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    27 Things That Actually Make Deep-Cleaning Easy, According To Reviewers

    Products for when it's time clean your home from top to bottom.

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    1. A squeegee broom for ridding your home of pet hair once and for all. It works just as well on carpet as it does on tile!

    An image showing how much hair has been swept up

    Promising review: "This is 1,000% worth it, y'all! I read about this on BuzzFeed and had it on my wish list for a few weeks. When our 9-month-old black lab came back from the trainer, I knew it was time to get something to help the mountains of hair. I got this in today and tried it out. I didn't think it would get much. I swept last night. Oh my lawd. The hair it picked up was ridiculous! If you have pets and hardwood floors, you need this. Life-changing! So glad I bought this!" —Katherine Burch

    My coworker swears by this broom for removing all her hairs that are embedded in the carpet. Read her Evriholder FURemover broom review to see all the hair it unearthed from her rug.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    2. And a pet hair roller to remove pet hair from furniture and clothing, because we all know the fuzz and fluff of our furry family members gets everywhere, not just on the floor.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. A pack of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll make sure the machine that cleans your dishes is itself, clean.

    a person putting one of the tablets in their dishwasher

    Promising review: "I bought two of these products; one for a clothes washer, and another for my dishwasher. Both of them work amazingly well, and left my appliances smelling great! They cleaned up the areas that would be otherwise almost impossible for me to reach. I definitely plan on ordering them again!" —Kristin Clevenger

    Read our review of Affresh cleaning tablets!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.38.

    4. A three-pack of durable dishcloths that can hold up to 15 times their own weight. They last way longer than standard cotton clothes, meaning they'll help you complete endless tasks — drying dishes, wiping tabletops, soaking up water from freshly washed produce, cleaning up spills — you name it, they can handle it!

    eight kitchen towles with various designs hanging up over a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "Fabulous dishcloths! Better than using a dishrag that gets mildewy and stinky instantly. Pricey, yet economic because they last and last! Throw them in the microwave damp to sanitize each night if desired, or wash in the dishwasher. Of course, can be thrown in with your other towels regular wash as well! Just don’t use any bleach or softener! just love these cloths, this brand the best!" —pea dee

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 22 styles).

    5. A wood polish (that costs under $10) to restore the wooden tables and surfaces in your home to like-new status. Reviewers swear by it for removing scuffs, dirt, dust, water spots, and more!

    a reviewer's before and after shot of a wooden table with water marks on it cleaned with the polish

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    6. A carpet stain remover that'll work just as well on old, tough stains as it will on ketchup explosions, according to reviewers.

    Promising review: "This is seriously the most amazing product I have EVER purchased! I used it to remove a dry ketchup stain from the white carpet. It removed every speck of the ketchup without ruining the texture of the carpet!" —Amazon Customer

    Additional promising review: "I practically skipped to the room to try out this spray. The memory smudge of food, footprints, dog vomit — gone. It even worked on the decade-old mystery stain left behind by the previous owners that professional carpet cleaning couldn't remove. How does it work? I don't care.

    What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away." —Mim

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38.

    7. A set of three scrubbing attachments compatible with any power drill I need to order immediately, as do you if you've been dreading scrubbing the heck out of your bathtub.


    Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half-hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000

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

    8. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to get all the gunk and grime out of your stained thermos while you manage other tasks. Reviewers say they will make your water bottles clean, odor-free, and gleaming!

    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.

    9. A box of dye-, enzyme-, phosphate-, paraben-, and fragrance-free laundry detergent pods to make laundry day a breeze, and keep irritants out of your clothes, blankets, and towels.

    a box of sensitive skin laundry detegernt pods

    Promising review: "I use nothing else. I can now wash my clothes without several rinses required. No scents, no irritating additives. My skin thanks you!" —Debra B.

    Get a box of 64 pods from Dropps for $24 (or for $18 with a subscription!).

    10. A can of Bar Keepers Friend powdered cleanser you can rely on to keep your sink spotless and your cookware rust-free, according to satisfied reviewers.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their scratched-up porcelain sink and then new-looking sink

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight-up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with this to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, and to clean stainless-steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revere Ware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    11. Scrubbing Bubbles stick-on gels so someone else can worry about keeping the toilet clean for once, and that someone is the scrubbing power of these small but mighty gel pods.,

    Each gel stamp lasts for about 12 days, each refill has six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills — meaning one box will keep your toilet clean for at least 144 days.

    Promising review: "I live in a two-story house with three men, so needless to say, our downstairs toilet becomes quite a mess no less than three days after I clean it. But with this product, it keeps the bathroom smelling fresh, the toilet looking clean, and me feeling less grossed out about cleaning the toilet at the end of the week! I highly recommend this product for anyone with a house full of guys, or just someone who hates cleaning the toilet as much as I do. You could easily not scrub your bowl for two weeks and not have to worry about stuck on grossness." —Vanessa

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.50.

