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    26 Cleaning Products For Anyone Whose Home Hasn't Been Deep Cleaned Since They Moved In

    Goo Gone, a drill brush, and other items that will remove set-in stains from every surface of your home.

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    1. A rust stain remover spray that will do the hard work for you — no elbow grease required. This spray breaks down rust so you'll only need to give your shower a quick swipe and you're done.

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    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, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

    2. A Bar Keepers powdered cleanser to make your stained surfaces shine bright like a diamond. You can use this on almost every surface on the inside or outside of your home including BBQ grills, sports equipment, floors, bathroom, and kitchen surfaces.

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    The hardworking formula is safe for use on surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen — including cookware!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, btw). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in packs of one, two, or three).

    3. A two-pack of Goo Gone adhesive spray for when your toddler decides to play interior decorator and you're stuck removing leftover sticker residue. This miracle product will make that impossible task incredibly easy and quick.

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    Promising review: "I needed to remove the tank emblems from my Harley. Getting the metal part off is easy but it left behind nearly one-fourth of what was once goo but was now a rock hard layer of crud. I tried a few different solvents with no results. Goo Gone practically melted it away and i was able to remove it with very little effort. It took several applications and scrapings with a good scraper a little at a time but it's gone now and you can't tell it was ever there." —D. Kells

    Get two 12-ounce bottles from Amazon for $16.98.

    4. A plant-based all-purpose cleaner that will make your home shine without irritating your skin or making you sneeze like traditional cleaning agents can. If you're sensitive to bleach or are trying to go green, then this solution is for you.

    Three bottles of the cleaner in scents frankincense and myrth, sandalwood, and nag champa
    Good Vibes

    This concentrate is available in seven scents and should be diluted with water for surface cleaning!

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned business that sells plant-based multi-surface cleaners in unique fragrances that can be used all over the house.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite countertops, glass stove top, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry lasts. I used the Frankincense & Myrrh cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy. I will be ordering again soon." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10 (available in seven scents, including unscented).

    5. A drill brush attachment to remove deep stains from hard surfaces. Use this scrubber on your stove, bathtub, and sink to easily take off rust, grime, and dirt.

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    Make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

    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 more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    6. A four-piece microfiber duster set so you can stop putting off cleaning those hard-to-reach places. The adjustable handle can be extended up to 49 inches, so you'll be able to clean the highest, lowest, and most narrow areas without breaking a sweat.

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    It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 49 inches, a regular short handle, a fluffy duster good for brushing stuff down from high places, and a bendable chenille and microfiber duster that grabs and holds onto dust and dirt.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." —Sjay

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. A tub cleaner because I bet you had no idea how much dirt and grime gets stuck in those jets. Prepare to feel totally grossed out after seeing all that crud rise to the surface.

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    And it takes just 15 minutes to see results; simply run your water, pour in some cleaner, and start your jets.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often. 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 first ran my tub with the solution, then drained it and wiped it down with a sponge. When I refilled the tub up and reran the jets, I kid you not the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon: a bottle good for four cleans for $16.99, or a gallon good for 64 cleans for $59.99.

    8. A Hoover PowerDash compact carpet cleaner meant for pet owners — but even non-fur parents will love it. The vacuum uses an antimicrobial brush, hot water, and shampoo to suction out any dirt, fluids, and odor from your carpet or rug.

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    It weighs about 13 pounds — heavier-duty carpet cleaners usually weigh around 20 — so you won't feel completely exhausted by the time you're done with the living room.

    Promising review: "I run dog services, boarding, and daycare out of my home. My carpet sees high traffic regularly and potty accidents on occasion. Love this Hoover! Holy moly! It picks up an INCREDIBLE amount of deeply imbedded debris, dirt, stains, and hair. The difference in how much cleaner my carpet is after using it is OUTSTANDING!! I regularly vacuum and spot clean with other carpet cleaners and couldn’t fathom the filth I was actually living in after using the Hoover. It’s easy to assemble and light weight too. You can’t deny the results when cleaning out the dirty water tank. Easily the best purchase I have made for my small business! Very impressive!" —Patty A Selock

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    9. A garbage disposal brush so you can avoid the unpleasant odor that seeps out when old food gets stuck in the drain. The sturdy hard bristle brush ensures that you 1. never have to stick your hand down there (yuck!) and 2. your sink gets a THOROUGH cleaning.

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    Promising review: "This product can be a major kitchen product if you have issues with odors in your garbage disposal. We eat a lot of cereals for breakfast and almost all are loaded with preservatives, which are like glue when they get wet. For two years, we could not get rid of a foul odor for more than a day or two. I purchased this as a last resort, but only expecting it to help a little. The first time I used it, I was amazed at how much gunk was brushed away and odor was reduced. " —C. D. Cornett

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50.

    10. Wood polish and conditioner that'll ensure you get your apartment security deposit back. The blend of carnauba wax, beeswax, and oils will restore your hardwood floors, wood cabinets, doors, tables, and antiques so they can look showroom-new again.

