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    44 Unexpected Tips & Tricks For Keeping Every Inch Of Your House Clean

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    1. If you have pieces of burnt, spilled food in your oven, a combination of dish soap, baking soda, and water is all you need to make it disappear.

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    Of course, you'll need to scrub and use some elbow grease, but the soap will really cut through all the burnt-on pieces. From Ask Anna Moseley and BuzzFeed Nifty.

    2. Or for an even easier way to clean your oven, place a shallow cookie sheet on the bottom rack of your oven (or a reusable liner) to catch any spills.

    pie in oven; beneath, the mat on a rack, catching the sugary drips from the edges of the pie
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    When the oven has cooled off, all you have to do is take out the cookie sheet or liner and wash it in the sink or dishwasher! Make sure you don't put the liner or the cookie sheet on the very bottom of your oven (it's really hot down there!) Instead, place it on the lowest rack of your oven. 

    Get a pack of three of this oven liner on Amazon for $12.99.

    3. And every few months, make sure to give the sides and door of your oven a deep clean with this hard-working oven scrub cleaner.

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    This oven scrub is made out of 100% plant- and mineral-derived ingredients. To clean your oven, apply the scrub over the oven surface including the interior glass, scrub with a metallic or scouring sponge, then use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the surface.

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut that specializes in natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths.

    Promising review: "This is the first time in my 50+ years that I have actually enjoyed cleaning my oven. And no, I am not joking! This product is effective, easy to work with, smells amazing, AND I only used a tiny amount of product!!! I don't think I could imagine a way to improve this product. Highly, highly recommend it!!! Well worth any wait." —Diane Coury

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

    4. To deep clean your Keurig, wash your Keurig K-Cup holder in regular old soap and water, just like you would any other dish in the sink. Then, to flush the machine of any bacteria or calcium buildups, you'll fill up the water reservoir 3/4 of the way with white vinegar and run the machine for a full cycle.

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    Then fill the tank all the way with water, and run it all through again to rinse. From Freebie Finding Mom.

    5. Or for an easier way to get rid of bacteria and mold, use these cleaning pods in your Keurig coffee machine like you would a regular K-Cup, and you'll be back in business.

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    You'll definitely want to do this if you notice your morning cup is starting to taste a bit stale and weird lately, but make sure to use these on a regular basis to keep bacteria and mold at bay.

    Promising review: "10 stars!! Pictures are worth 1,000 words, folks. I haven’t cleaned my Keurig in years .. .yes it’s nasty but I guess I never really thought about it. As you can see from start to finish.. the water was BLACK in the beginning, now it is CLEAR! I can’t wait to clean my Keurig every week (it’s too easy not to do it) plus I'll enjoy tomorrow’s cup of joe. Amazing product. Easy to use. No smell. I already bought two more boxes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $15.58.

    6. Line your refrigerator shelves with these washable mats — it'll prevent any dreaded spills from drying, getting crusty, and becoming impossible to clean off. Plus: it's much easier to wash these mats than your entire fridge shelf!

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    Just use a damp towel or a Clorox wipe to wipe down these mats!

    Promising review: "These were the best things I have discovered for keeping my refrigerator shelves clean. Wipes off with a cinch. I hope to buy more soon. To get them to adhere to your shelves. Just use a damp cloth and wipe the shelf then lay the mat down. Then they don't move on you. I love the bright colors. It makes my refrigerator feel so much more appetizing." —Traci5384

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. Get rid of hard water rings, calcium buildup, iron, and rust with this pumice stone toilet bowl scrubber. You might cry tears of relief when you see those stubborn stains finally disappear.

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    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solution — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was light headed for the rest of the day. Well I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. While you're cleaning your toilet, make sure to get underneath the rim and scrub the water jets to eliminate any hard water buildup.

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    If your regular toilet brush won't scrub well enough, get a dish brush that you use for just that purpose. From Lil Luna.

    Get a pack of two dish brushes from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. Use a flexible cleaning brush to clear out your lint trap on a regular basis. It'll not only help your clothes dry faster, but it will also prevent house fires that can occur when it's clogged. Use this after every load of laundry just to stay extra safe!

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazards and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get two from Amazon for $7.95.

    10. While you're cleaning out your lint trap, make sure to wipe down your washing machine with these cleaning wipes that are super effective at getting into all the nooks and crannies where grime can get trapped. You'll be amazed at how much dust and dirt you unearth with these!

