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    27 Things That'll Help Clean Any Dirty Bathroom And We Have The Proof

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    1. A Clorox 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. Each cleaning head is preloaded with Clorox cleaner so you don't need to dirty your all.

    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." —Carol Lynn

    Get the kit from Amazon for $8.12+ (available with six or twelve heads).

    2. A nylon brush set that can be attached to any standard drill for some intense scrubbing action on your shower, tub, tile, and grout. The actual color of the brush corresponds to the strength of the bristles, so make sure you're getting one that works on bathroom surfaces!


    The set comes with three brush heads in different sizes! The yellow heads work best for bathrooms, but the other colors can be used in various other places around the home (think kitchen or the outdoors).

    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." —Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95 (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. All you need to do is wet the sponge with water — no solution necessary!

    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!" —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. The brackets that slide over your cabinet door are padded to prevent scratches.


    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." —Poe

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96+ (available in two colors).

    5. And speaking of sprays...this rust-removing spray won't require scrubbing, but will still produce amazing results. It'll dissolve on contact and is a versatile liquid formula for your kitchen and tile floors, too.

    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." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+.

    6. A FlexiSnake drain snake so you can unclog your pipes without spending hundreds of dollars on a plumber. It's covered in thousands of micro hooks that grab hair and other gunk.

    Just try not to hurl in the process. You don't even have to take apart the drain to use it; it'll slide right down.

    Promising review: "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. I could not believe — it didn't get stuck and all the disgusting gross crap that came out of the sink drain! I should have been wearing a rain suit with a scuba mask and I definitely should have moved our toothbrushes away from the splatter I wasn't expecting. I repeated this process in the bathtub drain, using the same FlexiSnake. I could not believe what and how much came out. I sent photos to my roommates so they would think I was a genius who spent hours fixing this problem and they'd be grateful and buy me dinner. But, honestly, it took about five minutes (shh)." —ExPatInAsia

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    Check out more gross info and pics in Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging.

    7. Or a similar clog remover so you can finally unplug your pipes. It'll wiggle its way through your drain, grabbing hair and grime with its textured edges along the way., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I had hoped it would do. Our bathtub was barely draining and I have really long hair, so I knew there had to be a huge wad of hair clogged down there. We were originally skeptical concerning its durability being plastic, but the price was so low. AMAZING! So Simple! The snake is very durable and the jagged edges make it easy to pull up any debris stuck in the drain or pipe. I’d buy these 100 times over!!" —LuchesKa's

    Get three from Amazon for $5.09+ (available in two sizes).

    8. An extra-tough sponge, because sometimes the "soaking and waiting" method doesn't 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.

    9. A TubShroom drain strainer, because standing in a puddle of dirty water while you shampoo your hair is beyond gross. The TubShroom will 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 six colors).

    And check out our full review of the TubShroom.

    10. And if you have a pop-up drain, then this OXO Good Grips cover is more your speed. Don't worry, it will still catch all your hair without blocking water drainage. It won't get pushed around though – it's weighted down so it stays in place over your drain while your shampoo and condition.

    It's made of silicone, which makes it incredibly easy to clean — 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 — 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 — 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!" —Suneimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available individually and two-, four- and six-packs).

    11. A pumice stone that'll easily remove calcium, lime, and hard-water stains without leaving behind scratches (thanks to the fine grit). And since it's extra dense, many reviewers say they actually last longer than other pumice stones.

    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 — HOLY MOLY — my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone." —Libby Nance

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

    12. A glass and window cleaner made from vinegar to deliver that streak-free shine without the use of harsh chemicals. You can use it on your mirror and light fixtures to vanish any annoying fingerprints and smudges.


    It's also safe to use around your kiddos and fur babies!!

    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!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. 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. It contains bleach to kill germs and bacteria without the need for intense scrubbing.

    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." —Jessica N

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $13.08+ (available in a larger size and as a pack of four).

    14. 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. Seriously – it takes only 15 minutes of running your tub to expel all the yucky stuff burrowing inside the jets.

    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!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A bottle of the very famous Bar Keepers Friend that'll tackle literally any type of buildup. It will cling to shower doors, work against rust and mineral deposits, and banish soap scum. You can also take it into the kitchen or even outdoors to fight grime.

    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).

    And check out our full review of Bar Keeper's Friend.

    16. A DampRid 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 sticks around even after you've finished showering. It can last up to 60 days, trapping musty odors and cleaning the air so your bathroom doesn't smell like a musky cave.


    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!" —Kristen Pieratt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.66+ (available in packs) and get a four-pack of refills for $7.99.

