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    Yes, This Is A Bold Statement, But These 41 Cleaning Products Will Make You Believe In Miracles

    No, your newly uncovered white grout is ~not~ an optical illusion.

    1. A pack of melamine sponges, which are fantastic for tackling those mysterious wall smudges, dirt, and grime without the need for chemical sprays. Just wet with water, wipe, and lift your jaw off the floor when you see how well it makes those Cheeto dust fingerprints all over your house disappear. 

    reviewer before and after photos showing a white door with crayon scribbles on it next to the same door without the markings
    reviewer photo of the sponges with their packaging

    Reviewers say they're an excellent alternative to the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and much more affordable!

    Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers but half the price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A fume-free oven cleaner so you can breathe a bit easier when you finally get around to doing everyone's least favorite task. This NSF-certified product doesn't contain lye or harsh fumes, and reviewers say it works like a dream on caked-on messes and grease stains if left on overnight. Your parents will faint from shock the next time they visit.

    reviewer before photo showing the inside of a crusty oven
    same reviewer's after photo showing the inside of the oven looking much cleaner

    Promising review: "I’ve tried scrubbing my oven with a baking soda paste but it barely did anything to clean my oven. I had years of baked on grease from baking lasagnas and roasting chickens in my oven that looked like they were seriously here to stay. That is, until I tried this amazing product. I sprayed my oven and left it overnight. The next morning — all of the grease stains just simply wiped off with a paper towel! It was that EASY. I’m pretty sensitive to fumes too and this did not bother me at all. Definitely a new staple in my kitchen." —CupCake

    Get it from Amazon for $16.55.

    3. Or a 100% natural oven scrub made of pumice that'll turn what is probably your most dreaded chore into a much more bearable experience, since it doesn't contain headache-inducing chemicals (reviewers say it smells great!). And not only that, it'll cut through tough stains just as well as heavy-duty commercial cleaners, meaning less scouring on your part!

    gif of someone applying the cleaner to a dirty oven door, then wiping away the stains
    the jar of oven scrub next to a metallic scrubber
    Everneat / Etsy

    It also comes with a metallic scrubber!

    Everneat is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in natural cleaning products.

    Promising review: "Love everything about this! Love the scent and the clean it provides! We could not get our oven window clean with any previous product — this did it in seconds :)" —Elizabeth Rowe

    Another promising review: "This stuff is MAGIC! One application and it took 15 years of yuck off my oven that refused to come off with other oven cleaners! The product does most of the work so you really don’t have to scrub for hours. Highly recommend this stuff!" —Traci Hutchinson

    Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three scents).

    4. A jewelry-cleaning stick with flexible micro bristles for getting into every nook, cranny, and crevice of your most intricate pieces. With this, they'll ~shine bright like a diamond~ with hardly any effort or money — plus, it's small enough for on-the-go polishing! 

    reviewer before photo of a dull-looking gem next to an after photo of the stone looking much shinier after being cleaned
    reviewer using the blue cleaning stick to clean their ring

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I saw it on TikTok and figured I would give it a try. My grandmother passed away almost eight years ago, and she left me her first engagement ring in her will. I have tried so many jewelry cleaners, toothpaste and toothbrush, you name it, tried everything except for sending it away to get cleaned. I ordered the Diamond Dazzle Stik on Thursday and it arrived the following Saturday, fast shipping! Today is Sunday and I cleaned my ring with the Diamond Dazzle Stik. My ring is just as shiny as it was when my grandfather bought it for my grandmother many many years ago. I will definitely use this Diamond Dazzle Stik on all my jewelry. Highly recommended!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in packs of two or three, and with jewelry wipes). 

    5. A powerful handheld pet vacuum if your beloved furry friend is a MAJOR shedder and you want those stray hairs sucked up off of every surface in your home — and fast. A sticky roller could never!

    reviewer photo of black fabric covered in pet hair
    same fabric with no pet hair
    small pet hair vacuum in reviewer's hand

    It comes with a 16-foot power cord and two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.22

    6. A TikTok-famous Bissell Little Green cleaner, which is essentially like having your own personal stain-lifting professional in your house 24/7. This small yet mighty machine effortlessly removes seemingly impossible stains from carpets and upholstery with its strong spray and suction functions, and its large tank means less refilling while cleaning. 

    reviewer before photo showing a stained dining room chair seat
    same reviewer's after photo showing the beige seat looking good as new after being cleaned with the little green

    It comes with a tough stain tool, HydroRinse self-cleaning hose tool, and a trial-size Spot & Stain with Febreze Freshness formula.

    Promising review: "This vacuum is amazing. I first heard of it on TikTok where people were using it to clean their stairs, mattresses, car seats, etc. and from the videos, it already looked amazing, but considering how dirty my dining chair cushions were, I was a little bit apprehensive and skeptical. I purchased the item and used it on my chairs for the first time and the results were SO AMAZING. I posted photos for reference of how dirty my cushions were before the cleaning and after the cleaning! Best vacuum I've ever used. I even bought a second one!" —Davina

    Get it from Amazon for $123.