    12. And a pumice cleaning stone that'll get rid of stubborn hard-water stains. If your toilet still looks dirty right after scrubbing, this trusted stone should do the trick.

    a before and after of a dirty to clean toilet bowl

    Fret not, its material is specially made to avoid scratching. Plus the heavy-duty plastic handle protects your hands while you clean because...yuck.

    Promising review: "I'm so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it's worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, and lime are all so high the chart doesn't even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone — HOLY MOLY — my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone. THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!" —Libby Nance

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. A pack of stainless steel cleaning wipes to keep streaks and fingerprints off of your fridge and other appliances.

    Promising review: "OMG!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I was starting to hate my stainless appliances because they looked so streaked and nasty! My niece gave me some to try and I can’t believe how good my appliances look now! They are beautiful and shining with my minimal effort!!" —Claudia Davis

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.28.

    14. A robotic vacuum cleaner complete with a UV light and filter to clean the air, a mop attachment to tackle small spills, and an extra-long side brushes to sweep up pet hair as it cleans your home. That's worth crossing "clean the floors" off your deep-cleaning list at least three times if you ask me.

    a person and Husky walking on a carpet behind the round blue vacuum

    Promising review: "I love my Bobsweep PetHair Plus Vacuum! I was so tired of vacuuming every other day. My two pets shed so much, they should be bald. I used to have hairballs floating across my floor like tumbleweeds. Not any more! Bob cleans so well that I no longer have shedding hair everywhere. It picks up dirt and hair better than any vacuum I’ve used in the past. The side brush helps get all the hair and debris. I love Bob." —Anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $352.03 (available in two colors).

    15. A Blueland everyday clean kit you'll use to keep your home tidy and in tip-top shape without worrying about unsafe ingredients — you can use these cleaning products around your kids and pets — and they are gluten-, soy- paraben-, phosphate-, and bleach-free!

    The full cleaning kit

    You can also subscribe and save for 10% off. You'll get three acrylic spray bottles, three cleaning tablets, one glass foaming hand soap bottle, one hand soap tablet, one silicone dish soap shaker, one powder dish soap, one steel dishwasher tablets tin, and 40 dishwasher tablets.

    Promising review: "I bought these with not much hope. I have been using them for a good two months now, and I want to say BUY IT! This is by far the best soap/cleaners/dish soap I have ever tried in my years buying soaps. I have sensitive skin and using any kind of chemical based soap causes irritation, especially if scented. But this has been the best soap I have ever used! I gave a hand soap bottle with refills to my mom, and she loves it so much that she asked me to get her the rest of the products as well. You have two new lifelong customers now. Best of all, NO WASTE!" —Diana B.

    Get it from Blueland for $69.

    16. A concentrated mold and mildew remover you can leave on bathroom tile overnight to reveal the clean bathroom tile that's underneath all that built-up grout.


    Promising review: "My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower and woke up to THIS the next morning. Gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all!! Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor." —thekuan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. Or, a bleach-based cleaning spray you'll use to tackle soap scum and mold in the bathroom — just remember to wear a mask to avoid any harmful spores that may release while you're cleaning!

    a reviewer's before and after photo of moldy tile coming clean after use with the spray

    Promising review: "I bought this with a lot of doubt. But it was almost like fading ink. In seconds right before my eyes, the mold in the edges of my tub went away. I was truly amazed. Other products I had to use a brush to clean but not this cleaner. It went away right in front of my eyes." —Jeremy Allgrunn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

    18. And an automatic scrubbing brush that'll really take the work out of cleaning those little bathroom crevices. It comes with a detachable oscillating grout brush to scrub the grime out of your tiles as quickly as possible.

    Reviewer's picture of half of their tile floor with dirty grout, and the other half totally clean

    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 this is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Read our full review of the Rubbermaid Reveal power scrubber.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. An adjustable blind duster to tackle multiple blinds at once so you can check "dusting the living room" off of your cleaning list in no time.

    Reviewer's picture of blind duster covered in dust

    It comes with five washable microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A jar of The Pink Stuff reviewers use to get their kiddo's Sharpie masterpiece off the living room wall — as will you. It's a powerful, all-purpose cleaning paste made from 99% natural ingredients, and it works miracles on stove tops and headlights, too!

    Promising review: "You most likely saw this on TikTok. If all the videos showing you that it’s a magical cleaning paste didn’t sell you, then let me just tell you: IT WORKS. My 3-year-old Picasso attacked my hallway walls with permanent markers! It's completely GONE. Which is AMAZING!! I was just about to give up. My hubby even used it to clean his headlights. Which to my amazement worked perfectly as well. It's a beyond universal cleaning product." —Katelynne M.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29+ (available in one or two packs).

