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    27 Amazing Products To Make Cleaning Your Whole House More Efficient

    Products to make cleaning everywhere (and I mean everywhere) so much easier.

    Hey! While we try to keep our posts updated as much as we can, this post is from 2017, so we can't guarantee that the pricing and/or availability of the products featured are accurate. Check out the 2018 version of this post for our most up-to-date efficient cleaning product recommendations!

    1. A pack of Mr. Clean magic erasers that'll make you think you're casting a scourgify charm on everything in your house. Add a little water, and these babies can remove marks from walls, grease from your microwave, soap scum from your tub, and way more.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.90+ or Jet for $4.97.

    Promising reviews: "These really are miraculous. They remove all manner of stains with ease. I look around my house and see things that have been there for years and wonder: what is that? where did that come from? how? Mr. Clean doesn't care. Mr. Clean just cleans that mess up and moves on with his life. The one downside is that I get this feeling like nails on a chalkboard when using this. Totally worth it though." β€”Robert Pickard

    2. An acid-free grout cleaning spray to completely make your shower look brand new. Can you say before and after photos?

    Yes that's the same shower in both pictures. W O W.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    Promising review: "I have light colored grout on my kitchen tile and was looking for something that would really clean it without all the extra scrubbing effort. This product really does what it claims. I just sprayed a section of grout and walked away for five minutes. Came back with a little scrubber and without much effort removed all the dirt and stains. The grout looks brand new." β€”Toto

    3. A toothbrush-esque power scrubber with replaceable heads that'll put in some electronic elbow grease so you don't have to wear out your arms.

    It comes with a 1/2" general cleaning brush head, but you can also buy a 1" head and a specialized grout-cleaning head!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or Target for $19.99.

    Promising review: "OMG! Every home should have one (or more) of these scrubbers. I used it when I was cleaning the grout on the kitchen countertops before refilling with grout, and it worked splendidly. I also use it around the sinks, the baseboards, the stove, and any other little place that needs cleaning. Make sure you have extra batteries on hand if you use the device a lot. This is well worth the money -- and it wasn't expensive. This would be a perfect extra gift to give a new homeowner or a couple starting out together." β€”Mary

    4. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, ruse, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!

    Just pour in your dishwasher (with no dishes in it obv.) and run it at the hottest setting. Voila! All clean with zero scrubbing needed.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $18.51 or individually from Walmart for $6.82.

    Promising review: "I bought my house seven years ago and never knew the dishwasher needed regular cleaning. I noticed it wasn't cleaning as well as it used to. The bottle says if your machine is really dirty you might need two applications. I expected I'd need at least two. I was shocked how clean my machine was after just one time. I now have it on subscribe and save and do it once a month. My dishwasher now runs great and the inside looks brand new." β€”Steven G.

    5. A scrubbing attachment you simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car insanely fast and easy.,

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46 or Jet for $13.95.

    Promising review: "Makes cleaning more efficient and F A S T. Clean nasty tubs and dirty appliances. This is perfect. I own and manage rental properties. Makes cleaning and prep work FAST!" β€”Ashten James

    6. Washing machine cleaning tablets that'll blast away any hidden mold or mildew, meaning your towels will come out of the wash smelling like clean laundry, not mysteriously stinky.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.60.

    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. I highly recommend this to everyone." β€”Kelli Crawford

    7. A pet hair magnet with three rubber strips to grab any stray pet hair from clothing, furniture, carpets, car upholstery, and more. Just rinse and reuse!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39 or Doctors Foster and Smith for $8.99.

    Promising review:
    "I am normally the worst kind of buyer. I always buy stuff but I never leave a review; this time I had to. Long story short, I bought a work car from an auction and apparently the people who owned the car let their pet live in it. There was so much hair in the car I thought the carpet was black and white. I tried every trick I could find and countless hours trying to get it out. I got this product 30 minutes ago and I can honestly say about 75% of the hair is gone. The only reason I stopped is because it's getting dark and I could no longer see what I was doing. Buy this thing!" β€”Jeffery Singleton

    8. Garbage disposal cleaning tablets that'll fizz up to blast off any stuck-on food particles, leaving a lasting lemony fresh scent instead of gross sink odors.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.39 or Jet for $4.76.

