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5 Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know

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Red wine spilled on carpet
Red wine spilled on carpet

Most of us know the basic rules of cleaning by now.

But when faced with a stain or other in-home faux pas, laziness often gets the better of us. We find ourselves scrubbing the stain in a hurry instead of blotting it gently like we're supposed to, which makes the problem even worse.

Sounds like it's time for a cleaning tips refresher course.

Thankfully, Southern Living has outlined 5 common cleaning mistakes in the video above, for those of us who need a friendly reminder. Check it out, and happy cleaning!

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