Celebrities' Spring Cleaning Tips: Martha, Dr. Oz and More

Kirstie Alley says forget your regular glass cleaner. As a former house cleaner, she thinks vodka is the best thing to clean surfaces in your home (although maybe not the most affordable). Joy Behar suggests putting perfume in your water spray to give ironed clothes a pleasant smell. And Martha Stewart recommends adding an antibacterial essential oil like peppermint or tea tree to a paste of baking soda, water and liquid soap in order to clean your shower.

Here are more recommendations on how to clean this spring from some surprising celebrity sources:
Of course Martha Stewart not only has cleaning ideas, but she now has a new line of eco-friendly cleaning products called Martha Stewart Clean debuting at Home Depot. So you can really Martha-clean your house this spring. After all, she's the woman who believes "cleanliness begets cleanliness." Not only does Martha have the recipe for a nontoxic paste to clean your tub (which allows you to pick the scent you want your bathroom to have), she recommends putting sweet-smelling bars of soap in your drawers instead of sachets. It's the little things with her, it really is.

Not to be outdone, Dr. Oz also has some home-cleaning tips that are healthy and green. He suggests mixing borax, vinegar and water as an all-purpose cleaner, for instance. Oz also goes into depth on: Why you should throw out sponges often. (Trust me, you want to do this.) Why you should clean your light switches. (Didn't think of it, didja?) And why you should do the same for the outside of spice containers. (As he notes, how often do you touch raw chicken and then reach for the salt or pepper?)

And Dr. Quinn, I mean Jane Seymour, really doesn't want dirt in her house. She takes the best-to-try-and-avoid-the-mess-altogether approach. The mother of twin boys fights dirt and mud by banning shoes from being worn in the house.

So take what you will from the celebs. But shoot, don't they all have maids anyway? I mean, is Martha really scrubbing her tub?

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