    Promising review: "Do you have a stinky garbage disposal? If so, get some of these. They are cheap, smell nice. and the foaming action really provides you with a visual they are cleaning the drain. After using these the garbage disposal seems smoother (fewer strange noises, like it's been lubricated). I'd recommend these over Plinks any day as I feel the Plinks only hide smells whereas these foaming packets actually clean the disposal."β€”Sugacookie

    9. A reusable three-layered cleaner so you can get annoying dusting jobs done (ugh, vents and Venetian blinds!) in way less time.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "I noticed my Venetian blinds were a bit dusty, but we have them all over our house so I was not looking forward to cleaning them one by one. I found this item on Amazon and figured I would give it a shot. SO EASY to use and I was able to get the majority of my blinds cleaned in under 30 minutes. I would highly recommend this product!" β€”Crimson and Blue

    10. A set of reusable microfiber cleaning cloths for a streak-free clean on any surface; you'll save money (and the environment) by not wasting so many paper towels. They'll absorb 10 TIMES their weight in liquid!

    Get a pack of 24 towels from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: "We just bought a new solid wood kitchen table and I read that you shouldn't use paper towel on it, so I bought these. It is my first time using microfiber cleaning cloths, and I love them! They are a good size and very soft. I use one for about two days and then throw it down to be washed and pull out another one. Although I bought it for the kitchen table, I will be using these cloths to clean the rest of the house, too. I would definitely recommend these." β€”Amanda

    11. A Dyson handheld mattress vacuum to suck out dust, allergens, and other particles from deep inside your mattress or any upholstered furniture. It even has an attachment to remove ground-in dirt and pet hair!,

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    Promising review: "Bought it because I suspected my bed had dust mites. I ordered it from Amazon and received it the same day! I would like to believe that I am a clean person; my wife changes our sheets every 2-3 days. I quickly opened and charged the Dyson V6 the second I received it. I ran the vacuum over all my mattress, sheets, pillowcases, pillow and covers for about 10 minutes. Look at the picture to see how much stuff I picked up! No wonder I've been suffering from sneezing, runny nose and even asthma every time I lay down on my bed! There's the big clumps of lint and whatnot, but there was also A LOT of super tiny dust-like particles that would make anyone squeamish and itchy. I highly recommend it (actually I recommend anything made by Dyson). I also own the Dyson DC65 and it's a BEAST!" β€”Nate & Amy

    12. A deep-cleaning brush duo with a powerful scrubbing head for banishing grout discoloration and a wiping blade to reach the crevices, crannies, and nooks that never get cleaned.

    Get the set of two tools from Amazon or Jet for $5.99. Available in three colors.

    Promising review: "Fantastic brushes! A must-have for a cleaning arsenal. Must. When you're working with shower stalls with all kinds of nooks and crannies (like the gnarly corner shampoo holder w/all its little holes and such!) BOTH these brushes will SAVE YOUR LIFE! Instead of looking for some kind of gadget in your house to 'McGyver' and use to clean these awkward spots, these two brushes, specially that funky looking red tip on the little brush, will make you say, 'Omg! Thank you lord for this thing!' I shit you not, this pair is the bomb. One review says it's just as good as a using a toothbrush. Yeah, not so much. THE ANGLE of the heads of the brush MAKE AN ENORMOUS difference. Toothbrushes do NOT come angled like these. Get these and breath a sigh of relief β€” you are now armed & ready!" β€”Kali Lover

    13. A πŸ™Œ no-scrub, no-rinse πŸ™Œ cleaner to spray on after every shower and keep your shower clean and mildew-free between deep cleanings. AND it's biodegradable and non-toxic. Win win!

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99 or Jet for $3.89.

    Promising review: "Just spray and leave. My husband and I mist the shower after every use, even on the glass shower doors. No more scrubbing. This product helps keep the hard water stains, bacteria, and mold away naturally. I love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    14. A gentle but abrasive pumice stone FOR YOUR TOILET to remove the most permanent-seeming rust, lime, and hard water stains β€” without scratching the porcelain.,

    Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

    Promising review: "Let me just start by saying, wow. I couldn't be happier with this product. The house I recently moved into had a hard water line in the toilet and it was no big deal for the first couple of months. I never really paid much attention to it. That is, until my mom said she would be coming over for a visit. Suddenly, the hard water line in the toilet was glaring at me, making me feel like a disgusting human being living in filth. I had to get rid of it. A kitchen sponge and a dish cloth were both ruined in my attempts. Finally, after countless hours of research and many sleepless nights, I had my answer: The Pumie. As soon as it arrived I was on my hands and knees scrubbin' that bowl. After it was done I was stood over my toilet with the same posture as a successful climber reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. I had defeated the hard water line. The satisfaction I had by accomplishing this otherwise mundane task made me realize I had truly entered adulthood. But, I did not stop there. Hard water marks around the bathroom sink drain? Gone. Hard water lines around the kitchen faucet? GTFO. The Pumie is truly a marvel to behold and I will be eternally grateful for it's help in vanquishing the hard water lines that would have made my mother disown me." β€”Cory Heslington

