25 Things That Will Lead To A Cleaner Home In Mere Minutes

These fast-acting cleaning products are perfect for when you don't have all day to soak, scrub and scour.
A Black + Decker power <a href="https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-PKS160-Power-Scrubber/dp/B001EWEV26?tag=tessaflores-20&ascsubtag=650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e%2C-1%2C-1%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Chp-fil-am%3D0%2C0%3A0%2C0%2C0%2C0" target="_blank" data-affiliate="true" role="link" data-amazon-link="true" rel="sponsored" class=" js-entry-link cet-external-link" data-vars-item-name="scrubber brush" data-vars-item-type="text" data-vars-unit-name="650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e" data-vars-unit-type="buzz_body" data-vars-target-content-id="https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-PKS160-Power-Scrubber/dp/B001EWEV26?tag=tessaflores-20&ascsubtag=650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e%2C-1%2C-1%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Chp-fil-am%3D0%2C0%3A0%2C0%2C0%2C0" data-vars-target-content-type="url" data-vars-type="web_external_link" data-vars-subunit-name="article_body" data-vars-subunit-type="component" data-vars-position-in-subunit="0">scrubber brush</a>, surface cleaning wipes and a slatted blinds <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hiware-Window-Cleaner-Microfiber-Sleeves/dp/B076SLXGNF?tag=tessaflores-20&ascsubtag=650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e%2C-1%2C-1%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Chp-fil-am%3D0%2C0%3A0%2C0%2C0%2C0" target="_blank" data-affiliate="true" role="link" data-amazon-link="true" rel="sponsored" class=" js-entry-link cet-external-link" data-vars-item-name="duster" data-vars-item-type="text" data-vars-unit-name="650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e" data-vars-unit-type="buzz_body" data-vars-target-content-id="https://www.amazon.com/Hiware-Window-Cleaner-Microfiber-Sleeves/dp/B076SLXGNF?tag=tessaflores-20&ascsubtag=650c8d6be4b04db03fdbeb9e%2C-1%2C-1%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Chp-fil-am%3D0%2C0%3A0%2C0%2C0%2C0" data-vars-target-content-type="url" data-vars-type="web_external_link" data-vars-subunit-name="article_body" data-vars-subunit-type="component" data-vars-position-in-subunit="1">duster</a>.
A Black + Decker power scrubber brush, surface cleaning wipes and a slatted blinds duster.

Popular items from this list include:

  • A rubberized carpet broom that removes and captures deeply embedded hair and debris
  • The Pink Stuff, a universal cleaning paste that tackles everything from rust to permanent market
  • A cooktop cleaning kit for electric stoves.
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A set of drill brush attachments for scrubbing jobs
The set comes with a 2-inch flat brush, a 4-inch flat brush and a round brush. The drill isn't included, but you can grab a basic Black and Decker one ($27.83 on Amazon) that'll do the trick.

Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.
An effective carpet cleaning solution
Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderfully clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." — Vicky Faurot
Two reusable microfiber pads
Promising review: "The only review you need to read! So I debated HARD about buying these and now I'm sad I didn't buy the four-pack. I got the two-pack because I wasn't sure these would work on my Swiffer WetJet. HUNNY THESE BAD BOYS ARE THE EFFING BEST THING ON AMAZON! Buy them. Buy them right now. I literally JUST used these to swiffer my bedroom and bathroom. These stuck to my swiffer so well I had to nearly pry them off once I was done. They are so absorbent. I swear those disposable pads will never be bought ever again. I am ordering more of these pads. They even came with a lovely handwritten note from the lady who owns the company. Honestly I have no idea why I waited so long. This was the best Swiffering ever. My floors seriously look cleaner. 20 stars." — ElleSoFresh
Yi Yang
An adhesive remover for banishing label gunk
Promising review: "Goo Gone is one of those things that I somehow had never heard of... When I saw it in this BuzzFeed post, my life was changed forever. I couldn’t believe I had lived for so many years without this stuff. So many presents were ruined by price stickers that wouldn’t peel off properly and so many reusable glass containers thrown away/recycled because I couldn’t get the sticky label off of them.

"When I got my hands on a bottle, I immediately put it to test. A couple of days ago, I bought a really cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA store, but the product label left an ugly and sticky residue on it (why do shops allow stickers like this?!). I applied the Goo Gone, washed with soap and water, and voilà — the adhesive came right off, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Then, I cleaned off an old soy sauce container and turned it into a flower vase. And it can do so much more than just removing price stickers; the product description says it’ll work on candle wax, permanent marker, crayon, glue, gum, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, etc. It’s also surface-safe and can be used on carpet and upholstery, clothing, and any hard surfaces including glass, laminate, metal, wood, plastic, vinyl, windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, countertops, tile, and wood. And bonus: It smells nice and citrusy!

