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    If You Don't Already Have These 27 Cleaning Products, You May Want To Buy 'Em

    I'm telling you, a red wine stain remover and grill cleaner is soooo worth it.

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    1. 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 buildup. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "Worked very well! We’ve lived in our home a while, and small remedies haven’t done much to help clean the dishwasher. I finally decided to give a cleaner a try, and this one worked exceptionally well. I definitely will be getting more when I run out to help maintain a cleaner dishwasher!" —chocobeanie

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

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

    Product photo showing a model place Affresh washing machine tablets into their washing machine

    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 $11.99.

    3. A bottle of red wine stain remover if you tend to spill more than you sip. So please, stop panicking — this spray *actually works* and will prevent you from having to pay $$$$ to replace your carpet. Everybody makes mistakes!

    Promising review: "I spilled red wine on my new white shirt and after feeling sad and mopey, I decided to try this! It worked like a charm, the stain came out and it was a good price. Instead of trying to get your shirt dry cleaned try this first because it will save you time and money!" —Cora S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.23.

    4. Bissell Stomp & Go Cleaning Pads that are equally effective at removing pet hair and stains from your carpet as they are a cathartic activity. All you have to do is lay these little sheets on your carpet and stomp your heart out to release the cleaning chemicals. I literally can't think of anything more therapeutic than stomping on the floor while ALSO restoring my carpet to its original hue.

    Reviewer photo showing a before-and-after of the effectiveness of Bissell Stomp N' Go strips to clean and restore their stained carpet

    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.

    5. A TubShroom, because constantly using store-bought drain cleaners is like pouring money down the drain. Pun intended.

    You can also get a SinkShroom for your kitchen and bathroom sinks!

    Promising review: "I have saved SOOOOOO much money on drain cleaner because of this. My husband has THICK curly hair and other hair trappers were failing to catch half of it. So I was spending $10-20 a month on drain cleaner. Now, we're keeping the drain clear of hair." —Cecillia J

    Get one from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. Or Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver if you're looking to do one last rinse before you buy a TubShroom. This stuff will blast away any hair, grease, soap and other gunk clogging up the drains in your bathroom or kitchen.

    Reviewer photo showing Green Gobbler drain clog dissolver bottle highlighting its different functions

    Promising review: "OK... So I have to do a little review on this product BECAUSE I have had a stopped-up kitchen sink and have LITERALLY tried EVERYTHING down to the industrial products with NO luck. I decided to go on Amazon and read a few reviews. This is the one I decided to go with. I only used one chamber, let it sit for an hour, and then used boiling water. My sink is NO LONGER stopped up!!! I saved a plumber bill and this was $11.97. HUGE win for this woman!!" —Tabpeach

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

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

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after using the Grout Pen on their bathroom floor. The stains on the grout are visibly gone and entire tile flooring looks considerably cleaner and newer.

    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).

    8. A toilet bowl ring remover that'll have your porcelain throne shining bright like a diamond.

    Promising review: "When we bought our previously owned condo, all three of the toilets had a permanent dark ring. I must have tried at least six different cleaning products that claimed to eliminate rings. None worked. I was actually considering buying new toilets as the ring was embarrassing to me. A friend recommended the pumice toilet bowl ring remover and I was prepared to be disappointed again. But it worked perfectly. The ring is gone on all three toilets and it only took a few minutes per toilet. I don't know when I have ever been so totally satisfied with a product. It just saved me a whole lot of money and I am no longer embarrassed by the appearance of my toilets." —lynn mcdonald

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    9. A bottle of Old English Scratch Cover so you can actually use that piece of wood furniture you have shoved in a corner somewhere instead of letting it be an unsightly catchall.

    Promising review: "I remodeled my kitchen with a new floor and wall paint. My cabinets were looking a little shabby but were in great condition except for looking 25 years old. I didn't want to spend the time and money for new cabinets. Old English Scratch Cover saved the day. The cabinets look new again and it took about an hour for me to do the entire kitchen." —Danny Boy

    Get it on Amazon for $4.82.

