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    29 Cleaning Products That May Make You Think, "Where Have You Been All My Life"

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    1. A keyboard cleaner and a screen cleaner if your laptop looks like the plate you just had your lunch on. Easily rid your gadgets of dust and crumbs so you can get back to business.


    Promising review: "This is quite functional but also, if you are a fidgeter — like me — it's fun to play with while on a Zoom call :) Cleans the keyboard of cat hair and other yucks very well!" —Amy J. Gray

    Get them from Amazon: the keyboard deep clean set for $9.95, and the laptop and screen cleaner for $9.95.

    2. Mineral-based dishwasher detergent pods to deliver a squeaky and lemony clean wherever stuck-on messes and cloudy glassware roam. And it'll do all of that without even a trace of plastic!

    the lemon dishwasher pods displayed next to a sliced lemon

    Dropps is a small business based in Philly whose mission is to sustainably create eco-friendly and powerful cleaning products.

    Promising review: "These work every bit as well (in fact, I think even better) than the ‘best of' name brands we bought at the store in a plastic container. I put my Dropps into nice glass jars; they look good, work great, and there's no plastic to toss in the recycle bin where it is dubious whether or not they actually get recycled. Dropps is one of the easiest, pain-free ways to reduce waste." —Jerda S.

    Get it from Dropps for $18.75+.

    3. A flexible dish squeegee curved to make cleaning out your pots, bowls, and plates super easy!

    Squeegee clearing the center of a tomato sauce-covered white plate

    Promising review: "If you have ever had to repair or replace a garbage disposal, then I am sure you have been lectured on basically only allowing crumbs to fall into the disposal. This dish squeegee makes prepping dishes for a dishwasher or sink washing a breeze. I hold the dish over the trash can and after a few swipes, the dish is ready for washing. In comparison to using a paper towel, it saves you money, helps protect the environment, and keeps your fingers free from gunk." —She Who Reads

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. A pack of dual-textered shoe-cleaning wipes because your grey sneaks were white when you bought them. Keep a few on you so you can deal with the occasional mishap on the go.

    reviewer image of two shoes side by side; one has a white sole and the other a dirty, grey sole

    Promising review: "These wipes are excellent! I use them to wipe down my sneakers after I have worn them for the day and before I place them back in their box. The wipe has a smooth size you can use to wipe clean the leather portion of your shoes, and it has a textured side that you can use to wipe clean the midsole and outsole of your sneakers." —Jose Despian

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    5. A Clorox toilet cleaning kit complete with toilet wand, 16 disposable sponges, and storage caddy. Keep your toilet smellin' right and lookin' good without the hassle of a (super gross) reusable toilet brush.

    reviewer image of the clorox toilet wand and caddy

    I love how compact and convenient this kit is. You just snap a disposable sponge onto the toilet wand and start cleaning. Because the sponge is hexagonal in shape and also, well, a sponge, it's able to get into the dark and unseen crevices under my toilet bowl. The best part is that when I'm done, I just press a button on the wand and the sponge falls off and into the trash can. No cleaning and disinfecting a traditional toilet brush. This is truly toilet cleaning made easy!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. Bottle-cleaning tablets that'll take care of the tough stains and persistent odors living in your travel mugs and water bottles. The best part is, there's no scrubbing involved. So you get super clean gear with minimal effort!

    Brown-tinted inside of stainless steel bottle; bottle filled to brim with bubbling liquids; completely clear inside of bottle

    These tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get it from Amazon for $8+.

    7. A pack of two ventilated microwave plate covers so leftover spaghetti doesn't cause a crime scene inside of your once-clean microwave.

    reviewer image of a microwave splatter cover over a plate of food in a microwave

    Promising review: "The side handle is very convenient, the dome portion is more than sufficiently high, and the vent on top doesn't allow spattered food to escape." —GardenParty

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A pack of nonstick oven liners because you won't want the oven you've spent hours spraying, scouring, and scrubbing returning to its former filth. Protect your oven from nasty spills and protect you from the heartbreak of having to clean the same mess over and over again.

    oven liner in bottom of oven catching drippings from a baking pie

    Promising review: "I have a non-self-cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time-saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element." —Kimberly Barnes-O'Connor

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A flexible drain-cleaning tool for removing huge (and gross) clogs from your tub and kitchen sink without the help of any toxic chemical cleaners.,

    Promising review: "I had a pretty significant hair clog in my shower. I had tried chemicals. Didn't work. I ignored it. Didn't work. Ignored it some more. Started to get slimy (don't judge me). Saw this on Amazon and that more than 2000 people had tried it and actually reviewed it, so I thought I'd give it a go. Oh my goodness. This took no effort — I pushed it down the drain and it immediately caught something. What came out was so disgusting, so vile, so yucky that it should have its own X-Files episode. Before it could lift its head up and start quoting from the Book of Revelation, I put it in a plastic bag and dispatched it to the fiery depths of hell from whence it was birthed. Let some children dig it up in a trash pile in 500 years to have their future told. I wanted nothing of it." —ecae

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A Diamond Dazzle Stik if your tarnished jewels and gems are in need of some cleaning and polishing before they can be deemed worthy of wear.

