Awesome Life Hack of the Week: 4 cleaning hacks that won’t make you hate cleaning

There are only a few people in the world who love cleaning and I know several of them. Trust me, they’re a little nuts. We should all respect people who like cleaning their apartment, but we should also embrace these life-saving cleaning hacks that will make rental life sooo much easier (and give you more time on the weekend to go to brunch and watch movies).

Clean your blender by blending soap and water.

Most blenders can’t go in the dishwasher, and washing them by hand not only sucks, it also is super risky because of those darned blades. Instead, put dish soap and water in your blender, turn it on and buzz it around for a sec, then rinse it out.

Line your fridge shelves with plastic wrap.

Make cleaning your fridge insanely easy by lining the shelves with plastic wrap. It’s definitely not eco-friendly, but it does make cleaning the fridge out as easy as taking everything out, changing the plastic and shoving everything back in.

Clean stove burners with ammonia and a plastic bag.

Ever tried to elbow-grease those stains off of the burners on your stove? I have, and it’s a nightmare. Save yourself the sweat, tears and ruined manicure and do it the life hack way: Pick up ammonia at the store. Place the burners in a plastic zippable bag and our in about 1/4 cup of ammonia, then close. Let them sit overnight (in the sink or on a baking sheet), wipe them off with a rag or sponge and voila!

Get coffee maker sludge and stains out easily.

Pour one part water and one part vinegar through your coffee maker. Vinegar is insanely good at cleaning all kinds of things, including coffee makers. When you run the machine, make sure you place the urn under the spout!

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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