40 clever things to make your home feel way cleaner

Products to help tidy up and create ambiance.

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Taking the day to deep clean your house is one of the surest ways to feel like you've really accomplished something, and thanks to these 40 clever cleaning products, you can get that sense of achievement without even having to work up a sweat.

Now, organization is the first step to making a house feel cleaner, which is why I'm featuring some great products that help you clear up clutter all over your home, like a pot and pan rack that makes your kitchen feel tidier than it ever has. And as soon as you've got that clutter under control, you can get down to the real business of cleaning with items like this steam mop that thoroughly cleans and sanitizes your floors, which is a godsend for a pet lover like me. Or check out these brushes that actually attach to your cordless drill, so you can power scrub bathroom and kitchen surfaces in a jiffy. Finally, whip through those dusty blinds with this genius duster that makes cleaning them a breeze.

Now that your entire home is spick-and-span, use a crisp-scented candle to create the perfect ambiance, and kick back. You've earned it.


This roller that puts an end to excess pet hair problems

Keep carpets, upholstery, and other soft surfaces fur-free with this pet hair remover. It traps excess hair when you swipe it across a surface, and since it works without sticky tape, it's infinitely reusable. Works great on clothing, too — perfect for a quick once over before an important video call.


A power scrubber that cleans just about anything you can think of

This handheld power scrubber cleans everything from dishes to stovetops to deck chairs. The battery-operated device features a powerful motor and comes with two heavy-duty scrubbing pads that feature scraper edges to remove caked-on grime. The scrubber's rubber grip makes it comfortable to handle as you work your way through your chores.


This tablet that breaks up residue in your dishwasher

This tablet breaks through the residue in your dishwasher and removes build-up that repeated use and hard water can leave behind. Safe for both stainless steel and plastic models, the tablet also thoroughly cleans and descales glasses and dishes. If you find your dishwasher isn't as effective as it used to be, you'll want to give this a shot.


This cordless handheld vacuum that can tackle every nook of your space

For those who don’t have space for an upright vacuum or just hate having to haul theirs out of the closet for smaller messes, this cordless dust-buster from BLACK + DECKER is the answer. It’s equipped with a filter and spacious bowl that are both washable. The wide-mouth design makes for quick and efficient cleanup, while the included crevice tool allows you to tackle nooks and crannies, ensuring every inch of your space is immaculate.


These shelf liners that will keep your refrigerator clean

Keep food spills from dirtying your pristine fridge shelves with these refrigerator liners that are easy to wipe clean. The non-slip liners even keep your fruits and vegetables fresher for longer, since they help circulate air. Each order comes with seven liners that can be trimmed to size.


This pumice tool that makes your toilet sparkle

Get rid of any ring stains in your toilet bowl with this toilet cleaner that works like a charm. The pumice stone cleaner applies gentle abrasion to stubborn mineral stains, and although it boasts considerable scrubbing power, it won't harm your porcelain fixtures. Use it to remove rust from metal too.


This elegant candle that fills your space with a crisp Fraser fir scent

It’s easy to see the aesthetic appeal of this Sweet Water Decor candle, with its clean, minimalist design and elegant metallic lid. But it brings more than just good looks to your literal table; each one will fill your space with the refreshing scent of Fraser fir for up to 40 hours. It also comes in a handful of other cozy scents, including cypress, evergreen, and cedar.


A steam mop that deep cleans hard-surfaced floors

Mopping your floors can be an unforgiving task, and even then it's hard to know if you're really getting them clean. Make things easier on yourself with this steam mop that not only makes your floors sparkle, but also eliminates germs thanks to the power of super-heated water. The mop head rotates 180 degrees to maneuver it around furniture, and two machine-washable microfiber pads come with the mop.


This cleaner kit that'll make your stainless steel sparkle

Formulated to give your stainless steel appliances a showroom finish, this stainless steel cleaner kit effortlessly removes streaks, fingerprints, and smudges from your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and even your outdoor grill. The wipes can be used to quickly wipe off fingerprints and grease, while the spray works well for larger surface areas. Plus, both the spray and wipes leave behind a protective barrier to preserve that glossy shine. The kit has garnered hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, so you know it's got to be good. It also includes a microfiber cloth.


These scrubbers that won't get smelly

These silicone scrubbers are non-porous, so they won't harbor germs or get mildewy and smelly like regular sponges. The texture works up a great lather and provides a stiff scrub for pots and pans, but it's gentle enough to not scratch delicate surfaces. Even better — the scrubbers leave behind a fresh peach scent.


This compact air freshener that plugs into any outlet

This air freshener plugs into any outlet, so you can have clean, fresh air no matter where you are. Sleek and compact, this freshener is engineered to not just mask odors such as smoke or pet-related smells, but trap and neutralize them. It’s designed to keep air in your home fresh for up to three months. Plus, it can also serve as a nightlight. One reviewer wrote, “It truly neutralizes odors--litter, poop, and cat food. The fan does make some noise, but it's nothing compared to the noise the actual fan in my guest bath makes.”


