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I can’t lie to you guys. Why would I even try to keep up with an illusion? All my friends and family know…I am a mess. Literally, in a tidy sense, I am messy, for sure. My clothes are everywhere, I hate to do laundry, I despise doing dishes, and just all around cannot be bothered to clean. I’m a LAZY housewife! I say housewife lightly, because I work full time, but you get what I mean.
What makes cleaning worse? Knowing that I have to dedicate hours of my weekend to clean a house I dirty up all week! It’s the pits! I just thought that I would share my top 5 tips to get the job done in a flash, and a checklist for myself and fellow “Lazy Housewives” to clean throughout the week so we can keep our weekends free for lounging around.
Top 5 Lazy Housewife Hacks
1. If you get something out, put it back up. This is something we tell children ALL THE TIME, but we rarely stick to ourselves. Just be sure that if you are going to take a book or movie out, put up the one you had out before so things don’t just get stacked up around the house.
2. Put your clothes away. I am not saying to never rip your closet apart to try to find the perfect outfit and leave your room as a tornado in the morning, but I am saying to put it all back together again before you lay your head down to sleep. Bonus points for just setting out an outfit before you go to bed, but let’s be honest- that doesn’t happen every day!
3. Reduce the clutter. Of course, I am all about the minimalist trend, and even though I can’t FULLY commit, I know there are fundamental truths to the theory. If you get rid of the junk you don’t need or don’t ever use, you will have more room for the things you love, and more open space to make your house look and feel cleaner.
4. Keep to a schedule. If you want to keep a clean house without spending whole weekends cleaning everything you own, get on a schedule and stick to it. I made the simple list above to be able to keep up with a simple schedule that DOES NOT include weekends. I mean, I work enough. I want my weekends free! You can download this checklist for free here.
5. Use great products. If you use the right products, you really won’t have issues cleaning, and probably won’t have as much of an issue cleaning things in the first place. My favorite example of this is using Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray. Besides giving a nice, deep clean, it adds a brilliant shine to my favorite pieces of furniture!
I have loved using it ever since I was a little girl and learned to clean by watching my Grandma. The scent reminds me of those awesome times! Back then, she only used it on wood, so I had no idea that it can be used on wood, laminate, stainless steel, leather, marble, granite and plastic. You really don’t need anything else.
I do love the Pledge® Lemon Wipes for easy cleaning as well. It does all the same things as the spray, including reducing allergens, which is some sort of wonderful. It just does it in a more convenient form! I really think these Pledge® products make the difference when cleaning.
If you want to get your hands on Pledge® products, they are easy to find at Kroger stores in the cleaning aisles. Just using this cleaner has helped me to take better care of the things I find so precious. What’s better than that!? Not everyone’s home can look like it’s out of a catalog, but that’s okay! We all just want to care for our things, and I love that Pledge® helps me to do just that.
Do you have any lazy housewife tips or tricks for me? I would love to hear them! Leave them in the comments below!