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20 Cleaning Hacks That Are So Easy And Effective, You'll Actually Want To Try Them (Even If You're Really, Really Lazy)

Wish I'd known about some of these sooner, TBH.

Raise your hand if you freaking hate cleaning. Yeah, we can probably all agree on that. But tidying up your home doesn't have to be such a drag, thanks to these practical and seriously smart cleaning hacks. Best of all, most of these tricks rely on DIY remedies and common household items you probably already have.

1. Microwave a bowl of water and fresh lemon juice to quickly clean and deodorize your microwave — no chemicals required.

A bowl of water with a lemon half going into the microwave

2. Buff up scratched tableware with cream of tartar.

Cleaning a white dish with cream of tartar

3. Use a disposable razor to de-pill your sweaters.

Using a razor to de-pill clothing

4. Or fight stains with blackboard chalk.

A T-shirt with stains

5. And use milk to wash away red wine carpet stains.

Red wine spilt on a white carpet

6. Use dishwasher detergent pods to clean anything from a dirty oven to a toilet bowl.

Using a dishwasher tablet to clean toilet bowl

7. Clean your cast-iron skillet with a halved potato.

A before and after photo of a cast iron skillet

8. Pick up shards of glass with a slice of bread.

Picking up broken glass with bread

9. Apply toothpaste to clean dirty white sneakers.

Cleaning white sneakers with a toothbrush

10. And use black tea to clean glass surfaces like windows and mirrors.

A tea bag in a mug

11. For squeaky clean glass windows, reach for the morning newspaper.

Cleaning a glass window with a ball of newspaper

12. Freshen up your garbage disposal with DIY lemon and vinegar cubes.

Lemon ice cubes going into the garbage disposal

13. Clean denim by putting it in the freezer.

Jeans in the freezer

14. Remove water rings on wooden surfaces with mayonnaise.

A before-and-after shot of water rings on wood

15. Or remove those stubborn water rings with a hairdryer.

Water stains on wood

16. Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to make a dirty baking sheet look brand new.

17. You can also use hydrogen peroxide to blot out ink stains.

A before and after shot of a white T-shirt

18. Use baby powder to fight tough grease stains.

Cleaning a stain with baby powder

19. Deodorize your smelly refrigerator with used coffee grounds.

Ground coffee in a filter

20. Get dust off your ceiling fan using an old pillow case.

Cleaning a ceiling fan with a pillow case

Do you have an awesome cleaning hack the rest of the world should know about? Tell us in the comments below!