36 Cleaning Tools You’ll Actually Use

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Here’s the thing: I hate cleaning my house. It’s gotten to the point where I just pretend not to see the messy parts until it gets so bad that I’m bumping into things because my eyes are constantly closed. If only there were some tools I could get that would actually make cleaning fun…

Oh wait! There are! Because the following 36 products do most of the cleaning for you. I actually look forward to my weekly cleaning sessions now! Okay, maybe “look forward to” is a tad strong…it’s more that I think about cleaning with much less dread than I used to.

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This Cleaning Gadget That Gets Every Inch of Your House Clean

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Have you ever spent all day long doing all your dishes, vacuuming, and scrubbing your counter tops only to see that there is still a layer of dust and grime in every nook and cranny that you had previously overlooked? And isn’t it a huge pain trying to cram a dust rag into those nooks and crannies? Luckily, this Trycooling Hand-held Groove Gap Cleaning Tool is specifically designed to clean those hard-to-reach spaces.

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This Drill Brush That Gives You Serious Cleaning Power

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If you’ve ever used a drill, you know full well the kind of power you wield in your hands when you use one. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to harness that power for cleaning purposes? That’s exactly what the designers had in mind when they invented this brilliant product. Say “buh-bye” to stubborn shower scum with this Drill Brush. Just pop it on a power drill and sit back while it does all the work!

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This Brush Set That Lets You Pinpoint Dirt

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I’ve gotten really good at pretending not to see the dirt around my house. In fact, I can go weeks without seeing the greasy buildup on the stove or the dingy grout in my shower. But then, all of a sudden, it all comes into focus and I realize how disgusting my house really is. This OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set is perfect for tackling even the most dreaded household cleaning tasks. 

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This Sponge That Cleans Without The Stink

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My husband has an extremely good sense of smell. He can walk into the kitchen and pinpoint the source of a stench in 3 seconds flat, whereas I’m totally oblivious of anything smelling even a tad bit “off”. That’s why these Antimicrobial Cooktop Cleaner Silicone Scrubbers are so essential in our household, since they work twice as well but never get that awful mildew-y smell that traditional sponges get.

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This Goo That Works Wonders

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There are some products out there that offer the perfect mix of affordability, functionality, and just plain weirdness that you just can’t resist buying at least one. The HomeDoReMi Keyboard Cleaner is one of those products. The slimy consistency picks up dirt and grit like a magnet, and it’s also just fun to play with. Score!  And yes, sometimes I just play with it instead of clean with it.

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This Toilet Brush With a Clever New Shape

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Everyone’s favorite part of cleaning their house is scrubbing the toilet, right? Wrong. In fact, my husband and I despise this job so much that we usually put it off until we absolutely have to, and at that point it’s really not fun. This Mr. Clean 440426 Under The Rim Bowl Brush is specially designed to do all the dirty work so you don’t have to.

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This Tub Drain Protector Launched My Wig Collection

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I could make a wig out of the amount of hair I lose in the shower. No matter how much I try to stick it to the wall and collect it at the end, some strands sneak their way into the drain and clog it! Not every drain is built for my hair, so I use this tub drain protector that has over 108,000 raving reviews! Yes, those are 3 zeros. If that wasn’t enough to switch you over to the TubShroom side, they have a stainless steel bundle and a bathroom sink drain protector too.

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These Cleaning Cups That Keep Your Coffee Tasting Fresh

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When my husband and I got a Keurig as a wedding present, we were immediately hooked. We couldn’t get enough of that hot, rich coffee delivered at the touch of a button, but it wasn’t long before the coffee started to taste less rich and more…icky. There was just something that tasted a bit off, and it took us a while to figure out that we actually needed to clean it. These cleaning cups make sure your coffee tastes fresh every time.

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These Spiky Snakes That Clean Your Drains

I have a lot of hair, and it tends to fall out with abandon whenever I so much as touch it gently or a slight breeze hits it. Our drains also tend to clog extremely easily, which I’m guessing isn’t a coincidence. One day, my husband got so fed up with the slow draining that he ordered this Hair Drain Clog Remover Drain AND Snake Cleaning Tool and proceeded to pull the equivalent of an entire human head’s worth of hair out of our bathroom drain. 

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This Microwave Cleaner With a Darling Design

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Why buy a cleaning product that’s boring and whimsy-free when you can buy something that not only cleans up heavy duty messes but is also absolutely adorable? This Angry-Mama Steam Cleaning Tool makes cleaning your microwave a breeze by shooting steam out of her head and making it easy to simply wipe up even the greasiest of messes.  Because Angry Mama does not mess around.

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This Makeup Brush Cleaner That Does The Work For You

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I have a rather embarrassing confession to make: I didn’t realize I was supposed to wash my makeup brushes until a year after I bought them. So you can imagine how encrusted with old makeup they were when I finally broke down and cleaned them. I was talking to a friend about how much I dead this task and she recommended this Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner, which spins the brush for you.

