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    38 Products To Help You Clean Smarter, Not Harder

    Keeping your space tidy without breaking a sweat? Now that's something I can get behind.

    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. Some Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gels that'll clean your bowl with every flush so you can just stamp 'em on and let them do all the hard work.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "The product is easy to use, although the device seems a little strange at first. Just read the directions and you will see how easy it actually is to place the gel dots on the toilet bowl. I always use three gel dots around the inside of the bowl. It makes the bathroom really fresh and clean. They last about two to three weeks, depending on how much the toilet is used. These really help keep the bowl clean and the entire bathroom smelling clean and fresh." —Gina R.

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    2. A lemon-scented, nonstick universal dust cleaning gel designed to help you stop struggling to clean those tough-to-reach nooks and crannies in your keyboard, car vents, printer, and other appliances. Plus, it's kinda fun to use!

    A gel molded into the shape of the keyboard to pick up dust on it

    It's made of biodegradable material, and you can use it again and again until the color turns dark! That's when you know it's time for a replacement. Also, don't wash the cleaning gel in water.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite happened; it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL. My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and my dusty window blinds. This stuff works and I highly recommend!" —ZZZZZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

    3. A powerful all-purpose cleaner concentrate so you don't have to grab a different bottle for every task. This stuff can be used to clean floors, clothes, cars, tubs, sinks, and much much more!

    A bottle of Frankincense & Myrrh All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate
    Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner

    Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner is a Black woman-owned small business founded by Ymani Efunyale. After her own son suffered an asthma attack after accidentally ingesting a so-called "natural cleaner," Ymani went to work creating her own highly effective, eco-friendly cleaners, which has grown into the business she has today.

    Promising review: "Don’t be fooled by the beautiful, gentle scent, this cleanser is tough on grease without being harmful to the environment. I really didn’t expect such cleaning power because it smelled so good!!!" —Victoria Pantalone

    Get it from Good Vibes All Purpose Cleaner for $10+ (available in two sizes; Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

    4. A FURemover squeegee broom reviewers say is like a magnet for hair and makes keeping up with your pet's incessant shedding so much easier.

    Promising review: "I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room... Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally)." —Sarah R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    5. Some no-wipe, no-scrub Wet & Forget shower cleaner that'll deal with scummy buildup and mildew so you don't have to.


    Promising review: "Does a FANTASTIC job if used regularly. I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse tub before next shower due to product making it slick. The fumes of other cleaners always messed with my asthma. I have noticed that for some reason with this one, I sneeze twice, because I have to spray shower doors while Im still in the shower...but it never affects my lungs. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" —Angela GIllaird

    Get enough to last 12 weeks from Amazon for $17.97.

    6. An amazing Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit to make scraping the crust and grime off of your glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic stovetop *much* less frustrating — especially if you're trying to remove gunk that's been stuck on there since before you even moved in.

    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad that all your cooked on crud is no match for.

    Promising review: "I've always been annoyed cleaning our glass stovetop, but this has made things so much easier. I even burned on a sauce made with brown sugar last night (and if you've ever done that, you know it's a pain to clean off) and this kit helped clean every little flake off. I've also used the scraper to clean paint off of our countertops and tile floors (I may or may not have spilled some during another DIY product 😂) but the scraper helped get it off super easy. 10/10 recommend." —Rebecca B

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    7. A Magic Eraser that magic! Just add water, and you'll be amazed at how the dirt and filth just wipes right off. Use it on surfaces, walls, bathtubs, oven doors, light switches — you name it!

    tub with sop scum with a clean spot thanks to the Magic Eraser

    This is the most durable Magic Eraser with 3X the power of bleach.

    Promising review: "The tubs are plastic/fiberglass. My daughter played with some toy that marked the tub — a lot of BLACK DEEP marks! It looked awful. I tried to scrub it with soap, bleach, alcohol, rags/towels, Ajax and nothing worked... Used these and the marks were gone in seconds." —Michael D

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $12.48.

    8. A garbage disposal cleaner to help you get rid of that odor problem happening near the sink. You've tried using vinegar solutions, attempted to clear it by hand, and even considered replacing the whole dang thing, but have you tried these?? Get ready for your problem to be fixed with very little effort required on your part! This stuff will bubble and fizz through the odor-causing grime while you just stand back and wish you'd gotten it sooner.

    Here's all you have to you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and odor-free.

    Promising review: "Works like a charm! These are pretty cool! I was a little skeptical but I followed the easy-to-use directions and it worked just like the product said it would. Foamed up and cleaned the drain!! Smell removed!!" —Jennifer K

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $10.46.

