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    32 Problem-Solving Products For Anyone Who Doesn't Have Time To Clean

    These toilet stamps, robot vacuums, and plant-based cleaners will ~do the dirty work for you~ in little time.

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    1. A phosphate-free surface scrub for messy kitchen surfaces. Made with plant-derived ingredients, this powder cleaner will remove everything from grease to sauce in minutes. That grime on your sink and stove top burners will be history in 3...2...1.

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    This scrub can also be used to clean bathroom surfaces, including countertops and tile!

    Promising review: "I normally don't review products but this time I'll make an exception. This product works really well. The stains in my kitchen sink were horrible. I sprinkled this stuff on used a scrub brush and amazing! This scrub smells great and does a bang-up job." —R.C. Jeffs

    Get it from Amazon for $5.09.

    2. A nontoxic dusting spray that'll help you quickly remove dust *and* leave your furniture smelling so good. Just spray, wipe with a cloth, and your tables will be free from gross particles.

    Clear and black spray bottle that says "Pardo Naturals Natural Dusting Spray" filled with yellow liquid
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned business known for their natural body, hair, and home products. If you're looking for cleaners, candles, soaps, and more products that are made with chemical-free ingredients, Pardo Naturals can help you achieve a more eco-friendly living space.

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in four scents).

    3. A FlexiSnake Drain Millipede to unclog painfully slow drains and remove gross gunk. This baby latches onto trapped hair and debris and gets 'em out, stat. Buh-bye loose strands, last night's toothpaste, and leftover soap.

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    Promising review: "It immediately latched onto the hair clogging my drain like some kind of an alien extraterrestrial creature. I was disgusted and amused at the same time. I tried it on my other drains and it worked well. This thing is incredible for removing hair In your drain." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A hard water stain remover for your shower door, faucet, and toilet bowl that still look grimy, even though you've tried cleaning them a million times. This formula gets to work on tough soap scum and water spots that won't budge, so your bathroom can look sparkling again in little time.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I just put it on a sponge and rubbed it on then rinsed. I don't know what is in here that makes it so amazing, but for water spots, glass, tile, and sinks it is great! I've already bought and gifted three bottles to my friends because I love it so much. I'm like a walking infomercial about it too because I will climb into their showers and show them. That's how exciting this stuff is. Worth every penny." —mel

    Get two-pack from Amazon for $29.97.

    5. An oven cleaning spray because last night's gooey lasagna mess isn't going to magically disappear by itself. Spray it on dirty areas, wipe away grime, and say goodbye to nasty food remains. You can finally enjoy your baked goodies without scrubbing the oven for hours afterwards.

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    Promising review: "Simply unbelievable. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves anything cooked on! Simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again!" —Andrew J.

    Get a 5-pack from Amazon for $49.

    6. Pumice stones to get rid of gross toilet bowl rings and hard water stains in your sink. They'll seamlessly remove grime from bathroom surfaces and don't require an army of cleaning supplies to get the job done. You can put away that brush and bottle of bleach for good.

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    Promising review: "The guest bathroom toilet had rings around the bowl for eight years that even straight bleach would not remove. I learned about these stones that promise to clean in a short period with no damage to bowl. Hard water stains, calcium buildup, and mold all gone in five minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    7. A tiny vacuum that'll suck up crumbs, dirt, and debris from all the nooks and crannies you don't want to spend time tidying up. This cute gadget is fun to use and will make vacuuming less of a chore.

    hand holds tiny yellow and white vacuum sucking up glitter from a red velvet surface
    Urban Outfitters

    Reviewers say this lil' wonder easily cleans up eraser shavings and other hard-to-see particles around your house.

    Promising review: "I bought this little vacuum as a joke but it actually helps me clean the dust on my desk. With the two different attachments it helps me go in between cracks and small spaces. Since it’s a small vacuum, the suction isn’t that strong, but overall it does the job.” —Urban Outfitters customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15.95 (available in three colors).

    8. An instant carpet stain remover for unexpected wine night spills and pet accidents. Just spray and it'll gently remove messes. Buh-bye nasty stains and smells, it's been real.

    On left, reviewer's dirty carpet before using instant stain remover. On right, same carpet with less discoloration and stains
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    Its formula deodorizes and prevents pesky spots from ruining your carpets.

    Promising review: "My parents' cleaner was at the house when I showed her the bottle and sprayed. Literally within moments the spot was shades lighter! We put more on and then did other parts of the rug. While there are still some dark patches, it is a gazillion times lighter than it was!" —L. A. Meisel

    Get it from Amazon for $5.87+ (also available in packs of two, three, and four).

