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    43 Cleaning Products That Really Aren't Too Good To Be True

    Seeing is believing — as you'll soon see these cleaning products really work.

    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.

    1. A "wet and forget" shower cleaner for anyone who is super lazy but still wants to *appear* like they have a weekly cleaning routine — you won't even need to scrub for a second!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse tub before next shower due to product making it slick. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" —Angela Gillaird

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    2. A putty-like cleaning gel that'll help you remove all the dust and debris from the hard-to-reach crevices in your car. Psh, and to think you were going to PAY someone to clean out your car.


    Promising review: "My absolute favorite little gadget for the car. It's the perfect size that'll fit in your cup holder so it makes for easy storage and it cleans up all the dust and any crumbs that might have spilled. Plus it's purple. It can't get much better than that!" —Abigayle Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A cleaning pen so all of your jewels (whether they're real or not) will be *so* sparkly everyone will wonder where you got 'em from.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings.

    Promising review: "My life has changed since I discovered this. I was previously using a toothbrush and found that it just wasn't getting all the gunk underneath my diamond. I have no idea what kind of magic is in this cleaning stick but my ring looks brand new after cleaning. The bristles are soft and firm at the same time, allowing you to get all around the prongs and underneath the stone." —Ay

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    4. A grout pen to help you restore your tile floor and bathroom walls and leave 'em looking like they were just installed. Feel free to enthusiastically yell "YOU COULD EAT OFF OF THESE FLOORS!" after the job is done.

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady that lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in narrow and wide tips).

    5. A soap dispensing brush that might just make you want to clean your dishes — it looks kinda fun, doesn't it?

    oxo / Via,

    Promising review: "I'm loving this little brush. I had purchased another dish brush a while back from the grocery store and the bristles were so stiff that it often splattered soap everywhere. This one isn't like that. The bristles are stiff, but soft enough that they tend to cling to what you're brushing, so they don't cause that splatter effect. I also like that you can open the whole thing up by taking its top off to refill it, giving you plenty of room to pour in the dish soap. The ability to easily remove and replace the brush is another very handy feature. Both are easy to do and it's well made, so they're not likely to come open or undone unexpectedly." —Elliria

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A cleaning spray made just for your car, so the next time you spill your coffee all over yourself or your kid dumps their soda in between the seats, you'll still be covered.


    Car Guys' Super Cleaner can be used on upholstery, canvas, leather, vinyl, plastic, and rubber.

    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25-plus-year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it — not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Andrea Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. Rubbermaid's power scrubbing brush, for when you want to give your grout an all-inclusive spa treatment and bring it back to its squeaky-clean glory.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "The Power Scrubber is life changing. I bought it several weeks ago with the intention of doing a deep clean 'sometime soon.' After an overflowing toilet incident, I had to make sure it got done right away. MY GROUT HAS NEVER BEEN CLEANER. I used some Comet and spray cleaner to get the job done, but this made short work for what typically requires 'a lot of elbow grease' and a spent toothbrush. With this tool, you really know you're getting in there and it's clean. I can't recommend this enough — I've already mentioned it to a neighbor, and a few friends, including one fanatical cleaner. We all agreed, it's such a necessary, perfect product." —Jojo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59.

    Check out our full Rubbermaid Power Scrubber review.

    8. A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes.


    Look at that foam go!

    Promising review: "We moved into a townhouse that had a garbage disposal in the kitchen. Never had one growing up and didn't think too much about it until the funky smell started. I researched ways to clean it and came across these. Decided to order a four pack and try them. THEY ARE LIFE CHANGING. Just run some water, toss the packet in, and turn on the disposal. The little packet does all the hard work for you. I order a new set as soon as we start to run low." —lucas broshears

    Get it from Amazon for $9.03.

    9. A set of toilet fizzing bombs that'll quite possibly make you excited to clean your potty! All you have to do is drop one or two of these in the bowl, swish them around in the water a bit with a cleaning wand, wait five minutes, scrub, and flush — magical.

    bag of toilet bombs next to some of the toilet bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is woman-owned small business based out of Littleton, Colorado. 

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! 15 minutes later and my toilet is looking brand new with minimal effort. I would recommend this to everyone!" —shelby rieth

    Get a pack of eight from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $10.

