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    30 Products To Help Clean The Most Disgusting Messes You've Ever Created

    Have you ever realized you live in total filth? Discovered disgusting messes lying deep in the crevices of your life? Well, no more!

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A concentrated water-based, non-toxic, biodegradable, non-flammable, and xylene-free degreaser that'll break up that kinda sticky film that can manifest on your cabinets, walls, and floors...without damaging them.,

    Promising review: "Ok, background. We have vinyl flooring made to look like wood. We had no idea how to take care of it and had managed to wax some sort of impenetrable layer onto the floor so that mopping was ineffective. Nothing cut through this later and I had tried it all. Steamers. Boiling water. Bleach. Scrubbing bubbles. Abrasive powders. Everything. We put this on full strength. Let it sit for 20 minutes and the sludge just wiped off. We used a scraper to just easily slide the gunk off. My lord Krud Kutter is the best stuff in the world and no fumes and no chemical burns." β€”Kathleen B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    2. A restorative microfiber cleaning detergent designed specifically to help you get your microfiber cleaning cloths clean, but preserve their absorbency and effectiveness after they've helped you scrub away all your messes.,

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first about buying a detergent at three times the normal price. I finally got it because I have so many microfiber towels that I thought I'd give it a try. Amazed is not the word!!!!! I've included the before and after pics as proof. Great product and I will be buying more as time goes on. Great product!" β€”Geebee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 and check out these microfiber cloths.

    3. A plant-based stain remover capable of breaking down the most stubborn, caked on, basically permanent stains your furniture and clothes have ever seen.,

    Promising review: "A tenant left some blood stains on this mattress and a heating pad about 20 years ago. They were totally dry when we found them. Not knowing what to do, we put the mattress aside for 20 years until we found this product. Tested on the pad first. I sprayed a whole bottle on the pad, left it in a bathtub all night. Then washed the pad in the tub. The pad looks new after it is dried, even cleaner than when it was new! Wow! Then the real challenge, the mattress. With experience from cleaning the pad, I decided to use the solution much more efficiently. Here is the improved process: 1) Spray a little solution on the stained area. Make sure the stained area is soaked, but not too deeply. 2) Cover the soaked area with a piece of paper towel. I found it absorbs the stain very well. 3) Spray a little more solution onto the paper towel. This is for keeping the stain moisturized. These enzymes do not work under dry environments. 4) Cover the stained area and the paper towel on it with a piece of plastic film, which is normally for preserving food. Again, I did this to keep the stained area wet. The second morning, I removed everything from the mattress, used more paper towels to absorb the mess. And then, I used a clean car washing towel and cold water to clean up the remaining mess. Washed the towel and cleaned up again. Repeated three to four times, the mattress became very clean! No blood stain remains! Never imagined it could remove 20-year-old blood stains." β€”nusaco888

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    Also check out our full review of Puracy Natural Laundry Stain Remover.

    4. A FlexiSnake drain cleaning tool for help pulling out some of the most messed-up crap you've ever seen out of your drain.

    Promising review: "This little Flexisnake is magical!! After using bottles and bottles of Drano to try to unclog my bathroom sink, I found this little guy! Look at the hair and gunk?!?!?! Just ordered more of these babies!!!" β€”Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    5. A pair of durable plastic scrapers to get rid of the build-up on your cast-iron pan without ever compromising the hard work you did to get it seasoned just right.

    Promising review: "I had originally given the scrapers a mediocre three-star review. After using them a few times I have decided to change my review from three stars all the way up to five stars. After trying a few other things to clean my cast-iron Lodge pan I have found that if I hold these scrapers with a sponge, it gives me a much better grip and stops the plastic edge from pushing into my fingers. I guess it would be hard to make the scrapers with a rougher surface, which while maybe easier to hold would still do nothing for the amount of force against your fingers required to push these scrapers across a dirty cast-iron pan. Other than designing these much larger with a handle to hold them firmly, they are difficult to hold and scrape a pan with firmly attached food particles. So, grab a sponge, place this handy little tool inside of a folded sponge with the edge sticking out and it becomes a very simple and effective way to scrape a cast-iron pan without damaging the seasoning." β€”BR

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $2.99.

