If you’re like me who’d rather spend their time doing virtually anything else in this world than household chores, this post is going to challenge us. Treat this as an inspiration to finally get your home in order or a feel-good fix for your inner neat freak, because what could be a better time than before we fully immerse ourselves into the winter festive season?
In fact, there’s a whole online group with 153k members which is basically “your one-stop destination for all things cleaning and tidying.” Named r/CleaningTips, the subreddit is a place people go and ask for help, share their tips and pictures, and learn how to clean better. Most importantly, “This is a positive, encouraging and wholesome community,” they promise in the description, so no, your week-old socks casually chilling on the counter won’t shock them.
So let’s get ready to dive deep into the satisfying before and after tidying pictures, from people who cleaned up their depression room and opened a sparkling blank new page to brushing kitchen appliances and giving them a whole new life. And be sure to share your own cleaning tips and tricks if you have some in the comments below!
#1 Fixing Cat Scratch Marks To Couch Using Felting Needle: Before And After
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#2 Cleaned My Depression Room After Months
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#3 I Did It. After Months Of Severe Depression, I Did It
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#4 It Actually Works
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#5 After A Minor Depressive Episode I Had A Great Day Motivation Wise And Tackled The Mess That Was Accumulating
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#6 Someone On Reddit Recommended Iron Out For Hard Water Stained Dishwasher In Our New Rental, One Cycle And The Results Are Amazing
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#7 Relief From A Four Day Migraine Means… 30 Minute Cleaning Session!
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#8 Finally Handled The Depression Nest – Which Was Basically The Whole Apartment At One Point
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#9 I Was Recently Diagnosed With Severe Adhd And Given Meds For It. And Now My Whole House Has Been Scrubbed For The First Time…. Ever
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#10 Today I Cleaned The Fridge
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#11 Cleaned My Depression Nest!! (And Wanted To Show Off My Cute Room)
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#12 30 Minute Soak In Vinegar
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#13 Yesterday I Found Out Those Tabs On My Windows Are For Tilting Them Inside For Cleaning. Let There Be Light
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#14 Finally Got Around To Cleaning My Depression/Post Op Mess. Feeling Fresh!
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#15 Gave Up On Cleaning And Decided To Scrape It Off And Reseal It; Thought You Guys Would Appreciate A Satisfying Before/After Pic
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#16 I’m 17 And Just Bought My First Car, An Old Farm Truck. Here And There I Detailed It And Here Are My Results.
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#17 Swipe To Clean My Shower!
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#18 Thank You All So Much, I’d Never Have Been Able To Do It With Out Y’all. Its Been Almost 4 Years
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#19 Cool Tip I Learned, Reuse Some Items And Improve Organization
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#20 I Couldn’t Handle How Gross My Sister’s Tea Kettle Was From Stove Spatters. Some Bar Keeper’s Friend And A Little Elbow Grease Did The Job!
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#21 Turns Out These Ugly Rental Cabinets Didn’t Have To Be Ugly All These Years!
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#22 Y’all, This Shelf In My Kitchen Has Been Making Me Anxious And Sad For Months. I Finally Got The Motivation To Kick Its Butt!
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#23 My Favourite Throw Pillows Had Those Annoying Fluff Bits On Them. Went Over Them With A Cheap Razor And Love The Outcome!
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#24 Citrus Cleaner, Cloths, Scrubber, Water Vacuum And Hottt Waterrr Will Get The Job Done
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#25 Cleaned Behind Neglected Stove (Before vs. After)
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#26 Bfk Convert, This Stuff Is Amazing!
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#27 Cleaned Up My Rusty Old Camp Oven That I Neglected. Coke And Wire Brush On A Drill.
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#28 I Came Home Early This Morning, Saw How Terribly Grungy My Front Door Was And Let My Adhd Take The Whee
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#29 Cutting Board Brought Back To Life
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#30 Finally Got The Courage To Handle The Other Arm. Fixed With A Felting Needle And Scissors!
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#31 I Received This Secondhand Kettle Through My Local Buy Nothing Group. Cleaned It Up And Descaled With Vinegar. Good As New!
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#32 No One Irl Cares, But I Thought This Sub Might Appreciate My Mind-Blowing First Experience Using Bkf!
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#33 After Months Of Being Depressed And Not Being Able To Clean My Room, I’ve Finally Pushed Through!! Getting A New Desk Tomorrow
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#34 Such A Satisfying Before & After
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#35 Really Excited About How Clean I Got These Shower Knobs In My Rental Apartment!
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#36 A Before And After! Thanks For All The Tips!
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#37 30 Years Of Dirt Coming Off The Kitchen Floor. What A Difference
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#38 Because Of This Sub I Hardcore Cleaned My Oven And I’ve Never Felt So Satisfied
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#39 Before And After Of Cleaning My Stove Top! I Was Feeling A Little Embarrassed About Sharing This But I’m Hoping It May Help Inspire Others!
