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    25 Things For Anyone Who's Lazy But Also Wants A Clean House

    Elbow grease is overrated, having a clean place is not.

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    1. A pack of washing machine-cleaning tablets because we know you're not going to get down on your hands and knees and actually clean out the drum yourself. And why would you with these resources?!

    Designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. Tablet dissolves slowly, lasting throughout the entire wash cycle and breaking up residue better than bleach. Safe to use with front-load washing machines, top- load washing machines, high efficiency (HE), and conventional washers. Recommended for monthly use.

    Promising review: "This is the only product I use to clean my HE washer. It does a fantastic job. Easy to use. Just throw a tablet in, start the cleaning cycle, and in less than an hour you've got a really clean washing machine." —NavyWife2006

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    2. A pack of foaming garbage disposer tablets so your biggest kitchen helper can keep running on 100 instead of ruining your day.

    Freshens and leaves disposer, sink, and kitchen smelling clean. Made with natural ingredients, and safe for drain, disposer, and septic. Use weekly to maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent build-up and odors, and extend the life of the disposer.

    Promising review: "It actually worked! So my kitchen started smelling a bit and I figured it was my garbage disposal, so I bought this and it was so easy to use. You just drop a packet inside the disposal, turn on your sink with a little bit of hot water and turn on your disposal, and after a couple of minutes it should be clean. I figured it was my disposal because my kitchen doesn't have that funky smell anymore." —Max Power

    Get a four-use pack from Amazon for $6.46.

    3. An angry mama who'll loosen up the grime from your microwave surfaces so it'll look like you don't actually eat microwave popcorn for dinner three times a week.

    Fill with water and vinegar to produce steam. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Super easy to use with clear instructions. I'm not a messy person and my microwave isn't extremely dirty, but I've always had remnants stuck to the top and sides that I couldn't scrub off. First time I used it and my microwave (which is now about 10 years old) looks practically new again." —J. Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (four colors).

    4. A (basically) underground stain remover to make you feel like Rocky on those steps after you successfully get blood and grass stains out of your kid's soccer jersey.

    Environmentally safe formula that's biodegradable, non-toxic, and chlorine- and phosphate-free. No need to scrub, just apply a drop.

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! It will take on any stain from cranberry juice to chocolate ice cream. It is a staple in my home now." —Lauren

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.50.

    5. A bundle of Clorox Wipes because if you ever run out of uses for them around the house, I'll pay you a million dollars.

    And I know I won't have to pay up because these things are *so* handy. ICYMI, these saturated wipes kill 99.999% of bacteria (including Human Coronavirus and Influenza A2 Virus), cold and flu viruses, E. Coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Staph, and Strep. The clear drying formula tackles grease, soap scum, and grime.

    Promising review: "I buy these constantly. They are so easy to use to wipe up stuff on the counters in my kitchen and it's always great to have extra because this seems to be what my kids' school constantly runs out of and need more of. I was originally concerned that they would be dried up shipping from Amazon, but they were great and packaged securely. I also usually keep a container in my bathroom to clean up any messes that can't wait until cleaning day." —Ashlee

    Get three containers (225 wipes total) from Amazon for $9.47.

    6. A container of silver-polishing wipes you can use on your heirloom pieces without suffering a scrubbing-induced elbow injury.,

    Package includes 20 saturated wipes that measure at 5.5” x 7.9” each.

    Promising review: "It was so satisfying to watch the tarnish wipe right off! I'm no silver snob/don't know a lot about taking care of it, so I'm not sure if this product is the best for your high-end silver, but for me it definitely does the trick! It took me three to four wipes for the pitcher and two for each the cream and sugar bowls. It looks like I probably used a third of the container. (Though the wipes were still very saturated, they had so much black/tarnish I would start a new rag. I'm not sure if it's recommended to just keep using it even when it gets all ruddy?) So this might not be the most reasonable option if you have a large amount of silver." —Lauren

    Get a container of 20 wipes from Amazon for $4.27.

    7. Or an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for restoring essentials like your wedding band and smudge-y glasses back to their former glory in mere minutes.

    Gently removes dirt, dust, and grime from jewelry, eyeglasses, and watches in 3 minutes without damaging them. *Just* using water!

    Promising review: "I bought this specifically to clean my eyeglasses. I am shocked at how effective it is! I used it with no detergent or soap. Just water, and I could literally see dirt and oil drifting off it in little streams. My glasses are like brand new again, that is worth every penny." —B. Waters

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    8. A headlight-restoration kit that'll take less time to wipe away grime than it'd take to drive to the dealership for the same ~pricier~ service.,

    Easy to apply, lasts through hundreds of car washes.

    Promising review: "I don't usually leave feedback unless I'm pissed off about being ripped off. This stuff actually worked great. You've gotta do a little scrubbing with the tool that comes with it, but it's not hard. Start to finish, this took me 10 minutes. Look at the friggin' results!" —TrauntsiePants

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. An ~all-natural~ stain stick which merely requires hot water and a little rubbing to pre-treat the nastiest of stains.

