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    27 Products To Help Clean All The Things You Didn't Know You Had To Clean

    Did you know that you have to clean your washing machine, hairbrushes, and yoga pads? Well, you do now.

    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 handheld bed vacuum cleaner, because yes, you do need to clean your mattress! Do you think your bedsheets keep it clean? Plus you sleep on that thing every single night. Also good for couches., Amazon

    Promising review: "Super easy to use! After the first time it sucked up all the dirt and dander out of my mattress and headboard, I was shocked to see that was what I had been sleeping on (especially since I'm a super neat and clean freak who constantly is washing my bedding and pillows in hot water). My eczema, itchy skin, headaches, and sinuses have already calmed down immensely after one vacuum use. Highly recommend to anyone who feels like allergies and irritants are constantly effecting them but, can’t find the root of the cause. It probably is your mattress, bedding, or couch that is hiding all these nasty and sneaky pests!" —Mary Grace Munson

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    2. A two-pack of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar that'll work as an all-natural, all-purpose household cleaner for fighting bathtub mildew, unclogging drains, de-streaking windows, un-staining carpets, or wiping down kitchen countertops. So many uses!

    Two bottles of apple cider vinegar with red and yellow labels

    Promising review: "ACV can be used for so many things, you almost need to have it in the home. I use it mostly to deep clean my Locs." —Urbanmommy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    3. A jar of cleaning gel for detailing the parts of your ride that just never seem to get clean by conventional means. That means the only thing to fight dust and dirt with is, well, a handful of slime. They'll never see it coming from one of their own.


    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I never thought to use slime to get the crevices in my car clean. It’s so easy to just press or roll this around in the car picking up the dirt and crumbs vacuums are too stubborn to pick up." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    4. A can of Easy-Off professional oven and grill cleaner to tackle tough baked-on spills and everyday spot cleaning. Plus no more burning smell whenever you want to heat something up.

    A reviewer's before and after photo of their dirty and now very clean oven interior

    Promising review: "Ditch the baking powder and whatever else you have been using! I used this product in my oven and it did wonders. I followed the instructions and I chose to pre-heat my oven to 200 degrees then I sprayed the cleaner. I left it on for about 10–15 minutes and when I wiped it with my wet rag, the grease stains came off instantly. I was done cleaning in about 20 minutes." —iye

    Get it from Amazon for $20.74.

    5. A wall-mounted UV toothbrush sanitizer and holder for storing and cleaning up to four toothbrushes (even electric) by sterilizing 99.9% of the bacteria found on brush heads.

    Four images of a white toothbrush sterilizer hanging from various bathroom walls

    Promising review: "It is a magnificent device because it helps me keep the whole family's toothbrushes tidy and clean. It is very easy to install on the bathroom wall, it should only be plugged in to start working and disinfect and sterilize up to four toothbrushes at the same time using an ultraviolet light." —Theiratest

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    6. A pack of five reusable Green Gobbler hair grabber drain tools to snake out hair clogs from any drain without having to call the plumber. Since it's plastic, it's totally safe and won't cause any damage and it's super easy to use.

    Promising review: "This is absolutely disgusting. But yep. Definitely works!" —Michelle M.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A hairbrush cleaning brush for removing hair, dust, and fluff and answering the question, "How do you brush a brush?" That's how!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I never realized that a brush full of hair can hurt your healthy hair. Prior to this tool, I would take a rat tail comb and just clean out the hair, thinking the brush was clean. I was so wrong! the pick side of the cleaner loosens the hair that is matted down in the brush. The bristle side cleans it out so well that it looks like it's a brand new brush. After cleaning, when I use the hairbrush to dry my hair, it glides through my hair, without pulling and tugging. I can tell that when my brush is clean, I have fewer split ends and also breakage at the tip of my head. I cannot recommend this highly enough!" —Kirsten Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A Jason Markk premium shoe cleaner brush and solution so you can prolong the life of your kicks and keep them as fresh and clean as possible.

    Reviewer's before and after photo of black and yellow Nike sneakers

    Promising review: "I love this shoe cleaner. I'm a pretty simple girl when it comes to cleaning my shoes, I'm just looking for a one-step cleaner that gets the job done. But, let me tell you after I cleaned my shoes and saw what a great job it did on my Nike's I decided to try it on my Northface backpack. My backpack looks good as new! It took out coffee stains, dirt stains, pen stains, etc. Love how simple and effective this product is! Plus, it smells great not like chemicals and weird cleaners." —FTurcios

    Get it from Amazon for $15.83.

    9. A six-pack of washing machine cleaner tablets, because all that hard water can create quite a funk that will eventually keep your clothes from smelling (and feeling) clean.

