It’s said that a workman is only as good as his tools, and to a certain extent I agree. Skill can only take you so far, and applying the same skill with better tools will almost always give you a better result. I find that is especially true when it comes to cleaning! You can still get your house clean using subpar cleaning tools, but having a few great cleaning tools can make all the difference!
I do a lot of my household shopping on Amazon, including buying cleaning tools when I need them. When I’m searching for cleaning tools, I always consult the customer reviews before buying. In most cases, the customer reviews will reveal whether or not the tool does what it claims to do on the product page, and whether it was worth the money they paid for it.
Today I’ll be putting my Amazon searches to good use by sharing a list of some of the most highly rated cleaning tools I could find. I also asked for cleaning tool recommendations from my Facebook followers, and factored those recommendations into my list. (You can find me on Facebook here!) My ultimate goal was to feature a variety of different tools a different price points, so that hopefully there’s something here for everyone. :-) Any one of these tools is sure to help you get your cleaning done in no time!
14 Cleaning Tools That People Are Loving On Amazon
This chainmail scrubber might look like it belongs at a renaissance fair rather than in your kitchen, but it’s actually a great tool for anyone who uses cast iron pans! This rust-resistant stainless steel scrubber is gentle enough that it won’t scratch your pans, but tough enough to scrub away crusty messes. Use it to clean cast iron pans, pizza stones, stainless steel pans, and more! Find it on Amazon here.
2. Scrub Daddy
Price: $14.99 for a pack of 4
These happy-faced scrubbers have quite the cult following online. People who love the Scrub Daddy seem to REALLY love it! And it’s no wonder, because this sponge is versatile, easy to use, and can fit into small nooks and crannies for a thorough clean. You can also influence the stiffness of the sponge by using warmer or cooler water as you wash. Hot water makes the sponge very pliable, while cold water makes it stiffer and better for scrubbing tough messes. Find it on Amazon here.
Price: $35.15 for 2 tins (3.3 lbs each)
This brand of laundry soda seems to be one of the more popular ones you can find on Amazon. Reviewers say this laundry soda leaves their clothes clean and soft to the touch, without any added scents or colors. If you’re looking to switch to a more natural detergent you give Nellie’s a try (Find it on Amazon here). Or if you prefer making your own here is a natural DIY laundry detergent recipe.
Price: $39.98 for the mop, 3 mop pads, and 2 microfiber cloths
It might seem like $40 for a mop is a bit much, but it also comes with 3 reusable mop pads and 2 microfiber cleaning cloths. That’s not a bad deal, all things considered! But the main selling point of this mop seems to be its size. This mop is 18″ wide, which means you’ll need fewer passes to mop your floors. You’ll be done with your mopping in a flash, and when you’re done, just toss the mop pad in with your laundry to clean it! Find it on Amazon here.
Price: $13.80 for a pack of 12
Most of us already know that microfiber cleaning cloths are one of the best cleaning tools you can buy for the money. You can use them on almost any surface, and they trap dust and dirt really well. One thing that sets these cloths apart from others on the market is their size. These measure about 16″ x 16″, so you have plenty of surface area to work with. They also come in different colors! Find it on Amazon here.
While microfiber pad mops are very popular right now, many people still prefer to use a good old fashioned mop-and-bucket system. If that sounds like you, consider this highly-rated option. The bucket has a nifty spinner system that you operate with a pedal, so you can squeeze out as much or as little water as you like. Find it on Amazon here.
These cleaning brushes are prefect for all my fellow, ah… “cleaning enthusiasts” out there. :-) You can use these small angled brushes to get into all the nooks and crannies in your bathroom that are typically hard to reach. Your faucets, drains, and fixtures have never been so clean! Find it on Amazon here.
Reviewers on Amazon swear by this foaming cleaner for garbage disposals. It’s supposed to be great and cleaning and deodorizing your garbage disposal in one, which could definitely save you some time on your kitchen cleaning. Check out the reviews on Amazon for first-hand accounts of this foaming cleaner eliminating all kinds of weird disposal smells. Find it on Amazon here.
Price: $15.18 for a pack of 8
In my opinion, there’s clean… and then there’s Magic Eraser clean. These magical sponges are often the only thing that can really take care of scuffs, grime, and stains around the house. The Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber comes with a cleaning solution pre-loaded in to the sponge, so it’s the perfect tool for tough tub and tile jobs. You might not even know how clean your tub can get until you try using one of these! Find it on Amazon here.
Cleaning tubs and showers can be a pretty physically demanding job. All that reaching, bending, and kneeling can leave you feeling beat up! But an extendable scrubber like this one from OXO can make the job a lot more comfortable! Just extend the scrubber to the length you need, and easily scrub away all that grime and soap scum. Find it on Amazon here.
This hand duster has a couple of different things going for it that elevate it above your standard feather duster. First, it’s longer than the average duster, which gives you more surface area to clean with. And second, this one has a reusable microfiber dusting head that’s machine washable. The fluffy microfiber traps dust and dirt, and you can just toss it in the wash to clean it when you’re finished dusting. Simple! Find it on Amazon here.
Price: $14.99 for the spray and a microfiber cleaning cloth
People really seem to like this stainless steel cleaning spray. It’s got coconut oil and lavender essential oil in it, which are both ingredients you can feel good about using in your kitchen. If you own a lot of stainless steel appliances, a spray like this could make your cleaning routine a lot quicker and easier! Find it on Amazon here.
Price: $11.99 for a pack of 6
I’m a big fan of wool dryer balls, and these ones are a very popular option on Amazon. They’re made with 100% organic wool from New Zealand, which makes the $2 price tag for each ball seem like a steal! Dryer balls like these can cut down the time it takes to dry your clothes, saving you time as well as money on your energy bill! Find it on Amazon here. (Dryer balls are also easy to make yourself, if you’re more of a DIYer! Learn how to make your own at the link below.)
If you like the idea of those handy spray mops, but don’t love the idea of buying all those refills of mop pads and cleaning solutions, this is the mop for you! It comes with a reusable microfiber mop head that you can wash with your laundry. And the bottle that houses the cleaning solution is completely removable and refillable, which means you fill it with whatever cleaner you like! Find it one Amazon here. (And if you need a good homemade cleaning solution, I’ve got you covered. Check it out at the link below!)
Related: Homemade “WetJet” Cleaning Solution