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    If Your Home Is Clean Right Now, These Products Will Help You Keep It That Way

    You've tackled the first challenge: Cleaning. Now it's time for the main event: Maintenance.

    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 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.

    2. A bottle of red wine stain remover because, unfortunately, Pinot noir-induced accidents are bound to find their way to your freshly steamed carpet. All you've gotta do is shake, spray, and wait. Then keep sipping!

    Promising review: "I spilled red wine on my new white shirt and after feeling sad and mopey, I decided to try this! It worked like a charm, the stain came out and it was a good price. Instead of trying to get your shirt dry-cleaned try this first because it will save you time and money!" —Cora S.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.39.

    3. 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 the microwave splatter cover over a bowl of food in a microwave

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I have ever made as I use it nearly everyday. It fits over most anything I put into my microwave and prevents food splatters from hitting the sides and top of the microwave. It is very easy to clean after use. My son and daughter were so impressed with it that they each wanted one, so I ordered two more just for them. It's simple and it just plain works. We just leave it in the microwave so it's available for use. If we don't need it, we just pull it out and set it aside then put it back inside for the next use." —Mister Fixit

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. 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).

    5. 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.

    6. Glisten Disposer Cleaner – it'll foam up and scrub your disposal, leaving a fresh scent behind instead of icky drain pipe odors.

    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 — 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." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $4.10.

    7. Two packs of streak-free stainless steel wipes so your appliances continue to sparkle! These will remove residue, water marks, and grease while leaving behind a protective barrier to prevent smudges.

    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 it from Amazon for $16.29.

    8. A powerful hand vac designed to suck up your dog's fur, your kitty's kicked up litter, and your messy eater's kibble. And with two nozzles, you'll be able to keep your couch, stairs, and floor clean. Well, at least until your pet's next mishap.

    hand using a hand vac on a fur-covered cat tree

    Promising review: "Normally I don't take the time to review things, I forget or I'm just lazy. I have a German shepherd who sheds badly, despite giving her pills to help with shedding and brushing her weekly. I love my dog but I hate how much hair there is everywhere and a traditional vacuum can only do so much. I absolutely love the power this vacuum has. It actually gets most of the hair up. It can get a little heavy if you're using it for a long period of time. I mostly use it to get hair off my comforter and off my furniture. It works on practically anything. For the price you honestly can't beat this. If you're looking for something to cut down on the amount of hair in your home on furniture, rugs, bed sheets, etc, then this is honestly worth it." —Janice Kellogg

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+.

    9. A three-pack of Grandma's Secret Spot Remover for easy and non-toxic stain removal, there's really no other choice. Simply apply a drop and wait for the magic to happen. Because no grass, blood, coffee, rust, or ink formed against your white couch shall prosper!

    three bottles of the spot remover

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! It will take on any stain from cranberry juice to chocolate ice cream. It is a staple in my home now." —Lauren

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.19.

    10. A pair of reusable dishwashing gloves that'll turn your hands into magical cleaners that don't have to get wet or touch the food stuck to your picky eater's plate.

    the blue reusable silicone dishwashing gloves on a model's hands

    Promising review: "How is it that no one came up with this idea years ago, or did they and I've just been ignorant of it all of this time? I have always let my pots and pans soak for days, as I simply hate getting really wet and using a grubby sponge or brush to clean such items. With these, I don't need to get wet at all and there is no grody sponge to deal with, so doing the pots and pans is actually kinda fun." —Denise

    Get it from Walmart for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A sudsy dishwashing spray will take care of any caked-on messes so you don't have to spend your precious time scrubbing the casserole dishes and baking trays you finally took out of the freezer from Thanksgiving.

    person spraying the spray onto the contents of a kitchen sink with dirty dishes

    BuzzFeed writer Elizabeth has great things to say about this dishwashing spray:

    "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    12. A durable shirt folding board because you finally reclaimed control of your once overwhelming closet, and you're gonna want to keep it that way. In a few quick motions, you'll have your shirts, pants, towels, and more neatly folded and tucked away!

    Reviewer image of a drawer full of perfectly folded shirts

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed, and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game-changer this is. A must-try! I'm in love with how beautiful it left my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A robot vacuum that quietly cleans under your couches and chairs because after that deep clean you did, 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).

    14. A pack of stain-lifting pads activated by simply stomping on them. Even your pup will be surprised at how fast their little accidents disappear!

