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    "Great For Lazy People": 33 Cleaning Products That Basically Do All The Work When It's Too Hot To Function

    ✋ Hands-off options for every corner of your home 🤚

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

    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! The first photo (above) is with my tub running with the solution. Then I drained it (second photo) 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! See for yourself in the last photo! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. An enzyme-based stain spray capable of taking on the *peskiest* stains from grass and mud to wine and even cosmetics. If you've ever gotten a drop of foundation on your clothes, you know what a big deal that last one is!

    Puracy is a small, family-owned business dedicated to creating natural and organic formulas that are not only effective, but safe for kids and pets. Aside from food stains, this spray also does a number on all other miscellaneous spots in your life like wine, coffee, makeup, and period blood!

    Promising review: "Puracy is the best stain remover I've ever used! Grass stains? GONE. Blood? GONE. Baby poo on white clothes? Doesn't stand a chance! Seriously, Puracy got out stains from 6-year-old stored baby clothing!!! It's that good! Grease? Gone. Seriously this stuff is AMAZING! Buy it now!"GrantedByTiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes) or Puracy for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubbing pads you can plop into the trash the second you're done cleaning. No more poo particles just sitting around on your toilet brush. 🙅‍♀️

    A reviewer cleaning their toilet with the disposable brush head
    The reviewer's after photo which shows their toilet completely clean

    What's included: One toilet wand, one storage caddy, six original disposable refills, and 10 Rainforest Rush-scented refills.

    Promising review: "I love this little handy tool! I have one in each bathroom. I love that you use the cleaning sponge, then toss in away. Simple and no gross toilet brush sitting around. 😝" —Lisa Johnston

    Get it from Amazon for $14.57.

    4. And a pack of Scrubbing Bubbles gel stamps that gradually dissolve with each flush to keep lime scale and toilet rings to a minimum because the less you have to manually scrub your porcelain throne — the better. 

    Model stamping the gel to the inside of a toilet and flushing
    Amazon

    Promising review: "What can I say? This smells great and helps deodorize the water closet. It helps sanitize and keeps the bowl clean after every flush...and I can't be the only one who's satisfied when I click, press, and release the little jewel-looking gel tab onto the inside of a sparkling-clean bowl!" —Gino

    Get a pack of 12 gel stamps and a dispenser from Amazon for $15.77.

    5. A tube of silicone grout whitener if you're dealing with mold and mildew that will. not. go. away. no matter how much you clean it. 

    The gel formula is safe to use on/around windows, sinks and baths, shower-heads, pools, tiles, silicone sealant, and more. Leave it on the area you're looking to clean for six to eight hours (no scrubbing required). Some reviewers with really bad mold/mildew note that leaving it on for longer and/or doing a second round of cleaning made a huge difference!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Since we bought this place, we figured we had to fix the caulking because we tried every cleaner we knew to get rid of this gross shower mold. Before we decided to fix...we gave this a shot. Now the shower is like new; probably didn't even need to wait the five hours, but glad we did. Saved so much time, labor, and money. 🙌" —Nacho Average Review

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    6. An adjustable, three-blade blind duster capable of cleaning the grimiest blinds — we're talking top and bottom — in one fell swoop. This way, you won't be engulfed by a cloud of dust every time you crack them open.

    A hand using the duster on blinds
    Amazon

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    7. pack of K-Cup cleaning pods that're basically like a full-body cleanse for your coffee maker. Just look at the nasty stuff it flushes out!

    three cups of dirty water that get progressively cleaner with each rinse
    reviewer image of cleaning K-cup placed inside Keurig

    Promising review: "OK, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didn't know how gross our Keurig was until today. The big mason jar on the left is when I actually ran the cleaner through plus one rinse cycle. The middle one is another rinse cycle and the last one, on the right, is the last one I did. So yes, I would suggest running two or three rinse cycles instead of the recommended one. But it's still an awesome product for the price! I have a 2.0 and I had no issues." —Mads0421

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A Wet & Forget weekly cleaner you can spritz on your shower walls and tub after you're done cleaning yourself. Leave it on overnight — no scrubbing necessary — and just wash it off the next time you're in the shower!

    Promising review: "I really like the fact that this product is true to its description! I highly recommend you do a thorough and very good job of cleaning before you apply this product or it will not make the product as effective as it should be! I highly recommend this because really who wants to clean their shower every day? This also keeps away mold and mildew how cool is that." —Stephanie Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.74

    9. A small desktop vacuum ready to suck up eraser shavings and chip crumbs, because despite the fact that you've been working from home for :::checks calendar::: two years now, the snacks are still flowing.

    Desktop vacuum placed on desk with USB charging cord plugged in
    Reviewer using desktop vacuum on window sill

    It's also rechargeable and wireless, so you can take it on the go with you if needed!

