33 New Cleaning Items To Leave Your Old Ones In The Dust
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I guarantee this scrubber will work better than the old toothbrush you've been using.
Former BuzzFeed writer Britt Ross has this and says, "Check out yours truly using it three ways on TikTok! After seeing countless videos on cleaning TikTok that raved about The Pink Stuff, I knew I had to try it out on my stained, grime-coated sheet tray. I mean, if it could make a dent in that, I'd probably believe in magic. Well, I started scrubbing one corner as a test, and lo and behold, the difference was nothing short of DRAMATIC (check out the photos for proof!). And I didn't even have to scrub very hard, though as someone with ~minimal~ upper body strength, I doubt any force I could physically apply would even constitute as heavy scrubbing. At any rate, it worked so well that I tried it on a pair of dirty tennis shoes and a blue stain that had been singed onto my toaster oven for months, and, yup, it worked. I will say, if you want your sheet trays to look brand spankin' new, you might need one of those cleaning scraper tools to get every last bit off, but as far as general stain removal goes, consider me a FAN."
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
The company that created this brush is a small business founded in 2007 by a former electrician who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome and needed a way to clean without causing himself harm.
These brushes fit with any drill, but if you don't have one, you can grab one here.
Promising review: "Of all things to clean in the house, the bathroom has to be my least favorite!! I would scrub and scrub and scrub to try and remove calcium deposit stains and soap buildup. It was like my workout for the day! Well after using my new Power Scrubber Drill Brush Attachment, OH MY GOSH!! I am obsessed!! I had so much fun using it. I seriously did not wanna stop cleaning. I did not work up a sweat this time and it was amazing to see the calcium deposit stain wash away along with the soap buildup. Seriously though, the different attachments came in very handy depending on where I was operating the drill. The angled corners of the tile walls were cleaned perfectly with the circular brush. Also, the circular brush was awesome for the drain too. The big scrub brush was spectacular on the bathtub itself while the little scrub brush worked well with the grout lines in the tile. The attachments were easy to put on and take off the drill. They were also easy to clean, dry and put away for the next time. The price was WELL worth the product. There truly is no reason not to make this purchase to make cleaning fun again!!" —Soul-ga Girl Michelle
Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles and in six colors).
Reviewers say they're an excellent alternative for the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and much more affordable!
Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers but half the price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau
To learn more, check out BuzzFeed's STK extra-thick cleaning sponges review.
Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $13.95.
Promising review: "This thing is magical and I wish I had found it sooner. Even the most stubborn of dog hairs that have been seemingly woven into the fabric of your couch are no match for the ChomChom. The satisfying click of the roller will have you ChomChom-ing every surface you possibly can, while your dog looks at you in cold betrayal for removing his precious fur deposits. He plots revenge against this new nemesis, revenge that is doomed to fail from the start, because the ChomChom is far too powerful. Meanwhile, you are transfixed by the serotonin rush filling your brain as your ChomChom fills with more and more hair, leaving a path of de-furred sofa in its wake. The dog barks in disapproval. You smile, finally sitting on fur-free furniture for the first time in a long time. Maybe you’ll even have friends over now." —Will
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. We have a 1.5-year-old puppy and have make several futile attempts to clean up carpet stains from her potty training days. Another dog owner clued us into this, and we cannot believe we didn't buy it sooner. Seriously, the same night this arrived, I spilled an entire bottle of beer on white carpet (oops), grabbed the Folex, sprayed a bunch onto the stain, massaged it into the carpet with my finger tips, and blotted with a damp towel. You can't see ANY remnant of a stain. I've also attacked old stains (like 1+ years old stains) and saw the same results. Seriously, buy this!!!" —AKM
Get it from Amazon for $6.65+ (available in three pack sizes).
Sunny & Honey is a family-run small business making cleaning products designed for pet owners who want keep their homes stain- and odor-free.
Promising review: "A true sensory experience while completing a mundane, laborious chore! The scent from this cleaner was pleasing versus the harsh chemical smell from the other brands out there. Yet, it was able to remove old stains that had been in the carpet fiber for well over seven years. This surprised me as I had just accepted that those stains were there to stay. Plus, it's concentrated so I just used over a bit of the recommended amount. Now the carpet looks great with no grainy feel to it when you walk on it with bare feet; although I did vacuum afterwards. Just as importantly, the carpet does not have the unpleasant odor that has lingered and would rear its ugly head from time to time! Thanks to Amazon for carrying this and making it easy for me to locate on the site!!!" —Marie J.
