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Silver wipes that’ll polish up and remove tarnish from old silverware and jewelry and leave it all looking brand stinkin’ new.
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I don’t own any *nice* silverware, but now I want to just so I can use these wipes.
Promising review: “Far exceeded my expectations! I inherited these Austrian silver chalices 20 years ago, and they were grimy then. I pulled them out of a box with an additional 20 years of tarnish on them. I thought these wipes would probably take a few dark layers off, but didn’t expect they would shine them into MIRRORS!” —Kasey J. Mayclin
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.98.
A microfiber spin mop with a triangle-shaped head to get into hard-to-reach places so your entire floor is always oh-so sparkly.
Plus, the mop handle is collapsible for easy storage. We love!
Promising review: “I never thought a mop could change my life! This mop cuts a least a half hour off my cleaning time and since I can ring it out so well it does a fabulous job on my hardwood floors without worrying about puddles of water which could do damage! The triangular design is great for corners too! I also like how I can toss the head in the washing machine to clean it. I would highly recommend this mop!” —kheiser67
Get it from Amazon for $29.97.
An all-purpose cleanser for tackling every inch of dirt, grime, and rust that has taken over your house. Pots? Yes. Stovetops? Of course. Glass??? Consider it handled.
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It comes in a powder AND liquid form, and I’ve used both. The stovetop was used with the liquid cleanser, and the pot was used with the powder. Both work equally as well!
Annnnyway, these are actual photos (left) of MY horrid stove before I tested out this liquid cleaner. I had terrible water burns and nothing I tried got rid of them. I poured some of it on the non-scratch dishcloth that comes with the bottle, and within minutes, all the stains were gone. Seriously, I actually look forward to getting water burns just so I can use this and watch them vanish.
Get the liquid cleanser from Amazon for $14.95 (comes with two non-scratch scrubbing cloths), and the powder cleanser for $10.50.
A plastic caddy to *finally* organize all of your products so you feel prepared to head into a cleaning battle with your best soldiers in tow.
Nikko’s Person / amazon.com
Cleaning is a war we cannot lose!!! And part of the reason I dread cleaning so much is because I have to lug out 20 different products. Of course, the inevitable happens, and I misplace the Windex so I spend five minutes walking around my entire apartment until I find where I last left it. Having a caddy makes it much easier to keep all my products together. Plus, I feel so much more prepared when heading into a battle with my bathroom.
Get it from Amazon for $12.75.
Highly-rated microfiber cleaning cloths that’ll take care of most cleaning jobs while absorbing liquids and picking up dust like a total dream.
You will never use paper towels to clean again, and I firmly stand by that statement.
Promising review: “These are superior to the several other brands I’ve tried and they perform extremely well. They do have annoying tags to remove but it’s a small price to pay considering how well they absorb, clean anything, and come clean in the washer. The well-sewn edges have held up beautifully after several machine washings, they air dry quickly, and the 80%/20% is the ideal fabric content for microfiber. These are also just the right thickness and density to do pretty much everything that can be done with microfiber.” —C. Bright
Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors).
A magic carpet spot cleaner you can use on more than just carpet. Think: car seats, dinner chair cushions, and even clothing!
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Read BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this stain remover!
Promising review: “So my dog got into my makeup bag and got ahold of some liquid lipstick and needless to say, I flipped out to see my carpets neon orange. It took about an hour and two rolls of paper towels but holy moly! WOW did this stuff work! My mother recommended it to me after using it on minor stains at her house and I’m so glad I got it. Definitely worth the money and it really does disappear right before your eyes like the bottle says!” —Jen
Get it from Amazon for $10.94.
Washing machine tablets that’ll become your easiest cleaning job to date. Just toss one in, run a cycle without any clothing, and sit back and watch as it removes any odor-causing residue.
Promising review: “My washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn’t dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn’t otherwise get touched.” —aberson
Get six tablets from Amazon for $11.67.
A powerful tile cleaner because beautiful, grime-free grout lives under all that dirt, you just have to believe (and scrub).
