It’s no secret that household chores can be long and boring. It is probably at the bottom of our list of our favorite things to do. The good news is there are six affordable hacks that will make your annual blitz a breeze, according to and

1. Use cinnamon to make your home smell sweet.

Simply sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of powdered cinnamon on a rug or an area of carpet, then vacuum it up to create a sweet-scented home, according to

2. Apply shaving foam to your mirror.

Squirt some shaving foam on your mirror and wipe it clean with a cloth to remove any smears. Shaving foam doesn’t only remove smears, but also helps to prevent your mirror fogging up every time you shower, according to

3. Clean sponges in the microwave.

Don’t throw away old sponges; save some money by cleaning them and using them for much longer. Pour a little lemon juice into a bowl of water, soak the sponge in the solution and put it in the microwave on high for one minute – job done, you’ve got sponge like a new, according to

4. No-Fuss Blender Cleaner.

Love smoothies but hate cleaning the blender? Just fill it with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump the water, rinse the blender with clean water and dry it, according to

5. Butter Knife in the Air Vent

Every two weeks, there are clean checks in every apartment. One of the duties is to clean the air vent. Just moisten a clean towel with your favorite cleaner and wrap it around a butter knife. Now you’ve got the perfect tool to clean the narrow grate, according to

6. Cleaning the grill top

Grilling is in season! Everyone is out having delicious BBQs. Halve a white onion, and use a fork to rub it back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will clean the grates and add a little extra flavor, according to

With these easy, affordable tricks, you can have a clean apartment in no time. Next stop- the super market.