The 10 Cleaning Stories Everyone (Besides You) Has Read

published Jan 1, 2018
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We typically run some sort of cleaning (or organizing story) every single day. Turns out, you guys love reading about how to scrub things! There’s just something super satisfying about learning how to do a chore and then actually doing it — with visible results that make your efforts worth it! A once-gross coffee maker that now looks like it just came out of the box? Yes, please! A five-year-old stainless steel fridge that doesn’t have a single a finger print? Bring it!

Even with all our new stories, there are 10 that continue to get read and searched for over and over again. Here are our 10 most popular cleaning stories (in order) that you may have missed. Because you may as well start the new year off right.

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Step away from that self-cleaning button! Our method, which uses baking soda and vinegar, is almost as easy because the solution does the hard part overnight.

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It’s not as intimating as a lot of people make it out to be. Just follow these steps to get your skillet clean, rust-free, and well-seasoned.

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So someone let your cast iron skillet soak in the sink by accident? No need to panic. You can totally bring it back to life with some steel wool and these instructions.

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You just need some water and white distilled vinegar to keep this coffee maker working like it just came out of the box.

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If people are searching so much to learn how to clean and restore their cast iron skillets, it makes sense you’d want to know how to season it. Grab some vegetable oil and lets get started.

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We work our kitchen sink drains hard. Even when diligently using a sink strainer or garbage disposal, inevitably food particles, grease, and other unlovely things make their way into the drain and we wake up one day to a foul smell coming out of the sink. Here are a few ways to fix that!

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Your best defense in the laundry room is, not surprisingly, a kitchen staple. Go grab your liquid dish soap and you should be good to go.

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Stainless steel appliances are prone to showing hard water marks and fingerprints. Shine up those surfaces by using two ingredients that are already in your pantry.

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Give your grimy oven racks a nice long bubble bath (seriously, you can clean them in the bathtub!) and they’ll come out looking like new.

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When was the last time you peeked underneath your stove hood and checked out the exhaust fan filters? If it’s been a while or you’ve never done this, it’s not going to be pretty.