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    48 Things For Anyone Who's Lazy But Also Wants A Clean House

    K-cups that'll clean your Keurig, a (faux) fish that fights humidifier scum, a dishwashing spray that'll take care of the elbow grease, and more stuff that'll make it seem like you're super into cleaning.

    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 genius humidifier tank cleaner to help look after that lil' machine that's saving your skin this season. This cartridge "swims" around the water tank, helping inhibit the growth of buildup for up to 30 days.,

    Promising review: "Just drop this in your humidifier and it keeps the water pretty darn mildew and mold free. Super easy to use, no smell, and safe. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well." —Kristine

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A jar of the The Pink Stuff — a TikTok-famous cleaning paste made to handle all kinds of sticky, stuck-on situations like this nasty-looking kitchen faucet. 

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stovetop and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. Foaming garbage disposer tablets so your biggest kitchen helper can keep running on 100 instead of ruining your day.

    double kitchen sink

    Freshens and leaves disposer, sink, and kitchen smelling clean. Made with natural ingredients, and safe for drain, disposer, and septic. Use weekly to maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent build-up and odors, and extend the life of the disposer.

    Promising review: "It actually worked! So my kitchen started smelling a bit and I figured it was my garbage disposal, so I bought this and it was so easy to use. You just drop a packet inside the disposal, turn on your sink with a little bit of hot water and turn on your disposal, and after a couple of minutes it should be clean. I figured it was my disposal because my kitchen doesn't have that funky smell anymore." —Max Power

    Get a four-use pack from Amazon for $3.98.

    4. Goo Gone for annihilating residue from tape, crayon, stickers, and more. Aka, no more ruining your nails by scraping off stickers.


    Promising review: "I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors, which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly. The Picture I added: (Left) After Goo Gone (RIGHT) Before Goo Gone." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    5. Fridge bin liners that'll absorb extra moisture in an effort to keep your produce fresher for longer. PLUS, they'll catch the brunt of messy spills and will be so much easier to clean than taking a drawer out of the fridge and awkwardly scrubbing it down in your sink. I've done that before and it's not great!

    open fridge with drawer inside that has the liner underneath oranges, grapes, and apples

    Promising review: "I love these! I really didn’t know how well they would work until this mornings. My grandson tipped over a large takeout drink and didn’t tell me. It absorbed so much and saved me so much cleanup. I would have had puddles on all my shelves and under the bottom bin. Thanks to these liners there was very little I had to do to clean up. I didn’t wash them because I had some liner leftover from purchase. If it were just an everyday mess I will have washed them. I am ordering more...what a blessing!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.57.

    6. An affordable hand vac as man's *other* best friend for cleaning up kitty litter spills, hairy upholstery, and all other manners of animalistic messes.

    hand using a hand vac on a fur-covered cat tree

    Has multi-layer filtration and a 16' power cord. Includes two specially designed nozzles for pulling out dirt on surfaces like stairs, upholstery, and automobiles.

    Promising review: "Normally I don't take the time to review things, I forget or I'm just lazy. I have a German shepherd who sheds badly, despite giving her pills to help with shedding and brushing her weekly. I love my dog but I hate how much hair there is everywhere and a traditional vacuum can only do so much. I absolutely love the power this vacuum has. It actually gets most of the hair up. It can get a little heavy if you're using it for a long period of time. I mostly use it to get hair off my comforter and off my furniture. It works on practically anything. For the price you honestly can't beat this. If you're looking for something to cut down on the amount of hair in your home on furniture, rugs, bed sheets, etc, then this is honestly worth it." —Janice Kellogg

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    7. And a rubber squeegee broom (with a telescoping pole) to get DEEP down into the pile of your carpet to unearth pet fur. TBH, this sounds like work but once you get a couple of passes in and it starts to unearth all the fluff you're going to go IN on it for some super satisfying results like this.

    reviewer pic of huge pile of fur swept up from a carpet

    Promising review: "We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. I found this product on a whim one day and ordered it. It was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short, quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    8. AND a scratchy lil' tool that'll FINALLY get all the pet hair off your fabric surfaces both inside your house and car. You'll wonder how you lived without up until now.