    10. Bottle Bright 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.

    These tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "At work we have stainless-steel coffee pots with a plastic top that no one cleans and they are often left on for hours at a time. The bottoms got very gross and someone tried to clean them with hot water and soap, but not much happened. I bought these, added hot water and two tablets (since they are bigger than a water bottle) and let the pots sit over night. So much came off with no scrubbing! I then soaked again for about another hour with two more and almost all of the grime was gone. I did scrub just a tiny bit to get all the stains out with a brush I had and you can see the difference between the before and after! They are almost like new! I did this on two pots and we were all amazed by the results. Ordering more so that we can clean regularly since it’s so easy!" —Heather

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    11. PUR Home laundry detergent made from natural, biodegradable ingredients that lifts stains and dissolves dirt, all while being safe for you and our planet. You can even throw the outer shell of the packaging into your compost bin or recycle it with your cardboard.

    Product photo showing PurHome lavender grapefruit laundry detergent
    PUR Home

    PUR Home is a black-owned business created by Angela Richardson. They offer natural, nontoxic, eco-friendly laundry detergent and household cleaners.

    Promising review: "We've been easing our way out of non-natural products in the house and my fiance was very weary of using natural laundry soap. Now he's always asking when is the next sale so we can make sure we always have extra on deck. I love the smell and how our clothes no longer have that random chemical-y smell." —Breezy

    Get a 50-oz. container from PUR Home for $16.95 (available in six scents).

    12. Easy Off Professional Oven & Grill Cleaner to remove all the burnt-on food and grease that's currently coating the inside of your oven. Its fume-free formula makes it great for daily use (or yearly use, depending on who you are — no judgment).

    Promising review: "Wow, I had tried a weak cleaner before, and didn't want to have to use the heavy gel-type stuff on an old oven that was heavily coated in decades of burnt-on crud by a home-based pie maker. I decided to just treat the inside of the oven door, knowing that I'd be dealing with a whole stinking oven of goo if I did it all at once. It worked in 20 minutes, with about 95% or more of the door being almost sparkling clean! The trash bag of paper towels caked in black gunk validated my concern. Now that I know it really works, I'lll take a section at a time to attack the interior, like just the top, then the back, then a side at a time." —Pomaikai

    Get it from Amazon for $19.03.

    13. 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 place in your morning coffee.

    Reviewer photo showing the dirty liquid coming out of their Keurig while using a Quick & Clean cleaning pod

    Promising review: "Wow, this really cleaned the Keurig. I was grossed out by all the gunk that came out during the first use. After I removed the cleaning K-cup for the second rinse, the water was much cleaner. I cleaned it 3X times until water ran clear, which is not needed but I wanted to ensure there was no residue left. Happy Keurig Drinking!" —Saywhat4you

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. Glisten Disposer Cleaner to scrub away tough grunge and odor-causing build-up from sidewalls, blades and under the splashguard with its oh-so-satisfying 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 $5.89+.

    15. A roll of reusable bamboo towels that are more durable and absorbent than the regular kind. They'll also help you save money — and are better for our planet!

    Product photo showing outside packaging as well as roll of bamboo towels

    Each roll includes 20 reusable sheets that can simply be washed once soiled and last for approximately six months.

    Promising review: "I use a shameful amount of paper towels and these make feel so much less wasteful! I have a tiny little bin on my kitchen counter that I put the used ones in and then transfer to the laundry bin when full. I put them in the dryer even though it says not to, they are fine. They turn to more of a felt-like texture after being washed and dried but still work great. Also I store the loose clean ones in an empty Kleenex box (long rectangular kind) by folding them the same way tissues are in a box. This is a nice way to dispense them once off the roll." —CH

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. Laundry bags to protect all your delicates from tangling, snagging, and pulling.


    Promising review: "I am 200% satisfied after using these laundry bags. Both the quality and functionality are great. This set includes seven bags of varying sizes which Is fantastic. The largest bag is big enough for a winter sweater, which I have never seen before! My issues with zipper products are usually that they are cheap and don’t last long, but the Godooda mesh bags have great quality zippers. I was so happy with them that I bought another for my daughter! You will love having a selection of sizes for just about any delicates you may be washing!" —SM

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+.

    17. Glass-cleaning wipes that'll allow you to actually put your glasses on immediately after using them because they don't leave that annoying residue like other cleaning wipes do.,

    Promising review: "These wipes work for us. We use them on our eyeglasses (that have anti-reflective coatings), phone screens, and computer monitor screens. A single wipe will do both of our glasses and both of our phones. And, there's no streaky residue like we have had in the past with other wipes." —John S.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. A pack of Magic Eraser Sponges to remove virtually any stains, dirt, grime, or build-up that you've been ignoring and pretending doesn't exist.

