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    36 Things That Just Make Sense To Own If You Want To Take Care Of Your Space

    If using this $8 jar of The Pink Stuff to get rid of all the miscellaneous grime and stains in your house is wrong, turns out nobody on the internet wants to be right.

    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 roll of clear heavy-duty double-sided removable tape that truly did not come here to play. People use this for everything from mounting wall hangings and electronics to securing their vases and glass objects to tables to keeping their rugs in place. Most importantly, though, it's also easily removable and leaves no residue behind, so everything in your home will stay in tip-top shape.

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    Promising review: "So, I bought these beautiful acrylic shelves from Amazon and the sticky adhesive wasn't bad, it just wasn't sturdy and one of my shelves fell. Luckily nothing broke, but after that I immediately ordered this tape, which I got in two days, and I installed it as soon as I got it. Beautiful!!!! Works well, very sticky, I love that it's thick because it also helped with balancing. My walls seem to not be completely straight. So with this product I was able to stick the shelves up perfectly without them looking like they are dropping over. And on that note they are great and amazing with the help of this company. Thank you!" —Trinity

    Get a roll from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which tackles so many darn things that it'll be the BFF of every room in your house. Need to paint over a stain on the wall? Get it off with The Pink Stuff. Think you need to replace that caked over grimy pan? Put The Pink Stuff to the test. About to hire cleaners to tackle whatever the heck is going on in your tub? 1-800-The-Pink-Stuff, baby!!

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    A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

    Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because it's one thing I dislike like cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. The Magic Eraser was okay but I used several at a time and I had to scrub so hard. But this product oh my goodness, legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà, magic!" —May

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15.

    3. A fume-free oven cleaner that's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it, but tough enough that it'll erase the evidence of all your baking misadventures and that time you fell asleep while cooking pizza rolls.

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    Promising review: "Mine just came in the mail today and I used it right away — it works fantastically! My oven is an electric, probably slightly on the older side, and has been badly stained since before I moved into my current unit. I have tried everything I could think of to get it clean prior to finding this product and nothing worked. But after doing the two hour treatment it is almost all gone but for a few small specs here and there. I have just sprayed it again to see if those will come off too without an overnight treatment (just out of curiosity, it's perfectly clean as it is). I would recommend this product to anyone that wants an oven cleaner that works and is easy to use." —Lis Zupp

    Get it from Amazon for $4.24.

    4. A bottle of wood polish to instantly make your scuffed up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look so spanking new that you'll wonder if it's not actually wood polish but a time machine. Why get new tables or fancy professional restoration when you've got a $9 secret weapon??

    Image of water stained wood cabinet with the wood looking completely restored in after pic
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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places; we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98.

    5. An MVP-worthy pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the yucky smell, so you can enjoy the quality time you're getting with your pet without sacrificing your carpet and/or your nostrils.

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    Rocco & Roxie Supply Company is a family-owned small business established in 2013 that specializes in pet odor eliminators, pet toys, pet snacks, and pet accessories.

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’s tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not house broken and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen which means I have lots of accidents. I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and more importantly the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    6. A no-scrub weekly shower cleaner you can quite literally "set and forget" to maintain its cleanliness over time — once you apply it after a shower, you just have to wait 8 to12 hours and it'll quietly tackle the soap scum, grim, oils, mold, and mildew stains without any elbow grease from you.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor
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    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.94.

    7. A heavy duty grout cleaner you only need to let sit for 10 minutes before you can scrub the dirt and grime off all those sneaky crevices of your old kitchen and bathroom tiles.

    A tiled floor with dirty grout and an after pic of the grout completely white
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    Promising review: "We moved into our house a year ago and I’ve been on a quest to clean the grout next to the stove ever since then. I’ve tried everything — store products, DIY solutions, Pinterest recommendations, you name it. As a last resort I got this and holy cow! I left it on for three minutes as a spot test at first and I could already see a huge difference. I then did two more rounds letting it sit for five minutes each. The scent's not bad, it was fine if I had the window open, it was just being down close to it that got me. Seriously, stop looking and buy this." —Britney Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    8. A drain snake you can funnel into your shower or sink drain that honestly works a little *too* well at unclogging hair, pulling it up in one (semi-horrifying) go.

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    Promising review: I have tried everything I could think of to unclog my tub drain, all the nasty chemicals, plunging, auger, and then I came across these plastic strips with evil teeth lol. They arrived today, didn't come with instructions, not that you really need any. I worked and worked and pulled out the horrific, nasty, slimy hair clog. It even pulled out a plastic razor cap (thank you teenage daughters). Mind you, that clog didn't come out in one full piece (gag), but in many pieces at first, the appetizers if you will. Finally, the main course reared its ugly head. Gross. These things work and work well. A little elbow grease and will power and voila. My tub drain completely drains now. I couldn't be happier!" —GaPeach

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.94 (available in two lengths).