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    Promising review: "This product is worth every penny and goes a very long way. We had tired, oak floors that haven’t been refinished in over 50 years. They were dried out and washed out. This product took away decades in an hour with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. One word of caution, floors are very slippery for a few days after. Be very careful walking around. Bonus, it smells amazing. It has a natural orange peel smell that is fresh and clean and not at all harsh or chemical. Highly, highly recommend." —GMD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out this wood polish's before and after photos.

    11. A chemical-free glass cleaner so you'll always have immaculately clean mirrors. Not only does this leave your windows, glass, and mirrors streak free, but the ingredients are minimal — just some vinegar and essential oils.

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    Pardon Naturals

    Pardo is small Black-owned business that specializes in natural products for body, hair, and home (it all started when CEO, Rita Pardo, had difficulty finding cleaning and household products that didn't irritate the skin but were still just as effective as traditional brands). They also sell candles and pet products.

    Get it from Pardon Naturals for $8.

    12. A squeegee broom with rubber bristles to remove hard water deposit stains from your shower door, pick up spills, catch pet hair, and make your cloudy windows crystal clear.

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    It's popular for cleaning pet hair, too! The natural rubber bristles attract fur on multiple surfaces, like carpet, tile, hardwood, and linoleum AND the built-in rubber squeegee (aka the thing you use on your windshield) is great for cleaning windows and spills. Check out our in-depth FURemover review.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite broom! I am a little obsessive about cleaning and this does so much! It gets the dog hair that is invisible to my eyes, it finds dirt that is super fine, and it goes from room to room without any issues! Cat hair on the carpet? This gets it off! Crumbs from dinner on the tile floor? This finds it! Spill water on the hardwood? No problem! I buy everyone one of these and I've only ever heard great things from them too!" —I Spend Too Much Money

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    13. A Bar Keepers soft cleanser that can remove stains, rust, scum, and grime from just about any surface in your home. It's perfect for hard-to-remove stains like permanent markers and knife marks on kitchen plates.

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    And yup, it's safe to use in your bathroom, kitchen, and anywhere else that needs a good scrub and polish.

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand-new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Learn more about this all-purpose cleaner in our Bar Keepers Friend reviewr.

    14. A two-piece window track cleaning brush to help get rid of the dust and dirt that gets trapped in there. It's easy to overlook that area when cleaning but you''ll be surprised (and disgusted) at what you find hidden in there.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing set of brushes. Don't be fooled by the low cost. The brushes are soft and long enough to get into tight spots but firm enough to hold up. They work amazing in those hard to get aluminum, window runners and sliding doors. I've used them to clean in enclosed fan blades, refrigerator, vents etc. etc. They wash easily and with a bit of TLC should hold their shape. Always nice to find something so simple and inexpensive that works so well." —CNJ

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    15. A pumice ring remover that will scrub your toilet so well, it'll look brand new — it's safe for sinks, showers, and pools as well.

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    Promising review: "I am blown away. I took one swipe at my toilet and was instantly giddy. Some elbow grease and a short time later, I could swear I just went out and bought a new toilet. Doesn't harm the porcelain, good for the environment, and works better than I ever thought imaginable. If you're on the fence, get it now - you won't regret it! I also still have most of the pumice stone left after this, so if you have multiple toilets (we only have one bathroom) you should be totally fine with just the one." —Lexii Klopp

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40+.

    16. A biodegradable stain removal spray for fabrics, aka you won't have to throw out your favorite clothing because of accidental wine spills or grease stains. It even works on delicate items like silk and wool! Simply spray directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for 10 minutes, toss it in the washer, and that's it.

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    Celsious

    Celsious is a Black- and woman-owned business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams that specializes in sustainable garment care and accessories.

    Get it from Celsious for $10.

    17. A dishwasher cleaner for the gunk from your dirty dishes that doesn't just magically disappear — it gets stuck in tubes and pipes (kind of like how my little brother cleans his room by stuffing everything in his closet.) Anyway, just add this cleaner to the machine and it will remove water, grease, detergent, and food scraps.

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    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. Wet & Forget shower cleaner because are you one of those folks who absolutely hates cleaning but likes things to be spotless? Well, this stuff is perfect because it requires absolutely no scrubbing. Just apply the odorless solution to your tub daily and rinse it off with water to make your bathroom look like one at the Ritz — no sponge required.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.23.

    19. Heavy duty cleaning wipes that aren't just your run-of-the-mill wipes — they can remove grease, tar, ink, paint, permanent marker, wax, scuffs, lip stick, nail polish, food, drinks, pet stains, and so much more.

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    Promising review: "This is the best sheet to use to remove grease stains. I was able to clean the microwave easily. Hope this picture shows the difference. I did not need to scrub. Just a few wipes and the dirt was gone. Smells like you’re eating an actual orange... big plus for me. My hands did not get dry after using either." —OneSourOne

    Get a tub of 90 wipes from Amazon for $13.98.

