Simplify your life with these Lazy Girl House Cleaning Hacks! Get your home sparkling clean in a fraction of the time with these home cleaning hacks for the entire house.
Lazy Girl House Cleaning Hacks
Cleaning hacks are everywhere and for a good reason! I wanted to share some of my most effective lazy girl cleaning hacks you got to try! These lazy girl cleaning hacks will get the job done, and leave your house sparkling, with minimal effort on your part!
I love a clean home, but I will be honest, I don't always want to take the time to clean it. Here are some house cleaning hacks that will get your home smelling and looking fresh in a hurry!
Cleaning Hacks for the Kitchen
1. Garbage Disposal
Run lemon, lime or orange peels down your garbage disposal to help freshen up and remove odors. If you don't have any citrus fruit on hand, do ice cubes and a citrus essential oil. This will help eliminate any lingering odors. Flush with water, and repeat as needed!
2. Citric Acid in Dishwasher
Call me crazy, but this lazy girl hack right here works. Add a tablespoon of citric acid into the wash, and it will leave your plates, pans, and glasses sparkling! No need to run to the store for expensive water spot treatments, use this tip!
3. Cleaning Dishwasher
On the topic of dishwashers, here is a straightforward way to clean your dishwasher. Just place a bowl of vinegar in a bowl on the top rack of your dishwasher. Run on the hottest setting empty, to help deodorize and disinfect your dishwasher. Do this once a month to keep it nice and clean.
4. Oven Rack
If you had a mess in your oven, take your oven racks and place them in a tub with hot water and soap. Then toss in one to two dryer sheets and let it soak overnight or for at least one hour. Then go and wipe away any residue left on the racks. Rinse, dry, and place back in the oven! No scrubbing required.
5. Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
One part vegetable oil to two parts baking soda. Make a thick paste, apply to cabinets and scrub clean. It will freshen and remove gunk instantly leaving your cabinets looking like new.
6. Garbage Can
Scrunch up old newspaper and place at the bottom of your trash cans. Then as you toss trash, the paper will help catch odors and if you have a spill, it will help to absorb it. When dirty just toss and replace with new.
7. Glass Stove Top
Sprinkle baking soda all over your stove top, and then in a bottle pour white distilled vinegar. Spritz it over the baking soda to let it fizz a little bit, which will help break up any stuck-on messes. Then soak a towel in hot water, ring it out, and place over the cooktop, and let it sit till it cools. Then wipe away and clean the glass stove top. This will remove any gunk, and you can repeat as needed.
Don't waste an hour cleaning your microwave. Here is an easy microwave cleaning hack with just two steps! This might be the easiest of the house cleaning hacks.
9. Stove Burners
Place your stove burners in a gallon bag with some ammonia, and seal it up. This will work hard at removing any buildup on your burners. Once it is clean, rinse clean and pat dry before placing back on the stove.
10. Fridge Liners
If you want to use cling wrap to line the shelves in your fridge. This is a great way to catch any spills that might happen, so when you need to do a quick clean just pull up the cling wrap and toss, and lay down new!
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
11. Cleaning Tub
Don't break your back, grab a broom and a rag. Wrap the rag around the end of the broom, so it is secured around the bristles. You can use a rubber band or clips to secure the cloth.
Then use this to scrub the sides and walls of your tub. No more bending over to wash away any grime that might be in your tub and shower!
I also like using Magic Erasers to clean the tub! They have ones that are made just for tubs so there's some foaming action too. It can be tempting to use them on everything after you see the magic but don't use Magic Erasers on these things.
12. Plastic Shower Curtains
Run them in the washer on warm to hot water. Use detergent as usual, and then air dry. This is a great way to clean them and reuse them vs. buying new each time you go to replace them. Just don't put it in the dryer, as it will melt them.
13. Toilet Bowl Cleaner Hack
Use toilet bowl cleaner with bleach in your tub to work on any grout in your tile that needs cleaned or edges that are looking grimy. It is thick and will coat well, and do its magic. After five to ten minutes just rinse clean and use a toilet brush to wipe away any residue.
