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    Updated on Aug 22, 2019. Posted on Aug 17, 2019

    21 Products That'll Help Keep Your Home Clean, Even If You Don't Clean Every Day

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    1. Machine-cleaning tablets — you can lazily run them through a cycle and keep the machine that cleans your clothes in tip-top shape.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A weird squeegee for getting alllll the pet hair out of your carpet (for once in your life!) so you can go longer in between cleanings.

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    Promising review: "Omg it works so well. And it’s extremely easy to use. I read previous reviews and used the squeegy side rather than the bristle side and I’m obsessed. This photo is just from doing my bedroom. (My dog is extremely proud of all of his fur.)" —Jessica Glackin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    And for detailed fur removal on furniture, check out the Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover, Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter sponge, and The CarPET Pet Hair Remover.

    3. A stainless steel cleaner that'll leave a streak-less shine on appliances instead of a trail of greasy fingerprints.

    Amazon

    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." —J amz online

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    4. A Tubshroom to catch an ALARMING amount of hair that'd otherwise go down your drain and eventually lead to a messy clog. (FYI: once you see a drain snaked, you can't unsee it.)

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    It's scary how well this works.

    Promising review: "I have long hair and always lose a lot of hair in the shower. I moved into a new house and the drain cover they had clogged every single time I showered. It was annoying and gross. I use a thick conditioner and that mixed with hair left a nasty hair ball that was visible the entire time. Since I got the shroom I haven't clogged the shower yet. It catches my hair but I don't have to look at it until I clean it off. Also I think the design allows the conditioner to pass or at least dissolve so it's not assisting in clogging my drain. Overall very happy. Wish it came in pink, but that's my own problem. I got the gray color." —Cassidy rill

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in six colors).

    5. And a concentrated cat litter deodorizer that won't make it apparent when you've been a little lax on cleaning up your cat's bathroom. Unless your cat looks super judgy like this cat model....

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never-ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a litter box. I try really hard to ensure the house is clean and smells good without using harsh chemicals or aerosol sprays. Within the first day of using this I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three liter boxes. There wasn’t a fake perfume smell covering up a smell, there literally wasn’t a smell at all! The product smells very fresh and clean in the container but there’s no odor when applied into the liter. I’m very happy with this amazing stuff and I recommend it to anybody with cats who doesn’t want to use potentially harmful sprays or perfumes. So thank you NonScents. I’m a very satisfied customer!" —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    And check out more product recs that'll keep your place smelling clean.

    6. Cleaning pods for your K-cup machine because getting in there to clean it yourself is a safety risk with that pod-piercing needle!

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "Just pop it in and run 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 five-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A flexible mop to get at tiny dust lines that work their way into the nooks and crannies of your baseboard.

    Walmart

    And the microfiber mop bends on both sides!

    Promising review: "Love this thing — it's so much better than other similar products. I can dust the walls, corners, behind the refrigerator, etc. At 68, my days of crawling around on the floor to do baseboards is over. This is a great item." —KATHY L.

    Get it from Walmart for $18.99.

    8. Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover — it might finally help melt away those pink grout stains you don't have time to tackle with elbow grease. It's my GOAT bathroom cleaner and I am la-zy.

    Amazon

    As someone who loves bright white grout but falls on the lazier side of cleaning, I've sworn by this stuff for years. Just make sure you let your bathroom air out by opening a window!

    Promising review: "Oh my god, this product works wonders! I live in an older apartment without much ventilation, and almost as soon as I moved in there were issues with mold growing on the shower floor. I initially tried scrubbing at it with generic household products (dish washing soap, vinegar), and with some thorough scrubbing I managed to get the surface level off, but there was still a stain. I sprayed this product, stepped away for two minutes, and the stains had almost disappeared! The cracks between the tiles will probably require scrubbing, but this product has helped me so much." —DZ

    Get a two-pack of 16 oz. bottles from Amazon for $10.84.

    9. A blind duster to slip into the places where dust hides because you remember that one time you dunked your blinds in the bathtub to clean them and you swore you'd never attempt it again. Now now, that method WORKED. But it was A LOT of work.

