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22 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Get Things Clean Right Now

We don't wanna sound like your mom. But you should clean. Now.

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1. Clear drain clogs as soon as you notice a slow drain with an easy-to-use method of your choice.

Check out a DIY on how to clear a drain with a wire hanger from Nifty here.

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2. Erase water marks with a specially designed cloth.

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Promising review: "After two seconds I was ready to throw it out. Then I continued. Maybe 1-2 minutes, sometimes 4-5 minutes, per water stain on my desk (it's been manhandled for the last 15 years) and voilà. It was unbelievable. I've included a before/after of the worst stain on my desk." —Akil Nasser

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

3. Wipe down your white sneakers with a Magic Eraser.

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Yes, we're aware that Vetements, Gucci, and Balenciaga have all recently shown the dirty shoe trend. (Vogue explains here.) But you've gotta take care of your sneaks, despite current trends. To walk that line, forget the detail work of a toothbrush. Magic Erasers get most of the dirt off fast. (I do it all the time.) Also, you can use them for cleaning so many other things.

Get eight sponges from Amazon for $11.48.

4. Dump all the crumbs, sesame seeds, and other bread toppings out from your toaster on the reg. Even better, use one that has a removable crumb tray bc the trappings of your laziness can be a fire hazard!

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Promising review: "If you've ever seen Nacho Libre, and you remember his weird obsession with toast...that's my wife. She picked this out after accidentally (I assume) gutting our old toaster while trying to clean it out. I am surprised to say that this one is MUCH better than our old one. The bagel and frozen settings work as expected, and the toast range dial works very consistently, to get you right to that fine line between well-toasted and burnt. She already has a list of exact settings for different types of bread. I don't have much use for the warm setting, but my wife probably uses it when I'm not around. Because she can." —Cypherpunk

Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in two colors).

6. And don't forget to clean the machines that clean your stuff once a month with some machine cleaner tablets that'll work on both your dishwasher AND clothes washing machine.

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Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh." —Kelli Crawford

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.79.

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9. Annihilate pet hair with a weird squeegee and all kinds of other special products that'll pick up what a normal vacuum won't.

Promising review: "We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. I found this product on a whim one day and ordered it. It was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short, quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

Promising review: "We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. I found this product on a whim one day and ordered it. It was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short, quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

10. And erase pet hair, lint, and crumbs once and for all from your clothes with a retractable lint roller. (It's the quickest way to look more put together.)

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And because it's retractable, you can actually throw it in your bag without wasting a layer of sticky cleaning power.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a variety of colors).

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12. And clean your cast-iron pan with a specially designed scrubber that'll get the food off but maintain the sanctity of its seasoning instead of letting it sit in the sink for days.

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Promising review: "I went to town on the cast iron skillet as soon as I received the ringer. I immediately noticed black stuff on the paper towel as I would wipe it clean after scrubbing. I then decided to re-season it again. After seasoning, the pan had no obvious spots that hadn't seasoned properly. After cooking I let the pan cool and then scrub it gently with the Ringer. The Ringer ALWAYS gets all the food particles off of my pan. After over a month of use the pan is more non-stick than ever. Water beads up on it, clearly repelling it from the surface!" —Sleewok

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

14. Wipe down backpacks and purses with Clorox wipes -- just check the care instructions on your bags first.

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They're mobile germ centers!!! Remember that Dr. Oz segment your aunt told you about in which they tested HOW MANY germs end up on the bottom of your purse. Yeah, me too.

Get a three-pack of 75-wipe canisters from Amazon for $9.97.

15. Spray down a tiled shower with Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover and let it work its magic so you won't have to use elbow grease to erase those weird pink stains on your white grout.

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This stuff is basically sorcery.

Promising review: "Oh my god, this product works wonders! I live in an older apartment without much ventilation, and almost as soon as I moved in there were issues with mold growing on the shower floor. I initially tried scrubbing at it with generic household products (dish washing soap, vinegar), and with some thorough scrubbing I managed to get the surface level off, but there was still a stain. I sprayed this product, stepped away for two minutes, and the stains had almost disappeared! The cracks between the tiles will probably require scrubbing, but this product has helped me so much." —DZ

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.47.

16. Steam clean stuck-on food with a funny microwave cleaner, vinegar, and water.

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Promising review: "Simply fill the mama up with water and vinegar, and microwave. THAT'S IT! You wipe the microwave down and all the gunk and spots come off! If not, simply repeat once more and it'll come off then! (For me it worked the first time though!) I use this all the time now." —MamaBearbear

Get it from Amazon for $2.68.

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18. And don't forget your sunnies bc a smudged selfie is a no-go.

19. Tackle crumbs in a cinch with some stove burner covers that catch all manner of spills.

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Promising review: "I have a gas stove and use it several times a day. It gets dirty and sticky after a while. After having these stove top covers, I don't have to clean that often and don't waste my time with rubbing the stove top down." —Zen

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

21. Gently scrub your fine jewelry clean in three minutes with pro-level results when you pop it into this lil' jewelry cleaner.

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Promising review: "This is an excellent cleaner. I got it primarily to clean my engagement and wedding ring. It's fast (three minutes), and leaves the diamond as sparkly as the first day I got it. I've tried it both with and without added cleaner, and I honestly don't see a difference — so save your money, unless you have a piece that requires a lot of TLC. I quickly pour out the water and dry it after using. Takes less than 30 seconds." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

22. And tackle any stains BEFORE they set in with some Tide To Go pens bc sometimes you forget everything except that you love coffee and drink it when it's too hot and spill it all over yourself. It happens to the best of us!

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Promising review: "These are unbelievable at treating and even instantly fading/removing stains...even coffee and ketchup!" —Paul Timos

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.69.

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