    Reviewer's photo of a green box of Affresh atop a washing machine

    Promising review: "Our new washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the clean tub setting and it eliminates the odor. I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an 'X' when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great." —Akkeber

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    10. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner that'll get steamed whenever you fill her up with a water-and-vinegar solution and disinfect all the caked-on crud inside your nuker.

    An Angry Mama with a blue body and red hair with a white screaming face and steam coming from its head

    Promising review: "I have always wanted one of these. My microwave was a disaster! I did not have high hopes but gave this angry mama a try, my microwave has never looked this clean. Now angry mama stands on my food scale and judges me in between microwave cleanings. Using this tool with vinegar significantly reduced clean up time and took considerably less elbow grease." —Smccllm

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88+ (available in two colors and two quantities).

    11. A two-pack of Armor All car cleaning and protectant wipes for keeping your dashboard and seats looking shiny and new thank to the beating they take from UV rays, oxidation, and all the dirt you track into and all over your ride.


    Promising review: "Best product to clean your car and dashboard. While there are plenty of new products that are cheaper nothing beats armor all. I've used this product for 12 years works very well. If something works well, no point in changing for newer products." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    12. A professional, ultrasonic jewelry cleaner so your bling will look its bling-iest with just water (and maybe some dish soap for a deeper clean). Also works on eyeglasses, dentures, and utensils.

    Promising review: "This cleaning machine is awesome! I only used it with water and dish soap, and multiple sessions for deep cleaning, as the instructions say to do. I'm impressed and have been searching for more jewelry to clean!! I recommend this item. It is easy to clean the machine and it isn't too loud." —Aimee

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    13. A stainless-steel cleaner and polish that includes a large microfiber cloth to remove all the streaks, smudges, and fingerprints from the fridge or dishwasher doors., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was somewhat skeptical with a few of these reviews talking about it either being greasy, leaving a film, etc. I haven't had ANY of those problems. It also seems to make it a bit fingerprint resistant as well. Since I cleaned my fridge down a month ago, I haven't had to do it again yet. I'm sure if I had kids it'd be a little different, but this stuff is where it's at. I've tried cheaper big-box store cleaners and they all take a lot of arm work to get the haze of the initial product to wipe off." —W Fish

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A window blind cleaner and duster brush with five reusable microfiber sleeves for easily removing heavy dust and caked-on dirt from those venetians.

    Model's hand using blue plastic and cloth duster brush on blinds

    Promising review: "OK, I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with this purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A four-pack of foaming garbage disposer cleaner packets so the appliance handling one of the dirtiest jobs in your home doesn't have to smell like it. Foul leftover food odors be gone!

    Garbage disposer packaging and packet with blue foam in the sink

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get it from Amazon for $5.80+ (available in multiple quantities).

    16. A water-based, nontoxic, eco-friendly, easy-to-use grout pen for cleaning, whitening, and recoloring your grimy grout in the bathroom, kitchen, or any other room with tiling., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product really does what it claims. You can fill in discolored grout with the grout pen in a matching color to your tile (or the original grout color) and it will look perfect. I've used the white on the grout of the wall tiles and matched my gray tile floor with the gray pen. It was so easy to do that even though I tend to be a bit clumsy with do-it-yourself products, my efforts were completely successful. I highly recommend this product and, to be prepared for future needs, I've already reordered and received several more pens to keep on hand. I'm definitely a satisfied customer and think you would be also if you try the product." —Dutch Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A foldable Munchkin nursery and toy UV sterilizer to kill up to 99% of germs and sanitize your little one's favorite toys and stuffed animals as well as your phone in all of five minutes.


    So I recently got a chance to test out this UV sterilizer, which is about the size of a breadbox. I wasn't sure what to think at first because, well, everything a toddler touches gets dirty and needs a thorough cleaning. But here's where it comes in handy. There are some toys that you can throw in the wash (but if its a favorite that's being taken away, that might cause a meltdown). There are also some toys that get waterlogged and need to be carefully cleaned. And then there are times when you just sick of using another disinfecting wipe. So now you've got another option that doesn't take long at all and will leave your child's toys germ-free and ready to pick up brand-new germs.

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    18. A Blueair Blue Pure 411+ air purifier with six washable, pre-filter color options ("Dark Shadow" included), because even the air needs to be cleaned. Filters odors, gas, pollen, dust, and viruses.

    Blueair, Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this because my boyfriend has terrible seasonal and pet allergies so being at my home (where I leave my windows open and I have two huskies) was like a circle of hell for him. This helped significantly! There are three settings on it (three levels of intensity?). Really great product. Best for smaller rooms." —MFajardo

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (five options available).

    19. A headlight lens restoration system with masking tape, sanding discs, and wax protectant to shed the same old light on cloudy, dull, or scratched headlamp covers instead of having to buy brand-new ones.

