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Three New Uses for Rubber Gloves

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By the time you read this you'll probably be thinking about all the spring cleaning tasks in your future. This year you can simplify those tasks using a common rubber glove--really. You already know you can speed through tasks when you wear rubber gloves because A) you aren't concerned about chipping your manicure, and B) you aren't worried about touching something icky.

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1 The hair of your furry friend is no match for a rubber glove.

2 A damp glove easily gathers pet hair off of furniture.

3 Just look what a quick swipe picks up!

4 It all rinses right off.

5 Ordinary rubber gloves make great household helpers.

6 Shop at home—you probably have a spare pair.

7 The texture on the gloves makes for great cleaning.

8 Clean difficult blinds in half the time.

9 Small crevices can be easily cleaned.

10 Dusting becomes easy, like cleaning the top of this picture frame.

11 Keep your glove handy.

12 You can clip them inside a cabinet...

13 Or stick a clip on the side of the refrigerator.

14 Gloves will be easy to reach.

15 If you have room, tuck them in a drawer.

But more than that did you know gloves can also do this?

1. If you have furry pet then you know how difficult it can be to get all that pet hair off the couch cushions. Did you know a damp rubber glove lifts the hair right off the couch? Then you can simply rinse to clean. Now that's simple!

2. Window blinds are possibly one of the most time consuming things to clean. You'll speed through the job when you slide your damp rubber gloved hand along the slates. Because you can grip both sides of the slat simultaneously you can get the job done in half the time.

3. The tops of things like artwork, picture frames, and even baseboards are the perfect place to run your rubber gloved finger to gather the grime. A quick rinse to clean the glove and you're done.

Here's how you can keep your gloves handy by storing them in an easy to reach location using clothespins.

Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.

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