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    31 Cleaning Products You'll Probably End Up Using Again And Again

    Even if you don't love cleaning, you'll find yourself reaching for these over and over again because they're that darn effective.

    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 set of ~car wash wipes~ that'll make it super convenient to quickly spruce up your ride whenever it could use a little TLC, but you don't want to shell out cash for a pro cleaning. least once a month.

    They're extra-large and pre-moistened to remove dirt, dust, road grime, and more.

    Promising review: "This was a lifesaver! I was driving behind a cement truck when it decided to pepper my car with tiny splatters of cement to the hood and roof of my car. I was able to pull over and take out my Wash Wipes and get to work. I cleaned up all the cement from my black car before it dried to the paint and it only took one wipe (both sides) to clean the hood free of all cement." —Wicket571

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $4.49.

    2. A shoe-cleaning kit for keeping your favorite sneaks spotless and clean — even if you're one to *run* all your shoes to the ground. This'll remove fully remove dirt and stains, no matter how many dirty sidewalks, puddles, or anything else you manage to step in comes your way.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of dirty black sneaker with ruined white soles and then totally clean sneakers with perfectly white soles

    You'll get a bottle of their shoe-cleaning formula and a scrubbing brush.

    Promising review: "Works great! I was hesitant to use this on my wife's white Nikes so I started with a pair of mine that are solid black and they looked brand-new. The liquid is the pink in the pictures, so I was worried it would stain her white shoes. Luckily this is not the case, not only did it not stain them but they look great. I also did a pair of her camo Nikes that turned out great as well. I would say that the black and camo ones I did turned out better, they look as good as new. Overall, love this product, works great and only takes a very small amount per pair so this will last for a long time." —Josh & Esther

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    3. A wine-stain removing spray, because this'll prevent any nights out from going *sour* should you spill on your rug, chair, outfit, wherever. Oh, that happens a lot? Good thing you'll always have this on hand now.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    To learn more, check out our review in "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked".

    4. A box of coffee-machine cleaning powder that'll bring your dirty pot back to super clear whenever you notice it start to look...unappetizing. Plus! This'll prevent your coffee from tasting bitter by clearing lime scale and oil residue buildup.

    Reviewer's picture of their coffee pot filled with dirty water and then totally clean

    Promising review: "This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.86.

    5. Or! A set of Keurig cleaning cups so you can regularly deep-clean your machine as easily as you make a single cup of joe. All you have to do is pop it in and wait — it's fast, easy, and keeps your coffee tasting perfectly fresh.,

    Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty!! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." —Heather Garcia

    Get a pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. A pet-hair removing brush for freeing your couch, rugs, and really anything your fur child touches, from the peril of their constant shedding. It turns out you don't need to live in a pile of fur now that you can quickly roll this over anything that needs the occasional *assistance*.

    Reviewer's picture of the pet hair-removing brush filled with fur

    Promising review: "I bought this product after realizing the Scotch Brite fur removing sheets have been discontinued. We have three cats and we regularly used the sheets to remove embedded fur from our sofa and chairs. I was skeptical about this product when I bought it and was AMAZED by how well this worked. The best part to me is that it also helps the environment because there are no sheets to be thrown away. Highly recommend!!!!!" —jean p godoy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A hardwood floor cleaning spray, because this'll make you forget all about the days you lived with dull floors. Just spray this, grab a microfiber mop, and watch dirt and grime leave the building. What's left? Nothing but shine.

    Promising review: "This is the best product I have found for my laminate floors. I have tried so many brands, including my own vinegar solution as well as the one made by the manufacturer of my laminate flooring, and none of them compare to Rejuvenate. Everything I've tried has done an okay job but I'm still left with occasional streaks and dullness. This stuff is wonderful. It just takes a few spritzes in an area and then I go over it with a microfiber mop and I have a beautiful streak-free floor with a nice luster to it. Finally the laminate floors I wanted!" —ChattyPatty

    Get them from Amazon: the spray for $5.97, and the microfiber mop for $39.98.

    8. A multi-surface cleaning powder in a variety of all-natural scents that'll make it significantly easier to scrub all your hard-to-clean surfaces (looking at you, bath tub corners) *and* make the whole room smell divine. I do believe Sunday cleaning just got a whole lot more rewarding — you might not even want to light a candle after.

    The lavender cleaning powder

    By the way, this is a fantastic Black woman-owned company that makes all-natural, eco-friendly cleaning products. Every ingredient is carefully chosen and high-quality — some products, like the laundry detergent, are even compostable!

