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    31 Products To Make Your Home Sparkle Because Cleaning Is A Competition And You Didn't Come To Lose

    We'll race you to see who gets these cleaning superstars first.

    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 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp to polish your toilet with each flush. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet.

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    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    2. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

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    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard-water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solutions — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. Well, I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A mold and mildew remover because you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight
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    Promising review: "You guys. I’m embarrassed to even show you this. The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I came across this in a BuzzFeed list, and this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today." —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A power scrubber so you don't have to schedule a six-hour cleaning session this weekend. It's basically an electric toothbrush, but for cleaning tile grout and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. This is gonna save you so much time and effort.

    Reviewer photo of their tile grout, which is is white and clean where the scrubber has been used and dark brown where it still needs to be brushed
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    Promising review: "This is so much easier than using the toothbrush when trying to really scrub grout or around the sink, etc. This little thing is pretty powerful; I was really surprised at how fast it rotates! This is one of the most helpful cleaning tools I have ever owned. A real time- and energy-saver!" —Sissy39

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    5. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish if your fridge has been covered in smudges and fingerprints for so long that you've forgotten how beautiful and shiny it once was. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge-free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    Hand wiping a fridge door after applying the cleaner
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    Promising review: "This is hands-down the only product that has ever perfectly cleaned my stainless steel appliances. It deserves 10 stars because nothing else comes close to removing streaks and toddler finger prints as easily and completely as this. I have tried for years to get my appliances to look like new. Everyone who has stainless should own this." —Danielle

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A microwave steam cleaner that'll melt away the baked-on crud that's clung to the sides of your microwave since, well, we're not exactly sure how long it's been there but suffice it to say it's been awhile.

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    Promising review: "Something I didn't believe until I tried it. So easy to follow directions, written on Angry Mama. Was disappointed when I opened the 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. My microwave was sooooo white once cleaned!! Would buy as gifts." —max's mum

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. An oven-cleaning kit to finally assert your dominance over the burned brownie bits and charred cheese that are glued to the bottom of your oven.

    The kit
    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    This kit comes with the scrub, an all-purpose cleaner, and a metallic sponge.

    CleaningStudio is a small biz based in Fairfield, Connecticut that specializes in natural cleaning supplies and microfiber cloths.

    Get it from CleaningStudio on Etsy for $24.99+ (available in plastic or glass containers).

    8. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets for anyone who's gotten an arm cramp because they scrubbed too hard. These bad boys will do all the heavy lifting for you so your beloved thermos is crystal clean quicker than it took you to make those stains.

    Progression photo showing a stained mug, the mug with foaming liquid inside, and the mug after it's been cleaned looking shiny and brand new
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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING!!!!!! It is completely worth the price. You will be AMAZED at how fast it works and how efficiently too. I admit, I was a little skeptical, even with other users posting pictures. For me, it was a try it to believe it. I did and I totally do. It works so well that it has made one of my tea tumblers look better than when I bought it. I would highly recommend this product!" —T. V. Henson

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    9. A bottle of hard water booster powder because your mugs look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) and you want them to look like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny).

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder
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    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.67/month).

    10. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray so soap scum and shower grime buildup goes bye bye without you ever having to wipe. Rinse it clean the next day, and you'll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor
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    Promising review: "Does a FANTASTIC job if used regularly. I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse the tub before the next shower due to product making it slick. The fumes of other cleaners always messed with my asthma. I have noticed that for some reason with this one, I sneeze twice, because I have to spray shower doors while I'm still in the shower...but it never affects my lungs. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" —Angela GIllaird

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    11. A beeswax wood polisher if you want to revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table quick as a flash. This method is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing the wood, and using this polish on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.

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    Promising review: "Works as incredibly as the reviews said! Super fast, no strong smelly chemicals, amazing results!" —Michelle Behnken

    Get it from Amazon for $14.85.

    12. A pack of vegan disinfectant toilet tablets that'll sanitize your bowl and keep it smelling fresh without you ever having to break a sweat.

    White bath bombs
    JuniperseedMerc / Etsy

    JuniperseedMerc is a Colorado-based small biz run by science teacher Tiffany Norton. It specializes in all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "Like a bath bomb for your toilet! Works great, smells great, toilets were just as clean but with none of the chemicals! Fast shipping too! Thank you!” —Erin Horender

    Get them from JuniperseedMerc on Etsy for $2.50 (or a pack of five for $10).

    13. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to clean your machine as it runs — no need to spend your precious free time cleaning it by hand.

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    Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.98.

    14. A speedy oven and grill cleaner for lifting the unsightly food stains on your burner — y'know, the stubborn spots that looked at every sponge and cleanser you've ever used and figuratively laughed in your face. This foam clings to the stains and penetrates deeply so you can lift them with ease.

