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    2 Apr 2020

    21 Things That Will Help You Clean Your House With Minimal Effort

    Shoutout to my fellow lazy cleaners!

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    1. This drain snake to unclog your drain, because deep down we're all the girl from The Grudge.

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    These drain snakes use ridged edges to catch all the hair and gunk from your drains and essentially expose you for the monster you are.

    Buy a four pack from Amazon Australia for $8.99.

    2. This pumice cleaning stone that will keep you from cringing with embarrassment every time someone asks to use your bathroom.

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    This reusable stone gets rid of those hideous dark yellow rings and hard water stains without scratching your surfaces. You can also use the stones on tiles or even your grill to get rid of rust.

    Buy a 12-pack from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    3. This clean/dirty dishwasher magnet, to keep your self-isolation buddies from mixing dirty and clean dishes.

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    If you've ever suffered from absent minded housemates (or kids) putting dirty dishes in a dishwasher full of clean dishes, this little guy will be a lifesaver. All you have to do is turn the tab to indicate whether they should or shouldn't chuck their dish in — think public bathroom cubicle. It also has a "running" function, so they don't try to yank it open mid-clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    4. This sink shroom so that you don't have to worry about your drains clogging up, because this guy will catch all the gunk for you.

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    This sink shroom fits into most sink and bathtub drains, working almost like a plug but only blocking the hair and gunk instead of the water.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.99.

    5. This mop that has a double-sided microfibre feature that will get your floors spick and span without any harmful chemicals.

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    This mop has a self-wringing feature, so you won't need to get your hands dirty or wet when you're mid-clean. It also flips up when you're not using it for easy storing.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.99.

    6. This eco-friendly surface cleaner that works harder than Kris Jenner.

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    You can use this stuff to clean soap scum off tiles, grout, bathtubs, sinks, hotplates, your oven, glass and shower screens. Plus, it can even be used to remove rush stains and residue build up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.65.

    7. This deodorising drain stick, which will make avoiding the funky smelling sink a thing of the past

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    These strips deodorise your drains, but they also break down organic matter and grease that cling to the sides of your pipes. Farewell gross smells!

    Buy a 12 pack from Amazon Australia for $11.99.

    8. This extendable duster that you can use to tackle that stray spiderweb that's been hanging out in the corner of your living room since you moved in.

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    When using this duster, remember to dust from your ceiling down to avoid having to re-clean anything that falls. This microfibre duster comes on an extension pole, so you don't have to risk your life on a ladder to clean a ceiling fan. It's also super easy to clean — you just pop the duster off and give it a scrub in the sink with warm water.


    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.91.

    9. These dryer sheets you can use to keep your baseboards clean after you're done dusting.

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    This extra step will have the boards actually repel dust and pet hair so that they stay cleaner for longer.

    Buy a pack of 40 from Amazon Australia for $6.29.

    10. This pack of microfibre cloths that absorb water without scratching surfaces or leaving streaks.

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    Use them on your car, your windows, stainless steel surfaces, wood furniture and basically anything else you can think of.

    Buy a pack of 20 from Amazon Australia for $15.75.

    11. This keyboard cleaning jelly to finally give your poor electronics a refresh after you've spent months eating your lunch over them.

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    This cleaning jelly is made of soft gum and is non-toxic and biodegradable. It's totally safe on your skin, so you can have a great time playing with it and put an end to sticky keys forever.

    Buy a four pack from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    12. This brush cleaning set, so you can clean all your water bottles — as well as the wine bottles you're super keen on turning into candle holders.

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    This set includes two big bottle brushes to get into the inner curves and corners of your bottle, an extra long straw brush to ensure the inside of your entire bottle gets scrubbed, a spout cleaner that also cleans a teapot, plus a bottle lid detail cleaner, so you can get in there and make sure every inch is clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    13. This stainless steel cleaning cloth, which will keep you from screaming internally every time someone presses their grubby fingers to your favourite appliances.

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    This cloth will get rid of fingerprints, dirt and grime and will leave your surfaces shining with no streaks — all you need is water!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.95.

    14. This handheld vacuum, which you can grab the next time you drop your bowl of popcorn on the ground and can't be bothered pulling out the big one.

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    This handheld vacuum has incredible sucking power and it's super easy to empty, so you won't be making another mess you'll have to clean up. It's also the perfect size for vacuuming your car, so you won't have to use one of those shoddy machines at the car wash.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $44.97.

    15. This scrub attachment for your drill, so that you never end up having to scrub on your hands and knees for hours on end again.

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    These scrubbers fit onto any drill and get it all done in ~record time~. You can use them in bathrooms, on your floors and even on the wheels of your car!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.67.

    16. This microfibre blind duster, that's built to swipe at your blinds, so you don't miss a single spot.

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    This duster uses microfibre technology to ensure you're not just moving dust back and forth and that you're actually collecting it. It also allows you to clean two blinds at once which will cut the time you take to clean in half. It comes with five microfibre sleeves, all of which are machine washable.

    Buy for $15.91 from Amazon Australia.

    17. This self-charging robotic vacuum that means you never have to partake in the worst chore invented, ever again.

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    This robot will not only clean your floors, but it charges automatically. So as long as you set it to vacuum twice a week, you'll basically never need to think about that doing it yourself again.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $334.

    18. This water bottle cleaning tablet, which will finally get rid of that funky smell you've been ignoring.

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    These tablets kill germs and bacteria, therefore effectively removing any weird smells or tastes that might have appeared over time.

    Buy a 30 pack from Amazon Australia for $16.33.

    19. This rechargeable sweater shaver, so you can get rid of the fuzz that randomly appears on your clothes.

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    This shaver works on clothes, cashmere, wool, your couch and other upholstery. You can also use it as a zero-waste lint roller! This one comes with two extra shavers, a cleaning brush and a drawstring bag for easy storage.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.99.

    20. This makeup brush cleaning and drying machine that will leave your brushes feeling brand new.

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    This machine comes with eight holders to fit each one of your makeup brushes. All you have to do is pour some water and makeup brush shampoo mixture into the bowl, then you let the battery powered wand work its magic. After rinsing with water until the water runs clear, spin the wet brush in the air to dry.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    21. And finally, if you need help with more, ahem, ~smelly~ situations caused by your pets, this odour-eliminating cleaner, which will leave your carpets and upholstery fresh and fabulous.

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    If you have pets that love to hang out inside, then this cleaner is for you. It removes deep stains and neutralises odours, so you don't have to worry about ripping up your carpet and replacing it if your place is starting to smell a bit funky. It also contains Scotchgard™ to prevent further stains.


    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.

    You, excited to spend time every hour of your day in your sparkling clean home:

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