    15. An extendable (over 5 feet!) duster that'll get the job done in no time flat, no matter where the dust bunnies are hiding. It can rotate and bend at multiple angles, and it even has a microfiber head you can toss in the wash and reuse.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    You can also get (also washable) refills from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "Wow! I don't usually get too excited over dusting tools, but am shocked by the amount of cobwebs and dust this picks up without having to stop and clean in between corners and shelves. The color, lightweight feel, and versatility of angles make it a breeze to use in high and low places. Definitely worth every penny!" β€”Annie

    16. A plant-based stainless steel cleaner to remove streaks, marks, and fingerprints from all of your appliances with one wipe of the included microfiber cloth.

    Get the set of cleanser and polish from Amazon for $14.97.

    Promising review: "If you have a Subzero fridge, you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping it clean. It's a different type of stainless steel and shows all product residue. Then I found this stuff. Oh wow! A few seconds of polishing and it looks amazing!! it has never looked this good, this shiny, and this clean! Best product ever!" β€”Katerina

    17. An extendable, pivoting scrubber to easily maneuver around bath and shower fixtures without precarious bathroom stepladders. Just pop on the replaceable anti-microbial heads β€” the pointed shape will get into any pesky corners, and the spongy exterior retains water for easy rinsing when the scrubbing part is done.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "Yea! No more bending or reaching! This extendable scrubber is great for large bathtubs! I would almost fall in trying to reach across the tub to clean it. With the OXO Good Grips, I can adjust the length and clean away. The extension is sturdy, so it doesn't bend when extended. The scrubber swivels so it can adapt to all areas/angles of the tub. Though I haven't used it in the shower yet, I'm sure it will be just as great there. I'm very pleased with the purchase!!!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    18. A Swiffer WetJet that'll make cleaning your floors (even hardwood!) easier than ever. Just release cleaner with the push of a button and the mopping pads will *absorb* dirt, grime, and spills rather than just pushing them around like a normal mop.

    Get the starter kit from Amazon for $22.97 or Walmart for $22.97.

    Promising review: "I hate to say it but I guess I'll be doing a lot more cleaning of my wood floors now. This is so easy to use and does a really nice job, so I guess I no longer have an excuse not to clean. Thanks Swiffer β€” I think." β€”Barry Hayes

    19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser bath scrubbers specially designed for your bathroom so you can cut right through the built-up soap scum on your shower doors instead of wiping and wiping and wiping for hours on end.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $11.48 or a pack of four from Walmart for $5.74.

    Promising review: "I have an old tub that I can't replace (not remodeling this bathroom yet). It was gray and I had scrubbed it with comet, bleach, etc. Nothing really got it clean. Till this. I was so excited by the result of this sponge that I used two up completely in one cleaning frenzy: floors, tub cabinets, everything. And it has a light, clean fragrance. I ordered a bulk pack the next day." β€”K. Tekavek

    20. A two-in-one window-washing sponge and squeegee so easy to use, you'll actually clean your windows, because seeing out of them is kind of important. You'll get that no-streak shine every time.

    Get the window washer from Amazon for $11.78 and the extender pole from Amazon for $10.

    Promising review: "This works very well for windows on house or the car. The squeegee is straight and leaves no streaks, which is a major problem with many cheaper units. The sponge is pretty absorbent and will hold a lot of fluid without needing to re-wet in between windows." β€”Joey L.

    21. Antimicrobial silicone sponges that'll never get stinky β€” they're almost 100% resistant to mold and mildew, more durable than regular sponges, and won't scratch your pots and pans!

    They *guarantee* that each scrubber sponge will stay odor-free for at least three months.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.95.

    Also available in a version designed to clean your stovetop!

    Promising review: "My girlfriend has a keen nose for mildew, which meant we were throwing out kitchen sponges well before they were worn out. I came across these and was very happy with the first ones we tried. Absolutely no odor, even after several weeks worth of usage. The scrubber will break down long before it starts to smell. A definite winner in my book!" β€”Amazon Customer

    22. A cooktop cleaning kit, which includes cooktop cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range β€” no matter how long it's been there.,

    Get the kit from Amazon for $10.29.

