floor. A grain or two here and there I can get over, but early morning crunch under my toes just won’t do, and a full sweep everyday was getting old. So now I keep a small clip-together whisk broom and pan right next to his litter box. Now I can just sweep the small area in front of his door when I’m in there and just dump it back into his box w/o having to try to clean the whole floor daily. Saves my sanity, and his hide.

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    I like to clean and organize as I go. Also, I think it is helpful to have cleaning supplies located in the rooms to clean. Such as the bathroom I keep the cleaner, sponges, windex, etc. right there so I don’t have to run in the other room to get all of my supplies.

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    I clean as I go. When you do a little several times a day, it all gets done. This is a great prize!!!

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    Scott products are the best for cleaning. They last longer and don’t fall apart like other brands. This is a really great prize. I hope I win.

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    I read a book a while back that suggested you put all your chores on index cards, then put them in a recipe box with month and day tabs, then move them to the next tab (varies) as you complete them. It’s amazing what you get done when you reward yourself for each bundle of cards completed: anything from a visit to a smoothie shop to a new pair of shoes (that would be the bundle of cards that includes ‘clear shower drain of hair.’ Gag!

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    I always clear my kitchen counters and table before bed so i wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen.

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    Thanks for this amazing give away. This may sound a little crazy, but, I love to clean. I clean my bathrooms, my kitchen, vacuumm my living room and so on every single day. This way I feel like I am always ready for the unexpected guest and my house is clean. Plus this way, I really never have a huge mess to clean up.

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    In order to incorporate more “going green” into our lifestyle, and make our home a cleaner, healthier house to live in, I have been making my own home cleaning products. Here is one I will share with you all: Here’s a recipe for a natural home cleaning product. It is easy to make, safe for the family and contains no toxic ingredients. It is a Creamy Soft Scrubber. You simply pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and add enough liquid detergent to make a texture like frosting. Scoop the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface. This is the perfect recipe for cleaning the bathtub because it rinses easily and doesn’t leave grit. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to the mixture and store in a sealed glass jar, to keep the product moist. Otherwise just make as much as you need at a time. I have been using this for the past 3 months or so and it works fabulously!

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    Holy Smokes! What a Great giveaway! Glad I caught it before it ended.

    My favorite tip: I have a porcelain kitchen sink that gets dirty fast. I fill it with cold water and pour in some bleach (about 1/4 cup) and let it sit for a while (at least an hour). Empty the sink and voila! It’s bright white again, with no elbow grease. The best way to clean in my opinion.

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    i always clean when my kids are at school and my husband is at work . It is the only way to do it. I cannot get anything done when everyone is home

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    Awesome giveaway.
    I love using lists to get cleaning done. It is always great to cross things off.

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    My mom always taught me to make my bed in the morning and I still do to this day. It is great advice and should be taught to people of all ages.

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    Microfiber, microfiber, microfiber!

    Vinegar, vinegar, vinegar!

    Great giveaway for a mom with 3 kids 4 and under.

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    My best cleaning tip is to towel dry the shower walls after my shower and before I step out of the shower.
    No need to scrub – ever.

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    My cleaning tip is to make sure I clean the kitchen before I go to bed at night (empty dishwasher, clean counters, etc.). It makes the morning routine easier.

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    I* like to use lemon juice combined with a product called”The Works ” to remove rust stains.

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