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    30 Cleaning Products Every New Homeowner Should Buy

    Welcome to adulthood where you have to clean CONSTANTLY.

    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.

    Now that you've moved into your new home, you're probably thinking you need to fill it with furniture.

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    I mean yes, but also CLEANING SUPPLIES.

    You need to stock up on cleaning products to make sure you keep that home looking and smelling ~fresh~. Here are some suggestions:

    1. A pet stain and odor remover, so when your furry friend gets a little too excited that you just got home and decides to pee all over your shoes, it's sort of OK.

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    Promising review: "This stuff works sooooo well. I have tried many other brands of pet stain remover, and this one is definitely the best. I have two indoor cats with hairball issues; they are often spitting up hairballs, or stomach acid only before or after the passing of the hairball. (Sorry for the TMI.) Of course, they only want to do this on the carpet and rugs. This stain remover effectively removes the bodily fluid, hairball, etc., with a nice, fresh minty scent and no sticky residue. I keep a bottle upstairs and downstairs so I don't have to go hunting for it during those 2 a.m. hairball vomiting sessions (because, of course, that's the only time they want to throw up)." —Heather Coburn-Schill

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in 32 oz. or one gallon and two scents).

    2. A steam mop, aka a germaphobe's dream because it'll sanitize your floors and remove tough stains at the same time.

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    With over 7,407 five-star reviews on Amazon, you know this mop is special.

    Promising review: "We have really stubborn tile and grout that attracts dirt and stains easily — this has totally cleaned that tile. We have five cats (yes, five) and it has cleaned up hair and litter. If you have cats you know all about that litter that sticks to floors outside the litter box like the plague — yeah, this cleans that up!! I KNOW, CRAZY!!! This mop was well worth waiting all weekend for. Before this machine I was literally cleaning my floors on my hands and knees just to get a great clean. I am 100000000000000% glad I bought this steam mop and it’s way more then a steam mop, it’s a miracle worker!!!!" —melissa schloemer

    Get it from Amazon for $78.26+ (available in three colors and six styles/bundles).

    3. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes, perfect for removing stains like grease, oil, tar, permanent marker, and lipstick, as well as residue left by adhesives and decals.

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    Promising review: "These towels are awesome for so many things. They are large and very sturdy, so they work well for household cleaning. The real benefit for me, though, is having a wipe that works for things like the grill, the oven, the dashboard of my car, muddy shoes, chairs and umbrellas that go to soccer games and practices, and lawn furniture. I frequently wipe something down, rinse the towel, and wipe again. The wipes are heavy enough to go through three to four rinses and wipes, and still hold up. The smell is mild and doesn't linger on my hands or what I've wiped down. I use these almost daily, so the 90-count canister lasts about three months and the last towel is never dried out when I get to it. The lid closes securely, yet is easy to open, and the towels dispense easily through the opening without getting bunched up. Because the canister is heavier than most, and the lid fits well, it's easy to throw one of these in the trunk or cargo area and I don't worry about it leaking. The canister (minus the lid) is recyclable when the towels are gone — an added bonus." —COMom

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94+ (available in a canister of 40 or 90).

    4. OxiClean stain remover, a tried-and-true classic formula you can use to clean your clothes, carpets, and furniture.

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    Promising review: "I feel fortunate to have found the 'powers' of OxiClean products in late 1980s. It was advertised on a TV infomercial and I was lured in by the promises of what it could do for carpets. I am hooked to this day by its results. Believe it or not, I recall the morning I first tried it. I ran upstairs and woke up my husband with excitement. We had tried most every carpet cleaner on the market with no luck. It was amazing, cleaning stains that were in the carpet when we bought the home a year before. I haven't had the need to try any other in almost 30 years now." —Lady in Midlo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    5. A magical hair catcher that'll save your relationship and keep your shower looking cleaner than ever.

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    Promising review: "No seriously — this is amazing. I have long hair and recently had a baby. It's a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged all the time, and we're spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to clear it out. I figured if this even worked to catch half of my hair then it would be worth its salt. Holy moly. When they say it catches every hair they aren't kidding. We clean it off about twice A WEEK! And when they say it's easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off. I've already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!" —sasamo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    6. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to make your antiques, cabinets, and tables shine ~bright like a diamond~.

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    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 that 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. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. 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 $8.48+ (available in 8 oz, 16 oz, and in packs of four or six).

    7. A red wine stain remover, so the next time a contestant does something wild on The Bachelor it won't matter that you spilled your vino all over brand new couch.