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This De-Clogging Tool That Pulls Disgusting Things Out of Your Drain

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Customers are raving about this FlexiSnake Drain Millipede Hair Clog Tool for Drain Cleaning. The combination of an insanely flexible design and the patented hook and loop technology that grabs securely onto hair and grime means you get a clean, clog-free drain with just one use. And yes, you might be temped to post a pic on social media of what you pull out of there, because you truly have to see it to believe it.

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This Brush Set That Keeps Your Bottles Smelling Fresh

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I try to drink as much water as possible. In fact, I own about 20 different water bottles, one of which I bring with me everywhere I go. So, as you could imagine, these bottle start to get that musty smell that makes drinking water out of them less than appealing. That’s why I got this OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set, which fits every nook and cranny so my bottles stay fresh.

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This Cleaning Brush That’s Seriously Heavy Duty

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I have been known to make an entire meal, eat it, and then go lay on the couch for the next four hours as the food on my dishes slowly turns into solid cement. Needless to say, it’s not easy to clean those dishes with a normal sponge after that happens. That’s why this Full Circle Be Good Kitchen Dish Brush with Bamboo Handle is such a game changer.

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This Vacuum That’s Lightweight but Powerful

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Don’t let the delicate design of this vacuum fool you. While it may weigh less than five pounds, it packs a serious punch when it comes to cleaning. The 16-foot cord gives you plenty of room, and it easily converts into a hand vacuum so you can get into even the tiniest spaces in your house. Oh, and did I mention that you get all of these features for under 20 bucks?!

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This Car Vacuum That Keeps Your Ride From Getting Funky

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My car is, in a words, gross. It’s constantly filled with fast food trash, the cup holders are always sticky, and the seats have a layer of crumbs that never seems to go away no matter how many times I brush them off. But with this Black Car Vacuum Cleaner Super Mini Portable hand-held Automotive/Auto Vacuum, my ride is as clean as the day I brought it home.

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This Cast Iron Cleaner That Look Medieval

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Time for another embarrassing confession! The first time I bought a cast iron skillet, I put it in the dishwasher and completely ruined it. It was a pretty big bummer, since I spent a lot of money on it and it made me feel like a grown-up every time I used it. If only I had bought this The Ringer – The Original Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner, which cleans skillets without rusting or stripping the seasoning. 

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This Headlight Cleaner That Brightens Things Up

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No matter how many times I take my car to the car wash, my headlights still come out foggy and dull. It wasn’t until I inspected them up close that I realized there was a layer of film on them that wouldn’t come off with a soap and water. That’s where this 3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System comes to the rescue. After one use, my headlights were restored to their former glory. 

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This Scrubber That Fits Any Sized Dish

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Allow me to make one of the most obvious statements ever: Doing the dishes is not fun. But honestly, since I bought this LJDJ Bottle Cleaning Brush, I actually look forward to what used to be one of my most avoided cleaning tasks. The bendable design fits into any shape so you don’t have to switch back and forth between cleaning tools. Seriously, you’ve gotta try this thing.

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These Cozy Slippers That Also Clean Your House

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I work from home, so on any given day the chance of finding me wearing clothes that aren’t pajamas is slim to none. I’m constantly switching it up between my favorite sweats and slipper combos, and before I bought these Super Chenille Microfiber Washable Mop Slippers, my slippers did nothing more than keep my feet cozy. Now they keep my feet cozy AND sweep my floors.

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This Scrubber That Keeps Your Shower Sparkling

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I can’t talk this product up enough. For anyone who hates cleaning their shower (I’m guessing every single person on earth), this Simple Scrub cleaning tool was specially designed to make the job 90% less awful. The ergonomic bend and swiveling head make it easy to reach every inch of your shower or bath tub, and the sturdy aluminum construction means you’ll have it for years to come.

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This Squeegee That You’ll Use Constantly

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I have an extremely active dog that sheds basically her entire coat every single day. This is a bad combination, because it results in a thick layer of dog hair that covers every single inch of our home. This Evriholder FURemover Broom with Squeegee is a lifesaver, since it cuts through hair like a boss on a variety of floor surfaces. Where has this thing been all my life?!

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This Cleaning Brush That Fits Into Every Groove

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I recently learned that the grout in my bathroom is, in fact, not a grayish color, but actually white. Yes, it was a shocking revelation, as well as a depressing one, since it means that I actually have to figure out how to clean out that gray goop. This Fugenial “Fuginator®” Tile Joint Cleaning Brush is the perfect size for cleaning grout and sends that gray stuff packing.

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This Special Sponge That Cleans in a New Way

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Sponges. They’re all the same, right? Square, spongy, and fairly useless at tackling those really stuck-on food bits. They were all the same…UNTIL NOW. This Goodbye Detergent Latest Design All Purpose Spaghetti Scrub will take everything you thought you knew about sponges and throw it out the window. The curly design is a total game-changer, and the lack of spongy material means it won’t get that terrible mildew-y smell.

