20 Cleaning Hacks for Lazy People Who Don’t Want To Try Hard

Are you one of those people who dread the thought of cleaning? We all desire a sparkling, tidy environment, yet the effort required often proves too daunting.

We understand this sentiment, and that’s why we’ve compiled a list of clever cleaning hacks designed to cater specifically to the lazier among us.

From innovative tools and methods to clever shortcuts, these hacks aim to reduce the burden of housework, leaving you with a sparkling abode and more free time. Read on to discover how to maintain a spotless living space, without breaking a sweat.

How Do You Get A Lazy Person To Clean The House?

It’s not that we’re all too lazy to clean our houses; it’s just not fun to us. So, try to figure out what will motivate you…maybe gamification? Tell yourself that if you clean you can treat yo’ self afterward. The only way I can really motivate myself to clean is to introduce some novelty into my routine. And cleaning hacks can actually make cleaning fun! I will literally scroll through TikTok (going down the rabbit hole of CleanTok) and look through all of the cleaning hacks just to get me pumped up. Now, I do love to organize so that also motivates me. Plus, if you keep everything organized it makes it easier to clean the house.

20 Cleaning Hacks For Us Lazy People

Quickest Way to Dust Your Blinds

Wrap a pair of tongs in a microfiber cloth secured with rubber bands. Run the tong over each slat of your blinds for a fast way to dust all of them.

Or…Don’t Clean Your Blinds

Ok, don’t get mad at me, but I have these seemingly dust-resistant blinds and for some reason, I have never had to clean them (and it’s been almost 3 years! Eek!). It’s a lazy person’s dream come true. These are the only type of blinds I have in my house now and I am so happy because they don’t seem to collect dust, eliminating the constant need for cleaning. 

Ok, fine, you can use a lint roller to dust them if you want!  

Make Your Faucets Gleam with a Lemon

Cut a lemon in half and rub it directly on your faucets to remove hard water stains and polish the surface.

Robot Vacuums Save The Day

I will tell you what, robot vacuums are a lifesaver for me.  I have one that just I just use to vacuum carpets and it only cost $25 at a church rummage sale. I love it for keeping up on pet hair! I also have a combo robot vacuum that mops the floor with a microfiber cloth and sweeps so it’s even MORE fabulous. I love hardwood floors and I’m lazy so it’s beyond perfection.  We would never mop our floors and now it looks like we keep up on it every day! 10/10 stars!   

Clean Your Toilet Bowl with a Can of Coke

Coke is not only a refreshing drink but also a powerful cleaner for your toilets. The carbonation and acidity of Coke can help dissolve limescale, rust, and stains in your toilet bowl. Pour a can of Coke into your toilet and let it sit for an hour or overnight if possible. Then flush it away and scrub lightly with a toilet brush if needed.

Rain-X and Shower Sprays Do It For You

My husband thought of this before we even saw that Rain-X actually has a shower spray!  But, it worked!  He sprayed it on all the glass and fixtures and it repelled the water and kept it from getting those spots all over it.  Also, we use other brands to keep mold away!  There are sprays that you use in tubs and showers tiles as soon as you’re done.  It works along with the warm water I guess but basically keeps you from having to scrub the grout!

Dryer Sheets For Baseboards

When I’m going to the bathroom and look down at how dusty the floor and baseboards look, I run in and grab a dryer sheet (What? That’s when I notice ha!).  You can clean all of it up and make it smell fresh in a minute or two. And, it helps repel dust so that means less cleaning later!

Easy Microwave Cleaning

microwave that has old food splattered all over it with a white bowl sitting inside

Microwave a bowl of water so it steams. That makes all those hardened foods wipe off easily with just a paper towel. No wasting time and energy scrubbing grime.

Maximizing Your Dishwasher’s Utility

A dishwasher is already the best cleaning invention for lazy people.  But, you can be using it to clean so much more than just dishes!  Take advantage of it. You can clean shoes, toys, light switch covers, and much more! Be sure to secure smaller items in a dishwasher-safe basket.

Baking Soda Deodorant for Garbage Disposal

Keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh with baking soda. This simple DIY trick can keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean.

Convenient DIY Stain Remover

My mom swears by Spray N Wash, and it is good, but I run out of it forget to buy it all the time.

