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20 Ways To Clean Your House That Take Literally No Effort At All

When it’s time to do that “spring cleaning,” or virtually any cleaning at all, it seems as though it’s a trying and overwhelming task. From top to bottom, cleaning our home is something we put off and putt off and put off until the dust is 5 feet high. Why? Because we’re not entirely sure how to make cleaning into an “easy job.” Luckily, people online are kind enough to share their best cleaning hacks and let us know what products make cleaning super simple.

1. Use these fuzzy/dusting slippers to clean your home while simply walking around. Dust those floors in no time.

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If you have hardwood or tile floors, you have gotta have at least five pairs of these houseshoes. I just toss them into the wash without tearing off the sole to wash separately. Reason: the soles on mine by far outlast the tops of the shoes. They help control dust and animal hair. I like them. // Edited after thought: Pairs of these shoes were handed to out-of-state traveler friends (a fella and his two grown daughters). They sounded so thankful to have these microfiber houseshoes to wear, and they expressed at how cushy they felt.

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Get them on Amazon for $10.40.

2. Clean any pet hair (or human hair) from carpets easily with this simple broom.

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This broom is awesome! I have two large breed dogs (that she’d like crazy) and hard wood floors that have to be swept daily. I don’t know how well it would work on carpets, but it does an excellent job sweeping fur, hair, and dirt up. The best part… You don’t have to clean the bristles like a regular broom. I just rinsed the broom when I was done and the little dirt that was on the bristles washed away! I hate having to pull dust balls and hair out of normal broom bristles.

Just note: The rubber bristles are not fine enough to clean under moldings (the small gap between the molding and the floor) for those areas, I still use a vacuum.
I’m not sure why this broom has negative reviews.. I read a bunch of them and can not relate to any of the issues people complained about. I’m chalking them up to user error. As John Lydgate said “you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

Get it on Amazon for $18.50.

3. Clean dust off of blinds or stains off of your refrigerator shelves by tying microfiber cloths onto a pair of tongs.

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4. If you have a stainless steel fridge, spray Pledge on the front and let it sit for 2 minutes, then wipe it off with a dry cloth.

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5. Get the mold and crust out of shower corners by using a small, automatic scrubbing brush (or even a toothbrush).

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Ok, I feel stupid writing this, but I hope it encourages you to buy this….
I just spent 2 hours scrubbing the ceramic tile floor in my 2nd bathroom. This is a room where my elderly, incontinent cat lives so… use your imagination. I leave pee pads and towels down, but she still does her thing. I clean her room consistently, and every few months I do a heavy duty scrubbing by soaking the floor and grout in Nature’s Miracle and start scrubbing. It takes hours because I can’t get the corners well, and the grout is such a pain to clean.

Well, this product is amazing. I used this for the grout lines, and I used the corner attachment for… corners. It was amazing. It got gunk and grime off the grout that has been there for years (I haven’t resealed this floor since it will have to be taken out when the cat dies). I even used these to scrub the cabinet doors, around the toilet, etc. and they were really, really great. you have to put the right amount of pressure on the brush, but once you do- it’s *wonderful.*
See how stupid I feel, writing such a glowing review for this? I swear I wasn’t endorsed, I wish they would pay me to test products after this! Between my Rubbermaid Reveal power Scrubber and Nature’s Miracle my bathroom is cleaner than it has been in years, and in less time than it’s ever taken me to deep clean it.

Get it on Amazon for only $13.54.

6. Get rust stains out of your dishwasher by running a cycle with Kool-Aid. No Joke.

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7. Get rid of rust and mold off your shower head but putting a bag of vinegar over it and leaving it for 2 hours.

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8. Use a pumice stone to get the gross colors and stains and stains out of your toilet bowl.

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he house I recently moved into had a hard water line in the toilet and it was no big deal for the first couple of months. I never really paid much attention to it. That is, until my mom said she would be coming over for a visit. Suddenly, the hard water line in the toilet was glaring at me, making me feel like a disgusting human being living in filth. I had to get rid of it. A kitchen sponge and a dish cloth were both ruined in my attempts. Finally, after countless hours of research and many sleepless nights, I had my answer: The Pumie. As soon as it arrived I was on my hands and knees scrubbin’ that bowl. After it was done I was stood over my toilet with the same posture as a successful climber reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. I had defeated the hard water line with The Pumie. The satisfaction I had by accomplishing this otherwise mundane task made me realize I had truly entered adulthood. But, I did not stop there. Hard water marks around the bathroom sink drain? Gone. Hard water lines around the kitchen faucet? GTFO. The Pumie is truly a marvel to behold and I will be eternally grateful for it’s help in vanquishing the hard water lines that would have made my mother disown me.

Get it on Amazon for $9.15.

9. Clean your stovetop with equal parts dish soap and Hydrogen Peroxide. Use a dish brush to scrub, then wash.

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10. Make any white sink look brand new by using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

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