20 Genius Products That Make Cleaning So Much Easier
Less time cleaning = more time on the things you actually enjoy.
While having a squeaky-clean home may be nice, the process of actually getting your home spotless is rarely a fun one. The good news? There are countless genius cleaning products out there that can help you get your home in tip-top shape in less time than you ever thought possible.
From gadgets that tackle the cleaning for you to those that get out the grime you’d long since given up on, read on to discover the cleaning products you simply can’t live without any longer.
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These reusable cleaning cloths
Want to clean your house without using a ton of paper towels? These machine-washable microfiber towels are the perfect way to get your space spotless without any paper waste.
These stainless steel wipes
Stainless steel appliances may look great, but they’re basically a magnet for fingerprints. Luckily, with these stainless steel wipes in tow, you can get those appliances looking brand new again in no time.
This disposable toilet cleaning wand
Scrubbing your toilet is, frankly, a gross job. The good news? With this Clorox disposable toilet cleaning wand, those germy reusable scrub brushes are a thing of the past.
This fragrance-free highchair and toy cleaner
Kids put everything in their mouths, meaning parents and caregivers frequently have major messes to contend with at the end of the day. However, that also means that cleaning up their things with caustic products isn’t going to cut it. Enter: This fragrance-free organic cleaner, which is safe for use on everything from toys to car seats to highchairs.
These reusable cleaning gloves
One of the germiest things in your house just so happens to be the thing you clean it with: your sponge. However, with these easy-to-sanitize reusable cleaning gloves, you can get your dishes spotless in no time with less waste and way less ick factor.
These wood floor cleaning pads
Hardwood floors require an extra-gentle touch—but that doesn’t mean you need to spend an eternity cleaning them by hand. These hardwood-safe mopping cloths will get your floors looking as good as new in no time without damaging them.
This dust-cleaning gel
Compressed air is cool and all, but it sometimes fails to lure out that really stuck-on grime that makes its way onto your keyboard and other frequently-used surfaces. With this genius dust-cleaning gel, you get all the satisfaction of playing with slime and the enjoyment of seeing the dirt on your appliances and other surfaces disappear.
This gap cleaning brush
When’s the last time you cleaned out the tracks of that sliding door or the gaps in your window frame? If the answer is “never,” it’s time to invest in one of these amazing cleaning brushes. In just seconds, it can help you get rid of dirt and dust that’s been collecting for years.
This mini duster for blinds
Dusting window blinds is a tedious task at best, and one that, if done improperly, can easily contaminate your home with significant amounts of the dust and environmental pollutants that tend to collect on these window protectors.
But getting those blinds dust-free is easier than ever with this multi-prong blind duster, which can cut your cleaning time down significantly.
This robot vacuum
Vacuuming may be essential for keeping your floors and carpets clean, but few of us relish the time we spend lugging our heavy, bulky vacuums around the house. Enter: the Roomba. This robotic vacuum does all the work for you, collecting dirt and debris from your floors while managing to avoid denting your furniture, thanks to its advanced sensor technology.
This fur-removing broom
Anyone with pets can tell you that getting up all the fur from your carpets can feel nothing short of impossible. Fortunately, the FURemover, a rubber broom with bristles that safely comb fur out of your textiles without damaging them, will have your rugs and upholstered furniture looking like new in no time.
This deep-cleaning brush set
A bit of spray cleaner and a paper towel can do wonders, but for those tiny crevices you just can't get to, OXO's Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set has you covered. Perfect for cleaning those hard-to-reach places in your sink, tub, or windowsill, this handy set doesn't take up much room, but still manages to make a major impact on the overall cleanliness of your home.
This ceramic cooktop cleaner
Ceramic cooktops may be convenient, but anyone who's accidentally let a pot of pasta boil over on one can attest to how annoying they can be to clean. Fortunately, this Cerama Bryte kit, which comes with a non-damaging sponge, cleaner, and cooktop-safe razor, will get your ceramic cooking surfaces looking brand new in no time.
These Magic Erasers
Is there anything a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can't do? This melamine sponge is minorly abrasive, meaning it can tackle tough messes with little effort without damaging the surface below. That crayon masterpiece your kid thoughtfully installed on your kitchen wall? It's no match for one of these.
This rust-removing gel
Those rust stains gathering around your tub's overflow plate are no match for Iron OUT. Instead of wasting time and energy trying to scrub the rust marks off your tub, Iron OUT does all the heavy lifting for you, making your rust-stained surfaces sparkle once again.
This dishwasher cleaner
You probably use your dishwasher to get your dishes clean, but who among us actually takes the time to clean the machine doing all the hard work? Considering that researchers have found everything from mold to harmful bacteria in dishwashers, it's important that they get cleaned, too.
Luckily, this Finish Dishwasher Cleaner does all the hard work for you: simply pop the bottle in your dishwasher, run the machine, and in no time, it will be a cleaner, more sanitary environment.
This microwave steamer
Whether it's still bearing the traces of that chili you heated up a month ago or covered in a light film of unidentified stickiness, your microwave can get seriously gross surprisingly fast. The Angry Mama can help you tackle those messes in a hurry, however, steam-cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your microwave with a mixture of vinegar and water and making those tough-to-clean messes melt off with ease.
This portable carpet cleaner
Whether it's a not-quite-housebroken puppy or a kid who plays fast and loose with their juice box that's ruining your rugs, the Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner has got you covered. The machine sprays a cleaning solution onto your carpet and just as quickly sucks it—and the offending stain—back out and into the vacuum's easy-to-empty canister.
This steam mop
If you want to get your floors so clean you could quite literally eat off them, it's time to invest in a steam mop, like the Bissell PowerFresh. In addition to removing all traces of visible grime, the PowerFresh's steaming capabilities can reduce bacterial counts on your floors, making your home a whole lot cleaner and safer in one fell swoop.
This washing machine cleaner
Your washing machine isn't as clean as you think. Fortunately, instead of spending hours scrubbing your washer inside and out, you can simply use this Affresh Washer Cleaner to kill the germs it's harboring and get your machine clean as a whistle in no time.