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    33 Things Anyone Who Ever Cleans Probably Needs

    From laundry to dishes to your car to your countertops, you'll wonder how and why you ever cleaned anything without these products.

    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. 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.,

    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 [on the right] 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.

    2. Super absorbent and multipurpose microfiber cleaning cloths with over 8,000 (yes, you read that right) positive reviews — probably because they can do all the dirty work without leaving any streaks or scratches behind.

    A stack of the yellow, blue, and white cloths

    They're machine-washable and can even be used to wash your car!

    Promising review: "These are amazing for cleaning and a great price! I’m mad at myself for not purchasing sooner. In an effort to reduce the huge amount of paper towels we go through, I decided to purchase these. I use one to two a day for kitchen cleanup and put them in the laundry. They pick up little crumbs easily and don’t leave my quartz streaky. I have a super messy 10-month-old and I clean his highchair with these and they work wonderfully. I also use these for dusting — they pick up everything. The only thing that was a negative was that the first time I washed them in warm water (per instructions), the yellow color bled onto the white and turned them an off white color. Not a big deal, but be careful not to wash the yellow rags with anything you care about! Last thing, but don’t use fabric softener with these or they won’t be as absorbent!" —Meg R.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $13.73+ (available in two color combinations).

    3. A silicone dishwasher bag you can roll up smaller items in vertically or horizontally, so you literally won't have to sweat the small stuff when doing dishes anymore.


    Plus, smaller bottle caps won't come out filled with water like they usually do!

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It's perfect for when you want to separate pump parts from dirty flatware, etc. and don’t have a lot of room in your dishwasher. It’s nice thick silicone so it’s very sturdy, and BPA-free. It stretches, bends and squeezes into small spaces. You can bend it to any shape and size you want. I’m getting this for all my new mom friends — why add another bulky crate to the dishwasher? It can hold plenty of bottle parts. Also, you can really use it for anything...measuring spoons, etc." —Anne Taylor Robertson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. 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.

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

    Promising review: "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

    Get a pack of 90 for $11.94 from Amazon.

    5. And speaking of cancelling paper towels, some bamboo and polyester-blend towels that can each be washed and reused for scrubbing, spills, and more up to 80 (!!!) times. Yes, I know the Brawny paper towel logo man is a hottie, but it may be time for the two of you to have a talk.

    Above, hands putting a towel in the washer. Below, hands using the towels (which look like thicker paper towels) for polishing, wiping, and drying up spills. Text over all the images reads "Reusable & machine washable up to 3,200 uses per pack"
    Mighty Bamboo Towels

    They're super sturdy, too — even a wet one can support up to 22 pounds.

    Promising review: "Reusable, washable, and strong! Thin enough to be like a paper towel, but thick enough to do double duty! I have a little container that I throw them in when used and put them in a zippered laundry pouch and throw in the washer — fantastic!!!!" —Mickey

    Get two rolls from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A 20-pack of multi-surface eraser sponges to make seemingly impossible cleaning conundrums a breeze. They may not be the name brand, but they don't mess around when it comes to messes. Like in the pics below, I imagine the sponge saying "Ha! You call yourself PERMANENT marker? We'll see about that."

    Promising review: "Overall, I am VERY IMPRESSED. For me, these hold up better than a Mr. Clean magic eraser. They got stains out of my kitchen countertops, out of my bathroom sink, and even cleaned the shower so well it looked like I had bleached the whole thing! Very happy and will continue to buy in the future. I've even given some to my family to convince them how great they are." —SierraH

    Get 20 sponges from Amazon for $10.95.

    7. A paws-itively amazing rubber pet hair broom with a built-in squeegee designed to sweep up all that shedding (and even liquids!) like no other. It's def a must for anyone who ever has to clean up after their pet, but can be used on nonfurbaby-related spills too.,

    Since it's basically a giant squeegee, you can even use it on cars and windows! And psst...if you're wondering, the sign next to the pooch on the right reads "This is our new carpet broom. THIS is who is evicted from our bedroom. This is the gross ball of hair collected from our carpet."

