Life gets messy sometimes. And with our busy schedules, it can be tough to keep up with all the cleaning that needs to go on around our home. So as a favor to you, I've collected some of my favorite cleaning products that get the job done with minimal effort on your part. Already a cleaning champ? They also make great gifts for those friends and family members who could use a bit of help in the cleaning department. From a Gak-like goop that'll make your electronics spotless, to the most satisfying fly-catcher on the market, these 36 cleaning products that will literally do the dirty work for you.
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This Set Of Two Tiny Brushes Can Clean Every Nook And Cranny In Your House
via: AmazonYou know the grout in your shower? Did you realize that it's actually supposed to be white, as opposed to a grayish black color? I know. I was shocked too. Luckily, there are tools specifically made to help restore them to their former glory. Economical and popular, this small-but-might set of cleaning tools features ultra-stiff brushes for getting at that grout, and a silicone spudger for cleaning out those hard to reach nooks and crannies.
The Angry Mama Steams Even The Filthiest Microwaves Clean
via: AmazonThis product is pretty much the most adorable thing I've ever seen, and the fact that it cleans my microwave without me having to scrub makes it even more glorious. Just fill her with water and start the microwave. A few minutes later, Angry Mama's steam will work loose even the most stubborn cooked-on stains. All you need to do is give the inside a quick rub down and it's instantly like new.
This Power Scrubber Will Save You Major Wrist Aches
via: AmazonAccording to reviewers, this BLACK+DECKER PKS160 Power Scrubber for your bathroom is a seriously effective, wrist-saving solution. The spinning head cuts through tough stains and grime without breaking a sweat, which means you don't have to either. Talk about a game changer! Because we've all known the pain that comes after a power session of scrubbing your bathroom. It's enough to make you never want to clean again.
This Clever And Cheap Gadget Makes Cleaning Your Blinds Painless
via: AmazonA seriously simple solution to a seriously annoying problem. Dusty blinds, be gone! Is there anything more irritating than trying to dust your blinds with an ordinary dust rag? The shape is all wrong, and sometimes you end up bending or even breaking your blinds in the process. This seems pretty counter productive, right? So buy this ELECOOL Window Blind Brush Dust Cleaner and make your life WAY easier.
These Charcoal Bags Will Keep Your Closets Odor-Free
via: AmazonNeed to freshen up your space without actually cleaning anything? I understand. Trust me, I do. Harnessing the magic of activated charcoal, these Moso bags are the go-to solution for anyone seeking to rid their closet, car, or other enclosed space of obnoxious odors. Reviewers tout their seemingly magic ability to drink up the smell of sour milk and rotten chicken. (They're also great for stinky shoes).
This Top-Rated Air Purifier Will Keep Your House As Fresh As A Crisp Fall Day
via: AmazonIf you are a pet owner, you can imagine the horrible quality of the air in your home. The Germ Guardian not only collects 99.97% of dust via its true HEPA filter, it also leverages UV-C light technology with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs, and even mold spores. Wow, that's a mouthful. In short, it cleans the air in your house. Really, really well.
This Insanely Popular Cleaning Brush Can Clean The Tiniest Of Crannies
via: AmazonMy husband is a hoarder of electronics, and it seems like he comes home with some new gadget every week. Needless to say, they can get pretty dusty and grimy, and until we bought this OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush, we had no idea what to do about it. Perfect for cleaning any little thing in your house, from the charging port of your iPhone to the nooks and crannies of your wristwatch. People LOVE this $5 brush.
This Specialty Cleaning Clay Makes Dusting Almost Fun
via: AmazonRemember Gak, from the '90s? Well, it's back, and it's called Cyber Clean, and you can guiltlessly buy it and play with it because, technically, you're cleaning! So not only do you get to revisit your favorite toy from your childhood, but your keyboard is no longer filled with dust, dog hair, and dead bugs! (I'm just assuming that's currently what's in my disgusting keyboard).
These Little Stick-On Pucks Will Keep Even The Stinkiest Garbage Can Smelling Fresh
via: AmazonI have an insanely strong sense of smell, and whenever we have a particularly bad smelling garbage I tend to have a bit of a meltdown. Even if I empty the trash immediately, the can still reeks for days. So these handy little Air Wick Stick Ups Air Fresheners are my kitchen must-haves. These are a seriously effective weapon in the struggle against stink, and the fight against funk.
These Super Cheap Drain Snakes Will Pull So Much Nastiness From Your Pipes
This Extendable Duster Can Clean Basically Anything
via: AmazonOdds are, unless you're about 9 feet tall, you've got a host of dust-covered surfaces right above your head. And since you can't see it, you don't know just how bad it is. And if there's dust up there, that means there's a ton of dust in the air that you're breathing in every day. Not a very pleasant thought, is it? Get your fan blades fresh and your bookcases spotless with one of these dust-eating dusters.
This Super Simple Grout Brush Will Work Cleaning Wonders
via: AmazonPurpose-built to fight against grime, the Funginator is designed to maximize cleaning power with minimal effort. Minimal effort sounds pretty good, right? Especially since cleaning grout can be one of the most grueling in the entire house. But because this little guy has slim brushes that fit perfectly in every groove, you get the job done in a fraction of the time. And who couldn't use some extra time throughout the week?
