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29 Things To Help You Clean Every Hard-To-Clean Spot In Your Home

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1. A box of cleaning cups for your Keurig that'll remove residue and rinse away coffee oils left by your favorite pods.

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Promising review: "Just pop it in and run about one reservoir of water through the system. It is blue but unclogs and does a great job of cleaning. When I used the white vinegar method I'd have to rinse it quite a few times to get rid of the vinegar taste in the water. I definitely recommend this to others. I believe it works in all systems that use the k-cup." —Brandi

Get a box of five pods from Amazon for $7.99.

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

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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 — 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." —David H.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

3. A deep-clean brush set that'll help scrub away every particle of dirt that's settled into all your nooks and crannies.

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Promising review: "I love these little scrubbers! They get in every little crack and crevice that I can imagine!! The brushes are very sturdy, strong, and hold up to the many uses I've put them through. The rubber tip on the other end is very good at loosening stuck-on items. The handles are very easy to hold and the black grip seems to be very well made. I may order a second set in case these give out at some point because these have come in really handy for cleaning up many items. These are the best small brushes I have found!" —Rhonda Yedinak

Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99 (available in orange and blue).

4. A deep-cleaning, foaming garbage disposal cleaner, because that smell you can't seem to figure out is probably coming from your drain and that's just so gross.

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Promising review: "Keeps my disposal fresh and clean! I love these little wonder packets because they keep my disposal from getting stinky, and then really power through the gunk down there to keep it running smoothly. Highly recommend over similar products because the foaming action bursts through your pipe on the other side of your sink and really cleans things out." —Amanda Prince

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.76.

5. A dishwasher cleaner capable of getting deep down in there to dissolve and remove odor-causing residue, get rid of lime and mineral buildup, and basically make your dishwasher look and work like new.

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Promising review: "These tablets work great. I was having an issue with my dishwasher leaving a lingering odor after I ran a wash cycle and it was driving me crazy. Running one of these tabs monthly completely eliminated that issue." —E. F.

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

6. A cooktop cleaning kit complete with everything you need to get rid of grease, stubborn stains, and burnt- or baked-on messes.

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Promising review: "Worked miracles on my glass-top stove! After using this kit, my stove was cleaner than it has been since I moved into my place two years ago. Easy to use, has all the things you'll need to get off those hard-to-clean messes. This got off sugar candy that had splattered out of the pot, as well as dried-on starch water from a pot that boiled over. This helps make my kitchen look like I don't make as much of a mess as I do!" —snags

Get the kit which includes: 10 oz. bottle of Cerama Bryte Cooktop Cleaner, a cleaning pad, and scraper from Amazon for $8.99.

7. A power scrubber that uses 60 scrubs per second to get surfaces squeaky-clean, so you don't have to break a sweat.

Promising review: "This brush is a time-saver. I have had it for over a year and have not even had to change out the brush heads. Both brush heads that come with it are awesome and get a lot of use. I love this product for anywhere there is grout or around the sinks and faucets in my house. I will never be without one of these handy little guys." —mamabear07Get it from Jet for $15.99.
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Promising review: "This brush is a time-saver. I have had it for over a year and have not even had to change out the brush heads. Both brush heads that come with it are awesome and get a lot of use. I love this product for anywhere there is grout or around the sinks and faucets in my house. I will never be without one of these handy little guys." —mamabear07

Get it from Jet for $15.99.

8. A toilet-rim edge brush with a curved head so it can reach those hidden crevices of your toilet.

Promising review: "This is a good brush for getting under the rim of the toilet. Let's face it, it's a dirty job and you don't want to spend a lot of time doing it. This brush makes the job go faster." —theriaultGet a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "This is a good brush for getting under the rim of the toilet. Let's face it, it's a dirty job and you don't want to spend a lot of time doing it. This brush makes the job go faster." —theriault

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99.

9. Or try a 100% natural pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner that'll scrub away any rust or lime buildup on your porcelain throne.

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Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. Someone suggested a pumice stone and let me tell you, it was amazing!! The picture is after just five minutes with the stone. I tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail...but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more!! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to do almost two toilets that looked awful completely with one stone!!" —CristaCross

Get it from Amazon for $9.13.