    9. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you can never seem to get rid of no matter how hard you try. You don't even need to scrub — these do all the work for you!

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    Promising review: "Saved me from buying a new dishwasher!I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!" —B. Turner

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.39.

    10. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a DRILL (!!) that basically does all of the hard grime-busting for you, whether you're tackling rust stains, shower doors, tiles, gutters, porches, or pretty much any other caked-on stain and grime you can imagine.

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    Promising review: "I've been eyeing these for a few months and finally caved.. Man do I regret not picking them up as soon as I saw them! They work GREAT! We rent an apartment that has a 30+ year old shower/tub. I've used everything from abrasive powders, gels that sit to most recently the bathroom magic erasers and nothing really got the grime out. These WORK and they work fast. Ten minutes with my handy drill and the shower has never been cleaner. I love that I don't have to throw money out on cleaning products anymore and that I can be a little more environmentally friendly with no waste and no chemical cleaners! Just a little dish soap, baking soda and a spin of the brush. If you're on the fence, just buy them!" —Becky Adie

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

    11. A red wine stain-removing spray to pick up both old and new red wine stains from carpets, couches, towels, and fabrics, so now even your white carpet is safe from your cabernet's clutches.

    A before image of a red wine-stained plush blanket and an after with the wine stain completely gone
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    Promising review: "This product blew my mind. We had tried everything to get rid of this wine stain including white wine and pouring salt all over it. After spraying it with wine away, it completely disappeared in less than five seconds — and it smells like oranges! It also worked when I spilled coffee on the carpet a few days later." —Mattan Griffel

    Get it from Amazon for $9.57.

    12. A 25-page weekly cleaning checklist so you can stay ahead of the messes and any build-ups of dirt or dust by planning out when to tackle them in advance (real "Monica from Friends" energy up in here).

    A checklist planner pad with blank spaces for chores on each day of the week
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99. 

    13. Or if you plan on tackling it all at once, a printable declutter system to prevent you from getting overwhelmed why the "but where do I START??" jitters — this breaks it down into easy, manageable tasks in an efficient order, so you don't have to overthink it.

    Lists of tasks for each room, from kitchen to bedroom to kid rooms to an office
    Fun On The Homestead/Etsy

    Fun On The Homestead is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in printables for decluttering, health, pets, and organization.

    Promising review: "LOOOOOOVVVEEE these. Decluttering my house was getting too overwhelming. I downloaded these to help me stay focused, and so far they are working great!" —Rachel Rush

    Get it from Fun On The Homestead on Etsy for $1.99.

    14. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk from your culinary adventures in one go.

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    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    15. A mold and mildew removal gel you can leave on the offending spots in kitchens and bathrooms for six hours, then wipe away like nothing nefarious ever grew there in the first place.

    A moldy corner of a bathroom and an after pic with the mold all gone
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    Promising review: "You guys. I’m embarrassed to even tell you this. But the grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I was scrolling through FB as you do and came across one of those BuzzFeed lists: 20 cleaning products under $20 from Amazon you cannot live without...or some such nonsense. I am a sucker for those damn lists. But this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today." —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet faster and deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach. In less than five minutes you'll find out what color your carpet's *actually* been the whole time!

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    An embarrassing confession: I do not have a pet, but I shed like nobody's business. My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will — you can read my full review of the pet hair broom for more deets.

    Promising review: "I have two dogs — a terrier mix and a short-hair dachshund mix. I have a navy woven couch that LOVES my dachshund's fur. I have tried pretty much everything to get the fur out — traditional lint roller, those blue fuzzy lint rollers, special vacuum attachments, etc. The terrier's fur comes out great with all of those options. The dachshund's fur, much like the dachshund herself, remains stubbornly on my couch. I got this product as the new 'let's see if it works' item of the month with low expectations. THE FUR ACTUALLY CAME OUT GUYS. It acts like a broom for my couch — sweeping the fur (with some elbow grease) basically onto the floor where I vacuum it up! Give this a try if my story sounds pretty similar to yours!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    17. An Erase-A-Hole putty that's basically a $10 investment in keeping your walls in tip top shape no matter *how* ambitious your decorating gets. This easy three-step process will have the walls looking brand spanking new in no time flat.

    a guide on how to use the stick by erasing the hole, dusting off excess, and painting over it
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    Promising review: "I love this stuff, it’s super easy to use and it flawlessly anything from nail holes to larger drywall anchor holes. Bonus that my walls are white and I can even get away with not repainting if I do a clean job. I hope they never stop making this stuff." —bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    18. A vinegar-based, streak-free glass and window cleaner so the sunlight can stream into your space without a bunch of weird mystery smudges and streaks.

