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    41 Helpful Cleaning Products That’ll Make Your Chores Way Easier

    Let these brilliant product take on most of the work, you deserve it.

    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 Wet & Forget shower cleaner that makes it easy to keep your tub and shower nice and shiny. All you have to do is spray, let it sit, and rinse — and it'll clean and prevent scummy buildup all on its own. No scrubbing or wiping required — hooray!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I had tried the Dawn dish soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and had even used toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet & Forget spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    2. A pet hair remover to help 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: "About four years ago, I adopted Daisy, who I was told was short-haired. Little did I know that she would be more medium hair and about the sheddiest animal I've ever owned. My wife and I love her, but because most apartment housing doesn't allow animals because of dander, we were getting to the point that we were going to give her away. I saw a video on YouTube about the ChomChom Roller and I was convinced after seeing a guy remove all of the white pet fur off of a velvet topper. This thing is amazing! It even got hair off of the carpet that our vacuum cleaner couldn't get. Now, the mechanism isn't really a roller, it's actually one of those lint brushes where the hairs face a certain direction, so you're not actually rolling, but rubbing away the fur. The trap has brushes facing the opposite direction inside that grab the hair and keep it maintained in the trap. It is easy to clean and well worth the money! It is so much more effective than any lint roller I've ever purchased, and I was even able to get her fur off of my jeans. Get this thing!" —K. Patao

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. A vacuum hose attachment because, sadly, no matter how much you try to avoid it, your dryer vent will eventually become clogged with lint, which can cause your machine not to work properly — leading to longer drying times, higher utility bills, and even dangerous fires. Skip all that hassle by simply attaching this hose to your vacuum and letting it do all the hard work! It's also great for cleaning other hard-to-reach areas.,

    This hose adapter fits on most vacuum cleaners (except for some Dysons), and some reviewers have even found socks they thought were gone forever after this thing pulled them out of their lint traps!

    Promising review: "This thing is seriously amazing. I figured out how to use it very quickly and it worked like a charm. I had a sock stuck wayy down in my vent and would've had no idea! I still can't believe how much lint and dust came out of my dryer. My husband is already talking about other uses for this unique tool, like getting into tight spaces in our cars." —J. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in six colors).

    4. A jar of the Pink Stuff paste, which has reached cult-favorite status for being great at removing stains, rust, discoloration, and other stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues, and much more without leaving behind any scratches!

    Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff
    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Say what?! It works??! YOU GUYS!!! My daughter decided the world is her canvas. Her medium: crayons. Almost every door and wall in my rented home is covered. I've tried everything, and my arms are super buff from scrubbing, all for nothing. I saw the Pink Stuff on a Pinterest post and thought I would check it out here on Amazon. I thought, 'well, it looks like it'll work, and if not, it's not expensive and it can't damage my walls anymore than they already are.' I am NOT disappointed! I used a damp microfiber cloth, scooped it up, and wiped it on the walls. I kid you not when I say it just wiped off!! My husband's mouth fell open and I happily did my entire hall 🤣. Seriously, get it." —Sarah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    5. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets, because who wants to spend time loading up the dishwasher only for it to present you with dishes that are STILL dirty?? No thank you. Just pop these tabs in and let them do the job for you!

    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 buildup. 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 buildup 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 a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. A squeegee broom reviewers say attracts hair like a magnet, and also makes quick and easy work of sweeping up crumbs, dirt, water, dust, and more! Forget struggling to clean that carpet you've been neglecting for way too long — this'll get the job done minus the hassle.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "An embarrassing confession: My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet, like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    7. A fast-acting carpet spot–removing spray to remove those stains you thought you'd never be able to get rid of.

    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 $12.11 .

    8. A cleaning K-Cup you can pop into your Keurig just like you're making a normal cup of coffee. Then all you have to do is brew one large cycle with the cleaner pod, and one or more with just water (depending on how dirty your machine is), and you're done! Reviewers are overjoyed by how easy it is, and are relieved that they no longer have to wonder what gross bacteria is hiding out in their morning bean juice.,

    Promising review: "Our coffee can start to taste funky after several uses. We run this through once, then two times with just water. Works great and coffee goes back to tasting like normal! It clears out any build up that can affect the taste of your coffee. It is super easy and just as quick as making a cup of coffee." —Maine Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A Drill Brush kit that'll make your surfaces look brand new — without any of the scrubbing I know you're trying to avoid. Just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and watch all of that grime disappear with ease.,

    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 I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it only took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower to a point where it looked cleaner than it had 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 soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

    10. A pack of all-natural bottle-cleaning tablets to get rid of those stains, smells, and tastes making you wonder if it's time for a new thermos. *SPOILER ALERT* It's probably not! But it is time for these tablets to get in there and do the hard cleaning for you — no scrubbing or extra effort required on your part!

