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    Updated on Aug 1, 2020. Posted on Aug 1, 2020

    20 Cleaning Things For People Who Totally Despise Getting Their Hands Dirty

    "Look ma, no hands. 👐🏿" —rapper Wale and now you with all these cleaning products.

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    1. A handled scrubber so you can clean and remove buildup and your fingers won't have to touch the part that pulls up the grime. The handle connects to the scrubber at the top and has an empty space between it and the sponge so you could easily hang it when you're done. A bonus? The scrubber is replaceable so you won't have to toss the whole thing when it wears out.

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    Reviewers also noted that this scrubber helps prevent you from nicking your hands when you're scrubbing aggressively and that its angular shape helps to get into corners easier. I own this and I really like that the sponge part is not super soft and squishy like a regular sponge. It's actually pretty stiff to make the scrubbing easier. I also think that helps it to dry faster than the average sponge.

    Promising review: "Really well-designed, seems like they were made by people who actually clean and actually use the tools. You can put pressure on them and they hold up. The grip and shape are great. Your hand does not get tired, and it is protected from nicks and scrapes. Along with cleansing powder and water, these do the job. I think if you buy one you will be happy with it. They don't do the job for you, but they make the job you do turn out much better and be much easier." —Design Magic
    Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

    2. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to snatch up all the rust, grease, and other nasty mess that likes to camp out in there. This way, your machine will actually clean your dishes properly ~and~ you won't have to use your hands to clean them or the machine manually.

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    It'll also kill salmonella and E. coli! Woot!

    Promising review: "I started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. I thought it was my detergent and changed it but saw no difference. I kept getting 'clean' dishes with this weird white film on them. I would wash them by hand then put them back in the dishwasher and white film again! Then, I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery.) Found this! Bought it. Used it. Dishes are clean again!" —Carey Holzman

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    3. Cleaning packets that'll only require you to stick the packet into your garbage disposal and turn it on. The packet will eliminate the odor it can get from all the food it knocks down for you — without any failed attempts at squeezing your hand down into the abyss with a sponge.

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    BTW, it's lemon-scented and the packets are biodegradable so they won't screw up the environment once they go down your drain and out into the sewage.

    Promising review: "We moved into a townhouse that had a garbage disposal in the kitchen. I never had one growing up and didn't think too much about it until the funky smell started. I researched ways to clean it and came across these. I decided to order a four-pack and try them. THEY ARE LIFE-CHANGING. Just run some water, toss the packet in, and turn on the disposal. The little packet does all the hard work for you. I order a new set as soon as we start to run low." —Lucas Brothers

    Get them from Amazon for $10.89+ (available in multiple quantities).

    4. Green Gobbler drain clog dissolver to unclog your pipes and liquefy built-up hair in mere minutes. This'll be the jam if you're creeped out by the mere idea of touching a Flexisnake and pulling up gunk.

    A reviewer's hand holds the bottle of clog dissolved. It has two openings at the top of ti closed with twist-off caps
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    The formula is non-toxic and odorless.

    Promising review: "I had a stubborn toilet clog which neither my son nor I could clear with a plunger or a snake. I bought this product with hope but skepticism. I used it the night I received it and when I flushed in the morning, nothing happened... until I got back to my bedroom and heard the water go down!! I like to use 'green' products that are effective. I'm sold on this one!" —Leland Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    5. An extendable, angular shower scrubber that'll help you hit every spot in your tub with no problem. I own this and it helps me clean my shower twice as fast.

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    It won't take up too much space in your bathroom and it'll also be super easy for you to clean the scrubber part. This thing will come in handy for anyone but it's especially a good option for anyone who has neck and/or back pains that prevent them from reaching certain spots in their shower.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! It's literally the smartest thing I've ever purchased. I always hated cleaning my tub simply because it takes too much time and effort. Using this, it only takes me a few minutes to clean the tub and the walls of the shower." —Gino

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 and the scrubber refill for $10.10.

    6. A mildew-resistant antimicrobial shower curtain liner to keep all the cooties away from your tub so you won't be on icky mildew duty every other week. Basically, it'll be a nearly invisible helping hand for keeping your bathroom clean.

    Transparent shower curtain hanging in the bathroom
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    This liner has five magnets at the bottom to hold it in place in your shower, 12 rust-proof metal grommets, and a reinforced header. It's designed to be heavy-duty enough for use as a liner or as a single curtain. Also, holy moly 😱, this thing has over 13,000 5-star reviews.

    Promising review: "Not only is this shower curtain CHEAP, but it also has been amazing at really staying mold- and mildew-free. I am so sick and tired of buying every single 'mildew-resistant' shower curtain I can find. It is so annoying to have one for a month or so, only to see it get wrecked and dirty and be impossible to clean. So far, I have had the same one up inside of my shower for six months, only needing minor cleaning on a bi-weekly basis. I find that using a Magic Eraser really helps too." —D_Bombz

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three styles).

    7. A hair-removing glove so you can sweep through your pet's coat and everywhere in your home with ease to remove all the excess hair — without getting any of the dander, dust, and excess hair on your actual hands.