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    Promising review: "I'm sure if I knew more about science and chemistry, I'd understand how this stuff works — but since I don't, I'll just assume that it is MAGIC. If you care at all about your carpet, you need to have a bottle of this on standby. Over the years, we've used it to make numerous wine and red juice stains vanish before our eyes. The effect reminds me of the novelty shop disappearing ink gag from when I was a kid.

    Seriously, if you've never seen Wine Away in action, it's worth spilling a little Cabernet on your carpet just so you can see it vanish after a few spritzes. I honestly wouldn't believe how quickly this stuff works had I not seen it countless times with my own eyes." —DarthClem

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67+ (available in packs of 1–3).

    8. A grout cleaner you can use to keep your tub and shower squeaky clean and as inviting as a five-star spa.

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    Promising review: "We recently bought an old house that had last been renovated in 2006. In that time the shower did not get much cleaning and had some mold growth, especially around the seals. We tried using bleach and other mold remover products with partial success. After one application of this one, the mold was gone." —Darryl Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. Or a rust stain remover spray that'll help you transform your guest room's bathroom into one worthy of a million dollar home.

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    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron buildup. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron Out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    10. A Drillbrush Power Scrubber to completely change the way you clean your bathroom.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill." —SomeGirl

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

    11. A pumice cleaning stone you can use to make your toilet actually sparkle like a porcelain throne.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You can also use it to clean your griddle or grill... just maybe not the same one you use for your toilet ;)

    Promising review: "Our toilets are old and have hard water stains in them. I clean them (admitantly less than) religiously, but I could never get the hard water stains off. So I thought I would give this rock on a stick a try, before I ended up smashing all our toilets in frustration and embarrassment. My rock on a stick arrived and, in the words of John Oliver, PRAISE BE. THIS THING IS A MIRACLE WORKER. Requires very little scrubbing, my dang toilets look brand spanking new! Seriously! I am thinking about inviting the Queen over for a nice tinkle. Because that is how clean my toilets are." —octomeggo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of one or two).

    12. A ceramic cooktop cleaning kit that'll keep your stove looking brand new. Burnt-on grease? I don't know her.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stove top for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. My mom recommended this product to me and she uses it faithfully. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    13. A mildew stain remover you won't know how you lived this long without — it's THAT good.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have a set of vinyl outdoor chairs that were constantly covered with mildew. When we were feeling ambitious, we'd take the time to power wash the chairs, which worked pretty good but was a lot of work. The problem was that a couple days later, the mildew was back almost as bad a before. With this Mildew Stain Remover, we sprayed the chairs, let them sit a few minutes, and hosed off with a regular garden hose. Easy. And they were cleaner than they ever got using the power washer." —Chrstine A. Simonson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    14. An eight-pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, so all you have to do is add water then start attacking all the dirty surfaces in your home.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Sing it with meeee: 🎶 Mr Clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in itttttt 🎶.

    Promising review: "For years I have heard about the Magic Eraser. From friends and family, even co-workers. Not sure what took me so long to try it out, but when I did, all I can say is 'WOW!!!' I had embedded stains from makeup and who knows what on the bathroom sink (which I scrubbed with baking soda, even softscrub with bleach, and the stains didn't come all the way out). ONE TRY with the Magic Eraser and BAM! Stains gone. Then I decided to try it on the black toaster oven, where I accidentally left a loaf of bread and the plastic melted into the top. I washed it, rubbed it and used everything I could think of, but that thin layer of plastic wouldn't budge. In comes the Magic Eraser and it came off right away. No kidding. The name says it all, because this stuff is truly magic!" —GDB

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.57.

    15. A stainless steel cleaner that'll make your appliances so shiny you won't be able to stop staring at your own reflection in them (spoiler: you look GOOD!).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This plant-based cleaner will remove streaks, smudges, and fingerprints from all stainless steel surfaces — sounds very therapeutic to me!

    Promising review: "THIS Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner is AMAZING. New dishwasher and and a hungry dog are NOT compatible! Our small dog, 12 pounds, had a habit of stretching up her front paws and scratching her nails on the dishwasher while her food was prepared. Not even days had gone by and the new dishwasher had little thin claw scratches all down the front. I had stopped her by placing a footstool to block her, but other family members had not, despite my instructions. I tried several cleaners and had resigned to having a scratched appliance. But ONE try with the Therapy cleaner — yes, a *miracle*. The scratches cannot be seen at all — polished right out of sight. The dishwasher looks even better than when fresh out of the box — it is gleaming. I eagerly shared the success with my kitchen remodeler, who installs many appliances, and I hope others can restore their stainless products. Try it!" —L. Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. Multi-purpose cleaning wipes you can use to make your counters smell like your favorite shampoo — a necessity you just didn't know you needed!