    Promising review: "This this is like magic. Our van was nasty and covered with hair from a German and Australian Shepherd. Looked brand new after. Don’t think about just buy it. It will blow your mind." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    9. A container of silver-polishing wipes that may just convince you to take out those heirloom pieces you're ignoring out of fear of suffering a scrubbing-induced elbow injury.

    Promising review: "Amazing polish. I was skeptical. But I figured for a few dollars, what did I have to lose. My silver was very tarnished as I’ve had it in the family for decades and figured it was time. The pictures don’t do it justice. I literally put a dot on the cloth and rubbed (barely) and it came out spotless!!! Highly recommend! Wish I knew about this sooner. I put before and after photos side by side so you could see the difference but honestly, in person, it’s soooo much more drastic." —David M. Drass

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A silicone sink strainer — it will make ridding it of tiny food particles easy as pie so you aren't awkwardly standing over your trash can raking them out of your OG metal strainer like a maniac.

    hand moving the catch of the middle of the sink trainer to move food off of it

    You know what I'm talking about. I own this and it really does make cleanup SO much easier! My mom has it too on her much more spacious sink and she loves it too!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    11. Washing machine-cleaning tablets because we know you're not going to get down on your hands and knees and actually clean out the drum yourself. And why would you with these resources?!

    model putting white cleaning tablet into a top loading clothes washing machine

    Designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. Tablet dissolves slowly, lasting throughout the entire wash cycle and breaking up residue better than bleach. Safe to use with front-load washing machines, top- load washing machines, high efficiency (HE), and conventional washers. Recommended for monthly use.

    Promising review: "This is really the only washer cleaner I buy. It leaves my washer with that fresh smell — not that it stinks — and clean after each use. How do I know it's clean? I could see some the residual gunk on the inner wall of the washer drum when the cleaning is done. I just have to wipe it off of course. Using other brands I can't even tell if the appliance has really been cleaned or not." —AES

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    12. And dishwasher-cleaning tablets to get rid of residue that ends up creating odor and buildup on your dishes — all while you're mentally somewhere else.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. A set of K-Cup cleaning pods in case your Keurig is starting to have problems. Give these for a go for $11 before shelling out cash for a new machine! The glass on the left shows the progress with a few cycles.,

    Promising review (for the pic on the left): "Ran it through three times. It truly works!" —Shawna20

    Promising review: "I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!" —Corey West

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. Water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone's go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)

    reviewer's before and after of dirty steel thermos from coffee, then the after cleaning pic of completely clean looking thermos

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    15. Plus a reusable weighted bottle cleaner for getting into all the parts of your sports and water bottles that you can't access with a sponge and your mere human hands. Those clumps of protein powder? No problem.

    CleanzySponges / Etsy

    Each sponge should last around four months.

    John, the founder, invented the Cleanzy sponge after having trouble cleaning drink containers without bulky tools and a lot of scrubbing. The Cleanzy sponge requires cleans while using very little effort on your part.

    Get it from CleanzySponges on Etsy for $7.50.

    16. And if you'd like even more help, a bottle-cleaning set even the laziest of dishwashers will use because deep-down you know that your water bottle will start growing its own mold colony any day now if you do the half-second rinse again.

    person using long handled brush to wash out a tall water bottle

    Includes a long bottle brush, straw brush, and detail cleaner.

    Promising review: "Are you lazy? Do you ruin water bottles with your lackadaisical approach to cleaning? Black specks in your water bottle making your water taste funky? These are the brushes you are looking for. It's so easy to clean my water bottles with these specific shaped brushes. I can get in there, scrub away the filth, get every corner, and the bottle will be like new." —M. Burkey

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A TubShroom that people (including this writer) are obsessed with and will steal your heart after snaking your drain becomes a thing of the past!,

    This little wonder fits inside of the drain and you can easily remove it and pull off hair at least once a week. You'll even enjoy how grossed out seeing all that hair makes you!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but for a few bucks I gave it a go. I'm lazy and I live with two ladies (who are also lazy). The tub drain doesn't get addressed nearly enough. I'd usually be the one pulling nasty balls of long hair out of the drain catch just so the tub would actually drain during a shower EVERY DAY. With this bad boy, once a week and you don't even notice a slow down in the drainage." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $12.67+ (available in six colors; also in a sink version).

