Ah, cleaning. It's a job that most people completely dread, and we often put it off as long as we possibly can. Sure, the sink is overflowing with dirty dishes and the trash hasn't been taken out in weeks, but there's a "Tiny House Hunters" marathon on HGTV right now that I really need to watch instead.
Luckily for you, I've discovered a way to make cleaning fun. Okay, it might not be fun, but at least it'll be about a million times easier; you just need the right cleaning tools.
These 36 products will change the way you clean your house forever. Meaning, you might actually clean it.
We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
This Screen Cleaner That Erases Fingerprints
via: AmazonIf you're reading this article on your phone, tablet, or laptop right now, you can probably tell how horribly dirty your screen is. Plus, just think about all the disgusting things you've touched before touching your devices. It's pretty disturbing if you really think about it. Clean it up with this screen cleaner, which comes with a microfiber cleaner and cleaning spray.
This Plate Squeegee That Glides Through Stuck-On Food
via: AmazonYou know how, when you use one of those squeegees on your windshield, it magically takes off all the dirt and grime that's been building up for months? This brilliant kitchen tool does the same thing for your plates, but with stuck-on food and grease. It's basically the sleekest, most modern-looking sponge ever made. Plus, it looks super chic next to your sink.
These Nano Towels That Clean Without Soap
via: AmazonIf you've ever tried to clean something using only water, you know all too well how frustrating it can be. It basically does nothing except move the dirt and dust around without actually getting rid of it. But these Nano Towels are different. The special material traps dirt and grime and can be used to clean pretty much every part of your home.
This Glass Brush That Has An Ingenious Design
via: AmazonNobody likes doing the dishes. In fact, it's a chore that my husband and I avoid to the point where we'll be completely out of clean dishes and be forced to eat dinner over the sink. Okay, maybe I shouldn't have admitted to that... But this clever glass scrubber actually makes washing dishes kind of fun. I'm serious. I actually volunteer for this chore now.
These Tough Towels That You Can Use Everywhere
via: AmazonLife gets messy. There are probably an infinite amount of places in your house that are either sticky, gritty, grimy, or just plain gross. That's where this giant tub of towels come in. They're tough enough to handle a variety of household messes, easily removes stains, and come in an enormous 10" by 12" size. This tub is one that everyone needs in their garage.
This Cast Iron Scrub Brush That Keeps Your Pans Sparkling
via: AmazonAllow me to make another completely embarrassing confession: I once put my cast iron skillet in the dishwasher, thinking it would be a completely fine way of cleaning it. It, of course, became instantly rusted and, therefore, ruined. This scrubbing brush is made specifically for cast iron skillets so yours stays clean, seasoned, and rust-free. I really could have used one of these a few years ago.
This Stove Top Cleaning Kit That Makes Your Burners Look Like New
via: AmazonIf you're anything like me, you have absolutely no idea how to clean your stovetop. And, if you're also like me, your stovetop is covered in burnt-on grease and black crud from years of pots boiling over. This all-in-one kit turns back the clock so your stove looks like new. It provides hardcore cleaning but won't damage the cooking surface.
This Cleaning Brush That's A Must For Pet Owners
via: AmazonFrom the pet-related stains to the fact that I can't eat or drink anything without spilling at least some of it on the floor, the carpets in my house have definitely seen better days. That's what makes this carpet and tile brush such a game-changer. It deep-cleans to remove even the most stubborn stains and works wonders on dirty bathroom and kitchen tile.
These Scrub Gloves That Are Dish Washing Game-Changers
via: AmazonOkay, I seriously love these things. These heavy-duty gloves not only protect the sensitive skin on your hands from harsh dish soap and hot water, but they also have built-in scrubbers that make it easy to wash dishes and clean produce. They're also great for washing the grossest parts of your bathroom without having to actually touch anything. Brilliant, right?
These Cleaning Wipes That Are Handy And All-Natural
via: AmazonNot only do these cleaning wipes come in handy, conveniently wrapped pouches, they're also all-natural with a plant-based and vegan formula so you can feel good about using them on your favorite electronic devices. Plus, they're totally portable, so you can throw a few in your bag and forget about them until you really need them. Oh, and they're adorable!
This Bottle Cleaner That Gets Into Every Nook And Cranny
via: AmazonWith a flexible design and special texture made to attract dirt and dust, this long bottle brush cleaner is something that everyone needs in their kitchen drawer. It can be bent into any shape so even your skinniest glasses can get a thorough cleaning. And for only $7.99, there's really no reason not to buy at least two of these things.