    Promising review: "LIFE-CHANGER. We have two very floofy cats and I have long, thick hair, so needless to say there is a lot of shedding in our house. I could tell our vacuum wasn't quite doing the trick and I happened to stumble upon this item that looked to be the solution. WOW. First of all, it's a bit of a workout if you've got a medium-pile carpet like I do. I use short, firm strokes with the squeegee side and it pulls the hair up instantly. It's tedious work to do a whole room, but the satisfaction you get when you see all the hair makes it so worth it. Then you'll do a second pass in high-traffic areas and see how much MORE hair there is and wonder how you ever lived like that. Once you've got a nice pile, you can pick the clump of fur up by hand. I like to give it a quick vacuum after to get the dust and dirt that comes up. I haven't used it on our laminate flooring, but I'm sure that will blow me away too. This item is a complete must-have for anyone who owns a furry pet. This broom will absolutely outshine any expensive 'pet-rated' vacuum cleaner out there." —Leanna G

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10 (also available in a collapsible version).

    8. An ingenious blind cleaner brush that'll make cleaning those hard-to-reach crevices way easier. After all, letting all that dust sit there just because blinds are hard to clean would be downright (window)sill-y.

    A hand using the three-pronged tool — with each part covered in microfiber — to reach in between blinds

    It comes with five microfiber sleeves!

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years???? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS!!! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." —marionvgt
    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. Charming cactus dryer balls to fluff and help circulate air through your laundry while drying, plus provide a touch of whimsy sure to ~spike~ your interest in doing chores.


    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bedsheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry! I have actually remembered to check the dryer once after drying the bedsheets and they were dry as soon as the first cycle was over. So it's a miracle. These things work. TL;DR: I'm bad at laundry; these make me good." —Gabby

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.50.

    10. Bar Keepers Friend multi-surface cleanser, which just might make you send all of your other cleaning products into retirement. This one's the employee of the month...the year...the lifetime.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed,

    Yup, on the left is BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Suazo's stove before and after using this stuff — check out her full Bar Keepers Friend review. Reviewers love it for anything from kitchen and bathroom surfaces to pots, pans, and even Dutch ovens!

    Promising review: "I’m not gonna lie....I NEVER write reviews. But when I used this product and saw what it could actually do, I just had to say something. We bought a fixer-upper house, and the porcelain tub was in rough shape. I’d taken down shower doors that had been there for probably 30 years and knocked out the tile surrounding the tub, and the caulk had practically become a permanent part of the tub itself. I scraped and scraped, which of course left tons of scuff marks. THOSE SCUFF MARKS ARE GONE because of this stuff. It’s like those doors were never there. It did take some elbow grease — it’s not a spray-and-wipe type of product — but it wasn’t a ton of work by any means. You won’t be disappointed." —Lesley

    Get the liquid cleanser plus two scrubbing cloths for $17.99 or get three cans of the powdered formula for $14.13, both from Amazon.

    11. A simple-but-brilliant clean/dirty dishwasher magnet so all your cleaning won't be in vain because your S.O. or roommate threw their icky cereal bowl in with the dishes you JUST. FREAKING. WASHED.

    The small octagonal magnet that says "CLEAN" when flipped one way and "DIRTY" when flipped the other

    Promising review: "This holds really well to the door of the dishwasher and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's very simple and no-frills, but it does the job and didn't cost a lot. It makes our lives much easier not having to worry if the dishes are clean, and it saves water that way!" —brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $4.50.

    12. A marvelous sink cleaner to polish all sorts of sink surfaces, from porcelain to acrylic to granite, and help eliminate stains and scuffs you had been getting the ~sinking~ feeling you were just gonna have to live with.

