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31 Products That'll Clean Your House So Well, Your Holiday Guests Will Be Impressed

Yule be so proud to show off your clean house this season.

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 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. Your guests will feel so jolly sitting on such a fresh throne., Amazon

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 $7.69 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $19.97).

2. Or a pumice stone that'll 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 $9.99 or Subscribe & Save for $9.49/month (available in multipacks).

3. Or! Or! A pack of adorable toilet-cleaning bombs you can drop in, watch fizz up, and then scrub away with your regular ol' toilet brush, making cleaning the bowl an absolute breeze. ~Deck the halls for clean toilet bowls, fa la la la laaa~

White flower-shaped toilet bombs
Jia Living / Etsy

Jia Living is a small business based in Los Angeles hand-making home care products like laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and more.

Promising review: "Great product. They worked really well and left everything smelling great and looking even better!!" —Rowan Berran McDowell

Get a bag of 10 toilet bombs from Jia Living on Etsy for $9 (available in larger packs and with your choice of including a hemp bag).

4. A container of The Pink Stuff cleaning paste that'll clean practically anything. No really. Marks on the walls? Sure. Dirty stove? Obviously! Grimy bathtub? Duh. The Pink Stuff has your back every day, but especially right before your Aunt Peggy comes over, who *always* finds a stain somewhere. Not this time.,,

BTW, it's vegan!

Promising review: "Since moving into this apartment I have gradually come to hate this tub because of the water stains I have tried every product on the market including crazy things from the internet like Coca-Cola, vinegar, you name it...this stuff with a couple of swipes/scrubs and a toothbrush for the textured areas completely cleaned my tub in a way that I can only tell you excited me to the core of my being. All I can tell you is buy it and I wish you the best!" —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

5. A Goo Gone kitchen degreaser because *goo gone* are the days of you using *way* too much elbow grease to clean your stove top and counters to make sure there's a spotless surface for the holiday ham.

Safe for use on tile, ceramic, and sealed stone surfaces *and* even safe for food prep areas!

Promising review: "The tops of my cupboards had been cleaned maybe once in 15 years. They were disgusting with grease and dust that I thought I’d never get off. Goo Gone Kitchen Degreaser worked a miracle for me! The cupboard that was directly above the oven took some elbow work, and all others were as simple as spray and wipe. The tops of my cupboards look new again!" —JC

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

6. A fabric defuzzer so you can make your old furniture look brand new by removing all those unwanted fuzzies! Bonus: You can also do it to your favorite (and very old) holiday sweater!

Reviewer photo of on the left, the arm of a couch with fabric pilling on it, and on the right, the same arm of the couch but the defuzzer got rid of the pilling

Check out our write-up of this magical fabric defuzzer! The battery-operated model requires two AA batteries that aren't included, but you can buy some right here!

Promising review: "OK, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

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

7. An instant stain remover spray that'll effortlessly kill all those pesky microorganisms growing on all of your favorite things, like your Adirondack chairs your grandmother will insist on sitting on while she waits for dinner to be ready. Best part? No scrubbing necessary!

Easily remove stains from bathtubs, decks, wood, vinyl siding, drywall, concrete floors, brick walls, and kitchen and bathroom tiles! Basically any area where mold and mildew tend to grow.

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I have a stall shower that was always moldy, mildewy, and just plain ugly. I could never find a cleaner that would actually get it back to white and sparkling. This did it! I sprayed it on and let it work, rinsed it off (to get the smell to dissipate), and it was gone. My shower is the 3"x3" small squares; the grout lines were ugly and made me want to remove the whole thing and start again. Not anymore. I just saved myself hundreds by using this product! If you're frustrated by mold...give it a try. It is extremely strong so make sure to have ventilation and maybe even a mask if you're going to be using it. Once it's rinsed it just leaves a clean, bleach smell. If you're able to be away for a few, it doesn't even need rinsed." —Mnypnny281

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $16.14/month (available in two sizes).

8. A chain mail scrubber to scrub your cast-iron skillets, woks, pots, pans, Dutch ovens, and more without removing any "pre-seasoning" from them. Perfect for your holiday casserole!


Promising review: "Prior to purchasing this, our cast-iron cleaning routine consisted of rinsing followed by a quick scrub using coarse sea salt and a paper towel. This gadget is great for a more thorough cleaning, especially on stubborn areas. It's very effective and cleaning is quite easy, requiring nothing more than a quick rinse. The small ring attached to it is useful for hanging on a pot rack. Recommended." —Cooking The Books

Get it from Amazon for $11.58.