    18. A legit stain remover — it may make you feel like Rocky on those steps after you successfully get blood and grass stains out of your kid's soccer jersey.

    three bottles of the spot remover

    Environmentally safe formula that's biodegradable, non-toxic, and chlorine- and phosphate-free. No need to scrub, just apply a drop. This recently got a motor oil stain off a friend's camel coat. It works!

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! It will take on any stain from cranberry juice to chocolate ice cream. It is a staple in my home now." —Lauren

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.80.

    19. An all-natural all-purpose cleaner that'll be super tough on gross stuff (with just plant- and mineral-based ingredients) and leave behind a delightful smell.

    A person holds up the all purpose cleaner in a bathroom
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schaub and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. 

    Promising review: "I love this new essential oil scent. It smells amazing, disinfects naturally, and I trust the simple, natural ingredients. I use this spray on everything — counters, toilets, cooktop — even mirrors because it doesn’t leave streaks! I have now replaced all my previous cleaning products with a couple of Humble Suds products that work on every surface of our home. I feel incredibly grateful to have found this brand for the health of my family." —Andrealaine White

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95 (available in three scents).

    20. A rust-removing spray to work like a magic trick in neglected showers, minus the elbow grease. Spray it on a rusted surround, leave the room, and come back to diminished stains you can easily wipe away.

    Promising review: "I have used EVERY product on the market to clean my tub for the last 15 years, to no avail. Some products knock the top layer of rust off (like CLR or Scrubbing Bubbles), others do nothing to the stains, even after I scrub for hours (like bleach with a Brillo pad or Dawn/vinegar or baking soda scrub). The pictures speak for themselves! I got it this clean with 3 applications and 30 minutes, with only wiping the gel off between applications! I’ve never seen it this sparkly clean. I just bought a year’s worth of this brand’s other products (cleaning powder, gel spray and toilet bowl cleaner)! Highly recommend!" —Shawkawkaw

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    21. A dishwashing spray (while we're on the subject) for anyone without a dishwasher (or even with one!) who wishes they could just close their eyes and have someone scrub at baked-on gunk. Ok, this won't scrub for you but'll make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!

    person spraying the spray onto the contents of a kitchen sink with dirty dishes

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well.

    Get a bottle and three refills from Amazon for $17.50

    22. A jetted tub cleaner that'll make you gag with delight once you run it through your system and all the pipe filth emerges like some Ghostbusters sludge., Amazon

    Promising review: "Ok, so I am some what 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.

    23. A bidet toilet attachment to help you cut down on your toilet paper budget after awhile while getting you squeaky clean. You'll discover why they're alllll about these in certain parts of Europe ;)

    bidet attachment on a toilet with closeup of the controls on it

    Um not to be gross, but you don't want to stand up and then realize you aren't *fully* clean. We tested this out as the high-end pick for the best toilet paper because, tbh, no one should be spending tons and tons of cash on disposable paper you use to clean yourself.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in blue or white).

    24. Stove counter gap covers to keep pesky crumbs within sight instead of down between your cabinets and appliances. Woof.,

    Promising review: "This product serves its purpose, keeping spills and crumbs from settling in between my new cabinets and stovetop. Only issue I had is my clearance between the two is barely enough space to seat the lip underneath to keep product in place. In front I have enough clearance, but about midway stove and back I have no clearance. Ended up having to cut the lip off underneath just to get it to lay flat. That’s not the products fault, it was the countertop installers that made it a little too tight. Easy to cut these to length, and they look nice next to the stovetop." —Flwrchd

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49.

    25. A drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh at the flip of a switch that'll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces you've been ignoring.

    Includes three brushes that'll attached to a standard handheld drill.

    Promising review: "I’m in love with this. I manage many apartment properties and finding people to do the cleaning has been tricky business, so I end up having to get in and clean these horrendous filth pods tenants lived in and left me to deal with when they move out. The ovens and stove tops are usually the worst, and I absolutely hate cleaning. I came across this drill attachment set, and let me tell you, it helped me tremendously! I still had to get in with a putty knife on some of them but it really cut down my elbow-grease time. If it wasn’t for this drill attachment, I think my arms would have just fallen off trying to clean it as good as I did! My only con would be that it doesn’t have any extension of any sort, so I really had my drill all up in that oven, but well worth it." —alicia haats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six color combos).