A shower curtain liner that resists mold and mildew

Sometimes it's the simplest products that make the biggest difference in your everyday life, and so it is with this shower curtain liner. Unlike other liners, it boasts superior mold and mildew resistance, so you can shower in peace without having to take a scrubber to it anytime soon.


These tablets that clean your washing machine

Your washing machine gets your clothes clean... but what cleans your washing machine? These washing machine tablets, of course. A virtual spa treatment for the inside of your washing machine, it foams up and removes the grime when you run the machine on empty. Now you can rest assured your laundry is truly clean the next time you use it.


This device that uses UV light to keep your toothbrush sanitary

This toothbrush sanitizer uses the power of ultraviolet light to eliminate germs on the head of your toothbrush, keeping it spiffy clean. It accommodates most standard toothbrush heads and sanitizes completely in a quick three minutes. It's USB-chargeable and can last a full month on one charge. The sanitizer not only works as a portable travel case, it also comes with a magnet so it can be mounted in your bathroom.


The clever device that sanitizes your smartphone

Your smartphone carries more germs than a public toilet (yikes), so it's a good idea to clean it with this phone sanitizer that harnesses the power of UV light to eliminate germs in even the hardest-to-reach crevices. Sized for most smartphones, it can also disinfect other small objects, like earbuds and keys.


These charcoal bags that neutralize odors

These odor-neutralizing charcoal air purifying bags bags make it easy to keep sneakers, gym bags, and closets smelling fresh. They also absorb excess moisture to prevent mold and mildew, and they last for a long time — simply set them out in the sun for a couple of hours each month, and you'll get two years' of use out of each bag.


These soap dishes that prevent sogginess

Crafted from natural pine and finished with a waterproof coating, these soap dishes elevate your bar of soap and feature vents that allow water to drain off, so it doesn't get soggy and gross. The rustic, minimalist design blends with any décor, and each order comes with two dishes.


A broom that traps pet hair on the floor like magic

Getting pet hair up out of your carpets and off of your hard floors can be a real challenge — no matter how hard you work with the broom or the vacuum, there are always stragglers. But this pet hair broom traps pet hair easily and features a telescopic handle that extends up to 60 inches, so you can reach all the way under the bed.


A hair catcher that keeps your drains free & clear

Keep your tub drain clear without the use of harsh ingredients by using this hair catcher that collects hair before it has a chance to cause clogs. Even better, the catcher is designed with perforations throughout that allow water to flow through while you shower. Designed to fit any 1.5-inch drain, this genius invention will help you avoid so many plumbing headaches.


This duster that can reach your ceiling fans

Dusting your ceiling fan can be a real pain — if you remember to clean it at all — but this long ceiling fan duster makes a tedious job fast and easy. With an extendable handle up to 47 inches, the microfiber head is detachable so you can wash and reuse the duster. Whether you’re reaching for a fan or aiming for the higher-up window blinds, this lightweight duster helps reduce allergens and leaves your home dust-free.


The gel that cleans electronics safely

Whether it's getting toast crumbs out of your laptop keyboard or cleaning the dust and grime out of your car air vents, this cleaning gel can get the job done. It molds to nooks and crannies where it easily picks up any dust, dirt, and debris. Also perfect for use on other electronics like cameras and gaming systems, it's biodegradable and can be reused several times.


The odor eliminating spray that's a must for pet lovers

Made with natural enzymes, this pet odor spray actually consumes pet odors, eating them all up until they're gone. (Sounds weird, but it works.) The color-safe formula is gentle enough to use around kids and pets, and it's great at eliminating stains as well. You can even add it to laundry in case there was an accident on your sheets or clothes.


This steam cleaner that's the most versatile appliance ever

Capable of cleaning everything from your clothes to your couch upholstery to you tire rims, this handheld steam cleaner is one of the most versatile tools out there. Delivering high-pressure steam at temperatures up to 270 degrees, this powerful gadget sanitizes too. It comes with nine attachments to tackle all kinds of cleaning projects.


The brush kit that turns your drill into a power cleaner

Transform your drill into a power cleaner with this brush kit. Each of these stiff brushes attaches to your drill, so you can deep-clean your bathroom, kitchen, and more. It comes with a bullet-shaped brush gets into tight corners, a 4-inch round brush for flat surfaces, and a 2-inch round brush for detail work.


This soap dispenser that cuts down on clutter — & waste

The around-the-sink area easily becomes chaotic with sponges and dish soap bottles, but this dish soap dispenser cuts down on that clutter. It’s cleverly designed to have the sponge rest on top of the large-capacity (13 ounces) dish soap holder. Just press the sponge down onto the container to dispense the amount of soap you need — which also helps reduce soap waste. “I literally never have a sink full of dishes because everyone washes their dish when they take it to the sink,” one reviewer shared. “I have given them as gifts and they are always a hit.”


