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    36 Things You’ll Want To Buy If Your Life Is A Mess, But You’re Lazy

    So many cleaning and organization products that'll do the hard work for you. You can thank me later.

    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 pet hair roller because everything about our little fluffy friends is absolutely perfect except for the fact that their fur and hair gets on everything we own. But we still love them, right?

    A reviewer holding a clip of fur that the roller was able to catch
    a reviewer's pillowcase covered in pet hair
    the same pillow case now free of pet hair

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired, 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    2. Water bottle cleaning tablets to get your beloved drinking bottle back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it at the store. I, for one, don't feel like taking a brush and soap and scrubbing away, and I'm going to make a fair assumption that you don't want to either.

    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: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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 pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    3. A jetted bathtub cleaner — just fill up your luxurious bath, add a quarter of the bottle, watch it work its magic by removing gross residue, and drain the tub to find it sparkly and clean.

    a reviewer's jetted tub looking dirty
    the same tub now filled with the product
    the tub now looking clean and new

    Each bottle cleans about four times, and it's septic-safe! Only takes about 15 minutes to clean!

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    4. A pretty office supply organizer set to keep any desk clean and conducive to a productive working environment.

    The organizer set in mint
    Amazon

    Comes with five pieces!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this set! It is the perfect mint color to give my office some character. For the price the set is a good quality and should hold up for a long time with normal use. One of the fins was a little bent on the letter-holder, but it took seconds to fix and you can't tell now." —LauraC

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    5. A FlexiSnake so you can unclog your hair-filled drain by simply ~snaking~ this tool down there, letting it grab the hair, pulling it back up, and deciding whether you should be marveled at its abilities or gag.

    A reviewer photo of a FlexiSnake on the floor of a tub after pulling out a mound of hair
    Hair attached to the FlexiSnake

    More than 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks cover the full 18-inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use, and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains, without needing to take off the stopper.

    Promising review: "I didn’t expect this to be professional grade or anything, but hey, for the price, this definitely did the job. Our bathroom sink was starting to drain really slowly, so I bought this. In less than two minutes, it had fed down the drain easily and pulled up two separate disgusting chunks of hair and soap scum. I wore cleaning gloves to clean that gunk off the snake, but it wasn’t too difficult. Drain worked perfectly after. I use it maybe once a month to maintain. Good value!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. Or a TubShroom that'll collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so it doesn't go down the drain and clog in the first place.

    The TubShrom inside of a reviewer's tub drain
    A reviewer holding the TubShroom after taking it out of the drain, and it has hair on it

    This fits any standard 1.5-inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product in a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

    7. A cleaning checklist to help make the overwhelming task of cleaning your living space feel manageable. This printable sheet organizes cleaning tasks by different rooms on different days of the week so you don't feel like you have to tackle everything all at once. 

    the cleaning checklist
    Creative Type Store / Etsy

    Creative Type Store is an Etsy shop based in Warman, Canada that sells illustrated prints to help make your life more organized. 

    Promising review: "Great for what I needed! I had started my own schedule, but felt like I was forgetting things, too much to do in a day, etc. This is super helpful!" —Erin Brie

    Get it from Creative Type Store on Etsy for $4.63.

    8. Cleaning K-Cups for the easiest, fastest way to get your beloved Keurig in the clean condition it should always be in to brew your favorite hot beverage.

    All you have to do is put one of these babies in like you would with any other K-Cup, brew one large cycle, watch dirty water get cleaned out, throw the pod away, and then return to brewing your faves.

    Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-Cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." —Heather Garcia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.95.

    9. A cutlery drawer organizer that'll consolidate all of your forks, knives, and spoons into one fabulous little tool.

    The cutlery organizer
    Amazon

    Features cutlery icons for easy identification. They recommend to wash and dry this by hand!

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch-wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A jewelry cleaning pen so you don't have to spend too much time or energy on giving your beloved treasures the shine they deserve.

    a before and after photo of buzzfeed editor stephanie hope's engagement ring looking shiny and clean after using the diamond dazzle pen
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A floral bill tracker to make managing your finances a more organized, simple process. Look at you #adulting! So proud of you!

    the floral cover of the bill tracker
    a payments page in the bill tracker
    Daisy & Decor / Etsy

    Daisy & Decor is an Etsy shop that sells beautiful and super useful items to help make life feel more organized like kitchen recipe journals, notepads, cosmetic bags, and more!

