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    39 Products That'll Make You Think "Damn, I Didn't Know Cleaning Was So Easy"

    None of the effort, all of the results.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. The Pink Stuff, a TikTok- (and reviewer-) beloved cleaning product that miracles! Name your mess, and this mildly abrasive paste will take care of business — including but not limited to bathroom tiles, sinks, stove tops, painted walls, grills, and outdoor furniture.

    A reviewer's oven before/after cleaning, showing baked on brown stains being removed

    Promising review: "I am genuinely stunned by how well this worked in my shower. I have been trying to get rid of these water stains since the day I moved in almost three years ago. They just got worse with time and nothing would hold them off. Then I tried The Pink Stuff and my jaw dropped as I washed it away. You can see in this picture I did a small section and holy moly, it looked like a new door. I usually don’t write reviews but I had to say how stunned I was with this. I haven’t used it on much else yet but with the results from my shower door, I can only imagine how great it’ll be. I give 5 stars!" —Katie Marchbank

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15.

    2. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that'll tackle grease, stubborn stains, and burnt-on messes, no matter how long they've been sitting there (no judgment) or what other products you've tried before.

    This comes with everything you need for a shiny stove: a 10-ounce bottle of cleaning solution, two cleaning pads, and the scraper mentioned above!.

    Promising review: "Never give up, like the Little Engine that could. I love my glass top stove, but cleaning it is not as easy as just wiping it down. If you have one, you know how it is when something boils over or spills. This bakes whatever hits the glass and leaves those frustrating scorch marks. No matter how hard I scrubbed, I could never get the film off. I have tried every cleaning product, as well every home remedy suggestion and it never removes the marks. I came across this product on Amazon and after reading the reviews, thought, 'Why not?' Ah, all is good in the world after finding this. I put a quarter-size dot of Cerama Bryte, scrubbed it with a light scratch pad, and rainbows and unicorns came dancing. Ah, so shiny. I think I’ve invested 20+ labor hours trying to clean the stove top, and just gave up. With this product, it took me five minutes. If you have the same issue, get this stuff — it’s incredible. 5 stars+++" —Implied Queens

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    3. 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!


    It works on SO. MANY. SURFACES — sinks, cookware, stainless steel, faucets, countertops, tubs, toilets, grout, and more — so you can get to work and see results with only one product.

    Promising review: "My new best friend! I had tried so many products before to remove hard water stains from glass shower doors and nothing worked. This worked with minimal work. I also used this to clean some stubborn food stains off an electrical stovetop. I had to apply several coats but it did the trick. Love it!!!" —Lisette Robles

    Promising review: "I can't believe I haven't used this before now on my stainless steel skillet. Removes burnt, stuck on food so easy with very little scrubbing!!" —Brandon Woolridge

    Get a bottle, plus a non-scratch scouring cloth from Amazon for $21.99.

    Check out our first-hand review of Bar Keeper's Friend original *and* the soft cleansing liquid for more deets and photographic ~evidence~.

    4. A drain snake with over 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system — in one quick pull.


    Real talk: after learning about this, I ordered two (of the previous version, without the handy grip to protect your fingers) and used it on my bathroom sink and shower. HOLY KAMOLE does it work. So gross, so effective.

    Promising review: "First let me say — I never write reviews so this must be a good product!!! I bought this last year and never used until today. I was amazed. So very easy to use and handled my slow drain issue without hardly any effort. Not so easy to clean all the gunk and hair off (due to my personal aversion to nastiness) but at this price — I just threw it away and ordered another!!! Beats using caustic chemical drain cleaners (not cheap) that I have used in the past and without risk of burns!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    5. 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.

    a reviewer's wall covered in scuffs, stains, and pen marks before, and back to white after

    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." —Robert Pickard

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.48.

    6. And a pack of 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 and tub floor instead of wiping and wiping...and wiping for hours on end.

    A reviewer's bathtub half cleaned to show the difference the scrubbers made

    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." —K. Tekavek

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.95.

    7. 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.

    A review image of the scrubber on a half-cleaned surface, with dark, dirty grout before and clean grout after

    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." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. A bottle of Glisten 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!

