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1.Dust your ceiling fans with an old pillowcase to trap the grime, instead of just brushing it back into the air and onto your floor.
2.Microwave a bowl of lemons and water to make all the gunk come out in one easy swipe.
3.Vanquish the cloudy scum buildup on glass shower doors, no elbow grease required, with a few dollops of cooktop cleaner.
4.Mix cream of tartar and water into a thick paste to clean that sticky dust buildup that nothing else seems to touch.
5.Or you can immediately erase that greasy dust by dabbing a little mineral oil on a cleaning cloth.
6.Wipe your baseboards with dryer sheets to help them repel dust and pet hair.
7.Dissolve hard water stains on your water faucets by wrapping them up in vinegar-soaked paper towels for an hour — they'll wipe off in one go.
8.Banish embedded pet hair from any upholstered surface — in your car or in your home — by spritzing the the area with water, then scraping it up with a squeegee.
9.Rubber-band a plastic bag filled with vinegar around your shower head and it will basically de-scale and deep-clean itself.
10.Bust through cooked-on grime on your oven glass by scrubbing with a Magic Eraser.
FYI, you can find dupes of the original Magic Erasers on Amazon for cheap — they're just rectangles of melamine foam.
11.Run your ceiling and floor vents through a rinse cycle in the dishwasher to quickly remove all the built-up dust.
12.Scrub out rust stains from your tub and shower using a combination of Dawn dish soap and vinegar, followed by a good scouring with a Magic Eraser.
13.But if your rust buildup's REALLY bad (or you have better things to do besides all that scrubbing) fall back on scientifically-proven chemistry, aka this powerful spray.
14.Team up with Barkeeper's Friend and a scrubbie pad to make the burnt-on bits on pots and pans vanish right before your eyes.
15.Spritz some Windex to clean crayon scribbles off painted walls without scrubbing off paint or leaving residue behind.