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20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

Very few people can say that cleaning is their favorite activity. However, sooner or later, you’ll have to muster up all your willpower, pick up a rag and a sponge, and start cleaning. Sometimes the results of such work are so amazing that it’s hard to believe that such beauty was hidden under all those layers of dust, grease, and dirt.

At Bright Side, we love to look at drastic transformations. That’s why we found photos from Internet users who achieved a high level of mastery while cleaning things. In the end, you’ll find a bonus feature that proves that you should never go overboard, even while cleaning.

“I cleaned and organized the kitchen at my mother-in-law’s house! It looks so much better! In total, it took about 30 hours from start to finish.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© heyynickkayy / Reddit

“It’s amazing what toothpaste and an old toothbrush can do for your shoes!”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© mh15634 / Reddit

“I’ve worn these earrings for years and never cleaned them before. Here’s the before and after.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© iimorbiid / Reddit, © iimorbiid / Reddit

“I found it in my recycling bin. It’s a shared bin with my neighbors who must’ve not seen its potential! I picked it up and cleaned it.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© sisterwife3006 / Reddit, © sisterwife3006 / Reddit

“Initially, I used some white vinegar to get the rust off, then lots of scrubbing with steel wool. Then I did 2 coats of seasoning in the oven!”

“This is my grandmother’s lace nightgown from the 1920s. It was so dirty, I was disgusted to touch it. But I washed it clean, and now it’s so beautiful!”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“I cleaned the cruddy 90-year-old pan.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© LockMarine / Reddit

“Here’s what I did with my very first pressure washer!”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© Dooeyben / Reddit

“The hob hasn’t been cleaned for 2 years. It took me 2 hours and a lot of scrubbing to remove the dried-on layers.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© WizardryAwaits / Reddit

“We had professional carpet cleaning done in the cafe where I work.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“I received this secondhand kettle, cleaned it up, and descaled it with vinegar. Good as new!”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© none4gretchen / Reddit

“Someone threw away this kid’s playhouse, and we picked it up and cleaned it.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“These shoes are more than 10 years old. Recently, I got caught in the rain with them. My girlfriend said we couldn’t save them and just had to throw them away. But I was sure I could handle the challenge.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© TheWealthyOligarchs / Imgur

“I restored this lodge star mold.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© denverironrx / Reddit

“This is what happens to an old bench when you clean it with a pressure washer.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© Moparmuha / Reddit

“I cleaned this Wagner 1891 frying pan.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© pipehonker / Reddit

“My favorite pillows had those annoying fluff bits on them. I went over them with a cheap razor and loved the outcome!”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© CrossedRoses / Reddit

“I bought this Le Creuset tea kettle for $3.70 and cleaned it up with a little baking soda.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© pleasure_hunter / Reddit

“The back patio of our new house — it hasn’t been cleaned in around 40 years.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© Magical-Sweater / Reddit

“This pot endured years of abuse before I learned of this miracle cleaner.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© BBQnNugs / Reddit

“I’m a little speechless. I genuinely thought our patios and paths were made with brown slabs.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© Vulpixes***MyBaby / Reddit

“When I saw these on Facebook marketplace for $23, I had to give it a go. They were muddy all over the inside and outside, but I cleaned them up and wore them all winter.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“I spent 7 glorious hours today shampooing my carpets.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© logixdude / Reddit

“My first restoration project included a stainless steel wire scrub and lots of elbow grease.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“A 1951 National New Yorker lap steel! The seller dismissed it as a dirty, broken guitar and I got it for $5! Now it’s all cleaned up.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“It’s my first time using a power washer, and I’m in love.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

© thenickdyer / Reddit

“My sister gave me this funny cast iron baking pan. I cleaned it up and baked with it. My kids devoured the biscuits in minutes.”

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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Bonus: The main thing to remember while cleaning is not to go overboard.

20+ Hard-Working People Who Found Real Treasure Under a Thick Layer of Dirt

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“In the mid-’90s, my mother came to visit me. On the very first day, I found my Teflon frying pan cleaned off to the silvery color. I almost had a heart attack. I asked her why she did it. She said, ’It was so black inside. How could you neglect your pans like that?!’ I was so happy she found only one pan and not the entire set! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! The funny thing is that this Teflon pan worked well, even without its cover.” © Gabriela Rybchenko / Facebook

Did you ever manage to clean off something really dirty? Share your life hacks in the comments below.

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