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05/10/2013 08:17 am ET

Clean Vases With Gravel To Easily Get Into Those Hard-To-Reach Places (PHOTOS)

Spring means flowers, but if you want your blooms to look their best, you have to do one important thing: clean those vases. But giving them a good wash can be a little difficult, especially if you're dealing with a narrow one. Luckily, Family Handyman found a super easy way to get your vessel gleaming...with aquarium gravel.

First, fill the container one-third of the way with water. Then, add a handful of gravel. Next, give it a good shake. Finally, dump the rocks in either the trash or a strainer (to save for next time).

The pebbles will remove any stuck on dirt that a normal cleaning tool can't access. So, even if you don't have fish, you can invest in a bag of this stuff to help around the house.

Head over to Family Handyman for other great cleanings tip, and be sure to click through our slideshow.

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