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Technically this *is* for a Hoover FloorMate — which you can get for $137.59+ — but if you don’t have the money or time, this reviewer diluted the cleaner themselves and put in an empty spray bottle:
Promising review: “Wow, I’m highly impressed by this product! I bought it based on the high reviews on here. I had a bit of a ‘duh’ moment when I realized that it’s used to be diluted in a Hoover steam cleaner (which I don’t have), but I diluted it with water in an empty spray bottle and it worked just as well! I tried the Pinterest ideas with vinegar, dish soap, and baking soda but that left my kitchen smelling sour and the baking soda paste left a scratchy film over my floors that took four moppings to remove. I diluted a bit of the Hoover liquid with water in an old Windex bottle. I sprayed it all along the grout lines, waited a minute, and then started scrubbing with a grout brush. Immediately I could see the dirty liquid being pushed aside. I had a rag to wipe dry each line of grout. Granted, I was sore from scrubbing each and every line in half of my downstairs, but it was worth it when I saw the instant results. Long story short, this works! Would recommend it!” —Emily H.
Get it from Amazon for $8.37.
And! An angular brush with narrow bristles for getting in those tough corners, which we all know is where grime loves to hang out!
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Promising review: “Yes!!!! This works!!! I used this on the grout on the kitchen floor that we have not scrubbed in 10+ years. The first half hour I was using two toothbrushes to scrub. Why? Because I had the toothbrushes and didn’t want it to go to waste. Boy what a waste of time! I should have thrown out the toothbrushes and used this in the beginning! I really appreciate this product and its design. The bristles stayed hard and was easy to control over the tiles. Easy 5 stars.” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in eight brush types).
A special duster that’ll *thoroughly* get rid of the dust and dirt from your blinds — a job that I don’t think I have ever done but probably will now that I know this exists!
It comes with five 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. —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
A wood conditioner made with a beeswax and orange oil formula that’ll make any wood surface feel like it went to the spa. It polishes, creates a protective layer, and helps prevent wood from drying out or fading.
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Check out BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this polish!
Promising review: “OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the ’30s that had been in storage forever… It was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel — and a fantastic smell!” —Tiffany Sadowski
Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in eight size).
A grill scrubber that’ll remove stubborn grease and grime without you having to break a sweat from intense scrubbing — because that’s NOT fun.
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 $4.99.
A brush spinner that’ll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry ’em — all in less than a minute.
How does anything get more fun than this?!
Promising Review: I was so interested to see if this brush cleaner would work because just like everyone else, washing makeup brushes is such a tedious chore. After reading all the reviews here, good and bad, I thought this would be good to try. One thing I thought that others had mentioned as well was to be able to rinse the brush before drying it. Made sense to me, but the idea of dumping out the dirty water and refilling with clean water for every brush seemed too time consuming. So, I went to my local Dollar Tree and bought a little round glass bowl for a dollar (!) that looks just like the kit bowl, to put my rinse water in. I just wash my brush in the soapy water then move it to the rinse water, swish it around to rinse, then spin dry. Works like a charm! I got all my brushes washed and dried in about 10 minutes and didn’t waste any time or water. Love this system, even my big powder brush stayed on and spun dry.” —Amazing Amazon
Get it from Amazon for $33.99.
An angry microwave cleaner able to steam off crusted food so it wipes off easily. It’s fun because there’s minimal effort on your part.
Promising Review: “This thing is fun and makes me laugh. It makes the cleaning day just a little brighter! It does a very good job at softening splatters in the microwave and making it easier to wipe clean.” —E. Deland
Get it from Amazon for $10.60+ (available in three colors).
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The brush kit comes with three style of brushes: two for surface cleaning, and a rounder one for getting in the corners! The attachments have a quarter inch shaft so they should fit standard cordless drills.
Keep in mind, this is *just* for the brush attachments. The power drill is not included — but if you want one you can get a good one for $57.50.
Promising review: “I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a 5-star review. It is a great brush set. I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, and it works like it should in conjunction with your power drill.” —SomeGirl
Get it from Amazon for 8.68+ (available in six brush types for different cleaning jobs).
Dishwashing tablets with a ~powerball boost~ that’ll be able to clean even the dirtiest of dirty dishes while using the least amount of effort.
TeamDavidAndSarah / amazon.com
Less effort = more fun.
