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    21 Things That Will Clean Any Dirty Bathroom And We Have The Proof

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    1. A cleaning brush with disposable heads designed to make your toilet sparkle, and then be thrown in the trash because absolutely no one wants to have a filthy toilet brush sitting around.

    It includes a wand, storage caddy, and six refill sponges.

    Promising review: "Nothing could be easier than this. Just swish and toss! The soft squishy sponge gets under the rim easily, unlike a stiff brush. The best part, of course, is that you dispose of the sponge after just one use. No more keeping that dirty brush under the bathroom sink! This system is a keeper and I bought one for every bathroom in my house." β€”Carol Lynn

    Get the kit from Amazon for $8.88.

    2. A brush set that can be attached to a drill for some intense scrubbing action on your shower, tub, tile, and grout.

    The set comes with three brush heads in different sizes.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. It hit the corners, the floor, the glass door, etc. Everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." β€”Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.96 (available in six colors).

    3. A Magic Eraser to eliminate any and every type of bathroom gunk you are probably afraid to admit exists within your home.

    These melamine eraser sponges are super tough on stains, but won't damage your bathroom surfaces.

    Promising review: "I never thought I'd be able to get the weird pink soap stains out of my tub. Picture someone scrubbing with cleaning products until their arms were sore, to no avail. But this worked with no effort! It's unbelievable. Please never let this go off the market!" β€”Catherine King

    Get eight sponges from Amazon for $9.88.

    4. An over-the-cabinet hair accessory organizer so you never again have to deal with tangled, messy cords that take up way too much space in your crowded bathroom and collect dust like no other.

    Your door has to be at least 14 inches wide for it to work!

    Promising review: "I keep my hair dryer, straightener, two curling irons, hairspray, dry shampoo, two lotions, and two other hair products on this. It just fits so much. It only requires about six inches of the interior of the cabinet to be cleared to make room for when the cabinet door is shut. I'm so happy with this." β€”Poe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.12.

    5. A cleaning spray guaranteed to transform dark, dirty grout back to its original self.

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning company, and this is the first product that has actually worked on nasty, grease-stained grout!" β€”Lu-Anne Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in various sizes).

    6. And speaking of sprays...this rust-removing spray won't require scrubbing, but will still produce amazing results.

    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." β€”Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48+ (also available as powder and in various sizes).

    7. A TubShroom so you're not constantly standing in a puddle of dirty water because your hair has once again clogged the drain.

    Check out our full review of the TubShroom here!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four, and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths, and this collects the hair. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" β€”Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    8. And if you have a pop-up drain, then this cover is more your speed. Don't worry, it will still catch all your hair.

    It's made of silicone, which makes it incredibly easy to clean β€” gunk will just slide right off.

    Promising review: "After tossing away quite a few cheap-o drain protectors that became dingy over time no matter how I soaked and scrubbed them, I decided to splurge on this OXO silicone drain protector. I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place β€” even with my faucet running almost directly on it. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn't held onto mildew or mold β€” I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase for the few dollars more!" β€”Suneimi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in a pack of two).

    9. And if you're into witnessing some really gross stuff, then you should get this FlexiSnake Drain Millipede ASAP.


    This tool has over 4,000 micro hooks to grab gross gunk from your drains.

    Promising review: "The plunger would solve the problem for one or two days max, then it would be back to standing water. Nothing was fixing our bathroom drain issues in the sink AND the tub. The tub was getting so bad that it was dangerous to stand in the shower, because the gross scum buildup made the tub so slippery. Then I ordered this. I was convinced we were going to have to hire a plumber to rip out the whole bathroom to find the problem. We dealt with these horrible drain issues for months. I could not believe β€” it didn't get stuck and all the disgusting gross crap that came out of the sink drain!" β€”ExPatInAsia

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    10. A pumice stone that'll easily remove calcium, lime, and hard-water stains without leaving behind scratches.

    Promising review: "I'm so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it's worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, and lime are all so high the chart doesn't even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone β€” HOLY MOLY β€” my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone." β€”Libby Nance

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in a pack of two).

    11. A glass and window cleaner made from vinegar to deliver that streak-free shine without the use of harsh chemicals.


    Promising review: "I am amazed! I honestly didn't think a 'natural' glass cleaner would work this well, but I was terrified by the chemicals found in my other glass cleaner, so I decided to give it a go. This product cleaned my mirrors and windows with zero streaks. It has a very light, pleasant aroma, and even after wiping down all the glass in my kitchen and bathrooms, I didn't have a sneezing fit like I often do after spraying cleaners. Will definitely purchase again!" β€”Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    12. A mold and mildew remover because with so much moisture in the air, you know you've got some nasty stuff growing in those hard-to-reach corners and crevices.

