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    18 Cleaning Gadgets With Before & After Photos That I Find Genuinely Satisfying

    A true deep clean...with pictures for proof.

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    1. A set of three brush attachments for your drill to go to town on the grimiest, grossest, most neglected tubs, stoves, and floors in your home. (Or just make your regular scrubbing take significantly less time.)

    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 hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean 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 the set on Amazon for $14.94.

    2. A multi-functional brush for your suede and nubuck shoes, coats, and bags that even diminishes water stains, no spray or other cleaner required.

    You can totally use it with another cleaner or spray if you want, but it seems like reviewers have success without!

    Promising review: "This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn't think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It's not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix." —Alexa

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A carpet-scrubbing shampooer vacuum to turn back the clock on carpet so it looks just as clean and fresh as the day it was installed.

    The vacuum has a dual-v nozzle for distributing suction across the machine's front; a long hose; stair, upholstery, and crevice tools; and ~heat force~, which helps everything dry faster after you're done.

    Promising review: "Works great! I have six cats in an apartment. One of them thinks she's too good for the litter so she makes a lot of messes. This shampooer cleaned up all the stains and removed any odors! My carpets looked just as good as the day we moved in! My son is allergic to cats and he said he could tell a difference so it gets rid of dander too. It's lightweight and easy to use. I do wish that all the attachments that come with it could be stored on the cleaner instead of having them stored separately. Other than that, I am extremely happy!" —Traci Mills

    Get it on Amazon for $149.

    4. A nook-and-cranny power scrubber with bristles that rotate 60 times a second for the quickest, deepest clean your grout has ever seen.

    I know because I own this, and cleaned my bathroom grout in less than an hour using just a little diluted Castile soap + this brush. Watching your grout get lighter each and every second is genuinely like magic.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! It cleans grout and hard water stains with ease! I just cleaned the tile in my kitchen and it made such a difference. I simply heated up a 50/50 solution of vinegar and dawn, sprayed it on, then let this thing do the scrubbing for me! The whole kitchen took 10 minutes!" —Jc

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    For more of my experience with it, read my Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    5. A pet hair "roller" brush you simply glide over furniture, carpets, jeans, and anything else your shedding best friend loves to sit on to instantly pick up every single piece of hair.

    I witnessed one of these in action at a friends house and it genuinely looked like it sucked up every bit of dog hair.

    Promising review: "About four years ago, I adopted Daisy, but little did I know that she would be about the sheddiest animal I've ever owned. This thing is amazing! It even got hair off of the carpet that our vacuum cleaner couldn't get. The mechanism isn't really a roller, it's actually one of those lint brushes where the hairs face a certain direction, so you're not actually rolling, but rubbing away the fur. The trap has brushes facing the opposite direction inside that grab the hair and keep it in the trap. It is easy to clean and well worth the money! I was even able to get her fur off of my jeans." —K. Patao

    Get it on Amazon for $24.95.

    6. An extendable spin scrubber so you can make your floors look like you spent hours washing them tile by tile on your hands and knees — without any of that effort.

    It comes with an extendable pole (so you can clean higher places, too!) and four styles of brush heads good for different kinds of tasks. Oh, and it's cordless, so all you have to do is charge, then go!

    Promising review: "I have several health issues and can no longer get on my hands and knees to scrub the floor, and this thing is unreal! I am SO glad I got this — it really made cleaning up so much easier! The before and after pictures are of our basement bathroom after a flood. The pics make it pretty obvious which ones are the before and the after..." —W. Shores

    Get it on Amazon for $49.99.

    7. A pressure washer because you deserve the pure satisfaction that comes with transforming a dirty fence, sidewalk, or driveway into its original gleaming-clean state of existence.

    It comes with five different quick-connect spray tips (0º, 15º, 25º, 40º and soap) perfect for a range of different tasks, a 34-inch extension wand, a garden hose adapter, a 20 foot high pressure–hose, and a needle cleaning tool. It also has two onboard removable detergent tanks so you can always have the soap you need. (Of course, it sprays just water, too!)

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 psi gas powered pressure washer. In fact I sold the gas one to keep this. It doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It took off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk!" —Tim S.

    Get one on Amazon for $137.49.

    8. A headlight restoration kit — it attaches to your drill to remove yellowy buildup layer by layer, then finishes with a protective wax to keep everything shining bright.

    It attaches to your drill so you can save on elbow grease (and time! although use with a drill is optional), and uses a four-step process that takes about an hour per light. (Some reviewers are really precious about it and take longer, but that's optional).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this small kit would actually clear up the badly hazed headlights of a 12 year old car. It took me less than two hours to go through all the prep work, sanding/buffing, and clean up to do two lenses. I was surprised at the results — the lenses were improved 95% and remarkably bright. Before I used the kit it was almost as if I did not have the headlights on; after it was like I had bought two new lights. There was enough product left to consider doing another lamp or at least to re-apply a quick "tune-up" in a year or so to polish my lamps. Just take your time and be thorough in following the instructions. This is not a job to take short-cuts on!" —JFleckenstein

    Get it on Amazon for $10.50.

    9. A disposable toilet wand kit with the cleaner built into each brush so you can tackle even the grossest situations with minimal fuss.

    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. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session!" —Whitney

    Get it on Amazon for $8.88.

    10. And a pumice stone on a handle — it beats back even the worst hard water buildup on toilets and tubs, so you can enjoy having a bathroom that actually looks clean again.

