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    26 Useful Cleaning Products Under $10 To Help Make Your Life A Little Easier

    A sparkling clean for less.

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    1. A bottle of Barkeeper's Friend soft cleanser — it's the thing to reach for when you're facing down stains that regular soap, water, and scrubbing won't touch.

    It can also work miracles on cooked-on burn stains on your stainless steel pots and pans, the gross buildup around your gas stove burners, and even soap scum and other mystery dirt in your bathtub.

    Promising review: "Sink was near unclean-able. Ajax, bleach etc. would not take out the stains you see in the photo. [Ed. note: That's the photo above!] We considered replacing the sink but wanted to google how to repair sinks and stumbled on a YouTube review for this product. The change is unbelievable. The left is AFTER an hour scrubbing with Ajax. The right is 30 minutes with Bar Keepers." —Eze

    Get two bottles on Amazon for $9.29.

    2. Or a bottle of the cooktop version of Barkeeper's Friend so you can finally banish those built-up hard water stains on your shower glass doors in less time than it takes to open the box.

    You simply spread it liberally over the glass, buff a little, then rinse everything clean. Ta-da! Dreams = achieved.

    Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A can of 40 minute fume free–oven cleaner to knock out built-up, baked-on grime, and all you have to do is spray, plop on the couch (or I GUESS do other chores, if you must) while you wait, then come back to effortlessly wipe all the gunk out.

    Although if the build-up's particularly bad, some reviewers report even more success just leaving it overnight. Of course, it also works for spot cleaning too, if you have a few pieces of cheese stubbornly burn-stuck on the very bottom. Note that it's not recommended for gas ovens, just electric ones.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned my oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, left overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again! Can use for everyday spot cleaning with only have to let sit for couple hours for minor things. Used on broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool, no need to scrub now! Crockpot leaked over bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; just sprayed and wiped off in the morning. Plan on using to clean grill in spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it on Amazon for $5.97.

    4. A simple drain snake that'll free your slow-draining tub or sink from the hair-and-slime monster that has tormented it for far too long.,

    Believe the 1,751 five-star reviews: this thing solves. your. problem. It's covered with over 4,000 micro hooks to grab the hair tightly so you can yank it all up, and is flexible so it can wind around most curves with no problem. Some reviewers have luck with cleaning and reusing it, but many just throw it away because it gets really gross!

    Promising review: "Looks cheap (is cheap) but is effective. I had a few inches of standing water in my tub for two days when I got this thing. Cleared it in moments, I did not save it because it was difficult to clean off and inexpensive enough that I'd just as soon buy another when the need arises. It's very nice to have a viable, non-chemical means of clearing hair clogs. (More reliably effective too.) Don't waste money on chemicals — this + three minutes of effort and you're done. Do wear gloves, and keep a plastic bag handy for pulling the hair off the gizmo." —pissedfemale

    Get it on Amazon for $4.72.

    5. And a silicone drain cover to be the knight in shining armor for you and your bathroom pipes, letting you shed all the hair you want without risking one of those disgusting clogs.,

    If you live somewhere with a more humid climate (or tbh just have a humid bathroom in general), it's probably a good idea to rinse it off and lay it on its side to dry after every few showers or so, to prevent mold — btw, that goes for every hair catcher out there!

    Promising review: "After tossing away quite a few cheap-o drain protectors that became dingy over time, I decided to splurge on this OXO silicone one. I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place, even with my faucet running almost directly on it. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn't held onto mildew or mold — I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time." —Suneimi

    Get it on Amazon for $9.48.

    6. A set of two dual-sided deep-cleaning brushes ready to tackle every nook and cranny where scum likes to lurk — from grout gunk in the shower to mildew creeping up the sink drain.


    Promising reviews: "I was moving out of my old house and had to get it cleaned to military specs as it was base housing. I found these brushes and as soon as I started using them, I just couldn't stop! I used them for grout, corners, cabinets, hard to reach–places around my kitchen/bathroom faucets, around the base of my toilets, the inside of my windows, you name it and I cleaned it with them! These are one of my new favorite cleaning tools. I LOVE them, and could not praise them enough!!" —Katelynn C.

