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The Lazy Person's Guide to Cleaning: How to Get the Job Done with Minimal Effort


Let's face it, cleaning isn't exactly everyone's idea of a good time. But fear not, fellow lazy souls, because in this guide, we're going to show you how to tackle those pesky cleaning tasks with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. Get ready to sit back, relax, and let the cleaning magic happen!

Step 1: Delegate Like a Boss

First things first, why do it yourself when you can delegate? Assign cleaning tasks to unsuspecting family members, roommates, or pets (if they're up for it). After all, teamwork makes the dream work, right?

Step 2: Invest in Multipurpose Tools

Who has time to lug around a dozen different cleaning gadgets? Invest in multipurpose tools that do the work for you. Think swivel-head mops, all-in-one spray cleaners, and robotic vacuum cleaners that roam your floors while you chill on the couch.

Step 3: Embrace the 'Spray and Pray' Method

Ever heard of the 'spray and pray' cleaning method? It's simple: spray cleaning solution on any surface that looks remotely dirty and pray that it magically disappears. Works like a charm (most of the time).

Step 4: Hide the Clutter

Out of sight, out of mind, am I right? Invest in stylish storage solutions to hide away clutter in a pinch. Bonus points if you can shove everything in a closet and forget about it until next spring cleaning.

Step 5: Dance Your Way to Cleanliness

Who says cleaning can't be fun? Put on your favorite tunes, crank up the volume, and turn cleaning into a dance party. Before you know it, you'll be busting moves and wiping down countertops like a pro.

Step 6: Master the Art of Procrastination

Why clean today when you can put it off until tomorrow (or next week)? Embrace the art of procrastination and let the mess pile up until it's practically begging to be cleaned. It builds character, right?

Step 7: Bribe Yourself with Treats

Sometimes a little bribery goes a long way. Promise yourself a sweet treat or a Netflix binge session after completing each cleaning task. Because let's be real, who can resist the lure of snacks and streaming?

Step 8: Channel Your Inner Marie Kondo

When all else fails, channel your inner Marie Kondo and declutter like there's no tomorrow. Keep only the items that 'spark joy' (or at least don't make you want to run for the hills), and toss the rest with reckless abandon.

Step 9: Embrace the 'Good Enough' Mentality

Repeat after me: perfection is overrated. Embrace the 'good enough' mentality and accept that sometimes a half-hearted effort is all you need to get the job done. After all, done is better than perfect, right?

Step 10: Treat Yourself to Takeout

And finally, when all else fails and you simply can't be bothered to lift a finger, treat yourself to takeout and call it a day. Because let's be honest, a clean house is great and all, but nothing beats the convenience of someone else doing the cooking.


Cleaning may not be the most glamorous of tasks, but with a little creativity, humor, and a whole lot of laziness, you can tackle even the messiest of messes with ease. So sit back, relax, and let the cleaning magic happen (or not, no judgment here). After all, life's too short to spend it scrubbing floors. Cheers to embracing your inner sloth and getting the job done, one lazy step at a time!

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