    Promising review: "Amazing product and doesn’t smell like 100 chemicals. Gentle on my bathroom sink and tub tiles and gets it clean in no time! I’ll be buying again and again!" —Trae

    Get it from Pur Home for $9.99 (available in five scents).

    9. An automatic scrubbing brush so you can eliminate grout surprisingly quickly thanks to this lil' guy's impressive power. It comes with a detachable oscillating grout brush to bring your tiles from dingy to bright faster than it takes for your roommate to bring you a roll of TP — meaning maintaining a clean bathroom floor is no longer a feat.

    Reviewer's picture of half of their tile floor with dirty grout, and the other half totally clean

    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda-and-water solution to alchemical proportions. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TLDR; This this is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked."

    BEHOLD: the grout brush in action.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    10. A Squeegee broom for easily sweeping up dirt, spills, or pet hair off any surface (be it your carpet, wooden floor, furniture, whatever). Parents, if you've tried to get your kid's crumbs off your couch even *once* you understand why this is so heckin' useful — and why you're about to use it at least once a week.

    Its natural rubber bristles attract pet hair on multiple surfaces, like carpet, tile, hardwood, and linoleum AND has a built-in rubber squeegee (aka the thing you use on your windshield) for cleaning windows and spills.

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. I also use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $13.33

    11. A pack of Glisten garbage disposal cleaning packets, because these'll fully deep-clean your drains so you can ~literally~ hit the restart button whenever things start to smell a little funky. It's powered by a bleach alternative foaming powder that'll reach every nook and cranny of your system — no scrubbing required.

    The garbage disposal solution cleaning a sink

    You just pop the packet down the drain! Can't get any easier.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.

    12. A mattress vacuum (yes, you read that right) that'll unfortunately bring to all of our attention that dust mites and bacteria live in *all* of our beds. I'll spare you the details, but if you think your mattress is perfectly clean...think again. If that disturbs you, using this semi-regularly should soothe your soul.

    I just stared at my screen trying to forget everything I just learned about dust mites, but basically if you want to *actually* live without a dirty mattress, you can either throw yours out the window or try this. It has a powerful UV light to eliminate bacteria, a strong suction design to trap dust and mites, and a hot air outlet to...take care of...dust mites.

    Promising review: "So I brought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa which was easy to use and light. My son haven't had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $98.99.

    13. A carpet spot remover so you don't have to pay an enormous bill every time your doggo has an accident...or you kid spills their juice, YOU drop something, someone tracks mud in the house, a lot happens! But your rug doesn't have to keep the evidence — this'll always get the job done.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of stained carpet and then almost totally clean carpet

    Promising review: WOW! A must-have for any home. My carpet had some mystery stains that other stain remover products could not budge. I had resigned myself to never having them any better, until I found this product. It was very easy, spray it on, then put a paper towel on top and it disappears. Seriously! I was surprised at how big the bottle was, and you do not need to use lots when you apply, so this will last a very long time." —Malm

    Get it from Amazon for $11.20.

    14. A sage and citrus multipurpose cleaner for making your home smell ~heavenly~ whenever you give your counters a quick spritz. Its all-natural formula of rosemary, lemon, sage, and essential oils (as well as distilled vinegar, water, and Epsom salt) just might make wiping your kitchen down even more rewarding than cooking. But not eating.

    The multipurpose cleaner spray bottle

    This is a great Black woman-owned businesses that specializes in sustainable, all-natural products. And it's not just home! They also have skincare, accessories, and even gift baskets!

    Get it from Honeydipped Essentials for $14.

    15. A set of multi-purpose sponges reviewers say last an impressively long time *and* make cleaning tough messes a breeze. They have two sides: one made of soft microfiber, and the other extra-tough scrubbing bristles. And! They're machine-washable, so you don't have to replace them for quite some time.

    Promising review: "These are the best sponges I have ever used. I tend to shop economy, and a lot of times the sponges I get basically fall apart or get stained and ugly. These are great: soft on one side and a slight abrasive on the other side. What I like about them is they hold the soap inside so as you scrub the dishes and pots, soap seems to continuously be coming from the sponge. I use much less dish soap using these sponges. They are going to last for a very long time, I am only on the first sponge and it looks like new." —stilljojo

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A flexible vent-cleaning brush, because it's actually *very* important you consistently clear out trapped lint from your dryer. Say it with me: f i r e h a z a r d. This'll make it easy to remember — and make the whole process super quick and effortless.

    Reviewer's picture of the vent-cleaning brush next to a large pile of lint

    This is also great for cleaning your dryer's vents!

