Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Home Help: 'Smart' Ways to Tackle Your Spring Cleaning

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Home Help: 'Smart' Ways to Tackle Your Spring Cleaning

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In the age of smart cars and smartphones, here are three ways spring cleaning has become smarter as well, according to LG. Breathe easy. One of the most important parts of your home to clean is the part you can't see. We're talking about air quality -- get yourself a good air purifier.

Multitask like never before. Over the years, robot vacuums have advanced so that now these nifty cleaning assistants are quieter than ever before -- some even come equipped with a camera to monitor your home while you're away.

Use the power of light. A UV sanitizing wand uses a powerful ultraviolet light to kill odor-causing bacteria and germs on hard surfaces. It's the same technology used in many hospitals.

Let your appliances do more work. Have you ever wondered whether your oven, dishwasher and refrigerator could be doing a little more to reach their full potential? If so, you probably have yet to use the new generation of smart appliances. Many appliances, like LG's SmartThinQ line, are now Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to monitor dishwashing and laundry cycles, remotely clean the oven or even check the air quality at home from your phone or computer while you are out of the house.

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