    Promising review: "Holy geez, where was this all my life? This is the perfect crumb catcher/sweeper for your table. Have little ones who leave toast crumbs everywhere? Or a husband who drops little bits of stuff? This will vacuum it all up and, voila, clean table! It’s a nice compact size and can pick up sizable crumbs easily." —Kestrel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two colors).

    10. A putty-like cleaning gel you can roll around your keyboard, AC vents, TV remotes, and other things will crud-filled crevices. And PS: you don't have to clean it. Just keep reusing it until it becomes discolored and that's when you know it's time for a new one.

    a purple dust cleaning gel
    a reviewer showing the debris they cleaned out of their car

    Promising review: "My absolute favorite little gadget for the car. It's the perfect size that'll fit in your cup holder so it makes for easy storage and it cleans up all the dust and any crumbs that might have spilled. Plus it's purple. It can't get much better than that!" —Abigayle Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum with ~60 full minutes of run time,~ a whole buncha attachments, and a freaking ⚡️laser⚡️ that reveals all the dust and debris on your floors. With this advanced bb, a few swipes is all it takes to get a next-level clean — no futile effort necessary. 

    the vacuum off next to an image of it with the laser on highlighting dust
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    What's included: Laser slim fluffy cleaner head, high torque cleaner head with anti-tangle comb, hair screw tool, crevice tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush, wand clip, docking station, and charger. 

    Here's more from my shopping colleague Heather Braga:

    "I have this incredible device and cannot stop raving about it! This baby is *packed* with features that continue to amaze me each time I take it for a spin. Seriously, it has a built-in laser feature that literally highlights dirt, dust, and debris as you clean! You can read my full review of the latest Dyson vacuum here."

    Promising review: "The V15 really is a step up. The hyperdymium motor is exceptional, along with the display that calculates the number of particles picked up and accurately monitors the run time. The new laser slim fluffy cleaner head is awesome. This new head really does reveal microscopic dust as Dyson advertises. It actually works too well. I vacuum one to two times a day because I have many pets. I thought I did a really good job staying ahead of the dust buildup but I found out otherwise. This laser will definitely show you the things you miss. The torque head also does offer the anti-tangle that has worked very well so far. This feature is also offed in the hair screw tool that, I think, is spectacular. A nice feature having pets and my own long hair to contend with." —Veteran Dyson Owner

    Get it from Dyson for $749.99.

    12. A TubShroom so you don't have to worry about a wig's worth of hair accumulating in your drain every week.

    A reviewer's drain after showering without using the product
    The product with a reviewer's hair in it

    This fits any standard 1.5-inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product in a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in five colors).

    13. Or a domed Oxo drain hair stopper if you have a pop-up drain. This baby sits on top and does the job just as well. 

    Promising review: "This has been my saving grace!! No longer do I have to routinely pull 3-foot-long strands of old goopy hair up out of my drain. Catches everything. Must have for pop-up drains!!"—Chels

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. An automatic toilet bowl cleaning system because I bet ya forgot you're supposed to even clean in there...😬 Plop this cartridge in your loo's tank and it'll take care of things for a solid three months — cleaning and deodorizing with every flush. 

    Promising review: “Excellent product. I highly recommend, especially to those with old toilets that don't have antimicrobial ceramic technology involved. I work as a handyman and do a lot of plumbing work, and I had never seen this type of product used before. I didn't even know it existed. Why hardware stores don't sell these, I'll never understand!” —Matthew Sileo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A Baseboard Buddy with a 4-foot extendable pole that makes cleaning your baseboards, moldings, ceiling fans, and grates nice and easy on your knees, shoulders, and back. If you're someone who forgets to clean those things until big ol' cobwebs are visible, it's probably a good thing to have on hand. 

    a reviewer showing a dirty baseboard buddy pad
    a before and after of a reviewer's once dusty baseboards

    The kit comes with one Baseboard Buddy and three reusable pads which can be used wet or dry. 

    Promising review: "For many, this may seem like a waste of money. Not for me. I am over 65 and have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. As a result, my baseboards did not get dusted as frequently as the rest of the house. This made it so much easier for me." —retired

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99

    16. bag of "Johnny Drops" which, for the uninitiated, are like bath bombs for your toilet! Just drop one of the concentrated hydrogen peroxide tablets in, wait five minutes or so, give your toilet bowl a good lil' swipe with your cleaning wand, and you're golden.

    a paper bag next to a stack of the white toilet tablets
    Juniper Seed Mercantile

    Juniper Seed Mercantile is a woman-owned small business from Tiffany Norton. The Littleton, Colorado-based shop specializes in all-natural bath and body products as well as home cleaning solutions.

