6 Proven Cleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Doing Chores

February 25, 2021


No one likes to live in a dirty home. Household chores can be a real drag, taking up precious time and energy. That’s why cleaning hacks have become such a huge trend on the internet.

While you can’t escape chores completely, there are some ways in which you can make them much easier. Here are some cleaning hacks for the lazy people who hate doing chores (but still want a clean home…).


Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

The kitchen takes up a lot of time, needing attention every night after dinner to stay clean and tidy.

But worry not!

These cleaning hacks will help reduce the time it takes to get the place sparkling clean. They could even prevent your items from getting dirty in the first place.

Considering upgrading your kitchen? Check out this article for our top kitchen design tips.


Splattered Microwave

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Splattered Microwave

The microwave might be handy but the inside can be covered in remnants which are a nightmare to scrub off.

Forget hours of hard labour. Place some lemon halves in water and microwave until the water boils. Switch off the microwave and leave the water and lemon to sit inside for about a minute. Remove the water, take a cloth and you’ll find that the mucky residue just wipes away.


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Blender Simplicity

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Blender Simplicity

The pain of cleaning a blender after use can be enough to deter you from using it, but fear not! There’s a simple method to get it clean.

Don’t try to remove sticky residue from around the blades by hand. All you need to do is fill it with warm water and add some washing up liquid. Give it a quick whizz around in the blender, empty out and rinse through with clean water. Hey presto! One clean blender ready for use.

Bidvine Tip - Spring is a great time to tidy up. Read our top tips for a perfect spring clean here.


Living Room Cleaning Hacks

The living room is easy enough to keep tidy. But keeping it clean and having it look flawless are two different things. Here are a few cleaning hacks to cut the time it takes to clean the living room.


Grubby Carpets

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Grubby Carpets

Everyone at some point has experienced the horror of seeing that mystery stain. It appears to have arrived out of nowhere and refuses to go.

Give it a good squirting with a combination of two parts water and one part white vinegar. Lay a damp cloth over the surface. Take a hot iron (steam setting) and press for about 30 seconds. Repeat if needed. Begone foul spot, begone!


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Rings of Doom

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Rings of Doom

If someone has failed to use a coaster, you could face the dreaded water rings on your wooden furniture. To avoid getting your table marked, use a towel to blot away excess moisture and then blast with a hair dryer. The unwanted rings will vanish.


Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Another room in the house that needs a lot of upkeep is the bathroom. You can make things easier for yourself with a few quick cleaning hacks.

Could your bathroom tiles do with more of an update than a quick clean? Check out this article for stunning bathroom tile ideas!


Hard Water Hack

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Hard Water Hack

If you live in a hard water area you could find your shower head covered with calcium deposits. Don’t spend hours scrubbing away the residue. Just wrap the shower head in a plastic bag filled with distilled white vinegar. Secure it with an elastic band and leave overnight. In the morning, you’ll find you can just wipe away the grime.


Slow Drains

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Slow Drains

If you’re having problems with the water draining, drop 4 Alka Seltzer and a cup of vinegar down the drain. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse through the system with boiling water.

There are plenty of cleaning hacks to help you keep your house clean. If you need expert help, why not hire a professional cleaner to get your home sparkling clean?

Dazzle visitors with a house that sparkles—only you will know just how little time it took!


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Not the worst on the list by far, but tomato sauce on a white carpet is far from ideal. Scrape off the excess ketchup, soak the stain in water and cleaning product as soon as you can. If you follow these steps, the ketchup should clear up in no time.


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A substance that causes instant panic but actually isn’t as bad as first supposed. Put ice cubes on the gum to harden it, then scrape it off. Use white vinegar to dissolve any leftovers and then finish off with cleaning solution.


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