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    32 Cleaning Products You Probably Need If You're A Once-A-Month Cleaner

    No need to clean any more than that with these products.

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    1. A pair of reusable mop pads so you don't have to waste money on single-use Swiffer pads for your monthly deep cleans. Made using extra-thick microfibers, these mop pads are super absorbent!

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    Turbo Mops is a family-run small business that wants to help you live (and clean) more sustainably.

    Promising review: “I have to admit I was not sure about this product, but I was pleasantly surprised! I was able to get a super-clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner than the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna but more if the two I got ever wear out.” —Riley

    Get it from Turbo Mops on Amazon for $14.95.

    2. A FURemover Broom whose squeegee and adjustable handle also make this perfect for cleaning your blotchy windows. It's also useful for cleaning up any spilled liquids on tile.

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    Promising review: "This sucker is magic. I bought mine three years ago and it still works. I use it to scrape up the dog hair that gets embedded in my living room rug. (We have two basset hounds who are constantly shedding.) The vacuum gets a lot of it, but even after I run the vacuum I can drag this broom over the rug and drag up entire piles of dirt and fur that were missed. It's also great on my kitchen tile. We have a dog door in our kitchen, so our two bassets are always dragging in dirt and making messes. This works better than a broom because it works like a squeegee — nothing gets caught in the broom fibers, and it can clean up damp/wet messes as well." —yetanotherstephanie

    And read one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's full review of the FURemover Broom here.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    3. A handheld mattress vacuum to suck up all the dust, dirt, and lint that's made a home on your bed over the past month. And its HEPA filter not only gets rid of 99.9% of tiny particles but it also releases fresh air back into your home.

    reviewer image of captured lint, dirt, and hair on a paper towel
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    Promising review: “You guys, I’m actually embarrassed because I pride myself on having a clean home. But so much filth just came out of our mattress. My husband and I have always had seasonal allergies, but I started to wonder if there was another cause because we both kept waking up stuffy even during the 'off season.' After learning about dust mite allergies, I ordered this vacuum as fast as my fingers could order. I just plugged in this little wonder and got to work, assuming every bit of the bed needed it. I wasn’t wrong. Pulled off everything and did the actual mattress. Yuck. Vacuumed the mattress cover and got more. Our new pillows needed it too. This vacuum is lightweight, easy to maneuver, easy to clean. But its greatest benefit is the peace of mind it provides. We’re all going to sleep better tonight because of it!” —swttulip 

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    4. A plant-based glass cleaner because your tiles, windows, and screens are so covered in smudges they all look like Pollocks.

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    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business based in NYC working to help people make eco-friendly and sustainable shopping choices when it comes to health and home goods.

    Promising review: “Took toothpaste and hard water stains off my bathroom mirror like a champ!” —Jessica A. 

    Get it from Public Goods for $5.75.

    5. A natural all-purpose cleaning paste that'll give your sinks, tile, and grout a long-lasting sparkle. It's even safe enough to soak your produce in!

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    Humble Suds/Etsy

    Humble Suds is a woman-owned small business based in Colorado whose all-natural and effective cleaning products will help you keep your home in tip-top shape.

    Promising review: “I used the surface scrub today on my bathtub and bathroom sink, and it works WONDERS! I love that the ingredients are minimal and natural, but get the job done. I love this product!” —hinako jefferson 

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

    6. A three-pack of Grandma's Secret Spot Remover — for easy and nontoxic stain removal, there's really no other choice. Simply apply a drop and wait for the magic to happen. Now those grass, blood, coffee, rust, and ink stains you've let sit for a little too long will just disappear!

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    Promising review: "My husband and I fell in LOVE with this product! We've been using it for over a year now and have yet to meet a stain that it can't handle! With two young boys and two adventurous dogs, we have been through just about every stain remover out there, and none of them compare to this." —FosterFam51

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.43.

    7. A nontoxic pet odor and stain remover so you can finally and fully reclaim your home from years-old dark spots on your couch and the scent of cat pee emanating from your rug.

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    Rocco & Roxie is a family-run small business making everything you and your pet need to live a clean and fun life. From treats to toys, they've got what you need!

