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    24 Cleaning Products So Impressive You'll Be Surprised At Their Cheap Price Tag

    "Stains, clogged drains, dust, bugs, and icky odors, begone," you shout as you frantically wave your toy wand.

    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 citrus-scented toilet spray you spritz in the bowl before you go so no one is the wiser as to what you did in the bathroom 😉. What's better than stopping the smell before it's even happened? Honestly, you can use this anywhere in the house to rid the air of strong odors!

    the product

    This formula is nontoxic and paraben-free.

    Promising review: "I didn't think I would like this, but it works! I was shocked. My husband has very regular BMs and that usually means that the rest of us have to avoid that part of the house for at least a little while. I got this for his birthday as a gag gift, but we tried it and it works amazingly well! The only downside is that I'm starting to associate the pleasant citrus scent with poop as well. It is not a subtle coverup, as anyone who walks by the bathroom will smell a great outpouring of citrus, but it's better than the alternative! Overall, I definitely recommend this product to anyone who poops." —steel_muffins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.12+ (available in 18 scents).

    2. A grout pen to cover up that nasty dirt and grime that accumulates in your tile cracks. It saves you from feeling like Cinderella sitting there scrubbing away all night, so everybody say, "Thank you, grout pen."

    Promising review: "Soooooo easy! Fast quick way to restore tile grout! It dries quickly also, which is a huge plus. I can’t believe my bathroom floor is the same floor; it looks so nice." —Ashleyrt918

    Get a white grout pen from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in other colors).

    3. A bottle of wood polish for making your doors, floors, cabinets, and antique furniture look like they should be in some Gothic vampire movie. So sleek they shall be!

    A reviewer photo showing washed out floors now looking brighter and cleaner after using the product

    Promising review: "This product is worth every penny and goes a very long way. We had tired oak floors that haven’t been refinished in over 50 years. They were dried out and washed out. This product took away decades in an hour with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. One word of caution: Floors are very slippery for a few days after use. Be very careful walking around. As a bonus, it smells amazing. It has a natural orange peel smell that is fresh and clean and not at all harsh or chemical. Highly, highly recommend." —GMD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55+ (available in three sizes).

    4. An oven cleaner so strong it'll fight the most stubborn stains and get 'em off overnight but also gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it. Now no one needs to know about that one time you tried baking...

    Promising review: "We have windows on the inside of the oven that take a beating. This product worked super quickly in a cold oven. I only left it on for 10 minutes and then used balled up tin foil to scrub it. The odor isn't bad; there is still something there so open up windows but it's nowhere as bad as the old stuff we used to use. My oven has never looked cleaner. I will always have this on hand from here on in." —Pixie Girl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $21.50.

    5. A pumice stone to make the inside of your toilet look totally spotless and pretty because, ya know, pretty toilets are a thing.,

    Promising review: "I had stubborn stains on my toilet bowl that wouldn't come out with toilet bowl cleaner, the toilet bowl brush, bleach, or anything else I tried. The stains were stuck for months but the pumice was able to remove it instantly. The pumice did not scratch the bowl at all." —Margaret D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two quantities).

    6. A universal dust cleaning gel you can knead into a ball that'll get into even the nookiest of nooks, from your keyboard to your car vents to your printer. It's non-sticky and smells lemony, which is just the, er, lemon on top?

    A gel molded into the shape of the keyboard to pick up dust on it

    This is made of biodegradable material. You can use it again and again until the color turns dark! That's when you know it's time for a replacement. Also, don't wash the cleaning gel in water.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite happened; it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL. My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and my dusty window blinds. This stuff works and I highly recommend!" —ZZZZZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

    7. A super strong cat litter deodorizer for neutralizing the odor instead of masking it. It does so well even you might forget you have a cat.

    a gruff cat with the container of deodorizer

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never-ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a litter box. I try really hard to ensure the house is clean and smells good without using harsh chemicals or aerosol sprays. Within the first day of using this I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three litter boxes. There wasn’t a fake perfume smell covering up a smell; there literally wasn’t a smell at all! The product smells very fresh and clean in the container but there’s no odor when applied into the litter. I’m very happy with this amazing stuff and I recommend it to anybody with cats who doesn’t want to use potentially harmful sprays or perfumes. So thank you NonScents. I’m a very satisfied customer!" —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    8. These washable fridge bin liners to keep your fruits and veggies from staining and leaking all over your fridge and making things smell. A clean fridge is a beautiful fridge. How many times have I said "fridge"?

    the fridge liners

    Promising review: "I can't stand a dirty fridge. All those little crumbs. These have been a blessing in keeping my fridge clean and tidy. They look nice, too. I do like that you can cut them down to customize the size for each bin or shelf. I find that they also work well to prevent odors and are quite absorbent. Haven't needed to put in wash yet, but the material appears sturdy enough for that." —TillyFlotz

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $7.79.

