This Clever $13 Ball Keeps Your Purse Clean—Seriously!

This tiny ball went viral on TikTok, and now it's flying off Amazon's virtual shelves. Say hello to the Sauberkugel Clean Ball and an effortlessly cleaner bag.

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Have you ever looked at how dirty the bottom of your purse is? You might have some handy cleaning putty to get rid of messes in your car, or The Pink Stuff to clean surfaces, but how are you cleaning your handbag? Since we carry our bags with us everywhere we go, it makes sense that purses accumulate hair, crumbs, lint, and…what is that gunk?

If you don’t want to spend a lot of extra time cleaning out your purse, backpack, or diaper bag, there’s a cheap and easy German solution that’s taken over TikTok and Amazon—the Sauberkugel. That’s German for “clean ball.”

What is a Sauberkugel Clean Ball?

This tiny golf-ball-sized product is a hard plastic shell with a sticky, soft ball inside that picks up all the crumbs and dirt in your bag as it rolls around. It picks up messes from the bottom of purses, reusable grocery bags, gym bags, and backpacks with a simple rolling motion and no added weight.

Sauberkugel Clean Ball product specs:

  • Non-toxic
  • Lightweight at 16 grams
  • Silicone-free
  • Available in pink and black
  • Over 10,000 uses before it needs to be tossed
  • Made in Germany

How to use a Sauberkugel Clean Ball

Unlike using a tiny vacuum to suck the dirt and lint out of your bag, this tiny ball effortlessly rolls around and does your dirty work. It’s one of the cleaning tricks you can keep in your back pocket.

This gadget went viral on TikTok for its portability and size, and the brand’s hashtag has more than seven million views. When the ball gets filthy, just rinse it off with clean water, dry it, and pop it back in your purse. You’re all set to use it over and over again—up to 10,000 times.

Pro tip: If there are still unwanted messes at the bottom of your bag, just pop off the exterior shell and roll the ball into the corners to get every last crumb.

The best Amazon user reviews

TikTok users love watching before-and-after videos of the clever bag cleaner, and Amazon customers have given it 4.6 stars and more than 4,500 ratings.

Verified Amazon purchaser Sarah Couv attests to the cleaning properties of the Sauberkugel clean ball for those with crummy bags. “As soon as I ordered this ball, I put it straight into my purse, and within a day or two, it was already time to wash it! It picks up a lot for being so small,” she writes.

Another verified purchaser, Kathy, praises its super easy clean. “This product really works. Picks up all the dirt from the bottom of my bag, and it’s so easy to rinse off! Just rinse, pop it back together, and put it back in the bag,” she says.

Where to buy the Sauberkugel Clean Ball

Suberkugel The Clean Ball Ecomm Via Amazonvia merchant

Ready to finally have the clean bag of your dreams with minimal effort? The Sauberkugel is available on Amazon for $12.99. This one is a no brainer.

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Casey Clark
Casey is a reviews and shopping expert for covering the latest in kitchen and household products. When she’s not on deadline, you can find her out to brunch with friends or exploring New York City's latest Broadway shows.