10 Great Cleaning Products You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s that Really Work

published Oct 26, 2022
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Trader Joe’s isn’t just for staples, seasonal and yearly finds, and wine. Perhaps you already knew about their ever-growing array of beauty and grooming products. But they have an impressive selection of cleaning products too.

Here are the latest and greatest cleaning products offered at Trader Joe’s.

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1. Liquid Laundry Detergent

Trader Joe’s made one of the first eco-friendly liquid laundry detergents on the market back in the day, but, even with the competition, this standby continues to be a hit with customers. The formula has been updated since the original product was on the shelves, but it’s kept the same comforting lavender scent. There’s also a free and clear version for more sensitive users.

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2. Dryer Balls

These artisanal wool dryer balls are made of 100 percent New Zealand wool, hand felted in Nepal, and used in place of dryer sheets to help your clothes dry faster without potential reactions to the scents and chemicals in other drying products. They come in a four-pack and have no chemicals, dyes, or fragrances.

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3. Kitchen Towels

For a towel that gets softer the more you use it, grab a Traditional Tunisian Kitchen Towel, aka a “Fouta” for $5.99. These simple and attractive towels are perfect for quick hand drying while cooking or keeping on hand for a swipe on the counter before guests arrive. 

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4. Multi-Purpose Cleaner

This Multi-Purpose Cleaner has an earthy cedarwood and sage scent that is mild enough not to overpower your home while providing a homey scent when you’re cleaning up. It’s plant-based and works on a variety of surfaces, as the name implies, including walls, countertops, tiles, and mirrors. 

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5. Dryer Bags

These reusable dryer bags have the cozy lavender smell many people associate with a good night’s sleep. These simple additions to your dryer cycle contain only one pure ingredient of dried lavender. One box contains four bags and each bag lasts five to 10 cycles, depending on your particular model.

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6. Dishwasher Powder

The free and clear Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Powder will get your dishes clean and sparkling. It comes in a big 3-pound box for only $3.99. This environmentally sound product is made without dyes, fragrance, or chlorine bleach, so you know you’re getting a truly clean dish. 

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7. Pop-Up Sponge

Ooh, la la! These pop-up sponges are made in France and are a very popular item at Trader Joe’s, partially because of how fun it is to watch them come to life in water. The squished dried cellulose compacts so well that these tiny packages hold 12 whole sponges. Once they’ve served their purpose in your kitchen, you can compost them.

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8. Kitchen Cloths

These Super Amazing Reusable Kitchen Cloths live up to their name. The 100 percent viscose cloth soaks up to 10 times its weight in water, reduces paper towel waste, and is affordable. The cloths absorb even when damp, so you don’t have to keep a ton on hand. Plus, they’re machine washable. 

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9. Liquid Dish Soap

Have your dishes smelling citrusy fresh with this Liquid Dish Soap, which also comes in a lavender tree scent if you prefer a calming aroma. Dye-free and hypoallergenic, this soap makes tons of suds without having to use a bunch of the product, so it goes a long way, making the low price of $2.99 even more appealing. 

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10. Dishwasher Pods

The Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Packs make using the dishwasher one step easier by putting concentrated free and clear dishwashing solution into a singular pod. These packs are well-reviewed and eco-friendly, like most Trader Joe’s products.