No, I’m not talking about hiring a cleaning lady (though that is one option!). Instead, next time you get one of those dummy credit cards in the mail or you have an expired gift card, you can use it to clean up sticky spills like honey, molasses, or maple syrup that might have congealed on your pantry shelves. Simply scrape up the mess and toss the card along with it. Then use a soapy dish cloth or disinfecting wipe to remove any sticky residue.
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