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    24 Cleaning Products That'll Help Get Your Home In Tip-Top Shape Before You Hibernate For The Winter

    Get everything squeaky clean now, so you can be cuddled up under a heated blanket with hot cocoa later.

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    1. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tabs that can remove all the grime from inside your machine and stop it from having any weird smells and hidden residue.

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    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove residue that can make your dishwasher stink. They also help get rid of lime and mineral buildup that can appear inside your dishwasher. Use them once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean!

    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 from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A bottle of ammonia-free Windex glass cleaner so your mirrors will no longer be covered in smudges and fingerprints. You'll really appreciate those clean mirrors when it's December and you're trying to take a mirror selfie in your new holiday onesie!

    reviewer's spray bottle of Windex
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    Because it's ammonia-free, it won't leave behind a harsh chemical smell!

    Promising review: "This Windex is my favorite. It smells great and leaves my windows and mirrors streak-free. I also use this on my quartz countertops. It was recommended to me by the guys who installed my countertops because of the 'no ammonia.'" —trishh12

    Get it from Amazon for $2.91.

    3. A squeegee broom guaranteed to make all of your floors look brand spanking new. The 100% natural rubber brush picks up pet hair like a magnet and easily removes hair from carpets, rugs, hardwood, and linoleum.

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    The built in squeegee edge can also be used to clean windows, showers, and windshields. Use it to clean up liquid spills on tile, concrete, or any hardwood surface too. It's basically a must-have to keep your floors shining.

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    4. An extendable microfiber duster set that'll reach the toughest (and probably dustiest) areas of your home. That way you won't be sneezing and itchy your eyes while you spend more time chillin' on the couch.

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    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 from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A septic-safe, jetted tub system cleaner so you can get the gunk out of your tub and enjoy relaxing, warm baths all winter long.

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    Promising review: "Ok I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (one bottle does four rinses).

    6. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to transform your old, worn-down furniture into a dazzling new focal point of your room. This way, you won't have to bother trying to spruce it up the night before Thanksgiving — you'll already have enough ~on your plate~.

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    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.73.

    7. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner so you won't smell a yucky, rotting aroma every time you go to do the dishes.

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    Note that it's best if your garbage disposal's just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it's clogged, definitely call a plumber.

    Promising review: "After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn't even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I'm shocked how well this stuff works." —J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.80.

    8. A pack of stainless steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances shining bright (even though the sun isn't).

    reviewer's before-and-after of a stainless steel sink with cup rings and stains inside compared to it looking spotless
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    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.

    9. A fume-free oven cleaner so you can get rid of the gross crispies and baked-on spills that have been accumulating since last holiday season.

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    The directions say you actually only have to wait for two hours to get results. (And many reviewers say it's true!)

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. I am VERY pleased!" —KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65.

    10. A carpet and upholstery stain remover for finally getting rid of that big wine stain in the middle of your living room carpet. You're not going to want to stare at it everyday while you're trying to binge watch Netflix Christmas movies.

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    Promising reviews: "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" —Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.81.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover!

    11. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover that'll easily sweep away fur from your carpets, couch, and chairs.

    reviewer's before-and-after of the stone on a cloth seat with half of it covered in hair and the other half almost completely clear of hair
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    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 reduced my hair removal time in half!" —david r

    Get it from Amazon for $5.25.

    12. A daily shower spray to keep the residue and bacteria away. Plus, you don't even have to rinse it off! It's a lazy, yet effective away to make sure the place where you get clean is, well, clean.

    the shower spray bottle, as well as the brand's bathroom cleaner and antibac toilet cleaner
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    It's the middle product pictured above. You just spray it on after your shower — no rinsing required! It works well to prevent mildew and soap scum in showers without glass doors too. And if you're looking for more Method brand bathroom products, you can check out the other two shown above: the bathroom cleaner and toilet bowl cleaner.

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS! We use it to spray down our shower glass after we shower. It prevents all the hard water marks. We ran out a month or two ago, and the hard water built up SO fast. So I know it works! I love the eucalyptus smell." —MandyD

    Get it from Target for $3.29.

    13. A set of drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, shower, or floor. It may take some time and effort now, but that just means you can put it off for a while afterwards.

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    Make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    14. A pack of washing machine tablets to prevent your washer from making your chunky sweaters and flannel sheets smell funky.

    model putting a tablet in the washing machine
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    They're safe to use with pretty much any type of washer: HE or regular, top-loading and front-loading. Just drop it in, set your washer to go, and forget about it.

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.

