Skip To Content

    27 Products To Help Get Your Home Squeaky Clean For The Holidays

    No one needs to know how you *really* live.

    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.

    1. A carpet cleaner and deodorizer capable of reverting your rug back to the original state it was in when your parents got it for you.

    vacuum cleans a light stripe into dark and dirty carpet

    This can be used in pretty much all machines — Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express to name a few. The solution works on all water-safe surfaces like carpets, rugs, furniture, and vehicles. Plus, it's biodegradable and nontoxic.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." —Karen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A super-fast oven cleaner that'll de-gunk drippings from your last five Thanksgivings. Let it sit and do the hard work so you merely have to wipe it clean afterwards.,

    Promising review: "This oven cleaner works really well. I cleaned my oven that had some terrible food spills and the oven ended up spotless. This does not have a strong overpowering odor like other oven cleaners and breaks down grease really fast." —Nia K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    3. A multi-surface scrub you simply need to sprinkle on surfaces like fairy dust before cleaning with a sponge. Poof! You're the new cleaning fairy who arrived just in time for Thanksgiving.

    The tub

    This nontoxic and biodegradable scrub is made from plant-derived ingredients and is Leaping Bunny certified. Oh! And PUR HOME is a really awesome Black-owned biz run by Angela and Michelle Richardson.

    Promising review: "I grew up with Comet. So, I have been around for a little while. As I get old (read wiser), I have come to realize the importance of cleaning without harmful chemicals. This stuff really is great. I purchased it in Citrus and it gets the job done! Don't let the subtle scent fool you; the cleaning power is real. Really happy with this purchase. I found it on BuzzFeed. I bought the bathroom cleaner too and am excited to try other products. Recommend. —Leigh Polin

    Get it from PUR HOME for $9.99 (available in six scents).

    4. A watermark remover for anyone who wishes they could turn back time to before they forgot a coaster. This is the next best thing!

    The cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome. What a multitasker!

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that will clean your old, grimy water bottles and restore them to their former glory, no scrubbing needed.

    left: icky brown bottle right: clean bottle

    Just fill the bottle with water and drop in a tablet. Let it work its magic for half an hour and then rinse out.

    Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." —K.R.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    6. A rust removing gel spray – to erase years of hard water shower damage. Can this work on years of trauma from past holidays?

    left: bright orange shower. truly gross. middle: orange coming off in streaks where the spray drips down right: it's as if there was never any orange

    Use this for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. It's nonabrasive, and made with nonhydrofluoric acid based formula.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40.

    7. A sponge that's ready for serious post-Thanksgiving dishes because it lasts for MONTHS instead of two days, like some sponges I know.

    black quilted sponge in packaging

    This sponge is super durable and lasts for a super long time. Just put it in the dishwasher's top rack once a week to combat any mildew. BuzzFeed Reviews named this one of the best kitchen sponges.

    Promising review: "I first saw this sponge for sale in a coffee and kitchenware shop in Washington, DC. They were charging considerably more than here (like $8 per sponge as I recall). I bought one out of curiosity and was immediately sold. One side is soft but durable sponge like material, but what makes the sponge extraordinary is the other side, which has a unique rough texture that makes it better than any sponge I have ever used. It even excels at doing light cleaning duty on white carpet with fur-ball and cat throw-up type soiling. Gets it perfectly clean. And it doesn't scratch china or non-stick cookware. Its also the best thing I've ever found to clean glass shower doors. No other sponge works like this does. It should be called Miracle Sponge. Try it — you'll order a bunch of them." —John

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. An extendable microfiber duster set so no one turns on the fan and creates a dust storm.

    model uses long handled duster to get way up high on top of the fan blades

    It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 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

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A grout pen that you can use to just cover up all the dirt and make your tiles look brand spanking new. Not technically a cleaning supply, but desperate times call for desperate measures.


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors, and two sizes).

    10. A beeswax wood polish and conditioner to give your furniture an impossibly lustrous shine previously never seen in your home.

    It also prevents it from drying and fading. Use it on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors, trim, and more.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    11. Garbage disposer cleaner because we are cleaning every inch of this home.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.78 (available in three sizes).

    12. A dog paw cleaning device so Fido doesn't mess up your clean home every time they come back inside.

    dog paw enters tube with silicone bristles

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough so even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini goldendoodle who is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy who is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $14.44 (available in three colors).

    13. A Jacuzzi jet cleaner to help deal with all the grime you can't even see hiding inside the pipes.

    tub with bubbles and gross green slime on top

    Run a bath, add the jet cleaner, wait for all the grime to eject from your jets, and then wipe down the tub.

    Promising review: "It's disgusting to see what comes out of your jets when you use this product. I can't believe we bathed in this! I've run bleach and dish detergent through my jets before, and that combination never cleaned with this efficiency. I highly recommended this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. An electric power washer so you can bring your cleaning spree outside. Goodbye, fence dirt!,

    Check out the rest of the review pics to see even more power washer art!

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    15. A pet hair sweeper that does the impossible and actually gets fur off all your furniture and carpets. You will finally have somewhere to sit without getting covered in fur!,

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A handheld vacuum you might wanna keep on hand at all times in case anyone DARES make a mess before Santa arrives.


