Slideshow: 40 Home Cleaning Tips, Tricks, & Hacks


Few people enjoy the chores involved with the upkeep of their home or apartment. However, almost everyone can agree that dusting, sweeping, and scrubbing is a necessary evil crucial to keeping a comfortable living space. What many do not realize, however, is that there are numerous ways to speed up the cleaning process and make the job feel a bit more manageable. The following are just a handful of common suggestions for sprucing a place up that are often overlooked or unknown. Chances are that a few simple changes can make your cleansing routine more efficient, more affordable, and less harmful to you and your family’s well being. Here’s our list of the top home cleaning tips and tricks:

1. Put an end to pet hair once and for all

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Anyone with a dog or cat in their life will attest to how troublesome pet hair can sometimes be. The clothes, furniture, and carpets of pet owners are often covered with whatever their pet happens to naturally shed off. Luckily, there’s a very simple solution to cleaning up the mess. As it happens, rubber gloves attract pet hair like magnets. By simply stroking your hand over an afflicted area, you’ll find that the majority of hair and dander will stick to the rubber. Clean up is just as simple – dunk the gloves in water and the hair instantly detach from the glove’s surface and float to the surface!