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    5 Annoying Things To Clean And 5 Easy Ways To Clean Them

    If you didn't know you should be dusting your blinds, this list is for you.

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    The problem: There's a nasty ~stank~ coming from your sink and you have absolutely no idea how to reach down into your garbage disposal to get to the source of the problem.

    The solution: A garbage disposal cleaner — it foams up to help break down any food residue that's been lingering in there for far too long.

    Garbage disposal cleaner packet in disposal
    Reviewer gif of garbage disposal cleaner foaming up

    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. Not only does it do a great job, but you can see it happening. It doesn’t just mask the smell and leave a lemon scent like some products, it cleans too and looks fun. Idk. Blue foam comes out and that’s good enough for me." —sylvie yah

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.25 (also available in a pack of 24).

    The problem: your dishwasher just isn't washing like it used to and kind of smells mildewy. How do you even clean a dishwasher anyway?! Why do we have to clean something that's meant to clean other things?!

    The solution: A pack of cleaning tablets that'll do the job for you. These will break down lime and mineral buildup so your dishes come out looking as sparkly as they do in all those dish soap commercials.

    Before results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner
    After results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.98 (also available in a pack of 12).

    The problem: Your shower is looking disgusting but the thought of cleaning it is enough to make you just give up on bathing.

    The solution: A no-scrub weekly shower cleaner to stop mold and mildew from forming before they have a chance to take over your entire bathroom. Just spray and walk away — your future self will be SO grateful.

    reviewer before with cloudy, hard water stained shower door
    same reviewer with a totally clear shower door after using the treatment

    Promising review: "Powerful enough to cut through soap scum on my shower door!! I was amazed...I could see the streaks within minutes as the product collected and ran down the inside of the shower door. I used it again the next day to finish off what was there and then weekly since. I have shiny, pretty doors again without scrubbing once!! Also, the scent is so subtle that it’s hard to detect. Very happy to recommend this to all!" —Greg n Jeni

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (also available in a refill size).

    The problem: Your dryer is taking forever to actually dry your clothes — but getting the dust out of the lint trap seems impossible.

    The solution: A flexible coil lint and dust brush so you can finally reach all that dust in your dryer vent — and you can even use it to reach the crumbs that are hiding underneath your oven and fridge. I'm shuddering just thinking about what's living under there.

    Reviewer photo of dust removed with flexible coil brush
    Reviewer's coil brush with pile of removed dust next to it

    Promising review: "I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can't get any other way. I gave five stars for durability even though I've had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me." —ASF

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.95.

    The Problem: Your blinds are caked in dust and it's grossing you out when snooping on your neighbors and stalking the UPS truck.

    The solution: A three-pronged duster to reach in between those dusty blinds, because they are probably way dirtier than you think 😬.

    Dirty three-pronged blinds cleaner after use
    Model swiping three-pronged cleaner across blinds

    The duster comes with five microfiber sleeves so you can take care of all your windows at once before giving the sleeves a good wash.

    Promising review: "A super time saver. It legitimately used to take us hours to clean all the blinds. We can now do all the faux-wood Venetian blinds in the house in about one hour. It's really nice that it comes with some spare cloths for it, and it's cheap enough to buy a whole additional set so we can make more than one kid do this chore at the same time." —R.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

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