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    30 Things That Juuuuust Might Make Cleaning A Tad More Fun

    Watching dirt, grime, and stains vanish before your eyes is kinda exciting, am I right?

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    1. A does-it-all car cleaner for scrubbing every inch of your ride โ€” leather, vinyl, upholstery, carpet, plastic โ€” and to give you sparkly, unbelievable results that honestly make me want to clean my car every weekend.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the car cleaner to remove stains from both the car seats

    ...and I don't even own a car!

    Promising review: "All their products are great! But this new product they have developed knocks it out of the ball park! The pictures above are of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats. I simply sprayed Super Clean all over the seat until it was damp, I scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dried it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it." โ€”Joseph L.

    Get the cleaner plus a towel from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. An all-purpose cleanser for tackling every inch of dirt, grime, and rust that has taken over your house. Pots? Yes. Stovetops? Of course. Glass??? Consider it handled.

    Reviewer's pan before and after the cleanser. The pan had bad burn stains on bottom but the after photo shows a stain-free pan.

    It comes in a powder AND liquid form, and I've used both. The stovetop was used with the liquid cleanser, and the pot was used with the powder. Both work equally as well!

    Promising review: "The hype is real. Bar Keepers Friend will save your pots/pans that you thought were on their last leg. Took me about 20 minutes to scrub this large pan, but so worth it, and I can call it my arm workout for the day. The pan even feels much smoother, almost like new. I will now use it more regularly to keep nasty baked-on grease at bay. I think Iโ€™m kind of addicted already...thinking of all the other things I can scrub to perfection. I saw one reviewer post a picture of the fork marks they scrubbed off their white plates. That will probably be my next project." โ€”Ciara

    Get the liquid cleanser from Amazon for $17.99+ (comes with two non-scratch scrubbing cloths), and the powder cleanser for $8.99+.

    3. A plastic caddy to *finally* organize all of your products so you feel prepared to head into a cleaning battle with your best soldiers in tow.

    Cleaning caddy with a bunch of cleaning supplies

    Cleaning is a war we cannot lose!!! And 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 products together. Plus, I feel so much more prepared when heading into a battle with my bathroom.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.02+ (available in two colors).

    4. A leather restoring polish that'll breathe new life into your furniture, bags, and shoes. The results alone are enough to make you want to polish up every leather good in your path.

    Promising review: "I used this product to breathe new life into a leather sofa that I got for free on Facebook Marketplace. I changed the color of the sofa from a medium brown to the dark brown color. The product was easy to use, dried quickly, and covered much of the damage, cracking, and fading on the sofa. I love the finished product, and this was for under $30 cost total for materials. It took me two containers to cover the entire couch with a small amount left over. If you weren't doing a complete color change you could probably get away with one container. I highly recommend buying some cheap stippling brushes for getting the color into seams and crevices. This product works more like a paint than a dye, so keep that in mind." โ€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 19 colors).

    5. An upholstery stain remover so you don't have to stress over any "oh crap" kind of moments โ€” like say, black paint on white carpet. *Cringes.*

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the stain remover to remove black paint out of a carpet

    Promising reviews: "Got dried black paint out of a white carpet!" โ€”Erica Puskar

    "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review Iโ€™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. Itโ€™s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girlโ€™s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" โ€”Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

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

    6. Highly-rated microfiber cleaning cloths that'll take care of most cleaning jobs while absorbing liquids and picking up dust like a total dream.

    Microfiber cloths being used to clean multiple surfaces

    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." โ€”C. Bright

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors and pack sizes).

    7. Washing machine tablets to become your easiest cleaning job to date. Just toss one in, run a cycle without any clothing, and sit back and watch as it removes any odor-causing residue.

    Model tossing in an Affresh washing machine tablet to clean it

    Promising review: "My washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." โ€”aberson

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. And! A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets with pretty impressive results. I bet you thought your extra slimy water bottle was a goner, right? Nope!

    Reviewer's progression photos showing tons of gunk bubbling up from water bottle. The after photo shows a clean water bottle with no stains.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" โ€”Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    9. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes. Hello, just watching it is weirdly therapeutic!


