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    27 Things To Take The "Hard" Part Out Of Cleaning

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    1. A washing machine cleaner because believe it or not you need to clean the things that clean your things! Simply toss in a tablet, run a cycle, and your washer will be fresh for all your clothes.


    Promising review: "Our washing machine had developed a definite 'funk' to the point that we would have to move things over to the dryer almost immediately otherwise, our clean laundry would get stinky. This is very easy to use and the scent after is very pleasant. During the cleaning cycle, it was clearly dislodging a lot of gunk. Once complete, there was a good amount of grime that needed to be wiped down. I wiped down and then ran another cleaning cycle without a tab. The smell is much better. I can still smell a faint hint of mustiness but it's SO much better than it was. I'm tempted to run another tab soon just to see if it gets even better. For the cost of the investment, it's already paid for itself in just one use!" —Robert B. Simpson

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

    2. A pack of 20 pet stain lifting pads so pet stains aren't such a stress point anymore. Simply step on the pad, let it soak, and toss in the trash.

    Promising review: "It worked great! It couldn't be easier to use! I'm always going to keep this on hand. I have two kitties and trust me they can cause a mess." —Diana Faulkner

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. An all-purpose power scrubber kit made with nylon bristles so you won't scratch up your tub, sinks, or anything else you're cleaning. It comes with three different sizes and shapes of brushes for cleaning any surface in your house you can think of!

    a before and after of a tub super dirty and then super clean

    Important to point out that the drill itself is not included. These are just the attachments, but like omg they make a regular old drill so much more exciting.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, hand scrubbing for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six bristle stiffnesses).

    4. A portable dog paw cleaner for when your furry friend decides their favorite activity today is running through the mud! Simply add some water, gently dunk their paw into these super soft bristles, and watch the magic happen!

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard lab puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me UP THE WALL. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    5. A set of stove counter gap covers, because you and I both know that when current-you drops food behind the stove, it's future-you who's gonna have to deal with it. No more digging down into the crevice of doom!

    the product fitting between the stove and the counter closing the gap there

    A super great plus to this product is that you can trim it easily with scissors to fit your space.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available two lengths and three colors).

    6. A bumper sticker remover that'll attach to your drill for quick and easy removal of stickers you don't want in your life anymore.

    Before and after of a car with bumper stickers and then without bumper stickers

    Promising review: "Bought a used car to get back and forth to work. Only problem being the back was covered in bumper stickers. Eleven to be exact. I don't like bumper stickers. At all. This removed all of them in 25–30 minutes total with no problem. Still has probably half the wheel left so I stuck it in my garage toolbox in case I need to eradicate any bumper stickers in the future." —PrestidgeSouthside

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A bug remover to rid your car of unwanted gunk while leaving behind the things you want like a clean shine and your paint still intact. No need to sit there for an hour scrubbing down your car, let the spray soak in and come back in a few minutes to simply wipe it off.

    a before and after of a car mirror with bug splatter on it and then none left after using the product

    Promising review: "I had to use more than I anticipated, but the bugs from a 2,000-mile trip did come off pretty easy. I sprayed it on and let it soak for 15 minutes. I then sprayed it on again just before I went through a brushless car wash. 99% of all the bugs were removed with just water pressure, no scrubbing at all." —Hikes in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. A microfiber car-washing mitt that'll make detailing your car that much easier. This cloth holds lots of soapy water to pick up dirt and will leave behind a smooth finish — all without scratching your vehicle.


    Oh and when you're done you can just toss this in the washing machine — so easy!

