It happens to me every year. As soon as spring hits, I start noticing things with fresh, sunshiny eyes that I was able to comfortably ignore all winter long. I’m talking about dusty baseboards, dog fur-covered upholstery, and a refrigerator that smells not-so-fresh. It’s time to clean, my friends! While I’m a big believer in simple solutions like baking soda and a sponge, I’ve also found that investing in new cleaning products can help inspire more action.
That’s why I’ve made this list of my favorite products dedicated to cleaning every nook and cranny of our lives. Most of these products are environmentally friendly, and a handful are even made in Canada, so we can feel even better about our purchases.
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This Baseboard Buddy Is the Easiest Way to Clean Baseboards and Moldings
When I was younger, I cleaned baseboards by crab-walking with a dust cloth in my hand. Oh, how I miss my 20-something knees! Now that I’m happily entering my crone years, I prefer to stay upright and use the right tools to get the job done. In this case, it’s the Baseboard Buddy, which lets me walk, glide, and clean with grace.
This Leather Milk Melts Into Furniture Like Butter on Hot Bread
Made from all-natural oils and nourishing ingredients, Chamberlain’s Leather Milk is a miracle product for old, dirty, scratched, tired-looking leather furniture. A little goes on a long way, and the purchase includes a specially designed applicator pad for applying the creamy formula. With repeated use, the product actually strengthens leather’s fibers, which makes it look fresh as well as extends its life.
This Mini Crumb Vacuum Cleaner Is Like a Tiny Roomba for Your Desk
Forgive me, but this may not be the most useful product on this list. It is, however, a strong contender for the cutest! The Mini Crumb Vacuum Cleaner runs on two AA batteries (not included) and has a set of small brushes on bottom that help it sweep up crumbs, pencil shavings, cat hair, or whatever is littering your workspace. Pop off the bottom to empty it when needed. Most customers have given it a 5-star rating, with suggestions to use it inside camping tents, on the dining room table, and for dust bunnies under the bed.
This All-Purpose Cleaner Proves That a Natural, Plant-Based Spray Can Really Work
A few years back, I ditched the harsh, chemical-laden cleaning products and embraced vinegar and other natural cleansers. While I’ve experimented with making my own sprays, I appreciate that I can also purchase an eco-friendly option like this All-Purpose Cleaner from Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company Better Life. The spray is made from soap bark, corn, and coconut, and contains zero perfumes, dyes, alcohol, bleach, or sulfates. As a bonus, it smells delightful!
This Bestselling Cleaning Gel Is So Satisfying to Use
This is your sign that it’s time to clean your computer keyboard! Trap every crumb and speck of dust with this amazing Cleaning Gel, a lemon-scented biodegradable gel that is ideal for cleaning your computer keyboard, printer buttons, the edges of your phone, car vents, and other tricky spots. It’s earned more than 15,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with a lot of satisfied customers calling it “magic.”
This Boot Scrubber Clears Away Snow, Mud, Grass
A simple solution to an everyday messy problem, this Boot Scrubber is the most efficient way to clean boots and shoes from mud, dirt, grass clippings, snow, and ice. Some scrubbers are made from wood, which won’t last long. This model, though, is constructed from heavy-duty plastic and metal and is designed to withstand years of outdoor use and exposure to the elements. Includes hardware so you can bolt it down if desired, but it works freestanding just fine.
This Deep Clean Brush Set for Detail Work
When it’s time to tackle stubborn spots like stovetops, sinks, fixtures, and grout lines, you need the right tools for the job. This Deep Clean Brush Set gives you exactly what you need, with two sizes of brushes and a wiper blade. They’re made by OXO, my favorite brand for sturdy kitchen and cleaning products, and have earned an impressive 4.7 out of 5 average rating on Amazon.
These Reusable Bamboo Towels Replace a Year’s Worth of Paper Towels
My family used to go through a tower of paper towels every month. Determined to cut back on waste, I invested in two rolls of these Reusable Bamboo Towels. They’re fantastic! Each roll includes 20 tear-off sheets that are super-strong and soft, and perfect for anything you’d normally use paper towels for. Run them through the laundry and re-roll them (a perfect job for kids, if you have them), and they’re ready to be used again.
