22 Really Funny Ways to be a Lazy Cleaner That Could Work
Mop socks seem a bit outrageous but it’s certainly a way to clean…
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Buy a Soap Dispenser Dish Brush
According to Dana White, founder of A Slob Comes Clean, you can use a soap dispenser dish brush in your shower. “Mark it for the bathroom only with a permanent marker, and fill it with your favorite dish soap,” she says. “Hang it in the shower, and you can scrub the shower while you’re in it anyway. Dish soap does a great job cleaning the bathroom!” Be sure to read up on the ways you might be cleaning your bathroom wrong, too.
Kill two birds with one stone by doing similar cleaning tasks at the same time. “Clean your baseboards when you are vacuuming or washing floors, clean blinds when you are cleaning windows, etc.,” suggests Becky Rapinchuk, owner of CleanMama.net.
Use Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers are for so much more than just washing dishes. Leslie Reichert, founder of The Green Cleaning Coach and author of The Joy Of Green Cleaning, recommends using yours to dust off knickknacks like mason jars and glass candle globes. Pretty much anything glass or ceramic should be fine going in the dishwasher, but you do want to stay away from putting meltable plastics, and these eight objects in your dishwasher at all costs.
Skip the Polish
Of course, you need to polish your wooden furniture and hardwood floors every once in a while (once or twice a year, or when they begin to look foggy), but all you really need to keep them shiny is a dry microfiber cloth. “Your furniture will actually get less dusty without using furniture polish,” says Reichert. Learn how to clean hardwood floors with natural products.
Did you know that you can clean and protect your manual can opener with simple wax paper? It’s that easy! Here’s how to do it:
Fold a sheet of wax paper a few times; then clamp the can opener onto an edge of the wax paper and turn the handle several times—the same action you would use to open a can. The stiff sheet will break off bits of food and grime from the wheels of the can opener, and the wax residue will lightly lubricate the parts at the same time for smoother operation. Learn more unusual cleaning solutions that actually work.
Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks
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The Drill Brush
Remove Hard-Water Buildup with a Lemon
Once all of your pots and pans are sparkly clean, you can build these helpful rollouts to keep everything organized.
Clean the Air While You Clean the House
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Clean Your Microwave
Just squeeze some lemon juice into a bowl of warm water, add the lemon rinds and microwave for 5 minutes. The water will start to boil and the steam will loosen the dried bits of food.
When the timer goes off, carefully remove the hot bowl and use a clean towel to wipe everything clean.
ECOVACS Smart Robotic Vacuum
When you’ve been away, the last thing you want to come home to is a mess. Even if no one has been in your home, dust can create a stale smell. Freshen up remotely with a robot vacuum! The DEEBOT OZMO 930 app comes with leading mapping technology, scheduling and support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Wear Fuzzy Socks
You can do away with the chore of dusting your floor with these washable dust mop slippers available on Amazon. You can use these slippers to clean a variety of things, like a car or as a mop. They are microfiber cloths that you can wash as well. These are six things you should be cleaning with a microfiber cloth.
Put Something Away Every Time You Move to Another Room
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant will be familiar with the rule of putting something away after you use it or bringing something with you every time you return to an area. Make sure you’re not doing any of these things when you’re cleaning because you’re just making things worse.
Stomp N Go Pads
Stomp N Go pads seem pretty awesome on the surface since all you have to do is apply them to the stained area and let it go to work on the stain for a half hour. They draw rave reviews on Amazon. Check out these tricks to remove some of the toughest stains.
Cleaning your oven is a chore to be sure but an oven liner is one easy way to prevent your oven from getting completely gross-looking. Here’s what you need to know about self-cleaning your oven and other tips on how to clean your oven.
Catolet Smart Automatic Litter Box
Catolet is the business of solving what to do with you cat’s business. Catolet has developed a device that connects to the water supply and sewage so a cat can go as they please without leaving a mess. The Catolet conveyor system removes the waste and cleans after itself. You might just have to see it for yourself.
Polaris Pool Cleaner Robot
Polaris Pool has launched a robotic pool cleaner that can be controlled from a phone. A regular cleaning schedule can be set and the iAquaLink Control app will allow users to monitor the status of the canister. Order it today.