    6. A super strong scum and grime remover that'll eat away at the years of filth you've never been able to scrub away β€” in fact, this stuff won't even make you scrub that much to get everything sparkling clean.,

    Promising review: "Sharing our nasty before picture so you can really see the difference! Our tub/shower has a grippy bottom, and scum and dirt cakes on there so easily. The only way I've been able to get it off before was literally scraping it inch by inch, I've spent hours and all it ever got was somewhat clean β€” never enough for me to want to take a real bath in it. This stuff is expensive but with the good reviews, I decided to try it. it works amazingly!! I sprayed it on (it came with a great spray nozzle and a lid) and left it for about 15–20 minutes. Then I took a brush with hard plastic bristles (I believe a soft brush would have even worked) and with less than 20 minutes of scrubbing the entire tub and walls, it was cleaner than when we moved in. The grime and scum almost, like, melted off. It smells pleasant, it's not crazy strong smelling but in an enclosed space I still felt the need to wear a mask while cleaning. The before picture is how the tub has looked forever and normally looks if cleaned with any cleaner/brush. The white spot towards the left with the brush next to it is where I tried a little area first. The second picture is after 20 minutes of work and I'm definitely taking a bath instead of a shower tonight!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon $17.88.

    7. A commercial strength hard water stain remover so you can finally clean that damn shower door that used to be clear and is now frosted with grossness.

    Promising review: "If anyone says this stuff doesn't work on removing tough hard-water stains, they either work for a competitor or didn't use it correctly. These are my before and after photos of my glass wall shower. It does take some elbow grease. When I say 'use correctly' just follow the instructions on using a cloth to wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe, then wipe off. I tried using a buffer to speed things up and it didn't get all of the stains off β€” it made it better, but did not completely remove the hard-water stains. You actually need that 'touch and feel' of the glass when it goes from resistant to smooth with your wiping. You will be using a LOT of elbow grease to get the stains off. In the past, I tried Kaboom, straight white vinegar, and glass cleaner, even a combo of the three β€”Β this was the answer." β€”franklin mckenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96.

    8. A citrus-scented red wine stain remover for help effectively getting rid of the mess you made when you got a little sloppy β€” What?! Your shirt was thirsty too!

    It also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents.

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux-fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." β€”PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    9. A canister of Bar Keepers Friend, because this stuff is basically the superhero of cleaning supplies: a powder that can remove rust and hard-water stains without being abrasive, leaving everything it touches clean and totally polished.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! It removes shower/faucet/commode scale and deposits like nothing else I have ever used. As a retired PhD chemist, I am always interested in great home cleaning products and how they work. One active ingredient in this is oxalic acid, an extremely strong chelating agent that I am familiar with from the laboratory. Without getting too technical, a chelating agent binds super strongly to metals (magnesium, calcium, iron, etc.). Since bathroom scale is mainly magnesium carbonate with some calcium carbonate, the oxalic acid reacts with the scale, sucking out the metal and turning the carbonate to carbon dioxide (a gas) and therefore making the scale disappear." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    Read our full review of Bark Keepers Friend.

    10. A pair of washable microfiber dusting socks to help you sweep up the mess you just made, without actually having to do any real work.


    Get a pair from Walmart for $5.98 (available in six colors).

    11. A sturdy pumice cleaning stone that'll help you fight the war between calcium, lime, hard-water stains, and your toilet.

    Promising review: "Awesome for cleaning toilets!! Buy this now if you have hard-water stains!! We tried everything on toilets when we bought a house and were about to replace them until we tried this. They look almost new now!! Def prefer the ones with a handle, especially when using on toilets! The before-and-after picture is after like maybe three to five minutes of lightly scraping!" β€”CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A pack of Bottle Bright for an all-natural, biodegradable, odor-free way to clean your water bottle.,

    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better tasting (and way less gross) coffee!" β€”BranchingOut

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    13. A pack of Glisten Disposer Care Foaming Cleaner that'll work by bubbling up to reach deep into your disposal and pipes, tackling any build-up that's accumulating down there β€” that's what she said.

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks β€” the only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again." β€”KS

    Get a four use pack from Amazon for $7.08.

    14. A three-blade blinds cleaner with five removable microfiber sleeves so you can clean every last slot over and over again.,

    Promising review: "These blind cleaners are terrific! I've enjoyed cleaning houses and offices professionally for over 20 years and cleaning blinds is not always easy. I debated and debated what to buy, to try to make the process a bit easier. Within five minutes of using this, I was almost doing cartwheels β€” it really works! Best product I have ever used to clean blinds. My first time using it, I had eight different large blinds to clean, with skinny slats to boot, and this duster brush with refills DID THE JOB BEAUTIFULLY. I have gone from dreading cleaning blinds to actually enjoying the process. I could not be happier." β€”T.R.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A stainless steel chainmail scrubber that'll get your pots and pans so damn clean you'll be able to eat off them (just not your non-stick ones).

