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    21 Cleaning Products That Work So Well, You’ll Want To Keep Them Stocked At All Times

    You'll be one mean cleaning machine.

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    1. An all-purpose cleaner that'll make any surface stain a thing of the past. You can use it both indoors and outdoors to remove anything from baked-on food and grease to rust and hard water stains. It's a powder, so all you have to do is sprinkle some on a wet surface and scrub away the grime.

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    "When I moved into my apartment, I was shocked at how FILTHY every inch of it was. I'm not kidding — I don't think it had been cleaned since it was built in the 1890s. My tub didn't have just a light layer of grime — it had awful stains from sitting water. And sir, a bathtub is a place to *clean* yourself, so it should NOT be slime central! I rinsed the bathtub with some water and then threw powder everywhere like it was New Year's Eve in 1999. Again — taking zero chances here.

    I immediately started scrubbing with a brush and the grossness started to disappear. And guys, my arms hardly got a workout in and the tub grime was gone in five minutes. These are actual pictures from my actual bathtub! Yes, I am slightly mortified/embarrassed, but that feeling is completely outweighed by the true joy of experiencing these results. I can wholeheartedly say that I am no longer scared to take a shower in my own home!" —Kayla Suazo

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Bar Keeper's Friend.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.18.

    2. A cleaning pen that'll make all your jewelry shimmer and shine like it used to. The brush has soft, long bristles that can clean every inch of your jewelry without scratching it, and the cleanser is safe to use on diamonds, precious gemstones, gold, and platinum jewelry.

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    "My best friend introduced me to this miracle-worker of a product (ON HER WEDDING DAY!) and I feel compelled to share it with the world. I swear, it's that good. I quickly bought my own Diamond Dazzle Stik and never looked back! It keeps my engagement ring and wedding band (in addition to all my other pieces of jewelry) sparkling like the day I got them. I've even used it on cubic zirconia studs to spiff 'em up a little. All you have to do is wet the tip, twist the back of the pen, scrub your gem, and rinse 'em all off (PLEASE KEEP YOUR DRAIN CLOSED). This pen is a game-changer and is my go-to gift for any newly engaged couple." —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.84.

    3. A bottle of plant-based laundry soap, if you just want to wash a couple of things and don't have enough clothing to do a full load. It's perfect for the clothes you don't want to put in the washing machine for fear of shrinking or getting damaged like sweaters and lingerie.

     A small bottle of laundry detergent with a few sliced figs and flowers artfully placed around it
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    Just add a capful of soap to a basin of water and let the garments soak for 15 minutes. I use this all the time to wash my favourite sweaters or quickly clean a bra or pair of underwear. I love how light the scent is and that I'm using less water, too.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20+. Available in six scents.

    4. An eco-friendly cleansing shampoo that'll wash all your makeup brushes, applicators, and sponges, because it's been a while, TBH. It's free of fragrance and petroleum-based ingredients, so it won't leave your skin irritated.

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    "I could not believe how much residue came off my brushes in just one cleaning. You only need to use a little dab of the shampoo, so one bottle will definitely last a long time. A silicone pad made it super easy to thoroughly lather the brushes without leaving my bathroom sink in shambles. My brushes look brand new!" —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo (#16 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.62.

    5. A roll of reusable paper towels that you can use over 120 times before you throw them away. They're made of bamboo, making them incredibly durable and absorbent, and you can wash them by hand or pop them in the washing machine when they get dirty.

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    You can even use them with your Swiffer to clean your floors. One roll of bamboo towels can replace up to 60 paper towel rolls.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Also available in packs of two and four.

    6. A container of cleaning wipes that'll clean and polish all your stainless steel surfaces. Reviewers love using it on their refrigerators, stove tops, and sinks to get rid of pesky fingerprint stains, grease, and smudges.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.97.

    7. An eco-friendly wine remover spray, if you're drinking a glass of red, red wine. It's made with a citrusy blend of fruit and vegetable extracts, making it bleach-free, biodegradable, and safe to use around children and pets.

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    "My first experiment involved a fresh red wine spill on a bright white shirt. I really did a number on this shirt so I drenched it in WineAway. The wine didn't disappear in the allotted one to five minutes, but after letting it dry overnight, the stain was almost completely gone.

    Afterward, there was still a faint outline of a stain on the shirt, so a few more applications might be necessary, but I definitely preferred this to any heavy-duty scrubbing that I would have otherwise had to do." —Emily Shwake

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Wine Away Red wine stain remover.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.51.

    8. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive cleaner that'll remove the annoying residue that gets left behind from stickers. You can use on hard and soft surfaces to get rid practically any sticky substance like wax, markers, crayons, glue, window decals, glitter, and gum.

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    "I bought a really cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA store, but the product label left an ugly and sticky residue on it (why do shops allow stickers like this?!). I applied the Goo Gone, washed with soap and water, and voilà — the adhesive came right off, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Then, I cleaned off an old soy sauce container and turned it into a flower vase.

    And it can do so much more than just removing price stickers; the product description says it’ll work on candle wax, permanent marker, crayon, glue, gum, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, etc. It’s also surface-safe and can be used on carpet and upholstery, clothing, and any hard surfaces — including glass, laminate, metal, wood, plastic, vinyl, windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, countertops, tile, and wood. And bonus: It smells nice and citrusy! Definitely one of my best household purchases EVER." —Yi Yang

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Goo Gone (#21 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    9. A long and flexible drain snake that has over 4,000 tiny hooks to pick up all the gunk and debris hiding in your kitchen and bathroom pipes. It’ll save you time and money in the long run, because you won’t have to hire a plumber or buy chemical drain cleaners. It’s absolutely disgusting, but incredibly satisfying to use.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.95. Also available with rotating handle.

