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    Updated on Oct 15, 2020. Posted on Oct 5, 2020

    29 Inexpensive And Effective Products For Anyone Who Hates Cleaning

    Tackle stubborn messes with mop slippers, llama dusters, and pet hair brooms galore.

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    1. 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 for hours or call a carpet cleaning company.

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    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 2-pack from Amazon for $13.50.

    Read more about this handy cleaner in We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked.

    2. A tiny vacuum that'll suck up crumbs, dirt, and debris from all the nooks and crannies you don't want to tidy 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 (available in three colors).

    3. Goo Gone to easily lift sticker labels, chewing gum, and crayons from household surfaces and car exteriors. Raise your hand if you're done using fingernails 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!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    4. A pair of colorful mop slippers so you can work on your dance moves *and* clean up spills with minimal effort.

    Reviewer wears yellow mop slippers to clean a 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! Highly recommended to help break up the monotony of housework." —A Windslow

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $9.34 (one size fits all).

    5. A wood polish and conditioner for grandma's vintage nightstand or your minimalist bookshelf. It helps prevent wood from fading and drying, so your furniture will look brand new without sanding.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 $13.41.

    6. Laundry detergent that'll get your clothes squeaky clean and wash away all that dirt, grime, and spaghetti sauce from last night's dinner. 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 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 $16.95 (available in three scents).

    7. An oven cleaning spray because last night's gooey lasagna isn't going to magically disappear by itself. Simply 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.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 it from Amazon for $16.51.

    8. A set of pan scrubbers for seamless post-dinner cleanups. Your hands (and cookware) will thank you for scrubbing away olive oil, curry sauce, and butter from a *safe* distance.

    Hand holds white and green scrubber on a black pan to remove grease from it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I always use a dish brush in my kitchen sink. I'm not sure how people don't! I've been impressed with the stiffness of the bristles and how they have held up overall. The flat edge of the scraper is also a bonus. Don't spend ridiculous amounts of money on some brand-name dish brush. These are a great buy and will get the job done!" —Caroline C.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    Read more about why you should opt for a sponge alternative in this kitchen cleaning article.

    9. A pet hair remover broom so you don't have to plug in the vacuum whenever your cat or dog sheds all over everything.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    This cleaning tool works like a magnet and picks up fur from carpets, hardwood, and more.

    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 a compact broom from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A funny microwave cleaner that'll take care of splattered leftovers and dried-up goo (eww) chillin' in the corners of your microwave.

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

    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.

    11. An air purifier so you can stop sneezing and having congestion indoors. This device filters out pesky allergens, including pollen, dust, and pet dander, so you can breathe better and not have to clean every dang day.

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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.

    12. Flower toilet cleaning stamps because they provide a deep clean *and* they'll leave your bathroom throne smelling like roses. Stick one of these babies inside your toilet bowl and lengthen the time between cleanings.

    Pink flower toilet stamps around a clean white toilet bowl
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    Promising review: "This toilet seal is really good. Because it has a good smell, it does not need to be cleaned every day, and I do not worry about getting my hands dirty when cleaning the toilet. In short, this is exactly what I need. It's really great." —Sunny W

    Get 24 stamps from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. An instant carpet-stain remover for wine night spills and pet accidents. Buh-bye nasty stains and smells, it's been real.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Its formula deodorizes and prevents pesky spots from ruining your carpets.

    Promising review: "My parent's 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 $8.59.

    14. A set of adorable cat scrubbers so ~purr-fect~ for cleaning up dirty dishes. Add these felines to your counter lineup, stat.

    Set of four brown, black, white, and light blue cat scrubbers in a circle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These sponges are super cute and to my surprise work pretty well. The scrubber side hold soap better than the sponge side which ends up working well and the sponge side is kind of scratchy. At first I didn’t think they would work, but I figured them out and they’re great for a quick prewash before the dishwasher!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in a blue and brown set).

    15. A hair catcher that'll do the dirty work for you and pull out the nightmarish mess lurking in your shower drain. The best part? Watching this cute tool ~bloom~ with all the gross hair that was blocking your pipes.

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    Promising review: "This will make your life so much easier and better. I didn't realize how much hair got down the drain, as I am careful with my hair and take it out when I am done. Apparently so much more gets through than I imagined. You literally have to pick it up and pull and it easily comes up with all the gross hair on it." —John Burke

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. A jetted tub cleaner because your self-care time should be spent in a clean Jacuzzi sans flakes, soap buildup, and body oils.

