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29 Effective And Inexpensive Products For Clean Freaks On A Budget


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A pack of cleaning tablets to 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.


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A pumice cleaning stone that’ll cut through hard water rings and calcium buildup, because your porcelain throne should always be clean and sparkly.

Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using pumice cleaning stone on toilet bowl

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A garbage disposal cleaner — it 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.


4.

A stain remover in a squeezable gel formula that can cling onto awkward vertical and inclined surfaces and fit in tight spaces. Just squeeze, walk away, then give it a quick rinse in the morning to reveal some jaw-dropping results.


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A broom for pet and human hair 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.


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A pack of washing machine cleaner tablets to banish odors and break down residue so your clothes will come out feeling cleaner than ever.

Reviewer photo of clean washing machine

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A reusable pad that fits on your Swiffer so you can quickly sweep or mop your floors when you have last-minute company. Or if you’re just too lazy for an actual mop and bucket.


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A carpet cleaner to clean up everything from spaghetti mishaps to coffee spills in your car. If only Kevin had this on hand when he spilled his famous chili.

A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

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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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A pair of fluffy slippers with microfiber mops on the soles so you can get some cleaning done while you make your way from the couch to the kitchen and back to couch again. No one will know you haven’t touched your mop in weeks.


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A makeup brush-cleaning shampoo for all of you who can’t remember the last time you actually cleaned them. Your skin will thank you for washing away all the caked-up grime and bacteria lurking in those bristles.

buzzfeed editor's before and after photos of their makeup brushes looking much cleaner after using the shampoo

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A flexible coil brush so you can finally reach all the dust in your dryer vent and crumbs that are hiding underneath your fridge and oven. I’m shuddering just thinking about what’s living under there.

Reviewer photo of dust removed with flexible coil brush

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A bathroom cleaner made with natural ingredients to leave your tiles shining and tub as sparkly as the day you moved in. Plus, it’s free from fumes and synthetic dyes, so you won’t have to worry about any mid-chore headaches.


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A tub of cooktop wipes so you can easily swipe up any mess before it has time to become caked-on grime. It also works on microwaves if that’s the only kind of oven you use on a regular basis.


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A bottle of Goo Gone foaming spray that’s specifically designed to win the fight against the greasy nastiness that’s been living on your oven door for far too long now.


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A 20-pack of cleaning erasers — they’re more affordable than name brands but still…um…magic, if you catch my drift. These little sponges use just water to lift away tough stains — and the results are downright soothing.


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A reusable and machine-washable duster that fits onto the Swiffer duster handle so you can stop wasting money on the flimsy disposable refills. These will quickly get rid of the layer of dust that’s been accumulating since you moved in. No judgment.

Set of reusable Swiffer dusters in various colors

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


19.

A pack of all-natural bottle cleaning tablets that’ll help remove stains and odors from any water bottles or coffee tumblers that you’ve left unwashed for an embarrassingly long time. It happens.

Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

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A pack of stainless steel wipes to tackle any pesky fingerprints and practically transform your refrigerator doors into shiny mirrors.


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A nonabrasive, bleach-free cleaning and polishing powder you can sprinkle on everything from cookware, sinks, stoves, bathtubs, and toilets.

Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using Bar Keeper's Friend

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Or! A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser that can remove tarnish, soap scum, rust and hard water deposits with ease. The original formula comes in a powder, but this version is premixed and ready to use!

A before-and-after photo showing a dirty and clean sink

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A two-in-one ultra-slim brush and scraper perfect for getting dust out of your bathroom’s vent and other little crevices your vacuum can’t reach.


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A descaling solution that’ll break down all of the limescale buildup inside your electric kettle or coffee maker, because I regret to inform you that the interior also needs cleaning. If your coffee just isn’t hitting the spot like it used to, it’s probably time to run a cleaning cycle.


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A granite and stone cleaner — not only will it have your countertops looking ready for the pages of Architectural Digest, but it also kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria.


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A chainmail scrubber so you can effectively clean all of the burned-on grime on your cast-iron skillets without removing the seasoning or causing damage. It’s also safe for use on waffle makers, griddles, and casserole dishes, so you basically have no excuse for having less-than-immaculate dishes.


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A handy brush that will scrub away at every nook and cranny of your utensils, because giving them a quick swipe with your sponge is really not cutting it.

Model washing fork with utensil cleaner

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A cleaning kit to make your ceramic cooktop look as shiny and flawless as the day you moved in.

A before-and-after photo showing a dirty stovetop and a clean stovetop

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And a washable, reusable sponge with scrubby mesh on one side and soft cotton terry cloth on the other. Plus, those prints are way more adorable than that green-and-yellow sponges you have in you sink right now.


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