    Works on stains ranging from grass, salt, grease, red wine, ketchup, ink, blood, and underarm sweat with minimal effort. Can use on nylon, leather, linens, upholstery, clothing, walls, carpets, and more!

    Promising review: "Best stain remover I have EVER used!!! White shirt with a dried barbecue sauce stain, blouse with a set-in, fogottwn spaghetti sauce stain...all removed completely with one application. And so easy to use." —modestogirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.86.

    10. A hand vac as man's *other* best friend for cleaning up kitty litter spills, hairy upholstery, and all other manners of animalistic messes.

    Has multi-layer filtration and a 16' power cord. Includes two specially designed nozzles for pulling out dirt on surfaces like stairs, upholstery, and automobiles.

    Promising review: "Normally I don't take the time to review things, I forget or I'm just lazy. I have a German shepherd who sheds badly, despite giving her pills to help with shedding and brushing her weekly. I love my dog but I hate how much hair there is everywhere and a traditional vacuum can only do so much. I absolutely love the power this vacuum has. It actually gets most of the hair up. It can get a little heavy if you're using it for a long period of time. I mostly use it to get hair off my comforter and off my furniture. It works on practically anything. For the price you honestly can't beat this. If you're looking for something to cut down on the amount of hair in your home on furniture, rugs, bed sheets, etc, then this is honestly worth it." —Janice Kellogg

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three bundles).

    11. A bottle of Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover — it can work its magic on gross grout stains while you kick back and catch up on your stories.

    Yep, it even works on pesky pink grout stains!

    Promising review: "Nothing removes mold and mildew from my shower like Tilex. I'm not the best Suzy Homemaker, so my shower can get kinda gross looking. I used the Tilex and my shower was noticeably cleaner after just soaking in the spray for a few minutes. I then scrubbed a bit and even better! Now to get a smaller brush so that I can scrub the bottom better." —Mteren

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.46.

    12. A 3-in-1 microfiber duster for getting at lofty spaces like ceiling fan blades and the tops of bookcases without a foot stool.

    Includes a microfiber head for nooks and crannies, cobweb duster for dust and webs, and closed loop duster for ceiling fans (shown), which all pivot over 225 degrees. Twist-and-lock pole has a non-slip grip and extends to 8'. Collapses to 3' for storage.

    Promising review: "This may be my favorite cleaning tool ever. It came fast. I am only 5'3" and could reach my 12' ceilings without getting on a ladder. I have a 10-month-old so it made cleanup so fast. It was so easy to use and no mess at all. My 9-year-old even wanted to clean his own fan." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    13. A three-pack of Resolve pet stain remover so you can erase the house training stain from your ~stylish~ over-dyed area rug without ruining the pattern.

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST pet stain remover ever. We have two cats who make messes often, and when we use this on our carpets you can't tell anything was ever there! Easy to clean up and takes the mess out in one cleaning." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $18.91.

    14. A box of Magic Erasers because when you *do* have to scrub away at a variety of stains, this'll handle most of the elbow grease.

    This is the most durable Magic Eraser with 3X the power of bleach. If you aren't on the Magic Eraser train just yet, hop on already.

    Promising review: "I tried everything with our bathtub. I scrubbed for hours, I even attached a brush head to my drill. After hours I saw barely any improvement and resigned myself to an ugly bathtub. I gave this a try on a whim and was blown away. In 20 minutes with very easy scrubbing, my bathroom looked brand new. Truly amazing." —Jake

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $8.56.

    15. A Scrub Daddy sponge you may recognize from Shark Tank and then fall in love with because the lil' guy basically spoons your dirty kitchen tools clean.,

    *And* it's basically magic because it's soft in warm water for gentle cleansing and firm in cool water for coarse scrubbing. Get you a sponge who can do both, specifically this one.

    Promising review: "I don't have a dishwasher and have used so many products full of promise. THIS however, cleans better than anything I've ever used. Goes from scrubbing glass to pans with ease. Gets to the grease, lipstick, baked-on junk, all of it, and so easy, no elbow grease required. Does not scratch and rinses clean without much effort. I'm a customer for life!" —Denice

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $26.75.

    16. A duo of toilet cleaners with goose necks for minimal-effort reaching and hydrogen peroxide for serious bowl-whitening power.

    Don't be the person with the filthy toilet bowl. Contains no bleach and leaves behind no harsh chemical residue. Disinfects and kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria.

    Promising review: "This product cannot be beat for dissolving the filth as you mill around and then return for an easy cleanup with your toilet brush. Yes it smells, but we open a window and I prefer using this powerful product so I don't have to sit there and scrub and watch the nastiness perish, this does it for you." —puppy9

    Get them from Amazon for $3.44.

    17. Or a click-and-go gel to completely (or at least, nearly) eliminate the need for a toilet brush.

    Discrete, single use–self sticking gels applied with a disposable cartridge.

