31 Do-It-For-You Products For Lazy People

31 Do-It-For-You Products For Lazy People

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A spinning makeup brush cleaner to save you many precious hours you’d normally spend cleaning and drying your brushes. It swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then it spins the brush until it’s dry.

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It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

Promising review: “I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I’ve used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend.” —Valerie

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.


A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets for anyone whose devotion to caffeine doesn’t outweigh their laziness. It’s OK — these bad boys will do all the cleaning for you.


Promising review: “I have achieved this level of clean by hard scrubbing with tons of vinegar and baking soda, but these tablets just pop in and do all the hard work for you. I drink tea every day but it stains my cup. This has infinitely extended the lifeline of my mugs.” —Erin Fleming

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.


A two-in-one Hoover carpet cleaner that’ll do the hard work of sucking up dirt, dust, and pet hair *and* steaming your carpets so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your pristine floor.

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Promising review: “I had the previous Hoover carpet cleaner and it worked well, but I always dreaded using it because it was time consuming to wash, rinse, and dry. This Smartwash is incredible and so easy to use. I love that it does the wash when you push and the rinse/dry when you pull back. I finished in half the time!!!! I love that I can just use it as if it’s a regular vacuum and it does all the hard work for me! I can’t say enough good things!!!!” —John and Megan

Get it from Amazon for $198 (originally $249.99).


Or a smaller, portable Bissell SpotBot, because who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet with a brush? The answer: no one.


This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you’d prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

Promising review: “I have an older pug and he has always been good, but I knew one day this machine would be brought out. I had it nine months before my first use. He got sick one week, and I literally used the machine about 12 times in a week. All I can say is Bissell knocked it our of the park with this. It’s amazing. It cleans so well. It is the simplest machine I have ever used that does so much. It is well designed. Quick set up. And clean up. It does all the work for you. And it does a fantastic job. I love it. Worth every penny. I’ll never be without one. If you are on the fence, buy it. I can’t believe how good this machine works. And the design is flawless. The tanks are so easy to fill. And clean for storage. And if it can clean 100% of what we had this week. It can clean anything!!! Like it never even happened. Thank you Bissell!!!” —David

Get it from Amazon for $149 (originally $179.99).


Or fully commit to automated cleaning with a robot vacuum so all you have to do is set its cleaning schedule — then you can forget all about it.


Promising review: “I am a NEAT FREAK! I love to clean. I literally clean my house daily. It can’t be clean enough. I have a two-story, three-bedroom three-bathroom house with two dogs. This vacuum cleans all of it! This gadget is legit like a little human vacuuming your floors, but super throughly. It goes over all my rugs and hardwood floors, and it goes in the bathrooms and closets and under all the furniture. Once in awhile it gets caught in the wires underneath my TV but most of the time it is able to get itself out of it It’s quiet. My dogs barely even notice it. This is worth every penny! It’s easy to set up, and easy to clean after each use. It does all the hard work for you. Since I’ve had mine, I’ve literally gotten five friends to buy one and they all love it too. (This is NOT a paid advertisement or review. This is just a review from a normal woman who really loves her floors clean).” —Shannon

Get it from Amazon for $219.99.


An oven cleaner to de-gunk drippings from your last five years’ worth of meals. It can power through baked-on crud, so all you have to do is wipe it clean.

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Promising review: “This product works great! It’s easy to use and does most of the work for you. The directions say to spray the oven and leave the foam to sit for at least two hours, so I left it for about two and a half hours, then wiped the oven down with paper towels. You can also use a sponge or scrubbing tool. This makes oven cleaning totally hassle-free! It smells like any other regular cleaning agent; there are no harsh fumes. The scent is pleasant and leaves your oven smelling clean. It effectively cut through the grease in my oven. I would recommend following the overnight cleaning instructions on the canister for cleaning more serious food debris.” —Sam

Get it from Amazon for $6.44.


An eyeliner wing stamp if you’re even too lazy to spend the requisite five minutes drawing your wings.