    Promising review: "I am almost in tears writing this review right now. For almost two years I've been dealing with mold and mildew in my bathroom. It's covering the walls, the caulk in the bathtub, and the baseboards. I've spent so much money on bleach sprays and mold killers that didn't work. I almost gave up and moved out. I bought this as a last resort and I can't believe how well it's working!!! My tub is nearly spotless and the walls are coming clean as well. I am so grateful to this brand and product." β€”Jessica N

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (for two bottles).

    13. A jetted bathtub cleaner so all you have to do is throw in some of this gel, turn on your jets, and watch the grime wash away.

    This gel is also septic-safe, so it can wash down the drain without having to worry about problems afterwards.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often and always get grossed out if I don’t. Before I purchased this, I used the typical homemade recipe of bleach and powdered dishwashing soap. I’d have to run two or three cycles to get it crystal clear. One cycle with this stuff, 15 minutes, and the results are amazing! I’m so impressed!" β€”Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A bottle of the infamous Bar Keepers Friend that'll tackle literally anything. Bring this bad boy in when other removers fail to get the job done.

    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it the master of removing stains and grime.

    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new-to-us home. I’ve tried and tried to get water spots off from an old, yucky-looking bathroom faucet. I just about gave up until I decided to try just one more product. I’m so glad I did!" β€”Allyson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in larger quantities).

    15. A moisture absorber you can leave in the corner of your bathroom all day and night to suck out any extra humidity in the air that sneakily resides even after you've finished showering.


    Promising review: "My bathroom has no vent/fan and we had a pretty bad problem with mildew all over the ceiling. A friend recommended this and so I figured I'd try. We washed the surfaces with a mold and mildew cleaner and stuck this on the floor, and I haven't seen any mildew in a few months. It's well worth the $10! Get it!" β€”Kristen Pieratt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.84 and get a four-pack of refills for $7.98.

    16. A mold-fighting gel to use in tight places like window or shower door nooks and crannies.

    This concentrated formula helps to prevent mold and mildew from popping up again.

    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars. It is magic! I've tried everything for the mold in my tub tiles and grout, and nothing has worked β€” but not only did this remove the mold, but it left the grout looking really shiny. I couldn't be happier!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A flexible squeegee so you can wipe extra water and fog from your shower doors and mirrors.


    Promising review: "We have an all-tile shower. I was having some build-up issues in the corners of the floor/wall. I have sealed the shower four times since the tile was installed a year ago. The squeegee works great for getting the water quickly down the walls, off the ledge, and from the corners. Had this two weeks now and use it after every shower and it really has done the trick. It sure sticks well to the flat subway tile. Great purchase and so inexpensive!!!" β€”Bri Reilly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. And to reach those super high corners of your shower, this extendable scrubber will give you the height that you weren't blessed with naturally.


    Promising review: "How have I lived without this all my life? It makes cleaning shower walls 10 times easier. Plus, the adjustable handle let you apply the right amount of pressure each time." β€”SM_chi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (head refills available).

    19. A steam mop to grind out the most caked-in grout dirt. Plus, your single ingredient is water. Magic.

    Promising review: "I actually feel legitimate love for this inanimate object. I have steam cleaned my entire house in the last 24 hours and cannot believe how dirty everything actually was!! Even things I thought had been cleaned well. We've only lived here for three years, and have maintained the floors in the same condition they were in when we moved in. I always assumed the grout was just dark. Wrong-o!! (Incidentally, I would totally recommend ordering extra pads so you don't have to stop in the middle of a big job and wash them. Even with four, I did order extras, I wish I had more!) So, despite that it's embarrassing to admit to all of Amazon that my house is shamefully filthy, I have to give two thumbs up to this beautiful appliance and let you know that if you are on the fence, hop off and order this thing!" β€”Erin B. Morrigan

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (also available with cleaning agent and extra mop heads).

    20. A set of shower curtain clips which will prevent you from regularly drenching your bathroom floor. Say goodbye to the dreaded cleanup to rid you of that lake you accidentally created.


    Promising review: "Thought these would be silly, but they are great. Have a lot of trouble with leakage around my tub when I shower. Tried double liners and magnets but curtain still blows enough to leak onto the floor and from there through the ceiling of the dining room downstairs thanks to an infinitesimal gap between flooring and wall. I was desperate, so I gave these a try. Problem solved. Liner stays tight against the tile and can be freed for cleaning." β€”D Polsky

    Get them on Amazon for $7.69+ (also available in a 10-pack).

    21. And finally, a drawer organizer to keep your belongings neat, tidy, and dirt-free. If your drawers currently look like an explosion went off inside of them, then you definitely need these.

    Keeping things tidy can also minimize dust buildup, and who doesn't love that???

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE how this looks in my makeup drawer! It makes me feel 'fancy.' That may sound silly, but I'm very girly and it makes me so happy every time I see it. Great product for organizing. My drawer is very deep so I actually layered these and it works perfectly. I can see through the top one when searching for a product I may only use occasionally." β€”Heidi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in packs).

    Now get to it!

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