Luxuriate on the couch while foaming tablets scrape up the gunk in your garbage disposal. Those cleaning tabs also exist for your dishwasher too….We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Foaming garbage disposer tablets so your biggest kitchen helper can keep running on 100 instead of ruining your day.
Freshens and leaves disposer, sink, and kitchen smelling clean. Made with natural ingredients, and safe for drain, disposer, and septic. Use weekly to maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent build-up and odors, and extend the life of the disposer.Promising review: “It actually worked! So my kitchen started smelling a bit and I figured it was my garbage disposal, so I bought this and it was so easy to use. You just drop a packet inside the disposal, turn on your sink with a little bit of hot water and turn on your disposal, and after a couple of minutes it should be clean. I figured it was my disposal because my kitchen doesn’t have that funky smell anymore.” —Max PowerGet a four-use pack from Amazon for $5.80.
Goo Gone for annihilating residue from tape, crayon, stickers, and more. Aka, no more ruining your nails by scraping off stickers.
Promising review: “I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors, which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly. The Picture I added: (Left) After Goo Gone (RIGHT) Before Goo Gone.” —AndrewGet it from Amazon for $8.94.
An affordable hand vac as man’s *other* best friend for cleaning up kitty litter spills, hairy upholstery, and all other manners of animalistic messes.
Has multi-layer filtration and a 16′ power cord. Includes two specially designed nozzles for pulling out dirt on surfaces like stairs, upholstery, and automobiles.Promising review: “Normally I don’t take the time to review things, I forget or I’m just lazy. I have a German shepherd who sheds badly, despite giving her pills to help with shedding and brushing her weekly. I love my dog but I hate how much hair there is everywhere and a traditional vacuum can only do so much. I absolutely love the power this vacuum has. It actually gets most of the hair up. It can get a little heavy if you’re using it for a long period of time. I mostly use it to get hair off my comforter and off my furniture. It works on practically anything. For the price you honestly can’t beat this. If you’re looking for something to cut down on the amount of hair in your home on furniture, rugs, bed sheets, etc, then this is honestly worth it.” —Janice KelloggGet it from Amazon for $36.99.
A container of silver-polishing wipes that may just convince you to take out those heirloom pieces you’re ignoring out of fear of suffering a scrubbing-induced elbow injury.
Package includes 20 saturated wipes that measure at 5.5” x 7.9” each.Promising review: “It was so satisfying to watch the tarnish wipe right off! I’m no silver snob/don’t know a lot about taking care of it, so I’m not sure if this product is the best for your high-end silver, but for me it definitely does the trick! It took me three to four wipes for the pitcher and two for each the cream and sugar bowls. It looks like I probably used a third of the container. (Though the wipes were still very saturated, they had so much black/tarnish I would start a new rag. I’m not sure if it’s recommended to just keep using it even when it gets all ruddy?) So this might not be the most reasonable option if you have a large amount of silver.” —LaurenGet a container of 20 wipes from Amazon for $13.99.
A silicone sink strainer — it will make ridding it of tiny food particles easy as pie so you aren’t awkwardly standing over your trash can raking them out of your OG metal strainer like a maniac.
You know what I’m talking about. I own this and it really does make cleanup SO much easier!Promising review: “This is a super smart product. Looks great and easy to clean. I have a 1950s cast-iron sink and these are prefect. Much nicer than the mesh strainer I used to buy and lasts a great deal longer.” —LolasMomGet it from Amazon for $8.95.
Washing machine-cleaning tablets because we know you’re not going to get down on your hands and knees and actually clean out the drum yourself. And why would you with these resources?!
Designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. Tablet dissolves slowly, lasting throughout the entire wash cycle and breaking up residue better than bleach. Safe to use with front-load washing machines, top- load washing machines, high efficiency (HE), and conventional washers. Recommended for monthly use.Promising review: “This is really the only washer cleaner I buy. It leaves my washer with that fresh smell — not that it stinks — and clean after each use. How do I know it’s clean? I could see some the residual gunk on the inner wall of the washer drum when the cleaning is done. I just have to wipe it off of course. Using other brands I can’t even tell if the appliance has really been cleaned or not.” —AESGet a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.
And dishwasher-cleaning tablets to get rid of residue that ends up creating odor and buildup on your dishes — all while you’re mentally somewhere else.
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 dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. 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 will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!” —SheilaGet them from Amazon for $5.99.
