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Soak dingy shower heads in a plastic bag full of vinegar and baking soda (or even easier, a decalcifier) for about one to two hours to remove unwanted buildup and grime. Does this count as bath time for your tub? Asking for a friend.

A shower head soaking in a bag of vinegar and baking soda


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Promising review (for the decalcifier): “This really is amazing. I’ve had hard water stains on my shower faucet and handle for about three years. They’ve been pretty much baked in to the point I was shopping for replacements. I applied this directly to a microfiber towel and with a little elbow grease the stains came out. Unreal.” —keith k

Get them from Amazon: vinegar for $20.96, baking soda for $1.47, and decalcifier for $15.02.

To learn more easy tricks, check out “14 Cleaning Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them.”

2.

Make life a little easier for yourself with a squeegee broom that’ll not only quickly sweep up spills and crumbs, but will collect your hair like an absolute champ. Anyone with long hair…you know what I mean when I say your rug could use it. No more digging up hair with your hands.


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My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague (Emma Lord) loves this genius tool! Here’s a bit of what she has to say about it: “An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.”

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.


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My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague (Emma Lord) loves this genius tool! Here’s a bit of what she has to say about it: “An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.”

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

3.

Scrub rust, surface scratches, burnt grease, and even Sharpie marks away with surprising ease thanks to some Bar Keepers Friend multi-purpose cleaning solution. If you have a daunting task (hello, worn-down sink), this is most likely the solution.

Reviewer's before-and-after of dirty, scratched up sink and then totally smooth sink


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Promising review: “I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I’d need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don’t just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand-new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!” —Dan Borden

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

For more about this, check out “You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House.”

4.

Win your everlasting war with mysteriously dirty-looking faucets by enlisting the help of a hard water stain-remover. This’ll FINALLY help you get those darn faucets or even your shower head back to shiny new — I know having water spots despite scrubbing every week has been a burden on your heart. No longer.

Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower faucet with hard water stains and then totally clean


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It can also work on toilets, tiles, shower doors, really anything that’s been affected by hard water!

Promising review: “I’m impressed. I thought the container was small for the price, but a little bit goes a long way. It takes a lot for me to review, but this is worth it. Five years in the hardest calcium-filled water and this is the first cleaner to remove it. I’ve tried scrubbing, only to scratch the surface. Every time I fill the water and ice at the fridge, I’m impressed by the result. I could see this working best, right at first.” —Joshua N. Dufek

Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

Look at how well it works on shower doors, too! And just after 10 minutes, no less. *Wipes tears*

Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower door covered in hard water stains and then totally clear


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Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

5.

Break down your chore list into a 10-day schedule so you can deep-clean your whole house little by little, instead of getting overwhelmed and probably giving up. Day 1: bedroom. Day 10: appliances (and celebratory wine).

The ten-day cleaning challenge chart


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Learn everything you’ll need to do in “BuzzFeed’s 10-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge.”

Here’s everything you’ll need to tackle all 10 days:

The products


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Let’s break it all down:

1. Spray bottle ($3.72 on Amazon)

2. Microfiber cloth ($16.98 on Amazon)

3.  Microfiber socks ($11.99 on Amazon)

4. Ziploc plastic bags ($8.99 on Amazon)

5. Lemon

6. Duster ($11.99 on Amazon)

7. White vinegar ($11.99 on Amazon)

8. Magic Erasers ($13.73 on Amazon for a pack of 10)

9. Rubber band ($6 on Amazon for a pack of 80)

10. Newspaper

11. Dryer sheets ($8.62 on Amazon for a pack of 240)

12. Antibacterial all-purpose cleaner ($11.64 on Amazon for a pack of three)

13. Paper towels ($8.24 on Amazon for a pack of six)

6.

*Smooth* over any tension with long overdue messes by using a cooktop cleaning kit. It’ll undo stubborn stains, burnt-on residue, and everything in between from all those times you thought you could flip an omelet like Julia Child.

Reviewer's before-and-after of dirty, scratched stovetop and then new-looking stovetop


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“NO FEAR, JULIA. Oh, I guess I can just eat this off the stove.” This comes with a *handy* cleaning pad and scraper!

Promising review: “This works amazingly! I hadn’t thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years — I only wiped them down with random multi cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product — AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said it will leave your cooktop shiny and new — even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off: 98% better.” —B. Swartwood

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

7.

