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I'm an avid tea drinker, so I was thrilled to hear that tea bags can also double as a cleaning solution. I know you're rolling your eyes in exasperation, but it's true! Because tea can effectively remove grease and grime on mirrors, floors and surface areas, it makes a great cleaning solution (as long as you wipe it thoroughly!).

Boil a few old tea bags and use the brew to mop your flooring and wipe down any countertops or unpainted wooden surfaces. Remember --- wipe thoroughly to avoid tie-dyeing your entire kitchen! I wish I were kidding... ;)

Want some even better news? Tea can be used for a variety of household hacks in your home. In fact, our very own DIY Life has a round-up of 15 creative uses for tea bags. My favorite? An all-natural wart remover, thanks to the tannic acid in black tea. Pretty cool, right?

  • Reese

    I am not rolling my eyes at this. I am more wondering why this is news! My grandma and mom have always cleaned using tea, so this has been something I now do as well! I'm glad you're spreading the tea-cleaning love.

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