    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks โ€” only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried and true." โ€”KS

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in three pack sizes).

    10. A powerful tile cleaner because beautiful, grime-free grout lives under all that dirt, you just have to believe (and scrub).

    Emily H /

    Technically this *is* for a Hoover FloorMate โ€” which you can get for $154.99+ โ€” but if you don't have the money or time, this reviewer diluted the cleaner themselves and put in an empty spray bottle:

    Promising review: "Wow, I'm highly impressed by this product! I bought it based on the high reviews on here. I had a bit of a 'duh' moment when I realized that it's used to be diluted in a Hoover steam cleaner (which I don't have), but I diluted it with water in an empty spray bottle and it worked just as well! I tried the Pinterest ideas with vinegar, dish soap, and baking soda but that left my kitchen smelling sour and the baking soda paste left a scratchy film over my floors that took four moppings to remove. I diluted a bit of the Hoover liquid with water in an old Windex bottle. I sprayed it all along the grout lines, waited a minute, and then started scrubbing with a grout brush. Immediately I could see the dirty liquid being pushed aside. I had a rag to wipe dry each line of grout. Granted, I was sore from scrubbing each and every line in half of my downstairs, but it was worth it when I saw the instant results. Long story short, this works! Would recommend it!" โ€”Emily H.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    11. And! An angular brush with narrow bristles for getting in those tough corners, which we all know is where grime loves to hang out!,

    Promising review: "Yes!!!! This works!!! I used this on the grout on the kitchen floor that we have not scrubbed in 10+ years. The first half hour I was using two toothbrushes to scrub. Why? Because I had the toothbrushes and didn't want it to go to waste. Boy what a waste of time! I should have thrown out the toothbrushes and used this in the beginning! I really appreciate this product and its design. The bristles stayed hard and was easy to control over the tiles. Easy 5 stars." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four brush types).

    12. A special duster that'll *thoroughly* get rid of the dust and dirt from your blinds โ€” a job that I don't think I have ever done but probably will now that I know this exists!

    A blind duster that looks like a fork to be able to clean each individual blind thoroughly

    It comes with five microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: We built in a new community and the construction dust is a constant battle. I've been using the Swiffer Duster on my blinds, but it just didn't seem to do that great of a job. You would not believe the dust and dirt this got off my blinds! It takes a little longer to do the blinds, but they are much cleaner. I also like that I'm not adding to the landfill when I use this product. โ€”Chris K

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A disgustingly amazing drain snake for cleaning out every last bit of the nasty hair ball currently occupying your shower pipes. Seriously, your drain will be like, "THANK YOU, FINALLY, I CAN BREATHE."

    Reviewer using the drain snake to remove a serious amount of hair and gunk from drain / /

    Ok, this one is more of an intensely gross fun...

    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. I had constant draining issues in my shower. I did not expect these 'drain snakes' to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away. I live in a rented townhouse, and for sure the complex company I rent from did not keep their drains clean because the amount of hair and gunk I pulled out was disgusting. (Not for the faint of stomach). I rarely ever post reviews on Amazon, but I loved this product so much that I had to post." โ€”Nhi

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two sizes).

    14. A grill scrubber that'll remove stubborn grease and grime without your having to break a sweat from intense scrubbing โ€” because that's NOT fun.

    Model using the Better Grillin' scrubbing stone on grill to clean

    Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." โ€”Duffer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88 (available with or without a handle).

    15. A spray gel for removing tough rust stains with a few spritzes and minimal (MINIMAL!) scrubbing on your part. Just look at these results! My eyes can't believe what they're seeing.

    Reviewer's progress pic of using the spray gel on their shower. The "during" pic shows rust dripping off the shower walls, and the after shows a rust stain-free shower.

    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron build up. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced weโ€™d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron Out worked wonders. I still canโ€™t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." โ€”M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    16. An angry microwave cleaner able to steam off crusted food so it wipes off easily. It's fun because there's minimal effort on your part.

    A steamer that looks like an angry human with steam holes on the "head" for steaming microwave

    Promising Review: "This thing is fun and makes me laugh. It makes the cleaning day just a little brighter! It does a very good job at softening splatters in the microwave and making it easier to wipe clean." โ€”E. Deland

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in three colors).