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    Promising review: "These wipes are worth the money spent! I have tried other disinfecting wipes, rags/cleaners, etc. in the past. These wipes made the job much easier and faster! It only took one wipe to wipe my front load down. The biggest impact was cleaning the rubber surround! I could not believe how much easier this made the task...just took minutes! Life-changing product!" —AmazSD

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $5.11.

    11. Soak your showerhead in a plastic bag filled with vinegar and a sprinkle of baking soda for a couple of hours, and then proceed to be shocked at how much mildew, rust, and build-up dissolves away.

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    Make sure you bunch up the bottle at the back of the showerhead with a rubber band or ponytail holder. Check out my colleague's full review of this hack here.

    12. Have fun and clean at the same time with these mop slippers you can slide on over your shoes so you can literally dance all over your room and still get your cleaning done. Sounds like a win to me!

    reviewer wearing peach mop slippers on their feet
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    Promising review: "I loved the fact I could put these on my feet and clean my hardwood floors easily without breaking my arms like I do with the handheld mops. AND they polish the floors so much better than anything else I’ve used! I use the Bruce floor cleaning spray and then slide/dance across the floor to polish. Another perk, you get a great workout from it!!" —B dunn

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.35.

    13. Speaking of unconventional cleaning gadgets, try out a pair of rubber gloves with built-in scrubbing bristles that make washing dishes so much less miserable than usual. Seriously — you'll feel like a mean lean scrubbing machine as you tackle dried pieces of food with ease.

    reviewer's hands with cleaning bristle gloves on
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    These'll last longer and stay cleaner than your traditional sponge.

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about these gloves! I was so excited about them them. Once I got them, I put them to the test! And let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint! They’re as they say they are. They’re well made. Very durable. Thicker than I expected even. The little scrubbers on them are just awesome! I had my water only on hot and my hands were so comfortable with the heat. Could feel the water temperature but it wasn’t too hot! And my water can get pretty hot. So, I highly recommend these gloves. I used them for my dishes and they worked wonders on that stuck on stuff! I think there’s MANY more things these bad boys could do! I’m excited to see what else they can scrub." —Sara S.

    Get a pair of gloves from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. Get rid of those pesky stains in your white bathtub with a classic soft cleanser.

    blogger's tub before, looking grey and brown with some dirt, and after, looking bright, shiny white, and clean
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    Barkeeper's Friend makes the best soft cleanser IMO (it's what They Are Crafty used above!) and you can get six bottles from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. Or for something more natural, try out this cleaning paste formulated to deep clean any sealed surface and remove any caked-on gunk from your shower. Just apply a tablespoon amount on a cloth and start scrubbing!

    Humble Suds on Etsy

    Humble Suds is a Denver, Colorado-based small business that makes natural, safe, effective, plant-based cleaning products.

    Promising review: "I’m truly impressed! I used on white grout (gulp) and it worked beautifully! The fact that it’s all-natural is quite the bonus. Thanks!" —Gail Pritchard

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

    16. Blast away all that stuck-on grime in your shower with this mold and mildew remover spray so powerful, it could lift the filth from an old abandoned house. Or that one suspiciously stained corner of your shower.

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    Promising review: "I bought this RMR spray with low expectations, even with the good reviews. I sprayed a small patch in the evening and let it sit overnight. The next morning, the grout where I had sprayed was as white as if it were brand new. I decided to spray the entire wall and part of the roof. The next day everything I sprayed had no visible mold. By the third night, I was pretty much spraying everything left in the shower. This stuff is amazing." —John Werner

    Get a 32-oz bottle on Amazon for $16.99 (available in multiple quantities).

    17. And to go the extra mile, scrub the tile grout and shower door track with this Rubbermaid's power scrubbing brush. This oddly entertaining motorized tool will take the pain and suffering out of using just elbow grease.

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    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda-and-water solution to alchemical proportions. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TL;DR: This is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Check out our full Rubbermaid Power Scrubber review.

    18. If you have a whirlpool tub, take the time to deep clean it with this jet cleaner — you might not even be aware of the filth that's built up in your jets until you use this and watch the water turn brown. 🤢

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    Promising review: "OK I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (one bottle does four rinses).

    19. Transform the notoriously annoying chore of dusting with this microfiber duster that actually attracts and holds onto dust like a magnet, instead of just moving it into the air for it to land on other surfaces.

