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    18 Low-Effort Cleaning Products To Try If You're Lazy But Can't Stand Mess

    For when you love a clean house, but I mean, not enough to actually clean.

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    1. These drain sticks will literally clean your plug holes for you.

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    The enzymes in these drain sticks are designed to break down the grease and gunk in your drains! They'll break down slowly over time, providing a steady, constant stream of anti-gunk enzymes to fight the gross stuff with zero effort from you. Plus, customers say they leave a really nice smell behind them!

    Price: £5 for a pack of 12.

    2. Save so much time scrubbing the base of your oven with these Teflon mats!

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    Just pop these in the bottom of your oven so that they can catch stains, crumbs, and grease! When they're used up, just wash them by hand with washing-up liquid.

    Price: £5.49 for two mats.

    3. This Bin Buddy powder will absorb all the excess liquid in your bin liners, so you won't have to mop up any leaks.

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    Just 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 (we love as multipurpose product!)

    Price: £3.49.

    4. Is your kettle full of limescale? Try this descaler – the only effort it requires is dropping it into your kettle!

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    You can just drop this descaler into your kettle, turn it on, and wait ten minutes for it to work its magic! It'll get rid of the limescale buildup in your kettle in literally minutes, so your cuppa will reach its scale-free potential.

    Price: £1.92.

    5. These tablets will deep-clean your flask or coffee machine in no time without the scrubbing.

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    Just chuck one of these in your flask and leave them to work their magic. When they dissolve, they release enzymes that break down grime and buildup in your flasks or coffee machine, so all you'll have to do is empty the water when they're done and rinse! Customers say they're really fast-acting and effective.

    Price: £6.92 for ten.

    6. Rather than letting your drains get full of hair and eventually block up, consider buying this Tubshroom instead.

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    If you've got long hair or even if you just cook a lot, this Tubshroom is great! It fits into your plug and catches anything that falls down it, wrapping loose hairs and more around its mesh centre. You can simply remove this thing and wipe the core down when it's used up!

    Price: £14.99.

    7. Silicone counter gap covers exist. Did you know about this? I did not know about this.

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    I have needed this product for years and didn't know it existed! The gaps between your oven and your countertops are a giant trap for crumbs, dust, stains, and more, and because they're so narrow, it can be really hard to properly get into cleaning them. These counter covers solve that problem in a low-fuss, minimal-effort way! (Of course, they're waterproof and heat-resistant too.)

    Price: £7.99 for two.

    8. You could spend forever scrubbing the sides of your microwave to get the stains off, or you could try this Angry Mama microwave cleaner, which loosens the gunk for you!

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    Just add some water, vinegar, and a couple of drops of lemon juice (to give it 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: £6.68.

    9. Good cleaning wipes are a lazy/clean person's dream.

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    Cleaning wipes are just so incredibly easy to use, so it's no wonder they're really popular! These ones from Clinelle are made with input from doctors, so you know they'll really banish bad bacteria.

    Price: £7.20 for 200 wipes.

    10. Sick of scrubbing the tiles in your bathroom to get rid of mould and buildup? With this mould remover spray, you won't have to!

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    Just leave this foaming spray on your mouldy tiles or grouting for a couple of minutes and scrub it off to reveal perfect mildew-free surfaces. It works on your grouting as well!

    Price: £8.49.

    11. I mean, they call 'em Magic Erasers for a reason.

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    Got a stain on your walls? Magic Eraser. Streaky, lustre-less taps? Magic Eraser. These things really do it all (or at least, they do a lot of things, from scrubbing sinks to polishing jewellery.) Just add water to one of these, squeeze off the excess, and clean! No wonder customers love this one!

    Price: £5.99 for 12.

    12. These hob covers will protect your cooker from spills and stains.

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    Hobs can get very gross very, very quickly, especially if you cook a lot. Not only are spills and leaks super common, the proximity to heat means any stains you get on your hob are really likely to become burned on! These covers will save you so much time – just stick them onto your burner to protect the surface beneath, and you can easily remove and wash them when they get a bit grubby.

    Price: £9.99 for eight.

    13. Some rim blocks will help to keep your loo fresh between scrubs.

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    If you apply one of these 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. I mean, can you think of anything easier?

    Price: £1.

    14. Are the bottom of your fridge drawers always getting slimy? Try these covers!

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    The dreaded Fridge Slime is a menace that affects us all. Removing drawers, taking out shelves, and emptying your fridge for a deep clean is a massive hassle, though! Save time and effort with one of these covers, which you can easily remove and wash whenever you want.

    Price: £9.99 for ten.

    15. It's hard to overstate how much a dry microfibre cloth can do for your surfaces.

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    For a lot of streaks and marks, you actually don't need a spray or anything specialist. Mirrors, tiles, and metal can be really easily polished with one of these, because they apply pressure really evenly to surfaces, so they won't leave streaks.

    Price: £6.46 for ten.

    16. You could spend ages cleaning out your compost bin when you empty it. Or, you could just buy these biodegradable bin liners instead!

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    The slightly gross buildup that can happen in your compost bin is awful to clean. These biodegradable liners provide an eco-friendly solution! They're made from corn starch, so they'll decompose along with your banana peels.

    Price: £7.59 for 120 liners.

    17. If you rely on your dishwasher to function, you can't go wrong with this dishwasher cleaner.

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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!

    Price: £3.47.

    18. A robot vacuum cleaner is the ultimate no-effort cleaning hack!

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    Just leave this thing to run while you're at work and come back home to hoovered, dust-free floors! The suction power is great on this thing, and it's really quiet as well.

    Price: £133.79.

    Looking for even more cleaning inspo? Check out our list of products I, an ex-cleaner, think everyone needs, or some things that will help deep-clean the grossest parts of your kitchen.