Whether cleanliness is next to godliness or not, we can’t help but appreciate good hygiene and tidiness in our homes. But sometimes messes can be so stubborn, you just end up avoiding them at all costs. Here are some great ways to take care of some of the toughest messes with much greater ease. Even your teenage kids shouldn’t complain too much about these chores.
1. A little baking soda and vinegar goes a long way.
With a little of this sudsy solution, and a q-tip or toothbrush, you can clean window gunk with ease. More detailed instructions can be found here.
2. Here’s an awesome DIY for steam cleaning your ice maker. Genius, right?
3. Did you know you can clean your high efficiency front load washing machine with baking soda and vinegar?
You probably aren’t surprised, but would like to know how to do it. Here’s a DIY with the instructions.
Via The Rozy Home
4. Cleaning grout is an amazing way to bring the newness back to your bathroom tile wall.
Just use some Clorox toilet bowl cleaner, a scrub brush, and you’ll find you won’t need that much elbow grease. Check out this DIY for the details.
Via Holiday Sparkle
5. This DIY will help you clean the filth off of your microfiber couch using distilled water and a hard bristle brush.
6. To rid laminate counters of stains, sprinkle on some baking soda and use a wet microfiber cloth to bring it right up.
Via Home Depot
7. Hairbrushes are easier to clean than you might think.
Just use scissors to cut the hair every few rows, and then soak the brush in warm water and baking soda. That’s it. Here’s the DIY.
8. You can avoid inhaling your ceiling fan’s dust when you clean it by wrapping a pillow case around it and removing the dirt. For more details, check here.
Via A TIPical Day
9. Here’s an option for cleaning the impossible rust off of knives with the Bar Keeper’s Friend.
10. Despite what is said about dogs’ tongues, you know those dog toys aren’t getting any cleaner or healthier.
Here are some instructions to ensure your pup can stay happy without turning your home into a biohazard zone.
Via Good Dogs & Co
11. Is cleaning the inside of those difficult glass bottles driving you crazy?
Here is a slick DIY for using coarse salt, dish soap, and warm water to do what bottle brushes often can’t.
Via She Endeavors
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12. Get the grime off of those open-style faucets using a paste made from coarse salt and cleaning vinegar. See how here.
13. You can use a product called Pour-N-Restore to remove those impossible oil stains from your driveway. See how here.
14. Are you tired of your cookie sheets looking like they’ve had a few too many rounds in the oven?
You can remove the heat stains using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Here’s how.
15. Is your electric bill suffering from air conditioner use?
It may simply need some cleaning to ease up the work load. Find out how to give your AC unit the TLC it needs in this DIY.
Via Family Handyman
16. Most parents know that feeling of blood rushing from (or to) their faces when they sit down for a cup of coffee and see permanent marker art on their precious wood table.
Fret no more! This DIY will show you how to remedy the situation with simple white toothpaste.
Via My Life and Kids
17. How would you like an amazing way to prevent meaty build-up and food sticking on your grill?
Simply let the grill heat up and rub it down with the cut side of an onion before cooking your food. You’re welcome.
Via Skip to my Lou