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    Greetings, Fellow Messy Folks — Meet 30 Awesome Cleaning And Organizing Products

    A place for everything and everything in its place — at last.

    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 wall-mounted mop and broom holder, because you must have your life together if even your cleaning tools are organized (even if you rarely use them).

    a before and after of the reviewers cleaning tools all leaning against a wall, then hanging from the rack
    a close up on the dark gray rack

    This organizer has five clamps for holding longer items (mops, brooms, or rakes and other gardening tools) plus six collapsible hooks.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops, and even my mini vacuum. This handled the job and then some! It can be installed in minutes and is very strong. I feel comfortable with it holding an item that's moderately heavy compared to the rest. I love the extra hooks as well." —Judyque

    Get it from Amazon for $12.72.

    2. Goo Gone's kitchen degreaser, which, well, gets the goo gone! Which is good, because from your stove to your microwave to your counters and shelves, goo seems to be a common theme.

    Look at the difference it made on the reviewer's shelf above, which used to be covered in grease!

    Promising review: "Cleaned a house with a thick layer of grease on top of the cabinets over the stove. The picture is worth 1,000 words. It sprays out as a foam so I had to spread it out a bit and I let it sit. Still took a significant amount of elbow grease, but it definitely worked." —Ellen 

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A trio of power scrubber brushes you can attach your drill and instantly create a super-powered deep-cleaning device.

    A drill with a yellow bristled brush attached to the end of it
    the blue set with large and small circular brush heads and a rounded one

    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors, each with a different stiffness/purpose).

    4. A set of drawer organizers that'll basically FORCE you to fold your socks and underwear. Your mom will be so impressed next time she visits, she won't even look under the bed!!!

    This set includes four organizers: one with six long pockets, one with eight square pockets, one with seven pockets big enough for bras, and one with 24 small sock pockets.

    Promising review: "This is a great organizer! No matter what else is going on in my life, at least my underwear drawer gives me the (false) sense that I have it all figured out. This organizer was just what I was looking for. The material is malleable, which makes it much easier to get in and out of my drawer, and it's also very easy to clean. I've been using it for five months now and haven't had an issue with wear and tear at all." —NAD

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.57 (available in seven colors).

    5. Miraculous Folex instant carpet spot remover, which also works on upholstery to make stains do a Houdini-level vanishing act. Plus, it's odor free for scentsitive folks.

    dining chair cushion with two large stains
    the cushion with stains gone

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! Best carpet cleaner I've used. We have a ton of stains on our carpet — of various sizes, colors, and origins. Some are from our very old dog. Others were due to our crafty yet messy daughter. Others are...well...we have no idea. I bought this figuring 'what do I have to lose?' I sprayed in on some mystery black stains — and then a few hours later walked back into the room to find them all gone. I couldn't believe it! You can't even see where they were! I've gone through two bottles (ordering more!), as I've been spraying every stain on the carpet. Some were gone in one application. Others faded but didn't disappear, so I tried again, and they are gone! It totally removes the mystery black marks without a trace. It's not as good on long-ago pet stains, but I'm still working on that — haven't given up. I've tried almost everything — Oxiclean, every stain remover and pet stain remover possible, and absolutely nothing works like this." —JBat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80.

    6. Washable microfiber mop pads that'll fit on your trusty Swiffer WetJet or similar mops so you can kick wasteful and pricey disposable pads to the curb. You'll be shocked — and perhaps horrified — by how much more ick they can pick up than the mop heads you have been using.

    One pad can last up to 100 washes and works on pretty much any surface, from wood to tile to stone.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce waste with disposable pads and I was pleasantly surprised by these. This photo was AFTER I cleaned the floor with the disposable pad! I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner then the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna but more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    7. Durable all-purpose wipes made with aloe vera and vitamin E for everything from your hands to your car to tricky stains like grease, makeup, adhesives, and permanent marker. Paper towels are cancelled.

    hair dye stain on reviewer's mirror frame
    the dye gone

    Note that while these are great for messes and stains, they don't disinfect.