    Before photo of a reviewer's white stovetop with burners covered in brown and black burned food and after photo of the same stovetop looking bright and clean
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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. We did have to put elbow grease in it and also use a pot scrubber but boy-oh-boy. This stuff. Immediately starts loosening up the gunk as soon as you spray. Definitely worth the money." —CandyCurlz

    Get it from Amazon for $16.19.

    15. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser because it'll basically make any stains wish they'd never been born. It's a kitchen and bathroom superstar, excelling at making your tile, porcelain, stainless steel, and glass shine.

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    We recommend picking up some reusable cleaning gloves before you begin your disinfecting. If you want to save yourself from getting down on your hands and knees to scrub, one reviewer suggested using a broom so you can both stand *and* clean a larger surface area.

    Promising review: "We’re on a well so we have very hard water. Recently the water got super rusty and left horrible stains in the shower that would not come out. This was the only thing that worked and it worked GREAT! I just used a damp sponge to scrub it in and all of the rust stains came out. For the lighter spots it took maybe one swipe to clean which was incredible. For the super dark spots it took a little elbow grease but it got it out. I am absolutely amazed and will always use this from now on. I highly recommend it for tough-to-clean hard water stains." —Amanda A.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74.

    Read our review of Bar Keepers Friend and how one writer used it to deep clean her new apartment.

    16. A luxurious plant-based dish soap so your squeaky clean cups and plates sparkle. (One reviewer even said it's better than Dawn!) Also, how chic is the white-and-gold packaging?

    The white pump bottle
    L’AVANT Collective

    L’AVANT Collective is a woman-founded company started by friends Lindsay Droz and Kristi Lord. Both moms were looking for nontoxic and effective cleaning products to make the messes their kids and pets left behind disappear. The result is potent products that look pretty on your counters.

    Promising review: "I love that this dish liquid is plant based and super concentrated. It cleans so well and the pump bottle is so pretty!" —Beatrice P.

    Get it from L'AVANT Collective for $26.

    17. A cooktop cleaner if you can't remember the last time you cleaned the stove. This kit comes with a bottle of cleaner, a sponge, and a scraper — everything you need.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. My rental apartment has a white glass cooktop and it gets nasty even if you use very clean pots and pans on it. Before I found this stuff, I thought that for sure I would lose a big chunk of my security deposit, but I have yet to encounter a stain that this stuff cannot remove. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries alternating between the paste and the razor scraper, but even the most stubborn burned-on, carbonized food bits always come off." —Max

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A glass cleaner that'll cut through fingerprints, toothpaste specks, paper towel lint, dust, and more. Now you can get back more important things, like admiring your reflection in the mirror.

    The spray bottle
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business helmed by Rita Pardo, a mom who was looking for natural hair, body, and home products that wouldn't irritate her daughter's severe eczema.

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in four scents).

    19. A magical window cleaning tool to make that glass ✨ shine ✨. This contraption is great for folks who can't easily wash their windows (like people who live on the third floor of an apartment building) as it allows you to polish them from inside your home.

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    Promising review: "We live in an 1880s row home with 35 original windows and I received a quote of $750 for a window washer to clean just the exterior side. My only other option to reach the third (and even second) floor would’ve been a three-story ladder so this product was a Hail Mary. It works! This is not a quick process. I spent around an hour plus cleaning each window (and set of storm windows), so it’s going to take me a while to work through the entire house. For me, it’s still worth the money when compared to alternatives!" —Amanda Stratmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $48.29+ (available in three styles).

    20. A screen cleaner for wiping away fingerprints and smudges on flat screens, laptops, tablets, smartphones, touch screens, and even eyeglasses. The best part = no streaks. None. Nada. Zilch.

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    The kit comes with the cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

    Promising review: "My laptop is an unholy crud-encrusted atrocity; it's pretty bad. This stuff is a godsend. I've tried other products to make my laptop look vaguely respectable, but they tend to leave streaks, fail to despeckle the harder specks from my screen, and make little headway with regards to the greasy blotches so many not-well-thought-out late fast food runs have left on my keys. This product, though, gets my computer clean and pleasant looking to the point where I am only slightly embarrassed to haul it around as though it were some extension of my person. I use it on pretty much all of my devices now, and even though I'm not the sort of person to particularly care about the 'naturalness' of a cleaning product, I'm glad to have something on hand that isn't scented and probably won't destroy things I spill it on." —Leah Davydov

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    21. A jetted bathtub cleaner because yes, you have to clean the inside of your tub — like the inside, inside. This cleanser will quickly flush out soap scum and body oils that are gunking up your tub's jets.

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    Promising review: "Get this! I was a little hesitant due to the price but I’m so glad I sprang for this! I’ve tried to bubble the gunk outta my jetted tub and thought it was OK with just water; I WAS WRONG! This cleaner made all the difference and so much crap came outta there! This made it really easy to scrub my tub down and get it sparkling clean afterward, so glad I bought this! If you’re on the fence like I was because you’re cheap, buy this! You will be so disgusted yet pleasantly surprised by the crap that comes outta your jetted tub!" —Cebe

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A gel dust cleaner so you can say goodbye to that annoying crumb that's stuck between your R and T keys. Smushing this lemon-scented slime on your keyboard is weirdly soothing and the end result is dust-free keys.

