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    31 Things For Anyone Who Knows Fall Cleaning Is Just As Important As Spring Cleaning

    Spring cleaning is overrated anyway.

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    1. A cleaning putty to get the dust and debris out of every nook and cranny in your home and car — from the crevices of your vents (especially since you've been cranking the AC for the past few months) to the random dusty spots in your bathroom... or the sandy mess that's been covering your car's floor mats since that beach trip in June.

    Remover placing cleaning putty on car's vent
    Reviewer holding dirty cleaning putty

    Promising review: "WOW!!! This stuff is incredible! I work in an environment that is very dirty and our office is always covered in a fine layer of dust. But just a few minutes spent mashing this slime into all the cracks and crevices of my keyboard, mouse, phone, etc. and it's all clean as can be! This stuff picks up dirt on contact and leaves behind a clean, no smell, no residue surface. I bought a second jar for my vehicle and it works miracles in there as well. My air vents, shifter and seats are now spotless. I couldn't be happier with this product." —Jenna75

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    2. A pre-mixed multi-fabric cleaner you can spray on everything from curtains to car upholstery to mattresses. If your couch is looking a little dingy lately, you'll definitely want this on-hand before guests come over.

    Promising review: “I just got a brand-new mattress and my cat got locked in my room and peed on my mattress in two places, leaving two big yellow SMELLY stains! I was worried about finding a product that would be OK on my pillow top mattress. I was skeptical at first with the product being so cheap but the reviews had me sold! I sprayed it on my mattress liberally and waited five minutes as instructed. It says to blot but with my stains I scrubbed and was amazed when the stain started to disappear. I repeated one time and I honestly can’t locate where the stains used to be! Super impressed! Like others I also really appreciated the nice fragrance! Didn’t smell like chemicals at all!” —Hailey Brown 

    Get it from Amazon for $4.32.

    3. A no-scrub weekly shower cleaner to stop mold and mildew from forming before they have a chance to take over your entire bathroom. Just spray and walk away — your future self will be SO grateful.

    reviewer before with cloudy, hard water stained shower door
    same reviewer with a totally clear shower door after using the treatment

    Promising review: "Powerful enough to cut through soap scum on my shower door!! I was amazed...I could see the streaks within minutes as the product collected and ran down the inside of the shower door. I used it again the next day to finish off what was there and then weekly since. I have shiny, pretty doors again without scrubbing once!! Also, the scent is so subtle that it’s hard to detect. Very happy to recommend this to all!" —Greg n Jeni

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (also available in a refill size).

    4. A cleaning kit that'll make your ceramic cooktop look as shiny and flawless as the day you moved in. It might also convince to cook for once instead of ordering Uber Eats like you did all summer.

    The kit comes with a bottle of cleaner, a cleaning pad and a heavy-duty scraper that are all designed to break down burnt-on foods and tough stains.

    Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand-new." —Christi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.48+ (available in two packaging styles).

    5. Or a gas range cleaning spray — it takes just seconds to cut through grime and grease and eliminate any evidence that you've been slacking on your kitchen cleaning duties all season long. It happens.

    Reviewer photo of dirty gas range burner
    Reviewer photo of clean gas range burner after using cleaner

    This stuff is THE TRUTH. My roommate is the best, but let's just say wiping down the stove after cooking is not one of her favorite activities. I'm not particular fond of doing the dishes, so I guess we're even. Anyways, I spray this on a few times a week, let it sit for about five minutes, then wipe with a cloth and it removes EVERYTHING. Like, every little spot of caked-on grease and burnt crumbs come off with just one wipe.

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $14.88.

    6. A pack of cleaning tablets that'll clean your dishwasher for you, because it's probably way dirtier than you imagine. These will break down lime and mineral buildup so your dishes come out looking as sparkly as they do in all those dish soap commercials.

    Before results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner
    After results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner

    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 just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. 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 am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.98 (also available in a pack of 12).