Get it from Amazon for $18.50+ (available in two sizes and two scents).
It comes with a tough stain tool, HydroRinse self-cleaning hose tool, and a trial-size Spot & Stain with Febreze Freshness formula.
Promising review: "This vacuum is amazing. I first heard of it on TikTok where people were using it to clean their stairs, mattresses, car seats, etc. and from the videos, it already looked amazing, but considering how dirty my dining chair cushions were, I was a little bit apprehensive and skeptical. I purchased the item and used it on my chairs for the first time and the results were SO AMAZING. I posted photos for reference (above) of how dirty my cushions were before the cleaning and after the cleaning! Best vacuum I've ever used. I even bought a second one!" —Davina
Get it from Amazon for $123.59.
Just pop them into the tray where you'd normally put detergent (or on the bottom of your dishwasher if you're washing dishes at the same time), and run as usual!
Promising review: "Just get them. Changed the way my 20-year-old dishwasher works. Much cleaner dishes and the interior is like new. First time you use it, run it empty with just the cleaner. I didn't realize how much mold and ickiness it got out of my machine." —drpicard
Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $8.99.
Promising review: "So I bought this originally for my son, who has 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 leftover. 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; it was easy to use and light. My son hasn't had a reaction in a while. This product works for my family!" —Lisa
Get it from Amazon for $87.99+ (available in two colors).
Puracy is a small biz based in Austin, Texas. It was started by two best friends with the aim of making plant-based cleaning products that are gentle enough to use around children.
Promising review: "With a little one, a dog, and an outdoor-loving family, I am constantly doing laundry. I have tried other natural stain removers and none really do the job. They get out some stains, or need to be washed within 15 minutes and retreated, which isn't always a reality in our home. This, however, is amazing! I haven't met a stain this can't handle! It has to soak for a long time, which makes laundry easy and allows for flexibility. Also, it has no odor, no residue, no damage to clothes. It is amazingly easy to use and does an amazing job. I have gifted this to a few friends with babies just because it really is that good!" —Trixie L
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two versions).
Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey
Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "Saw on TikTok (don’t judge) and automatically added to cart. So easy to use, takes probably a minute to fully bubble up and clean, and you’re left with a clean sink! I use with other drain cleaning products, but would 100% recommend for weekly maintenance." —Jessica Hamilton
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.78 (also available as a pack of 16).
Comes with two bottles and a brush that you can connect to any broom pole you have, so you don't have to scrub on your hands and knees.
Promising review: "I used this product to get the orange discoloration (calcium buildup) off my shower grout, and it worked pretty well for me! I did not have to use that much elbow grease to get it looking good either. It definitely does come out of the bottle fast; make sure you are aiming where you want it to go! The instructions advise to let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and I let it sit the whole 10." —E-Dog20
Get it from Amazon for $39.95.
BuzzFeed Shopping's Natalie Brown is a fan of this: "I'm obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And — as if easy, sparkling grout wasn't enough! — it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute. Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn't see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I've realized that while I don't need it every single week, it's priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I'd otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease."
Check out Natalie's full Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review for more!
Get it from Amazon for $17.38 (and grab the grout attachment here).
Promising review: "The stainless-steel appliances in our rental were so stained and smudged. Regular cleaners didn't work. I saw this product recommended on TikTok and immediately looked it up on Amazon. The reviews were good and price was right, but what won me over was the plant-based ingredient list and lavender scent. I used the product the day it arrived in the mail. Worked like a charm! Easy-to-use spray, microfiber cloth included. So now my stainless-steel appliances look shiny and my kitchen smells amazing! Highly recommend." —diana,diana,diana
Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in two sizes and packs of two or six).
The Gladwell Gecko Robot Window Cleaner uses AI to clean every inch of your windows and is especially handy if you can't reach the tops of your tall windows. It comes with an app so you can control it from your phone.
