32 Cleaning Products With Before & After Photos So Good, They’ll Have You Saying “You’re Gorgeous….Gor-Geous”

Your home is about to have a serious ~glow up~.

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 pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets formulated to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. You’d be surprised how dirty your dishwasher actually is. Just use it once a month on any model and you’ll have the cleanest dishwasher in all the land.

Promising review: “Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak performance.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in multiple packs).

2. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads that come preloaded with cleaner so you can wipe the whole bowl with one hand and just toss the head out.

Promising review: “You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How’s a dirty used up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it’s just like, mocking you. It’s never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used-up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep-cleaning, toss-away-after-you’re-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like… How we like to clean.” —Juliana

Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $9.38 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $16.60).

3. Or a pumice stone that’ll remove stains, hard water rings, lime scale, and rust buildup on even the ickiest of toilets.

Promising review: “I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time that regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. I 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. The 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. I am very happy with this purchase — well worth the very low price!” —Happy Retiree

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in multipacks).

4. A makeup brush shampoo because you use your brushes every day and your face deserves clean products. Bonus: It’s cruelty-free *and* vegan!

This bad boy is hypoallergenic, water-based, plant-based, *and* dermatologist tested.

Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out. I use this with the MelodySusie Big Size Brush Cleaner scrubby from Amazon. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It’s refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes.” —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

5. A handheld vacuum for when you need to clean up their go-to spot, but don’t feel like whipping out a huge bulky vacuum. This is perfect for hard-to-reach places or small areas, like their bed.

Promising review: “I have a long-haired terrier, and her hair is on everything. I was looking for a vacuum for our furniture. This product works wonders on our recliner and our microfiber couch. One complaint people have is the high-powered output of air (which is true), but for the purpose of removing pet hair from furniture it is not an issue.” —Chad Kretschmer

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

6. A microwave steam cleaner that is probably exactly what you look like when you see all the stubborn crud that’s been building up inside of your microwave.

Just fill ‘er with vinegar and let the microwave run for seven minutes!

Promising review: “Crazy how easy this is to use and it works wonders. Cleaning the microwave used to be my least favorite thing to clean. Now it’s a breeze. Just make sure to use white distilled vinegar!” —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $8.39+ (available in four colors).

7. Cleaning cups for your Keurig because you’d be surprised at how much old coffee gunk has been building up inside that bad boy. No, really. You will be surprised *and* use this all the time.

Promising review: “Okay, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didnt know how gross our Keurig was until today. I would suggest running two or three rinse cycles instead of the recommended one. But it’s still an awesome product for the price!” —Mads0421

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

8. A ChomChom roller to gather up the pet hair that’s accumulated on your chair from your fur baby making it their bed when you got up to use the bathroom. It also has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!

Promising review: “I have had many different pet hair rollers and this beats everything hands down. The compartment that traps the hair is genius. With many pet hair removal tools the hair sort of flies in the air a little, you have handfuls, or have to clean the brush on something…this baby traps the fur in a little compartment that is easy to empty. I sent links to this product to lots of my friends who are owned by cats and told them it will be life-changing.” —DLB

Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

9. A portable car vacuum that conveniently plugs right into your car to clean up messes quickly, keeping the car clean and *you* stress-free.

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When I tell you that I use this product often, I mean it. It’s so easy to plug in, vacuum dirt from the floor or seat and put it away. It comes with three different attachments and an extra filter! My tip is to use the brush attachment for everything as it will kick dirt off the carpet fibers, making it easier to suction.

Promising review: “I’m glad to have such a great stuff in my car. Yes, it is not a powerful as my vacuum cleaner in the house, however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car. At the end of October my husband and I went to the ocean and as we tried to be neat — the sand was still in the car. Finally, I got rid of it! Now my beauty again is clean, as on the first day, when I bought her!” —Julia Bright

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

10. A jetted tub cleaner to clean the parts of your tub you just can’t reach. It’ll flush out body oils, soap scum, and those questionable black flakes that gunk up the jets.

All you need to do is full your tub with warm water, add the solution, and run your jets!

Promising review: “Works better than anything else we have tried on our six-foot jetted hot tub. We have well water with lots of minerals. Oh Yuk gets the crud out fast and rinses easy. Been using it for three years and nothing else comes close.” —Linda

Get it from Amazon for $17.84 or Subscribe & Save for $16.06/month.

11. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner because honestly, you’d be surprised at how dirty your disposal probably is but you ignore because it’s dark and scary down there.

Keep in mind though that this cleans your disposal — if your disposal’s clogged, you might need the plumber for that!

