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

    Tidy your living space at the speed of light with a hard water stain remover, a touchless stationary vacuum, and more cleaning essentials.

    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 Wet & Forget shower cleaner that (gasp) you can literally leave and clean later. Instead of bending over a tub and scrubbing for eternity, all you have to do is apply to the grimy area, go do something more enjoyable, and rinse it away the next day.

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    Promising review: "I have been having shower draining issues so there was a build up of soap scum in my shower. I have a very weak stomach and cleaning the shower makes me physically ill. I have tried several products that have claimed to be no scrub/wipe but this has been the only one that has worked. I sprayed it after my shower and left it to sit until the next night. Found that A LOT of the grime had disappeared. Now, was it perfect? No. But I think with consistent use it will get there. Highly recommend this product." —KZ

    Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89.

    2. 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 $8.99.

    3. 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 $4.85+ (available in two scents).

    4. 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
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    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).

    5. 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 very 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 $17.77.

    6. 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 badly, slip into these slides for some fun.

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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 $18.99 (fits most adult-sized and kid-sized feet, also sold as a single pair).

    7. 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 $9.25.

    8. A bleach-based instant stain remover spray because mold and mildew don't deserve a hangout spot on your patio furniture, birdbath, 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 three sizes and in a four-pack).

    9. A bagless, touchless stationary vacuum so you can bid farewell to flimsy dustpans that make messes worse. Just sweep debris towards this high-tech gadget and it'll instantly suck it up for you.

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    After debris is collected into the vacuum's canister, an indicator light will turn on to let you know when the canister is full and ready to be emptied out. Pull the canister out and dump debris into the trash without spilling crumbs and dirt everywhere.

    Promising review: "Saw it on TikTok and knew I had to have one. I hate cleaning but get annoyed with the clumps of dog hair and bits of things on my kitchen floor...I usually just vacuum my tile with the vacuum which is a pain. This thing is so easy to just sweep things into and it sucks them right up. Sure it's more expensive than my actual vacuum but I've only had it three days and have used it two times." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $114 (available in six colors).

    10. Or 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 with a broom.

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    This set comes with the RoboVac 11S robot vacuum, a remote control (two 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 $137.98+ (also available in white).

    11. 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 the bathroom. I'm hooked!" —Randy Hall

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.76.

    12. 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 $8.98.

    13. carpet spot remover spray that'll clean the nastiest stains on your colorfast carpet, rugs, and upholstery. It'll quickly get 'em out without rinsing and vacuuming, plus it doesn't leave a sticky residue behind! 

    A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls
    A before-and-after photo showing a dark stain removed from a car seat's upholstery

    Reviewers love using this to clean their rugs and car seats (as shown in the before and after pictures above). To use, apply it to stains and gently blot the messy area with an absorbent cloth. That's it! 

    Promising review: "When my husband and I moved to our new home three years ago, we had a professional carpet-cleaning service clean our carpets. There were a bunch of dark brown stains that wouldn’t come out no matter how much the technician tried to lift up the stain from the beige carpet in one of the rooms. So I have lived with it for all this time. Then I read a review about this product and decided to try it. Well, I just received it today and was absolutely shocked when the stain was gone after spraying the product onto the carpet and blotting with a cotton towel. By far the BEST carpet stain cleaner I have ever used!!!! I highly recommend it!!! I am so glad that I took a chance and ordered it!" —Mina Goe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40+ (also available in a 2-pack, 3-pack, 4-pack, 5-pack, 6-pack, and 12-pack).

    14. A disposer foaming cleanser because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned out eggshells and other scraps from your kitchen garbage disposal 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: "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. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions, literally takes 5 minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. The smaller bag lasted me about six weeks, as I didn't feel the need the clean the disposal weekly like the packaging recommended. But 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! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.98.

    15. A bottle of keyboard-cleaning gel that looks like yellow slime and makes lifting up debris a more enjoyable (and efficient!) 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
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    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 $6.99.

    16. An air purifier because it'll filter out allergens, pet dander, and various odors from indoor air. It's designed to minimize up to 99.97% of harmful air pollutants, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, and smoke in your living space.

    white air purifier next to small dog in a plush dog bed
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    This air purifier makes minimal noise, has a timer you can set according to your schedule (2, 4, 8, or 12 hours), and has a sleep mode for nighttime.

    Promising review: "I suffer with allergies year-round and I have small dachshunds that like to run and play in the grass and then jump on our bed at night. After a lot of online research, I decided to purchase this air purifier. It has been a couple of months since I started using it and I have noticed a difference. The cool air venting out the top is an added bonus to keep the air moving while sleeping. I like the sleep setting and the option to turn off all the lights. I purchased a second one to place in the kitchen; it works fabulous at getting rid of lingering cooking smells." —R.Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99

    17. 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
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    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.