10. A handy little hair-removing drain cleaner to clear out your pipes and make sure they don't get clogged.

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Promising review: "I am honestly disturbed at the string of hair and goo that just came out of my shower drain. I have been trying to clear my drain for months, frequently pouring several pots of boiling hot water because I could not stop water from collecting at the bottom of my shower. I had tried other similar products to remove hair from the drain or collect it before it drained, but nothing worked. None of the drain snake type products would fit down my drain. I started getting residue at the bottom of my tub because the water wasn’t draining quickly enough, which was pretty gross and slippery. The boiling water trick only worked for a day or two at a time. I was afraid to use caustic products because I heard that they could expose leaks in the pipes, and I have an older home. After using the Green Gobbler hair grabber, my only concern now is how much I feel like a creature knowing that I apparently shed more than my boyfriend’s dog and have been collecting goo in my drains that was probably mixed into the water sitting in the bottom of my tub while I showered. This is the best product that I’ve bought in a long time that was less than $2. I would definitely recommend this product! Please excuse the gnarly image. Unfortunately, there was more." —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.38.

11. An electronics cleaning brush with soft, retractable bristles to gently sweep away dust from small, hard-to-reach places (or to be worm as an accessory by your small pet).

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Promising review: "This is a must-have product for cleaning electronics. It is versatile enough to work in many different applications. It is gentle enough to avoid cosmetically damaging delicate electronics that other brushes can easily scratch. And it is precise enough to work well in applications where one needs a tool of precision that is capable of reaching difficult or small areas. At about the length of your average-sized pen, and about the thickness of a highlighter, this brush is compact." —ZapNZs

Get it from Amazon for $4.95.

12. A gap-cleaning brush perfect for that area in your window that literally never gets cleaned — you know, the place where flies go to die.

Promising review: "Works perfectly. It gets every piece of dirt and grime easily and fits into every little crevice. Then I use a handheld vac to get rid of the debris." —Carrie ReGet it from Amazon for $5.98.
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Promising review: "Works perfectly. It gets every piece of dirt and grime easily and fits into every little crevice. Then I use a handheld vac to get rid of the debris." —Carrie Re

Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

13. A cordless hand vacuum equipped with a crevice tool for those hard-to-reach areas and a flip-up brush for all of your upholstery.

Promising review: "We just got this and already love it. The crevice tool gets into the tracks on sliding doors and the brush helps those occasional accidents when all the ash doesn't get tapped into the ashtray. This is easy to use and the attachments are built-in so you won't lose them. The clean-up is simple too." —DaveGet it from Amazon for $29.99.
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Promising review: "We just got this and already love it. The crevice tool gets into the tracks on sliding doors and the brush helps those occasional accidents when all the ash doesn't get tapped into the ashtray. This is easy to use and the attachments are built-in so you won't lose them. The clean-up is simple too." —Dave

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

14. A tile and grout cleaning pen that's an all-in-one solution to help you deal with all your grimy grout woes.

Get it from Jet for $6.54.
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Get it from Jet for $6.54.

15. A washing machine cleaning powder to help kill that odd smell and kinda gross buildup that can happen inside your appliance.

Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach through my machine to clean it out occasionally until I actually ran one of these tablets. The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain — the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —abersonGet a pack of five from Amazon for $9.98.
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Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach through my machine to clean it out occasionally until I actually ran one of these tablets. The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain — the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —aberson

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.98.

16. A steam cleaner for a completely chemical-free way to clean hard surfaces with no harmful fumes or residue.

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Promising review: "This is a cleaning machine like nothing I've ever used before. It's amazing to see the dirt, grease, and caked-on spills just melt away. It's really helpful to get that cleaning steam in every nook, cranny, edge, and corner on everything that needs to be cleaned. You can get that steam into tiny crevices that simply do not always get reached with rags." —MB

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

17. A 3.5-foot extendable tile and tub scrubber, because it's never a good idea to put a step stool in your shower — doesn't matter how desperate you are to clean it!

