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    33 Things That Might Help You Clean Up Faster So You Can Spend Timing Doing Things You Actually Enjoy

    A handheld mini ladybug vacuum, a magical makeup removing cloth, and microwave splatter cover that'll make the Monica Geller in you applaud.

    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 tiny ladybug-shaped vacuum you can use to quickly clean up crumbs and dust that finds its way onto your kitchen counter or desk area.

    the handheld vacuum

    Promising review: "I love this little guy! It does exactly what I need. I wanted it to pick up crumbs from the counter behind the toaster and coffee maker, etc., so quick and I don’t waste as many paper towels! Easy to clean — the bottom pops off and you just dump out the mini dust bunnies and dried up food from your counter. There’s little brushes at the bottom that helps sweet up and all you do is get a toothbrush and do a quick clean on them and it looks brand-new. ALSO my daughters friend dropped it on the ground and it didn’t fall apart and worked just fine!! Definitely a gadget everyone needs in their kitchen." —KimO

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. Or a large surface roller that'll pick up stray pet hair or any other lingering messes in a few rounds — not so bad in the grand scheme of things!

    a model using the handheld roller under their couch cushion

    Promising review: "This thing is incredible. I didn’t know I could love a lint roller so much...? I live in a studio apartment with a white couch, a white duvet, and a VERY floofy kitten (I know what I signed up for). I can never really keep up with the cat fur but lately I’ve kicked up a winter’s worth of it starting my spring cleaning and almost gave up on lint rollers tearing a new sheet every third or fourth swipe and getting nowhere. Two sheets seem to be enough to roll my entire queen size duvet and then some. Looking forward to tackling the couch next. Will keep at least one on hand forever." — S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    3. A motion-activated toilet light so you don't accidentally *miss* and have to clean up an unfortunate mess when stumbling into the bathroom to pee in the middle of the night.,

    Promising review: "I've had this device for a little while now and I absolutely love it! Light detector and motion detector work together to only turn the toilet light on when it senses darkness and movement. I love that there are 16 different colors you can choose from; and with each 16 colors you can raise or lower the brightness which kind of makes color choices even bigger if you consider the different color brightness a new color. You can either leave your toilet light cycling through all 16 colors while on, or you have the option of choosing one of the colors and keeping it on that color. I ended up getting two of these toilet lights for both of my bathrooms and my guests, as well as I, love it." —Sergio Rios

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    4. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking everywhere we go.


    I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

    Promising review: "Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product." —Ginger

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    5. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum that'll help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home without stopping to catch your breath because it's *so* light to carry.

    a model using the dyson v11 vacuum
    dyson / Via

    Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you'll be satisfied with the results. I've used a variety of 'em and I can't say enough good things about the product. It doesn't hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it's really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

    Promising review: "I love the Dyson stick vacuums. They were life-changing for me with two large dogs. I started off with the V6 pet and absolutely loved it but I beat it up using it three to five times a week. We ended up moving that one to our upstairs and purchased the V11. Amazing suction... I love that it switches modes itself as I go from carpet to wood floors. I think it’s heavier than my V6 pet but it’s still easy to operate. It holds significantly more debris which is great. By far my favorite part is that it tells me how much time I have left until the battery dies. My only negative comment would be that you have to remove the attachments in order to empty the bin but with all the other advantages this is very minimal." —Mary Doherty

    Get the Dyson V11 from Amazon for $599.99+ (available in three styles).

    6. All-natural biodegradable cleaning tablets to remove tough stains and odors from your favorite reusable water bottle or tea kettle — no more "does this water taste weird?" moments. It'll do the work for you so don't worry about it taking up too much of your precious time.


