21 Home Cleaning Tips You Wish You Knew Earlier (21 Photos Slideshow)

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. Baking Soda on Fabric Stains


Start utilizing baking soda. While it may currently be in your baking cupboard, and not on your cleaning shelf, that’s where you’re going to want it. It’s a great (and safe) way to get stains and odors out of hard-to-clean fabric items. Whether you want to refresh your couch, or fight a nasty pet stain in the carpet, baking soda is your friend. It can even be used to make a newly ordered comforter or pillow lose that funky manufacturing smell. Just sprinkle it on, let it set, vacuum it up and you’re done!