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#40 I Didn’t Know You Were Supposed To Scrub Tile Grout. Before And After 3 Hours Of Scrubbing And Applying A White Sealant
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#41 This Cupboard Has Been Bothering Me For A Year And I Finally Had Both The Time And Motivation To Tackle It. Next: Labels.
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#42 You Guys Weren’t Kidding About Bar Keepers Friend
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#43 Niece And I Cleaned And Organized My Parents’ Pantry That Had Been Messy For As Long As I Could Remember
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#44 What The Power Of A Loving Boyfriend In A Call For Four Hours To Support You Can Do. Cleaned My Depression Nest!
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#45 Psa: If You Have Recently Moved, Check And Change Your Air Filters!
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#46 Thank You Everyone That Gave Me So Many Tips On My First Post. Nearly Everyone Was Very Kind And Supportive. It Really Gave Me The Encouragement I Needed To Get Started. It Doesn’t Look Much Better Now, But I Got So Much Done Today. I’ll Leave A Comment On The Post About What I Did!
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#47 Hand Washing A Beloved Plush!
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#48 I Didn’t Even Know Stainless Steel Sinks Could Be Restored Until I Read A Tip Here About Bar Keepers Friend. Thanks Everyone!
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#49 I Got Out Of My Funk And Began With Cleaning My Kitchen… Finally.
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#50 Thanks To This Subs Tips, I Finally Cleaned My Oven Today! (Yes, It Was Long Overdue)
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#51 Before/After Cleaning My Dutch Oven; Soaked It In Soapy Hot Water For An Hour Then Scrubbed!
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#52 Not Sure If It Belongs Here, But I Brought My Partners Favorite Sweater Back To Life Using A Lint Roller And An Electric Fabric Shaver
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#53 Sometimes It Just Needs A Little Bit Of Bleach
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#54 Before And After Of My Bathroom Closet. Purged, Cleaned, And Reorganized. I Feel So Good About It!
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#55 Needed A Pan For Camping So Went To Goodwill. If It Wasn’t For This Subreddit, I Wouldn’t Have Known This Was Even Possible.
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#56 Cleaned My Window Tracks For The First Time Since Moving Into My Apartment 3 Years Ago
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#57 If Your Vacuum Cleaner Isn’t Working Well, Check The Rotating Brush. Use Scissors Or A Sharp Knife To Cut Any Trapped Hair Or String.
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#58 19 Years Of Grime – Gone
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#59 The Before And After Cleaning Of A Door
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#60 After Yesterday’s Closet Inspiration, I Decided To Tackle My Own Mess
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#61 This Clients Bathroom Took Me 6 Hours To Clean
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#62 Before & After. Took A Few Hours But Kept At It And It’s Looking Much Better.
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#63 Staying With The In-Laws Temporarily And Offered To Try Something New To Get Rid Of Their Floor’s Dirt Stains. Thank You Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!
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#64 I Removed Scratches From Plates With This Abrasive Paste
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#65 Here’s The Before And After. I Settled On Vinegar And Dish Soap, Thanks For The Tips Everyone!
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#66 Asked For Help Cleaning My High Shine Floors Streak Free And You All Delivered. Steam Mopped In First Pic, Oxo Spray Mopped In Second Pic
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#67 My Internet Was Down All Morning So I Used The Offline Time To Clean. Took A Lot Of Scrubbing But Years Of Grease/Burns Gone!
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#68 Scrubbed My Tennis Shoes! Apply Baking Soda + Water With A Toothbrush, Dry In The Sun, Then Rinse Off Excess & Spot Clean.
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#69 Ikeas Råskog Trolley Turned Out To Be The Perfect Way To Store All My Cleaning Supplies!
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#70 Revitalizing Gross Grout. I’m Using A Bleach Pen And A Grout Cleaning Brush, And This Flooring Starting To Look As Good As New! Left Untreated, Right Treated
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#71 Can’t Get New Sheets So Tried The Razor Trick… Safe To Say It Worked. Thank You To This Sub!!!
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#72 Shower Clean: Barkeepers Friend, Drill Brush, Windex, And Rain-X
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#73 Thank You Everyone For Your Help Yesterday! Like New!
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#74 Bar Keepers Friend And Drill Brush For The Win
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#75 Before And After Using Bar Keepers!
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#76 With Your Help, I Replaced The Seat And Proved My Family Wrong. Thank You Guys. (And A Sincere “Fuck You” To My Parents)
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#77 Thanks Y’all For Recommending Bkf For Acrylic Tubs, I’m House Sitting For A Friend And Thought I’d Leave Her A Surprise
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#78 I Think I Got Pretty Good Results In Cleaning This Oven That Had Never Been Cleaned In 7+ Years
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#79 Its Amazing What Toothpaste And An Old Toothbrush Can Do For Your Shoes!
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#80 Extremely Satisfying Before & After Of My Oven Door, Hope You Enjoy!
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