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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A S Koziol
Community Member
2 years ago

Leave this as it is!!!

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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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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
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2 years ago

This is an album cover right here!

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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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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh wow.. These are beautiful. Who would have thought all that grime would be hiding so much detail!

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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.

CelSlade
Community Member
2 years ago

Hope they've had all their shots!

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

My goodness. Instead of cleaning I'd rather burn the whole thing down.

Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

Yup! Donning my hazmat suit to Throw it all out and start over...

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
2 years ago

The top pic looks like something from a Saw movie!

Terry T.
Community Member
2 years ago

Damnit....you beat me to it....

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Leigh Allen
Community Member
2 years ago

Hoarder is a very kind word for people like this.

Irene McIver
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, I wouldn't want to use unkind words about someone who is/was most probably ill. "Hoarder" may seem "kinder" than some other words that might come to one's mind, but there isn't even any photographic evidence here of whether it is an accurate description in this case. Hoarding and squalor don't always go together.

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FABULOUS1
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister and her husband bought a house that used to belong to drug addicts. They posted before and after pics similar to these, and their house looks amazing. I dont think I could stomach being in that bathroom for more then 5 seconds.

Susan Callihan
Community Member
2 years ago

My husband and I did that in 2005-2006. Yes, the bathroom was that bad. The house had not been maintained since 1964. It was full to countertops with trash and unopened mailorder goods. It cleaned up real nice. 8 months of hard work I still have that house as a sweet rental.

Rcatheron
Community Member
2 years ago

Big respect to you and your husband, Susan!

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Nigel Passmore
Community Member
2 years ago

What did this person hoard, their own shit ?

birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

They're a hoarder and couldn't keep 1 toilet seat around?

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sure the walls and floor are still filled with mold.

C.Marrero
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoever I clean this i need to give them a tip

C.Marrero
Community Member
2 years ago

*Whoever clean this

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Laura
Community Member
2 years ago

Why thank you.... oh well i didnt clean this one (good job to who did clean it) but i used to do 'clean-outs' when a house is foreclosed on by the bank they hire people (me) to clean up whats left behind and you would not believe how awful some houses can be.

Kwaku
Community Member
2 years ago

There is still something in the toilet bowl *_*

The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. After commenting I'd need a new bath I've changed my mind. New bathroom.

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Julie Rice
Community Member
2 years ago

That was a lot of work

Bev Veep
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have purchased some dynamite.

Mo Poppins
Community Member
2 years ago

If one of those handheld steam cleaners were used to clean this bathroom, that would've made EXCELLENT marketing footage.

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

It would’ve destroyed the times and finishes... too powerful of a system for the grout areas...

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Karen Wickiam
Community Member
2 years ago

Couldn't do it. Bless you for doing it.

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

Did you murder someone in there?

Joan Connorton
Community Member
2 years ago

don't blame 'hoarding' for this filth~! I'm a bit of a hoarder..& my sink is cluttered, but everything's clean!

PaulV
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't even know how to start...

Ina Ivanova
Community Member
2 years ago

Can not belive is the same bathroom

Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Wth?

Irene McIver
Community Member
2 months ago

If that's a "hoarder house" then the first picture (where the bathroom, although dirty, is virtually empty of stuff) is "during" and we're not being shown a "before" picture? Nothing wrong with that in itself of course, but I fear that pictures like these with such vague captioning might perpetuate the misunderstanding that hoarding = squalor, which isn't always the case: either can exist with or without the other, but I feel this contributes to the stigma surrounding hoarding disorder. This sort of dirt can accumulate in cases of hoarding, depression, physical disability with insufficient support and many other possible circumstances, including derelict houses being used by drug addicts who might not permanently reside there.

Fiona Corby
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah - the floor still looks pretty gross 😕

Helen Wood
Community Member
2 months ago

i would have got a new toilet

Elizabeth Piggin
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone leaving a bathroom like the dirty one above are just the pits

Rosemary Gonzalez
Community Member
2 years ago

power wash the darn thing

Alexander Dekker
Community Member
2 years ago

At that point I would just replace everything.

Michele Grzywacz
Community Member
2 years ago

Come back in a year.

Claudia Kean
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Mary Corbett
Community Member
2 years ago

Couldn't pay me enough

Elaine Van Keuren Hermance
Community Member
2 years ago

How did you clean that disaster......what did you use?

Daniel Nilssen
Community Member
2 years ago

How did it get so dirty in the first place

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably from squatters!

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Madie hoffman
Community Member
2 years ago

What happened

Audrey Cook
Community Member
2 years ago

How could anyone let anything get so disgusting? I'm sure it's shocking to most people ...someone was very brave and very kind to clean this space .. It would have given me the dry heaves ... I hope it stays clean!!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope the people who cleaned this bathroom out were wearing protective masks.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

Needed a lot of courarage to do so!

