- November 22, 2022
One of the best parts of the Internet is the collective, hive brain knowledge we can get from our fellow online peers. You can learn some seriously helpful hacks that can end up saving your a lot of time and money. Of course, there are lots of cleaning, productivity, and life hacks overall online. So how do you know which ones actually work? Well, we’re here to let you know about the ones that we are really excited about, and we’re sure that you will be too. Here are some of the best cleaning hacks from Apartment Therapy’s editors to keep you on top of those cleaning goals this year.
Terri Pous, managing editor shared: “I did the old ‘fill a bag with white vinegar and tie it to your shower head overnight’ trick. It was both extremely easy and incredibly satisfying. I don’t want to talk about how much junk it cleared from my shower head, so you don’t think I’m an animal, but let’s just say I feel so much better showering now than I did before.”
Real estate editor Maddie Bilis shared: “I’m a sucker for cleaning how-tos about things I’m probably forgetting to clean. The oven gap — that little sliver between the oven and the counter — is one of those things. When I learned the butter-knife-wrapped-in-a-washcloth trick this fall, it practically blew my mind. My oven gap is gross no longer.”
Special Projects director Alison Goldman shared: “Running a bowl of white vinegar through the dishwasher to clean it is my new favorite chore, because it requires approximately 17 seconds of effort.”
Home director Danielle Blunder said: “I still use the old ‘hot shower to steam clothes’ trick from time to time. I’ll hang a dress on the over-the-door towel rack I have and then shower… so it’s wrinkle-free once I’m done!”
Adrienne Breaux shared that: “It sounds dumb, but I had just never thought to wash my tote bags before? I would just use them for groceries until they got too gross, and then they got demoted to more utilitarian uses like in the laundry room or garage. But of course you can just put them in the washing machine? I feel 100 times healthier now that my collection of totes is being cleaned regularly.”