It's that time of year again-spring cleaning. If the amount of clutter and dirt that's built up around your home over the past several months has you feeling overwhelmed, stay calm! We've broken up those must-tackle tasks into a month's worth of quick and easy cleaning challenges. First up: Your kitchen appliances. Dirt, pet hair, and dust particles can build up behind your refrigerator, says Steve Ash of partselect.com. These airborne materials can block the appliance's coils, restricting airflow through the appliance. So it's worth it to pull out your refrigerator and vacuum the coils.
Also smart: sanitizing the dishwasher. Place a shallow dish of vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher and run it (empty) on a long sanitation cycle to kill fungi.
Finally, freshen up your garbage disposal-pour three tablespoons of Borax inside, let it sit for an hour, and then pour hot water down the chamber.
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