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    26 Things That'll Make People Think You Cleaned

    Pretty sure I deserve a medal every time I so much as wipe down a counter, tbh.

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    1. A fast-drying, grout-coating pen to make your tile look so fresh, guests will think you spent forever scrubbing it clean. Because you don't want no scrubbing, scrubbing is a task that can't get no love from you.

    The pics above are from a single coat!!!

    Promising review: "I bought this to clean up the pitted and cracked shower grout in my apartment. If I owned the place, I'd properly have had it re-grouted and sealed. But for the price, this did the trick and made the shower look sharp and clean. The paint dispenses easily and is pretty simple to apply evenly (and if you screw up, just use a sponge to wipe off where you colored outside the lines). It made it through its first cleaning test, when I sprayed with Kaboom tile cleaner. For my situation, it worked." β€”Beez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available two sizes and in four colors).

    2. A six-pocket hanging document organizer, because I don't know about you, but every time I spend five minutes getting all the loose papers off my desk, it looks like I have a whole new space tbh.

    The file folders are removable so you can grab the one you need and go, plus there's a clear pocket for must-see files.

    Promising review: "This is the best organizer ever made!!! My very disorganized hubby's office has been reborn. This keeps things neat and organized and is so darn easy to hang up. I give it five thumbs up." β€”Love shopping Online!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.24+ (available in three colors).

    3. And a sleek, transparent makeup organizer, because the same goes for when you actually clear the beauty products off your bathroom counter.,

    This handy organizer has four drawers lined with removable padding, plus a detachable top shelf with 16 compartments.

    Promising review: "I'm SO happy with the quality of this makeup organizer! I've been eyeing products like this for a little while now, and with my counter clutter getting out of control, I finally decided to get one. This one had really good reviews, and it was super affordable. I would buy this again in a heartbeat! It holds A LOT of makeup! I didn't even try organizing it too much. You can definitely stack more things on top of each other or put them in differently to maximize space, but this thing fit basically all my makeup without any problems. My girlfriends have even ordered some for themselves after I showed them mine." β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in two colors).

    4. A charcoal-filled air purifying bag that's basically magical β€” over 3,000 reviewers swear by it for making it smell like they cleaned.

    They're also available in a mini version that's great for saving smelly shoes.

    Promising review: "I'm super impressed with this odor-eliminating bag. When I moved in with my now-hubby, he gave me one of his small closets in which he used to hang his clothes and also put dirty laundry and wet clothes and towels on the carpet floor. Needless to say, this closet reeked. I tried putting a bowl of vinegar in there to remove the odor but it made it worse. I tried baking soda and vacuuming several times to no avail. I gave up. The smell of dirty, wet dog, bacteria-infested closet is not something you get used to, even after a few years. Then I stumbled upon this, but didn't want to expect much since nothing else had worked. Wow, this little bag makes a world of difference! After hanging this in my closet, I went in the next day and there was NO smell. NO SMELL! The rancid odor is gone! I also put one of these bags in my car since I leave my stinky flats that I wear to work in my car. The best part is that it's fragrance-free, chemical-free, non-toxic, and lasts up to two years." β€”lakersmomma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    5. A genius self-cleaning litterbox that scoops and seals away waste, so all you have to do is change the tray every few weeks. If you said it took a lot of effort to keep your house smelling fresh, you'd fe-lying.,

    It has sensors so it knows when your kitty is in the box, and it rakes the box automatically 20 minutes after they leave. All the nastiness is stored in an odor-locking trap until you change the tray!

    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 sh*t off the list!" β€”Melissa M.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors), and get some tray refills here.

    6. A multifunctional car organizer with a discreet trashcan, so no one ever has to know how much literal garbage you keep in your car.

    *Actually throws something out instead of leaving it in my car until the end of time* *Insert exhausted SpongeBob meme here*

    It's also got a tissue dispenser, two cupholders, and a roomy front pocket.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! It fits so much and looks great in my car!" β€”CE

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. The Tubshroom, a simple-yet-miraculous drain plug that catches all your hair, so keeping your drain clear will take you about .5 seconds (okay, maybe a full second depending on the distance between your tub and the trash can).

    People are seriously obsessed with this game-changing thing. It has over 10,000 (!!!!!) positive reviews!

    Promising review: "My wife has 18-24 inch long hair and sheds like a sheep dog. We have a septic tank so I have to be careful with which products I use to unclog the drain! THIS THING IS A GODSEND. Now my wife removes this from the drain every week to remove the hair and we're half way to being able to knit a sweater. I haven't had any issues since I installed this and I highly recommend it." β€”Mike Watts

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

    8. Dishwasher-safe stovetop protectors that'll make it look like you're the only human alive who doesn't make a total mess of their burners when they cook.

