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    29 Things To Help You Clean The Neglected Areas Of Your Home

    Including a tool to dust your blinds, drywall repair putty, and a solution to clean the jets in your jacuzzi.

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    1. A drywall repair putty, because the walls in your apartment are COVERED in holes and scuffs from rearranging your gallery wall a million times over. Now you might even get your security deposit back. 😎

    Promising review: "I had a hole in drywall from a wall anchor that had been removed. This product did exactly what I needed it to do with a minimum of muss and fuss, and no special equipment or tools. Follow the directions, use the cap edge to smooth it out, and it's just about perfect. I've since also used it to repair drywall that was damaged when an old vanity was removed, filled up the dent perfectly." —Barbara A. Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. A microfiber hand duster to get all those hard-to-reach places like your ceiling fan and the tops of your TV, cupboards, and picture frames.

    A person holding a red duster

    Promising review: "Great little duster! Collects dust like a magnet and it's easy to wash." —Nicholas Driscoll

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A weekly shower cleaner that *ahem* doesn't require ANY scrubbing. You just spray it on the tile in your shower, turn your shower on, and watch as it rinses away dirt and grime that's been hanging out there for WAAAY too long.

    A before and after of shower tiles

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this would clean my shower doors without me first scrubbing them first but thought I would give it a try. I started just spraying one of the doors so I could compare it to the other door. Within the first couple of days, I noticed it started working. I sprayed it every day and within a couple of weeks it looked great." —Gail Carnes

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    4. A pack of Magic Erasers because, unfortunately, a lil' scrubbing is actually necessary from time to time. At least with these, you'll get the best possible results for each unit of effort exerted — which is more than any other cleaning tool out there.

    reviewer photo showing their glass shower door completely clear on the left side after using a Magic Eraser, and covered in build up on the right side where they have yet to use the Magic Eraser

    Promising review: "This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere... walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets... everything looks brand-new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard water stains. Tried to show this in photo - left side is cleaned and right side hasn’t been cleaned. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

    5. A bottle of all-purpose cleaning concentrate with an emphasis on "all purpose," because it works great in *every* corner of your home. Just spray it on, let it sink into the dirt and grime for about 30 seconds, then wipe it all away with a cleaning cloth!

    three bottles of the all-purpose cleaner in different scents
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schuab and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. Each bottle of their pet-safe, nontoxic concentrate can fill a 32-ounce bottle once mixed with water.

    Promising review: "I just received my order. I’m so thrilled to find alternatives to chemical cleaners. And these smell FANTABULOUS!!! Even drinkable, though I won’t of course. I’ve already been going around the kitchen and bathroom spraying things to wipe down. Mmmm! Thank you for these super safe and super refreshing cleaners. Oh, and THANK YOU for the freebie 🎁 ~ the laundry soap sample!!! Totally unexpected delightful surprise!!! I’m looking forward to trying it." —Sandy Grugan

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $12.95 (available in three scents).

    6. A washable sponge that's actually designed to last upwards of a year (unlike that nasty, bacteria-ridden one you've been using for way, WAY too long). Aside from dishes, you might even consider using it to scrub things you haven't scrubbed in a while — i.e., inside your refrigerator!

    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    The eco-friendly invention comes from Sarah Dooley of Marley's Monsters. If you're looking for other sustainable supplies, you should also check out her reusable gift wrap, coffee filters, facial rounds, and nursing pads.

    Promising review: "I love these reusable sponges! They scrub food off easily and are very sturdy. I am so happy with the quality and the fact that I can wash and reuse them! Perfect replacement for disposable sponges and so cute!" —Kristen Velasquez

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $10+ (available in packs of one or three and three colors).

    7. A toilet bowl ring remover so you can stop gagging every time you go to use it. It also makes for a great arm workout! 💪

    Promising review: I had tried many other things to remove the stains, Brillo pads, CLR, and other cleaning solutions, nothing worked no matter how hard I scrubbed. With this, the stains came out completely within a minute of scrubbing with this product! Amazing, toilet looks new again, highly recommend anyone try this product!" —Michael V

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    8. And a bag of fizzing Johnny Drops to give your toilet a little extra something after you scrub those nasty rings out. We like to think of these as "a bath bomb for your porcelain throne."

    White bath bombs next to the brown paper bag packaging
    JuniperseedMerc / Etsy

    JuniperseedMerc is a Colorado-based small biz run by science teacher Tiffany Norton who creates all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "These work! Makes cleaning a breeze, fresh scent and not overpowering or like heavy perfume. The environmental friendly packaging a true plus. I will be back for more!" —Jeanne Harrington

    Get it from JuniperseedMerc on Etsy for $2.50 (also available in a pack of five for $10).

