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    33 Things That’ll Help Make Your Messy Home Nearly Unrecognizably Clean

    Reclaim your home from clutter and stains.

    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 set of clothing drawer sorters designed to keep your clothes organized (and off your bedroom floor). Each set comes with six collapsible pieces sure to help you live a clutter-free life.

    reviewer image of a drawer with underwear, socks, and bras neatly organized in the sorters

    Promising review: "Okay, gotta admit that I was skeptical about the whole 'dresser organizer' trend. But I don’t regret the purchase! I DO regret not ordering two or three more sets!!!! My kids appreciate that they can keep their socks and undergarments in order, so they can quickly find what they want. I am equally appreciative of this product." —Madigan's mom

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. A Simple Human drying rack made of durable stainless steel, so it won't rust on you when you need it most (i.e. after hosting a dinner party). It even has a hanging rack for your wine glasses!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dish rack! It drains well and fits so many dishes in it, including a huge cookie sheet. It’s a beast. I use the wine rack to dry dish towels or silicon placemats. Couldn’t be happier with it." —whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A set of nine nonscratch Scotch-Brite sponges gentle enough to clean your nonstick pans and powerful enough to scrub away stuck-on messes without damaging your surfaces!

    reviewer image of a pack of scotch-brite non-scratch sponges

    Promising reviews: "This is pretty much all I use with dishes. I find that this sponge is usually the perfect gentleness/roughness for washing dishes by hand. It's always an exciting day when I can pull out a new sponge from the Scotch-Brite sponge bag and throw away the old one. It would be nice to have a dishwasher, but these sponges are less expensive and more fun!" —MAW

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. An over-the-toilet shelving unit for anyone with tiny-bathroom-syndrome and in need of space-saving storage. Made of bamboo, these sturdy shelves and sliding doors can be a home for your towels, candles, and Poo-Pourri!


    Promising review: "This unit is well made and has added much needed storage space to our bathroom." —Anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $149.99 (originally $205.47; available in two finishes).

    5. A wide pedal step trash can with a soft-close lid to keep quiet mornings just that. Because it has dual compartments, you don't need a separate trash can for your recycling. Win-win-win!

    reviewer image of the dual step trash can in a kitchen

    Promising review: "I never imagined I would spend so much for a trash can. Think about it, though. I spend my life in a 1br/1ba with room for only one trash can. It's something I see several times a day. I'd rather see this than its predecessor, a $10 Rubbermaid that somehow always had food dribbling from the edges and had to be hosed out weekly.

    I use this with regular 13-gallon garbage bags. I laughed when I read some reviews saying this holds more than a regular 13-gallon bag, because science would suggest otherwise. But it seems to! I love that the bag storage system hides the edges of the garbage bag from view. I have been told that it's also good at stifling smells. I have no sense of smell, but I hope so. My Rubbermaid certainly didn't.

    Think about it: If you're about to spend $5,000 on a kitchen renovation, this is small change. It makes my small kitchen look like a million bucks." —A quiet reader

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in four sizes).

    6. An 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 three minutes!

    Just be sure to take the necessary precaution when dealing with this chemical product.

    Promising review: " WOW! This works wonders! This product is so easy to use. You really just need to spray, wait a few minutes, and you can literally wipe off the grease! I highly recommend it." —Sadys Ford

    Get it from Amazon for $12.21.

    7. An instant carpet spot remover because all cleanups should be quick and easy. Say goodbye to those stubborn stains!

    This has almost 42,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: “Love love love Folex!! Super easy to use. The bottle does exactly what it says. My chairs were SUPER DIRTY from my 2.5-year-old grandson eating and feeding dogs. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how clean they got after just one use. Mind blown!!” —Carobnty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.26.

    8. Eco-friendly, lemon-scented toilet bombs for a clean that'll impress your eyes and nose. And because they're not made with any chemicals, your eyes and nose will also be thanking you.

    the lemon toilet fizzies displayed next to lemons
    Happy Earth Boutique/Etsy

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

    Promising review: “Works like a charm and the smell is fabulous! The included glass jar came well wrapped and in perfect condition. I highly recommend this shop! Looking forward to shopping here again!” —Debbie 

    Get it from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12+.

    9. A pet hair remover so you can finally reclaim your couch from the mob of fur that started taking over. And because it doesn't use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and...,

    This has almost 64,000 5-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats, so here I am with two cats that 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.