    Love Home And Planet / Via instagram.com, amazon.com

    I'm obsessed with Love Beauty and Planet, so it was a natural fit that I try out some of their new home products. I was not disappointed! They clean my counters well and smell FANTASTIC. Grab yourself a tub and give it a go in your new home.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $15.96.

    17. A squeegee-broom contraption with an extendable handle, in case you ever have the urge to rake the inevitable fallen hair from your carpet.

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    What? Like I'm the only one who finds their own hair all over the house?

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.03+ (available in three styles).

    18. An oven cleaner, so you can channel your inner–Betty Crocker without fear of burnt bits from previous meals making their way into your cupcakes.

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    Promising review: "Holy crap this stuff is amazing! I hadn't cleaned the oven in like five years (gross, I know!) and put a thick layer of this on before bed. I used a wet sponge and a razor blade in the morning and got 80% of the grossness off. One more spray and a two hour soak and my nasty oven looks like new! Could not be more surprised." —Stacy B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    19. A Clorox ToiletWand to use then toss away — say SEE YA' to that gross toilet brush hiding in the corner of your bathroom.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Finally! Something that actually works! The idea of a reusable toilet cleaning brush is just DISGUSTING! Not to mention when your 2-year-old comes running through the house singing into it!!! AHHHH!!!! Enter the disposable toilet wand! Not only is it MUCH more hygienic than keeping and storing a brush used for scrubbing poop, but I no longer have to worry about my little ones getting into it! Whew! This stuff does a wonderful job, and is so simple and easy to use I’ve even been able to teach hubby! Wonders never cease!" —Gobius

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    20. A hard water stain remover that'll have every inch of your home shining like the top of the Chrysler building.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've tried everything to get the stains out of my tub and nothing has come close to working as well as this! Our house is old and has hard water from a well. We've been trying to get this tub to look better since we bought our house, two years ago. My husband and I were considering replacing our tub because it looked so bad, but this made our tub look like new! The smell is pleasant and I feel more comfortable using non-toxic cleaning products, like this!" —Starre

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    21. A jetted-tub cleaner, so you'll never find yourself soaking in filth while trying to catch up on your me-time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This product has changed my cleaning process FOREVER. Run, don't walk, to order this.

    Promising review: "My wife told me we had to really clean what appeared to be a clean tub. We moved into a house where the previous home owners were not the best cleaners. She had me get this product based on reviews. My one complaint is the label needs to be bigger. OH YUK is not enough. OH YUK YOU MIGHT BARF might be better. I think someone had a bowel movement in my bath tub plumbing and this is the only product that takes it out. It appears we have seven years of crud in the pipes. The feces colored film that this products gets out of your pipes will make you a believer. The first use it released so much toot film that we felt like we needed to have another round of cleaning. After losing a bet I had to stick my hand in the water to drain it. Wiping off all the released film we filled the tub again. Just turning the jets the water seemed to be clear. However before I was going to ever get into this thing I wanted to do a second round of YUK treatment. Once again in full force it appeared that someone had the squirts in tub as sludge came flowing out of the pipes. We're going to have to run this a few times before we use the tub. Remember those pink tablets that you use to get in grade school to show you all the plaque that was on your teeth..... The product is like that for you tub." —Paul Southwick

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A deep cleaning brush set, essential for helping you get the grime out of your grout, shower doors, and other hard to reach spaces.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these brushes! I usually used tooth brushes to help me get a good clean in small areas, but I found myself really having to scrub with them which did damage to the brushes. And when that happened, the brushes were then no good to me. I was moving out of my old house and had to get it cleaned to Military Specs as it was base housing, and I needed something to really help me get it cleaned. I found this brushes and thought those might help me with the grouted areas, so for $6 I thought it couldn't hurt. As soon as I started using them, I just couldn't stop! I used them for grout, corners, cabinets, hard to reach places around my kitchen/bathroom faucets, around the base of my toilets, the inside of my windows, you name it and I cleaned it with them! I have already recommended them to everyone I know and will continue to do so. These are one of my new favorite cleaning tools. I LOVE them, and cannot praise them enough!!" —Katelynn C.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A dust pan and broom set you'll be glad you purchased the first time you spill coffee grinds all over your freshly cleaned kitchen.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I saw this at my sister's house in the corner by the patio door and used it to very quickly help her clean. We both have small children and hardwood floors to keep tidy. This makes it amazingly easy to sweep and immediately dump into the garbage. Cheerios? Check. Saltine crumbs? Check. Pine cones that somehow got stashed in the trunk of the tricycle? Check. If you have a toddler and hardwood floors I think this is really a time saver and worth your money.

