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    We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked

    They all seemed too good to be true. But some of 'em were actually worth the money.

    Hi! We're Natalie and Emily from BuzzFeed's Nifty team, and we're constantly on the lookout for ways to make life a little bit easier.

    We also like to have clean clothes, dishes, and apartments. But when it comes to ACTUALLY cleaning?

    Wellllll.... *cue procrastination*

    And TBH there are some cleaning jobs that are the MOST annoying β€” or basically impossible.

    That's why we decided to test eight ~miracle~ products that claim to make those jobs easier, faster, or less of a chore. Here's how everything went:

    1. This wine stain remover that removes both fresh and dried red wine stains.

    2. This automatic scrubbing brush β€” with 1/2-inch head and detachable grout brush β€” that's supposed to make cleaning tough spots easy.

    3. This robotic fur ball duster rolls around collecting dust and dirt with its washable microfiber cover.

    4. This gap-cleaning tool that's supposed to reach the stubborn dirt in window or sliding-door tracks.

    5. This makeup-brush cleaning mat that's supposed to give your makeup brushes a ~deep clean~ with very little effort.

    6. This three-brush water-bottle cleaning set that gets the gunk out of straws and awkward crevices.

    7. This "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner that supposedly makes it easy to wipe out cooked-on gunk (and is tbh sexist).

    8. These sweeper slippers that seem like they can clean your floors while you just go about your everyday tasks.