Whether you like to break it up over the course of a few weekends or go marathon-style and get the job done all in one day, getting the entire house neat and tidy for spring cleaning season is an enormous undertaking.
Before you begin, think about all of the spaces in the house that you may not normally tackle in your week-to-week cleaning, and take stock of what you have on hand. If your cleaning solutions are running low or your scrubbers are looking a little grubby, now’s the time to replenish your stash.
The Best Spring Cleaning Products:
- Small But Mighty Scrubber: Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber
- Our Favorite Stick Vacuum: Tineco A11 Hero Cordless Lightweight Stick Vacuum
- The TikTok Stars: The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste and Multi-Purpose Spray
- The Clean Machine: Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
- Coolest Odor Eliminator: Chill Bill Refrigerator Deodorizer
- Best Cleaning Scent: Caldrea Basil Blue Sage Countertop Spray
- The Only Brushes You’ll Ever Need: ANERONG Multipurpose Cleaning Brush Set
- Extendable Duster: OXO Good Grips Microfiber Extendable Duster
- Pro-Worthy Screen Cleaner: WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner Kit
- Cult-Favorite Scrubbers: Scrub Daddy Sponges
The 30 spring cleaning products in this guide can help you tackle the housework ahead of you, hopefully making it a little easier and enjoyable, too. Our team has also tested a number of these products to evaluate their ease of use and effectiveness in cleaning their own homes.
Knowing that everyone’s at-home setup is unique, this guide includes reliable and versatile products that work in households both big and small. Check out the very best spring cleaning products that you'll need in your artillery to have your home in tip-top shape.
Tackle stubborn grout grime and sink stains with this genius little battery-operated scrubber from Rubbermaid.
This spring cleaning product is the size of an electric toothbrush with a few design enhancements — it has a slightly angled head that's intended to clean those tough crevices that your squeegee could never quite reach.
This is the stick vacuum that does a Dyson-quality job at a much cheaper price. The Tineco A11 Hero is a cordless and convertible vacuum that our editor touts as being powerful enough to pick up embedded crumbs, sticky kinetic sand, dusty kitty litter, and much more.
The bottom of the canister opens with just the push of a button, and it even comes with a tool to help you brush the filter clean.
TikTokers already know all about The Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste — its hashtag has over 291 million views alone! The Pink Stuff Paste is an abrasive cleaning agent that contains baking soda, quartz, and soap. It's great for scrubbing out tough grime without the need to pull out the bleach or extremely potent cleaners.
Users love cleaning their ovens, sinks, cookware, and even their sneakers with the Paste, but if you prefer using something gentler around the house, the Miracle Multi-Purpose Spray is ideal for that.
Bissell's Little Green machine is a small, 17-inch-wide, go-anywhere device for cleaning carpets and upholstered surfaces. According to our editor's test, it's intuitive to use and is perfect for spot-cleaning.
As a spring cleaning product, it'll make old stains disappear without much struggle and make your furniture look and feel a lot fresher (especially if you have pets).
If your fridge tends to have a lot of different aromas mingling together in there, a dedicated deodorizer can help prevent them from unintentionally flavoring your food.
The Chill Bill is probably the most adorable deodorizer you can buy, and it takes up roughly the same amount of space as a can of seltzer. All you have to do is fill this spring cleaning product up with baking soda, which you can change out every 3 months. Reviewers who live with roommates tout how effective (and cute) it is, helping to neutralize scents in both the fridge and freezer.
Countertop sprays are great for quickly spiffing up surfaces without blasting them with potent chemicals. For instance, if you wanted to clean up a food-prep space before sitting down to eat, they're the best thing to use.
Caldrea's Countertop Spray cleans thoroughly without leaving a streaky film behind, and we adore their Basil Blue Sage scent. This spring cleaning product smells herbal and lightly citrusy, so it complements the kitchen nicely.
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Not all brushes work for the same jobs — after all, you wouldn’t clean your oven with the same brush for cleaning your shower.
