Cleaning is hard work, so we need all the help we can get. But maybe it would be way easier to go motivate yourself if you thought that it's not a chore but the most satisfying experience in the universe? Bored Panda has collected some before-and-after examples of wiping the dirt away, and they will make you take out the mop ASAP.

From professional high pressure cleaning machines to refurbishing old paintings, the people featured in this list certainly know how to handle a swab. Scroll down to check out the images and upvote your faves.

#1

Decided To Have Some Fun While Powerwashing My Dirty Driveway

Decided To Have Some Fun While Powerwashing My Dirty Driveway

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#2

New York Used To Be A Much Dirtier City Back When The Northeast Ran On Coal Plants

New York Used To Be A Much Dirtier City Back When The Northeast Ran On Coal Plants

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#3

My Wife Cleaned The Knobs Off Of The Old Cabinets In Our Basement

My Wife Cleaned The Knobs Off Of The Old Cabinets In Our Basement

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Susi Matthews
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy cow! Does she hire out and would she come to my house? I'll provide food...

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#4

2 Stages Of Hoarder House. You Would Have No Idea

2 Stages Of Hoarder House. You Would Have No Idea

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Pamela24
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really admire the people who cleaned this space.

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#5

Got Transferred To A New McDonald's Store. First Thing I Did Was Scrub Their Vats

Got Transferred To A New McDonald's Store. First Thing I Did Was Scrub Their Vats

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Mark Smallman
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mmmm, makes you wonder why they aren't that clean anyway?

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#6

I'm Ashamed To Admit That I Didn't Realize How Dirty This Swing Was Until My Wife Asked Me To Clean It. It's Not Painted Green, That's Just Years Of Gunk

I'm Ashamed To Admit That I Didn't Realize How Dirty This Swing Was Until My Wife Asked Me To Clean It. It's Not Painted Green, That's Just Years Of Gunk

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only one who likes the left side better?

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#7

Our Cabin At The Lake

Our Cabin At The Lake

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, looks like a completely new house!

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#8

Algae - Algone

Algae - Algone

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#9

This Church In Detroit Hasn't Been Cleaned Since It Was Built 134 Years Ago. I Always Thought The Stone Was Black

This Church In Detroit Hasn't Been Cleaned Since It Was Built 134 Years Ago. I Always Thought The Stone Was Black

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#10

Cleaning Rust Off Metal With A Laser

Cleaning Rust Off Metal With A Laser

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#11

Marischal College In Aberdeen, The 2nd Largest Granite Building In The World, Has Been Cleaned. Before And After

Marischal College In Aberdeen, The 2nd Largest Granite Building In The World, Has Been Cleaned. Before And After

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LGI
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, that was worth doing! It looks brand new.

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#12

So After My Previous Washer Broke I Went Out And Bought A New One, Managed To Complete The Whole Backyard

So After My Previous Washer Broke I Went Out And Bought A New One, Managed To Complete The Whole Backyard

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#13

Before And After Of A Playground Cleaned At Wirral School. The Difference Is Amazing

Before And After Of A Playground Cleaned At Wirral School. The Difference Is Amazing

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#14

Trinity Abbey In My Hometown, Mid-Cleaning

Trinity Abbey In My Hometown, Mid-Cleaning

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Randy Inbred
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gandalf the Grey went in the left door and emerged as Gandalf the White from the right door!

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#15

My Cousin Does Powerwashing For A Living. He Recently Posted This

My Cousin Does Powerwashing For A Living. He Recently Posted This

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

is he the new sheriff, coz he sure is cleaning up this town!

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#16

200 Years Of Varnish Removed From A Painting

200 Years Of Varnish Removed From A Painting

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's sad that someone managed to fuck up the Jesus painting. But they did great with this one!

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#18

Told The Wife The Floor Was Gross And Needed Cleaning. She Said We Don't Need To. Clean Half She Said And Let's See The Difference. Mission Accomplished (We Don't Have Tiled Floors)

Told The Wife The Floor Was Gross And Needed Cleaning. She Said We Don't Need To. Clean Half She Said And Let's See The Difference. Mission Accomplished (We Don't Have Tiled Floors)

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diane a
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could have cleaned the whole thing in a quarter of the time - someone clearly had nothing more constructive to do with their day - lol

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#19

Today I Power Washed A Running Track

Today I Power Washed A Running Track

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#20

I Cleaned A Jetty Yesterday With A Power Washer. Hadn't Been Touched In Over 15 Years. Can't Believe The Difference It Made. Bonus Dog Pictures

I Cleaned A Jetty Yesterday With A Power Washer. Hadn't Been Touched In Over 15 Years. Can't Believe The Difference It Made. Bonus Dog Pictures

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#21

Walked By At Just The Right Time

Walked By At Just The Right Time

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#22

Cleaned For The First Time In 5 Years

Cleaned For The First Time In 5 Years

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#23

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It reminds me of those hidden codes you have to scratch off with a coin to uncover them.

