They say a clean home is a happy home — but whoever said that never asked the person doing the cleaning how they felt about it. And speaking as the person who does most of the cleaning in my house? It’s a total drag. Who likes scrubbing? Dusting? Getting down on your hands and knees to get those baseboards clean? Ugh, just writing about it is giving me a headache, and I’m not even spraying any cleansers around.
But you know what makes cleaning suck less? All the useful gadgets I’ve gathered for you below. Some of them will save you time, whereas others will stop mess from happening in the first place. But no matter how messy your home is, every single one of them will make cleaning it up 10x easier. So what are you waiting for? Your bathtub may have been dirty for weeks, but these products won’t wait around for you that long — so get cleaning!
A Cutlery Brush That Keeps Your Hands Safe From Nicks
With its curved handle that keeps your grip safe from knife cuts, this little scrubber is perfect for all sorts of sharp knives, forks, and other utensils. The bristles are sturdy, allowing them to scrape away stuck-on bits of food. And besides — who doesn’t love getting rid of dirty sponges? Toss that grimy thing out and upgrade to this bad boy instead.
This Floor Mop That You Don’t Have To Wring By Hand
Once this floor mop gets too dirty to wash your floors, just insert it into the bucket — the built-in wringer will squeeze out all that dirty water so that it’s once again ready to clean. The mop pad is made from soft microfiber that latches onto dirt and grime, while the swivel head is easy to move around furniture. Pick from two colors: black/red, or beige/grey.
A Toilet Scrubber That’s Oh-So Sleek
Looking for a toilet scrubber that isn’t gross? This one is sleek, stylish, and hides the dirty bristles so that they’re safely out of sight. The scrubber bristles are made from tough silicone that easily rinses clean under running water. And besides, you can’t deny that it just looks good.
These Versatile Cleaning Cloths Made From Italian Fabric
You don’t need to use any cleaning sprays when you’ve got these cloths — just get ’em damp with water, and they’ll power through all sorts of grime and grease. They’re made from powerful Italian microfiber that’s designed to last for 10 years or more. Plus, reviewers raved about how it left their stainless steel appliances looking ultra-shiny.
These Scrapers For Tough Crud On Cast Iron Pans
Using soap and water to clean your cast iron pans will ruin the seasoning — so use these scrapers on tough crud instead. Each corner is a different shape, which is great for getting into those tight curves where grime can stick. Plus, they also work great for peeling away gum or stickers.
This Eyeglass Cleaner That You Can Use Over And Over
Reusable up to 500 times, this eyeglass cleaner is a must-have if your lenses are always cloudy with smudges. There’s no cleaning spray needed — just rub your lenses with the microfiber scrubber, and it’ll effortlessly melt away streaks, fingerprints, and more. Plus, it even comes in seven fun colors to suit your personality.
A Set Of Brush Heads That Plug Into Your Power Drill
Pop one of these scrubber brush heads into your power drill, and it’ll basically do all the work for you the next time you’re cleaning up around the house. The bristles are made from tough nylon that won’t fray, and each order comes with four brush heads to tackle everything from grout to tile.
The Gadget That Keeps Your Toilet Clean In The First Place
Not into scrubbing your toilet? This gadget releases a cleaning solution into your toilet bowl with every flush, helping it stay clean so that you don’t have to wash it yourself. Each order comes with enough for up to three months’ worth of clean toilet — and installation only takes a few short minutes without any tools required.
A Pack Of Erasers That Can Clean Basically Anything
Permanent marker, crayon, scuffs, and scratches — these magic erasers will power through all of it to help get your home looking spotless. They’re extra-thick, which means they’ll last longer than other erasers when it comes to tackling messy jobs. And since they only need a little bit of water, there are zero harsh sprays needed for them to be effective.
A Paint Pen That Colors Over Dirty Grout
When no amount of scrubbing will get your grout sparkling, just paint it over with this pen. Is it technically cheating? Sure — but everybody cheats. And at least the paint in this pen is long-lasting, so it’s not like you’ll be stuck redoing it constantly.
The Scrapers That Are Tough On Everything From Stickers To Paint
With heavy-duty blades that power through paint, stickers, decals and stubborn bits of crud, these scrapers are must-haves — even if you don’t plan on using them just yet. They’re small enough to fit inside your toolbox, and the tightening knob helps ensure that the blades don’t shake loose. Plus, the safety cap keeps you safe from nicks when not in use.
