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    26 Products That'll Have You Wanting To Make A Mess Just So You Can Clean It Up

    *Sprinkles dirt on the ground* Welp, guess I gotta use my shiny new vacuum!

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    1. A flexible drain snake that will remove *years* of built-up hair and gunk from any drain in your home. You'll even get a trophy for your brave efforts. Yes, the trophy is a three foot hair clog.


    Promising review: "For years I've been punching holes through debris with my traditional wire snake but not cleaning debris. Thanks to this gadget, removing gunk and debris is no longer a problem. I admittedly was skeptical when reading about this tool on Amazon, but I purchased one anyway. Now I'm a believer and have the photo to prove it. The tube of gunk I extracted with this little wonder was so big I called my wife in to show her what was lurking below the sink she uses. Highly recommended!" —Coffee Roaster

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    Check out "Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging" for our full write-up on the drain snake and more absolutely revolting pics of it in action.

    2. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so it's not the end of the world every time you leave a tumbler in your car (for, ahem, six months). With these little tablets, what used to be the worst chore of all is the most satisfying thing you'll do all day.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    3. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner that absolves you of all nasty microwave sins. This mama is begging you to zap some oily, bubbly lasagna, and she looks mad, so get to it.

    Promising review: "This little device is great. Super simple. Fill to the lines with vinegar and water, nuke for seven minutes, let sit for two minutes, then wipe clean. My embarrassingly super gross microwave wiped completely clean with a couple paper towels. Highly recommend." —UglyPetty

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58.

    4. A bottle of Barkeeper's Friend, a cleanser and polishing powder to shine your old pots, pans, and cooktop right up! Fry, scorch, and sear away — it's all the more reason to reach for Barkeeper's Friend again and again.

    The cleanser is non-abrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

    Promising review: "As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!" —Donette

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Learn more about why we love Barkeeper's Friend in "You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House."

    5. A set of three scrubbing drill brush attachments that will empower you to finally clean your nasty bathroom. Once you get a taste of how good it feels to drill away grime, you'll be waiting anxiously for mold and hard water stains to come back (but sorry, it will be a while).

    The set comes with a two-inch flat brush, a four-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($33.75 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing!!! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    6. A red wine stain remover because besides being the most heartbreaking spill, wine is notoriously the hardest stain to remove. Now you can spill with wild abandon and without fear, so gesticulate with that wine glass all you want — it's not the boss of you!

    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    7. A Clorox toilet cleaning kit that — let's be honest — you probably should've gotten a long time ago. But hey, that's ok, better late than never!

    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

    8. A can of Resolve carpet cleaning foam to make you feel like a carpet cleaning superhero. Simply spray the foam into the carpet, let it dry, and vacuum it up along with all the evil dirt you've been tracking in for the past...forever. Another villain taken down by your cleaning prowess.

    Resolve / Via

    Promising review: "The carpet near the entrance of my house was almost black. I was thought I needed a professional carpet cleaning. I tried this product, and it's fantastic. As soon as I applied it all stains were gone — they simply vanished. Once it dried out, I vacuumed with a regular vacuum cleaner. It's as if the carpets are brand new. The only problem is there could be more product. It's super. Will buy again." —SuperKD

    Get a two-pack from Walmart for $6.98.

    9. A water mark–removing cloth for removing those stubborn rings with mere swipes. Have fun putting down a wet glass and vanishing the ring over and over — it's your new, insufferable magic trick.

    Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended, and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the water mark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." —Trini

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A jetted tub cleaner, because — *surprise* — those jet pipes are probably full of goo! With this cleanser, you can look forward to every relaxing bubble bath without fear of lurking mold. Guess you're gonna have to take a lot more baths now. What a shame.

