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    25 Cleaning Products That'll Banish All The Gunk In Your House

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    1. A mold and mildew remover, because with so much moisture created in your bathroom from showering, you know you've got some nasty stuff growing in those hard-to-reach corners and crevices.

    The gel will cling to spots you apply it to, so it won't run down walls. It'll also help prevent mold and mildew from returning.

    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. An incredibly effective, fume-free oven cleaner that'll cut through baked-on spills and grease so you don't shock guests the next time you open the oven during a dinner party.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. Now I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! I can use this for everyday spot cleaning. I also used this on a broiler pan that would not scrub clean, even with steel wool. My Crock-Pot recipe leaked over the bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; I just sprayed, covered, wiped in morning. I plan on using this to clean the grill in the spring and I'm sure it will be a breeze.” —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    3. A spot remover for carpets, upholstery, and clothing to instantly lift stains without the need for scrubbing or vacuuming. Plus there's no sticky residue and it's non-irritating to skin.

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German Shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I’ve become that weird lady that goes arounds singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.34+ (available in larger quantities).

    4. Dishwasher cleaner tablets, because just putting things in the dishwasher for a quick spin may not be enough. *gasps*. Gross smells and lime can build up in your dishwasher, so these tablets will clean your machine for future spotless washes.


    Promising review: "I started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. Thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. I kept getting clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I'd wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on. I found these tablets and gave them a try! And now my dishes are back to being spotless!" —Carey Holzman

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $4.59 (also sold as a two pack).

    5. A powerful vacuum to suck up messes with great force. It has hose attachments for narrow corners and crevices, a large tank to hold tons of dirt, and a lightweight body so it can be carried up and down stairs easily.


    Promising review: "This works great on my carpet. I spilled sloppy joes on my floor mat, took it in the house, scrubbed off what I could, and got the vacuum out. The vacuum made my floor mat look brand-new. I could not believe it got all the dog hair, my hair, salt pellets and everything else on it off. I live in Minnesota six months out of the year so you're tracking in snow and all kinds of salt. It looks brand-new; I am totally amazed!" —Emma

    Get it from Walmart for $39.94+ (available in three colors).

    6. A drain clog remover so you don't have to drop big bucks on a plumber. It'll snake its way through your drain, grabbing hair and grime with its textured edges along the way.


    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. They work SO well. I had constant draining issues in my shower and so I figured I would search 'hair drain' on Amazon. Lo and behold, there I was searching for tools to clean out my drain. I did not expect these drain snakes to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away." —Nhi

    Get three from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A rust stain remover that'll banish gross buildup in showers and toilet bowls. But don't worry, it's safe for your pipes and septic system.

    Promising review: "We have an expensive white porcelain and steel sink with a rust stain that I have been trying to remove for months. I tried a lot of old-time remedies, including liquid chlorine. The stain resisted everything. The bottle of Whink stain remover arrived today. One squirt and rub with a paper towel and the stain is gone! This stuff really works. I love stuff that is designed to do a single thing and works perfectly. I love this stuff." —

    Get it from Amazon for $8.35+ (available in larger quantities).

    8. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover for carpet, couches, clothing, and bedding. Just imagine a household that's not covered in pet hair. Imagine.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! Easy to use, does the job right, and cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must. Bought it in March, it's now October and it still works like a beast. You won't regret buying this." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in packs).

    9. An all-natural, vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free stain remover that'll rid you of any stain imaginable. Oh, and it's also safe to use on all types of clothing, rugs, and bedding. Score.

    It works on stains from grass, berries, blood, sweat, oil, tomato sauce, watermelon, red wine, mud, cosmetics, pet accidents, and more.

    Promising review: "Holy smokes, this stuff is great! I’m always paranoid to try new detergents or stain treaters because my husband and baby both have super sensitive skin, but this is very gentle and hasn’t caused any issues. And it’s a boss at removing stains. Plus it’s natural, so I feel better about using it. I’ve been raving about it to all my friends! It got strawberry stains out of my daughter's white onesie, too." —Sizzle

    Get a 25-ounce bottle from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in larger quantities and as a refillable pouch).

    And click here for our full review of the Puracy Natural Stain Remover.

    10. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover to banish sticky decals, glue, tape, labels, and gum from unwanted places. It'll leave behind a citrus scent, remove crayon marks from walls (huzzah), and be safe to use on various surfaces.

    With this, you'll never have to worry about removing price stickers from gifts or drinkware again. It works great on cars, windows, hard and soft surfaces, and fabric.