    "This set is the best friend of those who hate cleaning bathroom fixtures. Instead of scrubbing and scraping, you can give a few comfortable whisks with one of these brushes and the job is done." —Rodger

    Get the set on Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    7. A blinds cleaning tool that cuts the time it takes to thoroughly dust each and every blind in half, because you can't stand dust but you also have a thousand other things you'd rather spend your time doing.

    It comes with five machine-washable covers.

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. " —Sarah

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A pack of fizzing tablets for easily deep cleaning even the most built-up layers of coffee and tea stains. They're like an ultra-powerful bath bomb for your stainless travel mugs.

    They're completely biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe. Each is individually packaged, so you don't have to worry about reaching for them with wet hands. Try them with stainless steel bottles and mugs and even things like casserole dishes that are a little too impossible to scrub.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug, there was an impenetrable layer of black sludge. It grossed me out so much that I bought another mug to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let one sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another bottle I use to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $8.

    9. A grout pen to transform your kitchen and bathroom tile so it looks basically brand new in, like, an hour or two, depending on how much tile you have.

    While it doesn't exactly ~clean~ your grout (for that, I recommend either the brushes in #6 or a power scrubber, $15.99 on Amazon), sometimes the lazyish route's the best route.

    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. Some tips: shake very well when first taking out of the package and any time you start working again after a pause. Depress the tip several times on the grout line to get the paint flowing. Press very lightly when going over the grout. The tips lasted almost all the way to the end of my project. I would do about a 1x1 foot area, then pass over it lightly with a damp paper towel to get any overage off the tile. You have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. If the tip gets too ragged you can pull it out and flip it around. This was not quick 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. Very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

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

    10. A microfiber duster with a washable cover that actually picks up dust so you get rid of it (instead of just brushing it into the air only to watch it settle somewhere else later).,

    After washing, you just have to make sure to dry it without any heat (so, air dry if your dryer has that option, or just hang to dry).

    Promising review: "We cannot believe how much dust and debris this duster is able to collect. After trying the disposable Swiffer dusters, we were looking for a more environment- and wallet- friendly solution. This duster exceeded our expectations! It picks up everything from dust to crumbs to pet hair with ease. Once you have dusted to your hearts content, simply toss the dusting head in the washing machine, air dry, and you are ready to go dust bunny hunting again. This duster does not disappoint!" —Allison Reed

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (also available: the full tricked-out kit that gives you the duster and attachments for cleaning your ceiling fan and things on high shelves for $44.99).

    11. A small dual-sided brush — it's gentle enough to clean all of your sensitive electronics because you know living with a grimy keyboard's definitely less than ideal.,

    At one end, it has a gentle bristle brush, good for wiping away crumbs, dust, and other debris. The other end is a stiff silicone chisel (which is protected by a clear cap), good for scraping up that stubborn grime that inevitable accumulates on anything you touch so often as your components, even from the tiniest spaces on your keyboard.

    Promising review: "Having tested it for old and new keyboards, I can say it works extremely well for notebooks and laptops that have very flat keys (such as Chromebook), as well as your typical standard computer keyboards with tall keys. It's amazing how much hair, dust, and other junk I clean out of them (My own + my friends' + old keyboards). It works way, way better than pressurized air sprays, and the cleaning process is a whole lot faster, too. The great part is that I no longer have to pay a bunch of money on buying expensive cans of air. It's fun, too!" —JenniferCF

    Get it on Amazon for $4.95.

    12. A pumice stone on a handle that's hands-down the easiest and most effective way to clean stubborn hard water stains off of your toilets, sinks, and tubs.

    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 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 on Amazon for $7.99.