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    The key to dusting: actually getting rid of the dust in the first place. This one from OXO is very thin so it can maneuver into tight spaces. To clean it, throw it into the washing machine on a gentle cycle, and then air dry.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. To capture all the dust on your ceiling fan in a clean, easy way, wipe down the blades with an old pillowcase — all the dust stays inside!

    hands putting fan blade inside of pillowcase
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    When you're done, just dump out the dust outside or in the trash, and then run it through the washer and dryer. Genius! From Homemaker Chic.

    21. And for those pesky window blinds, use this nifty blind cleaner with three blades that clean two blinds at once. You'll be done in no time and finally be able to cross off it off your to-do list.

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    This set includes five microfiber duster sleeves you can wash and reuse as well as a tiered plastic base.

    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 the six-piece set from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two handle colors).

    22. Can't forget to dust the lampshades! Just whip out a simple lint roller to quickly pick up all the dust that's been accumulating for....forever.

    blogger using lint roller on lampshade
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    Your lampshades might just change color after you dust them! From Creekline House.

    Get a pack of five lint rollers on Amazon for $14.99.

    23. If you have four-legged friends in the house, wipe down their paws after they go outside with this paw cleaner. Add water, dunk their paw in, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud before it gets all over your floors and carpet.

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    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $14.74 + (available in three sizes and six colors)

    24. And to control all their loose hair, run this rubber squeegee brush over your carpet. It's capable of lifting up so much pet hair that you didn't even know was trapped in there. You might think your vacuum is picking up all your pet's hair, but just you WAIT.

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    Reviewers suggest using short, quick strokes over your carpet or rug to get the most pet hair out. This broom also works great for collecting pet hair on hardwood floors as the rubber bristles work like a magnet to gather all the hair in one big clump.

    Promising review: "Didn’t expect much, just bought this on a whim because on of those 'Things from Amazon that actually work' articles you see on social media. Well, I can say that it actually worked perfectly! I thought my carpet was clean because I have a full-size 'pet' vacuum, but I can tell that this broom is the only thing able to get deep enough and pull all that hair and dirt out of the fibers. Even works better on my tile floors than a regular broom. It doesn’t kick up dust particles or leave them behind. Also, I feel you can use this instead of your mop since it also has a squeegee and can be cleaned just by rinsing it. So you get a twofer with this." —Nelio

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    25. Catch your pet's loose hair before it even hits the ground with this pet grooming glove with 255 silicone grooming tips. Not only will you get to spend some quality time petting your furry friend, your dog will paws-itively love getting a 'lil massage from the bristles!

    a pair of blue deshedding gloves with a layer of fur being peeled off of it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a 4-month-old husky pup (Sasha) who just started shedding. These grooming gloves are the perfect solution! My puppy would sit and let you scratch her all day if you had the time! I can sit and wipe her down and 'scratch/pet' her with the gloves on and she can't get enough of it! It is a win-win scenario. The gloves are super easy to clean too. I initially made the mistake of trying to pull all of the hair off, which doesn't work well since it is obviously meant to hold on to the hair. Instead, rub the gloves together like you are trying to warm your hands and the hair will quickly ball up and fall off into the trashcan!" –IT Guy

    Get a pair of gloves from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

    26. Speaking of loose hair, start shaving with this Beard King apron that attaches to your bathroom mirror and catches all of your beard hair trimmings for a super simple cleanup. No more finding little pieces of hair scattered around your bathroom counter like confetti!

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    Promising review: "I trim my beard every week, let me tell you... I wish I would've found this a lot sooner. It's very simple to use and I love that the hairs slide right off of the Bib into the trash. Cleanup is now 10X easier and faster. Best part: no more face pubes all over my bathroom counter! Needless to say, my wife is a big fan of the Bib too. Thank you, BEARD KING, for this awesome creation!" —NC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in black or white).

    27. Put down a layer of wax paper or paper bags on the tops of cabinets and furniture — especially in the kitchen. It'll catch loose dirt and greasy residue, and all you have to do is change it out every few months.

    28. Make your glass stovetop shine in under five minutes. All you have to do is drizzle on some Dawn and hydrogen peroxide, sprinkle with baking soda, and scrub in circles with a dish brush.

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    Then wipe clean, and enjoy your stove! From My Thirty Spot.