    7. A tub of *iconic* cleaning paste The Pink Stuff, because once you realize how much stain-lifting power this absolute miracle in a jar has, you'll wonder how you ever got anything clean without it. Not only does it get stains out, it does it so quickly and with minimal effort on your part, whether you're tackling crusty cookware or crayon catastrophes.

    reviewer photo of a tub of the pink stuff on an oven door, half of which is dirty, and half of which is clean
    reviewer holding a tub of the pink stuff over their clean stove with text: secret to oven cleaning, spotless

    Check out yours truly using it three ways on TikTok!

    After seeing countless videos on cleaning TikTok that raved about The Pink Stuff, I knew I had to try it out on my stained, grime-coated sheet tray. I mean, if it could make a dent in that, I'd probably believe in magic. Well, I started scrubbing one corner as a test, and lo and behold, the difference was nothing short of DRAMATIC (check out my TikTok for proof!). And I didn't even have to scrub very hard, though as someone with ~minimal~ upper body strength, I doubt any force I could physically apply would even constitute as heavy scrubbing. At any rate, it worked so well that I tried it on a pair of dirty tennis shoes and a blue stain that had been singed onto my toaster oven for months, and, yup, it worked. I will say, if you want your sheet trays to look brand spankin' new, you might need one of those cleaning scraper tools to get every last bit off, but as far as general stain removal goes, consider me a FAN. 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    8. A plant-based stainless steel cleaner for anyone who loved the look of their shiny appliances the first week they got them, then quickly realized they're actually a breeding ground for unsightly fingerprints. This spray contains aromatic lavender essential oil, which polishes and shines without streaking and creates a protective barrier for preventing future smudges.

    BuzzFeeder before and after photo showing a stainless steel fridge, with one door covered in streaks and fingerprints and the other looking streak-free after being cleaned
    BuzzFeeder holding a bottle of stainless steel cleaner
    Britt Ross / BuzzFeed

    I'm gonna cut right to the chase and say that if you have so much as a stainless steel toaster in your house, you NEED this cleaning spray. Despite having heard nothing but rave reviews about it for months and months, I only just ordered it a few weeks ago to prep my kitchen for Thanksgiving hosting — nothing like having your family point out all of the streaks on your fridge! 🙃

    I'd been hesitant, because everything else I'd tried up to that point hadn't been effective — either the streaks and fingerprints would be back the second I touched a handle, or the so-called "cleaners" would create even ~more~ streaks as I wiped. That being said, I don't know what kind of fairy dust this plant-based spray is hiding inside, but it made my mucked-up fridge sparkle within a MINUTE! I was skeptical when I first sprayed it onto my fridge because it took a second for the streaks to start fading, but lo and behold, there was *zero* residue left behind after a super brief wipe sesh. Once I saw how downright dazzling my fridge looked, I decided to put it to the ~real~ test — my filthy dishwasher. Again, a minute of buffing with a microfiber towel was enough to make it look like a brand new appliance, and it worked wonders on the greasy stainless steel edges of my oven, too. Oh, and it legit smells like lavender, which makes me look forward to cleaning! I can confidently say I will never be without at least two bottles of this magic spray in my house for as long as I live. 

    Promising review: "This stainless cleaner is the best I've ever used! I've bought numerous brands over the years attempting to find one that actually works...My search is over! This cleans, polishes, and aids in preventing new smudges. Worth every penny." —Kelly Lyford

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in a two-pack). 

    9. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because how clean could your dishes really be if your dishwasher itself is a mess? Their subtle, crisp scent is a welcome change from those rancid odors that often creep up over time with dishwasher use, and in terms of your dishwasher's appearance, I think the photos say it all. 

    reviewer's dirty dishwasher with brown stains on the bottom
    The same dishwasher, which is now stain-free after using the tablets

    Just pop them into the tray where you'd normally put detergent (or on the bottom of your dishwasher if you're washing dishes at the same time), and run as usual!

    Promising review: "This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical — and by the way — it works!" —Old Southern Charm

    Another promising review: "Just get them. Changed the way my 20-year-old dishwasher works. Much cleaner dishes and the interior is like new. First time you use it, run it empty with just the cleaner. I didn't realize how much mold and ickiness it got out of my machine." —drpicard

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $8.99.

    10. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray you simply — as the name says — "wet and forget." Spray it on, let it sit overnight, and wipe it off the next day to reveal a stain-free shower — no intense arm exercise required.

    reviewer before photo showing a very dirty shower floor
    same reviewer's after photo showing the shower floor looking much cleaner

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98 (available in two scents).

    11. And a rust stain-removing gel for getting rid of the orange grime covering your shower and sink so you'll actually feel clean while you're taking a bath and washing your hands. These photos are giving me so much drama I think I need some popcorn. 

    reviewer's shower covered in dark orange rust
    the same shower completely white with no rust

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —T-urtle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.52 (available in three sizes).

    12. Or a bottle of Better Life Natural Tub and Tile Cleaner that'll have you doing a double take once you see the actual color of your shower's grout shining through. Oh, hey there, forgot you weren't always yucky and brown!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing!! I was skeptical at first because I have these dark stains on my shower floor that I’ve never been able to get out and was thinking something 'natural' wouldn’t be heavy-duty enough for it. I cleaned half the shower at first because I wanted to see how it looked compared to the dirty side and it did an amazing job with a little bit of elbow grease! You can see the difference." —Katherine Cheng

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.