    26. A steaming microwave cleaner for harnessing the power of anger to loosen up crud and dirt inside your microwave for wipeable messes.

    person-like gadget with steam coming out of it in a microwave

    Fill with water and vinegar to produce steam. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Beats the old bowl of vinegar in the microwave! It does a great job and I love how the arms stay cool for easy removal. I think she is so cute she resides on top of my microwave." —Chatty Pants

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    27. An ~all-natural~ stain remover that'll work so well on those stained garments you gave up on as soon as you threw them in the laundry pile, you might swear.

    the bar

    Works on stains ranging from grass, salt, grease, red wine, ketchup, ink, blood, and underarm sweat with minimal effort. Can use on nylon, leather, linens, upholstery, clothing, walls, carpets, and more!

    Promising review: "Works on grease, ground in dirt, old stains on my grandson's clothing, spaghetti sauce etc.. I get a lot of use out of each bar. I've used on every type of fabric with great results and no damage to the fabric. Highly recommend." —jb59

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.39.

    28. A water mark removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your nightstand two years ago that's been a running "project for next weekend" for the past two years.

    Promising review: "Worked wonders! I spilled nail polish remover on my nightstand. This worked like magic! Just rub lightly with the cloth." —JMac

    Get three cloths from Amazon for $16.

    29. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to restore essentials like a cloudy wedding band and smudged glasses to their former glory in mere minutes.

    the machine with jewelry in it

    Gently removes dirt, dust, and grime from jewelry, eyeglasses, and watches in 3 minutes without damaging them. *Just* using water!

    Promising review: "I bought this specifically to clean my eyeglasses. I am shocked at how effective it is! I used it with no detergent or soap. Just water, and I could literally see dirt and oil drifting off it in little streams. My glasses are like brand new again, that is worth every penny." —B. Waters

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    30. Resolve pet stain remover so you can erase the house training stain from that designer rug you nabbed on sale. (It's great for human messes too!)

    the spray bottle

    Promising review: "Does what it says it does, pulls up pet mess. We have a pet cat, and unfortunately hair balls and other rug surprises are a part of life for our fancy wool rugs. No one is afraid however — Resolve gets kitty presents right up, no problemo! Feels and looks great after drying." —Chirkenduce

    Get three 22 oz. bottles from Amazon for $21.89.

    31. A Scrub Daddy sponge you might recognize from Shark Tank and then fall in love with because the lil' guy basically spoons your dirty kitchen tools clean.

    three face-shaped sponges with eyes and mouth shaped holes for cleaning utensils

    *And* it's basically magic because it's soft in warm water for gentle cleansing and firm in cool water for coarse scrubbing. Get you a sponge who can do both, specifically this one.

    Promising review: "My daughter told me about these after she saw them on Shark Tank and ordered some. After trying them in her kitchen, I went out and bought my own. They work great on a multitude of surfaces. And when I saw that you can buy a pack of six in multiple colors, I was thrilled. (Yes, my life is that dull!) Now I have one color for the kitchen, and different colors for each bathroom." —Rockhiker

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $19.64.

    BTW, I *only* use Scrub Daddy's double-sided sponge and scrubbers for washing the dishes. 

    32. A nine-pack of nonscratch Scotch-Brite sponges – they'll make serious work on your nonstick pans with coating you don't wanna compromise. Stuck-on messes, be gone!

    reviewer image of a pack of scotch-brite non-scratch sponges

    Promising reviews: "This is pretty much all I use with dishes. I find that this sponge is usually the perfect gentleness/roughness for washing dishes by hand. It's always an exciting day when I can pull out a new sponge from the Scotch-Brite sponge bag and throw away the old one. It would be nice to have a dishwasher, but these sponges are less expensive and more fun!" —MAW

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    33. Magic Erasers that'll handle most of the elbow grease when you *do* have to scrub away at a variety of stains.

    tub with sop scum with a clean spot thanks to the Magic Eraser

    Well well well, gross tub, we meet again. This is the most durable Magic Eraser with 3X the power of bleach. If you aren't on the Magic Eraser train just yet, hop on already.

