14 Cleaning Products That Work So Well You’ll Probably Always Want To Keep Them Stocked
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Popular items from this list 1. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that’ll make your favorite cups and mugs look brand new again, so you’ll actually want to use them without being grossed out. amazon.com
Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15-30 minutes, and rinse!
Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.” — Amazon Customer
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2. A bottle of mold and mildew remover, because those tubs and showers can get gross within the blink of an eye. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for 7-8 hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required! amazon.com Promising review: “Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We’ve had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We’ve scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It’s incredible. 1,000% worth the (small) investment.” — Nicole D.
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$12.99. 3. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tabs that can remove all the grime from inside your machine and stop it from having any weird smells and hidden residue. amazon.com
These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove residue that can make your dishwasher stink. They also help get rid of lime and mineral buildup that can appear inside your dishwasher. Use them once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean!
Promising review: “Works extremely well. We haven’t done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, and no more buildup around the door seals.” — Martoune
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$5.99. 4. A septic-safe jetted tub system cleaner so you can get the junk out of your tub and actually be able to have a nice, relaxing bubble bath. amazon.com, amazon.com Promising review: “OK I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the ‘gunk’ out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I’d never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!” — Angela B
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$16.99 (one bottle does four rinses). 5. A drain snake clog remover covered in tiny hooks to grab all of the hair and build-up that’s been stopping your sink or tub from draining properly. It’s tough, yet flexible so you can get down in there and yank out all the grossness. No more standing in a puddle of dirty water during your shower! amazon.com Promising review: “I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it, I went to work and within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting, yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!! Cannot believe how easy it was to use. I received a pack of three, but only needed to use one for both sinks.” — DebSd
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$9.99 (available in two sizes). 6. And a TubShroom to prevent the hairs from clogging up your pipes in the first place. amazon.com Promising review: “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain. Cleanup is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I’ve ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!” — Lawyer For Justice
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$12.99 (available in six colors). amazon.com
Note that it’s best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it’s clogged, definitely call a plumber.
Promising review: “After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I’m in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn’t even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I’m shocked how well this stuff works.” — J. Peace
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$5.08 (available in four sizes). 8. A pack of stainless-steel wipes to keep your kitchen appliances shining bright like a diamond. amazon.com Promising review: “I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless-steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever.” — Connor
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$18.75. 9. Some Goo Gone adhesive remover, because once you finally get that sticky stuff off your window, you’ll actually be able to see out of it. amazon.com Promising review: “This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had a cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel. I also used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before.” — Cass
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$7.24. 10. A nontoxic daily shower spray that’ll keep the residue and grime away so your shower is always in tip-top shape. Plus, you don’t even have to rinse it off! It’s a lazy, yet effective way to make sure the place where you clean yourself is, well, clean. instagram.com
You just spray it on after your shower — no rinsing required! It works well to prevent mildew and soap scum in showers without glass doors too.
Promising review: “Bought the cleaner spray so that we didn’t have to scrub our entire shower/tub weekly. We still intend to scrub our shower/tub overtime just not as much as we used to. We loved the idea of having to use it after the last person showers in the morning because of our busy schedules. The Good: Price for the amount. Non-toxic and plant-based. No soap scum in our usage so far. We don’t have any glass in our shower/tub and the tile looks just as good as when we scrubbed it last. The Bad: My partner likes the scent. The scent is strong at first but it doesn’t bother me.” — Kid
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$3.29. 11. A makeup brush shampoo, because let’s face it, your brushes are probably in need of a really good cleaning! Not only does this soap visibly show results, but it is also paraben-, phthalate-, and petroleum-free with no perfume, so you don’t have to worry about it irritating your skin. amazon.com
Ecotools is also a cruelty-free brand that makes majority of their products from natural and recycled materials.
Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out.” — Kryssy
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$7.99. amazon.com Promising review: “OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the ’30s that had been in storage forever… it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel… fantastic smell!” — Tiffany Sadowski
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13. A rust stain remover that’ll get rid of the unappealing rust that’s holding your bathroom back from being #goals. amazon.com Promising review: “I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands-down. I just sprayed, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed.” — Carrie D.
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