    9. A bleach-free outdoor cleaner that'll make your stained walkway look like it was just redone: Use it on cement or stone surfaces that need a glow-up and you'll finally get to show off the outside of your house again.

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    Have more dirty outdoor surfaces? This cleaner can also be used on brick, wood composite, and patio furniture!

    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." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.98+ (also available in Ready to Spray, Small Concentrate, and Concentrate styles).

    10. Or a bleached-based instant stain remover spray because mold and mildew don't deserve a hangout spot on your patio furniture, bird bath, or cute outdoor sculptures. It removes stains from the toughest surfaces *and* doesn't require any scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "I have a small three-tier water fountain in my patio, naturally the birds in the community have come to rely upon it for drinking and bathing. I literally sprayed this product and walked away, I actually left it on overnight, I got busy with other tasks. When I checked back all of the mold was gone, everything, with no damage to the painted stucco wall or cement and no scrubbing literally spray and leave." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    11. A pair of colorful mop slippers so you can clean up spills with minimal effort *and* work on your dance moves. If the thought of doing housework is boring you so badly, slip into these slides for some fun.

    Reviewer wears yellow mop slippers on hardwood floor
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    These slippers work well for mopping up vinyl, wood, and tiled floors. Plus, you can pop them in the washing machine after you're done cleaning.

    Promising review: "My kids loved sliding around the house helping me with cleaning the floors! I sprayed a little floor cleaner down, put on some fun music and off we all went! It was a dance party that doubled as a house cleaning! Need to get a smaller size for my youngest, but other than that they were perfect! Highly recommended to help break up the monotony of housework." —A Winslow

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $10.69 (fits up to women's size 10).

    12. Toilet cleaning gel stamps, because your bathroom throne should be free from gross residue and rings. Stick one of these babies inside your bowl and enjoy a clean toilet for up to 12 days. You're welcome.

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    Promising review: "Wish I could've been the one to come up with this idea! Perfect daily maintenance cleaning solution for typical NYC-style apartment toilets that don't have tanks (i.e. flushometer). Makes routine cleaning a breeze and freshens bathroom. I'm hooked!" —Randy Hall

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.34.

    13. A robot vacuum cleaner to suck up pet hair, food crumbs, and dirt around your living space. Let this high-tech gem clean your dirty floors so you can tackle your to-do list that doesn't include sweeping.

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    This set comes with the RoboVac 11S robot vacuum, a remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of filters, four side brushes, five cable ties, a welcome guide, and a one-year warranty.

    Promising review: "Literally one of the best items I’ve bought off of Amazon. I have an English bulldog and now that summer is approaching, he’s shedding his winter coat. I let this baby go one round through my kitchen and all the hair is gone! It was able to pick up all the hair in one round while it would’ve taken me two rounds of sweeping! Don’t waste your time on other models and buy this one!" —hayden

    Get it from Amazon for $219.18+ (available in two colors).

    14. A wood polish and conditioner for grandma's vintage nightstand or your minimalist bookshelf covered in dry spots. It helps prevent wood from fading, so your furniture will look brand-new without excessive sanding or wiping.

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    Promising review: "I put this stuff on and holy moly did it work. All the dry spots just absolutely disappeared. The wood looks gorgeous — like new. I was so sure that I was going to have to do some sanding if I wanted the wood to ever look good again, so to say this saved me a ton of labor is an understatement." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $12.87.

    15. A disposer foaming cleanser because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned out eggshells and other scraps from your kitchen disposer without taking an hour? It's easy to use and looks like a mini volcano erupting from your sink. Your stinky drain will thank you for this foamy (and super clean) treatment.

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    Promising review: "I am super impressed with these! You just drop it in the disposal, run a thin stream of water, and turn on the disposal. It foamed up and burned right through all the grease in my disposal. It smells so much better too! I was a bit unsure at first, but it actually worked super well." —Movieluver

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.05.

    16. A bottle of keyboard cleaning gel that looks like yellow slime and makes lifting up debris a more enjoyable process. Instead of scooping out crumbs from your keyboard, you can now get your laptop clean in seconds.

    Hand lifts yellow keyboard cleaning gel from black keyboard

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! It cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on the keyboard or my hands and it's kind of fun to play with." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.77.

