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Updated on Sep 1, 2019. Posted on Jul 28, 2016

21 Instagram Cleaning Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

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1. Easily deodorize your couch by sprinkling baking soda all over and then vacuuming.

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2. Instead of buying expensive refills, use a fluffy sock over your floor cleaner.

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3. Leave your rings soaking in hydrogen peroxide in order to restore shine.

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4. Get rid of hard water stains by scrubbing with half a grapefruit and kosher salt.

5. You can also use a lemon to remove hard water stains from the shower.

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6. And you can also toss those used lemons down your garbage disposal to get rid of nasty smells.

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7. Or you can toss your lemon remains in a bowl of vinegar and lemon juice for 5 minutes in the microwave to loosen up the crusties inside, making your microwave easier to clean.

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8. Using large ziplock bags and plain ammonia, let your stovetop rings set in the sink overnight to remove crust and burns.

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9. Vinegar and baking soda go a long way in bringing your towels back to life.

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Just throw in a cup of vinegar with hot water (don't use any detergents or fabric softeners), then run the towels for the second time with 1/2 cup baking soda and hot water (again, no detergent or fabric softener).

10. Use a pillowcase for a super simple way to dust ceiling fans.

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11. Freshen up your sponges and kill bacteria by popping them in the microwave.

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12. A lint roller is an effective way to remove dust off of fabric lamp shades.

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13. Use a dryer sheet on your baseboards to keep dust and hair from congregating.

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14. Dryer sheets also come in handy when cleaning soap residue.

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15. Tie a ziplock bag filled with vinegar on your shower head overnight to get rid of buildup.

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16. Tough cooking grease comes off easily by scrubbing with aluminum foil and soap — who knew?!

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17. Clear a clogged sink by sprinkling baking soda and vinegar down the drain.

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18. You can use 1/4 cup of vinegar and 3/4 cup of olive oil to remove scratches from wooden furniture.

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19. A ketchup bottle lid works perfectly for those hard-to-reach vacuum nooks and crannies.

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20. Effectively clean your cast iron by using a potato half and salt.

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21. Restore shine to stainless steel by polishing it up with cream of tartar.

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