37 Seriously Useful Tips Every Neat Freak Needs To Know

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1. Clean the crevices in your window with a super simple brush that fits right in and helps you get out all the gunk.

Get it on Amazon for $7.



2. Use vinegar and Dawn to make the best shower and tub cleaner you’ve ever used.


Use vinegar and Dawn to make the best shower and tub cleaner you've ever used.

For the full recipe for this shower cleaner, check Food.com.

Get the vinegar for $10 and Dawn for $12 on Amazon.



3. Use this guide to know exactly what helps remove stains.

Use this guide to know exactly what helps remove stains.


4. Finally get the outside of your second-story windows clean with a telescopic tool that you can use from inside your house.

Finally get the outside of your second-story windows clean with a telescopic tool that you can use from inside your house.

Cleaning the outside of your windows is the worst but it’s especially bad when that window isn’t on the first floor. Try this brush that’ll let you scrub the outside from the safety of the inside.

Get it on Amazon for $30.



5. Rely on Bar Keepers Friend when it comes to removing stains and rust.

Rely on Bar Keepers Friend when it comes to removing stains and rust.

Get it on Amazon for $6.



6. Use a pumice stone to clean stubborn toilet rings and caked-on grease.

Get it on Amazon for $8.



7. Keep your baseboards dust-free by reusing dryer sheets.

Keep your baseboards dust-free by reusing dryer sheets.

After you’ve thrown them in with your laundry, use your dryer sheets to clean and dust your baseboards and moldings. It’ll help get rid of static and keep them looking good throughout the week because it coats as it cleans.

Get them on Amazon for $4.



8. Get your microwave clean with steam and this lady who is ready to nag you at the sound of the beep.

Get your microwave clean with steam and this lady who is ready to nag you at the sound of the beep.

Get it on Amazon for $5.



9. Use an old toothbrush (or this special brush) to get those hard-to-reach crevices that would normally go totally ignored.

Get it on Amazon for $6.



10. Use Borax to create your own detergent or bathroom and toilet-bowl cleaner.

It’s a one-stop shop for cleaning your home! Borax can be used to create nearly any cleaning product you’ll need. Best part is, the back of the box has all the recipes!

Get it on Amazon for $10.



11. Get grout lines super clean with a brush that’s perfect for reaching those nooks and crannies.

Get it on Amazon for $13.



12. Fill a dishwand scrubber with vinegar and dishwashing detergent to wipe down your walls while you’re in the shower.

Fill a dishwand scrubber with vinegar and dishwashing detergent to wipe down your walls while you're in the shower.

Get it on Amazon for $6.



13. Bundle some chalk in your closet to help absorb moisture and keep your clothes fresh to death.

Bundle some chalk in your closet to help absorb moisture and keep your clothes fresh to death.

Learn more at Martha Stewart and find chalk on Amazon for $4.



14. Use wax paper to get rid of (and prevent) water stains on your faucet.

Get the full tutorial at Creek Line House and get the wax paper for $8 on Amazon.



15. Get rid of mold from ANY surface or material with this handy guide.

Get rid of mold from ANY surface or material with this handy guide.

Learn more at Heiton Buckley.



16. Use foil and baking soda to polish all your silver.

Use foil and baking soda to polish all your silver.

Get the full tutorial at Apartment Therapy and find foil and baking soda on Amazon.



17. Use dishwashing gloves to remove pet hair from rugs and upholstered furniture.

Use dishwashing gloves to remove pet hair from rugs and upholstered furniture.

Put on a set of dry dishwashing gloves and rub down on your upholstered furniture. The hair will clump together as it sticks to the gloves, making for easier vacuuming and disposal!

Get a set of six pairs on Amazon for $10.



18. Cut down on the time it takes you to clean blinds and shades with a microfiber cleaner.

Cut down on the time it takes you to clean blinds and shades with a microfiber cleaner.

Bonus, it works great for vents too!

Get it on Amazon for $9 or check out One Crazy House for a tutorial on how to create your own.



19. Use the power of your tools with scrubber attachments.

Use the power of your tools with scrubber attachments.

Just attach these scrub brushes and sponges to your drill and you’ll have a powerful cleaning tool to help you get rid of all those problem messes.

Get them on Amazon for $16.



20. Get an attachment for your vacuum that’ll help clean your dryer’s lint trap or try a brush to scrub out all the lint.

Get an attachment for your vacuum that'll help clean your dryer's lint trap or try a brush to scrub out all the lint.

Cleaning out your lint trap is important because it ensures your laundry dries and prevents dryer damage.

Get the attachment for $20 or a handheld brush for $6 on Amazon.