    17. A brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em โ€” all in less than a minute.


    How does anything get more fun than this?!

    Promising Review: "I was so interested to see if this brush cleaner would work because just like everyone else, washing makeup brushes is such a tedious chore. After reading all the reviews here, good and bad, I thought this would be good to try. One thing I thought that others had mentioned as well was to be able to rinse the brush before drying it. Made sense to me, but the idea of dumping out the dirty water and refilling with clean water for every brush seemed too time consuming. So, I went to my local Dollar Tree and bought a little round glass bowl for a dollar (!) that looks just like the kit bowl, to put my rinse water in. I just wash my brush in the soapy water then move it to the rinse water, swish it around to rinse, then spin dry. Works like a charm! I got all my brushes washed and dried in about 10 minutes and didnโ€™t waste any time or water. Love this system, even my big powder brush stayed on and spun dry." โ€”Amazing Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A food-grade mineral oil for rejuvenating dry, dull cutting boards back to their original vibrancy. It's tasteless, odorless, colorless, and is also safe to use on butcher blocks, countertops, and wooden bowls and utensils.

    Reviewer's before/after photo after using the oil on their cutting board to restore color and shine

    Promising review: "Impressed with how well this oil works. Doesnโ€™t have much of a scent, and goes on well. A little goes a long way. First coat really soaked into the wood, so a second coat will be applied soon. Gives a darker, richer color to the cutting board." โ€”Bryan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A power drill brush attachment to deep clean showers, ovens, sinks, and anything that has unbeatable stains (until now that is!).,

    The brush kit comes with three style of brushes: two for surface cleaning, and a rounder one for getting in the corners! The attachments have a quarter inch shaft so they should fit standard cordless drills.

    Keep in mind, this is *just* for the brush attachments. The power drill is not included โ€” but if you want one you can get a good one for $49.

    Promising review: "We have well water. We have terrible rust problems and I have never been able to scrub off the rust. Bought new sinks and tubs, and boom, the problem was still there. I couldnโ€™t get it off once it would start. I bought Bar Keepers Friend and this drill brush. I am so impressed. I thought we were stuck in the cycle of just having bad looking things. Wow, it all looks brand new now! posted before and afters so you can see for yourself!" โ€”Ashley Williams

    Get it from Amazon for 14.95+ (available in six brush types for different cleaning jobs).

    20. Dishwashing tablets with a ~powerball boost~ that'll be able to clean even the dirtiest of dirty dishes while using the least amount of effort.

    Reviewer image of Finish detergent tablet in dishwasher

    Less effort = more fun.

    Promising Review: "These really make a difference. They clean better, and have less residue. They were recommended by service person as better for the dishwasher, and we have had not clogs since we started using them." โ€”Deborah

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two pack sizes).

    21. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes (aka the superhero version of disinfecting wipes) that'll conquer scary messes wherever they happen... like your carpet after you spill nail polish everywhere.

    Person using Tub O' Towels to get stain out of carpet

    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" โ€”Suze

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $11.94.

    22. A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair (or human hair!!) embedded in your carpet โ€” hair even a specialty pet vacuum probably can't extract.


    Sir! Look at all that hair!

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." โ€”Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available with or without a brush).

    23. A set of rubber gloves to give you the courage to take on the most disgusting cleaning jobs with con๐Ÿ‘fi๐Ÿ‘dence๐Ÿ‘!

    Hands in green rubber gloves cleaning dishes

    There are three colors so you can assign each color to a chore โ€” ya know, so you're not mixing up your dish gloves with your toilet gloves.

    Promising review: "I never thought dish / cleaning gloves could be so nice. They feel and looking nothing like those big cheap yellow ones you can buy at the grocery store to do dishes. I really like them. I have large hands for a woman and they fit great. Slide on very easy. Nice material. Don't hesitate to buy. I only wish they had more colors." โ€”Miami Chick

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A hard water remover that'll make your shower doors look so clean, you may just accidentally walk right into them.

