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    23 Things To Help You On Your Quest For A Spotless Home

    Our homes are going to be sparkling from now on.

    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 pet-hair removing brush for easily maintaining a fur-free space, even if you allow your pets to sit on the couch. It's simple enough to use every day (which I know you will), so hair doesn't even have a CHANCE to reveal itself on any surface.

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

    2. An organic, citrus mint disinfectant spray that'll smell ~divine~ when you inevitably touch up your countertops twice a day to keep them perfectly glossy. This guy really gets you — it's designed to dry evenly *without* the need for wiping. It's powered by oxygen so it'll dry by itself without streaking, aka you can just spritz to your heart's content.

    The disinfectant spray
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    This is a great Black woman-owned business that sells name brand, all-natural, skincare, haircare, and home products. Everything is cruelty-free and made with plant-based ingredients.

    Get it from Olive Branch for $13.99.

    3. A hardwood floor cleaning spray so you can keep your floors in tip-top shape all the time with minimal effort. Just spray this, grab a microfiber mop, and voilà, your kitchen is constantly in full ✨sparkle✨ mode.

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    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 $5.48+, and the microfiber mop for $39.98.

    4. A can of Bar Keepers Friend powdered cleanser, because this'll help you make sure your sink looks just how you'd like: spotless and totally scratch-free. Reviewers swear its (bleach-free) formula brings their porcelain sinks back to practically new-looking after just one use!

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their scratched-up porcelain sink and then new-looking sink
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    It's also great for rust and grease stains!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight-up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with this to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, and to clean stainless-steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revere Ware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A ~doggy doormat~ for protecting your precious floors and furniture from the attack of muddy paws. Its microfibers actually absorb water and mud when your pup enters so it's not *quite* the usual battle of wiping them down every time they come in.

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    It also has a super grippy bottom so it'll stay in place *and* its microfibers are designed to dry quickly so you don't have a soggy entrance. Reviewers say they just toss it in the wash (but most air-dry it)!

    Promising review: "This doormat has been a lifesaver! We have two large dogs and live on a large property that is mostly just dirt and sand. Our hardwood floors had to be swept daily (even with the Roomba tirelessly running!) thanks to the dogs always bringing in the tiny bits of dirt before we bought this doormat. I had finally had enough and needed a solution. This doormat catches at least 75% of the dirt, mud, sand, whatever else they bring in, saving me from having to sweep every single day. It is amazing and leaves me super happy! The dogs also really love to sleep on it, which is great because it gets the dirt off their stomachs as well! Fantastic!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.65+ (available in sizes S–L and 13 colors and two shapes).

    6. A carpet spot remover for swiftly erasing any evidence of spilt drinks, pet accidents, or anything that else that usually causes your blood to boil. Just spray, blot, and thank the stars this exists so your rug can remain spotless.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of stained carpet and then almost totally clean carpet
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    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 $12.14+ (available in five sizes).

    7. An orange-scented wood polish because we know in your opinion, a clean home just doesn't look quite as impressive if your wooden furniture isn't in tip-top shape. This'll remove scratches, water marks, or really any sign of aging and leave everything looking practically new.

    Reviewer's before-and-after photo of their scratched-up wooden chair and then new-looking, glossy chair
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    Promising review: "This product exceeded expectations. Without even rubbing it in, it instantly refreshed the woodwork in my house, and in fact made the walnut stain look richer and better than it did when new. I tested it on a baseboard that was dusty and dirty (and which I should have cleaned first) and was surprised to see an immediate, excellent result. After cleaning the rest of the baseboard and then applying the orange oil, it all looks better than brand new and has not faded or evaporated over the last two weeks. The smell is pleasant and seems to improve the household mood. I highly recommend this product." —mmitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. An automatic scrubbing brush for eliminating the grout that's been bothering you for years — good thing now you have the perfect tool to really scrub it all away. It comes with a detachable oscillating grout brush to bring your tiles back to bright *fast* — meaning maintaining a flawless 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
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    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 $12.99+ (available in five styles).