Learn how to remove even the toughest stains with common household items so you can stop trying to hide that foundation stain on your comforter. All it takes is a little shaving cream.

A chart of what removes which stains


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Get shaving cream from Amazon for $3.74 (for a pack of two).

8.

Or treat almost any mess with a bit of no-nonsense OxiClean. It’s activated by water and uses bubbling oxygen power to lift heavy-duty stains. YOU DO NOT CONTROL ME, LIPSTICK BLOTCH.


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Promising review: “I had a stained mattress that I’d been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give OxiClean a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don’t even know what caused the stains, but OxiClean removed them. I took before, during, and after pictures (above; after pictures show the outline of water because I took them immediately after rinsing). I honestly can’t believe the results. I wish I’d done this sooner!” —Little Greek

Get it from Amazon for $12.89.


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Promising review: “I had a stained mattress that I’d been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give OxiClean a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don’t even know what caused the stains, but OxiClean removed them. I took before, during, and after pictures (above; after pictures show the outline of water because I took them immediately after rinsing). I honestly can’t believe the results. I wish I’d done this sooner!” —Little Greek

Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

9.

Pour hot water over your sink full of dirty dishes before tackling hardened residue. It’ll help dissolve grease so when it’s time to scrub with an extra-tough cleaning pads, half of the work is already done. AKA this is a heck of a lot faster than letting things “soak.”


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These Scotch-Brite cleaning pads are made for confronting tough messes head-on. Their microfiber material quickly scrubs away burnt-on messes *without* scratching your favorite pan. Plus! They’re designed to be long-lasting, as well as for easy holding, so you always feel ~in control~.

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $10.98, or a pack of three from Target for $3.99.

10.

Get rid of wear-and-tear your table or wardrobe are starting to show with a wood polisher. No power tools necessary — a session with this will get rid of scratches, water marks, you name it. Heck, do it while watching Netflix.

Reviewer's before-and-after photo of their scratched-up wooden chair and then new-looking, glossy chair


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Promising review: “This product exceeded expectations. Without even rubbing it in, it instantly refreshed the woodwork in my house, and in fact made the walnut stain look richer and better than it did when new. I tested it on a baseboard that was dusty and dirty (and which I should have cleaned first) and was surprised to see an immediate, excellent result. After cleaning the rest of the baseboard and then applying the orange oil, it all looks better than brand new and has not faded or evaporated over the last two weeks. The smell is pleasant and seems to improve the household mood. I highly recommend this product.” —mmitchell

Get it from Amazon for $8.

11.

Ditch showering in standing water and get a TubShroom. It neatly catches hair and product residue so your drains stay unclogged, and it’s **super** easy to clean and maintain.

Reviewer holding TubShroom covered in hair and product buildup


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Promising review: “I can’t say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four, and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won’t be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths, and this collects the hair. You don’t know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!” —Aaron Morlock

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

Check out my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague’s full review in “9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February.”

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Need to unclog your drains first? Try this easy-to-use drain snake with a flexible barbed wand that’ll make the process as quick and pain-free as possible.

Reviewer's picture of large pile of hair in sink next to drain snake, with five-star review caption "lifesaver"


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Promising review: “I am honestly disturbed at the string of hair and goo that just came out of my shower drain. I have been trying to clear my drain for months, frequently pouring several pots of boiling hot water down my drain because I could not stop water from collecting at the bottom of my shower. I had tried other similar products to remove hair from the drain or collect it before it drained, but nothing worked. After using this, my only concern now is how much I feel like a creature knowing that I apparently shed more than my boyfriend’s dog and have been collecting goo in my drains that was probably mixed into the water sitting in the bottom of my tub while I showered. This is the best product that I’ve bought in a long time that was less than two dollars. I would definitely recommend this product!” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99.

13.

Eliminate grout surprisingly quickly thanks to an automatic scrubbing brush. It comes with a detachable oscillating grout brush to bring your bathroom floor from dingy to bright faster than it takes for your roommate to bring you a roll of TP.

Reviewer's picture of half their floor with dirty grout and the other half clean


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Promising review: “Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TLDR; This this is absolutely incredible.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

Learn why a BuzzFeeder loves this in “We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here’s What Actually Worked.”

BEHOLD: the grout brush in action.


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14.

Learn fast but e-f-f-i-c-i-e-n-t tricks for cleaning your house from top to bottom — it might seem daunting at first, but a little Bar Keepers cleaning powder and stain-removing spray will quickly guide you.

