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    27 Cleaning Products That'll Help Make Everyday Things A Lot Less Gross

    All that build-up, dust, and hidden gunk has got to go.

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    1. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tabs that can remove all the grime from inside your machine and stop it from having any weird smells and hidden residue.

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    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove residue that can make your dishwasher stink. They also help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that can appear inside your dishwasher. Use them once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean!

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup 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, and no more buildup around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $3.89.

    2. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll make your favorite travel mug look brand new again, so you'll actually want to use it without being grossed out.

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    Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15–30 minutes, and rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. 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 HydroFlask 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.

    Read more about why people love these no-scrub tablets so much!

    3. A bottle of ammonia-free Windex glass cleaner so your mirrors will no longer be covered in smudges and fingerprints.

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    Because it's ammonia-free, it won't leave behind a harsh chemical smell!

    Promising review: "This Windex is my favorite. It smells great and leaves my windows and mirrors streak-free. I also use this on my quartz countertops. It was recommended to me by the guys who installed my countertops because of the 'no ammonia.'" —trishh12

    Get it from Amazon for $2.50.

    4. A septic-safe jetted tub system cleaner so you can get the junk out of your tub and actually be able to have a nice, relaxing bubble bath.

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    Promising review: "Ok I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (one bottle does four rinses).

    5. A bottle of mold and mildew remover, because those tubs and showers can get gross within the blink of an eye. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for 7-8 hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required!

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    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. An extendable microfiber duster set that'll reach the toughest (and probably dustiest) areas of your home.

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    It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 49 inches, a regular short handle, a fluffy duster good for brushing stuff down from high places, and a bendable chenille and microfiber duster that grabs and holds onto dust and dirt.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." —Sjay

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. An all-in-one steam mop with a detachable handheld unit you can use to work magic on almost any surface including laminate, hardwood, tile, grout, and carpet.

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    Promising review: "Wow! Seriously I don't ever write reviews but this mop is a serious game changer! Where have you been my whole life!? I have worked really hard at creating a non-toxic home/life and this is just the icing on the cake! It works so well on wood, tile and that pesky laminate flooring that feels impossible to clean without breaking a sweat! Just call me Joy cause I'm ready to host this mop on HGTV! Not only does it actually clean your floors, but it's super easy and I love the function that when you set the mop sitting up right on it's own it goes into off-mode and you just have to pull the mop handle down to get it going again. GREAT for all homes especially ones with pets and babies." —maggie

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    8. A daily shower spray to keep the mildew and soap scum away. Plus, you don't even have to rinse it off!

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    It's the middle product pictured above. You just spray it on after your shower — no rinsing required! And if you're looking for more Method brand bathroom products, you can check out the other two shown above: the bathroom cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner.

    Promising review: "Our shower has one of those full length glass doors that was impossible to keep from hazing over. We even use a squeegee on the door after every shower, and it still managed to build up on the door. I have tried so many different cleaners, but had just about given up on ever having a spotless glass door. I decided to try this stuff since I love the smell of eucalyptus, so even if it didn't work, it wouldn't be a total loss. Now we use the squeegee as usual, and then spray the door with this shower cleaner and the door is completely clear. No scrubbing. No wiping. I love it!" —girlgeek

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.24.

    9. A pack of stainless steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances shining bright like a diamond.

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    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.98.

    10. A fume-free oven cleaner so you can get rid of the gross crispies and baked-on spills that may or may not have been accumulating for years.

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    The directions say you actually only have to wait for two hours to get results. (And many reviewers say it's true!)

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. I am VERY pleased!" —KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in a pack of six).

    11. A pack of washing machine tablets to prevent your washer from making your clothes smell funky.

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    They're safe to use with pretty much any type of washer: HE or regular, top-loading and front-loading. Just drop it in, set your washer to go, and forget about it.

    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 build up 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." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    12. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner so you won't smell a yucky, rotting aroma every time you go to do the dishes.

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    Note that it's best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it's clogged, definitely call a plumber.

    Promising review: "After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn't even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I'm shocked how well this stuff works." —J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5 (available in five sizes).

    13. A set of drill brushes you can use to remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

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    Make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

    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 hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has 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 the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

    14. A robotic vacuum that'll constantly and effortlessly keep the dust and dirt off the floor for you, even getting those annoying areas like under the table.

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    This robo vac can easily move between hard floors and low-pile carpets/rugs and can pick up all the accumulated dust, dirt, and hair while you go about your day.