    Promising review: "This meets all my organizational needs for financial record keeping in one beautiful place. It was exactly what I was looking for and is the perfect size to keep thorough records." —Melisa Sellar

    Get it from Daisy & Decor on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in four patterns).

    12. Dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn't gunking them up even more.

    The inside of a reviewer's dishwasher looking dirty
    The same reviewer's dishwasher now looking shiny and clean after using the cleaning tablet

    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, 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 & Save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. And while you're at it, you'll want to add this pack of washing machine cleaning tablets to your cart as well!

    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $11.98.

    14. Kaboom bathroom cleaner with OxiClean that sprays on blue and then turns white when it's ready to be wiped. It'll make cleaning your bathroom feeling less like a guessing game, and more...fun. Yes, it's possible.

    Promising review: "My wife was looking for something to clean a film from her tub. She tried all the other products available, but none worked as well as this. It went on blue, and turned white after. It did a good job, you could see where you sprayed it and where you didn't. I would buy this product again." —Jerome P.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.58.

    15. A car vent face mask holder to provide a more organized, cleaner space in your vehicle to keep masks. Whether it's a mask you're already wearing while running errands, or just keeping some extra masks on hand, this baby will be super useful.

    face masks being hung on the vent holder
    ArchersDesignShop / Etsy

    ArchersDesignShop is a small business based in Indianapolis, IN that sells 3D-printed goods for your car so that belongings like face masks and sunglasses are in a tidy area, rather than strewn on the seats, floors, or worse...in hard-to-reach areas.

    Promising review: "These clips work so well! It was getting frustrating having no place to put my mask while traveling without putting it on the floor and getting it dirty! This shop is so amazing — they threw in extra clips and I can't wait to share with friends!" —Sam Fuentes

    Get it from ArchersDesignShop on Etsy for $4.50 (available in four colors).

    16. A pack of furniture touch-up sticks you'll wish existed back when you were a little one, because maybe then your parents would have THANKED YOU instead of grounding you for drawing on household furniture. 🤷

    Includes six repair markers, six paper-wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener packaged in a blister card. Plus, it comes with six different colors — maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black. To use, just draw over a scratch/scuff/discoloration on your wooden furniture, allow it to dry quickly, and bam! It's magic.

    Promising review: "Better than expected. Blends perfectly and leaves a beautiful sheen. Used them on different shades of wood cherry, oak, and mahogany. I blended several shades of markers on each piece. Blended easily and matched perfectly to the different shades of woods. Used on a claw-foot dining table, chippendale chair legs, a grandfather clock, and a china cabinet. All look sensational. Covered sweeper scuffs well. They look new now, not touched-up. These stain quickly so wear disposable gloves and cover floors where you are working. Excellent results." —PhoebeS

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A toilet cleaning gel kit that is so easy to use, you'll want to scream about it from the rooftops. Just use the dispenser to stamp a gel disc to the inside of the toilet bowl. The gel will literally clean your toilet each time you flush afterwards until it's all flushed — it should last about 12 days!

    Reviewer's picture of the cleaning gel attached to the side of their toilet
    Another reviewer's hand holding the application tool

    Refills have six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills.

    Promising review: "Love these. They keep the toilet clean. So you squeeze this thick, nice-smelling gel stuff onto the inside of your toilet bowl using the dispenser that comes with — easy. Each time you flush, water runs over the gel, cleaning the bowl and dispensing a fresh scent. I've watched as, ahem, dirty stuff stuck on the inside of the bowl gets washed away as the cleaner works its magic. I've used these for years and highly recommend." —Johnny's girl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A four-tier shoe rack, so instead of spreading your shoes across your closet floor, only for them to be buried underneath everything else you put in your closet, you can give them their own neat space on this fancy schmancy rack.

