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Clean your leather furniture with vinegar

Life hack: Get rid of stains and brighten up dull-looking leather furniture with a mixture of water and white vinegar.

How it works: Combine one part white vinegar and one part water and apply to a clean, soft cloth. Blot or gently wipe the stain on the leather and let dry. Test first on small areas.

How it actually worked: It's like magic — I cleaned my baby's spit up stains on my leather couch with this solution and the stains not only disappeared but stayed gone (spit up has a magical power to reappear after you clean it).

Life changing?: Yes, especially for a new mom with a baby that likes to paint the leather couch with leftovers from breakfast. Your couch does smell like vinegar when you do this, but I just wiped it with a damp cloth with just water afterward and that seemed to lessen the odor. I've also read this can work for salt stains on leather shoes or boots.

—Lindsey Hollenbaugh, NENI Features Editor