The Best Cleaning Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner
Cleaning the house can be a real nightmare sometimes. Rust stains from leaky faucets. Rings around the toilet bowl and bathtub. Stains in the carpet and upholstery. But so many cleaning supplies out there just don’t do the trick.
What if you could find the right cleaners for everything? That would make life easier for sure. Take a gander at these supplies — and don’t judge them by their names. Many function as a multi-cleaner for stuff you’d never expect.
Folex Carpet Spot Remover
Folex Carpet Spot Remover is a fantastic spot cleaner for carpets, but it does so much more. It works with both old and new stains — even red wine — as long as it’s color-safe material. Don’t use it for dyed wool, silk or dry-clean only materials.
Bartenders have known about this fantastic cleaning product for ages, but for many of us who aren’t behind the bar, it’s a newer discovery. It seriously works wonders for just about every surface you’ve got. You simply spread the Barkeeper’s Friend over your glass and buff it a little, and magically, it’s shiny and clear.
Method Daily Shower
The best method for anything is always prevention. Using a daily shower spray can help prevent scum buildup in glass-enclosed showers, but it has to be the right spray to be truly effective.
Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish
One of the toughest things to keep clean in any kitchen is a stainless-steel appliance. You can wipe it down quickly, but those spots pop back up as soon as it dries. Glass cleaner just doesn’t quite work, or do most stainless-steel cleaners.
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaner Gel Kit
For a nearly magical clean toilet bowl, check out the Scrubbing Bubbles stamp-in gel kit. It only takes about two seconds to apply and keeps working every time you flush the toilet. The sparkling clean stays for weeks and weeks.
Plastic Plumbing Snake for Drains
There’s nothing quite so annoying as a clogged sink drain. You brush your teeth and wash your hands, and by the time you’re done, the sink is full of foamy, pasty water. Better call the plumber. Or at least, use Liquid Plumber. Or maybe not.
Makeup Brush Spinner
If you hold your makeup brush up against a brand-new one of the same model, you’ll notice a huge color difference. That’s because the old brush is loaded with your dead skin cells and makeup, which means you need to do some cleaning.
You probably already know how wonderful dryer sheets are for making your clothes light and fluffy while adding a lovely scent. However, they can do so much more than just add some oomph to your towels. In fact, they can clean a lot of different household items you otherwise can’t quite scrub clean.
Skylerlife Home Mold and Mildew Remover Gel
That nasty black ring of mildew in the bathtub is one of the most disgusting, unhealthy and frustrating things you can find as you work on cleaning the house. You can scrub and scrub, but it never seems to go away. Even if you manage to make it vanish, it comes back all too quickly.
A Lemon and Some Coffee Grounds
Ever noticed a nasty odor coming up from your garbage disposal? Well, there are a couple of natural things you probably have in your kitchen that can help with this stinker of an issue. First, dump out your coffee grounds into the sink and run cold water down with them until the disposal clears out.
This wonder product of the kitchen is not only great for helping certain baked goods rise and fluff, but also for treating tons of different appliances and surfaces around the house. For example, if you dust some baking soda on the inside of the ceramic sink basin, lightly sprinkle it with water, let it stand for a few minutes and then wipe it away with a gentle cloth or paper towel, you can remove even bad smells and stains.
Dryer Vent Coil Brushes
If you ask a fireman what the most common cause of housefires is, he’ll likely answer that it’s the lint-filled vents on dryers. You might be fantastic at cleaning out the lint trap before starting up the next load, but lint travels back into the vent and gets trapped.
Bottle Bright Biodegradable Tablets
This amazing cleaner is not just exceptionally useful, but also fairly safe so that you don’t have to worry about more chemicals entering your home. It comes as a pack of fizzing tablets that offer deep cleaning power for anything that’s caked with coffee or tea stains.
Iron Out Rust Stain Remover
If you live in an older house that hasn’t had a plumbing update in decades, you’re probably in the market for a great rust stain remover. Iron Out works for cleaning up just about anything that’s got rust stains on it.
The Diamond Dazzle Stik
If you’ve got some jewelry that’s not quite shining like it used to, then you’ll love Diamond Dazzle Stik. It takes just a few dabs of the gentle solution before you see a noticeable shine return.
Drill Scrub Brushes
If you’ve got a difficult tub to clean or something similar on the horizon, you may well want to invest in scrub brushes that can be used on a drill. They can tackle anything where stubborn dirt has found a home — well, except for fabrics.
Hope’s Perfect Sink Cleaner and Polish
If you’ve got an older stainless-steel or porcelain sink, you know how tough rust and hard stains can be. That means you’ll have an appreciation for Hope’s Perfect Sink Cleaner and Polish. It makes everything shiny in just about no time at all.
Stonetech Oil Stain Remover
If you’ve got a stone surface in your kitchen, whether it’s a pizza stone, granite counter or marble platter, you can find a good use for this amazing oil stain remover from Stonetech. It works wonders on basically any kind of stone, whether sealed or polished.
This unique cleaning apparatus is unlike anything else you’ll find in the kitchen, and it’s extremely effective at cleaning up that cast iron skillet or griddle you’ve struggled with over the years. The Ringer is basically a cast iron scrubber made of chainmail like the Knights of the Round Table used to wear.
ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover
Have a dog or cat that leaves more fur behind than you thought possible? Then you might want to check out the ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover. According to real-life users, it’s an amazingly useful little gadget that ends the insane layer of fluff everywhere.
OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush
Some of the most challenging things to keep clean in any house or office are the computers and other electronics, making a good electronics brush exceptionally important. Something that can get into all those crevices and cracks is critical, and most of the options out there just aren’t that great.
Turtle Wax is great for keeping your car glossy and beautiful, but it’s got some amazing benefits for inside the house, too. Specifically, Turtle Wax does wonders for helping you clean out vents in your car and house alike.
Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner
Cleaning the oven is another one of those annoying and oftentimes challenging household tasks. The fumes from such cleaners are pretty awful — especially in a closed space — and you have to wait forever for them to work. Even then, it’s still kind of gross.
Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Treatments
If you’ve got some wood with finish damage, you’ll be glad to hear about Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner. It’s super easy to use and quickly restores a finish after minor damage.
You know those volcanic rock bits smooshed together into a foot-cleaner stone? They’re not just great for scrubbing loose dead skin from your rough heels. They’re also amazing for removing other stains and grime from things in your household.
When something sticky gets onto your furniture, tile, or other surfaces, there’s one amazing cleaning product that you’ll be thankful to have on hand: Goo Gone. It removes epoxy and other glues as well as sticker residue from glass, wood, stone and other materials.
Reusable Bamboo “Paper” Towels
While paper towels are nothing new, these reusable bamboo "paper" towels are definitely useful for anyone who regularly uses paper towels that get tossed in the trash after every meal or clean-up.
Oh Yuk Jetted Tub Cleaner for Jacuzzis
Jacuzzis are amazingly relaxing, right up until the moment when you realize you must clean them. You can easily clean the tub itself with the right cleaning supplies, but what about the jets?
Microfiber Blind Dusters
Some of the worst places in any house for collecting dust are the window blinds, but unless you feel like taking a sponge and spending four hours cleaning each window set, they’re frustratingly difficult to clean.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
This one is a cleaning item that you’ve probably heard of, But you likely didn’t buy into the hype. It seems like it’s just way too good to be true. If you have ever used one, though, you’ll know that the hype isn’t over-the-top after all.