13 Cleaning Hacks That Are So Weird They Just Might Work

Diply 26 Jan 2018

I feel like everyone has their own tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning. Some people swear by baking soda, while others use lemons and coarse salt to scrub down surfaces. Whatever your cleaning habits are, I'm sure you've heard a few cleaning hacks that were totally and utterly weird. Things that made you think, "that works?" Well, don't knock those hacks until you try them. While they might sound a little strange, it's worth giving them a go and seeing how they can work wonders around your home. Check out these weird cleaning hacks and then get ready to pour cola down your toilets and take newspapers to your windows (uh, you'll see what I mean). Happy cleaning!

1. Take dusting to the next level

Right At Home | Right At Home

Securing a microfiber cloth with an elastic to the end of a broom is an easy way to dust high corners.

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2. And don't forget about baseboards! 

Adam's Homes | Adam's Homes

A dryer sheet is great for wiping these down and will help repel future dust from settling there. Check out #13 for another smart cleaning hack using dryer sheets.

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3. Clean up your keyboard

Amazon | Domire

This colorful slime looks odd, but it helps to gather gunk and dust from between your keys.

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4. Get your toilet clean with cola

Wikihow | Wikihow

Yup, you read that right. Using cola to scrub your toilet apparently removes tough stains. Weird, but cool!

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5. You know those weird, decorative bottles around your home?

Lifehacker | Lifehacker

They're impossible to clean, right? Not anymore! Fill a bottle with warm water, soap, and a bit of uncooked rice. Cover the top of the bottle and give it a shake. The uncooked rice will scrub the bottle clean.

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6. Clean your ceiling fan easily

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

An old pillow case is perfect for dusting ceiling fan blades. Who would have known?

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7. Use tennis balls to remove scuff marks

Instructables | wilgubeast

Just cut a hole in a tennis ball, place it on the end of a stick, and erase those scuff marks away!

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8. Melt crayon marks before you try scrubbing them

What's Up Fagans? | What's Up Fagans?

Use a hair dryer to melt the crayon and loosen up the stain before attacking it with a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water.

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9. Put your dishwasher to work

One Crazy House | One Crazy House

There are so many things you can wash in your dishwasher apart from dishes. Glass light globes, tools, and plastic toys can all go in the dishwasher.

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10. Get annoying furniture dents out of your carpet

Flüff Designs' Blog | Flüff Designs' Blog

Those carpet dents seem permanent, but there is an easy way to get rid of them for good. Place ice cubes on top of the dent and let them melt. When the spot is dry, the dent should be removed. If not, use a fork to fluff up the carpet fibers.

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11. Clean a screen door with a lint roller

Family Handyman | Family Handyman

Is there anything a lint roller can't do?

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12. Clean glass with newspaper

Instructables | Paige Russell

Once you're done with today's headlines, use that newspaper for streak-free cleaning on windows and mirrors.

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13. Clean a toilet seat with...dryer sheets!

Wrapped In Rust | Wrapped In Rust

Dryer sheets to the rescue again! Wipe up toilet seat rings with one of these handy sheets.

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