    9. A fast-acting carpet spot-removing spray that works so well, you won't have to go into a panic every time you have a destructive-looking spill. No rinsing or vacuuming necessary, just spray and blot, and it'll come right out!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!" —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $12.62.

    10. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets to help save yourself from constantly having to re-wash dishes that've already been through a cycle.

    Reviewer photo showing a cup and silverware before and after using the cleaning tablets

    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A vegan, biodegradable, plant-powered bathroom cleaner that manages to be tough on filth without a bunch of harsh chemicals, so you can easily cut through the grime without wondering what mystery toxins are spreading throughout your home.

    the clear spray bottle of bathroom cleaner

    Public Goods is a small business based in New York. They offer a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. If you wanna buy a product without jumping straight into a membership, you can purchase with a free, two week trial membership. Every membership is free for 14 days and then $59/year should you choose to continue..

    Promising review: "Magic — reason for joining. A quick spray and a wipe with a paper towel keeps the tub free from soap scum with zero scrubbing required! I bought it for the spray bottle but was surprised to find it works better than Tilex, Mr. Clean, Comet, or any of the other dozen or so cleaners I have tried. Smells nice and does not irritate my nose while I am using it!" —Maria P.

    Get it from Public Goods for $5.75.

    12. A brilliant spinning makeup brush cleaner that swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it's dry. Not only does it do an amazing job of getting brushes clean, but it does it soooo much quicker than cleaning them by hand.


    It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

    Promising review: "I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I've used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. A drill brush kit ingeniously designed to make cleaning surfaces *much* faster and easier. Instead of furiously scrubbing away and still winding up with mixed results, just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and and let it do all the heavy lifting.,

    Need a drill? Here's one.

    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, so hand scrubbing it was 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 a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $12.74+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

    14. A bottle of Goo Gone so you can stop picking at tape and stickers that never come off cleanly, no matter how hard you try. The struggle stops here! Tell that goo to get lost and leave no trace behind, ya hear?


    Promising review: "I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors, which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly. The picture I added: (left) After Goo Gone (right) Before Goo Gone." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $8.08.

    15. A fume-free oven cleaner that'll tear through years and years of baked-on crud so all you have to do is wipe it clean.

    Left: A reviewer's dirty, grease-baked-on oven / right: The same oven, shiny and clean after using the cleaner

    Promising review: "Magic in a can. I must be completely honest here, but I was shocked with this stuff. Imagine a family of four not cleaning an oven for two years. With so so much burnt-on grease and debris that a scouring pad didn't touch it, the glass was so dirty that you couldn't tell if the light was on. It was disgusting. So one evening after making dinner I let the oven cool down a bit and let loose with the easy off. I left it for 24 hours and was dreading cleaning it the following evening after work. I took a damp cloth and just wiped it clean — it removed everything. Couldn't believe it. Now my oven is more sparkly than ever. Am really happy with it." —MarkJ

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    16. Or some nonstick oven liners to make the concept of ~cleaning the oven~ a thing of the past.

    view of oven with grease from pizza dripping onto the liner

    Promising review: "I have a non–self-cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element." —Kimberly Barnes-O'Connor

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    17. Some all-natural bottle cleaning tablets that'll banish those stains, smells, and tastes lingering in your your bottles and thermoses so you don't have to scrub or do much at all!

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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 HydroFlask 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 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    18. A pumice stone to make removing stubborn toilet stains — no one's favorite job to begin with — a heck of a lot faster and easier so you can spend as little time face to face with your throne as humanly possible. It also works great on tub, sinks, tile, and other porcelain and ceramic surfaces that are no fun to clean without this helpful tool.,

    Promising review: "I had stubborn stains on my toilet bowl that wouldn't come out with toilet bowl cleaner, the toilet bowl brush, bleach, or anything else I tried. The stains were stuck for months but the pumice was able to remove it instantly. The pumice did not scratch the bowl at all." —Margaret D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two quantities).

    19. A powerful rust removing spray that dissolves rust on contact so you can simply wipe it clean *without* all that scrubbing you didn't feel like doing in the first place.

    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. I posted before and after pictures of our bathtub. It was gross and orange rust stained. Not even Mr. Clean Magic Erasers touched the rust stains. But now it's shiny and looks brand new. I sprayed it on (yes, it's more of a liquid than a gel but it still works). I came back an hour later and wiped it off. No elbow grease needed. Majority of the rust was gone, only thing left was soap scum and that easily wiped away. I'll be buying this stuff again!" —NMP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    20. A pair of Shark Tank-famous DrainWigs so the situation in your drain doesn't get too ~hairy.~


    Promising review: "I didn't even think about my shower drain being such a problem with hair. We have a relatively new shower and the drain was starting to be slow, but not really a problem because the pipe has a long drop. I was watching Shark Tank and thought maybe I need to check this out. Wow, there was a lot of hair to clean! Three long-haired girls in the house! I started using this and it pulled all sorts of hair out. We change it about once a month. Easy to pull out and no breaks or rust. I keep buying!" —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.89 (available in three designs).