    10. A gel toilet stamp that'll stick to the inside of your toilet and give it a good clean every time you flush. No one likes cleaning the toilet and now you won't have to. It’ll last for up to 12 days — and it’s scented, so it’ll keeping your bathroom smelling fresh.

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    "Do you hate cleaning your bathroom? Like, a lot? Boy, oh boy, do I have the product for you: the Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp! This baby will save you from getting down on your hands and knees to scrub down your toilet bowl, because it does the work with every flush. Using it is simple: load the gel cartridge into the stamper and click the button to apply the gel sticker to your toilet bowl. It's actually really satisfying to use and I'm happy to report it works, too! It keeps my toilet smelling fresh and saves me from having to scrub away gross build-up on the bowl, meaning I have one less chore to do every week. This is the definition of working smarter, not harder, people!" —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Stamp (#3 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.48.

    11. A pack of biodegradable cleaning tablets that'll clean your coffee mug or water bottle in no time flat. They eliminate lingering odours and stains inside your bottle and come in a tiny, travel-friendly package, so you can take them with you anywhere.

    A person dropping a small cleaning tablet into their travel coffee mug
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    They work on both stainless steel and plastic water bottles or containers. Just fill with water and drop in a tablet like its hot!

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $14.78+. Also available in packs of two and three.

    12. A non-toxic surface cleaner that is so good, you'll only need to keep one product around. You can use it on literally any surface to remove dirt, grease, and fingerprints stains.

    The surface cleaning sitting on a marble counter with two towels folded next to it
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    "Hello, it's me, a newly minted Laundress head. I started using this spray about a week ago and in the days since have completely lost control! I insist on cleaning every corner of my apartment with the sweet, ylang ylang-scented stuff. Did I mention it is the first product that's ever successfully worked to remove all the grime on my fridge? No choice but to stan." —Colin Gorenstein

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Laundress Surface Cleaner (#14 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    13. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that'll actually remove all the stains you've been trying to get rid of for months. All it takes is a bit of water and a couple swipes to clean permanent marker, crayon stains, and scuff marks from all the surfaces in your home.

    A person clean a sauce stain on their stove top with a sponge
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $2.97.

    14. A can of fume-free oven cleaner that'll dissolve all the grease stains and dried food residue lining the walls of your oven, broiler, or barbecue. Deep cleaning your appliances is infinitely easier and it leaves only a fresh lemon scent behind.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $27.86.

    15. A bottle of leather conditioner that'll restore your shoes, bags, and furniture to their former glory. It'll soften, moisturize, and protect new and old leather, and one treatment will last up to six months.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.89+.

    16. And a bottle of wood polish that'll treat and protect all the wooden surfaces in your home. The blend of beeswax and orange oil will prevent wood from drying and add a natural shine to your furniture.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.71+.

    17. A non-toxic carpet cleaning detergent that'll you'll probably want if you live with pets or children. It'll clean old AND new stains, without leaving behind that harsh chemical smell, and you can use it on any washable fabric surface in your home.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    18. A pack of super-absorbent microfibre cloths that are gentle, but durable enough to use on any and every surface in your home. They can be used without chemical cleaners and won't leave behind lint or streak marks.

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    Plus, they're completely reusable, so you can throw them in the washing machine with your dish towels for continued use.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    19. An innovative feather duster that'll help you reach every dust bunny in your house. The duster is made with coated fibers that stick to dust and hold on for dear life.

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    The handle comes with two dusters. You can pick up a box of refills here.

    I'm not a fan of dusting, but I live in an old house that seems to attract dust like no one's business. Once I started using this little duster, I couldn't imagine not having it around. It's so much easier to get those awkward or hard-to-reach spots like the fan or ceiling, and the fluffy fibres actually trap dust and dirt on contact, so I don't have to worry about it falling on the floor (or in my hair) while I'm cleaning. One duster can clean up multiple rooms in my house and then I just toss it in the trash when I'm done.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.97.

    20. A shoe cleaning kit that'll give your favourite footwear new life. It's made with coconut extracts and jojoba to gently, but effectively remove stains from leather, suede, canvas, or nubuck.

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    "When I first got myself a pair of crisp white Birkenstocks a few years ago, I was thrilled — for about five minutes. And then life happened, and they went from being a gorgeous summer sandal to a dingy, grey shoe I was desperate to hide.

    It's honestly magic. I splashed a generous amount of the all-natural cleaning solution into a bowl of warm water, and dipped the hog-hair brush right in. A few scrubs later, my lovely Birks were restored not just to a wearable level, but to near-new status. The entire kit is designed for suede, nubuck, and leather shoes, so I knew I wouldn't have to worry about damage or lifting of dye." —Victoria Kuglin

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Crep Protect Cure Shoe Cleaning Travel Kit (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    21. And finally, a pack of Keurig cleaning pods that'll give your coffee machine the deep clean it probably needs. It'll remove built-up coffee residue, so you get a fresh, clean brew every time.

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    "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." —Kayla Suazo

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Keurig K-Cup Machine Cleaning Pods (#24 on the list).

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $20.71.

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