    A person cleaning a window with the cleaner
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    Promising review: "I am amazed! I honestly didn't think a 'natural' glass cleaner would work this well but I was tired of being terrified by the chemicals in my Windex so I decided to give it a go. Totally pleased to say this product cleaned my mirrors and windows with zero streaking (dare I say it worked BETTER than Windex?!). It has very light, pleasant aroma and even after wiping down all the glass in my kitchen and bathrooms, I didn't have a sneezing fit like I often do after spraying cleaners. Will definitely purchase again." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    19. Plus a set of reviewer-beloved streak-free microfiber cloths to tackle windows and other glass surfaces with, not to mention countertops, stovetops, household appliances, and all the other high traffic areas in your home prone to collecting gunk.

    Reviewer showing large size of square shaped towels in pink, green, yellow, and blue
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    Promising review: "These microfiber clothes are high quality and are so nice to clean with. I have been using these in place of paper towels to clean my, mirrors no need to even use glass cleaner. I also use them to clean and shine my fridge, stove, dishwasher, toaster and all my small appliances. Also shower, counter tops and windows, well the list goes on, I wash and dry them and they come out looking great. I highly recommend them, I have bought other microfiber clothes but they were very thin and of poor quality." —Melody LaBarge

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in seven different color combos).

    20. A set of brush and flush toilet tabs made with baking soda that'll fizz up in your toilet for 10 minutes and make it super easy for you to brush away the gunk, plus keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

    Lemon verbena-scented toilet tabs
    PARDO Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black-owned business established in 2014 that is committed to creating toxin-free products for home, cleaning, and pets, with an owner who specializes in sensitive skin issues and can customize your order based on your skin care needs or potential allergies.

    Get a set of six tabs from Pardo Naturals for $8.99 (available in seven scents).

    21. Plus a pumice stone that will make the inside of your toilet look brand-spanking-new, even if the rings have already thwarted your efforts with the toilet brush.

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    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 ... we were about to replace toilets and tried this. They look almost new now!! Def prefer the ones with a handle, especially when using on toilets!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A hard-water stain remover that will spare you hours of fruitless scrubbing, plus spare your poor eyeballs the cringe of seeing a stain massacre every time you open your shower curtain.

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    It also works on shower doors, windshields, toilets, and tile, so you can get a ton of bang for your buck.

    Promising review: "Had hard water stains on my large glass window in my huge walk-in shower. I tried everything out there for several months. Nothing even touched it. Honestly, we purchased this and laughed at how we were wasting more money. Wow!! It took the stains right off. And it did it fast. We couldn't believe it. I have never been so happy over a cleaner. It doesn't even have a strong smell. I hardly ever write reviews but I had to on this one. One of the girls at work was having the same issue. I let her try it out and it worked for her. And it doesn't take much. I cleaned my entire window and didn't even go past the skinny part on the neck of the bottle." —LORIE LARANCE

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

    23. A reusable Swiffer duster head to avoid allergy-inducing dust buildup in your home *and* save money on replacements. Bonus: this is made with a nonfraying fleece fabric built to pick up dust more effectively and at a broader range than the OG version, thanks to the static it naturally generates.

    Cut up fleece fabric swiffer heads in different color combinations
    TS Designs/Etsy

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in home products and country, rustic and vintage-styled gifts and decor.

    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.

    Promising review: "Great washable duster replacement tops. They vacuum off and wash up easily, and they grab dust and cobwebs every bit as well as the disposable ones I was using. Considering it means putting a bit less into landfills and also saving money in the long run, I only wish I had bought these years ago, sincerely. Also they shipped very promptly and arrived sooner than expected, so that was a pleasant surprise. Thanks!" —otherlings

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5 (available in ten colors).

    24. A glass and ceramic cookware cleanup kit that comes with heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, *and* a cleaner specifically designed to get at those caked-on stains, so you can knock it all off in a few minutes and get your Ina Garten game face on in peace.

    A smooth top stove with stains and deposits and an "after" pic of it without any stains
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    Promising review: "We bought our cooktop five months ago and it started developing really bad marks and stains. I tried everything to get it off, including baking soda, different detergents, etc. Really thought it was hopeless. We even tried to return our cooktop but because we couldn't we decided to give it one last try. Using the two tool that come with this cleaner we got 100% of the impossible stains off. I could not recommend this product more!!" —luckyrabbit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    25. A bottle of Goo Gone for banishing all those mysteriously sticky, tough-to-scrub stains, like toothpaste or shampoo residue or those mystery substances that nobody will ever take responsibility for spilling on the fridge.

