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    30 Ridiculously Useful Cleaning Products For People Living In Small Spaces

    These cleaning essentials will get your apartment sparkling again.

    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. 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 tiny bathroom?

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    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.

    2. A pet hair remover broom, so you don't have to plug in a big vacuum whenever your cat or dog sheds all over everything in your apartment.

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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." —samsamsurecan

    Get a compact broom from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A compact washing machine, because hauling your dirty clothes to the laundromat is a project and you deserve to get all your laundry done indoors. Those quarters? You can finally add them back to your piggy bank.


    It can handle up to 13 pounds of clothes!

    Promising review: "This little thing is adorable. It washes clothes to its best little ability and does a good job of it too. If you’re like me and got tired of going to the laundromat every week, you won’t mind the few extra steps of putting the cloths through the spin cycle and rinsing. I did take the advice of several others and got a hose adapter to fill it with a garden hose from my sink which helped make it an easier process. I have the drain line running to a bucket and I empty it after the drain cycle completes." —Sammy

    Get it from Amazon for $175.99.

    4. 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. If you're over a soiled brush and stinky bleach taking up a corner in your bathroom, 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 $8.88.

    5. A pink llama duster that'll 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 your studio.


    Promising review: "This has made dusting more fun! It’s easy to clean it off, it traps dust well, and the way it bends makes it work well for many different areas." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    6. An instant carpet-stain remover for wine night spills and pet accidents. Buh-bye nasty stains and smells destroying your compact living space, it's been real.

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

    Promising review: "I have a 4-year-old and she decided to spill blue nail polish all over the carpet. I tried to remove it myself at first with some conventional carpet cleaner spray with no luck. It merely smeared it around and made it a bit worse. I let it sit for about a week and then ordered this spray. I figured I didn’t have much to lose. To my amazement it began coming out right away! It will definitely be staying around in my cleaning supplies!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    7. A robot vacuum, because it's been a minute since your floor has been free from dust, pet hair, and dirt. It can also clean in all the nooks and crannies of your home, just in case you forgot about those M&Ms you dropped three weeks ago.

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    Promising review: "The D7 is a beast! Nothing can hide from it, dog hair, cat hair, tracked-in lawn debris. It is terrific on wood floors, carpets, and area rugs. I own six R.V.'s and of the six, this one does the best job and does not get stuck." —Bed Bath & Beyond Customer

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $579.99.

    Read why one of our BuzzFeeders swears by this robot vacuum in "37 Cleaning Products You’ll Probably Be Glad You Bought Every Time You Use Them."

    8. A hair catcher that'll do the dirty work for you and pull out the nightmarish mess lurking in your shower drain. The best (or worst) 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.

    9. Reusable microfiber glass cleaning cloths you'll be glad you bought for wiping down windows. You may be facing the street or someone's living room, but hey, at least the view will be streak-free.


    Promising review: "I couldn't get my windows clean using Windex and newsprint and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I've ever cleaned. It's simply amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.98.

    10. A rust stain remover that'll tackle the toughest yellow spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. It's about time your tiny bathroom gets an anti-rust treatment!

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    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 $5.14.

    11. 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." —Movieluver

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. An all-purpose cleaning vinegar for gross messes at home. Made for multiple surfaces (hello kitchen sink and bathroom vanity), this formula leaves a sparkling finish and no residue. Plus, won't it be nice to not have to keep multiple cleaning sprays on hand?


    Promising review: "Love this product! It smells great and does a fantastic job of removing any grease and food from the counters and other kitchen areas." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in five scents).

    13. A space-saving air purifier that'll help minimize pesky allergens indoors. Dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander will not get in the way of your apartment cleaning spree.


    It comes with a HEPA filter that captures airborne particles lurking around your living space *and* easily fits on a countertop or table.

    Promising review: "I have bad allergies and after a recent sinus infection, looked into air filters for my bedroom. This little one is great. I've noticed a significant reduction in dust in general and when I wake up in the mornings this past week since I got it I've felt wonderful. I've been running it on medium and it does have some noise, but it's not much and personally it helps me sleep." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $59.99 (also available in white).

    14. A pair of colorful mop slippers, so you can work on your dance moves *and* clean up spills with minimal effort. Don't have closet space for a giant mop? Problem solved.

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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: "I absolutely love these! I kind of bought them as a joke. I hate wearing socks, shoes, or slippers, but I also hate dirty feet. These were the answer I was looking for! They are lightweight on my feet, hardly notice I'm wearing them, and by golly they pick up the dust and dirt that are dog leaves behind! They also wash very nicely." —Tim S.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. A set of 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 apartment-friendly 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 $11.95.

    Check out 23 Top-Rated Cleaning Products That Are Popular For A Reason for more must-have cleaning items.

    16. A skull sponge holder that'll make your dish companion look less ~deadly~ whenever you need to wash plates, cups, or utensils. It also doubles up as a cute decor item for your small kitchen.


    Promising review: "This is in the kitchen sink. The suction cups secure it well and out of the way. The design allows the sponge to drip and dry in the sink as opposed to on the counter. Ingenious use of a skull design. Love it!" —Caroline Sz

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A carpet cleaning solution you'll want to have on hand for messes made by your furry friends. Muddy footprints and pee stains don't deserve a place in your small dwelling.

