15 Cleaning Products Under $15 That Work Like Magic
Get ready to level up your cleaning with these game-changing items.
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There’s no denying the satisfaction of spreading, smearing, or spraying a cleaning product onto a problem area and watching gunk and grime disappear before your eyes. Not all cleaning products are created equal, though, so it can sometimes take a few misses to find a hit. Lucky for you, we did the dirty work (literally) to find 15 cleaning products that work like magic. In addition to these products surpassing crud-busting expectations, they’re all under $15, so they won’t break the bank. While you’re getting your home into tip-top shape, try these clever cleaning hacks from professional house cleaners.
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SkylarLife Home Mold & Mildew Remover Gel
If you’re all about setting it and forgetting it, this is the product for you. SkylarLife’s mold and mildew buster is a potent gel that you apply to areas that are prone to developing mold, including the bathtub, shower, sink, and windows. It even tackles nasty orange or black mold. Simply apply it to the area, let it sit for six to eight hours, and then come back to witness a miraculous removal. Wipe it away, and you’re good to go! While you’re waiting, you can determine if your home has a toxic mold problem.
Blue Magic Carpet Stain & Spot Lifter
Stains happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever. Blue Magic’s Carpet Stain & Spot Lifter is a real hero when it comes to nixing stubborn spots; it even lifts stains that you didn’t realize were there. Spray it liberally onto the affected area, let it sit for about 30 seconds, watch the stain rise to the surface, and then press with a paper towel. It works like a charm on car upholstery, in-home carpet, and even upholstered furniture. For a DIY option, try these 17 homemade carpet cleaners you probably already have in your house.
Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray
Grease doesn’t stand a chance against this new product from Dawn. The gentle foam formula may seem unassuming, but it’ll tackle the toughest grime throughout your home. Since it works five times faster than other products, it eliminates the need for soaking. Simply spray, wipe, and rinse away. Try it on baked-on messes, grout stains, and even boiler pans with who-knows-how-many layers of burnt-on gunk. Here’s how to clean the dirtiest items in your home.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Of course Magic Erasers are on this list—it’s magic! If you’re unfamiliar with the product, it’s essentially chunks of melamine foam that act as ultra-gentle, super fine sandpaper on all types of surfaces. They safely buff away everything from soap scum on your tiles and food buildup on your stovetop to stubborn stains on your walls. That said, never clean these 10 things with a Magic Eraser.
Microban 24 Hour Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray
Bacteria is everywhere, and it can survive and thrive on surfaces anywhere from a few hours to several days. This can lead to illness, stubborn stains, and gnarly odors. Powered by antimicrobial technology, Microban 24 effectively sanitizes and protects surfaces for 24 hours by creating a bacteria-busting shield on any hard, non-porous surface where it’s applied. Also, these are 22 of the germiest things in your home.
Swiffer Sweeper Dry + Wet All-Purpose Starter Kit
Anyone who has hardwood or tile floors knows how quickly dust and assorted filth accrues. Swiffer Sweeper’s Dry Cloths work by attracting and locking in dust, dirt, hair, and other small debris to make floors shine. The Wet Cloths trap and lock more dirt while mopping away stains, smudges, and smears. The two-in-one system and low price tag make this one a no-brainer. If there’s pet hair everywhere in your house, you should also invest in one of the 14 best vacuums for dog and cat hair.
Conair Fabric Defuzzer
Clothing, coats, and upholstery that you use regularly are often susceptible to pilling and fuzzing. This can make the fabric look dingy and old, but it’s not a reason to throw the whole thing out. Conair’s Fabric Defuzzer essentially shaves these extra bits away, rescuing garments and furniture by restoring them to their glory days.
Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner
Do you dread cleaning the oven? You’re not alone. It’s one of the worst chores to tackle because these appliances tend to accumulate crazy amounts of stubborn crud. Months’ worth of grease, crumbs, and food spills not only look unappealing—but they can also impact the quality of the food you cook. While self-cleaning ovens sound like a dream, this feature leads to a hot, stinky kitchen that’s unusable for hours and can sometimes cause the entire oven to malfunction. Instead, opt for Easy-Off. It’s one of the best oven cleaners out there, and for good reason. Just spray it, let it sit for two hours, and then wipe it up. After you’ve done a full cleaning, use it as a spot treatment.
OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener + Stain Remover
The commercials are true: OxiClean makes your whites whiter. This household staple belongs in everyone’s laundry room. It’ll get rid of grass, dirt, wine, makeup, and ink stains on your favorite whites, and it’ll even restore tired, yellow-tinted white clothes back to their original brightness. While we’re on the subject, avoid these 10 laundry mistakes you didn’t know you were making.