Simple Cleaning Tricks That Are Just Too Genius For People To Ignore

At the end of a long day, most of us want to skip the chores and throw ourselves into bed. But if somebody doesn't clean up around the house, the place is going to turn into a pigsty — and quick! Luckily, there are plenty of tricks to make cleaning up a little easier. These simple tips will save you time and a nice chunk of change!

40. Fix Bathroom Smells

Putting a cup of fabric softener into the toilet cistern will do the trick. Every flush leads to a cleaner bowl, and costly sprays scented like "fresh linen" are no longer necessary.

39. Sanitize Your Home in Seconds

Short on time, but need to sanitize? Viruses and bacteria love doorknobs, light switches, keys, faucets, toilets, and fridge handles — frequently used stuff. Simply spray said spots with alcohol sanitizer. Deep clean when there's more time.

38. Disinfecting Wipes Substitute

If you're out of disinfecting wipes, you can make do with regular baby wipes instead. To ensure sanitation, spray the wipe with rubbing alcohol. Some packs of baby wipes only cost one dollar.

37. More Uses for Baby Wipes

When toilet paper and paper towels sell out, try, again, using baby wipes as a substitute. Packs are often so cheap that it often makes more economical sense to give these underused cleaning tools a try!