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18 Products That’ll Clean Your House in Less Than an Hour

Hate scrubbing, mopping, and vacuuming? You’re in the right place. These genius inventions will cut cleaning time by doing the work for you!

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Less hands-on cleaning…with better results

They say that Beyoncé has the same number of hours in a day as the rest of us, but when you really think about it, that’s not exactly true. The Queen has an entire team of assistants helping her with stuff like cleaning, so those hours aren’t quite the same. While hiring a massive cleanup crew a la Bey isn’t exactly feasible for mere mortals, there are ways to make the most of your time so you can allocate those precious hours to the things that matter most. Case in point: cleaning devices that do the hard work for you while you tend to other pressing (or leisurely) matters. From window cleaners to automated vacuums, these products will make your life easier and your home cleaner. And while you’re on a cleaning kick, check out these other secrets of people who always have a clean house.

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Tineco iFloor 3 Wet/Dry Vacuum


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If you’re in the market for a vacuum, why not choose one that goes above and beyond for you? The Tineco iFloor 3 is a wet/dry vacuum, which means it washes and vacuums your floors at the exact same time, cutting your cleaning time in half. It’s ideal for hard surfaces, in particular—including laminate, vinyl, tile, marble, and sealed wood—and delivers a streak-free, shiny finish. Doing the sweep first, mop second thing is going to feel so archaic after you get this bad boy. Plus, with all the time you’ll save, you’ll finally be able to turn your attention to these 10 spots you’re not vacuuming—but should be.

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Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber Power Brush


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Few things are as satisfying as watching stubborn gunk magically disappear, especially when you’re basically wielding a power tool. The Homitt Electric Scrubber Power Brush is perfect for cleaning hard-to-reach spaces known for accumulating gross stuff—in both the bathroom and kitchen. This cordless device features a high-torque spinning mechanism and multiple brush heads, making it a lot faster and more efficient than elbow grease. Here are more ways to clean your bathroom in 5 minutes or less.

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iRoller Screen Cleaner


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Wiping down all the screens in your house doesn’t have to involve breaking out the cleaning spray and paper towels. And let’s be honest, many of us completely ignore this task simply because we’re not quite sure how to go about it. The iRoller Screen Cleaner is a wildly simple tool that gets the job done fast. Simply roll it down your screen and watch fingerprints, smudges, smears, and dust disappear. While we’re on the topic, make sure you’re disinfecting your devices regularly, especially the ones you bring with you everywhere. Here’s how filthy your phone really is.

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Wellbots Hobot 298 Window Cleaning Robot


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You can go ahead and put away your rickety ladder. Your world just became a better place thanks to the Hobot Window Cleaning Robot, which adheres to your window and does all the reaching and scrubbing work for you. It converts water into a 15-micrometer-dense mist, which means streak-free, dust-free windows. This is an especially worthwhile purchase for homes with very tall or very large windows. Since cleaning the glass isn’t your only challenge when it comes to windows, here are 8 clever solutions for the most annoying window cleaning problems.

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iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum


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You should vacuum several times a week in order to eliminate dust, allergens, dirt, and other gunk from your floors, but that’s easier said than done. Using an automated vacuum cleaner is one way to make sure this chore gets done as frequently as it ought to, and Roomba’s got the lockdown on such devices. The iRobot connects to Wi-Fi, is compatible with Alexa, and works on both hard surfaces and carpets. It also recharges without your help. The only thing you’re responsible for is cleaning out the dust pan. One important note: Make sure you know the 6 places you should (and shouldn’t) store your Roomba.

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Levoit H13 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier


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Though you can’t really see it, the air in our homes often isn’t as clean as it could be. And now, more than ever, a HEPA air purifier is a necessary cleaning gadget to own. The best part is that it requires virtually zero work from you; just turn the dang thing on! Levoit H13 is one of Amazon’s highest-reviewed units, and it effectively tackles allergens, pet dander, smoke, dust, mold, and pollen for a cleaner space and easier breathing. So, can an air purifier kill coronavirus germs in the air? We investigated.

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iRobot Braava Jet 240 Superior Robot Mop


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If you’ve automated your vacuuming, you might wish you could do the same with your mopping. Guess what—you can! The Braava Jet robot uses water and disposable pads to clean hard surfaces, including wood, laminate, and tiles. It can mop for up to two hours on a single charge. How else can you keep your home spotless? With these 13 clever cleaning hacks you’ll want to steal from professional house cleaners.

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Coway Bidetmega 400E Electronic Bidet Seat


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We know what you’re thinking: How is a bidet supposed to help me get my house clean? The Coway Bidetmega 400 isn’t just a regular bidet. In addition to helping you take care of your personal business, it features a triple-stage wash-care system that keeps the water path, nozzle, and toilet free of contaminants so that your toilet always sparkles. It’s easy to install, and—bonus!—you might save yourself some money on toilet paper. Just make sure to check what style toilet you have before buying; this unit comes in both rounded and elongated styles. Find out why one woman fell in love with her new bidet during quarantine and says she’ll never use toilet paper again.

