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Like, lick-the-floor clean. (Maybe.)
The large brush and small brush with a wiper blade (on the right) can handle grout, plumbing fixtures, shower door tracks, and other small-scale crevices.
Promising review: "Angled handles get your hands up and out of the way. The handles are bigger and grippier than a toothbrush. The larger brush has pretty stiff bristles, which are great for heavy scrubbing without scratching. The smaller brush has tapered softer bristles on one end (good for cleaning in tight areas), and the rubber nub on the other end of the smaller brush is surprisingly good for cleaning in tight areas. I replaced the four toothbrushes in my cleaning kit with these." —jfb
Get them from Amazon for $5.99.
According to Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, reusable grocery bags have more bacteria than your underwear!!! Read and cringe over all the other things you're forgetting to clean in his interview with Good Housekeeping.
Get this organic-cotton set (with interior pockets) for $25.95. Each will carry as much as a paper grocery bag.
Your pets deserve clean dishes too! This model has removable bowls that are easy to wash in a snap. Also, the bowl holder easily lifts from the reservoir for better cleaning.
Promising review: "Bought this for our 3 month, 5 lbs. puppy. He's now 8 months and 18 lbs. and it still serves him well. The legs have rubber backing so it stays in place and doesn't scoot around when your dog eats. The lower portion catches all the drippings and makes for easy cleanup, so no mat under the bowl is needed. The whole thing is so easy to clean and still looks brand new almost half a year later." —Momof4
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+. Available in a variety of sizes.
This scrubber can be used on kitchen stuff in materials ranging from cast iron to glass. The round chainmail keeps it from scratching surfaces, and it can be thrown in the dishwasher to clean.
Promising review: "My wife made cheeseburgers and some cheese was baked onto the pan. I didn’t get to the pan until the next day. I slightly warmed up the pan and went to work on it. Effort was about the same or a little less than with Lodge scrapers but the result was a much cleaner pan, even between the raised grill surfaces. I was happy with the overall process and won’t dread cleaning another cast-iron pan. I only wish I had gotten it sooner and not waited for the price to drop." —Eric
Get it from Amazon for $16.95.
Fill the bottle with water, let a denture tablet dissolve overnight, and then scrub the inside of the bottle with a bottle brush the next day!
Chances are, you absentmindedly wipe your hands to "clean" them during food prep. But all those germs have to go somewhere. While you're at it, throw your bathroom hand towels in the wash just as often. Even more of an excuse to invest in a few new ones...
Your coffee BFF that's conveniently absent of a filter still needs as much attention as a drip coffee machine. After each use, rinse it out four times, and if there's still brown traces inside, you should ~actually~ clean it. Take it apart to get out all the coffee grounds and grit. If your French press has a metal (especially copper) frame, be careful to not use a scrub brush or scouring sponge on that part.
Get it from Amazon for $28.97.
Set a phone reminder and clean them once a year to prevent the stuff of homeowner nightmares like standing water on your lawn or ice dams.
Promising review: "Because of our house's walkout basement, two of the gutters are over 18 feet high. This height — along with the sloped ground — made it unsafe to use a ladder to remove leaves. Within minutes of taking it out of the box, I had screwed the GutterWhiz onto an adjustable extension pole which I owned. Moving from right to left, I was quickly grabbing and removing clumps of leaves and debris that had accumulated in my gutters and were clogging the drain holes." —Richard Zwirko
Get it from Amazon for $39.99. Pole sold separately.
Or just set up an appointment to have the chore done through Amazon Home Services.
Make a habit of giving it regular wipe-downs with a damp cloth on racks, pans, and all the surfaces inside the oven. Clean the oven window with white vinegar and water. Treat any baking spills by pouring table salt on them first. They'll be way easier to clean. Then put in some wipe-clean oven liners to make your life easier.
And what about cleaning in between the two pieces of glass that make up the oven window? Don't bother. You could risk breaking your oven or voiding your manufacturer warranty.
Get the three-pack of oven-lining sheets from Amazon for $12.99.
So you can stop gas-shaming your beautiful canine angels.
Promising review: "I ordered this after several people in a Facebook pit bull group had recommended it for their gassy pups. Every now and then, my pittie will run me out of the room with her gas, and spraying typical air fresheners just made for flowery scented farts...which is worse than without any spray! I was a little hesitant to order, due to the price, but I trusted it would be worth it...and it is! This stuff is GREAT! It truly kills the odor, instead of just masking it with something that only makes it worse. Just a few quick presses and the room has a pleasant citrus scent that isn't overpowering. A bonus is that it doesn't trigger my asthma, as most air sprays seem to do." —Pibble Mama
Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $10.64.