    Promising review: "I set it up to go around my house once a day while I'm at work and I have never been disappointed. The amount of cat hair and dirt/dust that it picks up everyday is disgusting. I LOVE IT. I couldn't believe that EVERY DAY there is that much dirt on my floor that I would have waited until the weekend to sweep or vacuum up. There is no longer the feeling of little bits of dirt on your feet while walking through the house barefoot. I highly recommend this vacuum for the price and for what we bought it for — to sweep/vacuum our hardwood floors and minimal carpets." —Allison Darrow

    Get it from Amazon for $239.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices around the house squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $5.99+ (two colors).

    16. A pumice cleaning stone you will want to keep your bathroom sparkling. ✨ No one wants to sit on a yucky toilet.

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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase... well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover that'll easily sweep away fur from your carpets, couch, and car seats.

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    Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230 pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has reduced my hair removal time in half!" —david r

    Get it from Amazon for $9.23.

    18. Some Goo Gone adhesive remover, because once you finally get that sticky stuff off your window, you'll actually be able to see out of it.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had a cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel. I also used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before." —Cass

    Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.24.

    19. A pack of six non-scratch sponges perfect for scrubbing the baked cheese off your pots and pans, without ruining them.

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    Promising review: "This sponge absorbs just as well as any other, but the scrub pad is what makes this a must have for washing dishes and pots and pans. It is safe for Teflon coating but tough enough for steel and aluminum. The scrub pad also lasts longer than any other I've used. Scotch Brite pads also stay bonded to the sponge better than any other." —Carmelo Noce

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.87.

    See why this won lowest-price kitchen sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. A water bottle cleaning set to scrub every inch of your favorite tumbler and travel coffee mug. Drinking out of a dirty cup definitely doesn't sound healthy.

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    It comes with a big scrub brush (which can fit in even super narrow bottle necks like S'wells with no problems), a long straw brush, and a small teardrop shaped brush that's good for nooks and crannies.

    Promising review: "Bought this after reading many reviews and BuzzFeed articles. We own a lot of Hydroflask items and these really keep them nice and clean. I especially like the the small brush for cleaning the lids." —Gigi_giants

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A microfiber dusting glove so you can eliminate the dust that's been collecting on your blinds and shelves.

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    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal — you can just wipe away dust while easily maneuvering around odds and ends in your way. Because it’s your own hand inside the glove it’s also easy to maneuver over oddly shaped things like silk plants or blinds. I absolutely recommend this!" —Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. A rust stain remover to get rid of the unappealing rust that's holding your bathroom back from being #goals.

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    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands-down. I just sprayed, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A carpet cleaning and deodorizing solution to add to your carpet cleaner and make all of those odors and stains from your furry friend disappear.

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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment so the carpet quality is not the greatest. I had a stain that occurred from a garbage can liner leaking a long line of... I don't know what... across a four-foot piece of carpeting. No home remedies worked. Bought a steam cleaner I had been wanting and this product. I am totally amazed at how well it worked! The stain is gone. I need to add that I had tried EVERYTHING with a lot of elbow grease and nothing else worked. Whatever it was in my carpet this product was removed completely after two applications in two days!" —Cat D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    24. A long, bristled brush that'll reach all the way in your dryer and remove the impossible-to-reach lint.

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    Promising review: "I saw lint in bottom of the lent vent when I removed the screen but couldn't get to it. This guy does the trick. Love that the brush is long, perfect to get down deep and pull out years of lint. At first glance I didn't think this brush would fit into the lint trap but the bristles are quite flexible and the brush slipped right in. This is also great for cleaning under the refrigerator." —budgetshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A carpet and upholstery stain remover to finally get rid of that big spaghetti sauce stain in the middle of your living room carpet.

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    Promising reviews:

    "Got dried black paint out of a white carpet!" —Erica Puskar

    "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" —Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover!

    26. A ceramic cooktop cleaner that'll keep your cooking area looking HGTV-approved. It's safe on all smooth tops, including radiant and halogen.

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    Promising review: "I honestly did not think this product would work! I tried nearly everything, including the sample that came with my black glass stove. I squirted the product onto the stove top and used a damp scrub pad. Most of the built-up brown stains and white streaks came off with minimal scrubbing effort. What impressed me was that the white streaks were 95% gone as well! Nothing took these off before. I highly recommend this product! The only thing I will use from now on!" —Natalie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.49.

    27. And a container of Clorox disinfecting wipes that can help you quickly take care of all the lingering germs after you've deep cleaned everything.

    Promising review: "I have always been a user of the regular scented Clorox wipes, but I always thought they were super chemically smelling, and I would smell the scent on my hands for a few days (after washing them multiple times). When the new wipes came out I was BEYOND excited to try them, and let me tell you. They did not disappoint. They are the best smelling cleaning product I’ve ever used. Makes cleaning more enjoyable." —Brandy

    Get a container of 70 wipes from Amazon for $4.48 (available in two scents and in packs of one and six).

    You to you when you find out how much filth was hiding in your home:

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