The inside of your purse
Victoria-Chudinova/ShutterstockPush a lint roller along the bottom of an empty purse to pick up dirt, loose change, and more. Try these other 11 cleaning tricks lazy people will appreciate.
Polarpx/ShutterstockPlace a grimy candle inside a stocking and roll it around. The nonabrasive nylon will clean the wax surface without sticking to it.
Grungy window blinds
Dmitriy Kiryushchenkov/ShutterstockDip a sock into a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Put it on your hand inside out and use it to clean both sides of window blinds at the same time. Here are more clever solutions to your most annoying window-cleaning problems.
Dingy TV screens
JTaI/ShutterstockSwipe a coffee filter across dusty and staticky computer monitors and plasma TV screens to remove buildup. Make sure you know these 16 genius cleaning hacks housecleaners use.
A stinky kitchen
Torsak Thammachote/ShutterstockToss orange and lemon peels into the garbage disposal and grind them up for a few minutes to give your kitchen an amazing fresh citrus smell with no work at all. Find out more tricks for cleaning your kitchen in five minutes flat.
Kitchen sink clutter
Clamp a binder clip onto the short end of your sponge. Stand the clip upright on its side to keep the sponge clean, dry, and mold-free. Once it does get dirty, learn the only right way to clean a sponge.
Pet hair horrors
Miroslava Levina/ShutterstockDrag a window squeegee (you can find one at any home-goods store) across a carpet to remove pet hair. The rubberized blade will quickly lift fur from rug fibers. To avoid a sneezing fit, find out how to keep allergies in check while cleaning.
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Cut a hole in the center of a cloth napkin and place it over a hanger to keep dust from settling on nice dresses and leather jackets. Then learn how to fix 12 common closet organizing mistakes.
That ring around your toilet
Tortoon/ShutterstockLet an Alka-Seltzer tablet sit in the bowl for 20 minutes, and then flush. The citric acid will eliminate rings and stains. Here are some ways you're cleaning your bathroom wrong.
Prevent glasses from breaking in the dishwasher
Alexandr Karpovich/ShutterstockStretch a rubber band around a wineglass and over the spokes of the dishwasher rack to keep the glass from moving around and breaking during the wash cycle. Here are some more common dishwasher loading mistakes.