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    42 Unexpected Tips & Tricks For Keeping Every Inch Of Your House Clean In 2022

    Cleaning your house so well it basically sparkles is a great way to kick off the new year.

    1. If you have pieces of burnt, spilled food in your oven, a combination of dish soap, baking soda, and water is all you need to make it disappear.

    2. Or for an even easier way to clean your oven, place a shallow cookie sheet on the bottom rack of your oven (or a reusable liner) to catch any spills.

    pie in oven; beneath, the mat on a rack, catching the sugary drips from the edges of the pie

    3. And every few months, make sure to give the sides and door of your oven a deep clean with this hard-working oven scrub cleaner.

    4. To deep clean your Keurig, wash your Keurig K-Cup holder in regular old soap and water, just like you would any other dish in the sink. Then, to flush the machine of any bacteria or calcium buildups, you'll fill up the water reservoir 3/4 of the way with white vinegar and run the machine for a full cycle.

    5. Or for an easier way to keep the inside of your Keurig clean, use these cleaning pods in your Keurig coffee machine like you would a regular K-Cup, and you'll be back in business.

    eight pack of cleaning k-cups

    6. Line your refrigerator shelves with these washable mats — it'll prevent any dreaded spills from drying, getting crusty, and becoming impossible to clean off. Plus: it's much easier to wash these mats than your entire fridge shelf!

    reviewer's fridge with shelves lined with mats

    7. Get rid of hard water rings, calcium buildup, iron, and rust with this pumice stone toilet bowl scrubber. You might cry tears of relief when you see those stubborn stains finally disappear.

    8. While you're cleaning your toilet, make sure to get underneath the rim and scrub the water jets to eliminate any hard water buildup.

    9. Use a flexible cleaning brush to clear out your lint trap on a regular basis. It'll not only help your clothes dry faster, but it will also prevent house fires that can occur when it's clogged. Use this after every load of laundry just to stay extra safe!

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent

    10. After cleaning out your lint trap, you might as well deep clean your washing machine with these cleaner tablets. Just throw in one of these on its own, run a cycle, and let it do its magic.

    Reviewer's sparkling clean washing machine

    11. Soak your showerhead in a plastic bag filled with vinegar and a sprinkle of baking soda for a couple of hours, and then proceed to be shocked at how much mildew, rust, and build-up dissolves away.

    12. Have fun and clean at the same time with these mop slippers you can slide on over your shoes so you can literally dance all over your room and still get your cleaning done. Sounds like a win to me!

    reviewer wearing peach mop slippers on their feet

    13. Speaking of unconventional cleaning gadgets, try out a pair of rubber gloves with built-in scrubbing bristles that make washing dishes so much less miserable than usual. Seriously — you'll feel like a mean lean scrubbing machine as you tackle dried pieces of food with ease.

    14. Get rid of those pesky stains in your white bathtub with a classic soft cleanser.

    blogger's tub before, looking grey and brown with some dirt, and after, looking bright, shiny white, and clean

    15. Or for something more natural, try out this cleaning paste formulated to deep clean any sealed surface and remove any caked-on gunk from your shower. Just apply a tablespoon amount on a cloth and start scrubbing!

    16. Blast away all that stuck-on grime in your shower with this mold and mildew remover spray so powerful, it could lift the filth from an old abandoned house. Or that one suspiciously stained corner of your shower.

    17. If you have a whirlpool tub, take the time to deep clean it with this jet cleaner — you might not even be aware of the filth that's built up in your jets until you use this and watch the water turn brown. 🤢

    18. Transform the notoriously annoying chore of dusting with this microfiber duster that actually attracts and holds onto dust like a magnet, instead of just moving it into the air for it to land on other surfaces.

    19. To capture all the dust on your ceiling fan in a clean, easy way, wipe down the blades with an old pillowcase — all the dust stays inside!

    hands putting fan blade inside of pillowcase

    20. And for those pesky window blinds, use this nifty blind cleaner with three blades that clean two blinds at once. You'll be done in no time and finally be able to cross off it off your to-do list.

