Everyone wants a spotless home, but achieving it always seems like so much work. The only thing stopping most of us from having a perfectly tidy house is the time and effort needed for a deep clean.

Luckily for us, some clever people have developed ways to clean those hard-to-reach spots without using too much elbow grease. Get your home spic and span from top to bottom with these life-changing tips!

1. Window Tracks 

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Fear not, those usually dirt-covered window sills and tracks are no match for this cleaning solution. Mix one part baking soda, one part vinegar, and one part standard dish soap, and like that, your sills are brand new.

2. Blinds 

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Cleaning your blinds has never been an easy task…until now. All you need is a microfiber cloth, some dish soap, and some warm water.

3. Shower Curtains 

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 Believe it or not, there is a way to prevent that icky mildew commonly seen on shower curtains. Try giving the curtain a salt bath, and you’ll see just how clean it turns out.

4. Shower Caulking

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Showers are a breeding ground for mildew and mold, but they certainly don’t have to be. Lay down some bleach and go to town with a toothbrush, and you’ll be able to scrub that unsightly scum right out of there!

5. Tile Grout

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You can prevent mildew from ever forming in the first place by rubbing the grouting of your nice clean tiles with candle wax, which will seal the grout and keep mold out.

6. Porcelain Sinks 

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This older type of sink can be plagued by unsightly stains, but it’s easy enough to remove them. You’ll need a mixture of the following everyday items: white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, baking soda, and (of course!) salt. Say goodbye to those stains for good!

7. Faucets 

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If your sink is made of metal, you may notice a build-up of gunk around the base of your faucet. You can get rid of this by using a t-shirt as a rag and applying white vinegar to the affected area.

8. Range Hood 

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If you’re cooking with stainless steel cookware, the smoke may be staining the filter of your range hood. This can easily be removed so that you can apply some OxiClean and make it look brand new in no time!

9. Oven Window 

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You may notice that, over time, it will look like there’s a layer of film over your oven’s glass window. You can remove this by applying baking soda and letting it sit overnight. Wipe it away the following day, and enjoy that fresh-looking window again.

10. Toasters 

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This may seem like an unconventional cleaning method, but the way to getting your toaster just like new is to use a combination of nail polish remover and cream of tartar!

11. The Fridge 

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We could all likely benefit from cleaning our fridge every now and then, yet somehow, it seems to be the dirtiest appliance in our kitchen. You’ll have to take out all removable shelving, including vegetable crispers. Then, liberally spray the fridge down with an all-purpose cleaner. Let it sit, and then wipe it away, starting from the top and working your way down.

12. Fridge Coils 

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You’ve probably always wondered if there’s a safe way to clean those fridge coils. The answer is simple: use your vacuum!

13. Skillets

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Ready to be amazed? The way to clean a cast iron skillet is to apply salt and scrub it down with a potato. Seriously, it works!

14. Pots and Pans 

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If you’ve ever taken the time to look at the bottoms of your pots and pans, you’ve probably noticed unsightly burn marks. Don’t fret, they aren’t permanent! The best way to remove them is to scrub them with baking soda.

15. Mattresses 

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Chances are that you probably never take the time to clean your mattress, but you can do it easily! You’ll need to vacuum up the dust, then apply hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. After that, you’re going to want to scrub the heck out of it. It sounds like a lot of work, but trust us: it’s definitely worth it.

16. Your Laptop 

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A great deal of our lives is played out on our computers, making them the perfect breeding ground for germs. Yuck! Not to worry: you can clean them with a combination of household items. You’ll need a microfiber cloth, distilled water, mild dish soap, rubbing alcohol, and some pipe cleaners.

17. Mirrors 

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Chances are, if you’ve ever attempted to clean you’re mirror, you were doing it wrong…which is why it always looks smudged. Toss away that Windex and opt for microfiber cloths, rubbing alcohol, cotton pads, vinegar, and water.

18. Vases 

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These beautiful centerpieces can seem impossible to clean, but they don’t have to. You can wash every inch by placing a magnet between two sponges!

19. Coffee Makers 

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Chances are, if you use your coffee maker often — and who doesn’t? — there is a build-up of gunk inside. This can easily be removed by filling your water reservoir with 32 oz. of white vinegar and filling the rest with warm water. You then run it through “rinse” until all of the liquid filters through.

20. Make-up Brushes cleaning-tricks-20Pure Wow

You’re definitely going to want to keep these clean, and it’s very easy to do. Use a combination of olive oil and dish soap, then run your brushes through them, and watch them become germ-free!

21. Hair Brushes 

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The easiest way to clean those hairbrushes is to use a combination of shampoo and baking soda.

22. Hats 

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It may seem like a no-brainer, but cleaning a baseball hat proves to stump people more than you’d think. Running your caps through the dishwasher with some Borax, and the end result will look like new.

23. Irons 

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These can be easily cleaned with a combination of white vinegar and salt.

24. Air Conditioners

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First, make sure to disconnect the unit from a power source. Then use a hose to rid of loose debris. Apply coil cleaner and allow it to sit for nearly 10-15 minutes. When it foams, you can hose it off.

25. Ceiling Fans

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The easiest way to clean your ceiling fan is to cover each blade with a pillow case and slide it off. This way, all of the dust collects inside, and is easy to dispose of.

26. Dog Toys

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While most dog toys are washing machine-safe, those that aren’t can be cleaned with a combination of warm water and vinegar. 

27. Car Seats 

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The easiest way to clean those dirty car seats is to make a solution that combines equal parts club soda, dish soap, and vinegar. You’ll have to scrub the seats with a scrub brush, and then rinse.

See, cleaning doesn’t have to be so bad! As long as you’re following these steps, there’s nothing that can stop you from getting the clean home of your dreams.

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