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    26 Things To Help You Clean The Things Around Your House You *Dread* Cleaning

    No more waiting five years just to clean the toilet.

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    1. 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 $9.95.

    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.,

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

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. 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 — and 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 $11.40.

    4. 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 $23.88.

    5. 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 easily. Been using it for three years and nothing else comes close." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.14.

    6. 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 the last time you *actually* cleaned 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 $199.99 (originally $229.99).

    7. 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.

    8. 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 wall covered in crayon, then the wall completely white and all the crayon removed after using 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. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $12.10.

    9. A stainless steel cleaner to instantly wipe away those mysterious streaks and smudges that somehow always appear on your fridge, oven, and 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: "I was hesitant because other cleaners weren’t great. They either didn’t work or left a weird residue that dust would stick to. This cleaner doesn’t leave a residue and actually works! Highly recommend!" —Courtney B.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.10.

    10. 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 3/4-full bottle on-hand. Thank you Wine Away for saving my nice chair and sanity." —Caroline Symcox

    Get it from Amazon for $10.66.

    11. 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?!

    Okay, 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).

    12. 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 wide or narrow tipped).

    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 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 I 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.

    14. 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 starts 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. 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! I can’t believe how good it smells and I am so thankful for this product!" —J. A. Merryweather

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    15. 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 peek. 🥴

    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 $12.61.

    16. 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 work like magic — got rid of years of hard water deposit with one try. Truly impressed. You can bet this is going to be a monthly routine from now on." —Amazon Customer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. 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 $10.79.

    18. A blind cleaner brush because little did you know, 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 $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

    21. 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.

    22. A portable carpet and upholstery cleaner that'll leave you nothing short of *shocked* when it magically restores your furniture and carpet right before your eyes. 😲

    Promising review: "BUY IT. Don’t argue with me. JUST BUY IT. It’s so worth it. For this price? Stains I've had in my car for the longest time are finally gone. Stains on the couch are gone and looks good as new. It’s so easy to use and put together. You have to go over spots a couple times but it’s so satisfying to watch every time. This was one of my best buys 100%." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    23. A portable vacuum cleaner designed specifically to clean and detail your car. It easily plugs into your car's outlet, and even comes with additional attachments so you can get all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.,

    Promising review: "I own three dogs and it is just a nightmare pulling out my extension cord to vacuum my truck. I can now just plug this little guy into my 12-volt car outlet and I’m good to go! The power in this vacuum is as good as it’s going to get for a car vacuum so if you want extreme suction — buy a shop vac. Also the attachments are fantastic." —Sally

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A jug of Wet & Forget Shower Cleaner that'll work to remove all the mysterious build-up on the floor and walls of your shower. Best of all, no scrubbing required! You can literally spray it, forget about it, and the grime will begin to erode and disappear down your drain.

    Promising review: "Photos don’t lie! This stuff works! We have used just about every product available — steamed, scrubbed, scraped, and power-washed our shower walls. None worked. Bought this cleaner on a whim and after the first night of spraying just one wall, I bought two more bottles. The build up just peels off the walls. At first I was embarrassed to post pictures but I had to share how well this cleaner works." —Mary Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    25. A box of sink disposal cleaner designed to scrub away grunge and odor-causing build-up from sidewalls, blades, and under the splashguard with its oh-so-satisfying foaming formula.,

    Promising review: "This is an essential for anyone with a disposal. Like seriously! A lot of funky gunk collects in there, that you can’t even see. It’s also dark and moist for icky stuff to grow. You HAVE to keep it clean. And THIS is super easy to clean it out! And you will be amazed how much better the smell will be (that I am sure you don’t even notice until it’s clean!). It’s also pretty cool looking when you do it! BLUE FOAMMMMM!" —J. Crumley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+.

    26. And a bottle of outdoor multipurpose cleaner, because this is the year you're finally going to get your backyard looking spiffy again.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! No strong chemical smell, but most of all it works as described. My patio and patio chairs look better than ever. It works cleaning items other cleaners didn't." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

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