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    31 Cleaning Products We've Put Into Basically 1 Million Posts (For A Reason!)

    Help kick-start your spring cleaning with products you know will work.

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    1. A bottle of Iron OUT Rust Stain Remover that'll transform that bathroom you've been meaning to clean for months now...

    Just spray it on the rusted area, wait a few minutes, and rinse away to reveal the original surface.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    2. A 24-pack of microfiber cleaning cloths to clean all the surfaces in your house and then throw in the washer so you can do it all over again. Think about all the money you'll save by not buying paper towels all the time...


    Promising Review: "I highly recommend this cloth. I use it mainly in the kitchen and to wipe our dining table. It cleans everything. I wipe the cabinets, microwave, stove top, floor, and other appliances that are on top of the counter! This size is also perfect, it isn't too big or too small. I just fold it in half, and again so the thickness and size is perfect to clean. Then I just rinse in the water and use the dish-washing liquid to wash off the grease. It is nice and dry by the next meal time, and it never smells or stays dirty." —Elisa

    Get them from Amazon for $12.81.

    3. A grout ink pen you can use to make your shower or bathroom floor look as good as the day you moved in.

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it on Amazon for $7.80 (available in three colors).

    4. A splurge-worthy cordless Dyson that'll revolutionize the way you vacuum your home. Suddenly, one of your least favorite chores will become your favorite. You may even spill more just to clean it up.


    I would know because I've been using one of these for the past couple months. I used to DREAD vacuuming. I hated how long it took, how you had to keep stopping to unplug and replug in the cord, and how mundane the whole experience was. Well, not anymore. I honestly never thought I'd be the kind of person to get excited about getting a vacuum, but this baby is brilliant. I can vacuum my whole apartment in about 5 minutes (It's pretty small) without ever really stopping. Plus, it has different attachments that help me reach those hard-to-reach places (*cough, cough* under my couch) that haven't seen a vacuum in years.

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99 or Walmart for $179.

    5. A TubShroom with some of the most disgusting but oh-so satisfying review images. You may wonder how you still have hair on your head after using this product...but at least it won't be backing up your tub anymore.,

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to 4 months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (availble in six colors).

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom here.

    6. And don't forget the FlexiSnake Drain Millipede for smaller drains to get all the gunk out. Just make sure you don't eat a big meal before using this and pulling it out...

    It has over 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks to get deep down in your drain and get all that gross crap out of there.

    Promising review: "I bought this after reading a Buzzfeed article. No, I'm not kidding. I'm really bad when I brush my hair after a shower, and then take the hairs off my brush and just put them in the sink. Yes, I know I'm creating my own problem. Anyways, I ordered this per Buzzfeed's recommendation, and I almost regret it. Why? Because holy s***, it gets things so nasty I don't even know what's coming up on this fuzzy little drain cleaner. Not only did I get a sickening amount of hair, but black slimy chunks along with some weird jelly white stuff came up. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR WEAK-STOMACHED!! It almost worked too good, lol!" —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    7. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets you stick in your water bottles, coffee mugs, etc. to remove stains and odors you thought might be stuck there forever.


    Promising review: "I actually found this product on a BuzzFeed article on things that you can’t believe you don’t already own. I figured I’d give it a shot as we have plenty of gross looking travel coffee mugs. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was blown away. I was amazed and even a tad disgusted at how gross they truly were." —Nanners1010

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    8. A pet hair removal glove that'll essentially trick your pet into thinking you're giving them some love, when in fact you're removing all the loose hair so it doesn't end up in piles around your house.

    Plus, it's machine-washable!

    Promising review: "My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur 'against the grain' which he would never do. Today was the first time I did that and you can see from the pics (above) how much fur I got. Love it!" —Alicia Mead

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (availble as a 2-in-1 glove, left-hand, or right-hand).

    9. A toilet bowl cleaner – it takes a strong stomach to look at the before and after photos for this, but that means it works.

    You get a caddy with a wand and six disposable sponges. Simply attach the disposable sponge to the wand, scrub around the whole toilet bowl, and pop the sponge in the trash (you never have to touch it!). You can also get more sponges when you're done with the included ones.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $9.08+.

    10. A wine stain removing spray because you shouldn't be held responsible for any spills that happen during happy hour or movie night with your friends. Red wine is too good not to drink!

    Emily Shwake / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    11. A carpet stain remover with better results than professional carpet cleaners! Saving money is just as important as having a clean carpet.

    All you have to do is spray the remover on the stain, rub your fingers through it, and then use an absorbent cloth to blot and remove the stain. The spay is non-toxic, so it won't irritate your skin.

    Promising review: "I have had my carpet professionally cleaned twice in an attempt to get stains from the previous owner out of the carpet. I got nowhere. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed list, and since it is reasonably priced, I decided to try it. IT GOT THE STAINS OUT!!!! I couldn't have been more surprised, based on the money I'd spent to have professional cleaners come. The product did not get the wear/dirtiness out of the carpet but got ALL of the stains out. A HUGE step in the right direction! Wahoo!!!!" —Elizabeth Reamer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.26+ (available in three quantities).

