Lazy Cleaning Tips for Busy People
This is giving you permission to be lazy. Life is busy and exhausting and cleaning is important… but not at the expense of all your free time. So, spend 20 minutes making your house look cleaner, then have a cup of tea.
Vacuum more than just the floor
A vacuum cleaner – and all its attachments- are awesome for cleaning shortcuts. A quick five minute whizz around the house and it’s amazing how much cleaner the whole place looks. Use the fluffy attachment to dust the top of electrical sockets, skirting and (if you can get it high enough) window sills and door frames. Then, the upholstery attachment is great for a quick swipe over the couch and chairs- easily removing crumbs, fur and debris. If you have a telescopic attachment, it’s great for removing spiderwebs on the ceiling (and spiders, if you’re not keen on dealing with them in any other way).
Stop your fridge from smelling awful
Pop a small container with a few tablespoons of baking soda in the fridge. The ultimate lazy cleaning hack, it absorbs smells with no effort from you!
Make the house smell nice
Dust has a certain musty smell, and we don’t notice it in our own homes as we become accustomed to it. But isn’t it amazing on the warm summer days how lovely the house smells after being open to the sunshine all day! We can’t replicate that in the middle of winter, but use a lovely naturally scented cleaner (our customers love our warm cinnamon and tangerine surface cleaner) to wipe down surfaces and the house will smell delicious (and clean).
Lazy cleaning for windows
Washing windows is one of the most painful cleaning tasks possible. If you can, it’s best just to pay someone else to do it. Failing that, a spray of white vinegar and a microfiber cloth removes dust and greasy fingerprints easily. It makes the house look surprisingly cleaner and brighter.
And if you ever need some cleaning motivation, watch a few episodes of Hoarders, you’ll suddenly find cleaning a much more attractive prospect.