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    People also swear by this for removing annoying stickers from new products in their kitchens and bathrooms, too!

    Promising review: "I had some decals on the front door of my business that had been there for over seven years that I wanted to remove. When I tried to pull them off, all the adhesive stayed on the window. It smelled awful. I tried everything to get it off the window: vinegar, sponges, Mr Clean Magic eraser, and finally pan scrubbers. I realized I was risking damage to the window, but the adhesive would still there. A client who saw what I was trying to do about the time, recommended Goo Gone. I let my arm rest for the two days it took for Amazon to deliver the Goo Gone. I spread it on with a paper towel, and let it sit for a short period. Then I took a cleaning rag and careful removed the rest of the residue. Easy! Next day I removed another decal. I applied the Goo Gone to the thick adhesive residue, and let it sit. Immediately the odor stopped. Huge benefit! Then as I wiped it off, the residue fell like sticky little worms dropping to the ground. A little more clean up of the floor, and I was done. Now I can feel confident that the new decals will come off just as easy when I need to change them, as long as I have my Goo Gone." —Andy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. A bottle of jetted tub cleaner so easy to use that literally all you have to do is run your bath water, pour in the cleaner, and run your jets.

    A jetted tub with hard water stains full of water and soap and an after pic of the hard water stains gone from the tub
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    Promising review: "I have been wanting to get this product for a long time!!! My jetted tub was disgusting. I tried everything else. All of the Pinterest ideas that people claim work like a charm. Vinegar never worked. This stuff has made my jets sparkling!!! I did have to use mine two times since my tub was so bad. There are four uses per bottle. TOTALLY WORTH IT!" —Cpane

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A super affordable lightweight Bissell vacuum that can handle the nooks and crannies of your space super easily, thanks to the three convertible modes that make it furniture and stairs-friendly.

    Model using slim vacuum upright on a floor, as a hand vac on a couch, and a mini vac on stairs
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    Promising review: "Purchased this vacuum to use in a small studio apartment where a pricey vacuum would have been overkill. I am very happy with the quality for the price. There is a small filtering cup that is included. It fills very fasts. It is not a filter needed for heavy duty vacuum jobs, but it is perfect for my small studio (carpets and hardwood floors). And I am happy with the ability to break the stick down into smaller pieces for a variety of chores. It's perfect. An excellent price for a whole lot of cleaning power. Also the perfect size for storing in limited space." —Denny Cormier

    Get it from Amazon for $33.98 (available in two colors).

    28. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleansing liquid and scouring cloth to quickly take care of even long-term, caked-on stains on everything from steel appliances to pans to stove tops to sinks — *without* scratching surfaces.

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    Promising review: "I used the product on my stainless-steel gas range and it worked amazingly!!!! I have tried so many other things and it was so hard getting the stains from the water (over flow of potatoes and pasta) and oil spills that would burn on to the range off. For a while thought this would be permanent. It bothered me so much to have a clean kitchen and my range would be this way. I let it sit on my range for about 15 minutes because the stains were there for so long then I scrubbed it with the scrub cloth that was provided and you can obviously see the results in my picture. My stove looks as it did when we first moved in our new home. Definitely purchase this, you won’t be disappointed ☺️" —Ci B.

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of Bar Keeper's original formula and the soft cleansing liquid for more deets!


    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    29. A plant-based all-purpose cleaner concentrate that uses mineral-based ingredients to tackle all your most finicky messes, from the toilet bowl to the kitchen sink to whatever sticky thing just decided to leak in your fridge.

    Three bottles of all-purpose cleaner in three scents
    Humble Suds/Etsy

    Humble Suds is a Colorado-based, women-owned small business established in 2014 that specializes in plant-based cleaning products.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful! I've used other all purpose cleaner concentrates, but they smelled terrible and didn't do much in terms of cleaning. These though! They smell great and definitely help me around the house. I bought one of each scent and I can't wait to try them all." —Megan Henderson

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $12.95 (available in three scents:  Grapefruit & Lemon, Tea Tree & Lavender, and Orange & Clove).

    30. A waterproof under-the-sink kitchen mat designed to catch leaks with its raised sides and water-trapping grooves, so you can protect your cabinets from any spontaneous leakage or overflow.

