8 Game-Changing Cleaning Products We Love So Much, We Buy Them on Repeat

published Aug 23, 2023
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When it comes to sharing product recommendations, people have a tendency to hyperbolize just how great certain items are. As a result, you can almost never be certain just how “iconic” a TikTok-famous hair tool is or whether your friend is actually “obsessed” with their new nonstick skillet. Because it’s so easy to get excited over new buys, you’re usually better off checking in after a few months to see if that person is still just as stoked over their purchase as they were the day they bought it. Here at AT, our editors test products for a living, so we consciously try to avoid jumping to conclusions before we’ve gone through a thorough trial period of our most recently acquired home goods. But we wanted to know which ones our staffers truly love, so we asked them to share their most repurchased products, barring household essentials like paper towels and garbage bags.

Even with this exception, our editors still responded mostly with cleaning products, which makes sense. But you can rest assured that these are some of the most dependable surface cleaners, scrub sponges, and home scents on the market based on the fact that we keep going back to them! So without further delay, here are our most frequently bought cleaning supplies.

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Buying dish sponges might seem like a no-brainer, but if you've never tried these Skura Style sponges, you're missing out. "They are much better at resisting odors, work well on all types of dishes, and dry quickly," said Vijay, AT's VP of Product Management. "I can also toss them into the dishwasher occasionally for a deeper cleaning. I change mine out once a month and have ordered them several times." In addition to working on dishes, the foam sponges are also great on countertops and other surfaces, and they don't collect grimy residue.

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P.F. Candle Co.

"I will repurchasing this room spray till the day I die," said commerce SEO editor Sarah of this P.F. Candle Co. find. She loves the spray's light and luxurious fragrance, which has notes of moss, sage, and lavender, as well as its beautiful glass container. "Ever since I’ve been using it, my friends can’t stop asking me about it," she wrote in her review. "While pricier than your average supermarket room spray, this bad boy is potent, so a little goes a long way — it took me over a year to finish a bottle!"

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There's nothing more satisfying than deep-cleaning your house and then lighting a delicious-smelling candle afterward. Some of our favorite fragrances come from Otherland, the candle brand whose coconut and soy wax blends are completely safe and toxin-free. They have so many enticing scents to choose from, including this Cardamom Milk candle. "I've repurchased Otherland candles for myself and as gifts for my family," said Alicia, AT's senior commerce editor. "I test a lot of candles, but Otherland is my favorite brand. Their candles have unique scents and a long burn time, and they're encased in such beautifully designed containers that double as decor."

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Whether you're scrubbing your bathroom tile or you need to quickly wipe up a spill on the kitchen counter, it's always good to have an all-in-one cleaning spray on hand. Stephanie prefers this one from Clorox, which is tough on grime, though it won't assault your sinuses with that awful bleach smell. "I recently tried and emptied out a bottle of the new Clorox Free & Clear Multi-Surface Cleaner — and I just ordered a new one!" she said. "It's so great at removing messes, and I really like that it is fragrance-free."

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An oldie but a goodie, the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are the versatile cleaning tool everyone needs. "I've bought this variety pack with kitchen, bathroom, and all-purpose erasers several times because I've found them to do such an amazing job of getting rid of stains and buildup," said commerce SEO writer Nic. "These erasers are the only thing that works to remove soap scum in my bathtub, and they're just as effective in any other difficult cleaning task. I will probably be buying these for the rest of my life."

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"I don't know about you, but nothing breaks my heart more than when a thrift find is covered in impossible-to-remove price stickers," said Rachel, AT's associate social media director. "I've learned to always keep a bottle of Goo Gone on hand to avoid scratches or damage to my beloved secondhand treasures." Indeed, this nifty liquid will seamlessly remove everything from gum to tape residue from your furniture and decor, saving you lots of time and energy in the process.

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Branch Basics

If you're looking for a powerful multipurpose cleaner that's not toxic, you'll want to hit up Branch Basics' website. Sarah tried their starter kit, and her favorite thing from the kit was hands-down this concentrate. "Have I finished my first bottle yet? No," she said of the non-toxic, plant-based formula. "Did I already pick up a backup to have it at the ready so I don’t have to worry about running out? You bet!" And because the concentrate comes in a 33.8 fluid ounce size and has to be diluted with water, it's unlikely that you'll run out fast, either.

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We're big fans of all Scrub Daddy products here at AT, and it's always fun to see which particular product our editors like the most. Stephanie swears by the Scrub Daddy PowerPaste and Scrub Mommy Sponge combo, and she's our cleaning and organizing editor, so you know it's legit. "The PowerPaste is so strong and safe to use — it has no harsh chemicals," she said. "You can also use it in a multitude of ways, like for scrubbing pots, pans, the stovetop, and counter. The Scrub Mommy is a two-sided sponge, so you can scrub without scratching on one side and then use the other side to wipe things dry and soak up the liquids. It's a winning combo."