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Erase Tiny Fingerprints From These 3 Surfaces

Becky Rapinchuk, blogger behind Clean Mama and mom of three shares expert tips.

Got fingerprints all over your fridge, mirror, or doors? Clean them up quickly with these smart and earth-friendly strategies.

Stainless Steel Appliances

Pour a little white vinegar on a clean, soft microfiber cloth and wipe in the direction of the grain. Stainless steel has a definite “grain” that typically runs vertically. You want to rub in that direction to keep from scratching the surface. Start at the top and rub top to bottom, moving from the left to right side of the appliance.

Wood Doors

Dip a microfiber cleaning cloth in a mixture of 4 cups of warm water and a drop or two of Castile soap or dish soap. Wring out the cloth and wipe from top to bottom, then left to right.


Combine 1½ cups of water, 1½ tablespoons of rubbing alcohol, and three drops of your favorite essential oil to make your own glass cleaner. Spray a cleaning cloth with the mixture and wipe from top to bottom and left to right.

Find more of Becky’s cleaning tips on her blog,

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