The "Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home" chart


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Promising review (for Bar Keepers Friend powder): “I had some rust on my countertops from an old rusty pan. I tried a lot of things to get the rust off, but it just wouldn’t come off no matter how much I scrubbed. This product took the rust off in probably less than a minute with a little scrubbing. Truly amazing. I’m looking forward to using this on other products.” —Mynameispen

Get them from Amazon: a pack of two Bar Keepers Friend powder for $10.16 and stain-removing spray for $3.94.

Check out “The Ultimate Guide To Cleaning Your Entire Home” for how to clean anything and everything. And! Check out “You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House” to learn more about Bar Keepers.

15.

Discover the importance of a mattress vacuum (yes, you read that right). I hate to be the one to tell you this, but dust mites and bacteria live in *all* of our beds and if you think your mattress is the exception…think again. If that disturbs you, trust that this will only need a few minutes to ~address~ the situation.


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I just stared at my screen trying to forget everything I just learned about dust mites, but basically if you want to *actually* live without a dirty mattress, you can either throw yours out the window or try this. It has a powerful UV light to eliminate bacteria, a strong suction design to trap dust and mites, and a hot air outlet to…take care of…dust mites.

Promising review: “So I brought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn’t know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn’t believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone’s bed and our sofa which was easy to use and light. My son haven’t had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!” —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $108.99.


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I just stared at my screen trying to forget everything I just learned about dust mites, but basically if you want to *actually* live without a dirty mattress, you can either throw yours out the window or try this. It has a powerful UV light to eliminate bacteria, a strong suction design to trap dust and mites, and a hot air outlet to…take care of…dust mites.

Promising review: “So I brought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn’t know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn’t believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone’s bed and our sofa which was easy to use and light. My son haven’t had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!” —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $108.99.

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Streamline bathroom ~doody~ with a pumice stone to finally overcome water, calcium, and lime stains (you know, that gross residue on your toilet). Your porcelain throne will be back to shiny new in a few minutes flat.

Reviewer's before and after picture of dirty toilet and then clean toilet


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Fret not, its material is specially made to avoid scratching your toilet. Plus the heavy-duty plastic handle protects your hands while you clean because…yuck.

Promising review: “I’m so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it’s worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, lime are all so bad the chart doesn’t even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone — HOLY MOLY, my toilets are clean! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone. THEY ARE GONE!” —Libby Nance

Get it from Amazon for $8.99

17.

Freshen up old yellowed pillows with a powerful combination of borax, bleach, powdered dishwasher detergent, and powdered laundry detergent. ~Rest~ assured, your pillows will be restored to fluffy and white.

Two before-and-afters of yellow pillows turning white


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Promising review (for the laundry detergent): “We’ve been experimenting with detergents because my husband is a contractor and his clothes end up smelling pretty bad by the end of the day — regular liquid detergent (even well-known name brands) were still leaving the clothes smelling not-so-fresh after being washed. This powder, on the other hand, is so effective! Our laundry smells fresher than it ever has, and stays fresh!” —Ruben & Nina Mihulet

Get them from Amazon: borax for $9.99, bleach for $10.99, powdered dishwasher detergent for $12.55, and powdered laundry detergent for $18.96.

Check out more from One Good Thing for “How To Whiten Yellowed Pillows.”

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Bring your floors back to shiny new (or at least make them *look* that way) with a hardwood floor cleaning spray. This’ll keep your floors in tip-top shape all the time with minimal effort — just spray this, grab a microfiber mop, and voilà, your kitchen is constantly in full ✨sparkle✨ mode.


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Promising review: “This is the best product I have found for my laminate floors. I have tried so many brands, including my own vinegar solution as well as the one made by the manufacturer of my laminate flooring, and none of them compare to Rejuvenate. Everything I’ve tried has done an okay job but I’m still left with occasional streaks and dullness. This stuff is wonderful. It just takes a few spritzes in an area and then I go over it with a microfiber mop and I have a beautiful streak-free floor with a nice luster to it. Finally the laminate floors I wanted!” —ChattyPatty

Get them from Amazon: the spray for $5.48, and the microfiber mop for $39.98.


