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    Posted on May 17, 2020

    24 Low-Effort Cleaning Products For If You’re Really Tidy But Also Really Tired

    Yes, I want a clean house, and no, I don't want to clean my house. We exist.

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    1. Let's face it, nobody ever wants to clean their plug holes. These drain sticks will keep them clear for you!

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    These sticks are packed full of enzymes that break down the gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve, leaving behind a fresh smell and clearer plug holes – all you'll have to do is put 'em in and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £9.99 for 72 drain sticks.

    2. These oven liners will keep your cooker clean after you've scrubbed it.

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    They can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and you can just remove them and wash them with washing-up liquid when they get a bit grimy. I was going to say "I'll take two", but they already come in pairs (yes, please).

    Price: £7.29.

    3. If you've got mould on your walls, ceilings, or grout, this highly effective mould remover spray might just be what you're looking for.

    Before and after picture of grimy grouting and clean grouting
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    Just leave this foaming spray on your mouldy tiles, walls, or grouting for up to an hour and scrub it off to reveal perfect mildew-free surfaces.

    Price: £5.00.

    4. If you're sick of having to clean your bin or floors due to leaks in your bin liners, this Bin Buddy powder is perfect. It's designed to absorb all the excess moisture in your bin bags!

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    Pour some of this powder into your bin, and it'll soak up any liquids that are in there! Its citronella scent not only makes your bins smell better, it could help to repel flies as well!

    Price: £2.61.

    5. This under-the-counter bin will make cleaning up while you're cooking so much easier. It folds flat when it's not in use!

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    You can hang this handy AF bin almost everywhere, and because it's expandable, this bin won't take up space when it's not in use. It's the perfect way to dispose of crumbs, vegetable peels, flour, and more as you food prep without having to worry about dropping them on your way from the counter to your usual bin!

    Price: £16.99.

    6. If your kettle is in need of a good clean, this drop-in descaler bag will do it for you in a matter of minutes.

    A before and after picture of a mug of tea half covered in limescale and half clear
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    You can just drop this descaler bag into your kettle, turn it on, and wait ten minutes for it to work its magic. You'll be able to pour the limescale from your kettle out along with the water once it's done!

    Price: £2.61.

    7. This mug-cleaning powder will help to transform dirty and stained mugs in no time.

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    The powder inside will wear away the stains and marks from buildup without damaging the mug's surface underneath, and it won't leave a bad taste or odour behind either.

    Price: £6.38.

    8. These biodegradable liners will help to keep the inside of your compost bin clean.

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    If the inside of your compost bin is looking a little slimy, these biodegradable liners provide an eco-friendly solution! They're made from corn starch, so they'll decompose along with your banana peels.

    Price: £4.99 for 50.

    9. Keep your sink clean on an everyday basis – rather than waiting for it to get grimy and then deep-cleaning it – by using this tap extender.

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    It's made from durable and rust-resistant chrome, and because the head is designed to add extra pressure to the water that leaves it, you'll be able to properly ~get into~ all those corners of your sink you can never usually reach. This attachment is perfect for washing veg, too!

    Price: £9.99.

    10. If you rely on your dishwasher, you'll probably want to keep it clean so it can run as smoothly as possible. This powder is a great way to remove buildup and grime!

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    Limescale can build up quickly in your dishwasher, especially if you live in a hard water area! Even if you don't, soap scum and product buildup is a problem for lots of dishwashers. These cleaning tablets help to clear that stuff out completely – just put the powder in your dishwasher and let it run a cycle.

    Price: £4.70.

    11. Keep your loo fresh with these Duck gel discs.

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    If you apply one of these gel discs to the rim of your toilet bowl, it'll release a fresh smell and some helpful cleaning liquid into your loo every time you flush. Plus, there's a handy push applicator included in the pack for added hygiene.

    Price: £6.43 for six discs and an applicator.

    12. Keep the top of your cooker clean the easy way with these hob covers.

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    Hobs can get very gross very, very quickly, especially if you cook a lot. These covers will help to shield them from stains and spills – just stick them onto your burner to protect the surface beneath. You can easily remove and wash them in the sink or dishwasher whenever you need to.

    Price: £9.99 for 12.

