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Even the thought of cleaning tires me out, and I usually have to spend a few hours mentally preparing for the chore.
However, I've found that once I start cleaning one of the rooms in my apartment, I get into a productive groove that whisks me from the bathroom and kitchen to the living room and bedroom with montage-like ease. Having a proper toolkit of products on hand helps me get the chore over as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
With thorough, durable, and easy-to-use cleaners and tools, you can clean your entire home and barely break a sweat in the process.
We've extensively tested hundreds of home cleaning products. Below you'll find some of the best we've tested, as well as top picks from our buying guides.
Here are 17 cleaning products to clean your entire house, from the bathroom to the living room:
Anywhere: Shark Vertex DuoClean Cordless Vacuum
A bit heavy but a smooth roller, the Shark Vertex DuoClean does a fantastic job of picking up everything from kitty litter to flour to pet hair. Slide between hardwood and carpet settings or use the power boost trigger when you want more suction.
The best part is how low it can go, allowing you to clean under beds, couches, chairs, and other tricky spots.
For more options, check out our guide to the best vacuums.
Anywhere: iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Robot Vacuum
iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Robot Vacuum
If you hate cleaning, let a robot vacuum do the work for you. This Roomba took home the top spot in our guide to the best robot vacuums. It does a great job of autonomous cleaning and even empties its own dustbin, leaving less work for you.
Read our review of the Roomba i3+ EVO Robot Vacuum.
Anywhere: Clorox Wipes
Clorox Bleach-Free Disinfecting Wipes
You'll see these bleach-free wipes in many cleaning cabinet because they're thick and durable, kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and come in three fresh scents. They dispense easily out of the canister and dry quickly, plus they're safe on hard and nonporous surfaces like finished hardwood, sealed granite, and stainless steel.
If you don't like generating as much waste, Clorox also makes compostable wipes, though they aren't disinfecting.
Our guide has plenty of other options for disinfecting cleaners as well.
Anywhere: OXO Microfiber Hand Duster
OXO Good Grips Microfiber Hand Duster
This soft, fluffy duster captures all the dust settling on your shelves and countertops in one fell swoop. Flexible and lightweight, it's comfortable and easy to maneuver around tight, tricky spaces. Its reusable head is machine washable, though it's best if you simply handwash it in cold water.
If you need something to reach tall surfaces, OXO's 3-in-1 Extendable Duster is also highly rated. It extends to 8 feet, collapses to 3 feet, and comes with three interchangeable brush heads.
To help prevent sending plastic into waterways when you wash microfiber, you can try the Guppyfriend bag.
Anywhere: FURemover Pet Hair Removal Broom with Squeegee
FURemover Broom with Squeegee & Telescoping Handle
Whether you're dealing with thick pet hair or a slippery spill, this dual-use broom can handle it. The 100% natural rubber attracts hair and debris from hardwood, linoleum, and traditionally difficult surfaces like carpet and rugs. Then use the built-in squeegee edge if you need to wipe off liquids from windows, showers, tile, and hardwood. It can extend out to 5 feet.
Anywhere: Mrs. Meyer's Everyday Cleaner
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
Natural cleaning brand Mrs. Meyer's makes this plant-based multi-surface cleaner that cleans as well as traditional chemical-laden ones but doesn't leave any harsh odors behind. Instead, after it's removed dirt from your countertops and surfaces, it has a sweet, pleasant, and flowery honeysuckle scent.
Other nice scents from the brand include Basil, Lavender, and Lemon Verbena.
Kitchen: O-Cedar Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System
O-Cedar Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System
This well-designed system allows for hands-free wringing. The bucket has a special spinner, activated by a foot pedal, that spins your mop and keeps water splashes contained.
The mop head rotates 360 degrees and is shaped like a triangle to better clean the corners of your home. Microfiber is equally effective on hardwood floors and tiles, like the ones in your kitchen, when used wet or dry.
