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    34 Products To Take Your Cleaning To The Next Level

    Your house seems clean until you vacuum out your dryer vents for the first time and realize you've been living a lie.

    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 powerful mold and mildew stain cleaner that'll help lift those daunting grout and caulking stains without the back-breaking scrubbing. Just apply the concentrated gel formula, wait six to eight hours, and wipe it off to reveal the pearly-white grout you never thought you'd see again.

    Promising review: "I only write reviews when I’m thoroughly satisfied with a product or really irritated. With this product, I’m very happy! I applied it this morning and by noon you could see the difference. The caulking around the tub is so white just like I just resealed it. I’ve tried other bleaching products like Kaboom and Clorox with less-than-similar outcomes. The biggest difference was the mold spots behind our shower products. Those have been an eyesore for so long and now they’re gone. My only regret is I didn’t do a 'before' and 'after' photo." —CButin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A pack of cleaning K-Cups because, unless you really have your life together, the inside of your Keurig is likely coated with grinds and residue from old brews. Now you can give your machine regular deep cleans in the same amount of time it takes to make a cup o' joe. Side effects may include better-tasting coffee.

    A glass on the left filled with brown water, a glass in the middle filled with cloudy water, and a glass on the right filled with clean water
    Reviewer's picture of their Keurig machine being cleaned by the cleaning cup

    Promising review: "This was easy to use. Just pop in and let the system do the work. No downtime, no waiting. Simple and easy to use. I did notice a difference after the first use. Highly recommend it." —vetrie

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A pack of biodegradable foaming drain-cleaning pouches to finally take care of all the out-of-sight grime clogging (and stinking) up your garbage disposal.

    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 four-pack from Amazon for $9.04.

    4. A carpet-stain remover for lifting those scary stains that make you question if it's time to bring in the professionals. With this around you can get the job done yourself. And the best part? No rinsing or vacuuming required!

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" —Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40.

    5. An all-natural stain stick if you want powerful stain-fighting powers without any harsh chemicals. Simply wet the soiled area, rub the stick in, and let it sit until your next wash! Yes, it can even handle grease and bloodstains, thanks for asking.

    a pile of the stain sticks
    Shady Creek Farm NC / Etsy

    Shady Creek Farm NC is a Dallas, North Carolina–based Etsy shop selling a variety of all-natural (and eco-friendly!) cleaning supplies like soaps, detergents, and even crochet patterns for reusable cloths!

    Promising review: "Our kitty cat had an upset tummy and, on the first night we used our brand-new white organic quilt, threw up quite a bit on it. I had little faith on it working, but amazingly, my first try with it and IT WORKED 100%!!! I AM CUSTOMER FOR LIFE! 😍" —michelemassoni

    Get it from Shady Creek Farm NC on Etsy for $8.

    6. An investment-worthy mattress vacuum so you can sleep soundly knowing your bed is truly clean (and prevent allergy flare-ups in the process). This will suck up dust and dirt from your mattress, eliminate bacteria with a powerful UV light, and has a hot-air outlet to rid your bed of dust mites. 

    Reviewer's picture of the vacuum's filter filled with dust
    Same reviewer's picture of piles of dust

    Promising review: "So, I bought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bedsheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa and it was easy to use and light. My son hasn't had a reaction in a while, which means this product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    7. A dryer vent–cleaning kit that attaches to your vacuum to suck lint and other debris (aka major fire hazards) from the narrowest of crevices.

    A reviewer photo of the attachment hooked up to a vacuum and fed into the dryer vent
    A reviewer photo of the vacuum attachment sitting on a laid-out newspaper next to a large pile of dust

    The entire set comes with a plastic hose, a Holikme adapter, and a vacuum hose for use with most any vacuum. Plus, a flexible lint brush!

    Promising review: "I love this dryer lint extension for the vacuum. I wanted to try a cheaper option first before I spent way more money having someone clean the lint trap deep down. So much lint came out of my dryer, it was wild. I'm very good at cleaning it after using the dryer, but inevitably there's always more that we can't see or reach because it's too deep. It's a great way to keep it clear of lint to increase the efficiency of the dryer, which will save money from electricity and extend the life of the dryer, and prevent possible fires." —Cat Landis

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

    8. A scratch-free scraper tool because no matter how hard you try, your standard cleaning rag just can't get into those grime- and rust-caked cracks and crevices.

