22 Hacks That'll Keep Your Home Clean And Organized

Diply 12 Jun 2018

When it comes to cleaning and organizing the house, some parts prove to be more difficult than others.

I mean, who really wants to get on their hands and knees to get every corner of the house? Definitely not me!

For those of us who want the simplest way to deal with dirt and clutter, here are a few lifehacks to make house cleaning duties a lot easier!

1. The end piece for the vacuum cleaner is bulky, which makes it difficult to clean tight areas. 

Sewlicious Home Decor | Sewlicious Home Decor

With this awesome tip from Sewlicious Home Decor, you can reach every nook and cranny! Simply use a wrapping paper roll on the end of the vacuum to extend it!

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2. The easiest way to clean window blinds is with tongs? Who woulda known?!

One Crazy House | One Crazy House

One Crazy House tied rags around each tong with elastics to create this. Cleaning your blinds couldn't be easier now. This is definitely a long job turned into a five minute one.

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3. Garbage disposals can get...well, disgusting. They're for garbage, after all. Here's a tip for cleaning them. 

One Good Thing | One Good Thing

With a lemon and some vinegar, you can make the perfect solution to cleaning your garbage disposal. Find the full instructions at One Good Thing By Jillee.

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4. We all know how much of a mess wrapping paper can be once opened. This storage hack is a true life saver. 

The Chic Site | The Chic Site

With a garment bag, The Chic Site simply stores and hangs wrapping paper after the holidays in a neat and organized way. And that's what we strive for — neat and organized, amirite?

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5. You know what's the worst? Trying to find the lid to your plastic containers!

Hip 2 Save | Hip 2 Save

Simply put a CD holder into your cupboard to organize all of your containers and their matching lids. With this protip from Hip 2 Save, you'll never lose a top or bottom again!

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6. They take up space in your cupboards and it can be difficult to tear a perfect line. This should make food wrap a lot easier! 

Ask Anna | Ask Anna

Using wall hooks to hold up aluminum foil and plastic wrap is the perfect way to declutter the drawers and rip a perfect line!

This is the ultimate hack for those of us who are perfection freaks. Thanks, Ask Anna!

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7. A great way to reuse old juice containers and store grains and cereals is with this hack! 

Happy Go Lucky | Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky uses old juice jugs for this exact reason. It keeps your pantry organized, it helps you pour out just the right amount, and it's a great way to upcycle!

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8. There is nothing better than opening up your pantry and seeing everything you have perfectly organized.

PBJ Stories | PBJ Stories

PBJ Stories uses magazine racks to store soup cans, and I think this is seriously genius! They'll be perfectly stacked and it'll help declutter your pantry, which is honestly such a great feeling.

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9. Wooden cutting boards can be difficult to work with. They're hard to clean, and grub can get stuck in the grooves. 

One Good Thing | One Good Thing

Thankfully, One Good Thing came up with a solution! After washing your cutting board, use half a lemon to rub it down. It'll freshen it right up!

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10. Have any fuzzy socks around your house that are missing their match? Don't worry, they can be useful for something! 

One Good Thing | One Good Thing

Using an old sock as a pad for your Swiffer is a hack for those who don't want to pay for new Swiffer pads. You can wash the sock and reuse it, too! Thanks, One Good Thing!

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11. Not only will you avoid heat marks on your table, but your makeup brushes will be squeaky clean! 

One Good Thing | One Good Thing

Buying pads to clean your brushes on is a waste. Luckily, if you already have trivets in your home, you've also got a makeup brush cleaner. This is another awesome hack from One Good Thing.

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12. Does anyone else's front entryway look like a bomb went off in it? This should help you clean it up. 

Decor Hacks | Decor Hacks

Trust me, I get it—you don't want to walk in the door and trip over shoes anymore. This idea from Decor Hacks used old wood crates on the wall to store shoes and more!

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13. Boots are a necessity! But the tall ones tend to get floppy. 

The Family Handyman | The Family Handyman

You are trying to keep your house organized, but floppy boots make it difficult to get a clean, pristine look! The Family Handyman uses pool noodles to keep their tall boots upright. Um, hello. This is genius!

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14. Use Clorox toilet bowl gel to clean your tile floor grout lines. 

Rad And The Rest | Rad And The Rest

Once you've let the gel soak for a few minutes, use a toothbrush to scrub away all of that built up dirt and grime. Check out Rad And The Rest for all of the how-to details.

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15. While most of us use canned air to clean our keyboards, it can actually be used on a variety of other things.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

For example, that ceiling fan in your bathroom probably hasn't had a decent cleaning, like, ever, but that's something this product can fix in no time. Thank The Krazy Coupon Lady for this hack.

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16. I've been doing this in our bathrooms for a few years now and it's worked wonders!

The Home Depot Blog | The Home Depot Blog

The Home Depot shows you how to keep your toilet bowl brushes looking and smelling fresh simply by adding a bit of Pine-Sol to their holders.

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17. If you don't have tongs or clean microfiber cloths on hand, you can use a sock as a blind cleaning alternative.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

As The Krazy Coupon Lady demonstrates, all you have to do is slip it over your hand and get to work!

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18. Moving around furniture? Those dents in the carpet are so annoying! 

Expert Home Tips | Expert Home Tips

Thanks to this hack from Expert Home Tips, you don't have to live with them for long! Just line the dent with ice cubes, and let them melt. If the dents are still there the next day, use a clean toothbrush or fork to fluff the fibers.

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19. As someone who has a glass stovetop, I know how hard (read: impossible) they are to clean.

Happy Mama Tales | Happy Mama Tales

Thankfully, Happy Mama Tales has a solution that just might make this seemingly impossible task a bit easier to accomplish.

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20. There's nothing worse than a mass of tangled wires cluttering up an otherwise clean and organized space.

Reddit | dontnormally

This handy image, courtesy of Reddit user dontnormally, proves that this is a problem that can easily be fixed using a few zip ties.

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21. Baseboards in a house are one of those things that are often forgotten and force you to get low. But don't fret because there's a hack to help! 

House Tipster | House Tipster

With a rag, elastic, broom, and cleaning product, you can easily make this cleaning tool thanks to House Tipster.

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Make your makeshift baseboard cleaner in five minutes. You'll save your back and knees from a lot of pain. 

House Tipster | House Tipster

Not only is this perfect for the baseboards, but you can use it for those hard-to-reach areas by the ceiling, as well!

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22. Have you looked up at your ceiling fan lately? And by looked I mean actually gotten up close and inspected the level of dust that's accumulated on its blades?

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

If not, you're definitely going to want to remember this brilliant hack The Krazy Coupon Lady came up with. Pillowcases for the win!

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Have you tried any of these hacks before? Which one do you think will be most helpful?

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