Having an option to DIY a really good stain remover like this one from My Frugal Adventures is a really good thing.

I’d keep a jug of this by the washing machine. Actually, also keep a spray bottle of it in the bathroom, too. Because it is probably best to get the stain as quickly as possible. And it’s easier to remember to do it when you’re changing than when you’re trekking down to the laundry room.

Clean Up Glitter with Play-Doh

This hack might surprise you, but crafters and people with kids have discovered that a simple ball of Play-Doh can pick up stubborn glitter spills. Just press the Play-Doh onto the glitter, and it will stick to it, cleaning up the mess without hassle.

Keep The Fridge Clean

Refrigerator liners prevent needing to clean at all.  I love not cleaning!  These fridge liners from Amazon are non-slip and washable.  So, if you do spill stuff in the fridge you won’t have to worry about cleaning or having to replace the lining.  Or, you can DIY the liners by using plastic wrap to line your fridge and freezer shelves! 

Foil for Fewer Dishes

Chicken fillet baked with tomatoes and cheese on a baking sheet with foil. Delicious healthy food. Lifestyle. Flat lay. Top view. Wooden background. Female hand

I’m not going to lie, I’m super lazy.  So, I put foil down on my baking sheets no matter what I am baking in the oven.  That way I don’t have to wash the pan ever!  Woo hoo!  I also like to use it in my air fryer basket too!  Line everything you don’t want to wash; you can buy crockpot liners and oven bags too.   

Maximizing Your Dishwasher’s Utility

Childrens toys lie in the dishwasher., cleaning ideas for lazy people

A dishwasher is already the best cleaning invention for lazy people.  But, you can be using it to clean so much more than just dishes!  Take advantage of it.  You can clean shoes, toys, light switch covers, and much more! Be sure to secure smaller items in a dishwasher-safe basket.

Lemon Dishwasher Detergent

This is the perfect diy cleaning hack for those people who are too lazy to run to the store when they are out of dishwasher detergent (or people who prefer natural products!).  There have been so many times my husband has yelled out to me, “Can you make that dishwasher stuff again because we’re out?”. 

Check out this DIY Lemon Dishwasher Detergent from Bren Did.

Cleaning Hack For Ovens

If your oven is covered with baked-on food and grease stains, you don’t need to use harsh chemicals or run the self-cleaning feature that can stink up your whole house. You can use baking soda and vinegar to make a natural oven cleaner that works wonders. First, remove any loose crumbs from the oven and spray some water on the surfaces. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the areas you want to clean and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. Next, spray some vinegar on the baking soda and watch it fizz up. Finally, wipe off the mixture with a damp cloth or sponge. This makes oven cleaning a lot easier than usual!

No Scrubbing Shower Head Cleaning

I use this hack so I don’t have to take hours scrubbing the hard water and soap scum myself. All you need is a plastic bag and a cup of vinegar (well and a rubber band or hair tie).  Let it soak while you sleep!

Get Your Blender Clean with Minimal Effort

Make your blender clean itself by adding some dish soap and warm water and turning it on. I remember I bought a Vitamix blender because they said that you aren’t supposed to wash it by hand or anything. I’m so ridiculous that I got excited about a self-cleaning blender.  Obviously, you can probably clean any blender with that same minimal effort!  

Broom The Bathroom Tub

There’s a secret weapon to cleaning your tub and shower without breaking your back.

It’s your broom!

Check out the details from Eve Lifestyle. This method will make you not hate cleaning the bathroom so much, I promise!

Shoes Off for a Cleaner Home

front door with a rug and shoes stacked up in bins, cleaning for lazy people

Implement a no-shoe policy indoors. An EPA study of homes where a doormat was added at the entrance and shoes were taken off before entering showed a 60 percent reduction of lead dust, allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants in the home.

In wrapping up, we hope these hassle-free cleaning hacks for lazy people have inspired you to conquer those dreaded chores with minimal effort. By using these smart strategies, you can maintain a clean, healthy environment without breaking a sweat. Remember, cleaning doesn’t always have to be labor-intensive or time-consuming. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, even the most chore-averse among us can enjoy a spotless home. So, whether it’s wiping down your blinds or maximizing your dishwasher’s potential, these cleaning hacks are sure to make your life easier.

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