    You can use this to remove candle wax from tables, dried food from countertops, adhesive stickers on new products, soap buildup in bathrooms, etc.!

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack; I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding-door track. I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —Miss Picky

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A reusable pumice stone to quickly have your toilets, sinks, and tubs looking like new — no unsightly rings in sight.

    Promising review: "When we bought our previously owned condo, all three of the toilets had a permanent dark ring. I must have tried at least six different cleaning products that claimed to eliminate rings. None worked. I was actually considering buying new toilets as the ring was embarrassing to me. A friend recommended the pumice toilet bowl ring remover and I was prepared to be disappointed again. But it worked perfectly. The ring is gone on all three toilets and it only took a few minutes per toilet. I don't know when I have ever been so totally satisfied with a product. It just saved me a whole lot of money and I am no longer embarrassed by the appearance of my toilets." —lynn mcdonald

    Get it from Amazon for $11.28.

    10. A pack of washing machine tablets for complete confidence that the hand-me-down washer that cleans your clothes is actually clean — with no scrubbing required! Just pop a tablet inside your empty washer and run through a cycle like normal for a shiny, deodorized washer drum.

    The Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner Tablets packaging next to an open tablet
    A reviewer photo of a shiny washing machine interior

    Promising review: "I never bother to go back and write reviews, but I had to for this product. My washing machine was funky and that's the nicest description I can come up with. I popped one of these tablets in and set the wash to hot as directed. When it was done, like other reviewers, two different earrings that I've been missing magically appeared in the washer. It was as though they had been previously stuck somewhere and freed during the cleaning. I ran the washer again just because the tablet wasn't fully dissolved after the first wash. Once done, the inside of my washer was sparkling and has not smelled funny since. This product is seriously amazing." —A. Forsythe

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    11. A patented pet hair remover if Fido's shedding is taking over your home. This roller is lightweight and easy to whip out between vacuuming sessions. Plus, it uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

    The T-shaped roller with its compartment open, showing how it's full of grey hair
    A reviewer's before: brown-grey couch cushion covered in white pet hair
    And after: That same couch cushion, with no pet hair in sight

    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

    Promising reviews: "Finally a lint roller that really works. Now I have an obsessed husband picking up German shepherd hair off the couch. Worth the price paid. It will pay for itself. No more sticky tape rollers!" —Blanca LInda Hatter

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    12. A jewelry cleaning pen to make all your gems (real or not) shine so bright that even your Claire's ring from middle school will turn heads. 

    A reviewer photo of a ring with a cloudy yellow gemstone
    A reviewer photo of the same ring with the yellow stone shining

    Promising review: "I inherited some really special jewelry from my great-grandmother when she passed, but it hadn't been worn much since her dementia diagnosis and had just been sitting out getting dusty and dingy. One piece, in particular, is a 1.25-ct oval-shaped citrine (our birthstone) pendant in a pineapple setting. It was filthy and you could barely even tell that it was a citrine; it was so cloudy and covered in dust and gunk. I used this for about four minutes, really getting into all the little spaces and crevices of the pendant, and when I was finished I literally cried. It was beautiful and sparkly and just perfect. I wear it almost every day now and clean it with this pen about once a week just to keep it sparkly, but now it only takes about 30 seconds." —keith may

    Get it from Amazon for $6.51.

    13. Some fizzing Johnny Drops so you can give your toilet a cleansing spa treatment without all that unnecessary scrubbing. It's basically a bath bomb but for your porcelain throne.

    White bath bombs next to the brown paper bag packaging
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a Colorado-based Etsy shop run by science teacher Tiffany Norton, who creates all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase of these, so you can tell I totally love them. They work great and I just store them in a jar on the back of the toilet. Definitely can't say I’ve ever stored any other toilet cleaner out in the open." —Laura Wick

    Get an eight-pack from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $10

    14. A fast-acting air purifier if the only thing left to clean in your home is the air. Three-stage filtration works to trap pet dander, pollen, odors, and more so you can breathe a little easier — literally.

    a reviewer photo of the air purifier
    a reviewer photo of a clean filer on the left, and a dirty filer on the right

    The purifier filters allergens, mold, pet dander, dust, smoke, and cooking odors, and covers up to 219 square feet. Plus, there's a smart indicator to let you know when it's time to put in a new replacement filter.