    After six months of it holding up famously, I decided to test drive it outdoors so I could clean up the sawdust my husband left before it rained. This made it so incredibly easy I just had to write a review. Within eight minutes all the sawdust was in the recycling bin." —S. Schonberger

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available with a flip-lock).

    24. Or a cordless Dyson vacuum that'll make all of your cleaning dreams come true — seriously.

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    My husband and I splurged on a Dyson vacuum last Black Friday and it is the best decision we've ever made. It holds a charge well, gets into hard-to-reach crevices, and is just freakin' fantastic.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if I wanted to lay out this much money for a vacuum cleaner. But we have a dog and I have dog allergies, so having a very clean house is super important to me. Plus, I love gadgets, so this was a huge guilty pleasure purchase. After charging the unit up and using it, I couldn't believe how much dust and fur this unit picked up. I had to empty it four (!) times when vacuuming our area rug for the first time. We had a standard model Dyson before this, so it's not like my house was extra dirty. This stick vac really is that powerful — I never want another vacuum cleaner besides this one, and luckily it looks like it will hold up very well for many years into the future." —Austin Johnson

    Check out our full review on Dyson Motorhead vacuums.

    Get it from Amazon for $369.99+ (available in three styles).

    25. Cleaner to remove any stain from your carpet or upholstery, exactly what you need to finish convincing your S.O. it's time to get a pet.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product is my saving grace. I have two young kids, a dog, and an affinity for light gray couches and rugs. Those things do not work well together in the normal world, but these cans of Woolite Upholstery Cleaner have saved my life (and my couches, and my rugs, and my carpets). One of my kids even got Behr PAINT from our drying fireplace on the couch, and the Woolite cleaner took that off too! It’s absolutely incredible. Food, marker, pens, snot, poop, puke... you name it; Woolite Upholstery Cleaner removes the stain and the smell. I will forever be indebted." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available as a single or a pack of four).

    26. A FlexiSnake tool that'll remove so much gunk and hair from your drains you could probably make a wig with it (but plz, don't).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought one of these due to the testimonial reviews and because thanks to my six kids, we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick, but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano-type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this." —Jennifer R. Little

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    27. Carpet shampoo to get rid of any stain or smell left behind by any adorable child, furry friend, or wild housewarming party.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "After reading the reviews I thought I could at least try it, and holy smokes, this is a miracle cleaner!!! I think I have tried every cleaner on the market for pet stains and nothing ever really works on my carpets. Even if I get it off the top, it somehow comes back up. 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% gone, not just covered up like before, completely and absolutely gone. Miracle cleaner for sure!" —PLLane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    28. A microfiber mop and bucket with over 5K positive reviews, so it's clearly a must-have for homeowners everywhere.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let me first say I HATE washing the floor with a regular mop. However, this is FANTASTIC, not only does it do a great job, the floors (both wood and tiles) look great. Have been raving about this product since I first used it. No more do I hate washing floors, no more wringing out mop heads by hand ugh, this is wonderful. Put the mop head in spinner, spin it dry and just mop. No way could there be an easier and efficient way to clean my floors." —diane

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    29. A detergent booster will not only clean your dishwasher, but leave your favorite wine glass crystal clear.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have hard nasty well water. All of our nicer dishes were ruined from it. Until we bought this magic in a can. We used it once on a load of dishes and holy moly did they look better. We now uses it every few loads to keep them looking nice. Life changing product for our house." —Em Brodie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    30. And a Swiffer, because can you even consider yourself an actual homeowner if you don't have one of these waiting in the wings of your linen closet?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This starter kit comes with one Sweeper, seven dry sweeping cloths, and three wet mop cleaning solution cloths.

    Promising review: "This product saved me — I have arthritis in my back and knees, and normal mopping and ringing out were such a chore and pain to my joints. The Swiffer is so easy, no bending, no rinsing out, no ringing. I just put a wet pad on, run it over the floors, and they come out clean. When the pad gets dirty you just change it. I recommend this great product to every one if they want a truly clean floor with no hassle." —Frank Paolucci

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    Congrats, you own a home! Now you have to clean ALL the time....

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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