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    Updated on Mar 17, 2019. Posted on Feb 23, 2019

    31 Products That'll Help You Get A Jump Start On Spring Cleaning

    Because if you do it right the first time, you can avoid cleaning again until *next* spring.

    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. A powder polish for giving your kitchenware a well deserved scrub after you watch Beauty and the Beast and start feeling guilty about the condition of your own flatware friends.,

    Promising review: "I got some gunk on the outside of a stainless steel pan which I was very fond of and could NOT get the crap off. It ended up in the dishwasher and the gunk turned into something like thick, permanent enamel. I did a Google search and found this was highly recommended. I used it, and it worked! I made a paste, painted it on half the pan, left it, came back, scrubbed with a no-scratch scrubber, and it came off. It’s gone. I’m definitely going to keep this stuff around." —Arlington Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $8.67.

    2. A two-pack of Bon Ami — people have been using it since 1886 to polish windows, mirrors, ceramic, cast iron, and more! Use this and you can show off your clean surfaces (and historical knowledge) during your dorm's next cleaning check.


    Promising review: "I'm continuously surprised that Bon Ami isn't more popular! It works great on just about everything, it's nontoxic, and it doesn't scratch. I've even used it on my chrome bathroom fixtures. I've used it to scrub oil stains on the garage floor, lipstick off kids' toys, baseboards, shower doors, toilets, sinks, my smooth-top stove, and range hood. It's never scratched once and it works so well! This is a classic product that still works better than the new stuff." —Kathleen G.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A charming TV-shaped sponge holder to give you something to watch while you work.


    This set includes a suction cup TV sponge holder and two dishwasher-safe, non-scratch polyester sponges.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    And check out our picks for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A box of OxiClean stain remover that'll wash every slip, spill, and stain that comes your way.


    Promising review: "I had a stained mattress that I'd been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give this a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don't even remember what caused the stains, but it removed them! I honestly can't believe the results. I wish I'd done this sooner!" —Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    5. An odor-free bamboo charcoal bag for eliminating odors in your closet and keeping your clothes smelling as fresh as the day you impulse-bought them.


    Use this in your closet or throw it in your car or bathroom to keep things smelling sweet anywhere where you're stuck sitting and smelling your surroundings.

    Promising review: "I live in a very hot climate and had a gallon of milk spill in my car. You can only imagine the stench. I tried everything to get rid of it but nothing worked. My kids refused to drive with me. When I finally used this purifying bag the smell disappeared overnight. I can't explain it. I'm not sure how it works but trust me, buy it." —Timothy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. A hanging bamboo scrub brush to clear off your grout and tiles so well, you'll forget those Airbnbers even stood in your shower.


    Promising review: "This is the best product I have ever used to clean grout. When we moved into our apartment the bathroom walls were ugly and discolored. I used this with a cream cleaner and it was so nice and bright. The best part is the construction is really sturdy. I'll get many many uses out of it! And not that it really matters, but it's really pretty." —becky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.63.

    7. A drill brush kit that'll help the one tool in your home be a tad more useful.


    Each of the three brushes in this kit are made of scratch-safe nylon and can attach to any cordless drill. They are designed to be switched for small spaces, flat surfaces, and large corners so that you can use whichever brush best fits your cleaning needs.

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. A box of Magic Erasers to clean stains off of surfaces in your home as quick and easy as the time you dumped white-out on your report card before your parents could see it.


    Promising review: "These really can clean pretty much anything. They're the only thing that worked to clean the bottom of my bathtub. They're great for fridge door handles as well. And I love that this is a variety pack to clean the whole house." —Autumnlily

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.97.

    9. A pack of copper mesh wire scourers that'll scrape away the mess left behind from the Pinterest fail that basically killed your kitchen.


    Promising review: "These scouring pads are soft enough to safely clean pots and pans, yet hard enough to outlast pure copper pads. After two months and perhaps 20-30 scrubbings I would normally be on my second copper scrubber, but these pads still show hardly any wear and tear." —Gary Hoffman

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three styles).

    10. A little laundry detergent — it may make your unwashed curtains sing in the spin cycle this spring.


    Each tub contains 81 laundry pockets.

    Promising review: "I have been buying these for a while now and absolutely prefer them to regular ole liquid detergent in a bottle. They are super easy to use and one fling does a large load of laundry. The scent is on point and really sticks to the clothes, leaving them smelling super fresh. I don't get too dirty with my job, but my partner does and I have been happy with the cleanliness of clothes while using these. We no longer deal with soapy hands or drips down the washer." —Caitlin and Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

    11. A grime-cleaning pool glove that'll give your hot tub the rub-down it deserves after the hours it's spent easing your aching back.


    Promising review: "This glove made cleaning the hot tub so easy! I just put it on and wiped the sides as I walked around. It did not leak and it kept my hand dry. I needed something to get rid of the calcium deposits from the sides of the hot tub and this worked like a champ!" —BC TM

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    12. A spray of Rain-X to not only keep your windshield safe from spring storms, but also protect your glass shower door from unwanted water stains.


