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    34 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! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A two-pack of Bon Ami β€” people have been using it since 1886, so you can show off your clean surfaces (and historical knowledge) during your dorm's next cleaning checks.

    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." β€”Kathleen G.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.49.

    2. A charming TV 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 or ModCloth for $7.

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

    3. 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!" β€”Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    4. 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." β€”Timothy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. 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." β€”becky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.64.

    6. A pair of bleach cleaners, because cleaning toilets is far better when you can look away and just spray the stank away.

    Get them from Jet for $7.99 or $7.04 each when you buy six.

    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." β€”Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    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." β€”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 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." β€”Gary Hoffman

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A little detergent β€” 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." β€”Caitlin and Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    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!" β€”BC TM

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

    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." β€”Lesley Chung

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $38.94.

    13. A powder polish for giving your kitchenware the scrub down they deserve after you watch Beauty and the Beast and start feeling guilty.,

    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." β€”Arlington Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    14. A hand vacuum to help you pretend your mattress is a (clean) place to rest, instead of 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." β€”Jaron McFall

    Get it from Amazon for $49.

    15. A pack of two reusable microfiber cloths to 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 β€” 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." β€”AMA

    Get them from Amazon for $12+ (available in multiple packs and two colors).

    16. 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." β€”Jarrett Spagnoli

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four aromas).

    17. 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." β€”Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or from FireBox for $42 (available in sizes 3–12 months).

    18. 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." β€”holymosy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    19. 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!" β€”Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    20. A customizable chore board that'l help the entire family stay organized and focused on their own chores (so you don't have the chore of telling your kiddos what they need to do, tell them the board made you do it).

    Promising review: "We love it! It is beautiful and all of my custom changes are perfect. Thank you so much!" β€”FourCitrus

    Get it from The Elegant Wall on Etsy for $47.99.

    21. A Swiffer mop 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.

    Includes one mop, seven dry cloths, and three wet cloths.

    Promising review: "My life was so dull and worthless before I purchased this. Before, I cleaned the floor with two wipes on my hands and knees. The sweat would always drip into my eyes, causing them to sting. I suffered immensely on that floor. Soon, I fell into a deep depression, the darkness curled over me like dirt swept roughly from the tile. It was there that I would cry. But since using my Swiffer, the tile now gleams like my smile as I gaze adoringly at my kitchen. Where once I would hear them cry, 'Clean the floor Cinderella!', I now hear applause in its place. A standing ovation for my shining floor, oh how far you've come. And me! I haven't suffered through a lull of depressive self-pity since the day I clicked 'Add to Cart.'" β€”IMO

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    22. 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." β€”PamM

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. 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).

    Get it from Jet for $4.10 or $3.93 if you buy 10.

    24. A automatic pool cleaner β€” 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." β€”Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $92.95.

    25. A microwave cleaner to effortlessly wipe away the build-up in your microwave before your S.O. sees the mess and erupts.

    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!" β€”Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    26. 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!" β€”Rich Davidson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    27. Bleach laundry pens for cleaning grout between tiles, and cleaning the stains on your shirt you get from cleaning the grout between tiles.

    Promising review: "I love these pens. I use them on my grout in my shower to help keep it white. They have the power of bleach with the convenience of a pen tip for precision on my grout fill each and every time. I highly recommended them and use them often. I will be buying them again." β€”Bottom4UBoy

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $10.96.

    28. 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!" β€”TFD

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in four styles).

    29. 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." β€”Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.05.

    30. An antibacterial surface spray that'll deep-clean your home so well, cold season will be a thing of the past.

    Promising review: "This cleans every surface perfectly! And it smells great!! I recommend it to everyone!" β€”Summer Mcvay

    Get it from Amazon for $4.19.

    31. 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." β€”Anne Steenblik

    Get it from Amazon for $117.99.

    32. A pack of washing machine cleaner to give your washing machine the bath it deserves after basically washing your entire closet every week.


    Includes five washing machine cleaners that'll remove build-up and odor in your washing machine (BRB, buying these as a birthday gift for my landlord and our scary-AF laundry room).

    Promising review: "I've used this cleaner for several washers and I'm always pleased with the performance and the fresh smell of the washer when the cycle is done." β€”cctyger

    Get a pack of three on Amazon for $29.98.

    33. 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." β€”P. Pike

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    34. And a game control soap, so you can wash yourself of the chore that is spring cleaning.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a present for my boyfriend and he loves it. It looks so realistic and smells so good!" β€”Danielle

    Get it from FireBox for $18.19 (available in three styles).

    After you've cleaned like crazy and realize ~the room~ is spotless.

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