Oink Your Way To A Clean House With These Slippers
Granted, you’ll have to make the oinking sounds yourself — but that doesn’t make cleaning the house with these piggy slippers any less fun. The chenille fibers grab onto dirt and dust, sweeping your floors clean as you walk around. And since the fiber bottoms are detachable, it’s easy to wash them without ruining the piggy head.
A Scrubber That Comes With A Soap Dispenser Dish
Looking for some real bang for your buck? This dish scrubber isn’t just cute — each order also comes with a ceramic holder that doubles as a soap dispenser. Just press the scrubber down, and suds will rise up so that the bristles are ready to power through grimy dishes. Choose from two colors: white or green.
Organize The Space Under Your Sink With These Shelves
Part of cleaning up around the house is organizing messy spaces — like the space underneath your sink. Not only are these shelves designed to fit around your plumbing, but their width and height are also adjustable. The best part? They’re made from heavy-duty plastic that can hold up to 40 pounds.
This Tool That Gets Your Baseboards Seriously Clean
Who enjoys bending down to scrub their baseboards? Not me, that’s for sure — which is exactly why I use a tool like this one whenever they’re looking dirty. The telescopic handle lets you stay upright while you scrub, which helps keep the load off of your back and knees. Plus, the scrubber heads even contours to the shape of your molding.
The Vacuum Attachment That Sucks Out All That Dryer Lint
A clogged lint trap can force your dryer to work harder than it has to, which can lead to higher energy bills — so grab this vacuum attachment. It’ll reach deep into your lint trap to get rid of any excess dirt or dust, while the flexible rod helps you maneuver it all around your dryer.
The Gloves With Scrubbing Bristles On Their Palms
Add a dollop of soap to these dish gloves, and they’ll quickly scrub away grease and grime from all sorts of surfaces — from cookware to dirty pets. They’re made from 100% food-grade silicone that’s heat-resistant against extra-hot water, and if you’re not into silver? You can grab them in seven different bright shades.
The Sweeper That Doesn’t Use Any Electricity
Plenty of duster mops will just push around dirt, whereas this sweeper sweeps it up — see what I did there? Har har. Anyway, there’s no electricity required, making it great for outdoor patios or other places where outlets aren’t easily accessible. Plus, each order also comes with a comb to help you clean the bristles once they get dirty.
A Brush That Cleans Deep Down Into Dirty Glasses
Stick this brush to your sink basin using the suction cups on the bottom. Once you’ve got a dirty glass that needs cleaning, you can easily slip it over the top and give it a twist — the stiff bristles will scrub away anything that’s stuck to the inside. And since the brush is extra-tall, it’s perfect for deep glassware that sponges can’t reach.
A Paw Washer That’ll Help Your Floors Stay Clean
Sure, you could bust out a mop and clean up those dirty paw prints, but why not save yourself the stress and use this paw washer instead? The soft silicone bristles on the inside whisk away mud without irritating your dog’s paws, and all it takes is a little water for it to work. “It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws,” raved one reviewer. “Seriously, the best purchase I have made!”
This Tool That Cleans Out Gunky, Wax-Filled Ears
Let’s face it — your ears could probably use a little cleaning while you’re at it, and this earwax removal kit lets you see exactly where you’re poking around once connected to your smartphone. The camera is waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about it breaking inside of your ear. Plus, you can even use it to give your teeth a closer inspection.
A Brush That’s Gentle On Delicate Electronics
Keyboards, camera lenses, gaming controllers — this little brush can clean them all without leaving behind any smudges or scratches. It’s also double-sided: one end features gentle bristles, while the other has a silicone squeegee tip for any extra-tight spaces. And besides, it’s less than $15 — what’s not to like?
The Dustpan Set That Covers All The Bases
Whether you’ve got dirty shower tracks or a desktop full of crumbs, this dustpan set has got you covered. Each order comes with a variety of scrubbers that are perfect for tight spaces, while the dustpan helps you sweep everything up for disposal. “This brush set is perfect for so many household cleaning duties,” wrote one reviewer. “You can use them to get into the nicks and crannies of so many places that you wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise.”
These Clog Busters Have Saved My Hide More Than Once
When my shower is backing up and I’m too cheap for a plumber, I just pull one of these clog busters out. The teeth running along the spine latch onto hair and other debris, making it easy to pull any blockages out. And since they’re really, really long, they’ll even work with clogs that are deep down into your pipes.