The FURemover Rubber Broom Is An Amazon Top-Seller For A Reason
via: AmazonI have a dog that loves to shed. She doesn't look like she has that much hair, but let me tell you, it is all over my house AT ALL TIMES. So when a friend recommended I try this Evriholder FURemover Broom with Squeegee, I jumped at the chance to rid my home of dog hair for good. On one side, it's a wildly effective fur catcher. On the other, it's a squeegee. It's incredible what natural rubber can do.
Just Wave A Hand Over It And This Trash Can Opens Automatically
via: AmazonWhat if I told you it's possible to never touch your garbage can again? Well, with this Simple Human auto-opening trash can, you can live that touch-free life. Simply wave your hand above the lid and voila! It opens like magic! So not only is your day slightly less germy, but your home gets a major futuristic upgrade. Why live in the present when you can be all the way in 2050?
With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block
via: AmazonDusting is pretty low on my list of priorities when it comes to cleaning, although it really shouldn't be. Dust is sneaky, and can hide in places for long periods of time without being discovered. But thanks to products like this nifty little brush, those days are numbered. There is literally decades worth of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the Trycooling Brush.
A Bottle Of Goo Gone Makes Sticky Messes Painless To Clean
via: AmazonIf you haven't used this stuff, odds are you need it. If you have, odds are you need more of it. It's a goo-removing miracle solution, and it smells like citrus. Just pour a bit of this Goo Gone Original Liquid onto a clean cloth, rub it on any stubborn sticky spot, and it'll magically be gone in an instant. Plus, it's surface safe, so it won't damage your cherished family heirlooms.
This Handy Tool That Cleans Your Disgusting Gutters For You
via: AmazonMy husband and I recently bought a house, and as first time homeowners, it was a harsh awakening to discover all the upkeep that comes along with that. One of those annoying jobs is cleaning the gutters, which is not only gross, but can be dangerous. But with this Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning Tool, you can remain safely on the ground and easily take your gutters from clogged to pristine in no time.
This Beloved Hardwood Care Kit Keeps Expensive Floors Looking Brand New
via: AmazonLooking for a way to keep your hardwood floors gleaming without paying a lot of money to do so? Look no further than this Bona 4 Piece Hardwood Floor Care System. For just under $40 dollars, this 4-piece system gives you everything you need to clean and protect your floors as well as keep them looking their best. And that's a small price to pay for years of beauty.
These Magical Erasing Sponges Hold Their Own Against Their Expensive Name-Brand Brothers
via: AmazonCheap yet extremely effective, these Extra Durable Magic Cleaning Eraser Sponges leave every surface of your home sparkling for WAY less than the leading competitor. Do you get a brand name you recognize? No. Do you get 50 stain-erasing sponges for just over 50 cents each? Yes. And that's a tough bargain to beat. Wouldn't it be great to not have to buy more sponges for the next six months?
These Sticky Bug Traps Are So Disgusting But So Satisfying
via: AmazonFrom fungus gnats to mealybugs, these sticky stakes will catch and kill every creepy-crawly that dares buzz around your plants. Isn't it nice when annoying problems are finally solved? Plus, they're insanely easy to use. Literally all you have to do is stick these HOME-OUTDOOR Safer Brand 5025 Houseplant Sticky Stakes Insect Traps into your house plants and say bug bye to pesky pests for good.
Stop Mopping Floors And Let This Adorable Little Mopping Robot Do The Work For You
via: AmazonLife gets hectic sometimes. We're all pushing ourselves to the limit, and that leaves minimal time for the important things in life such as mopping our floors and filing our taxes on time. So if we can get some help every now and then, we need to take it. And that's where this iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop comes in. Mopping is terrible. Let the robots handle it.
The Phone Soap Case Disinfects Your Smartphone While Charging It Too
via: AmazonI have some pretty disturbing news for you: Your phone is gross. And it's probably the one thing you touch more than anything else throughout your day. Isn't that a pretty scary thought? Time to sterilize it with the power of UV rays. This PhoneSoap 2.0 - Phone Sanitizer and Universal Charger not only kills 99.99 perfect of germs, it also charges as the same time.
These Korean Rubber Cleaning Gloves Have An Avid Fan Following For A Reason
via: AmazonEver heard of something called Disdhwasher Hands? It's a terrible condition that happens when you spend too much time washing dishes and the skin on your hands gets dried out and wrinkled. It's not pretty. Avoid this condition with these Mamison Quality Kitchen Rubber Gloves. According to reviewers, these are a real hidden gem. And they're not much more expensive than your run of the mill yellow pairs.
These Spaghetti Scrubbers Are As Weird-Looking As They Are Effective
via: AmazonNormal sponges tend to become completely disgusting after just a handful of uses. They sit in the sink, soaking up bacteria, and smell so bad that you're forced to throw them away. This Goodbye Detergent Latest Design All Purpose Spaghetti Scrub takes the concept of a traditional sponge and throws it out the window. And they're 100% organic. They're basically sand paper for your pots and pans.