    Amazon

    The bathtub dunk is effective but soooo much trouble. Includes five microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so no matter how dirty your blinds are you should still be able to finish the whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers, so there is no money wasted on refills. I'm buying a second one in case it gets broken and one for my mom!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. Detail cleaning brushes that'll get at the scummy parts around sink faucets, drains, and other fixtures that tend to build up over time if you ignore them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A universal problem is being able to clean in those tight spaces and corners where dirt, dust, and grunge just seems to be drawn like a magnate. I really didn't know what to expect size-wise, but these have been just great at getting into those tight spaces. The larger brush is probably just a bit larger than a regular adult toothbrush. It has a good, comfortable grip and there is a comfortable spot to place a thumb or finger where the brush tilts back. The smaller brush is small — smaller than a toothbrush, more like the size of a child's toothbrush. It has angled bristles and a good, comfortable grip. The opposite end has a tough rubber tip that allows for cleaning out the drain in bathroom sinks. I've found this is a great tool to clean out channeled areas, such as the rim around my toaster that seems to collect crumbs!" —M. Galindo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. Foaming cleaner to bring up all sorts of disgusting things lurking below in your disposer and nip drainage problems in the bud. You shouldn't be able to smell last Tuesday's dinner.

    AMazon

    Each biodegradable packet cleans and scrubs buildup from sidewalls, blades, under the splashguard, and other hidden areas in your sink. Made with natural ingredients so it's safe for drain, disposer, and septic.

    Promising review: "I had tried lemons and baking soda, and they worked OK until one day I detected a rancid smell that just wouldn't go away, so I tried this, and it made both drains in my kitchen sinks smell clean and fresh." —Catmom

    Get a bag (enough for four uses) from Amazon for $5.80.

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    12. And a silicone sink strainer for some ~flexible~ post-dishes cleaning so maybe you won't have to use that disposer cleaner so often, huh?!

    Amazon

    FYI, it's stain-resistant and it won't scratch your sink! I have this and it's a VAST improvement from cleaning out the metal basket that came with my sink. Gross.

    Promising review: "This is a super smart product. Looks great and easy to clean. I have a 1950s cast-iron sink and these are prefect. Much nicer than the mesh strainer I used to buy and lasts a great deal longer." —LolasMom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    13. An antibacterial bath mat you can probably skip washing a few times without being punished with a funky wet bathroom smell.

    Amazon

    You can just rinse this under running water or wipe it with a damp cloth! So no need to plan your laundry schedule around (briefly) living without a bath mat.

    Promising review: "Dries quickly and is not cold to touch at all (which is nice after my boiling hot showers). I also noticed that our cat goes nuts for this mat. Rolls all over it and meows like crazy. So I guess it’s human- and cat-approved, which means it’s pretty much the best thing on Amazon." —Ekaterina Belskaya

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    And check out a machine-washable, mildew-resistant mat for your shower.

    14. A heavy-duty steam cleaner with 18 accessories — it'll do it right THE FIRST TIME so you don't have to come in for a lot of less-effective repeat cleanings.

    Amazon

    FYI, this is a safer method of cleaning your grill than using a wire grill brush. Accessories include a floor mop, mop pads, nylon brushes, brass brush, scrub pad, squeegee, and more!

    Promising review: "This little machine does it. My husband's grill had caked-on grease from a lot of grilling. I used the little abrasive attachment that is supposed to be used to clean the inside of the grill on the thick caked-on part just with gentle circles. Then I switched back the the regular brush. This photo was only after one session." —haley

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    15. Oven liners that can be swapped out as they accumulate mess and easily wiped down instead of tackling the burden of de-gunking the bottom of your oven. Don't deprive yourself of cheese pizza just because ovens are hard to clean!