    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. Just spray it on your windshield and it easily repels water. The water simply bubbles and sheets away as you drive. I've found other uses for it as well. I have glass enclosures for my shower stalls and to keep the glass super clear and not stained with water marks, I treat it with this. I recommend buying this original Rain-X for indoor and outdoor water treatments." —Lesley Chung

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $38.93.

    13. A hand vacuum that'll help make your bed a clean place to rest your head, even if it is also the place you go to secretly eat from your roommate's bag of Pirate's Booty when they're at yoga.

    Promising review: "Can I express my love for a vacuum? I shall! This vacuum is top notch! I use it daily! And by using it daily, I mean I carry it around when I'm bored and suck dust off of random crap. I was a sheltered child, we didn't have portable vacuums. We had big clunky 200 pound Hoover dam vacuums. It miniaturizes everything and yet leaves all the potency. Like a bee with the venom of king cobra." —Jaron McFall

    Get it from Amazon for $57.67.

    14. A pack of two reusable microfiber cloths you can use both inside the house and outside (where the spring is actually happening).

    Promising review: "I recently purchased these and was pleasantly surprised at how streak-free the windows turned out. I use two cloths — one for the outside and one for the inside. I was really surprised by how nice the bathroom and hall mirrors turned out. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase these again. They're wonderful." —AMA

    Get them from Amazon for $12.

    15. A lovely scented cleaning vinegar for an organic way to uplift and feng shui your space this year.


    Promising review: "I'm kind of obsessed with this (the things you get obsessed with once you are over a certain age). It smells great, cleans perfectly, and is an alternative to spraying your counter tops with potentially harmful chemicals. I use it in the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom." —Jarrett Spagnoli

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in four aromas).

    16. A mop onesie that'll help your baby earn their keep before they can even speak.


    Promising review: "My floor has never been cleaner nor my child more exercised." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A bottle of gamsol oil for cleaning your paintbrushes and renewing worn wood surfaces – making every part of your studio spic and span this spring.


    Promising review: "This is the best. It cleans up brushes and gets all the paint and stains off of me without the awful fumes. I would highly recommend it as it cleans without the smell and harmful fumes." —holymosy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.96.

    18. A toilet wand that'll keep you from getting in too deep while cleaning the worst bowl in the house.


    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. But one of these wands cleaned it up in a single session!" —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

    19. A box of chore sticks that are gonna help your kiddos stick with keeping the house clean by making the process seem slightly more like fun and games.


    This box comes with 50 total chore sticks to draw from – 42 printed sticks and eight blank sticks to customize for more specific chores at your place.

    Promising review: "Forget chore charts, these chore sticks are amazing! Our kids, (12, 10 and eight ) are voluntarily doing chores so they can choose a stick! I love that there are blank sticks to add in our own chores to fit our family. These are perfect! You won’t be disappointed! These are a fun way to get kids excited to do chores!" —Lulu Finn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    20. A Swiffer WetJet to easily clean both wet and dry floors, making your apartment so sparkling your landlord will never know your new roommate Murphy is actually a 65-pound labradoodle.


    This kit includes one mop, five cleaning pads, and one cleaning solution but you can also stock up on refills of the cleaning solution and mopping pads whenever you need!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect mop for two total bros who live together. I used this and cleaned up a real sloppy mess yesterday, no problem. I'm thoroughly impressed!" —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.43.

    21. A bottle of cedarwood oil for coating your cleaned-out drawers and keeping moths from invading your undies.

    Promising review: "This works well as a natural homemade bug spray. I used it all summer." —PamM

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 60 scents).

    22. A fresh bottle of dishwashing soap to wash the dirt off of your lampshades (you'll be amazed at how bright the light is in your apartment after washing away three years of nasty lampshade with this clever trick).


    No, seriously! Grab yourself a nice microfiber cloth, get some warm water, add a little bit of Gain, and the buildup will wipe right off! After I learned this trick I swear I started using dish soap for my lamps more than my dishes (I am terrible at doing the dishes).

    Promising review: "f I could I would Gainify my life. Like most people, I have an affinity towards scents that smell good and that is the reason I continue to use this dishwashing liquid. This formula not only performs well with removing greasy, stuck on food and the like, it's also good for mopping floors. And who doesn't love the smell of Gain?" —Myopia123

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    23. An automatic pool cleaner — it may remind you of every terrifying pool scene in Paranormal Activity, but it'll also clean your pool so well it's scary.

    Literally this thing is called a Kreepy Krawly because it CLIMBS WALLS LIKE A DEMON. But I mean, it's also a perfect pool pump that requires no tools to assemble and no electricity. Attach it to an existing filtration system and use a 1600 GHP pump for best use.