    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better-tasting (and way less gross) coffee!" —BranchingOut

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

    7. A robot vacuum that'll clean your house for you, because you and I both know you're going to put it off ALL week.

    Bed Bath and Beyond, Paul Braga

    I recently got the Neato Botvac D7 and it has become a treasured possession for me and my husband. I don't know if it's just because we're home *all* the time or because we love it that much but we definitely treat it like our pet. You're instructed to give the vacuum a name (ours is Kevin) and can then set it to clean on specific days/times. It's super efficient and has done a great job cleaning hard-to-reach spots — and it'll send a notification to your phone if it gets stuck (see above). Good boy, Kevin.

    Get it from Amazon for $579.99 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $599.99.

    8. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue on pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A Makeup Eraser cloth you'll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.

    buzzfeed writer showing how half of their lipstick is perfectly removed by the eraser cloth

    I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

    Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

    10. A battery organizer that might just have you feeling ~charged up~ if you love nothing more than keeping things tidy., Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing changed my life. I can't emphasize enough how much better life is when you know where all of your batteries are, how many you have of each type, and can quickly test them. Worth 10x the price." —MemeBag

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three styles and in a pack of two).

    11. A changing pad to pop your little one into — it'll keep their tiny (but so strong!) hands busy with toys while you quickly change their diaper.

    a mom changing their baby who is strapped into the mat with it wrapped around the top of them
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I bought one for my daughter as her baby was prone to flipping and crawling away when she was having her diaper changed — a real disaster with a poopy diaper. Not to mention reaching into the area while Mom's hands are full! She has loved it and it does keep the baby much more still (she actually does play with the rings attached.) So, I bought two more to 'keep on hand' for baby showers! Really a great product." —Rusty

    Get it from The Grommet for $28.95.

    12. Leaf Scoops gloves you can count on to help you clean up your yard in record timing.

    a model using the oversized plastic gloves to pick up massive piles of leaves without a rake

    These would definitely make me more interested in backyard cleanup.

    Promising review: "I have a lawn care company so to say I have tried everything almost seems redundant. Also, I typically do not get excited about a product because I feel it should do its job. However, these are seriously amazing. Ergonomically they're wonderful because the hand part is like a baseball glove. It uses your arm to help support the load allowing a balanced feel to what is being picked up. Another great feature is when I am trimming shrubs I can use a leaf blower to move the clippings out and rake them up. Then using these and a bag stand, will make child's play out of what would otherwise be a rough task. Picking up leaves is also great in that you can get a great amount, but you can also smash them straight down to compact them in the bag without the worry of hitting a stick and cutting your hands up. If you pass up a chance to get a pair of these just know us lawn care guys are driving by and just dying to show you how much easier that chore can be for you by using this product." —J. Bradburn

    Get them from Amazon for $34.95.

    13. Heavy duty scour pads that'll help you revive your most-used baking sheet so you can get back to creating the world's best chocolate chip cookie.

    the green scrubbing pad being used on a dirty baking sheet

    Promising review: "These are the only pads I use for my pots and pans. They will not scratch your cookware or bakeware. I have used them for over 30 years and I love them. Don't use off-brand as they are not the same." —MerryChristmas

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $10.01.

    14. A breakfast sandwich maker for those rainy Sunday mornings where all you want is a cure to your hangover but don't want to be left with a pile of pans to clean.


    Promising review: "This machine is amazeballs! You need one in your home. It works great and makes delicious breakfast sandwiches. This appliance has changed my life." —clint smith

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes with minimal effort on your end.


    Look at that foam go!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $5.78.

    16. A microwave two-cavity egg poacher you can use to recreate your favorite overpriced brunch order in a snap without having to clean a single egg-covered frying pan.

    The egg poacher with two yolks in it

    Promising review: "Great little gadget. Good stocking stuffer. Want to try omelet gadget too." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $12

    17. A handheld soap dispensing brush you'll only have to refill every so often so you can scrub away without a second thought.

    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 $6.99.

