30 Products That Will Keep Your Home Sparkling Clean
Does anyone ever wake up on a Saturday morning thinking about how much they want to scrub their toilet? Not likely. There are a million other fun things to do — and so many great ways to procrastinate — that you might feel like necessary household chores will never get done.
Unfortunately, if you want to eat on clean dishes and enjoy a shower without mildew, you have to do some cleaning eventually. But don’t fret — there are some great products to make the process easier. Here are 30 cleaning accessories to help you keep your home sparkling clean.
Sponge That Can Literally Clean Everything
So your kids drew on the walls with marker again? No worries. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers can literally clean any surface in your house. If you like to keep things natural, this is the perfect product for you. Just add a little water, and these handy sponges clean walls, bathtubs, ovens, light switches and much more — without the addition of soap or chemical cleaners.
How do they work? Water-activated fibers in the sponges grab dirt and grime from surfaces. According to the manufacturer, these cleaning pads pack a punch that is four times stronger than all-purpose bleach spray. For less than $10, that's a value you can’t beat!
Vacuum That Runs Itself
Ask people their least favorite chore, and the answer is often vacuuming. Luckily, appliances like the iRobot Roomba 960 will do the vacuuming for you. If you have an old, heavy vacuum that you have to lug up the stairs every few days, the Roomba will be a total game-changer.
At less than 10 pounds, this vacuum is easy to pick up and place where you need it. Even better, it can move around obstacles, like furniture and toys, without missing a beat. The Roomba works equally well on carpet and hard floors. Unfortunately, the units are expensive, but many people see it as a worthwhile investment.
Wipes That Allow You to Clean Without Fuss
Sometimes, you just need to clean up quickly, without a lot of fuss. Clorox disinfecting wipes with micro-scrubbers allow you to do just that. They provide the perfect option for wiping down the kitchen table, doing a quick once-over on the bathroom vanity and removing baked-on grime from the stove.
The scrubbing side makes the wipe a must-have for sticky situations. Other wipes are out there, but these come with some impressive features. At less than $15 for three canisters containing more than 200 wipes, you can't complain about the price either.
Washing Machine Cleaning Tablets That Keep Your Laundry Smelling Fresh
Nothing is worse than a gunky, stinky washing machine. Your laundry goes in smelly — and comes back out smelly. Affresh washer cleaner tablets make it fast and easy to get your machine as squeaky clean as you want your clothes to be.
If you have ever used bleach to clean your washing machine, you know it can be a toxic experience. On top of the harsh odor, it just doesn't get your machine very clean without a lot of time and effort. With Affresh, you just toss in a tablet once a month, and you're done! Bonus: A six-month supply costs just over $10.
Power Scrubber That Gets All the Hard-to-Reach Places
Everyone has those little spots where gunk just seems to grow: on the grout, around the tub, near the drain, et cetera. Nothing ever reaches into those tiny crevices — until the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber came along. With a 1/2-inch general cleaning brush head and an optional 1-inch head and specialized grout-cleaning head, this tool has got all the bases covered.
The heads oscillate 60 times per second — no scrubbing necessary! — and are completely waterproof. Use them in the bathroom or kitchen without worry, and you can finally get rid of that old toothbrush you use to clean crevices.
All-in-One Cleaning Kit for Your Cooktop
If you cook, you know how dirty the top of your stove can get, often requiring an hour or more to clean. The Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit totally changes the game. The simple kit contains everything you need to clean your stovetop in minutes, not hours.
The kit includes a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner, a cleaning pad and a scraper that is safe for any smooth surface, not just your stovetop. It's perfect for both daily cleaning and tough stain removal, and it will never, ever scratch your range.
Pet Hair Remover for Furniture, Car and Carpet
Anyone with pets can tell you that animal hair quickly covers every surface in the house as soon as you let down your guard. The VANHO pet hair remover tool makes it easy to manage shedding (without a lot of work). All animals, from dogs and cats to ferrets and guinea pigs, have the potential to shed.
If you have allergies or you simply don't like hair all over your furniture and clothes, the constant shedding can be a problem. The VANHO brush is made of soft silicone that won't damage delicate fabrics, and, unlike lint rollers, it can be used again and again. For around $10, it's a safe and economical option.
