17 Cleaning Products and Tools to Transform Your Home

Whether through social media, television, or shopping, we are presented with advertisements boasting the best cleaning products for your home. With all of these different products and tools, it can feel like your cleaning supply closet is bursting at the seams.

What items should you have on hand, and what tools really are game-changers regarding power and convenience? Get the shopping list in order because here are 17 cleaning products and tools to transform your home.

1. Dawn Powerwash Spray

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Dawn Powerwash is more than a dishwashing agent. This versatile cleaning product can be used for everything from countertop surfaces and small appliances to shoes and stains on clothing. You can purchase the starter kit for under $10 with the spray top and two containers of the cleaning solution and refills are under $5. This product is a great addition to any household.

2. Handheld Electric Scrubber

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Sometimes it takes a little elbow grease to clean those tough spots, but scrubbing on your hands and knees gets very tiresome. A handheld electric scrubber takes the effort out of a deep clean. Whether you purchase an individual scrubber or attachments for a power drill, you won’t be disappointed in the results.

3. Grout Cleaner

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I love watching the videos of dirt vanishing from grout lines because everyday mopping just doesn’t cut it. A grout cleaner like Zep can sit for a few minutes and the dirt virtually vanishes. Apply a layer directly to the grout, wait a few minutes, and then scrub gently with a soft bristle brush. This product is great for refreshing your flooring to like-new quality.

4. Carpet Scraper/Rake

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Households with pets understand the constant battle of fur tumbleweeds and vacuuming carpets over and over. Carpet rakes and scrapers help agitate the carpet fibers to pull dirt and hair that has settled down deep. You can purchase a handheld option for under $7 from online retailers to try in your own home.

5. Magic Erasers

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Magic erasers can be used to clean many different surfaces and materials without the need for abrasive chemicals. If you are tackling soap scum, wall marks, dirty outdoor furniture, and more, magic erasers are the best option to take on them all. See uses for a Magic Eraser here.

6. Robot Vacuum

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In every busy household, chores can get a bit neglected. Sweeping and vacuuming can fall by the wayside, and who doesn’t want a robot to handle the chores for them? A robot vacuum takes on the floor cleaning tasks so households with children and pets can breathe a sigh of relief.

7. Bar Keepers Friend

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We have hard water in our house, and my surfaces show it. Bar Keepers Friend is great for battling through calcium and rust. A container of this product is great to keep in your cleaning supply cabinet to power through grime and baked-on residue alike. See ways to use Bar Keepers Friend here.

8. Handheld Steam Cleaner

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Cleaning with steam can be very beneficial for tackling sticky messes and stuck-on grime. Having a handheld steam cleaner in your home will reduce the time spent scrubbing those yucky messes that pop up in every home. Consider buying one for under $50.

9. Foaming Garbage Disposal Cleaner

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Your garbage disposal can emit some noxious odors after some time, and cleaning it isn’t the easiest thing to do. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner will clean and eliminate odors helping your disposal operate to maximum efficiency. Learn how to clean a garbage disposal here.

10. Scrub Daddy Sponges

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The Scrub Daddy sponges are the cream of the crop of cleaning sponges. These durable scrubbers work for everything from dishes to toilets. Check your local big box store or Dollar Tree for the whole scrub family.

11. Hard Water Stain Remover

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Hard water spots, whether inside a dishwasher or on your shower door, can be frustrating. Invest in a quality hard water stain remover like Lime-A-Way or Bar Keepers Friend to help keep hard water spots and mineral deposits at bay.

12. Microfiber Mop and Spin Bucket

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The microfiber mop O’Cedar is all the rage currently. It’s great for cleaning from top to bottom. The mop bucket separates clean and dirty water with a convenient hands-free spin option, and the microfiber mop head is machine washable saving you dollars over time.

13. The Pink Stuff

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Cookware is expensive and after years of use, it’s hard to discern the stains from the baking sheet. The Pink Stuff is a great cleaning paste to get rid of stuck-on messes and bring life back into your cookware. See what you clean with The Pink Stuff here.

14. Disposable Toilet Bowl Cleaning Pads

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Typical toilet bowl brushes harbor bacteria and odors that will leave your bathroom musty. Disposable toilet bowl cleaning pads are a great way to keep that toilet clean without the messy brush.

15. Jetted Tub Cleaner

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Jetted tubs are great for relaxing, but those jets harbor mold and mildew. You should clean your jets once a month. A good jetted tub cleaner will keep your bathtime routine clean and simple.

16. Dishwasher Cleaner

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Over time your dishwasher collects bacteria and food debris, and how well can it clean your dishes with a dirty interior? A dishwasher cleaner like Affresh will clean and sanitize your dishwasher to keep it operating for years to come. See how to clean a dishwasher here.

17. Oxi Clean Detergent

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Oxi Clean isn’t just for stains on clothing. This versatile product is a great stain fighter on mattresses, clothing, and carpets. Add a scoop to your carpet cleaner for extra stain-fighting power. Keep this product in your cleaning supply closet to pull out whenever you need.

12 Genius Uses of Dawn Dish Soap That Have Nothing to Do With Dishes

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Dawn dish soap is excellent at tackling grease on your cookware, but there must be other ways to use this amazing product, right? You bet! Here are 12 genius uses for Dawn dish soap that you need to know. See them here.

19 Genius Household Uses of Vinegar

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Vinegar has many uses around the house, and who doesn’t like a good life hack? Here are 19 genius uses of vinegar that can help you save money. See them here.

18 Cleaning Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner

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We all love a good hack that works and makes cleaning less of a chore. Here are 18 cleaning hacks that will help you get things done quicker so you can enjoy the clean spaces faster and longer. See them here.

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