Promising review: "I was more than a bit leery about ordering this, but decided to take a chance. My sunroom faces the lake and has a beautiful view — but only if the windows are clean! Unfortunately, they are high enough off the ground that washing the outside of the windows is a pain! I put Gecko to work on the outside and I cleaned the inside. I saw some streaks and started to get disappointed — until I noticed the streaks were on the INSIDE where I had cleaned! So glad I took a chance!" —Cathy Harmon
Get it from Amazon for $199.95 (available in two colors).
It only takes 15 minutes to clean — just run the water, pour it in, and turn the jets on!
Oh Yuk is a small, family-owned business based in Minnesota that specializes in PhD chemist-formulated cleaning products for home appliances, from dishwashers and washing machines to hot tubs and jetted bathtubs.
Promising review: "This stuff is great! We just bought a house and my hubby cleaned the jetted tub twice with a strong bleach solution. I bought this product based on the reviews and tried it after. Look at the crud that came out of the jets. Now our tub is all sparkly and clean! 😊" —Becky
Get it from Amazon for $17.84.
The kit comes with a wand, six refill heads filled with Clorox, and a storage caddy. The wand has a convenient button you can use to dispose of the used sponge heads in the trash, and the heads are uniquely shaped to fit under the rim of your toilet.
Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff that builds up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session (pictured above)!" —Whitney
Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (also available in two bundle sets).
Happy Earth Boutique is a small business based in New Jersey that focuses on sustainable, nontoxic cleaning, and personal care products.
Promising review: "Miraculous product‼️ So ingeniously effective from natural ingredients, essential oils, and baking soda. Love the fizzing!" —Aurora Kangaspuu
Get it from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12.99+ (available in four styles).
The tablets are safe to use with pretty much any type of washer: HE or regular, top-loading and front-loading.
Promising review: "I did notice my clothes smelling, let's say, not so fresh. Kinda funky. After reading the reviews, I purchased a box (which according to the box, lasts six months). OK, I'll try it. I've got a new washer with a button that says 'Clean Washer.' How easy can it get? The first load of clothes after using this product, I was an immediate fan. Wow! What a difference! I'm kicking myself for not getting it sooner. Love the side panel to check off the month you used it. Thank you!" —Two Fishes
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.95.
The Bucko is a small biz based in Irvine, California, that aims to solve life's little problems with its products.
Promising review: "Better than anything I've ever tried. My shower had nasty buildup from soap scum and goo. I didn’t want to touch it. I sprayed this on and just saturated it. I'm too lazy to scrub, so I opted to take my chances and come back later. It was working without scrubbing, so I reapplied. After three applications and zero scrubbing, it took almost all of the gag-worthy yuckiness off, and all I did was rinse. I will absolutely be buying by the gallon!!!" —cantno
Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in three versions).
Get it from our Goodful shop for $8.99 (available in two scents).
This adapter is compatible with most vacuum cleaner pipes, so all you have to do is attach it to your vacuum and guide it around your dryer to suck up excess and hard-to-reach lint. Too much lint buildup not only slows down the drying process, it's also a fire hazard, so this handy device can actually be considered a safety tool!
Promising review: "Yes, we had a sock in our dryer vent!! This past summer, the lint trap broke on our dryer. Our kids ran the dryer regardless! What a disaster. Received my vacuum kit today, and now my clothes are dry! I sucked up the sock, as well as a piece of lint roller tape. Great product!" —Laurel Enoch
Get it from Amazon for $9.34+ (available in six colors).
It also comes with a metallic scrubber!
Everneat is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in natural cleaning products.
Promising review: "This stuff is MAGIC! One application and it took 15 years of yuck off my oven that refused to come off with other oven cleaners! The product does most of the work so you really don’t have to scrub for hours. Highly recommend this stuff!" —Traci Hutchinson
Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three scents).
Reviewers say the wringing system is a total game changer — all you have to do is press the pedal down with your foot, and it'll spin away excess water (like in the GIF above). Another plus is the mop head, which has a unique triangular shape for getting into hard-to-reach corners and can be cleaned in the washing machine!
Promising review: "OK, I am like, obsessed with this mop. It is just extremely well designed in almost every way. The handle is extendable but collapses pretty small, the mop head is removable and can be put in the wash, the mop head is triangle shaped so it fits in corners, the spin pump is easy to use and gets water out super efficiently. The only small thing is that the mop bucket doesn't have wheels. But it's so forgivable given everything else." —Rex
Get it from Amazon for $34.97 (also available as a set with extra mop heads).