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

Just a little elbow grease, eh?

Mary Kurtz
Community Member
2 years ago

How! How could anyone LV elle this?

Just saying
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, awesome job!!

Cristina Speluzzi
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother was a hoarder. She visited us but didn't let us into the house. She was afraid we would try to throw her things away. When she passed it took me almost a year to clean the flat. I had to open bag after bag after bag, drawers and boxes full of papers. Some of them very important. She couldn't use the kitchen. She couldn't even get into the kitchen. And kept bringing broken things from the rubbish.

Gail Broekhuizen
Community Member
2 years ago

One question...Who are these magicians how much????!!!! 😮

Diane Herman
Community Member
2 years ago

People suck

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

Didn't realize that being a hoarder was connected to being a unhygienic mess. Kudos to the cleaning crew. Wow!

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

Adrienne Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Elsie Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be an ad for Scrubbing Bubbles!!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

In the first photo, I'd be afraid to go in there, but in the second...awesome job!

Alvin J Frazier
Community Member
2 years ago

that took courage

Vincent Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish I could clean a bathroom this well. I have stains in my bathtub which have been there for twelve years; I can't do a thing with them.

endelbendel
Community Member
2 years ago

i really need to find a cleaning lady.

odessa
Community Member
2 years ago

Yike, who even had the guts to takle this!?

Franck Godard
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope for you the "before" was the second photo

Mayzie B
Community Member
2 years ago

The first bathroom is disgusting!

NWB
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have ripped the whole lot out!

phil blanque
Community Member
2 years ago

Artists...they are artists!

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

The sink is new. There are slight differences.

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

No. Its the angle.

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Sharon Edlund
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome job.

Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW!

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Good thing the wall is tiled up half way

Hannah Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

Yowsa! What a dramatic difference!

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

How can humans end up so filthy like this? It's an abomination to our species!! And if I was the homeowner, I'd SUE them to kingdom come!

Dawnie
Community Member
2 years ago

I am a house cleaner and see stuff like this. It's a disgusting job but someone has to do it

Kim Crook
Community Member
2 years ago

Are they hoarding the stuff in the toilet and ran out of toilet space ???

Jacque Place
Community Member
2 years ago

me too, imagine the hop and i nspiration it gives this person and others who may see it.

Sharon Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

I cleaned a hoarder's bathroom once; about 4 years ago. It took me 19 hours to do a small bathroom like this. Not very much fun, I can tell you!!!! Hoarding is a terrible, terrible thing.

Vickie Browning
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to see the 'during' photos! What an awesome change!

PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry but I couldn't cope with that...

Starrytae
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoever cleaned this, kudos to you! THat's just amazing!

Pat Kelley
Community Member
2 years ago

I could not clean this for Bill Gates' money!! Ugggggggh

Anita Trenner
Community Member
2 years ago

Whomever cleaned this, come to my rental unit! Tenant just moved out, and it's not THIS bad, but it certainly isn't good!

Orsó M-Szabó
Community Member
2 years ago

It is just impossible :-O wwwhooooa!

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago

There is no way I'd have cleaned that tpilet. I'd have put on a hazmat suit and replaced the thing.

The Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

Hoarder houses are the worst

Joan Churton
Community Member
2 years ago

YUK! to YAH! I admire the person that did this job. Many kudos, many, many, Kudos!

Destiny nerd
Community Member
2 years ago

You have my respect

Caleb Sogge
Community Member
2 years ago

So much poop and grime. Nice job cleaning that.

Mer
Community Member
2 years ago

All that...I mean, what WAS that, dirt? No, don't tell me. I think I'm happier not knowing. That after pic is amazing, though - huge kudos to the cleaners.

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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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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, looks like a completely new house!

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#8

Algae - Algone

Algae - Algone

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a great cleaning job

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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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Molly Tallmadge
Community Member
2 years ago

SATISFY

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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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Steve Bowman
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, a dog appeared under the dirt.

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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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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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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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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

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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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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Linda Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

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#23

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

Power Washing A Dirty Truck

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

When was the last time this was cleaned? 1922?

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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!

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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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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Apart from the chewing gum blobs.

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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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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

Can I just sit here for a little while?

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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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Mikhail Malakhanov
Community Member
2 years ago

even the water seems to be clearer..

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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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C
Community Member
2 years ago

The socks make me uncomfortable!

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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

You're an awesome brother

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#40

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

Just A Roof Being Cleaned

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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elle woods
Community Member
2 years ago

*kisses fingers like an italian chef*

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#44

Tadaaa!

Tadaaa!

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Hewwo
Community Member
2 years ago

better, than ever

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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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Nini
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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Mark Smallman
Community Member
2 years ago

Ruined all the stone walls character :(

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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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ptm45
Community Member
2 years ago

look at that beast! whoa!

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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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