Promising review: “Took a little to figure it out but once I did it was magical. I had to push the packet in further than the instructions said but other than that it was a breeze. It got stuff out of my sink I didn’t know was there (probably from the previous tenants) and got rid of the major gnat problem I had.” —Nat K.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $3.98.

12. A bottle of wood polish to enhance the natural beauty in all of your wood (it’s not just for wood floors!) by feeding it with oils, preventing it from drying and fading. It’ll make your adult self *so* proud.

It adds a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax to your wood. 

Promising review: “This product is worth every penny and goes a very long way. We had tired oak floors that haven’t been refinished in over 50 years. They were dried out and washed out. This product took away decades in an hour with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. One word of caution: Floors are very slippery for a few days after use. Be very careful walking around. As a bonus, it smells amazing. It has a natural orange peel smell that is fresh and clean and not at all harsh or chemical. Highly, highly recommend.” —GMD

Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.56+ (available in a larger size).

13. A natural tile and tub cleaner that will dissolve soap scum and hard-water stains so well, you might actually be able to take baths without feeling icky about it. “Hi, Lush? Hold the bath bombs, I’m on my way.” —Definitely you.

It’s made with plant-based cleaning agents— that means no added dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh, hard-to-pronounce ingredients! Plus it’s cruelty free *and* smells like tea tree and eucalyptus. It’s basically perfect.

Promising review: “I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 min. Came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I’ve never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn’t affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn’t leak in the box. I highly recommend this!” —Amber Erwin

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/month (available in larger sizes).

14. A bug remover to get all those nasty splatters off the hood and side view mirrors of your car from the last road trip you took. This solution works as a pre-wash to save you time *and* energy on your next car wash by loosening up all the bug guts. Yum.

Promising review: “This works far better than I expected. Took a trip from Southern Washington to Newport, OR. Covered in bugs. Said bugs sat on truck for nearly 2 months before wash (I know….I know). Used diluted mix in spray bottle, let it set for about 1 minute, then used power washer and the bugs just washed off. Almost couldn’t believe that the product worked like it said it would. And the bottle is still nearly full! Even had enough of the diluted mix left in the spray bottle to do another vehicle. Chemical Guys knows what they are doing. If you’re thinking about it, just do it. I don’t see how you could be disappointed.” —Walk About

Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in larger sizes).

15. A dryer lint vacuum attachment, because much to our surprise, lint can actually get stuck *inside* the dryer. This will give you some peace of mind, knowing you won’t have a random dryer fire started!

It can fit mosts, if not all, vacuums *and* has a flexible neck to make it easy to grab those extra hard-to-reach places. 

Promising review: “I clean out my dryer vent every other load and I never could get the lint that would fall below. It started to build up so I thought I’d give this attachment a try and boy was it worth it! Not only inexpensive but super easy to use. Highly recommend this product.” —B.Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in three colors).

16. A fabric defuzzer so you can make your old furniture look brand new by removing all those unwanted fuzzies! Bonus: you can also do clothing!

Check out our write-up of this magical fabric defuzzer! The battery-operated model requires two AA batteries that aren’t included, but you can buy some right here!

Promising review: “Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil’ baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me.” —Sydney Jensen

Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in six colors and two styles).

17. A leather cleaner and conditioner because leather is cool and sleek, but it’s not immune to stains — especially if you’re clumsy *and* love coffee.

It works on any color of leather you happen to own, from beige to gray to black! First you go in to remove the dirt with the cleaner, then follow up with the no-rinse conditioner, which leaves the leather lightly shined and super soft. Bonus: You can use this on other leather goods you own, not just your seats!

Promising review: “The stuff is amazing and absolutely worth buying. First I applied leather cleaner and allowed it to sit for a few minutes. Then I took a towel to remove dirt. Next I used my hands to rub the leather treatment in cracks and stitches, and took a small clean cloth to wipe residue off. My leather never looked this good. About a half-bottle left after applying on Acura TL, Nissan Armada SUV, F-350 pickup, and Harley Davidson leather seat. Placed the cloth in a sealed Ziploc bag to reuse again. Best leather treatment I have found.” —Spiderman

Get the kit from Amazon for $24.99.

18. A scratch-free scraper that can get into all the little nooks and crevices around the house you’ve been anxious to clean.

You can scrape off grime, grease, labels, stickers, dried-up food, candle wax, and so much more!

Promising review: “This is the greatest cleaning tool invented! I love it! I had tried every tip to get rid of the hard-water buildup around my sinks and this little gizmo gets rid of it in a breeze. Everyone should have one. So simple and so brilliant.” —Debra J.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99+ (also available as a pack of five).