    Reviewer's before/after pic of their shower door covered in hard water stains. The after photo shows no stains and just clean glass.

    And you don't have to use it on *just* shower doors! You can apply this stuff to anything that has hard water spots โ€”ย like windshields, tubs, motorcycles, barbecues, and so on.

    Promising review: "I tried every product out there to try to remove the hard water spots on my shower glass. My next step was replacing the glass, but I first tried this. I used it with the white Rotoscrub brush on my battery powered drill and in 10 minutes my glass looks like brand new. I am shocked at how well it worked and how easy it was. Ordered more to clean all my tubs and showers with. See the before and after photos attached." โ€”RichS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    25. A uniquely formulated, water-activated stain remover for a serious and safe clean that you can use on a variety of projects โ€” from scrubbing bricks to laundry.

    Reviewer's brick patio being cleaned with the OxiClean stain remover

    Promising review: "I used this to clean a brick patio and worked really well! I diluted eight scoops in two gallons of warm water, poured the solution over the brickwork, left for 10 minutes, and scrubbed with a stiff brush and a scrubbing brush for stubborn areas." โ€”JS

    Get it from Amazon from for $12.98.

    26. A septic-safe, jetted tub system cleaner because if you want to soak in your own juices, ya should make sure the bath you're doing it in is totally clean. Just peep those dirty bubbles!!!


    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!" โ€”Angela B

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

    27. Microfiber cleaning cloths delicate enough to clean screens and lenses, yet so powerful you don't need an extra cleaner! Farewell, makeup and fingerprint smudges.

    Reviewer before/after pic of a dirty phone screen, and the after pic showing a clean screen
    Amazon Customer /

    Promising review: "This cloth is amazing! We have tried all sorts of cleaners and they made our TV so much worse. Then, while searching Amazon to find yet another 'good' cleaner, I came upon these. 'No cleaner necessary,' it says and they were so right! It was that instant gratification you get when you buff the wax off your car. I will be giving these as Christmas gifts for sure!" โ€”Lane

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in five pack sizes).

    28. A headlight restoration system because drivin' around with foggy lights = bad, and spending tons of money to replace headlights = bad. This solves both of those dilemmas!

    Reviewer's before/after pic of headlights. After pic shows much clearer headlights.

    Just a note that this kit requires a household drill. It *does* come with a sanding pad to restore cloudy lenses.

    Promising review: "This product works exactly like it should. If you follow the directions properly the headlights WILL COME OUT crystal clear. I used this on a 1999 Civic with extremely yellowed headlights. When I first started the process I began to panic because you begin by sanding the headlights with a relatively coarse sand paper. No need to panic. Be patient and keep going as each step works towards a clear headlight. My only recommendation is after you are done use a clear UV protective coating to help keep the headlights from yellowing again." โ€”Richard SUhanov

    Get it from Amazon for $13.14.

    29. A jewelry cleaner for some satisfying ~crystal~ clear results. It removes tarnish so your best pieces can shine and sparkle again.

    Before/after pic of reviewer's ring. The before pic is incredibly cloudy and the after pic shows a noticeable difference.

    Promising review: "I could not be happier! I have a morganite engagement ring and it gets cloudy so easily. I dropped it in the cleaner for a few hours (I only planned on 30 minutes but I forgot about it) and itโ€™s stunning! I highly recommend this cleaner! I will be buying again." โ€”Sarah Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    30. And a pressure washer that'll give you such satisfying results, you'll end up wanting to pressure wash everything in your path.,

    It comes with five spray tips designed to tackle light to heavy duty cleaning tasks.

    Promising review: "This little guy is a game changer. It is so quiet, and so powerful. I was extremely skeptical about buying such a small, not to mention, electric pressure washer because I've only used gas pressure washers in the past. Well I moved into my house last year, and started to wash this driveway off with a friend's gas pressure washer and decided it was not worth the time because it was not getting very much of the grime/dirt off. Well look at what this thing did. This home is near the beach and flooded in Katrina, and probably hasn't ever been pressure washed. This thing worked flawlessly. I can't say enough good things about this purchase. Would buy again with confidence." โ€”James G.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    Perhaps cleaning *can* be fun!


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