1. Magic Dryer Sheets
Those used up dryer sheets are the gift that keeps on giving. Use them like “Magic Erasers” to buff out water spots on mirrors, glass, and fixtures.
2. Lemon-y Fresh Disposal
Regardless of how you try to avoid it, sinks stink. Run a few slices of fresh lemon through your disposal. Your nostrils will thank you.
3. Don’t forget your air vents
Air vents are everyone’s dirty little secret. For a quick cleaning, wrap a wet rag around a butter knife and go to town!
4. Bring back the “Stainless” to your Steel
Let your stainless steel exemplify its namesake with a microfiber towel and rubbing alcohol.
5. Freshen up Couch
No shame here. Couches don’t always smell great. Sprinkle some baking soda and wait 20 minutes. Vacuum the baking soda up and lounge in freshness.
6. Like-New Microwave
Your microwave feeds you. It deserves a good cleaning. Put a solution of equal parts water and vinegar with a toothpick (to prevent boiling) in a bowl and cook for 10 minutes. Wait for a few more for it to cool down, and an easy wipe down is all that you need to enjoy a beautiful nuke-er.
7. Clean Sponges
A dirty sponge just spreads germs. Kill those suckers by tossing a wet sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes. 99% germ-free afterward according to The Journal for Environmental Health
8. Bathroom Exhaust Fan Refresher
Grab some canned air and blast away that ugly dust building up where you take care of business.
9. Say “No” to Hairy Carpet
Get rid of the family pet’s hairy gift to the world. Squeegee the carpet to get rid of impossible pet hair.
10. Bye-bye Paint Spots
Oops! Paint mistakes happen. Wipe away latex paint messes with a face or baby wipe.
11. Erase Coffee Stains
Baking soda is the enemy of the most stubborn coffee stains/rings.
12. “Like-New” your Lamp Shades
Lamp shade cleaning is often overlooked. Grab a lint roller and have some fun. Simple, yet effective.
13. No More Oil-Stained Garages
We drink it, but it can do a number on those oil-stains. Pour some Coca-Cola and watch yourself potentially lose your desire for soda.
14. Take That, Crusty Oven
In a COMPLETELY cold oven, put a 1/2 cup of ammonia in a bowl and let it sit over night. The next morning, just wipe down for an unbelievably clean baking experience.
15. Clean What Cleans you
Attack that shower head soap scum with distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag. Fit the bag over the shower head and secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour and wipe off the shower head.
16. Squeaky Clean Cabinets
Degunkify your cabinets and crevices with a toothbrush. Mix vegetable oil and baking soda and go to town!
17. Fix Leather Scratches
Find a matching shoe polish for your leather couch and rub it into scratches.
18. Super Clean Bathtub
Clean off those bathtub rings by rubbing them with a salted half grapefruit.
19. Smelly Fridge Cure
Got a smell in your fridge you just can’t seem to kill? Toss in a newspaper to absorb the smell.
20. Keep Your Toilet Brush Clean
Keep a little cleaning product at the bottom of your toilet brush receptacle.
Enjoy. You are now an official cleaning hacker.