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7 clever cleaning solutions that take the hassle out of chores

Where have these been all our lives?

Spring is just around the corner, and while that means warmer weather, it also means it's just about time for spring cleaning.

If you're desperate for new cleaning solutions, you can skip the sponge and the bleach this year — we found clever tools and products to make this springtime ritual feel just about effortless. Shop TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach joined TODAY to share some of these innovative finds, so you can tackle nearly every room in your home with a minimal amount of elbow grease.

From your kitchen to your bathroom and beyond, here are the essentials for sprucing up the nooks and crannies in your home — all for less than $30.

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Quick & Clean 6-Pack Cleaning Cups

Your Keurig coffee machine needs to be cleaned more often than you think. Experts previously told Shop TODAY that if you don't clean your coffee maker at least once a month, it can affect the taste and slow down the brewing time.

While you can clean it with vinegar, these innovative K-cups make for a much easier (and less smelly) solution. You can pop them into your single-cup brewer, run it for a large brew cycle and then remove the cup and run another large brewing cycle that uses only water in order to remove buildup.

Affresh Coffee Maker Cleaner

Have a traditional coffee maker instead of a single-cup brewer? We've got you covered. You can pop these tablets right into the water reservoir and let them do the dirty work. Once they dissolve you'll only need to run two brew cycles to remove any residue and buildup inside. According to the brand, they can be used with most multi- and single-serve coffee makers.

Editor's Note: Our pick is no longer in stock, but we found a similar option below.

Impresa Coffee Machine Descaler

According to the brand, this liquid formula is meant to remove mineral buildup and other hard water deposits that can build up over time. Plus the brand says it can be used on any type of coffee machine.

Anerong Cleaning Tools (Set of 5)

Editor's Note: Our pick is no longer in stock, but we found a similar option below.

It's easy to overlook tiny spaces when it comes to cleaning, but that's often where most of the dirt and germs are hiding. Brach found this five-piece tool set so you can truly clean up every crevice on your windowsills, along your shower, in the car and beyond. It even includes a specially designed duster to help you clean your blinds in half the time.

Trycooling Hand-Held Cleaning Tools (Set of 5)

This tool set includes a window rail brush, a shutter duster and a dustpan rail brush. The tools can be used on everything from keyboards to car vents.

Wet & Forget Shower Cleaner

For as often as we clean ourselves in it, our showers might be the one area of our homes that we dread cleaning the most. That's why this shower cleaner feels genius. According to the brand, all you need to do is spray down your shower while it is still damp and let it sit for up to 12 hours before rinsing it down — no scrubbing required. It can be used on most surfaces, including shower curtain liners and in basins.

Rubbermaid Reveal Cordless Power Scrubber

For those who do want to scrub down their shower or sink without using any elbow grease, Brach found this tool. It went viral on TikTok and the brand says that it is designed to clean twice as fast as a manual scrubber. From grout to the bathroom sink, and golf clubs to car tires, the gadget can work its way into many hard-to-reach places.

Hagibis Cleaning Pen for Airpods

Shop TODAY readers and editors alike are loving this tiny tool! Brach says she also owns the cleaning pen and that it's a "must-have for anyone." The pen features a brush, sponge and a metal tip that can get into the crevices on your headphones and the accompanying case. One Shop TODAY editor even found that it helped improve the audio quality of their headphones, too.

Daixism Furniture Repair Kit

It's only natural that scuff marks and scratches appear on your wooden furniture over time. If you want to make your kitchen table or nightstand look good as new again, Brach recommends trying out this hack. From scratched cabinets to entry benches, this furniture repair kit comes with 13 markers and wax sticks that match eight shades of wood, so you can seamlessly cover up blemishes on your favorite furniture.

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Glisten Garbage Disposer Cleaner

Have a sink with a garbage disposal? This foaming cleaner can help get rid of bacteria lingering inside of it, as well as deodorize it. It doesn't use bleach and is safe for all plumbing systems, septic systems and disposals, according to the brand.

Fruiteam Electric Spin Scrubber

Having to tirelessly scrub grout and hard-to-reach places in the bathroom is one of the worst parts of cleaning day, but this genius gadget does all of the tough work for you. It features an extendable handle and four brush attachments that help remove dirt and grime without any of the back-breaking effort. After you've tackled the bathroom, it's also great to use in other areas of the house, such as sinks, floors and patio furniture.

Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

The "Little Green" made waves on TikTok when users discovered how mighty the tiny gadget is. The portable machine makes tackling tough stains on carpets, stairways, mattresses and more a breeze, using spray and suction functions to break down dirt. Not only is it easy to use, but the small size makes it easy to store, too, and even keep in the trunk of your car for spot cleaning.

Ticarve Cleaning Gel for Car Detailing

Slime isn't just for little ones! This detailing gel attracts dirt from all the hard to reach places such as air vents, cup holders and dashboards. It isn't just for the car — you can use it on TV remotes or keyboards without worrying about residue being left behind. Even better? It's reusable and comes with its own storage case.

Stardrops The Pink Stuff All Purpose Cleaning Paste

Before you add the blue "goo" to your cart, you're going to want some of The Pink Stuff! This all-purpose paste can be used on everything from saucepans to ceramic tiles, making it tough enough to tackle grime and dirty but gentle enough to not damage surfaces in your home. It's a cream cleaner, which means you'll get more out of it than cleansing wipes or a spray. Plenty of the more than 29,000 reviewers note that a little bit goes a long way.

OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner

If you've been using your laptop a lot more than usual, there is likely a myriad of crumbs, fingerprints and smudges all over your device. This clever little tool is a 2-in-1, with one side that brushes away dirt and another that features a microfiber pad for fingerprint removal. It's a welcome addition to the home office but can also be used on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner

We all likely don't clean our makeup brushes as often as we should, but dirt, grime and bacteria quickly pile up on our daily tools. This brush cleaner features a rechargeable spinner, cleaning solution, rubber collars, a splash bowl and other essentials that can cut the time it takes to clean your makeup brushes in half. One of the tool's more than 3,300 verified five-star reviewers said that it "lives up to the hype."

ChomChom Roller

Sometimes the vacuum isn't enough to get rid of pesky pet hair. Consider this unique tool a specialized lint roller, designed to pick up dog and cat hair from bedding, couches, car seats and more. It's reusable and doesn't require any sticky sheets to get the job done. One Shop TODAY contributor found that it works wonders all around her home.

Topist Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Using steam — no chemicals or tough scrubbing required — this clever find tackles crud and dry food in your microwave, making it easy to wipe clean in just seven minutes. Over 1,600 verified reviewers gave "Angry Mama" a full five-star rating, with one recent reviewer stating their microwave "has never been cleaner."