    Get a bag of eight from Juniper Seed Mercantile for $10

    17. A pack of Bissell Stomp 'N Go pads capable of lifting whatever nasty stain your pet left you on your new Persian rug. Whether you're picking up slobber, mud, or an "accident" (let's be real — it was just raining and they didn't want to go outside) your fingers don't have to get anywhere near the mess — just throw on a house show, toss the pad on top of the stain, and give it a good ol' stomp. 

    a reviewer holding the pad which is covered in some sort of stain
    a reviewer's carpet with a rectangular clean spot where the pad was used

    Promising review: "It is actually working! I almost cried when I picked up the first pad!! Some genius builder put white carpet in our condo bedrooms. It's now 15 years old so it's definitely not the original white. We knew we were going to get a dog so we didn’t want to replace it right away though. Well, we rescued a dog that was barely potty trained and she did a number on the carpet. Luckily, the smell didn’t linger, but the stain did. We’ve tried numerous products and none of them helped the stain. The stains are now over a year old. We're waiting until after COVID to replace the carpet but I still wanted it to look nice in the meantime. I was skeptical for sure, but holy goodness it’s working!! You can literally see the rectangle where I used (and moved) the first pad!!!! I have a long way to go, but these pads are nothing short of a miracle! I just wish they were bigger because laying them out looks and feels like we’re laying tiles on the floor. Just buy it. You won’t regret it." —Kimmy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $27.48.

    18. 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 every day isn't enough. 😔

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get them from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12, 36 and 78).

    19. A pack of dishwasher tablets because — womp, womp — the appliance that cleans your dishes needs some cleaning of its own.

    A reviewer's before picture which shows their dishwasher with stains and spots
    The reviewer's after photo which shows their dishwasher sparkling clean

    Slip a single tablet in your detergent tray (or in the bottom of the dishwasher if it won't fit in there) and set it to a regular wash cycle. After it's finished, open it up to find limescale, hard water stains, and other mineral buildup completely wiped out.

    Promising review: "Buy these now!! My dishwasher looks brand-new after one use. I highly recommend this product." —VSarge

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in packs of six or 12).

    20. Andddd a six-pack of washing machine cleaner tablets so leftover dirt, residue, and musty odors don't affix themselves to your laundry and make it even dirtier than when it went in. 

    a model dropping a cleaning tablet into a washing machine
    a reviewer's washing machine with grime that surfaced after using Affresh

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to order this but it went on sale so I did. It is the only thing that has actually worked. The first time I had to use two since the odor was strong but it did wonders. I’ve run the washer with this for two months now and no odor is coming out. This is one item I will continue to order." —Klove78

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in packs of three, five, or six).

    21. 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 $9.30+ (available in packs of 2 and 12).

    22. ChomChom roller ready 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 gif showing how to use the roller to clean your furniture
    A hairy dirty pilowcase
    A now clean case

    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats so here I am with two cats who shed like crazy. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush. It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    23. A touchless vacuum you can sweep debris right into. No more song and dance with your dustpan trying to sweep up every last speck of dust.

    a reviewer's black and silver touchless vacuum
    the same reviewer showing how much dust and pet fur they picked up with the touchless vacuum

    Promising review: "I love this thing!!!! I have three long-haired dogs and it just sucks up all that hair. I almost did not get it because of a review saying that it got clogged up quick. That is not the case. It compacts the hair and doesn't lose suction. I empty it once a week and I sweep almost every day!" —Christy Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $129 (available in six colors).

    24. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner that, once filled with water and a dash of vinegar, will steam clean the grimiest of appliances. Hot Pocket grease, butter splatters, and burnt popcorn smells are no match for her.

    A reviewer's before photo which shows their dirty microwave and the cleaner sitting inside
    The reviewer's after photo which shows all the spots are gone and the microwave is clean

    Promising review: "My daughter cooked ramen noodles for three minutes without any water. Needless to say, it was burnt and almost caught fire. I have scrubbed the microwave and couldn’t get the horrible smell out to the point it was giving me a headache. After several days I decided to order this before buying a new microwave. Got it today and used it and shocked it actually pulled most of the odor out that’s trapped in the upper vent. This $10 item saved me $200 to $400." —Angela D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in different sizes and packs of one or two).

    25. A Dawn Powerwash kit to help cut through grease and caked on messes. If your partner/roommate/dishwashing pal has a tendency to let things "soak" overnight, gift them a bottle of the good stuff.

    Someone spraying dishes with the degreasing spray
    Amazon

    What's included: One reusable spray bottle and three refills.

    Promising review: "We received our delivery this morning at 10 and I have already used it to clean the post-smoothie blender, wash the porch floor and pretreat grease stains on a load of spotted T-shirts. This stuff is w