    A product image of the inside of a dishwasher before (scaly and with white residue) and after (sparkling clean)

    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.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products you always wish you could have. It outperforms expectations and cleans a calcified dishwasher so that it gleams. Remember that stunning finish on the stainless steel panels and a sparkling detergent dish when you first bought the dishwasher? Well, if you have a high number of dissolved solids in your water, the result of just one treatment is remarkable. We recommend this product without qualification." —D. C. Alexander III

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $18.29.

    9. A set of three scrubbing attachments you simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car ridiculously fast and easy.


    The drill is *not* included, but you can get a basic Black and Decker drill ($49 on Amazon) so you can start that speed-cleaning STAT.

    Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000

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

    10. Washing machine cleaning tablets that'll blast away any hidden mold or mildew in one quick cycle, meaning your towels will come out of the wash smelling like clean laundry, not mysteriously stinky. You might be sensing a theme here, and that theme is NO SCRUBBING!

    a hand holding a tablet above a washing machine

    It works in both top- *and* front-loading machines!

    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." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.78.

    11. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet-hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    12. And for floors, a FURemover rubber broom that, despite the name, isn't just for those with shedding pets (altho it's great for that) — as one of my BuzzFeed shopping colleagues knows first hand, it's also great at getting *human* hair out of carpets in just a few quick sweeps.

    A BuzzFeed editor's carpet with a hairball next to the broom
    BuzzFeed editor  holding the giant hairball from the floor
    BuzzFeed/Emma Lord

    It works on all floor types, but is *especially* great on carpet. *And* it has a built-in squeegee great for cleaning up spills on hard surfaces.

    Promising review: "We bought this product after our hair stylist suggested it. She uses it in her hair salon. I am so glad we bought one. The pet fur it gathers is surprising and the whole house is better for it. It is not a super strong tool so using it gently (not putting tons of pressure on it) is the key. It is so easy to use. Just slide it across the floor and the hair will come with it. You will be surprised at the amount of fur you cannot see until you use this. It is also great that, unlike a typical broom, the fur does not fly around while you are gathering it. It can easily be gathered into a pile and into a dust pan to throw away. Highly recommend." —Aleece Dawson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    13. And a Bissel Cleanview bagless vacuum specially designed with a specialized brush roll for picking up embedded pet (and human) hair, powerful suction on carpet and hard floors, and an easy-empty tank so you don't have to (gag) touch all of that icky stuff.

    The vacuum filled with pet hair and dust with five stars and review text "holy forking shirtballs you guys!"

    Promising review: "BEST VACUUM I'VE EVER BOUGHT! I moved into a brand new apartment complex that was just built and after being there for a week with three cats I decided to vacuum the carpet and rugs. TO SAY MY JAW DROPPED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. The suction without a doubt is the best one I’ve ever had (including multiple Dysons). It is light weight to push and going from carpet to wood floors is amazing. The attachments make vacuuming my couch so easy to where I’m done in under five minutes!!! BUY THIS VACUUM TODAY!!!" —Skylar Blick

    Get it from Amazon for $118.44.

    14. A Bona multisurface floor cleaning kit if you want the ease of a Swiffer without having to buy (and then throw away) disposable cleaning pads. I use this on my floors and it makes the whole process super quick and easy.

    The kit

    I picked up this kit on a Target run a few months ago, and I've since gone back to Amazon dot com to pick up more microfiber cleaning pads. I got the multipack, which comes with a classic microfiber mop (which I use on my hardwood floors), a scrubby mop with deep cleaning stripes (which I use on tile), and a fluffy pad perfect for picking up dust (especially where my vacuum can't reach). I like having separate pads for separate surfaces so I don't mix up the cleaners. Just spray your cleaner of choice right on the floor (use your fave, or try Bona's hardwood or hard surface (for tile, etc.) cleaners, which I use), and mop mop mop — you'll be done in minutes. You can toss all the mopping pads right in the washing machine, too!

    Promising review: "This is the best mop I have ever used. I have been washing my floors on my hand's and knees for years. This mop does just as good of a job getting into nooks and cranies as my hands and knees." —Dovewings

    Get the starter kit, which comes with two spray bottles of the cleaner (hardwood and hard surface), the mop, and a classic microfiber mopping pad, from Amazon for $27.35. And get the extra multipack of mopping pads from Amazon for $11.25.