This Scrubber That Cleans Tall Bottles
Scrubbers won’t reach all the way down into your water bottles? Don’t worry — this one will. The extra-long handle is perfect for tall bottles, while the silicone bristles effortlessly wash away grime. Or, if you’re like me, you can use it as a wand to bop your boyfriend on the head when he’s misbehaving. Choose from five colors, including a bright shade of lime green!
A Windshield Cleaner With Reusable Cloth Pads
Wiping your windshield down with a rag gets real gross, real easily — so use this gadget instead. It comes with three mopper heads so that you’ve always got a clean one ready, while the telescopic handle keeps your hands clean from dirt and grime. Plus, the handle is made from tough aluminum instead of cheap plastic.
If You Have Cast Iron, You Need This Scrubber
Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this scrubber gets all the crud off your cast iron cookware without damaging the seasoning you’ve built up. It won’t get grimy like a sponge, and it dries almost instantly when you hang it up. Or, if you’re like me, you can leave it crumpled in the bottom of your sink like a slob — either way is fine.
The Scrubbers That Were A Hit On Shark Tank
If you’ve seen Shark Tank, you’ve probably heard Lori Grenier brag about how these scrub daddy scrubbers have made her millions of dollars. And it’s not just because of the show — reviewers rave about how they really do work when it comes to powering through dirt and grime. “Much better than the 3M yellow sponges with the green scrubber that I have been using for decades,” wrote one. “The Scrub Daddy will not sustain germ life so you don’t have to disinfect it. Use it with cold water to keep it stiff, or hot water for mushiness.”
A Scraper That Won’t Leave Bristles In Your Grill
Brush scrapers can leave bristles in your grill, which can then get them into your food, which then goes into your mouth — you get the picture. Luckily, this scraper doesn’t use any bristles, as the head features a variety of notches designed to clean most grills. Plus, it’s made from tough aircraft-grade aluminum that’ll stand up against the test of time.
A Tub Of Pink Stuff That Does It All
Dirty tile, grimy saucepans, crusty grills — this tub of pink stuff is so versatile that it can be used to clean it all. Unlike other pastes, this one won’t leave behind any scratches, making it safe to use on all sorts of delicate surfaces. And if you’re looking for ideas? Try it out on a dirty sink or toilet to watch the stains melt away.
This Spray That Erases Smudges From Stainless Steel
You can go ahead and keep using regular cleaners on your stainless steel, but trust me — they won’t get them sparkling like this spray will. Not only does it give your appliances a streak-free shine, but each order also comes with a microfiber cloth so that you don’t have to waste paper towels. Plus, the formula is so potent that it can even help polish outdoor grills.
A Set Of Tools For Scraping Teeth Clean
When you’ve still got a few months until your next visit to the dentist, you’ll be glad you grabbed this set of tools. They’re made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and the mirror works great for those hard-to-see spots in the back of your mouth. Personally? I used them to scrape away some bits of plaque that accumulated around my bottom front teeth — don’t judge me, ok! I’m not gross, my teeth are just genetically inferior to the rest of the world.
These Dusters That Are Perfect For Dirty Air Vents
Whether the air vents in your home or car are looking gross, these little dusters can help get them clean as new. They’re designed to work with vents of any shape or size, and the cloths pull off for easy cleaning. Look at it this way — your air vents have been dirty for months. At least with these cleaners, there’s now a chance you’ll do something about it!
A Dustpan That Cleans The Broom For You
You know how the bristles on your broom slowly start accumulating all sorts of dust bunnies and other stuff? This dustpan features comb-like teeth to help you extract all that crap without getting your hands dirty. Both the broom and dustpan handle are made from stainless steel — not plastic — and they even lock into position for easy storage.
A Steam Cleaner That’ll Blow You (And Dirt) Away
When no amount of cleansers, scrubbers, or even bleach will get your surfaces clean, it’s time to break out this high-pressure steam cleaner. Each order comes with a variety of accessories to help you clean all around your home — including a special brush for grout. And with its 20-foot power cable, it’s easy to maneuver everywhere without having to switch outlets.
This Mini Rake Made For Cleaning Out Clogged Brushes
Think of this tool as a miniature rake — but instead of sweeping up leaves, you’re using it to scrape all those loose strands of hair out of your clogged hairbrush. The handle is made from real wood, while the teeth are flexible so that no piece of hair gets left behind.
A Countertop Squeegee That’s Surprisingly Helpful
This little squeegee may be small, but you’d be surprised how helpful it is when cleaning up the kitchen. The silicone edge is great for scraping away water, while the bristle side works great with crumbs. And since it’s even got a handle on the back, you can also hang it on the edge of your counter so it’s always within reach.