Included are five reusable and washable microfiber cloths, which can also be used for cleaning hard-to-reach areas like air conditioners and car blinds.
Promising review: "I love this product!! It works fantastically! I am a housekeeper for several private homes. My least favorite job: cleaning window blinds! I have used about every method there is, but the job is still very time consuming. The main reason it takes so long is you must clean each and every slat separately to do the job right. Not anymore! With this product you can clean two slats at once, and it cleans them the first swipe! The microfiber is the key to getting all the dust, and the design of the product makes it super easy! PLUS, this tool can be used on different types of blinds because it is flexible! I have used it on wooden shutters, plastic vertical patio door blinds, and horizontal metal 'mini' blinds. Additionally, the microfiber 'sleeve' that fits on the tool is washable, and it comes with five of them, so it's a real value — being reusable, and with so many to use, it should last a long time before they all completely wear out! This product deserves 10 stars!" —Sandy D
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).
I ~hate~ vacuuming. It is very possibly my least favorite chore, so when it came time to make my wedding registry, this was one of the items I KNEW I needed to include. It makes my life soo much easier. We have three cats who shed (and tbh I suppose my hair is part of the problem as well) and it is such a hassle to try to keep up with vacuuming when the hair accumulates so quickly. Having this little gadget has been such a time saver. We usually just turn it on when we are leaving the house and it gets to work right away. I live in a three-story townhouse so we typically empty it between each floor since we have to carry it upstairs anyway (still desperately waiting for someone to invent a robot vacuum for stairs), so I can't attest to how much it can collect at once, but we've never had any issues with it handling each floor of our house.
Promising review: "This is a great tool for a lazy person like me. I've run it every day since I got it a week ago, and it's picking up all the dirt, dust and cat hair I have neglected for ages. I still have to empty the dust collector and clean the filters, but it's nothing compared to having to drag the vacuum cleaner around the house myself! Definitely worth its price!" —Lina L. Yeung
Get it from Amazon for $214.98+ (available in two colors).
I recently got this magical little device and though I've only run it a few times I can genuinely tell you that it is a game changer. Unlike my other robot vacuum, this lil' guy also mops!! Vacuuming feels like a never ending battle with my hair and my three cats' fur because as soon as we are done there's somehow already more hair everywhere. This is going to change our lives forever. We can easily just run it whenever we want through our phone, and it even has a sensor to avoid obstacles so you don't have to worry about picking stuff up off the floor before you start it. And on top of all that, it even empties, cleans, and refills itself!! Like you literally don't have to do anything other than push a button to start it. Yes, I know this thing is expensive, but honestly can you put a price on basically never putting any effort into cleaning your floors again?! 10/10 I would like every cleaning task to have a robot that'll do it for me.
Get it from Amazon for $1,247.99+ (available in two colors and two versions).
Promising review: "Holy cow! The only thing I'm mad about is that I didn't know about it sooner! I have three teenage daughters. My shower sees body oils, creams, hair dye, etc DAILY. Scrubbing once a week wasn't enough. The girls didn't always remember to use the daily shower spray. This stuff WORKS! I can see the difference after two uses two days in a row. Could see a change on day one. I think one more use will have my tub looking like I scrubbed with bleach for an hour!" —Jon W.
Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in two sizes, two scents, and multi-packs).
Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. is a family-owned small business named after the family's pets Rocco, a Labradoodle, and Roxie, a former shelter tabby cat. They make a variety of pet supplies, including cleaners, treats, grooming tools, accessories, and toys.
All you have to do is spray this on the stain, let is sit for 5-10 minutes, blot it up, then let it air dry. If you're dealing with a deep odor problem, pour a generous amount on the area, let it stand for at least an hour, then lay a towel on top with a weighted object to absorb all the excess liquid.
Promising review: "I have an elderly dog who has occasional accidents and a cat with chronic bladder issues. Without this product, I’m pretty sure I would’ve burned down the house. On fresh accidents, it works with just one treatment. It removes the stains, and more importantly, it completely removes the odors. On older, setting stains, it completely removes stains and odors after several repeat treatments. I’ve tried so many products over the years. Hands-down, this is the best." —SR Kelly
Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "The caulking in my shower had turned black with mold. I had been too sick to take care of things like that for over a year. I used this and within one application it is bright, shiny, white again! If this hadn’t worked, I was planning to remove all the caulking and start over. This saved me hours of work. There are some things that make you satisfied every time you look at it. This is one of them." —Planetary Drive
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
The bundle comes with one spray bottle and three refills.
