Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE housework. There’s so many other things I’d rather be doing. I mean, I do enough to get by, but you will never find me scrubbing light switch covers with a toothbrush. So, I am always up for any kind of cleaning products I can find that will save on cleaning time and these are some great ones.
Cleaning Products for
Lazy Busy People
Now, I’m going to focus on some fabulous “busy people” cleaning products that will help you keep your house in Apple Pie order with minimal effort. They also work for lazy people like me – hey, we don’t judge here!
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Product #1: Silicone grill mat. We like to BBQ a lot and it’s such a pain to scrub and scrub that grill with a wire brush. These mats are the bomb! They keep your food off the grimy grill, but they still leave those nice grill marks on your steaks and chops. They also have the added bonus of keeping the food and drippings from falling through onto the flame. They also wash up nicely if you clean them while they are still warm. Cleaning time saved: 20 minutes
#2 – Oven Liner – This cleaning product is what I was looking for when I found the grill mats. My husband is always cooking pizzas and things that drip all over the oven and cleaning the oven is a big fat hairy pain! So why not use these oven liners instead? They go on the bottom of the oven, or the lowest rack and once it cools, you can just wipe off spills. Cleaning time saved: 45-60 minutes!
#3 – Burner guards. The liners take care of the inside of the oven, but not the crud that drips down into the burners (yes, I still have the open-style gas burners). These are AMAZING – you just slip them under the burner and when they get dirty, you just pop ’em in the dishwasher. That’s super easy and time saving. Cleaning time saved: 45 minutes
#4 – Gap Stopper. These cleaning products work great in the kitchen between the counter and stove or counter and fridge, but they could also be used for the edges of bathroom counters, or the edges of your washer/dryer. And it keeps the little crumbs and crud that builds up in there and keeps things looking neat with very little effort. Win-win! Cleaning time saved – 20 minutes
#5 – Stainless Steel Wipes. If you have the traditional silver stainless steel fridge, you know that they mark up like CRAZY. I got the black stainless fridge for just that reason – it doesn’t mark up nearly as much. But for a quick daily wipe down, these stainless steel wipes are the BOMB! Cleaning time saved – 10 minutes per DAY!
#6 – Roomba Roomba is the BOMB! It just scoots around your house doing your vacuuming for you – every day. This is a brilliant cleaning product for lazy people! I used to have a very early Roomba model until it committed suicide down the stairwell – the newer ones are better trained than that! I named it Ralph the Roomba. Now I have a cheap knock-off of Ralph and I’m not thrilled with it, so I’m saving up to buy a new Ralph II. Honestly, these things are brilliant for just a quick little daily spiff up.
They don’t pick up everything and you have to watch them a bit so they don’t eat shoelaces, curtains, or stray socks, but they do get up little bits of lint, pet hair, and crumbs. And the newer ones will even clean out the dirt cup for you. Depending on how often you sweep, this could save you like an HOUR per week.
#7 – Scooba – Scooba is sort of a Roomba twin that basically does your mopping for you. We have almost all hardwood and tile floors in our house, so of the two, I’d be more likely to get a Scooba. I just HATE mopping that much, especially in the wintertime when floors get so dirty almost every day. Cleaning time saved: 1 hour per week!
#8 – Stomp ‘n Go Pads. If you have pets or small kiddos, this is the product for you. This is perfect for getting up minor spills with a minimum of effort. They are pre-moistened and you just lay them down and stomp on them a few times until the stain disappears. No getting down on your knees to scrub the stains away. Cleaning time saved: ??? Depends on how often you have stains
#9 – HEPA Air Filter. If you hate dusting, an air filter can help a lot. It pulls pet hair, pet dander, and dust out of the air so it doesn’t make it’s way onto your furniture. It also helps with allergies and asthma and it pulls bad odors and germs right out of your air. I don’t know about you, but dust builds up in our house so fast. And I have a super fluffy white cat with hair that just floats around everywhere. Cleaning Time Saved – 1 Hour or more per week
#9 – Rolling Cat Box If you have cats, this cleaning product is exactly what you need. I’ve had cats for many, many years and I’ve investigated every single style of catbox – even the expensive electronic ones that cost like $150. This one definitely wins the prize. It’s super easy to use – you just fill it with litter and let nature take it’s course. Then you roll it over, tap the bottom a few times, and all the nasty stuff just falls right into the drawer. You dump it into a bag and voila! Nice and clean and definitely in the LAZY category. Cleaning Time Saved – 10 minutes every day
#10 – Press ‘n Seal wrap This is an idea I found on Pinterest (of course!) but I think it’s pure genius. No one likes scrubbing the kitchen shelves. I have no idea how they get dirty so fast since all the food is in containers! But here’s a cool tip – just take sheets of Press ‘n Seal (which is the greatest invention known to man (or woman!) and cover all your shelves with them. Then when they get too dirty, you just peel them off and put on fresh ones. Genius! Cleaning time saved – probably about even since you have to measure and cut it to fit, but what a great idea!
So, there you have it, 10 of my most fabulous cleaning products. I hope these help you. If you end up getting any of them of if you’ve tried them, leave me a comment and tell me how they’ve worked for you.
Here are some other posts on how to cut down on your cleaning time
7 Ways to Make your House Self-cleaning
Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF
Ten Simple Household Life Hacks