    Promising review: "Ever since I bought my new Acura MDX, I got obsessed with keeping it nice looking as I enjoy driving a shiny and clean car! Just like other reviewers noted, the wash mitt holds a lot of soapy water, which makes the cleaning fast and easy, much better than the old sheep skin type mitt. It's also super soft, which gives me a peace of mind of not scratching the paint.I'm pretty new to detailing cars, thus I found the following products really easy and simple to use, even for me as a beginner." —L.Long

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    9. A robot vacuum cleaner so you can sit back, relax, and have that dust picked up without you even thinking about it., Amazon

    Promising review: "My biggest concern was the amount of hair my husky constantly sheds on a daily basis, I was very concerned that this small vacuum wouldn’t make a difference but I was completely wrong, it’s set to run after we leave for work and again after we go to bed. The amount of hair this thing pics up is INSANE." —Kentucky Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    10. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

    A before and after of a bottle super clean

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Check out our closer look of these Bottle Bright tablets!

    11. A no-rinse carpet spot remover for ridding your life of not-so-pleasant car seat stains from years of carpooling.

    It works on any material that can be safely dampened with water — which probably covers every kind of car upholstery except leather.

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners but they made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $13.99.

    12. A leather cleaner and conditioner made with powerful ingredients that'll remove stains and discoloration while also softening worn-down leather, so your car will look and *feel* brand-new. Much easier (and cheaper!) than going to get your car detailed at a shop.

    It works on any color of leather you happen to own, from beige to gray to black! First you go in to remove the dirt with the cleaner, then follow up with the no-rinse conditioner, which leaves the leather lightly shined and super soft.

    Promising review: "I have light cream leather interior and this is the only thing I will use. It has a new car leather scent not a yucky smell like any other leather conditioner I’ve used. As soon as you spray it on you can see the cleaner working. I get marks on my seats from the dye in my pants and this wipes it off quick and easy even if I let it sit for days." —Cass Alexander

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A pack of six cleaning pods for your Keurig machine. Using one is as easy as making a cup of coffee — it's basically just like using a regular coffee pod (but don't drink this one plz!).

    three mugs filled with dark dirty water all the way to clear after using the rinse cups

    Promising review: "OK, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didnt know how gross our Keurig was until today. The big Mason jar on the left is when I actually ran the cleaner through plus one rinse cycle. The middle one is another rinse cycle and the last one, on the right, is the last one I did." —Mads0421

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. A screen cleaner kit to clean your monitors of smudges in an instant. A simple spray and wipe and you'll be all set to start watching Schitt's Creek in HD.

    The set includes the spray and an extra large microfiber towel. The formula has no alcohol, ammonia, or harmful phosphates, and will gently clean HDTVs, PC monitors, e-readers, tablets, laptops, smartphones, Apple Mac products, iPhones, and more!

    Promising review: "So as soon as this Screen Mom screen cleaner arrived, I used it. I did not expect it to be THAT easy. I sprayed the cloth and began wiping it in circles, hoping I was doing it right. I rubbed the liquid drops all around the screen to thin them out, and then used a different part of the cloth to wipe it in circles, as per instructions. I thought it was going to take a long time while I kept cleaning until I got all the smudges off, but before my eyes, I saw that if I pulled back my hand and stopped rubbing, the screen was just shiny with no smudge marks, it's as if it cleaned itself." —Jaw

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    15. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of slow-flowing drains with just a few minutes of work. No need to call the plumber or take apart the drain; this'll slide right in and the hooks will grab hair, food, and other garbage lodged in your drain.

    A drain snake in use getting hair out of a reviewer's drain

    Promising review: "I've only had to use them twice in the past year and they work so well. They're easy to use: just slide it down the drain, then wiggle so it gets a good hold. Pull it out carefully and try not to gag at the disgusting mess that comes out, then toss the whole bit. Definitely repurchasing to have on hand!" —Kayla B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A garbage disposal cleanser that'll foam up to remove odor and built-up residue from what is arguably the grossest place in your entire kitchen. You're welcome!

    A series of side by sides showing the disposal cleanser in use clearing out the drain of gunk

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get a bag from Amazon for $5.80 (good for four uses).

    17. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula to penetrate dirt and grime safely with incredible results.

    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say, 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.27.

    18. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo because they might be dirtier than you think! Simply shampoo them like you do your own hair (LOL) — easy peasy!

