42 Cleaning Products That Must’ve Been Designed By Geniuses


Some Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo that’ll make it easy to get rid of the gunk that’s been hanging out in your brushes for way too long while also conditioning old applicators to return bristles and sponges to their original, gentle form in just minutes!

Reviewer's before and after of their makeup sponges dirty and then totally clean


A mold and mildew spray to fool everyone into thinking you regularly deep clean your shower. Just leave it on for about 15 seconds, then simply wipe away (no scrubbing necessary!) to reveal what your shower is actually supposed to look like.


A garbage disposal brush because no one wants to stick their fingers into whatever rotting leftovers are clogging up the kitchen sink and smelling up the place. Now you can get the job done quickly, easily, and most importantly…*from a distance*.

reviewer photo of the yellow garbage disposal brush


Some seriously strong Better Life all-natural tile and tub cleaner that’ll leave your tub, tile, grout, fixtures, sinks, toilet seats, and even shower walls, doors, and curtains sparkling like new — *without* the gross artificial smell you tend to get from other cleaners. Just spray, let it sit for 15 minutes, and when you come back, the soap scum, mold, mildew, rust, and hard-water stains will easily wipe right off!

A customer review photo showing half their shower floor cleaned


Watermark-removing cloths here to save the day if the people sharing your home seem to have never heard of an obscure little concept called “using a coaster.”


A vacuum hose attachment because, sadly, no matter how much you try to avoid it, your dryer vent will eventually become clogged with lint, which can cause your machine to not to work properly — leading to longer drying times, higher utility bills, and even fires. Skip all that hassle by simply attaching this hose to your vacuum and letting it do all the hard work! It’s also great for cleaning other hard-to-reach areas.


Or a dryer lint brush — it makes it so much easier to remove lint and dust buildup around the house. Plus, removing blockage from refrigerators, dryers, and other vents can help keep your electric bill from going through the roof and prevent dangerous fires.

reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer


A shower door cleaner that’ll banish stubborn soap scum and hard-water stains so your shower glass can sparkle like the day it was born.


An adjustable duster brush ingeniously designed to help you get rid of all that dust hanging out on your window blinds, fans, and air conditioners without breakin’ a sweat!


A bottle of Hope’s Perfect Sink Cleaner and Polish whose powers lies in its three R’s: It’ll 1) restore your sink with a shine that’ll make it look brand new, 2) remove tough water and rust stains without leaving behind ugly scratches, and 3) repel water to make future cleaning even easier! This stuff works great on brushed stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, Corian, and composite surfaces.

A customer review photo showing the before and after results of using the sink cleaner


A wet and dry Swiffer cleaning kit you can use as both a mop *and* a broom, because who feels like buying and storing one of each?


A jar of the Pink Stuff paste, which has reached cult-favorite status for being great at removing stains, rust, discoloration, and other stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues, and much more without leaving behind any scratches!

Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff


Some Wet & Forget shower cleaner that makes it easy to keep your tub and shower nice and shiny. All you have to do is spray, let it sit, and rinse — and it’ll clean and prevent scummy buildup all on its own. No scrubbing or wiping required — hooray!


A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets, because who wants to spend time loading up the dishwasher only for it to present you with dishes that are STILL dirty?? No thank you. Just pop these tabs in and let them do the job for you!


And a pack of all-natural bottle-cleaning tablets to get rid of those stains, smells, and tastes making you wonder if it’s time for a new Thermos. *SPOILER ALERT* It’s probably not! But it is time for these tablets to get in there and do the hard cleaning for you — no scrubbing or extra effort required on your part!

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


An easy-to-use jewelry-cleaning pen — it’ll make your jewels sparkle and shine like they’re brand new!

Reviewer before and after image of a dulled ring made shiny again


A pumice cleaning stone that’ll make removing stubborn toilet stains — no one’s favorite job to begin with — a heck of a lot faster and easier so you can spend as little time face-to-face with your throne as humanly possible. It also works great on tubs, sinks, tile, and other porcelain and ceramic surfaces that are no fun to clean without this helpful tool.