    Promising reviews: "These towels are awesome for so many things. They are large and very sturdy, so they work well for household cleaning. The real benefit for me, though, is having a wipe that works for things like the grill, the oven, the dashboard of my car, muddy shoes, chairs and umbrellas that go to soccer games and practices, and lawn furniture. I frequently wipe something down, rinse the towel, and wipe again. The wipes are heavy enough to go through three to four rinses and wipes and still hold up. The smell is mild and doesn't linger on my hands or what I've wiped down. I use these almost daily, so the 90-count canister lasts about three months and the last towel is never dried out when I get to it. The lid closes securely, yet is easy to open and the towels dispense easily through the opening without getting bunched up. Because the canister is heavier than most, and the lid fits well, it's easy to throw one of these in the trunk or cargo area, and I don't worry about it leaking. The canister (minus the lid) is recyclable when the towels are gone — an added bonus." —COMom

    "My son had painted on numerous different items in my house. I thought it was the end after trying baby wipes, Clorox wipes, and paper towels....I then tried these after a final act of desperation, and they wiped up the dried acrylic paint like it was butter!!!! 100,000/10 recommendation." —RyanH

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $14.94 (or $14.19 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    8. A possibly magical wine stain remover capable of saving you from the effects of your roommate's clumsier moments. Pinot more clothing and carpeting casualties after a boozy night in (or out).

    large wine stain on white blanket
    the stain gone after

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical, but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux-fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $10.34.

    9. A roomy rotating makeup organizer that's perfect if your bathroom counter currently looks like a Sephora exploded.

    The height of each tray is adjustable, so it can fit several different-sized items. It claims to hold at least 30 brushes and 20 other products!

    Promising review: "I love this thing so much. I got the clear kind and it looks fancier than I thought it would. It was super easy to assemble (the instructions are on the box, easy to follow, and have pictures). I also think it’s great how customizable it is because I have bottles of all shapes and this design was able to utilize the vertical space in my bathroom cabinet!" —Akash B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A simple-yet-brilliant lid organizer with adjustable dividers so you can finally, finally, FINALLY find the lid that actually fits the container you're using, instead of giving up and going with plastic wrap instead.

    The large white organizer holding different size plastic food storage container lids
    a reviewer's drawer with a chaotic mess of lids
    the same drawer with the lids neatly stored int he organizer

    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it's supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five sizes).

    11. A 100% natural oven scrub made with eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, and tea tree essential oils that's ready to work oh so satisfying cleaning miracles on baked-on messes (you know, the ones you were planning on just ignoring).

    gif of hands getting dirty oven glass door clean with scrub

    It's from a small cleaning product biz based in Fairfield, CT.

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe how clean it got our oven in just a few scrubs with this stuff! It looks brand-new!" —Philip Romanowski

    Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three scents).

    12. A Command sponge caddy, because why should you to leave the grossest thing in you kitchen out for the world to see (or worse, in the sink collecting more gunk)? This thing proves there's a place for everything and everything in its place.

    A reviewer's setup with the caddy attached to their backsplash, holding a sponge, with the text
    Two of the caddy's on the inside of a reviewer's cabinet door, holding drain plugs and a sponge

    It also works great for organizing pretty much any other small household items, or even as a soap dish since you can take off the bottom part to let the water drain! Plus, it is dishwasher safe and attaches via Command strips, so it won't damage walls.

    Promising review: "THIS is such a great invention! SO happy I found this! I was looking to purchase a flip down cabinet add-on to make the faux front of the sink cabinet a usable tray for a sponge. This is actually not only immensely easier, but also better, since you can empty the water with the pullout bottom tray. Beyond easy to install and made me a very happy customer!" —Sta So

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

    13. An adhesive cable organizer you can just pop on the side of your desk, back of your TV stand, your car's center console, or wherever you just have a chaotic crap ton of cords.

    black panel of grips adhered to side of desk

    It can fit pretty much any type of cord under 11 mm wide, and it's from a small business based in Winter Garden, Florida.

    Promising review: "These work great and blend in with our black shelf. I love that you can stick them right where you need them or screw them down if you want more permanence. I’d definitely purchase again!" —Rae

    Get a three-pack from PrismOne on Etsy for $10.48 (available in more styles here).

    14. Majorly space-saving hangers to transform your tiny closet into something you can work with, even if you've got an extensive wardrobe. They also come with the added benefit of helping you convince your mom that no, you do not have too many T-shirts/jean jackets/floral dresses, because look, they all fit in one corner of the closet!!!

    A bunch of T-shirts on regular hangers in a closet with the text
    The tees hung on hangers that are also hung on these vertical hangers, taking up less space and with the text

    There are hanger hooks on both ends, so you can attach either one (like in the pics above for maximum space saving) or both (to hang easily wrinkled clothes a little farther apart) sides to your closet rod. Each one has five slots for more hangers, so one set can store up to 50 pieces.