    18. A sectioned laundry bin so you can divide up everyone's clothes as soon as you take 'em out of the dryer and cut down on sorting time when you finally get around to putting them away.

    the four laundry bags hanging next to each other

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this laundry sorter. I got a fabric pen and stenciled on the side 'Darks, Whites, Colors, Delicates' and when when it fills up wheel to the wash and throw it in! Perfect size so it's not too small where you're washing all the time but not so much that it's an overwhelming load. I love this!" —Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A magical hair catcher that'll keep your shower looking cleaner than ever so you don't have to gather all the stray hairs you've flung against the tile wall after you've finished washing your hair.,

    Promising review: "I hardly ever write reviews but this thing is so amazing I had to share. With every shower I take, I shed a TON of hair and stick it to the wall so that no hair goes down my drain. I thought this method was working out well but my drain was continuing to stop up. I figured it must be my sister's fault since I was so good about not letting any hairs go down the drain, but I went ahead and ordered the TubShroom after seeing advertisements on Facebook. I got this thing and after only two showers, it collected a crap ton of my hair that I didn't catch. It really is so easy to install and wipe away the hair, exactly like the videos. Awesome invention and I'm super happy with this purchase!" —Megan K.

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

    20. A microwave splatter cover so you can *finally* reheat your leftovers in peace — and by that I mean without sauce exploding all over everything.

    a split image with the top showing a gross microwave and the bottom showing a clean microwave with the clear, dome-like cover over a plate

    Promising review: "We have been needing one of these forever. I finally ordered one. It definitely keeps the splatter off the microwave and keeps steam contained for more even reheating. If you reheat food or plates in the microwave, this is a must have for every kitchen. I'm buying a second one to keep at work since my lunch is often leftovers or takeout. This washes well and fits over every plate and dish I have used. It doesn't get hung up on sides so allows the turntable to rotate freely." —Jill B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88+ (available in two styles).

    21. An easy-to-use brush for cleaning pots and pans with stubborn stuck-on food — it'll take it right off so you won't have to miss the start of Dancing with the Stars.

    the long handled brush with two different kinds of bristles on it

    Promising review: "This is great. I don't need to use my hands to touch water anymore. And the brush is firm and thick which can clean the pot or dish bottom very well. I love it." —Lijing W.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    22. A Drillbrush power scrubber to cut down on how long you'll have to spend trying to make your bathroom sparkle again.


    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).

    23. 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: "I make sure we keep plenty of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads on hand. It is not a sponge. It is a dirt-and-grime lifter, and cleans surfaces like greasy stove tops, grayish grout, and slimy sink scum like nothing else. They do the jobs that a sponge can't. The evidence of its effectiveness is how quickly the pad loads up with hidden filth including lint, dust, and cat hair. The sponge sees dirt better than my eyes do, and for this, I trust Mr. Clean to get my surfaces sparkling and free from debris. If you use them as much as I do, you will go through a few of these Magic Erasers a week, but they're worth their muscle and have become an essential household helper." —Kort

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $13.99.

    24. Silicone gloves with scrubby bristles on the inner palm and fingers that seem like they'll be really fun to use, TBH, and help you really *get in there* with your nightly dishes.

    I have these in pink and typically use them to scrub my bath tub (which is VERY deep) more easily. They're very sturdy and rinse off easily.

    Promising review: "These gloves make cleaning and washing dishes much easier and more efficient. They foam up quite well and scrub dishes just as well as any sponges. They'll save me a lot from buying sponges. The silicone is nice and thick, and the bristles are nicely compact and scrub well. Definitely worth the price." —Joseph Ho

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    25. An OXO squeegee for the shower you can use to nip water stains in the bud before they dry — trust me on this one, it'll be worth your while.

    the stainless steel squeegee

    I have one of these and it's fantastic! It only takes maybe 20 seconds after each shower to pretend you're a window cleaner and squeegee the glass shower doors. It prevents water droplets from drying on the glass and *therefore* prevents YOU from having to clean the doors all the time.

