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34 Things That'll Help Lazy People Be Way Cleaner In 2019

Easier ways to get rid of trash and dirt in your life (in the traditional sense).

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1. Water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone's go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)

Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $7.99.

2. And if you really wanna get in there: bottle brushes — they'll be a blessing for the laziest of dishwashers.


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 $9.99.

3. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to scrub away dirt and debris from a cloudy wedding band or smudged glasses with *just* the power of water while you're doing more important things like standing at your kitchen sink eating a bag of chips.


Gently removes dirt, dust, and grime from jewelry, eyeglasses, and watches in 3 minutes without damaging them.

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 $26.96.

4. A jetted tub cleaner that'll make you gag with delight once you run it through your system and all the pipe filth emerges like some Ghostbusters shit., Amazon

Promising review: "Ok, so I am some what of a clean freak and I run bleach through the jets prob twice a month on top of my daily weekly cleaning. And I was skeptical how this product could get it any cleaner than I thought it was. Well I am here to tell you this pic is after the second cleaning with this cleaner!!!! I am a believer and would highly recommend this product to anyone with jetted tub!!" —Momof2greatboys

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

5. Foaming garbage disposer tablets to bring up all the gunk so you don't have to. It's gonna get GROSS.


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 $7.87.

6. And washing machine-cleaning tablets so you won't have to rewash a load because of cleaning product buildup.


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 really the only HE washer cleaner I buy. It leaves my washer with that fresh smell — not that it stinks — and clean after each use. How do I know it's clean? I could see some the residual gunk on the inner wall of the washer drum when the cleaning is done. I just have to wipe it off of course. Using other brands I can't even tell if the appliance has really been cleaned or not." —AES

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

7. A holy grail soft cleanser to help you right all the gray or rusty wrongs around your home with a shockingly small amount of effort. Double win!


FYI, this is the pre-mixed version (which saves you a bit of time). But you can also try the original powder version. To understand just *how* versatile this product is, check out our review of Bar Keepers Friend and prepare to be amazed!

Promising review: "I’m now a permanent customer. I’ve used CLR, Clorox bowl cleaners, and others but this is my favorite. I used a small broom to clean my tubs and tile (as I usually do) even though instructions said to use a sponge; it dried my hands pretty bad (please use gloves). So I used the broom instead and it worked pretty well. I would recommend. I even tried it on my stove and it worked like a charm." —Itzel A.

Get two 13 oz. bottles from Amazon for $8.90.

8. A Scrub Daddy sponge you might recognize from Shark Tank and then fall in love with because it can go from gentle cleansing in warm water to serious scrubbing power in cool water.


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 three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

9. And 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 two bottles from Amazon for $4.04.

10. An affordable hand vac that'll make cleaning up discarded fluff from your furniture NBD. Seriously, walking around like an animal fur hedgehog out of laziness is no way to live.


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 $28.70.

11. And a rubber squeegee broom (with a telescoping pole) to get DEEP down into the pile of your carpet to unearth pet fur.

Promising review: "We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. I found this product on a whim one day and ordered it. It was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short, quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

Get it from Amazon for $14.34.

12. A drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh that'll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces you've been ignoring.

Includes three brushes that'll attached to a standard handheld drill.

Promising review: "I’m in love with this. I manage many apartment properties and finding people to do the cleaning has been tricky business, so I end up having to get in and clean these horrendous filth pods tenants lived in and left me to deal with when they move out. The ovens and stove tops are usually the worst, and I absolutely hate cleaning. I came across this drill attachment set, and let me tell you, it helped me tremendously! I still had to get in with a putty knife on some of them but it really cut down my elbow-grease time. If it wasn’t for this drill attachment, I think my arms would have just fallen off trying to clean it as good as I did! My only con would be that it doesn’t have any extension of any sort, so I really had my drill all up in that oven, but well worth it." —alicia haats

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in five color combos).

13. A one-handed paper towel holder — it could make cleaning up spills way less daunting. It's kinda like a magic trick?!


Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in two finishes).

14. A robotic vacuum that'll hook up to Alexa for voice control. You may turn into a controlling but incredibly clean monster. But there are worse things!


Promising review: "It works well. This is our first Roomba so we weren’t sure at first but it’s worked out really well. We did have to run it a couple times for it to work as advertised. On first run it freaked a bit at a ledge but after third run it began handling ledges correctly. We are considering buying a second one for another part of our house..... yep, we are THAT lazy." —J. Giles

Get it from Amazon for $279 or available with an Echo Dot for $308.99.

15. Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover that'll work its magic on gross grout stains while you kick back and catch up on your stories.

I am literally describing my life. Yep, it even works on pesky pink grout stains! My mom turned me onto this stuff in college and I've used it since.

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 $12.99.

16. A bidet toilet attachment to help you cut down on your toilet paper budget after awhile while getting you squeaky clean.


Um not to be gross, but you don't want to stand up and then realize you aren't *fully* clean. We tested this out as the high-end pick for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews because, tbh, no one should be spending tons and tons of cash on disposable paper you use to clean yourself.

Get it from Amazon for $34.40+ (available in blue or white).

17. A silicone sink strainer that 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 masked killer in a movie.


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 $7.95.

18. 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 two ladies (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 $12.99+ (available in six colors).

19. A legit stain remover to help remove those mud stains from your kid's shirt without harmful scrubbing.


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 $12.05.

20. Or an all-natural stain remover you'll feel OK about using in case you're trying to cut harsh chemicals out of your cleaning routine but still don't want to use elbow grease.


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 a three-pack from Amazon for $12.03.

21. A steaming microwave cleaner for harnessing the power of anger to loosen up crud and dirt inside your microwave for wipeable messes.


