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9 Cleaning Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

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Over the years, I have become more and more aware of the harmful chemicals that are put into the cleaning supplies we buy in stores. Some companies are getting their act together by making safer, greener cleaners, but like many things in life, sometimes it’s best if you just do it yourself. Enter: cleaning hacks! There are some seriously amazing DIY cleaners that are easy, cheap, and so much better than what you can buy in stores. I have an on-going list of cleaning hacks I am dying to try, so much in fact that I have considered letting my son walk all over our black and white rug with his muddy shoes. Crazy, right? And while I was skeptical of some of these, I ended up getting proven wrong. In fact, some work even better than expected! But don’t take my word for it, try them out for yourself.

White Bread Glass Catcher 1 of 9
It's so hard to pick up every tiny shard when a glass breaks, especially when you're just using a broom and dustpan. Enter this genius cleaning hack! You'll never look at bread the same again.

Get more cleaning inspiration from Real Simple
Hair Dryer for Water Rings 2 of 9
Say goodbye to water rings on your wooden tables with this ridiculously easy hack using a hair dryer!

Get the tutorial for using a hair dryer for water rings from Homemade Mamas
Coffee Filter Dusters 3 of 9
Wake up and .... clean the TV? Coffee filters double as a great cleaning hack for dusting off your computer and TV screens.

Get more cleaning inspiration from Real Simple
Squeegee for Pet Hair 4 of 9
Just when you thought squeegees were only for windows, we bring you this incredible hack. Simply run the squeegee over your carpet, and watch the hair accumulate.

Get more cleaning inspiration from Distractify
Borax Carpet Cleaner 5 of 9
This common laundry booster can be used just as easily to clean your carpets! Genius!

Get more cleaning inspiration from Cleaning Love To Know
Baking Soda Tub Scrub 6 of 9
I love cleaning hacks that use lemon. Not only does it clean well, it smells so good! Say goodbye to mildew and soap buildup in your tub with this 3-ingredient tub scrub!

Get the ingredients for this DIY tub scrup from Real Simple
Bleach to Clean Your Top Loader 7 of 9
This never occurred to me until it was abundantly clear that my washer needed it, but washing machines need to be cleaned, too! This is a super easy trick to get your washer glistening in no time.

Get the tutorial from One Good Thing By Jillee
Salt Drain Cleaner 8 of 9
Salt is such an amazing thing. I add it to everything I cook, and now I'll be adding it to my drains, too!

Get the ingredients for this DIY drain cleaner at Real Simple
Dish Soap Stain Remover 9 of 9
Move over, Shout! Your worst laundry nightmares will be quelled with this DIY stain remover.

Get the tutorial for this DIY stain remover from One Good Thing By Jillee
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