    15. Or if you already have a Swiffer, a three-pack of reusable cotton chenille pads that are ~highly textured~ to pick up grime on all surfaces (you can use them as cleaning cloths too) so you can tackle any and every mess, then simply throw all three into the washing machine at once.

    The two cloths with a fluffy texture
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    It also comes with a concentrated cleaning solution you can use to mop floors (and countertops, sinks, mirrors, and more).

    Promising review: "I used both products this evening for first time and loved them both. The washable swiffer pads work great-stay on beautifully, clean very well, and that lemon cleaner is wonderful! Mild smell of lemons so fresh and clean, and it worked so well on my laminate floors, hardwood, and ceramic tile! I'll definitely be back for more. I forgot to mention most beneficial part to me; didn't leave streaks or a film on my floors...just CLEAN!" —Linda Wozniak

    Get a pack of five from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $24.

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a woman-owned Etsy shop making not only home cleaning products, but also skincare, baby care, and paper-free items so you can cut down on waste.

    16. A mold & mildew removing gel, because you don't need to get your whole shower redone once this is in your life. Just squeeze out and let this non-drip gel work its magic overnight — NO s c r u b b i n g.

    Promising review: "Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think 2 bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product." —thekuan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A Hoover Power Scrub carpet-cleaning machine that'll save you so much money on cleaning services in the long run. It has a deep clean mode to make ground-in stains a thing of the past *and* a quick clean mode for routine cleanings that'll get your carpets dry in just 45 minutes.

    A reviewer's hallway carpet, with heavy staining
    The Hoover machine on the same carpet, showing how clean it is after using

    Promising review: "Just wow!!! This is by far the best steam cleaner that I have ever owned! This thing is powerful! It removed EVERY SINGLE STAIN on my carpet in my apartment, where I have lived for three years with my dog and cat. My carpet has never felt cleaner underneath my feet, not even back when I first moved in! It was very simple to put together. First I put it on 'rinse' and got the area nice and wet. Then, I put it on the 'wash' mode, and watched this thing suck up black water from my carpet. So far, I’m blown away." —Ashley Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $201.16.

    18. 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, without having to call in a professional.

    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!" —Cat D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    19. 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.

    the sponge on an extended pole cleaning an outdoor window
    a person using the sponge on an indoor window

    Promising review: "I'm done with windex and newspaper. This product makes the job cleaning windows (something I do once a year...maybe) just because it's so tedious, much much easier. I bought this to clean windows on a home I'm selling and it was quick, extremely effective. Going to wash windows in my current home today because, first, they need them, and second, I know it'll be quick and painless!" —sun_muse

    Get the window washer from Amazon for $16 and the extender pole from Amazon for $10.98.

    20. A sink cleaner and polish formulated to use on stainless steel AND porcelain sinks (plus cast iron, corian, acrylic, and more) to restore that just-like-new shine with a simple wipe *and* protect against further damage so you *don't have to clean as often.*

    A reviewer's stainless steel sink with staining and the word
    The same sink clean and shiny with text

    I bought this recently for my white porcelain kitchen sink and I've since texted five people about it, which is really a lot for such a boring grown-up product. It cleans beautifully, but the *best* is its ability to repel stains after cleaning. You know that thing when you rinse out your coffee cup and the coffee water just lingers in your sink and you have to purposefully rinse it out for two minutes? You don't have to do that — the coffee can't stick to the sink and just goes RIGHT down the drain. Time saved, sink clean — this is really a Virgo dream product right here.

    Promising review: "Holy moly!!! I wish I had taken before and after pictures, as this stuff is the absolute bomb!!! I decided to tackle my brushed aluminum double kitchen sink yesterday evening, and read the directions thinking 'It can’t be THAT easy…' but OH YES IT WAS! *still doing mental happy dance* All one does is get a paper towel or cloth and scrub this miracle stuff on. It recommends not to use it on shiny stuff that says not to use an abrasive cleaner, but I had gotten it on my precious bright and shiny gooseneck faucet and it didn’t damage it. I scrubbed (Viva paper towels) and they blackened with all kinds of crud… and I keep a clean sink! I kept scrubbing all around everything until I had basically scrubbed the 'lotion' dry. Next step is to wash with soapy water and then dry… talk about a gorgeous shiny sink! And… best part??? THE WATER JUST BEADS UP ON IT! It’s like when you’ve washed and waxed your car… and that fantastic finish just repels water. This… this is now my sink." —SteelersGal4Ever

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    21. A reusable three-layered cleaner so you can get annoying dusting jobs done (ugh, vents and Venetian blinds!) in wayyyyy less time. And just toss the dusting sleeve in the wash when you're done!

