1. A pack of melamine cleaning sponges that'll work tirelessly to remove grime and stains while remaining gentle on surfaces. All you have to do is add water to the sponge and start scrubbing away!
Reviewers have used this to clean marks on their walls from their kid's markers, grease marks, the yellow rust stains in their tubs, pigment stains from paint, and even dirty sneakers! Note: the sponges *will* slowly disintegrate as you use them— good thing there's twenty in the pack!
Promising reviews: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals, and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty, and these cut right through it. They work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" —Keisha Marie
"Had no clue my bathtub could be pristine white until it was recommended to try 'Magic Erasers' on soap buildup. Not wanting to pay ridiculous price for box of two at our local store — I turned to Amazon. I have used a different generic brand in past and was disappointed they crumbled immediately, surprisingly, these held up very well despite using them on a very tough cleaning job that required lots of deep scrubbing. These will remove Sharpie marks on some materials, clean/brighten trim molding, cut through soap scum — the possibilities are endless — good to have on hand for various cleaning needs. Highly recommend." —Kat
Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $10.95.
2. A stainless steel cleaner and polish so your kitchen appliances can look brand new, even if it's just for a moment before your kids get ahold of them.
It has a safe pH neutral plant-based cleaning formula that works on stainless steel surfaces like appliances, grills, sinks, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, range hoods, trash cans, and so much more.
Promising review: "After reading the newspaper, I desperately need just one dang thing I can fix in this world! But seriously, it's the best stainless cleaner I've ever used. It's quick, smells great, and the finish is perfect. It resists fingerprints (and paw prints) for days. It was also a great idea they had to include the microfiber cleaning cloth, as it does an excellent job, as well. I probably wouldn't have thought of that. I plan to give these as gifts. Pretty funny!" —Designer Mom
Get a 16-ounce bottle on Amazon for $19.95 or Subscribe & Save for $18.95/month.
3. A Baseboard Buddy — a clever tool that'll make cleaning your baseboards the fastest and easiest chore on your to-do list. Just use the extension handle, add a reusable cleaning pad, and effortlessly swipe your baseboards clean!
It comes with three reusable cleaning pads. The handle extends over four feet, which means you can even use it to clean your crown moldings!
Promising review: "I have a whole house of 5" baseboards. I had new carpet coming and was tired of moving everything, but I wanted my baseboards cleaned before and after the carpet install. This works, and I did not have to sit on the floors and slide around the rooms. Nor did I have to bend over until exhausted. There is a slight learning curve on the best angle and where to stand, but it works. It also allows you to get behind furniture." —Kindle customer
Get it from Amazon for $22.49.
4. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner because honestly, you'd be surprised at how dirty your disposal probably is, but you ignore it because it's dark and scary down there. 👀
Keep in mind though that this cleans your disposal — if your disposal's clogged, you might need a plumber for that!
Promising review: "Took a little to figure it out, but once I did, it was magical. I had to push the packet in further than the instructions said, but other than that, it was a breeze. It got stuff out of my sink I didn’t know was there (probably from the previous tenants) and got rid of the major gnat problem I had." —Nat K.
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.25 (available in a pack of 24).
5. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads that come preloaded with cleaner so you can wipe the whole bowl with one hand and just toss the head out.
Promising review: "You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How's a dirty used up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place, and it's just like, mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used-up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep-cleaning, toss-away-after-you're-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like... How we like to clean." —Juliana
Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $9.38 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $19.30.
6. Or a pumice stone to remove stains, hard water rings, lime scale, and rust buildup on even the ickiest of toilets.
Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time that regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. I decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. The pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. I am very happy with this purchase — well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (also available in multipacks).
7. A highly-rated spot remover so you can finally tackle that growing pile of laundry you started where each piece has a specific stain you want to remove before washing. This remover can be used on blood, food stains, grass stains, pet stains, beverage stains, chocolate, grime, ketchup, grease, oil stains, and so much more. Many reviewers even use these on their shoes and mattresses to clean up dog puke!
It's toxin-free, and does not contain any bleaching agents, so you don't have to worry about ruining your favorite clothes!
Promising review: "Ok y’all. So. I have four kids, three of whom play baseball. I also have 4 dogs. I also have a husband who gets something on his clothes EVERY time he eats, drinks, or just walks through the house. ANYWHO. Needless to say we have lots of stains on clothing, carpeting, rugs, you name it. I consider myself to be a stain remover master (my kids’ friends will bring stuff by for me to clean) and I was pretty good (elbow grease and persistence are key). Well, I get Grandmas stuff and I cannot believe how great it works — without the elbow grease and persistence! Ring around the collar? ✔️ Wine? ✔️ Baseball dirt?✔️ Paint on newly professionally cleaned carpet? ✔️ The ease of getting the paint out of the carpet prompted my review. I was seriously about to cry. Had paid $550 for the professional cleaning and was doing touch up paint (trying to sell our house) and dropped a tiny bit and immediately reached down with my finger (like I had on the hardwood in other rooms) to “rub” it up. Well, that just spread it out to about a nickel size mess. Ran to get grandmas with a wet rag, one little squirt, agitation with wet rag, finished with a dry rag and voila! PAINT GONE! I ain’t even lying! Just buy it. You’ll see!" —Brandi Phillips
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles, four sizes and multiple quantities).
