Homeowners And Renters: Share With Us The Time-Saving Hacks, Tips, Or Methods You Use To Maintain A Clean Home

Maintaining a clean home can be an uphill battle. Between work and trying to have a social life — not to mention if you have pets or kids — chores around the house can certainly pile up! So, I want to know what your cleaning hacks around the house are that save you time, energy, or money.

Two children are standing indoors with messy paint splatters on the walls and floors behind them. Both wear colorful, paint-stained clothes
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Maybe you have multiple pets, so you use baking soda to deodorize your couch. You just sprinkle some everywhere, especially in the crevices, and leave it alone to do its thing. Then, after an hour, you just vacuum it all up.

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Maybe you use a squeegee to clean the glass after every shower to avoid water spots. There's a designated spot for the squeegee inside the shower already, and it only takes a minute or so to wipe everything down.

Hand using a squeegee to clean water-streaked glass shower door in a tiled bathroom
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Or maybe it's as simple as washing the dishes and cleaning as you cook. Before enjoying your meal, you make sure the kitchen is clean and the dishes are drying so that you don't feel overwhelmed by the end of it.

Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, John Callen, and other actors dressed as dwarves laughing around a table piled with dishes in a scene from "The Hobbit."
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No matter what your hacks or methods are, I want to know all about it! If you want a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post, share your hacks with us in the comments, or you can anonymously submit them using this form!