Promising review: "This is my best friend when I'm cleaning the shower. Its design lets me get into all the cracks and crevices. I even use it on my shower glass with some Windex. Everything comes out extra clean." —MiamiLadyLivingGet it from Amazon for $12.99.
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Promising review: "This is my best friend when I'm cleaning the shower. Its design lets me get into all the cracks and crevices. I even use it on my shower glass with some Windex. Everything comes out extra clean." —MiamiLadyLiving

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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." —Mr. BlackGet a pack of two containers with 40 wipes each from Amazon $13.73.
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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." —Mr. Black

Get a pack of two containers with 40 wipes each from Amazon $13.73.

19. A pack of coffee machine cleaning tablets designed to get into the crevices of your machine and clean out all that gunk you normally couldn't reach yourself.

Promising review: "It definitely makes a difference in the taste of the coffee after cleaning my coffee pot with Affresh. Coffee tastes much better. I will be adding this to my subscribe and save." —LVM Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.59.
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Promising review: "It definitely makes a difference in the taste of the coffee after cleaning my coffee pot with Affresh. Coffee tastes much better. I will be adding this to my subscribe and save." —LVM

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.59.

20. A screen-cleaning kit, because the amount of filth hanging out on your phone and computer screen is really out of control — really, really out of control.

Promising review: "I'm a grad student. I live on my laptop. I work on my laptop. I eat over my laptop. I quickly try to do my makeup and hair over my laptop. I hurriedly attempt to edit thesis chapters on grimy public transit with my laptop. As a result of all this, my laptop is an unholy crud-encrusted atrocity by the end of the week. I will not even describe its supreme grodiness here lest you, dear reader, grow too disgusted to continue reading this needlessly wordy review I'm typing up to postpone the further editing of said thesis. It's pretty bad. In any event, this stuff is a godsend. I've tried other products to make my laptop look vaguely respectable, but they tend to leave streaks, fail to despeckle the harder specks from my screen, and make little headway with regards to the greasy blotches so many not-well-thought-out late fast food runs have left on my keys. This product, though, gets my computer clean and pleasant looking to the point where I am only slightly embarrassed to haul it around as though it were some extension of my person. I use it on pretty much all of my devices now, and even though I'm not the sort of person to particularly care about the "naturalness" of a cleaning product, I'm glad to have something on hand that isn't scented and probably won't destroy things I spill it on." —Leah DavydovGet the kit (which includes a microfiber cleaning cloth and cleaning solution) from Amazon for $19.95.
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Promising review: "I'm a grad student. I live on my laptop. I work on my laptop. I eat over my laptop. I quickly try to do my makeup and hair over my laptop. I hurriedly attempt to edit thesis chapters on grimy public transit with my laptop. As a result of all this, my laptop is an unholy crud-encrusted atrocity by the end of the week. I will not even describe its supreme grodiness here lest you, dear reader, grow too disgusted to continue reading this needlessly wordy review I'm typing up to postpone the further editing of said thesis. It's pretty bad. In any event, this stuff is a godsend. I've tried other products to make my laptop look vaguely respectable, but they tend to leave streaks, fail to despeckle the harder specks from my screen, and make little headway with regards to the greasy blotches so many not-well-thought-out late fast food runs have left on my keys. This product, though, gets my computer clean and pleasant looking to the point where I am only slightly embarrassed to haul it around as though it were some extension of my person. I use it on pretty much all of my devices now, and even though I'm not the sort of person to particularly care about the "naturalness" of a cleaning product, I'm glad to have something on hand that isn't scented and probably won't destroy things I spill it on." —Leah Davydov

Get the kit (which includes a microfiber cleaning cloth and cleaning solution) from Amazon for $19.95.

21. A scratch-free scraper that'll easily help you remove any stuck-on messes without damaging whatever it is that's covered in the mess.