    17. A mold and mildew remover to use in tight places like window or shower door nooks and crannies. Once you apply the gel, wait a few hours and then rinse away the stains. It won't require any hard scrubbing or elbow grease.

    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.

    18. A flexible squeegee so you can wipe extra water and fog from your shower doors and mirrors. The durable and flexible blade means streak-free drying *and* the suction hook allows you to keep the tool right by (or in!) your shower for easy access.


    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!!!" —Bri Reilly

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    19. And to reach those super high corners of your shower, this extendable scrubber that will give you the height that you weren't blessed with naturally. It extends from 26 inches to 42 inches with just a simple twist and features an abrasive anti-microbial head for deep cleaning.


    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." —SM_chi

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

    20. A Bissell steam mop to grind out the most caked-in grout dirt. Plus, your single ingredient is water. You can choose between high and low steam to get your floors looking spotless, eliminating 99% percent of germs and bacteria along the way.

    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!" —Erin B. Morrigan

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

    21. Or! A Shark heated steam mop that'll wipe 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: "So, I just had a professional cleaning service do a deep clean of my house. They did a great job. Then, just for kicks because I just bought it and wanted to try out my new toy, I mopped the hardwood floors in my house. No disrespect to the cleaning service because they did their best, but this mop pulled up the ground in dirt and grime that a traditional mop couldn't hope to touch. The bright white mop cover came up dark brown after just one pass! I'm super glad I bought this, and I'm really glad I bought the extra covers because I could easily use multiple covers during a cleaning! At first, I thought that the cord that came with it was excessively long, but now that I've used it, I'm glad it has such a long cord because I was able to reach my whole house with minimal cord movement." —Erin Conrad

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    22. A set of four shower curtain clips which will prevent you from regularly drenching your bathroom floor. Say goodbye to the dreaded cleanup to rid of that lake you accidentally created. They're peel and stick, too, so you can install them quickly before you hop in for your AM wash.


    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." —D Polsky

    Get them on Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in a pack of eight).

    23. A drawer organizer to keep your belongings neat, tidy, and dirt-free. If your drawers currently look like a deep, dark hole of product, you definitely need these. They can expand to fit your drawer and will let you separate items based upon use (AKA beauty, hair accessories, and grooming necessities).

    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." —Heidi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors).

    24. A pair of OXO brushes for use on dark and dirty grout, shower tracks, and shower corners. The small, nylon bristles will get deep into crevices to lift out dirt., Amazon

    The brushes can also be used on (cooled) 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).

    25. A pack of heavy duty wipes so you can perform quick cleanups in just a few minutes. Oh, they're also gentle on hands and contain aloe vera and Vitamin E.


    They can also be used all over the house and on car engines, boats, outdoor furniture, and appliances.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best cleaning products I've ever used, vastly superior to any of the other cleaning or disinfecting wipes I've used.

    They work for almost everything including glass, providing you use a microfiber cloth to polish the glass and remove any streaks after cleaning. I use them for all of my bathroom cleaning except toilet bowls. In short, I love this product and recommend it." —Jim in Florida

    Get two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A Rubbermaid power scrubber with an oscillating head that'll do the heavy-lifting for you. It has both pulse and continuous scrubbing settings *and* an ergonomic grip so your hand won't cramp mid cleaning spree.

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    Promising review: "Amazing. Used it with the Goo Gone Tile Cleaner and I was flabbergasted. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't cleaned the grout in the bathroom in 11 years. This is before, and after. [Ed note: that's their actual photo, above!] No effort. No time. Spray, turn the grout power scrubber on, and with no effort on my part, bingo, like new. Next, the kitchen floors!" —Jodi Sh Doff

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (grout scrubbing head also available).

    And check out our review of power scrubber here!

    27. An expandable shelf to finally organize that messy space under your sink where things just pile up with zero order. This is a great solution for cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and bathroom supplies.


    Promising review: "Before I got this, the cabinet under my kitchen sink was an absolute mess. All the cleaning supplies were piled on top of each other; there were empty grocery store bags everywhere. I would have to dive in there in order to find anything. As soon as I got this shelf my cabinet made a turnaround. The shelf was extremely easy to set up, although you have to get in there in order to get the sink pipes between the shelf tubes, but it was nothing. The skeleton of the shelf is expandable and fit my cabinet perfectly. You can also adapt the height of the shelves to your liking or needs. I personally set it up so that the shelves would be at the very top and at the very bottom of the unit. The height between shelves is perfect for tall cleaning spray bottles and whatever you want to put there. It definitely is the best organizer for places where there are pesky pipes in the way that use up valuable space." —Ro2x

    Get it from Amazon for $19.87 (available in three finishes).

    Now it's time to make your bathroom shine!

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