    Promising review: "I have a toilet that always gets dirty very quickly despite almost never being used. This has really helped with that! And offers a nice, fresh scent with every flush. Easy disposal applicator." —KP

    Get it from Amazon for $2.62.

    18. A silicone sink strainer — it can make ridding it of tiny food particles easy as pie so you aren't awkwardly standing over your trash can raking them out of your OG metal strainer like a maniac.

    You know what I'm talking about.

    Promising review: "This is a super smart product. Looks great and easy to clean. I have a 1950s cast-iron sink and these are prefect. Much nicer than the mesh strainer I used to buy and lasts a great deal longer." —LolasMom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. Or a TubShroom that people (including this writer) are obsessed with and will steal your heart after snaking your drain becomes a thing of the past.,

    This little wonder fits inside of the drain and you can easily remove it and pull off hair at least once a week. You'll even enjoy how grossed out seeing all that hair makes you!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but for a few bucks I gave it a go. I'm lazy and I live with twoladies (who are also lazy). The tub drain doesn't get addressed nearly enough. I'd usually be the one pulling nasty balls of long hair out of the drain catch just so the tub would actually drain during a shower EVERY DAY. With this bad boy, once a week and you don't even notice a slow down in the drainage." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (five colors).

    20. A four-pack of gas range covers for easily and *safely* cleaning off cooking crumbs on the reg.

    Made of non-stick material with pre-cut center holes for fitting around burners. Heat-resistant up to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "I love those stove burner covers. They help minimize scrubbing involved to clean up normal cooking spills. They are so easy to clean and wipe down with soapy water. This is a great time to save invention, well worth the money." —Calvin

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. And some matching non-stick oven liners to clean up spills without *actually* having to clean your oven.

    Anything that prevents your smoke detector from *rightfully* going off is a gift from heaven. It's really starting to annoy your dog.

    Promising review: "I have a non–self cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element." —Kimberly Barnes-O'Connor

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $17.95.

    22. A bottle-cleaning set even the laziest of dishwashers will use because deep-down you know that your water bottle will start growing its own mold colony any day now if you do the half-second rinse again.

    Includes a long bottle brush, straw brush, and detail cleaner.

    Promising review: "Are you lazy? Do you ruin water bottles with your lackadaisical approach to cleaning? Black specks in your water bottle making your water taste funky? These are the brushes you are looking for. It's so easy to clean my water bottles with these specific shaped brushes. I can get in there, scrub away the filth, get every corner, and the bottle will be like new." —M. Burkey

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A bottle of Goo Gone to annihilate residue from tape, crayon, stickers, and more. Aka, no more ruining your nails by scraping off stickers.,

    Promising review: "I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors, which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly. The Picture I added: (Left) After Goo Gone (RIGHT) Before Goo Gone." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $7.15.

    24. A robot vacuum for doing almost everything except whistling while it works. (That would just be creepy.)

    Has a 100+ minute battery life, 360° anti-collision/drop sensor protection, smart motion navigation, and three-tier cleaning system. Includes an instruction manual, a remote control with batteries, two sponge filters, two high-efficiency filters, four side brushes, a power adapter, and docking station.

    Promising review: "My house has never been cleaner. This little bot picks up dog hair that I miss, and gets in places that I'm just too lazy to bother with, like under beds and in corners. With dog hair on hard floors, this is a big deal because it tends to blow around, so whatever is under the couch will be stuck on the rug tomorrow. It finds things that have been missing for a while. I've yet to empty it without finding a Nerf bullet in the bin. It gets under the table and, so far, has always managed to find its way out. It seems to take forever to find home, and in the least logical way, but, again, always does eventually. The app and the remote both work well. I can check the app when I'm gone and see how he's doing. Extra brushes and filters came with it. I've already replaced a brush because I forgot to pick up a sticky trap that was under a bed and he found it. It's relatively quiet. I can watch TV with him in the room, no problem. I love the options for cleaning. Aside from Auto, which is what runs when scheduled, I've also used the edge cleaning, which is great for getting dirt and dog hair off of baseboards, and spot cleaning for concentrated messes." —Jessica from AR

    Get it from Amazon for $199.96.

    25. And a bottle of your OG friend Dawn so you can *gently* de-grime all your hand-wash dishes in baby ducks' fave bubble bath. Yep, even if you misplaced your dishwashing gloves.

    Promising review: "I am a 20-year-old sophomore in college. I have no dishwasher, and a lot of dishes, and as I'm sure many music students can relate, absolutely no time to clean them. So, what do I do? Say for instance I eat some oatmeal out of my polished stone bowls. All I have to do is fill the messy bowl with a few drops of this, add some water, make sure that the soap is thoroughly mixed with the water, and...PRESTO! I come back a couple of hours later, and rinse out the bowl. It is SPOTLESS, SCENTLESS, and TASTELESS! This product works miracles folks, let me tell you. It makes my old dishes taste like old dishes and not last night's Easy Mac!" —Luke S.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.45.

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