19. A jewelry cleaning jar perfect for restoring your favorite pieces back to the way they looked the day you got them in just a few short minutes. The fun part is realizing you’ve been walking around wearing tarnished jewelry and didn’t realize it. “I thought this was gold!” —me, to my silver bracelet

For stones like ruby, sapphire, topaz, amethyst, aquamarine, garnet, peridot and many other non-porous precious and semi-precious gems, do not leave the item in the basket to soak. Just dip these in the solution, then use a small brush to clean the jewelry, and rinse it off. Please also note this should not be used on pearls! It includes a basket for easily dropping in and removing pieces put in the solution.

Promising review: “This stuff its amazing! I cleaned all my jewelry in under 20 minutes. I read a review that said this stuff doesn’t work and that it ruined a watch, I believed they left the watch in the liquid for too long. When I tell you it’s five seconds, it’s five seconds. If you leave the jewelry for more than that, It will be ruined. This stuff works wonders. Also, it smells like rotten eggs, but it works! I had bought a bunch of ALEX AND ANI bracelets that are cooper and after a little while they look awful. I was very disappointed because each bracelet is about $35. So, I submerged them for five seconds and MAGIC!!” —maria rosello

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in multiple styles).

20. Or a jewelry cleaning brush because you’d be surprised at how dingy your jewelry actually is. It’s time to let your ring ? shine bright like a (literal) diamond ?.

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The Amazon listing also suggests buying a polishing cloth to apply an anti-tarnish barrier on your silver, protecting it from any future build-up!

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. I don’t feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle.” —Amazon customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in multiple packs).

Check out my coworker’s Diamond Dazzle Stik review for more deets!

21. An all-surface cleaning scrub that is non-abrasive to easily clean all kinds of surfaces such as tile, grout, sinks, oven tops, bathrooms — you name it!

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It’s vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, and has no synthetic fragrances or preservatives!

Humblesuds is a woman-owned small business based out of Evergreen Colorado that focuses on natural, plant-based cleaning products for the home.

Promising review: “This is so much better than Comet. I love the way this smells and I REALLY love that there are NO chemicals. And cleaning is a breeze. My oven shines so bright! I buy these products as gifts for the folks who don’t know about this stuff.” —Beverly Williams

Get it from Humblesuds for $5.50+ (available in three sizes) or on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

22. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula because you’ll be surprised to see how dirty they actually are — trust me.


The fun part is that it’s a color-changing formula that activates when it comes into contact with the ferrous metals (iron) from brake dust or other dirt and grime. It’ll spray on yellow and turn into a deep red or purple as it dissolves the gunk on your wheel. 

Promising review: “It will take one look from your friends to say, ‘Did you buy some new wheels?’ This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, and spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water; no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, and do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don’t forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt, and mud; you get it dirty, and it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?” —johnfcon

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

23. A pet hair detailer to really get into the hard-to-reach places that your pets somehow always manage to fill with their fur. I swear it’s their life’s goal to leave behind as much fur as possible.

Promising review: “There’s one chair in my home that was always the cat’s chair. Not because she sits in it all the time– her love for it comes and goes– but because the giant pillow cushion that is its base was absolutely impregnated with cat hair, so no reasonable person would ever want to sit on it. I have vacuumed this chair hundreds of times. I have gone over it with lint brushes and sticky paper rolls and all that. The surface layer of loose cat hair would come off, but there was like a sedimented layer of cat hair that seemed to have fused with the pillow and would not come off no matter what I did. So there was this big piece of furniture in my living room, taking up a bunch of space, that was only ever used by one very small cat. I got one of these brush detailers. I vacuumed the cushion like usual, then started using the detailer. The cat hair came off. THE CAT HAIR CAME OFF. I vacuumed off the clumps of cat hair, went at it with the detailer some more, and in less than 5 minutes had cleaned the cushion of this chair better than it had been cleaned in probably 3 years. It’s now… just a cushion. The chair is a chair that I could reasonably ask a human to use. I can’t believe I ceded ownership of this chair to a cat who honestly isn’t even that into it for so many years when I could have just been hitting it with this stupid rubber brush thing all along.” —SP

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

24. A restorative headlight cleaning kit so you can really ~shine~ your way while making your car look brand new all over again.

The kit includes gloves, the surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

Promising review: “The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of ‘results,’ and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It’s that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked that she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!” —Brad

Get it from Amazon for $19.75.

25. A pack of BootRescue cleaning wipes to help care for those leather and suede boots you bought for the fall and winter season.

It also has an all-natural formula!

Promising review: “Great for a quick cleaning. I work in some very dirty and harsh environments at a waste water plant. After work, a quick wipe with these gets the boots pretty again.” —Styxzz

Get 10 wipes from Amazon for $9.49.

26. A stainless steel cleaner and polish so your kitchen appliances can look brand spankin’ new, even if just for a moment before your kids get ahold of them.

