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17 Absolutely Genius Ways To Make Cleaning More Fun

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1. If it's the weekend and you're dreading tidying up, make a DIY vodka Windex. Or, use some vodka to get sticky residue off of plates or tables, and then take a shot. Cleaning will suddenly be done in a ~blur~.

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I'm only half kidding.

Get all the hacks here.

2. Challenge your broom to a dance-off with duster socks.

Promising Review: "These are comfy, they stretch over my Bigfoot feet, and they do EXACTLY what they say they will! I scoot around my house picking up dust, debris, and more, and couldn't be happier. I hate to sweep the floor, and this reduces the amount that I need to. I will scoot forever in these. Also, they are super easy to just throw in the wash — they wash and dry just fine, and still work!" —Jennifer Dryer Get them on Amazon for $7.29+ (available in three colors).
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Promising Review: "These are comfy, they stretch over my Bigfoot feet, and they do EXACTLY what they say they will! I scoot around my house picking up dust, debris, and more, and couldn't be happier. I hate to sweep the floor, and this reduces the amount that I need to. I will scoot forever in these. Also, they are super easy to just throw in the wash — they wash and dry just fine, and still work!" —Jennifer Dryer

Get them on Amazon for $7.29+ (available in three colors).

3. Enlist the help of quirky tools to do the hard work, like this steaming hot mama who'll clean your microwave by loosening up hardened messes.

Promising Review: "This absolutely works! Just fill with vinegar and water, and put in the microwave for seven minutes. It steams the dirt off, so it just wipes away. Sure you could put vinegar and water in a bowl, but the little holes on top push the steam out with more force. I find it works better than a glass of vinegar and water. Plus, it's fun! It's hilarious to have Angry Mama clean your microwave." —Mommy SunshineGet it on Amazon for $8.69.
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Promising Review: "This absolutely works! Just fill with vinegar and water, and put in the microwave for seven minutes. It steams the dirt off, so it just wipes away. Sure you could put vinegar and water in a bowl, but the little holes on top push the steam out with more force. I find it works better than a glass of vinegar and water. Plus, it's fun! It's hilarious to have Angry Mama clean your microwave." —Mommy Sunshine

Get it on Amazon for $8.69.

4. Create a hot playlist so you can dance away the broom blues with motivating fast tracks. Who can mope when blaring "Another One Bites the Dust?"

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Or maybe fist pump your rag to "Taking Care of Business."

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Find a full playlist here.

5. Use some satisfyingly squishy putty to remove dirt and dust from hard-to-reach places like keyboards and phone screens.

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Promising Review: "This stuff is awesome! I went crazy at work, and cleaned a bunch of stuff just for the fun of it. After seeing it, a few people at work ordered some, as well." —mistermaker

Get it on Amazon for $14.28 (available in two sizes).

6. Make a new friend in this mini desk vacuum who'll tell messy desks to ~bugger off~.

Promising Review: "Love this little vacuum!!! It sucks up everything small of course, but I'm amazed by how well it works! It's picked up Froot Loops, paper, etc. I had fun finding crumbs around the house and vacuuming it up." —Jessica MarinoGet it on Amazon for $5.77 (available in nine styles).
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Promising Review: "Love this little vacuum!!! It sucks up everything small of course, but I'm amazed by how well it works! It's picked up Froot Loops, paper, etc. I had fun finding crumbs around the house and vacuuming it up." —Jessica Marino

Get it on Amazon for $5.77 (available in nine styles).

7. Transform cleaning into an experiment by trying unexpected DIY recipes using stuff from your own fridge, like Coca-Cola.

View this video on YouTube

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Get the full instructions on how to clean with cola here.

Get a 12-pack of Coca-Cola on Amazon for $4.88.

8. Channel your inner-cat and go bonkers over a robotic fur vacuum — chase it if your heart desires.

Get it on Japan Trend Shop for $57 (available in two colors).
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Get it on Japan Trend Shop for $57 (available in two colors).

9. Turn your life into an infomercial with this powerful as-seen-on-TV window washing squeegee.

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This has a cleaning pad but, better yet, includes a vacuum so not a bit of grime is left behind. Personally, I never thought of vacuuming my windows, but now I feel inferior that I don't.

Promising Review: "This product makes washing windows fun. You will even whistle while you work. Finally I have clean windows and it is so simple." —Virginia

Get it on Amazon for $97.97.

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10. Watch in amazement as all of your (dirt) problems disappear when turning to a stationary vacuum.

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Promising Review: "I have given this as a gift to two of my friends and they absolutely love it. They both have dogs and hardwood floors. Grabbing a broom and sweeping the hair into this guy is so much easier than lugging the vacuum out every day. Kids will sweep because it's fun to watch this thing magically turn on and suck everything up." —LA CA

Get it on Amazon for $113.05.

11. Convert your desk into a race track for the fastest way to get rid of grime, thanks to this cute duster that sweeps as it rolls. Just push it over hard surfaces with the gusto of a 5-year-old playing with their toy car.

Get it on Japan Trend Shop for $14 (available in three colors).
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Get it on Japan Trend Shop for $14 (available in three colors).

12. Think up a ~clean~ game with goofy dishwashing gloves.

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Clean against the clock by timing yourself. If you beat your goal, celebrate with a glass of wine.

Get them on Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four styles).

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13. Save the cleaning drama for your llama — duster, that is.

Get it on Amazon or Urban Outfitters for $15.

14. Sneak a cuddle session into an efficient rub down with deshedding mitts. Your floors will thank you when there's significantly less fur collecting in the corners of your home. Plus, clean-up time will be *shaved* in half when you don't have as much pet hair to dig up.

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Promising Review: "I have a huge ridgeback dog that hated being brushed out. But yesterday was the first full brushing, and I swear my beast acted so happy. He let me brush him from his head to his feet, and normally you can't touch his feet. Furniture cleaning is a breeze. I wish I had this mitt years ago." —debi crawford

Get it on Amazon for $12.99.

15. Put the little one to "work" with a mop onesie — just because babies can't pay rent doesn't mean they can't contribute!

Get it on Firebox for $39 (available in three sizes).
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Get it on Firebox for $39 (available in three sizes).

16. Opt for cleaning products with zesty scents, like lemon, to improve your mood and whistle while you work.

Promising Review: "We LOVE all the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products. Smells so fresh and good, it makes you want to clean!" —CatieGet a three-pack of liquid dish soap, multi-surface everyday cleaner, and liquid hand soap on Amazon for $11.37.
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Promising Review: "We LOVE all the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products. Smells so fresh and good, it makes you want to clean!" —Catie

Get a three-pack of liquid dish soap, multi-surface everyday cleaner, and liquid hand soap on Amazon for $11.37.

17. Revamp your cleaning routine with new discoveries, like this DIY Magic Eraser sponge.

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Get the full instructions here.

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