    Promising review: "Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They're small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I'm pretty sure wasn't pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now." —MC

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. An extra large under-the-bed shoe organizer and two adjustable under-the-bed clothes organizers so clutter never overtakes your newly clean home. I mean, now that the dust bunnies are gone from under there, you might as well use that space for storage.,

    Promising review: "I have a small room and there's no space to store my shoes. This is compact when it folds up, but has huge storage space when fully opened up (up to 12 pairs). It has handles on both sides, so you can easily drag it out no matter which side of the bed you put under. And it just fits the space under my bed perfectly." —Viola

    Promising review: "They are very sturdy and they come with a flat insert for the bottom of the container to help keep it's shape and increase sturdiness. The dividers are firm and are easy to put in place wherever you want them with velcro. A bonus is that they look good too. The material isn't cheap at all." —JD

    Get them from Amazon: shoe organizer for $21.99 and clothes organizer for $35.99.

    16. A Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning stamp that'll keep your toilet bowl fresh and clean with every flush. Just plop some gel inside the bowl and let it work so you don't have to.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97.

    17. Or some eco-friendly potty bombs scented with mint and rosemary to give your bathroom a bit of a refresher. Drop one potty bomb in, then let it fizz and disinfect your toilet bowl. All in less than 20 minutes!

    five colored potty bombs stacked in a pyramid
    Altus Advantage

    Altus Advantage is a woman-owned small business based in Canada whose mission is to make the world a more eco-friendly place by creating natural and zero-waste cleaning products and soaps for sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "it worked so well! In Ottawa, the water leaves this pink ring around the toilet bowl for some reason. usually I need to scrub a lot for it to go away, but this removed it super easily! I will definitely come back for these! Not to mention they're eco-friendly!" —kristen

    Get it from Altus Advantage on Etsy for $12.39 (available in six colors).

    18. 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.

    19. And get stove burner covers that'll defend against dirt up top. When they get a little messy, just wash them and plop them back on your stainless stove.,

    Promising review: "Great, I use it on my black stove and you can’t even tell that I have this cover on. The quality is great; I cut the original cover to fit my stove size. Overall it's a good products. They are not burning on top of the stove, and they're washable." —SmileyXD

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A convenient scrap collector with a wire rim you can attach to a kitchen drawer to make cleaning while you cook easier than ever! No more post-dinner messes hoping to become kitchen catastrophes.

    reviewer image of the green full circle scrap collector hooked to a kitchen drawer

    Many reviewers use this silicone bin to collect and freeze compost!

    Promising review: "My drawer handles come out pretty far, but this fits just perfect. I just put a bag in it, and all my cooking scraps and garbage just get pushed or dropped bin! No more going to the garbage can fifty times! So handy!" —Suzanne

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    21. A heavy-duty laundry sorter so your clothes never again make a home on your floor, chairs, or that one corner of the bed. With four compartments, this rolling cart will save you time and energy on laundry day.

    reviewer photo showing laundry organizer that they stenciled with the words dark, color, white, and towel

    Promising review: "Is exactly what I was looking for. We’re a family of five so I always have something to wash and I was tired of separating by colors. Now it's easy and everybody can do it. It's a simple process for everyone, now my kids think that is fun to be separating the clothes and I’m fine with that, ha. I used stencil and a Sharpie to tag the bags — so easy and l loved the results! Took me 20 minutes to assemble with my 9-year-old son. Looks nice and the bags have a good quality and also they have a great capacity. It’s make laundry so easy!!!!" —Lourdes

    Get it from Amazon for $34.87+ (available in three colors).

    22. 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 $14.70.

    23. Or an extra large laundry bag if you don't have a washer and dryer at home and you need to be able to lug your clothes to the nearest laundromat.

    closeup of a full celsious extra large laundry bag against a bright yellow backdrop

    Made of 100% recycled material, you can also be sure you're not harming the environment!

    Celsious was created by two Black German-American sisters who wanted to bridge their loves of fashion and environmentalism. Celsious is also a chic and energy-efficient laundromat based in Brooklyn. Go check them out!

    Get it from Celsious for $10.

    24. A grout cleaning pen for whenever your tile starts looking a little dingy. Whip this waterproof colorant out and attack those dark spots and stains before they become a bigger DIY project.

    reviewer photo showing half of the grout lines in their shower restored after using the pen

    Promising review: "Best product! I wish I had thought to take 'before' pictures! My house was built in the early 1960s and the bathroom grout was becoming discolored in spots. I had used every product on the market before buying this pen to see if I could brighten the grout with no luck. I could have just saved so much money if I had went with the pen in the first place! It worked throughout the shower with more product to go! Easy to clean up and lasts a while!" —Kelli

    Get one on Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A paw cleaner that'll protect your pristine floors and clean couches from your pooch's muddy paws. Just add water, dip their paws inside, and let the delicate silicone bristles inside work their magic.

