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37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

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1. Clean the crevices in your window with a super-simple brush that fits right in and helps you get out all the gunk.

4. Finally get the outside of your second-story windows clean with a telescopic tool that you can use from inside your house.

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Cleaning the outside of your windows is the worst but it's especially bad when that window isn't on the first floor. Try this brush that'll let you scrub the outside from the safety of the inside.

Get it on Amazon for $35.68.

6. Use a pumice stone to clean stubborn toilet rings and caked-on grease.

7. Keep your baseboards dust-free by reusing dryer sheets.

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After you've thrown them in with your laundry, use your dryer sheets to clean and dust your baseboards and moldings. It'll help get rid of static and keep them looking good throughout the week because it coats as it cleans.

Get them on Amazon for $5.65.

9. Use an old toothbrush (or this special brush) to get those hard-to-reach crevices that would normally go totally ignored.

10. Use Borax to create your own detergent or bathroom and toilet bowl cleaner.

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It's a one-stop shop for cleaning your home! Borax can be used to create nearly any cleaning product you'll need. Best part is, the back of the box has all the recipes!

Get it on Amazon for $12.99.

11. Get grout lines super clean with a brush that's perfect for reaching those nooks and crannies.

13. Bundle some chalk in your closet to help absorb moisture and keep your clothes fresh to death.

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Learn more at Martha Stewart and find chalk on Amazon for $4.

14. Use wax paper to get rid of (and prevent) water stains on your faucet.

17. Use dishwashing gloves to remove pet hair from rugs and upholstered furniture.

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Put on a set of dry dishwashing gloves and rub down on your upholstered furniture. The hair will clump together as it sticks to the gloves, making for easier vacuuming and disposal!

Get a set of six pairs on Amazon for $10.

19. Use the power of your tools with scrubber attachments.

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Just attach these scrub brushes and sponges to your drill and you'll have a powerful cleaning tool to help you get rid of all those problem messes.

Get them on Amazon for $15.95.

20. Get an attachment for your vacuum that'll help clean your dryer's lint trap or try a brush to scrub out all the lint.

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Cleaning out your lint trap is important because it ensures your laundry dries and prevents dryer damage.

Get the attachment for $20 or a handheld brush for $6 on Amazon.

21. If you have a walk-in shower, a Drain Wig will catch all the gunk and help prevent clogs.

22. Or get a TubShroom to catch all the hair that would normally clog your pipes.

23. Use baking soda paste to get rid of that gunk that builds up in the crevices of your wood cabinets.

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Just mix one part vegetable oil with two parts baking soda to get the magic grime-fighting powers of baking soda paste. Get the full tutorial at One Good Thing by Jillee here.

26. Clean everything from top to bottom, left to right.

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This may seem obvious but it's also a mistake many of us have made. You vacuum and then dust, only to have to vacuum again because of the particles that made their way down onto the floor. So, save some effort by starting with high-up surfaces, then the countertops and tabletops, and finish with the floors.

Get the duster pictured here on Amazon for $20.

29. Use table salt to clean any grease spills on wooden surfaces and any overflows in your oven.

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Cover a grease spill on a wooden kitchen surface with salt, let it sit for an hour, then brush away the salt. The salt should help absorb the grease from the wood! And if you ever have an overflow in your oven, cover it with salt immediately! Once it's dry and cool, it'll be super easy to remove.

Get it on Amazon for $7.25.

31. Clean varnished wood with olive oil and white vinegar.

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Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, and a quart of warm water. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and lightly dampen the surface with the mixture, then dry with a cloth.

Get olive oil for $23.03 and white vinegar for $11 on Amazon.

34. Give your dishes that sparkling finish by adding white vinegar to your dishwasher before you run it.

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Add a small bowl filled with about 1 cup of white vinegar to the center of your top rack before your run your dishwasher. The vinegar will help remove water marks and deal with those cloudy glasses.

Get it on Amazon for $11.79.

37. And don't forget to dust those lightbulbs!

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Lightbulbs need love too! The same dust that settles around your house also settles on the surface and crevices of your lightbulbs, making your lights shine a little less bright. To dust them just take a soft-bristle paint brush and gently sweep it away.

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