    7. A garbage disposal cleaner — it foams up to help break down any food residue that's been lingering in there for far too long. I'm starting to realize that adulthood is just about finding new things to clean.

    Garbage disposal cleaner packet in disposal
    Reviewer gif of garbage disposal cleaner foaming up

    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. Not only does it do a great job, but you can see it happening. It doesn’t just mask the smell and leave a lemon scent like some products, it cleans too and looks fun. Idk. Blue foam comes out and that’s good enough for me." —sylvie yah

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.25 (also available in a pack of 24).

    8. A stain remover in a squeezable gel formula that can cling onto awkward vertical and inclined surfaces and fit in tight spaces. Just squeeze, walk away, then give it a quick rinse in the morning to reveal some jaw-dropping results.

    Reviewer photo of shower corner with mold and mildew stains
    Reviewer photo of same shower after cleaning with mold and mildew remover

    Promising review: "I hardly leave reviews, but I had to leave one for this product. I just received this yesterday, applied it last night and this morning it’s like I have a brand new bathroom. I’m embarrassed to show 'before' and 'after' photos cuz it was so nasty, no matter how hard we scrubbed the mildew wouldn’t go away. I almost cried when I saw my bathroom this mornings. Don’t hesitate, buy this now, you won’t regret it." —Bianca Green

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A three-pronged duster to reach in between your blinds, because they are probably way dirtier than you think 😬.

    Dirty three-pronged blinds cleaner after use
    Model swiping three-pronged cleaner across blinds

    The duster comes with five microfiber sleeves so you can take care of all your windows at once before giving the sleeves a good wash.

    Promising review: "A super time saver. It legitimately used to take us hours to clean all the blinds. We can now do all the faux-wood Venetian blinds in the house in about one hour. It's really nice that it comes with some spare cloths for it, and it's cheap enough to buy a whole additional set so we can make more than one kid do this chore at the same time." —R.D.

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

    10. A leather cleaner so you can polish up and add some shine to all your furniture, shoes, or accessories that have seen better days. The holidays are practically right around the corner — don't let your fam come visit and think you live in filth!

    Remember to mix this concentrate with water before using!

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading, and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    11. A broom for pet and human hair to help you rake up everything that your vacuum can't reach. You'll be shook when you see all the hair and dust that's hiding out in your area rugs.

    A carpet before it's cleaned
    BuzzFeed editor holding up clump of gross hair
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have two dogs — a terrier mix and a short-hair dachshund mix. I have a navy woven couch that LOVES my dachshund's fur. I have tried pretty much everything to get the fur out — traditional lint roller, those blue fuzzy lint rollers, special vacuum attachments, etc. The terrier's fur comes out great with all of those options. The dachshund's fur, much like the dachshund herself, remains stubbornly on my couch. I got this product as the new 'let's see if it works' item of the month with low expectations. THE FUR ACTUALLY CAME OUT GUYS. It acts like a broom for my couch — sweeping the fur (with some elbow grease) basically onto the floor where I vacuum it up! Give this a try if my story sounds pretty similar to yours!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    12. Or a pet hair remover that will quickly pick up each and every stray hair your fur baby has left in its wake with just a few swipes.

    Reviewer showing opened ChomChom full of pet hair
    Reviewer using ChomChom to remove pet hair from black fabric

    Promising review: "I was cautiously optimistic, but this tool is as effective as everyone is saying. My couches, and especially my recliner, look brand new. It takes little to no effort to use. Just use it in a 'scrubbing' type motion and it catches and traps the fur (and other small debris, such as crumbs...) in the little compartment. Pop it open, empty it out. Done." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    13. The Pink Stuff's Miracle Multipurpose Cleaner Spray — it's everything you love about The Pink Stuff in a ridiculously convenient spray bottle. Just roam around your home and spray it all over your dirty sink, crusty oven, or grimy tub. If you have children, this will take care of any and all crayon accidents your little ones made during their summer break.

