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Real People, Real Tips: Our Readers' Best Cleaning Hacks

November 25, 2014

Try these IRL-tested tips and hacks to clean your home as quickly as possible (or at least just fake it).

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Robots to the Rescue

We're totally on boarad with this tip from Instagram user @samantha_coates, "[I] let the Roomba vacuum while I clean so I can mop right away."

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Tiffany Brooks.

Dust Buster

Instagram user @angelrjordan uses "dryer sheets for dusting [her] blinds."

Actually, that's just one of many things dryer sheets are good for!

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Turn Up the Tunes

Lots of fans suggested playing music or listening to a podcast to stay motivated (or distracted?) while cleaning. We suggest channeling Instagram user @leighann_69's energy who says, "I put on some music and wear my crown; that's when they know I mean business."

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Involve Your Kids

"I give my 2-year-old a baby wipe to clean baseboards. She loves to help!", says Instagram user @mrandmrsbragg2009. Another fan, @mrsalliee, suggested a similar technique, "I bought a handheld vacuum for my toddler. Keeps her occupied and the house clean."

Instilling good cleaning habits at a young age is never a bad idea.

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