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The Best (Most Unexpected) Things to Put in Your Dishwasher

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Make your washer pull the third shift by filling it with things that are a pain to hand-wash but come out nice and squeaky clean after a sanitizing rinse. All of these items are manufacturer-approved for a quick spin in the top rack.

Contact Lens Cases
Because there's nothing more depressing than opening one up and seeing two-day-old mascara goo.

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Kitchen Sponges
Use your dishwasher to help extend their sink life.

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Makeup Brushes
Say goodbye to every single remnant of the bronzer that turned you orange.

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Keys
Think about all the places your keys have been, get disgusted, then do something about it.

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Vacuum Attachments
Admit it: They're crusted with bits of cat dander and smushed-up Cheerios.

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Razors
Yours...your husband's...that one a houseguest left in May...into the dishwasher they go!

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Flip-Flops
Because they came back from the cape covered in sand, dirt and possibly marinara sauce.

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