BTW, it’s plant-based!

Promising review: “After reading the newspaper, I desperately need just one dang thing I can fix in this world! But seriously, it’s the best stainless cleaner I’ve ever used. It’s quick, smells great, and the finish is perfect. It resists fingerprints (and paw prints) for days. It was also a great idea they had to include the microfiber cleaning cloth, as it does an excellent job as well. I probably wouldn’t have thought of that. I plan to give these as gifts. Pretty funny!” —Designer Mom

Get a 16-ounce bottle on Amazon for $16.95 or Subscribe & Save for $16.10/month.

27. A Hoover vacuum cleaner specifically designed to help combat all kinds of stubborn pet stains. Basically, you might actually get your security deposit back when you move!

Promising review: “I run dog services, boarding and daycare, out of my home. You can imagine my carpet sees high traffic regularly and potty accidents on occasion from the puppers. Love this Hoover! Holy moly! It picks up a CRAZY amount of deeply imbedded debris, dirt, stains, and hair. The difference in how much cleaner my carpet is after using it is OUTSTANDING!! I regularly vacuum and spot clean with other carpet cleaners and couldn’t fathom the filth I was actually living in after using the Hoover. It’s easy to assemble and light weight too. You can’t deny the results when cleaning out the dirty water tank either. Easily the best purchase I have made for my small business! Finally no more “spots” on my carpet from spot cleaning stains. And my new regular go to when cleaning my carpets and area rugs throughout my home! Very Impressive!” —Patty DeCarlo

Get it from Amazon for $79.97.

28. An instant stain remover spray that’ll effortlessly kill all those pesky microorganisms growing on all of your favorite things, like your Adirondack chairs! Best part? No scrubbing necessary!

Easily remove stains from bathtubs, decks, wood, vinyl siding, drywall, concrete floors, brick walls, and kitchen and bathroom tiles! Basically any area where mold and mildew tends to grow.

Promising review: “This stuff is amazing. I have a stall shower that was always moldy, mildewy, and just plain ugly. I could never find a cleaner that would actually get it back to white and sparkling. This did it! I sprayed it on and let it work, rinsed it off (to get the smell to dissipate), and it was gone. My shower is the 3″x3” small squares; the grout lines were ugly and made me want to remove the whole thing and start again. Not anymore. I just saved myself hundreds by using this product! If you’re frustrated by mold…give it a try. It is extremely strong so make sure to have ventilation and maybe even a mask if you’re going to be using it. Once it’s rinsed it just leaves a clean, bleach smell. If you’re able to be away for a few, it doesn’t even need rinsed.” —Mnypnny281

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $15.29/month (available in three sizes).

29. A suede brush cleaner so you can keep all of your beloved suede pieces looking like you just picked them up from the shops a couple of days ago.

Good for cleaning boots, shoes, coats, jackets, furniture, dance shoes, and sneakers, and is compatible with sprays, foams, erasers, and cleaning kits.

Promising review: “BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!” —Gaby Scott

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

30. A pet hair removal broom to make your jaw drop when you see just how much hair your little rascal has been shedding into the grasps of your rug’s fibers. There is a rake side and a squeegee side which both effectively do the deed.

Promising review: “This is a genius invention with a rubbery broom that catches everything! Today I didn’t think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong–I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else? The handle telescopes far longer than I need (I’m 5’8″) but the telescoping comes in handy when sweeping under the couch or other out-of-the-way places. This is a game-changer if you have a lot of fur or hair in your home. You must try this, I am so happy with this purchase!” —Frannie

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

31. An effective outdoor cleaner that’ll clean your walkway, patio, and even driveway without having to rent a power washer and spend a whole weekend cleaning.

Promising review: “I first used this product about two years ago on the awning on my RV. That awning was so bad, that I thought I was going to have to replace it. After using this Scott’s product as directed, the mold and mildew completely disappeared. This product definitely works and it works GREAT! What more can I say — it saved me nearly $500.” —R. Latreille

Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in three sizes and three styles).

32. And finally, a Goo Gone kitchen degreaser because *goo gone* are the days of you using way too much elbow grease to clean your stovetop and counters.

Safe for use on tile, ceramic and sealed stone surfaces *and* even safe for food prep areas!

Promising review: “The tops of my cupboards had been cleaned maybe once in 15 years. They were disgusting with grease and dust that I thought I’d never get off. Goo Gone Kitchen Degreaser worked a miracle for me! The cupboard that was directly above the oven took some elbow work, and all others were as simple as spray, and wipe. The tops of my cupboards look new again!” —JC

Get a 14-ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in a 28-ounce).

How your home is going to feel when you’re through with it:

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