    Promising review: "I actually don’t understand how this works so well. I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Dazzle is right I guess. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75.

    Check out our in-depth review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

    11. A pack of Swedish dishcloths made of cellulose and cotton so absorbent, they'll help you cut down on drying time so you can do something you actually enjoy.

    Lemon-patterned white dish cloth resting next to dish scrubber and bowl of lemons

    Not sure you can part with your sponge? Read here about why you should look into (less gross) alternatives.

    Promising review: "These are awesome and I don’t know why I didn’t learn to use these in the kitchen and bathroom ages ago. They wipe down countertops, sinks, and everything, leaving hardly any water behind and pick up even the smallest of debris, lint etc. These are great quality and just as good as the Wet-It Branch." —Shopper56

    Get it from Amazon for $15.20 (available in 18 other designs).

    12. An all-natural surface scrub that'll give your sinks, tile, and grout a long-lasting sparkle! Made with citrus oils, you'll not only get a powerful clean but a little aromatherapy, too.

    Humble Suds/Etsy

    Humble Suds is a woman-owned small business based in Colorado making plant and mineral-based cleaning products that are safe for your home and family.

    Promising reviews: "I’m truly impressed! I used it on white grout (gulp), and it worked beautifully! The fact that it’s all natural is quite the bonus." —Gail Pritchard

    "It’s a very gentle but thorough cleaner. I used it successfully on my soapstone sink. I’m very satisfied" —grantr5

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A handy duster to keep your window blinds, air conditioner blinds, and car blinds dust-free. Just spray a little cleaner, and dust will be a thing of the past!

    A blind duster that looks like a fork to be able to clean each individual blind thoroughly

    This duster comes with five washable microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: We built in a new community and the construction dust is a constant battle. I've been using the Swiffer Duster on my blinds, but it just didn't seem to do that great of a job. You would not believe the dust and dirt this got off my blinds! It takes a little longer to do the blinds, but they are much cleaner. I also like that I'm not adding to the landfill when I use this product. —Chris K

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

    14. Pair with a natural dusting spray for a gentle yet powerful way to remove dust. Plus, it's got a cinnamon orange scent that'll make you wanna dust *everything*!

    bottle of natural dusting spray
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned business based in Georgia that began as a way to naturally treat eczema. Their line of toxin-free beauty and home products will help you live your best (and most natural) life!

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $8.

    15. A three-speed air purifier whose HEPA filter will help rid your home of allergens, dander, odor, and dust, so you can breathe easier.,

    Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breathe easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

    Check out our write-up of the GermGuardian air purifier.

    16. A fast-drying grout pen so your tiles have a bright and clean backdrop to gleam against.

    Grout pen in hand filling in dark tiles with white, matching cover

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A pack of Magic Erasers that'll easily scrub oil off a stove or soap scum off a shower wall in between deep cleans. We know it takes a while to restore enough elbow grease to do that kind of cleaning again.

    reviewer photo showing their glass shower door completely clear on the left side after using a Magic Eraser, and covered in build up on the right side where they have yet to use the Magic Eraser

    Promising review: "This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere... walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets... everything looks brand-new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard water stains. Tried to show this in photo - left side is cleaned and right side hasn’t been cleaned. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

    18. A four-way cleaning brush you can pair with cleaning sprays or foams to get your shoes, coats, furniture, and more effortlessly clean. Each of the four sides of the brush provides a unique clean.,

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. A grill scrubber for a faster way to get rid of burnt on gunk from your grill, oven, skillet, and more!

    the better grillin' scrubbin' stone

    Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." —Duffer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

    20. A three-pack of natural dish soap to replace the chemical-ridden soaps you're using now that are also drying your hands out and annoying your scent-sensitive nose. Cut through the grease as you cut out the chemicals!

    Drizzling dish soap onto brush over sink

    Promising review: "I purchased the whole set of Puracy items to make a clean sweep (no pun intended) of the chemical products in my home. Not as sudsy as chemical-based soaps like Dawn or Ajax, but it does just as good! I have very dry hands and also like to hand-wash dishes...not the best combination. Saturday I was baking all day, which meant there were a lot of dishes to be washed. I washed and washed and washed and at the end of the day my hands were NOT wrecked. They were NOT dried out like they would have been with Ajax or Dawn. I was amazed that it was able to cut through grease the way the others did and not butcher my hands." —Flora Sage

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    21. Eco-friendly laundry detergent strips so you don't have to measure and spill blue goo all over. These strips pack a mighty punch, can dissolve in cold and hot water, and will leave your dirtiest clothes the freshest you've ever seen 'em!

    a bag of tru earth eco-strips laundry detergent in a woven basket with a cloth and clothes pins
    Zero Waste Store

    Zero Waste Store is a woman-owned small business you'll wanna make your one-stop-shop for all things eco-friendly. From clothing and haircare to cleaning products and travel goods, this store will help you make the shift to more sustainable living.