    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.

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    9. A Hoover automatic carpet cleaner that'll truly prove itself to be the powerful sidekick you've always dreamed of owning. It washes and vacuums at the same time so dirt, grime, and hair have a 0% chance of hiding in your rug — talk about deep 👏 cleaning 👏.

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    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 $198.

    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"
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    Get it from Amazon for $198.

    10. 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. Basically the ultra clean person's dream come true.

    The full cleaning kit
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    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.

    11. An elevated "neat feeder" pet bowl, because this'll prevent food and water from flying all over the place every darn time your fur child eats. All of the spilled food is contained by this, while water drains into the catch basin. Your floors are now safe.

    Reviewer's picture of two of the feeding bowl sets
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    The design is simple: two regular stainless-steel bowls sit in the plastic container so that nothing can fall on the floor.

    Promising review: "I have a 200lb Neo Mastiff with lots of rolls and a whole lot of mess comes with that. I bought one for water and one for his food. After trying everything from deer feeders to the dog water fountains...this is the only thing that has controlled the mess. Food gets stuck in his flubber and would go everywhere and now I no longer have food in his water and the mess is a simple 30 seconds clean up. Love, love, love." —April

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two styles and colors).

    12. A deep-clean brush set for *really* getting to every crevice of your home and making sure there isn't a single stain, streak, or bit of dust to be seen. The set comes with a larger toothbrush-like brush that can tackle things like grout and shower door tracks, while the smaller detail brush comes with a wiper blade that can reach fixtures and super tight spaces.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two color combos).

    13. A pack of stainless steel-cleaning wipes that'll officially ban pesky streaks from your kitchen. These'll not only make it easy to polish any stainless steel surfaces, but *protect* them from future fingerprints, grease, and whatever else threatens the state of your fridge.

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    Promising review: "OMG!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I was starting to hate my stainless appliances because they looked so streaked and nasty! My niece gave me some to try and I can’t believe how good my appliances look now! They are beautiful and shining with my minimal effort!!" —Claudia Davis

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.28.

    14. An adjustable blind duster so you can clean your window blinds in a much more effective way than trying to tackle each one by one with a tissue. Just a few swipes with this, and they're up to your standards. I promise.

    Reviewer's picture of blind duster covered in dust
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    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).

    15. A washable floor mat, because this'll protect your floors from the peril of your lovable but MESSY child. They may be sweet, but they make you sweat every time they even look at the puréed peas. And! You can put this under them while they play and draw in the living room. Is this essentially a tarp? Yes. Will you be very grateful for it when you don't have to scrub your floor? Double yes.

    Reviewer's picture of the cartoon safari-themed floor mat under a high chair
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    Promising review: "Not just a food/high chair mat! My mom once said she used to put a tarp under my sister and I when we were eating in the high chair and I thought she was weird until I had my own kids. This is a great idea!!!! It's good for every meal or just the messy ones. It’s plenty big, but not excessive. But what I like the best is the grip. It has the sticky like a bathroom rug or grippy slippers. It’s not super thick so it can be washed with other stuff and not take up too much room in the washer. It is made of good material keeping your floors/surfaces clean and allowing you to do a quick wipe off and use again without fully washing. But my favorite part of what I realized is this will be great for arts and crafts activities as well as picnics. Use it to cover your table so the markers or paints don’t get all over or use it for a play mat at the park. It’s way easier to wash than a blanket or picnic mat. Totally worth it!!!" —Ty & Kylee

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in eight colors and patterns).

    16. And! A set of extra-large melamine sponges for when your child decides it's a good idea to draw all over the table. With marker. You are holding your breath while reading this. Just get these so your nightmare of living with a ruined table is no longer a threat.

