11 Housecleaning Tips for the Lazy

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    Housecleaning. Every day, it’s the same old thing.

    You wake up – fix food, clean up from food, deal with Legos on the floor and things that the kids leave all around the house. Load up the washing machine, the dishwasher, run errands at the store, cook some more, clean again. And on it goes. If you are anything like me, then you might feel like your life has become a scene from the movie Groundhog Day!

    The good news is that all housework will wait for us. The bad news is that it still will eventually need to be done. Today, I share with you some infallible, quick, (and humorous) tips for making the housework a cinch!

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11 Housecleaning Tips for the Lazy

Stef Daniel is the 40ish year old, experienced (meaning crazy already) mother of count ‘em…4 daughters (yes, she takes prayers) who have taught her nearly E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G she needs to know about raising kids and staying sane. She hails from a small town in Georgia where she lives with her family in a red tin roofed house (w ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Lauren Lauren says:

    That dryer sheet one looks like it could be a lifesaver….

  2. Profile photo of Melissa Melissa says:

    These are really not good cleaning habits. Once in awhile perhaps.

  3. Profile photo of Anabel Anabel says:

    These are not ways to clean…..these are ways to hoard filth, inconspicuously! You have to ask yourself one question…..Is sItting on my butt for an hour really worth living with a cockroach infestation 4ever?? Some of these methods takes more effort than actual cleaning!! However, I guess if you are a dirty pig and you dont want anyone to find out…..these are deal solutions…..but eventually your hidden messes will grow mold and smell…..You cant hide that!! They might be outta sight but wont stay outta mind!!

    • Profile photo of Mary Mary says:

      Wow Anabel, fell out the wrong side of your bed! It’s a light hearted but quite helpful set of tips. No one suggests living in filth or squalor. None of the tips could encourage cockroaches, nor is it up to you to judge any mom as a dirty pig. I’m sorry you couldn’t see the funny side nor the practicality of some of the tips – a basket for each child’s toys is a good one.

  4. Profile photo of Kimberly Kimberly says:

    HEhehe!! I thought this was a wonderful article!! Stef is hilarious and practical. I immediately got up and did several of the ideas and loved them!! Yes I even made my bed!! There are also some amazingly helpful books out there. try looking at The Messies Manual. can’t remember the author but so good.

  5. Profile photo of TerrieEdgar TerrieEdgar says:

    Out of SIGHT out of mind…

  6. Trying to get my teen to read this.