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    Promising review: "This is so amazing and cleans up any keyboard! This is a must-have if you use a mechanical keyboard. This product cleans way beyond my expectations! I've used it on multiple keyboards, car vents, and small cracks/joints in my car interior. I was paranoid buying this container as I wasn't sure how long it would last but I'm still on my first container of this so it's WELL worth the money." —jgutz20

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. A powerful tub scrub if your daily bubble baths are leaving behind stubborn rings. Just a spoonful of this magic powder mixed with water will rinse away leftover soap and body oils that are dulling the shine of your tub.

    The tub
    The Green Laundress

    Erica Ahmed launched her eco-friendly company, The Green Laundress, in 2016. Ahmed struggled to find products that didn't irritate her daughter's very sensitive skin so she made them herself! This is also a Black-owned business.

    Promising review: "Worked so well, I bought some for my mom because she loves clean and shiny things and you get both clean and shiny with whatever you use this to clean." —Countess J.

    Get it from The Green Laundress for $10.

    24. A heavy-duty multi-purpose polish that'll be kind to the earth but a bully to those stubborn stains.

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    It's safe to use on ceramics, glass, jewelry, marble, metal, porcelain, stainless steel, silverware, wood, and even car wheels.

    Promising review: "Wonderful product! It is easy to use, safe, smells great, and cleans well! I recommend this product to all my friends and family. I've used it on on pots, my stove, bathtub, my countertops, the barbecue, glass, and much more!" —angie

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in three scents).

    25. A pair of sweeper slippers to clean the floors as you walk around your apartment. They pick up dirt, dust, pet hair, your hair, and more with each step.

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    My colleague Natalie Brown (pictured above) has tested these and loves them. Here's what she had to say:

    "Of course these only really work on hard floors like wood or tile. And even then, they'll pick up *some* stuff, but not everything — to pick up more dust, crumbs, and debris, you have to put a little effort into using your feet as brooms and sweeping everything into one pile. But when I wore them for a week, I did that way more often than I expected to, and my floors were cleaner because of it!"

    Get them from Amazon for $15.15.

    26. A no-rinse spot remover for anyone whose usual MO is to just ignore the mess. This'll lift even the most stubborn old stain, and it doesn't require you to rinse or vacuum after you spray.

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    Promising review: "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" —Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.56.

    27. A bleach pen because it makes cleaning your grout as simple as coloring in the lines. It's also great for spot-treating stains on clothes.

    Infographic showing how to use the pen
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    Promising review: "Bought a pair of these for the purpose of cleaning the grout in my bathroom — it worked ridiculously well. It was really dingy to brown, and it's white grout. Then pen was really simple to use. I just traced the grout lines with the pen tip, then used the brush on the back to fill in the groove fully. I did this at about 10 p.m., then let it sit with a fan on (some fumes) all night. With the bare minimum of scrubbing with a small brush, all the dirt came off and the color was bright white. I can't believe how ridiculously simple this was." —Adam J

    Get two bleach pens as from Amazon for $10.98

    28. A drill brush kit that comes with three different heads so you can clean your bathroom with practically no effort. Just attach the scrubbing brush head, flip the switch on your drill, and watch the dirt go straight down the drain.

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    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+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    29. An OXO brush set if you want a precise clean. You get two brushes — one big and one small — to tackle every mess from grimy grout to stained cooktops.

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    Promising review: "These are magical! I've tried toothbrushes, sponges, rags, scrubbies, and everything to clean my nasty bathtub grout and these brushes worked better than all of them combined. I have arthritis and these are easy to grip and use for the duration of cleaning. They're very effective at lifting up the mold and mildew, as well as cleaning the soap scum and hard water lines. I used the littlest brush to clean around the fixtures on my bathroom sink and now it's sparkling. I'm so happy with these!" —BrooklynBeaches

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    30. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners that'll clean your sink from the inside out. You definitely shouldn't be sticking your hand down the garbage disposal...so let this lil' helper do the dirty and dangerous work.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered this after trying myriad products and home remedies that failed to rid our kitchen sink of a lingering odor that made each of us in the house suspect that one of the others had ground up a corpse in the garbage disposal. To our surprise, it neutralized the rotting flesh-whiff in the first use. Seriously. It is pretty awesome." —Shay E. Meagle

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $4.10.

    31. A jewelry-cleaning pen to have your jewels sparkling in literal seconds instead of sitting at the table gently scrubbing...and scrubbing...and scrubbing with a toothbrush and hoping you're getting all the nooks and crannies. OK, OK so it won't make your literal house sparkle, but it will make the things inside your house glisten and gleam.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen
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    Check out my colleague's Diamond Dazzle Stik review to get more deets.

    Promising review: "I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.55.

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