    A before and after image of a car with dirty, scratched headlights covers that have been restored thanks to a wax protectant system

    Promising review: "What a fantastic product. Cannot even begin to say how amazing it works. I will let my before and after pictures do the talking. I will order this for my dad’s car and take care of it for Father’s Day!"—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.40.

    20. A bottle of Howard Products wood polish and conditioner for bringing out the "beauty and depth of grain" in finished and unfinished wood, be it tables and cabinets or doors and floors. The choice is yours!, Amazon

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel and a fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get it from Amazon for $17.87.

    21. A suede and nubuck four-way leather brush cleaner primarily for shoes and boots (but also works on jackets and furniture) to eliminate scuffs and stains on your leathery goods.,

    Promising review: "I ordered this brush hoping it would be able to clean my faux suede boots after a night of dancing in the dirt! To my surprise (but huge relief!), this small but handy brush got the job done! 98% of the dirt came off and even though my boots aren’t as dark black as they were before, this brush has allowed them to be wearable again! Five stars!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A bottle of hypoallergenic and paraben-free makeup brush cleansing shampoo that'll also work on applicators and sponges without leaving any sort of oily residue on those revitalized bristles., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best darn makeup brush cleaner that has crossed my path. I have very sensitive skin and just the slightest amount of dirt left behind in my brushes will break me out. So that being said I used elbow grease for years trying to clean my brushes with store-bought brands that promised 'brand new' results... YEAH RIGHT! It Wasn't until I got this stuff and I became a believer. I was surprised at how clean my brushes were even the ones that I cleaned long before getting this cleaner that I thought were clean. I highly recommend especially if you value your skin's health. It has no harsh chemical and has a nice light scent." —Sarah Johnson Fernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A pack of 100 pre-moistened lens wipes to keep all those screens (tablets, smartphones, monitors) as well as glasses and camera lenses squeaky clean and smudge-free (until you immediately smudge them again).

    A blue and white box of lens wipes with a light gray wipe cloth

    Promising review: "Nice towelette made for cleaning phone and tablet screens with no hazy film. Wipes dry quickly so you need to use them immediately after opening. May need a few to clean the surface of your tablet or laptop, but they do a great job." —Webster

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55.

    24. A bottle of Finish dual-action dishwasher cleaner for breaking down and removing limescale and grease buildup, making it that much easier for your dirty dishes to get nice and clean., Amazon

    Promising review: "This has been the most effective dishwasher cleaner that I have ever used. Easy to use, and does the job at a great price. I tried some other brand and it wasn't as effective, nor was using home remedies. This stuff really cleans out that old dishwasher 'funk' that happens after having a dishwasher for 10+ years. It even improved the quality of the cleaning of dishes, which was a claim I was skeptical about, but it actually seemed to de-scale the sprayers and drains. I was quite pleased with this product and plan to run one of these every couple of months." —C. Costa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.77.

    25. A two-pack of flexible coil cleaner brushes so you can get all up in that lint trap or refrigerator grill and be amazed at all the brilliantly disgusting gunk you fish out.,

    Promising review: "This lint brush quite possibly saved me from having a fire start in my dryer. I finally broke down and ordered this set on Amazon and OMG! I plunged the brush into the lint screen area, pulled it out, and was slightly impressed BUT the more I kept doing it...THE MORE LINT CAME OUT! I was disgusted! I have had this dryer for over ten years and had never done this. Don't be like me, buy this lint brush cleaner." —Staze Craze

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    26. A bottle of scratch and swirl remover for eliminating all of those minor marks that have marred your otherwise beautiful car while bringing new life (improved gloss and shine) to the paint.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this, or any product, claiming to remove scratches from cars. To me, those scratches and scuff marks seemed permanent and would require professional bodywork which meant $$$ to me. Nevertheless, I gave this a try because reviews seemed good and it wasn’t too much to give it a try. Boy was I impressed! Almost right away I saw those scratches and scuff marks run out. I’m very pleased with the results. I highly recommend. Thank you!" —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    27. An all-natural, antibacterial yoga mat cleaner spray made with a blend of tea tree and peppermint to spray before or after your workout to "detoxify and disinfect" from all that sweat.

    Brown spray bottle of yoga mat cleanser with a brown paper label
    Soulistic Root / Etsy

    Soulistic Root is an Etsy shop founded in 2018 based in Denver, CO that specializes in natural bath and beauty products.

    Promising review: "I love the smell of this product and it shipped quickly. Works as intended for my yoga mat and block." —Kelly Greene

    Get it from Soulistic Root on Etsy for $11.70+ (available in three options).

    There will always be things you forget (or don't) know to clean, but there should be a quite few less of them now.

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