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In a perfect world, you'd never have to clean anything manually. The dirty dishes would rinse themselves, and the laundry would stack into perfectly folded layers in your closet. All the dust and dog hair in your living room would collect into a pile and then jump into the trash can...which would also empty all by itself.

*Sigh.* That sure does sound nice, doesn't it?

Unfortunately, we do not have that kind of luxury. Unless you can afford to hire a cleaning service to tidy home every single day, you've probably had to deal with a fair number of messes in your life.

So you have to clean your house (or probably should, anyway), but it doesn't have to be a gigantic chore that looms over you for your entire life. There are ways to make it easier!

So, get ready to become a cleaning machine!

The Internet has some pretty amazing cleaning hacks. I hope you discover a trick that makes your life easier!

Clean the Showerhead

It can be a total pain to try to scrub the showerhead in your bathroom, especially if you're not tall. Rather than scrubbing, put some vinegar in a bag and secure it to the showerhead. Let it sit for a little while, then remove, rinse, and dry!

Clean Your Faucets

Vinegar can also be used to clean your bathroom faucets, kitchen faucets, and pretty much anything else. Soak some paper towels in the stuff and wrap them around the chrome faucet for a while to let it eat away soap scum and hard water stains.

Clean Your Toilet with Kool-Aid

That's right. Kool-Aid can be used to wash out your toilet bowl! I imagine that it smells pretty good afterward, too.

Remove Rust

Coca-Cola and aluminum foil. Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait. You can use these two items to remove rust from just about anything. Who knew?

Swiffer Your House

I'm convinced that the Swiffer is one of the greatest inventions of its time. Unfortunately, stocking up on Swiffer sheets can cost a fortune. But, you can use a sock instead! Best part? It's totally washable and reusable.

Clean Your Oven Racks

Just like vinegar, dryer sheets can also be used to clean a lot of stuff in your house (as you're about to learn). I love this tip that suggests using one to scrub your oven rack clean!

Clean Your Oven

I mean, sure. You could spend an hour trying to scrub those baked-on stains from the inside of your oven. Or you could follow this tip and leave a small dish of ammonia sitting in there overnight. Up to you.

Remove Stains from Your Laundry

Here's the ultimate guide to what product works on which stains. I'm going to print this one out, laminate it, and keep it near my laundry room.

Remove Grease Stains

As for grease stains, chalk is the perfect tool to help remove them from your clothes. I hear it's also great for writing notes on the wall, in case that's something you need to do.

Scrub Your Sink

Take a half of a lemon and a generous sprinkling of salt. No, we're not making a cocktail; we're cleaning the sink. Use the lemon to scrub the sink with salt. Then, you can make a cocktail. You've earned it.

Clean Your George Foreman Grill

Rather than using elbow grease to scrub out your grill, use this simple paper towel method.

Clean Your Windows

If you're still using paper towels to wipe your windows, we've got a better way for you. Use coffee filters instead. They don't leave any streaks behind and are also a lot cheaper.

Clean Your Car

Coffee filters are also great for cleaning the dashboard and interior of your car! Just spray on a little Pledge or Windex and wipe off.

Prevent Rust Rings

Okay, this one is more of a pre-cleaning hack. Are you sick of scrubbing that persistent rust ring that formed under your shaving cream can? Prevent the rust by adding a coat of clear nail polish to the bottom of the can before storing it in your shower.

Clean Your Cutting Board

We're back with more salt and lemons. This magic cleaning combo is also great for scrubbing wooden cutting boards.

Clean Your Foggy Headlights

Driving around with foggy headlights not only looks bad; it can also be dangerous. Try adding a thin layer of toothpaste to the headlights, scrubbing it around a bit, and then wiping it off with a soft cloth. You'll be amazed!

Remove Watermarks

You can also use toothpaste to remove watermarks from wooden furniture. I've been told you can also use it to clean your teeth.

Clean Toilet With Coke

If you don't have any Kool-Aid packets handy, a bottle of Coke can also be used to clean your toilet. Let's not think about what that means for your insides whenever you drink the stuff.

Refresh Your Mattress

Baking soda works wonders when it comes to absorbing icky odors. Sprinkle it on your mattress, let it sit for at least 15 minutes, and then vacuum the excess up.

Clean Your Vents

There are plenty of brushes made for wiping down air vents, but really, all you need is a butter knife and a cloth. Use the butter knife to get into the grooves of the vent.

Clean Your Screen Door

I'll admit that I never even considered cleaning my screen door. This lint roller hack makes so much sense, though. I'm going to try it today!

Clean with Toilet Bombs

These look super fun. You can make your own foaming bath bombs by combining 1-1/3 cups of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid, 1 teaspoon of water, and 30–90 drops of any essential oil. Use an ice cube tray or candy mold to form the bombs, then drop one into your toilet bowl whenever it needs a refresh.

Dust Your Baseboards

Don't put those dryer sheets away! They can be used to dust off your baseboards and remove static.

Hard-To-Reach Corners

Rubber band a microfiber cloth (or an old T-shirt) to the head of your broom and take advantage of that extra long handle to sweep out cobwebs or dust off your ceiling fan. It's also great for spots that are low to the ground — another great way to tackle those dusty baseboards!

Clean Your Grout

Since you're using Kool-Aid or Coca-Cola in your toilet, you might be wondering what to do with your toilet bowl cleaner. Use it on your grout!

Remove Hard Water Stains

Are you dealing with a scummy shower door? Scrub it with Epsom salt, baking soda, and dish soap.

Dust Your Blinds

Rubber band a microfiber cloth (or, again, an old T-shirt) to either side of a pair of tongs, then use them to dust both sides of the blinds at once.

Clean Your Pots

Make a paste using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, then scrub the bottoms of your pots and pans with it. It'll remove those gross brown stains in just a couple minutes!

Clean Your Shoes

Nail polish remover removes more than just nail polish! Use a cotton ball dipped in remover to freshen up your kicks. Share this with someone who hates cleaning as much as you do!