    9. An eco-friendly plant-based walnut scrubber sponge because it's strong and abrasive enough to take on your dirtiest dishes, countertops, and more. It's a great replacement for your weak traditional sponge.

    the walnut scrubber sponge
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small biz founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. The membership is free for 14 days and then $79/year.

    Promising review: "I will NEVER go back to cheap dish sponges! Wow, I was so impressed with the quality of this product and how effectively it cleans and scrubs off my dirty dishes. Price is amazing, quality is perfect, and it's sustainable!!" —Monica U.

    Get it from Public Goods for $4.75.

    10. A bendable, flexible, slidable drain snake that'll pull up the stuff of your nightmares and unclog your pipes.


    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it, I went to work. Within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!!" —DebSd

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two lengths).

    11. A hard-water stain remover so you don't have to cringe at the sight of your ~unsightly~ bathtub every time you need to step in for a shower or bath.

    It also works on shower doors, windshields, toilets, and tile!

    Promising review: "Had hard water stains on my large glass window in my huge walk-in shower. I tried everything out there for several months. Nothing even touched it. Honestly, we purchased this and laughed at how we were wasting more money. Wow!! It took the stains right off. And it did it fast. We couldn't believe it. I have never been so happy over a cleaner. It doesn't even have a strong smell. I hardly ever write reviews but I had to on this one. One of the girls at work was having the same issue. I let her try it out and it worked for her. And it doesn't take much. I cleaned my entire window and didn't even go past the skinny part on the neck of the bottle." —LORIE LARANCE

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    12. A set of wool dryer balls that'll make doing laundry more efficient every time. They'll gently soften your clothes and help reduce dry time by 10–25%. We're all about efficiency in this household.

    the wool dryer balls

    These are a great natural alternative to toxic dryer sheets. Plus, LooHoo is a Black-owned and woman-owned small biz.

    Get a pack of three from LooHoo for $30 (available in seven color combinations).

    13. A microfiber duster that actually traps all the dust that arises when you're cleaning so it won't float around the air and make you sneeze — and then feel like you haven't even cleaned at all because there's so much dust. When you're done, just remove the cloth and throw it in the wash!

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Yi Yang loves this! In her words:

    "Do you dust? Because I don't! I find that when I dust, the particles just fly into the air, and it seems like I'm not cleaning at all. Well, everything changed when I bought the OXO microfiber hand duster. Dust and dirt stick to this thing like a magnet — it's both gross and satisfying to see. The best part is, the cloth is removable and machine-washable so it's clean and ready to be used for next time. It's a small thing, but my apartment feels so much cleaner with this duster around!"

    You can also check out what other cleaning products the BuzzFeed Shopping Team swears by!

    Get this from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A power scrubber brush you attach to an actual drill (um, wow) to do all the backbreaking work for you. You'll be done before you've even finished saying "power scrubber brush."

    The scrubber and drill next to a shower door, half of which is stained, the other half of which was cleaned thoroughly by the drill

    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six brush stiffnesses).

    15. And if scrubbing's not your thing, this mold and mildew removal gel you can leave on stains for six hours — then all you need to do is wipe away and they'll be *gasp* nonexistent.

    A moldy corner of a bathroom and an after pic with the mold all gone

    Promising review: "Wow! After YEARS of elbow grease and zero results, I tried this stuff before giving up and stripping the old caulking from the top of my shower. I’m so glad that I did, too! I mean, look at these results! Granted, it was on for about eight hours instead of six because I forgot about it, but the black mold/mildew just rinsed away — no scrubbing at all! STOKED! Super easy to use, too!" —Nice marmot!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. A biodegradable bathroom cleaner spray safe enough for kids and pets but strong enough to tackle hard water stains and build-up. You'll feel good about keeping your bathroom clean and saving the planet at the same time!