    20. A two-pack of grout cleaner because the outline of your floor tiles are not supposed to look like the platform of a subway station. That's gunk, grime, and dirt... and it can easily be removed with this product.

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    Promising review: "We just moved into a house that was a rental for a couple of years and the bathroom tile was GROSS. I previously scrubbed them with Scrubbing Bubbles, and felt that the floor was 'clean' but it still always looked gross. Then, this stuff. My type-A clean-freak personality is in total bliss. THIS STUFF WORKS. End of story. I still have a couple of stains that just won’t budge. But for the most part, the floors look great. If I had to, I’d have no problem eating off my bathroom floors now. Amazing." —Ashley

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $39.95.

    21. A stainless steel cleaner and polish that even comes with a microfiber cloth you'll use again and again (and again). This solution is so good, you'll actually be able to see your reflection... and more importantly, it gets rid of scuffs, dirt, and fingerprints.

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    Promising review: "I took it out of the box, directed a few sprays at my fridge, and used the microfiber cloth to wipe with the grain of the stainless steel. My fridge was SHINING! GLOWING! I couldn't believe how good it looked and I took solace in the fact that the bottle size was big, because then I could get some serious use out of this cleaner. The only problem is, I've only had to spray it down once! This cleaner works so well that it some how repels my finger prints and I'm not spraying down my doors every time I touch them." —Jsssica Groves

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    22. A microwave cleaner and fridge odor absorber — just add vinegar and water to your "Angry Mama" before microwaving for seven minutes and it'll loosen the grime, splatter, and spills for an easier clean. You can then add baking soda to "Chilly Mama" and pop it in the fridge to keep it fresh and odor-free for months.

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    Promising review: "I sent these to my sister who loves to keep her home clean, clean, clean. I used the Angry Mama in my own kitchen with white vinegar (the image seems to show a balsamic vinegar bottle). It works wonderfully for the microwave. We used to use a wet towel to do this and it just didn't feel as sanitary. The fun piece of these kitchen tools is that the kids love them too. They want to use them. The 2-year-old filled the cool mama with baking soda and stuck it in her chosen spot in the fridge. The 4-year-old has taken over keeping the microwave clean (with parental supervision, of course). They are cute and work as we want them to work." —Stacey Kullgren

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. The Pink Stuff all-purpose cleaning paste that is extremely effective without being harsh on furniture, kitchen tops, pans, floors, rust, and much more. You'll finally be able to remove old stains that you had given up on (like the marker art that's been covering your walls for years).

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    This TikTok-famous paste can clean literally ANY mess whether it's in your bathroom, kitchen, basement or anywhere in between.

    Promising review: "Amazing product. 99% all natural... no chemicals, no toxic odor. Shower wall hard water stains completely wiped out. I used other products on my 10-year-old oven door and it never came as clean. First try, I wiped on, wiped off. (Recommended at least five minutes.) Second try, I applied Pink and left it over night. Baked on grit was softened enough I could use a spoon to scrap. End result... BIG DIFFERENCE. By far the best versatile, nontoxic, gentle abrasive product. I would love a case so I could go crazy." —ap808

    Get it from Amazon for $8.05+ (available in packs of one or two).

    24. A Bissell power fresh steam mop to help get rid of over 99% of germs on your floors, plus it can even pick up sticky hard-to-get stains. The microfiber brush scrubs clean while the delicious spring scent fragrance disc fills up the room better than any expensive candle can.

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    Promising review: "I have linoleum floors which have seen years of abuse, as I live alone and don't exactly clean every week. Therefore, this mop did not cut through all of the stains of 50 years and make everything look shiny new. But, it did give me the assurance that at least for that day, the floor was "clean enough to eat off." That is as long as it is used after the surface has been thoroughly vacuumed. It will NOT do a good job if there is a lot of dust on the floor. It also does not work on carpets. But, again, if you use it for what it was designed, hard floors (esp. tile and linoleum) it will work like a champ. Get extra value and use scented water, and it will smell clean as well." —B. Marold

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    25. OxiClean stain remover that can get tough stains out of fabrics, even if they aren't machine-washable. Simply mix the chlorine-free powder with water on nearly any surface or fabric and start scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "I had a stained mattress that I'd been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give this a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don't even remember what caused the stains, but it removed them! I honestly can't believe the results. I wish I'd done this sooner!" —Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    26. Machine-washable dusting slippers that are made out of chenille fabric to make cleaning your floors effortless. Just slip these on and watch them work their magic while you workout, wash dishes, walk from room to room, or do anything else that has you up on your feet.

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    After a day of use, just throw the slippers in your washing machine and give them a good spin.

    Promising review: "This must be the greatest idea since the discovery of fire! Two days in, and my hardwood is shining! And all with just walking around! Of course the quality is pedestrian (pardon), of course it doesn’t look like it was made by Versace, but that’s not the point, is it?" —Nigel

    Get them from Amazon for $11.61+ (available in sizes 6–9 and in two colors).

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