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    Promising review: "Holy smokes, this is a miracle cleaner! My crazy dogs hate the rain and they have one spot that they always go on when they decide they are not going outside. I have cleaned the spot probably 100 times. I cleaned this area one time with this cleaner and my spot steam cleaner and it is completely gone! The stain and smell are 100 percent gone, not just covered up like before, completely and absolutely gone." —PLLane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (also available in a larger bottle).

    18. Stainless-steel cleaner wipes that'll give your microwave, fridge, and stove a shiny glow-up from fingerprints, grease, and gross residue. Your appliances will be *sparkling* in no time.


    Promising review: "The job this did on my stainless-steel refrigerator, which shows every little fingerprint, was shockingly good. I wasn't prepared for the thick residue each cloth leaves on application, but after I buffed off the residue with a soft cloth, the fridge looked amazing. It's sort of like shining a shoe, except it's in your kitchen. Really love these." —Jack Kirby

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $18.98.

    19. A hand-held vacuum cleaner with strong suction and a crevice tool for super tight spaces around your apartment or studio. This gadget not only picks up a lot of debris from the floor, but it's also cordless. You can finally ~pull the plug~ on that clunky vacuum taking up space in your hallway.


    Promising review: "This vacuum may be my favorite home item. We moved into a small apartment with hardwood floors (from a large apartment with carpet), and the cat was spreading litter all over the bathroom. This handheld vacuum makes it so easy to clean up daily and keep the floors litter-free! I would buy this a hundred times over." —Erin Gleeson

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98.

    20. A TubShroom that'll catch all your hair before it clogs up bathroom pipes. This mini tool easily fits in your tub drain and traps loose strands that may be the culprit for apartment plumbing issues.

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    Promising review: "I have long hair and I live with a hairy of a beast called my boyfriend. We had an issue with our drain clogging and the apartment complex came and fixed it, but said this would continue to happen. I saw this and thought it would be a great try. I clean out the TubShroom every month and we have not had problems with clogs since!" —ArtChar

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in five colors).

    21. A leather cleaner, so you can gently wipe away stubborn stains from your couch and give it a new life. Grime, oil, and dirt don't stand a chance with this formula, which will save you time and $$$ if your apartment-friendly sofa needs a deep clean.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I have a white leather couch that I was ready to throw out because it looked so dirty and dingy. It brought it back to life and really does look brand new. Didn’t take much effort to clean." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    22. A high-reach dusting kit to get your ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach areas in your studio spick and span. Put that step stool away and use this handy tool to wipe away dust and debris.


    You can reach up to 20 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.

    23. A Swiffer Sweeper set that comes with wet *and* dry cloths to handle any mess that pops up at home. It traps and picks up debris and common allergens that may be making your apartment so dang dirty.

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    Once you're done, you can easily place it in a corner or closet, since it doesn't take up a ton of space!

    Promising review: "I have used a Swiffer for years and after moving to our new home, we had to get another one. It's much more flexible to use compared to the conventional broom with brushes. The cotton pad can pick up most small dirt and debris from hardwood floors or in our case, ceramic tiled floors. The handle has a good amount of length and it's very flexible cleaning hard to reach angles." —HF

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A laptop cleaner, because when was the last time your tech gadgets were free from crumbs and fingerprints? This small device deep cleans screens and keyboards and can be stored inside a desk drawer whenever you need to use it.


    Promising review: "This is the second one that I have purchased because I love it! I love fact that it is small and compact enough to sit on my desk at home. I also enjoy the fact it is dual-sided, one side to wipe the screen and the other to brush away dust, dirt, and food crumbs from my keyboard. It is a great buy and worth it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    25. A wood polish and conditioner for your furniture, cabinets, and floors: This formula can be super handy if you have an older apartment, because it will help prevent wood from drying and fading.

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    Promising review: "I got this product a few hours ago from Amazon and now have shiny floors! It gave the really dull hardwood floors of my pre-war NYC apartment an impressive shine. A little goes a long way, I used only about two ounces to shine about 500 square feet of clean floors." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    26. A pack of heavy-duty cleaning wipes, because you never know when countertops, sinks, and other apartment surfaces will need an impromptu cleanup.


    Promising review: "These are the best cleaning wipes ever! I use them to clean everything, kitchen surfaces including stainless-steel, auto parts, sport shoes, and hands. They really clean kitchen and auto grease well, and don’t leave streaks on stainless steel." —D.C.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. A microwave cleaner and fridge odor absorber set that'll help keep your kitchen nook super clean. This dynamic duo gets to work on nasty food remains and odors, so you can get cookin' and not waste time tidying up.


    Promising review: "Angry Mom cleaned my microwave just as promised, and my fridge has smelled sweet ever since I put her friend (filled with baking soda) inside. Great products at an excellent price." —comstrat

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. 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 $17.50.

    29. And a daily shower cleaner that gives your shower a little pick-me-up and removes grime and water stains without rinsing. It'll also leave your bathroom smelling amazing.

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    (It's the middle bottle.)

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that is nothing but up-side. The bathroom smells good, but not in a chemical way. My tub is always clean with a just a few sprays as the end of each shower. No more scrubbing or feeling guilty." —Sozan Koki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.33.

    30. A household deodorizer, so your apartment can be free from nasty smells, including your pet's litter box, garbage cans, and musty cabinets.

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    Promising review: "Zero Odor really is what it says it is. I've used it in a small apartment with a little house dog, sprayed it on the carpet, in the trash can, even in the bathroom. Now with two little dogs and pee pads in a small house, we use it to deodorize. It really helps." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

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