17 Cleaning Hacks That Are Absolutely Perfect For Lazy People

Cleaning up your apartment is a necessary evil. On the one hand, you can't live in your filth (or shouldn't, at least) but on the other hand, cleaning up is kind of exhausting and generally doesn't feature in people's lists of "Things I Like To Do To Relax."

If you can relate to that sentiment, fear not! Here are several great cleaning tips and tricks specifically for lazy people.

1. Use a lint roller to dust lampshades, shelves, and mantles.


2. Wear "Swiffer Socks" to dust the floor.


Those fuzzy, incredibly cozy socks are also great for picking up dust from the floor! 

3. Use fewer dishes.


Instead of making more dirty dishes that you'll have to wash, try to eat out of the original container whenever possible.

4. Line baking trays with foil before baking anything for easy cleanup after.


5. Use furniture polish to put a shine on anything.


Just don't do the floor - it'll become too slippery.

6. Seriously, stop making dishes!


I'd like to shake hands with the mad genius who devised this.


7. Use liquid shower gel instead of soap to avoid soap scum buildup in the tub.


Since body wash is technically a detergent, it's formulated to prevent the buildup caused by fats and oils in soap.

8. Pick up crumbs with tape.


9. Clean the blender by blending soap and water.


10. Use plastic food wrap to make clean-up easier.


11. Disinfect your sponge and clean your microwave all at once.


Nuke a damp sponge on high to kill bacteria. The steamy vapor from the sponge will help loosen up stuck-on nastiness.

12. Tape a dryer sheet over an air conditioner to freshen up the room.


13. Keep some cleaning liquid in the bottom of the toilet brush holder.



14. You can wash a ton of stuff in your dishwasher.


If you're lucky enough to have one, that is. Here's a full list of things you can wash in a dishwasher.

15. Clean greasy, gunky gas burners by sealing them in a plastic bag full of ammonia.


Leave overnight, then wipe with a sponge.

16. Clean your coffee maker by running a brew cycle using equal parts water and white vinegar.

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17. Soak non-toxic, biodegradable dryer sheets in a pan to remove stuck-on messes.


No fuss, no muss!


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