    Get a dish brush on Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    29. Or, if you have some seriously dried-on cooking stains, try a cooktop cleaning kit that comes with a cleansing polish and a razor scraper.

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    The razor scraper is super useful — it's the best at tackling those tough, burnt-on spots that regular scrubbing just can't get. And it won't scratch up your glass cooktop.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    30. Don't forget to deep clean your stainless steel sink just like you would your dishes! All it needs is a quick dusting of flour and a microfiber cloth — that'll scrub away all of that food and gunk regular cleaners can leave behind.

    hand scrubbing out stainless steel sink with flour
    Sarah Rae Smith / thekitchn.com

    On The Kitchn, they do this about once a month. 

    Get a pack of 24 microfiber cleaning cloths from Amazon for $12.43.

    31. Scrub the underside of the splash guard of your garbage disposal with an old toothbrush. It'll blast away all that gross food trapped in there that might be giving off a foul smell.

    finger pulling up a garbage disposal's splash guard, revealing gunk stuck to the underside
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    32. After that, stuff one of these garbage disposal cleaners down the sink to complete your cleaning. Once you shove one of the packets down there, turn on your disposal, and watch in amazement as the cleaner foams up and chomps away all the grunge.

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    When using, make sure to put the entire packet down the drain aka don't open it! The packet is made out of biodegradable material.

    Promising review: "We purchased a house in August 2019 and I've noticed that the garage disposal wasn't smelling great. Kept forgetting to do something about it until recently. I purchased these because they seemed to be a good value. I followed the easy directions and was not prepared for the amount of gunk the blue foam pushed out of both sinks. It was gross! After the blue foam died down, I cleaned my sinks and they smelled much better. Almost wanted to do it again, but I'll wait a bit. Highly recommended!" —Sissy39

    Get them from Amazon for $10.41+ (available in multiple quantities).

    33. Spray this magical carpet cleaner on those intense spills and stains you thought there was no coming back from. It's a much better solution than placing a piece of furniture over the stain and forgetting about it!

    reviewer's stairs with red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls
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    Don't worry — that's just ketchup in the photo!

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39.

    34. And to keep your carpet and floors clean without even trying, feel free to splurge a little on a robo vac. Between you and me, there's no way I'm vacuuming or sweeping every day, and with this lil gadget, there's no need for me to!

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    Promising review: "Looking for a cheap robot vacuum that is not very noisy and also does its job extremely well? This is the vac for you! It is well design and is able to find it’s base all the time (from personal experience). It cleans carpet and wood surfaces with no problem and can even adjust its sucking strength depending on the amount of dirt it can detect. Overall I am 100% satisfied with this vacuum I call Jarvis!" —Rik

    Get it from Amazon for $197.99 (available in two colors)

    35. Finally eliminate all that discoloring and build-up in your water bottles with these Bottle Bright tablets. It's also great for cleaning a coffee mug that you might have left out for a few days that now has a ~questionable~ substance at the bottom.

    A before, during, and after shot of a mucked up bottle that then looks brand new
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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug; I tried everything — bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING — and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. 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 that I used it on another Hydro Flask 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 set of six from Amazon for $8.

    36. Blast all the dirt, algae, and built-up sediment off your deck with a good old-fashioned water pressure cleaner. You'll find it so satisfying to see the wood literally change color before your eyes.

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    Promising review: "I love you little electric pressure washer! Oh let me count the ways...I honestly can't say enough good things about this little guy. Our deck was in serious need of a wash. I really liked the idea of a small electric pressure washer mainly for the ease of maneuverability but was unsure if it really had the power to get the job done. Oh man, let me tell you this thing is fantastic! Once I got started I couldn't stop. I was washing everything in sight. Deck, fire pit, stepping stones, planters, outside rug.....I was unstoppable! I was a filthy mess from the thighs down because of all the muck flying everywhere but I didn't care, I was happy as a lark." —Larry Crouch

    Get it from Amazon for $107.09+ (available in three colors).

    37. If your dishwasher has a funky smell, check your dishwasher's filter for any food. Then run the washer on hot with some vinegar in the bottom to help dissolve anything that's left.

    an open dishwasher with the words "remove the bottom rack and check for food blockages" on it
    cleanmama.net

    The food particles could be trapped in there, which will keep your dishwasher smelling foul no matter how much you clean it! From Clean Mama.