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Promising review: “This is the best product I have found for my laminate floors. I have tried so many brands, including my own vinegar solution as well as the one made by the manufacturer of my laminate flooring, and none of them compare to Rejuvenate. Everything I’ve tried has done an okay job but I’m still left with occasional streaks and dullness. This stuff is wonderful. It just takes a few spritzes in an area and then I go over it with a microfiber mop and I have a beautiful streak-free floor with a nice luster to it. Finally the laminate floors I wanted!” —ChattyPatty

Get them from Amazon: the spray for $5.48, and the microfiber mop for $39.98.

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Don’t forget about your ceiling fan and window blinds! An extendable duster will help you easily reach your ceiling fan if you’re constantly trying to conquer dust bunnies from a chair. No need to balance on your tippy toes — this’ll take care of everything and give you peace of mind.

Reviewer cleaning ceiling fan with the duster


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Promising review: “This is very handy for cleaning my ceiling fan blades! I’m short and since this has an extension handle AND the duster can be bent at various angles, it’s just what I needed. It’s also handy for dusting my wood floors under the sofa, where cat hair tumbleweeds lurk.” —OffColouratura

Get it from Amazon for $10.59.

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Throw just about everything in the dishwasher. Really. Window screens, refrigerator shelves, air vents…it’s all fair game. A powerful dishwasher detergent will get everything thoroughly cleaned while you scroll through Instagram for an hour.

The Things You Never Knew You Could Clean in the Dishwasher chart


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REMEMBER: If anything is delicate or made of plastic (aka will melt) keep it on the top rack, where the heat isn’t as intense. And if you’re going to put said thing in your body (read: butt plug) maybe don’t use any detergent.

These dishwasher detergent pods ($15.45 on Amazon) work overtime to clean tough, burnt-on messes so everything you throw in to the dishwasher will get a through ~scrubbing~.

Check out all the things you can clean in “24 Things You Never Knew You Could Clean In The Dishwasher.”

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Hit the restart button on dirty ovens with a can of Easy Off oven cleaner so you can easily scrub away old, baked-on messes without a whole lot of *elbow grease*.


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Did I mention it’s lemon-scented?

Promising review: “I’m a little embarrassed to write this review; it’s been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn’t help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures (above) speak for themselves.” —William Fredericks

Get it from Amazon for $11.65.


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Did I mention it’s lemon-scented?

Promising review: “I’m a little embarrassed to write this review; it’s been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn’t help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures (above) speak for themselves.” —William Fredericks

Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

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Soak a grimy pan in warm water, dish soap, and a dryer sheet for about an hour to bring it back to its formerly clean state. When time’s up, remove the dryer sheet and wipe the pan with a sponge. Congratulations — you finally have a real reason to leave your dish in the sink for awhile.

Before-and-after of dirty pan and then clean pan


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Promising review (for the dish soap): “I love this stuff, I have a subscription. It works ridiculously well, better than any of the big-name grocery-store varieties I’ve used over the years, including for removing grease. And it smells like heaven with bubbles. I bought the basil and it reminds me of the comfy scent of tea steeping in the winter-time. Yum. Just FYI, I have allergies, asthma, and major sensory issues with perfumes, scented candles and sprays, and stuff like that. NONE of the Mrs. Meyer’s products I’ve tried have been a problem. They may be scented, but they aren’t ‘perfume-y.'” —BetsyB

Get them from Amazon: dish soap for $11.85 (for a pack of three), dryer sheets for $8.19, and a sponge for $10.99 (for a pack of six).

Learn more fast and easy hacks in “20 Hacks That’ll Make Your Home Cleaner And More Organized.”

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Remove years worth of lint from your vents and clothes dryer with a simple dryer vent cleaning kit and brush that you can attach to a power drill for extra efficiency. It’ll reach alllll the way to the back of your vents and machines to totally get rid of buildup.

Reviewer's picture of large pile of lint next to the brush


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Need a power drill? Get one from Amazon for $56.87.

Promising review: “We moved into our new house about two years ago and needed to clean out the dryer duct. This kit made it super simple. The rods were easy to attach and very flexible, but still strong enough to spin, even when extended all 12 feet! We got out a TON more lint than we could ever imagine out of the duct! Buying this kit and doing it myself already paid for itself. It was $150– $200 to have a specialist come over and do the same work. Took me all of about 20 minutes to move the dryer, use the brush and all attachments, vacuum, and use disinfectant up the dryer vent!” —Michael Wiggin

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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Invest in a Hoover automatic carpet cleaner, because this’ll seriously streamline the amount of time it takes to deep-clean your rugs (no matter how long you’ve procrastinated). It washes and vacuums at the same time so dirt, grime, and hair have a 0% chance of hiding in your rug — talk about efficient.