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    Promising review: "This is the first time trying this sponge and it really is magic. My 2-year-old decided to draw in my table with permanent marker which wouldn’t come out easily. I had to scrub it a couple of times but I’m glad the sponge does work." —Jesty

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. An attachable drill brush so you can get to WORK on stubborn marks that won't let you feel perfectly satisfied with your cleaning. We have just one message for rust stains before banishing them — we mean business.

    Reviewer holding their drill with the scrubbing brush attached, and their shower with grout and then totally clean
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    The brush kit comes with three style of brushes: two for surface cleaning, and a rounder one for getting in the corners. The power drill is not included — but you can get a recommended one for $49.

    Promising review: "We have well water. We have terrible rust problems and I have never been able to scrub off the rust. Bought new sinks and tubs, and boom, the problem was still there. I couldn’t get it off once it would start. I bought Bar Keepers Friend and this drill brush. I am so impressed. I thought we were stuck in the cycle of just having bad looking things. Wow, it all looks brand new now! posted before and afters so you can see for yourself!" —Ashley Williams

    Get it from Amazon for 12.70+ (available in six brush types for different cleaning jobs).

    18. A set of microfiber cloths for a guaranteed mark-free finish whenever cleaning mirrors and windows. These are totally lint- and streak-free — meaning you'll be so much happier with all your hard work now.

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    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.

    19. A roll of reusable bamboo towels that'll seriously come in handy for anyone who cleans *a lot* by preventing you from overspending on paper towels (something you probably buy quite often). Plus! They absorb messes a whole lot faster than regular paper towels, meaning these'll save you time and money.

    The bamboo towel absorbing a spill
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    They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

    Promising review: "I am such a fan of these bamboo towels. I purchased six rolls a year and a half ago and just came back and purchased three additional rolls to eventually replace the ones that have been permanently damaged from staining, worn from over use or accidentally thrown away. I have so many left from my original order that I haven't even opened the three packs I just purchased, to be honest, I just want them on hand in case more get thrown away. As far as durability, these towels are thick enough to wet and reuse several times, and I find that using them sanitize/bleach combination keeps them from developing any stains. I would say that 95% of the towels that I still have are as white as the day that I purchased them, and I use them for everything in the kitchen, so they get very dirty." —Geekette

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    20. An all-natural tile and tub cleaner so you can finally have solid proof on how often you scrub your bathroom — it's not quite as satisfying when the tiles aren't blindingly white. It effectively removes mold, mildew, and rust, and leaves your bathroom smelling nice and fresh thanks to its tea tree formula.

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    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. I came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this." —Amber Erwin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three sizes).

    21. 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 nowhere near the cumbersome task you're used to.

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    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 $139.99 (available in two colors), and get two extra microfiber pads for $17.99.

    22. A self-charging robot vacuum for having a handy ally that'll work overtime to keep the floors free of crumbs, dirt, dust, you name it. It's even designed to be extra quiet so it can tidy up all the time without disturbing you — all that's left is to admire its work.

    Reviewer's picture of the vacuum filled with pet hair
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    It boasts powerful suction at 1300Pa for up to 100 minutes. It *also* has infrared sensors for evading obstacles, drop-sensing tech to avoid falls, and automatically recharges. You'll get a remote control, charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! Living with four roommates that don’t clean (two dogs, one cat, one lazy human), I needed some assistance in keeping my place neat and free of hair tumbleweeds. This thing is AMAZING. It’s sleek, quiet, and does an incredible job on my hard floors, rugs, and carpet. It’s very quiet, honestly I had it run at midnight last night with no interruptions to my sleep. The suction is great, and you’ll see the amazing little trails on the carpet that clean people like me live for. I even have a higher pile rug in my room that I was concerned about, but my little guy went right over it with no issues." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. A Squeegee broom that'll get every 👏 last 👏 crumb 👏 left behind when your child made a MESS eating their lunch on the couch. You're still emotionally recovering. Good thing this'll make collecting any evidence incredibly fast and easy — it also makes sweeping up spills and pet hair effortless!

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    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 $12.44 (available in seven styles).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.