    It also creates a shiny, water-repellent surface that water will just bead off.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a cleaning product that would remove the stains from my acrylic sink without damaging the surface. I FOUND IT!! This product is unbelievable. Yes, it does require an investment of time and elbow grease, but the results were amazing. It removed stains that had been in my white acrylic sink for quite some time and left the surface squeaky clean, smooth and shiny, without a scratch. If you have an acrylic sink, this is the product for you. I HIGHLY recommend it!! I'm going to try it on my mother's enamel sink next, and definitely intend to buy Hope's Perfect Sink again. It DOES live up to its name!!" —Beckett

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    13. Pur Home multi-surface scrub cleaning powder, an eco-friendly, nontoxic, and paraben- and cruelty-free option that'll clean pretty much anything just as well as its far less natural competitors.

    A hand holding up a tub of the powder in the lavender scent
    @purhomeclean / Via

    In addition to being friendly to animals and the planet, this awesome brand is Black woman-owned!

    Promising review: "Works perfectly. Everything just sparkles after I use this scour powder. This plus a little water and my bathroom and kitchen are spotless and shiny. I also love that I don't have to work really hard to get things clean — the product is great at breaking down dirt, grease, and oil." —Shanae Jones

    Get it from Pur Home for $9.99 (available in six scents). You can also get the brand's liquid multi-surface cleaner here.

    14. Glisten Disposal Care foaming cleaner, which'll not only stop your garbage disposal from smelling like something's rotting down there, but also look dang cool doing it. If you have a garbage disposal, yes you need to clean it and yes you need this.

    All you gotta do is run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Then, kiss all the ickiness that's been living down there goodbye! No wonder it's got over 1,000 5-star reviews.

    Promising review: "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???! Holy cow, I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. I didn't know that there was an actual disposal cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. I had to try it. The instructions are very simple. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Any time I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of these packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus, the blue foam bubbling in the sink was amusing to watch. Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.80.

    15. A super effective and hygienic toilet cleaning wand with disposable heads for anyone who has ever cleaned a toilet and then figuratively (or literally) gagged at putting the used brush back in the caddy. So like I said, anyone who has ever cleaned a toilet.


    The kit comes with a wand, six antibacterial and deodorizing refill heads loaded with Clorox, and a storage caddy. The wand has a handy switch that'll let you drop the used head right in the trash so you don't have to touch any nastiness. Plus, the sponge is specially shaped to get into nooks and crannies under the rim, and it can also help remove calcium stains and rust! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Clorox toilet wands.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product ! I think toilet bowl brushes are disgusting no matter how many times you bleach them! I love how slim this is — it easily fits in a small space in the bathroom. The sponge gets super sudsy in the toilet and scrubs well. It pops off very easily, then I give the wand a quick rinse under water and pop it right back into its very convenient holder! I will be repurchasing another one to give to my mom for her new apartment!" —Leigha

    Get it from Target for $9.19.

    16. Or a low-key miraculous automatic bleach toilet cleaning system in case you've ever wished your toilet would just clean itself. Once installed, it sends cleaner into the bowl every time you flush!

    A reviewer's installed system, which clips on to the tank and attaches to two of the toilet's internal tubes

    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 $13.86.

    17. Amazing dishwasher cleaning tablets, because I betcha didn't know that your dishwasher was something that should be on your list of things to clean. These babies are septic-safe, made for busting mineral buildup and odors, and will make the job effortless.

    They've got over 2,900 positive reviews!! Just pop one in for a full cycle and let it work its magic. Plus, you only need to use it once a month, so a single, $6 six-pack will last you a while!

    Promising review: "Worked very well! We’ve lived in our home a while, and small remedies haven’t done much to help clean the dishwasher. I finally decided to give a cleaner a try, and this one worked exceptionally well. The pics above are after one use of two packs (as per instructions for a particularly dirty washer). I'll definitely be getting more when I run out to help maintain a cleaner dishwasher!" —chocobeanie

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. The TubShroom, a possibly magical drain protector that over 20,000 (!!!!!!!) reviewers depend on to make the process of cleaning their drain as easy and un-gag-worthy as possible.