Kitchen: Angry Mama Microwave Oven Cleaner
Angry Mama Microwave Oven Cleaner
Rather than stick your head in your microwave and hack away for half an hour at the food crud that has been in there since 200 heating sessions ago, use this accessory to loosen it up first.
Add vinegar, water, and lemon juice to the fill lines on the body and microwave the Angry Mama for five to seven minutes, after which any stains will be loose enough to wipe down quickly. It should cut your cleaning time in half and make your microwave usable again in time for dinner.
Kitchen: Easy-Off Oven Cleaner
Easy-Off Professional Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner
People rarely ever wipe up their oven messes immediately, but they regret it weeks later when the baked-on spills and grease don't budge. Make your oven look brand new again with this affordable, fume-free cleaner, which works on ovens, oven doors, broilers, broiler pans, and stainless-steel surfaces to clean up those tough messes.
Spray it and leave it on for at least five minutes and up to 40 minutes, then wipe down with a cloth or paper towel.
Kitchen and bathroom: Green Gobbler Liquid Clog Remover
Green Gobbler Liquid Clog Remover
Living in a house involves the constant battle of unclogging pipes and drains. If you're not fishing out bits of food from the sink, you're probably unraveling a never-ending string of hair from the shower drain.
Green Gobbler's clog remover clears your drains by liquifying everything in its path — grease, hair, scum, food, and more. It comes in a dual-chambered bottle, and you use one chamber for sinks and tubs and both chambers for toilets.
Kitchen: Krud Kutter Concentrated Cleaner and Degreaser
Krud Kutter Concentrated Cleaner and Degreaser
You can use this multi-use cleaner all over your house, including exterior parts like driveways and patio furniture. As a powerfully concentrated degreaser, it's especially useful for your kitchen because it can take out food and drink stains, grease, oil, gum, and soap scums. Dilute one part concentrate with 10 parts water, and you can cover up to 75 square feet of surfaces.
Living room: AmazonBasics Cleaning Cloth
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (24-pack)
While far from being super plush or thick, these basic cleaning cloths are absorbent and durable enough to get the job done. The pack includes cloths in three different colors, so you can separate them by cleaning tasks. If you're on a budget, it's hard to find a better deal than this value pack.
Living room: Bissell 1986 ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro
Bissell 1986 ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro
If you have the double whammy of a pet (or pets) and carpeted floors, you'll want this specialized Bissell cleaner. It also did well in our red wine and egg tests, two stubborn stains that other machines we tried struggled with.
The Bissell also comes with three versatile attachments and does a good job drying carpets quickly after cleaning.
Check out our guide to carpet cleaners for more choices.
Bathroom: Method Daily Shower Spray Cleaner
Method Daily Shower Spray
This cleaner's fresh eucalyptus mint scent might motivate you to use this cleaner every day to prevent scum and grime build-up. It's made from non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients that you can feel better about going down your drain. Other than in the tub itself, you can use it for chrome faucets and shower doors.
Bathroom: Clorox ToiletWand
The ToiletWand comes with disposable sponges preloaded with Clorox cleaner, eliminating the need to buy a separate toilet bowl cleaner. The sponge pad clicks securely onto the wand and gets into areas of your toilet that a brush can't.
Once you're done cleaning, it comes off with one click so you never need to touch anything beyond the stick itself. This system also means you won't have a dirty toilet brush sitting in your bathroom at all times.
If you prefer a reusable toilet brush, we like OXO's version.
Bathroom: The Crown Choice Grout Cleaner Brush
The Crown Choice Grout Cleaner Brush
Getting into the tiny lines of your bathroom is difficult without a specialized, narrow brush like this. It has sturdy, angled brushes to reach the soap scum, grime, and mold stuck in your grout, but it's equally easy to wash afterward in hot, soapy water. The thick 1-inch handle is fairly comfortable to hold, which certainly helps as you dig into the floors and walls of your bathroom.
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