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    24 Products That'll Help Make Even The Dingiest Part Of Your Home Look New Again

    A clean house is a happy house.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A squeegee broom guaranteed to make all of your floors look brand spanking new. The 100% natural rubber brush picks up pet hair like a magnet and easily removes hair from carpets, rugs, hardwood, and linoleum.

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    The built-in squeegee edge can also be used to clean windows, showers, and windshields. Use it to clean up liquid spills on tile, concrete, or any hardwood surface too. It's basically a must-have to keep your floors shining.

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." β€”Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

    A model placing one of the tablets in a dishwasher
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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 build up 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 build-up around the door seals." β€”Martoune

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

    3. A powder cleaner for walls, floors, and wood that'll take any old, dingy surface and make it look pristine again.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of a wall looking dingy and dirty compared to it looking much brighter and cleaner
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    Promising review: "After the renter's moved out, the house was filthy. This product took all the dirt and grime off the walls in one washing and the kitchen grease gone from the cabinets. No odor or fumes which was nice since I washed every wall, cabinet, and floor in the house. This stuff is amazing!" β€”Linda

    Get a 1-pound box from Amazon for $6.85.

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

    The spray bottle
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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.'" β€”trishh12

    Get it from Amazon for $3.53.

    5. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to transform your old, worn-down furniture into a dazzling new focal point of your room.

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    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" β€”Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.07.

    6. A multipurpose cleaning spray formulated with clean ingredients including organic lemon, sage, and rosemary. Use it to tidy up all kinds of surfaces from wood to tile to granite.

    The clear bottle of cleaner
    Honeydipped Essentials

    Honeydipped Essentials is a Black woman-owned business founded by Ashli Goudelock. As a wife and mother she developed her line of clean wellness products to fulfill her family's own needs while living abroad. In addition to cleaning products, the brand also carries skin care, beard products, and bath accessories.

    Get it from Honeydipped Essentials for $16.

    7. A septic-safe, jetted tub system cleaner so you can get the gunk 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!" β€”Angela B

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

    8. 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." β€”Sjay

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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

    reviewer's before-and-after of a stainless steel sink with cup rings and stains inside compared to it looking spotless
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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." β€”Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.98.

    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!" β€”KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $16.19.

    11. 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's just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged β€” 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." β€”J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.80.

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

    model putting a tablet in the washing machine
    Amazon

    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." β€”Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    13. A set of drill brushes so you can 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." β€”Terry

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six 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 β€” to sweep/vacuum our hardwood floors and minimal carpets." β€”Ally Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices 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." β€”Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 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!" β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. Or a pack of ToileBombs, which are basically bath bombs for your toilet. Just drop one (or two) in, allow it to completely dissolve for a few minutes, give the toilet a scrub, and then flush.

    SiVi Tidy

    SiVi Tidy is a Black woman-owned vegan cleaning company. According to the company's website, owner Sierra Pete started cleaning homes during college and has since grown her cleaning business to include commercial spaces as well. She started making and using her own cleaning products, and after customers began to request them, she decided to sell them.

    Promising review: "These toilet bombs are such an effortless way to clean your toilet while getting great results. The package is eco friendly and comes with a tong to grab them out of the bag." β€”Crystal Romero

    Get a pack of 12 from SiVi Tidy for $8 (also available in a pack of 24).

    18. A pack of six non-scratch sponges perfect for getting through that pile of dirty dishes...and yes, even the pots and pans.

    hand holding the blue sponge
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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." β€”Carmelo Noce

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.13.

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

    19. 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." β€”Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.31.

    20. A microfiber dusting glove so you can prevent allergens from building up in all the little places.

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    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal β€” 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!" β€”Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $15.01.

    21. 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.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their gray-tinted and stained carpet compared to a strip of clean beige carpet after using the cleaner
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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!" β€”Cat D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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

    A lint trap and the lint brush with a big pile of 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." β€”budgetshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $15.17.

    23. A carpet and upholstery stain remover to finally get rid of that wine stain in the middle of your living room carpet.

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    Promising reviews: "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!" β€”Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

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

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

    amazon.com

    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!" β€”Natalie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

    Now that you're properly equipped, it's time to get to scrubbin'!

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