33 Products To Clean All The Messes That Are Hiding From You

You’ll be shook by the nastiness lurking inside your garbage disposal.

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A flexible coil brush so you can finally reach all the dust and crumbs you had no idea were hiding underneath your fridge and oven. I’m shuddering just thinking about what’s living under there.


This is also great for cleaning your dryer’s vents!

Promising review: “I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can’t get any other way. I gave five stars for durability even though I’ve had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me.” —ASF

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.95.


A pack of cleaning tablets that will clean your dishwasher for you, because it’s probably way dirtier than you imagine. These will break down lime and mineral build-up so your dishes come out looking as sparkly as they do in all those dish soap commercials.


Promising review: “After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!” —Sheila

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.38.


Promising review: “I never knew how tough it would be to clean my high-efficiency washer. It is a never-ending battle. Life is a little easier now that I can toss in a tab and have it do most of the work for me.” —Maggie Dennis

Get the pack of six tablets from Amazon for $10.79.


Promising review: “Perfect little brush to get in the hard to clean areas. Used it in the tracks of an old pet door stuffed with dog hair and dander. Shocked at how much gunk came out with this brush. I like how the bristles are longer and can really reach into the nooks and crannies.” —Island Girl

Get it from Amazon for $5.48 (available in two colors).


A 30-foot dryer vent cleaner — because you probably had no idea you should be cleaning it. All that dirt and lint can be a major fire hazard, and a clean vent means your clothes will dry way faster.

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You can use it manually or attach it to a power drill for extra cleaning power.

Promising review: “This thing is amazing! We have an exceptionally long dryer vent that goes from the back of the dryer, then down through the floor to the basement, then all the way across the width of a garage to the outside wall. So…there is lots of piping to think about and we had been wondering if we would have to get a professional in to clean it. Well, saw this tool on Amazon and thought we would give it a try. What a solution! A quick connecting of the sections, slipped the hood off the outside pipe vent, hooked up the power drill and cleaned out the entire vent in less than 10 minutes!” —Miss Belle

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.


A jar of toilet fizzies — which are basically bath bombs for your toilet. Simply plop one in the bowl and let the blend of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid break down stains and kill any lingering bacteria. Oh, and it’s also loaded with eucalyptus essential oil to make your porcelain throne smell like a fancy spa.

Happy Earth Boutique/Etsy

Promising review: “The eucalyptus is strong and it fizzes nicely. I drop one in once or twice a week and scrub the toilet a bit, and the scent lingers after flushing. Perfect for keeping my bathroom fresh!” —kd Bromley

Happy Earth Boutique is a woman-owned small business making healthier alternatives for your health and home.

Get it from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12+ (available with or without a refillable jar).


A three-pronged duster to reach in between your blinds, because they are probably way dirtier than you think 😬.

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The duster comes with five microfiber sleeves so you can take care of all your windows at once before giving the sleeves a good wash.

Promising review: “A super time saver. It legitimately used to take us hours to clean all the blinds. We can now do all the faux-wood Venetian blinds in the house in about one hour. It’s really nice that it comes with some spare cloths for it, and it’s cheap enough to buy a whole additional set so we can make more than one kid do this chore at the same time.” —R.D.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).


A Swiffer-style cleaner specifically designed for your baseboards, because honestly, when is the last time you actually cleaned them?


Promising review: “Best thing ever. I was close to hiring a maid just to clean my baseboards. Twice a year, I usually fill up a bowl with soap and water and crawl around my house on my knees. I sprayed with my fave cleaner, put on music and walked around my house. No hard scrubbing. Incredible.” —Sarah Wallace

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


An ozone-free Levoit air-purifier with a three-stage filtration system that’ll capture allergens, pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, odor, and large dust particles floating all over your home. It’s basically a must-have for anyone dealing with seasonal allergies right now.