    Promising review: "I’ve always used steel wool to clean my stainless steel pots and pans. I actually happened across this product while looking for something else and decided to give it a try. I was stunned at how well and how FAST it gets the job done. The pictures I provided are proof enough. The first one is stuck-on remnants of dinner, I intentionally did not use oil to get the food to stick as much as possible. The second pic is 60 seconds of scrubbing with a couple of drops of Dawn and the chainmail scrubber. This is seriously one of the best products that I’ve just happened to come across in a very long time. If you cook with stainless steel this little guy is a must!" β€”Dickers

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    16. A pack of Tide To Go pens to have in your purse, on your desk, and in your car, because let's be real: You need these little bad boys everywhere you go.,

    Promising review: "I keep one in my bookbag at all times and one at my desk. They've saved me countless times. Works on coffee, blood, oil, food, wine... (for things like blood the color doesn't go away completely, but after you wash it the stain is gone). Recommend using it immediately after you get the stain." β€”Allison Chang

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    17. A grout pen to help you cover up the years and years of damage you've let fall through the cracks and stain your grout.,

    Promising review: "The white is a true bright white without any ivory or yellow. Do not count on this matching your existing grout. You will not be able to just touch up a few areas. Just plan on doing the entire room. As to usage, I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. The shower floor has small hex tile with larger grout lines so that took a little over two pens. Some tips: shake very well when first taking out of the package and any time you start working again after a pause. Depress the tip several times on to a paper plate or directly onto the grout line to get the paint flowing. Press very lightly when going over the grout. The tips lasted almost all the way to the end of my project. If the coverage starts to thin, pause and depress the tip a few more times. I would do about a 1x1 foot area, then pass over it lightly with a damp paper towel to get any overage off the tile. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely on the tile. If the tip gets too ragged you can pull it out (I used the damp paper towel) and flip it around. This was not a quick task but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. Very happy with this product!" β€”Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in white, terracotta, and cream).

    18. A pack of heavy-duty multi-surface cleaning wipes for help getting those gross and messy spills without any water.

    Promising review: "The best darn wipes for kitchen cleaning ever. Do you have grease? They take it down. Do you have splatter? They'll cut through it like a knife. Did you spill butter? How dare you. But they'll clean that too. I recommend wiping the surface down with something else first and using these to get that hard-to-reach gunk. They are thin, so don't expect them to act like a washcloth. These are the finishers. These make it shine." β€”Mr. Black

    Get a pack of two containers with 40 wipes each from Amazon $17.32.

    19. A uniquely formulated, water-activated Oxi Clean stain fighters for a serious and safe clean that you can use on a variety of surfaces β€” from bricks to laundry.,

    Promising review: "I used this to clean a brick patio and it worked really well! I diluted eight scoops in two gallons of warm water, poured the solution over the brickwork, left for 10 minutes and then scrubbed with a stiff brush and a scrubbing brush for stubborn areas." β€”JS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    20. A very thorough tub cleaner, because if you insist on marinating in your own juices, make sure the pot you're doing it in is totally clean.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is great! We just bought a house and my hubby cleaned the jetted tub twice with a strong Clorox solution. I bought this product based on the reviews and tried it after. Look at the crud that came out of the jets. Now our tub is all sparkly and clean! 😊" β€”Rebecca J Flores

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. A box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers so you can finally, FINALLY clean up the disaster you created in your microwave!!! (A parade will be held in your honor at a later date.),

    Promising review: "I have a teeny tiny toddler who constantly makes messes. I generally pick one day a week to deep clean and I will use the entire thing up. I start with wiping down the walls in my living room (crayon or pens marks) then wipe down my son's big toys, then I will wipe down the cabinet doors in the kitchen, and wipe down the windows and bookshelves. I finish by scrubbing down the shower and by the time I clean the toilet it's used up and ready to be thrown away." β€”MichiokoXIII

    Get a box of four from Amazon for $4.94.