    The shoe rack holding shoes
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    I actually don't remember how I managed to find shoes in my closet before getting this shoe rack. I kept my shoes neatly lined up at the bottom of my closet, but time and time again, would find myself going on a treasure hunt to find a pair I was looking for, because they somehow got buried underneath a sea of other random belongings I would throw into my closet for easy storage. This looks really neat after you set it up and place shoes on it, and I highly recommend it. I will say, this is much easier to set up if two people can do it together, but, it's not impossible to set up alone. It may take a bit more time, but it can be done with a bit of patience!

    Get it from Amazon for $23.87+ (available in two colors).

    19. An oil stain remover you just stir-up, apply to a stain, and let sit and dry for about 72 hours. Then you can do a little dance to celebrate your oil stain being gone.

    Recommended for use on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, grout for ceramic and porcelain tile, masonry, and concrete!

    Promising review: "Had an oil stain on my untreated West Elm marble-top buffet from a kid's toy. I purchased the oil stain remover and crossed my fingers that it would work. Followed the directions, waited 72 hrs to let it dry completely, and then scraped it off with a credit card. It worked perfectly! I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this product!" —MKDJ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    20. A SpotBot hands-free stain cleaner, so scrubbing up pet messes can now be a thing of the past. All you have to do is press the button, sit back, and relax.

    A reviewer's carpet with a circular stain
    The same reviewer's carpet now clear of the stain after using the SpotBot

    Promising review: "This machine is amazing. I was shocked. My dogs had a severe diarrhea blowout from getting into some people food and garbage. My carpet looked beyond repair. We used the cleaning solution that came with it and also used Nature's Miracle carpet shampoo liquid. I am sold on the SpotBot. It is fabulous and gets out any set-in stain. Not a trace left and we didn't have to do a thing but move the machine to a different spot when it was done. No work for us!" —MK

    Get it from Amazon for $185.39.

    21. Dishwasher and laundry detergent pods that are biodegradable and made with natural, plant-derived ingredients so you can say goodbye to the days of measuring out the right amount of chemical-ridden liquid detergents. 

    bag of dishwasher detergent pods
    bag of laundry detergent pods
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business based in New York that offers low prices on high-quality sustainable products from household cleaners, to hair and body, to grocery items, and more. Annual membership is $59, but if you're interested in buying products like the detergent pods above before committing to a membership, you can sign up for a free two-week trial! 

    Promising review (for the dishwasher pods): "These replaced Cascade pods. They do a perfect job. No complaints. When the dishwasher cycle is done and you open the door, there is NO strong scent of chemicals. No scent at all. I will continue to order these." —Constance G.

    Promising review (for the laundry pods): "These pods provide a deep clean to my laundry. They dissolve quickly and completely. I purchased these because they are unscented. They work exceptionally well in cold water wash loads. I highly recommend the product and will purchase again!" —Lorraine N.

    Get a pack of 24 pods from Public Goods for $6.95: the dishwasher pods here and the laundry pods here.

    22. A natural oven scrub cleaner so the appliance you use to roast yummy veggies, bake sweet treats, and heat up frozen pizzas will be clean as can be. 

    tub of oven scrub natural cleaner
    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    This comes with the jar of oven scrub as well as a professional-grade metallic scrubber. You can use this to clean your enamel oven, racks, the oven door's interior glass panel. Cleaning Studio is an Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut that sells 100% natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths. 

    Promising review: "I am in absolute shock over how well this works. I really wish I took a before picture. WOW! My oven door window had grime on it for years that i couldn't get off from the previous owners so I'm estimating it's been like that for 4+ years. Nothing helped to cut through it and finally this oven cleaner made it look brand new. Still in shock!! Would highly recommend. Also, the smell of the product is sooo delightful." —Vanessa

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in two jar styles).

    23. Bed risers – they'll allow you to create more space to stow away storage bins filled with clothes and other belongings.

    The bed risers
    Amazon

    Comes with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

    Promising review: "These bed risers couldn't have been easier to use. No sliding around on the hardwood floor and the bed was very stable. The risers worked as advertised and I am completely satisfied." —Steve P.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.49.

