Out with the old; in with the new. And the new 2016 you washes the dishes after every meal, scrubs the tub weekly and never, ever leaves leftover Thai food in the fridge for a month.

Well, maybe that’s 2017 you.

In the meantime, here are seven super-simple hacks to keep your apartment clean (or at least clean-ish) all year long.

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MAKE YOUR BED WHILE YOU’RE STILL IN IT

Yep, it’s the very definition of lazy, but it works. Grab the top edges of the blankets, raise them like a parachute in gym class, slip out from under the sheets, tidy up and you’re good to go.

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CLEAN YOUR SHOWER DOOR WITH A DRYER SHEET

It softens soap scum just like it softens your fabrics. Bonus points for recycling an old one.

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SCRUB YOUR BATHTUB WITH A GRAPEFRUIT (DAMMIT)

Sprinkle on some salt and ta-da: an organic tub scrubber that actually works.

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SPIFF UP YOUR TOILET WITH A MAGIC ERASER

Simply run this miracle sponge over discolored white surfaces, then wipe the whole thing down with a white paper towel.

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REMOVE PET HAIR WITH A LINT ROLLER

Sweep it over your lamp shades, couch and chairs. Scotch tape also works in a pinch.

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STORE FOLDED CLOTHES UPRIGHT

It’s called the KonMari method, people. It’s seriously space saving, and really simple once you get the hang of it.

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USE A POST-IT TO DE-CRUMB YOUR KEYBOARD

Just slide the sticky part between the keys. It's way easier (and cheaper) than one of those weird air-duster thingies.

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