    10. A stainless-steel cleaner you can count on to make your appliances so shiny you won't be able to stop staring at your own reflection in them (spoiler: you look GOOD!).

    a model cleaning their microwave with the product

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

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. I have four sticky boys that were always leaving marks on my appliances and would use Weiman's stainless steel cleaner which was a JOKE compared to this miracle of a product! Now, cleaning my appliances is a joy! I wake up each morning eager to clean my stainless steel." —martha

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (originally $19.95)

    11. A magical hair catcher to save your relationship and keep your shower looking cleaner than ever.

    Promising review: "Honestly I thought this product was over-hyped, but I found it genuinely life changing. I have long hair that always clogs the little metal drain catchers we used to have — the hair, combined with any shaving cream, would usually cause the drain catcher to clog over time and get less and less effective. I’ve only used the TubShroom once, but it was so easy to clean and my shower didn’t start turning into a foot bath halfway through. Lots of my other friends from college also have long hair like mine, and while I’m not usually one to recommend products in conversation, this is DEFINITELY mention-worthy." —Sohwa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    12. All-natural biodegradable cleaning tablets that'll remove tough stains and odors from your favorite reusable water bottle — no more "does this water taste weird?" moments.

    Promising review: "After years of buying brushes specifically to clean my drink bottles (mostly Nalgene — and yes, they do get stinky) and dreading the actual cleaning — I go through all my bottles (4-32 oz and1-48 oz) before I actually clean them because I hate the process so much. This has changed my life! Seriously!! Just fill with warm water, drop a fizzy tab in and get back to living. I come back to a clean bottle that just needs to be rinsed. No smell, no taste. It’s probably the most perfect product I’ve purchased as a BuzzFeed click. I just bought more." —Michelle C

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12 or 36).

    13. A pet-hair remover with a unique patented brush design, so you'll be able to invite guests to sit down without fear of them being covered head-to-toe in your dog's hair.

    Promising review: "This thing is seriously life changing. My best friend got one about three years ago and recommended it, I didn’t listen because lint rollers work great right? Wrong. They’re good for one pass then you have to rip off the piece and go again. This gets the job done immediately and there’s no waste. My winter comforter is great but hair gets embedded into it. This has changed my life. Couple of passes and the hair is completely gone." —Christie H.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. Reusable towels to replace all of the paper towels in your life — who has room to store a bulk set of them these days, anyway? They'll also give you an extra thing to brag about when your parents come over to eat and see you wiping down pots and pans with this eco-friendly option instead of a one-and-done item.

    a gif of a model cleaning their counter with a green cloth
    a rainbow stack of cloths
    Wild Minimalist

    Wild Minimalist is a family-owned small business based out of San Rafael, CA that sells low-waste home goods/cleaning products. Added bonus? They also feature plastic-free packaging! Each of these "unpaper" towels are made from 100% cotton and can be tossed into your washing machine. They get even more absorbent after four to five wash cycles!

    Get a set of 12 from Wild Minimalist for $35.99 (available in three color styles).

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


    I personally can vouch for how amazing this product is. I watched with my own eyes as it magically clears out the gross-ness from my previous apartment's jetted tub's pipes. It's pretty disgusting and incredible.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I’ve cleaned my jets recently with laundry detergent (something I saw to do on Pinterest) but it was no match to this life changing cleaner!! Absolutely fabulous. Will be purchasing more and adding it to my cleaning routine! THANK YOU!!" —Stephie B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    16. An OXO water-bottle-cleaning set that includes three brushes to easily get inside those hard-to-clean crevices AND has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon.


    Promising review: "This bottle cleaner set has completely changed my life for the better. I didn’t realize how much I needed this product until I started using it to clean my water bottle. I can’t imagine how I lived my life before this brush. Wow." —Tiggy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors)

    17. A makeup brush-cleansing shampoo, because — shocker — you need to clean those!

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    After reading about how necessary it is to actually clean your makeup brushes (I know, I KNOW, I should’ve been doing this for years) I was super grossed out and motivated to order the right supplies to do the job. I’ve heard good things about Ecotools makeup brush-cleansing shampoo so I figured I’d start there. The Amazon listing also suggested buying a silicone makeup brush cleaning pad to go with it so I figured... why not? Well, now I’m patting myself on the back because ordering these two items was a LIFE-CHANGER!