This cleaning solution that revives stone and tile surfaces

Formulated without any harsh ingredients, this non-abrasive cleaner is a must have for rehabilitating dirty, dingy tile and stone. Reviewers rave about getting layers of caked-on dirt off of their flagstone, terrazzo, and tile-and-grout floors, and all you have to do is dilute the formula in some water and a mop — no need to get down on your hands and knees to scrub.


These pipe cleaners that clear clogged drains

You're going to be hard pressed to find a sink clog you can't beat with this drain cleaner kit. It comes with a a spring-style snake, a snake with a gripper on the end, and three plastic snakes with teeth along their sides. Made with sturdy stainless steel and plastic, they're durable, yet flexible enough to let you maneuver it in your pipe to reach the clog.


These compact odor eliminators that can be used anywhere

These compact deodorizing balls get their power from baking soda. Lightly scented with Arm & Hammer's Clean Burst scent, these deodorizers are about the size of a golf ball, so you can drop them in the laundry hamper, your gym bag, lingerie drawer, linen closet, or any other place you want to keep smelling fresh and clean.


A touch-free soap dispenser that's more hygienic than the rest

Make hand washing even more sanitary with this automatic soap dispenser. Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, it features four settings that let you adjust how much soap is dispensed each time you wave your hand in front of the sensor. It's great for the kitchen and the bathroom, and can be used for hand sanitizer, too.


A mini dustpan and broom that cleans small messes

For cleaning up small messes like coffee grounds, spilled flour, and crumbs, this mini dustpan and whisk do the trick. Available in both gray and green, the set has style to boot, thanks to the circular bamboo handle on the dustpan.


A combo soap dispenser and brush that streamlines doing the dishes

Just pour a little dish soap in this ceramic soap dispenser — it features a spring-loaded inner platform so when you push down on it with the scrubbing brush, it'll dispense soap so you can get to washing. The brush is made with earth-friendly materials like bamboo and recycled plastic bristles, so you can feel good about your purchase.


Clean all your bottles & pans with this brush set

Tackle all your hard-to-reach scrubbing with this dish brush set that includes three brushes: a bottle brush that’s design to get into the narrow body of a water bottle, a dish scrubber, and a long-handle brush. Each brush has a textured, easy-grip handle and heavy-duty bristles that get your dishes, kitchen sink, and water bottles spic-and-span. Toss these brushes in the dishwasher when they need cleaning.


The mop and bucket combo with a built-in wringer

Make cleaning the floors a breeze with this mop and bucket set. The bucket features an integrated pedal-controlled system that wrings out your mop, as well as a splash guard to keep excess mop water from getting all over the floor (or all over you). Meanwhile, the mop is equipped with a washable microfiber head that can be used again and again.


The cleaner that banishes hard water stains

This hard water stain cleaner will make your shower, sink, and fixtures look shiny and new. Formulated with biodegradable ingredients, the gentle but powerful formula cuts through scale and stains, so you don't have to wear out your elbow with scrubbing. One reviewer raved, "I have been looking for something to get the hard water spots off of my shower door and this did the trick!! I've used it on all my bathroom fixtures and they are sparkling."


This foolproof way to clear up clogged drains

This drain cleaner takes the guesswork out of figuring out how much of the solution to use. It comes with pre-measured applications, so you know exactly how much to pour in. The formula is powerful enough to work through hair, soap scum, toothpaste, and other grime within minutes. Use it on your sink, shower, and tub drains.


A rack that organizes all your pans

Deep cleaning starts with good organization, and this pot and pan organizer is a great way to get started. It can be used either horizontally or vertically and makes it easy to grab whatever pan you need. This sturdy wire organizer can be used free standing or can be mounted to the wall or the inside of your cabinet.


A cable management box that hides tangles of cords

This cable management box is a great way to bring some order to your work-from-home space quickly. Just set your power strip inside this insulated box to conceal any tangle of cords and cables. The snap-lock top keeps cables safe from curious animals and children while still keeping everything easily accessible.


A hair tool caddy that turns your bathroom into a salon

Become a styling pro in your own bathroom with this hair tool caddy that features four compartments to hold your blowdryer, straightener, and styling products. Boasting a faux leather finish, the caddy adds a dash of style to your bathroom while also maximizing storage space.


An organizer that's just right for small office supplies

Minimize clutter on your countertop, dresser, or desk with this hanging organizer that can be mounted to the door or wall. Made from durable linen on a rustic wooden dowel, the organizer features five pockets for mail, pens, notepads, and other small office supplies.


The cleaning set that will make your windows sparkle

Clean your window panes, frames, and tracks with this window cleaning set. It comes with four brushes and two scouring pads that are narrow enough to fit into small grooves and corners that normal brushes and sponges just can't reach. The set is also great for cleaning your stovetop or appliances, like a window air conditioner.