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

Promising review: "I'm a bachelor and cleaning the microwave is never a high priority for me. Bought this being very skeptical but thought what the heck it's not that expensive and worth a try. It arrived and a few months later I got around to using it on my microwave knowing that one use would never cut through over two years of buildup. Was I ever wrong and very surprised. One use, scrubber sponge, and my oven was good as new. Awesome product and would highly recommend." —Donald Mansmann

Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

22. Stove counter gap covers to keep pesky crumbs within sight instead of down between your cabinets and appliances. Woof.,

They're made of heat-resistant silicone that's also smudge-resistant so it'll look nice under the radar.

Promising review: "They certainly do the job I got them for. I was concerned that they wouldn't be the correct length, but they're more than long enough. I will cut them to fit. Held off until I was certain of my satisfaction. The finish is matte but looks nice and wipes clean easily. The material they're made of settles into the space between counter and range easily and I don't have any trouble with them shifting positions. I'm happy with this purchase and recommend them to anyone." —STAR STRUCK

Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors and two lengths).

23. Clorox Wipes — it'll be so easy to use that you may even get excited about squeezing in some cleaning seshes during commercial breaks.


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 $10.59.

24. A commercial-grade cleaner for getting at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors.


Seriously, why did anyone think shower doors were a good idea?

Promising review: "Amazing product! My kids' bathroom has a tub with a textured bottom and what seemed to be ground-in heavy soap scum. I tried everything from Tilex to baking soda and vinegar but the stains just wouldn't budge. Got my shipment of Bucko in, immediately ran upstairs and sprayed the tub down, let it sit for three minutes, grabbed a washcloth, and the stains/soap scum just wiped right off. I couldn't believe it!!!" —Ray

Get it from Amazon for $17.88.

25. 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.

26. And stove burner covers that'll do the same for you up top. And you can even run them through the dishwasher!

Promising review: "Safe and easy. It will go under the fire that will not block your cooking fire. Even some edge touches the fire, it will be burned to white color but not fired up. I also put it inside the dishwasher to wash it. Those are very thin cover but no deformation after running through the regular circle inside my dishwasher. All those are already good enough for me." —buyer

Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

27. Toilet cleaner with goose necks for minimal-effort reaching and serious bowl-whitening power because your loved ones DO notice when your toilet is filthy.


Don't be the person with the filthy toilet bowl. Disinfects and kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.

Promising review: "I've tried everything over the past 20 years from the 'horse pills' you drop in the tank to Comet powder for keeping the bowls clean. The Lysol cleaner is the best I've found so far. Had some stubborn stains that, after letting this set for about 30 minutes, were finally gone. The two-pack is also a great bargain and much better price than the local stores. Like many cleaning products, the scent may be strong for some and I'd also wear rubber/latex gloves when using this...otherwise, no complaints and will definitely be using this again." —Jeff Richardson

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $3.72.

28. Goo Gone — it can make all sorts of sticky messes you've resigned to living with disappear — including that old magnet that fused with your rental apartment's fridge. (Not speaking from experience AT ALL here.)


Seriously, a swipe of this stuff made the goo leftover from a magnet wipe away like magic. Of course after i'd ruined a manicure unsuccessfully scratching away at it.

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 $7.88.

29. A over-the-door laundry hamper to get those discarded PJs and undies off the bathroom floor.


You can love someone and still not want to come in touch with their freshly used undies.

Get it from Amazon for $15.94 (also available in green).

30. And a foldable double hamper with removable liners that'll help you sort lights from darks from the get-go.


Get it from Amazon for $39.96 (available in four colors).

31. A self-cleaning litter box that also happens to look like a toilet but TBH you can live with that because it'll take so little upkeep on your part.


This gadget flushes out waste and washes itself clean. It works with washable granules — instead of traditional clay litter — that you can use over and over again while satisfying your feline's digging desires.

Promising review: "Talk about first world problems. I can't believe I spent this much on a cat toilet. But it is awesome. No more changing litter. I even built a nice little room under the stairs. The hoses pass through the back wall right where the washer and dryer hookups are. Bonus. Definitely recommend both the dome cover and a mat that will catch the litter off their paws. This way it can be dumped right back in the unit." —Robert Nicolodi

Get it from Amazon for $239.98.

32. Odor-blocking trash bags to buy another day here or there before you take out the trash. As one lazy person to another, I get it.


I've used these before and they def do a better job at odor-blocking than regular trash bags!

Get a box of 80 from Amazon for $15.98.

33. And an odor-minimizing diaper pail so diaper wafts won't assault your nostrils during changing time — or any other time.


A diaper pail like this is what my mom *always* buys when shopping a baby shower registry. The sliding lid makes dumping the dirty diaper in way faster without assaulting yourself with a waft of putrid air. Oh hey, and the stainless-steel construction makes it easier to clean, sanitize.

Promising review: "This product is amazing! We had a Diaper Genie for years before we bought this. When they are newborns their diapers don't stink as bad so it's not a big deal. But older baby poop has a much stronger smell. We started putting the Diaper Genie in the garage because we didn't want our house to smell like poop. And the replacement liners are ridiculously expensive. This product solves both problems. Because it is made of metal, it holds the smell in. I have put some really gross smelling diapers in there and there is still no smell in the room. And this product uses ordinary trash bags, which saves tons of money! There is also a child lock on the top so your toddler can't open the pail. So glad we bought it. Pays for itself over a Diaper Genie because of using ordinary trash bags." —Tim Hayward

Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

34. Finally, some good ole' Magic Erasers that'll handle most of the elbow grease when you *do* have to scrub at a variety of stains.


It happens. Sometimes you DO have to scrub. It's a matter of life! (Says the lady who just scrubbed her own tub with one of these bad boys.) 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 $9.98.

This is for all the people who'd rather do this than clean:

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