    You can trim them to fit your otherwise-tough-to-clean gas range and use them to cover the mess that's already there. And when they inevitably get messy in the future, just take them off and wash them with ease. They also come with an oven liner so baked-on, impossible to remove yuckiness will be a thing of the past.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this set, as my stove and oven are my least favorite places to clean in the house, and they seem to get dirty the quickest! These mats are great for my cooking messes, as well as the drippings that happen in my oven. They're a perfect solution!" β€”James E prchlik

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $13.87.

    9. A handy over-the-door organizer perfect for storing all that clutter that doesn't seem to have anywhere else to go. Also, the pockets are deep enough that you can totally toss things in willy-nilly and no one will be the wiser πŸ˜‰.

    Promising review: "I bought this to help organize my closet and just received it. I'm very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the materials and the roominess of each pocket. The possibilities for use are endless. I'm going to order another to use in my small guest bathroom to hold hand towels, extra toilet paper, soaps, and cleaning supplies, and another to use in my teen son's bedroom to collect all those odds and ends that are usually all over the place. This could be used in a kitchen that has very little storage for items you might usually put in a drawer. It could be used in the entryway to collect keys, bills, and items the kids need to take to school. You could hang it in a laundry room or garage for extra storage space. And it's a great deal." β€”LiZinTeXaS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88+ (available in two colors).

    10. 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: "These are adorable and functional. After three months of being used three times a week on my laminated floors, they're still holding up. They make cleaning fun!" β€”BeeZee

    Get them from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in sizes 4.5/5-9.5/10 and in kids' sizes, and in 15 styles).

    11. A hair tool organizer so you can finally get that mess of wires off your sink and leave your bathroom looking as organized as a damn salon.

    Promising review: "This is a great design! My hairstyling tools are hidden when I'm not using them and very organized so it's so easy to grab them whenever I need to. Before this, I'd bought something similar that didn't have the dividers. It hid my hair tools but they were on top of each other, so I had to pull them all out when I want to use just one of them. That's not the case with this. I get out what I need to use in the morning before I go to work, while the others stay in place. I'm so glad I found this." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    12. A stylish storage ottoman that'll have visitors oohing and ahhing over its polished look. Little do they know it contains a dark secret: You stuffed all your crap in there five minutes before they came over.

    Promising review: "We love this ottoman! It fits our family space so nicely, and the color is beautiful and exactly what we expected. Plus, it hides toys so well that it looks like we don't even have kids after 8 p.m.! Ha!" β€”Danielle

    Get it from Wayfair for $183.99 (available in four colors).

    13. Or a spacious, moisture- and mold-resistant under-the-bed organizer, which is basically the responsible adult version of shoving everything under your bed.,

    Hey, that move is a classic for a reason.

    Promising review: "This storage organizer is awesome! I can fit so much stuff in it! I was able to fit 15 sweaters, five long-sleeve shirts, four pairs of sweatpants, and six T-shirts in it and there was still room for more. The material is very durable and thick. There are double zippers, which allow you to open either side and also create a nice seal for the items inside. There are also two handles on each side, which make it easy to move around. I highly recommend this for under-the-bed storage or any spot in your home where storage is limited." β€”MC Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    14. An ingenious shed-reducing brush capable of removing loose fur from your pup's top and undercoat. Trust me, people won't even recognize your apartment when it's not covered in dog hair.,

    It also has an ejector button for disposing the hair with ease.

    Promising review: "This has been a sanity-saver! My family recently adopted a large black German Shepard and our home has a light cream carpet. I couldn't vacuum often enough. Seriously, within hours of vacuuming my home, it looked like it hadn't been done in days! I was losing my mind trying to keep a clean home. I tried brushing and combing her, but it did little to help with the massive shedding. A nearly $70 trip the groomers helped a little, but within days the massive shedding was back. When I saw this brush, I had to give it a try! The price couldn't be beat! The first day I got BAGS of hair off my dog and it wasn't even shedding season. Now I do a quick brushing for as long as she'll let me each day. It's been two days since I vacuumed our main living area and it STILL LOOKS CLEAN! This is worth every cent!" β€”hdiamond

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in five sizes and for short- or long-haired pups). Get one for cats here.

    15. A super absorbent doormat so way less dirt comes into your abode to begin with.

    Promising review: "These work great. We purchased three, and they do brush off dust and absorb water very well. My wife and I have noticed a big difference in the amount of dirt and dust around since we purchased these. The only thing to be aware of is that there was a lot of shedding the first few times we washed it. However, I'd recommend it.” β€”TheHulkingMarine

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    16. Some mold-resistant drawer organizers that basically FORCE you to fold your 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." β€”NAD

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.87 (available in two colors).

    17. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, aka special sponges whose stain removing powers are so satisfying that they're actually fun to use.

