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    22 Cleaning Products With Small Price Tags And Major Results

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    1. A makeup brush cleaning shampoo for ensuring the tools you use on, uhhh your FACE, are kept clean with an all-natural, skin-safe solution.

    This brush cleaning shampoo is paraben-, phthalates-, petroleum-, and perfume-free. It's also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, water-based, and made with gentle, plant-based ingredients, because after all, your makeup brushes are used on your face, so you want to be sure you're cleaning them with a natural, safe product.

    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and used it with a makeup brush spinner (I used the Mevolic one), and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterwards! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner and the brush spinner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using them." β€”Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79 (originally $7.99).

    2. A ToiletWand cleaning system to prove that, yes, any sort of ~wand~ has real magical powers.

    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable ToiletWand refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    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! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." β€”Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    3. A jar of mink oil that'll condition and waterproof your leather products. We all know you didn't spend more than half of your last paycheck on those fancy shoes just to throw them out the second they show any sign of wear.

    Good to use on leather boots, shoes, purses, jackets, hats, baseball gloves, saddles, and harnesses. The oil helps to create a waterproof barrier against things that might cause damage or wear to leather. It dries within minutes, but it's recommended to test first, because it might darken some leathers.

    Promising review: "This brought back three pairs of my boots from the verge of death. The boots were dried out and stiff with age and neglect, but one heavy application of this mink oil softened them up and they look good again!" β€”Nakz96744

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    4. A bottle of hardwood floor cleaner for a super quick, simple, and β€” most importantly β€” effective way of cleaning: just squirt, mop, and VOILA!

    This cleaner is plant-based and biodegradable, and formulated for safe use on sealed hardwood and laminate floors. All you have to do is squirt and mop, with no need to rinse!

    Promising review:
    "I cannot say enough good things about this cleaner! I am a bit of a neat freak and need my house to be CLEAN, so I have high standards. This really does get grime and dirt off wood floors while leaving it looking shiny, conditioned, and beautiful. This isn't a cleaner that makes them look good for a couple hours β€” they stay great looking until the next time I clean my floors, (once a week or every other). Also, there are never streaks, white marks, or sticky residue left behind by this cleaner. It is very easy to use as well. I give the floors a quick once over with a dry microfiber mop first to get dust/debris and then, (using a new pad), use the same mop to apply the cleaner. I squirt it directly onto the floor in a zig-zag motion. On top of it all, it smells wonderful, but not too strong, and a little while later you just barely smell a pleasant scent, and no chemicals. Have been using for years and will continue." β€”Sam&Meg Kang

    Get it from Amazon for $3.37.

    5. A four-pack of Magic Erasers to scrub practically any dirty surface in your home with the help of a little water (and without having to, like, REALLY scrub).


    This Magic Eraser is free of any added harsh chemicals, and is tough on dirt. Ideal for use on various surfaces, walls, bathtubs, oven doors, light switches, doors, and more! All you need is water!

    Promising review: "This Magic Eraser is like a miracle. I can't believe there are no chemicals in it! I use these to clean everything from the kitchen sink, countertops, stove top, grill, smoker, bathroom sinks, and toilets. So easy to use, no hard scrubbing needed. This is a great cleaning product, and I would recommend to everyone." β€”Rox Sailors

    Get them from Amazon for $3.19.

    6. A water mark removing cloth that'll get rid of those pesky ringlet stains on your furniture β€” you warned your family and guests to use a coaster but, of course, they didn't listen!

    Cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome.

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." β€”Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. A 12-pack of water bottle cleaning tablets for making yucky reusable bottles feel as if you just bought them from the store all over again.

    Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. They're individually packaged, and don't require any additional brushing or scrubbing. Good for use on stainless steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

    Promising review:
    "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth reorder. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." β€”K.R.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A headlight restoration kit to get your brights really shining, because driving with fogged up, dirty lights is extremely hazardous to yourself and other drivers on the road.

    Wipe New

    Each kit includes on precision Wipe-It infused with Wipe New solution, one professional Lens Polishing Pad, one pair of nitrile gloves, and one microfiber towel to give your headlights a streak-free finish. One application is expected to last your headlights for years!

    Promising review: "If I could give it 10 stars, I would! My headlights were so bad, I couldn't see anything at night. My boyfriend went to Walmart and got this stuff. I got up the next morning and I swear it looked like he went and bought brand new headlights. Would totally recommend this to anyone!!" β€”Sara

    Get it from Walmart for $9.88, or Target for $9.89.

    9. A rust stain remover spray that'll be no match on even the toughest of rust stains. Sorry rust, you will be missed β€” NOT.

    It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Wow! This is the best rust-removing product I've ever used! I live in the country with my own well, and the water is very high in iron. Honestly, this product is a lifesaver." β€”Mela

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    10. A can of oven and grill cleaner spray for ensuring the devices you use to cook the food you consume are, uh, clean and not greasy and grimy.

    Good for use on ovens, broilers, and barbecue grills. Only takes about five minutes to spot clean.

    Promising review:
    "I have no words for how amazing this product is. I sprayed this on my oven and left it for a couple hours, then all the nasty years of goo wiped off with ease! No scrubbing or elbow grease required." β€”Alissa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    11. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner to tackle built-up grime and those nasty smells you gag at every time you're near your kitchen sink. It's truly so... disgusting.

    Comes with four packets. The biodegradable packet cleans/scrubs away at grime and odor that cause build-up and yucky smells on sidewalls, blades, under the splashguard, and other hidden areas. They come in pre-measured drop-in packets and are recommended to use about once a week!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks β€” only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." β€”KS

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    12. A wine stain remover that'll allow you to sit back, relax, and sip your delicious red wine without worry of what might happen if a spillage occurs.