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Ellumi Bacteria-Killing Recessed Shower Light


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What if we told you it was possible to get a cleaner home—and especially a cleaner bathroom—simply by flipping on the lights? Ellumi has utilized bacteria-busting light technology with this recessed shower light. When on, it kills 99 percent of bacteria, mold, and fungi, and it is completely safe for humans, fur companions, and even your plants. The brand also offers an under-cabinet light that works the same magic. Watch out for these ways you’ve been cleaning your bathroom wrong.

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Dupray Tosca Steam Cleaner


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Aside from scrubbing toilets, cleaning grout is probably the most dreaded chore on your list (even if you’re using effective products like Zep Grout Cleaner). Believe it or not, you can forget the sore knees, headaches, and monotony of it all with this does-it-all steaming gadget. It technically requires a bit of effort on your part, but Dupray’s steam-powered cleaner drastically cuts your labor time. It is also multifunctional and can be used on carpets, ovens, appliances, mattresses, and car upholstery. Steam is a safe, chemical-free way to clean your home. Make sure to avoid these 13 toxic cleaning products—and know what to buy instead.

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Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer


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Steam cleaning isn’t just for clothes. While this easy-to-wield handheld device from Conair can certainly be used to smooth out wardrobe wrinkles, it’s also great for sanitizing curtains, couches, carpets, car upholstery, and even delicate fabrics. Simply choose from one of five steam settings depending on your needs. It heats up in under a minute, only uses water, and kills 99.9 percent of bacteria to tackle odors and provide peace of mind.

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Roborock S6 MaxV


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If you want to reduce the number of cleaning products you have in your house, you need to invest in the Roborock S6 MaxV. It’s a top-of-the-line robot vacuum and mop all in one small, but mighty, machine. It uses twin cameras to map an area before it starts cleaning so that it can avoid obstacles such as shoes on the ground or furniture. It has 25% more suction power and genius mopping to get every floor surface clean. The Roborock also senses when it moves over carpet and adjusts its power to get out all of the dirt, grime, and pet hair. You can connect your Roborock to an app for easy control and set it to clean at a specific time, avoid certain rooms, set the water flow, and much more.

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Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot with Brass Brushes


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Grilling is all delicious fun and games until it’s time to clean up. The Grillbot is essentially a Roomba for your grill and works precisely as you think it would. Just place it on the grill and press Go, and the robot takes care of the gnarly scrubbing work for you. It also makes a great gift for the grill aficionado in your life. Don’t miss these other kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago.

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TOWNEW Electric Self-Sealing and Self-Changing Trash Can


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Taking out the trash is arguably one of the worst chores, perhaps because it has to be done so frequently. Plus, there’s the stink. That’s why you’ll love this self-sealing and self-changing trash can—it does everything except physically take the trash outside. To change the bag, just press the touch button for three seconds and it’ll work its magic. Once you remove the sealed bag, the lid will automatically close and insert a new trash bag. Just make sure you never throw these 13 things into this garbage can—or any other.

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Delta Faucet Glass Rinser for Kitchen Sinks


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Delta heard all those frustrated dish-washing grumbles around the globe and decided to do something about it. Launched in Fall 2019, the Glass Rinser uses a high-pressure water jet to quickly de-gunk your cups, bottles, and other annoying-to-clean drinkware. It can be installed on most sinks over a premade hole (like an unused soap dispenser or sink sprayer). To protect your more delicate glasses, you should be washing them by hand anyway, along with these 9 things you should never put in the dishwasher.

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ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover


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Trying to get all the pet fur off the couch, carpet, and rug might seem like a futile effort. This handy tool from ChomChom not only works like a charm, but it also does so in a matter of seconds. Just roll it back and forth over the fabric and then collect the astounding amount of pet hair from the receptacle on the back.

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Litter Robot 3


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Cat owners know that their sweet fur companions don’t always smell the greatest, and that’s largely due to their litter box. Constant upkeep is a must if you want your home to smell fresh, but it’s a chore that sometimes gets overlooked. The Litter Robot 3 automates this smelly task for you, scooping every time your cat uses it. Waste is deposited into a tray underneath that you empty on a regular basis. Bonus: It will notify you when the drawer is full. Whether you’ve got a cat or a dog, messes are bound to happen. But they’re a lot easier to handle if you’ve got one of the 14 best vacuums for dog and cat hair.

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Fluidmaster 8300 Flush ‘n Sparkle Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaning System


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You didn’t think we’d leave toilet scrubbing off the list, did you? This handy bleaching system by Fluidmaster eliminates much of the hard—and, let’s be honest, very gross—work associated with cleaning your toilet. It is installed in your toilet’s tank and directly connected to the overflow tube, which means it won’t interfere with your flapper or fill valve. Next, check out these cleaning products that professional house cleaners always buy.

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Wendy Rose Gould
Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance lifestyle reporter covering pets for Reader's Digest, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Rescue Pop. She's also a regular contributor to NBC, Real Simple, Brides, Business Insider, and other outlets. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, by way of the Indiana countryside, Wendy holds a journalism degree from the Franklin College Pulliam School of Journalism and another bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter @wendyrgould.

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