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Spring Cleaning Tip #16: Live The Lifestyle

Becoming a clean genius doesn't have to be a hard, long road — it can actually blossom out of necessity or be passed down from generation to generation. “My home-making habits are very much informed by how I grew up in Germany,” Liu explains. “My grandma had no choice but keep her pantry foods in glass jars. So, I simply build on that."

"I carry over the best routines, but relax about others. For example, at home, we would wash windows at once a month," she shares. "Now, I hustle to do it before my mom comes to visit (which is about once a year or so.)"