This Magnetic Spot Scrubber That Cleans The Inside Of Glasses
via: AmazonHow clever is this thing?! It's a magnetic spot scrubber that lets you clean the inside of glasses AND the outside at the SAME. TIME. Not only does it work amazingly well, but it's also ridiculously fun to use. In fact, sometimes I use it on glasses that don't even have spots on them. And yes, I probably have way too much time on my hands.
This Broom And Dust Pan That You Can Use One-Handed
via: AmazonTraditional brooms and dust pans are SO last century. This floor cleaning set has an ingenious design that allows you to sweep your floors and use your dustpan completely one-handed. The pan has a specific spot to place your foot so you can slide it effortlessly across your hardwood, tile, and linoleum floors. it's also extremely lightweight and easy to use.
This Vacuum Attachment That Keeps Your Dryer Running Smoothly
via: AmazonHow annoying is it when you put your clothes in the dryer, hear the cycle end, and go to pull them out only to discover that they're just as damp as they were when you put them in? The good news is that you most likely don't have to buy an entirely new dryer. Just pick up one of these vacuum hose attachments instead, which fits most types of vacuums and clears out hundreds of cycles worth of lint in seconds.
These Microfiber Towels That Work Wonders On Your Stainless Steel Appliances
via: AmazonI didn't realize how hard it was to keep stainless steel clean and smudge-free until I bought a house with stainless steel appliances. Using traditional all-purpose cleaning products just seems to make the smudges worse, and it can be pretty frustrating. This microfiber cloth was specifically made for buffing away fingerprints and grease from stainless steel for a dazzling, streak-free shine.
This Toothbrush Sanitizer That Kills 99.9% Of Bacteria
via: AmazonI know what you're thinking: My toothbrush is what I use to clean my teeth, so it's obviously clean, right? I hate to break it to you, but it's not. In fact, it's completely covered in germs and bacteria. Clean it up with this toothbrush sanitizer. It's portable so you can bring it anywhere, and it uses UV-C lights to kill 99.9% of bacteria.
These Bottle Cleaning Tablets That Do The Scrubbing For You
via: AmazonI own about 25 water bottles, and I wait until they get that horrible musty smell before I actually clean them. And I wait that long because, to be honest, cleaning water bottles is a total pain. Or, at least, they used to be until a friend told me about Bottle Bright. Just drop these nifty little tablets into your bottles, let them dissolve, and BAM! They do the cleaning for you!
This Makeup Brush Shampoo That Keeps Germs Off Your Face
via: AmazonI obsessively watch beauty tutorials on YouTube, and while I'm fairly terrible and re-creating the looks, I have a lot of fun experimenting with makeup. One thing beauty bloggers would be horrified to find out about me is that I never, ever wash my brushes. And I didn't realize that this was an issue until I heard about this amazing makeup brush shampoo.
This Blinds Cleaner That Has A Clever Constriction
via: AmazonThis blinds cleaner is one of those products that solves an annoying problem that you didn't even know you had. I, for one, didn't realize how hard it was to clean blinds until I heard about this product. And then I looked at my blinds and realized that there is literally two inches of solid dust on them. This thing cleans every blind individually so you have WAY less dust in your house (and in your lungs).
This Power Scrubber That Is Seriously Powerful
via: AmazonI don't want to alarm you, but this product will give you a strong urge that you've never had before in your life: clean every inch of your bathroom. This handy little power scrubber has a rotating brush head that sends dirt and germs packing and transforms hard-to-clean grout so it looks like it did when you first moved in.
This Gutter Cleaner That'll Make You Feel Like A Real-Life Adult
via: AmazonWhen you buy a house, there are a million things that need to get fixed, cleaned, or taken care of pretty much immediately. Especially when you buy a nearly 100-year-old house and something new seems to break every single day. So you can imagine my excitement when my husband told me it was time to clean out the gutters! Luckily, we found out about this gutter cleaner attachment, which makes the job 100-times easier.
This Jewelry Cleaner That'll Keep Your Pieces Sparkling
via: AmazonI always thought that owning a jewelry cleaner was something that mothers and grandmothers did, seeing as I've pretty much only seen these items in my mother's and grandmother's houses. But now that I'm a certified adult, I figured it was time to grow up and actually clean my jewelry, and boy, does it make all the difference. AKA, MAJOR sparkle!
This All-Purpose Cleaner That's 100% Natural
via: AmazonI've recently been on a mission to rid my home of cleaning products filled with toxic chemicals with unpronounceable names. But during my switch to natural products, I quickly discovered that most of them don't do much other than smell good and take up space under my bathroom sink. This all-purpose cleaner is different. Sure, it smells good, but it also actually works, even with all-natural ingredients.
