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    27 Products That Made Me Wonder If I'd Ever Cleaned My Home Correctly

    Including a game-changing mop and the smartest sponge I've ever seen!

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    1. You'll be able to get your glasses sparkling with this lemon-scented rinse aid from Finish.

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    This clever rinse aid will speed up the drying time of your dishes while also fighting water spots, removing residue, and protecting against glass corrosion! It's perfect if you live in a hard water area (which is pretty likely if you're in the UK), because the formula protects against limescale buildup.

    Price: £2.00.

    2. Reviewers have been wowed by how fast-acting this mould removal spray from Cillit Bang is.

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    Spray some of this powerful product onto any affected areas, wait for about five minutes(!), and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath.

    Price: £3.00.

    3. This highly-rated sponge has a hygienic plastic handle that'll keep your hands dry while you're cleaning.

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    The sponge itself is thick and durable – reviewers say it's perfect for cleaning everything from their kitchen tiles to their shower screens. Its clever handle will ensure that your hands don't get wet or become exposed to chemicals while you're scrubbing, which is especially convenient if you have sensitive skin or long nails.

    Price: £4.59.

    4. Remove soap scum, light limescale, and grease from your shower and sink with this specially-designed spray.

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    It'll clean marble, glass, plastic, granite, and plenty of other hard surfaces! Simply spray the formula onto any affected areas and then leave it to work for a minute or two before rinsing it away.

    Price: £2.09.

    5. This ridiculously highly-rated degreaser will cut through your kitchen's sticky surfaces in no time.

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    It's powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Price: £1.10.

    6. Having used this powerful descaler spray myself, I can vouch for its rave reviews!

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    Spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which then works its limescale-destroying magic for five minutes at most.

    Price: £2.97.

    7. This descaler ball will prevent that Dreaded Crust from building up in your kettle. Just drop it in and continue using your appliance as normal!

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    Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. You'll be able to remove and rinse it quickly and easily whenever you need to!

    Price: £1.67.

    8. Really ~get into~ those hard-to-reach areas with the help of this mini dustpan and brush set.

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    Its handle contains a pop-out scoop that you can use as a teeny dustpan! Reviewers love how effective this lil' brush is for cleaning their windowsills, keyboards, picture frames, and more.

    Price: £1.92.

    9. Look, we've all got that one piece of cookware that's in need of some serious TLC. This Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder will totally transform your pots, pans, and baking trays, along with other parts of your kitchen!

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    Not only is it super effective, this powder is incredibly easy to use too – just place it onto any affected surfaces, from ceramics to metals and glass, and scrub until the stains have gone. It's ideal for tackling your hob, oven, baking tins, and so much more!

    Price: £2.50.

    10. Your liners will stay leak-free when you use this absorbent Bin Buddy powder!

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    Just chuck some of this powder into your bin bag, and it'll soak up any excess liquid in moments! 

    Price: £3.50.

    11. Finally remove those hard-to-budge stains from your hob or oven by nabbing this powerful cleaning paste.

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    Its formula is designed to remove burnt-on stains, grease, watermarks, and more while also polishing your surfaces for a truly immaculate finish. Customers have been really impressed by how effective this paste is!

    Price: £2.45.

    12. This five-in-one liquid from Dettol will clean, descale, AND deodorise your washing machine.

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    Its antibacterial formula will tackle hard-to-reach dirt from your washing machine drum while also dissolving any limescale that's built up in there. It's really easy to use – just pour some of this fluid into your washing powder drawer and run an empty cycle at 60°C! You can also use it as a regular cleaning fluid on the outside of your washing machine.

    Price: £2.99.

    13. The brass material of these scourers has naturally-occurring antibacterial properties.

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    Their fine wire material will remove even the toughest of stains from your metal surfaces! They're dishwasher-safe, so you can reuse these scourers even after they get grubby.

    Price: £2.99 for three.

    14. These deep-cleaning Nespresso pods are honestly life hacks.

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    They work exactly as you'd expect them to – chuck one into your Nespresso coffee maker, run it through your machine like you would with a regular pod, wait for about two minutes, and you're done! Customers say these capsules have tackled areas in the spout and brewing chamber that regular descalers couldn't reach.

    Price: £5.20 for five.