    Promising review: "Glad I found this product on TikTok. Does 95%–100% of the job in seconds! Definitely worth the money." —Mother of 4

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    14. A reusable and machine-washable duster that it fits onto the Swiffer duster handle so you can stop wasting money on the flimsy disposable refills. These will quickly get rid of the layer of dust that's been accumulating since the beginning of May. No judgment.

    Set of reusable Swiffer dusters in various colors
    TS Designs US/Etsy

    Promising review: "LOVE the washable duster attachments. These are SO soft and such great quality. The stitching is strong and I don’t worry about anything coming apart. We use ours with our swifter duster wand and it fits perfectly. If you’re looking for a more sustainable item, this is one for you." —Cassie Couch

    TS Designs US is a small Etsy shop based in West Leroy, Michigan.

    Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $4.49 (available in 10 colors).

    15. An all-natural oven scrub made with gritty pumice stone so you can really go to town on that pizza that exploded and left a mess everywhere during your latest movie night. It'll even clean all the hard-to-reach spots on your racks...or you can just clean your oven door to create the illusion that it's fully clean.

    Gif of model using towel to wipe up oven scrub
    Everneat/Etsy

    Promising review: "Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface), and the rings came right off! These are those 'oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

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

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

    16. A powerful spray to break down stubborn mold and mildew stains that have accumulated thanks to the humid weather. Just leave it on for about 15 seconds, then wipe away to reveal what your shower is actually supposed to look like.

    Reviewer photo of dirty shower with mold and mildew stains
    Reviewer photo of clean shower after using the mold and mildew spray

    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 it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes and various pack sizes).

    17. And a bathroom cleaner made with natural ingredients that'll leave your tiles shining and your tub sparkly fresh. Plus, it's free of fumes and synthetic dyes, so you won't have to worry about any mid-chore headaches.

    Reviewer's shower floor before using Better Life cleaner
    Reviewer's shower floor after using Better Life cleaner

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name-brand shower cleaners and bleach to try to clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck, and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. Came back and rinsed off the walls, and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree, and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large." —Amber Erwin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.04 (available in two sizes).

    18. A flexible coil lint and dust brush to help you finally reach all the dust in your dryer vent and the crumbs that are hiding underneath your oven and fridge. I'm shuddering just thinking about what's living under there.

    Reviewer photo of dust removed with flexible coil brush
    Reviewer's coil brush with pile of removed dust next to it

    Promising review: "I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can't get any other way. I gave five stars for durability even though I've had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me." —ASF

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.95.

    19. A wine-stain removing spray so you'll no longer panic when you accidentally spill that glass of merlot on Bachelor night. It even works on coffee, fruit punch, ink, and pet accidents, so you'll probably want the bottle near you at all times.

    Reviewer's picture of white blanket stained with wine
    Reviewer's after picture of now clean white blanket

    Wine Away is a woman-owned business that was founded by Staci Wanichek (the CEO), and her mom, Cheryl, over 20 years ago.

    Promising review: "Amazing cleaning power in one small bottle. When my friend told me she'd heard of this product from her wine group, I realized immediately this is something I can use even for non-wine-related spills. And immediately upon receiving this stain remover, I had the opportunity to spritz a spray on my placemat where someone had accidentally gotten some gel marker pen ink smeared all over it. With just a few quick sprays, I was able to wash the placemat, and it came out of the wash looking clean and fabulous! Food stains have also come out of the placemat just as easily, and I'm just delighted to have such a powerful cleanser available for those unplanned moments when the next stains occur. Highly recommended!" —Cynthia Sue Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    To learn more, check out our review in this roundup of cleaning gadgets that actually work.

    20. A pack of washing machine cleaner tablets to banish odors and break down residue so your clothes will come out feeling cleaner than ever.

    Promising review: "I never knew how tough it would be to clean my high-efficiency washer. It is a never-ending battle. Life is a little easier now that I can toss in a tab and have it do most of the work for me." —Maggie Dennis

    Get the pack of three tablets from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in packs of five and six).