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Keep fingerprints and water spots off your faucet with this 1-step hack

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Having a shiny chrome faucet is nice, but not when it's covered in water spots and fingerprints.

Fortunately, TODAY Home tested a cleaning hack that stops those spots from showing up in the first place — and all it takes is one simply step.

Spring cleaning hacks - wax paper protects chrome against water marks
Here's how wax paper will save you from water spots.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

After wiping down your chrome faucet, rub some wax paper over it as a final step. The unnoticeable residue the wax paper leaves behind will prevent water spots and finger prints from showing up.

So you can spend less time wiping the faucet down and more time doing something more exciting (aka anything else).

Want more tips and tricks? Visit TODAY Home's guide on how to clean just about everything.

This article was originally published on Sept. 9, 2015.