Some washing machine–cleaning tablets you just have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and keep your clothes smelling fresh.


A Drill Brush kit ideal for making your surfaces look brand new — without any of the scrubbing I know you’re trying to avoid. Just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and watch all of that grime disappear with ease.


A ChomChom pet hair remover with over 96,000 5-star ratings (!) for anyone who can never seem to get all of their pet’s fur off of their clothes and furniture. Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the fur RIGHT OFF.


Or a Fur-Zoff pet hair remover that’ll easily pull so much fur off your carpets, comforters, couches, and clothing, you’ll wonder how this much hair even came from your pet.


A double-sided hairbrush-cleaning brush because your head’s not the only thing that needs excess hair, dust, and buildup brushed out! This easy-to-use tool has strong bristles that’ll get your favorite hairbrush looking like it’s never been used before. And once you see how dirty it was, you’ll be glad you cleaned it before putting it *anywhere* near your head.


A bottle of hard water booster powder you can simply add into your dishwasher if you tend to end up with spots, residue, and hard water film all over your dishes, cups, and silverware even *after* they’ve been through a cycle.

reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder


An over-the-drain hair stopper in case standing in a puddle of dirty shower water because your drain is clogged sounds like the opposite of a positive shower experience.

Split image of the reviewer holding the hair stopper in their hands and of the hair stopper surrounded by hair when placed over the drain


Or a drain clog remover if your hair/drain situation is already past the prevention stage, but hasn’t quite yet reached what those in the industry refer to as a PLUMBING EMERGENCY. This declogger makes it super easy to clear your drain in mere seconds! No plumbing skills required whatsoever.


A squeegee broom reviewers say attracts hair like a magnet, and also makes quick and easy work of sweeping up crumbs, dirt, water, dust, and more! Forget struggling to clean that carpet you’ve been neglecting for way too long — this’ll get the job done minus the hassle.


A cleaning K-Cup you can pop into your Keurig just like you’re making a normal cup of coffee. Then all you have to do is brew one large cycle with the cleaner pod, and one or more with just water (depending on how dirty your machine is), and you’re done! Reviewers are overjoyed by how easy it is, and are relieved that they no longer have to wonder what gross bacteria is hiding out in their morning bean juice.


Some hydrogen peroxide–infused toilet bombs that’ll fizz around to freshen and clean your bowl. When used regularly, they’ll even eliminate the need to get in there with a pumice stone!

the five white spherical toilet bombs


A universal dust cleaning gel perfect for getting to those nearly impossible-to-reach nooks and crannies in your keyboard, car vents, printer, and other appliances. It’s weirdly fun to use, has a pleasant lemony smell, and is nonstick so you won’t have any gooey residue left behind!


A fume-free oven cleaner that’ll tear through years and years of baked-on crud so all you have to do is wipe it clean.

Left: A reviewer's dirty, grease-baked-on oven / right: The same oven, shiny and clean after using the cleaner


Or a heavy-duty oven scrub designed to make oven disasters a lot *less* disastrous. It’s made with gritty pumice stone so you can easily scrape out those burnt-on bits on the sides, racks, and even on the door’s glass panel.


A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that’ll make it easy peasy to remove the years worth of crud stuck to your stove top that you’ve been staring at, hoping it’ll magically disappear one day.


A grout paint pen — it works like a regular marker so that even the least handy person can easily cover up the years of dirt and grime keeping your bathroom from ever looking truly clean.


Or a grout cleaner with an included brush to make quick and easy work of getting your bathroom tiles looking brand spanking new!

a before showing dark grout on white tile and an after of the grout restored to white


And finally, a plant-based stainless steel cleaner and polish — it quickly dissolves fingerprints and smudges on kitchen appliances so keeping up with the carnage left behind by your little ones isn’t such a chore.

A customer review photo showing before and after using the polish on their oven

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