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    Posted on Jun 21, 2020

    24 Low-Effort, High-Impact Cleaning Products You'll Probably Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    These are perfect if you love a clean house but hate actually CLEANING your house.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This double-sided scourer will clean your pots and pans using only water.

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    It's designed to scrub your pots, pans, plates, and more without scratching them or leaving streaks behind! Just chuck it in your washing machine when it's looking a bit grimy and it'll be good to go again.

    Price: £2.99.

    2. This magic eraser from Flash cleans everything from crayon on your walls to water marks on your draining board.

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    It's designed to cut through grease, grime, and marks without damaging the surface underneath it – just add water and it'll work its dirt-busting magic without the need for additional sprays! It's a great way to tackle those stains you probably thought were beyond help, and this highly-rated sponge is durable AND reusable.

    Price: £2.75.

    3. Stick one of these air freshener pods inside your bin lid to experience a fresh smell every time you throw something away!

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    Stick the handy lil' clip inside your bin lid using its self-adhesive backing and then place a scented pod inside. One citrus-scented pod can keep your bins smelling fresh for four to six weeks!

    Price: £6.58 for a pod holder and two citrus pods.

    4. These sponges will clear your pots, pans, and other metal surfaces of hard-to-clean stains and marks.

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    These flexible sponges will remove everything from limescale to burnt-on food using only water. There's an emery layer on the outside to remove tougher stains and a flexible sponge in the middle to help you get into the nooks and crannies of whatever you're cleaning!

    Price: £3.73 for three.

    5. You can transform your sofa the easy way thanks to these leather conditioning wipes.

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    Designed to hydrate and condition your leather while also removing dirt and dust, these highly-rated wipes are a great way to keep your leather sofa looking and feeling great.

    Price: £8.97 for two packs.

    6. If your hobs are in need of some TLC, this gentle-but-effective cleaner is perfect for the job.

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    Not only does this stuff work on your hobs, it'll get rid of built-up dirt in your pots, pans, and baking trays too! Safe for use on glass, ceramic, and metal, this super-versatile cleaner has seriously impressed customers.

    Price: £2.49.

    7. This extra-long radiator brush will help you clean what's probably the most neglected part of your home (seriously, take a peek down your heaters).

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    It's 70cm long, which should be enough to thoroughly clean your heaters! Place it in between the gaps in your radiators and it'll remove the dust and other debris that's gathered in there (yess).

    Price: £4.41.

    8. Customers have been wowed by this powerful degreaser.

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    This stuff's called "Elbow Grease" for a reason – the product inside is powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Just spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Price: £5.75 for two bottles.

    9. These antibacterial liners are an ideal way to keep your fridge shelves clean.

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    They've got raised bumps on their surfaces to help elevate the food on top of them, ensuring veg and other foods don't sweat and cause leaks. You can remove these liners when they're in need of a wash and either run them under the tap or chuck them in the dishwasher!

    Price: £2.40 for four.

    10. Get rid of that annoying buildup on your shower head with this limescale-busting spray.

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    Spray some of this enzyme-packed product onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which you'll then leave to work its limescale-destroying magic for five minutes at most. Once it's done, simply wipe the foam away to reveal a clean surface underneath.

    Price: £3.00.

    11. Microfibre cloths are a great way to clean your smooth surfaces without leaving any streaks behind.

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    These cloths will polish hard-to-clean surfaces like glass, chrome, and stainless steel, and they're fab for dusting things too.

    Price: £8.95 for ten.

    12. If your oven could do with a bit of a clean – and let's be honest, whose couldn't – this Oven Brite kit is seriously useful.

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    This kit contains an extra-strong formula for removing built-up dirt and grime, a pair of gloves, and a sturdy bag in which you can soak your racks in cleaning fluid. The liquid will loosen any grime and dirt it comes into contact with, so you'll be able to wipe it away without the need for scrubbing!

    Price: £6.99.

    13. Get rid of that annoying scum that floats on top of your tea with the help of this drop-in descaler bag.

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    Drop this lil' bag into your kettle, add some water, allow it to boil, leave it to work for about ten minutes, and then pour all the liquid out – the built-up limescale will leave with the water, so you'll be back to perfect cuppas in minutes!

    Price: £2.49.

    14. This mini dustpan and brush set will do a great job of cleaning tricky spots like your windowsill and toaster.

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    The teeny-tiny dustpan clicks into the brush for easy storage!

    Price: £2.79.

    15. The Pink Stuff is a classic cleaner for a reason – it tackles everything from water marks to light rust without damaging the surface underneath!

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    This stuff is made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching the material underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots and pans, and more!)

    Price: £3.92.

    16. Ensure your bin smells fresh and stays leak-free with this absorbent Bin Buddy powder.

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    This powder absorbs all the gross liquid and smells from inside your bin – it's more or less the same idea as a kitty litter, but for inside your bin bag. The citronella in this formula helps to repel flies too!

    Price: £3.49.

    17. This Angry Mama cleaner releases steam, which helps to loosen any dirt and grime in your microwave.

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    Just fill this cleaner up with vinegar, water, and some lemon juice (to neutralise the vinegar smell), turn your microwave on, and wait. After five to seven minutes your microwave should be ready to wipe down!

    Price: £3.49.

    18. Get rid of that Dreaded Patch on your carpet with these specially-designed cleaners.

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    The brushes attached to these cleaners makes them really easy to use, and the fluid inside is super effective and fast-acting.

    Price: £7.99 for two.

    19. This mould remover will help you tackle your ceilings, walls, and grouting in about half an hour.

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    Just leave this foaming spray on any affected spots for up to 30 minutes and scrub it off to reveal a clean surface underneath.

    Price: £5.00.

    20. Hose your sink down after you've washed up with this handy tap extender.

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    It's made from durable and rust-resistant chrome, and because the head is designed to add extra pressure to the water that leaves it, you'll be able to properly ~get into~ all those corners of your sink you can never usually reach. This attachment is perfect for washing veg, too!

    Price: £8.99.

    21. This (clever AF) mop has a genius spinning mechanism in its drain that helps to quickly get excess water out of the mop head.

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    The mechanism in the bucket will start spinning when you push the mop down into it. This helps to loosen the dirt from the strings of this mop and airs the head out for faster drying! It'll dry your floors faster (which is especially useful on tile, wooden, marble, and slate floors), and you won't have a soggy mop head festering in the bucket afterwards either!

    Price: £11.97.

    22. Keep your plug holes fresher for longer with these drain sticks.

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    They're packed full of slow-releasing enzymes that help to dissolve the gunk in your sink over time, removing residue (and the bad smell that often comes with it) in the most low-maintenance way possible.

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    23. These OXO detail brushes were made to tackle those hard-to-reach spots, and it shows.

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    This pack of two has everything you need to tackle a variety of angles and surfaces. The brush heads include a stiff-bristled rectangular shape for cleaning things like grouting, a very thin, pointed brush for super narrow spaces, and a smaller, flat-top brush for cleaning spots like the rim around your taps.

    Price: £6.00 for two.

    24. These citrus-scented discs from Duck will release a fresh smell every time you flush.

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    The handy stamp applicator means you won't have to touch the inside of your toilet rim, and each gel disc can keep going for weeks.

    Price: £6.44 for six discs and an applicator.