There really are times when we can’t help but get swayed by our lazy tendencies, leaving the house in such a mess. If you badly want to learn how to stop being lazy, you need to simply make a decision to be more committed to making your home a better and cleaner place to live in.
And the next big step to cure laziness is to make cleaning easier for yourself. Skip the complicated cleaning process and simplify everything with extra handy cleaning hacks. The tips below are easy whiffs that you can use to make your life better and make cleaning extra workable.
- Clean microwaves in a jiffy using a lemon – A dirty microwave is not a problem if you have a lemon. You will need a bowl of water with 2 lemon halves. Put the bowl in the microwave for 3 minutes on high. To let the steam loosen the gunk in the microwave, keep it closed for 5 minutes and then wipe away.
- Use water, vinegar, and baking soda for burnt pans and pots – For scorched pans and pots, you need to boil equal parts of water and vinegar in the pan or pot. After boiling and removing it from heat, add some baking soda, pour everything out and scrub.
- Iron nasty carpet stains – Remove a carpet stain by spraying a mixture of water and vinegar. Then, put a damp cloth over it and place an iron on steam settings for 30 seconds.
- Keep a box of dryer sheets in your home– You can make the most out of your used dryer sheets by using them to clean dusty areas. Moreover, you can remove a weird smell in your room if you tape one on your air conditioner.
- Use a plastic bag for food waste when you cook – It is quite time-consuming to go to the garbage from time to time when you cook. Thus, you should keep a plastic bag within reach to easily dump food peelings and other wastes.
- Buy an air filter to prevent dust from accumulating – You will notice less dust settling when a new filter is installed. Furthermore, you and your family can breathe better.
- Use a lint roller and tape for dirt particles – A lint roller is effective for removing pet hair from your couch and cleaning backpacks. You can utilize tape for dirt and dust by stretching and pushing down a piece of tape onto the surface and pulling it up to collect the gunk.
- Use a timer for your cleaning duties – Although a timer is not a tool for cleaning, it can definitely be used as a hack. What it does is it gives you the feeling of starting and finishing your task before the alarm goes off.
- Clean a blender without dismantling it – No need to go through the tortuous way of rinsing your blender. Just add hot water and dish washing soap and turn it on. Do this repeatedly until every part is shiny.
- Choose the right doormat to have cleaner floors – Consider the location, size, and thickness when choosing a mat. By putting one inside and another one outside the entryways of your house, you can cut down time cleaning your floors. This is especially for those who find a hard time cleaning and polishing their marble floors.
- Have bathroom cleaner, sponge, and squeegee inside your shower – With these things easily accessible, you can readily spend some time cleaning every time you shower. Use the squeegee to wipe your bathroom walls and glass after you take a bath.
- Rinse burners without much effort in scrubbing – This cleaning method seems impossible, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. You just have to put each burner in a plastic zipper storage bag with ¼ cup of ammonia overnight. Next morning, you will have burners that are as easy as 1, 2, 3 to clean.
- Wrap your shower head in a plastic bag – Before you dispose of your filthy shower head, you better read this strategy. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and place it in over your shower head by tying it with a rubber band overnight. You can easily wipe all the grime off in the morning.
- Use your dishwasher to clean anything – A dishwasher is the perfect home appliance for lazy people. It does not only clean dishes but also shoes, baseball caps, garden tools, small toys, keyboards, and many others.
Knowing how to stop being lazy and how to keep your home shipshape is not rocket science. You must try these cleaning tricks to enjoy a more effortless way of keeping that tidy and neat home even lazy people fancy.
Ethan Johnson—Blogger and Home Improvement Enthusiast
Ethan Johnson has headed several blog sites including Man of Family. His main passion is woodworking and DIY home improvement projects. He shares all his experience online and continually aims to find the latest and most effective techniques and strategies to make better DIY projects.