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    21 Things To Have If You’re Super Clean, But Your Family Is Not

    No more ~sweeping~ this household issue under the rug, peeps.

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    Ain't nothing like family, right? Eh, except on days when you'd trade all of 'em in for cleaner, neater people who care about the sanctity of a tidy space like you.

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    Can't take it anymore? Here's some stuff to help YOU help THEM help YOU keep your shared spaces clean.

    1. A shoe tray to keep near the door so your fam stops tracking mud and other unwanted outside things into the house for you to clean up.

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    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $23.97.

    2. An automatic vacuum cleaner because it'll all be so much better if you just accept that your family may never be consistent with cleaning the floor on their own. It works via remote on carpets, tile, and hardwood floors. Plus, you can set a timer so it'll clean every day.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $299.99.

    3. A heavy-duty car trash bag so your family can stop transforming your car into the trash-can-on-wheels it currently is.

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    This car trash can also come with a free pack of 10 liners. Once you're done with the free liners, you can re-up with a fresh pack of liners from the same brand which are sold separately.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.97+ (available in three colours) and a 40-count pack of liners for $10.97.

    4. A magnetic chore chart to stick on your fridge and label it with cleaning chores and names of the family members responsible for them on which day. This way, no one can say they "forgot" it was their day because it'll be right 👏🏿 there👏🏿!

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    It'll come with eight dry-erase markers, so you can write to your heart's content. Also, many reviewers shared that they used it to document kids' other responsibilities and their good or bad behaviour.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    5. A wine-stain remover so even when someone spills wine in the house, everyone will at least have this handy to reverse the damage ASAP.


    Per reviews, it'll also work on carpets, couches, pillows, and more!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.29.

    6. An extendable, angular shower scrubber to help EVERYONE reach every square inch of the tub with no problem. It won't take up too much space in your bathroom and will also be super easy for you to clean (or replace) the scrubber part.

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    I have asthma so cleaning my bathroom is much more of a task than it is for regular folks. I get winded quickly so I love cleaning products and tools that help me get stuff done faster and easier, which is why this scrubber stick thingy is my JAM. Also, the scrubber part is replaceable so there'll be no buyer's remorse when it wears out from all the scrubbing you're about to do.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.81 and the scrubber refill for $9.76.

    7. A toddler-size storage shelf because YES, you're finally going to beat the challenge of getting your kids' rooms cleaned in record time. This shelf is also a great aid for encouraging your kids to keep toys put away on their own.

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    It has eight standard-size open storage plastic bins and four double-size open storage plastic bins.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.76+ (available in two styles).

    8. Garbage disposal packets that'll clean out the gunk and remove the odour that would otherwise be impossible to reach. This way, the rest of your household can't walk around knowing they smell something putrid down there and throw their hands up on the matter. Cleaning packets to the rescue!

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    Get a four-pack from Amazon Canada for $11.02.

    9. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner so food and juices wipe off smooth and easy when they do happen to splatter everywhere.

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    Just add water and vinegar and place this gadget inside for five to eight minutes. Afterward, the nasty splatters will wipe right off. Enforcing a "must use the Angry Mama" rule is also a great, fun, and memorable way to teach the entire household that they shouldn't forget to cover stuff in the microwave, but when they do, they had BETTER clean it up.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.26.

    10. Oven cleaner for the person who LOVES cooking in the kitchen, but fails miserably on the clean-up part of the process 😬. So many reviewers noted that they didn't even have to scrub hard with this cleaner so it should encourage 'em to leave a spotless oven for the next person coming behind them.

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    It's lemon scented and fume free! Yay!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.77 (as an add-on item).

    11. A manual food chopper to break up ground meats, mash potatoes, or cut up hard-boiled eggs in the pan on the stove or in a bowl. This will cut out a few prep dishes so there will be less to wash. Uh-huh. PERFECT for the person who's quick to cook but slow to wash the dishes.

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    This food chopper is made of food-safe nylon and has no sharp edges. It's safe to use with nonstick cookware.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+ (available in three colours).

    12. Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver so they can stop clogging up the toilets and sinks, then acting like they don't know who did it 🙄. This'll gobble up hair and other gunk taking up space in the drains in minutes so they shouldn't have any delay with fixing the problem they know they created.

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

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    13. A dishwasher magnet to help you take charge of the "Are they clean or are they not?" debate in your household and keep dirty dishes from making their way back into your cabinets. Now, dishwasher duties will run like a well-oiled machine!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.67.

    14. Aninmal bag clips to close up your snack bags so they'll be fresh for whenever you're ready to pick up where you left off. They come in a six-piece set.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $5.99+ (available in four styles).

    15. A mail slot that'll help everyone keep mail from piling up all over the counters and tabletops. It'll also provide a mini chalkboard for you to write necessary reminders like, "Wash the dishes!" PLUS, it has hooks for keys.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    16. A touchless trash can with a motion sensor that'll pop open the lid with just hand movement. It'll also come with a lemon-scented fragrance cartridge to hold dirty stinky trash smells in and let a citrusy smell out — which is WAY appropriate for days when everyone else in the house totally ignores that the trash needs to be taken out. This'll keep the smell at bay until you get to it, at least.

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    The trash can runs on an AC adapter (included) or four AA batteries which are sold separately.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.99+ (available in two sizes) and the batteries for $26.63 (available in a 48-count).

    17. Poo-Pourri toilet spray to help you survive the family members who do a horrible job with freshening up the bathroom after they finish doing their business. This'll be a non-confrontational way to tell your loved ones that they're assaulting your nose without actually having to say the words.

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    Get a four-ounce bottle from Amazon Canada for $18.95+ (available in many scents and sizes).

    18. A hanger stacker so everyone in the fam can put hands on a hanger without having to untangle it from a vine of other ones. This way, clean laundry will get sorted and put away with NO EXCUSES.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.67 (available in four quantity selections).

    19. Colour-coded cutting board mats so everyone in the family can make sure they keep foods separated that can contaminate each other (i.e. raw meats away from veggies, please). This way, you can eat the dinner they prepare without feeling paranoid.

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    There are four cutting boards in different colours and they're also labelled with a small graphic that shows what to cook on what board. Several reviewers also noted that they're easy to clean so everyone in your home should be able to use these to keep the food safe and then clean them right after use.

    Get the set of four from Amazon Canada $15.99.

    20. A four-bag laundry sorter on wheels so everyone in your household has a spot to put their dirty clothes. The bag is also decently sized which should encourage them to wash it as soon as it fills up without feeling overwhelmed with too many clothes.

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    This'll keep dirty clothes from piling up too long and creating an odour, and will also help with your household organization since the clothes will be corralled into one place in the house. You could assign the bags to each person in your household (up to four people) or just have them separate colours, whites, linens, and towels.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.87+ (available in three colours).

    21. Magic Eraser Sponges to remove even the toughest stains with less effort — so no one in the house can say "I tried to get the stain off but it wouldn't go away" as an excuse for not being thorough EVA AGAIN.

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    Get an eight-pack from Amazon Canada for $19.66.

    You and your loved ones finally getting your home clean and tidy:


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