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Clean Up Your Act: The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning All the Things

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* Safe solutions for cleaning your screens | Smart ways to remove stains
* Face and body cleansers | Keeping your sneakers white
* Hand sanitizers | Housecleaning

Let’s face it, life is dirty. That’s why we put together this list of how to clean everything. Whether you’re a techie who frets of smudged touchscreens, a sneakerhead who wants bright white kicks or just want some advice on keeping the house tidy, here are 11 ways to clean up you act.

1. Screens

Live your life free of fingerprints and smudges with our picks for the best ways to clean your screens. While wipes and tissues can damage your screen, this special selection of screen-specific products will get the job done safely. From microfiber cloths to special sprays and mop-top tools, this list has you covered.

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The Best Ways to Clean Your Screens


2. After Drinking

Headaches, dehydration, lack of sleep and a big mess. The day after you get turned is always a disaster. The first step to turning it around is cleaning up the mess. From specially designed brushes and sponges, to polishing cloths, here’s everything you need to clean your glassware after a night of drinking.

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The Best Ways to Clean Up After Drinking


3. Your Skin

Soap and water alone doesn’t leave you feeling quite fresh enough. Add loofahs or shower sponges to your bathing routine to get your skin squeaky clean, super smooth and excellently exfoliated. We’ve uncovered some of our favorites.

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The Best Ways to Clean Your Skin


4. Kitchen

Anyone who’s worked in a restaurant knows the phrase, “clean as you go.” These handy kitchen helpers let you do just that, cutting down on the time you spend cleaning up so that you can better enjoy your meal.

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The Best Ways to Organize Your Kitchen


5. Stains

Whether it’s your new shirt, your living room rug or another cherished fabric, you’ve no doubt had to deal with a stain at some point. From standard stain removers to pet sprays, here’s what you need to to rid your life of ugly stains.

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The Best Way to Get Rid of Stains


6. Vacuums 

Housework really sucks, especially if you have a vacuum that doesn’t. Whether you have a house with tight spaces, a dog that perpetually sheds or kids who think bringing dirt into the house is their job, you need one of these high-powered suckers.

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The Best Vacuum Cleaners


7. Sneakers

Nothing says “unpolished” more than wearing a great outfit paired with nasty, dirty sneakers. Keeping your shoes clean isn’t as hard as you think. Here are four easy ways to start doing it right now.

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The Best Way to Clean your Sneakers


8. Face

Change the way you wash your face. The Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Stick deep cleans and exfoliates. The all-natural formula contains rice bran oil and pomegranate enzymes. It’s great for freshening up on-the-go.

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Love Your Bare Face


9. Hands

Millions of Americans suffer from germaphobia (technically called mysophobia). Even if your need to be germ-free hasn’t reached the clinical level, it’s good practice to keep you and your family’s hands as clean as possible, especially when you’re on-the go. That’s why you need one of these portable hand cleaners.

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The Best Hand Sanitizers


10. Makeup

If you’re not cleaning your makeup tools on a regular basis, you should be. Not only will it help them last much longer, but it will also prevent harm. Read our complete guide to taking care of your makeup, including cleaning, shelf life and storage.

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Makeup: Cleaning, Shelf Life & Storage


11. Sensitive Skin

If fragrances, artificial dyes, colorants or any number of ingredients found in beauty products have caused your skin to break out into bumps, rashes or acne, you probably fall under the “sensitive” skin category. Here are the best face cleansers for skin like yours.

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Sensitive Skin Cleansers

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