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These Oven Liners That Prevent Messes Before They Start

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If you look in my oven right now, you’ll see a graveyard of burnt food bits that bubbled out of a pan, dripped onto the bottom and now cause a ton of smoke every time I bake something. If only I had found out about these 2 X Large Oven Liners years ago. The non-stick design means you can simply rinse food and grease off, and they keep the bottom of your oven looking brand new.

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This Brush Cleaner That Makes Your Hair Tools Look Like New

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Did you know that you’re actually supposed to clean your hair brushes every one to two weeks? I was not aware of this fact, and all of my brushes make this pretty obvious. This Hair Brush Cleaning Tool was recommended to me by my hairdresser (who was horrified at the fact that I’ve never cleaned my brushes) and I can’t wait to try it out.

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This Pumice Cleaner That Buffs Away Stubborn Stains

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I honestly can’t remember how I lived without this Pumice Cleaning Stone with Handle. I thought my toilet was clean before, but I was wrong. Very, very wrong. The handy handle makes it easy to pinpoint the areas that need deep cleaning, and the rough pumice design means even the most determined stains are no match. Trust me, you need this in your life. (And so does your toilet.)

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This Power Scrubber That Pulverizes Grease and Grime

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Stop slaving away at the sink trying to scrub away stubborn grease and foot particles. You’re better than that. Instead, buy this BLACK+DECKER PKS160 Power Scrubber. The spinning head targets stuck-on food and obliterates it without the need for elbow grease. Plus, it’s fully submersible and comes with two heavy duty scrubbing pads. It’s time you kicked your cleaning tools up a notch, don’t you think?

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This Broom and Dust Pan That Cleans Itself

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Brooms are great, but isn’t it annoying when all the dust and hair that you just spent hours sweeping up suddenly falls off the end of the broom and all over your previously clean floor? Never experience that heartache again with this Primica Broom and Dustpan Set, which offers an extra special feature: the dustpan has built-in teeth that clean all the gunk from your broom so you can just pop it directly into the trash. Brilliant!

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This Pet Hair Remover That Works Wonders

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I’ve mentioned the insane amount of shedding that my dog does on a daily basis, right? I tend to complain about this fact frequently, so recently a friend and fellow pet owner recommended this Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover, and I have to say, I’m completely blown away by it. So much so that now I find myself recommending it to everyone I know, and sometimes even strangers on the street.

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This Stain Remover That’s All-Natural

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I’ve recently been on a mission to rid my home of unnecessary chemicals as much as possible. I threw out all the cleaning products with unpronounceable ingredients, and tossed any makeup and skin care products without 100% natural ingredients. That’s what makes this Puracy Natural Stain Remover so perfect for me. It eliminates stains and banishes bad odors while still being completely plant based. Score!

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This Duster That People are Raving About

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Cleaning your blinds is awkward. You have to weirdly stick a cleaning cloth in between the blades, and they always end up getting bent and it’s basically just a nightmare. That’s where this ELECOOL Window Blind Brush Dust Cleaner with 4 Sleeves comes in. The clever design lets you clean the tops and bottoms of blinds in one swift motion. Why did this take so long to be invented?!

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These Sticky Stakes That Keep Bugs Out of Your Plants

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I don’t go outside very often (what’s the point?) so I like to fill my work space with as many plants as possible. That was I feel like I can still enjoy nature without having to experience the downside (aka bugs). But what happens when bugs decide to invade your space and come into YOUR house? You get these HOME-OUTDOOR Safer Brand 5025 Houseplant Sticky Stakes.

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This Dish Squeegee That Makes Dishes Spotless

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You can probably tell from how I’ve talked about them so far in this article that I have a distaste for sponges. I just hate how they smell, and I tend to throw them away after about two uses. It’s really wasteful. So I decided to invest in this awesome OXO Good Grips Dish Squeegee. It leaves your dishes sparkling and uses less water to do so. 

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This Collapsible Dish Tub That Saves You Cabinet Space

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My husband and I recently bought a house with a tiny sink. And, since we’re both the type of lazy individuals who stack their dirty dishes in the sink for days instead of just doing them immediately like adults, this can be an issue. So that’s why he bought this Prepworks by Progressive Collapsible Dish Tub, which solves that problem and collapses when we’re not using it.

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This Toilet Brush That Has Hard-Working Bristles

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I hate to break it to you, but your toilet brush is not doing its job. I know, I know…that’s hard to hear. But it’s true. So, might I suggest switching over to this MR. SIGA Soft Bristle Toilet Brush with Holder? The tiny silicone bristles grab onto dirt and buff away stains so you’re left with a toilet so clean and fresh that you might even be temped to invite people over.

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