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Promising review: “This air purifier is great! I bought it because there was a lot of pollen and cat dander in my house which was making my asthma flare-up. Since I’ve got this air purifier, the cat odor has decreased and I don’t need to use my inhaler as much. The noise is very quiet and not interruptive for me. Overall, I love this item and totally recommend it.” —Dana

Get it from Amazon for $89.99.


A broom and squeegee combo so you can rake up everything that your vacuum can’t reach. You’ll be shook when you see all the hair and dust that’s hiding out in your area rugs.


Promising review: “I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month.” —Nicolor

Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in four designs).


A garbage disposal cleaner that foams up to help break down any food residue that’s been lingering in there for far too long. I’m starting to feel like adulthood is just learning about all the things you never realized you were supposed to be cleaning.

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Promising review: “Seeing is believing. Not only does it do a great job, but you can see it happening. It doesn’t just mask the smell and leave a lemon scent like some products, it cleans too and looks fun. IDK. Blue foam comes out and that’s good enough for me.” —sylvie yah

Get a two pack of four-count bags on Amazon for $14.93.


Or a garbage disposal brush to help you manually scrub any built-up food residue that’s probably causing that mysterious stank in your kitchen right now.


Promising review: “This product can be a major kitchen product if you have issues with odors in your garbage disposal. We eat a lot of cereals for breakfast and almost all are loaded with preservatives, which are like glue when they get wet. For two years, we could not get rid of a foul odor for more than a day or two. I purchased this as a last resort, but only expecting it to help a little. The first time I used it, I was amazed at how much gunk was brushed away and odor was reduced. ” —C. D. Cornett

Get it from Amazon for $19.03.


A set of cleaning K-Cups that’ll remove all of the built-up grime in your Keurig machine. You’d be surprised how much coffee residue and old coffee grinds can get stuck in the dispenser.

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Promising review: “I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging, causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and I especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!” —Corey West

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.


Or a box of coffee machine-cleaning powder to flush out all of the gunk inside that you didn’t even know was there. It’ll also make your coffee taste way less bitter and get your carafe as sparkly clean as the day you bought it!


Promising review: “This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.15.


A reusable and machine-washable duster that fits onto the Swiffer duster handle so you can stop wasting money on the flimsy disposable refills. This will get into all the small in-between spaces on your shelves that haven’t been wiped clean since you’ve moved in. No judgment.

TS Designs US/Etsy

Promising review: “LOVE the washable duster attachments. These are SO soft and such great quality. The stitching is strong and I don’t worry about anything coming apart. We use ours with our swifter duster wand and it fits perfectly. If you’re looking for a more sustainable item, this is one for you.” —Cassie Couch

TS Designs US is a small Etsy shop based in West Leroy, Michigan.

Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $5 (available in 10 colors).


Or a super-long duster that can reach high enough to clean your ceiling fans (yes, that needs to be dusted!) and vents and far enough to clean that weird space underneath your dresser. You could practically lay on the couch and dust every surface around you.

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Promising review: “It’s ridiculous how excited I am by this! We have a two-story foyer, and I’ve been noticing cobwebs on the second-story windows lately. There’s no way I’m dragging a ladder out to take care of that, but I hate looking at them too. When I opened the duster, I wasn’t certain it would extend far enough. I was wrong! The duster telescopes and looks like it’s going to only extend a couple of sections, but it just keeps going and going! I was able to dust all of my second-story window sills in less than five minutes.” —BizCrank

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).


A set of plastic flexible plumbing snake drains to instantly remove all of the annoying blockage that’s causing you to stand in a puddle every time you try to take a relaxing shower. Also, pulling out the hair is equal parts disgusting and satisfying.


Promising review: “Economically priced, speedy delivery, ridiculously simple to use, and very very effective. Lo and behold, this little tool made short work of the effort, and the results were…well I won’t describe the deeply caked mass this little tool unearthed out of concern that you might be eating while you shop online. All I will say is that this was money well spent, and I highly recommend it for your drain clog removal needs.” —Jon Jones

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.39+ (available in two sizes).