"Since purchasing Goo Gone, I’ve cleaned off several candle tins, a Trader Joe's growler, and a kimchi jar previously marred by sticky labels — they can now be reused as pen holders and food containers! In fact, now I'm constantly looking around my apartment to see what I can Goo Gone (yes, I'm using it as a verb) and reuse. Definitely one of my best household purchases EVER." — Yi Yang, BuzzFeed contributor
A tub of 90 heavy-duty cleaning wipes
These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And they'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food and a whole lot more.

Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much from these, but I'm pleasantly surprised. I work on cars a lot, and I don't like wearing latex gloves like so many others do. As a result, my hands get DIRTY. I usually use the orange stuff, but I got tired of the grit and having to wipe it off with paper towels (I don't have a sink within easy reach). So I thought I would try out these cleaning towels. I have to say, I'm impressed! They don't have any 'grit' on them per se, but they are just rough enough that they easily scrape off whatever grease I have on my hands. I'm sold on these." — thatguy
A three-blade blinds cleaner
Promising review: "LOVE these for dusting my blinds. Easy to switch out and clean. Definitely captures the dust. Highly recommend." — Amazon customer
The Pink Stuff, an all-purpose paste
Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings, and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny." — Nancy F.
A pack of 12 garbage disposal cleaning tablets
Here's what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness-free.

Promising review: "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???! Holy cow, I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. I didn't know that there was an actual disposal cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. I had to try it. The instructions are very simple. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Any time I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of these packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus, the blue foam bubbling in the sink was amusing to watch. Worth every penny!!" — VadersGirl
A leather cleaner
Just mix this concentrate with water, put it in a spray bottle, spray and wipe off.

Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." — jellybean55
A handheld vacuum
Promising review: "This little guy cleaned up Lola's crafting and mine as well. Leather couch, tile flooring, and upholstered chairs. The only glitter left is what needs to be. It is the holidays after all. The attachments are a quick snap-in, snap-out; easy to carry. It's said a picture is worth a thousand words." — Julie
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An all-natural multi-purpose spray
The Hoot is a Black woman-owned small business started by Tonya Newsome, a professional cleaner who noticed traditional cleaning solutions made with harsh ingredients were causing skin irritation and respiratory issues. Newsome decided to make a cleaner that's just as effective but without SLES and SLS (both known to cause irritation and allergic reactions for people with sensitive skin).

You know that refreshing feeling you get after a deep clean at the dentist? That's how I feel about my home after using this spray. The peppermint smell is so invigorating and makes everything smell fresh. It cuts through grime and dust with no problem, and I think might actually scare off mice (rodents hate minty smells). The sprayer works well, and the bottle is even made from recycled plastic. I have to say, it's really nice to use a cleaner that works but doesn't give off unpleasant fumes or put my dog at risk. If you're looking for a multipurpose spray that smells like a nice piece of gum instead of the bottom of a swimming pool, try it out!
A jetted tub jet cleaner
Run a bath, add the jet cleaner, wait for all the grime to eject from your jets, and then wipe down the tub. Oh Yuk is a family-owned and operated company based in Minnesota.

Promising review: "We moved out of state into an older home. Unsure about the cleanliness of the jetted tub, we used this product for the first time because of its customer rating. We ran it for 15 minutes in hot water, rinsing and cleaning out the tub afterwards. I was shocked at how much crud and disgusting filth was kicked out of the jets during the process, however, I am relieved to know the tub is now clean on the inside and out, not just appearing clean on the outside." — Painter

An electric power washer
Promising review: "This pressure washer is amazing. It's super easy to put together, is lightweight, and does an excellent job. I cleaned my slate patio in one day, and my concrete driveway the next!" — Debbie S.
A pet hair removing-stone
Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230-pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has cut my hair-removal time in half! Thank you for this savior of a tool." — David R.
An extendable microfiber duster set
It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24–49 inches, a regular short handle, a fluffy duster good for brushing stuff down from high places, and a bendable chenille and microfiber duster that grabs and holds onto dust and dirt.

Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." — Sjay
A pack of 20 silver-cleaning wipes
Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli
A Black + Decker power scrubber
Promising review: "I love the scrubber and use it mainly for cleaning the bathroom. Works great on my glass shower doors, sink, and tub. The brush attachment is also great for cleaning the grout lines between tiles and around the tub. Small size is easy to handle too." — LNR, New York
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A rubberized carpet broom
Promising review: "I have two dogs — a terrier mix and a short-hair dachshund mix. I have a navy woven couch that LOVES my dachshund's fur. I have tried pretty much everything to get the fur out — traditional lint roller, those blue fuzzy lint rollers, special vacuum attachments, etc. The terrier's fur comes out great with all of those options. The dachshund's fur, much like the dachshund herself, remains stubbornly on my couch. I got this product as the new 'let's see if it works' item of the month with low expectations. THE FUR ACTUALLY CAME OUT, GUYS. It acts like a broom for my couch — sweeping the fur (with some elbow grease) basically onto the floor where I vacuum it up! Give this a try if my story sounds pretty similar to yours!" — Janielle
Six flushable enzyme packs that fight through oils, paper and organic matter in your toilet
Promising review: "Before you splurge on a plumber or septic company, you HAVE TO TRY THESE. We bought our home in November and in March our toilets starting 'gurgling' and losing water when the washing machine would drain. Over the next few weeks, they gurgled more and more — when the dishwasher drained or we took a shower. I did a lot of research and none of the potential problems were going to be cheap to fix. Everything I read required having professionals come diagnose and repair our plumbing issue. I bought these and prayed for the best. I was SHOCKED. After one month, the toilets hardly made any more gurgling noises or lost water. After using these for three months now, the problem has 100% disappeared. I can't imagine the $ we saved by simply adding enzymes to our septic tank! :) Added bonus: Our 8-year-old enjoys flushing the packet down the toilet each month, LOL." — Online shopper
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An oven cleaning kit
Everneat is a Fairfield, Connecticut-based Etsy shop filled with natural cleaning products and tools.
A hairbrush cleaning tool
The pointed end of the tool is ideal for picking out tangles, the stiff bristles work great at removing dust and dirt, and the bristles at the bottom end of the tool can give your hairbrush a deep clean.

Promising review: "When I bought this, I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off, and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off, and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." — HeartsofHavoc
A pet stain- and odor-eliminating spray
Rocco & Roxie is a family-run small business specializing in all things pets, from treats and supplements to grooming products and toys.

Promising review: “When we moved into our home four years ago, we found several small dog pee stains on the oatmeal colored carpet. I tried everything over the years to get them up. My professional carpet cleaner tried his best as well, and between us, we managed to lighten them a little, but they were still obvious. I tried the Rocco & Roxie using my normal method of spraying the spot, working it in with my fingers, laying a half inch of white paper towels on top, then putting a glass casserole dish on top of that with a stack of books to weigh it down. This is the only product I’ve used that has worked on eliminating those pee spots stains. You could see the pee soaked up in the white paper towels when I would pick them up to change them out. It takes a few change-outs, but I just keep working on them changing the paper towel stack over and over until the spots were gone. Previously, I had tried the same method using the top enzymatic brand you see in the pet stores and several other carpet cleaning products. Nothing has worked like the Rocco & Roxie!" — Laurie B., CA
A cooktop-cleaning kit
Promising review: "Works amazingly! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years — only wiped down with random multi-cleaners that never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off...98% better. The key is to use very little product; let dry to a haze; and wipe with a clean, dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off." — B. Swartwood
An all-purpose cleaner and polish
The cleanser is nonabrasive, bleach-free and effective on stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, Corian, brass, bronze, chrome and aluminum surfaces. Simply wet the surface to be cleaned, sprinkle a small amount of cleanser on the surface, and gently rub it with a wet cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly within one minute of application and wipe it dry!

Promising review: "This product is amazing! My son placed a cast iron skillet on my quartz countertop, and it left a rust ring. I used many products, and nothing worked. I found this one after a Google search and used it. It took one minute to remove the rust stain. So then I tried it on the white cast iron sink!! And it looks brand new!" — ~B
A spin mop and bucket set
All you have to do is press the pedal down with your foot, and it'll spin away excess water.

Promising review: "This mop is fantastic!!! I clean for a living and use professional equipment provided to me... I use THIS mop at home, and I like it even better! Easy to use, great on my vinyl plank flooring, and works great getting into small areas, like around the toilet. I normally use a steam mop or a microfiber mop head on a push mop, and I think this mop does a much better job. Very happy with this purchase...would definitely recommend!" — Kellj23

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