    Promising review: "TEARS OF JOY. Okay, I know that's dramatic, but I cannot say enough about how these hangers have transformed my tiny, odd-shaped closet. I was so desperate for more space, I was considering spending big bucks to have a professional come in and redesign the space. Then I found these and it's like my hanging space quadrupled! It feels downright luxurious in my closet now. I can see all my clothes and nothing is squished together like it used to be. I can also comfortably add a substantial amount of clothing and would still have room to grow. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY!" —milanina77

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.04+ (available in two colors).

    15. An incredible natural stain remover that refuses to half-ass its tasks. It won't settle for just preventing a stain from being noticeable — it'll make you question whether the stain was ever really there to begin with. Whether it's food, dirt, or bodily fluids, this stuff is up to the task, so feel free to live your best messy life.

    stained shirt with product on it
    kid in clean shirt

    Promising review: "My son came home from daycare with dark red/purple stains on his clothing. They had hours to set into the fabric. We sprayed Puracy on the stains (see picture of them soaking) and let it sit overnight. The next morning we washed the shirt as usual. The next picture is my son wearing the shirt…stains 100% gone. I am in disbelief. This product is amazing!" —Will

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (or $9.49 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    16. A game-changing hanging wall organizer with six removable folders for holding every last one of your papers, plus a handy clear pocket for displaying must-see documents or a calendar. If you're like me and your desk (or the kitchen table you call a desk...couldn't be me) is full of haphazard piles of loose papers, it's time to let this wonder intervene.

    The organizer hanging flat against the wall, with yellow, orange, pink, green, blue, and purple pockets in addition to the clear one

    Each folder can hold up to 25 sheets and the whole thing can be collapsed and secured with the attached cord for easy transport. It even comes with blank stickers for labeling the tabs. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this organizer.

    Promising review: "I've used one of these for several years, and when it got damaged, I ran right out to replace it. It's bright and easy to use. We use it as a way to communicate with our staff. Each person has their folder, and I have a place to put items I need to know they received. I have three of these for three different purposes. What I love best about this product is that when I'm in a hurry and on my way to a meeting, this file system has my back. I hang one by the door of my office so I can grab the file I need. It's colorful and has helped me color-code my projects as well. Now, I've begun to think of my needs in terms of colors and I can find them quickly and easily. The calendar pocket in the front is also helpful. I have another one of these for family hung by the back door of the mudroom at home." —Shelly Sidhu

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75+ (available in four colors).

    17. A Bissell sanitizing handheld steam cleaner you can use to spot-treat icky patches all over your home *or* clean larger areas. No mess is a match for it, and it's oh-so-satisfying to use.

    the steamer and attachments
    reviewer's dirty then clean grout

    It comes with three round brushes, a scraper, a grout brush, an angle concentrator, and a nozzle that allows you to add all those attachments, plus a measuring cup!

    Promising review: "Makes cleaning FUN! I will admit I do like to clean. However, I don't enjoy using a toothbrush to get into corners of the bathroom, or scraping anything off the stove. I choose not to use very many chemicals either. I just couldn't wait to use this, and then I couldn't stop! Stains I had scrubbed and used cleaners on that never really got clean suddenly disappeared! I've used it in the shower, on tile floors, in corners of the bathrooms and kitchen, but the microwave blew me away! A couple of shots and it was like I had a brand-new microwave. AND I only wiped it out with a paper towel. No scrubbing necessary! No harsh fumes, just good and clean. I actually used it on my stone fireplace. I've vacuumed the stone with a brush but it still looked dusty. After an hour with the steam shot, it was dust free." —Krista Behm

    Get it from Amazon for $31.04.

    18. A beyond clever laundry station stand to make both storing and pouring detergent less messy and laundry (at least a little bit) less of a chore.

    Promising review: "I love it! It solved all my problems. I don’t have to lift the heavy bottles every time I do a load of laundry. Since I am not moving the bottle there are fewer spills and splashes. When there is a splash, it is usually contained to the attached dispenser tray. Easy to clean; I can stick them in the dishwasher if splashes build up. It fits in my cabinet." —Gamer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A clever desk organizer set with a magnetic wooden base and six storage compartments you can rearrange to your heart's content, to banish desk clutter once and for all in a way that's very ~attract~-ive (literally, because magnets).

    before and after of office supplies and a phone scattered all around a keyboard and mouse, then the supplies neatly in the organizer in front of the keyboard
    diagram showing how compartments snap into holder with 8 pounds of magnetic force

    It's got four cups (two tall, one medium, and one small), a phone stand, and a sticky note tray.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my son’s desk now that he is going to be doing online school all year. We both really like how he can put the cubbies in the arrangement that works best for him. The product looks and feels well made. His favorite part is the cellphone holder. His desk is much tidier, and that’s my favorite part!" —Bryan Topscher

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in three colors).