    Promising review: "I have been very diligent about cleaning our jacuzzi bathtub with dishwasher soap, but in the last few years I noticed increasing problems. A soap scum ring was forming within two days after cleaning. I was getting green and orange deposits on the bottom of the tub after the water dried, and the water started smelling bad, making it very unpleasant to soak in the jacuzzi. After using Oh Yuk, the gunk that came out of the jets was truly appalling! It was an orange, sticky, mess. Now I clean regularly with Oh Yuk. The tub stays cleaner and smells so much better! I was a little hesitant because I was afraid it might damage my acrylic tub. I emailed Oh Yuk and they got back to me immediately assuring me that the product is safe. It has not harmed the bathtub finish or the pump seals in any way. I cannot recommend this product highly enough." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A variety pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that will make you feel invincible. No mess is too unruly for the true ~magic~ of these scrubbers. Go ahead and color on the walls. I encourage it.


    The pack comes with two all-purpose scrubbers, two kitchen scrubbers, and two bathroom scrubbers.

    Get them from Walmart for $7.97.

    12. A combination broom and squeegee to effortlessly remove hair from carpet. You and your pets can now work together to shed as much as possible in order to build a hairball SO big the before and after pics will break the internet.

    Promising review: "I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month." —Nicolor

    Get it from Amazon for $14.34.

    13. A headlight cleaning wipe kit that'll have you doing donuts in the desert. Gotta get some nice buildup to wipe off again.

    Promising review: "Hubby bought this for his 2004 vehicle. The headlights were looking pretty cloudy and sad, and they didn't put out much light at night. We weren't sure about this but gave it a try and boy are we glad we did. The headlights came out like new! What a difference this made. We were amazed at how well this works. Not sure how it works, but it does!" —rlw4863

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    14. An electronics cleaning brush so you can get in juuuust the right spot when cleaning your ports and keyboards. Ahhhh. Much better.


    Promising review: "How have I lived without this product??? This is a great tool for cleaning fiddly things — not just electronics, but anything small with crevices. The silicone tip is what makes it awesome. I use it to clean dead skin out of my eyeglasses' nose pads without smudging up the lenses. I use it to get cat hairs out of the edges of my laptop's trackpad. Both the brush and the silicone tip make cleaning pernicious dust off tiny knickknacks actually worth attempting. Few OXO products have ever disappointed me, and this is the complete opposite of disappointing." —M.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    15. A rust stain–removing gel that'll have you pleading for Father Time to let the days fly by as quickly as possible. You need the satisfaction of returning your shower to its pristine, pre-rust condition again, but don't'll come.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    16. A can of Easy-Off oven cleaner because the tastiest part of baking is actually the feeling you get after you clean a syrupy mess from the bottom of your oven.

    This product works in just *40 minutes*, but it's safe to leave overnight for maximum effectiveness (or if you're just feeling lazy).

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! You can use it for everyday spot cleaning and only have to let it sit for a couple hours for minor things. I used it on my broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool — no need to scrub ever again now! My crockpot leaked over the bowl and burned on inside of the heating chamber. I just sprayed, covered, and wiped in morning. I plan on using it to clean the grill in the spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    17. A makeup brush shampoo so you can cosplay as a grown up and FINALLY clean your brushes. Trust me, once you see the results, you'll be caking on the blush just so you can give your precious brushes another bath.


    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    18. A ceramic stovetop cleaning kit that's like the "Undo" button for cooktop errors. This high-maintenance appliance doesn't get to stress you out anymore.

    The kit comes with the ceramic cooktop cleaner, a scraper, 10 scrubbing pads, and burnt-on grease remover.

    Promising review: "We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stove top for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A classic Swiffer kit your mom has sworn by for years — and for good reason! It makes cleaning hardwood and tile floors so easy, you may even find yourself dancing with it like you're in a dang commercial.

    Swiffer / Via

    The starter kit comes with the sweeper, seven dry cloths, and three wet cloths.

    Promising review: "One of few items I've seen on television that actually works. I like it and should have purchased one long ago. It only takes few minutes to assemble and second to place on the pad. I highly recommend it." —yankees500

    Get it from Walmart for $11.97.