    Model using the wand on blinds

    Promising review: "I can’t give this enough stars! You see these gimmicky type things and wonder if they work. This does, and is perfect in every way. Aside from my own house, I clean for others, and this has easily cut my blind cleaning time in half. Which is perfect for such a tedious job. It gets to the edge of wide blinds. When you’re done, just throw them in the laundry. Worth every penny and then some." —AM Kipp

    Get a pack of one wand and five sleeves from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A set of reusable microfiber cleaning cloths for a streak-free clean on glass surfaces with *just* water — saving you time aaaand money.

    It comes with two kinds of cloths (four each) — clean the glass with a damp green cloth, then follow up with the dry blue cloth. Shiny!

    Promising review: "I couldn't get my windows clean using Windex and newsprint and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I've ever cleaned. It's simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn't wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. Yeah, I know....I have an exciting life, right? Buy these now! I wish I'd had them all along. They are truly, truly amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set of eight from Amazon for $14.

    23. And a pack of *scrubby* cloths you can use everywhere from cookware (including nonstick!), kitchen counters, and more — to tackle super tough messes without scratching your surfaces. And you can just pop 'em in the washing machine when you're done!

    Hand using the textured blue cloth on a dirty microwave door

    Reviewers note they dry *way* faster than sponges!

    Promising review: "I love these dishcloths, I had one for years and finally found new ones on Amazon. These are great, they have one side that you can use to wash counters, crystal, china, etc.. and the other side had these little nubs that can scrub the toughest stuck on messes out of really greasy, gritty pots, pans, etc. and they don't scratch anything at all. I have used these cloths on my baking pans when I had burned cookies and they really scrubbed the burned marks right out without scratching my good pans. They last a long time and I absolutely love them, you can't find them in any store. They are a great quality cloth and don't scratch your dishes and they do a great clean up job on just about anything. I would recommend them to anyone who does dishes by hand or even for cleaning walls and other surfaces. Their bigger than an average wash cloth! But, they are awesome!" —tlyn

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.80 (also available in pink).

    24. 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. Drop it in, run your disposal, and you're done.

    A drain with blue foaming bubbles inside

    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."—Sugacookie

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.94.

    25. A tub of extra large, heavy duty cleaning wipes to get tough jobs done in no time flat. No spraying, scrubbing, rinsing, scrubbing, and rinsing again. One wipe = the job is done.

    Model using the wipe on a carpet stain

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic — because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and good golly it's like it's brand new. I've told everyone I know to buy these. I know they're pricey but I swear the magic is there folks." —Jen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.94.

    26. A 🙌 no-scrub, no-wipe 🙌 Wet & Forget cleaner so you can keep your shower clean and mildew-free by spraying just once a week — and rinsing clean.


    Best invention ever? Possibly. Each bottle lasts for 12 weeks' worth of treatments.

    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    27. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand — and *one* product., Amazon

    Promising review: "You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How's a dirty used up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just like, mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep cleaning, toss-away-after-you're-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like.... How we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get the kit from Amazon for $7.93 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $11.64.

    28. And if you're wanting to clean that toilet but are *also* looking to go greener (and not throw something away every time you clean it), a pack of adorable toilet cleaning bombs you can drop in, watch the ~fizzing action~ and then scrub away with your usual toilet brush.

    The purple flower-shaped bomb
    Blue Poppy Bath / Etsy

    Promising review: "Made my toilet fresh and sparkling clean with just ONE bomb- ordered the lemon as well as the eucalyptus — loved both scents!! I will be ordering again! thanks Blue Poppy Bath!!" —Lori

    Get a bag of 10 toilet bombs from Blue Poppy Bath on Etsy for $8.50.

    Blue Poppy Bath is a Wiconsin-based small business hand-making personal care products like lotions, balms, scrubs, and more.

    29. And a gentle but abrasive pumice stone FOR YOUR TOILET to remove the most permanent-seeming rust, lime, and hard water stains — without scratching the porcelain.