Promising review: "This is the greatest cleaning tool invented! I love it! I had tried every tip to get rid of the hard-water buildup around my sinks and this little gizmo gets rid of it in a breeze. Everyone should have one. So simple and so brilliant." —Debra J.Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "This is the greatest cleaning tool invented! I love it! I had tried every tip to get rid of the hard-water buildup around my sinks and this little gizmo gets rid of it in a breeze. Everyone should have one. So simple and so brilliant." —Debra J.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

22. A set of microfiber dusters: one that can bend to fit into oddly shaped and positioned locations, one that extends for those hard-to-reach dust magnets, and a small one for all those hidden corners you normally just ignore.

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Promising review: "Everyone should have these in their house. They are great quality and make it convenient to reach those hard-to-reach spaces." —C. Reid

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $24.97.

23. A machine-washable microfiber blinds duster to make sure you get every last slat clean.

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Promising review: "I am so excited about this tool because now I can clean all the blinds in my house without having to remove and hose them down. I love that you can take the pads off too — you can actually wash and reuse them and they're very well made!" —cissorhand

Get it from Amazon for $6.25.

24. A lightweight, all-in-one window washer complete with a squeegee and washer for the cleanest, streak-free windows in your neighborhood.

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Promising review: "I love this product. I use it on my sliding glass doors and it makes it easy to clean with minimal effort. I squirt a Windex/water mixture heavily on the windows then use the soft part to remove all the dirt and dog nose prints. Then I squeegee it off and get sparkling clean results. This cuts my window cleaning time in half." —Alyce

Get it from Amazon for $12.20 (and get the extension rod from Amazon for $10).

25. A pack of compressed gas dusters that'll remove dust, lint, and other contaminants from hard-to-reach areas while being totally safe for the environment.

Promising review: "I don't know what to say, other than I always like buying canned compressed air. Very useful for dusting off things that are hard to get — crevices, tight spots, etc., are reached by the straw that's included with each can." —BestDayofMyLifeGet a two-pack from Amazon for $12.12+.
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Promising review: "I don't know what to say, other than I always like buying canned compressed air. Very useful for dusting off things that are hard to get — crevices, tight spots, etc., are reached by the straw that's included with each can." —BestDayofMyLife

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.12+.

26. A fluffy AF ceiling-fan duster that extends nearly 4 feet so you can reach all the way up in there without a chair or ladder.

Promising review: "I was debating buying one of these blade ceiling-fan dusters. The price versus value with this item is amazing! I use this duster for everything! I dust my walls, ceiling crevices, my 2" blinds, and more! This duster basically scrubs the caked-on dust right off. For the price, you can't beat it!" —Alice BridgeGet it from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising review: "I was debating buying one of these blade ceiling-fan dusters. The price versus value with this item is amazing! I use this duster for everything! I dust my walls, ceiling crevices, my 2" blinds, and more! This duster basically scrubs the caked-on dust right off. For the price, you can't beat it!" —Alice Bridge

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

27. A grout brush to get the joints in your tiles and natural stone coverings so f#@%ing clean you could serve dinner on them.

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Promising review: "Great little brush. I was desperate to get the grout clean and had tried everything. This was just what I needed. It made my shower look new again. The grout in my shower is extra deep, so this was perfect to get in there and clean it out. Made it super easy too!" —Tracy

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in seven colors).

28. A dryer vent brush, because if you don't clean your vents, not only will it take your laundry forever to dry, but it could be a fire hazard — and as Smokey Bear basically says, "only you can prevent [dryer] fires."

Promising review: "Just what was needed to clean out the terrible lint that gets all clogged up in the vent. Glad I have it now to help in avoiding that." —SVBGet it from Amazon for $10.49.
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Promising review: "Just what was needed to clean out the terrible lint that gets all clogged up in the vent. Glad I have it now to help in avoiding that." —SVB

Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

29. A microwave cleaner so you don't have to leave a passive-aggressive note to your coworkers about the mess they left — à la Pam Beesly.

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Promising review: "Super easy to use. I'm not a messy person and my microwave isn't extremely dirty, but I've always had remnants stuck to the top and sides that I couldn't scrub off. First time I used it and my microwave (which is now about 10 years old) looks practically new again." —J. Anthony

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

And remember, if your crevices are clean, then your house is clean...even if your clothes are all over the floor!

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