11 Housecleaning Tips for the Lazy
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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!
Use Pine Sol. For everything. If you don’t like Pine Sol, then use another kind of cleaner with a strong scent. You can pour it in the toilets and sinks, and let it sit for a while and – voila, your home smells as if you spent the better part of your day disinfecting and cleaning!
Just turn the dryer back on! Seriously. Too lazy to fold and put away the clothes, and don’t even own an iron? Turn the dryer back on and you get at least 30 minutes of procrastination time which you can use to read your favorite blogs or troll Facebook. Plus, it makes you feel busy, even if you aren’t really doing anything.
Sink full of dishes, but you just had a manicure? Stick them (the dirty dishes) in the dishwasher (or the oven if you have to) and abide by the out of sight, out of mind mentality, that will let you curl up on the couch with the kiddos for a few extra episodes of My Little Pony.
If you have toys or ‘stuff’ all over the place and you just want to blink it away – stuff it all in a laundry basket. Personally, I have a color-coded laundry basket for each kid and it takes me 4 minutes to round up all their stuff throughout the house and stick it their personal basket – and then I simply put it in their rooms. House is decluttered, and they have chores just waiting to be done and know where all their things are.