    12. A set of Bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers because smelly feet and shoes aren't cute on anybody.


    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!" —Erin

    Get one pair from Amazon for $9.95 (availble in three size varieties).

    13. A can of fume-free oven cleaner that'll make your oven so clean, Hansel and Gretel may be tricked again.

    Promising review: "My oven was in bad shape. I had tried doing the whole baking soda and peroxide trick, but it made things worse. I tried this after seeing it in a BuzzFeed article, and it actually worked! Just let it sit for about 4 hours, and the nastiness wipes off effortlessly. I highly recommend." —Natalie C

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    14. A Diamond Dazzle Stick because you can only keep using the phrase "shine bright like a diamond" if your diamonds actually do shine bright., Amazon

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    15. And a silver jewelry cleaning basket to return all your other jewelry to their best looks (you might be shocked to remember what color those earrings you wear all the time started out as).

    Promising review: "Decided to try this and WOW! It literally worked in seconds and was so efficient, I cleaned every piece of silver I owned because I was so amazed. I will never use anything else! This stuff is awesome!" —ACC41606

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    16. A Drillbrush Power Scrubber you'll want to constantly take for a ~spin~ because it will get everything so darn clean.


    Promising review: "I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill." —SomeGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    17. A 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System so you can see ~clearly~, especially when you drive at night.

    Promising review: "The headlight lens on my passenger side was so yellow and cloudy that I actually had a driver get out of his car on a red light and come over to my car to tell me! (Yes, thank you, I know.) I decided to try this kit because of its high rating and lower price. It really works!! The instructions are easy to follow, with photos to show you how the end of each step is supposed to look. I am a grandmother with (at the time) a bad shoulder, who had never done this before, and it turned out beautifully. So I consider it idiot-proof. All you need is a drill, and some auto masking tape, and even if you aren't drill-savvy, it's easy to do. I am so happy with the results, and highly recommend this kit!" —C. Ferry

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    18. A stainless steel cleaner and polish because have you ever tried cleaning stainless steel with normal cleaning supplies? Well, just take my word for it, don't.


    Plus, it comes with a microfiber cloth, which will help keep your appliances streak-free.

    Promising review: "THIS Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner is AMAZING. New dishwasher and and a hungry dog are NOT compatible! Our small dog, 12 pounds, had a habit of stretching up her front paws and scratching her nails on the dishwasher while her food was prepared. Not even days had gone by and the new dishwasher had little thin claw scratches all down the front. I had stopped her by placing a footstool to block her, but other family members had not, despite my instructions. I tried several cleaners and had resigned to having a scratched appliance. But ONE try with the Therapy cleaner — yes, a *miracle*. The scratches cannot be seen at all — polished right out of sight. The dishwasher looks even better than when fresh out of the box — it is gleaming. I eagerly shared the success with my kitchen remodeler, who installs many appliances, and I hope others can restore their stainless products. Try it!" —L. Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    19. Some Oh Yuck Jetted Tub System that's appropriately named because I bet that's exactly what you're going to say after you use it in your tub. And then you'll probably question how clean you got last time you took a bath..., Amazon

    Promising review: "Over the last few years I had noticed increasing problems with keeping my tub clean. Soap scum rings were forming within two days after cleaning the tub, and I was getting green and orange deposits on the bottom of the tub after the water dried. After using Oh Yuk, the amount of gunk that came out of the jets was truly appalling! It was an orange, sticky, mess. With this product, my tub stays cleaner and smells so much better! I was a little hesitant to try this product because I was afraid it might damage my acrylic tub. I emailed Oh Yuk and they got back to me immediately assuring me that the product is safe to use. It also has not harmed the bathtub finish or the pump seals in any way. I cannot recommend this product highly enough." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A deep cleaning brush set that'll really get into all those nooks and crannies. You'll feel so accomplished after you use this.


    Promising review: "This is a big step up from toothbrushes, which I have used for many years prior to buying these. Key improvements over toothbrushes: angled handles that get your hands up and out of the way, the handles are bigger and grippier than a toothbrush, the larger brush has pretty stiff bristles which are great for heavy scrubbing without scratching, the smaller brush has tapered softer bristles on one end (good for cleaning in tight areas), and the rubber nub on the other end of the smaller brush is surprisingly good for cleaning in tight areas. I replaced the four toothbrushes in my cleaning kit with these." —jfb

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in orange and blue).

    21. An "angry mamma" who has about the same expression as your mom when she finds out how long it's been since you cleaned your microwave.


    At least this one lets steam out of her ears making it super easy to clean. Just put some vinegar or lemon water inside and put her in the microwave for seven minutes. After, you'll be able to wipe all the crusted on food right off.