    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

    Get it from Amazon for $130+ (available with or without accessories).

    17. A pack of melamine cleaning sponges that can take on even the toughest stains (think: marker on your freshly painted walls). You just need water and a healthy dose of fear of your parents judging you!

    Just wet them and start scrubbin'!

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty and these cut right through it. They work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" —Keisha Marie

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    18. A leather cleaner to bring shine back to your old sofas.

    a sectional couch that is half beige and half white, the white side being the clean side

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    19. A ToiletWand that will spruce up even the grossest toilets in the land.

    left: truly the dirtiest toilet in the world; completely caked in brown right: toilet is back in action with no more brown mess

    It comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    20. A pack of brushes to attach to your drill so your power tool can do all the hard work. Save your arms for mashing potatoes!


    This kit comes with three nylon brushes that can attach to almost any cordless drill. Like this one!

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    21. A box of cleaning K-Cups with the impressive ability to wash away residue in your machine and prevent flavors from transferring. No longer must you suffer from a cup of Costa Rican blend tasting vaguely like French vanilla.


    Promising review: "Just pop it in and run about one reservoir of water through the system. It is blue but unclogs and does a great job of cleaning. When I used the white vinegar method I'd have to rinse it quite a few times to get rid of the vinegar taste in the water. I definitely recommend this to others. I believe it works in all systems that use the K-Cup." —Brandi

    Get a box of five pods from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in every nook and cranny of your home. It works just as well on wood and linoleum as it does on carpet and furniture thanks to the rubber head that works as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There's also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or cleaning glass.,

    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet, and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." —Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    Check out this full write-up Evrilholder FURemover broom review for more satisfying photos.

    23. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser, the popular choice if you need a fast-acting, reliable cleaner. This effective solution restores your pots and pans, and gets them ready to cook green beans in no time.,

    Promising review: "Wow, this stuff is awesome!!!! I had seen this stuff at the store but it said nothing about using it for brass. Man this stuff took off 25 years of thick tarnish in seconds. I applied it thickly and let it sit for a couple of minutes and then began rubbing circles with a damp kitchen scrubbing sponge. It came right off!" —G&M

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A pack of stain-removing pads so you can clean up all the various accidents that have plagued your poor carpets — pet accidents, blood, wine, mud, soda, you name it! Just stomp on the pad to activate its cleaning powers and then let it sit. Getting out some aggression and cleaning? Count me in.

    Promising review: "WOW were we impressed! On two occasions over the last three months, our sweet dog ate grass outside and then proceeded to vomit in two different locations on relatively new carpet. We cleaned the best we could but two dark round spots remained. We tried the standard carpet sprays to no avail (actually seemed to make them worst). The spots were embarrassing to see, but decided to wait until holiday traffic was over before scheduling full carpet clean. As soon as these arrived, we put them on spots (yes, I know you are supposed to test), stomped on them and set the timer. Lifted the pads in 30 minutes and the whole stains had transferred to the pads, carpet looked clean as can be. Highly recommend for any dog owner with a dog who isn't trained to vomit outside." —Eileen Marie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    25. A biodegradable hard water stain-remover to banish unwanted soap scum and residue. A glass shower door you can actually see through? Now that's a holiday miracle.

    Reviewer before and after showing the cleaner removed hard water stains on a glass shower door

    Promising review: "I honestly only bought this product because of the money-back guarantee, thinking that there was no way anything would rid me of the hard water stains on the glass shower doors that I inherited from a former tenant. I had tried lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, toilet bowl cleaner, a headlight-cleaning kit and even a professional strength cleaning acid, combined with hours of scrubbing by hand and finally with an oscillating scrub attachment for my power drill. I'm not saying that this product works quickly, but that fact that it works at all has me overjoyed! After an hour of using my oscillating scrub attachment, I have completely cleared away a chunk of the stains on the door, which honestly I did not think was possible before today. I am so relieved that I will soon be rid of these embarrassing stains. Very happy with this product and can't wait to tackle the rest of the shower!" —Emmy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    26. A trio of Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbers for your more intense cleaning needs. Use 'em on uncoated cookware, broilers, and more.

    model uses steel scrubber

    Promising review: "I’m so mad that I never knew these existed until this week. I’ve been struggling to clean my All Clad cookware and tired all sorts of methods but still no shine! These arrived yesterday and I immediately went in. I got all my pans and used these along with Bar Keepers Friend.. OMG, unbelievable! Not a single stain left. Just the beautiful shiny All Clad as I remember! Buy these now. I know I’ll be reordering." —Joy

    Get them from Amazon for $2.47.

    27. And dishwasher cleaning tablets that remove limescale and mineral buildup so your machine can *actually* get the dishes clean and ready for turkey.

    model adds tablet to dishwasher

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, and no more buildup around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets on Amazon for $5.99.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide banner

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a post.
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    Upload up to 4 photos you took of the product and/or how you use it. (We love before & after photos!)
    View our photo guidelines with tips that increase your chance of getting featured.
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form