    Promising review: “I never write reviews but I'm writing one for this amazing spray!! I know what you're thinking, I thought the same: That's an awful lot to pay for a bottle of spray cleaner. I get it, and it's worth every penny!!! I have two large dogs who are potty-trained, however, my niece accidentally shut them in one of the spare rooms while we were upstairs (bless her tiny heart) so they took it upon themselves to hate-pee allllll over the carpet in there!! When we finally took a black light to the carpet, we discovered the true horror of our situation; CSI crime scenes had nothing on us! We tried EVERYTHING. I found this product, read the reviews, and hit the 'buy now' button with all of my hope riding on Prime shipping and a spray bottle. NO ODOR, NO STANK, LIGHT CLEAN SMELL BUT NO FAKE FLOWERY COATED AIR!!!! This stuff is a MIRACLE!!!” —N. Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93.

    8. A pack of two flexible dryer vent cleaners because there's likely a bunch of trapped lint causing your cloths to still come out kinda damp. Use this to get all that gunk out, which will also help to prevent dryer fires!

    reviewer image of the dryer vent cleaner next to a pile of lint and dust
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    Promising review: "I clean my dryer vent after every single use. I was shocked to see so much lint and dust come out! It was very simple to use and it really works! I kept one for myself and gave the other to my daughter." —Shari Schmidt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    9. Or a dryer vent vacuum hose attachment to deep clean and remove lint from those harder-to-reach spots. This can also be used to clean the coils behind your fridge!

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    Promising review: "Honestly, we are speechless! We are excellent about cleaning the lint trap after every load of clothes. We even clean the lint vent outside. But nothing could have prepared us for the amount of lint and gunk trapped in the vent tubing! How we have never had a fire, we have no idea. We vacuumed forever all the way up the vent tube, which we could have in no way done without this item. The suction power was unbelievable! We could not believe how bad the tubing was clogged. Just look at the picture. We removed about 3/4 of a kitchen-size garbage bag of lint and gunk! It was amazing and embarrassing! It’s SO inexpensive, but it could literally save you from a house fire! Anyway, just buy it. Excellent value! You won’t be sorry!" —Brian Mattix/Elizabeth Bodnam

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in six colors).

    10. A multi-fabric cleaner if your couch, mattress, and carpet look incredibly, uhhhh, lived on.

    reviewer before and after images of a mattress with a huge dark brown stain that disappears
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    Promising review: “I just got a brand-new mattress and my cat got locked in my room and peed on my mattress in two places, leaving two big yellow SMELLY stains! I was worried about finding a product that would be OK on my pillow top mattress. I was skeptical at first with the product being so cheap but the reviews had me sold! I sprayed it on my mattress liberally and waited five minutes as instructed. It says to blot but with my stains I scrubbed and was amazed when the stain started to disappear. I repeated one time and I honestly can’t locate where the stains used to be! Super impressed! Like others I also really appreciated the nice fragrance! Didn’t smell like chemicals at all!” —Hailey Brown 

    Get it from Amazon for $4.12.

    11. A jar of eucalyptus toilet-cleaning bombs that are basically bath bombs for your toilet if it's been a minute since you've scrubbed your porcelain throne. These natural, chemical-free cleaners will be well received by your toilet and your nose.

    several eucalyptus toilet fizzies next to a jar full of more
    Happy Earth Boutique / Etsy

    Happy Earth Boutique is a woman-owned small business making healthier alternatives for your health and home.

    Promising reviews: "This product is amazing! The fizzies work so well and give a fresh scent to the bathroom. It also means I'm reducing plastic in my bathroom." —Francine Veilleux

    "Love them! I can throw them in during the week and they do a great job until I can do a thorough cleaning!" —stephanie

    Get it from Happy Earth Boutique for $12.

    12. Pink Stuff cleaning paste so that after a month of continual use (read: burning dinners), you can finally get the burnt gunk off your pots and pans. This can also remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls!

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    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

    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
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    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*!

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    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 pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets since all the food gunk that was once on your dirty dishes does, in fact, go somewhere. And that's to the bottom of your humble appliance. You can also say goodbye to lime scale and mineral buildup while you're at it.

    six side by side before and after reviewer images of a dirty dishwasher becoming clean
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    Promising review: "I rarely post reviews, but this stuff has completely changed our lives. Our dishwasher, utensils, plates, and glasses were covered with dry scale and nothing we tried came close to helping. After using the tablets three times our dishwasher looks like new; our glasses are sparkling like fine china and everything else looks fabulous. Highly recommend, worth every penny, best product BY FAR!!! One great advantage is you can use it with your dishes. Some other products are used to clean the dishwasher but not to clean dishes and glasses. Buy this, you will be blown away!!! It is astounding!" —Jenny

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A foaming car upholstery cleaner because one too many juice box accidents have turned your seats into a stained kingdom.