    10. A toilet bowl ring remover— scrub away any rust or lime buildup on your porcelain throne.

    This has over 7,500 5-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "The house I recently moved into had a hard water line in the toilet and it was no big deal for the first couple of months. I never really paid much attention to it. That is, until my mom said she would be coming over for a visit. Suddenly, the hard water line in the toilet was glaring at me, making me feel like a disgusting human being living in filth. I had to get rid of it. A kitchen sponge and a dish cloth were both ruined in my attempts. Finally, after countless hours of research and many sleepless nights, I had my answer: The Pumie. As soon as it arrived I was on my hands and knees scrubbin' that bowl. After it was done I was stood over my toilet with the same posture as a successful climber reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. I had defeated the hard water line with The Pumie. The satisfaction I had by accomplishing this otherwise mundane task made me realize I had truly entered adulthood. But, I did not stop there. Hard water marks around the bathroom sink drain? Gone. Hard water lines around the kitchen faucet? GTFO. The Pumie is truly a marvel to behold and I will be eternally grateful for it's help in vanquishing the hard water lines that would have made my mother disown me." —Cory Heslington

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    11. A dual under-the-cabinet trash system so you can hide your trash away but also make use of the empty space under your sink growing cobwebs. Easy install means you'll definitely be ready for garbage day — even if it's today!

    Promising review: "Products by simplehuman are like the Lamborghinis of the kitchen. Their functionality, ease of install, and years of use you’ll get is worth the spend. I installed mine at an angle so the cabinet door wouldn’t bang into it. My dimensions were spot on, not leaving lots of wiggle room. Word of caution: the liners that Amazon recommends as an add-on are 'D.' But the main garbage can is 'G' and your recycling is 'D.' The recycling liners should be blue, which at the end of the day isn’t a big deal, but I would’ve preferred having the corresponding color with the liner." —Monica Lafuente

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in single and dual).

    12. A three-tier metal utility cart with three roomy shelves you can use as a bedside table, craft station, or plant gallery. Whatever you need, this sleek cart on wheels is there to make your life a little easier in a big way.

    reviewer image of the black songmics utility cart with baby products in each of its three tiers

    Promising review: "My daughter is using this to store her makeup and toiletries. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. It wheels on the carpet very nicely, and I love that the shelves are adjustable in height. It holds a lot of items, and it looks nice in her room. I would definitely buy another one if we needed additional storage." —M.Winkle

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A heavy-duty steam cleaner for chemical-free cleaning that'll leave you *and* your carpets, tiles, and sealed wood floors beaming!

    reviewer image of a dirty and stained section of stone flooring next to steam cleaned section of stone flooring

    Promising review: "I work as a house painter and handyman. Generally, I avoid wallpaper removal, but every now and again I find myself in a situation where it has to be done. One such a situation came up recently, and I went out and rented an Earlex Wallpaper steamer, same as I've done before any other time. The job was kind of got bigger than we had expected (removing wallpaper to find MORE wallpaper behind it! Ugh!) and so one of my helpers brought his steamer into the jobsite to help out. Holy cow, the difference. It has a smaller reservoir for water, but it is not constant-on, like the Earlex is. Also it heats up to readiness in about eight minutes, rather than 45 for the Earlex. Additionally, the steam comes out at a higher volume than the Earlex. Pretty much on any measurement axis, the McCulloch is superior." —MadDogMaddux

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    14. A RoboVac that quietly cleans under your couches and chairs, so you can focus on more important things. This smart vacuum has sensor 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 $197.99+ (available in black and white).

    15. A lime and soap scum remover – it'll easily return your sink, tub, or tile back to its former pristine glory.

    Promising review: "I truly can't get over how well this works! I had never used Lime-A-Way before. I always used a bleach bathroom spray, which would clean, but I still had discoloration in the tub, making it look dirty. I chalked it up to the tub being old, since the discoloration had been there since I bought the house. Well, Lime-A-Way proved me wrong. The tub was, in fact, dirty. At first I thought I was just imagining that the tub was turning whiter, but I kept spraying. It's unbelievable. After spraying, wiping with paper towels, and rinsing a few times, YEARS of buildup was gone. I've owned this house for three years, and since the day I moved in I've tried almost everything; soaking, scrubbing, scouring, bleach, abrasive cleaners. Now the tub looks brand-new!" —Megan V

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    16. An above-ground pool maintenance kit to keep your pool pristine no matter the season!


    Promising review: "I don't often post reviews, but I felt compelled to do so for this maintenance kit. As we have lots of trees, there is always tree debris falling into the pool. As I don't want my kids getting all that junk on them, I diligently skimmed the surface. This kit works much better than I imagined, only taking a few minutes to get the whole bottom spotless. We have pretty high water pressure, and as a result, this vacuum worked very well. The added bonus is that you get to top off the water level in your pool at the same time, as the excess water simply goes into the pool. The netting captured everything very well. The skimmer net pulls through the water easily, but still captures everything nicely. Some nets are too fine, and they're difficult to pull through the water. No problems with that here. I would recommend this if you have a small pool and the filter vacuum is not an option for you." —Jeffrey S. Fabrizio

    Get it from Amazon for $20.89.