21. If you have a walk-in shower, a Drain Wig will catch all the gunk and help prevent clogs.

Get it on Amazon for $8.



22. Or get a TubShroom to catch all the hair that would normally clog your pipes.

Get it on Amazon for $13.

Available in five different color varieties.



23. Use baking soda paste to get rid of that gunk that builds up in the crevices of your wood cabinets.

Use baking soda paste to get rid of that gunk that builds up in the crevices of your wood cabinets.

Just mix one part vegetable oil with two parts baking soda to get the magic grime-fighting powers of baking soda paste. Get the full tutorial at One Good Thing by Jillee here.



24. Make your own no-fume bleach with baking soda, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide.

Make your own no-fume bleach with baking soda, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide.

Just mix together a 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and 1/2 a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Then use a cloth to apply it to a wet surface. Make sure to rinse the surface well after you’re all done.



25. Use a dab of toothpaste to clean mineral deposits left on your iron.

Use a dab of toothpaste to clean mineral deposits left on your iron.

Get more toothpaste-cleaning tips at Real Simple.

Find this toothpaste on Amazon for $3.



26. Clean everything from top to bottom, left to right.

Clean everything from top to bottom, left to right.

This may seem obvious but it’s also a mistake many of us have made. You vacuum and then dust, only to have to vacuum again because of the particles that made their way down onto the floor. So, save some effort by starting with high-up surfaces, then the countertops and tabletops, and finish with the floors.

Get the duster pictured here on Amazon for $20.



27. Carry all your cleaning supplies in one convenient place so you can pick up and move to your next cleaning destination with ease.

Carry all your cleaning supplies in one convenient place so you can pick up and move to your next cleaning destination with ease.

Get this cleaning caddy on Amazon for $9.



28. Clean lamp shades with a lint roller.

Clean lamp shades with a lint roller.

Get the full tutorial on Creek Line House.

Pick up a lint roller on Amazon for $5.



29. Use table salt to clean any grease spills on wooden surfaces and any overflows in your oven.

Use table salt to clean any grease spills on wooden surfaces and any overflows in your oven.

Cover a grease spill on a wooden kitchen surface with salt, let it sit for an hour, then brush away the salt. The salt should help absorb the grease from the wood! And if you ever have an overflow in your oven, cover it with salt immediately! Once it’s dry and cool, it’ll be super easy to remove.

Get it on Amazon for $6.



30. Use Alka-Seltzer to remove algae from bird baths, clean stains off of plastic containers, or even freshen up your fridge.

Use Alka-Seltzer to remove algae from bird baths, clean stains off of plastic containers, or even freshen up your fridge.

See all the ways you can use Alka-Seltzer on One Crazy House.

Get this pack on Amazon for $8.



31. Clean varnished wood with olive oil and white vinegar.

Clean varnished wood with olive oil and white vinegar.

Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, and a quart of warm water. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and lightly damp the surface with the mixture, then dry with a cloth.

Get olive oil for $21 and white vinegar for $10 on Amazon.



32. Use an old pillow case to clean ceiling-fan blades.

Use an old pillow case to clean ceiling-fan blades.

See the full tutorial at wikiHow and get a simple pillowcase from Amazon for $7.



33. Clean your stainless-steel appliances with a little cooking oil.

Clean your stainless-steel appliances with a little cooking oil.

Put a little cooking oil on a lint-free rag and wipe down your stainless-steel appliances.

Get it on Amazon for $7.



34. Give your dishes that sparkling finish by adding white vinegar to your dishwasher before you run it.

Give your dishes that sparkling finish by adding white vinegar to your dishwasher before you run it.

Add a small bowl filled with about 1 cup of white vinegar to the center of your top rack before your run your dishwasher. The vinegar will help remove water marks and deal with those cloudy glasses.

Get it on Amazon for $10.



35. And don’t forget to clean your dishwasher to get the best use out it.

And don't forget to clean your dishwasher to get the best use out it.

Get the full tutorial from One Good Thing by Jillee.



36. Clean that impossible-to-remove dust from candles with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.

Clean that impossible-to-remove dust from candles with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.

Learn more candle tips from Curio Brands.

Get a set of three bags of cotton balls for $7, rubbing alcohol for $7, and the candle for $6 on Amazon.



37. And don’t forget to dust those lightbulbs!

And don't forget to dust those lightbulbs!

Lightbulbs need love too! The same dust that settles around your house also settles on the surface and crevices of your lightbulbs, making your lights shine a little less bright. To dust them just take a soft-bristle paint brush and gently sweep it away.



Now, go on and do the vacuum.

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know