    17. A toilet wand so your toilet bowl can look like a sparkling gem. It comes with disposable scrubbing pads that help remove germs and get rid of stubborn stains fast. If you're done using a soiled brush and stinky bleach to get the job done, we hear you!

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    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, and we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and builds up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session." —Whitney

    Get a starter kit with six refill heads from Amazon for $7.96.

    18. Rubbermaid's Reveal Power Scrubber to get your grout looking like a million bucks again sans effort. Thanks to pulsations, this tiny tool will scrub away all that mold, mildew, and debris hanging out in your shower.

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    My colleague Natalie Brown swears by this cleaning gadget and said "This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all." Read more of her Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    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. TL;DR: This is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    19. A stainless steel cleaner and polish that's plant-based and quickly dissolves smudges on kitchen appliances. Coconut oil gives the polish its shine, so your dishwasher and fridge will be sparkling (and fingerprint-free) again in little time.

    Hand uses bottle of Therapy Stainless Steel Cleaner + Polish and microfiber cloth to wipe away smudges from the front of a fridge

    It also comes with a microfiber cloth, so you can avoid using paper towels!

    Promising review: "Just thought I would be doomed to a fingerprint-stained fridge for the rest of my small children's time at home. I have tried everything from sprays to special microfiber cloths, and there were always shadows of where the handprints and fingerprints had been. The very first time I used this, it cleaned off two years of three kids’ fingerprint smudges that I thought were permanent! It took a matter of seconds. Ah-mazing." —ZMomUtah

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    20. An air purifier so you don't have to sweep floors or dust surfaces every dang day. This device filters out pesky allergens, including pollen, dust, and pet dander, that may cause you to sneeze and feel congested indoors.

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    Promising review: "I live in Utah and have seasonal allergies. We've had a spike in some kind of pollen that sent me into runny nose and sneezing until my nose was bleeding a bit. I went home, and that evening went to bed where we have been using the Levoit. I got a wonderful night's sleep and woke up with no symptoms!" —jsmith

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (also available in gray).

    21. A pink llama duster to make you fall in ~llove~ with cleaning again. This fun tool easily sweeps up dust from photo frames, shelves, and other hard-to-reach areas around the house. The best part? No spraying or wiping required to remove debris.

    Pink llama-shaped dusters in front of llama art print on top of a table

    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our departmental mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. And he's adorably handsome." —Vegan-ish Mom Geek

    Get it from Amazon for $17.33.

    22. Or a high-reach dusting kit that'll get your ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach areas in your home tidy. Put that step stool away and use this handy tool to easily wipe away dust.

    Model uses extendable high-reach duster to clean hanging portrait

    You can reach up to 12 feet with this kit, which comes with three dusting attachments!

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed to clean the vents on my ceiling! I needed a retractable duster that could store easily in our small apartment, but is also sturdy enough to reach 15 feet without being hard to control. With this product I can literally sit on my couch and clean the vent from across the room (only joking, but pretty impressed). The attachments all fit well on the pole, and the angle attachment is great since our ceiling is angled." —Stephanie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A plant-derived all-purpose cleaner so you can tackle messes around home without using laureth sulfates or parabens. This formula has soap bark, coconut, and corn, which'll dissolve stubborn grease, sauces, and spills lurking in microwave at the speed of light.

    Model uses Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner to clean inside of microwave

    Promising review: "I just cleaned all of my floors and I can't believe how well it worked. Well worth the price, I initially bought it because I have a toddler and was fed up with all the harsh chemical cleaners, especially since much of the time they're playing barefoot on the floors. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I plan on making this my go-to cleaner." —air217

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $5.89+ (available in three scents and also in packs of two).

    24. A soap scum remover for times you don't want to spend hours and hours cleaning your bathtub. Just spray, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and scrub away nasty gunk with a cloth.

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    Promising review: "Our tub/shower has a grippy bottom and scum and dirt cakes on there easily. It works amazingly! I sprayed it on and left it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then I took a brush with hard plastic bristles (I believe a soft brush would have even worked) and with less than 20 minutes of scrubbing the entire tub and walls it was cleaner than when we moved in. The grime and scum almost like melted off." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 128 fluid-once bottle from Amazon for $29.

    25. A funny microwave cleaner that'll take care of splattered leftovers and dried-up goo chillin' in the corners of your microwave. Instead of spending time spraying and scrubbing, you can pop this lil' helper in there to take care of messes.

