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15 Incredibly Helpful Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know

Are you a total mess? We've got a solution!

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1. Let's start off with the basics. How do you remove last night's vomit from your rug?

Very simple! Mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply it to the stain. Let this potion do its job for an hour, then just vacuum it up! You're welcome!
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Very simple! Mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply it to the stain. Let this potion do its job for an hour, then just vacuum it up! You're welcome!

2. And what about that wine glass you dropped and broke during your impromptu at-home wine tasting?

After carefully picking up what you're able to, dab the area with a slice of bread. The tiny pieces of broken glass should stick to the bread and keep your feet safe.
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After carefully picking up what you're able to, dab the area with a slice of bread. The tiny pieces of broken glass should stick to the bread and keep your feet safe.

3. Did you also forget to use a coaster at your tasting? A little mayonnaise can go a long way!

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What CAN'T mayo do?

4. Looking for an easy way to clean the gunk out of your keyboard keys? Carefully remove the keys, and use a toothbrush.

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5. Leave your lamp shades impeccably clean by brushing them with a lint roller.

Lint rollers work on everything! Lamp shades, upholstery, curtains...
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Lint rollers work on everything! Lamp shades, upholstery, curtains...

6. Clean your microwave the natural way with a little lemon.

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Find the full instructions here.

7. Are your clothes covered in wine stains? Don't worry!

Mix dishwasher detergent with hydrogen peroxide, and apply it to the stains (make sure it really soaks in). After a few hours, wash the garment as you normally would.
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Mix dishwasher detergent with hydrogen peroxide, and apply it to the stains (make sure it really soaks in). After a few hours, wash the garment as you normally would.

8. Chalk (yes, chalk) is great for absorbing and removing grease stains.

Just rub the grease stain with plain old white chalk before washing, and it'll lift right off.
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Just rub the grease stain with plain old white chalk before washing, and it'll lift right off.

9. A bit of baking soda, water, and hydrogen peroxide will make your white sneakers look like they're brand new.

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10. Hydrogen peroxide also works on utensils. Your forks and spoons will be shinier than the silverware aboard the Titanic.

Soak them in hydrogen peroxide, rinse, then dry them off. They'll be good as new.
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Soak them in hydrogen peroxide, rinse, then dry them off. They'll be good as new.

11. If your trash can smells like a garbage dump, soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the bottom of the can overnight.

Just DON'T eat the bread the next day. Can't stress that enough.
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Just DON'T eat the bread the next day. Can't stress that enough.

12. Soak your toilet bowl in Coca-cola to remove gross stains and get it back to its original white color.

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13. Clean pesky, stuck-on cheese off your grater by grating a potato.

14. A mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and warm water can help unclog your pipes, but it's also good for making them smell fresh.

15. And if all else fails, make yourself a magic eraser.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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