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09/09/2013 08:25 am ET | Updated Nov 09, 2013

To Get Your Pots And Pans Gleaming, Let Them Soak In... Tea?

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.

As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs. We are republishing a fabulous tip from the book on why you should "cook" your pots and pans before you clean them.

Here's a terrific way to make your post-dinner clean up a breeze: Remove cooked-on food from pots and pans effortlessly by filling them with water, adding a tea bag and simmering. The tea's acid will break up food.

Click through our slideshow to see other household tips.

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