    Promising review: "I've been a Prime member for years and yet I've never gotten off my butt and written a single review. Well, this product finally got me to do just that. I am a newer pool owner and am slowly figuring out how to maintain it. I went to old trusty Amazon and searched for highly rated automatic pool cleaners until I found this unit. The reviews were phenomenal, but at less than a quarter of the price of other pool cleaners, it was difficult to believe this could be that great. I am happy to report that this cleaner is everything it purports to be. I leave it plugged in my side vacuum port and it begins working as soon as the pump turns on. I have a large pool and run the pump for six hours every day and my pool is spotless. It works perfectly. Please take it from me, if you are looking for an in-ground automatic pool cleaner, save yourself $300+ and buy this unit. It works just as well, if not better." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $85.95.

    24. A microwave cleaner to effortlessly wipe away the build-up in your microwave before your anyone gets mad about the mess.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I don't do a great job of keeping my microwave clean, nor do I make much effort to prevent splatters generally, so my microwave was downright disgusting by the time this little beauty arrived. With one use, everything caked on came off sooooo easily. It's like a whole new microwave in there! I can't believe I didn't invest in this sort of thing sooner. And it's a bonus that it's fun to watch a volcano erupt in your microwave while it's working its magic!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58.

    25. A multi-surface polish that'll basically make every surface in your home a shiny mirror until next year.


    Promising review: "I'M SO IMPRESSED! I purchased this recently because it looked like a good product from the description, but once I started using it I couldn't believe the results. It has a fresh and natural lemon scent that is really refreshing. This is a clay cleaner, meaning it is natural and super effective. I cleaned my stainless steel sink, the scum form the shower doors, the bathroom sink and counter top, the kitchen granite counters, cooktop, inside my oven, and my baked-on pans. And I did all of this with no effort. Even with all of my cleaning it's clear that this will go a long way. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SHADAZZLE!" —Rich Davidson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    26. A pair of fun rubber gloves, because even if you'll be cleaning your home with your own two hands, that doesn't mean you've gotta do it alone.


    Promising review: "These are absolutely the cutest pair of rubber dishwashing gloves that I have seen! I was looking for a new pair and ran across these. They are well made and make me smile each time I use them! I highly recommend them!" —TFD

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two styles).

    27. A bottle of wood polish for spiffing up surfaces Mother Nature never knew could be so shiny.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    28. A pack of two green tea and lime antibacterial surface sprays that'll deep-clean your home so well, cold season will be a thing of the past.


    Promising review: "This cleaner is the bomb!! The first time I used it I cleaned my kitchen, bathroom, and some spots on my tile floor. It has two settings; spray and stream. The spray is the perfect amount, not too heavy and not too fine. The stream is a regular stream. It smells slightly citrusy coupled with an herby smell, it's wonderful. While cleaning my bathroom, I noticed that all of the water spots, dirt, makeup, etc. came off really well. I cleaned my stainless steel faucet as well and it did a pretty good job without smearing or leaving water marks. I just remodeled my bathroom and used this on the floor where there were spots of dried grout from doing the new tile. The grout came up as I scrubbed with a PAPER TOWEL, not even a sponge!! I really like everything about this cleaner, especially that it is naturally sourced and non-toxic. I feel safe using it around my family and my dogs." —Cheesecake Traveler

    Get them from Amazon for $12.82.

    29. An intense cleaning brush kit that may make you wonder why you weren't telling a robot to do your chores ages ago.

    Includes five cleaning brushes for tile, grout, floors, windows, gutters, cars, swimming pools, balconies, and more with adjustable heads and a battery power of two hours. Suitable for both wet and dry cleaning.

    Promising review: "It is very hard to clean my floor by hand and I never get all the stains clean. After I got the power scrubber, it didn't even take five minutes to shine my tiles. With this kit, cleaning has become such an easy task. I wasn't the slightest bit tired and my back didn't hurt afterwards! I'd even recommend this kit as a gift because it really is the perfect tool for easier cleaning." —Anne Steenblik

    Get it from Amazon for $102.98.

    30. A seriously effective drain kit to clean away the unearthly mess in your pipes, because IT has nothing on what's lurking in your shower drain.,

    Includes three packs of drain dissolver and a free drain hair grabber.

    Promising review: "We recently had a major back-up with water coming up into the tub, out of the shower stall drain, even coming out the base of the toilet (don't ask me how that happens). We put a package of this in the toilet, the bath, and the shower stall. Within 30 minutes the water drained out. This is great stuff. We ordered two more boxes to have on hand for regular use." —P. Pike

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    31. And a cat toilet brush to prove you aren't ~kitten~ around when it comes to spring cleaning.


    Promising review: "This is cute and functional. It's handy for a guest bathroom where you're trying to pretend like there aren't any cleaning products around." —Alyson R H L

    Get it from Amazon for $16.31.

    After you've cleaned for hours and realize the room is spotless:

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