Or a TubShroom to catch all of your hair before it even has a chance to clog your drain — because no, it shouldn’t take a full hour for your shower to fully drain.

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Check out our full review of the TubShroom here!

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

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).


A well-loved robotic vacuum over 33,00 Amazon customers have left a five-star review for. It’s smart enough to maneuver around and under all of your furniture, so it’ll pick up all the dust and dirt you can’t even see.

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Promising review: “I’ve been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn’t easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn’t get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. This makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don’t even realize it’s operating, as the sound is pleasant (not loud at all).” —Teach3

Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two colors).


A sprayable “miracle cleaner” to break down every morsel of grime that’s made its way onto the oven racks you’ve probably never taken out to clean. The Princess Diaries was right — ~miracles~ truly do happen once in a while when you believe.


Promising review: “It is strong and works wonders! For the oven cleaning, I let it sit a while before scrubbing everything off and it worked SUPER well. I tried it out on several things it lists on the bottle and was very happily surprised with the results! We had a berry spill on the rug in the kitchen that I couldn’t get out and I SWEAR that I sprayed this on and watched the purple/pink/blue disappear!!! I just used a regular sponge to give it some extra scrubbing and it was GONE!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A vegetable and fruit brush, because simply rinsing them under the water for five seconds just isn’t good enough. This brush has an ergonomic circular design so you can easily scrub away at your grimy carrots and potatoes you didn’t even realize were covered in filth.


Promising review: “I use this to scrub the dirt off my potatoes while I’m washing them and it works wonders. Gets so much dirt off that you wouldn’t be able to get off with just your hands. Definitely recommend!” —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


A compact carpet cleaner, because all the upholstery in your home is probably way overdue for a good cleaning even if they don’t look dirty. You’ll love it so much, you’ll probably bring it out to your car to help spruce up the interior. Basically, it’ll be your new best friend.

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Promising review: “I’m very impressed by the Little Green’s performance, both on small jobs and slightly bigger tasks. It’s taken the milk and snack stains out of my carpets in seconds, removed a pet accident completely with no odor or stain remaining, and removed stains from my car’s seats and carpets that I couldn’t get out no matter when I tried! I’ve also got all of the dirt/stains out of my microfiber couch and recliner with just a bit of elbow grease. Not bad for stubborn stains more than 4 years old!

The machine is ready to go in under a minute. Seriously, all you need to do is unscrew the formula tank’s cap, pour formula to the fill line, add warm water to the second fill line, replace the cap, and pop the tank back in. That’s it. You’re ready to go.” —Sms103

Get it from Amazon for $192.89.


An all-natural oven scrub made with gritty pumice stone so you can really go to town on that pizza that exploded and left a mess everywhere. It’ll even clean all the hard-to-reach spots on your racks and oven door that you usually overlook.


Promising review: “Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those ‘oh, crap, the pot boiled over’ rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great.” —Jessie Bono

Cleaning Studio is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in cleaning products.

Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in a glass or plastic jar).


An easily washable drip catcher to automatically mop up any water splashes and stop the back of your sink from getting gross and mildewy.


Promising review: “LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care.” —Alina

TwoLilacsStudio is a small Etsy shop based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

Get it from TwoLilacsStudio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).


A univeral descaler that will remove limescale and calcium buildup to restore your shower heard back to its former shiny self.


Promising review: “This product removed calcification on the granite bathroom countertop and on the faucet base. I have been unsuccessfully trying to remove this for four years after buying my home. … I tried scraping gently with a scraper, multiple chemicals including CLR. This stuff removed it in seconds.” —Julie

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in two sizes, a two-pack, and a three-pack).


A jetted tub cleaner if your tub is just a little too grimy for comfort. It’ll remove all the gunk trapped in the places you can’t even see, so your tub will be the cleanest it’s ever been.


