You may even have enough time left over to regret inviting them in the first place.
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A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish that’ll help you conquer the very time-consuming task of wiping down all the appliances in your kitchen. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!
Or a bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser if you need a fast-acting, heavy-hitting cleaner. It’ll restore all your pots and pans with burned bottoms in mere minutes.
A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets because they clean as your machine runs — no need to spend your precious free time cleaning it by hand.
A beeswax wood polisher so you can revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table quick as a flash. Plus, this method is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing the wood, and using this polish on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.
A drain clog remover for unclogging your pipes in a shorter time than it would’ve taken your previously clogged pipes to drain.
A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in your carpet effectively without having to spend time setting up your vacuum. The rubber head works as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There’s also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or for cleaning glass. Plus, the handle extends so it can reach practically any mess.
A pack of garbage disposal freshening balls that’ll deodorize your sink ASAP, because if you have to smell last week’s rotting veggie peels for one more minute you just might scream.
A blind cleaner brush if you don’t have the time or energy to clean each blind individually. Work smarter not harder!
A portable Bissell SpotBot because who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet with a brush? The answer: no one. Good thing this’ll clean up your messes in minutes.
A red wine stain-remover spray so you can hastily remove any vino you’ve spilled in those few moments of clarity you have when you’re drunk and realized you’ve made a big mistake. It even works on old stains!
A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks you have to explain to your S.O. are not poop stains — you swear! Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy scrub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the listening throne you deserve.
Or a pack of fizzing toilet tabs to loosen stains in your toilet bowl and leave behind a refreshing scent. Think of it as a sanitizing bath bomb that disinfects your toilet.
A bottle of Goo Gone that’ll make you understand why your parents always had a bottle on hand. All it takes is a few wipes and you can see questionable stains and sticky residue vanish right before your eyes.
A pet hair remover if you love your fur baby but hate how much they shed…on everything. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!
An eco-friendly hard water stain-remover because it’ll help you wipe away soap scum and residue in your shower in half the time it normally takes you to clean.
A power scrubber so you can actually be impressed for once. It’s basically an electric toothbrush, but for cleaning tile grout and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. This is gonna save you so much time and effort.
An odor-eliminating spray for erasing stains and odors fast. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet’s accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.
A microwave steam cleaner to melt the baked-on crud that’s clung to the sides of your microwave since, well, we’re not exactly sure how long it’s been there but suffice it to say it’s been awhile.
A glass cleaner that’ll cut through fingerprints, toothpaste specks, paper towel lint, dust, and more. Now you can get back to more important things, like admiring your reflection in the mirror.
A jetted tub cleaner if you need a relaxing bath and you need it now. This cleanser will quickly flush out soap scum and body oils that are gunking up your tub’s jets.
A carpet freshener because it expels all the questionable odors lingering in the threads of your carpet. Sprinkle the powder and let it sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming it.
A pair of sweeper slippers so you can quickly clean the floors as you walk around your apartment. They pick up dirt, dust, pet hair, your hair, and more with each step. And! These even fit over a Swiffer so it’s like two products in one.
A cast-iron scrubber, which is just a piece of chainmail, for lifting leftover food grit — not the pan’s seasoning. This’ll save you a heck of a lot of time now that you’re not trying to scrub away stubborn stains with a fragile sponge.
A heavy-duty oven scrub to get the job done right and fast. You’re not about to be bested by years of baked-on dinner explosions and drippings that coat the inside of your oven.
A handheld vacuum that’ll suck up pet hair like a pro when you only have a few minutes to clean. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There’s no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you’re done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.
A no-rinse spot remover if your usual MO is to just ignore the mess. This’ll lift even the most stubborn old stain, and it doesn’t require you to rinse or vacuum after you spray.
A multipurpose cleanser because it’ll accelerate your cleaning routine and keep practically every surface in your house sparkling. It’s safe to use on glass, ceramic stovetops, copper, brass, chrome, stainless-steel, and porcelain.
A robot vacuum so you can tackle all the other things that need your attention while this cleans the floor. Bye bye mountains of dirt, dust, and pet fur.
If all else fails, a cheeky storage solutions — like a locker-style end table or a bar cabinet — for hiding your clutter. Sure, this isn’t “cleaning” per se, but it’s mighty helpful to have a place to store all the random knickknacks that you seem to accumulate and are now cluttering most of the surfaces in your home.
Your brain the minute you get a text that says, “I’ll be there in 20!”
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