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It cleans your carpet *as* you vacuum like you would regularly — push to wash and pull back to dry. It comes with a two-in-one pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, an 8-foot hose, and an accessory storage bag.

Promising review: “This is the best carpet scrubber I’ve ever used, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We have two dogs and a cat who all track in a lot of dirt, but it was no problem for this machine. The carpets look and feel new, and our carpet is old. The cleaner that came with the machine had a very subtle pleasant odor and it got the dirt out.” —Lucy

Get it from Amazon for $224.99.


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It cleans your carpet *as* you vacuum like you would regularly — push to wash and pull back to dry. It comes with a two-in-one pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, an 8-foot hose, and an accessory storage bag.

Promising review: “This is the best carpet scrubber I’ve ever used, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We have two dogs and a cat who all track in a lot of dirt, but it was no problem for this machine. The carpets look and feel new, and our carpet is old. The cleaner that came with the machine had a very subtle pleasant odor and it got the dirt out.” —Lucy

Get it from Amazon for $224.99.

Just look at that bb go to WORK on dirt:

Reviewer's picture of a large clump of dirt, hair, and grime with the caption "after vacuuming", and a smaller clump of hair and dirt with the caption "after washing"


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Get it from Amazon for $224.99.

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Fret not in the face of permanent marker scribbles on walls. Spritz some hairspray on the scene of the crime to dissolve the ink and wipe it away.


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Get a can of hairspray from Amazon for $3.97.

To learn more, check out “14 Cleaning Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them.”


Caroline Miller / Nifty / BuzzFeed

Get a can of hairspray from Amazon for $3.97.

To learn more, check out “14 Cleaning Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them.”

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Confront scary messes wherever they exist (even on your carpet!) with a tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes. Basically, these are a lazy cleaner’s dream come true.

Person scrubbing rug with the wipes


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These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They’ll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

Promising review: “These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven’t been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!” —Suze

Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $11.94.

27.

Officially ban pesky streaks from your kitchen with only a pack of stainless-steel cleaning wipes. These’ll not only make it easy to polish any stainless-steel surfaces, but *protect* them from future fingerprints, grease, and whatever else threatens the state of your fridge.


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Promising review: “OMG!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I was starting to hate my stainless appliances because they looked so streaked and nasty! My niece gave me some to try and I can’t believe how good my appliances look now! They are beautiful and shining with my minimal effort!!” —Claudia Davis

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.98.


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Promising review: “OMG!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I was starting to hate my stainless appliances because they looked so streaked and nasty! My niece gave me some to try and I can’t believe how good my appliances look now! They are beautiful and shining with my minimal effort!!” —Claudia Davis

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.98.

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Cancel discolored, dirty-looking rugs with a seriously effective carpet cleaner solution. It goes in your vacuum so you can do a thorough washing in just one easy step.

Reviewer vacuuming to show a clean streak on their dirty rug


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It also deodorizes any gifts your pet might have left you (and it’s biodegradable and non-toxic so your furry friend is totally safe).

Promising review: “One of the bedrooms in my house was (1) smoked in for ten years (2) used as a literal kennel room, housing up to four large dogs in airline crates at a time. Needless to say the carpet in that room was disgusting. I was considering ripping out and replacing, but I figured gambling $20 on this product would be well worth it if it worked. Well, we can hold off on the carpet replacement. It didn’t remove all the stains completely, but the heavy traffic and stained areas of the carpet are MILES better than they were.” —KW

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

29.

Soak a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge in baking soda, Borax, and hot water so you can transform disasters (like marks on the wall) back to their original squeaky clean state.

Person wiping away marker stains with the sponge


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Get them from Amazon: a Magic Eraser for $13.99 (for a pack of eight), baking soda for $1.47, and borax for $9.99.

Check out the full tutorial in “This DIY Magic Erasing Sponge Is A Cleaning Hero.”

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Ensure a mark-free finish when cleaning mirrors and windows with a set of microfiber cloths. These are totally lint- and streak-free and take about one minute to use, meaning you can finally have truly sparkling surfaces.


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They’re great for windows or any glassware, too!

Promising review: “I couldn’t get my windows clean using cleaning solution, newsprint, and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I’ve ever cleaned. It’s simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass, etc. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn’t wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. They are truly, truly amazing.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.98.