    Green and purple "Angry person" cleaner filled with vinegar and steam coming out of the head inside a microwave

    Pour in a mixture of lemon juice, water, and vinegar, place the "angry" figure in your microwave, and get a clean space in less than 10 minutes!

    Promising review: "This is a fun and easy way to clean your microwave! All you do is put some water and vinegar to the fill lines and then put it in your microwave for seven minutes. I just tried it out on my microwave and it worked great." —amyanothony

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. Goo Gone to lift sticker labels, chewing gum, and crayons from household surfaces and car exteriors. Raise your hand if you're done using fingernails (and your free time) to peel away gunk.

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    Promising review: "I bought this to help get some sticky junk left from Velcro on my motorcycle. I had tried rubbing alcohol and other tricks before using this stuff. Let me just say what a difference this stuff makes. All the sticky junk just wipes away on the first try. I didn’t need to soak it or anything. No residue was left behind at all and no damage to the paint. Best $8 I ever spent!" —Appleee

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    27. A red wine stain remover for sticky, hard-to-remove vino spills that get on clothes, rugs, or blankets. You'll be thankful to not have to do laundry all day or call a carpet cleaning company.

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    BuzzFeed writer Emily Shwake tried this stain remover and said "Afterward, there was still a faint outline of a stain on both the shirt and the carpet, so a few more applications might be necessary, but I definitely preferred this to any heavy-duty scrubbing that I would have otherwise had to do." Read more of her WineAway review.

    Promising review: "Amazing stuff that really works. I knocked over a full glass of red wine on a light carpet. Tried to use something else that made the stain much worse. We were out of town for a week and when I got back home, I tried this stain remover thinking it was too late for it to work. It literally made the stain disappear. So happy that I don’t have to live with that nasty stain another day." —Linar

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $24.93.

    28. A pet hair remover broom so you can quickly sweep up all of your pet's fur from the floor and not waste time vacuuming or finding unwanted debris around your house.

    Reviewer's black and yellow pet hair remover broom sweeps gray fur and food crumbs from kitchen tiles
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    This cleaning tool works like a magnet and picks up fur from carpets, hardwood, and more surfaces.

    Promising review: "Y’all. This broom changed my life. My dog sheds like crazy and I have tile throughout the majority of the living space in my home so I’m constantly having to sweep, Swiffer, vacuum, etc. to keep it hair-free. Well my friends, this broom darn well came close to getting all the hair off my tile, even did an amazing job getting hair off the rug. My mind is blown." —samsamsurecan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. Laundry detergent that'll get your clothes squeaky clean and wash away all that dirt, grime, and spaghetti sauce from last night's dinner without doing multiple loads of laundry. This eco-friendly formula is super gentle on your garments too, so you won't have to worry about bleeding or fading.

    Cardboard container of PUR Home lavender grapefruit laundry detergent with white dryer balls in a laundry basket of clothes
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    PUR Home is a Black woman-owned business that's known for their eco-friendly cleaning and home products. You'll find everything you need from laundry soap powder to disinfectant spray.

    Promising review: "I love this detergent so much! I almost didn't buy it because I prefer the unscented, but decided to give this a try. It's such a lovely and mild scent and it really cleans my clothes well. Favorite detergent by far!" —PUR Home Customer

    Get it from PUR Home for $12.95 (available in four scents).

    30. Melamine cleaning sponges for tough-to-tackle stains on furniture. Just add water and you'll make marker scribbles, soap scum, and grease disappear from your chairs, tables, and counters.

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    Promising review: ""I love these sponges. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and on the sides of the pool. But the use I like the best is to clean my vinyl wood floors. They get the spots and footprints off quickly without damaging the floor. I've use mops but they didn't remove what everyone had tracked in without pressing down really hard. These work quickly and efficiently." —D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    31. A washable grooming glove that'll give your fur baby a little massage *and* help collect all their fur that typically ends up on the couch. Yes, that means you won't have to wash your pillows again if your pet is shedding a lot.

    The grooming glove full of hair in front of a French bulldog
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    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan loves this product and said "My dog has recently started to shed, and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. I had seen this pet grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works. The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it!" Read more of her pet grooming glove review.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    32. And heavy-duty cleaning wipes so you can easily remove pesky stains from your countertops, car seats, and tools. They'll come in handy when nail polish remover, permanent marker, or bird poop randomly shows up on surfaces.

    Model wipes stain off of car seat using heavy duty cleaning wipes

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing!! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for awhile. Also, they smell fantastic, no chemical smell whatsoever." —Suze

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

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