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Promising review: “I really like the eyeliner and the stamp. The stamp is easy to use. The eyeliner goes on smooth with minimal effort or pressure. Both eyeliner and stamp are smudge proof and don’t run or smear during the day. I’m very happy with the product. I would recommend your product to others.” —April Wood

Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).


A water bottle holder for anyone whose laziness has reached the point that they just don’t drink water because they can’t be bothered to carry around their water bottle. Now you can attach the bottle to your pants or a bag, so there’s no excuse to not stay hydrated.


Promising review: “I love my S’well flask, but it is hard to carry around, especially when I am carrying other things. This allows me to hook it to my purse or belt loop. Works perfectly.” —Joyce C Speer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.


A veggie dicer and spiralizer, because the alternative is spending an hour slicing and dicing onions and peppers by hand.


Promising review: “Omg omg omg. This thing is amazing. I hate chopping veggies. Hate. Hate. Hate. I just filled up four plates (10 in Dixie plates, to be exact) with veggies in less than 10 minutes. Seriously. I chopped an onion earlier to sauté in 15 seconds. Yes, really. If chopping veggies keeps you buying the same frozen ones over and over like me, this is for you. It’s a kitchen miracle. You can chop onions, potatoes (not sweet potatoes, though, that’s in the instructions), peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, cucumber, etc. Probably a whole lot more, too. You can also do eggs. Best. Invention. Ever.” —Angela W.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A power scrubber that’ll wow you with its results. It’s basically an electric toothbrush, but for cleaning tile grout and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies with minimal effort on your part.


Promising review: “My sister told me about this product she uses on her tile and grout. I gave it a try and can’t believe how great it works. It does all the scrubbing for you and amazingly gets in corners you alone can’t reach. I use it on my tile shower floor and on all caulking around the tub and shower. I also use it on the toilets where the seat attaches to the bowl. Also around sink faucets and drains. Really can’t say enough about how this product works.” —Janet Belden

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


Or a handheld electric scrubber if you want your floors to look like the left side of the tile photo instead of the right side. It comes with three interchangeable heads and can cover a larger surface area if you have more to clean.

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Promising review: “I wasn’t expecting much from this scrubber but it’s definitely super useful to have around. If you pre-treat something, even for a few seconds, with any sort of cleaning spray, the scrubber does most of the work for you without much elbow grease at all. I did all of the siding on our balcony yesterday and the kitchen grout today and it was so much easier. Definitely recommend.” —SarahEve

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.


And if you want to go all out, a drill brush kit so you can finally enjoy a relaxing soak without feeling like you’re just sitting in filth. No more furiously scrubbing your tub — instead, just attach the brush head and flip the switch on your drill.


Promising review: “These brushes have held up nicely. They do all the hard work for you.” —Trenia Collins

Get a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $14.95 (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

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Promising review: “I use it for massaging my legs. After doing yoga, my muscles are hurt. I like the adequate pressure and warming function at winter. It’s small and convenient to bring so I use it in my bedroom or living room when watching Hulu. Lying down on my comfortable couch and having massage are heaven. Lazy but happy.” —Claire

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.


An automatic litter box if your cats seemingly take pleasure in making a mess in their litter box and then watching you clean it. Reviewers say that not only does it help reduce the frequency with which their kitties leave surprises *outside* the box, but it also helps reduce the amount of litter that gets tracked into the house. Also, no more scooping poop!


Each litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray’s sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, simply remove it and dispose of it.

Promising review: “This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers It is a timesaver as well.” —Coco

Get it from Amazon for $169.95.


PhoneSoap (which you’ve probably seen on Shark Tank!) so you can sanitize your phone and charge it at the same time. Just sit your phone inside the case and let the UV light zap 99.99% of the germs it’s harboring. Or have fun going to the store, finding the ingredients you need to make your own at-home sanitizing solution, waiting in line to pay, and then actually mixing everything and wiping down your phone. The choice is yours!


Promising review: “What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use, it looked great and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with. I feel so much better about using my phone now.” —Crystal Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in 15 colors and styles, including a Pro version).


A robot mop, because I see you standing there Swiffering your floor, giving it a whopping 2% effort. No one likes mopping their floors — just let the robots do it already.


