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    Posted on Apr 26, 2020

    19 Highly Effective Cleaning Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will

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    1. These low-key genius drain sticks will make your plug holes smell better and become less congested –all you'll need to do is pop them in your drains and walk away.

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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: £6.99 for 12 sticks.

    2. Hose down your sink with this pull-down attachment that turns your tap back into a regular faucet when you push it back up again.

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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: £8.98.

    3. If your WFH mug is looking a little bit worse for wear at the moment, this powerful powder will get rid of any buildup in no time.

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    It's the perfect way to cut through coffee and tea stains – even really substantial ones. Plus, customers say it doesn't leave an unpleasant taste in their mug!

    Price: £6.64.

    4. Speaking of tea and coffee, this drop-in descaler bag is well worth a buy if you've started noticing scum and limescale floating to the top of your hot drinks.

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    Just drop it into your kettle, add some water, allow it to boil, leave it to work its descaling magic 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: £3.95.

    5. This cleaning paste is a mixture of mildly abrasive grit and a highly effective cleaning fluid, so it'll polish and deep-clean your surfaces at the same time.

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    It's perfect for getting rid of everything from burnt-on food on your hob to mild rust on your taps, and because the abrasive grit is suspended in a gentle fluid, it'll help to thoroughly clean everything from ceramic to metal without damaging the surface underneath.

    Price: £4.50 for 500g.

    6. Sort out your grouting or finally clean that spot on your floors with this scrubbing brush, which is made with a surface-friendly combo of wood and bristles.

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    The bristles are stiff enough to ensure it'll get all the grime it comes into contact with out, but soft enough to flex around a variety of shapes and surfaces. It'll transform everything from your bathtub to your kitchen tiles in no time!

    Price: £9.50.

    7. If you've got some seriously sticky buildup in your kitchen, this super-strong degreaser will help to get rid of it for you with just a couple of sprays.

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    This stuff's called "Elbow Grease" for a reason, because 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: £7.99 for three bottles.

    8. Not only is this llama-shaped duster incredible-looking, it's actually very effective at removing the cobwebs from the corners of your rooms too.

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    The fluffy brush is thick enough to whisk away even the finest threads of cobwebs from your walls in seconds, and the polyester fibres will work on a whole range of other surfaces, too.

    Price: £11.99.

    9. Keep your shower clean (and ensure nobody else has an excuse to leave it dirty) with these handy AF cloths that have suction cups for convenient storage!

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    These cloths are perfect for polishing and cleaning your shower using only water. The suction cup adheres to glass and ceramic tiles, so it'll be within reach just after you've showered, which is the perfect time to wipe down your unit because any spilled soap and shampoo hasn't hardened yet and the steam will have loosened any existing soap scum and grime.

    Price: £7.49 for two.

    10. There are regular mops, and then there's this genius mop set that has a spinning mechanism in its drain. It's the perfect way to dry your floors faster!

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    The head is completely machine-washable! When you're using the mop, just plunge it down into the spinning drain to help shake off all the excess water – customers say it's a highly effective way to get their mop (and their floors) drier faster, and it'll save you the strain of plunging your mop for ages too.

    Price: £11.97.

    11. If you've got some glass, marble, chrome (or any other flat and shiny surface) you want to keep clean, these microfibre cloths will help them shine without leaving any streaks behind.

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    They're lint-free, so they won't leave any annoying bobbles on your shiny surfaces, and because the material of the cloth is soft, you won't have to worry about streaks either. Just use one of these dry on chrome, glass, and ceramic among other surfaces – they're perfect for making your kitchen and bathroom look great between cleanings! The handy pack of ten should last you a long time, too.

    Price: £8.95 for ten.

    12. If your keyboard is looking dusty AF right now, this Grime Slime will help to sort that out.

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    It's mouldable, and it stays sticky for ages, so you'll be able to reach the nooks and crannies of your keyboard any time you need to. Also, I mean, it doesn't hurt that this stuff looks fun AF to use.

    Price: £5.99.

    13. Get into all those nooks and crannies you've been meaning to tackle for ages (like the gap behind your taps) with these tiny but very strong brushes.

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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: £5.79 for two.

    14. If your fridge and microwave could do with a bit of a clean right now, we're in the same boat. These low-effort, high-impact wipes are the perfect way to solve both of our problems!

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    They're specifically made with fridge and microwave surfaces in mind, so they'll tackle the usual mess that comes with cooking and storing food without affecting the food friendliness of your surfaces.

    Price: £5.99 for 50.

    15. Freshen up your carpets the easy way with this powerful (and super easy-to-use) powder carpet cleaner. It works on your upholstery, too!

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    Just sprinkle it over your carpet, wait for about twenty minutes for it to settle in (because it's a powder and not a liquid, you won't have to wait for ages 'til it's dry), and then just vacuum the powder up along with all the worked-in grime and dirt it's absorbed. Sounds super satisfying, right?!

    Price: £6.99.

    16. Your phone screen can get really dirty really quickly, so I for one am pretty glad this handy screen cleaner kit exists.

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    It contains everything you need to keep your devices looking tip-top, from a smooth microfibre cloth to a keyring cleaning spray that's as effective as it is adorable.

    Price: £6.99.

    17. These citrus-scented gel stamps will release dirt-busting components every time you flush, and they'll leave your loo smelling fresher too.

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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: £6.67 for six discs and an applicator stamp.

    18. If quarantine has brought out your inner home chef, you probably have some pots that desperately need a good scrub right now. This bamboo dishwashing brush is the perfect tool for the job!

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    With a (kind of gorgeous) bamboo handle and a practical strap for easy storage, this brush is a great way to thoroughly clean your pots and pans without scratching or damaging them.

    Price: £8.99.

    19. Keep your at-home desk crumb-free with this surprisingly powerful (and definitely adorable) mini vacuum cleaner.

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    You can just open up this mini vacuum cleaner when it's full, and it's good to go again in no time. Plus, need I even mention how sweet it looks?!

    Price: £14.99.