    Promising review: "This is a game changer! Had the hardest time finding something to clean my stove without scratching the surface. This thing works wonders. You can use the yellow sponge that comes with it or just use paper towels. Works great. It is also good on many surfaces, not just the stovetop. I recommended it to my family and they all loved it!" β€”BaiSam

    23. Bar Keeper's Friend soft cleansing ~liquid~ for all the cleaning power of the original fan-favorite formula (bye bye rust, hard water stains, and any other build up!), but with a more targeted application. Aka no powder to sweep up at the end!

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: (I know it's super long, but it has great cleaning ideas!) "Brilliant product! So far, I've used it in four areas that were giving me trouble and driving me nuts. First, I applied the liquid to my smooth-top range, quickly removed all spill remnants, and when I rinsed the surface, it gleamed β€” much better than any cleaner I've tried so far. Next, I used the cleanser on my bathroom faucets, which looked terrible. They had water spots that wouldn't fade with anything I tried. I was seriously considering replacing them as they looked dated and old, but I made a paste with the cleanser and used the non-scratch dish cloth, and with virtually no scrubbing at all, every water spot completely vanished! Then, I applied the cleanser to my glass shower door, which was heavily coated in soap scum and water spots, streaks, and film. It took a bit of scrubbing with the non-scratch cloth, but the door was dramatically improved by about 75%. Finally, I used the cleanser in my toilet bowls, which had hard water discoloration, sort of a dark yellowish-orange color where the water comes into the toilet bowl. I just sprinkled it onto the stains and left to do something else, intending to come back and use the toilet bowl brush to scrub the stains; however, when I returned, they were all GONE. The stains had completely vanished! I was truly gobsmacked! I didn't even scrub the areas. The stains had not budged with foaming bleach sprays, cleansers with bleach, etc., so I am more than pleased with Bar Keeper's Friend. I'm planning to keep some on hand from now on, and I have recommended this product to my family." β€”History Chaser

    24. A Bissel professional grade carpet-cleaning machine that'll save you so much money on cleaning services in the long run. It has over 3,000 reviews and 87% of them are 5 stars alone!!,

    96% are four stars or HIGHER!

    Get it from Amazon for $319.

    Promising review: "In love with the cleaner β€” WORTH THE MONEY! I have steam cleaned our 3,000-square-foot home, upholstery, and two vehicles since this arrived last Thursday (one week ago). We have a toddler, a baby, three dogs and a cat. We have only lived here a year (brand new home) and the things that came out of this carpet are insane. The cleaner has surpassed my expectations! When looking to have our home cleaned by a steam service including upholstery, we were given an estimate of $400. If you look at carpet recommendations for cleaning to make the life of the carpet longer, experts recommend having a professional cleaning done every six months (if you have pets, every 4-6 weeks). You do the math. Our family can have a professional clean anytime I want and we have saved thousands of dollars over what will be the lifetime of our carpet. Three small bottles of solution came with the machine, and I still haven't had to go buy any yet! Our carpets are fluffy again!" β€”Kathryn Leanne Follett

    25. And for tougher, deep-set carpet stains, a carpet cleaning and deodorizing solution you can use WITH the above steam cleaner for a ridiculous level of deep clean.,

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    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.

    26. A double-sided electronics cleaning brush that'll grab crumbs, dust, hair, and more from your keyboard and other electronics, because when the cleaning bug hits, your computer shouldn't feel left out.

    Get it Amazon for $4.95.

    Promising review: "My laptop hasn't been so clean since I bought it! Much better than compressed air cleaning. Using the rubbery end, you can even clean off the finger-tracker; and using the little brush, you get out all those annoying little crumbs and pieces of stuff that both impede your keyboard performance and make it look dirty. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures---the difference is astonishing! I was skeptical, but this little tool is worth the price." β€”Amazon Customer

    27. And a pack of textured Clorox wipes to kick the cleaning power up a notch, thanks to built-in microscubbers that'll tackle the toughest messes on any surface.

    Get a pack of three canisters from Amazon for $14.22.

    Promising review: "I will NEVER use any other wipes. The 'scrubby' side is a must have that once you've had it, you know you cant go without!" β€”CandieFunerburke

    Easier cleaning = more time looking at your reflection in the bubbles and singing.


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