    18. 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 $7.69.

    19. 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
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    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 $16.97.

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

    Model uses extendable high-reach duster to clean hanging portrait
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    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).

    21. 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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    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Mallory McInnis swears by this tub cleaner and said: "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use."

    Get a 128-fluid-ounce bottle from Amazon for $29.88.

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

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    The only surfaces it doesn't work on? Silk, leather, suede, or rubber! Oh, and it's EXCELLENT for cleaning up that sticky, gross dust that accumulates around your kitchen.

    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 $7.87.

    23. A plant-derived all-purpose cleaner so you can tackle messes around the 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
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    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 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 $6.99.

    24. A cleaning paste that's popular on TikTok and will save you so much time — it'll quickly tackle stubborn stains on your stove, bathroom sink, kitchen tiles, and more messy surfaces at home. No more scrubbing and wiping for hours.

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    This all-purpose and vegan paste is great for removing rust, hard water stains, grease, and more messes around your home! To use, just apply it to a surface with a damp cloth, gently rub it in, rinse it off with water, and polish the area with a dry cloth.

    Promising review: "Amazing product. No chemicals, no toxic odor. Shower wall hard water stains completely wiped out. I used other products on my 10-year-old oven door and it never came as clean. First try, I wiped on, wiped off. (Recommended at least five minutes.) Second try, I applied Pink and left it over night. Baked on grit was softened enough I could use a spoon to scrape. End result...BIG DIFFERENCE. By far the best versatile, nontoxic, and gentle abrasive product." —ap808

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover spray so surfaces in your bathroom can get a deep clean without deep scrubbing. This formula kills 99.9% of mold and mildew and quickly lifts them away from shower tiles.

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    Promising review: "I live in an older apartment complex with the original tile and caulking in the bathroom and I’ve been battling mold in the bathroom since day one. However, I haven’t been able to get the dark color from mold out of the shower caulking until I used this Tilex! I’ve used every product and nothing has worked until now! I’ll definitely buy again and keep on hand at all times for my mold cleaning issues! Great product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two 16-ounce bottles from Amazon for $17.55.

    26. And a wow-worthy grout cleaner that'll probably make you believe in magic, because it'll remove years and years of dirt and grime from floor tiles. Yay, you've just spared yourself from a lengthy scrubbing session in the bathroom or kitchen.

    A customer review before and after photo of their tiled floor with dirty grouts and then completely white
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    Apply it to grout lines, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and agitate the grout with a bristled brush to lift all the nasty gunk that's been there for way too long.

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

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $19.95.

    27. cooktop-cleaning kit for the kitchen, because the burned food on your stove is an eyesore and a pain to remove, but this makes it easy! It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper that'll gently eliminate stains without causing damage. 

    Before and after of reviewer's crusted stovetop looking shiny and clean thanks to the cleaner
    Another burner on the same reviewer's stove that had burned on food bits that were totally removed with the cleaner

    Use this trio on a variety of smooth cooktop ranges, including ceramic, glass, halogen, and more!

    Promising review: "I had tried four different cleaners before discovering this one and I wish I would have found it sooner! All of that caked-on liquid that runs out of the pans and burns into the stove top while you’re cooking?? This removes all of it. It doesn’t scratch your glass top stove top and it leaves it looking brand new. I won’t ever buy another cleaner — this is it for me!" —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    28. A pack of AirPod putty cleaners to carefully (and quickly) remove all the gross gunk from your AirPods. Gently press a flexible square into one of your AirPod speakers, peel it off, and you'll be amazed to see all the earwax it picks up! (Peep at the amazing results below to see just how much earwax and debris could be lurking on your headphones...🤢)

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker
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    Cleaning tech gadgets (including AirPods) can be tricky, so use one of these putty cleaners instead of harsh cleaners or cloths to get the job done!

    Promising review: "I was shocked by how well these cleaned my AirPods after the first try!! Nothing else works as well! I used the AirSquares to clean inside my case as well. Will be buying again" —Amazon Customer

    Get 24 from Amazon for $16.99.

    29. A pet hair remover that'll immediately roll away lots of fur on your bedding and couch cushions. If your pet loves to leave a fluffy mess around your home, this reusable tool will be game changing for a deep clean (and score you extra-credit points for tidying).

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    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats, so here I am with two cats that shed like crazy. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush.

    "It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    30. And a pet hair remover broom so you can quickly sweep up all of your pet's fur from the floor. You won't have to grab a vacuum, plug it in, and use it around your home multiple times only to discover it DIDN'T get all the debris the first time around. 

    big pile of fur swept up by broom on carpet next to small dog
    same broom with small pile of swept up fur and debris on tiled floor

    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 $12.99.