    A model cleaning the grooves of the mat under a sink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I rarely look really closely under the sink between the multiple bottles and items, so small leaks, drops or spills can go unseen until they become damage that needs to be repaired. Recently had to clean out under the sink for a faucet repair when I noticed the beginnings of a problem. This wasn't the first time this has occurred in my homes over the years. Quick Google search led me to this product. It is Really key to look at the top and bottom dimensions of the mat as the size they are listed at didn't seem to be correct for my needs, but looking at the actual top dimensions it was a very good fit. Barley any 'lost' usable space under the sink. Beige color matched the original color of the cabinet very well so you hardly notice it. Now I don't worry about water or chemical damage at all." —Scott M Rabe

    Get it from Amazon for $47.95+ (available in five sizes).

    31. A carpet cleaning solution that will dig in so deep your carpets will look like they're in a model home — even if the stains have been there for so many moons you can't remember what they're from.

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    Promising review: "What an amazing product! I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of the dirt, grime, and pet accidents, but this is the only thing I've had success with! The area near my bathroom vanity was DISGUSTING. It is a high traffic area, as my husband and I use our his and hers sinks every day. Our puppy also likes that area as her 'accident' spot, even though we have puppy pads all over the house. The second photo is after just ONE pass using my Bissell carpet cleaner. I used 6 ounces of the Carpet Miracle, and filled the rest of the reservoir with piping hot water. The red spot you see left is hair dye (oops). I am positive that it will come out with another pass or two. The fragrance is not strong or overpowering in my opinion. I also used this in my entryway, and it yielded incredible results there, too. I highly recommend this product, and will be ordering more soon!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    Psst — if you're looking for a decent, affordable vacuum you can use with this carpet cleaner, Hoover's PowerDash Pet is $89.99 on Amazon!

    32. A set of three adorable, machine-washable Swedish dish cloths that are super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.

    Model using a blue and white linen dish cloth to clean a counterModel using a blue and white linen dish cloth to clean a counter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After use, just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 12 prints).

    33. A reusable microfiber Swiffer mop pad that reviewers love not only because it's ready for action again right after a wash cycle, but because it picks up a *ton* more dirt, gunk, and debris than the disposable mops do.

    Reviewer image of dirty mop head
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    Promising review: "I bought these for the same reasons most do — to be more environmentally friendly. I like the size of my Swiffer Sweeper, but always felt like I wasn't getting my floors fully clean. We recently got a new apartment, and I always like to deep clean before we do any major moving. I used them dry and wet. I've always been disappointed with how the disposable pads from Swiffer (barely) picked up dog fur and crumbs, but as you can see in the picture it picked up so much! This was already after using a traditional broom. Then using them wet with diluted Mrs. Meyers cleaning concentrate — wow! The water was BLACK by the time I was all done with our downstairs area. They were so easy to Velcro on and off, wet or dry. Once I was all done, getting them off and doing a quick rinse wasn't hard at all. I love that I am supporting a small family business with all the convenience of Amazon. I will definitely buy again (if i ever have to). I am so excited to use these for years to come and have a cleaner house than I ever have before!!" —Kathryn Willer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    Psst — if you don't already have one, you can get a standard Swiffer on Amazon for $14.97

    34. An electric pressure washer you can use alllllllll over your outside space on everything from the deck to the house to the outdoor furniture. Come for the cleanliness, stay for the ridiculously satisfying results.

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    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $145.94.

    35. A tube of door grease you can use to minimize the unholy SQUAWKKK that alerts every single person in the house whenever you're trying to grab some Cheetos from the cabinet.

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    Promising review: "I bought this after looking up how to fix a squeaky door hinge the article said not to use WD-40 because it its only a temporary fix and they said to use this product. I used it on the door I wanted to fix, WOW it is amazing — the door makes no noise other than the latch and the air it pushes. NO MORE SQUEAK! I then used this on every door hinge in my house — seven doors, three hinges per door, so 21 hinges! And I still have 95% of the tube still left (I was being very generous with each hinge.)" —AmazonDOG

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    36. A fireplace cleaner kit complete with a bristled brush that will make getting rid of soot and ash stains a *total* cinch, whether your fireplace is brick, stone, or tile. (You're welcome, Santa.)

    A fireplace before using the kit, that looks like gray brick with a huge black stain from the pit to the top of the mantle. Then after the kit, with red brick and no stain
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    Promising Review: "Unbelievable! My daughter just moved into her first home. She thought she would have to paint her brick fireplace because of the heavy soot stains that had been there for years. We applied the product twice and put in a whole lot of elbow grease, but what a difference!! It’s a messy process, but well worth the time and energy." —MM

    Get it from Amazon for $17.02.

    You crying at the undeniable beauty of your well-maintained space:

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