    13. Magic Eraser sponges have honestly earned their name – these bad boys do everything.

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    These sponges are the perfect low-hassle way to tackle a whole range of cleaning tasks, from scrubbing sinks to polishing taps and cleaning walls. Just add water to one of these sponges, squeeze off the excess, and clean the affected area!

    Price: £5.56 for ten sponges.

    14. Remove hair and more from your drains by using these hair catchers.

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    The two different sizes fit into a variety of drains, catching anything that falls down them and wrapping loose hairs and more around its mesh centre. You can simply remove these and wipe the cores down when they're getting mucky.

    Price: £6.99 for two.

    15. Get your microwave sparkling with this Angry Mama cleaner.

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    Just add some water, vinegar, and a couple of drops of lemon juice (for a fresh scent) to this cleaner, pop it in your microwave, turn it on for about five minutes, and voila, the steam should have loosened all the gunk from your microwave! Then you'll just have to wipe the sides down with a paper towel or a cloth for that perfect, low-effort sparkle.

    Price: £3.43.

    16. This twister mop has a spinning drain mechanism in the bucket, so you'll be able to dry your floors faster (the most annoying part of mopping TBH).

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    The machine-washable microfibre head of the mop is made from highly-absorbent strips, and the drain inside the mop bucket spins when you push down on the foot pedal that powers it. You'll have drier floors faster with this mop, and the mop head won't stay soggy for ages after use either!

    Price: £29.20.

    17. These shower cloths have suction cups in their corners, so they'll be within easy reach of your unit all the time.

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    The best (and easiest) time to wash your shower down is just after you've used it, when steam has loosened existing stains and buildup and soap spills haven't hardened yet. These cloths work using only water, which is pretty handy considering they're designed to be used in a shower!

    Price: £7.40 for two.

    18. Transform your shower head with ease by using this limescale remover.

    Before and after pic of a half-dirty and half-clean shower head
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    Just spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out. Leave it on there for up to five minutes for maximum results! After that, you'll just have to wipe the foam away to reveal a clean surface underneath (ugh, how satisfying).

    Price: £3.00.

    19. Descale your taps easily and effectively with this (low-key genius) gadget.

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    It's hard to properly clean your taps, because their shape makes it hard to properly submerge the spout in cleaning fluid. This handy tool means you'll be able to submerge your taps in descaler for as long as you like for easy and ~thorough~ cleaning!

    Price: £4.85.

    20. You'll be able to really get into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies with this set of two brushes.

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    This pack of two has all you'll need to tackle a variety of surfaces. The brush heads include a stiff-bristled rectangular shape for cleaning things like grouting, a very thin, pointed brush for super narrow spaces, and a smaller, flat-top brush for cleaning spots like the rim around your taps.

    Price: £5.79 for two.

    21. Clean multiple strips of your blinds at once with this handy tool.

    Cleaning brush with multiple microfibre-covered arms
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    You can squeeze or relax the handle depending on how close together or far apart the strips of your blinds are! The microfibre coverings on the arms of this cleaner will pick up even the smallest pieces of dust, and they're removable and machine-washable too. Plus, there's a handy brush at the end for any fine detail work you need to tackle!

    Price: £4.98.

    22. The gap between your countertops and oven can be a real dirt trap, and it's hard to clean that lil' gap properly once it gets dirty. These silicone strips are designed to fill that gap and prevent spillages!

    Silicone cover sealing gaps between hob and countertop
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    You can trim these strips to fit the width of your countertops, and because they're heat-resistant up to 230°C, you won't have to worry about them getting burned. The material is waterproof and stain-resistant too – you can wipe these down when those inevitable spills happen!

    Price: £8.99 for two.

    23. Keep your machines clean in the most low-effort way possible with these microwave and fridge wipes.

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    They're specifically made with fridge and microwave surfaces in mind, so they'll tackle the usual mess that comes with cooking and storing food without affecting the food friendliness of your surfaces.

    Price: £5.90.

    24. Make one of the hardest-to-clean areas in your home look impeccable with this carpet-cleaning powder from Vanish.

    Clean patch of dirty carpet following the head of a vaccuum cleaner
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    Sprinkle this stuff over your carpet, wait for about twenty minutes for it to settle in (because it's a powder and not a liquid, you won't have to wait for ages 'til it's dry), and then just vacuum the powder up along with all the worked-in grime and dirt it's absorbed. Sounds super satisfying, right?!

    Price: £9.99.