9. An effective outdoor cleaner that'll clean your walkway, patio, and even driveway without having to rent a power washer and spend a whole weekend cleaning. Your guests will be welcomed by a beautiful pathway. Bonus points if you add lighted candy canes all along the way!

To use, you need to connect the sprayer to your garden hose, spray, let sit for 5–10 minutes, scrub as needed, and rinse!

Promising review: "I first used this product about two years ago on the awning on my RV. That awning was so bad, that I thought I was going to have to replace it. After using this Scott's product as directed, the mold and mildew completely disappeared. This product definitely works and it works GREAT! What more can I say — it saved me nearly $500." —R. Latreille

Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

10. Some stain-removing laundry tablets for cleaning tough stains and lifting spills by just tossing one in with a regular load. Your white sheets you save specifically for holiday overnight guests will emerge dramatically whiter.

The Fizz Whizz / Etsy

The Fizz Whiz is a small business based in Brandon, Florida, that sells unique household products.

Promising review: "Washed my clothes and they came out very clean. I put my sneakers in the wash and they were very gross. They came out so clean that they almost looked new. Will buy again, and recommend." —Daniel Law

Get them from The Fizz Whiz on Etsy for $12+ (available in two styles).

11. A stainless steel cleaner and polish so your kitchen appliances can look brand spankin' new, even if just for a moment before your kids get ahold of them with their peppermint-chocolate-covered fingers. 'Tis the season, am I right?

BTW, it's plant-based!

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 bottle on Amazon for $16.95.

12. Cleaning cups for your Keurig because you'd be surprised at how much old coffee gunk has been building up inside that bad boy. No, really. You will be surprised *and* you won't have to worry about any of your relatives having bitter-tasting coffee the next morning.,

Promising review: "OK, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didn't know how gross our Keurig was until today. I would suggest running two or three rinse cycles instead of the recommended one. But it's still an awesome product for the price!" —Mads0421

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

13. Or a box of coffee machine–cleaning powder if you don't own a Keurig, but your coffee pot has definitely seen some better days.

A reviewer's clean coffee pot after using the product

Each packet equals one month of use.

Promising review: "This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now." —Amazon Customer

Get three packets from Amazon for $19.02.

14. A steaming microwave cleaner that is probably exactly what you look like when you see all the stubborn crud that's been building up inside of your microwave just a few minutes before your guests pull in the driveway. At least you'll be able to clean it in no time!

Person-like gadget with steam coming out of it in a microwave

Simply fill with water and vinegar, turn on the microwave for five to seven minutes on high, and watch it produce steam, softening all the debris. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top-rack dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "Beats the old bowl of vinegar in the microwave! It does a great job & I love how the arms stay cool for easy removal. I think she is so cute; she resides on top of my microwave." —Chatty Pants

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

15. A red wine stain remover spray to ease your worries that your precious grape nectar might spill in the heat of a moment while watching Elf. Even if it does, you'll be able to clean it up in a jiffy.

Promising review: "We have a lighter-colored carpet throughout our entire house and with a toddler, two black cats, and two clumsy adults, it feels like a new stain shows up every single day. Saw this product on a BuzzFeed list and figured since it’s less than $6 I’d give it a try. It WORKS! It worked SO fast and smells nice too! I promise you, this is $6 well spent!" —Jonathan and Jill Orbell

Get it from Amazon for $11.80.

16. A floor cleaner for when you want all the floors in your house to be squeaky clean for your guests, but also thrive on buying all-natural products.

The floor cleaner
Farmhouse Clean / Etsy

Farmhouse Clean is a small business based in Illinois that sells all-natural cleaning products for the home in aesthetic packaging. 

Promising review: "I have never felt so excited to clean. I LOVE the unique beachy scent. I love the design of the bottles. I love the natural ingredients. I loved the super fast shipping. I loved the funny (but serious message) labels on the shipping box. Everything gets a perfect score." —Randi J. Sayles

Get an 8-ounce bottle from Farmhouse Clean on Etsy for $7.95 (available in two scents).

17. A natural tile and tub cleaner that will dissolve soap scum and hard-water stains so well, your guests will be ecstatic to take a bath after dinner! "Hi, Lush? Hold the bath bombs, I'm on my way." —Definitely you

It's made with plant-based cleaning agents— that means no added dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh, hard-to-pronounce ingredients! Plus it's cruelty free *and* smells like tea tree and eucalyptus. It's basically perfect.

Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name-brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 min. Came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this!" —Amber Erwin

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99 or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/month.

18. Or an eco-friendly hard water stain remover if your stains require just a bit more industrial strength.

Reviewer photo of a shower door with residue streaks on the left and the same shower door looking clean and residue-free on the right

Promising review: "We tried everything to get rid of hard-water stains and nothing worked. We were getting our house ready to sell and our tub and sink were a mess. We tried this product and it worked immediately, restoring everything to like new. It was fast and really worked! We even used it to clean our glass stove top. It was amazing how clean it got things. I have a bad back and have to be careful about scrubbing things and it takes no effort to use. We use it in our new house and love it!" —Bradley

Get it from Amazon for $18.77.

19. A pet hair removal broom because your carpet may *look* clean, but your uncle with those pet allergies may disagree. There is a rake side and a squeegee side, which both effectively do the deed. Plus, it's ~oh so satisfying~ to see the hair picked up.

Reviewer photo of a portion of their carpet covered in dog hair and the other cleaned with the broom

Promising review: "This is a genius invention with a rubbery broom that catches everything! Today I didn't think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong. I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else? The handle telescopes far longer than I need (I'm 5'8") but the telescoping comes in handy when sweeping under the couch or other out-of-the-way places. This is a game changer if you have a lot of fur or hair in your home. You must try this, I am so happy with this purchase!" —Frannie

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

20. A ChomChom roller to gather up pet hair from basically anywhere in your home. No really. Couches, clothes, bedding, cat towers, rugs — you name it. The best part? It has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!,

Promising review: "I have had many different pet hair rollers and this beats everything hands down. The compartment that traps the hair is genius. With many pet hair removal tools the hair sort of flies in the air a little, you have handfuls, or have to clean the brush on something...this baby traps the fur in a little compartment that is easy to empty. I sent links to this product to lots of my friends who are owned by cats and told them it will be life changing." —DLB

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

21. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that'll make you fall deep into a rabbit hole of cleaning random things around your house before they arrive. Add a little water, and these lil' baddies can remove marks from walls, grease from your microwave, soap scum from your tub, and way more.


Promising reviews: "I use it everywhere...walls, baseboards, mirrors, windowpanes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets...everything looks brand new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand new after five years of hard-water stains. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.99 or Subscribe & Save for $11.39/month.

22. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets formulated to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. You'd be surprised how dirty your dishwasher actually is. Just use it once a month on any model and you'll have the cleanest dishwasher in all the land, and your guests will be seriously impressed when they help you wash dishes after dinner.

Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak performance." —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99 (available in multiple packs).

23. A reusable and machine washable duster that fits onto the Swiffer duster handle so you can keep your house dust-free for longer with daily swipes. Sometimes doing a little bit each day makes the job *so* much easier, especially when you're rushing to get the house ready for your overnight guests.

Set of reusable Swiffer dusters in various colors
TS Designs US / Etsy

TS Designs US is a small Etsy shop based in West Leroy, Michigan, that makes vintage gifts, decor, and eco-friendly items to add to your home. 

Promising review: "LOVE the washable duster attachments. These are SO soft and such great quality. The stitching is strong and I don’t worry about anything coming apart. We use ours with our Swiffer duster wand and it fits perfectly. If you’re looking for a more sustainable item, this is one for you." —Cassie Couch

Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

24. A jetted tub cleaner to clean the parts of your tub you just can't reach. It'll flush out body oils, soap scum, and those questionable black flakes that gunk up the jets. Ready for a spa bath, Grandma?

All you need to do is full your tub with warm water, add the solution, and run your jets!

Promising review: "Works better than anything else we have tried on our 6-foot jetted hot tub. We have well water with lots of minerals. Oh Yuk gets the crud out fast and rinses easy. Been using it for three years and nothing else comes close." —Linda

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 or Subscribe & Save for $16.14/month.

25. A scratch-free scraper that can get into all the little nooks and crevices around the house you've been anxious to clean.

A reviewer showing stove burners with thick brown crusts around them and then the burners looking crust-free after using the product

You can scrape off grime, grease, labels, stickers, dried-up food, candle wax, and so much more!