    20. An all-purpose car cleaner for maintaining your vehicle's leather, vinyl, carpet, upholstery, plastic, and rubber. Go ahead and let your kids have that Slurpee fight they've been threatening for so long. No big deal with this cleaner as your copilot.

    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. A pair of sweeper slippers you'll want to don 100% of the time you're at home. They keep your feet cozy AND clean up messes you don't want to bother with? Almost too good to be true.

    Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have three pairs of these, and I love them. I swap them out as they get dirty; I throw a pair in the wash and pull out another. We have two dogs, one that tends to splatter water in the kitchen when he drinks, and I have to say — these are lifesaver. They do not replace mopping your floor, obviously, but they do help, and they are super comfortable, unlike some of the other similar cleaning slippers." —AZDogMama

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50 (available in four colors and two sizes).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of the sweeper slippers for more info!

    22. An electric pressure washer so you can be the star of your own ~satisfying things~ video. The results you get with pressure washing will make you swell with pride and inspire you to pressure wash basically everything you own.,

    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But 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 takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it on Amazon for $128.24.

    23. A dazzling diamond cleaning pen because polishing your luxurious jewelry is pretty much the poshest activity ever. Why wouldn't you want to do that everyday?

    Promising review: "OMG. I have no idea what is in here, but it made my diamonds shine like stars. Honestly, I was so blown away I immediately wrote this review. I travel for work and my jewelry gets dull. I bought this to throw in my bag. I tried it as soon as I got it, and there's some magic stuff in there that made even my brand new jewelry look better. It's awesome. You will love this." —SH

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    24. A stainless steel cleaner to get all of your gorgeous appliances back to the level of luster they deserve. Just keep the spray bottle handy in the kitchen for quick touch-ups whenever you want to give your kitchen a little love.

    Promising review: "Perfect cleaner for my new Whirlpool stainless appliances. It also seems to make it a bit fingerprint-resistant as well. Since I cleaned my fridge down a month ago, I haven't had to do it again yet. I'm sure if I had kids it'd be a little different, but this stuff is where it's at. I've tried cheaper big-box store cleaners and they all take a lot of arm work." —William Blake Fischer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $14.97.

    25. A microfiber blinds duster that is so specific and fun to use you'll be checking the blinds every day, hoping it's time to dust.


    The duster comes with five sleeves so you can do all of your window treatments at once before giving the sleeves a good wash.

    Promising review: "A super time saver. It legitimately used to take us hours to clean all the blinds. We can now do all the faux-wood Venetian blinds in the house in about one hour. It's really nice that it comes with some spare cloths for it, and it's cheap enough to buy a whole additional set so we can make more than one kid do this chore at the same time." —R.D.

    Get one on Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A Hoover vacuum. I finally got a real vacuum a few weeks ago and, no lie, my place became sentient, cried tears of joy, and thanked me for finally cleaning up all the mud, dirt, and salt I've ever tracked in.


    The vacuum has up to 16 feet of cleaning reach, an on/off switch for the beater brush, a retractable cord, a five-level height adjustment feature, and a performance check indicator. It comes with pivoting dusting brush (pictured with the ceiling fan), an upholstery turbo tool, and a crevice tool.

    Promising review: "Our Old Hoover Wind Tunnel died after 12 good years of service. We thought, "Why not try another Hoover Wind Tunnel?" and we are very happy with our purchase! It is way lighter than our older vacuum and with my bad back that was a very welcome bonus. We are also very pleased with the retractable cord. It is super powerful and the attachments all work great. Overall, I would definitely recommend this as a great work horse of a vacuum that's very reasonably priced. It is lightweight and has a very strong suction on both the main vacuum and when using the attachments on the hose. They really get the dirt out from all crevices!" —John

    Get it on Amazon for $99.99.

    To scope some more vacuum options, check out "22 Dirt-Destroying Vacuums That People Actually Swear By."

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

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