AND water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone’s go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)
Promising review: “I wasn’t sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!” —Robert A Moreno IIGet 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.
And if you’d like even more help, a bottle-cleaning set even the laziest of dishwashers will use because deep-down you know that your water bottle will start growing its own mold colony any day now if you do the half-second rinse again.
Includes a long bottle brush, straw brush, and detail cleaner.Promising review: “Are you lazy? Do you ruin water bottles with your lackadaisical approach to cleaning? Black specks in your water bottle making your water taste funky? These are the brushes you are looking for. It’s so easy to clean my water bottles with these specific shaped brushes. I can get in there, scrub away the filth, get every corner, and the bottle will be like new.” —M. BurkeyGet them from Amazon for $9.99.
A TubShroom that people (including this writer) are obsessed with and will steal your heart after snaking your drain becomes a thing of the past!
This little wonder fits inside of the drain and you can easily remove it and pull off hair at least once a week. You’ll even enjoy how grossed out seeing all that hair makes you!Promising review: “I was skeptical, but for a few bucks I gave it a go. I’m lazy and I live with two ladies (who are also lazy). The tub drain doesn’t get addressed nearly enough. I’d usually be the one pulling nasty balls of long hair out of the drain catch just so the tub would actually drain during a shower EVERY DAY. With this bad boy, once a week and you don’t even notice a slow down in the drainage.” —JasonGet it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors; also in a sink version).
A legit stain remover — it may make you feel like Rocky on those steps after you successfully get blood and grass stains out of your kid’s soccer jersey.
Environmentally safe formula that’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and chlorine- and phosphate-free. No need to scrub, just apply a drop.Promising review: “This stuff really works! It will take on any stain from cranberry juice to chocolate ice cream. It is a staple in my home now.” —LaurenGet a three-pack from Amazon for $11.85.
A dishwashing spray (while we’re on the subject) for anyone without a dishwasher (or even with one!) who wishes they could just close their eyes and have someone scrub at baked-on gunk. Ok, this won’t scrub for you but’ll make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!
I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well. Get it from Target for $6.09 (and get a refill bottle for $4.87).
Stain-lifting pads made to tackle icky pet stains. You merely put one over a stain, stomp on it to activate, then let sit to work its magic.
Promising review: “Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They’re small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I’m pretty sure wasn’t pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now.” —MCGet a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.
A jetted tub cleaner that’ll make you gag with delight once you run it through your system and all the pipe filth emerges like some Ghostbusters shit.
Promising review: “Ok, so I am some what of a clean freak and I run bleach through the jets prob twice a month on top of my daily weekly cleaning. And I was skeptical how this product could get it any cleaner than I thought it was. Well I am here to tell you this pic is after the second cleaning with this cleaner!!!! I am a believer and would highly recommend this product to anyone with jetted tub!!” —Momof2greatboysGet it from Amazon for $16.99.
Stove counter gap covers to keep pesky crumbs within sight instead of down between your cabinets and appliances. Woof.
They’re made of heat-resistant silicone that’s also smudge-resistant so it’ll look nice under the radar. Promising review: “They certainly do the job I got them for. I was concerned that they wouldn’t be the correct length, but they’re more than long enough. I will cut them to fit. Held off until I was certain of my satisfaction. The finish is matte but looks nice and wipes clean easily. The material they’re made of settles into the space between counter and range easily and I don’t have any trouble with them shifting positions. I’m happy with this purchase and recommend them to anyone.” —STAR STRUCKGet a pair from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors and two lengths).
A drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh at the flip of a switch that’ll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces you’ve been ignoring.
Includes three brushes that’ll attached to a standard handheld drill.Promising review: “I’m in love with this. I manage many apartment properties and finding people to do the cleaning has been tricky business, so I end up having to get in and clean these horrendous filth pods tenants lived in and left me to deal with when they move out. The ovens and stove tops are usually the worst, and I absolutely hate cleaning. I came across this drill attachment set, and let me tell you, it helped me tremendously! I still had to get in with a putty knife on some of them but it really cut down my elbow-grease time. If it wasn’t for this drill attachment, I think my arms would have just fallen off trying to clean it as good as I did! My only con would be that it doesn’t have any extension of any sort, so I really had my drill all up in that oven, but well worth it.” —alicia haatsGet it from Amazon for $12.70 (available in six color combos).