Promising review: “Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe, and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!” —Ann

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


A Shark steam mop so you can stop fumbling around with a bulky old-school mop and bucket. This sleek device uses the power of steam to lift away grime — and the results are equal parts disgusting and satisfying.

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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+ (available in two colors), and get two extra microfiber pads for $17.93.


A microwave steam cleaner, because the mess in there doesn’t just disappear when you close the door and walk away. This little device uses the power of sheer anger (and steam) to eliminate dirt and stains from your microwave.


Promising review: “This little device is great and it’s super simple. Fill to the lines with vinegar and water, nuke for seven minutes, let it sit for two minutes, then wipe clean. My embarrassingly super gross microwave wiped completely clean with a couple of paper towels. I highly recommend this.” —UglyPetty

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).


A giant lint roller on a stick to quickly become any pet owner’s new best friend. The handle makes it possible to reach under furniture without bending down — though you’ll probably be grossed out by all the hair it picks up.


Promising review: “These work great for pet hair on beds, furniture, pet beds, dog kennels, area rugs, cars, pretty much anything you can think of! My black lab sleeps in my bed that has a white quilt comforter and this makes it super easy to just roll across every morning when making the bed. The sheets are easy to tear off and don’t unravel when rolling.” —Ashley D.

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.


A refresher powder you can sprinkle all over your carpet and rugs before you vacuum to neutralize odors and have them looking fluffy and clean. You can also sprinkle some on your mattress if it needs a little refresh.

Ash and Indigo Boutique/Etsy

Promising review: “I have dogs, and one of them has really bad breath. She licks the carpet, and I’ve been having a difficult time trying to keep our carpets clean. This amazing powder does the job. It came quickly and smells amazing! I’ll be ordering more once I run out. Thank you for such a wonderful product!” —Donna N.

Ash and Indigo is a small Etsy shop based in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Get it from Ash and Indigo Boutique on Etsy for $6.50.


A clog remover to dissolve any built-up grease and food scraps, because no, your sink shouldn’t take five minutes to completely drain.


Promising review: “I had two drains in the house that were making the ‘glug glug’ noise when they drained. One in the bathroom sink where I shave, the other in the kitchen sink. Neither was blocked, but the noise indicated they were getting close. I’d tried to snake the kitchen sink myself and then had a professional do it. They said they couldn’t get it through an elbow to get to where the partial blockage was. So, while they didn’t charge me for it, I was still stuck with ‘glug glug’ when the dishwasher drained or we used the kitchen sink. Green Gobbler down both drains and left overnight eliminated the ‘glug glug.’ I’m satisfied with the results. Much easier than snaking, and apparently more effective.” —M

Get it from Amazon for $21.98.


A compact sweep and swipe tool that will quickly become your new favorite desk accessory. Use the brush side to sweep away dust and crumbs from your keyboard, then turn it over to use the microfiber pad to swipe away fingerprints from your screen.


Promising review: “Excellent tool that has really made all the little annoyances of owning a newer MacBook with touchbar go away. The brush is great as clearing away dust, dirt, and debris from the keyboard and the screen cleaner really does take care of the finger prints on the screen with ease. I now have two, one for the office and one for my home office!” —PrimeBurntOrange

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


And a cleaning putty so you can get the dust and debris out of every nook and cranny in your home — from the crevices of your keyboard to the inside of your vents.


Promising review: “WOW!!! This stuff is incredible! I work in an environment that is very dirty and our office is always covered in a fine layer of dust. But just a few minutes spent mashing this slime into all the cracks and crevices of my keyboard, mouse, phone, etc and it’s all clean as can be! This stuff picks up dirt on contact and leaves behind a clean, no smell, no residue surface. I bought a second jar for my vehicle and it works miracles in there as well. My air vents, shifter and seats are now spotless. I couldn’t be happier with this product.” —Jenna75

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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