    Take one of these babies to any scuffed, stained, or smudged surface, and it'll definitely look like you gave your whole home a deep clean.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest cleaning product I've used in my entire life. If you have any appliances that are tarnished, shoes that are grimy and blackened, walls that are scuffed, or sinks, counters, etc. that are grimy, greasy, and gross, your problems are OVER. I immediately tried it on scuff marks on a wall. Gone. I tried it on black marks on the fridge. Gone. I tried it on countertops, the stove, the shower, the rusted, gross-looking toaster. My toaster looks brand new! ALL of my kitchen appliances look YEARS newer. The kitchen and bathroom SPARKLE! Dark mud spots and ground-in grime I thought would never come out MELT away when you apply this product with a little water. Believe it or not, this product works so well that it actually makes cleaning (dare I say it) FUN! I'm replacing most of my cleaning products with this one." β€”Strategos

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $5.89.

    18. A pack of amazing E-Cloths, which are made from a fabric so densely woven that it traps grime and 99% of bacteria just using good ol' H2O. Your dreams have come true; shopping for cleaning products has become obsolete.

    They're super durable, too β€” each cloth lasts up to 300 machine washes!

    Promising review: "These work like magic! I'm just THRILLED that I don't ever have to worry about buying cleaning solutions again! It's great that I can just squirt my countertops with water and clean with these cloths! Surprisingly, they work great on grease, too! I love these!" β€”Rather be at the Beach

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $23.99.

    19. A gorgeous oversized tapestry to hang or drape over any scuffs or messes you want to conceal. Plus, it's so pretty, no one's gonna be looking at that wine stain on the carpet.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in three prints).

    20. An app-controlled smart vacuum that'll clean so well, it'll actually make you feel okay about the idea of robots taking over the world.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Through the app, you can customize a map of exactly where you want the vacuum to go and even set a schedule for it! It's also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this vacuum.

    Promising review: "This will definitely be my best purchase of the year. It's simple and easy to use. You can use it for cleaning even if it's not connected to your phone, but with the app, you can easily customize the cleaning region, continue with the unfinished work after charging, and schedule a daily cleaning time. You can even let it work while you're at work! Its brilliant!" β€”Viola

    Get it from Amazon for $299.98+ (available in two colors).

    21. Some Tide to Go pens, which should really be called "Tide to Go as Long as Possible Without Doing Laundry" pens.

    Seriously, I'm never without one of these bad boys, be it in my purse or my junk drawer. I want to avoid doing laundry or β€” shudder β€” taking things to the dry cleaner as much as I possibly can. I would also like to be able to wear the same basics (white tees, jeans) multiple times a week between loads. These actually make that possible, even if I spill something on myself. Applied immediately, it makes almost every stain wayyy less visible, if it doesn't get rid of it entirely.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.45.

    22. Adhesive cable clips to prevent you from pulling a Haim and fumbling your organization when it comes down to the wire.,

    Promising review: "I combined these clips with a cable sleeve for an overall spring cleaning of both of my desks. The results are actually amazing. Now that everything is organized and anchored in place, I no longer spend time every day moving wires around, fishing them out from behind my desk, or otherwise rearranging them so my workspace isn't so visually cluttered. With wires from two computers, a phone, an iPad, two backup drives, a desk lamp, and a Wacom tablet all in a relatively small space, I needed these more than I even knew!" β€”Lori Culwell

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.83.

    23. Must-have Lysol disinfecting wipes you can use on pretty much any surface, including electronics.

    Me, to my coworker: I'm writing a post about things that make it look like you cleaned!

    My coworker, Emma: OMG, put Lysol wipes in there, that's literally all I use.

    Me: OMG SAME.

    Seriously, though, I take a few of these to the surfaces in my kitchen and bathroom and you can see all the grime coming off. A five-minute sweep around my apartment with these and my germaphobia is quieted and my surfaces are shiny.

    Get three packs of 110 wipes from Amazon for $7.74.

    24. A hanging mop and broom holder, because you must have your shit together if even your cleaning tools are organized (even if you rarely use them).,

    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." β€”Judyque

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    25. Bar Keepers Friend multi-surface cleaner, because if you absolutely have to break out an honest-to-goodness cleaning solution, this is the one to go for. It works on everything from glass to stainless steel, and reviewers swear by it for eliminating stains they thought were permanent., Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Promising review: "Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser is at the very top of our cleaning supply list. It's cleaned everything we've ever tried it on. Our kitchen pots and pans are perfectly shiny and like new after almost 30 years. Our old historic home's sink comes beautifully clean with this. The bathroom is sparkly clean and looks wonderful. The powdered Barkeepers Friend is great too, but this premixed formula makes it even easier to use. We never want to be without this!" β€”Small~Town~Girl

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.88.

    26. And finally, a cheeky sign you can put up when you just don't give a shit anymore. Because look, people, messes are a part of life, deal with it.

    Get it from HentgesCraftsLLC on Etsy for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    Now go relax and enjoy not cleaning.


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