Promising review: “I love my Braava jet; it mops so I don’t have too. I’ve had it for about six months and it makes my floors absolutely sparkle. It’s not heavy duty; if you want something that really scrubs your floors, this won’t do it. But a regular, gentle mop that keeps a floor clean and dirt/dust free? Absolutely. It picks up perfectly where my Roomba leaves off and grabs what it missed.” —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $166.96 (originally $199).


An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner if you want your rings, earrings, and necklaces to sparkle without having to scrub them by hand with a toothbrush.


This lil’ guy gently rinses your jewelry, watches, and eyeglasses, removing dirt, dust, and debris in just three minutes.

Promising review: “This ultrasonic cleaner is well made and so easy to use, to clean, and to store. Things come out sparkling clean and looking like new, frequently just on plain water. Do double check that what you want to clean can go into an ultrasonic cleaner. No opals, no pearls — and I googled and discovered the list of ‘forbidden’ stones is quite a bit longer. If you want to clean silver tableware and other larger pieces, you may want a larger ultrasonic cleaner. This one easily holds several pieces of silver, eyeglasses, dentures, and average-sized silverware.” —Marsha

Get it from Amazon for $28.96.


A bidet for anyone looking to break up with toilet paper (and the effort of wiping your butt). With a bidet, you can save on TP and enjoy the feeling of a machine cleaning your bum — that is one job I am happy to let the robots have.


Promising review: “The bidet has been around forever and I’m kind of lazy and like the idea of having someone or something do the wiping for me. I own a fleet of cleaning robots after all, how is this different? Let me tell you, my backside is super clean. I use TP to dry and it comes up clean every time. That is a lovely feeling. I give it a 10 of 10 and need another for the other bathroom.” —chaas

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).


A robot window cleaner that’ll make you drop your window cleaner and rag faster than that one guy from your freshman year econ class ghosted you. Reviewers also use it to clean their shower walls and even their floors!

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The Gladwell Gecko Robot Window Cleaner uses AI to clean every inch of your windows and is especially handy if you can’t reach the tops of your tall windows. It comes with an app so you can control it from your phone.

Promising review: “This product is sooooo cool! I live in the desert and my windows need constant cleaning to keep the dust away. I don’t even need to spray my windows with cleaner unless there are fingerprints — and even then it’s not always needed. I sit the Gecko on the window while I vacuum or do laundry. It beeps when it’s done and then I move it to the next window. Extremely simple!” —Karen Kline

Get it from Amazon for $169.95.


A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets so you’re not rewashing your plates and glasses after the dishwasher leaves behind mystery crud.


Promising review: “We moved into our house in late January and the previous owners were lazy. Upon opening the dishwasher you got hit with a ‘yuck’ smell. I tried a measuring cup filled with white vinegar and it helped, but the smell was still there. I saw these on a BuzzFeed list. I ordered and threw one in our dishwasher without any dishes and ran it. The smell is gone!!! I haven’t noticed a difference in dish cleanliness yet but simply because I haven’t run it since. These are a great, inexpensive and easy way to clean your dishwasher for sure.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $3.70.


A pack of stain-removing pads to lift pee, poop, vomit, and even wine from carpet. Just place one on the spot and stomp to activate its cleaning powers.


Promising review: “Finally — I find a product that takes very little effort, no scrubbing for hours!!! Just put the pad down, stomp on it, leave it for 24 hours and……presto!!!!!…..all the odor and stain is gone gone gone. Hallelujah!” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.


A Revlon hot air brush that’ll transform your wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes — minimal effort required. This sure beats blow-drying and then straightening your hair!


The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

Promising review: “Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!” —D.K

Get it from Amazon for $47.91+ (available in three colors).


A truly ~egg-celent~ rapid egg cooker for whipping up a delicious variety of eggs (think omelets and hard- or soft-boiled) in bulk without ever having to dirty a pan. Reviewers even use it to steam frozen dumplings!