14. Toilet Brush Cleaner
At the bottom of your toilet bowl brush pour in some of your floor cleaner so it will help disinfect your toilet brush in between uses. Then after so many uses, dump out the container and fill with new cleaner.
15. Exhaust Fans
Use the canned air for keyboards to clean your exhaust fans in the bathroom. Just spray and watch the dust fly away. This is the first thing I use when I go to clean the bathroom as it will fall all over the floor and make a mess! That's the opposite of what we want with house cleaning hacks.
16. Limescale On Shower Heads
Take a sealable bag and fill with vinegar. Place over the showerhead and secure it on with a rubber band, and allow your shower head to soak in the vinegar for at least one hour. This is going to break down the scale, and when it is done, you can rinse for a clean shower head.
This method works on stainless steel sinks too. Just wrap a towel around the areas that need help, pour vinegar onto the towel to soak, and then wipe away residue. Make sure that it's actually stainless steel and not plastic that looks like it. Otherwise, it will eat away the finish.
Tips For Any Room Of Home
Use a broom with a microfiber cloth wrapped around the end to easily wipe away your walls and baseboards without breaking your back. It will help pull up any dirt and dust that is down there.
18. Clean Blinds
Take tongs and wrap microfiber clothes around each tong and secure with clip or rubber band, Then use the tongs to wipe away and hold each part of the blind!
19. Swiffer Sweeper
Use a soft sock or even microfiber cloth to wrap around the base of the sweeper. Then use this to easily wipe walls, baseboards, and even floors in your home. If it gets dirty, toss in the wash and re-use later!
Use a lint roller to pick up any dust that is lingering on your lampshades! It is quick and, trust me, works like a charm!
21. Freshen Up House with Dryer Sheet
If you have guests arriving soon and want your home smelling a bit fresher, grab some dryer sheets. Place over your vents in the home, so when your heat or cool air kicks on it will release a fresh and clean smell into your home. It is straightforward to do, and no one will notice.
22. Ceiling Fans
Take a pillowcase and hang over one of the blades and use it to wipe away any dust and dirt that has built up. The gunk will fall right into the bottom part of the pillowcase instead of falling to the floor. This means less mess and clean up after.
23. Microfiber Furniture
Take rubbing alcohol and spritz onto your microfiber furniture. Then use a scrub brush and gently buff your furniture. Let it dry completely, then with a dry brush wipe over it to help freshen it up. I do recommend testing to ensure this won't harm your microfiber as some have been treated for stains and you don't want to harm the protective layer that has been added.
24. Pet Hair
Grab a rubber glove and wipe over your furniture to pull up any cat or dog hair that is lingering. I know it sounds crazy, but this hack right here works well. You can also use a squeegee to pull up hair from furniture fast as well.
25. Mattress Cleaner
I know we are supposed to clean our mattress every three months. Here is an effortless way to get your bed fresh and clean.
Take 1/2 cup of baking soda and ten drops of your favorite essential oil. I like to use lavender or peppermint. Mix it, and then sprinkle all over your stripped mattress.
Let it sit for twenty minutes, and then come in with a vacuum and sweep it up. This will freshen and deodorize your mattress.
26. Clean Window Tracks
Sprinkle baking soda all over the track of the window. Then carefully pour vinegar over the baking soda, it will fizz. Once the fizzing has stopped, grab a rag and wipe away the mess. It works great at removing all the stuck on dirt and grime!
27. Use the Bissell CrossWave
This house cleaning hack was sponsored by Best Buy. The Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max is perfect for all surfaces. It's safe and effective for use on tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed wood floors, and more. One tool to clean all of your floors! Talk about a game changer for parents of pets…and kids.
So you're vacuuming and mopping at the same time without cords. Talk about a time-saving house cleaning hack!
Sometimes I find I have to go back over baseboards to get hair that gets stuck underneath. But the Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max easily picks up pet hair that gathers along baseboards and in the corners of your home.
I also love that when it's connected to Wi-Fi cand using the BISSELL Connect app, you can get helpful alerts, maintenance tracking, and even usage tips. This means you can see when the last time you cleaned your floors was and adjust your schedule as needed.
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What are your favorite lazy-girl house cleaning hacks?