    I could not believe how much residue came off my brushes in just one cleaning. You only need to use a little dab of the shampoo, so one bottle will definitely last a long time. The silicone pad made it super easy to thoroughly lather the brushes without leaving my bathroom sink in shambles. I also loved how each section was labeled with which brush should be cleaned in each area. My brushes look brand new! Don’t hesitate like I did — buy both the shampoo and the mat ASAP.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    18. A microfiber spin mop and bucket with over 81K 5-star reviews on Amazon, which is kinda wild because it's a MOP., Amazon

    This must be one hell of a mop, eh?

    Promising review: "I never thought a mop could change my life! This mop cuts at least a half hour off my cleaning time and since I can ring it out so well it does a fabulous job on my hardwood floors without worrying about puddles of water which could do damage! The triangular design is great for corners too! I also like how I can toss the head in the washing machine to clean it. I would highly recommend this mop!" —kheiser67

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97.

    19. An enzyme-based spot cleaner that'll have your clothes looking like you just pulled them off the rack in a store.


    You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

    Promising review: "This product will change your life! My sister recommended to me and I'm thankful every day she did! I used it on shirts that had stains from years ago... ya know we all have the shirts you love too much to get rid of but never wear because of a spot... sprayed this on it let it sit overnight — gone. Like it was never there! I did this with all sorts of clothes! I am completely amazed! I did also buy the laundry Detergent, so I would assume that helped the removal process as well. Do not hesitate, buy it." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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


    Pet parents, are you reading this? We gotta get this!

    Promising review: "This product has absolutely changed my life. As the single human in a house full of animals, I have so many issues keeping everything clean and sometimes there are accidents. This liquid takes all of the smell and stains out of my tan carpets with ease. It even got a pee stain out of my mattress. I have had friends call to ask to borrow a cup when their pets have accidents, they are so impressed by it. 100% recommend this to anyone who has pets." —Casey

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

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

    a pile of fur in a carpet

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

    Promising review: "My dog has fairly short hair but somehow it has become deeply imbedded in every inch of carpet in my house. I was using my hands to scrape up dog hair which you can imagine was very laborious. I just looked up dog hair scraper and found this life changing product. It’s still a bit of work, but I’m hoping there’s less hair to clean now that I’ve scraped the carpet throughout the house. This has made a HUGE difference. Better than vacuuming or sticky rollers. I also got a hand size one to use in corners." —Sara B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    22. A jar of The Pink Stuff paste, which is an all-purpose cleaning paste that'll help you tackle all of your messes but make it *~pretty in pink~* at the same time.

    Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff
    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Our white tub has had some brown discoloration since we moved in six years ago. It also had some caulking residue that had gotten left from a bad caulking job. I have tried several different things and they made very little difference, if any. The pink stuff has changed my life! It was easy to use and did a wonderful job cleaning off all of the rogue caulk and the staining!! My tub is completely white now! Would definitely recommend to anyone who will listen." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.16.

    23. A plant-based walnut scrubber sponge you can use to properly clean dirty dishes, counters, and more without having to fret about harmful toxins.

    a yellow and rust colored sponge
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business based in New York.

    Promising review: "I love that these are natural cellulose and are less polluting to our environment. They work like a charm and look beautiful in our kitchen!" —Sheryl K.

    Get four from Public Goods for $4.75.

    24. A pumice cleaning stone you can count on to make your toilet actually sparkle like a porcelain throne.


    Promising review: "This product has far exceeded my expectations. We have well water and often get water stains even with an advanced water filtration system. I clean the toilets with bleach heavy toilet cleaners at least biweekly. I was always left with a ‘ring’ that I thought just came with well water toilets. Well. This has changed my life, really. I scrubbed one toilet less than ten minutes and it’s basically brand new. No more nasty toilet rings!! Just try it! You don’t have much more than $9 to lose. BTW I never usually leave reviews, but this thing has made me so happy!! I will never be without this product!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. An OXO deep-clean brush set complete with a larger toothbrush-like brush to help you revive areas like grout and shower door tracks *and* smaller detail brush with a wiper blade that'll help you scrub your skin drain with ease.