    21. A dishwashing spray that'll help you cut through the leftover sauce that's beginning to harden and merge with those dishes have been marinating in their own filth in the sink for a few days too many.

    Model spraying dirty dishes

    Promising review: "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well." —Elizabeth Lilly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    22. A 100% biodegradable stain remover you can just spray onto garments (even delicate materials like wool and silk) before throwing them straight in the wash, and voila! Say goodbye to annoying spots from ballpoint pens, fruit, grease, and more.


    Celsious is a Black woman-owned small business laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories.

    Get it from Celsious for $10 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

    23. Some washing machine cleaning tablets you simply have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and keep your clothes smelling fresh. Easy peasy!


    Promising review: "I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!" —Ashley

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

    24. A robot vacuum that'll actually do an efficient job so you can have one less thing to do yourself.


    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A set of three stainless steel scrubbers from Scotch-Brite so you can say good riddance to the burnt on food you've been avoiding dealing with.

    Promising reviews: "I like to use a lot of cast-iron and stainless-steel pans. But you know what's the worst? Burnt on oil. I expected these to be tough on my hands. They weren't. I expected them to fall apart pretty quickly. They didn't. I expected to have to use a lot of scrubbing force. I don't. What did they do? They removed the burnt-on oil on my stainless-steel pans and cast-iron pans with a refreshing ease." —DM

    Get it from Amazon for $2.48.

    26. A pet hair remover for anyone who can never seem to get all of their pet's fur off of their clothes and furniture. This thing has over 54,000 5-star reviews for a reason! Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the fur RIGHT OFF.

    Promising review: "Chom Chom, you da real MVP. I've had it in my possession for like two hours and I've cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I'm obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. I feel like it should be in raffle baskets and giveaways and silent auctions for every event that highlights "things cat people need." It's better than those sticky rollers, it's better than the one-directional velvet wand thing that I always use the wrong way and make a mess, it's the best. I don't have any before pictures because as soon as I started rolling stuff I went crazy." —Meowser

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    27. An easy-to-use doggy foot cleaner to clean your pup's paws more easily and effectively after those muddy and snowy potty trips so you aren't swimming in paper towels *and* so your pooch doesn't track dirt all over your house because somehow their paws still aren't totally clean. Now you can be sure they're spotless before they climb all over the furniture you specifically told them is off limits, SMH.

    Model using the cleaner on a dog's paw

    Promising review: "Listen — I live in Pittsburgh. It seems to rival Seattle in rainfall lately. It rains for a week at a time, then it snows, then the snow melts and it rains again. Our German shepherd was destroying our carpet with his mud-filled paws despite the sea of towels at the back door and wiping them off. This thing has been an absolute lifesaver, honest! I used it a few times 'dry' on the dog to get him used to it, but the bristles are soft silicone. He’s a prissy dog and tolerates it really well. It’s easy to clean after use, dump the water and rinse well with hot water. It’s only three pieces, easy to disassemble to give a good soaking (it’s dishwasher safe but I’m not loving the idea of dirt/poop running in the d/w with my plates, ha ha, so I soak it once a week). HIGHLY RECOMMEND — I know, it totally looks like a gimmicky product, but this thing is worthy of 10 stars and two thumbs up!" —MrsP2012

    Get it on Amazon for $12.90+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    28. A Shark vacuum here to make keeping your home in tip-top shape much more acheivable, thanks to its powerful suction, helpful tools, and deep cleaning abilities.


    Promising review: "Whoa. It's actually fun to vacuum with this. It works so well! The pet attachments for upholstery and carpet are no joke. They really do get anything clean. I have back problems, but the detachable wand and handle make it super easy for even me to use! Great for stairs too. The filter is really easy to access and clean, and the container empties really easily as well. I like that it separates the dirt from other little knickknacks you might accidentally vacuum up. That's probably my favorite feature, actually. I did a lot of research before buying this vacuum and I have to say, 10/10, if you have pets, get this vacuum. You won't be disappointed." —nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $283.57.

    29. A plant-based stainless steel cleaner and polish that quickly dissolves fingerprints and smudges on kitchen appliances so keeping up with the carnage left behind by your little ones isn't such a chore.

    Hand uses bottle of Therapy Stainless Steel Cleaner + Polish and microfiber cloth to wipe away smudges from the front of a fridge

    It also comes with a microfiber cloth, so you can avoid using paper towels!