    13. And a bigger pumice block made to take your outdoor grill grates from grimy to gleaming — if you feel up to putting in the extra elbow grease, they might literally look new.,

    Promising review: "Completely restored my three year old grill grates. Used to clean them with a box of Brillo pads and a headache but this product did the job so efficiently. Will definitely be keeping on hand for as needed cleaning. Would recommend cleaning in a deep sink so you can rinse stone residue off as you go, cannot use this at the grill without rinsing as the stone gets smaller as you go. Worth the price!" —hbinoc

    Get one for $4.99 or two for $10.88 on Amazon.

    14. The Diamond Dazzle Stik, which you gently brush onto your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional cleaning.

    All you have to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, then brush it over your jewelry to make everything sparkle. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle Stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    15. A gutter scoop perfectly designed for extracting out even packed-in mud and leaves with true efficiency, because who wants to be climbing up on that ladder longer than they absolutely need to? Not me, for sure.,

    Promising reviews: "These things are great and I've been using them for years. I provide gutter cleaning service and I wouldn't know what I'd do without these things. They are durable and the perfect shape and fit for most any gutters. They are flexible so you can squeeze them in to tall narrow gutters or press them down to fit wider gutters. I've seen other hard plastic gutter scoops in stores and I just chuckle to myself thinking "That's not gonna work". Trust me, I've done hundreds of gutter cleanings over the years." —AJ85

    Get one on Amazon for $9.64.

    16. A pack of eight Magic Erasers so you can always be prepared to tackle almost any tough surface-cleaning job the moment you spot it, from the seemingly permanent stains in your bathtub to the built-up grime on your light switches.


    OH, and they'll also work on your grimy white fabric sneakers. All you do is run them under the faucet for a second and squeeze out to get each sponge ready to scrub — no extra cleaner required.

    Promising reviews: " I recently acquired a used children's desk that I planned to clean up for my granddaughter. It was a wreck — crayon and marker everywhere! I tried everything and it wasn't coming clean. Imagine my delight when someone recommended Magic Erasers, and they worked. With very little elbow grease, I was able to clean the desk up to look almost new! I have since found these essential for cleaning up a variety of things I thought I'd have to toss, or repaint. For example, in my office at work, there were black marks all along the wall where office chairs had rubbed up against the paint. I took an eraser and voila! The wall looks good as new. These things really are magical!" —Sandra L. Warner

    Get the pack of eight on Amazon for $8.97.

    17. A dishwasher cleaner tablet to help eliminate those strange streaks the normal wash cycle insists on leaving on your plates, quickly banish any mysterious and funky smells, and pretty much immediately dissolve any hard water buildup on the inside of your washer.

    Promising reviews: "Works extremely well. We haven't cleaned our dishwasher in five years: the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up 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, or build up around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $4.44.

    18. A bottle of rust stain remover that dissolves even those impossible-seeming stains right before your very eyes (well, if you're willing to stand there for a few minutes), no scrubbing required.

    Promising review: "It works! With almost no effort this made my dark orange, iron water shower stall white again. Iron Out was literally spray spray spray, wipe to spread the product evenly and walk away. It started working almost immediately. I went and made a pot of coffee, played with the dog for a few minutes and by the time I came back my shower was white! Wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $7.19, and also check out the powder that you can use in your toilet tank and laundry for $15.06.

    19. A conditioner and polish you can use to transform your faded and scratched wood furniture into gleaming pieces you actually fall in love with again.

    It works both on finished and natural woods, including wood floors.

    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 that jumped up and scratched places, an area 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 blemish. 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. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $8.48 (or at *least* take a closer look at all the amazing before and after photos).

    FYI, if you're facing much damage that's a little worse than that, you might want to try their other (also well-reviewed!) product, called Restore-A-Finish, first; it does more to hide minor scratches, white heat rings, deep water marks, and stuff like that. The two products are actually made to be used together! Get that on Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A durable dishes scrub brush with tough bristles for everyday scrubbing and a plastic scraper that lets you tackle even the stickiest-stuckiest food bits — I see you, melted cheese — while keeping your hand (relatively) out of the gunk.

    And because it's nice to feel even better about the things you buy: the handle's made from sustainable bamboo and recycled plastic!