    TubShroom Hair Catcher / YouTube

    This thing collects all the icky loose hair neatly around it (at the bottom, so you can't see it when the TubShroom is in place), so all you have to do is wipe it off! It's super simple, yet so genius that some folks are about ready to make it their religion — read for yourself:

    Promising review: "The TubShroom is a life-changer. To market this simply as a revolutionary bathtub strainer is to degrade the perfection of the TubShroom. People often describe their life split into ages, from childhood to college, from marriage to the birth of their children, career growth to retirement. I see my life divided into two distinct periods centered on one singular event: the gloomy, pestilent dark ages before TubShroom, and all the glorious, magnificent days thereafter. No amount of glowing, favorable adjectives will ever do justice to the magnificence of the TubShroom. These are but feeble, limiting words, which by their very nature, cannot capture the richness, splendor and transcendent power that is the TubShroom. The TubShroom is embodied enlightenment disguised as a humble implement to avoid bathtub clogs." —Zerubba U Levi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors). If you don't have a sunken-in drain that can fit the Tubshroom, Oxo makes a good universal drain protector you can get from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A do-it-all duster set with interchangeable fluffy and microfiber heads and a versatile telescopic handle so you can reach pretty much every tough corner of your home.


    The microfiber head can be used wet or dry and the handle can extend to just over four feet long!

    Promising review: "I love this item. I have a cleaning business and it WILL save me on Swiffer refills :). Not only will I be saving money, but it covers such a great surface at one time that I'm saving on time as well. I washed it under running water and let it air dry. Very easy to clean and to maintain. Highly recommended." —Corinne Ennis

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    20. Natural, cleansing, and odor-eliminating Bottle Bright tablets to make one of your least favorite chores — cleaning out your gross water bottle or travel mug — unbelievably easy, not to mention to eliminate coffee and tea stains in there you thought were permanent.

    A before-and after of a reviewer's mug. On the left, the mug with the inside very stained and tarnished. On the right, the same mug with a shiny, clean silver interior

    Several reviewers also recommend this for stainless-steel coffee pots! All you have to do is fill your bottle with warm water, drop a single tablet in, and let it fizz the gunk away. The tablet dissolves completely, so once you dump out the water, you can use your bottle again right away! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Bottle Bright.

    Promising review: "Can I give Bottle Bright 10 stars? This is a MIRACLE product. I saw it on Shark Tank last week and was really surprised that Lori was the only one that made them an offer (the other Sharks must not use Contigo travel mugs). I immediately ordered it to try and save my Contigo mug that I thought was too far gone. One 10 minute go-round with this product in warm water cleaned the dark brown layer of crud off the bottom of the mug, revealing perfect, shiny, good-as-new stainless steel underneath! I'd tried everything to get that off, but the shape of the bottle made it nearly impossible to scrub. With this product, it rinsed right off like it was nothing. I decided to try one more tablet with hot water and leave it overnight to get the stains off the sides of the bottle. This morning when I rinsed it out, I was absolutely blown away by how perfect it looks. I almost didn't want to put more coffee in it! Also, as the product was sitting and doing its thing in the water, there was no odor whatsoever, and there is absolutely no residual taste. I don't know how they did it, but this incredible product is a MUST-HAVE if you have a mug that you find impossible to clean!" —Erica C.

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    21. And a handy bottle brush set you can use along with the above tablets or with good old-fashioned soap and water to give your bottle the cleaning it deserves.


    The set includes a big bottle brush, a straw brush, and a round detail brush that's great for mouthpieces.

    Promising review: "We have several bottles we use for water and I occasionally put iced tea in mine, so they get dirty. This tool is perfect for cleaning all of them. We use Hydro Flask water bottles, and one had a plastic straw that was impossible to clean before we has this tool. The big brush fits down all of our bottles and reaches the bottom. The straw cleaner works great with any straws, and we use the last tool to clean the mouth pieces and it works for that. This is a great little kitchen tool to have around if you use reusable bottles. It definitely helps us not throw away a couple hundred plastic bottles of water a month!!" —WolfHunter1043

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    22. A genius dish squeegee sure to make anyone who has ever done dishes and touched icky leftover food or struggled to clean up a countertop spill say, "Where have you been all my life?!?!"

    Hands using the tool to scrape sauce off a plate

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment with a small kitchenette. Our sink likes to spray everywhere, and we don't have a garbage disposal. This product is not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn't go down the drain), but it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere!!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    23. A super affordable, game-changing power scrubber ideal for grout and other tough-to-clean corners and details. Deep cleaning with basically zero effort? Yes pls.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed shopping editor Natalie Brown put this baby to the test, and here's what she had to say: "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. I literally sat on the floor, dipped the bristles in a Castile soap dilution (2-3 drops of soap + 1/2 cup of water; but you could use almost any cleaner of your choice), then lazily ran the scrubber back and forth over a 6-inch section of grimy, dark-gray grout — and it only took about 30 seconds for that grout to go from dingy to bright. I started by using the specialty grout brush, but then I decided to try it with the default brush and that seemed to work just as well, IMHO!" Check out her full power scrubber review.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25. You can also get a special grout-cleaning brush head that can be swapped in for the regular one for $9.49.

    24. Hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and paraben-free makeup brush-cleaning "shampoo" to have your beloved brushes suds-enly looking like new.

    On the left, a makeup brush full of brown product. On the right, the brush clean and white

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this brush shampoo! I was a little skeptical of how well it would clean my brushes since I'd never tried it before, but after using this I am very pleased with the outcome. It has a faint shampoo scent but nothing too overpowering, and suds like you wouldn't believe. It got all the way down to the base of the brush and gave it a really good cleaning. One of my brushes is made from boar hair (Estée Lauder powder brush) and I was worried it was going to frizz it out and ruin the shape, but it actually improved it after I had previously used baby shampoo. It's very soft and not at all coarse feeling. I also used this shampoo on my Beauty Blender, and it did a great job getting all the foundation out. All in all, I'd rate this product a 10/10!" —Katastrophe

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    25. A pack of cheerful and colorful Scrub Daddy sponges ingeniously designed to be odor-resistant and scratch-free, with eye holes that make an easy grip and a mouth for scrubbing both sides of smaller objects at once. Forgive me for saying this, but yes, Daddy.

    The smiley face shaped sponges in yellow, orange, green, and blue

    This multicolor pack allows you to color code which sponges you use for which areas of your home! Check out BuzzFeed's full Scrub Daddy write-up.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love Scrub Daddy sponges, and I haven't bought another sponge since I discovered the company after watching Shark Tank. I know the mouth is supposed to be great for spoons, but I honestly don't even use it that way. This sponge just cleans everything: my granite counters, my stainless steel sink, my wooden dining table, dishes, etc. NOTHING is damaged, and the best part of these sponges is that they don't stink like a dumpster after a week of use. Not only do they do their job, but you're actually saving money in the long run from not having to buy sponges all the time. Whenever one does start to smell a bit, I just throw it on the rack in the dishwasher and run it through a cycle, and it lasts another two weeks or so." —Peaceful Pines

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. Affresh washing machine cleaning tablets, which over 5,000 reviewers swear by for keeping their washer in great shape. The best part? You only need to use one about once a month!


    Just pop one into your empty machine, run a cycle, and let it do its thing!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

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

    27. A natural multipurpose cleaner that doubles as a stain remover, so it can banish grease from your clothes just as well as your countertops.

    Hands using a spray bottle of the product

    This Black woman-owned business was created by a mom who also has a PhD in water resources engineering — so yeah, I'd say she knows what she's doing when it comes to eco-friendly products.

