The easiest way to clean is in small amounts rather than try to go on a big cleaning blitz in a day or a weekend. A too-ambitious plan like that may be so overwhelming to you it may never happen. Instead, try to do a quick cleaning task nearly every day whether that is just wiping the spots off one bathroom mirror or picking up the clothes from your bedroom floor. You may even surprise yourself by doing more chores than you ever have as your confidence grows in accomplishing these small daily tasks.
2. Take The Easy Way To Help Your Shower Or Tub Clean Itself
By spraying on a no-wipe tub and shower cleaner after every bath or shower, you canavoid gruesome scrubbing. These super-concentrated, no fume cleaners lift up soap scum and provide a protective surface to block hard to clean dirt and hard water build-up if you spray the cleaner on after every shower.
3. Use Plastic Wrap Under Raw Meats To Eliminate Needless Cleaning
A piece of plastic wrapplaced on your countertop before you prep raw meats for cooking can save you unnecessary scrubbing. As long as the plastic wrap sheet is large enough to protect your countertop from the raw meat, you won’t have to scrub your counters down with soap and water to avoid contamination. Just simply throw away the piece of plastic wrap and do what you love best — avoid cleaning.
Make glass-cleaning quick and easy by using a sponge and vinegar to clean all types of glass from table tops to windows to glass-front cabinets. Let the glass air dry or use newspapers. Don't use paper towels as they can scratch glass. The real time-saving hack here though is to be sure to use the sponge in one direction on one side of the glass and theopposite directionon the other side so that if you miss a spot, it's then easy to tell which side of the glass it's on.
Trying to scour off burnt-on cheese or fat drippings or spillovers from casseroles from the bottom of the oven once they've dried can be one of the worst cleaning jobs ever. For lazy cleaners it’s simply out of the question! So relish your status as a lax cleaner, and be a smart cookie by placing a sheet of foil at the bottom of your oven.
When the foil gets dirty, just replace it. There are pans sold for this purpose also, but adding foil yourself is so quick and easy, plus doing this yourself can save you a lot of money buying the readymade pans.
6. Use Your Old Toothbrush To Clean Your Keyboards
Simply sprinkle baking soda over your sofa cushions and leave 30 minutes, or even overnight, then do a fast vacuum to remove the powder. It's a quick, effortless way to get a cleaner, fresher smelling couch and who doesn't want that?
8. Rub In A Dollop Or Two Of Shaving Foam To Remove Upholstery Stains
If the baking soda hack doesn't remove an upholstery stain, use a dollop or two of shaving cream (not gel). Rub the cream into the stain and leave in 30 minutes or overnight before blotting dry with a clean cloth.
9. Blast Dirt From Blinds In No Time With An Old Sock
Window blinds can get disgustingly coated with grime pretty fast, but we can't blame you if you don't want to spend hours cleaning them. With just a half hour or so to spare, you don't even have to break a sweat. Wear an old sock on your hand and dip it in a half vinegar, half water solution then get a grip on each slat to clean both sides of your blinds at once! Sock puppet show afterwards optional.
10. Apply A Little Toothpaste To Quickly Clean Sneakers
What a difference just a few minutes and a bit of toothpaste can make to get your sneakers looking good again. Just use a small rag to rub in the toothpaste, then dampen the cloth and quickly scrub the grime away with the toothpaste!
To get rid of crayon scribbles on walls, apply a layer of white, not gel or colored, toothpaste over the markings with a sponge. Rub in the toothpaste and leave it for an hour or so before rinsing the wall with a damp, clean sponge.
Even lazy people should dust their furniture once a week, but using dryer sheets to do it may prolong the time between dusting to give you more of a break. The additives in dryer sheets help coat furniture surfaces to repel dust build-up longer. Also consider limiting the amount of furniture and knick-knacks in your home to cut down your dusting time even further while creating an overall cleaner look.
Many people don't wash their machine washable bed pillows, apparently not realizing just how easy it is. A little detergent, bleach and a hot wash on the delicate setting of the washing machine can work wonders to make pillows look nearly new again. The washer does most of the work and the dryer on a low setting can finish the job to give you sweet dreams.