    20. A miraculous automatic bleach toilet-cleaning system that'll actually *eliminate* a regular chore from your to-do list completely. Once installed, it sends cleaner into the bowl every time you flush, so your toilet will basically clean itself!

    It's super quick to install, and one cartridge can last up to three months!

    Promising review: "I've installed these in all six toilets in my home and they are a great idea. I've been using this for about four to five years. This device circulates bleach product into the toilet bowl after every flush, where it is needed to prevent staining such as water lines from calcium buildup. The chlorine water is restricted to the bowl, not the tank. If chlorine is in the tank it will erode away the flapper and foam seal which separates the tank from the bowl, requiring more expensive repairs. This product solves that problem with no drawbacks and don't look unsightly like the clamp-on bars of chlorine that are permanently inside the bowl." —Dr. D123

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    21. A helpful hanger organizer, because hanging up your clothes is an obnoxious and tedious task as it is — why let tangled hangers make it worse?

    reviewer's messy bin of hangers
    same reviewer's hangers organized and ready to grab from organizer rack

    Promising review: "You know, it’s the simple things that can make life sweet. I ordered two of these, initially one for my daughter, and one for myself. But it is awesome. I’ve always struggled keeping hangers sorted and orderly, while doing large amounts of laundry. First of all, these hold a lot of hangers. Second of all, I’m a hanger snob lol, and have more than one style, hence the reason I kept both. And third, I love that I can grab them by the top and carry them from closet to laundry room; they’ve really helped me reduce a bit of extra work when it comes to getting the laundry done. I have lots of skeletal issues, arthritis, spine surgery, etc, etc. this makes it just a little easier for me." —Valerie Foster

    Get it from Amazon for $25.47.

    22. A magnetic laundry cheat sheet set you can pop right on your washing machine to help you decode those mysterious laundry instruction symbols on clothing tags, figure out how to get stains out, and remember to clean your lint trap. No more procrastinating washing that one cardigan that's been on your floor for weeks because you can't figure out how!

    blue set of four magnets

    This Denver-based shop also sells magnetic charts for other useful adulting info, like kitchen measurement conversions.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these magnets! Makes my life so much easier; stuck right to my washer and dryer. They're very high quality." —Theresa S

    Get a set of two symbol guide magnets for $7.99 (available in four colors) or a full set with a stain remover guide magnet and a small reminder magnet that says, "Clean lint trap after each use," for $10.99 (available in two colors), all from Magnet Rabbit on Etsy.

    23. Wet & Forget shower spray, which'll revolutionize the way you clean your bathroom. True to its name, all you have to do is spray your shower or tub, let it sit overnight, and rinse it the next morning to reveal a cleaning miracle. It works so well, you only need to use it once a week — which is perfect since the last thing you need is another thing on your daily to-do list.

    reviewer's shower tile with huge white stain
    the tile clean and bright

    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 $19.74.

    24. An amazing hair-removing broom with a built-in squeegee designed to sweep up all the shedding from your pet — or, let's face it, your constantly molting head — like no other. I know you don't want to think about all the hair probably caked into your carpet, but won't it be nice knowing it's all gone?

    carpet dirty with fur before
    the broom on the clean carpet after, with a pile of fur the size of a piece of paper removed from it

    It has a built-in squeegee that works on spills, too. Check out one BuzzFeed editor's hair broom review.

    Promising review: "Life changing. I got this because I have two guinea pigs and I'm messy, they're messy, so hay inevitably gets on the carpet. Vacuum cleaners do not like hay. I get to work with this magnificent rake and it is amazing. I also have a black dog that sheds and the vacuum does pick up quite a bit of his fur. I also shed and the vacuum picks up quite a bit of my hair. Imagine my surprise when I start using this and realize that my freshly vacuumed carpet is hiding mountains of dog and human hair. Two hours later, I have raked my entire apartment and I feel so much worse and better. I am never living without this again." —Jennasaurus

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (also available in a collapsible version).