6 Items You Already Have to Turn You Into a Clean Machine

6 Items You Already Have to Turn You Into a Clean Machine

Cleaning can be quite the chore. We all look for shortcuts and love anything that’ll make the task easier and cheaper to do. We’ve collected some of our favorite cleaning hacks to make you one mean, clean machine.

Dryer Sheets

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Dryer sheets do more than just help your clothes come out soft and static-free. You can re-use them to clean baseboards or buff out water spots from mirrors, shower doors, and fixtures. Got that nasty ring in your toilet? You can scrub that right out with sheets too—just be sure to not re-use them after that. That’s nasty.


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Baking Soda

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Clothes looking dull and stained? Pour a cup of baking soda into the wash to help brighten and clean them. It’s also great for removing smells and breaking up stains on your couch or carpet. It’s surprisingly versatile with so many uses it warrants a blog post of its own.



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Stains on your clothes got you feeling salty? Pour some actual salt—salt bae style—over the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Now just wash the fabric with soap and warm water and watch the stain come right out.


Lint Roller

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Cleaning up dust, dirt, or crumbs can be a pain. It feels never-ending and it always looks like a few got a way. No need to roll out the big guns—just use a lint roller and watch it leave your surface looking clean and particle-free.



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Toothpaste can do more than just clean your teeth. Leave your sneakers looking pearly white with an old toothbrush and a little bit of toothpaste. Scrub away for that fresh breath feel…on your feet.


Aluminum Foil

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Simplify the scrubbing of your glass baking dishes by rolling up a ball of aluminum foil and scrubbing with a bit of dish soap. You can also use a ball of aluminum as a substitute for dryer sheets to remove static. To the victor goes the foils!

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