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    Just 38 Cleaning Products That I'm Not Gonna Say Are Witchcraft, But Are *Basically* Witchcraft

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    1. A wad preventer to ensure your sheets don't tangle themselves up into a Boy Scout badge-worthy knot *and* not even get clean in the process. 

    a model showing a pair of sheets with the wad preventer

    Wad-Free is a small biz from Cyndi Bray. Their products are made in the USA. Just pop the corners of your flat or fitted sheet into the device and you'll never have to deal with tangling and twisting again! Believe it or not (I mean believe it...the reviews are there) the manufacturer even says that your sheets will dry 75% faster and with fewer wrinkles.

    Promising review: "I don’t know what kind of magic makes these things work, and I don’t care as long as it keeps my sheets from tangling up in the washer and dryer. This saves me so much time in the laundry room. I have King-size sheets that always end up in a twisted cocoon of wetness in both my front load washer and my dryer. Before, I always had to stop the dryer and untangle everything, now I just toss them in with no worries. I admit when I first purchased it I expected it wouldn’t work, but was willing to try if there was a slim chance it might. After washing and drying three separate loads of sheets with Wad-Free, I purchased two more sets for my parents. Friends and family are definitely getting this for the holidays come December." —ZombieQT

    Get it from Amazon or Wad-Free for $18.99.

    2. A fume-free cleaner ready to erase years of baked-on drippings from the bottom of your oven. Some of them may be from you, others may be from previous tenants (or your children who've now gone off to college), but they're all gettin' wiped away now.

    a reviewer's before photo which shows their oven dirty and rusty
    reviewer's after photo which shows their oven clean

    The formula can be sprayed on and wiped off in as little as five minutes but for really bad messes, some reviewers suggest leaving it on overnight.

    Promising review: "WHAT WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?! Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned my oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, left overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again! Can use for everyday spot cleaning with only have to let sit for couple hours for minor things. Used on broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool, no need to scrub ever again now! Crockpot leaked over bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; just sprayed and wiped off in the morning. Plan on using to clean grill in spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    3. Or, an eco-friendly oven scrub with a blend of plant- and mineral-derived purifying and disinfecting ingredients including eucalyptus, lemon, and peppermint oils, pumice stone, and baking soda. 

    someone applying the scrub to a dirty oven door
    the jar of oven scrub
    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a Fairfield, Connecticut-based all-natural cleaning shop from Claudia and Angelo Zimmermann. Their oven cleaner comes with a professional-grade metallic scrubber you can use to scrub your appliance before wiping it down with a microfiber cloth. 

    Promising review: "I was skeptical because I had tried so many products to clean the glass on my oven doors with no luck. The auto clean cycle just baked it on the glass. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! It took me about 15 minutes to get the glass on both my oven doors clean. Very minimal scrubbing effort required. I will be telling all of my friends." —Teresa Casner 

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in a plastic or glass container). 

    4. A big ol' pumice stone on a stick poised to obliterate stubborn stains left by limescale, hard water, calcium, iron, and rust — things your automatic toilet bowl cleaner is unforch no match for.

    before photo of a reviewer's toilet with limestone and calcium buildup
    after photo of the clean toilet bowl

    Promising review: "What witchcraft is this?? Five minutes of rubbing with this thing and I removed the ring that has been on my toilet for years. I had previously tried half a dozen cleaning products with zero success. I wish I would have bought this a long time ago. One tip is to open the plastic wrapper outside or over a trash can, as the white dust is annoying to clean up." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $11.99+ (available in packs of one or two).

    5. An all-natural vegan stain-removing stick capable of ridding the most PERSISTENT stains from grease and blood to dirt and grass. Swipe some on to the stain and then wash your garment as you usually would — you don't even have to launder it immediately!

    a pile of stain sticks
    Shady Creek Naturals / Etsy

    Shady Creek Naturals is a family-owned small cleaning biz based in Dallas, North Carolina. Using their stain stick is *so* simple. Just wet whatever is stained and then give it a good rub with the solid formula before throwing it back in the wash. 

    Promising review: "Amazing, amazing! This stain remover has gotten grass stains, mud stains, blood stains and ink stains off clothes. Nothing has worked so good before. I love this! Will definitely order more!!" —Sasha Gonzalez

    Get it from Shady Creek Naturals on Etsy for $8.