    Works on both fresh and dry stains, with no need for bleach or phosphates. It also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine, and pet accidents. Plus, it has a fresh citrus scent! Can also be used on hard surfaces to remove latex paint, graffiti, and degrease surfaces.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." β€”Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    13. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover for making sticky things get... unstuck. I can personally attest to how amazing this stuff is. I once got gum stick on my jacket (GROSS, I KNOW), but this stuff removed it so effortlessly, I was like "what gum?"

    Helps to remove stickiness without causing damage to surfaces. Plus, it has a citrus scent! Can be used to remove sticker adhesives, wax, markets, crayons, glue, tar, window decals, glitter, gum, label adhesives, and more!

    Promising review: "Goo Gone delivers. After trying countless other solvents and every known DIY concoction for removing labels, I ordered Goo Gone. All my sticky problems are now gone." β€”R. Tanaka

    Get it from Amazon for $7.82.

    14. A six-pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to clean the machine responsible for cleaning the things you use to eat. Dishwashers are naturally prone to build-up, but you don't wanna be naturally prone to eating with dishes and utensils not 101% clean.


    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review:
    "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" β€”Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $5.38. And while you're at it, might as well add some washing machine cleaning tablets to your Amazon cart for $12.99.

    15. A microfiber drying towel that'll be especially good when it comes to drying cars post-washing. But these are reusable and good for drying just about anything around the house!


    This amazing towel absorbs up to twice the amount of a traditional terry cloth towel, without leaving streaks, or needing to be constantly wrung-out. Plus, it's safe to throw in the washing machine for repeated use!

    Promising review: "What a product! I have never had anything dry so thoroughly or dry such a large amount of surface area before requiring ringing out. Really fantastic. Worth every penny if you're concerned at all about water spots. The thought of water spots is the subject of many of my nightmares. I wholeheartedly recommend this product. Twice over in fact. I suggest purchasing two towels in order to have a perfectly dry one for the final touches of thoroughly drying your vehicle." β€”Jason B N

    Get it from Amazon for $7.11 (originally $11.99).

    16. A wood polish and conditioner for bringing your precious wooden furniture back to factory condition. Did you just get your house redone by an HGTV crew, or are you just super good at picking out cleaning products?

    Gives your wooden furniture a protective, soft luster coating thanks to Carnauba wax and beeswax. It also prevents it from drying and fading. Good for use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors, trim, and more.

    Promising review: "I used this on my grandma's antique dresser to get rid of some water marks, and was absolutely shocked and thrilled at the amazing results. Worth every penny!" β€”Pantera1014

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (originally $14.98).

    17. A pumice cleaning stone to scratch away at those β€” TBH, pretty repulsive β€” toilet stains without leaving horrid scratch marks in the bowl.

    It's more than 40% denser than similar products so it has a longer life! The handle allows you to keep your hands clean while cleaning the toilet. It removes calcium, lime, and hard-water stains using gentle abrasive action, and cleans porcelain fixtures, hard-water stains, pool tile, toilet bowls, barbecues, steel, and stone.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it 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." β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A suede brush cleaner that'll stop you from having to spend your last paycheck on bringing your dirty suede shoes to get repaired, or worse... REPLACED.

    Good for cleaning boots, shoes, coats, jackets, furniture, dance shoes, and sneakers, and is compatible with sprays, foams, eraser, and cleaning kits.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" β€”Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. A blind cleaner tool for getting dust and other gross particles off a spot you may normally forget to clean.

    Comes with five microfiber cloths that pick up dust easier and faster. The sleeves can be washed and reused.

    Promising review:
    "Great cleaner for window blinds. Easy to use and gets blinds clean. Five sleeves are important if you have a lot of window blinds, since they need to be changed often." β€”BIK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A two-pack of Bar Keepers Friend multi-purpose cleaner to get your kitchen, bathroom, and even cookware (see superb exhibit below), shining brighter than the top of The Chrysler Building!

    For those who are fans of the Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish, this delivers the same results, but in a pre-mixed formula to make for a quicker clean. It works well against rust stains, tarnish, mineral deposits, soap scum, and indoor and outdoor grime, and is especially good on the following surfaces: stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, corian. Recommended to use in the kitchen (sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, oven door windows, non-stone countertops, and plates to buff out knife marks), bathroom (sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout), and outdoors (rust stains, grills, vehicles, siding, and sporting equipment).

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off. But if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" β€”Dan Borden

    Get them from Amazon for $8.60.

    21. And of course a pack of Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish. This amazing stuff should be a cleaning staple in every home because there isn't anything it can't handle.

    Helps to remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from most surfaces including stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum. This is ideal for use in the kitchen to clean sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, non-stone countertops, backsplashes, porcelain/ceramic dishes, and drained floors, as well as bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout, and outdoors with rust stains, plant and pollution grime, automotive vehicles, boats, siding, grills, tools, and sporting equipment! This cleaner is bleach-free!

    Promising review:
    "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain, and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can, it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome, and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans, on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle, (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again, and will happily recommend to anyone." β€”Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.42.

    22. A magnetic spot scrubber that'll make cleaning glass quick, easy, and maybe even... fun?!

    Eraser is a magnetic scrubber and magnetic handle. It cleans glass without scratching or cracking (BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT EITHER OF THOSE THINGS TO HAPPEN), and has a large handle for a comfy grip. Just place the scrubber inside the glass vessel, align the handle from the outside, and control where it scrubs using the handle.

    Promising review: "Most awesome cleaner. I saw this item on a YouTube video that highlighted neat, inexpensive inventions. I immediately ordered through Amazon and tried it out on a heavily used clear vase. For the first go, I'm very pleased. Takes a little to get used to, because the magnet is strong." β€”sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $3.54+ (available in four colors).

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