Every now and then a cleaning hack comes along that makes us question our entire existence.
From strip soaking to cleaning our washing machine (yeah, apparently that’s a thing we’re meant to do), the internet is full of time-saving hacks to help us get through the dreaded weekly cleaning ritual.
And while we’ve all been spending more time at home over the last year, people have been sharing their genius cleaning ideas online. Here are 14 of the best that will change the way you clean forever.
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The three-step trick to remove scratches from your oven or fridge.
Anyone who has a stainless steel oven, fridge or microwave knows that they tend to get scratched... a lot.
Thankfully, Brisbane mum and stylist Liz Amaya has shared the surprisingly simple way to remove scratch marks from your appliances. And the good news is, you pretty much have everything you need in your bathroom.
Sharing her genius hack on TikTok, Liz explains that you want to "scrub over the scratch using whitening toothpaste" and an old toothbrush.
"Go with the grain of the stainless steel. [Then] wipe over with a damp microfibre towel."
To make things extra shiny, simply wipe over the spot with an oil of your choice.
The cheap as chips product for a shiny sink.
A professional cleaner has shared her two product recommendations for cleaning a stainless steel sink, and we're listening.
Posting to TikTok, Australian woman Kacie recommended using a cream cleanser (such as Jif or Ajax, priced roughly from $2 to $4) to keep your sink looking shiny.
If you're looking for a natural alternative, Kacie recommended bicarbonate of soda, which you can find at any local supermarket for under $2.