The cool thing about cleaning hacks is not only that they give us new little inroads to addressing cleaning conundrums we might not have even known we had, but they often let us do it with household objects we already have on hand for something else.
Shaving cream is one of these multi-tasking things that might seem a bit archaic. But if you have a bottle hanging around, it can stand in for many household cleaners in a pinch. Shaving cream contains active ingredients—surfactants, emulsifiers, and cleansing agents—that are similar to the ones found in other household soaps. Using it for any of these cleaning hacks will make you so glad to have the old stand-by that you might even add it to your grocery list when you run out.