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Promising review: “The Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker is so neat and fun to use! I used it the next morning after the delivery, and I cook my eggs only in the Dash Go. It cooks every egg so perfectly, and they come out so fluffy every time. It cooks a variety of egg dishes, and you can cook vegetables, and some meat like fish. Very wonderful kitchen gadget, and I highly recommend you make a dash to buy the Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker if you love eggs! You will not be disappointed!” —Tonya

Get it from Amazon for $18.11+ (available in five colors).


A microwave steam cleaner to melt away the baked-on crud that’s clung to the sides of your microwave since, well, we’re not exactly sure how long it’s been there, but suffice to say it’s been awhile.


Promising review: “Something I didn’t believe until I tried it. So easy to follow directions. Was disappointed when I opened the microwave to see the filth still on it. Was wishing it would magically taken care of itself. But all it took was a quick swipe with a paper towel and GONE. Loosened everything, which is half the process. My microwave was sooooo white once cleaned!! Would buy as gifts.” —max’s mum

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream so, with a few quick swipes of your finger, you at least look like you got some sleep (even though you were up until 2 a.m. scrolling through Instagram).

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Promising review: “I really didn’t expect this eye cream to be that good. I have very visible wrinkle lines just under my eyelid. If I put eyeshadow on, it just looks bad. So I went on Amazon looking for a good eye wrinkle cream and saw this product. I thought I’d give it a try. That was almost a week ago. I don’t notice the deep lines now. That’s pretty fast-working eye cream! I normally don’t like cream products that are in pump bottles (you never get to use all of the product) but I’m happy with this one! Oh, and I hate scented creams too so this will remain high on my ‘likes’ list.” —ronnie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A HyperChiller that’ll cool down your coffee, tea, and wine in 60 seconds — because having to wait even one second more for an iced coffee is unacceptable.


Promising review: “I have a cold brew set to make concentrate which is nice but it takes 24+ hours. Sometimes I forget/run out/am lazy and you can literally brew hot coffee into this thing and have ice cold coffee about two minutes later. From hot brewed to so cold in less than two minutes that the coffee doesn’t even melt ice in the glass. Highly recommend if you’re an iced coffee fan like me!” —Billy S.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


A self-watering planter, because plants are needy and you can’t be bothered to live your life around their watering schedules. The long tongues soak up water that feeds the plants, which means watering your green bbs is one less thing you need to remember.

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Promising review: “It’s a little small, but it works well on a windowsill or on a desk at work. It’s really cute and a fun and easy way to take care of a plant if your normally a plant killer.” —Grace

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four styles).


A mounted brush so you can satisfy your cat’s ceaseless demands for scritches when you don’t have the time or energy to brush them. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray and white piece of plastic.

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Promising review: “My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall.” —T. Mangiaracina

Get it from Amazon for $3.33.


An electric jar opener to help you unseal the pasta sauce you’ve been struggling to open — because you’ve already ordered takeout three times this week and your bank account would really appreciate it if you stopped being lazy and actually cooked.


Promising review: “I was skeptical of this purchase but pleasantly surprised. Once I accomplished the trick of the operation it was a delight. It opens all sizes and shapes with ease. Absolutely necessary for someone with weak hands and wrists or anyone else with a lazy bent.” —Spunky Gal

Get it from Amazon for $36.79.


A password logbook for holding all the information your brain is too lazy to remember, like your logins, your router’s IP address, and the 15-character alphanumeric Wi-Fi password your dad set.


Promising review: “I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. It offers the best layout and amount of information I can log and hasn’t disappointed me yet. I love it! This little book is a perfect solution to organizing such info all in one place. You can even store internet service info for easy reference.” —Elizabeth R.

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.


A speedy lil’ handheld steamer so you can de-wrinkle your outfit approximately five minutes before you need it. Here’s to crushing that snooze button another three times!


Promising review: “We love this and no longer use an iron in our household. We bring this when we travel and also use it for general use on fabric at home. Love it! Leaves my clothing wrinkle free and compact.” —Johnny & Cat

Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

Check out our in-depth review of the PurSteam Elite Steamer to learn more.

TFW you buy everything on this list and then someone has the audacity to ask you to do something:

Little Stranger, Inc.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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