    38. And if there's still some white film or gunk in your dishwasher, run a cycle with these dishwasher-cleaning tablets that will restore it to its fresh-smelling, sparkling glory.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolute magic. I always approach with a healthy dose of skepticism whenever taking advice from BuzzFeed, Tiphero, etc. but this time I took a chance and could not be happier. I recently bought a condo that was not well maintained and struggled cleaning many of the appliances. The dishwasher was caked in deposits from years of operation without proper care. Two of these pods, as suggested for heavily soiled scenarios, turned back the clock. It looks brand new inside. BRAND-NEW. The plastic, the walls, everything. For those who spend hours a week cleaning, you will be amazed by this product. 10/10 would buy again and again and I’m telling everyone I know about this." —Jason

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    39. Got any of those aggravating adhesive residue marks in your house? Use a bottle of Goo Gone to get rid of those stubborn glue stains or old stickers marks with ease.

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    Promising review: "I would give a 10-star rating if there was one. Works like a charm. All of the annoying sticker marks in my house are gone!!!! The old home security stickers on the windows and doors, the price sticker marks on my beautiful pink hairbrush, the old hook sticker mark in our bathroom from the old homeowner, you name it. They've all been there like forever and I seriously tried all means that I could, steam cleaner, electric scrubber, nothing worked until I got this magic Goo Gone. Now they are all gone and it didn't even take any hard work to get rid of all the goos!!!!" —Yingnan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    40. Soften all the dried splashes of food in your microwave with an Angry Mama cleaner. Just add water and vinegar to the device, microwave for seven minutes, and all the food particles can be wiped away with just a cloth.

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    You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice to the water/vinegar mixture to freshen up and get rid of the microwave odors that build up.

    Promising review: "Used this for the first time today — it works! I didn’t see a plume of steam as I anticipated, but nonetheless, it broke up all the grease and speckles left in the microwave and afterwards it all wiped away with ease. I did as recommended on the box and added a little vinegar and lemon to the water. I think this made a solid difference and this will be a household staple for our microwave cleaning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88+ (available in three colors).

    41. Wash your grimy plastic shower curtain liner along with a couple of towels in the washing machine to get rid of those soap scum stains.

    shower curtain liner in sudsy washing machine with towels
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    Don't forget to wash your shower curtain separately according to the instructions from the manufacturer. Bitz 'n' Giggles has the step-by-step for washing a shower curtain liner.

    42. Keep those pesky handprints at bay thanks to this stainless steel cleaner. It won't leave behind any streaks, and your appliances will look so clean, people will think you got brand-new ones! Don't worry — your secret's safe with us.

    A reviewer showing before and after of a stainless steel oven after being cleaned with stainless steel cleaner
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    The plant-based, lavender-scented cleaner comes with a microfiber cloth for you to use on your appliances, and reviewers say you only have to use a little bit of the cleaner to clean your entire fridge or oven, which means one bottle will last you a really long time.

    Promising review: "The stainless-steel appliances in our rental were so stained and smudged. Regular cleaners didn't work. I saw this product recommended on TikTok, and immediately looked it up on Amazon. The reviews were good and price was right, but what won me over was the plant-based ingredient list and lavender scent. I used the product the day it arrived in the mail. Worked like a charm! Easy-to-use spray, microfiber cloth included. So now my stainless-steel appliances look shiny and my kitchen smells amazing! Highly recommend." —diana

    Get it from Amazon for $11.85.

    43. Get into small crevices like AC vents, window grooves, and shower track with this two-in-one ultra-slim brush and scraper. You can't forget that detail work when cleaning!

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    Promising review: "Perfect little brush to get in the hard-to-clean areas. Used it in the tracks of an old pet door stuffed with dog hair and dander. Shocked at how much gunk came out with this brush. I like how the bristles are longer and can really reach into the nooks and crannies." —Island Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48+ (available in two colors).

    44. Finally, it's a good idea to make sure you're always stocked with an all-purpose cleaner. This great-smelling option does it all — it'll clean floors, counters, walls, windows, tubs, sinks, you name it!

    a bottle of cleaning concentrate
    Good Vibes

    The formula is very concentrated, so make sure to dilute with some water before cleaning.

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business run out of Philadelphia, PA, that makes an array of plant-based cleaning products.

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10.

    You after successfully cleaning every surface of your house until it glistens:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.