A steaming microwave cleaner for harnessing the power of anger to loosen up crud and dirt inside your microwave for wipeable messes.
Fill with water and vinegar to produce steam. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack–dishwasher safe.Promising review: “Purchased this to help get rid of any gunk inside the microwave. I pop it in with some water and vinegar and within two minutes, all of the gunk inside can easily be wiped away!” —RVSGet it from Amazon for $6.88.
An ~all-natural~ stain remover that’ll work so well on those stained garments you gave up on as soon as you threw them in the laundry pile, you might swear.
Works on stains ranging from grass, salt, grease, red wine, ketchup, ink, blood, and underarm sweat with minimal effort. Can use on nylon, leather, linens, upholstery, clothing, walls, carpets, and more!Promising review: “Works on grease, ground in dirt, old stains on my grandsons clothing which I have no clue of what are, spaghetti sauce etc.. I get a lot of use out of each bar. I’ve used on every type of fabric with great results and no damage to the fabric. Highly recommend.” —jb59Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.22.
A water mark removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your nightstand two years ago that’s been a running “project for next weekend” for the past two years.
A 3-in-1 microfiber duster for getting at lofty spaces you can’t see very well and therefore “skip” cleaning every so often. No more turning on the ceiling fan and ending up in a dust cyclone.
Includes a microfiber head for nooks and crannies, cobweb duster for dust and webs, and closed loop duster for ceiling fans (shown), which all pivot over 225 degrees. Twist-and-lock pole has a non-slip grip and extends to 8′. Collapses to 3′ for storage.Promising review: “This may be my favorite cleaning tool ever. It came fast. I am only 5’3” and could reach my 12′ ceilings without getting on a ladder. I have a 10-month-old so it made cleanup so fast. It was so easy to use and no mess at all. My 9-year-old even wanted to clean his own fan.” —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $55.25.
Or an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to restore essentials like a cloudy wedding band and smudged glasses to their former glory in mere minutes.
Gently removes dirt, dust, and grime from jewelry, eyeglasses, and watches in 3 minutes without damaging them. *Just* using water!Promising review: “I bought this specifically to clean my eyeglasses. I am shocked at how effective it is! I used it with no detergent or soap. Just water, and I could literally see dirt and oil drifting off it in little streams. My glasses are like brand new again, that is worth every penny.” —B. WatersGet it from Amazon for $34.99.
Resolve pet stain remover so you can erase the house training stain from that designer rug you nabbed on sale. (It’s great for human messes too!)
Promising review: “Does what it says it does, pulls up pet mess. We have a pet cat, and unfortunately hair balls and other rug surprises are a part of life for our fancy wool rugs. No one is afraid however — Resolve gets kitty presents right up, no problemo! Feels and looks great after drying.” —ChirkenduceGet three 22 oz. bottles from Amazon for $17.64.
A Scrub Daddy sponge you might recognize from Shark Tank and then fall in love with because the lil’ guy basically spoons your dirty kitchen tools clean.
*And* it’s basically magic because it’s soft in warm water for gentle cleansing and firm in cool water for coarse scrubbing. Get you a sponge who can do both, specifically this one.Promising review: “My daughter told me about these after she saw them on Shark Tank and ordered some. After trying them in her kitchen, I went out and bought my own. They work great on a multitude of surfaces. And when I saw that you can buy a pack of six in multiple colors, I was thrilled. (Yes, my life is that dull!) Now I have one color for the kitchen, and different colors for each bathroom.” —RockhikerGet a six-pack from Amazon for $19.64.
A washable keyboard that’ll get *really* clean so you can stop ignoring the mess that’s in front of you daily.
Promising review: “I AM MESSY! I love this keyboard. I use this keyboard for typing documents and gaming. Very solid. It does not get junky like other standard keyboards.” —MimiGet it from Amazon for $129.
Magic Erasers that’ll handle most of the elbow grease when you *do* have to scrub away at a variety of stains.
Well well well, gross tub, we meet again. This is the most durable Magic Eraser with 3X the power of bleach. If you aren’t on the Magic Eraser train just yet, hop on already.Promising review: “The tubs are plastic/fiberglass. My daughter played with some toy that marked the tub — a lot of BLACK DEEP marks! It looked awful. I tried to scrub it with soap, bleach, alcohol, rags/towels, Ajax and nothing worked… Used these and the marks were gone in seconds.” —Michael DGet a box of eight from Amazon for $15.99.