    6. A jetted tub cleaner so you're not bathing in the remnants of whatever products the previous homeowner used. (The absolute horror.)

    the cleaner running with the water in the tub
    the tub now fully clean after

    Promising review: "This stuff is magic! We've lived in our home for four years now and had never used our jetted tub. One day last week I decided I needed a nice long soak and I filled up the tub only to discover the water was rusty and yellow (SICK). I looked up the best way to clean a jetted bath tub and Oh Yuk came up over and over. Now I know why — this stuff is a miracle worker! We ran it through our tub several times until it was clear. We were so impressed, I purchased another bottle for my sister in law who is moving into her new house next week as a house warming gift. You will not be disappointed, and I'd be shocked if the first words out of your mouth when using this stuff wasn't 'OH YUK!'" —Kimmy D

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. An all-natural scouring paste sure to make every surface in your home ✨sparkle.✨I'm talking sinks, tubs, stove tops, grout — you name it!

    the jar of cleaning paste
    the thick white cleaning paste
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schuab and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. They recommend applying a tablespoon of their scouring paste to a cloth and then scrubbing in a circular motion. 

    Promising review: "I used the surface scrub today on my bathtub and bathroom sink, and it works WONDERS! I love that the ingredients are minimal and organic, but gets the job done. I love this product!" —hinako jefferson

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A Bissell Little Green carpet cleaner capable of sucking up messes of any caliber. Be warned, though: Reviewers say once you start, you won't stop.

    A reviewer's before and after photo of their couch which was once stained and splotched and is now free of marks after using the machine
    A reviewer's photo of a stuffed shark toy which is half dirty and half clean after using the carpet cleaner

    Promising review: "Everything as advertised and more!!! I lost my entire weekend once I touched this magical machine. Started with a living room rug to make sure I wouldn’t soak other fabric and to get used to the machine. Then I immediately went to the spare bedroom which has horrible pet stains. I did the entire room before moving onto the couches. The power behind the machine is incredible. INVEST!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in three configurations).

    9. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that somehow, someway remove whatever mess you put them up against. Good news for those with kiddos who've ever had unsupervised time with a (stolen) Sharpie!

    Someone using the sponge to erase crayon on a wall
    Someone using the sponge to clean food off of a stovetop

    Promising review: "This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere... walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets... everything looks brand new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard water stains. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.85.

    10. A nonabrasive cooktop cleaner with a cleaning pad and scraper that can get rid of burnt-on food, water stains, and persistent grease splatters.

    reviewer's before photo of their stained and scratched stovetop
    reviewer's after photo of their clean stovetop

    The heavy-duty formula works on glass, ceramic, induction, radiant, and halogen stovetops.

    Promising review: "Magic!! I thought my brand-new stove stop was ruined after a week!! It was so new and powerful, I was shocked when a pot boiled over and made a huge mess. In a panic (without thinking, obviously), I used a microfiber cloth and tried to clean it while it was hot — yeah I know, really brilliant — needless to say, I had a real mess on my hands and the microfiber melted into the stove top so instead of just water I was dealing with what I thought was a permanent disaster. Someone suggested I try Cerama Bryte but they didn't have any at Walmart so I bought like six other products for the interim. None of it helped though so I ordered from Amazon and two days later it was here and now my stove looks brand-new again! I can’t even express to you the relief that washed over me after thinking my brand-new stove was ruined. Thankfully because of this incredible product, it is perfect again!" —Peyton

    Get the kit on Amazon for $9.79.

    11. A pouch of foaming garbage disposal cleaner to eliminate the special stank that can only be produced after years of shredding up meat, produce, and whatever that mystery blob was that came out of your long-lost Tupperware.

    The bag which comes with 4.9 ounces of lemon-scented cleaner
    A reviewer's video of them using the cleaner with the caption

    Each pouch of lemon-scented formula gets you four uses. Dump a pack into your disposal (while off at first!), run the water just a bit, and then start it and watch as the blue foam gets to work eliminating odors and loosening up nasties that have been caught down there for who knows how long.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. An electric power washer with an 1,800-watt motor you can use to blast crud off of your car, garage door, fence, patio, or outdoor furniture. Plus, it's a perfect excuse to throw on the Wellies you've been wanting to wear.

    someone using the power washer on a wooden deck
    reviewer's photo of a wooden fence with one clean side and one dirty side

    What's included: Two 30.4-ounce removable detergent tanks, a 34-inch extension wand, a 20-foot-high pressure hose, a 35-foot power cord, a garden hose adapter, a needle clean-out tool, and five quick-connect spray tips.

    Promising review: "Been using it to clean old oil spots on my driveway left from years of parking a leaky car. Works like magic — and very fast. Made very easy work of something I just could not get done with scrapers, solvent, soap, and hours of elbow grease. Spots are gone and my 30-year-old driveway looks like new. The soap dispensers and soap nozzle made quick work of washing my car. By adding a filter to the feed line, I got spot-free rinse — no need to towel dry. Note: The filter does not come with the pressure washer. I bought the filter at Home Depot." —Barry Parker

    Get it on Amazon for $159.