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#24

I Power Washed A Garden Bench The Wife Gave Me 16 Years Ago

I Power Washed A Garden Bench The Wife Gave Me 16 Years Ago

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#26

Nottingham City Looking A Little Brighter

Nottingham City Looking A Little Brighter

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#27

The Power Washers Realised They Got The Wrong House, But At Least We Got A Free Sample

The Power Washers Realised They Got The Wrong House, But At Least We Got A Free Sample

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they should write in the wall/steps/path 'to get us to finish the job contact 555-cleanthatshitup'

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#28

They're Power Washing The Fountain Stones At Work

They're Power Washing The Fountain Stones At Work

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#29

Cleaning A Dirty Griddle

Cleaning A Dirty Griddle

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#30

Before And After Bathroom Cleaning. The Power Washer Was My Arm

Before And After Bathroom Cleaning. The Power Washer Was My Arm

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#31

St. Patrick’s Unveils Its Immaculate Facelift

St. Patrick’s Unveils Its Immaculate Facelift

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#32

I Never Knew That The Building Was Nearly White

I Never Knew That The Building Was Nearly White

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the world could be a brighter place if we just tidied it up

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#34

Built By Her Grandfather. I Thought It Was Just A Bad Stain. Had No Idea

Built By Her Grandfather. I Thought It Was Just A Bad Stain. Had No Idea

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#35

My Favorite Building In Uppsala Is Going Through A Power Washing Makeover

My Favorite Building In Uppsala Is Going Through A Power Washing Makeover

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#36

Scrubbed A Ceiling Rose Clean With A Toothbrush Whilst Renovating A House

Scrubbed A Ceiling Rose Clean With A Toothbrush Whilst Renovating A House

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#37

This Was Last Summer. My Pops Was So Impressed, He Went In Socks On And All

This Was Last Summer. My Pops Was So Impressed, He Went In Socks On And All

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#38

Cleaning A Platinum Ring That Hasn't Been Cleaned For 20+ Years

Cleaning A Platinum Ring That Hasn't Been Cleaned For 20+ Years

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you put any metal jewellery in a wrapped up piece of tin foil with a big spoon of salt and then immerse in hot water it comes out really shiny!

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#39

My Brother Recently Bought His First House. This Was The Very First Thing I Did When I Saw His Back Yard

My Brother Recently Bought His First House. This Was The Very First Thing I Did When I Saw His Back Yard

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#40

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I watched this for wayyyyyy longer than I was supposed to.

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#41

My Shoes Before And After A Cleaning

My Shoes Before And After A Cleaning

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Leigh Allen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could he have been in the military? My husband cleaned all of our shoes while watching TV. Had a little kit.

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#42

Power Washed My Driveway After 5 Years Of Buildup

Power Washed My Driveway After 5 Years Of Buildup

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Ana
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how is it possible that the buildup is so black?

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#43

Chicago's National Building In The Middle Of A Facelift

Chicago's National Building In The Middle Of A Facelift

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#45

I Thought Our Roof Was Supposed To Be Black. Apparently Not

I Thought Our Roof Was Supposed To Be Black. Apparently Not

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#46

My All Time Favorite Power Wash. Grimy Swimming Pool

My All Time Favorite Power Wash. Grimy Swimming Pool

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Nini
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. You annihilated a whole ecosystem here.

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#47

I Believe This Came Out Rather Nicely

I Believe This Came Out Rather Nicely

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mbergen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen a driveway with a step before.

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#48

I’m Falling In Love With My Power Washer

I’m Falling In Love With My Power Washer

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#49

Probably My Favorite Thing To Use A Power Washer For

Probably My Favorite Thing To Use A Power Washer For

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#50

My First Go At Power Washing. I Think I’m Hooked

My First Go At Power Washing. I Think I’m Hooked

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Lee roberts
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought there was a dip in the grass under the mat at first.

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