    Promising review: "The tubs are plastic/fiberglass. My daughter played with some toy that marked the tub — a lot of BLACK DEEP marks! It looked awful. I tried to scrub it with soap, bleach, alcohol, rags/towels, Ajax and nothing worked... Used these and the marks were gone in seconds." —Michael D

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $12.48.

    34. Toilet cleaners with goose necks for minimal-effort reaching and serious bowl-whitening power because your loved ones DO notice when your toilet is filthy.

    person squirting the cleaner into a toilet bowl from the container with a curved neck

    Don't be the person with the filthy toilet bowl. This stuff is mae from plants (rather than chemicals) and is septic-safe.

    Promising review: "Pleased easy to use. Nice scent. Works well. Not required often." —Nancy b.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    35. A 100% natural oven scrub that'll be surprisingly powerful on that oven coated in frozen pizza cheese and grease. Oh, and it'll make your oven smell great!

    Cleaning Studio on Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Connecticut that makes natural cleaning products and tools.

    Promising review: "Saw this on a BuzzFeed article, and I’m so happy I bought it! Cleaned my oven so well and smells so nice, nothing chemical about it! I did overestimate how much I needed, so start small and build from there!" —Meaghan Cahill

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in a glass or plastic jar).

    36. Non-stick oven liners to clean up spills without *actually* having to clean your oven.

    view of oven with grease from pizza dripping onto the liner

    Anything that prevents your smoke detector from *rightfully* going off is a gift from heaven. It's really starting to annoy your dog.

    Promising review: "I have a non–self cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element." —Kimberly Barnes-O'Connor

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    37. And stove burner covers that'll do the same for you up top. And you can even run them through the dishwasher!,

    Promising review: "Great, I use it on my black stove and you can’t even tell that I have this cover on. Quality is great, I cut the original cover to fit my stove size. Overall good products, not burning on top of the stove, and washable." —SmileyXD

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (also available in silver).

    38. reusable and washable duster that'll do so much more for you (and your home) than disposable Swiffer dusters. 

    colorful reusable swiffer duster covers
    TS Designs / Etsy

    Psst — the seller notes that this works best with Swiffers with the yellow handle, but also is compatible with the blue handle. You should avoid using fabric softener when washing this duster so it won't lose its static cling.

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based small business that offers vintage gifts and decor paired with eco-friendly items.

    Promising review: "I love these! They are really thick and they wipe up the dust easily. I actually bought three so I could keep one on while the other is being washed. I had no issues with getting it on my holder. Glad to have found these!" —Rebecca Jo

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

    39. Odor-blocking trash bags to buy another day here or there before you take out the trash. As one lazy person to another, I get it.

    person taking a full trash bag out of a kitchen trash bag

    I've used these before and they def do a better job at odor-blocking than regular trash bags! Especially when it comes to dirty puppy pads and stinky leftover food.

    Get a box of 80 from Amazon for $14.12.

    40. And an odor-minimizing diaper pail so diaper wafts won't assault your nostrils during changing time — or any other time. It even looks nice!

    the diaper pail in a nursery

    A diaper pail like this is what my mom *always* buys when shopping a baby shower registry. The sliding lid makes dumping the dirty diaper in way faster without assaulting yourself with a waft of putrid air. Oh hey, and the stainless-steel construction makes it easier to clean, sanitize.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! We had a Diaper Genie for years before we bought this. When they are newborns their diapers don't stink as bad so it's not a big deal. But older baby poop has a much stronger smell. We started putting the Diaper Genie in the garage because we didn't want our house to smell like poop. And the replacement liners are ridiculously expensive. This product solves both problems. Because it is made of metal, it holds the smell in. I have put some really gross smelling diapers in there and there is still no smell in the room. And this product uses ordinary trash bags, which saves tons of money! There is also a child lock on the top so your toddler can't open the pail. So glad we bought it. Pays for itself over a Diaper Genie because of using ordinary trash bags." —Tim Hayward

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in a variety of designs).

    41. A holy grail soft cleanser to help you *easily* erase all those gray and rusty stains on household surfaces you came to term with years ago. They aren't paying rent, so give 'em the boot!