Amazon, amazon.com

They’re great for windows or any glassware, too!

Promising review: “I couldn’t get my windows clean using cleaning solution, newsprint, and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I’ve ever cleaned. It’s simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass, etc. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn’t wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. They are truly, truly amazing.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.98.

31.

Grant yourself an actually fur-free living space by using a pet hair-removal glove. Now you can protect your home from furry takeovers with just a few swipes of your hand. This + a normal belly rub = an effortlessly clean space.

Reviewer's picture of the glove covered in cat hair


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You’ll get a pair: one for the right hand and one for the left hand.

Promising review: “I’ve been looking for an alternative way to manage my pup’s shedding and all I can say I wish I got these sooner. These gloves showed to be more beneficial all-around compared to the typical brushing. For one, the pup likes it (as opposed to the brush he tried to avoid at every session), so I’m not wasting time any more trying to get him to come here and stay here, etc. Now it’s wagging tails instead at the sight of these gloves. The process is much quicker now, as the gloves gather not only more easily, but I’d say at least twice if not triple the amount of hair at a time. Apparently these gloves work on his mood too, as he always ends up starting a playfight nibbling at the gloves.” —Truffle Shuffle

Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

To learn more, check out “Pet Owners Everywhere Swear This $14 Grooming Brush Is The Best Thing Ever.”

32.

Take cleaning your mattress to a whole new level by dusting some cleaning powder (baking soda + lavender essential oil) on top, waiting an hour, and then vacuuming it all off. Should you nose dive into your bed immediately after? Of course.


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Promising review (for the lavender essential oil): “I am absolutely in love with this! I have purchased and tried so many lavender oils that did not smell like lavender to me. They were too strong. Some smelled bitter and not like lavender at all. This lavender oil is what lavender should smell like! I now use this throughout the entire day and even my kids love it! I am beyond happy with this!” —Joyce Aguero

Get them from Amazon: baking soda for $1.47 and lavender essential oil for $5.99.

Check out more from One Good Thing for “How To Clean A Mattress.”


One Good Thing

Promising review (for the lavender essential oil): “I am absolutely in love with this! I have purchased and tried so many lavender oils that did not smell like lavender to me. They were too strong. Some smelled bitter and not like lavender at all. This lavender oil is what lavender should smell like! I now use this throughout the entire day and even my kids love it! I am beyond happy with this!” —Joyce Aguero

Get them from Amazon: baking soda for $1.47 and lavender essential oil for $5.99.

Check out more from One Good Thing for “How To Clean A Mattress.”

33.

Scrub your floors without putting in *too* much effort by using a Shark steam mop — reviewers say it’s worth every cent thanks to its ability to streamline deep-cleaning hardwood floors to almost half the usual cleaning time.


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It comes with three steam-level controls and a washable double-sided microfiber pad.

Promising review: “OK, I admit it was an impulse buy. Wow, was I shocked when I used it the first time! Three dogs with a doggie door causes paw prints and dirt and it would take me up to three hours to really deep-clean my hardwood floors. From setup to cleaning, getting shiny floors took about 45 minutes! It was super easy and fast deep-cleaning!!! I really do believe whoever created this is a genius! Brilliant!” —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $99.99, and get two extra microfiber pads for $17.59.


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It comes with three steam-level controls and a washable double-sided microfiber pad.

Promising review: “OK, I admit it was an impulse buy. Wow, was I shocked when I used it the first time! Three dogs with a doggie door causes paw prints and dirt and it would take me up to three hours to really deep-clean my hardwood floors. From setup to cleaning, getting shiny floors took about 45 minutes! It was super easy and fast deep-cleaning!!! I really do believe whoever created this is a genius! Brilliant!” —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $99.99, and get two extra microfiber pads for $17.59.

34.

And when feeling ~really~ lazy, flip over dirty couch cushions to disguise any *mysterious marks* that have been living there for awhile. New year, new side of the couch! Just sit very carefully now…

A couch cushion being flipped to hide dirty side


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Feeling ambitious? This set of Woolite carpet and upholstery cleaner stain remover ($14.99 on Amazon) uses a combo of powerful detergent and a fabric-safe brush to remove tough pet stains, mud, and everything in between that’s unwelcome on your couch.

Check out more from Thrifty & Chic for “How To Fake Clean A House.”

Admiring your sparkly clean home like:


Bento Box Entertainment

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.



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