    Promising review: "Great brush for washing dishes. It fits into most of my glassware, although the head is a bit too big for my tea to-go mug I take to work. I've never experienced the head separating from the brush like other brushes I've purchased through the years. With constant use, this brush lasts about 9–12 months. After the brush bristles become mashed down or worn, I re-purpose the brush in my laundry room to scrub shoes/boots or grimy stains on jeans. The bristles are not for scrubbing hot pans as they will mash down making the brush unusable. So just be aware that while this is a great brush and is well made, it is affected by hot pots/pans." —Rhonda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    21. An oil stain remover that works wonders on basically any kind of stone (whether it's untreated *or* sealed and polished) because you shouldn't have to live with the consequences of that one leaky bottle of olive oil.

    It works on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, grout (for ceramic and porcelain tile), masonry, and concrete — and it won't discolor the surface of the stone even one bit!

    Promising review: "Had an oil stain on my untreated West Elm marble top buffet from a kids toy. I purchased the oil stain remover and crossed my fingers that it would work. Followed the directions, waited 72 hrs to let it dry completely, and then scraped it off with a credit card. It worked perfectly! I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this product!" —marv

    Get a can of it on Amazon for $8.94.

    22. A pet hair remover to extract every last piece of shed fur embedded in your carpet, rugs, and upholstery so you can finally relax on your couch without finding yourself covered.

    TBH you can also use a regular shower squeegee and a spray bottle filled with water (just lightly dampen the upholstery with the water, then scrape), but if you don't already have one lying around, this is cheaper than most squeegees out there! FYI, reviewers say it doesn't work so great on bedsheets.

    Promising review: "The negative reviews on this were mostly focused on how you have to actually WORK to remove pet hair with this thing. Considering it doesn't say "automatically removes pet hair while you relax with a cocktail" I was fine with actually having to put my back into it. Our dog sheds like he's trying to create a clone of himself made entirely from hair. This thing has saved me the embarrassment of having to sticky roller my guest's behinds when they get up to leave. Yes, you have to put some muscle into it but it's worth it." —D

    Get it on Amazon for $6.41.

    23. A garbage disposal cleaner that foams through your sink pipes to wash away the built-up grime and slime from every nook and cranny, including that disgusting spot right under the baffle, which just might be the culprit for the persistent smell.

    Note that this doesn't unclog your disposal — if you're facing a clog, you may want to call your plumber!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again." —KS

    Get it on Amazon for $5.55.

    24. A cast-iron pan brush — it'll make it simple to keep your favorite skillets and grill pans perfectly seasoned while quickly and easily liberating them from clinging food residue.

    Promising review: "This brush is truly effective, making something like fried potatoes a breeze to clean up. Just remember that one reason iron cookware is so popular is because of the HEAT RETENTION! Don’t take this brush directly to the skillet after you pull it from the stove! Run it under some cold water, cool the surface a bit (don’t soak it, it’s iron), and then use the brush. It works on everything I have thrown at it, and it still looks new. Don’t be a fool, use the things you own as they are intended to be used, and they will serve you well. A good brush at a reasonable price." —Dillon Simpson

    Get one on Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A one-step stainless steel cleaner and polish that actually repels dirt, water, and fingerprints, so you can enjoy the shine and still, y'know, use your kitchen appliances.

    Promising review: "I have tried MANY stainless steel cleaners. Some of the other cleaners I’ve tried clean okay but seem more “oily” and you have to buff the heck out of the surface and there are still streaks left behind. With this Magic cleaner you don’t have to use a ton of the product and it cleans the stainless steel surface and doesn’t streak. Better yet, you don’t have to waste a lot of time buffing it out. I use it with a microfiber cloth. The search for the perfect stainless steel cleaner is over!" —Bailey

    Get it on Amazon for $4.79.

    26. Some Goo Gone — it makes removing everything from tape residue to mysterious sticky substances to old bumper stickers quick and painless.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had a cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel. I also used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before." —Cass

    Get it from Amazon for $7.22.

    Now, if only cleaning also came with this kind of motivation:


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