    The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair held in front of a French bulldog
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    Or, hey, if the hair's already escaped from your pet to every nook and cranny in your household — this glove'll help you run your hands all over the house to remove it. It also has an adjustable strap so it'll conform to your hand and wrist size. The other upside? You'll be giving your fur baby all the rubs they desire. Peep what BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan has to say about how she and her baby Rockie like the glove:

    "My dog is perfect in every way but he has recently started to shed and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. (According to his vet, it’s common for Frenchies to go through more shedding in the fall and spring to make way for a new ~seasonally-appropriate~ coat.) I had seen this pet grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works. The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean. We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he….loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: this is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available for the right or left hand plus a two-in-one version).

    8. A pumice cleaning stone to get hard-to-remove grime off your toilet bowl, tile floors, grills, sinks, and more. It'll almost look like you bought yourself a new home but nah, just this super affordable thing. (Plus, you'll do it all without getting your hands dirty thanks to that helpful handle.)

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    Reviewers especially loved it for getting hard water stains out of their toilets.

    Promising review: "THIS IS THE BEST THING EVERRRRRR!! Our toilets are old and have hard water stains in them. I clean them (admittedly less than) religiously but I could never get the hard water stains off. So, I thought I would give this rock-on-a-stick a try before I ended up smashing all our toilets in frustration and embarrassment. My rock-on-a-stick arrived and, in the words of John Oliver, 'PRAISE BE.' THIS THING IS A MIRACLE-WORKER. It requires very little scrubbing and my dang toilets look brand spanking new! Seriously! I am thinking about inviting the Queen over for a nice tinkle because that is how clean my toilets are." —Octomeggo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a pack of two).

    9. AND — vegan disinfectant toilet tablets that'll remove the germs and buildup from your toilet bowl faster than you can say, "Ooh, these smell good" – and they do smell good. 🚽👃🏿

    small white tablets shaped like snowballs
    SiVi Tidy Co.

    Just drop the tablets into your toilet bowl, let 'em sit for three to five minutes, wipe, then flush. BTW, these tablets are made by a vegan cleaning company based in Palm Beach, Florida. The brand will also donate a portion of whatever you buy to the charitable cause you choose out of the four available!

    Promising review: "I just received my order and immediately used it. I have never in my life been so eager to clean a toilet. #Extremeadulting. It honestly works and as soon as you open the bag, it smells amazing. The bag comes with these wooden tongs so you can pick up the bombs without getting the residue on your fingers. My bathroom smells great and looks great. Excellent job and will definitely re-purchase.” —Aaliyaah S.

    Get it from SiVi Tidy Co. for $8 (available in a 12-count bag and two scents).

    10. A FURemover squeegee broom to prevent pet hair (and um, maybe even your hair?) from piling up in your carpet. While a shedding pet is the focus, the squeegee design will even work with getting up water, dirt, and dust so you can give a ton of things around you a hands-free clean.

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    Promising review: "I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room... Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally)." —Sarah R.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    11. A grill scraper set with everything you'll need to make the grill snap back every time you barbecue without you getting all that black nasty stuff on your hands and underneath your fingernails.

    a photo of all the things in the grill-cleaning kit
    Amazon

    The set comes with 10 pieces including a scraper with an easy-grip handle to remove grease and food debris, four cleaning pads, three cleaning screens for easy removal of baked-on residue, and a squirt bottle to apply water or vegetable oil to your cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "This kit was truly needed to get the 'gunk' off of our griddle grill this summer. Definitely make sure to get a full kit — because griddles are high maintenance — to keep them lasting longer." —MUZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. A diamond cleaning pen to remove the gunk from your jewelry and make it twinkle and shine like the day you got it — minus the need to dip your fingers and cleaning rag in and out of cleaning solution.

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    Promising review: "Trust me. This PAINS me to say this. My wallet is hurting. This $5 stick outperforms my $90 jewelry steamer. Forget the jewelry store cleaning. Do it at home and your rings will look BETTER. I have a morganite band that I seldom wore because the stones are impossible to clean and they're ugly when they're cloudy....well... The morganite now looks good as new." —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.16.

    13. Mildew- and grime-busting tablets so you can the clean washing machine out without having to stick your hands — and in some cases, the whole top half of your body — in there. It'll also get down into the tiny places of your machine where your hands can't reach for a super deep clean.

    model in the middle of placing one tablet into a washing machine
    Amazon

    The brand recommends you use it monthly or every 30 wash cycles.

    Promising review: "My washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes into the washer drum and doesn't dissolve right away. So, as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain — the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —Kelli Crawford

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (for a pack of six).

    14. Drill brush attachments to remove grit and grime dang near anywhere in your home including stoves, grills, bathroom tiles, tubs, sinks, showers, and way more.

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    Heads up, peeps: The drill is NOT included. It's a set of three brushes that will attach to your existing drill (or the new one you're about to snag) so you can clean more efficiently.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand-scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door... everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors and with a 90-day money-back guarantee).