    22. A pack of extra fine steel wool pads for the kind of gentle scrubbing your copper pots and pans (and even pipes) desperately need.,

    Promising review: "Upon the suggestion of an experienced plumber, I ordered the 0000 super fine grit Steel Wool to clean and polish copper pipes. It enables me to remove the imperfections from the pipe without scratching up the copper. I use it with vinegar and salt to clean the really dirty pipe and fittings as well as Brasso to perform the final cleaning and polish. I also used it to successfully clean my $400 Ruffoni copper pan. It was extremely tarnished from years of use and I had actually retired it for quite some time as I had been hesitant on using anything to clean it because I was worried about ruining it." β€”Nurse Bex

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $5.92.

    23. A watermark remover cloth to help you quickly and easily remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, heat, latex paint, and permanent marker, and help conceal surface scratches β€” oh and you can use it to polish metal and chrome.,

    Promising review: "I was skeptical this would work but it worked beyond my expectations. Takes a lot of rubbing but it's worth it cause it saved our dining room table and hundreds of dollars. Thought I'd have to have it refinished or replaced. This took the watermarks out after years. Also used it on a couple of other tables with marks and scratches. Awesome product!" β€”Al Gould

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    24. A cooktop cleaner that'll have your electric stove sparkling without damaging it.

    Promising review: "Let me say this β€” there is nothing out there that can clean your electric cooktop surface better than this! PERIOD! If you have an electric stove, please do yourself a favor and just buy this. I use a regular paper towel to do the cleaning and no matter how dirty, messy, stained, or greased the stove top gets, this will make it BRAND NEW every single time!" β€”ItsJustBlah

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    25. A concentrated-gel mold and mildew cleaner designed to get deep into your crevices and get rid of that ugly (and sometimes dangerous) buildup.,

    Promising review: "We had tried bleach along with other spray-on options and nothing worked. This was a last resort before I just removed it by putty knife and recaulked. I have to be honest, I did not expect the result to be this good and this easy to accomplish. I had two separate corners I applied this to and the result was the same, mold is gone. I applied it three times for a total of about five hours apart and have around a half bottle left. All I did was apply and use a rubber glove to spread around. I did not think the smell was too strong β€” reminded me of an indoor pool chlorine smell. The smell went away after several hours. After final application, I just took a wet paper towel and wiped off the excess gel. The ease of use and final result of this product was simply amazing. This far exceeded my expectations. I would definitely buy this again." β€”David H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    26. A stainless steel cleaner made of plant-based ingredients – it can help clean and protect against streaks, smudges, and fingerprints.,

    Promising review: "I had high hopes for this product and they have been met, if not exceeded. With only a small amount of product it cleans and polishes without leaving streaks. There is not a lot of rubbing involved, just wipe on and a few strokes to polish off. I am very pleased with the product and have purchased it again for my daughter." β€”J amz online

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    27. An acid-free grout cleaner that goes in deep to get even the dirtiest, grossest crevices so clean you'll get rid of all your furniture and just hang out on the floor.,

    Promising review: "Great product from what I can see. As described it does not work for soap stains, but for plain dirty grout, it makes the job as easy as possible. My bathroom grout (white tile/grout) was nasty from the previous owners of the house. About an hour on the floor with this product and the grout looks as good as it ever. Spray it on, give it a minute to soak in, and scrub. You can see the dirt come up immediately. Wipe up with water and done. I'll probably make another pass to get a few spots that I didn't allow to soak in properly, but as you can see it does work well." β€”M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    28. A pack of three nylon brushes you attach to your drill for a super scrub you never knew was possible.,

    Promising review: "Used this to clean the bilge of our boat! it was very dirty in a bad way. They have already paid for themselves four times over. A drill was too slow for this project, so I used my driver and it was a perfect combo. A great buy for great quality." β€”K KIDD

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six bristle types).

    29. A foaming instant shoe cleaner that'll turn even your most worn, dirty sneakers sparkling again.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for the perfect shoe cleaner, look no further. I used this shoe cleaner on my white sneakers that I hadn't cleaned in nearly a year and I had very low expectations for how white they would get. Well to my surprise, my shoes were nearly as white as the day I bought them. They weren't perfectly white, but I expected that from some scratches to them, but I'm not joking when I say they were EXTREMELY white after a few passes of the shoe cleaner." β€”Randy Estrada

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five and nine ounce sizes).

    30. And a concentrated carpet cleaner designed specifically for machines, so it can really get deep down in there and basically change the color of your worn out carpet.

    The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." β€”Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    If you're anything like me, then you're probably really freakin' excited about the idea of getting everything you own so damn clean!

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

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