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    Promising review: "So I had a spot on my dash that I wanted to clean and grabbed this stuff because I figured my car could use some TLC over the years. Well, I went to clean one small part and ended up almost detailing the entire inside of both front and back driver and passenger side doors. It worked so well, so fast, and smelled good that I couldn't stop. My car looks brand new!" —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A fume-free oven cleaner so powerful you might just convince yourself you replaced your oven altogether. This heavy-duty cleaner can remove grime, stains, and caked-on food in 30 seconds!

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    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome! My oven was setting off our (apartment) smoke detector every time I would preheat it, so I knew it was time to clean it. I have never cleaned an oven before, so I searched Pinterest for tips and I found this product. It works VERY well!" —Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    18. Or an eco-friendly oven scrub cleaner to tackle all the caked-on messes you've learned to ignore. Made with natural ingredients (including pumice stone and baking soda), you'll get your oven back without all the toxic fumes.

    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a family-owned small business based in Connecticut creating 100% natural cleaning products because you don't need harsh and toxic chemicals to get a great clean.

    Promising review: "Came back to edit this review to say this stuff is AWESOME. Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those 'Oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right up and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

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

    19. A toilet wand from Clorox that can tackle stains that have just been accumulating over time. With six disposable disinfecting sponges, you might just feel like a mighty germ-eliminating wizard with that wand in hand. And after killing 99.9% of germs, who could blame you!

    on the left, the inside of a reviewer's toilet looking dirty, and on the right, the same toilet looking clean
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    Promising review: "Finally! Something that actually works! The idea of a reusable toilet cleaning brush is just DISGUSTING! Not to mention when your 2-year-old comes running through the house singing into it!!! AHHHH!!!! Enter the disposable toilet wand! Not only is it MUCH more hygienic than keeping and storing a brush used for scrubbing poop, but I no longer have to worry about my little ones getting into it! Whew! This stuff does a wonderful job, and is so simple and easy to use I’ve even been able to teach hubby! Wonders never cease!" —Sharalanda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    20. A nontoxic carpet cleaning solution for uprooting stains as old as the Tree of Life™. Say goodbye to the spots and splotches caused by dirt tracks, pet accidents, and food spills!

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    This solution works great with Bissell, Hoover, McCulloch, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express vacuum cleaners.

    Sunny & Honey is a family-run small business making cleaning products safe enough to use around pets and powerful enough to get rid of pet stains.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." —Karen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    21. An upright vacuum cleaner with an anti-allergen seal that works on both carpets and hardwood floors because you shouldn't need to grab another appliance when you're finally giving your living room a good cleaning. With a lift-away handheld filter, you can even get in those hard-to-reach areas!

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    Promising review: "I love Shark vacuums. It seems they are always at the cutting edge of cleaning products. I got this for my 84-year-old mom who has a larger name brand vacuum that is now too cumbersome for her to use. Enter this beauty! I think she vacuumed three times the first week she started using this. The cord is not too long, so there is a little less cord to get tangled up in. The canister is easy to empty, and the hose and tools are super easy to use. This vacuum really shines when you use it on upholstery; I have a white dog and his fine hair is hard to vacuum up. This Shark gets it all up from off the couch with ease. The attachments are great for staircases as well. The size and weight make this a super-comfortable vacuum to use. The suction is great and it has two settings. One setting is for hardwood and the other is for carpet. Each works equally great. Though this is a smaller vacuum, it works like a champ. The filter is easy to clean and all in all this makes vacuuming and cleaning a little more tolerable!" —C. Irish

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    22. Two packs of streak-free stainless steel wipes so your appliances can also get in on that monthly deep-cleaning action. These will remove residue, water marks, and grease while leaving behind a protective barrier to prevent smudges that'll keep your stainless stain free!

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    Promising review: "Wow! I call these my 'miracle in a can' wipes. These things are awesome. Buy them and cut down your cleaning time to just minutes. I used two and was able to clean my stove, refrigerator, and microwave. What a great product. No buyer's remorse here." —Richard J. Jackson

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. Clorox disinfecting wipes because every surface of your home deserves a little TLC, and they'll get it with these lemon-scented wipes that are safe on wood, granite, and stainless steel, of course.

    reviewer before and after of a dirty stovetop and clean stovetop
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    Promising review: “I now use it everywhere around my house. Doorknobs, mailboxes, toilet handles, keyboards, mouse, kitchen and bathroom countertops. Great for removing stains and dirt off my walls, too! I even use it for dusting blinds that are hard to clean. A must-have for every home or office.” —Jor El 

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    24. A rust stain remover spray whose gel formula dissolves even the most stubborn rust. Easily get rid of those tough stains in those hard-to-reach areas without having to use all of your elbow grease.