    Promising review: "This multi-purpose cleaner literally cleans everything. There is only a clean deodorized surface with a great smell lingering after each use. It works on virtually every surface; I even spot clean the carpet with it. I would recommend these products to all. The harshness of other cleaners’ chemicals can agitate my autoimmune illness at times. This product is as mild as water. This is a great purchase and it goes a long way." —Nivea Jackson

    Get two bottles from EcoDaisy for $21.99.

    28. A handy suction cup sponge caddy to make your home both more organized and more hygienic. Just affix it to the wall or your sink to keep your sponge dry and fresh for as long as possible — because sponges are already gross enough without you letting them fester in the basin of your sink.


    It's got over 3,000 positive reviews! Also check out one BuzzFeeder's piece on why kitchen sponges are actually disgusting.

    Promising review: "This is one of those cheap purchases you make that pay off big. I honestly can't imagine my life without this product. I go to other people's houses and judge them when I see their sponges, just LYING THERE on the counter or the bottom of the sink. Get some self respect! Don't you realize what is happening to that sponge? That thing is a soaking bacteria garbage barge. Put it in its place! And then I realize that this person's sponge doesn't have a place, because they were never smart enough to buy a suction cup sponge holder that helps dry your sponge out and keeps your sink looking orderly." —Kevin T Beyer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in six colors).

    29. Smart silicone gloves with scrubby bristles on the inner palm and fingers, because why bother reaching for sponges and brushes when you can ~hand~le all the gunk on your dishes (or even larger surfaces) with your own digits?

    Promising review: "These gloves make cleaning and washing dishes much easier and more efficient. They foam up quite well and scrub dishes just as well as any sponges. They'll save me a lot from buying sponges. The silicone is nice and thick, and the bristles are nicely compact and scrub well. Definitely worth the price." —Joseph Ho

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A multi-surface pet stain and odor eliminator that over 9,000 people (and presumably their furry friends) swear by. Because even the goodest boys and girls sometimes make messes, and you'll want to have this on hand (er, paw) when they do.

    You can use it on floors, clothes, carpets, furniture, and pretty much anything else.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover.

    Promising review: "This is magic! These pics were taken over the course of about 35 minutes. These are year old stains! I’m sold." —Joshua Hurston Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    31. A cute mini vacuum perfect for smaller surfaces like counters, desks, and tabletops* that tend to get covered in the kind of stubborn dust and crumbs that have been ~bugging~ you lately.

    The round, palm-sized vacuum that looks like a ladybug

    Yes, this includes the kitchen table you've been using as a desk for the past six months.

    Promising review: "I own four of these. My first one is going strong after a year of use and lives on my cutting table in the sewing studio. One is at the office for keeping my desk tidy, and I have one on my bedside table and one on my husband's bedside table. We have retrievers and their hair is a nightmare on flat surfaces. These little bugs make it so fun and easy to keep the fur under control." —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in four designs).

    32. Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray, a grease-busting spritz that starts sudsing on contact to spare you from scrubbing.


    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly loves this stuff! She says: "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout 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 in, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well."

    Promising review: "It cleans so well my dishes squeak! Really loving this! I feel like I’m not wasting so much detergent. Plus, I love that I can squirt it directly into the plastic straws on my reusable travel cups!" —Gma

    Get it from Target for $4.99 or a two-pack from Amazon for $9.28.

    33. And finally, a pair of adorable slippers with a microfiber mop bottom, so you can clean your floors every time you get off the couch to get a snack. They're a lazy person's dream.,

    Plus, you can take off the bottom to wash it separately or when you just want to wear normal slippers!

    Promising review: "I love these so much. They feel a lot like hotel slippers, but less flimsy because of the mop part. You won't feel like you’re wearing a mop when wearing these. I have hardwood floors, so I vacuum a lot and rarely mop. These work so well to get the dirt off the floor just by walking around doing your daily thing. I just throw the whole thing in the wash when they get dirty!" —toothlesstimmy

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes 4/5-9.5/10 and in kids' sizes, and in 14 styles).

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