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    32 Products Under $20 For Anyone Who Absolutely Hates Cleaning

    Blind dusters, pumice stones, and more cleaning essentials that'll take the stress out of mess.

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    1. A powder rust stain remover that'll tackle the toughest orange stains ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. If your bathroom looks like something out of a junkyard and you're done scrubbing it for hours on end, this cleaner can be a big help for iron buildup.

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    Promising review: "We have horribly rusty water, even with a softener. The night before my in-laws visit, I clean the toilet bowl, dump a bit of Iron Out in my toilet, add a few cups of water to raise the water line above the rusty ring, and let it sit all night. In the morning I flush and my bowl is pristine white again, no pumice stone scrubbing. Makes it look like I spent my time scrubbing instead of eating Cheetos and watching Westworld." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.23+ (available in four sizes).

    2. 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?

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    This kit comes with three different nylon power brushes for cleaning bathroom surfaces. Each brush has a quarter-inch quick change shaft that'll easy snap into a cordless drill.

    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!" β€”DJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three colors).

    3. 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!" β€”PUR Home Customer

    Get it from PUR Home for $18.95 (available in four scents).

    4. 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 *and* shiny without sanding.

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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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $15.43.

    5. Scotch-Brite nonscratch sponges that'll easily remove grease and food remains from kitchenware without damaging them. You can say goodbye to last night's lasagna without using a mountain of steel pads to get your pan clean again.

    A person using the sponge on a dish removing stains

    Promising review: "I cook a lot. My husband bought me all stainless-steel skillets about four years ago. I use the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge at least three times a day every day cleaning those pots and skillets. I have never had a single scratch in on any of them using the nonscratch sponge. Plus, instead of going through a box of steel pads weekly, this sponge outlasts all of them and saves me money. Also, when I clean my stove top, I use the same Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge and it has never scratched or harmed the paint on my stove (or refrigerator!). Excellent product, great price, and best of all, it is dependable each time I use it." β€”Kim

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.22.

    6. A jetted tub cleaner because your self-care time should be spent in a clean Jacuzzi sans flakes, soap buildup, and body oils. Run your water, pour in the cleaner, and turn on the jets to get a squeaky-clean tub in just 15 minutes.

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    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." β€”Kendell A.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A bottle of keyboard cleaning gel that looks like yellow slime and makes lifting up debris a more enjoyable process. Cookie crumbs, dog hairs, and dust balls lodged in your keyboard for will be gone for good. πŸ‘

    Hand lifts yellow keyboard cleaning gel away 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." β€”Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

    8. 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.

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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." β€”Movieluver

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.40.

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

    Hand holds brown spray bottle that says "Oliveberry No. 902 Disinfectant Spray"
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    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.

    10. A multi-purpose surface spray to lift goo, grease, and debris off of stainless steel, shower tiles, and glass stovetops that need a deep clean. All you have to do is spray, wipe, and that's it! No scrubbing, scraping, or applying layers of cleaning products to get surfaces in better shape.

    The cleaner being used on a glass cooktop

    Promising review: "Best cleaning product ever! I cook every single day, so you can imagine what my stove goes through. I tried so many products, and even home remedies, to clean my stove top, but was always only able to clean some stains off. But this product cleaned up every single bit of it, with no streaks left behind! Also worked wonders on my stainless steel fridge β€” made it look brand new! Definitely recommend." β€”Walmart Customer

    Get it from Walmart for $4.94.

    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." β€”A Winslow

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $8.99+ (fits up to women's size 10).

    12. A funny microwave cleaner that'll take care of splattered leftovers and dried-up goo (eww) chillin' in the corners of your microwave. Pour in a mixture of lemon juice, water, and vinegar, place the "angry" figure in your microwave, and get a clean space faster than you can say c-l-e-a-n!

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    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." β€”amyanothony

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. 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.

    Light gray pet hair and other grime swept up from a kitchen floor by the broom
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    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." β€”samsamsurecan

    Get a compact broom from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A bottle of dishwasher cleaner that'll wash away grease and lime scale buildup with ease and leave your dishwasher with a fresh scent.