    9. A dryer lint brush, because even though you clean out the lint trap *every* time, there's likely SO much more hiding in your dryer gap and exhaust port. This tool makes it easy to get all that yuckiness out, and will leave you feeling like your clothes are extra clean the next time you dry a load.

    reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazard and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

    10. An oven cleaner to remove grime, stains, and caked-on food — all in a matter of minutes.

    reviewer photo showing oven door revealing caked on grime on one half of it and a clean surface on the other half

    Promising review: "WOW! This works wonders! This product is so easy to use. You really just need to spray, wait a few minutes, and you can literally wipe off the grease! I highly recommend it." —Sadys Ford

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21.06.

    11. A splurge-worthy robot vacuum that does all the dirty work for you. It'll even slide right under your coffee table and suck up all your TV-watching dinner crumbs, because who knows when the last time was that you *actually* moved it to clean under there.,

    Promising review: "Just swept and vacuumed my house yesterday and ran the Roomba for 20 minutes today, LOOK how much hair it found. In 20 minutes! I was on the fence about buying it and SO glad I did. Just got it today but so far so good! It’s amazing!" —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (originally $279.99).

    12. Glisten Disposer Cleaner to scrub away tough grunge and odor-causing build-up from sidewalls, blades and under the splashguard with its foaming formula.

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks - only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried and true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    13. A bottle of So Phresh cleaning concentrate you can dilute and use on everything from your cabinets to your walls to the dash in your car.

    the 16.9-ounce bottle of all-purpose cleaner concentrate

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned business based in Philadelphia. And, if you're tired of all your cleaning products smelling like chemicals and citrus — don't fret! Their plant-based, all-purpose cleaner comes in a handful of fresh scents from sandalwood to frankincense and myrrh.

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product. All of the scents are honestly DIVINE — I love this particular scent for laundry! I have tried so many natural laundry solutions and nothing leaves the clean smell like this. You have a customer for life. Please make room deodorizing sprays! :)" —Rainbow Rae

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10.

    14. A rust stain remover, perfect for anything with an orange hue that probably shouldn't have one. 🍊

    If your shower looks like this, you must really, really hate cleaning.

    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands-down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $12.97.

    15. Bissell Stomp & Go Cleaning Pads that might just be the most fun cleaning product you'll ever buy. You know that giant coffee stain you've been covering with up with a side table for the past six months? Yeah, these'll finally take care of that once and for all.

    reviewer photo showing cleaning pads on their carpet and visibly cleaner spots where the pads have already been applied

    Promising review: "These things saved me from replacing my entire upstairs carpet! We had already replaced one section before finding these and were worried we’d have to replace another section at a cost of $3,000. Stomp and leave it for 24 hours and I was amazed to see my carpet was its original light cream color. I now stock a box of these and have told every one of my pet-owning friends about them. I’ll never spend hours scrubbing the floor or carpet shampooing again!" —findingk8

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. A stainless steel cleaner to instantly wipe away those mysterious streaks and smudges that somehow always appear on your fridge, oven, and in your sink.

    reviewer before-and-after photo showing their stainless steel sink looking brand new after using stainless steel cleaner

    It also comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth!

    Promising review: "When this arrived, I couldn't wait to get this out of the box and use it! It worked like a charm — gave a streak-free clean, and smells amazing! I joked with my brother and said, 'you know you're an adult when you get excited about cleaning products.' Also cool that the company is based in New Hampshire, where I was born and raised!" —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    17. A bottle of red wine stain remover, because that stain on your couch looks a bit like a crime scene. Best of all, you won't be embarrassed anymore when someone moves the throw blanket you've strategically placed to cover it up.,

    If you, like me, are a notorious spiller, this post might be of interest to you.

    Promising review: "If you are thinking of buying this stuff: BUY IT!!! The individuals who formulated this stuff are truly geniuses. I had a wine-spillage catastrophe when my French bulldog puppy ran into my cheap coffee table and my full post-work glass of Pinot noir went flying all over the only nice piece of furniture I own. After about 45 minutes of spraying and blotting, I was able to get my nice chair to be white again!!! Don’t get me wrong, it requires some serious saturation so I would recommend buying more than one bottle. I’m so thankful I had a full 3/4 a bottle on-hand. Thank you Wine Away for saving my nice chair and my sanity." —Caroline Symcox

    Get it from Amazon for $12.33.

    18. A grout cleaning pen to restore your grout tile lines and instantly take your bathroom from drab to fab.

    reviewer photo showing half of the grout lines in their shower restored after using the pen

    Promising review: "Best product! I wish I had thought to take 'before' pictures! My house was built in the early 1960s and the bathroom grout was becoming discolored in spots. I had used every product on the market before buying this pen to see if I could brighten the grout with no luck. I could have just saved so much money if I had went with the pen in the first place! It worked throughout the shower with more product to go! Easy to clean up and lasts a while!" —Kelli

    Get one on Amazon for $8.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    19. A pack of Keurig-cleaning cups because, despite all the deliciousness that comes out of that glorious machine, there's likely a whole lot of grime and gunk hiding on the inside that has no business being in your morning coffee.,

    Promising review: "I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging, causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!" —Corey West

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    20. A set of drill brushes for anyone who's seriously looking to take their cleaning game to a whole new level. They're great for cleaning things like tile, grout, door tracks, and even... stovetops!?

