It’s never been easy to care about housework. Ever since you were a kid, when you were told to make your bed or do the dishes, you waited until just before a punishment would ensue before getting down to business. But now that you’re an adult, brushing off these must-dos doesn’t just make them worse — it also causes stress. That’s where these dirt-removing tips come in: from erasing carpet stains to restoring baking pans, this assortment of DIY tricks will get you to clean up as painlessly as possible. And when you’re done, the satisfaction of a spotless home just may make you change your mind about chores after all.