    Promising review: "Just thought I would be doomed to a fingerprint-stained fridge for the rest of my small children's time at home. I have tried everything from sprays to special microfiber cloths, and there were always shadows of where the handprints and fingerprints had been. The very first time I used this, it cleaned off two years of three kids’ fingerprint smudges that I thought were permanent! It took a matter of seconds. Ah-mazing." —ZMomUtah

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    30. A bottle of Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver to quickly gobble up any hair or other buildup in your various drains so you don't have to shell out for a plumber or break out the elbow grease yourself.

    a green bottle with two openings with twist-off caps at the top of it.

    Green Gobbler is plant-based, biodegradable (yayyy environment!), odorless, and non-corrosive so it won't damage your pipes during the cleaning process.

    Promising review: "OK... So I have to do a little review on this product BECAUSE I have had a stopped-up kitchen sink and have LITERALLY tried EVERYTHING down to the industrial products with NO luck. I decided to go on Amazon and read a few reviews. This is the one I decided to go with. I only used one chamber, let it sit for an hour, and then used boiling water. My sink is NO LONGER stopped up!!! I saved a plumber bill and this was $11.97. HUGE win for this woman!!" —Tabpeach

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    31. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner that'll loosen those splatters and stains so all you have to do is wipe 'em clean and go on with your day.

    Just add water and vinegar, and place this gadget in the microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    32. A power scrubber – it scrubs 60 times per second, which is *two times faster* than manual scrubbing. Your arm will thank you for giving it the easy job of guiding this tool while it quickly de-gunks areas you thought would never get clean.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    "I'm obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And — as if easy, sparkling grout wasn't enough! — it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute. Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn't see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I've realized that while I don't need it every single week, it's priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I'd otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease." —Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    Read Natalie's full review of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber here.

    33. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes to save the day when messes are particularly disastrous.

    Model wipes up a stain with the towels

    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $9.11+ (available in various sizes).

    34. A 3-in-1 microfiber duster that'll help you reach ~great heights~ without breaking out the ladder. The microfiber head is great for reaching nooks and crannies, the closed loop duster is *chef's kiss* for cleaning ceiling fans, and the cobweb duster will send the dust bunnies packin'!

    microfiber long reach duster with loop design cleaning a blade of a ceiling fan

    All heads pivot over 225 degrees. Twist-and-lock pole has a non-slip grip and extends to 8'. Collapses to 3' for storage.

    Promising review: "This may be my favorite cleaning tool ever. It came fast. I am only 5'3" and could reach my 12' ceilings without getting on a ladder. I have a 10-month-old so it made cleanup so fast. It was so easy to use and no mess at all. My 9-year-old even wanted to clean his own fan." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    35. A natural glass cleaner that uses vinegar, essential oils, and alcohol to help cut grease and leave your bathroom mirror streak-free. Just spray and wipe — and your work here is done!

    the spray bottle of natural citrus glass cleaner
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business based in Georgia. The shop makes products designed for people with sensitive skin, and even offers natural product making classes.

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in four scents; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

    36. A bottle of multi-surface spray you can spray on almost *anything* and easily wipe it clean. Plus, it comes in a variety of amaaaaazing smelling scents that make it basically double as an obsession-worthy air-freshener.

    Model holding the bottle of surface spray
    SiVi Tidy Co.

    SiVi Tidy Co. is a Black-owned, Florida-based vegan small business. A percent of every purchase goes to charity!

    Promising review: "I don't like to clean, but when I do I grab this. You can literally clean everything with it... windows, stoves, walls, railings, literally everything. It's like an air-freshener and cleaner in one because it leaves your place smelling amazing! I've bought this three times so far. I typically get the larger size because it lasts longer than the little one.” —Lily Ashton

    Get it from SiVi Tidy Co. for $5+ (available in three sizes and six scents; refills and non-scented also available; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

    37. A coconut-based laundry stain pre-treat stick that you just rub on any dampened fabric and throw in the wash to get rid of stains without having to tediously hand wash beforehand.

    the stick-shaped bar of soap

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned small business laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories.

    Get it from Celsious for $8 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

    38. And finally, a trio of Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbers that'll quickly tear cooked-on food from uncoated cookware so you don't have to make yourself sore from endless scrubbing.

    model uses steel scrubber  to clean stubborn looking food stains

    Promising review: "I’m so mad that I never knew these existed until this week. I’ve been struggling to clean my All Clad cookware and tired all sorts of methods but still no shine! These arrived yesterday and I immediately went in. I got all my pans and used these along with Bar Keepers Friend..OMG, unbelievable! Not a single stain left. Just the beautiful shiny All Clad as I remember! Buy these now. I know I’ll be reordering." —Joy

    Get them from Amazon for $2.48.

    You the next time someone says the word "scrubbing":

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