This Shoe Cleaning Kit Works Especially Well on White Sneakers
Protect your investment and keep your kicks looking sharp with the help of this highly-rated Shoe Cleaning Kit. Jason Markk provides a line of premium shoe care products, and this kit is a great starting place for keeping shoes clean. It includes a 4-ounce bottle of cleaning solution and a specially designed brush. The kit earns top reviews from Amazon customers, with one satisfied customer writing, “Impressed! I forgot how white these shoes used to be, and as you can see in the after shot, I barely used much of it. You really don’t need a lot, so I’m excited to go clean some other shoes!”
This Cat-Shaped Scrubber Is Equally Cute and Effective
Do you NEED a Cat-Shaped Scrubber? Maybe not. But do you WANT one? I sure do! This four-pack of scrubbers is not only too cute to resist, but the five-star ratings and customer reviews assure me that they’re good quality as well. Each scrubber is a generous 5.5 by 3 inches in size, with natural cellulose sponge on one side and loofah on the other.
This BladeBrush Knife Cleaner Cleans Knives Thoroughly and Safely
Problem: You need to wash sharp knives safely. Solution: This BladeBrush Knife Cleaner, a scrubber with a genius design that maximizes scrubbing area while protecting your hands from sharp blades. It also works great on forks, chopsticks, and most cooking utensils. It’s earned thousands of five-star reviews!
These Laundry Detergent Eco-Strips Replace Liquid or Powder Detergents
Earth-friendly and mess-free, these Laundry Detergent Eco-Strips are an effective alternative to liquid and powder detergents. No measuring, no mess–just pop one strip in with a full load of laundry for gently clean clothes. The strips are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, phosphate-free, chlorine bleach-free, and free of 1,4-dioxane with no added dyes. One satisfied customer writes, “These are easy to use and work great, especially in HE washers. I like that it is unscented, and its great that I am no longer wasting plastic bottles.”
These Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cloths Are 100% Biodegradable and Compostable
A couple years ago, I bought a set of these Skoy Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cloths. I appreciated that they are responsibly made and completely compostable, plus I liked the cute flower design. Well, two years later and I’m still using these cloths daily! They have held up well in the laundry and come in handy for small cleaning jobs all over the house. Highly recommended!
This Made-in-Canada Pet Odor Eliminator Banishes Bad Smells
If you have a cat or dog, you know the pain of trying to clean thoroughly enough to eliminate odors from poop or pee accidents. The struggle is real! The key is to get the right product with a formula specifically designed to counteract the smell on a biological level. That’s the science behind this Pet Odor Eliminator, which uses enzymes and bacteria that feed on ammonia crystals and organic matter until they are completely eliminated. It’s one of the leading products from Mister Pookie, which manufactures and produces pet products in Canada.
This 3-Tier Cabinet Organizer Has Over 33,000 Ratings on Amazon
Ideal for spices, craft supplies, medications, or other small items difficult to keep tidy, this 3-Tier Cabinet Organizer is an affordable and practical solution to cluttered cabinets. I love how simple it is to use–literally just set it inside a cabinet and line up items on it. That’s my kind of organization!
This Bamboo Dish Brush Is Made From Bamboo and Recycled Plastic
Here’s an easy way to clean your dishes while doing your part for the environment! This Bamboo Dish Brush is a wonderful alternative to plastic scrubbers. The handle is fashioned from 100% sustainably-sourced, mildew-resistant bamboo, while the bristles are made from recycled plastic. It’s earning thousands of top ratings on Amazon, with one satisfied customer writing, “Love the stiff bristles and it’s comfortable to use. Pretty too!”
This Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Is the Only Approved Cleaner in Apple Stores
You spend a lot of your day looking at screens, right? Keep them clean and streak-free with the award-winning Whoosh! Screen Cleaner, the only cleaner approved for use in all Apple Stores around the world! The formula is alcohol-free, ammonia-free, odorless, and specifically designed to clean electronics screens with no smudges or smears. Amazon customers report that it’s amazing on eyeglasses, too!
This Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum Gets the Job Done
The Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum is a classic for a reason. First introduced by Black and Decker in 1979, this cordless handheld vac is incredibly useful for cleaning up tight spaces and small messes all around the home and car. It’s earned over 10,000 ratings on Amazon, with customers praising its suction power, battery life, and value.
This Bath and Shower Mop Makes Cleaning the Bathroom Faster and Easier
Investing in the right tools makes house cleaning so much easier and, dare I say it, even a little bit fun? This Bath and Shower Mop made by the German company Vileda is a prime example. It features a 360-degree swivel head, telescopic handle, and replaceable scrubbing pad. It’s not only good at its job, but it’s a great value, too!
These Bottle Cleaning Tablets Are Weirdly Fun to Use
I had given up on the tea stains in my favorite mug when I discovered this miracle of a product. These Bottle Cleaning Tablets, which were a Shark Tank winner, are a chlorine- and odor-free cleaner that loosens even the most stubborn stains. Just fill with water, pop in a tablet, and it fizzes away residue with no scrubbing! This product’s earned 15,000 five-star ratings so far and shows no signs of slowing down!
This Fur-Zoff Picks Up Pet Hair Amazingly Well
My big dog Rosie is very cute, very sweet, and very, very furry. I think I’ve tried every pet hair cleaning gadget known to womankind, and the Fur-Zoff remains one of the best performers. It’s low-priced, easy to use, and most importantly, it works! Thousands of other Amazon customers agree and have given it five-star reviews.
Clear the Clutter Fast With This Giant Storage Basket
My friends often ask me for cleaning and organizing tips, since I don’t let three kids keep me from having a very neat house. One of my best secrets is to have a Giant Storage Basket in nearly every room of the house. They’re the perfect spot to stash throw blankets, stuffed animals, extra shoes, or whatever clutter is driving you crazy. I love these cotton rope baskets for their roomy size and stylish design.
This Hanging Closet Organizer Creates Instant Storage Space
The closet is often underutilized for storage. In addition to hanging tops and dresses, it’s a smart idea to add this Hanging Closet Organizer. Made of fabric, it measures 25.4 x 30.5 x 114.3 centimeters and has several shelves and side pockets to provide lots of organizing options. It’s earned around 9,000 ratings on Amazon, with a solid 4.5 out of 5 average score.
This Hard Water Stain Remover Will Make Your Fixtures Shine
I have hard water where I live, so I’m very familiar with white, chalky build-up on bathroom and kitchen surfaces. This bottle of Hard Water Stain Remover is one of the best solutions I’ve tried. It completely dissolves calcium, mineral, and rust stains, and even brightens up grout and tile. It’s earning excellent ratings on Amazon, with one satisfied customer writing, “Works like M-A-G-I-C. I absolutely love this product. I use it in my kitchen sinks, on my shower doors…most recently, I used it to clean my toaster oven. I had tried ‘Easy Off’ and was convinced that the grease marks on the glass door were signs of permanent damage. Nope! Removed it all; spotless now!”
This Inner Clean Car Cleaner Cleans, Conditions, and Protects Car Interior
The Chemical Guys, a small business based in California, has developed a line of high-performance products for cleaning and maintaining vehicles. One of their bestsellers is this Inner Clean Car Cleaner, formulated especially for car interiors. It lifts dirt, conditions surfaces, and leaves behind a matte coating that repels dust and provides UV protection. It even smells good!
Try Made-in-Canada Jude’s Miracle Cloth for a Streak-Free Finish
There’s a lot to like about Jude’s Miracle Cloth, from its kitschy package art, to its eco-friendly vibe, to the fact that it’s made by a Canadian company! The micro-fiber cloths are perfect for polishing glass, mirrors, and stainless steel, leaving them shiny and streak-free with no chemicals required.