Cleaning Brush That's Perfect for Keyboards, Cell Phones and Other Electronics
Quick question: If you flip your computer keyboard over, what's going to fall out? Crumbs? Paper clips? A million loose dog hairs? The OXO Good Grips electronics cleaning brush grabs all that built-up junk so your keyboard (and other electronics) can operate efficiently.
The soft bristles on one end of the tool gently wipe away dust, while a silicone wiper on the other end grabs grime in hard-to-reach places. About the size of a ballpoint pen, the double-sided tool easily fits in your laptop bag or purse, and it costs less than your daily cup of coffee.
No-Scrub, No-Rinse Spray Cleaner
Cleaning doesn't get much easier than "no scrubbing" and "no rinsing." With Method Daily Shower spray cleaner, it's really that simple. This naturally-derived cleaner can be used daily without scrubbing. Just mist the shower after every use, and let the spray do its work. The plant-based formula helps prevent soap scum, hard water stains, bacteria, mold and more.
The bottle is 100% recyclable, and all of Method's products are biodegradable. Even better, the cleanser's fragrance is a blend of bergamot, citron, lime leaf, eucalyptus and wild mint — which leaves your bathroom smelling like a spa. The price is quite friendly as well.
Drill Brush Designed Especially for Your Bathroom
The Original Drillbrush Power Scrubber looks like it belongs on a construction site. The yellow and black brush attaches to the drill of your choice, becoming a powerful cleaning tool. You can use it to take rust off the grill, remove loose paint from your fence, scrub stubborn stains and so much more.
The medium-stiffness, multi-purpose brush is perfect for the rounded corners in bathtubs and shower stalls, making it great at removing soap scum and mildew. You might expect a tool like this to cost an arm and a leg, but it's super reasonable. Bonus: Nothing else will make you look this cool while scrubbing the toilet.
Deep Cleaning Brush Duo for Those Little Nooks And Crannies
Another gem from OXO, the Good Grips deep clean brush set is a must-have in your cleaning arsenal. The set includes a large and small brush (with wiper blade) to clean nooks and crannies of all sizes.
Many people use an old toothbrush to get into tight spaces, but the durable bristles on this OXO set are better suited to the job and will last much longer. The large brush is perfect for grout, shower corners, stovetops, cabinets and more.
Automatic Grill Cleaner That Makes Cookouts So Much Easier
The best thing about summer? Cooking on the grill. The worst thing about summer? Cleaning the grill. The downside could be a thing of the past if you use a tool like the Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot. Think of the Grillbot as being like a Roomba — but for your BBQ. Set it down, turn it on and watch it work its way around the grill, cleaning as it goes.
It’s not a cheap cleaning solution, but many reviewers don’t mind trading a higher price for a ton of convenience. With three powerful motors and heavy-duty brass brushes, it removes even the toughest baked-on grime, and cleanup is a snap. Just toss the brushes in the dishwasher when you're done, and voila! Clean robot.
Industrial Carpet Cleaning Machine That's Worth the Cost
The Bissell Big Green professional carpet cleaning machine is one of the pricier options on this list, but if you’ve got carpet, it might be worth it. In most cases, the only way to really get dirty carpets clean is to rent a carpet steamer, and the rental fees can really add up.
The solution? Invest in your own carpet cleaner. The Big Green Machine has a reputation for quality, and it cleans more than floors. You can use it on furniture, car interiors and more. When you’re weighing the pros and cons of price, be sure to consider all the rental fees you won’t have to pay in the future.
Reusable Microfiber Cleaning Cloths That Are Good for the Earth and Your Bottom Line
If you’re tired of wasting money on paper towels, Zeppoli reusable microfiber cleaning cloths might offer a solution. With 24 12-inch by 16-inch reusable cloths that are large enough for the messiest clean-ups, this set can keep you out of the paper towel aisle for a while. The super-soft microfiber won't scratch delicate surfaces, whether you're cleaning your computer or your solid wood dining table.
Even better? Each cloth absorbs up to 10 times its weight in liquid. When you're done cleaning, simply toss the cloth in the washer so it will be ready to use again at a later time.