    15. A microfiber dusting glove so you can eliminate the dust that's been collecting on your blinds and shelves.

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    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal — you can just wipe away dust while easily maneuvering around odds and ends in your way. Because it’s your own hand inside the glove it’s also easy to maneuver over oddly shaped things like silk plants or blinds. I absolutely recommend this!" —Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A ceramic cooktop cleaner that'll keep your cooking area looking HGTV-approved, just in time for you to cook up some delicious holiday meals.

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    Promising review: "I honestly did not think this product would work! I tried nearly everything, including the sample that came with my black glass stove. I squirted the product onto the stove top and used a damp scrub pad. Most of the built-up brown stains and white streaks came off with minimal scrubbing effort. What impressed me was that the white streaks were 95% gone as well! Nothing took these off before. I highly recommend this product! The only thing I will use from now on!" —Natalie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.87 (available in two sizes).

    18. A carpet cleaning and deodorizing solution to add to your carpet cleaner and make all of those odors and stains from your furry friend disappear.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their gray-tinted and stained carpet compared to a strip of clean beige carpet after using the cleaner
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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment so the carpet quality is not the greatest. I had a stain that occurred from a garbage can liner leaking a long line of... I don't know what... across a four-foot piece of carpeting. No home remedies worked. Bought a steam cleaner I had been wanting and this product. I am totally amazed at how well it worked! The stain is gone. I need to add that I had tried EVERYTHING with a lot of elbow grease and nothing else worked. Whatever it was in my carpet this product was removed completely after two applications in two days!" —Cat D.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    19. A pair of dusting slippers that you can shuffle around the house in to keep the floors clean on days when it's dark at 4 p.m. and you don't have the energy to actually clean.

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    Promising review: "This must be the greatest idea since the discovery of fire! Two days in, and my hardwood is shining! And all with just walking around! Of course the quality is pedestrian (pardon), of course it doesn’t look like it was made by Versace, but that’s not the point, is it?" —Nigel

    Get them from Amazon for $11 (fits women's sizes 6–9 and comes in two colors).

    Check out "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked" for more details on these lil' helpers.

    20. A drain snake clog remover covered in tiny hooks to grab all of the hair and build-up. It's tough, yet flexible so you can get down in there and yank out all the grossness — that way, your drain can actually work like it's supposed to for the next few months.

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    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it, I went to work and within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting, yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!! Cannot believe how easy it was to use. I received a pack of three, but only needed to use one for both sinks." —DebSd

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    21. A hard water stain-remover so your faucet can be truly spotless for pretty much the first time ever.

    Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower faucet with hard water stains and then totally clean
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    It can also work on toilets, tiles, and shower doors — anything that's been affected by hard water!

    Promising review: "If you want the clear spotless glass door this is it. I’ve tried everything on the internet. Lemon, vinegar, car wash window cleaning product, etc. You name it. And nothing worked as I hoped. I can’t believe how long it took me to discover this product. What a life-changing moment for me! I was so stressed out about the glass doors in my house — we have three bathrooms. It’s so hard to keep them looking and feeling clean. But now I know how. My shower looks brand-new again!" —Leonardzoo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    22. A multipurpose cleaning spray formulated with clean ingredients including organic lemon, sage, and rosemary. Use it to tidy up all kinds of surfaces from wood to tile to granite. It'll have your home looking and smelling lovely while you're spending more time indoors.

    The clear bottle of cleaner
    Honeydipped Essentials

    Honeydipped Essentials is a Black woman-owned business founded by Ashli Goudelock. As a wife and mother she developed her line of clean wellness products to fulfill her family's own needs while living abroad. In addition to cleaning products, the brand also carries skin care, beard products, and bath accessories.

    Get it from Honeydipped Essentials for $16.

    23. A pack of six non-scratch sponges perfect for getting through that pile of pots and pans you've been avoiding. Now is the time to get them clean and put away, instead of piling up on the stove.

    hand holding the blue sponge
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    Promising review: "This sponge absorbs just as well as any other, but the scrub pad is what makes this a must have for washing dishes and pots and pans. It is safe for Teflon coating but tough enough for steel and aluminum. The scrub pad also lasts longer than any other I've used. Scotch Brite pads also stay bonded to the sponge better than any other." —Carmelo Noce

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.13.

    24. And a pumice cleaning stone to help you turn that toilet bowl from disgusting to spotless. Make it sparkle now and it should be good to go for a little while!

    reviewer's before-and-after photo of a toilet with brown stains in it compared to all of the stains gone
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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase... well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Scrub now, sleep later!

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