    Jetted tub cleaner lifts up dirt and debris from the drain of a reviewer's hot tub
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Run your water, pour in the cleaner, and turn on the jets to get a squeaky-clean tub in just 15 minutes.

    Promising review: "I hate filling the tub to take a bath and turning the jets on, only to see green specks of grime shoot out. This product left me with no grime, no dirt, just crystal clear water. I definitely recommend for anybody looking to clean the internals of their jetted tub." —Kendell A.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    17. A rust stain remover to tackle the toughest yellow spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. You'll save $$$ on bathroom repairs in no time.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Iron Out was literally spray, spray, and spray, wipe to spread the product evenly, and walk away. It started working almost immediately. I went and made a pot of coffee, played with the dog for a few minutes, and by the time I came back my shower was white! Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product."—Jessica B.

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $10.31.

    18. A disposer foaming cleanser because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned out eggshells and other scraps from your kitchen disposer? 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.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 pack of four from Amazon for $5.80.

    19. A nontoxic disinfectant spray that smells heavenly and takes care of the dirty work for you. This citrusy formula removes messes from nonporous surfaces and dries quickly, plus you won't have to wipe away everything!

    Hand holds bottle of Olive Branch No. 903 Disinfectant Spray in Citrus Mint
    olivebranchgreenbeauty/Instagram / Via instagram.com

    Olive Branch is a Black woman-owned business known for its all-natural home, skincare, and haircare products. Each item is cruelty-free, contains plant-based ingredients, and has an amazing scent.

    Get it from Olive Branch for $13.99.

    20. A Scotch-Brite lint brush to roll away all the pet fur lingering on your couch, bedding, and clothes. With a double-sided head and strong fibers, you can easily remove your fur baby's hairs from just about everything.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "My favorite lint brush ever. Works amazingly. Each side removes lint in the opposite direction so you can stick it into the creases of the couch and clean with one swipe. I have two Poms and this is a life saver for when they shed. I’m going to buy another one." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $6.27.

    21. A bottle of keyboard cleaning gel that looks like yellow slime and makes lifting up debris a more enjoyable process.

    Yellow keyboard cleaning gel lifts debris from a black keyboard
    Amazon

    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." —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. A water bottle cleaner for your portable drink containers that gets in all the crevices and prevents germ buildup. Spare your hand-washable mugs from a dishwasher trip and opt for this helper instead.

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    Promising review: "I am obsessed with my travel mug, which I wash by hand daily, but it's tall and narrow so I can't quite get leverage with a sponge inside the bottom of the insulated bottle. I didn't want a scratchy nylon brush or a sponge tip that would hold germs or wear out, so I tried this silicone option. It's the perfect length and texture to effectively clean out any trace coffee (with cream and sugar) film. Glad I got it!" —bruyere

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. 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.

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

    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 $14.50.

    24. A bottle of dishwasher cleaner that'll wash away grease and lime scale build-up with ease and leave your dishwasher with a fresh scent.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This has been the most effective dishwasher cleaner that I have ever used. Easy to use, and does the job at a great price. This stuff really cleans out that old dishwasher 'funk' that happens after having a dishwasher for 10+ years. It even improved the quality of the cleaning of dishes, which was a claim I was skeptical about, but it actually seemed to de-scale the sprayers and drains." —C. Costa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.77+ (also available in a two-pack, three-pack, and four-pack).

    25. 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 uses Tub O' Towels Heavy Duty cleaning wipe to get mud stains off a black car seat
    Amazon

    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 $11.94.

    26. A fireplace cleaner for your dirty mantel that's in need of some tidying before the weather gets colder. This brush and cleaner combo tackles hard-to-remove soot and smoke stains.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 $18.10.

    27. An all-purpose power scrubber cleaning kit so you can get rid of gross grime stuck in shower door tracks, tubs, and sinks. Use the kit's three brushes with a cordless drill to clean different surfaces. What can be more fun than drilling away all the stomach-churning debris from your bathroom?

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm not a lazy person normally, but when it comes to cleaning my bathroom, I can find just about any reason you could think off to do it another time. It got so bad that I went on amazon looking specifically for a power scrubber. I received this kit and immediately got the cordless drill out. Think power waxing but in the bathroom!" —DJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    28. 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 gook with a cloth.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 $31.88.

    29. 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.

    Natalie Brown/BuzzFeed

    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 $20.25.

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