These Stainless Steel Wipes Are Specially Formulated To Keep Your Appliances Looking Brand New
via: AmazonI have all stainless steel appliances in my home, and for some reason they get covered in smudges seconds after I clean them every single time. I realized pretty quickly that I'm going to have to use something stronger than an all-purpose cleaner in order to keep them shiny and new-looking. Keep those stainless steel appliances smear-free and HGTV-ready with these Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaning Wipes.
This Affordable Steam Cleaner Can Disinfect Anything
via: AmazonOkay, so this is one of those products that I was skeptical at first. I didn't think I really needed one, and I questioned its effectiveness at cleaning using only steam. But I was wrong. Man, was I wrong. Not only is it extremely effective, but it's ridiculously fun to use and has about a million different functions. You can kill every germ in your house, and then steam out the wrinkles in your shirt.
This Patented Toilet Brush Spins Itself Dry With The Squeeze Of Your Hand
via: AmazonSeriously, why did no one think of this before? It's a Hygienic Toilet Brush that Spins Dry, meaning it doesn't just sit there damp and generating more and more bacteria (which seems like the opposite of a good idea, since it's supposed to CLEAN THINGS). Finally, someone solved the wow-this-is-gross reality of a wet toilet brush living in its sad, stinky case in the corner.
A Classic Swiffer Wet Jet Is A Must For Easy, Fast Cleanup
via: AmazonThe original Swiffer was a revelation. The Swiffer Wet Jet? That's a revolution. This lightweight and easy to use battery powered mop spits out the perfect amount of cleaning solution right where you need it. It works beautifully on hardwood, tile and laminate, and leaves your floors looking clean and smelling fresh. I use mine every week, mainly because it's so much fun to use.
This Cast Iron Cleaner That's Seriously Heavy Duty
via: AmazonThis thing looks positively medieval, and its simple design was probably the exact same style used all the way back in 476 AD. The Ringer is a chain mail scrubber that cuts through stuck on grease and food bits to leave your cast iron skillets clean without removing the seasoning. It's a must-have if you're clueless about how to care for cast iron, like I am. (Tip: Don't put them in the dishwasher)
This Bottle Cleaning Brush That Gets Into Every Little Nook and Cranny
via: AmazonCleaning glasses and bottles is pretty annoying. You can't fit a standard size sponge in there, and just swishing around soapy water doesn't always do the trick (no matter how hard I want it to). That's why this LJDJ Bottle Cleaning Brush - Set of 2 Flexible Bottle Scourer is a essential tool in my kitchen. Try it for yourself, and it will be for yours too.
This Broom and Dustpan That Cleans Itself
via: AmazonYou know something that's really annoying? Having to clean the tools that are supposed to be cleaning your house. That's just more unnecessary work for you to do, and I refuse to do it anymore. Good thing I bought this Primica Broom and Dustpan Set - Self-Cleaning Broom Bristles. The built-in bristles make it easy to clean all the dust and grit from your broom so you're not just spreading around more dirt.
This Pumice Stone That People Are Raving About
via: AmazonAh, cleaning the toilet. The most dreaded of all bathroom cleaning duties, we usually put it off until we absolutely can't anymore, and at that point it's downright grueling. But with this Pumice Cleaning Stone with Handle, you can bust through even the most stubborn of stains without breaking a sweat. And with nearly 2,000 reviewers on Amazon singing its praises, don't you think it's time you tried it for yourself?
This Car Vacuum That Keeps Your Ride Fresh
via: AmazonMy car is basically like a dumpster on wheels. Giving people rides is extremely embarrassing, since most of the time I'm forced to clear out a space for them to sit by throwing out old Starbucks cups and fast food take out garbage. One day I couldn't stand it anymore and bought this ThisWorx for TWC-01 Car Vacuum, and now I actually offer to drive people home instead of avoid it like the plague.
These Comfy Slippers That Also Sweep Your Floors
via: AmazonI can't tell you how much I love this product. Sure, these Super Chenille Microfiber Washable Mop Slippers Shoes for Women look and feel like an amazingly soft pair of slippers, but they have a secret second use: They sweep your floors while you walk around your house. You literally don't have to do anything except walk around IN SLIPPERS and your floors are cleaned for you. Genius!
This Dish Squeegee That Puts All Sponges To Shame
via: AmazonThis OXO Good Grips Dish Squeegee not only looks like it was designed by Apple, but it cuts through food scraps, grease and stuck-on sauces like a BOSS. You know how standard sponges tend to smell awful pretty darn quickly? This thing rinses clean so you never have to smell the dreaded sponge stink again. I honestly don't know how I went so long without it.
This Fur Removing Tool That Gets The Job Done
via: AmazonThe tagline for this product is "The ugly duckling in your cleaning cabinet. It's not pretty, but it works!" I'm here to tell you, that this could not be more true. Sure, this Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover looks pretty disgusting, but the extra sticky design picks up hair like nobody's business, and can be rinsed off and used again and again. If you have a pet, you want one of these in your arsenal.