    The detail cleaner brush erasing grime around a sink drain

    Promising review: "I ordered these when it popped up in my recommended section on a whim. I thought I could use them somewhere but didn’t have any particular place at the time. I’m an impulse buyer. Anyway, IF YOU HAVEN'T ORDERED THESE YET, DO IT. I have used them on anything and everything since. I’m a clean freak. My life is changed. Never going back." —T

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

    26. A handheld Dirt Devil vacuum so lightweight you'll be able to clean and dance around your living room to Hilary Duff's "Come Clean" at the same time without fear of tripping over a cord.

    a model holding the small red vacuum

    Promising review: "This is one of those rare life changing products that make you wonder how you managed to live your life before you owned it. I bought this because I thought it might make cleaning up after my cat's litter box a bit easier — and it did!!! Not only is it easier, but it's more efficient and overall more effective than using a normal sized vacuum — now I can reach litter that's been flung into the corner or nooks and crannies. I've also used this for vacuuming up crumbs in my kitchen, cleaning up small messes, etc. Made my life a ton easier! Definitely recommended, especially to other cat owners." —Miriam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    27. A trio of Bar Keepers Friend products you can count on to help you clean any and every surface of your living space — trust me on this.

    the three different bar keeper's friends products
    to the left: a tile floor with a stain on it, to the right: the same floor cleaned
    Amazon, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    My husband and I recently moved into our first house — when I tell you I have used some form of Bar Keepers Friend to tackle every crevice of this house please know that I'm not exaggerating. I've used it to revive the floor of our bathroom (see above), the shower, the tub, the entire kitchen sink, the outside of the washing machine and dryer....the list goes on. It's incredible how effective this product is in just a few moments! It really is a life changing product that'll help you clean every inch of your home.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

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


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

    Promising review: "These have literally changed my life! We have 25-year-old white ceramic tile and white porcelain sink. One wipe with the Magic Eraser and everything looks bright and new. Cleans stovetop grease easily too and so much more. My absolute favorite!" —V. Pedrin

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. A set of Scrub Daddy sponges that'll stay firm in cold water (good for stuck-on grime) and soft in warm water for easy-to-clean items — they won't scratch your surfaces and can be popped into the top rack of the dishwasher for cleaning. No wonder why they're permanently smiling.

    Promising review: "How can you NOT love the Scrub Daddy? Been getting my friends hooked on this for years. Buy it, then send me a little thank you note because it changed your life. OK, maybe not changed but definitely nudged. Never smells, dishwasher safe, last forever, doesn't hurt dishes, gets all the junk." —Kristi Rosengreen

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99.

    Check out our full review of the Scrub Daddy sponge here.

    30. A flexible cleaning brush that'll pull all of the hard-to-reach pieces of lint out of your dryer. I truly can't think of anything more satisfying, TBH.

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent

    Promising review: "Works 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 the 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 two from Amazon for $7.95.

    31. A wet/dry vacuum you can use to literally suck up anything from nails and water to bits of wood and leaves. You name it, it can be cleaned up with this vac.

    A red craftsman shop vac

    My husband and I recently bought our first home and it has been quite the learning experience. Luckily my father-in-law has a plethora of tools, such as this vacuum, that made most of our DIYs a breeze. After ripping up a carpet and removing all the staples that had been holding it down, I was amazed we were able to use this machine to clean all the debris up in one swipe.

    Promising review: "I had a 40-year-old Craftsman garage vacuum that finally broke, I was not expecting a modern one to perform as well as the old one however this new one is better in every way. The hose holds its shape under the vacuum, the wheels turn easily allowing it to move freely. It’s so much quieter than the old model, I like the cart especially as it gives a handle to allow you to move the vacuum around without bending down which for someone with low back pain, this is a great relief" —Silver

    Get it from Amazon for $116.98+ (available in three sizes).

    32. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner that'll have your antiques, cabinets, and tables gleaming like you just had them delivered for the first time., Amazon

    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 $8.98.

    33. A box of washing machine cleaning tablets you can use to easily remove any odor-causing residue from inside your machine.

    You can use this product on both front-load and top-load washing machines. I ran it through the old washing machine that was left in my new house (beggars can't be choosers!) and it came out nice and clean. You might as well give their dishwasher cleaning tabs a try while you're at it.

    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 left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it 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. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of five tables from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a six-pack).

    34. A red wine stain remover, so the next time you jump while watching a horror movie, it won't matter that you spilled you vino all over your brand-new couch.

    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 $11.

    35. An all-purpose cleaner featuring the scents of frankincense and myrrh that are said to be grounding and clearing. Why not bring all the good vibes you can into your home?

    a bottle of cleaning concentrate
    Good Vibes

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business in Philadelphia that makes an array of plant-based cleaning products. The product itself is very soapy, so be sure to dilute it properly before going to town on all of your surfaces.