    Promising review: "So easy to use, and it is so good at its job. Cleaned up super old and over used brushes well. I wash brushes weekly now with this and a silicone brush mat in about 5–10 minutes. I thought my eye brushes were clean then I used this and realized know dirty they were." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    19. A cap cage so you can wash your dirty hats in the dishwasher without having to tangle them up in your laundry and lose their shape., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great hat cleaner / washer for curved bills and flats bills. Easy to use! just unclip hat cleaner and place your hat inside and reclip then place back in dishwasher and start! It's that easy and makes your hat look nice and clean after air drying!" —Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (also available in blue).

    20. A pet hair remover roller, because your couch used to be a different color and this is arguably so easy it might actually be fun to do. Or maybe that's just me!

    Added bonus! This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair like a brush!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. A power scrubber, because feeling like your bathroom is truly clean is all in the finer details. The bristles rotate 60 times per second, meaning dirty grout doesn't stand a chance.

    a before and after showing the grout clean

    Promising review: "It's the perfect instrument for cleaning grout between tiles in our shower. I bought the 'pointy' head attachment that has a very stiff rubber-pronged brush. If you brush lightly, you will remove even the toughest stains or mold because you are removing some of the grout." —Gary

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    22. A stainless-steel cleaner to remove all of those annoying little fingerprints on your kitchen appliances. It's hard to remember to keep these shiny and clean but it's easy to use this product!

    Promising review: "I was worried keeping a stainless fridge looking new would be difficult, but this makes it so easy. Spray on and use the microfiber towel to wipe with the 'grain' of the metal, or even just use small circular movements, it doesn't matter either way comes up shiny. It doesn't leave any residue and resists fingerprints. So happy I found this product." —Amber Morales

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    23. A microfiber brush set with four extra sleeves designed to get up close and personal with the dust on your blinds. Cleaning blinds can take what feels like forever. Double time it with this microfiber towel that'll get the dust off with one swipe.


    Pro tip: The microfiber sleeves can be tossed in the washing machine and they'll be as good as new in no time.

    Promising review: "With this product you can clean two slats at once and it cleans them the first swipe! The microfiber is the key to getting all the dust and the design of the product makes it super easy! PLUS this tool can be used on different types of blinds because it is flexible!" —Sandy D

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in green).

    24. A stainless-steel cleaner kit for irons that have been put to work for years without the TLC they need to keep going. Years of staining, gone in minutes. That adorable spring dress you just pulled out of storage is not going to de-wrinkle itself!

    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A water mark remover cloth for those hard-to-get-rid-of stains that drive you nuts. Easy peasy with this cloth!

    a before and after of a water stain lifting from the wood

    Promising review: "This little cloth is amazing!! My table is already worn and distressed, but putting a piping hot bowl of chili left a huge white circle that just looked awful. Although it didn’t COMPLETELY remove the heat mark, it looks so much better. The fact that it only costs $5 is a great deal. It just takes a little time and elbow grease." —Kendra E.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    26. A scratch-free scraper tool, because your nails are tired of being used to remove sticky things off bottles, counters, and more. This is ergonomic since it's designed like a pen and will get the job done more quickly!, Amazon

    You can use this to scrape off candle wax from tables, dried food from counter tops, adhesive stickers off new products, soap build-up in bathrooms, etc!

    Promising review: "These scrapers really do the job! Not only do they scratch off the labels very well, they are also designed like a pen so they are easy to hold and use! I've purchased many different kinds and this one is definitely the winner!" —Francine

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish you woodn't believe took just minutes to make this door look brand new again! In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

    Promising review: "I am blown away with how good my cabinets look after one application of this feed-n-wax!! They really do look brand new. Its easy to use, has a pleasant smell, and works beautifully. I've recently used it on a couple antique cabinets that had some wear spots and they look great too!" —P Gigac

    Check out our full Feed-N-Wax review for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.84.

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