    Promising review: "I love it! I highly recommend this to everyone. I have a golden and lab/shepherd mix, both dogs love water and the mud. I would go through multiple towels a week cleaning their feet, this changes that completely. At first my dogs were nervous about this, but after a few uses they don’t mind at all. It cleans in between my Golden's feet so well, I can’t believe it." —Valerie U.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in five sizes and six colors).

    26. A stainless-steel TubShroom because after seeing the hairy monster you pulled out of your drain with your clog remover, you're probably a little scarred. Only YOU can prevent future Chewbacca infestations!

    Promising review: "A great upgrade! So much better than the rubber ones! This doesn't turn moldy black and seems to get less scum on the actual hairs. I haven't had any issues cleaning it, and it rinses clean after a quick scrub with a toothbrush or other small brush." —IronMaiden

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+.

    27. A mess-catching pet food bowl if the second you finish mopping your floor, your overeager pet gets their dinner everywhere but their mouth. With built-in food and water catchers, you'll be able to save yourself the hassle of post-feeding cleanups.


    Promising review: "I really hate myself for not buying this earlier. I have a 80+ lb dog who manages to get more water onto my kitchen floor than in his mouth. Walking anywhere near his water bowl meant stepping on cold water droplets. Cleaning up after him every single time he drank water was just frustrating. This food bowl works great. I can not endorse this product enough, and I can't believe I have gone so long with out it." —Mmmmkay

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four sizes).

    28. A cleaning gel (a.k.a slime) that'll pick up dust and dirt from your vents, keyboard, phone, and so much more!

    a hand pulls the cleaning putty out of a car vent

    Promising review: "This gel is very easy to use and picks up even the smallest trash. It is a thick gel but fits in the hard to reach spots! I recommend it :)" —Alma Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    29. A set of two deep cleaning brushes for getting into those tight spaces and making sure they stay grime free. Dirty grout? I don't think so.

    the wiper blade on the small deep cleaning brush cleaning the rim of a sink drain

    Promising review: "As soon as I started using them, I just couldn't stop! I used them for grout, corners, cabinets, hard to reach places around my kitchen/bathroom faucets, around the base of my toilets, the inside of my windows—you name it, I cleaned it with them! I have already recommended them to everyone I know and will continue to do so. These are one of my new favorite cleaning tools." —Katelynn C

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    30. A pack of absorbent and multipurpose microfiber cloths you can use to clean pretty much anything! And it'll always leave you with a much-coveted streak-free finish.

    A stack of the yellow, blue, and white cloths

    Promising review: "These are amazing for cleaning and a great price! I’m mad at myself for not purchasing sooner. In an effort to reduce the huge amount of paper towels we go through, I decided to purchase these. I use one to two a day for kitchen cleanup and put them in the laundry. They pick up little crumbs easily and don’t leave my quartz streaky. I have a super messy 10-month-old and I clean his highchair with these and they work wonderfully. I also use these for dusting — they pick up everything. The only thing that was a negative was that the first time I washed them in warm water (per instructions), the yellow color bled onto the white and turned them an off white color. Not a big deal, but be careful not to wash the yellow rags with anything you care about! Last thing, but don’t use fabric softener with these or they won’t be as absorbent!" —Meg R.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $16.17+ (available in two color combinations).

    31. A mighty rust stain remover that'll dissolve any rust attempting to crawl its way back into your bathroom and kitchen. Ol' Rusty can get out and *stay* out!

    Promising review: "When we bought our home, there was no water softener and years of iron build-up. We tried so many things on our shower, and nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck with a rust tub until we renovated the bathroom. But Iron Out worked wonders! I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour, but then it dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    32. A set of sturdy acrylic shelf dividers to help you make the most of your closet space. Easily organize your clothes, bags, and shoes so all the work you did cleaning out your closet doesn't go to waste.,

    Promising review: "These dividers are made of sturdy acrylic and stand up straight on my closet shelves. Even with my handbags leaning against them, they do not bend over or lean. They are so easy to install a child could do it. Just follow the VERY simple instructions. If you wish to organize sweaters, purses, shirts, shoes, etc. these dividers will definitely do the the job!" —Bruce Spiess

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

    33. A rubber broom so you can keep your carpet free from your purrfect pet's fur. It's also great for mopping up liquid spills and squeegee-cleaning your windows!

    reviewer image of two dogs sitting on carpet next to a mound of fur swept up the the rubber broom

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

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