7 DIY Solutions for Those Who Hate Cleaning

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say what a lot of us are thinking all the time…I HATE CLEANING. I would much rather crack a bottle of wine and catch up on my Netflix shows then clean my kitchen for what would seem like the millionth time this week. But unless I suddenly decide to invest in a maid or burn everything I own in the cleaning-inspired breakdown of the century, I’m stuck doing it! But just because it has to get done, doesn’t mean it has to be hard! Luckily there are people out there much smarter than me that have figured out this cleaning thing and shared with us. So if you are out there thinking “I know how this girl feels”, we’ve gathered our favorite DIY cleaning solutions for you to try in your home!

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These are a great option to replace dryer sheets for your home! They are easy to make and last forever. And they are good for the environment. What more could you ask for?

Lemon Microwave Cleaning
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Cleaning the microwave can be a real nightmare. They tell you that you can’t use chemicals in it but there really isn’t a great way to get the mess out of there without it. This is a perfect answer to it. A lemon and some water and it gets even the most caked on food off.

Homemade Dishwasher Tablets
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I love the convenience of dishwasher tablets but they are so expensive. With this DIY solution you can make as many as you can need with items you might already have in your home. If you have a problem with hard water you can use lemon juice as an alternative to more expensive options.  

Mattress Deep Cleaning
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Where is the “learning to adult” class in high school? No one ever told me that mattresses needed to be cleaned until far into adulthood. How does one clean a mattress? Is it even possible? Is there a magic way to put it in the washing machine? These are all questions I had until I found this incredible deep cleaning method that is unbelievably easy!

Easy Shower Head Cleaning
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If you are having problems with your water pressure in your shower, don’t call the plumber just yet! Try this shower head cleaning trick and you might find yourself with a completely new shower.

Click here to learn more about Zapped Kitchen Sponge
Click here to learn more about Zapped Kitchen Sponge

Sticky toddlers and sponges are the biggest germ factories in our homes. And while there isn’t much you can do about the toddlers, sponges are an easy fix. Throw them in the microwave and zap away the germs. A few minutes in the microwave and they are good to go when it comes to killing food borne bacterias.

Click here to learn more about All Natural Goo Gone
Click here to learn more about All Natural Goo Gone

Goo Gone used to be the most potent chemical I kept in my house. When it comes to gunk, there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to get it off but with this DIY recipe, I’ve been able to say goodbye to harsh chemicals and so long to tough sticky messes.


While there isn’t much we can do about cleaning, how we clean can be made easier, safer and quicker with the right tools and knowledge. So don’t go pouring the gasoline for your meltdown when you see that once again someone decided to heat up spaghetti in the microwave and made a mess, you’ve got this!


Article written by Tabbie Stark, also a writer for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects.