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Apple supporters seem to be the more resolute crowd, so if you know someone who prefers to keep things in their life all-Apple, there are many great gift ideas

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In short, yes, cleaning products can expire: “Like many products purchased at the grocery store, cleaning products can degrade over time,” says Brian Sansoni, senior vice president of communications, outreach and membership at the American Cleaning Institute.

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Expired surface cleaning sprays and dishwashing liquids likely won’t damage the surfaces they’re intended to be used on, but they simply won’t clean as effectively. You may have to use a little more of the product or clean for longer to get the same results.

If you look closely at your cleaning supplies, you’ll notice that many of them are printed with an expiration date. But if we’re being honest, most of us likely don’t check this fine print. The next time you’re embarking on a big cleaning spree, check the expiration date or manufacture date on that bottle of bleach, cleaning spray and dishwashing liquid you’ve had stashed in the cabinet for years. If you find they are past their prime, follow the steps below to dispose of them safely.

Get every single drop out of your cleaning products by using this tip from @athomewithshannon. Putting marbles in the bottom of your spray bottles helps the solution rise up.

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These mess-free natural toilet cleaning cubes from @refinedliving don’t have the harsh odor of most store-bought products. To use them, you’ll simply drop one in the bowl and then use a toilet brush to scrub.

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Housekeeper Vanesa Amaro (@vanamaro91) offers up a tip for cleaning your mirrors—do it with the lights off. The warmth of the lights can start to evaporate the product, leaving you with streaks.

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For a congested nasal passage, you’re going to need something packing a powerful sinus relief ingredient, which this product from ValuMeds has: 10mg phenylephrine HCl. This medicine also works great for congestion caused by colds.

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Best: The flavor-dusted tortilla-chip company wins this year’s game-within-a-game battle in the salty crunch product category and looks strong to take the overall crown, too. Matthew McConaughey is feeling flat these days, and looking it, too, in the spot’s superb sort of animation. He’s invisible at the coffee counter when he’s turned sideways; his Roomba almost sucks him up; and Jimmy Kimmel asks him if he traveled to the show by fax machine. Then he tries the new, puffy Doritos 3D Crunch product, and, he, too, adds dimensions to his frame. From Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” as the backing song to the vending machine ending, this is top-tier stuff.

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What to do: Air leaks around the edges of a mask can be reduced by layering one of these devices on top of a cloth mask for a better fit. A recent study showed that when either a solid or elastic fitter is worn over a surgical mask, it can potentially increase the wearer’s protection by 90% for aerosols. A mask brace can be purchased online or made out of rubber bands. Former Apple product design engineer Sabrina Paseman, behind fixthemask.com, posted a tutorial that lays out the steps: First, chain three rubber bands together. Second, place the center rubber band in front of the mask around the chin and nose. Adjust fit and do a CDC seal check.

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