Although I love nothing more than going on a frenetic cleaning binge, I'm married to a wonderful girl who hates cleaning, so believe me when I say that I totally understand the value of a good cleaning hack. Actually, Instagram has some genius hacks that'll make everybody psyched to do their chores! Even if you already love cleaning, these Instagram hacks will make you love scrubbing and sweeping and organizing even more! And if you hate cleaning, well, you won't after this!
1 Make Your Rings Shine like New Again by Soaking Them in Hydrogen Peroxide
Forget about remembering to pick up a jewelry cleaner at the store! Who remembers to do that, anyway? Pour some peroxide into a bowl and drop in your rings – no costume jewelry, of course! Let them soak a while and when they come out again, they'll be as shiny and sparkling as they were the day you got them!
2 Dust Your Fan with a Pillowcase
This is so easy, I can't believe I never thought of it! The next time you dust your ceiling fan, cover each blade with a pillowcase as you go. Just use the pillowcase to wipe the dust off the blade and it will collect those nasty, grimy dust balls as you go.
3 Ketchup Bottle Top + Vacuum
You know those pointed tops you see on ketchup and mustard bottles in restaurants and diners? You're gonna need one of those. Why? Because those lids fit perfectly onto the hose attachment of most vacuums, which will allow you to get to all those hard-to-reach places.
4 Potatoes and Salt Can Clean Your Cast Iron
It's so important to take care of cast iron skillets. If you don't, you'll wind up with just another rusty hunk of iron. Fortunately, this hack makes that easy-peasy! Cut a potato in half, liberally sprinkle salt into your cast iron, and use the potato to scrub and clean it.
5 Deodorize Your Couch by Sprinkling It with Baking Soda and then Vacuuming
This is an especially hot hack for pet owners. Believe me, it's a lifesaver! Baking soda hides a multitude of sins and odors, and it leaves everything smelling so fresh and clean! For some added fragrance and freshness, you could drop some essential oils into the cracks and crevices of your couch.
6 Ziploc Bags and Plain Ammonia Get Your Stovetop Rings Amazingly Clean!
You'll want to be careful with this one, just because it involves ammonia. Fill up several Ziploc bags with that ammonia, then insert the rings from your stove. Let them sit in the bags overnight. When they come out, all those gross burns and crusty places will be all gone!
7 Bring Your Towels Back to Life
What does it take? Just a bit of water, baking soda, and vinegar, as a matter of fact! The next time you have a load of towels ready for the washing machine, skip the detergent and pour in one cup of vinegar instead, then wash with hot water. Then you're going to have to run your towels again, this time with half a cup of baking soda. Wash them in hot water, dry as usual, and they'll come out almost like new!
Have any other cleaning hacks you're dying to share? Give 'em up in the comments!