    Promising review: "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes — two or three times daily, and general cleaning — I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits' end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished — no smell. We are getting another for the kitchen! I also enjoy the night-light. Very helpful without disturbing sick sleepy babies recovering from illness." —victoria Mohagen

    Get it from Amazon for $76.48+ (also available in black).

    15. A deep-clean brush set so you can retire that old, feeble toothbrush and get at grout and tight corners with nonslip grip handles and heavy-duty nylon scrubbing bristles.

    A reviewer photo of a tile floor with half the floor switch stained grout and the other half looking clean
    a reviewer photo of the two brushes

    Promising review: "You might not think you need this, but you do. A toothbrush is handy but these have stronger bristles and the rubbery tip on the end is handy for those corners that you can't get the bristles to connect with, like baseboard corners near door frames." —Maggie

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

    16. Or an electric power scrubber that'll make quick, clean work of dirty tiles and grout with an oscillating brush head that scrubs 60 times per SECOND. AKA much faster than your human hands can scrub. 

    A double photo: (top) A before shot of BuzzFeed Editor, Natalie Brown's tiles caked in gunk (bottom) The same tiles now gunk-free after using the power scrubber
    Gif of Natalie using the power scrubber on the tile
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Bonus — batteries are included! For more details, read my colleague Natalie's full Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    Promising review: "The Power Scrubber is life-changing. After an overflowing toilet incident, I had to get a deep clean in right away. MY GROUT HAS NEVER BEEN CLEANER. I used some Comet and spray cleaner to get the job done, but this made short work for what typically requires 'a lot of elbow grease' and a spent toothbrush. With this tool, you really know you're getting in there and it's clean. I can't recommend this enough — I've already mentioned it to a neighbor, and a few friends, including one fanatical cleaner. We all agreed, it's such a necessary, perfect product." —Jojo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    17. A jetted bathtub cleaner because have you ever thought about the gross grime hiding in your bathtub jets? Now that you've been cursed with that thought, you're probably going to want to give your tub a rinse. Just fill it with water, pour the cleaner in, run your jets, and let the "yuck" seep out.

    the cleaner running with the water in the tub
    the same tub drained with stains
    the tub now fully clean after

    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.

    18. A hypoallergenic makeup-cleaning shampoo to remove all the bacteria and dead skin cells just hanging out on the surface of your makeup brushes and blending sponges. 

    buzzfeed editor's before and after photos of their makeup brushes looking much cleaner after using the shampoo
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Pair this shampoo with a silicone cleaning mat to get your tools in tip-top shape even faster. 

    Promising review: "Best, most affordable brush and sponge shampoo on the market! No joke, I have tried everything; even homemade hacks like dish detergent mixed with olive oil. Nothing works like this brush shampoo. Don't waste your money on the Beauty Blender soap and other big-name brands." —Lily

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    19. A length-adjustable pet hair broom with rubber bristles for wrangling the fur trapped in your carpet. If that's not enough to have you reaching for this broom constantly, there's also a built-in squeegee for corralling spilled liquids and cleaning glass.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's carpet with a hairball next to the broom and text reading
    a dog laying next to the broom and a large pile of hair
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, www.amazon.com

    Check out my coworker's FURemover Evrilholder broom review for more deets and some very satisfying hair-removal photos!

    Promising review: "I love this damn thing. I use the squeegee side daily on a sealed concrete floor to pick up dog hair. Works like a champ, and even does a great job on edges. So easy, the hubby voluntarily sweeps with it every day, sometimes twice. I also got him an EyeVac to instantly suck all the hair and dirt up without him having to go hunt a dustpan and chase the dustpan debris line across the floor." —PA Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    20. A bottle of Goo Gone degreaser spray so you can quickly banish grease and baked-on food from counters, stoves, and cookware without waiting around for hours to see results. This one-step cleaner requires zero presoaking and is gentle enough to use daily. 

    Reviewer photo of dirty oven before using Goo Gone cleaner
    Reviewer photo of dirty oven after using Goo Gone cleaner

    Promising review: "Wow! A degreaser that actually works! I love the foam, which starts to work immediately on my stove top as well as cookware and other kitchen surfaces." —P. Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A slim cleaning brush that can go where no sponge or rag has gone before. Its ultra-thin design can fit into those hard-to-reach window and door tracks and the handle doubles as a scraper for stuck-on debris.

    A model using the blue cleaning brush on a window
    a reviewer photo of a dirty door track
    a reviewer photo of the same door track looking clean

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

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.48.