    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 Hydro Flask 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 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 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    11. 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 degunks areas you thought would never get clean.

    A double photo: (top) A before shot of BuzzFeed Editor, Natalie Brown's tiles caked in gunk (bottom) The same tiles now gunk-free after using the power scrubber
    Gif of Natalie using the power scrubber on the tile
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown has this and loves it! She said:

    "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."

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber.

    12. An easy-to-use jewelry-cleaning pen that'll make your jewels sparkle and shine like the day they were born.

    Reviewer before and after image of a dulled ring made shiny again

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! I'm a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry, and the results are nothing less than amazing! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I had not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it! I cannot recommend this product enough! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out! Home run, Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Diamond Dazzle Stik to learn more about why we love it.

    13. A hard-water remover to remove the cloudy film from your once-clear glass surfaces. It'll get rid of soap scum and stubborn stains with *way* less scrubbing than you'd expect.

    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard-water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bioclean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." —Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. An adjustable duster brush ingeniously designed to help you get rid of all that dust hanging out on your window blinds, fans, and air conditioners without breakin' a sweat!

    This handy-dandy tool comes with five microfiber cloths, meaning you'll be able to clean your whole darn house in one sweep.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. A septic-safe jetted tub cleaner that'll get rid of the grime from the inside of your jetted bathtub, Jacuzzi, or Whirlpool in just *15 minutes* with basically no effort required on your part! Now you can actually enjoy using your tub instead of feeling like you're cooking in a bacteria soup.

    Reviewer photo of their jetted bath tub pushing out brown, dirty water
    Same reviewer's jetted tub drained but still dirty
    Same reviewer's jetted tub with clean water and a sparkly exterior

    Promising review: "Works better than anything else we have tried on our six-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.

    16. A garbage disposal brush because no one wants to stick their fingers into whatever rotting leftovers are clogging up the kitchen sink and smelling up the place. Now you can get the job done quickly, easily, and most importantly...*from a distance*.

    reviewer photo of the yellow garbage disposal brush

    Promising review: "Do you ever remove the rubber cap between your sink & disposal? It is beyond gross! This is shaped just right & makes quick work of a yucky job. Good to do to keep odors away." —Mom328LSA

    Get it from Amazon for $10.60.

    17. Or a foaming garbage disposal cleaner if you're looking for an even more hands-off solution that'll banish the foul odor coming from your sink so you don't have to get up close and personal with last week's rotting veggies.

    Here's all you have to you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposal, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposal = 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 $9.90.

    18. A mold and mildew–removing gel that only requires you to apply it to the problem areas, leave it alone to do its thing overnight, and simply rinse it off the next day! Scrubbing? Never heard of it.

    Promising review: "Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product." —thekuan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    19. Some hydrogen peroxide–infused toilet bombs — it'll fizz around to freshen and clean your bowl. When used regularly, they'll even eliminate the need to get in there with a pumice stone!

    the five white spherical toilet bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile

    All you have to do? Drop one in the bowl, swish once or twice, let it fizz for about five minutes, then scrub for a minute or so with a toilet brush. Juniperseed Mercantile is a Littleton, Colorado–based small business with a passion for great skincare, simple living, and the Earth.

    Get the pack of five from Juniperseed Mercantile for $10.

    20. A universal dust cleaning gel to help you get to those nearly impossible to reach nooks and crannies in your keyboard, car vents, printer, and other appliances. It's weirdly fun to use, has a pleasant lemony smell, and is nonstick so you won't have any gooey residue left behind!


    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 $6.99.

    21. A mold and mildew spray to fool everyone into thinking you regularly deep-clean your shower. Just leave it on for about 15 seconds, then wipe away to reveal what your shower is actually supposed to look like.

    Promising review: "Either this stuff is a straight up magic potion in a bottle or I seriously channeled my inner Hermione Granger with every squeeze of the trigger. The mold I've been battling on my bathroom ceiling since moving into this place literally disappeared. I have tried so many products, and let's just say, trying to wipe or rinse clean a product from a ceiling is no easy task, and I wouldn't complain if any of them actually worked. I sprayed this RMR-86 product and I had to do ZERO wiping or rinsing. It just vanished." —herbivorehippie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A heavy-duty oven scrub designed to make oven disasters a lot *less* disastrous. It's made with gritty pumice stone so you can easily scrape out those burnt-on bits on the sides, racks, and even on the door's glass panel.

    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in natural cleaning products.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! It works fast with pretty minimal elbow grease. The stainless-steel sponge that comes with it makes it easier. And it smells great!" —Melissa C.

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $19.99.

    23. Some Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo that'll make it easy to get rid of the gunk that's been hanging out in your brushes for way too long while also conditioning old applicators to return bristles and sponges to their original, gentle form in just minutes!

    Reviewer's before and after of their makeup sponges dirty and then totally clean

    Plus, it's all natural and cruelty free!