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    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." β€”C. Costa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.77.

    15. 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.91.

    16. 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, permanent marker, or bird poop randomly shows up on surfaces.

    Hand uses heavy-duty cleaning wipe to clean stains off a car seat

    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." β€”Suze

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.98.

    17. 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." β€”Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. 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).

    19. 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!" β€”Randy Hall

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.34.

    20. 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. 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." β€”air217

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in three scents and also in packs of two).

    22. 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!" β€”Appleee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58.

    23. A screen cleaner because you've spent too much effort trying to remove fingerprints and dust that won't come off your laptop screen. This alcohol-free formula gets to work on your dirty devices and leaves them clean sans streaks.

    A 1-ounce bottle of Whoosh! screen shine and an anti-microbial cloth

    This screen cleaner can also be used on TVs and tablets!

    Promising review: "Wow I was surprised by how well my TV screen was cleaned. I hadn't even realized it was that dirty. I normally use electronic wipes, but they don't hold a candle to these." β€”Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    24. 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." β€”R.C. Jeffs

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    25. 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 *without* taking out a power washer.

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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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 32-ounce container from Amazon for $10.98+ (also available in Small Concentrate and Concentrate styles).

    26. A three-pronged duster so you can sweep up the gross layer of dust on your blinds with ease. Clip it on, move from side-to-side, and you'll get to see sunlight (and not a cloud of debris) when you open them.

    Model using three-pronged duster on blinds

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It works! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." β€”marionvgt

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    27. A multi-purpose cleaner that'll clean messy areas and look pretty on your bathroom shelf. Mouthwash stains, soap scum, and dirt don't stand a chance with this formula, which contains essential oils and distilled vinegar.

    Honeydipped Essentials' Sage + Citrus Multipurpose Cleaner spray bottle with lemon slices and sage leafs inside
    Honeydipped Essentials

    Honeydipped Essentials is a Black woman-owned business focused on wellness. They have an amazing selection of all-natural products, including soothing bath soaks, cleaning sprays, and more.

    Get it from Honeydipped Essentials for $16.

    28. 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. Wouldn't be nice to not spend hours scrubbing your messy furniture?

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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." β€”D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. An all-purpose cleaner to tidy all types of messes around home, like spills on the carpet, stains on the kitchen counter, and grimy streaks on windows. It even can be used with your laundry detergent if your clothes are covered in mud, wine, and dirt. (Just think of it as your cleaning fairy godmother) ✨

    Bottle of the sandalwood all-purpose cleaner
    Good Vibes

    This cleaning gem contains sandalwood (which smells so good) and vegetable-based soap. It's recommend you dilute this formula *before* cleaning any surfaces. Add a 1/2 cup of Good Vibes all-purpose cleaner to 1 gallon of hot water to clean cabinets, counter tops, floors, walls, and windows.

    Good Vibes is a small business known for their plant-based cleaning products. From reusable spray bottles to all-purpose cleaning solutions with soothing scents, you'll find eco-friendly cleaning goods that'll help you tidy your home.

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10.

    30. An over-the-cabinet organizer that'll prevent your curling iron, blow dryer, and other hair tools from turning into a tangled mess. Un-knotting cords will be the least of your cleaning woes after you get this storage gem for your bathroom.

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    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to! Before, all my hair tools were in a drawer and the cords were always tangled, but this metal basket minimizes clutter, keeps things organized and separate, and it also looks nice! It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable, as well." β€”Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

    31. A carpet cleaner to dissolve wine night spills, pet accidents, and mud tracks taking a toll on your carpets. Plus, you won't have to grab a steam cleaner or rinse with a cloth to make annoying messes disappear.

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German Shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping β€” this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I’ve become that weird lady that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." β€”L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65.

    32. And 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 dust-free without a lot of elbow grease.

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    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 it’s just using water and the two rags. πŸ™ŒπŸ»" β€”Lisa Collins

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $16.98.

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