    22. Dishwasher cleaning tablets because the funky smell emanating from your dishwasher has been haunting you since move-in day and these tablets make giving your cleaning machine a deep internal clean as easy as...well...running the dishwasher.

    a reviewer pictures labeled
    a reviewer image of the same dishwasher labeled

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I used it in my dishwasher. Had standing water on the bottom, dropped one tablet in the water. Put it on light wash cycle and at the end of the cycle, the water was gone! It thoroughly cleans and I have not had any other problems. I now use it regularly. I recommend this highly to keep your dishwasher clean and eliminate clogs from buildup. It was recommended to me by my super and after my positive experience I am happy to cosign his recommendation." —cheapchicshopper

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.98.

    23. A microfiber window blind cleaner with three blades to clean the tops and bottoms of two blinds at once, which seems a lot more effective than the current strategy of quickly running a regular feather duster against the blinds and calling it a day.

    A hand using the duster on blinds
    A reviewer photo of the duster covered in dust

    This set includes four microfiber dusters and 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.

    24. A set of Drill Brush scrubber attachments for eliminating caked-on soap grime with a fraction of the usually required elbow grease. Charge up your standard electric drill, attach the right brush head for the job, and let the modern luxury of motorized rotation cut through grime quicker than your sad sponge ever could.

    The set includes three brush head attachments: a flat 2-inch detail brush, a flat 4-inch brush for large surfaces, and a rounded brush for corners.

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard-to-reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in various brush stiffness levels).

    25. An all-natural scour paste if you're looking to declutter your cleaning supplies and snag one multipurpose product that can remove questionable films, grime, and grease from a wide range of surfaces — tiles, ovens, baths, oh my!

    a glass jar that says
    a top-down view of the open jar to show the white paste
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds is a Denver-based Etsy shop creating plant-based cleaning solutions that are safe, effective, and come in cute packaging (bonus!).

    Promising review: "I’m truly impressed! I used it 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).

    26. A compact sweep-and-squeegee set so you can actually take care of countertop crumbs when they happen instead of brushing them onto the floor for future you to deal with. 

    A hand holding a small brush with a white dustpan sitting nearby
    A hand using the squeegee end of the dust pant to slide spilled liquid on the counter into the sink
    A pair of hands sweeping crumbs on the counter into the dustpan

    I am baffled how much I enjoy this little brush set, which I absolutely use every day if not more than once a day. I don't have the type of edgeless sink that can really utilize how genius the squeegee is (but it's still good to redirect spills when they occur), but WOW can this thing get at crumbs! It's super compact (I just keep it tucked away in a drawer) and I am able to easily sweep crumbs off the counter without using my hands or a paper towel, which inevitably results in half the crumbs ending up on the floor, anyway. It's a small tool to have around that makes keeping the space looking and feeling cleaner with virtually no effort.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in green).

    27. A double-sided hairbrush cleaning brush that'll do a better cleanup job than your fingers ever could, with a pointed end for picking out tangles and stiff bristles to remove all that built-up hair, dust, and fluff.

    a reviewer photo of a square brush with lots of hair in it
    a reviewer photo of the same brush with all the hair removed

    Promising review: "This is the tool I never knew I needed. It may seem like a silly thing to spend money on when you can clean your brush out by hand but this gets so much more out of the brush! It's easy and rather enjoyable. Who wants to brush their nice clean hair with a brush full of dirty oily hair and dust. When you really think about it makes you want to throw out all your old brushes. I will be buying these as gifts for all my girlfriends." —emmaline

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    28. A pack of plant-based sponges if you're looking to clean up your cleaning supplies with more eco-friendly choices. Unlike traditional plastic sponges, this one is made from dye-free wood pulp that'll biodegrade after you throw it away. Plus, it's specially cut to really get into those tough-to-reach corners and crevices. 

    the packaged pack of three sponges
    a gif of a pitcher of water and a sponge being compressed and then expanded
    Sqwishful

    Launched in 2018, Sqwishful is an Asian American woman–owned small biz with a mission to create useful, effective cleaning products that don't make the world less clean in the process.

    Get a three-pack from Sqwishful for $6.

    29. A set of microfiber cloths because why bother cleaning if the glass is just going to look foggy anyway? These cleaning cloths will make sure your hard work doesn't go to waste with a 100% lint- and streak-free finish.