    Promising review: "I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can't get any other way. I gave five stars for durability even though I've had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me." —ASF

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.95.

    17. A Shark steam mop reviewers say is worth every cent thanks to its ability to streamline deep-cleaning hardwood floors to almost half the usual scrubbing time. Suddenly maintaining beautiful, shining floors is always just one chore away.,

    It comes with three steam-level controls and a washable double-sided microfiber pad.

    Promising review: "OK, I admit it was an impulse buy. Wow, was I shocked when I used it the first time! Three dogs with a doggie door causes paw prints and dirt and it would take me up to three hours to really deep-clean my hardwood floors. From setup to cleaning, getting shiny floors took about 45 minutes! It was super easy and fast deep-cleaning!!! I really do believe whoever created this is a genius! Brilliant!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99, and get two extra microfiber pads for $17.93.

    18. A can of Bar Keepers cookware polish that'll remove food and grease stains before you even have time to say you'll let them "soak" for the next 87 years. Will this work whenever you....leave the grease there overnight (you're always just SO tired aren't you)? Yes, indeed.

    Reviewer's picture of steel pan with burnt-on grease and rust getting fully cleaned

    It's great for removing food stains, grease, rust stains, and lime buildup!

    Promising review: "I love this product! I recently got new pots and pans that I absolutely love. They're stainless steel and I love the way they look. Unfortunately, I've burnt something on just about all of them, but this really helped to clean them up. I put this powder on the wet pans and use steel wool to scrub out any stains. It's amazing! You don't even have to scrub super hard. Overall, I love this product and it will forever be part of my cleaning routine!" —KARINA

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    19. A pressure washer so you can keep your home looking clean and new, no matter HOW many storms or just general wear-and-tear comes your way. Splurging on this once for consistent maintenance > paying $$$ for pro services.


    Promising review: "After an easy and quick setup, I spent 30 minutes cleaning my 16x12-foot patio. It hadn't been cleaned since it was repainted three years ago. I used the turbo sprayer and it cut right through the dark discolorations down to the paint. The patio looks like new. This electric model cleans as well as the gas power washer it replaced." —G. Lentini

    Get it from Amazon for $187.72.

    20. An extendable duster for reaching your ceiling fan from time to time to get rid of any dust bunnies that may be growing up there. No need to balance on your tippy toes, dangerously perched from a chair. This'll take care of everything without requiring you to even strain your arm.

    Reviewer's picture of the extendable duster with Amazon five-star caption, "Goodbye, dust and cobwebs!"

    Promising review: "I didn’t think I could be overly impressed with a duster, but here I am! It’s very well-made…I’m surprised by the quality given it’s a very reasonable price. This cleans a lot better than other brands; one swipe and it reaches the highest points in my townhome. Don’t think about it — buy it." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A can of Easy Off oven cleaner, because this'll help you easily scrub away old, baked-on messes without a whole lot of *elbow grease*. Don't wait until you're moving to tackle old pie stains all at once — doing this every once in a while will be EASY, I promise.

    Did I mention it's lemon-scented?

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures (above) speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    22. A carpet and upholstery cleaning brush that'll give your car seats the occasional TLC they need. If you like your ride's interior to always look spotless, but hate taking it to constantly get professionally vacuumed, you just found your best bud.

    Reviewer's before-and-after showing the brush lifted and lightened stains on upholstered seats

    Promising review: "Coupled with a good interior cleaner, this product worked wonders! However, it is a bit abrasive so do not use it where you don’t want to risk scratches. I used it on my seats, and it ruffled the fabric but it was worth the risk of removing the decades old stains. It also removed some paint stains on my plastic lining and a mysterious sticky substance in my cup holder. This brush worked great." —Stevie Nicks

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. A grill cleaner so grill season doesn't have to mean cooking burgers on filthy grates — no matter how messy of a chef you may be. This'll make it incredibly easy to scrub away even the toughest of ~situations~ before experimenting with your newest kebab recipe.

    Promising review: "I tried six different products before trying this one and by far, this is the best one of all. I am the type of person who prefers cleaning the grill immediately after grilling. It loosens the debris off the grates easily and comes off easily. I like easy practical cleaning without the need to spend much time scrubbing. Try it, you will not regret it." —Fmcasado

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    24. A Hoover automatic carpet cleaner for not only drastically improving your old rugs, but *keeping* them looking absolutely spotless. This'll wash and vacuum, so banishing grime from your home takes extremely little effort.,

    It cleans your carpet *as* you vacuum like you would regularly — push to wash and pull back to dry. It comes with a two-in-one pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, an 8-foot hose, and an accessory storage bag.

