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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ANKAN BANERJEE
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely amazing.

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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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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

physical graffiti is an awesome album!

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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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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

Better before.

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#8

Algae - Algone

Algae - Algone

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

The black wall though. Wow.

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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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Alex K
Community Member
2 years ago

it was the air that 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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Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

this scares me what if the laser is pointed somewhere else D:

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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
2 years ago

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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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

wow! there was a dog under all that muck?! good find!

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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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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

awesome!

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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Scrappy
Community Member
2 years ago

That means the pain will crack some day lol , but still so satisfying

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#17

Solina Damn In Poland

Solina Damn In Poland

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Wolfik
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful

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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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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

well ya do now!

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#19

Today I Power Washed A Running Track

Today I Power Washed A Running Track

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Peak25500
Community Member
2 years ago

This task will probably be a long race...

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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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Pamela24
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, what a lovely bonus!

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#21

Walked By At Just The Right Time

Walked By At Just The Right Time

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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
2 years ago

This reminds me of 2 chess pieces

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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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Grumble o'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

Like new!

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#23

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

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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A Little Light Arson
Community Member
2 years ago

Nuuu... Not the Lichen!

Mark À Irvine
Community Member
2 years ago

yea, no. I'm not believing this one.

Aldert Nagel
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not?

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Cookie
Community Member
2 years ago

Spray salt water on it to kill the fungus. And don't sit around there and inhale the spores!

Leigh Allen
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that is a great result.!!

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

That's what they call 'shabby chic' on the left, and neo-modern on the right!

Emir
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like the right side also got a coat of stain and polyurethane.

Carl Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

no its just still wet from the waterblasting

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!! Look at that beautiful wood that was hidden under LAYERS of YUCKY. You should ALWAYS take EXTRA SPECIAL CARE of ALL the gifts your spouse gives you!! ALWAYS!!! It shows them that you love and appreciate them and that you appreciate all the love and careful thought they put into deciding what to get you.

Lisa Catacosinos
Community Member
2 years ago

It breathed a sigh of relief!

Patricia Posito
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do men insist on calling their spouse “THE wife”? My husband did......once!

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought pressure of power washing slightly roughens the surface of what you clean, meaning it makes it easier for moss, mould and lichen to regrow. Best to kill the lichen, etc (if you want it gone) then scrub it clean.

Overproud Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

it's not power washed!!

June Sechowski
Community Member
2 years ago

Not liken the lichen.

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#25

Satisfaction

Satisfaction

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

I can get no (sorry, I had to)

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#26

Nottingham City Looking A Little Brighter

Nottingham City Looking A Little Brighter

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful

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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
2 years ago

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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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

what happens when you turn them over?

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#29

Cleaning A Dirty Griddle

Cleaning A Dirty Griddle

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Lee roberts
Community Member
2 years ago

I watched this too many times.

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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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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago

you got strong arms.

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#31

St. Patrick’s Unveils Its Immaculate Facelift

St. Patrick’s Unveils Its Immaculate Facelift

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Izzy S-B
Community Member
2 years ago

Was this one further up just mid-cleaning?

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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
2 years ago

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

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#33

Boom

Boom

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jo_shortland
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

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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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Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

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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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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice

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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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A S Koziol
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for saving this!!

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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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AnnaB
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the colorful bricks!

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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
2 years ago

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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Samantha Bing
Community Member
2 years ago

Tou

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#40

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Wauw

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#41

My Shoes Before And After A Cleaning

My Shoes Before And After A Cleaning

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Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish he'd tell us what he used!

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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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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

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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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elle woods
Community Member
2 years ago

*kisses fingers like an italian chef*

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#44

Tadaaa!

Tadaaa!

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice!

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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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Linda Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol, I guess not

#46

My All Time Favorite Power Wash. Grimy Swimming Pool

My All Time Favorite Power Wash. Grimy Swimming Pool

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Rory August
Community Member
2 years ago

Fantastic!

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#47

I Believe This Came Out Rather Nicely

I Believe This Came Out Rather Nicely

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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
2 years ago

I like both, The before because it looks like warfare and the after because it's clean

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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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Олег Ломинцев
Community Member
2 years ago

Twas much better before...

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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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Wisdom,Power,Donut
Community Member
2 years ago

Unfortunately, your jeep is now worse according to the jeep enthusiasts rating system.

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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
2 years ago

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

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