Stocking up on this set of inexpensive scrub brushes will help you keep a variety at the ready to use for the tasks that you need to tackle on a weekly or seasonal basis.
When was the last time you dusted your walls or around the top of your windows? You might be surprised by the amount of dust that’s hiding in plain sight. Instead of lugging a step stool from place to place, getting an extendable duster, like this spring cleaning product from OXO, is the solution.
This 2-foot-long duster can extend up to 4.4 feet long, and its angled head lets you dust hard-to-reach crevices and too-high shelves with ease. The fuzzy red microfiber pad is machine-washable, and you can even buy extras.
As often as we stare into our screens, we don’t always see the dust and fingerprints that accumulate there until they’re turned off. Instead of reaching for the Windex, why not use the same solution that Apple stores use to keep their displays looking sharp?
The WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner is a nontoxic formula that works on any type of glass, mirror, or screen. The spring cleaning product kit comes with microfiber cloths that are specifically designed not to leave streaks in its wake.
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These sponges do more than just dishes! Keep a stockpile of the nonabrasive Scrub Daddy sponges on hand to tackle dirty kitchen jobs like scrubbing your sink, the inside of your fridge and microwave, and your entire oven.
Their proprietary FlexTexture foam softens in hot water and hardens in cold water, so you can choose how stiff you need your scrubber to be. These sponges can get ridiculously grimy, but their foam washes out clean over and over again.
If your home has a lot of windows, getting them all sparkling clean at once can be a serious chore. One way to cut down on time (and save you from an afternoon of scrubbing) is to use Karcher’s Window Vacuum.
This editor-favorite, rechargeable device works just like a hand vacuum, but specifically for your windows. This spring cleaning product both squeegees and sucks up your cleaning solution, leaving no streaks in its path.
Dawn’s degreasing dish soap formula is a fantastic mainstay, but their Powerwash Dish Spray is next-level, according to our editor.
This spring cleaning product helps break down the grime on dishes before you scrub away, but it also can be used on stovetop grates and the interior of the oven as well.
While just about any home can use a high-quality lint roller, it’s a non-negotiable spring cleaning product for households with pets. The ChomChom is one of our editor's favorites because it’s just as effective as an adhesive lint roller and as easy to use as a hand vacuum, but it doesn’t have any disposable parts or require batteries to work.
To use, just rub it up and down your hair-covered surface, and it’ll naturally attract embedded fur and fibers with its static charge.
If the outside of your windows is tricky to clean, this editor-favorite magnetic cleaning tool offers a smart solution.
The Tyroler Window Cleaner uses microfiber cloth pads attached to its very strong magnets to allow you to maneuver it and spritz on cleaning solution at the same time.
Cover all your basic spring cleaning products in just one kit with Blueland's Clean Essentials. Their reusable bottles and dissolvable tablets couldn't be easier to use — just fill up the bottles with water, pop one tablet in to dissolve, and you're ready to clean your surfaces, bathroom, and glass. (And wash your hands when you're all done with their foaming hand soap!)
After initially testing this kit upon its launch in 2019, we've become long-time fans of Blueland's waste-free products, easy-on-the-nose scents, and effective, thorough cleans. For those starting fresh, this kit comes with four “Forever Bottles,” along with their corresponding light-as-air, water-soluble cleaning tablets.
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For the quickest, surest clean of your bathtub and tiles, reach for the Clorox Plus Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover. We found it to be the most effective product in our bathtub cleaner test.
While this bleach-enhanced formula has a very strong smell, it completely rids your nonporous surfaces of stains and grime — exactly as it should.
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These reusable dishcloths are a cross between a paper towel and a sponge. They’re made of a cellulose and cotton blend that makes them resilient and reusable for wiping down the same surfaces on a regular basis (like your kitchen table or counters) that get a little grimy, but not filthy.
There are shortcut products out there, but real mopping makes a big difference in the look of your floors. This top-rated kit makes the job as painless as possible, including a short-fiber mop and bucket with lever-activated wringing.
