Not all of us are relieved to get the spring cleaning under way, some people just can’t bear the thought of getting the scrubbing brush out. In fact, it fills them with so much dread they often put it off until it’s in pretty dire need of a deep clean. Does that sound like you?
We’ve listed 7 hacks that will save you time and effort, and ensure you still get the house looking good again without losing your rag. So, if you’re a bit lazy when it comes to cleaning try these shortcuts for easy, peasy, breezy cleaning.
Clean the shower while you clean yourself
When you take a shower you’re scrubbing, shaving, singing … why not wash the tiles and door while you’re at it. It’ll save you precious time and you’ll end up doing it more regularly (assuming you also wash yourself regularly). Top tip: white vinegar is very effective and safe. Or if you’re feeling super sloth-like, opt for a chemical-free, no-wiper cleaner.
Wash more than just your dishes in the dishwasher
Your dishwasher likely already saves you a lot of effort cleaning the plates but it’s probably even more useful than you give it credit for. For example, did you know as well sparkling the pots and pans, it can sanitise other household objects too? Chuck in anything from grubby toys to wellies and tools.
Outsource the vacuuming to AI
A vacuum robot will make light work of your household cleaning and all while you’re sitting on your backside. Simply apply the setting to the room you’re cleaning and a 3-stage system complete with sensors will focus on cleaning the areas where it’s needed most. Imagine how much extra Netflix you could watch now you don’t need to do any vacuuming or sweeping.
Hide the leftover takeaway evidence
When you’ve had a food explosion don’t worry about scrubbing crusted on food from the inside of your microwave. Simply pour two cups of water and ½ cup of vinegar into a bowl and nuke it for three minutes on full power. Then wipe it away, and not only is your microwave squeaky clean, but the smell of leftovers will be gone too.
Toasty toes and flawless floors
While the weather is still on the cold side you can double up on cleaning and keeping your feet cosy and warm by wearing fluffy socks to catch the dust. Imagine being able to say you’ve been cleaning the house all day without putting in ANY extra effort. If you want to step it up a notch, there’s even pairs of specially made microfibre cleaning slippers around.
Motorise your dusting
If you’re always on the move, invest in a motorised duster. It promises to make dusting faster and easier, and even more fun. Battery-operated, the lightweight device spins with the push of a button, meaning all you need to do is hold it in position – with no extra arm work!
Line everything with foil
Place aluminium foil on the shelf below or on top of the baking tray when cooking and you’ll never have to clean the oven again (or, at least a lot less). If you’re a lazy pro, you can even invest in hob and oven liners that protect both surfaces from stray dirt.