    15. A battery-powered scrubber with a super sturdy handle so you can get into even the smallest of nooks and crannies properly. Thanks to its oscillating bristles, there'll be no real wrist work involved, much less anything you need to do with those fingers.

    the brush laying on the floor. one side of the tiled floor is completely white after using the brush. The right side of the floor still has black grime in the crevices of the tile.
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    Promising review: "What a difference five minutes with this and Bar Keepers Friend can make! I was getting ready to refinish a dresser and the thought of having to scrub and polish all of the hardware had me thinking I should replace rather than reuse. I decided that I would use a toothbrush to attempt to keep the original hardware but saw this option and gave it a try. It was magic! Honestly, less than five minutes of scrubbing revealed the beauty of the hardware and while I need to do a little more work with the grout head (which I immediately ordered), the results were great. Since then, I have used it to clean those icky places on pots and pans by the handle, on small appliances, and more. I had to stop myself from roaming around the house looking for places to try it on! It's worth the money. I think I am going to get rechargeable batteries for it (but truly, I have used for over a month and the batteries are still fine)." —cphilburn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    16. A duster brush just for your blinds that'll def be a perfect pick if the thought of all the dust from your shutters makes you, well, ~shudder~. 😅

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    The brush has microfiber sleeves that'll actually pick up all of the dust so you don't have to do so many swipes. It cleans two blinds at once and will come in especially handy for folks with plantation blinds which are thicker and wider and therefore collect even more dust. Oh yeah, the microfiber sleeves are removable and washable PLUS you'll get an extra four so they'll be interchangeable. Woot!

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years???? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS!!! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." —Marionvgt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    17. An oven cleaner kit with a handled brush so you deal with the toughest machine to clean in your house without your hands having to interact with any nasty food and grease buildup.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this mainly for my mother. We have an 8-year-old flat top stove that, thanks to her, is in almost perfect condition. It is cleaned at least once a day with Weiman cleaner. She had been using a brand of scrubbers that are about half the size and thickness of Weiman's and a scraper from the hardware store. The first time she used this scrubber with the handle, she was very impressed! It takes much less elbow grease and does a much, much better job. It also took about half the time. We haven't had an occasion to use the scraper, however — it is very comfortable to hold and does not require a screwdriver to access the blade. No more small yellow scrubby pads for us! I only wish I had discovered this sooner. This is the only brand for us forever." —Donna M.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    18. Scrubber silicone gloves so you can wash dishes more efficiently and you won't have to dip your hands in dirty dishwater over and over again — or let your skin touch dirty dishes at all.

    reviewer wearing green gloves with tiny rubber-like bristles on the palms
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    Several reviewers noted that the gloves also prevent their hands from drying out when they wash dishes AND from getting scalded when they have super hot water running. Additionally, a few reviewers noted that these are their go-to gloves for bathing and getting pet hair off of their dogs.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, if you HATE washing dishes (like I do), then you HAVE to get these! I have never enjoyed washing dishes until I got these gloves. I would literally put every single thing in the dishwasher (even the stuff I shouldn't) because I HATED washing dishes that bad. These seriously changed the game! I told my husband last night that I now love washing the dishes because these make it 'fun' (I've realized that chores have to be fun to me, or I despise doing them. Yes, I know I sound like a 3-year-old child and not a 36-year-old adult) and these definitely make washing dishes fun. If you hate washing dishes, then get these and you won't anymore. They clean the dishes great, make the process super fast, and with a little drop of Dawn Ultra, my dishes are spotless and shiny. Best invention ever! I loved them so much I bought three pairs. Two are for me and one is for my best friend (because don't we all need at least 2 of everything?! :P)." —DaveyStras

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. And! regular gloves to assist you in cleaning up around the house even when you don't want to scrub. These are extra-long and have extra ridges at the top to keep the gloves adhered to arms so they don't slip off or get water trapped inside.

    Reviewer's hand wearing the long glove
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    Promising review: "The gloves literally make me want to clean everything. They are LONG so they reach all the way to my elbow which is dreamy because I never get water down my gloves anymore. Also, the value is great. They come with three pairs! Just buy them." —Pickybutreasonable

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in a set of 3).

    20. AND! Dish-cleaning spray to use with your handled scrubbers or gloves that'll help you do even less scrubbing thanks to its powerful instant foam.

    The spray bottle
    Target

    It's supposed to clean grease five times faster than regular Dawn dish soap. Also, refill bottles are available!

    Peep what BuzzFeed editor, Elizabeth Lilly, has to say about hers:

    "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well."

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. When I have pans and other dishes that have food stuck on them, I just spray this over them and let them sit. A few minutes later, they just are so easy to clean. I didn’t expect it to work so well but it totally does. It does seem to go quickly though but I may have been trigger-happy though. I was just so pleased with it that I was just spraying everything in my path. I will definitely rebuy. But I am hoping there will be refills because this bottle is somewhat bulky so to continue to buy it is a lot of waste." —Mom of 2girls

    Get it from Target for $6.09, the refills for $3.99 (available in two scents), or the full bottle and refill set for $8.49.

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