    21. Can't forget to dust the lampshades! Just whip out a simple lint roller to quickly pick up all the dust that's been accumulating for....forever.

    blogger using lint roller on lampshade

    22. If you have four-legged friends in the house, wipe down their paws after they go outside with this paw cleaner. Add water, dunk their paw in, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud before it gets all over your floors and carpet.

    23. And to control all their loose hair, run this rubber squeegee brush over your carpet. It's capable of lifting up so much pet hair that you didn't even know was trapped in there. You might think your vacuum is picking up all your pet's hair, but just you WAIT.

    24. Catch your pet's loose hair before it even hits the ground with this pet grooming glove with 255 silicone grooming tips. Not only will you get to spend some quality time petting your furry friend, your dog will paws-itively love getting a 'lil massage from the bristles!

    a pair of blue deshedding gloves with a layer of fur being peeled off of it

    25. Speaking of loose hair, start shaving with this Beard King apron that attaches to your bathroom mirror and catches all of your beard hair trimmings for a super simple cleanup. No more finding little pieces of hair scattered around your bathroom counter like confetti!

    26. Put down a layer of wax paper or paper bags on the tops of cabinets and furniture — especially in the kitchen. It'll catch loose dirt and greasy residue, and all you have to do is change it out every few months.

    27. Make your glass stovetop shine in under five minutes. All you have to do is drizzle on some Dawn and hydrogen peroxide, sprinkle with baking soda, and scrub in circles with a dish brush.

    28. Or, if you have some seriously dried-on cooking stains, try a cooktop cleaning kit that comes with a cleansing polish and a razor scraper.

    29. Don't forget to deep clean your stainless steel sink just like you would your dishes! All it needs is a quick dusting of flour and a microfiber cloth — that'll scrub away all of that food and gunk regular cleaners can leave behind.

    hand scrubbing out stainless steel sink with flour

    30. Scrub the underside of the splash guard of your garbage disposal with an old toothbrush. It'll blast away all that gross food trapped in there that might be giving off a foul smell.

    finger pulling up a garbage disposal's splash guard, revealing gunk stuck to the underside

    31. After that, stuff one of these garbage disposal cleaners down the sink to complete your cleaning. Once you shove one of the packets down there, turn on your disposal, and watch in amazement as the cleaner foams up and chomps away all the grunge.

    32. Spray this magical carpet cleaner on those intense spills and stains you thought there was no coming back from. It's a much better solution than placing a piece of furniture over the stain and forgetting about it!

    reviewer's stairs with red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

    33. Finally eliminate all that discoloring and build-up in your water bottles with these Bottle Bright tablets. It's also great for cleaning a coffee mug that you might have left out for a few days that now has a ~questionable~ substance at the bottom.

    A before, during, and after shot of a mucked up bottle that then looks brand new

    34. Blast all the dirt, algae, and built-up sediment off your deck with a good old-fashioned water pressure cleaner. You'll find it so satisfying to see the wood literally change color before your eyes.

    35. If your dishwasher has a funky smell, check your dishwasher's filter for any food. Then run the washer on hot with some vinegar in the bottom to help dissolve anything that's left.

    an open dishwasher with the words "remove the bottom rack and check for food blockages" on it

    36. And if there's still some white film or gunk in your dishwasher, run a cycle with these dishwasher-cleaning tablets that will restore it to its fresh-smelling, sparkling glory.

    37. Got any of those aggravating adhesive residue marks in your house? Use a bottle of Goo Gone to get rid of those stubborn glue stains or old stickers marks with ease.

    38. Soften all the dried splashes of food in your microwave with an Angry Mama cleaner. Just add water and vinegar to the device, microwave for seven minutes, and all the food particles can be wiped away with just a cloth.

    39. Wash your grimy plastic shower curtain liner along with a couple of towels in the washing machine to get rid of those soap scum stains.

    shower curtain liner in sudsy washing machine with towels