    Reviewer photo showing before and after photos using the magic erase sponge to clean wine off their wall, revealing no remnants of the stain after using the sponge

    Promising review: "Hey! Did I tell you Mr. Clean and his Magic sponges changed my life?! I live in an apartment that very quickly gets gross and grubby due to oldness and I use these suckers on *everything*. I don't recommend using them on matte walls but I do anyway, to erase scuffs. I use them on my kitchen floor which is disgusting thanks to the '60s floor tiles that are peeling off the floor, and my Siamese cat who eats his wet food while standing on his plate and then walks around leaving little paw prints of grossness. I use the sponges to clean everything in my bathroom and kitchen. There's nothing more satisfying than wiping your stove with a damp Mr. Clean, turning it over, and seeing the tint of filth. Even if you think you have an immaculate kitchen, (and your friends say, 'OMG, your house! It's so clean! I wish my house was so immaculate!' when they visit.) Mr. Clean will prove to you otherwise." —Customer Review

    Get them from Amazon for $7.97.

    19. A pet hair removal roller that's basically a heavy-duty lint roller you can use over and over again, because it doesn't use sticky pads, and instead features a roller trap you can empty out after every use.,

    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.

    20. A diamond cleaning stick to freshen up your bling bling, because you never remember to take it off when you're doing the dishes or taking a shower.

    Promising review: "Trust me. This PAINS me to say this. My wallet is hurting. This $5 stick outperforms my $90 jewelry steamer. Forget the jewelry store cleaning. Do it at home and your rings will look BETTER. I have a morganite band that I seldom wore because the stones are impossible to clean and they're ugly when they're cloudy....well... The morganite now looks good as new." —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A microfiber mop and hands-free wringing bucket set that'll make you feel like a professional in your own home.


    The mop heads can be easily removed and are machine washable!

    Promising review: "I'm the queen of never mopping because I hate it more than anything else. I will literally only mop maybe once or twice a YEAR. A friend who is a house cleaner recommended I try the O-Cedar Easy Wring mop and bucket. I tried it for the first time today. It's so easy to fill up, carry around with the handle, and wringing it out using the foot pedal is, dare I say, FUN!!! TIP: Hold the handle extremely lightly in your hand so the handle will spin when you wring. I like that I was able to wring more for a drier mop for my laminate and hardwood floors) and wring less for my linoleum and tile that needed a deeper clean. It's easy to dump the water when done. I will definitely be using this mop more frequently than once a year!" —B. Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 and a pack of the mop refills for $7.93+.

    22. 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 baseboards.

    Ok, so the drill is NOT included. This is just a set of three brushes that attach to your drill, or the one you're about to 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).

    23. A jetted tub cleaner that's septic-safe and will allow you to fully relax during your evening bath knowing there isn't any unwanted gunk shooting out of your jets and into your clean bath water.,

    Promising review: "OK I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend so you can FINALLY remove all the hard-water stains currently coating your bathroom, like glass doors or even your shower head.

    Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built-up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $7.97.

    25. A carpet shampooer that's a bit of a splurge, but will forever change the way you think about carpet and how dirty it actually gets.

    Promising review: "I run dog services, boarding, and daycare out of my home. My carpet sees high traffic regularly and potty accidents on occasion. Love this Hoover! Holy moly! It picks up an INCREDIBLE amount of deeply imbedded debris, dirt, stains, and hair. The difference in how much cleaner my carpet is after using it is OUTSTANDING!! I regularly vacuum and spot clean with other carpet cleaners and couldn’t fathom the filth I was actually living in after using the Hoover. It’s easy to assemble and lightweight too. You can’t deny the results when cleaning out the dirty water tank. Easily the best purchase I have made for my small business! Very impressive!" —Patty A Selock

    Get it on Amazon for $99.99.

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

    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 $4.98.

    27. And an extendable microfiber duster set so you can reach new *cleaning* heights: ceiling fans, lights, the top of your kitchen cabinets — those hard-to-reach places you've likely ignored for far too long.


    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." —Sjay

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

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