It’s great for using with a natural, fresh-smelling cleaner like Aunt Fannie’s vinegar-based floor cleaner.
Hopefully, scrubbing down the toilet is already a part of your weekly cleaning regimen! For households that want to transition away from using harsh bathroom cleaners, this Lysol toilet bowl cleaner contains disinfecting hydrogen peroxide instead of potent bleach.
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Microfiber cleaning cloths pick up dust and small debris like no other. If you’re diligent about washing them, they can last for years and years, sparing countless paper towels and single-use sweeping cloths from the garbage.
We like using these spring cleaning products on surfaces of any height in the home: up high to clean the ceiling fan, at eye-level to dust bookshelves and countertops, and down low to pick up bits on the floor that a robot vacuum might miss.
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Along with your seasonal deep cleaning, it's a good idea to keep high-contact surfaces in your home as sanitized as possible. Microban 24's sanitizing and disinfecting formula forms a bacteria-fighting layer that binds to a sprayed-down surface when it is left to dry completely. It's also been approved by the EPA to kill COVID-19.
Although it has a strong citrus scent, the peace of mind it provides is worth the regular spritz on areas like doorknobs, fridge handles, sinks, and railings.
For buffing out the hard-water marks on stainless steel refrigerators or porcelain sinks, Bar Keepers Friend is a great cleaner to keep around.
Not only can you refresh the surfaces and fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom, but this spring cleaning product also does wonders in restoring the sheen to your cookware and knife sets — just make sure you give them a good wash afterward.
Plus, if you frequently dye your hair at home, I’ve found that this cream cleanser works unbelievably well to get hair dye stains off of the tub and tiles.
This genius 2-in-1 spring cleaning product is a must-have for home cooks and bakers who do a lot of scouring. Instead of shredding your sponges (or worse, using a knife) in an attempt to scrub off stubborn baked-on bits, this Dishwand Brush from Scotch-Brite helps you work smarter, not harder.
The refillable wand can be filled up with the dish soap of your choice, and then it dispenses as much as you need with the push of a button. From there, you can use it to scrub away debris on your dishes all in one fell swoop — just pre-soak your dishes to help loosen the gunk.
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The kitchen and bathroom can both be pretty scary in an unkempt state, so you might want to suit up before heading in there.
This dual foot-long set of flexible latex gloves has a flocked cotton lining for a more comfortable feel, and the contrasting colors let you relegate each pair to a separate section of the house, and ne'er the two shall meet again. Wash them with hot, soapy water to clean, hang them to dry, and they'll be ready to use over and over again.
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Buff away unsightly scuffs, grease stains, and rust residue with this incredible multiuse product. Made of melamine foam, Mr. Clean's Magic Erasers can be cut up into little pieces to use on mini messes and blemishes almost anywhere in the home.
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Scuffs happen, and it can be really hard not to freak out when they do. If small scratches in your wooden table legs, doors, or floors are raising your blood pressure every time you look at them, an inexpensive solution is to get this set of wood markers.
Yes, they are essentially brown-colored markers and crayons, but they help fill in discolorations and scratches, rendering them near-invisible. They’re a smart buy for renters, too.
Cleaning the grill and oven is easier said than done because certain grease spots and baked-on bits can be tough to scrub off.
Goo Gone is a reliable grill cleaner to use with a long-handled brush. It'll help dissolve carbon deposits and food residue both in and outside of both appliances.
This stainless steel cleaner from Weiman easily wipes away cooking residue and water stains without you needing to buff out the streaks afterward, and it also imparts a protective layer of polish that helps stave off grime for longer.
We like that this one comes in a handy three-piece kit, including a handy tube of wipes for quick smudge-busting and a spray bottle and microfiber cloth for the deep-clean treatment.
Time to tackle those old stains once and for all! OxiClean's Gel Stick helps to lift tricky stains like blood, oil, ink, and grass off of your furniture and rugs.
It also works as a pretreating solution, letting you swipe it on for up to 7 days before you get around to washing the area in question.