    Promising review: "I have a 19 year old master bathroom–toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase...well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A countertop jewelry cleaner so all your favorite ~jewels~ (and your dentures and eyeglasses) can sparkle and shine exactly the way they were born to do.

    It also works on other small non-electronic items that don't mind getting wet.

    Promising reviews: "I just used this and I am IN LOVE!! My rings were gross from lotion, sunscreen, hand soap, sweat etc. I don't have time to run to my jeweler to get them professionally cleaned. This does the trick, and same exact results! In three minutes. 💕" —Rebecca Morea

    "If you want to use it for dentures, it works. If yours have long-term deposits not responding to cleaning tablets, they WILL come off, but it means doing a daily clean for a couple of weeks. Now my dentures look the best they have looked in years, but it took a couple of weeks." —J in NYC

    Get it for $39.99, or a slightly smaller version for $34.99, both on Amazon.

    12. And for the times you're out and about, the Diamond Dazzle Stick, which you gently brush onto your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional cleaning.


    It also gives gold jewelry a ~lustrous shine~.

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $5.39.

    13. A cooktop cleaning kit complete with polish, a scrubber, and a scraper that, with their powers combined, wipe away years of seemingly permanent cooked-on blemishes.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but I went for it and holey moley, does it work. It works such wonders on my stupid glass cooktop that I feel like Martha freaking Stewart. Truth be told, cleaning has never been, nor will it ever be, my greatest strength but this cleaning product makes it easy enough that even I could do it. Save yourself the time and frustration cause the landlord picked this stupid cooktop for the 'aesthetic' and a trap to keep your security deposit but you know what?!? Buy this thing and you can tell em, 'Not this time! You won't get another penny out of me!!! Bwahahahaha!'" —Rita

    Get it on Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A multipurpose steam cleaner — it blasts built-up grease and grime out of existence using only some good ol' H20 (aka water).

    Promising review: "This has far exceeded my expectations. I didn't expect a non-commercial steam cleaner to have much power — this has great power. It easily runs for 45 minutes. I own a couple of rental properties that can get very dirty, and I used to have to hire a commercial cleaner whenever I changed tenants. Since I purchased this machine, I don't. Its cleaning power has been more than enough to tackle some pretty nasty jobs — it does everything I need. Its been a good bargain and I am very pleased with it." —R. Young

    Get it on Amazon for $111.36.

    15. A drain millipede to extract every little slimy bit of hair and you don't want to know what–else clogging up your sink or tub so everything can drain nice and freely once more.

    It's covered in little hooks and loops that tightly grab all of the gunk.

    Promising review: "Nothing was fixing our bathroom drain issues in the sink AND the tub. I was convinced we were going to have to hire a plumber to rip out the whole bathroom to find the problem. Then I ordered this. I could not believe all the disgusting gross crap that came out of the sink drain! I should have been wearing a rain suit with a scuba mask and I definitely should have moved our toothbrushes away from the splatter I wasn't expecting. I repeated this process in the bathtub drain, using the same FlexiSnake. I could not believe what and how much came out. I sent photos to my roommates so they would think I was a genius who spent hours fixing this problem and they'd be grateful. But honestly it took about five minutes (shh)." —ExPatInAsia

    Get one on Amazon for $5.28.

    16. A HEPA air purifier that cleans (you guessed it) the very air you breathe, to actually help reduce allergens like dust, pollen, smoke, mold, and pet dander.,

    There isn't exactly a "before" photo for this, so the cat will have to do.

    Promising review: "After having used this for a few months I can confidently say how great this air purifier is. With the wildfires the air quality in Oregon has been very unhealthy and at times hazardous. Combined with the heat we have no choice but to leave our windows open or the air conditioner running. We also have hardwood floors so the dust, dander, and pet hair gets kicked up very easily. This air purifier has made a world of difference! No smoke smell in the room we run it in and I don't have to worry as much about my son constantly breathing in the smog." —mtoddity

    Get one on Amazon for $76.49 (available in black and white).

    17. A rubber wheel designed to attach to your drill for the sole and exclusive purpose of quickly removing decals and bumper stickers from cars and boats without damaging the paint one bit.

    Promising review: "Bought a used car to get back and forth to work. Only problem being the back was covered in bumper stickers. Eleven to be exact. I don't like bumper stickers. At all. This Whizzy Wheel removed all of them in 25–30 minutes total no problem. Still has probably half the wheel left so I stuck it in my garage toolbox in case I need to eradicate any bummer stickers in the future." —PrestidgeSouthside

    Get it on Amazon for $19.97.

    18. A fabric shaver — it will restore your pilling, fuzzy sweaters, throw pillows, and furniture so they look like they're brand new again.

    You can choose between three different shaving depths for whatever fits your fabric best.

    Promising review: "This defuzzer is so simple to use and worked great on the throw pillows on my couch. I thought I was going to have to throw them away due to all of the pilling, but this device saved them! After I had done two pillows I noticed the defuzzer had slowed down and wasn’t working as well — I thought maybe the batteries were dying. But actually it just needed to be thoroughly cleaned out. You can very easily remove each piece of this to adequately clean the fuzz out of all the nooks and crannies. Each piece just twists or pulls off!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $10.99.

    Everyone you know, when they see how you've totally transformed your car/kitchen/couch/jewelry:


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