    Promising review: "Just got a new walk-in shower with frameless glass rolling barn doors — and spotty water near the beach. You MUST Squeegee! It's not optional but necessary! This fits the hand nicely, because of the rubber grip it doesn't slip out of your wet hand, the suction cup works on tile and glass and stays up! It also looks cool and was a good price. What more can you ask for?" —Gwyneth Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    26. A red wine-stain remover so the next time you jump while watching a horror movie, it won't matter that you spilled your vino all over your brand-new couch. No need to soak, rinse, and repeat!

    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 a pack of three from Amazon for $26.99.

    27. An electric pressure washer you can use to restore your deck or back patio to the way it looked when you first set foot on it — so clean you could eat off it! But...maybe don't.

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Power washer was delivered Monday, it’s Wednesday and I have washed two cars, cleaned driveway and sidewalks, cleaned back fence, and the work keeps piling up, everything I see now needs to be cleaned! This little dude does not back down, plenty of power and it's surprisingly not too loud. Soap dispensers work great, and the tips are easy to change." —Mar

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    28. A shoe rack you can place inside your closet or by your front door to keep your favorite footwear in order instead of strewn across your floor (like mine are)., Amazon

    Promising review: "This shoe rack is awesome! Made a huge difference in my closet space with how many pairs of shoes I have. Very simple to put together. I put all my boots and taller shoes on the top and everything else fit nicely underneath. Fits a lot of shoes compared to other racks I've looked at and is great quality for the price! I give 5 stars." —Hotshot2567

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two, three, four, or five tiers).

    29. A grout and tile cleaning tool with four brush attachments so you'll be able to clean four times faster than the standard brush you've been using.

    the broom-like tool with four brushes on it that line up with the tile grout lines
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "It's been tough for me to get on the floor and scrub the grout around my tile floor. This is such a great tool. I just line up the grout scrubbers, add a pole to the Grout Gator and away I go cleaning the tile grout. Amazing!" —Shell

    Get it from The Grommet for $26.94.

    30. Double utility hooks that'll assist in storing ladders, cords, and all kinds of power tools so everything will have a "home" to return to after you've used it., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these hooks. I used them all over my garage to hang stuff from the wall. The largest ones worked great for my 8-foot ladder. The welds look good, the finish is great and the Plasti Dip is sturdy. I can highly recommend these hooks." —Manuel Ott

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $29.90.

    31. A critter catcher you can use to safely trap and remove any unwanted creature that wanders into your garage instead of crushing them and leaving a gross mess behind.


    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Initially I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport but it's great! Highly recommend! Sorry little guy your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside :)" —Crystal R

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in three colors).

    32. A BBQ tool that'll act as a spatula, tongs, and brush all in one! No more fumbling around for the right grill gadget while your burgers are ready to be flipped — and you'll only have to wash one utensil instead of a few!

    a model using the bbq gadget
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Bought it for my son-in-law for Christmas, a grill master! Loved not burning his wrist on the big grill, and can pick up all large cuts of meat and small pieces of vegetable without a problem. Very well-made. Extremely pleased with this purchase!" —Joyce

    Get it from The Grommet for $16.95+ (available in 15, 18, or 21 inches).

    33. And a wall-mount swimming pool skimmer – it works alongside your filter pump, so you can save the lives of tiny creatures that accidentally find themselves going for a swim and ensure your water is free of leaves and other debris.

    a tiny basket with a tube attached underneath along the side of a pool

    Promising review: "This skimmer does exactly what it is supposed to do. Catches things like leaves and insects that fall into the pool, anything that is floating on the pool surface eventually gets pulled in. The surface of my 18-foot Intex pool was cleaned within just a couple of hours after installation. The box comes with everything you should need to install it, so you don't need to buy extra hoses or hose adapters. The skimmer came with two different types of mounting bracket and one of them fit my Ultraframe Intex pool perfectly, I know some people had to get creative with how they mounted their skimmers, but luckily I didn't have to. I would recommend purchasing this skimmer to anyone with one of the Intex pools, it saves a lot of extra work." —thisguy

    Get it from Amazon for $28.20.

    You'll be cleaning like Mary Poppins in no time!

    The Walt Disney Company

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