    17. A mesh desk organizer that'll keep important files and documents in plain sight but also out of the way. With a bottom drawer, make your Post-its, scissors, and stapler easily accessible.

    reviewer image of the mesh desk organizer on a desk

    Promising review: "This thing got us through a semester of homeschooling! I was able to set up files for different classes and use the shelves to sort different things like notebook paper, a calculator, a stapler, etc. And it had a drawer with organizers to sort other things like pens, pencils, paper clips, and ALL sorts of things! This was truly our saving grace! I like organization, and this is one of my favorite things I've ever bought!" —Peggy B

    Get it from Amazon for $27.97+ (available in two colors). 

    18. A set of three stainless-steel scrubbers from Scotch-Brite that'll return your pots and pans to their former glory! Goodbye soil and burnt-on foods!

    Promising reviews: "I like to use a lot of cast iron and stainless steel pans. But you know what's the worst? Burnt on oil. I expected these to be tough on my hands. They weren't. I expected them to fall apart pretty quickly. They didn't. I expected to have to use a lot of scrubbing force. I don't. What did they do? They removed the burnt on oil on my stainless-steel pans and cast-iron pans with a refreshing ease." —DM

    Get it from Amazon for $2.48.

    19. A set of grocery organizers you can use in your fridge or pantry to help you keep track of what you do and don't need to add to your shopping list.

    A customer's fridge filled with several pantry organizers

    Promising review: "These are so helpful if your fridge is cluttered. I bought these for my mom who is an extremely cluttered person. I love her to death, but she is not an organized person. Her fridge used to look wild. There would be food piled on top of food, and small jars and containers EVERYWHERE. I bought her these to help her organize everything. Now she can see what she has and everything has a place. Thank you for making something like this to help those that are so cluttered." —MioRioZio

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    20. A desk drawer organizer to help release your desk's surface of its clutter and make more space for the essentials. Just slide this tray into your desk drawer, and voila! Every pen, pin, and piece of paper can have a home.

    reviewer image of the simple houseware desk organizer in a customer's office

    Promising review: "It’s a perfect fit for my study drawer. It has decent spacing. Most importantly, I can adjust the sizes per my needs, so it's very convenient in that way too." —Uzma

    Get it from Amazon for $10.87+ (available in black and white).

    21. A few under-the-bed containers for storing clothes, blankets, towels, and whatever else is eating up all the space in your home. Simply pack it away in this sturdy and durable container and slide it under your bed or couch for easy access later.

    The storageLAB Under Bed Storage Container filled with clothes in a customer's bedroom

    Promising review: "I LOVE these drawers. I went through two other options of flimsy drawers that just collapse when you have items in them and everything spills out. These have a sturdy bottom and sturdy sides, and they keep all contents inside. Nothing falls over or spills out when sliding. Just what I was looking for!" —Brooke Gross

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two pack sizes).

    22. An eco-friendly glass cleaner because your tiles, windows, and screens are so covered in smudges they all look like Pollocks.

    a bottle of the natural glass cleaner
    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: "Not sure what is in this but it’s phenomenal! The porcelain sink in the kitchen with ridiculous coffee stains is clean for the first time in a long time. Love this product!" —Terri L

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $8.99.

    23. A water-based steam mop cleaner effectively (and safely) removes dirt and germs from just about any surface! Use it on your tiles, hardwood, glass or even steam your button-down shirts. We love to see a multi-functional queen!


    Promising review: "About two-thirds of our home has ceramic tile flooring in espresso brown with matching grout. I was never able to fully remove the white dust due to construction from the dark grout, so I was looking at working 1,500 square feet with a toothbrush. But I decided to try this steam mop first. I am just thrilled with the results! The white residue is completely gone and the floor feels silky smooth and super clean. This was effortless; I simply ran the mop over the tile, no pushing or re-do spots. Set up was easy es well. The mop is not heavy and glides with ease, so I find this to be MUCH better and faster than using my spin mop or the spray mop I have been using in between full cleanings. We have two active dogs, and there are a lot of muddy paws all the time, so this mop is going to make my life much easier! Also I love the fact that this runs with water. This means I know my family and pets are safe, and it is good for the environment" —Desiree

    Get it from Amazon for $69.97.

    24. A pack of nonslip velvet hangers that take up less space in your closet, which means you can hang more in there. And with swivel hooks, you spend less time fighting your clothes and more time buying new ones.

    A customer's closet filled with clothes hanging from light pink SONGMICS Velvet Hangers

    Promising review: "These hangers are beautiful and functional, I just love them! They hold my clothes on the hanger to an extent I didn't think was possible. I can hang some of my sweaters and they don't get pulled out of shape because the velvet grips the fabric and the garment's weight is more gently distributed. I can't explain what a difference these made in my closet. Everything from tank tops to skirts to sweaters hangs beautifully on these. I use them exclusively, I threw out all my old plastic hangers. The rose gold color of the hooks is beautiful and gleams gently, adding some eye-catching sophistication to my closet. I like for my room to be pretty and photogenic, and these fit right in. I highly recommend them." —Campfire30

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two colors).

