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20+ Decent Things People Found Under a Thick Layer of Dirt


According to a survey by Research Now, Brazilians buy and use the largest amount of cleaning products in the world. In addition, 29% of respondents admitted that they prefer to buy very strong household cleaners, especially ones that contain bleach. The characters of our article have cleaned things that others would have thrown away a long time ago, with the help of just a little powder and a rag.

Bright Side is going to introduce you to people who’ve managed to deal with a terrible mess and a lot of dirt. Looking at the results of their work, we also feel the need to take a rag and go clean something. There is an interesting bonus waiting for you at the end of the article.

A good overnight soak in washing powder can do wonders to release years of dirt, grime, and yellowing.

“My wife’s boots have never been polished. This is only one coat of polish by the way.”

“This is what well water does to a tub over the course of a month. It required 4 hours of scrubbing.”

Professional restoration

“I’ve been suffering from depression for 2 years. But finally, I found the strength to clean my room.”

“Before and after cleaning my oven. It took some time, since the oven cleaner wouldn’t do a thing and I had to do it with just a metal sponge. Yeah, I can’t feel my arm anymore.”

“These tiles haven’t been cleaned for 2 years. I even forgot they were light.”

Impressive “before” and “after”

“Bought these 100±year-old candlesticks for $6 total! Definitely haven’t been cleaned in quite some time, but now they look brand new!”

“It took me a few hours, but it’s done. My kitchen is now usable again.”

“My favorite armchair has been saved.”

“I used a Magic Eraser to clean my school tables today. It worked great!”

“I bought a second-hand ‘Mustang,’ cleaned it, and now it looks like new.”

“I cleaned my baking dishes!”

“Before and after: I just power-washed it.”

“I found this frying pot in the trash. It required a pile of detergents, but I cleaned it.”

“I found this pendant while diving next to an island in Tripoli. Pictures are of before and after cleaning. Now I want to uncover its history!”

“My motorcycle wheel before and after cleaning”

“Maybe the best thing to do, to finish off 2019, is to clean out a friend’s freezer.”

“This is my daughter’s favorite hat, and it says ’spot clean only’ so I’ve always been too scared to wash it.”

“I’ve been putting this off even though it’s been on my to-do list for days, but it turns out it was nowhere near as hard as I expected! ”

“At first it seemed that this chair was not cleanable but I managed to do it.”

We shouldn’t forget about the trash cans either.

“The toilet no one dared to use earlier!”

Now even the faucet is shining.

“I bought this kettle for $4. It was all covered with grease outside and with rust inside. At first, I wanted to use it as a watering can for plants, but now it will replace my previous kettle.”

Bonus: Cleaning can sometimes be fun.

Have you ever managed to clean something that was very, very dirty?

Preview photo credit FishFearMe1 / Reddit