Cleaning is one of the least fun things to do in life, but we have to do it anyhow. Whether you live in a palatial mansion or a small cozy apartment, you probably don’t enjoy cleaning, and may even relegate to the “later list.” Cleaning can be easy though, or at least made a little more simple, by following this list of 20 mind-blowing cleaning hacks.
#1 Pick up broken glass
Stop picking up small glass shards with your bare hands. Press a piece of white bread all over the area to pick up even the tiniest pieces.
#2 Clean Your Mattress.
Pour vodka into a spray bottle, spritz lightly across your mattress and leave it to air-dry. The alcohol will kill the odor causing bacteria.
#3 Bathtub Ring Remover.
Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle it (and the tub) with salt. Now use the fruit as a scrubber and those rings will fade away.
#4 Dishwasher Deep Cleaner
Clean your dishwasher by running it on the highest temperature with a cup of vinegar on the top shelf. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom and run it again. Now it’s CLEAN.
#5 Onion Grill Cleaner
Grab half a white onion and rub it across the grate of the hot grill using a fork. This will clean the grate, and even leave flavor for next time.
#6 Blender Cleaner
Fill a blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water, and dry.
#7 Ceiling Fan Cleaner
Throw an old pillowcase around the fan blades and wipe from within. It should keep all the dust inside and be wayyy easy.
#8 Vacuum Up Vomit
Combine baking soda and water into a paste and spread over the vomit. Let it sit overnight and then you’ll be able to vacuum it all up the next day.
#9 Carpet Stain Lifter
Take a mixture of two parts water, one part vinegar, and spray on the stain. Lay a damp rag over the top, and iron it. The result? BOOM.
#10 Dryer Sheet Cleaners
You can use dryer sheets to clean anything from TV’s to bookshelves. Plus, the anti-cling effect will stick around and repeal dirt in the future.
#11 Clean a Coffee or Spice Grinder
Scrub these hard to clean gadgets by grinding 1 tablespoon baking soda to clean, and wipe them thoroughly. You’ll be amazed at the effect.
#12 Overnight Oven Cleaner
Put a bowl filled with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a completely cold oven. Leave overnight and wipe clean the next day.
#13 Pet Hair Squeegee
Clean up your dog’s fur (even what you don’t see) by running a squeegee over the carpet. You’ll be shocked at what you find.
#14 Two-Step Foreman Grill Cleaner
Cleaning a Foreman can be super tough. When you’re done cooking, unplug it, and press a couple of damp paper towels between the lid and the surface. The leftover heat will steam clean the grill. Wipe it dry with another paper towel and you’re done.
#15 Destroy Water Rings
Soak up excess moisture with a towel, then blast it with a hair dryer while still damp, and they should disappear.
#16 Revitalize Leather Furniture
Buff worn leather furniture with shoe polish. Scrapes and scuffs will disappear.
#17 Quick-Dry Wet Shoes and Gloves
Use crumbled newspaper for a super quick dryer. Don’t like to kill trees? A sachet of plain uncooked rice works too.
#18 Sponge Sanitzer
As an alternative, you can run it through the dishwasher.
#19 Grease Stain Fixer
Never worry about destroying your clothes with grease again. Cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth.
#20 Microfiber Couch Miracle
Spruce up your couch by first using a spray bottle to cover it with rubbing alcohol. Next, use a clean white sponge to rub the couch and fluff the fibers with a hard bristle brush when done.