Hand-Held Steamer That Can Clean Your Entire House
When it comes to "small but mighty," the PurSteam World's Best Steamer fits the bill perfectly. This compact yet powerful steamer naturally cleans and disinfects your home without the use of harsh chemicals or artificial cleaners. The fast-heating machine warms up in just three to four minutes and can eliminate grease, grime, mold, stains and even bed bugs after just one use.
The unit is lightweight and portable enough to carry around your house with ease, and a 9.8-foot cord makes it easy to reach most areas (indoors and out) without an extension cord. An included nine-piece accessory set allows you clean in any nook and cranny. You can usually snag this amazing tool for less than $50.
Professional Jewelry Cleaner That Keeps Your Baubles Looking New
What do you do with your jewelry when it gets dingy and dirty? Take it to a jeweler for a pricey cleaning or look for an affordable DIY solution? The Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner makes it easy to clean your own jewelry, watches, utensils and more right from the comfort of your home at a reasonable price.
Simply place your valuables in the basket, add a bit of hand or dish soap and press the button. Within minutes, your jewelry comes out looking brand new. All the work is done by ultrasonic waves, and although the motion looks mild, it produces a deep clean that penetrates even the hardest-to-reach crevices.
Cleaner That Magically Removes Rust from Every Surface
Usually available at a consumer-friendly price point of less than $5, Iron OUT Rust Stain Remover spray gel quickly and easily removes rust stains from almost any surface in your home.
Iron OUT does the hard work for you. Just spray it on, wait for it to dissolve the stain and wipe it away. The liquid easily reaches those hard-to-access places that other cleaners can't. No more scrubbing for hours to remove those pesky marks — just spray and go!
Tool That Removes Even the Most Stubborn Pet Hair
Wouldn’t it be nice to never get up from the couch covered in pet hair ever again? The JW GripSoft pet hair magnet quickly and effectively removes pet hair from a variety of surfaces, including clothing, upholstery and carpet. The unique 7-inch rubber blade easily glides across surfaces, grabbing hair with its triple grooves as it goes.
This sleek tool can pick up hair that even the most expensive vacuums can't grab, making it essential if you're a furry pet owner. With its convenient, portable size, it easily tucks into your purse or wallet for on-the-go hair removal, making it perfect for car seats and clothes.
Extendable Duster That Can Literally Reach Every Surface
Have you ever tried to dust the exhaust fan in the bathroom? It’s not easy to do. However, with the Pure Care microfiber feather duster with extension Pole, it's easy to reach and clean any surface in your home, allowing you to quickly grab cobwebs and dust from even the hardest-to-reach places.
The head can be bent, rotated and locked at various angles to reach even the trickiest nooks and crannies. It’s perfect for cleaning baseboards, crown molding, blinds, high shelves and knickknacks, and the whole kit comes at a price that won’t break the bank.
Blind Cleaner That Is WAY Better Than Your Old Socks
You know the old trick: Stick your hand inside an old sock and use it to clean your blinds, one slat at a time. Ugh! Could anything be more tedious? With the FO&OSOBEIT window blind cleaner duster brush, those days are long gone — permanently.
With three separate "fingers," each covered in a microfiber sleeve, this handy tool helps you clean all sorts of tricky surfaces. It works even better with a little squirt of water or cleaner, so pair it up with your favorite all-purpose spray for a truly immaculate finish. You can typically snag this tool for between $10 and $15.
Slippers That Help You Clean While You Lounge
Relax and clean at the same time? Yes, please! Slipper Genie microfiber men's slippers for floor cleaning may look like a silly novelty product, but they get the job done at a great price.
The cozy men's slippers pull double duty by picking up dirt and dust from your floors every time you take a step. Soft microfiber fingers make the slippers safe to wear on any surface, and a simple velcro pad makes it easy to attach or detach, allowing you to use the products on their own if you choose.
Stainless Steel Cleaner That Eliminates Streaks in a Snap
Ah, stainless steel — so lovely to look at, but so hard to keep clean. If you have kids or pets, you know the struggle is real. Therapy Premium stainless steel cleaner and polish takes some of the hard work out of maintaining your stainless steel appliances. With just a couple of quick squirts and a few seconds of polishing, you can have a brand-new (looking) refrigerator or stove.
Therapy's unique blend of plant-based ingredients provide a solution that cleans and protects at the same time. Each purchase includes a free microfiber cloth, so you can wipe down your delicate surfaces without fear of scratching or damaging the finish.
