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    27 Basic Cleaning Products For Anyone Who's A Little Clueless About Where To Begin

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    1. A classic Swiffer that'll be super effective and, like a hand-written letter or broken-in denim jacket, timeless.

    2. A steam cleaning mop that'll turbo-charge the mop portion of chore time. Regular mopping...feels like nothing. This steam mop will actually do something.

    3. A necessary Clorox toilet cleaning kit. Gone are the days of keeping an upsetting, bent up toilet brush in your bathroom. This one's sleek design and replaceable heads makes even the grossest task feel a little more luxurious.

    4. An angled broom for all of your basic sweeping needs. If you don't have a broom yet...please...get one...for me.

    5. A trusty pumice stone so you can gently scrape away hard water stains, calcium, and lime to make all of your fixtures like-new.

    6. A daily cleaner that you simply spray on the glass at the end of each shower. Without rinsing (!!!!) it will prevent soap scum and hard water build up, meaning you have to heavy-duty clean far less often.

    7. An extendable microfiber duster set so you can get into all those hard-to-reach places — starting from the top down of course! The one unbendable rule of dusting.

    8. A bottle of Barkeeper's Friend, a cleanser and polishing powder that will shine your old pots and pans right up! Now they'll totally be fit for those trendy open cabinets you've been eyeing.

    9. An automatic scrubbing brush so you can get *scrubbed-for-five-minutes-straight* results without the hand and arm cramps and time commitment.

    10. A lightweight handheld vacuum for swiftly taking care of any little mess that comes up. This one goes out to every time I've spilled rice on the ground, stared at it wordlessly for 10 minutes, and then just...walked away.

    11. Some Goo Gone that's a pretty great catch-all for any weird mystery mess you find. From removing price stickers to getting gum off of basically anything, GG has you covered.

    12. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant, because it's kind of bogus to clean your dishes in a dirty dishwasher.

    13. A vinegar-based glass and window cleaner to achieve the streak-free shine you've dreamed about since you were a little kid.

    14. A pet hair vacuum, because, although you love them, you haven't known peace since you got a pet that started shedding everywhere. This vacuum lifts the curse and is an absolute essential for pet owners.

    15. A can of Easy-Off oven cleaner that will keep you from setting off your fire alarm due to burnt-on food literally every time you cook. It HAS to stop.

    16. A miraculous carpet stain remover to assuage all of your fears of irreversible food/drink/anything stains. No more living in fear of unfixable spills — relish in this weight being lifted off your shoulders.

    17. A dazzling diamond cleaning pen that couldn't be easier to use. Perfect for making your jewels as breathtaking as when you first got them, which is to say, stunning.

    18. A TubShroom to stop drain clogs before they even begin. We love a proactive cleaner.

    19. A deep-cleaning brush set, because sometimes an old toothbrush just won't cut it when it comes to the tough stains. Trust me, you'll want to be Edward Bristle-Hands with these brushes come cleaning day.

    20. A rust stain–removing gel that will have you bidding goodbye to all of your rusted out bathroom fixtures, even if the color rust is tbh kind of chic.

    21. A watermark-removing cloth that will help you refurbish anything from cherished family furniture to the new desk you just spent five grueling hours putting together then immediately set a celebratory sweating cocktail glass on.

    22. A ceramic stovetop cleaning kit that's like the "undo" button for cooktop errors. This high-maintenance appliance doesn't get the satisfaction of stressing you out anymore. You're too powerful!

    23. A combination broom and squeegee to effortlessly remove hair from carpet, meaning old strands clinging to your feet constantly is a thing of the past.

    24. A garbage disposal cleaning brush to oust the scary gunk hiding right under the rubber guard.

    25. A drain millipede so you can be the hero of your apartment and be the roommate who finally fixes that wildly inconvenient drain clog.

    26. A toilet gel to keep your toilet clean for more than .5 seconds. It cleans just a lil' bit every time you flush and keeps everything sparkling for up to 20 weeks in a row.

    27. Microfiber cleaning cloths you can use to wipe down so many surfaces in your house and *yahoo* can be thrown right in the wash to use again.

    Great job cleaning! We're all so proud of you.

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