Slideshow: 20 Home Cleaning Tips You Wish You Knew Earlier

Keeping your house spotless (or even just relatively clean!) can seem like an endless task. You’re constantly having to pick something up. Something is always getting dirty one way or another. You don’t know how to just make it stop. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways you can keep your house cleaner, easier, without all the never-ending scrubbing, scraping, mopping and dusting. Here are our favorite 20 cleaning tips you’ll wish you new earlier:

1. Socks on Your Blinds

Just running over your blinds with a feather duster isn’t going to do anything in the way of cleaning. Using a cloth can be unwieldy and awkward. Instead, grab a clean sock, spray it with cleaner, stick your hand inside and go to town. Cleaning your blinds is now as easy as grab and go. Plus, the sock will pick up most of the grime that a duster won’t.