    Promising review: "So don’t judge, but I had never really thought about cleaning my makeup brushes before. I would just use them for awhile and then throw them out and buy new ones which gets expensive. So, I’ve been breaking out and couldn’t really figure out what could be the cause until I read an article about dirty makeup brushes and how nasty they can be for your skin. How had I never thought of that!? So I ordered this stuff and went to town on my brushes. Let me tell y’all, I was pretty disgusted by how much came out of each of the brushes and surprised at the total change of color after they were cleaned. I was worried this cleaning was going to ruin the brushes but they are better now than they were prior to the cleaning. The smell is good and light and worked very well. Definitely recommend!" —Madison

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    To learn more, check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo.

    24. A pet hair remover, because having a clean home and a living with a pet don't have to be mutually exclusive! This thing'll easily pull so much fur off your carpets, comforters, couches, and clothing, you'll wonder how this much hair even came from your pet.,

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first, but this product works great for getting rid of of dog hair. We use it on our furniture and it works so well. I am so glad we tried it. We would purchase it again if we ever need too." —BDP

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    25. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp — it'll hang out on the inside of your bowl and give it a lil' clean with every you don't have to get in there and do the cleaning yourself! Simply stamp it on, and it'll ward off gross toilet rings and keep your throne smelling nice and fresh for up to 12 days before you have to add another one. Problem solved!

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I can not give it enough stars, this item is so great. It does everything it claims to do. I have hard water so extremely bad, but this has taken care of it. I am very satisfied with this product and will definitely purchase again." —KyBlueFire

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

    26. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that'll make it easy peasy to remove the years worth of crud stuck to your stove top that you've been staring at, hoping it'll magically disappear one day.

    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped it down with random multi-cleaners that never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off — 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean, dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish it off." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $11.47.

    27. A pet urine stain–removing spray perfect for pet owners who are desperate to remove spots and smells both old and new. Simply spray and let the enzymes gobble up all the gross stuff you don't feel like spending forever scrubbing away at. Then just blot and let air dry, and you can cross it off your to-do list!

    Reviewer image of a stained carpet
    Reviewer image of same carpet now clean

    Rocco & Roxie Supply Company is a family-owned small business established in 2013 that specializes in pet odor eliminators, pet toys, pet snacks, and pet accessories.

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’re tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not housebroken, and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen, which means I have lots of accidents. I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes, then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high-traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and, more importantly, the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    28. A Magic Eraser — it 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!

    Reviewer photo of a stove with caked on grease
    Reviewer photo of same stove without the caked on grease after using the Magic Eraser

    This is the most durable Magic Eraser, with three times 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 $11.99.

    29. Some seriously strong Better Life all-natural tile and tub cleaner that'll leave your tub, tile, grout, fixtures, sinks, toilet seats, and even shower walls, doors, and curtains sparkling like new — *without* the gross artificial smell you tend to get from other cleaners. Just spray, let it sit for 15 minutes, and when you come back, the soap scum, mold, mildew, rust, and hard-water stains will easily wipe right off!

    A customer review photo showing half their shower floor cleaned

    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 minutes. I 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+ (available in three sizes).

    30. A dryer lint brush that makes it so much easier to remove lint and dust buildup around the house. Plus, removing blockage from refrigerators, dryers, and other vents can help keep your electric bill from going through the roof and prevent dangerous fires.

    reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazard and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

    31. A flexible Oxo Good Grips dish squeegee with a curved edge that makes it so much easier to clear leftover food from plates and bowls so you can save time *and* water.

    A hand using the squeegee on a plate
    Reviewer uses the squeegee to wipe away bacon grease

    Promising review: "If you have ever had to repair or replace a garbage disposal, then I am sure you have been lectured on basically only allowing crumbs to fall into the disposal. This dish squeegee makes prepping dishes for a dishwasher or sink washing a breeze. I hold the dish over the trash can and after a few swipes, the dish is ready for washing. In comparison to using a paper towel, it saves you money, helps protect the environment, and keeps your fingers free from gunk." —She Who Reads

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. And a touchless vacuum that'll make you wonder why you ever owned a regular dust pan. No more bending over and transporting your filth to the trash can — just sweep directly over to this ingenious device and watch it slurp up every last crumb.,

    Like a vacuum, you'll have to empty it every now and then. It's fairly compact, so you can keep it tucked away in a closet or against a wall in your kitchen without it being too obnoxious.

    Promising review: "10/10, would recommend. Got this initially for cleaning up the hair in my salon. It works perfectly! I love it. It’s so easy. This is AMAZING!!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in three colors).