This Sanitizer And Deodorizer That Uses UV-C Light Technology
via: AmazonDo you know what the best type of cleaning products are? The ones that literally do all the work for you. This UVC sanitizer and deodorizer can be plugged directly into the wall so it kills germs and banishes bad smells without you having to lift a finger. So basically, you can plug one into every room in your house and instantly breath in fresher, cleaner air.
This Mop Set With A Built-In Spinner
via: AmazonBefore I bought this product, I was never one of those people who mopped their floors. I always just assumed that vacuuming was fine, and it wasn't until I actually mopped and was forced to face the insanely dirty water that I realized how filthy my floors actually were. This set comes with a spot to spin-rinse your mop so you're not just wiping the same, dirty water over your hardwood and tile floors.
These Dishwasher Cleaning Tablets That Work Wonders
via: AmazonThere are few things I hate more in life than when my dishwasher makes my dishes smell bad. For years I never knew how to "clean" my dishwasher. After all, isn't it my dishwasher's job to clean? Why should I be cleaning my dishwasher? Thank goodness for these cleaning tablets. I just throw one in the bottom of my dishwasher when it starts to get smelly and it completely refreshes it.
This Bottle Brush That Has A Delightful Design
via: AmazonNot only is this bottle brush completely adorable, but it also works amazingly well. The silicone petals scrub away old food bits and send bad smells packing without scratching your bottles, while the textured handle keeps it from slipping. It also has a darling "vase" holder so you can keep it next to your sink and it adds the perfect pop of color to your kitchen.
These Cleaning Towels That Have A Million Different Uses
via: AmazonYou've probably heard about the Shamwow, or at least seen the obnoxious commercials on TV at 2 am. But if you haven't actually tried one out for yourself yet, it's time you did, because these things deliver. It's basically like a towel and a sponge in one, and it soaks up your biggest messes like a champ. Seriously, there's a reason why these things are so popular.
This Toilet Brush That Comes With A Sleek Holder
via: AmazonYour toilet brush is such a beautiful statement piece that you want all of your guests to see it the minute the step into the bathroom, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong. So why not give it a chic hiding place? This toilet brush has a built-in holder and sanitizer that both hides it from view and keeps it cleaner.
This Hair Brush That Comes With A Handy Hair Cleaner
via: AmazonHere's another item in your home that you probably never, ever think about cleaning: Your hairbrush! So why not get one with a built-in cleaner? This easy-clean brush features a clever little gadget that you just pull up on and it instantly removes all the tangled hair strands that are stuck between the bristles. Why isn't every brush like this?!
This Mop Pad That Can Be Reused Again And Again
via: AmazonI use my Swiffer probably about once per week. My dog sheds a LOT, and if I neglect to sweet for even a day or two it becomes completely covered in hair. So you can imagine how many Swiffer pads I go through. This re-cloth pad attracts hair and dust and can be thrown into the washing machine and used over and over again. Why was I wasting my money on disposable ones before?!
These Bamboo Towels That Are Machine Washable
via: AmazonSpeaking of disposable things that are terrible for the environment and you're constantly wasting your money on, paper towels are something that I always bought in bulk and made me feel awful every time I threw sheet after sheet into the garbage can. That's where these bamboo towels come in. They have a machine washable design, meaning you can use them exactly like you would regular paper towels and then keep using them so you cut down on waste and keep more money in your pocket.
This Window Cleaner That Has A Built-In Spray Head
via: AmazonIf your windows are looking a bit dingy these days but you have no idea what to do about it, let me introduce you to your new best friend: This professional window squeegee. Not only does it have a rough surface perfect for scrubbing away dirty spots, but it also has a built-in spray head so you can target window cleaner exactly where you need it.
This Shower Scrubber That Has An Extendable Handle
via: AmazonI hate cleaning my shower. I know, that's probably a fairly universal statement. After all, who likes cleaning their shower?! Maybe someone who has this awesome tile and tub scrubber. The extendable handle makes it easy to clean every single inch of your shower, and the anti-microbial head features an abrasive material that buffs away mildew and general grossness usually found in showers.
These Fluffy Gloves That Attract Dust
via: AmazonSometimes, you just have to take cleaning into your own hands in order to get the job done. These dusting gloves are perfect for those types of jobs where regular dusting clothes would just be too awkward since they can reach into even the smallest nooks and cranny and will have your house cleaner than it ever has been before.
This Carpet Cleaner That Makes Your Carpets Look Like New
via: AmazonI love my dog, but I don't love the various stains she's left on my once pristinely white carpeting. I realize that it's my own fault for buying a house with pristinely white carpeting in the first place, but it makes me feel better to blame her instead of me. Luckily, this carpet shampoo completely eliminates those stains so I can enjoy my white carpet once again. For a few days, at least.