Promising review: "This is the greatest cleaning tool invented! I love it! I had tried every tip to get rid of the hard-water buildup around my sinks and this little gizmo gets rid of it in a breeze. Everyone should have one. So simple and so brilliant." —Debra J.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a pack of five).

26. A dishwashing spray to spray on your dishes when you're all done with dinner and moving on to holiday charades. Instead of tiring your arm trying to scrub, this spray will make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!

Person spraying the spray onto the contents of a kitchen sink with dirty dishes

Promising review: "This is my favorite! It makes me want to do dishes! Really powerful against tough baked on grease. I also use in bathroom and countertops and sink. It smells so good and it makes me happy smelling it when I have to clean." —Target customer

Get it from Target for $4.99 (and get a refill bottle for $3.99).

27. A grout stain remover so you can stop telling your guests that you definitely used black grout in the bathroom. I know your secrets.

Reviewer before and after of the grout in their bathtub getting cleaned

To use, simply apply, wait six to eight hours, and then rinse away. No scrubbing required!

Promising review: "I was skeptical in using this product as i have tried countless 'mold and mildew removers' out there. My mold and mildew problem is impossible to remove. I scrubbed, bleached, treated it, but no noticeable difference. I left this product overnight and I was like, 'What is this sorcery?' I have no other words to explain it. Phenomenal results!!" —iAwesome

Get it from Amazon for $13.99

28. An all-surface cleaning scrub that is nonabrasive to easily clean all kinds of surfaces such as tile, grout, sinks, oven tops, bathrooms — you name it!

Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

It's vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, and has no synthetic fragrances or preservatives!

Humblesuds is a woman-owned small business based in Evergreen, Colorado, that focuses on natural, plant-based cleaning products for the home.

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

Get it from Humblesuds for $11.95+ (available in two sizes).

29. A rust stain remover because buying an entirely new tub is not only way too much $$$, but *so* much effort. This bad boy is powerful enough to take your shower from murky yellow to sparkling ivory overnight, just in time for the holidays!

Promising review: "I wish I had taken before and after photos! The tub in my daughter's bathroom was terribly scratched on the bottom, presumably by the previous homeowners in an effort to make the bottom of the tub less slippery. However, over time, those scratches turned rusty and looked just terrible. I was ready to have the tub reglazed, but decided to give this product a chance since the cost was minimal. I sprayed the product on all the scratches pretty heavily, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinsed away. I would have let it sit longer, but my daughter needed to use the shower LOL. So, after her shower, I sprayed it again, let it sit overnight, and the bottom of the tub is spotless now! I am so happy, and saved myself hundreds of dollars by not having to reglaze. I highly recommend this product. Also, while it does have a chemical odor to it, it is not overpowering at all and I sprayed a LOT of product." —Scooby

Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $4.98.

30. A wood-cleaning polish to enhance the natural beauty in all of your wood (it's not just for wood floors!) by feeding it with oils, preventing it from drying and fading. It'll make your adult self *so* proud.

A reviewer showing previously washed out floors looking brighter and cleaner after using the product on them

It adds a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax to your wood. 

Promising review: "This product is worth every penny and goes a very long way. We had tired, oak floors that haven’t been refinished in over 50 years. They were dried out and washed out. This product took away decades in an hour with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. One word of caution: Floors are very slippery for a few days after use. Be very careful walking around. As a bonus, it smells amazing. It has a natural orange peel smell that is fresh and clean and not at all harsh or chemical. Highly, highly recommend." —GMD

Get an 8 oz. bottle from Amazon for $9.98.

31. And finally, a FlexiSnake so you can unclog your tub drain just in case your guests need to take a quick shower. The last thing you want is them standing in rising water pretending they're recreating the Titanic, but very slowly. Simply ~snake~ this tool down the drain and when you pull it back up, it will have grabbed all the hair and it''s gross.,

More than 4,000 hook-and-loop micro-hooks cover the full 18-inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains without needing to take off the stopper.

Promising review: "I didn’t expect this to be professional grade or anything, but hey, for the price, this definitely did the job. Our bathroom sink was starting to drain really slowly, so I bought this. In less than two minutes, it had fed down the drain easily and pulled up two separate disgusting chunks of hair and soap scum. I wore cleaning gloves to clean that gunk off the snake, but it wasn’t too difficult. Drain worked perfectly after. I use it maybe once a month to maintain. Good value!" —KB

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

Your guests when they see your ✨ sparkling-clean ✨ home.

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