This Made-in-Canada Magnetic Knife Holder Requires No Installation
Clear up drawer space and keep your most important kitchen tools safely stored with this Magnetic Knife Holder. Made in a small, family-run Canadian woodshop from Canadian maple, the knife holder is strong enough to hold up tools much heavier than knives (there’s a photo of it holding up hammers and wrenches!). You don’t even need hardware or a drill for installation because it comes with industrial-strength Velcro strips that secure it to the wall.
This MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner Has Over 25,000 Ratings
This product is a sanity-saver, especially in snowy or rainy weather! Add a little water to the MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, dip in your pet’s paw, and the interior silicone brushes gently remove dirt and mud. Pat the paw dry and repeat, until your pup is clean and ready to be set loose indoors!
This Penguin Deodorizer Is the Cutest Way to Keep Your Fridge Smelling Fresh
Banish bad odors and keep your refrigerator or freezer smelling fresh with this Penguin Refrigerator Deodorizer. Fill him up with plain old baking soda and perch him on a shelf. You’ll smile every time you see him! As one five-star reviewer says, “Every fridge needs a penguin sitting there combating any strong smelling foods.”
This Snow Brush Has a Built-In Ice Scraper
Make your coldest mornings a little bit easier to bear with this handy Snow Brush and ice scraper in one. With a pivoting head and comfortable foam grip, this tool lets you clear snow and ice from the car in no time. It’s earning top marks from Amazon customers, with one five-star review saying, “Excellent snow brush for Canadian winter!”
These Pet Grooming Gloves Are Perfect for Nervous Pets
My dog Rosie was a rescue, and she is still a nervous dog who doesn’t like surprises. I learned early on that she is scared of most brushes but doesn’t lots of smooth, gentle petting. That’s why these Pet Grooming Gloves are perfect for us! Rosie doesn’t mind me stroking her while wearing them, and I’m impressed by how much loose fur they pick up. I’m certainly not the only fan–these gloves have earned tens of thousands of 5-star ratings!
This Spray-On Hand Sanitizer Made by a Saskatchewan Distillery
When the pandemic hit, Saskatchewan distillery Smooth 42 started making hand sanitizer to do their part for the cause. Made from food grade ethanol, with no lingering smell or taste, this liquid solution sprays on in a thin layer, with no sticky or greasy residue.
This Self-Draining Soap Dish Means No More Mushy Soap
Such a smart solution! This Self-Draining Soap Dish holds soap at an angle so it drains excess water away into the sink or tub. Soaps last longer and the counter stays neater. Suction cups on the bottom hold the dish right where you want it.
This Eco-Friendly Stain Remover Stick Is Made in Canada
All-natural, eco-friendly, and effective! This Stain Remover Stick is formulated from safe, 100% biodegradable ingredients and has a light, lemongrass scent. To use, just rub directly onto clothes and then wash as usual. The customer ratings are full of rave reviews like this: “Life changing! This stuff is seriously amaaaazing!!! It will take out ANY stain right before your eyes, it’s magical! If you have babies or kids you NEED this.”
This Stainless Steel Sink Caddy Neatens Up the Kitchen Sink
Another great product from the trusted kitchenware brand OXO, this Stainless Steel Sink Caddy is a handsome accessory for the kitchen counter. It’s designed with a removable interior divider so you can use it to separate sponges and brushes. The built-in drip tray lets water collect on bottom so brushes dry faster and counters stay neat.
These Utopia Kitchen Towels Are a Fantastic Value
With high customer ratings and a very reasonable price, these Utopia Kitchen Towels are a solid purchase! Sold in a 12-pack, these 100% cotton towels measure 15 by 25 inches each. They’re earning thousands of five-star reviews, with one happy customer saying this: “These are my go-to kitchen towels, thanks to their absorbency, durability, and colour-retention. I wash them frequently, and they maintain their visual appeal and fibre structure. Will continue to order these.”
These Wool Dryer Balls Soften Laundry and Speed Up Drying Time
If you’re still using disposable dryer sheets, have I got an upgrade for you! Invest once in a set of Wool Dryer Balls, and you’ll never waste money on dryer sheets again. Made of premium New Zealand wool, these dryer balls speed up drying time by 20-40%, and leave laundry naturally softened and static-free. These earn tip-top ratings from customers!