Toilet cleaners with goose necks for minimal-effort reaching and serious bowl-whitening power because your loved ones DO notice when your toilet is filthy.
Don’t be the person with the filthy toilet bowl. Disinfects and kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.Promising review: “I’ve tried everything over the past 20 years from the ‘horse pills’ you drop in the tank to Comet powder for keeping the bowls clean. The Lysol cleaner is the best I’ve found so far. Had some stubborn stains that, after letting this set for about 30 minutes, were finally gone. The two-pack is also a great bargain and much better price than the local stores. Like many cleaning products, the scent may be strong for some and I’d also wear rubber/latex gloves when using this…otherwise, no complaints and will definitely be using this again.” —Jeff RichardsonGet a two-pack from Amazon for $7.43.
Non-stick oven liners to clean up spills without *actually* having to clean your oven.
Anything that prevents your smoke detector from *rightfully* going off is a gift from heaven. It’s really starting to annoy your dog.Promising review: “I have a non–self cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element.” —Kimberly Barnes-O’ConnorGet a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99.
And stove burner covers that’ll do the same for you up top. And you can even run them through the dishwasher!
Promising review: “Safe and easy. It will go under the fire that will not block your cooking fire. Even some edge touches the fire, it will be burned to white color but not fired up. I also put it inside the dishwasher to wash it. Those are very thin cover but no deformation after running through the regular circle inside my dishwasher. All those are already good enough for me.” —buy buy buyGet an 8-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in silver).
Odor-blocking trash bags to buy another day here or there before you take out the trash. As one lazy person to another, I get it.
I’ve used these before and they def do a better job at odor-blocking than regular trash bags! Especially when it comes to dirty puppy pads and stinky leftover food. Get a box of 80 from Amazon for $11.61.
And an odor-minimizing diaper pail so diaper wafts won’t assault your nostrils during changing time — or any other time. It even looks nice!
A diaper pail like this is what my mom *always* buys when shopping a baby shower registry. The sliding lid makes dumping the dirty diaper in way faster without assaulting yourself with a waft of putrid air. Oh hey, and the stainless-steel construction makes it easier to clean, sanitize.Promising review: “This product is amazing! We had a Diaper Genie for years before we bought this. When they are newborns their diapers don’t stink as bad so it’s not a big deal. But older baby poop has a much stronger smell. We started putting the Diaper Genie in the garage because we didn’t want our house to smell like poop. And the replacement liners are ridiculously expensive. This product solves both problems. Because it is made of metal, it holds the smell in. I have put some really gross smelling diapers in there and there is still no smell in the room. And this product uses ordinary trash bags, which saves tons of money! There is also a child lock on the top so your toddler can’t open the pail. So glad we bought it. Pays for itself over a Diaper Genie because of using ordinary trash bags.” —Tim HaywardGet it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in a variety of designs).
A rust-removing spray to work like a magic trick in neglected showers, minus the elbow grease. Spray it on a rusted surround, leave the room, and come back to diminished stains you can easily wipe away.
Promising review: “Seeing is believing. I posted before and after pictures of our bathtub. It was gross and orange rust stained. Not even Mr. Clean Magic Erasers touched the rust stains. But now it’s shiny and looks brand new. I sprayed it on (yes, it’s more of a liquid than a gel but it still works). I came back an hour later and wiped it off. No elbow grease needed. Majority of the rust was gone, only thing left was soap scum and that easily wiped away. I’ll be buying this stuff again!” —NMPGet it from Amazon for $4.97.
And a robotic vacuum that’ll hook up to Alexa for voice control, which is the closest you’re getting to acting like an evil stepsister at the moment. (Hopefully!)
Promising review: “This is simply amazing. I have a six pet household (plus three kids) and this bad boy is unfazed by the massive amounts of hair and dirt that accumulates on the floors. I am obsessed with emptying the reservoir because I’m always amazed by how much it picks up (including big things, like Nerf darts, so it’s a good idea to pick up before it gets doing). I also like that all of the components on the undercarriage are removable for easy cleaning. I need to get in there and unwrap the long human hairs from some of the spinny thingys from time-to-time and it’s convenient that I can just pop them out, clean them up and put them back on.” —Ashleigh F.Get it from Amazon for $269.99+ (available in four styles).
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