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    We Tried 19 Popular Cleaning Products From Amazon Canada, And Now Our Homes Basically Sparkle

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A wine stain remover, because sometimes accidents happen when you've got a glass of Bordeaux in your hand. It'll magically dissolve stains from clothing, furniture, and carpeting, leaving your stuff looking fresh 'n' clean.

    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    "My first experiment involved a fresh red wine spill on a bright white shirt. I really did a number on this shirt so I drenched it in WineAway. The wine didn't disappear in the allotted one to five minutes, but after letting it dry overnight, the stain was almost completely gone. For fair measure, I used a carpet square that had both new and old wine stains in my second experiment. I wasn't quite as generous with the pour on the carpet, so both the old and new stains vanished in about a minute. Afterward, there was still a faint outline of a stain on both the shirt and the carpet, so a few more applications might be necessary, but I definitely preferred this to any heavy-duty scrubbing that I would have otherwise had to do." —Emily Shwake

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38.

    2. A tub of Weiman tarnish-removing wipes that'll make all your beautiful baubles look brand new again. It also works on cutlery, if your utensils are starting to look a little worse for wear.

    To the left: a very tarnished ring, to the right: the same ring in clean silver
    Heather Braga / Via BuzzFeed

    "My mother-in-law recommended this product to me and it may be the greatest thing she's ever given me (aside from, I guess, the life of my husband). I had a bunch of tarnished Tiffany's jewelry and my standard jewelry cleaner wasn't doing the trick. I ordered a jar of these wipes and put them to the test. I think my photos (pictured above) speak for themselves! I went to tooooown cleaning every piece of jewelry I owned simply because I was amazed at how well this product worked." —Heather Braga

    Get a pack of 20 wipes on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    3. A bestselling gel toilet stamp that cleans away stains and rings with every flush. It's also scented, so your bathroom will always smell fresh, no matter what goes on in there.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "This baby will save you from getting down on your hands and knees to scrub down your toilet bowl because it does the work with every flush. Using it is simple: load the gel cartridge into the stamper and click the button to apply the gel sticker to your toilet bowl. It's actually really satisfying to use and I'm happy to report it works, too! It keeps my toilet smelling fresh and saves me from having to scrub away gross build-up on the bowl, meaning I have one less chore to do every week." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a dispenser and 24 stamps on Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    4. This set of water bottle-cleaning brushes that'll help you get up into even the smallest nooks and crannies of your canteen. They come on a key ring, so they'll stay together and never go MIA in your drawers.

    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    "The brushes on this cleaning set definitely get into all the nooks and crannies of my water bottle, and they are sturdy enough to withstand really putting some elbow grease into a scrubbing. The only complaint I might have is that the bristles already started falling out after the first try. But hey, if the brushes start to look a little bare, I wouldn't mind spending the money on a replacement." —Emily Shwake

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Also available in white.

    5. A pair of microfibre dusting gloves that'll help you work some serious cleaning magic with your own two hands. They're actually fun to use and will save you from breaking out your cumbersome dust buster.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "These gloves are such a great alternative to my Swiffer Duster. I can put them on whenever I need to give my room a quick clean and they are so much fun to use. Sometimes I even go looking for things to dust. I can quickly wipe down large surfaces like counters, cupboards, or tables or use them on smaller or more fragile items like picture frames or perfume bottles, without worrying about breaking them. I usually keep one near my desk to wipe down my computer screen and desk, and I love that I can just toss them in the wash when they start to look a little grungy." —Kaysey Davis

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in two sizes.

    6. A cult-favourite TubShroom that’ll trap hair before it goes down the drain, keeping it clog free. This gadget will probably save you from hiring a plumber and fighting with your roommate over who's going to clean all of the gross stuff out of your bathtub (a win-win in my book).

    A person holding the Tubshroom in its package and a Tubshroom filled with hair
    Sarah Aspler / Via

    "When I spotted the TubShroom during some late-night perusing on Amazon, I ordered it. It’s so simple to install. All you do is pop it in the shower tub drain and you’re good to go. There aren’t any straggler hairs hanging around the drain anymore. All the hair is collected out of view as well, and it only takes two seconds to clean. Just remove the hair with a piece of toilet paper and toss it in the garbage. LATER, GROSS HAIR CLUMP! LOSE MY NUMBER!" —Sarah Aspler

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in five colours and in a pack of two.

    7. A colour-safe precision stain stick, so that you never have to leave your house wearing a splotch-covered shirt again. The tip has little gel nubs that'll help massage in the product, ensuring it soaks deep into fabric fibres.