    24. And of course, clear, under-bed storage boxes with lids for keeping things like clothes, shoes, and accessories you're not wearing at the moment, but are saving to wear in a few months from now.

    The storage boxes with shoes inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We were looking at getting a pedestal with drawers for our king bed which would have cost several hundred dollars. This was a much less expensive option to store our off season clothing in under the bed. We don't have to worry about them coming off the rails or the construction of the drawers being cheap as was described in most of the reviews I read on the pedestal drawer options." —Jennifer Coots

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $68.45.

    25. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner to get mad at you like a mother would, because how in the heck did you let your microwave get to this point? But hey, she's a mama, and in the end she's gonna clean up the mess you made because she loves you too much to let you do it all on your own.

    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 $7.33+ (available in four colors).

    26. A leather cable organizer that's chic and pretty, but best of all? Very useful. Say goodbye to a messy tangle of wires and hello to organization.

    the various colored cable organizers
    person holding the organizer in green with a headphone wire going through it
    Darrell Standing / Etsy

    Darrell Standing is a small business based out of Berdyans'k, Ukraine and sells a wide variety of leather handmade accessories from wallets, to watch cases, to travel accessories, and more!

    Promising review: "These are great, they're exactly as pictured and do exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that they even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I ended up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this shop to anyone/everyone." —Shawna

    Get it from Darrell Standing on Etsy for $3.90 (available in 13 colors).

    27. A hanger stacker so you can keep your unused hangers in one clean spot, so when you DO need a hanger, you don't have to spend a million and one minutes untangling them.

    A messy pile of hangers
    The same hangers, now clean and orderly on the stacker

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $21.70.

    28. Drawer dividers to prevent the overwhelming feeling we know you get when you open your drawer to find what looks like your undergarments trying to plan their uncivilized escape.

    The drawer dividers holding things like socks, bras, and underwear
    Amazon

    This comes with four bins — the 6-cell bin is good for scarves and ties, the 8-cell bin is good for underwear, briefs, and ties, the 7-cell bin is good for bras, and the 24-cell bin is good for socks.

    Promising review: "Love this purchase! It’s helped make my drawers so much more organized and easy to navigate. I like that the bottom is zippered and is easily flattened if needed. I’ve had this a few months and it’s still in great condition." —Medina

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

    29. A pack of vacuum bags for storing clothing items you're not planning on wearing in a given season, and when you want less clutter in your closet! These don't create the same amount of bulk other storage bags would, so they're good to store under your bed!

    A before photo of a messy pile of BuzzFeed Editor, Maitland Quitmeyer's clothing
    The same clothing, but now tightly and neatly packed in a vacuum bag
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "WHY didn't I buy these vacuum storage bags sooner?? I've only put them into several posts, and scrolled through the before + after review photos a million times, thinking 'man that would really help with my closet.' But it wasn't until I gazed in horror at the volume of sweaters I need to somehow store in my overflowing closet before unpacking my summer clothes that I FINALLY hit 'add to cart.'

    I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just one large bag was plenty to store nine or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I didn't feel like breaking out the vacuum, so I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy! And no danger of re-inflation. My closet game is forever changed!!! All I can say is thank you Maitland, for actually taking your own advice for once. —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five sizes).

    30. A reusable duster to attach to your Swiffer cleaner. These are made with eight layers of non-fraying fabric that'll seamlessly absorb dust and they can be thrown in the washing machine after use. 

    various colors of the reusable dusters
    TS Designs / Etsy

    TS Designs is an Etsy shop based in West Leroy, Michigan that sells eco-friendly products like reusable water balloons, mop pads, sandwich and snack bags. They also offer a cute selection of gifts like fleece mittens, mugs, and affirmation cards.

    Promising review: "These are very well made and a great addition to my cleaning supplies. I love them! They fit perfectly on the Swiffer and are easy to wash." —Frances Weckmann 

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5.49 (available in nine colors).

    31. A pan rack that you are definitely gonna thank yourself for buying. The struggle of having to dig through all of your pans just to find the right one is now a thing of the past.

    The pan rack
    Amazon

    This can hold up to five pans with vertical installation and four pans with horizontal installation.

    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it, so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots-and-pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $17.87.

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