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TikTok creator @bottegazerowaste uses a soap bar instead of washing up liquid in a plastic jar. One bar lasts longer than a traditional dish soap, so you’ll save money too.

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You’ll want to clean out the interior section of the grill, as well, removing bits of food and grease that fall into the bowl of the grill to prevent flare-ups.

TikTok creator @jessmapes tried out this TikTok cleaning house to keep her shower clean. A few brushes while you’re showering will keep your shower clean all the time.

When Maude Burns moved to upstate New York to be with her husband, she brought a suitcase full of beauty products. He, on the other hand, had used bar soap all his life for face, hair, and body. When she arrived, he realized the shower shelf had more to offer when it came to grooming, but there weren’t any products that spoke to him, a modern guy with straightforward taste.

The bathroom is one area of the home that you shouldn’t put off cleaning. Unlike living areas or bedrooms, bathrooms are exposed to much more than everyday dirt or dust and the occasional spill. Surfaces like sinks, toilets, bathtubs and shower fixtures can collect bacteria, hard-water deposits, mold or mildew, soap scum and other gross buildup over time, so it’s crucial to stay on top of regular bathroom cleaning.

If your wooden spoons are starting to look a little worse for wear, get rid of stains and make them look as good as new with this hack from @lizlovery. You’ll just need some boiling water, soap, and food grade mineral oil.

If you’re looking for a way to get a super shiny sink without using too many harsh chemicals, try this cleaning hack using baking soda and dish soap from @jadesaine.

Mealybugs are white, wingless, cotton looking insects that can quickly infest your houseplants. Fortunately, @reagankastner will show you how to get rid of them with a solution of neem oil, dish soap, and water.

TikTok user @sarahadamhafez uses three common things you probably have in your home already—apple cider vinegar, dish soap, and good old fashioned hot water—to get rid of fruit flies. Simply mix all three and leave it out in a cup by the fruit overnight. Fruit flies are attracted to the scent, but get stuck in the dish soap.

TikTok creator @domesticblisters came home to a plague of fruit flies when one of her children left out a half-eaten yogurt cup while they went on vacation. She also uses the dish soap and apple cider vinegar trick, but she adds non-toxic sticky traps and pours boiling water down the drain to kill any eggs.

TikTok user @mindfulgoods shares a low waste dishwashing routine that involves a biodegradable sponge, a dishwashing soap block, and a wooden compostable dishwashing brush.

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Cleaning dirty grout is one job most of us hate doing, but @nowitsclean offers up three ways to get grout that looks like new. You can even make a grout cleaner at home using baking soda, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide, then scrub with a toothbrush.

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Solo hiker Elena of @hikinghacks totally changes the game on staying fresh during camping trips with this soap hack. She creates single use soap leaves by using a regular bar of soap and a potato peeler to keep her pack light while also staying clean. Another tip? Soap can take some of the itch out of mosquito bites.

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There are more than 20 first-time advertisers this year, but most are sticking to nostalgia and celebrities to stand out. Dr. Squatch, a little known direct-to-consumer soap and personal care brand, is one of the few to embrace weird humor to stand out. The tongue-in-cheek ad shows a man walking through the woods espousing why Dr. Squatch's natural soap is the right choice for the modern man who “opens pickle jars" and "lets his daughter braid his hair."

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Method 1: You can create an effective fruit fly trap with kitchen staples such as a glass, apple cider vinegar and dish soap.

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