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    "Last week at work I somehow managed to scribble all over the front of my dress with a ballpoint pen (either that or I was attacked by some malevolent ghost toddler — the truth is out there). I thought that I'd finally found a stain that the stick wouldn't be able to tackle, but I should never have doubted the 'magical' powers of the blue gel. I let the solution soak into the stain for four days, ran it through the wash, and my dress was back to normal. Moral of this stain-strewn story: If you're as incapable of eating without dribbling as I am, you need to get a gel stick ASAP." —Mallory McInnis

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.98.

    8. A bottle of stain and odour eliminator that'll get rid of pet messes and smells in just a few spritzes, so your home stays fresh 'n' clean. It works on pee, poop, vomit, and pretty much every other gross thing your pet does.

    A bottle of odor destroyer being held up in front of a sleeping puppy
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    "I was fostering a puppy and this has really helped manage the messes she made around the house. She peed on the couch and carpeted stairs a few times and this stuff was a real and true lifesaver. It left everything smelling fresh and eliminated dark circles around accidents, too." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.99+. Available in three scents.

    9. An electric fabric shaver that'll remove the pilled-up lint that's accumulated on your carpet, furniture, and sheets. You can also use it on clothes, which is obviously a major win.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I got this because my favourite sweaters were starting to look kind of grungy. I tried using lint rollers, but they weren't picking up enough of the pills on my knits, and it was so time consuming. This electric shaver got rid of ALL the annoying pills and my sweaters look good as new. It's super gentle on clothes and it took way less time to get rid of the pills. I'll definitely be using this going forward." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    10. A small, but mighty Sharkninja handheld vacuum with a tapered nozzle that'll suck all the dust and debris out of your home's smallest nooks and crannies. Reviewers love how lightweight it is, and say it's particularly great at removing pet hair from carpets and furniture.

    Sarah Aspler/BuzzFeed

    "Vacuuming my apartment has always seemed like a boring, clunky chore to me. I have a big vacuum, but I only really use it once a week to do the carpets. But since I got a SharkNinja handheld vacuum, it’s become an easy, daily activity for me. You could use it on bigger messes if you want, but I find it particularly useful for cleaning dirt off baseboards, dog hair off my couch, and crumbs off the kitchen counter. I used it just yesterday after I was transplanting some plants into new pots! It has a hands-free emptying button, and I also really love how it’s lightweight, fast to charge, and has a decent amount of suction. I’ll be honest and say that I actually look for excuses to use it, because it’s so satisfying." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $179.99.

    11. An absorbent microfibre dish mat that folds up for easy storage. It has its own mini plastic dish rack, so it can hold plates and bowls in their upright positions, too.

    The dish mat with two plates, a knife, a glass, and a pot on it
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    "I have one of these and it's great for a kitchen with minimal counter space. Once my dishes are done drying, I just fold it up and pop it into a drawer. It has an elastic that wraps around it to keep everything together, so it doesn't spring open on you when it's not in use." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.69+. Available in three colours and three sizes.

    12. A pack of all-natural boot-cleaning cloths that are powerful enough to remove even the toughest stains. They're also great for jackets and handbags, so go ahead and wipe down your whole wardrobe with 'em.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "They work on suede, rubber, fabric, and nubuck (aka almost everything). I even use them to wipe touch up my Air Force 1's and sandals when they start looking a little neglected." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of ten for $8.99. Also available in a pack of 15.

    13. A machine-washable microfibre duster that'll trap all those pesky dirt particles, leaving your space cleaner than ever. If you've been sneezing up a storm thanks to all the gross stuff floating around your home, it may be time to invest in one of these.

    Yi Yang / Via BuzzFeed

    "Do you dust? Because I don't! I find that when I dust, the particles just fly into the air, and it seems like I'm not cleaning at all. Well, everything changed when I bought the OXO microfiber hand duster. Dust and dirt stick to this thing like a magnet — it's both gross and satisfying to see. The best part is, the cloth is removable and machine washable so it's clean and ready to be used for next time. It's a small thing, but my apartment feels so much cleaner with this duster around!" —Yi Yang

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    14. A stove cleaning kit that'll make your cooktop look good as new in just a few minutes. Just apply the cream to your burners, wait a few minutes for it to sink in, and then scrub away the gunk with the spongey cleaning tool. For super stubborn messes, you can scrape off build-up with the razor.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "It comes with cleaning solution, a razor, and a scrubbing tool. I own this stuff and it works actually magic on stuck-on food and oil splatters. I've seriously never seen my burners look cleaner than they do after using this stuff, and I'm so happy it doesn't cost a fortune (but I'd buy it even if it did)." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Also available in multipacks.