    Promising review: "It works!! I put some on my window because of the tape residue there. I rubbed it in with a cloth and then took an old credit card I had to scrape the residue off. The difference is amazing." —Djeff

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39+ (also available in packs).

    11. A pumice stone, because rust, lime, and hard water stains can majorly affect the appearance of your toilet bowl. The stone is gently abrasive to scrub away stains without scratching.

    Promising review: "This thing is a straight up miracle. I've had brownish hard water rings around the inside (water level) of my toilets for decades. Nothing worked. Finally it a fit of disgust I ordered the Pumie. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to get this long ago. The stains are gone for the first time in forever. It didn't scratch the toilet bowl as far as I can see. If you've got hard water stains, don't worry about chemicals...just get this thing and in about ten minutes you will be as delighted as I am, and not embarrassed to have people in your bathroom anymore." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $9.64.

    12. A foaming, no-rinse coil cleaner so your AC unit can run effectively (decreasing your electricity bill). It'll liquefy dirt, grease, and oil that cling to the coils and prevent air flow.

    Promising review: "I used a hard bristle brush to gently wipe the initial layer of dust on, powered the AC breakers off, then sprayed this stuff on the coils. It was not clear to me if I had to turn the AC system off or not, so I aired on the side of caution and shut it off (with the breaker set to OFF state). I'm going to start cleaning my AC's inner evaporator coil once a year now cause I want a lower AC bill and doing so will lengthen the lifespan of my system." —jtbuster

    Get it from Amazon for $15.13.

    13. A lint cleaning system to empty your dryer vent for more efficient drying time (and to prevent possible fires due to lint buildup). All you need is a cordless drill.


    The rods connect and are pliable, so they can reach deep into your vent.

    Promising review: "Anyone who thinks they don't have a problem with lint should look at my pictures. My house is only 10 years old and so much came out of my vent. That doesn't even include what was cleaned out from our dryer filter and what was in just the dryer unit. This product is very easy to use. I definitely suggest taping each junction to make sure they don't separate in the vent. I broke my cleaning into four cleanings. First cleaning was with just the brush and the first extension. After ensuring that section is clean I added the second and so forth until the brush came out clean. Given the length of the brush with all four sections, I found it easier to have another set of hands guide the brush into the vent while the other set was operating the drill." —Looneypenguin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.68+ (available in packs and various styles).

    14. A TubShroom drain strainer so you're not constantly standing in a puddle of dirty water because your hair has once again clogged the drain. It'll fit into any standard tub drain.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!" —Lawyer For Justice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors and as a pack of two).

    And check out our full review of the TubShroom.

    15. A bottle of Bar Keeper's Friend that'll literally tackle any type of grime. It can remove tarnish, lime buildup, rust, caked-on food, and so much more.

    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it super versatile. The scrubbing cloths it comes with are non-scratch and won't hold odors like most sponges.

    Promising review: "I have cleaned this tub several times per week for over a year with no real results. What kills me is it is a BRAND NEW tub. Last year we redid the downstairs bathroom. The contractor’s workers had cement, grout, dirt, etc. on this brand new tub and it is one of those delicate surfaces where you can’t even use a bath mat in order not to damage it. My husband did his best to get most of it out and it was pretty good compared to what it was before. But it still attracted stains that regular cleaners couldn’t remove. Even with the slight damage caused from before, I think the difference is remarkable. I’ve seen people posting about Bar Keepers Friend for stainless steel pots and delicate tubs for years. It’s true. It works." —N.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in larger packs and with detail brushes).

    16. An extra-tough sponge, because sometimes the "soaking" method doesn't always work. Sometimes you just gotta roll your sleeves up and start scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "These are my favorite sponges. They don't scratch anything, they don't fall apart (even after I stick them in the dishwasher occasionally), and they don't get stinky like some sponges that I've used in the past." —RollerGirl253

    Get nine sponges from Walmart for $7.97.

    It was also selected as our low-price pick for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A deep cleaning brush set for use on dark and dirty grout. The small bristles will get deep into crevices to lift out dirt., Amazon

    The brushes can also be used on shower door tracks and stovetops.

    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 two colors).

    18. A pack of microfiber, chemical-free cloths that only require water to get the job done. The special fibers hold grease and dirt to make your surfaces sparkle.