8. Or a bottle of Folex spot remover to ~instantly~ remove pet stains, grease, ink, coffee, blood, food stains, cosmetics stains, and even red wine stains from your carpets and upholstery! Whew, that was a mouthful. The best part? It's odor-free so you don't have to worry about the pesky smell of chemicals while you're cleaning.
Be sure to check out our full write-up on this Folex stain remover!
Promising reviews: "So my dog got into my makeup bag and got ahold of some liquid lipstick and, needless to say, I flipped out to see my carpets neon orange. It took about an hour and two rolls of paper towels but holy moly! WOW did this stuff work! My mother recommended it to me after using it on minor stains at her house and I'm so glad I got it. Definitely worth the money and it really does disappear right before your eyes like the bottle says!" —Jen
"The reviews and before/after pics had me curious, but still skeptical. I used it a few times on random stains around the house and it really does just make them disappear instantly! But all of those were new stains that hadn’t set yet. I finally decided to try it on my car seats that have been stained for years and I’m amazed at the difference! You can still see some remnants of the stains but that’s my fault for not having enough dry towels. If you follow the directions on the bottle you will not be disappointed!" —LMK32294
Get it from Amazon for $12.85+ (available in two sizes and multiple packs).
9. A windowsill sweeper for cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your windows and even your sliding door tracks — those get so dirty! The set comes with five pieces, all different sizes, so you can tackle different areas of your home effectively.
It comes with a regular brush, a small brush, a bristle brush, a slimmer one for tight spaces, and a duster specifically meant for blinds!
Promising reviews: "LOVE these cleaning tools. Now I’m not a neat freak, but when I clean, I CLEAN. I like to get in all the nooks and crannies, and these tools made my life so much easier. The skinny green one was great for that skinny area behind my bathroom faucet that I could ever seem to reach! And the thicker white one was fantastic for my shower door track because of the angled bristles it has. It got all the gook that I normally can’t get to. I can’t wait to use them on my windows. Would totally buy again." —Joell Almighty
"Why haven't I ordered this before?! A friend told me about on this idea. I have lived in my home for 7 years! I don't do window seals well. I have the entire first floor of my house done, and I just got them today!! I can't believe how much dirt was in the cracks! I scrubbed them all dry to release dirt then used my mini vacuum to suck it all up!! Green handle is my fave out of all of them!!" —Danielle
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
10. A hairbrush cleaning tool because using your fingers to remove the hair is just not good enough. This is designed to get every single piece of dust, dander, and, well, hair from the bristles.
The pointed end of the tool is ideal for picking out tangles, the stiff bristles work great at removing dust and dirt, and the bristles at the bottom end of the tool can give your hairbrush a deep clean.
Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc
Get it from Amazon for $10.95.
11. A bottle of mold and mildew remover spray so you can stop the pesky mold that's been growing in the humid corners of your home dead in its tracks. You can use this anywhere from your bathroom tile to your outdoor patio. Simply spray, wait 15 seconds, and watch the mold disappear!
It works on wood, tile, fiberglass, showers, floors, counters, and grout!
Promising review: "I bought this RMR spray with low expectations, even with the good reviews. I sprayed a small patch in the evening and let it sit overnight. The next morning, the grout where I had sprayed was as white as if it were brand new. I decided to spray the entire wall and part of the roof. The next day everything I sprayed had no visible mold. By the third night, I was pretty much spraying everything left in the shower. This stuff is amazing." —John Werner
Get a 32-oz bottle on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes and multiple quantities).
12. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets because (much to my dismay) soap and water is just NOT enough to clean bottles and tumblers. These will get all of the extra gunk your bottle brush just cannot reach. You can even use it to clean your old (and dirty) coffee pot machine!
Great for cleaning stainless steel bottles and mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, and even plastic containers. These are also great for cleaning your bottles and dishes while camping because of how portable they are!
Promising review: "THESE ARE AWESOME!!! I got these and tried one out first with my coffee travel mug and it worked AMAZINGLY. I got all my other travel cups and coffee carafe lined up and used one on each, and got a big bowl for all the covers and gaskets. I left them soaking for about an hour and cleaned with warm water and soap after. Everything came out excellent and like new, with no smell... Before dumping out the solution after soaking, I could see the film of crud that had risen to the surface of the water! Gross but cool. I have used one of these to clean my coffee pot carafe a few times, and it works great every time. I recommend super hot water from the tap when using these and waiting an hour." —Sage Moon
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8+ (also available in larger quantities).