    15. If you want to really and truly ~get into~ your hard-to-clean surfaces, this electric SonicScrubber brush is ideal.

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    The dishwasher-safe heads oscillate 10,000 times a minute, so you'll be able to essentially drill out the hardest-to-reach dirt from your home.

    Price: £18.99 for the brush, four heads, and four AA batteries.

    16. Steam-clean your microwave in style with this Angry Mama tool.

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    Chuck some water, vinegar, and a couple of drops of lemon juice into this cleaner, pop it in your microwave, turn it on for about five minutes, and the steam should have loosened all the gunk from your appliance! Then you'll just have to wipe the sides down with a paper towel or cloth for that perfect, low-effort sparkle.

    Price: £4.72.

    17. This steam mop from Russell Hobbs will transform everything from dirty carpets to mucky tiles. Also, I'd just like you to think about the SATISFACTION of seeing stripes of clean carpet appear on your floor when you run this thing over it (*drools*).

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    Just add some water into this mop's compartment, wait for 25 seconds for it to heat up (your kettle could never), and you'll have enough steam to last you about 25 minutes! It comes with a set of two machine-washable microfibre heads which will help to polish smooth surfaces (such as ceramic tiles) while you're deep-cleaning them.

    Price: £35.96.

    18. You can keep your plugholes fresh with these dissolving drain sticks.

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    These enzyme-packed sticks slowly dissolve, breaking down whatever's in your drain with them.

    Price: £3.90 for 12.

    19. This extra-long radiator brush will clear out one of the hardest-to-reach areas of your home (seriously, take a peek down your radiators).

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    You can bend it to fit any awkward angles too!

    Price: £4.30.

    20. If your wooden surfaces are always covered in mugs, chances are that they're looking a little worse for wear by now. This specially-designed furniture restorer will get rid of the ring marks and water stains that your cups can leave behind!

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    Apply this restorer to the affected areas with straight strokes and then wait for about eight to ten hours for the product to absorb! After that, your wooden furniture will look smooth, uniform in colour, and shiny.

    Price: £6.99.

    21. Keep your stainless steel, chrome, and glass surfaces sparkling between deep cleans by nabbing these microfibre cloths.

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    They'll clean and polish smooth surfaces like glass, chrome, and stainless steel, and they're fab for dusting too. The soft fabric will distribute pressure really evenly, so you won't have to worry about streaks!

    Price: £7.85 for ten.

    22. Tackle the hard-to-clean mineral buildup on your tap's spout by using this descaler gadget.

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    This handy tool means you'll be able to submerge your taps in descaler for as long as you like, resulting in easy and ~thorough~ cleaning!

    Price: £5.85.

    23. If you rely on your dishwasher, you'll probably want to keep it clean so it can run as smoothly as possible. This powder is a great way to remove buildup and grime!

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    Limescale can build up quickly in your dishwasher, especially if you live in a hard water area! Even if you don't, soap scum and product buildup is a problem for lots of dishwashers. These cleaning tablets help to clear that stuff out completely – just put the powder in your dishwasher and let it run a cycle.

    Price: £3.24.

    24. This twister mop has a spinning drain mechanism in the bucket, so you'll be able to dry your floors faster (the most annoying part of mopping TBH).

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    The machine-washable microfibre head of the mop is made from highly-absorbent strips, and the drain inside the mop bucket spins when you push down on the foot pedal that powers it. You'll have drier floors more quickly, and the mop head won't stay soggy for ages after use either!

    Price: £28.98.

    25. The Pink Stuff paste is a cult-status product for a reason – it'll clean everything from metal to tiles, so you can wave goodbye to that annoying rust at the base of your taps.

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

    Price: £0.95.

    26. Some customers swear by this powerful stain remover to banish hard-to-budge marks in no time.

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    It works on a whole range of different textiles, from your sofa cushions to your carpet and your car seats. Simply spray it onto the affected area, wait for a few minutes, and then wipe it away to reveal a clean surface underneath. People say it's removed the stains that they thought were beyond help!

    Price: £5.19.

    27. This antifungal grouting pen will leave the spaces in between your tiles looking fresher in no time.

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    Run it along any discoloured grouting for an instant refresh! The formula is antifungal too, meaning your grouting's new coating won't get covered in mildew and mould.

    Price: £4.50.

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