    Promising review: "This is the best carpet scrubber I’ve ever used, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We have two dogs and a cat who all track in a lot of dirt, but it was no problem for this machine. The carpets look and feel new, and our carpet is old. The cleaner that came with the machine had a very subtle pleasant odor and it got the dirt out." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99.

    Just look at that bb go to WORK on dirt:

    Reviewer's picture of a large clump of dirt, hair, and grime with the caption "after vacuuming", and a smaller clump of hair and dirt with the caption "after washing"

    25. A pack of toilet-cleaning gel, because this'll help you successfully maintain a clean toilet with minimal effort. This'll subtly live on the side of the bowl and quickly become your *number two*. Meaning: your toilet is sparkling clean at all times, and you can take all the credit.

    Each application lasts about 12 days! Refills have six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills.

    Promising review: "Love these. They keep the toilet clean. So you squeeze this thick, nice smelling gel stuff onto the inside of your toilet bowl using the dispenser that comes with — easy. It lasts a few weeks according to how often your toilet is flushed. Each time you flush, water runs over the gel, cleaning the bowl and dispensing a fresh scent. I've watched as, ahem, dirty stuff stuck on the inside of the bowl gets washed away as the cleaner works its magic. I've used these for years and highly recommend." —Johnny's girl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.50.

    26. An adjustable blind duster that'll clean your window blinds and car vents faster than you can complain — just a few swipes, and it's back to the couch. Every single time. I promise.

    Reviewer's picture of blind duster covered in dust

    It comes with five washable microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A Blueland ~everyday clean~ kit so you can *keep* your entire home sparkling clean without any of the usual harmful ingredients. These are safe to use around kids and pets, are more sustainable, and will even save you some cash longterm thanks to the bottles' reusability.

    The full cleaning kit

    You can also subscribe and save for 10% off. You'll get three acrylic spray bottles, three cleaning tablets, one glass foaming hand soap bottle, one hand soap tablet, one silicone dish soap shaker, one powder dish soap, one steel dishwasher tablets tin, and 40 dishwasher tablets.

    Promising review: "I bought these with not much hope. I have been using them for a good two months now, and I want to say BUY IT! This is by far the best soap/cleaners/dish soap I have ever tried in my years buying soaps. I have sensitive skin and using any kind of chemical based soap causes irritation, especially if scented. But this has been the best soap I have ever used! I gave a hand soap bottle with refills to my mom, and she loves it so much that asked me to get her the rest of the products as well. You have two new lifelong customers now. Best of all, NO WASTE!" —Diana B.

    Get it from Blueland for $69.

    28. An outdoor cleaner for keeping moss, mold, mildew, and algae away from your steps, patio, walkway, you name it. It works on cement, stone, wood, brick, and even patio furniture so maintaining a clean outdoor setup is totally doable.

    Promising review: "I used the outdoor cleaner in a spray bottle to clean algae from my concrete bird baths. Tip the water out, spray the cleaner, let it sit a few minutes, and wash it out with a hose. Clean as a whistle. Love not having to use a scrub brush to clean algae from around the raised, ornamental parts inside the bird bath bowl." —Texas Bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $7.62.

    29. A pack of stainless-steel cleaning wipes, because this'll help you effortlessly remove fingerprints, residue, watermarks, and grease from stainless steel surfaces in just a few swipes. You know, the very things that are CONSTANTLY plaguing your beautiful fridge? No longer.

    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain, my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures (above), after just a few minutes of cleaning, my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.98.

    30. A swivel grout and corner brush that you can attach to almost any broom handle to sufficiently scrub away tough dirt or grime from any angle without having to get down on all fours. Weekly chores are suddenly a little less painful — no pun intended.

    The grout brush attached to a broom handle

    Promising review: "This works great standing up. I have very old and deeply-worn grout. Trying to get the floors clean was a hands-and-knees job. This brush cleans really well, is easy to use, and I am so glad not to be on my knees. Plus, I wrap a microfiber towel around the bristles and can then dry those really deep grout lines so the dirty water doesn't fill them." —OAH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A set of microfiber cloths so you can ensure a mark-free finish whenever cleaning mirrors and windows. These are totally lint- and streak-free — something paper towels could NEVER promise.


    They're great for windows or any glassware, too!

    Promising review: "I couldn't get my windows clean using cleaning solution, newsprint, and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I've ever cleaned. It's simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass, etc. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn't wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. They are truly, truly amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.98.

    Me looking at the...results...after using the mattress vacuum:


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