Vacuum That Makes Cleaning Your Mattress Easy
File this one under: Things you didn't know you needed. The Dyson V6 Mattress handheld vacuum is designed specifically for keeping your mattress clean. That may sound like a waste of money to some people, but it really does make the task much easier.
You don’t want to think about how dirty your mattress really is. Needless to say, cleaning it is a daunting task. Just grab this vacuum, run it over your mattress and pillows for a few minutes — and try not to gag at all the stuff it picks up. You’re sure to wonder how you ever lived without it.
Adorable Microwave Cleaner That Eliminates Crud In Minutes
The TOPIST Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner is probably the cutest product on this list. Everybody loves an all-natural product that also does a butt-kickin’ job, and this angry little lady checks all the boxes. Microwaves get unbelievably dirty. (Leave your dinner in for just a moment too long, and it might explode all over the place.)
The Angry Mama can help you tackle all those caked-on messes in just minutes, with only a little vinegar and water. Hate the smell of vinegar? Just add a few drops of lemon juice or essential oil for a more pleasant odor.
Amazing Product for Anyone Sick of Cleaning Hair Out of the Drain
The TubShroom tackles the nasty problem of hair-clogged drains. It’s the perfect solution for anyone with hair who likes to shower. The average person loses more than 100 hairs a day, mostly during washing. The result? Gross clumps of hair that have to be fished out of the drain to avoid clogs. Yuck.
Enter the TubShroom: A magical tub stopper that allows water to pass through but traps that pesky hair. It fits any standard size tub drain and is guaranteed to catch hair every single time. You may never have to snake another drain or buy an expensive bottle of Draino again.
Classic Swiffer WetJet
The Swiffer WetJet hardwood floor spray map has been a must-have tool for some time. After all, who wants to deal with the hassle and mess of a mop and bucket? The Swiffer WetJet makes cleaning hardwood floors so much easier.
Just load in a bottle of cleaning solution, squeeze the trigger and mop away all the tough grime and dirt. This handy starter kit includes one power floor spray mop, three extra power pad refills, two original mopping pad refills, (one) 500ML bottle of cleaning solution and four batteries — everything you need to get going.
Amazing Gutter Cleaning Robot
iRobot is another brand that managed to snag two spots on this list. The amazing Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot comes with a hefty price tag, but it makes cleaning the gutters a million times easier (and a million times safer).
As an automatic gutter cleaner, it does all the dirty work for you and helps protect you from falls as well. With just the push of a button, the four-stage auger dislodges and removes gutter debris quickly and easily. Instead of going up and down the ladder, you just climb up once to drop the robot in the gutter and once again to remove it. Sounds like a plan.
Self-Cleaning Litter Box That Takes the "Yuck" Out of Owning a Cat
Sure, you love your cat — but do you love cleaning her litter box? With the ScoopFree Ultra self-cleaning cat litter box you can say goodbye to daily scooping. Your cat can use this box for weeks with no need for scooping, cleaning or refilling.
And before you ask — no, it doesn't stink. The crystal cat litter it uses absorbs odors from liquids and solids, eliminating any odor. When the box is full, simply remove the disposable litter tray and throw it away. This litter box is not only more convenient but more hygienic for you and your cat. Win/win!
Power Washer That Cleans Every Outdoor Surface
The outside of your house can get just as grimy as the inside, and an amazing power washer like the Sun Joe electric pressure washer can help.
With a powerful motor, a wide assortment of quick-connect spray tips, a large detergent tank and an on-board reel to keep things neat, it’s almost a joy to use. Power washers can be used to clean up everything from siding to decks and children's play equipment.
Handy Window Washer Squeegee Sponge
You know how you should save the best for last? Well, this one is last for a reason. Everyone hates cleaning windows — that's a fact — but the Ettore 65000 professional window cleaning kit makes the experience almost enjoyable. The kit comes with a 12-inch squeegee, 10-inch washer and extendable poles with non-slip grips.
The washer absorbs an enormous amount of water, making trips back to the bucket few and far between, and the microfiber cover eliminates even the most difficult debris. Bonus: The extendable poles make it easy to reach high-up spots. This window washing kit might be intended for homeowners, but it can help you clean like a pro.