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10+ People Who Found Treasures Hiding Under Layers Of Dirt

Lex Gabrielle 31 Jul 2020

Sometimes when we buy things, rent homes, or even live somewhere for too long, we neglect some of our things. After years, we have layers of grime, dirt, and dust that build up so high that we forget what our original items looked like. When we take the time out to clean things and get under that dirt and grime, we discover that we had beautiful things that were hiding right before our very eyes.

1. These boots are made for walking!

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One husband took out the time to polish his wife's boots. “My wife’s boots have never been polished. This is only one coat of polish by the way," he said. They do look brand new!

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2. No one wants to bathe in that tub.

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Apparently, well water doesn't do well on some white tubs. "“This is what well water does to a tub over the course of a month. It required 4 hours of scrubbing," this Reddit user said.

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3. Restoring old toys is priceless.

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Older toys sometimes rust and look like they are artifacts that have been dug up from the center of the Earth. Restoring them can make them look better than ever before.

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4. That's a huge difference!

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“Before and after cleaning my oven. It took some time, since the oven cleaner wouldn’t do a thing and I had to do it with just a metal sponge. Yeah, I can’t feel my arm anymore," the Reddit user said.

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5. That stove needed a deep, deep clean.

That before is painful to look at, or even fathom cooking on. The after is something that we all deserve to see. Wonderful transformation!

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6. A brand new, fresh start.

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“I bought a second-hand ‘Mustang,’ cleaned it, and now it looks like new," this Reddit user said. I bet the person who sold it didn't even realize they had all of this sitting in their garage!

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7. Looks like two completely different chairs, right?

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Sometimes, all you need to do is power wash your backyard furniture. From gray and dusty to clean and sparkling new, a little water goes a long way.

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8. A brand new wheel.

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Motorcycles can take a beating when they are driving through all the dirt and dust on the road. Cleaning the wheels can make your bike look like its brand new again.

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9. Explosions on explosions.

“I’ve been putting this off even though it’s been on my to-do list for days, but it turns out it was nowhere near as hard as I expected!" said this Instagram user. Microwaves sometimes need a deep, deep clean even if it isn't high on our to-do lists.

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10. We don't always clean our trash cans.

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While we're throwing our trash out frequently, we never think to clean them out. Seeing as trash is just going inside of it all of the time, we don't think it deserves to get cleaned.

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11. Always clean the toilets!

Public toilets can be nasty. They get dirt, grime, other people's urine, mud, and anything else you can think of on them. No one wants to ever use a dirty public toilet. The minute it's clean and brand new, that's when it's okay to use.

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12. Some antiques are worth buying when they're soiled.

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“I bought this kettle for $4. It was all covered with grease outside and with rust inside. At first, I wanted to use it as a watering can for plants, but now it will replace my previous kettle,” said this Imgur user. Wow! It looks as good as new!

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13. Antiques are always fascinating when they are cleaned.

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“I found this pendant while diving next to an island in Tripoli. Pictures are of before and after cleaning. Now I want to uncover its history," the Reddit user wrote. I'm sure there is a lot behind this piece.

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14. This gorgeous dress from the 1950s.

Old clothes from past decades can have some dirty yellowing and build-up. Instead of tossing it aside, this Instagram user used Biz and Oxiclean to get that color back to normal.

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