    Get it it from Good Vibes for $10.

    36. Durable all-purpose wipes to help you clean a plethora of things in your kitchen and, honestly, in your entire home. The best part? They're filled with vitamin E so you won't be left with dry, cracked hands.

    a reviewer tub of cleaning wipes
    a pan being cleaned with the towel
    a clean pan

    Note that while these are great for messes and stains, they don't disinfect.

    Promising review: "These wipes have changed my life! They clean everything!!! Makes my stainless steel beautiful. I have used it to clean soap scum off shower that nothing was working on. Even cleaned carpet spots. I can just put a little water on it and use one wipe forever." —MJS

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.94.

    37. Washable microfiber mop pads you can use with your Swiffer WetJet and finally stop spending so much money on disposable options.

    A reviewer holding up their Swiffer with the green pad on the bottom
    A reviewer's used pad looking very dirty and having collected lots of dust

    One pad can last up to 100 washes and works on pretty much any surface, from wood to tile to stone.

    Promising review: "These are life changing. I used a Rubbermaid spray mop for years that I never really loved and when it brokeI got a Swiffer and was using the old Rubbermaid mop cloth pads with it still. They didn't fit the Swiffer great and I decided to get new ones. These scrub so much better and pick up way more dirt than my other mop pad. I have two dogs and their dried water and drool is around the kitchen and I used to have to scrub to get that up each time. Not with these pads! I never thought I'd swoon over a cleaning product we are :)." —JB

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    38. A sink cleaner to help you bring an array of surfaces back to prime condition — might I suggest starting with your neglected kitchen sink?

    A reviewer's sink with stains along the inner edges, with the text
    The same reviewer's sink looking shiny and stain-free, with the text

    It also creates a shiny, water-repellent surface that water will just bead off.

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my life! After a few minutes of light scrubbing and BOOM — the mess is gone! Our sink takes a beating and literally nothing would help. I thought about getting another popular sink cleaner but then I saw this one on BuzzFeed so I took a chance and I’m glad I did. I will say it does leave an annoying scent behind but it does go away eventually. I usually just use a candle to mask the smell and that does the trick. I HIGHLY recommend this." —Diedre&Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    39. A grout cleaner you can use to keep your tub and shower squeaky clean and as inviting as a 5-star spa.


    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 $13.99.

    40. Carpet shampoo to get rid of any stain or smell left behind by any adorable child or furry friend.


    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 $16.97.

    41. A natural oven scrub cleaner you can rely on to remove any grease or leftover sauces from inside your most-used appliance. You're welcome.

    tub of oven scrub natural cleaner
    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    This comes with the jar of oven scrub as well as a professional-grade metallic scrubber. You can use this to clean your enamel oven, racks, the oven door's interior glass panel. Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut that sells 100% natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths. 

    Promising review: "I am in absolute shock over how well this works. I really wish I took a before picture. WOW! My oven door window had grime on it for years that i couldn't get off from the previous owners so I'm estimating it's been like that for 4+ years. Nothing helped to cut through it and finally this oven cleaner made it look brand new. Still in shock!! Would highly recommend. Also, the smell of the product is sooo delightful." —Vanessa

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in two jar styles).

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


    I own and cherish this product. It's a dream knowing the "brush" is fresh and hasn't been intimate with the inside of my toilet prior to my picking it up again.

    Promising review: "I've always hated the idea on storing a drippy, germ-filled toilet brush under the sink and this product totally solved the issue. The heads snap on and pop off easily without the need to touch them. Was very pleasantly surprised at how well the heads scrub the bowl, didn't expect them to be that durable. I originally bought one for the master bath and loved it so much I bought one for each bathroom." —Jessamine

    Get it from Target for $9.19.

    43. And a bottle of Goo Gone that'll remove the mysterious sticky substance (is it dried barbecue sauce or soap residue?) that always seems to show up on your kitchen counters.

    A fridge with gooey streaks on it
    An after pic without the streaks

    People also swear by this for removing annoying stickers from new products, too!

    Promising review: "This. Stuff. Changed. My. Life. I have a piece of furniture that has had residue from the price sticker stuck on it for three years and nothing would budge it. I used this and it took ONE wipe and 10 seconds and it is GONE!!! Can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner. Literally a GAME-CHANGER. BRING IT ON, PRICE TAGS!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    When you want to test out all of your new cleaning products but can't decide which one to start with:


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