    15. A trio of long-lasting scrubber sponges that are made out of odour-fighting material, so they won't stink up your kitchen (even after being used, like, a hundred times). They're also stronger and more durable than traditional cellulose sponges, making them great for washing tough-to-clean dishes.

    (left) BuzzFeed editor, Natalie Brown squeezing the sponge (right) The same sponge but not squeezed to show the size
    Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed

    "Its secrets are several: it's synthetic, so it doesn't have any natural fibre that encourages bacteria to thrive. The soft/spongy side makes dishes a sparkling clean, but it doesn't have any holes big enough to pick up food particles. And the scrubby side's super tough but also durable, so it stands up to tough, stuck-on foods. It also won't scratch anything, no matter how much elbow grease you put into it, and it never shows stains, even if you wash out a bowl that used to contain beet salad. So if you're ready to join me at the stink-free, long-lasting, nonscratch sponge party, go get a pack!" —Natalie Brown

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $23.63.

    16. A rubber broom that'll rid your carpets of pet hair, squeegee your windows, and clean up spills on your floors. Reviewers love that it's not just a one-trick pony and say it works better than any regular broom they've tried.

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    "An embarrassing confession: I do not have a pet, but I shed like nobody's business. My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom, and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet, like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will." —Emma Lord

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.36.

    17. A spinning makeup brush cleaner that'll thoroughly cleanse your beauty tools and dry them, too! It works its magic in less than a minute, which means you'll have no excuse to use anything but clean brushes on your precious face.

    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "I'm know I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I'm done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. It uses a battery-operated spinner to swish the dirty brush in soapy water (I just used liquid soap, but you can also use special makeup brush shampoo), and then you just lift the brush out of the water and keep it spining for a few seconds — voilà! Within 30 seconds, the brush is totally clean and — more importantly — totally dry." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.98. You'll also need some AAA batteries — get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.64.

    18. A sturdy metal rack that can be used for everything from drying water bottles to holding countertop trash bags. It has non-slip silicone tips on top and bottom, so you don't have to worry about it sliding around or losing its grip.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "Despite thinking that the price was pretty steep for bottle rack, all my doubts were thrown out the window when I lifted it out of the box. It was a LOT heavier than I anticipated. In the photo, it appeared to be plastic, but it’s actually made of metal with a glossy finish. The best part is that it folds down flat so it can easily be stored in a drawer. In terms of stability, it can hold very heavy items without any issues. While normally I would only use it for water bottles and glass carafes, I also occasionally use it to dry out the removable parts of my blender and juicer (which can be quite heavy), and it doesn’t as much as wobble under the weight. In fact, it’s so stable that it wouldn’t fall over even if you only load one side. I’ve also used it to dry out ziplock bags, and it works very well for this purpose, too. Now it’s permanently sitting on my kitchen counter because I use it so often! IMO, it’s definitely worth the price." —Yi Yang

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.18. Also available in white.

    19. A bottle of Goo Gone that'll clean up gluey and gooey messes in the blink of an eye. From gum to glitter, this stuff works on pretty much everything.

    A before and after comparison of a jug with a bit of stuck on label and the same jug with no label at all
    Yi Yang / Via BuzzFeed

    "When I got my hands on a bottle, I immediately put it to test. A couple of days ago, I bought a really cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA store, but the product label left an ugly and sticky residue on it (why do shops allow stickers like this?!). I applied the Goo Gone, washed with soap and water, and voilà — the adhesive came right off, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Then, I cleaned off an old soy sauce container and turned it into a flower vase. And it can do so much more than just removing price stickers; the product description says it’ll work on candle wax, permanent marker, crayon, glue, gum, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, etc. It’s also surface-safe and can be used on carpet and upholstery, clothing, and any hard surfaces — including glass, laminate, metal, wood, plastic, vinyl, windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, countertops, tile, and wood. And bonus: It smells nice and citrusy!" —Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.37.

    20. And finally, a bottle of drain clog dissolver that has over 15,000 positive reviews and will ensure everything is flowing smoothly in your house. From hair to soap to grease, there's pretty much nothing that this stuff can't bust through!

    Amazon / Via

    "My bathroom sink tends to stop up far too easily and this does a drastically better job of clearing the gunk than other brands. I also love that it's noncorrosive (I live in a pre-war apartment building with old pipes) and odourless (no one loves feeling like a bug being fumigated in their own home)!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

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