    Amazon

    Ovens can get dirty pretty quickly! But cleaning is *essential*, lest your apartment smoke up from burned-on cheese while you're throwing a Halloween movie watch (it happened to me)! These fit most standard-sized ovens, but can be trimmed to fit. They're PFOA- and BPA-free, heat-resistant up to 500°F, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Every Saturday, my grandsons spend the day and have frozen pizza, for their dinner — their choice. After having had to deal with the splatters and burnt cheese in a non-self-cleaning oven, I purchased these liners and am delighted to say they're wonderful. The pizzas are even finished a few minutes earlier, than expected. Apparently, pre-heating the oven w/the liners inside, on the rack, give them a boost, or something. Anyway, they're wonderful and I'd recommend them, to anyone, who wants an easy alternative to 'place directly on rack' frozen food." —Carolyn Wright

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.75.

    16. A ~neater~ pet food bowl to catch the mess of even the messiest, sweetest good boys and girls.

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    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. I know from personal experience because I bought it for my very adorable but very sloppy former dog roommate (Cleopatra).

    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 $22.99+ (available in four sizes).

    17. A robot vacuum with strong suction that'll pick up small, everyday dirt and debris in lieu of having to do a ~full~ clean every day.

    Amazon

    Has a 100+ minute battery life, 360° anti-collision/drop sensor protection, smart motion navigation, and three-tier cleaning system. Includes an instruction manual, a remote control with batteries, two sponge filters, two high-efficiency filters, four side brushes, a power adapter, and docking station.

    Promising review: "Holy Cow!. I just got done installing 1500 sq. ft. of new laminate flooring and used a "cleaning stick" with a microfiber to clean up the dust. Thinking it was pretty clean, I fired up my new N79 unit. Let it run until it went back to charging station, repeated the next day. I couldn't believe how much dust and debris it picked up. Even got a Nerf bullet from kids room. The only issue I had was with the WiFi. But after moving closer to router, hooked right up. Thing is amazing!!!" —Smaktalker

    Get it from Amazon for $229.95.

    18. And a *legit* vacuum people are obsessed with for doing all sorts of detail cleaning so your couch will look super clean. At least until you devour nachos on it. (It me!)

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    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review.

    Promising review: "Ok this vacuum is by far one of the best buys I have ever purchased. I have neck and back issues and needed a lightweight vacuum. Well I can't understand how quiet it is and works so fantastic. I can run it and put it in and out of the charging cradle with one hand. I just love how everything is designed, you can tell a lot of thought went into each and every aspect of it. It goes under objects with ease, picks up along edges great. A lot of the reviews said it would need to be emptied a lot at first, and yes it did. It pulled the dirt up so much more than my previous sweeper that I was embarrassed to think my floors were that dirty. I truly am sold on this vacuum, I was skeptical but boy did it show me. Thank you Dyson for making my life easier." —Admin.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    19. A jetted tub cleaner you can run through your system as part of your regular routine so you don't have to rely on bath bombs to distract yourself from the weird pipe filth. FYI, the customer reviews for these are nasTY.

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    Promising review: "Ok, so I am somewhat of a clean freak and I run bleach through the jets prob twice a month on top of my daily weekly cleaning. And I was skeptical how this product could get it any cleaner than I thought it was. Well I am here to tell you this pic is after the second cleaning with this cleaner!!!! I am a believer and would highly recommend this product to anyone with jetted tub!!" —Momof2greatboys

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    And check out more amazing cleaning products.

    20. A washable keyboard that'll get *really* clean so you can stop what feels like an endless montage of spraying canned air on your crumb-strewn keyboard.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I AM MESSY! I love this keyboard. I use this keyboard for typing documents and gaming. Very solid. It does not get junky like other standard keyboards." —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    Check out some more products perfect for messy people.

    21. A desk vacuum to help you moove some desk crumbs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The suction is pretty powerful for its tiny size. As a creative artist I am often left with eraser crumbs all over the desk when I working on drawing/art projects or when I'm crafting something I have glitter, dust, and crumbs left on the desk. I picked up the little piggy and it cleaned up my mess very well. The fact that everything collects into the head area means I can reuse the glitter it collected and dispose of the trash easily. It keeps battery power very well too." —The Fallen Angel with a broken Wing

    Get it from Amazon for $10.59+ (also available in cat and pig).

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