    13. A professional-strength grout cleaner that can remove years — yes, years — of grime from your home's floors. Turns out, you had white grout all along. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️

    A side-by-side reviewer photo of dirty tile and much cleaner, whiter tile
    reviewer's up close picture of dirty grout next to clean grout

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews on Amazon but this grout cleaner definitely deserved a review. I tried three other cleaners before buying Grout-eez and they did nothing but waste my time and money. Grout-eez got my grout perfectly clean in no time, plus it was easy to use and no odor. I'll never use another grout cleaner." —Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. A Chom Chom roller to put your regular ol' lint roller to shame. Forget ripping off sheets till you run out — this collects everything in a neat little compartment you simply empty out.

    A BuzzFeed editor's photo of her Chom Chom roller full of cat hair
    A different reviewer's before and after picture which shows a cushion covered in lint and fur and then nice and clean
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed,

    I have two cats who shed like it's their full-time job and let me tell you — this thing is amazing. I used to vacuum my bed/rug/their favorite chair multiple times a week and follow that up with a traditional lint roller that I'd have to use 10 to 15 sheets in one go. With this nifty tool, I give whatever I'm cleaning a few good rolls and then empty out enough fur to felt them few cat toys (I don't *actually* do that, but I could if I wanted to).

    Promising review: "It's witchcraft, I tell ya. I am AMAZED at how well this lil' thing works. I have six cats and two dogs and this thing got SO MUCH HAIR off of my already vacuumed couch and rug. I just ordered two more for family members. I was always vacuuming and using a cat hair brush and those sticky lint roller sheets but now this is the only thing I need! Its quick and easy to empty!" —MarlinJ

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. And if that's not enough — a fur-eliminating broom capable of squeegeeing enough fur from your carpet that if magically animated, it would transform into one of Martha Stewart's Chow Chows.

    Promising review: "Do you have hair? Do you have pets that have hair? Have your broken three vacuum cleaners trying to clean up that hair? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you NEED the FURemover Broom. I unboxed it, used it on my stairs, and was amazed/appalled at the amount of hair that I got out of the carpet. I have a hound that likes to sleep on the couch, and a few quick strokes of the broom picked up a whole dog's worth of hair. Whether it’s flawless product design, science, or witchcraft, I’m hooked and will never clean without this again. Thanks FURemover for helping me out of this hairy situation." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in six configurations).

    16. A powerful rust remover that can remove stains from just about any surface — think showers, sinks, tubs, toilets, concrete floors, and even colorfast carpets — with zero scrubbing involved.

    reviewer's photo of a rust-stained shower stall
    the shower stall now completely clean and white

    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 a bottle on Amazon for $11.99.

    17. An eco-friendly carpet and upholstery deodorizer to hide the fact that you've dumped lo mein on your rug not once, not twice, but thrice.

    Promising review: "Great for dog odors on fabric! We sprinkled it on the couch cushions and put them in trash bags. We shook the bags and let sit for an hour or so. We used the hose of our vacuum and sucked out the air (like you're vacuum sealing). The cushions plumped right up and smelled gorgeous for several weeks. Our very allergic daughter had no problems sitting on the sofa. We also sprinkled on carpets for great deodorizing. Fine powder that goes a long way. Adding this to our regular Amazon purchases!" —Pam

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in packs of one or two).

    18. A vacuum attachment you can use to suck lint out of your dryer because 1. Things are taking wayyyyy too long to dry and 2. This Is Us has given you a *major* fear of house fires. (I know that was from a different appliance but it stands.)

    A reviewer holding a sock and clump of lint they cleaned out of their dryer
    a different reviewer using the attachment to clean their dryer

    Promising review: "My upright dryer is 5 years old and I could see some lint on the walls where my lint tray goes so I thought it would be a good idea to clean it. Boy was I surprised to see how much stuff came out! I am so glad I bought this! Easy to use and gave me peace of mind preventing a fire 🔥" —charli

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (two versions available).

    19. A carpet spot remover that requires no rinsing or vacuuming to see results. In fact, it works on a whole lot more than carpet, too, give it a go on stained clothing, upholstery, and other colorfast fabrics.

    reviewer's before and after photos which show a carpet covered in an entire bottle of ketchup and then completely clean
    reviewer's before and after of a stain car seat which is now completely clean

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners to get them out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. Then I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get it on Amazon for $11.85.

    20. A dirt-infused soap which — as weird as it sounds — does wonders when it comes to grease, oil, and whatever else it is you've gotten your hands into. The gritty pumice formula is gentle on the most sensitive skin (big bonus for those with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis) and it can even help with poison ivy!

    Promising review: "I work for the railroad and I am always getting my hands dirty! I could never seem to find anything that worked. Also, I live in Utah so when it starts getting cold my hands dry out. Well, with Grip Clean that doesn’t happen! I have my coworkers coming to my locker asking to get some soap since the soap we have at doesn't work as well as Grip Clean!" —Nick

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    21. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that take your go-to water bottle from nasty to gleaming in just minutes. Idk who needs to hear this, but "rinsing" it with water everyday isn't enough. 😔

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.