    Ok, so the drill is NOT included. This is just a set of three brushes that attach to your drill, or this one you might wanna buy.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand-scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door... everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    21. A jetted tub cleaner, because you have no idea what's hiding in those jets of yours. Better to just do the dirty work now, rather than find some unwanted surprises the next time you're trying to take a relaxing evening bath.

    Promising review: "Works better than anything else we have tried on our six-foot jetted hot tub. We have well water with lots of minerals. Oh Yuk gets the crud out fast and rinses easy. Been using it for three years and nothing else comes close." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. An odor-eliminating spray designed to obliterate stains AND stenches. Your whole, I'll clean it later approach only works for so long, until a nauseating smell start wafting through your home...

    model using the spray

    Promising review: "Unbeknownst to us, our senior cat had been peeing on two brand-new large shag area rugs. The first one I gave up trying to clean and purchased a new one. I just realized last week she has been peeing on another shag rug and I started crying. It’s the worst smell ever! I can’t keep purchasing new rugs until she dies. After scouring Google, I found that this product kept being mentioned as the best enzyme cleaner, which I never knew was a thing. My order arrived at 6 p.m. today and we went right to work. By 6:30 I was almost in tears, the smell was gone! The other rug I gave up on, I threw in the garage intending to try and power wash it in the spring to maybe salvage as a basement rug. But now I’m bringing it in the house to treat and put back into a bedroom. I can’t believe how well it works! I can’t believe how fast it works! I can’t believe how good it smells and I am so thankful for this product!" —J. A. Merryweather

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    23. Or this instant spot remover if you need more help with the stain than the smell. BTW, have you ever checked your mattress for stains? Who knows what's under all those linens... Might be worth taking a peak. 🥴

    And if you do happen to find some unsightly stains, this spot remover is sure to do the trick. 👍

    Promising review: "Several year old stains came out of this mattress within seconds! No vigorous scrubbing for minutes on end — just a few wipes and you can see results!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $11.97.

    24. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets because, yes, your dishwasher does need to be cleaned occasionally despite the fact that its literal job is to wash the things you put inside it.

    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "I am skeptical by nature and have an older machine that was stained from years of use. We have very hard water in our region which makes it even more difficult to clean things. These tablets were like rid of years of hard water use deposit with one try. Truly impressed. You can bet this is going to be a monthly routine from now on." —Amazon Customer, 3/12/2021

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    25. And washing machine tablets to eliminate any mold or mildew secretly waiting to stink up your favorite hoodie.

    THAT came out of a washing machine!? Like, how. Pls explain.

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh tablets left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, but it also eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.80.

    26. A blind cleaner brush because those lil' plastic things can get suuuuper D-U-S-T-Y!


    Promising review: "Where has this tool been all my life? This is a quick, inexpensive way to clean vinyl blinds. The tool is so easy to use that we have added the chore to my 9-year-old son’s list. We also use it on our metal indoor heat/air vent. Love that the tool comes with washable replacement dusters." —mastermom

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A pet hair removal tool that's basically a heavy-duty lint roller. BUT, you can use it over and over again because it doesn't use sticky pads — just empty out the roller trap after each use. Magic.,

    Promising review: "I have searched and searched for a pet hair remover for my furniture that actually works — this is it. It removes all the hair quickly and fully and self cleans. It is so much easier than the disposable rollers — not to mention cheaper and more environmentally friendly. I have ditched those altogether. I’m buying two more for other rooms in my house. Amazing success!!!" —Sophia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    28. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that make cleaning your water bottles and tumblers less of a headache. If you're the person who just "rinses out" their reusable water bottle once a month with, well, more water, your bottle is likely filled with unwanted bacteria and grime.

    a stained mug before, during, and after cleaning tablets have been inserted, revealing mug is stain-free after use

    These tablets put in all the elbow grease so you don't have to. No scrubbing, stirring, or washing — simply drop them in your bottle with some water and *poof* all the bacteria and grime is gone. They're also biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "I have achieved this level of clean by hard scrubbing with tons of vinegar and baking soda, but these tablets just pop in and do all the hard work for you. I drink tea every day but it stains my cup. This has infinitely extended the life of my mugs." —Erin Fleming

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    29. A water mark removing cloth because you're always spilling drinks down the side of your nightstand (that just so happens to be a family heirloom) and you need to get it back in shape before your mother comes over next weekend and discovers your reckless ways.

    Promising review: "Worked wonders! I spilled nail polish remover on my nightstand. This worked like magic! Just rub lightly with the cloth." —JMac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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