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10 Best Cleaning Products Under $5

To get your home sparkling, you don't need to break the bank on cleaning products. From tried-and-true favorites to newer cleaners you may not have heard of, here are 10 of the best cleaning products you can get for under $5.

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Method Daily Shower Cleaner

Just spray and leave it—that’s how Method Daily Shower Cleaner works! This non-toxic, plant-based cleaner dissolves and prevents soap scum. It’s safe for most non-porous surfaces, just do a test in a small spot first. “This is awesome! It absolutely reduces the number of times you have to scrub your shower/tub. Just spray it around after every shower and mold just won’t happen,” said one buyer. These 15 cleaning mistakes could make you sick.

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Hope’s Perfect Granite

“Love this product! It cleans and shines without streaking or residue of any kind. I tend to be sensitive to chemical smells, and this product doesn’t bother me at all,” said one user of Hope’s Perfect Granite. This granite and marble cleaner gives you a streak-free clean on your countertops and backsplashes. It’s also safe to use on other stone surfaces. Never mix these 20 common household cleaning products.

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Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not dirty. Glisten is a foaming cleaner that helps remove all that odor-causing buildup in your garbage disposal sidewalls, blades, splashguard and drain pipes. Use it weekly or as needed. “I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black,” said one buyer, adding, “Simply amazing, I’m shocked how well this stuff works.” These are the best cleaning products for people with allergies.

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Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

One of the most popular cleaning products on the market and with good reason, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are an inexpensive product that can be used for a number of tasks. They help you clean those tough, hard-to-reach places and can be used on cookware, bath tile, wall scuffs and even appliances. “I didn’t even know this level of clean was possible! These never cease to amaze. They made my shower sparkle like brand new. I used it on the bottom and it got out dirt that I didn’t even realize was there—I thought that was just the coloring of the tub! Incredible product—I feel like I’m doing magic when I use them,” said one buyer. Use these products to make house cleaning less of a chore.

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If you think the inside of your dishwasher is clean, think again. Affresh is designed to penetrate, dissolve and remove odor-causing residue left behind. Use the cleaner once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean, thus giving your dishes the best clean possible. Just drop the tablet in, turn the dishwasher on and let the cleaner do its job. “This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical—and by the way—it works,” said one buyer.

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Iron OUT

If you struggle with rust stains, try Iron OUT. This cleaner is a power gel that clings to rust stains to help dissolve them on contact, without scrubbing! This cleaning product is easy and safe to use in hard-to-reach places like showers, sinks, toilets, tile and many other surfaces. “When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron buildup. We tried so many things on our shower, nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron OUT worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off,” said one buyer.

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Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner

Over the years, Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner has gained a cult-like following. This best-selling cleaner has essential oils along with plant-derived cleaning ingredients, making it a safe and affordable cleaner for everything from countertops and sinks to bathroom fixtures, finished wood and tile. And, it will leave your home smelling great! “I love this cleaner! It smells amazing and the scent really lasts! It doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals so I feel better about my 3-year-old ‘helping’ me clean. This spray does a great job for cleaning up everyday counter and kitchen messes,” said one buyer. Learn how to clean hardwood floors with natural products.

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Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Let Angry Mama do the work of getting rid of all that food buildup in your microwave. Just place her in the microwave, add water and a spoonful of vinegar, turn the microwave on and let the steam come out of Angry Mama’s head! “Best invention ever. Easy to use and very effective,” said one buyer.

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Resolve Stain Remover

Resolve will lift those stains out of your carpet while neutralizing odors at the same time. It breaks down a number of tough, everyday stains such as tomato sauce, oil, make-up, pet stains and coffee spills. “This product is great! I was able to get rid of multiple spots on my white carpet including grimy oil stains, tomato and wine spot stains. Super easy to use. I just sprayed the affected area and let it sit and soak in for a while. After that, I used a brush to scrub the stains out. I was shocked at how well this worked. The stains had been driving me crazy for months, but thanks to this stuff my carpets look almost as good as new,” said one buyer.

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Bar Keepers Friend

A long-time favorite for tough kitchen cleaning jobs, Bar Keepers Friend is a must-have if you’re looking to remove tough grease and rust stains, lime buildup, mineral deposits and tarnished cookware. It works great on stainless steel pots, pans and sinks and can also be used on glass casserole dishes, baking sheets and oven door interiors. Take it outside to clean up grills, tools and camp cookware.

“It makes the silver shine like new. Takes off the grease build up too! If you love your silver to shine, this is a must-have, and it’s definitely worth the buy,” said one buyer. Professional house cleaners always buy these 18 products.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.