Got Election Anxiety? Start Cleaning (15 Tutorials to Try)

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Squeaky is all about the borderline genius hacks and ideas that keep literally every inch of your space pristine.

I don't know about you, but when I'm feeling anxious, I like to clean. And right now, during this election process, I'm feeling some anxiety. And by some, I mean ​a lot​. Who's with me? (America raises her hand.)

So, my trick to managing any inner unease is to clean stuff. Yes, it's a control thing, but who cares? It helps me ​and​ my home. So, grab your Magic Eraser, your baking soda, your vinegar — whatever you have in your bag of scrubbing tricks — and put that nervous energy to good use with these tutorials. Clean homes, clean minds, can't lose.

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1. Give your floors a good cleaning.

2. Now's the perfect time to give your refrigerator a deep clean.

3. Stop staring at your carpet stains and make them go away.

4. Scrub your stove.

5. It'll feel really good to clean and deodorize your mattress.

6. Remove pet hair from your furniture.

7. Clean your showerhead, because when's the last time you actually did it?

8. Finally clean out dirt and debris from your fireplace.

9. Address that smell that's been coming from your sink drain.

10. If you have some copper items, here's how to make that tarnish magically disappear.

11. It's time to clean and sanitize your keyboard.

12. Let's finally remove marks and stains from your white kitchen sink, okay?

13. Disinfect your sponges. All of them.

14. Before bed tonight, here's how to clean an upholstered headboard.

15. And finally, we suspect you might be having a cocktail or two this week (every night?), so use this DIY cleaner to make your glassware sparkle.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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