    31. 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 deets in her full 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 $19.73.

    32. A blinds duster because it's been a minute since you've cleaned your window blinds, and you just noticed they're covered in gross debris. It comes with washable microfiber sleeves that'll effectively pick up dust *and* can clean the tops and bottoms of two blinds at the same time. 😲

    hand holds blue blinds duster to clean dusty blinds on window
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    Note: This isn't recommended for large blinds or straight blinds, so for those you may want to try a bigger duster, such as this fluffy microfiber one

    Promising review: "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 a duster brush and five microfiber sleeves from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    33. A sectioned hamper to make laundry day an easy, mess-free ordeal. Separate your dark and light clothes with ease so you don't have to sort through a giant pile when it's time to put everything in the washing machine.

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    Promising review: "I have been wanting this for a while now and I am SO glad I was finally able to get it! It’s very nice, and has a lot of room. I bought it because I like how it lets you separate dark, light, and colors as you’re putting it in the laundry basket (preventing you from having to manually sort through it every time you do laundry), but I was pleasantly surprised it does much more than only that! It also has handles and easily folds so you can pick it up and carry it to the laundry room, and on the sides it has three separate LONG pockets that are very spacious. This is perfect for if you’re washing, for example, a coat, and wanted to detach the fur lining on the hood so you wouldn’t forget later and accidentally toss it into the load, ruining the fur (which has happened to me before)! Very wonderful, time-saving, peace-of-mind-giving laundry basket! I’ll never be able to go back to a regular all-purpose laundry basket ever again!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors).

    34. A zero-waste dish block for your kitchen sink: Rub a wet sponge against it to generate soapy suds that'll quickly remove grime and grease from cups, plates, and utensils. You can easily clean dishes *and* cut back on using plastic liquid soap bottles.

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    Here's how to use it: Wet a scrubbing brush or sponge, rub it against the dish block to form soap suds, wash your cups, plates, and utensils, and rinse them off. This block can also be used to remove stains from laundry, wipe away grime from counters, and take off sticky jar labels!

    No Tox Life is a Texas-based small business that sells vegan bath, body, and home products.

    Promising review: "So happy to find the shipping material was also plastic free. This is my first dish bar that I’ve tried and I’m really pleased! I cut it up into four so I don’t have the whole block out (cut with a serrated knife when it’s fully dry). I use it with a bristle brush and it washes nicely! Sufficient suds and cuts grease, too. I am sold and will fully switch from liquid dish soap to this." —MM

    Get it from No Tox Life on Etsy for $9.98.

    35. Reusable microfiber glass-cleaning cloths you'll be glad you bought for wiping down light fixtures and other delicate surfaces. That trendy pendant hanging above your kitchen counter will be clean, shiny, and less dusty without a lot of elbow grease. 

    Dirty light fixture with three bulbs
    Dirty light fixture with three bulbs

    Promising review: "If you have any glass light fixtures in your home you absolutely need this product. I don't think the fixture was this clear even when I bought it — and the best part is I just used water and the two rags. 🙌🏻" —Lisa Collins

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $16.98.

    36. 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
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    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 $13.94.

    37. A rust stain remover that'll tackle the toughest red and orange spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. You'll save $$$ on bathroom repairs and spare yourself from a lengthy cleaning session that involves scrubbing and more scrubbing. Just spray, wait a few seconds, wipe with a cloth, and rinse!

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    Promising review: "Guys I was skeptical of this stuff, but for the price I figured trying it can’t hurt. I had horrible rust stains all over my bathroom tub because of an HVAC drain that drips into the tub if the AC is on. Everything was orange and it looked horrible. Bleach wouldn’t touch the stains and I was dreading having to put in the elbow grease to get my security deposit back. But lo and behold, I sprayed this stuff on and before I was even done spraying all over the stained surfaces, the first places I’d sprayed were PRISTINE. Literally the rust was just gone like magic. I stood there for a while watching the rest of it disappear. I don’t recommend that part because the stuff is FRAGRANT." —Courtney Popp

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    38. Bottle Bright tablets so you can get rid of gross stuck-on stains in your coffee tumblers. Plop one of these babies in, let them dissolve, and bam, you have a sparkling clean container again.

    Reviewers' before, during, and after photos showing a dirty interior, foaming liquid, and a sparkling silver interior with Bottle Bright tablets
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    Promising review: "I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, everything, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought another Hydro Flask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out completely, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8 (also available in a 36-pack and a 72-pack).

    39. And 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 $10.95.

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