Promising review: "My daughter told me about this, but I thought it was just like the regular Dawn dish soap. When she finally showed me how it worked, I couldn't believe I was washing dishes without it for so long. It's amazing for all the caked-on baking dishes, and it cuts through grease like magic. And it even worked when cleaning my stove, cabinets, and cupboards. It makes all the caked-on grease and grime disappear. I 100% recommend this product." —Maria Kerr
Get a four-pack bundle from Amazon for $21.84.
TS_Melts is a small business based in Bolton, United Kingdom that creates all sorts of lovely products to make your home smell nice like wax melts, home diffusers, bath bomb rocks, and more.
Promising review: "GO AND BUY! I absolutely adore these carpet fresheners! They have made my bedroom and living room smell gorgeous. Even sprinkled some on my mattress and I can safely say I’m in love. I’ll be back next month to order more for myself and family!" —Jessica Higginson
Get it from TS_Melts on Etsy for $3.61+ (available in four sizes and 60 scents).
The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.Well, I started scrubbing one corner as a test, and lo and behold, the difference was nothing short of DRAMATICAt any rate, it worked so well that I tried it on a pair of dirty tennis shoes and a blue stain that had been singed onto my toaster oven for months, and, yup, it worked.Promising review: I had so much fun using it. I seriously did not wanna stop cleaning. The attachments were easy to put on and take off the drill.Promising review:cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleanerPromising review:Even the most stubborn of dog hairs that have been seemingly woven into the fabric of your couch are no match for the ChomChom. The satisfying click of the roller will have you ChomChom-ing every surface you possibly can, while your dog looks at you in cold betrayal for removing his precious fur depositsYou smile, finally sitting on fur-free furniture for the first time in a long time.Promising review:we cannot believe we didn't buy it soonerYou can't see ANY remnant of a stain. I've also attacked old stains (like 1+ years old stains) and saw the same results.Promising review:A true sensory experience while completing a mundane, laborious chore! The scent from this cleaner was pleasing versus the harsh chemical smell from the other brands out there. Yet, it was able to remove old stains that had been in the carpet fiber for well over seven years. the carpet does not have the unpleasant odor that has lingered and would rear its ugly head from time to time!Promising review:I purchased the item and used it on my chairs for the first time and the results were SO AMAZING. I posted photos for reference (above) of how dirty my cushions were before the cleaning and after the cleaning! Promising review: Promising reviewI couldn't believe how many mites and how much dust there was.it was easy to use and lightMy son hasn't had a reaction in a whilePromising review: I haven't met a stain this can't handle! It has to soak for a long time, which makes laundry easy and allows for flexibility. Also, it has no odor, no residue, no damage to clothesPromising review:Promising review:So easy to use, takes probably a minute to fully bubble up and clean, and you’re left with a clean sink!Promising review: I did not have to use that much elbow grease to get it looking good either.I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all.Promising review:I saw this product recommended on TikTok and immediately looked it up on AmazonWorked like a charm! Easy-to-use spray, microfiber cloth included.Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:Promising review: Promising review:Promising review:After three applications and zero scrubbing, it took almost all of the gag-worthy yuckiness off, and all I did was rinse.Promising review:Promising review: The product does most of the work so you really don’t have to scrub for hours.Promising review:The handle is extendable but collapses pretty small, the mop head is removable and can be put in the wash, the mop head is triangle shaped so it fits in corners, the spin pump is easy to use and gets water out super efficiently.Promising review:With this product you can clean two slats at once, and it cleans them the first swipe!I have used it on wooden shutters, plastic vertical patio door blinds, and horizontal metal 'mini' blinds.Promising review: I've run it every day since I got it a week ago, and it's picking up all the dirt, dust and cat hair I have neglected for ages.We can easily just run it whenever we want through our phone, and it even has a sensor to avoid obstacles it even empties, cleans, and refills itself!! Promising review:Promising review: Hands-down, this is the best.Promising review:I used this and within one application it is bright, shiny, white again! Promising review: I couldn't believe I was washing dishes without it for so long.Promising review: