Revealed: The Best Household Cleaner For Every Spot in Your Home
Home cleaning is a necessary evil, but when you have the right products, it's oh so much easier! Save yourself precious time by purchasing the right cleaner for every room in your house. Then, watch the dirt and grime disappear. Check out our picks for a spotless home ahead.
It's hard to find a parent who isn't addicted to the ease of use and powerful cleaning power of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes ($11 for a four-pack). The premoistened wipes sweep away messes with their pocketed pattern while simultaneously killing 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria, including many cold and flu viruses.
If you're looking for something a bit less harsh, consider Puracy Natural All-Purpose Cleaner ($14 for two). Developed by doctors, filled with ingredients you'll feel safe using around kids and pets, and guaranteed to provide a streak-free clean of every hard surface in your home, it's a sure win.
Calling all boy moms! If you're finding random sprays of urine on your bathroom floor, shower curtain, wall — basically everywhere — then Clorox Urine Remover ($5) is the product for you. Reviewers say that the faster you spot the stain, the better it is at getting odors out, but it's effective at removing the stain itself long after the initial accident.
Your toilet bowl will be sparkling thanks to this Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner Clinging Bleach Gel ($3).
Not only does Method's Naturally Derived Glass + Surface Cleaner ($4) leave your mirrors, windows, and glass-top tables squeaky clean, but it also smells fantastic.
When you need something heavy-duty to get all that sap and bug gunk off the outside of your glass deck sliders or have to remove a sticky two-day-old soda stain from your table, turn to Sprayway's Glass Cleaner ($17 for a four-pack). This product has amassed a cult following for its serious streak-free cleaning power.
Toy and Highchair Cleaners
There's pretty much no toy, highchair, changing table, or playroom surface that wouldn't benefit from a good wiping down with Babyganics All-Purpose Surface Wipes ($13). These pediatrician-tested wipes are gentle enough to use around little ones but effective enough to really clean.
Clean the highchair after a messy meal or give toys a quick wipe after a sniffling pal visits with Dapple Pure 'N' Clean Toys and Highchairs Cleaner Spray ($6). It easily removes food stains and keeps germs at bay without harsh chemicals or scents. In other words, you'll feel OK about your kiddo popping the toy back in his mouth when you're done cleaning it.
Able to remove even day-old red wine stains from carpets and upholstery, the Hoover Platinum Collection Professional Strength Instant Stain Remover ($9) earned its title as Good Housekeeping's No. 1 carpet cleaner pick for good reason.
With a loyal following, there's no doubt Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover ($10) is effective. From pet accidents to oil splatters, fans swear by its near-magical ability to remove the most stubborn stains . . . even after years of trying other cleaners has failed.
If you're hard on your pots and pans — as in you burned the heck out of dinner or went to town baking on that grease — then Sokoff ($25) is a must have. Keep this clever product handy for all the times you need serious cleaning power for your aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, copper, brass, or Teflon cookware.
The name of this product says it all. When food splatters have taken over your stovetop, reach for Goo Gone Kitchen Degreaser ($6). It removes baked-on grease, grime, and food with surprising speed and ease. And if the stuck-on food mess extends beyond your stovetop, don't hesitate to use this miracle product on everything, including your sealed stone and wooden countertops, plastic plates, pots, and even porcelain dishes.
When bathroom stains have built up to the extent that an ordinary cleaning product just won't cut it, this is the product you need. Kaboom Shower Tub and Tile Cleaner With Oxi Clean ($17 for two) is serious business. Even the most stubborn soap scum, calcium, or lime stains will run screaming from this product. But be warned: its intense cleaning power can put off some intense fumes, so open a window or strap on a mask.
Most of the time you won't even need to scrub after you spray this potent cleaner onto your soap-scum stains. It works shockingly well — and without the harsh chemicals. If you want your glass shower door, chrome fixtures, or dingy bathtub to shine, buy a bottle of Bucko Soap Scum and Grim Remover ($17) today.