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13 Cleaning Products That Make Chores A Tad More Enjoyable

I live for the high of watching dirt and grime vanish from a filthy tub.

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1. A soft cleanser liquid that works on stoves, floors, tubs, and pretty much everything in your house. / Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

These are actual photos of MY horrid stove before I tested out this cleaner. I had terrible water burns and nothing I tried got rid of them. I poured some of it on the non-scratch dishcloth that comes with the bottle, and within minutes, all the stains were gone. Seriously, I actually look forward to getting water burns just so I can use this and watch them vanish.

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $11.99, or from Jet (without the non-scratch cloth) for $3.80.

2. A set of Magic Erasers that tons of my coworkers have recommended. / Stacey A Simmerman /

When I asked my work pals what products they love to use in their own homes, about five of them instantly replied with these erasers. IDK about you, but watching all the dirt in my bathtub wash away would bring me some serious satisfaction.

Promising review: "If you just can't seem to get your tub clean you have to try these! I tried so many things and finally this Magic Eraser for the bathroom was the trick. I had to use three sponges and my arms feel like jelly but I am so happy so far with the results. I could not be more pleased with the results of this product!!" —Stacey A Simmerman

Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $8.97.

3. A hand vacuum that quite possibly might convince you to vacuum daily. / Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

GUYS! I rave about my hand vacuum to my coworkers at least three times a week. It's so easy to use and there's no dread of lugging out a giant vacuum and getting tangled in the cords. Just grab it and go! You will be so surprised how much you'll vacuum up in a week.

You can read my entire review of it here.

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $49.

4. A bottle of carpet spot remover that has the power to instantly destroy the toughest stains. / Jen /

If you can sit here and tell me that you don't enjoy watching stains literally disappear before your eyes, then I don't trust you. But if you do, then you have to check out this magical cleaner.

Promising review: "So my dog got into my makeup bag and got hold of some liquid lipstick and needless to say, I flipped out to see my carpets neon orange. It took about an hour and two rolls of paper towels but holy moly! WOW did this stuff work! My mother recommended it to me after using it on minor stains at her house and I'm so glad I got it. Definitely worth the money and it really does disappear right before your eyes like the bottle says!" —Jen

Get it from Amazon for $10.16 or Walmart for $13.53.

5. A pair of rubber gloves that will make cleaning a breeze — and give you the confidence to tackle a dirty toilet or the dishes.

If you don't believe, just read what my boss wrote about them:

"I’ve long believed that gloves are the secret to tackling 90% of household chores. Putting them on makes me feel like a superhero suiting up. I keep a pair in my kitchen and a pair in my bathroom, and plan to start bringing them as hostess gifts to my favorite friends." —Rachel Wilkerson Miller

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

(If you're looking for a pair of latex-free gloves, check these out from Amazon for $5.79.)

6. An all-purpose cleaner that can be used to clean tile, carpet, grout, blood stains, walls — the list goes on (and on and on). Kes /

This was also recommended by a coworker, and when I checked out the review photos I was pretty impressed. I mean, somehow it can clean carpets, bathtubs, and tons of things I figured you'd need multiple cleaners for. Uh-mazing.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or Jet for $6.48.

7. A pack of disinfecting wipes that makes quick cleaning possible.

Okay, so this isn't the most ~exciting~ product, but I freaking love these things. They make disinfecting the counters and sink after cooking pretty painless — which says a lot because nobody likes to clean up the kitchen after a meal. My boyfriend has severe allergies and asthma, so we have to be extra attentive to cleaning. While I can't dust and disinfect my apartment every second of the day, I can use these when I am pressed for time and still feel like I got some cleaning done. I also find that buying these in bulk is the best way to go because purchasing them individually can be pricier.

Get them from Amazon for $12.86 or Walmart for $12.47.

8. A leather cleaner that can be used on couches, car interiors, bags, and jackets. / chikiwawa /

I mean, c'mon. Doesn't looking at that picture fill you with a little bit of satisfaction? Just think of what your car seats could look like!

Promising review: "I was looking for a company to come and clean my disgusting leather couch. After he quoted me $300 to clean it I decided that I could spend way less money buying a quality leather cleaner and try it myself. After reading several reviews I gave this product a shot. I am SO glad I did! Looking forward to the leather conditioner to arrive!" —chickiwawa

Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

9. A pack of silver wipes that will polish up old silverware and jewelry and leave it all looking brand stinkin' new. / Kasey J. Mayclin /

I don't own any nice silverware, but now I want to just so I can use these wipes.

Promising review: "Far exceeded my expectations! I inherited these Austrian silver chalices 20 years ago, and they were grimy then. I pulled them out of a box with an additional 20 years of tarnish on them. I thought these wipes would probably take a few dark layers off, but didn’t expect they would shine them into MIRRORS!" —Kasey J. Mayclin

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.03 or individually from Jet for $4.67.

10. A plastic caddy that will organize all of your products and actually make you feel prepared to tackle a day of cleaning.

Part of the reason I dread cleaning so much is because I have to lug out 20 different products. Of course, the inevitable happens, and I misplace the Windex so I spend five minutes walking around my entire apartment until I find where I last left it. Having a caddy makes it much easier to keep all my shit together. Plus, I feel so much more prepared when heading into a battle with my bathroom.

Get it from Amazon for $13.92+ (available in three colors.)

11. A pack of Keurig cleaning pods that will keep your coffee maker squeaky clean.

These bring me a weird amount of joy because it basically takes no effort on my part, and I know my coffee maker is clean. Just think about how nasty the inside of a Keurig can get! I genuinely feel better about my coffee after I've used a cleaning pod.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

12. A set of highly rated microfiber cleaning cloths that can absorb liquids and pick up dust like a dream.

You will never use paper towels to clean again, and I firmly stand by that statement.

Promising review: "These are superior to the several other brands I've tried and they perform extremely well. They do have annoying tags to remove but it's a small price to pay considering how well they absorb, clean anything, and come clean in the washer. The well-sewn edges have held up beautifully after several machine washings, they air dry quickly, and the 80%/20% is the ideal fabric content for microfiber. These are also just the right thickness and density to do pretty much everything that can be done with microfiber." —C. Bright

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors.)

13. And a Swiffer WetJet that makes mopping a hassle-free experience for once.

I live in a tiny apartment and have no room for a bucket and a mop (yes, my apartment is that small). I finally got a Swiffer, and wow, mopping has never been easier. I actually get a thrill out of Swiffering because I get to see just how much dirt accumulates on my floors in a week. I do recommend sweeping first, otherwise you'll end up just pushing crumbs around.

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $22.53, or Jet for $22.39.

Dump Week is a series of posts that will help you take out the trash in every aspect of your life, making room for all the good stuff you deserve. See more posts here.

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Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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