    Promising review: "I don't normally review products, but this thing is a miracle worker! My microwave hadn't been cleaned in quite a few years. All kinds of stuff dried and cooked on the inside of it. I tried to clean it using kitchen cleaner, but that didn't work at all. I used this as soon as I got it out of the box. Everything came off really easily. I did have to wash the glass tray in the sink, but now my microwave is spotless." —Stacy Orth

    Get it from Amazon for $3.95.

    22. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that works to make stains and dirt ~disappear~. Seriously, this thing has more real magic than a magician at a child's birthday party.


    Promising review: "There is nothing in the market that can come close to the efficiency of this product! I used to use strong smelling products and powder cleansers because they usually were the ones that could actually clean (with some elbow grease). But since my Mr. Clean Eraser encounter, I'll never go back to those other products!"—SouthShoreMom

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $9.88 or a six-pack from Walmart for $7.97.

    23. A pack of heavy duty wipes – they're so easy to use that even if you hate cleaning, you still may enjoy using these bad boys.


    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning, but I was so pumped about the tub I took wipe number two to my range hood vent and good golly it's like it's brand new. I've told everyone I know to buy these." —JenM

    Get them from Amazon for $7.54+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A pumice cleaning stone that leaves toilet bowls sparkling clean.

    Promising review: "This is awesome for cleaning toilets!! Buy this now if you have hard-water stains!! We tried everything on toilets when we bought a house and were about to replace them until we tried this. They look almost new now!! Def prefer the ones with a handle, especially when using on toilets! The before-and-after picture is after like maybe three to five minutes of lightly scraping!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A three-blade blinds cleaner to help you get in between those blinds because when's the last time you remembered to actually clean between your blinds?? Bueller... Bueller...,

    Promising review: "These blind cleaners are terrific! I've enjoyed cleaning houses and offices professionally for over 20 years and cleaning blinds is not always easy. I debated and debated what to buy, to try to make the process a bit easier. Within five minutes of using this, I was almost doing cartwheels — it really works! Best product I have ever used to clean blinds. My first time using it, I had eight different large blinds to clean, with skinny slats to boot, and this duster brush with refills DID THE JOB BEAUTIFULLY. I have gone from dreading cleaning blinds to actually enjoying the process. I could not be happier." —T.R.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A car super cleaner that works on basically every material you have in or around your car.

    Don't believe me? It cleans canvas, fabric, upholstery, vinyl, leather, plastic, grease, rubber, metals, wood trim, and even bird poop. Plus, it comes with a towel.

    Promising review: "All their products are great! But this new product they have developed knocks it out of the ball park! The pictures above are of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats. I simply sprayed Super Clean all over the seat until it was damp, I scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dried it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it." —Joseph L.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A makeup removing shampoo free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum, and perfume so you know that your clean sponges and brushes won't wreak havoc on your face when you use them.

    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79+ (also available as cleansing cloths).

    28. A carpet cleaner and deodorizer more than 1,000 people (and posts, tbh) have raved about how life-changing it is. Your carpet will never be the same.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but with this I had to. I've had this product about a month and a half and it is nothing short of a miracle. I have light cream carpet and five indoor pets. My husband and I work full time, so sometimes the chance for an 'accident' is not out of the question. We live on a farm-like property with a lot of dust and dirt. I used this on my traffic areas and just couldn't believe my eyes. The water was black, and my carpet looks as though it was cleaned professionally. When using this, you can literally see the dirty water being extracted from the carpet into the clear tank. One of my best purchases ever." —shannon m. adkins

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    29. A pair of microfiber duster slippers that'll add just a tad bit of fun to your spring cleaning. Yes, all you do is put these on, and walk (or dance) around your home, and voilà!

    Promising review: "This must be the greatest idea since the discovery of fire! Two days in, and my hardwood is shining! And all with just walking around! Of course the quality is pedestrian (pardon), of course it doesn’t look like it was made by Versace, but that’s not the point, is it?" —Nigel

    Get them from Amazon for $11.88 (available in sizes 6-9 and 9-22 and in two colors).

    Read one BuzzFeed Editor's review on these lil' guys in "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked".

    30. A foaming disposal cleaner you should use weekly to stop any build-up or odors from coming out of your sink. Ewww!

    Promising review: "Holy cow! I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39+ (available in three sizes).

    31. And a glass cooktop cleaner with a before-and-after picture that speaks for itself. A picture is worth a 1,000 words, right?

    Promising Review: "This stuff is incredible. My rental apartment has a white glass cooktop and it gets nasty even if you use very clean pots and pans on it. Before I found this stuff, I thought that for sure I would lose a big chunk of my security deposit, but I have yet to encounter a stain that this stuff cannot remove. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries alternating between the paste and the razor scraper, but even the most stubborn burned-on, carbonized food bits always come off." —A Real Name

    Get it from Amazon for $10.96.

    These products are as close as you'll get to using magic to clean your home. (We promise!)

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