    Promising review: "The backstory is as to be expected. I tried using the typical toilet brush to clean the ring buildup that had occurred. As with nearly everyone in existence, I had tried quite a few different name-brand toilet bowl cleaners and followed all the instructions. However, they would only remove probably 60-70% of what was built up. The rest I truly tried to put my heart and soul into removing, but the brush just wasn't getting anywhere. LITERALLY within fifteen *seconds*, I had already removed nearly every trace of the ring that was there. It was almost eerie to put so little effort into having this take off the remnants that were left behind. It took all of probably two minutes to make sure I got all the spots off. Honestly, the results look like the ring never existed. So, instead of pouring chemicals into your toilet bowl and breathing in traces of bleach (depending on toilet bowl cleaner), this thing can do worlds better at removing the ring entirely. It seems strange to say it, but this is one recommendation that will probably be given to more people than I want to admit. Just... wow..." —Austin S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    30. An extendable (over five 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.

    Six images showing the duster extending up on top of furniture and below furniture

    Promising review: "I wish this had been available decades ago! Our house has high ceilings and this great gadget makes it so easy to reach all the cobwebs. It makes it possible for me to reach so high that I no longer have to risk standing on a chair or step stool to get those cobwebs. I use it 'bent' in order to clean dust off tall furniture, like bookcases. So handy. And, no need for that step stool. I have washed the duster once with excellent results. I hand washed it, blotted it with a towel, fluffed it and hung it outside to dry. I was done well within 10 minutes. This was delivered quickly — very pleased with the service! Five stars! Would definitely purchase again." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99. You can also get (also washable) refills from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little — you won't have to scrub, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash 'em right up in the sink.

    The liner on an oven floor underneath a pizza

    And you can trim them with a pair of scissors to fit whatever size oven you have.

    Promising review: "I love these over liners. Gone are the days of scrubbing the oven or even running the cleaning cycle for hours. Anything that spills or drips in the oven just wipes off the liner. It's easy to keep the oven sparkling clean. I highly recommend them." —Nancy J.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.98.

    32. Or if you *already* have a lot of baked-on residue, a fume-free oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, and then wipe away for an oven so clean, you'll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight. Time to reward yourself after all this cleaning with a cake.

    Left: A reviewer's dirty, grease-baked-on oven / right: The same oven, shiny and clean after using the cleaner

    Promising review: "Holy moly. This is some kind of miracle product. I sprayed it inside my oven and left it overnight, and wiped off an incredible sludge of brown goo in the morning, leaving behind a nearly pristine oven interior. There were a few areas that I had missed, so I sprayed and came back later that day. There are a few brown spots that don't really want to come off, but I am not too fussed about them. 95% of the grease came right off. It worked on the sides of the oven and on the rack. What I really liked is that it didn't smell too bad. I expected some terrible toxic chemical, and though it does have a ('lemon') odor, it's not that strong. Definitely better than running the self-clean and filling my house with fumes for five hours. The can is a lot bigger than I expected, and I barely used any (I was cleaning the 'small' oven). It will last for a long time. Prepare to sacrifice a sponge to this project as well." —SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    33. 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.

    I recommended this to my mom to use on her stainless steel (she's a bit of a neat freak and HATES streaks) and she loves it!

    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!" —Katerina

    Get the set of cleanser and a polishing cloth from Amazon for $16.99.

    34. Or an *even easier* cannister of stainless steel cleaning wipes so you can buff and shine that deep sink in 30 seconds.

    A before/after of a stainless steal fridge, showing the streaks the wipes removed

    Promising review: "With a recently remodeled kitchen with all-stainless appliances, I started looking to clean/polish my beauties with a natural solution. Pinterest revealed lots of concoctions for mixing/spraying combos of alcohol, vinegar, baking soda, etc. Tried 'em all. Nothing was perfect or even near-perfect. Read reviews on Good Housekeeping's testing, as well as the reviews here at Amazon (thanks muchly to all you glorious reviewers), I thought I'd take a chance. Bought these wipes, and within minutes of their arrival I went to work on our refrigerator. I'm not easily impressed, but I've gotta tell you, these did the job in a BIG way. Even hubs remarked on how I got the terrier lip marks off (Winnie loves to get up real close when she's going to get an ice cube). One wipe did our entire fridge and probably could have kept on going, except that I ran out of time and tossed it. This four-pack will go a very long way. I'm sold!" —Karen R.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $24.26.

