10 Smart Tricks to Make Cleaning So Much Easier
Of the hundreds of cleaning tips Real Simple has published, these are among our most popular—and most ingenious.
Use Ice Cubes to Deodorize a Garbage Disposal
Use Aluminum Foil to Scrub Off Baked-On Food
Use Baking Soda to Clean Silver
Use a Pillowcase for Dust-Free Cleaning
Yes, you can clean a ceiling fan without the dusty mess. Working with one blade at a time, slide an old pillowcase over the blade, then slowly draw the fabric back. All the dust and dirt will stay in the pillowcase instead of flying everywhere.
Use a Dryer Sheet to Get Rid of Soap Residue
Use Rice to Clean a Coffee Grinder
Use a Rubber Glove to Pick Up Fur
Never mind your pet: Has its fur taken up residence on your sofa or chair? Pick it up quickly and easily by running a damp rubber glove over the surface. Any hair will cling to the glove, not the upholstery.