    Promising review: "I've used other micro cloths before and didn't like them because they left the counters wet, and stuck to my chapped hands. But I read about these and thought I'd try them. I love them! They are nothing like the other cloths I tried. These really do pick everything up and leave the counters clean and almost dry, and they don't catch on my hands. I can wipe my stainless appliances clean with them. I wash my wooden cabinets with them. I keep a cloth in my bathroom to wipe my mirrors every day." —SophieW

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors and in packs).

    19. A jetted bathtub cleaner to remove the gunk and scum from inside your jets. All you've got to do is run your tub with the jets on after adding the solution. It'll foam up, pulling out every gross thing hiding inside., 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 stovetop cleaner so you can erase the remnants of the last meal you mightttt have burned (by accident, of course). It'll work on gas and electric ranges, and it's non-abrasive.

    The cleaner comes with sponges for cleaning, but some reviewers reported scratching, so to err on the side of caution, I recommend using a microfiber cloth.

    Promising review: "We have just finished a long, significant remodel of our house, touching every room. We bought a brand new range and after cooking on it a few times, there was residue that I just could not get off. With the surface being slightly delicate, I was scared to use anything abrasive! I bought this hoping it would be gentle enough, but effective and this did not disappoint! Just a few swipes with the included pads lifted all stubborn stains effortlessly! I will be an eternal customer." —Workaholic

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    21. A Shark heated steam mop that'll blast away dust and icky floor grime so you can say goodbye to old school mops. The two washable microfiber pads will trap dirt, while the head swivels 180 degrees to reach every corner.


    Promising review: "This mop came nicely packaged and pretty much ready to use after reading the instructions. It's very easy to use on tile or wood, is fast and easy, and cleans great. The best part of all is it's cleaning with steam; there's no water residue to pick up after, it's virtually dry a minute or so after you've gone across it. The mop head is easy to remove and clean, just separate the Velcro edges and throw in a bucket of soapy water. Ready to reuse when you are. Would recommend to anyone who wants a fast and easy way to keep floors clean." —John

    Get it from Walmart for $54.58.

    22. A multi-surface, natural enzyme pet stain and odor remover, because sometimes your pets have a little accident...but you love them anyway! It's also safe to use around children.

    Promising review: "The dog LOVES to pee on any new carpets I get; he marks it and then it's a permanent smell no matter what we do. We tried no less than three different kinds of pet odor/cleaner sprays that didn't touch the smell. I even used a carpet shampooer and shampooed it three times and it STILL smelled like dog pee. This product was going to be a last ditch effort before I got a new area rug and wow!! No more smell! I am super impressed and more than a little relieved that I don't have to spend big money on another carpet. I have read some of the reviews that the smell of the spray is overpowering, but I thought it was very minimal and pleasant." —Nate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner that'll reach deep into your drain pipes to eliminate grime and buildup on pipe walls and blades. It'll blast away odors, leaving your disposal smelling like sweetly scented flowers., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the first time that I used these, and I am impressed. To use them, you run very hot water from your tap into the disposer. Then you add the cleaner pack to the disposer while the water is turned down to a trickle, and turn the disposer on. I initially thought you tore the paper and poured the cleaner in the disposer, but you add the pack as is — the paper gets dissolved as the disposer is run. There is a scrubbing bubbles type of foam that appears, and once it stops foaming, your disposal is clean. It took two of these to really clean the disposer (it hadn't been cleaned in some time), and they did a fantastic job. Glisten will now be part of our regular kitchen cleaning routine." —Wyrmwood

    Get it from Amazon for $7.08+ (available in larger packs).

    24. A pack of heavy duty wipes to handle any and all situations including grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, paint, permanent marker, crayon, wax, scuffs, lipstick, adhesives and decals, nail polish, food, drinks, and pet stains. Whew. Oh, they're also gentle on hands and contain aloe vera and Vitamin E.


    They can also be used on car engines, boats, outdoor furniture, appliances, and bathroom fixtures.

    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 $8.47+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A Keurig descaling solution for all Keurig pod coffee makers so you can rid of calcium buildup, extend lifespan, and better the performance of your coffee maker. The solution is odorless, so it won't affect your morning cup of joe.


    Promising review: "This descaling solution helps clean out the inner systems of the Keurig machine and is worth every penny. My machine at home was taking a while to fill a standard cup of coffee. After using the solution, my machine is working just as the day I brought it. I would recommend using the solution every few months, or twice a year." —SweetCoffee27

    Get it from Walmart for $12.92.

    Who said cleaning has to be a bore?

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