    FYI, this is the pre-mixed version (which saves you a bit of time). But you can also try the original powder version. To understand just *how* versatile this product is, check out our review of Bar Keepers Friend and prepare to be amazed!

    Promising review: "I’m now a permanent customer. I’ve used CLR, Clorox bowl cleaners, and others but this is my favorite. I used a small broom to clean my tubs and tile (as I usually do) even though instructions said to use a sponge; it dried my hands pretty bad (please use gloves). So I used the broom instead and it worked pretty well. I would recommend. I even tried it on my stove and it worked like a charm." —Itzel A.

    Get two 13 oz. bottles from Amazon for $18.38.

    42. A can of color-changing Kaboom! Foam-tastic that'll feel like a magic trick and leave behind a light citrusy scent. Maybe this is how kids get fully on board with cleaning the bathroom without dragging their feet?

    Promising review: "I have used this product awhile now. Cleans great loosens grim and dirt fast. Great for sinks, toilets and tubs. Great value for the money." —Eugene K. Babineaux

    Get it from Amazon for $3.68.

    43. A one-handed paper towel holder — it could make cleaning up spills way less daunting. It's kinda like a magic trick?!

    person tearing off a paper towel sheet off a paper towel holder

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five finishes).

    44. A mold and mildew removal gel to make you feel like you're in possession of a time turner once you simply apply, let set for six hours, then wipe away.

    reviewer's before pic of shower corner with tons of mold, mildew on it, then after pic of nearly spotless shower corner

    Promising review: "Wow! After YEARS of elbow grease and zero results, I tried this stuff before giving up and stripping the old caulking from the top of my shower. I’m so glad that I did, too! I mean, look at these results! Granted, it was on for about eight hours instead of six because I forgot about it, but the black mold/mildew just rinsed away — no scrubbing at all! STOKED! Super easy to use, too!" —Nice marmot!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    45. Cleansing goo you can use to detail stuff like vents, keyboards, remotes, the tiny works!


    The gel is nonsticky and lemon-scented. It's also biodegradable so when you're ready to toss it, you won't be hurting Mother Earth at all. 🌎

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. I was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite happened. The gel cleaned it as good as new. It got all those dog hairs between the keys and there's no smell lingering on the keyboard or my hands. There's no sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. It's also kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL. My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and my dusty window blinds. This stuff works!" —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    46. A over-the-door laundry hamper to get those discarded PJs and undies off the bathroom floor. Raise your hand if you've ever tripped on your or a loved one's dirty underwear ::raises both hands::

    hamper bag hanging on back of bathroom door with circular opening at top for putting in the dirty clothes

    You can love someone and still not want to come in touch with their freshly used undies.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in seven colors).

    47. A really good steam mop — it can help kill up to 99.9% of germs on household surfaces like wood, tile, marble, and linoleum. So that *should* cover a good amount for ya'.

    the steam mop being used on a wood floor

    Has an on-board spot boost brush to remove tough, sticky messes; easy-fill watering tank with measuring cup; high and low steam settings.

    Promising review: "I went a month without mopping my kitchen floor, in a house with two kids and two dogs (don't judge me). I didn't think this thing would get it all up — it did...and effortlessly. Then only thing it didn't get was some of the grout stains, but that's asking a little much anyway. You can't beat it for the price." —Nici

    Get it from Amazon for $102.99+ (also available in sets with demineralized water and steam mop pads).

    48. And a robotic vacuum that'll hook up to Alexa for voice control, which is the closest you're getting to acting like an evil stepsister at the moment. (Hopefully!)

    the robot vacuum cleaning up a mess on the floor

    Promising review: "This is simply amazing. I have a six pet household (plus three kids) and this bad boy is unfazed by the massive amounts of hair and dirt that accumulates on the floors. I am obsessed with emptying the reservoir because I’m always amazed by how much it picks up (including big things, like Nerf darts, so it’s a good idea to pick up before it gets doing). I also like that all of the components on the undercarriage are removable for easy cleaning. I need to get in there and unwrap the long human hairs from some of the spinny thingys from time-to-time and it’s convenient that I can just pop them out, clean them up and put them back on." —Ashleigh F.

    Get it from Amazon for $222.73+ (available in four styles).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.