25 Cleaning Hacks for the Neat Freak in You

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Whether you area cyclical cleaner – as in once a year – or OCD, we all wish cleaning was something that went a little faster and with a whole lot less effort. Here are some special tricks you’ll want to keep in mind – or on file if you don’t plan to clean anytime soon (you know who you are)…

#1 Use a Binder clip as a sponge stand

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#2 Nuke bacteria living in your sponge – 2 minutes on high will do it

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#3 Your washing machine could use a little scrubby bubble too!

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#4 Give your toaster a once over

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#5 Can you smell the drain? There’s probably a good reason for it…

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(and don’t even think about putting that toothbrush back in your mouth – or anyone else’s!)

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#6 A little salt will bring your iron back into action

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#7 Give you mattress a recharge

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#8 Fabric softener sheets do wonders on baseboards

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#9 Lift carpet and mattress stains with things you already have at home

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#10 Still can’t get that pesky stain out? Try an iron!

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#11 Let light sanitize your cutting boards!

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#12 Order does matter – dust first, vacuum afterward

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#13 Clean light bulbs with a microfiber cloth

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#14 Wax paper prevents water spots as well as finger prints

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#15 Let Mr. Clean erase your toilet ring overnight – no scrubbing

Drop a piece of a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in the toilet bowl and let it sit overnight – the ring will be gone in the morning!

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#16 Clean your body and your shower while you shower!

Fill a dish wand with half vinegar and half dish washing detergent. Wipe down the shower while you are in it – way to do two things at once!

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#17 Make your house smell heavenly

2 caps-worth of Pure Vanilla Extract + 1 Coffee Cup + 300 degree-F oven for one 1 hour = Heavenly Smelling House!

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#18 Let your bagel clean your vintage paintings for you!

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#19 Use socks to clean your blinds

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#20 Let Lemonade Kool-Aid clean your dishwasher from lime deposits and iron stains

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#21 Vinegar is the only cleaner you’ll likely need

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#22 Have a sticky mess? Let a ½ coconut oil and ½ baking soda combo do the work for you!

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#23 Are things a mess? The number one rule is that everything should have a place. #2 rule is to put them there.

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#24 Prevent a house fire – clean your dry vent!

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#25 When cleaning your bathroom, turn up the heat!

Fill your bathtub with a few inches of the hottest water you can. By increasing the air temperature 10 degrees above normal, it doubles the effectiveness of alkaline cleansers

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