    35. A miracle-adjacent carpet stain remover so you can banish wine stains, pet stains, and what-the-heck-even-is-that stains — WITHOUT rinsing or vacuuming. Aka your roommate won't even *know* you spilled in the first place.

    A reviewer's carpet before/after stain removal

    And btw: it also works on upholstery, woodwork, and even walls. Lots of reviewers use it on car upholstery too!

    Promising review: "This stain remover is so easy to use and really gets the job done. I have two dogs who are constantly getting tracking in dirt onto my rugs and couch. This has cleaned up anything they can track in. It's also taken coffee and red wine stains out of my rugs. It's a true miracle worker. I've never found another product that gets the job done like Folex." —Leah

    Get a pack of two bottles from Amazon for $19.95.

    36. An angry mama that will soften and dissolve all caked-on food particles that have accumulated over the years (even those crustiest ones you try not to think about) — who microwaved that baked ziti that exploded??

    A review image of the angry mama-shaped figure in a microwave

    Just fill it with water (and vinegar if you want), heat it for about five minutes, and all of the grease and grime will wipe off. Zero effort required.

    Promising review: "Something I didn't believe until I tried it. So easy to follow directions. Was disappointed when I opened microwave to see the filth still on it. Was wishing it would magically taken care of itself. But all it took was a quick swipe with a paper towel and GONE. Loosened everything which is half the process, was sooooo white once cleaned!!" —Max's Mum

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    37. A 16-food corded hand vacuum with an ~integrated crevice tool~ so you can get into every nook and cranny of your house without having to move stuff. And this ~sucker~ (pun intended) has over 6,500 5-star reviews on Amazon that swear by its time and effort–saving capabilities.

    The corded handheld vac being used on soil

    Promising review: "This is such a wonderful vacuum! The fact that it is handheld makes it very easy to store and easy to use. We have an ~600 sq ft studio with all wood floors and it doesn't take more than 10 minutes to vacuum the entire apartment. The crevice tool is incredibly useful for nooks and crannies that gather dust. The attachable nozzle has been great for vacuuming our rug. We have a delicate faux sheepskin rug that really shouldn't be vacuumed using such a powerful tool, but with the nozzle it's much more manageable and doesn't cause too much shedding. The filter is very easy to clean, though fills up pretty quickly so make sure to clean it more frequently than not! The vacuum is also quite loud, but it comes with it being so powerful. I haven't found a good way of tidying up the cord, but normally I just put the vacuum against the wall with the folded cord next to it so it's not a huge problem. Very happy with this purchase, it's made cleaning the apartment so much easier!" —Sting

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    38. A jetted tub cleaner that's takes JUST as much effort as drawing a bath. But unlike the relaxation of lounging amongst the bubbles, this will make you question EVER sitting in a jetted bath or hot tub before — there was so much grossness lurking within. But not anymore!

    A reviewer's tub during the cleaning process showing how much dirt was removed

    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 - the second got just a little more out but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    39. An all-in-one multi-surface cleaner you can use on just about everything — floors, countertops, toys, walls, and more — so you don't have to keep swapping out bottles in your linen closet.

    The spray bottle of lavender lemon cleaner
    Pur Home

    Promising review: "Seriously powerful. II am notoriously messy in the kitchen and this saves me. It only takes a few seconds to pull up dried-on messes and it smells so good! I use it so much more than expected because of how great it is!" —Kay

    Get it from Pur Home for $5.99 (available in lavender lemon and mint).

    Pur Home is a Black woman-owned company that makes all-natural, eco-friendly cleaning products. This product, and many others, are biodegradable and scented with essential oils, and the laundry detergent comes in a compostable bottle!

    And if you don't want to spend ALL DAY cleaning, make things TRULY quick and do a little something every day. Just follow an easy, printable cleaning checklist so you can tackle one room every day.

    The cleaning checklist with items for every day of the week
    Creative Type Store / Etsy

    You can download it once and reprint it forever.

    Get it from Creative Type Store on Etsy for $4.53.

    Creative Type Store is a woman-owned, Canada-based Etsy shop making all your printable dreams come true, including chore charts, meal plans, and even a plant care tracker for all you not-so-green thumbs (me, looking in the mirror).

    Basically as close as you can get to *actual* magic!


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