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Spring Cleaning is a Breeze with These Brilliant Life Hacks (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle   11 Apr 2013   / 21828 views

Use a dustpan to fill up a tub of water for mopping.

Clean your toilet with Coke.

Don't worry, it won't look that horrifying for long.

 Use a lemon to get rid of water stains.

Dryer sheets will remove buildup from glass.

 Keep your cleaning supplies neat with a tension rod.

Meet your new BFF, the Magic Eraser.

There are basically infinite uses for these things, from getting rid of scuff marks to removing nail polish stains to cleaning grout.

Get pet fur off a carpet or furniture with a window squeegee.

What animal is that even from.

Use coarse salt to clean cast iron.

Towel + broom = a way to reach high, hard-to-clean spaces.

Clean screens with coffee filters.

Get all the grossness out of your keyboard with a toothbrush and cotton swabs.

Don't miss the tiny spots, like the tracks on sliding doors or window panes.

Vinegar can help you get these areas spotless.

Make everything in your fridge organized and easily accessible.

Store condiments in an egg carton to prevent spills.

Fold your shirts vertically to save space and maximize visibility.

Properly fold a fitted sheet.

Swap out flannel for cotton now that it's actually warm enough.

De-pill your clothes with a razor and some tape.

You can de-pill your winter clothes before putting them away and your spring clothes after taking them out of storage. 

Vacuum-seal bulky winter clothes and blankets for easy storage.

They'll be as good as the day you put them away come next winter (not that you want to think about next winter).

Use the hanger trick to get rid of clothes you don't wear anymore.

Hang all your clothes so your hangers face backward. When you wear something, turn the hanger around. After a year, if something is still on a backward hanger, give it away.

 And the best possible advice: Drink while you clean.

You know how sometimes you come home after a few drinks and have a strange, overwhelming urge to clean everything? Channel that feeling. The best part is when you wake up the next day and are genuinely surprised and delighted at how clean everything is.

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Comments (4):

The_Tinman 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Last time I tried to clean while drinking I got something stuck in the vacuum....
#20 Amen to that. I always have a whiskey and watch the wife clean.
AMemoriam 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
As a wise guy once said: Why clean? It will get dirty again anyway.
Elbereth 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Clean after a few drinks! I would like to know that guy, how many bottles does he want!