April 4 roundup of great finds online.

Cleaning
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Gunk has a way of building up quickly inside our microwaves, and no one likes to heat up a mug of tea next to splotches of week old soup. Of course, no one likes to scrub down a microwave either. Fortunately, this easy process will loosen any stuck-on food gunk and help you clean your process in less than 5 minutes.

Electrical
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A working smoke detector can be a lifesaver, but when it starts beeping at three in the morning, you probably feel more like ripping it out of the ceiling. If you’re tired of waking up to a chirping smoke detector, try these steps to get it working again.

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Did working from home in sweatpants always sound like a dream to you, until you suddenly were forced to do so, week after week? If so, you’re not alone, as Americans all over the country have been ordered to stay home and telecommute. While working from home can have its advantages (no more sad desk lunches), it can also be a struggle to stay focused when you don’t have a dedicated office space. Here’s how to set up an efficient work zone — in any room of the home.