    Promising review: "As good as any other detergent out there and it is good for planet! I have been looking for products that are vegan, cruelty-free and 100% plastic free with sustainable packaging. I was happily surprised to see how well the detergent strips worked no matter how big of a load of laundry I was attempting to stuff into my washing machine! Thank you Zero Waste Store for bringing this great product to us!" —Courtnee Blake

    Get it from Zero Waste Store for $17.99.

    22. A scratch-free scraping tool if you're tired of ruining your manicures trying to peel price tags off of new glassware or excess grout from your new countertops.

    Blue scraping tool lifting price sticker on the underside of a clear drinking vessel

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —MissPicky

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (also available in set of five).

    23. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish that'll not only enhance your floor and furniture's shine but also layer them with a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax, so there's less polishing for you to do in the future.

    Promising review: "I LOVED using this in my kitchen. It made my cabinets look like they were recently redone. I didn't do anything extra; I just wiped my cabinets with my normal cleaner and then used this and like magic my kitchen was brand-new. I also used it on some shelving, banisters, and my hutch and they all looked amazing. And the hutch wasn't as annoying to dust for a while." —tiffany b

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    24. A pack of slow-cooker liners for quick and easy post-meal cleanups.

    A two-compartmented slow cooker with liners on either side, filled with dips and side salads

    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant slow cooker? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your slow cooker needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked-on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in four pack sizes).

    Check out our full review for Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners here (#4)!

    25. An all-natural stain remover providing a safe and effective way to get rid of those grass, blood, wine, chocolate, and makeup spots and smears.

    Promising review: "This is by far the BEST stain remover I have ever used. I have a 2-year-old and a newborn so we have allllll the stains happening around here. Vomit, poop, fruit (including oranges, cherries, and watermelon!), dirt, grease... there isn’t anything this stuff hasn’t gotten out. It has also worked on old stains, even year-old stains that have been washed and dried multiple times. I love that you can leave it on for long periods of time (I can’t always get to laundry right away!). It doesn’t have any smell so it doesn’t clash with our laundry soap. It comes out as a thick liquid, and seems to ‘stick’ to the stains. Get it and stock up!" —Katie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.54.

    Read our full review of Puracy Natural Stain Remover.

    26. A robot vacuum to quietly clean under your couches and chairs because you deserve some You Time™. This smart vacuum also has sensors to avoid falls and obstacles. Oh, and it automatically recharges!


    Promising review: "This thing sucks...Its suction is so much stronger than the Roombas I have had. It picks up so much dust and pet hair. We do a full vacuum every other week with my Dyson, so I think of the robot vacuum as a supplemental vacuum. I was shocked at how much was in the dustbin after it's inaugural cleaning! I work from my home office, and this thing is quiet enough that I don't even turn it off during conference calls. This might be the thing I am most impressed with. My last Roomba was LOUD; you couldn't even have a conversation with someone in the same room, let alone someone on speakerphone." —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $219.90+ (available in black and white).

    27. Or a wet/dry iRobot mop so you can remove dirt and grime without ever lifting a finger. It's smart enough to navigate on its own so you can get back to that book you've been meaning to read for a little too long.


    Promising review: "I have severe arthritis in my hands and this IRobot is my new BFF. I start with my Roomba, which I've had for about six years, then when the vac is finished I turn the Braava loose. I use just a tiny bit Mr. Clean in the water, I have pets and want something safe but also with a little more cleaning power than just water. I am shocked at how much dirt it picked up. I rinsed the blue cloth in a white sink, how embarrassing it would be to post that picture. I am quite impressed with the navigation cube, it got every inch of my living room without going over the same area twice. it is so quiet that I actually lost it but soon it came out from under the sofa. If the new Roomba models were as thorough and quiet as this Braava I'd be tempted to upgrade. So far so good, I hope it lasts as long as my Roomba has, if not I'll be back to update this review." —CJ

    Get it from Amazon for $249+.

    28. A plant-based surface cleaner that'll not only clean your countertops, appliances, tiles, and windows, but also leave behind its gorgeous blended scent of eucalyptus, rose, and thyme.

    Surface cleaner being sprayed onto stainless steel countertops

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a non-toxic, delightfully scented surface cleaner, this one is amazing! It is definitely a household favorite! The scent is beautiful with a fresh, clean smell including lavender and other amazing essential oils. It is my favorite surface cleaner by far because it can be used on all surfaces. Five stars for sure!" —Melody

    Get it from Laundress for $13.

    29. A carpet-spot remover for instant removal of any stubborn stains. And there's no rinsing or vacuuming required!

    Promising review: "I remember being completely dumbfounded by my pencil eraser as a kid. Where did the marks go? I looked in the air, I looked under my paper. What's it made of? Does it have to be pink? This carpet cleaner caused the same dumbfounded confusion when 'spray, rub, gone' actually worked. I've obviously lost some of my childhood curiosity over the years, because I didn't try to figure out how the carpet stain disappeared. Who cares? It's gone! I practically skipped to the next room to try it out. The memory smudge of food, footprints, dog vomit. Gone. It even worked SOMEWHAT on the decade-old mystery stain left behind by the previous owners that professional carpet cleaning couldn't remove. How does it work? I don't care. What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away." —k

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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