    25. A dual hamper you can use to separate your lights from your colors, your clean from your dirty, or your warms from your colds. Any way you decide to use it means fewer of your ensembles end up on your chair and you can actually use it for sitting.

    The Seville Classics Hand-Woven Oval Double Laundry Hamper With Liner Natural Brown in the corner of a laundry room

    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this hamper! It's really well-made, and has ample space to separate your lights and darks, or whatever else you decide to use it for. It's just beautiful. If you're on the fence, just buy it!" —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $69.99.

    26. A stackable shoe rack for anyone who kicks their boots off and leaves them wherever they land. Or just someone with enough shoes to open their own store. Keep your footwear organized and out of tripping range.


    Promising review: "This was SUPER easy to put together; it literally took me longer to open the box than it did for me to put the shelving together!! I'd been on the market for a shoe rack for YEARS and could never find one that I liked the look of that also fit enough shoes for it to be a worthy investment. I was browsing on Amazon and was SO HAPPY to find these! I originally bought three and loved the look of them so much that I bought another three! It now holds ALL of our shoes in an organized row in our foyer, and now there's no clutter or mess in any of our closets. It also reminded me of ALL OF THE SHOES I own, and it's helped for me to curb my shoe spending, since I can now see exactly what I own! I am SO HAPPY with this purchase. Definitely a must-buy!!" —Joanna Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    27. A freestanding bike rack that can hold two bikes so they're not cluttering up your hallway or living spaces. Those are meant for living.

    two bikes hang from the Silver Angetenar Freestanding Bike Rack

    Promising reviews: "This works perfectly and saves a lot of space! Nice showcase for my bikes as well." —Vince

    "Awesome bike rack for people with small spaces and don't want to drill into the wall." —Daniel

    Get it from Wayfair for $63 (originally $114.15).

    28. A cabinet organizer with divider inserts so all your skincare products or cleaning tools aren't chaotically jumbled under your bathroom or kitchen sink.

    The Madesmart Two-Tier Organizer with Dividers in Frost/Gray storing toiletries in a bathroom cabinet

    Promising review: "This was a great option for storage under our bathroom sink. I like the dividers because I can have smaller and bigger items nicely organized. The only thing I didn’t like at first was that the baskets slide out as opposed to the entire track, but now I like that I can remove the basket and set it on the counter." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $19.89.

    29. A nail polish organizer big enough to hold up to 60 bottles! It also has a dedicated compartment for your tools *and* a convenient handle, so you can carry your collection wherever it's needed.

    Review image of nail polish in the makartt nail polish organizer

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to organize my polygel and gel polish supplies and tools, and stumbled across this portable Makartt organizer. Based on the positive reviews, I decided to give it a try, and the reviews weren't wrong! This organizer is sturdy, and I'm amazed at how much it holds! If necessary, you can actually put two mini bottles of gel polish in each slot. The side compartment for tools is perfect for my drill, bits, files, alcohol wipes, cuticle pushers, clippers, etc. I love the easy-carry handle and the fact that it's transparent so I can see all my products at a glance. Also, a big plus is that it opens on both sides, with storage on each side for your polishes." —chanteleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A copper over-the-door cabinet plastic bag holder for anyone who might have a bag-hoarding issue that takes up much-needed cabinet space.

    The copper mDesign Metal Over Cabinet Kitchen Storage plastic bag Organizer in a kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with my kitchen organizer! It is out of sight, holds a lot of plastic bags, and now I no longer have a huge bag full of plastic bags in my pantry. Cleared up a lot of space. Awesome!" —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight colors).

    31. An adjustable jewelry organizer you can drape your earrings and necklaces from so you don't lose them or get them all tangled in each other. Treat your accessories like the decor they are!

    reviewer image of jewelry organized on the jewelry tree stand

    Promising review: "This is very convenient! I love how I can easily view all of my earrings. Also, it’s tall and high enough to hang my long necklaces. I recommend." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    32. 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 green tea and lime.

    reviewer image of a puppy sitting next to a bottle of puracy spray

    Promising review: "With two kids in the home, I was on the hunt for an effective but natural cleaner. I've tried a couple in the past, but they were not as effective at cleaning. I'm happy with how well Puracy cleaned my entire bathroom. It was easy getting the dirt off of surfaces, and I love the light, natural scent it leaves behind. Not once did I have to cough or leave the room to get a break from fumes. Best of all, my 1-year-old was able to stay in my bedroom with me the entire time I was cleaning my bathroom without the worry of him inhaling fumes. I'm very happy with this product and will be making this a staple cleaning product in my home. I'm ready to throw out all other cleaning products." —Tia

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    33. 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.

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