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    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 nonabrasive and made with a nonhydrofluoric acid–based formula, which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark-orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    25. A low-key miraculous sink cleaner that'll polish everything from porcelain to granite, turning your kitchen into a spotless wonder. It also creates a water-repellant barrier to make cleaning your sink even easier in the future.

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    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer gets genuinely excited when she talks about this stuff.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a cleaning product that would remove the stains from my acrylic sink without damaging the surface. I FOUND IT!! This product is unbelievable. Yes, it does require an investment of time and elbow grease, but the results were amazing. It removed stains that had been in my white acrylic sink for quite some time and left the surface squeaky clean, smooth and shiny, without a scratch. If you have an acrylic sink, this is the product for you. I HIGHLY recommend it!! I'm going to try it on my mother's enamel sink next, and definitely intend to buy Hope's Perfect Sink again. It DOES live up to its name!!" —Beckett

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97+.

    26. An eco-friendly hard-water stain remover if your glass shower door looks like it's got some abstract privacy film all over it. Stains, spots, and rust don't stand a chance against this cleaner!

    A shower door with residue streaks on the left and the same shower door looking clean and residue-free on the right
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    Promising review: "We tried everything to get rid of hard-water stains and nothing worked. We were getting our house ready to sell and our tub and sink were a mess. We tried this product and it worked immediately, restoring everything to like new. It was fast and really worked! We even used it to clean our glass stove top. It was amazing how clean it got things. I have a bad back and have to be careful about scrubbing things and it takes no effort to use. We use it in our new house and love it!" —Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A lime and soap scum remover so you can easily return your sink, tub, or tile back to its former pristine glory.

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    Promising review: "I reside in a rural area, and out here we only have well water. Any of you in my situation knows all about the green film...this product is REALLY great at getting rid of The Green Disaster. I've been using it for as long as I can remember, and wouldn't switch to anything else." —Eros

    Get it from Amazon for $5.74.

    28. A grout and sealant stain remover because your tiles deserve to gleam against a clean background. Just apply it, wait, and rinse the stains away. You read that right, there's no scrubbing needed!

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    Promising review: “I could not for the life of me get rid of the a mold stain on the tub caulk. I put this stuff on and left it overnight. Slap me with a loaf of bread — this stuff works awesome. Just buy it. It is worth it.” —Tracy T

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    29. A microwave steam cleaner you just fill with water and vinegar to help all the food trapped to the walls and ceiling of your microwave melt away. Then, you can quickly and easily wipe all that yuck away!

    side by side of a dirty microwave with food splatter inside it next to an image of the same microwave looking totally clean after the steamer was used
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    Promising review: "Something I didn't believe until I tried it. So easy to follow directions. Was disappointed when I opened the microwave to see the filth still on it. Was wishing it would magically taken care of itself. But all it took was a quick swipe with a paper towel and GONE. Loosened everything, which is half the process. My microwave was sooooo white once cleaned!! Would buy as gifts." —max's mum

    Get it from Amazon for $7.33+ (available in four colors).

    30. A Drill Brush kit that'll allow you to scrub *anything* in your bathroom clean. Tub? Clean. Tiles? Clean. Sink? You guessed it: clean.

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    Promising review: "If I could give it 10 stars I would. If you have a tile shower that is the bane of your existence like mine...you need these! They clean what no human hands can in half the time. Still hard work to use but way better then the old fashioned way!" —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

    31. A cordless and lightweight electric mop so you can deep clean the length of your whole home in one fell swoop! This mop has a built-in water tank you can use to spray your floor, making cleaning every month a breeze.

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    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product!! I first saw this at a neighbor’s home, and could not believe how well it cleaned her marble floors. I have ceramic tile throughout my first floor, and HAD TO HAVE THIS!! It's very easy to assemble, and does a GREAT job of cleaning my tile floors. Could not be happier with my purchase 😀!!" —Bonnie Bryant

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    32. A pet hair remover — finally reclaim your couch from the mob of fur that's been taking over the past few weeks. And because it doesn't use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and...

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    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats, so here I am with two cats who shed like crazy. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush. It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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