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Vinegar Wins

I needed to clean the grout around our fire place. I read several of the tips here that suggested peroxide, Comet with Bleach, baking soda, and vinegar. So, I did a little CSI like experiment. Hands down, vinegar won. Leave it on for a few minutes and scrub with an old tooth brush. This worked much better than any of the suggestions.

Erase Away the Stains

I just cleaned the grout lines on my floor tile (they had gotten really dark). I used the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I was "floored." It worked so well and the floor looks brand new. Then, I sealed the grout lines after the cleaning.

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