Promising Review: “These really make a difference. They clean better, and have less residue. They were recommended by service person as better for the dishwasher, and we have had not clogs since we started using them.” —Deborah
Get them from Amazon for $13.49 (available in two pack sizes).
A life-changing robot vacuum that uses mapping technology to do daily cleanings of your floors so you have one less thing to worry about.
Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed
Guys! I am obsessed with this robot vacuum. It made me realize just how much dirt and hair accumulates in my apartment in a single day. I’ve run this thing daily and it always manages to pick up a ton of dirt and hair. And that’s the other big thing! Who has time to vacuum every day? I sure as heck don’t. I can get home at the end of the day, press a few buttons, and this thing will do all my vacuuming for me. It’s honestly one of the best feelings, and my apartment has never felt cleaner — because this truly does suck up *everything* in its path.
If you have more questions about this, you can read my entire review of this vacuum here!
Get it from Amazon for $339.99.
A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes (aka the superhero version of disinfecting wipes) that’ll conquer scary messes wherever they happen… like your carpet after you spill nail polish everywhere.
These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They’ll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.
Promising review: “These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven’t been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!” —Suze
Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $11.94.
A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair embedded in your carpet — hair even a specialty pet vacuum probably can’t extract.
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Sir! Look at all that hair!
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 $15.99.
A set of rubber gloves to give you courage to take on the most disgusting cleaning jobs with con👏fi👏dence👏!
There are three colors so you can assign each color to a chore — ya know, so you’re not mixing up your dish gloves with your toilet gloves.
Get a set of three from Amazon for $8.97.
A hard water remover that’ll make your shower doors look so clean, you may just accidentally walk right into them.
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And you don’t have to use it on *just* shower doors! You can apply this stuff to anything that has hard water spots — like windshields, tubs, motorcycles, barbecues, and so on.
Promising review: “I tried every product out there to try to remove the hard water spots on my shower glass. My next step was replacing the glass, but I first tried this. I used it with the white Rotoscrub brush on my battery powered drill and in 10 minutes my glass looks like brand new. I am shocked at how well it worked and how easy it was. Ordered more to clean all my tubs and showers with. See the before and after photos attached.” —RichS
Get it from Amazon for $14.97.
A uniquely formulated, water-activated stain remover for a serious and safe clean that you can use on a variety of projects — from scrubbing bricks to laundry.
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Promising review: “I used this to clean a brick patio and worked really well! I diluted eight scoops in two gallons of warm water, poured the solution over the brickwork, left for 10 minutes, and scrubbed with a stiff brush and a scrubbing brush for stubborn areas.” —JS
Get it from Amazon from for $12.98 (or from Amazon Prime Pantry for $9.98).
A septic-safe, jetted tub system cleaner because if you want to soak in your own juices, ya should make sure the bath you’re doing it in is totally clean. Just peep those dirty bubbles!!!
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Promising review: “Ok I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the ‘gunk’ out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I’d never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!” —Angela B
Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (one bottle does four rinses).
Microfiber cleaning cloths delicate enough to clean screens and lenses, yet so powerful you don’t need an extra cleaner! Farewell, makeup and fingerprint smudges.
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Promising review: “This cloth is amazing! We have tried all sorts of cleaners and they made our TV so much worse. Then, while searching Amazon to find yet another ‘good’ cleaner, I came upon these. ‘No cleaner necessary,’ it says and they were so right! It was that instant gratification you get when you buff the wax off your car. I will be giving these as Christmas gifts for sure!” —Lane
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five pack sizes).
And a pressure washer that’ll give you such satisfying results you’ll end up wanting to pressure wash everything in your path.
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It comes with five spray tips designed to tackle light to heavy duty cleaning tasks.
Promising review: “This little guy is a game changer. It is so quiet, and so powerful. I was extremely skeptical about buying such a small, not to mention, electric pressure washer because I’ve only used gas pressure washers in the past. Well I moved into my house last year, and started to wash this driveway off with a friend’s gas pressure washer and decided it was not worth the time because it was not getting very much of the grime/dirt off. Well look at what this thing did. This home is near the beach and flooded in Katrina, and probably hasn’t ever been pressure washed. This thing worked flawlessly. I can’t say enough good things about this purchase. Would buy again with confidence.” —James G.
Get it from Amazon for $149.
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