    21. A doggy doormat to protect your floors from your pup's muddy paws. It's made of microfiber and super absorbent so it'll soak up mud and water as your dog steps inside.,

    It also has a super grippy bottom so it'll stay in place *and* its microfibers are designed to dry quickly so you don't have a soggy entrance. Reviewers say they just toss it in the wash (but most air-dry it)!

    Promising review: "This doormat has been a lifesaver! We have two large dogs and live on a large property that is mostly just dirt and sand. Our hardwood floors had to be swept daily (even with the Roomba tirelessly running!) thanks to the dogs always bringing in the tiny bits of dirt before we bought this doormat. I had finally had enough and needed a solution. This doormat catches at least 75% of the dirt, mud, sand, whatever else they bring in, saving me from having to sweep every single day. It is amazing and leaves me super happy! The dogs also really love to sleep on it, which is great because it gets the dirt off their stomachs as well! Fantastic!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.65+ (available in sizes S–L and 13 colors).

    22. A cooktop cleaning kit that'll make your stovetop look like you've never used it a day in your life 👀. Reviewers say it will obliterate stuck-on food particles and grease from your stove like magic.

    a reviewer's before and after photo of a dirty cooktop that is now clean

    This set comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand-new." —Christi Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    23. A deep-clean brush set for when you're ready to *really* get into every dusty nook, cranny, and crevice in your home. This little brush can handle everything from stovetops to sink drains.

    The detail cleaner brush erasing grime around a sink drain

    Promising review: "A universal problem is being able to clean in those tight spaces and corners where dirt, dust, and grunge just seems to be drawn like a magnate. I really didn't know what to expect size-wise, but these have been just great at getting into those tight spaces. The larger brush is probably just a bit larger than a regular adult toothbrush. It has a good, comfortable grip and there is a comfortable spot to place a thumb or finger where the brush tilts back. The smaller brush is small — smaller than a toothbrush, more like the size of a child's toothbrush. It has angled bristles and a good, comfortable grip. The opposite end has a tough rubber tip that allows for cleaning out the drain in bathroom sinks. I've found this is a great tool to clean out channeled areas, such as the rim around my toaster that seems to collect crumbs!" —M. Galindo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A hardwood floor cleaning spray for anyone who gets the utmost satisfaction out of mopping the floors 'til they sparkle and gleam.

    Promising review: "This is the best product I have found for my laminate floors. I have tried so many brands, including my own vinegar solution as well as the one made by the manufacturer of my laminate flooring, and none of them compare to Rejuvenate. Everything I've tried has done an okay job but I'm still left with occasional streaks and dullness. This stuff is wonderful. It just takes a few spritzes in an area and then I go over it with a microfiber mop and I have a beautiful streak-free floor with a nice luster to it. Finally the laminate floors I wanted!" —ChattyPatty

    Get them from Amazon: the spray for $5.48 and the microfiber mop for $39.98.

    25. A jar of chemical-free Humble Suds scour paste to rid your home of slime, grease, mold, and grime. It's a gentle yet effective way to clean your tub, counters, and oven. It won't expel any harmful fumes and it's even safe to use on your hands or to wash produce!

    the glass jar of cleaning paste
    Humble Suds

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schaub and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. This scour paste is gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, and phthalate free, and free of synthetic fragrances or preservatives. It does contain citrus essential oils to help break down grease.

    Promising review: "This is so much better than Comet. I love the way this smells and I REALLY love that there are NO chemicals. And cleaning is a breeze. My oven shines so brightly! I buy these products as gifts for the folks who don’t know about this stuff." —Beverly Williams

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A powerful and fan-favorite stain remover. It works on everything from oil stains to pet accidents, and it's chlorine- and bleach-free.

    Promising review: "This stuff is magical! It’s super easy to use, and it works on almost any stain! My daughter made fluffy slime today, and by the time she was done, there was purple fluffy slime all over her dress. I scrubbed it with this stain remover and threw it in the wash thinking there’s no way the stains will get out. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled the dress out, and there wasn’t a single remnant of the slime on it. It was a laundry miracle! Love this stuff and will continue to use it for everything!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.90.

    27. And a mini broom and dust pan set so you can sweep up spills and messes *before* they get tracked all over the house, because keeping things tidy is essential after a thorough deep-cleaning!

    a hang holding the small broom

    Promising review: "I hung this on my kitchen wall to brush crumbs and whatnot off of my counters. It is exactly what I was looking for in size, appearance, and function, and helps keep things tidy. Would 100% buy again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.12.

    You in a delightful mood after you deep-clean the whole house:


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