    33. A nonabrasive Bar Keepers Friend cleansing and polishing powder able to miraculously remove the years of rust, tarnish, stains, and other buildup you've basically given up on trying to get off of your old cookware, sinks, cooktops, countertops, backsplashes, tubs, toilets, faucets, vehicles, grills, and much much more! Basically, if it's made of porcelain, copper, glass, tile, stainless steel, plastic, or brass — this stuff'll get it looking spick and span in no time!

    reviewer before and after photo of pan with rust stains on left and less rust stains on right

    Promising review: "We've all seen products that claim to be the 'best' at whatever they are intended for. All too often, we are sadly disappointed by a product that falls far short of these audacious claims. Bar Keepers Friend is not one of these products. While I'm no barkeep, I can honestly state that I am impressed with the cleaning power of this product. I've used it on my glass-top stove, on metal pots and pans, and even some of those heavily stained aluminum baking pans that tend to turn brownish after use. This product cleaned them all...and with very little effort on my part. I tend to sprinkle just a little on whatever I am going to clean and then using a clean paper towel or other nonabrasive cloth, with a bit of moisture, I then wipe the area until the stains lift up and out. A few extra passes to remove any remaining cleaning powder/product and I'm off to other chores. I seldom have to use this, but when I do, it is quick and efficient." —Steven M.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.38.

    34. A robot vacuum that'll actually do an efficient job so you can read a book, sip a lil' cocktail, and take a load off while it scoots around and does the work for you.

    Reviewer photo of their vacuum, showing how much dog fur it picked up

    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! In the middle of a remodel and had new LVP installed there is dirt and dust all over the new, beautiful floor. This little guy is just cruising around cleaning the floor and I love him. The fact that he will go under my couch to collect dust bunnies makes him even that much better! Will be buying him a mate for the mudroom!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $137.98+ (also available in white).

    35. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner to loosen up all of those splatters that have been there for way too long so you can just wipe them right off with a paper towel. Easy peasy!

    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 $8.99 (available in four colors).

    36. A genius self-cleaning litter box so when nature has run its course, you won't have to be involved. This bestselling litter box does the dirty work for you, and is designed to sift out clumps so that your cat won't leave a fun trail of litter all over your house for you to clean up later., Amazon

    It has sensors, so it knows when your kitty is in the box, and it rakes the box automatically 5, 10, or 20 minutes (you choose the setting) after they leave. All the nastiness is stored in an odor-locking trap until you change the tray (which you only have to do every few weeks)! Plus, it even includes a counter that'll let you know how often your cat uses the box, in case you need to monitor their output for health reasons.

    Promising review: "This litter box has changed my life! Our home environment is cleaner, and I don't have to handle nasty cat litter before I take care of the baby. My cat loves it too!!! She flopped down inside and took a nap as soon as I set it on the floor. If your life is a never-ending list of things to remember, do yourself a favor and get this litter box, and cross cat crap off the list!" —Melissa M.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in two styles and in three colors), and get some tray refills here.

    37. A pair of fluffy slippers with microfiber mops on the soles brilliantly designed so you can keep your floors clean just by walking around...which you were probably gonna do anyway! The soles are detachable, making them super easy to clean when needed — plus, they are super adorable looking *and* quiet.


    Promising review: "So why do I like mopping slippers? I have a 2-year-old and they're great for mopping up little splashes. Drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy for this functional novelty item." —G. Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four sizes and 17 styles).

    38. A beard trimming catcher so you can stop avoiding shaving, because — let's be real — what you're really avoiding is spending more time than it even took you to shave cleaning up all of those tiny hairs that get EVERYWHERE.


    Promising review: "This is so great for a gift but also for keeping my bathroom clean. I gave this to my boyfriend for Christmas as a joke, but he actually uses it. It keeps his hair from being all over the sink, it is easy to put on and get situated, and it is so easy to clean! I would highly recommend this for anyone whose bathroom is covered with beard hair!" —Ashly Dennis

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    39. An over-the-drain hair stopper if standing in a puddle of dirty shower water because your drain is clogged sounds like the opposite of a positive shower experience.

    Split image of the reviewer holding the hair stopper in their hands and of the hair stopper surrounded by hair when placed over the drain

    Promising review: "I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, the silicone doesn't hold on to mildew or mold. I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase!"—Suneimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. Or a drain clog remover if your hair/drain situation is already past the prevention stage, but hasn't quite yet reached what those in the industry refer to as a PLUMBING EMERGENCY. This declogger makes it super easy to clear your drain in mere seconds! No plumbing skills required whatsoever.,

    Promising review: "When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those 5-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can't believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It's a grisly, messy, smelly, and oh so rewarding job." —Chocolate and Chips

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.98.

    41. And finally, some stain-removing tablets to save the day if you've got blankets, clothes, towels, or other laundry with tough stains or odors that just don't seem to wanna come out. Just toss one in with a regular load and those tricky spots and smells will be long gone!

    The Fizz Whizz / Etsy

    The Fizz Whiz is a small business based in Brandon, Florida.

    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).

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