    It comes with a reusable aluminum bottle and an accompanying refill pouch.

    ThreeMain has an amazing natural liquid hand soap too with the same concept that smells gorgeous (it's the lavender!). They're a carbon-neutral sustainable small biz and 3% of all sales are donated to cleaning and protecting oceans from plastic pollution.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. The smell is refreshing and the cleaning power is great. I am able to use it on my glass cooktop stove without it leaving streaks even. Awesome!" —Amanda

    Get it from ThreeMain for $9.99 and refills for $6.25.

    17. These disposable insect traps you put in your plants to attract flies, gnats, midges, and other species of those pesky things so you can keep your house bug-free and be a plant parent in peace.,

    My colleague Heather Braga swears by this too! Here's what she has to say:

    "There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up."

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers for ridding your shoes of stink so you can actually wear them with the outfit they go with *perfectly* and your entire night of planning won't be ruined in the morning and...well, you get it!

    the deodorizers in many pairs of shoes

    To recharge them, you just need to set them outside in the sun.

    Promising review: "This is the second set we've purchased after trialing them on my husband's work shoes for a few months and seeing great results. They dry out sweaty shoes, reduce odors, and keep regularly worn footwear feeling fresh. Every few months I do remember to set them out in the sunshine for an hour, which is super simple as far as product maintenance goes. Thanks for a great item!" —Katie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (also available in multi-packs).

    19. An adjustable broom for pet (and human) hair to attract pet hair from your carpets like magic. Even better than a vacuum, I daresay!,

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur — EVERYWHERE! This works so so good! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    Check out my coworker's FURemover Evrilholder broom review for more deets!

    20. A washable grooming glove that'll trick your pet into thinking you're giving them a loving massage when actually, you're doing that and removing all the loose hair so your house stays pet hair-free.

    The grooming glove full of hair in front of a French bulldog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Fellow BuzzFeed writer AnaMaria Glavan raves about this product:

    "My dog has recently started to shed, and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. 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 water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean. Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he….loves this. 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 $6.79.

    21. A frankincense and myrrh all-purpose cleaner you'll reach for to clean everything from floors and cabinets to windows, sinks, cars, and even dirty mop heads. You can also use it to boost your laundry detergent or as a spot cleaner for stains. This one's not kidding around!

    the bottle
    Good Vibes Clean

    Good Vibes Clean is a Black woman-owned plant-based small biz with all-purpose cleaners that come in amazing fragrances. They'll change your home's whole ~vibe~.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite counter tops, glass stovetop, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry last. I used the cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes Clean for $10.

    22. The oh-so-famous TubShroom because it's basically revolutionary in how it has changed the drain game around here. Tell your hair to shed all it wants — no more clogged tubs for you!

    BuzzFeed editor Jess Probus holding the TubShroom filled with hair
    Jess Probus / BuzzFeed

    Even BuzzFeed editor Jess Probus has spoken on its charms:

    "The name was probably the thing that first made me click, because it's fun to say. Then I read some of the more than 5K raving Amazon reviews and immediately ordered it. The craziest part of the TubShroom's magic isn't just that it catches ALL the hair before it gets down the drain, every time, but that it does so without slowing down the draining process for the shower. It's incredibly easy to clean off and I only have to do it once a week when I'm cleaning the bathroom. Life changing, indeed."

    Get it from Amazon for $12.66+ (available in six colors).

    23. A whitening powder to brighten graying and yellowing whites, and remove stains from fruit, wine, tea, coffee, even blood! Talk about powerful.


    The cardboard/steel canister is recyclable and the labels are compostable. The formula is non-toxic, fragrance-free and biodegradable.

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned small biz that's fully eco-friendly!

    Get it from Celsious for $23.

    24. A 24-pocket door-hanging sleeve that'll finally allow you to clear all the clutter around your home and have a place to throw it all in, from shoes to electronics to other cleaning supplies. This is here to make your day better.,

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to my bathroom! I have a small linen closet door in there, and this fits the space perfectly and holds all the products I use regularly but don't want sitting out on the counter or tucked too far away in the closet. It's sturdy and seems to be well made. The clear plastic is nice so I can easily find what I'm looking for. Overall, it really provides easy access to my stuff and keeps me organized. I would highly recommend it for organization in any room." —NIB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors).

    How you'll be cleaning once you have these in your arsenal:

    Nickelodeon Animation

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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