20 Clever Cleaning Brushes You Never Knew You Needed

Get ready to make your life so much easier with these cleaning tools that save you time and elbow grease.

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Updated on January 23, 2024

When it comes to cleaning, my motto is: Work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, some companies live by this dictum, too, and have created tools that are designed to make my (and your!) cleaning life a bit easier.

Let's take on our kitchens, bathrooms, electronics and other living spaces without fear of dirt and grime and with a lot less elbow grease. We've scoured the web for cleaning tools you may have never thought of — for those spaces that need extra TLC.

Get every nook and cranny of your home spic-and-span with these ingenious solutions that tackle the hard-to-reach, the super-sharp and the tiniest of spaces.

Best Cleaning Brushes for the Kitchen


If you've ever sliced your hand while cleaning your knives, this clever brush keeps your fingers safely away from sharp edges. The wraparound design efficiently cleans and maintains your blades so that they're ready to rinse and dry.

$14.70 $10.39

Make your kitchen sink and countertops sparkle with this squeegee. Nylon bristles on one end take care of any dry spills, while the squeegee handles the wet as well as perfectly wiping down the inside of the sink.


If you're prepping and cooking more produce at home, make sure you're cleaning fruits and veggies well with this handy brush from Full Circle. It's made of a bamboo handle and recycled plant fiber bristles. Plus, with no neon plastic in sight, it'll look great on your countertop.

$4.97 (Set of 9)

Reusable drinking straws keep more plastic out of our landfills, and every little bit helps. These eco-minded drinking buddies do need a little extra TLC in the cleaning department, though. This set has three different sizes to ensure you have the right brush to clean inside the tiny straw opening.


This clever trio keeps your always-by-your-side water bottle sanitized. Stored together on a handy ring (they snap off for use), each brush has a specific area to tackle: straw, inside the bottle and all the nooks and crannies of the lid.


The kitchen is full of tricky places to keep clean, including small appliances, around the sink and even baked-on messes. This versatile set has a loop brush, angled brush, chiseled scraper and flat scraper to help you clean out all the nooks and crannies of your kitchen.

$34.99 $17.99

This is a recent discovery I made after inheriting cast iron pans from my husband's grandmother. Although the pans had been well-loved for years, they had been stored away and had built-up gunk and a little rust on them. This stainless-steel chainmail completely brought them back to life. I highly recommend getting one of these if you cook with cast iron.

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Best Cleaning Brushes for the Bathroom


Cleaning showers and tubs is my least favorite chore. Yes, even behind toilets. They're big and hard to get into all the corners, and did I mention they're big? This long-handled scrub brush is designed to make the job so much easier, and the V-pointed pad will take care of those hard-to-scrub corners.

$8.99 $5.99

Suction this practical cleansing pad on your sink to get all your makeup brushes squeaky clean. Simply pour a small amount of cleanser on the mat and swirl your brushes around to remove all the makeup residue.

$15.99 $12.99

This toilet brush is not your average brush. Not only is it made of silicone, but it also has an under-the-rim design that gets to all the crevices of your bowl — so that it truly sparkles.

$13.95 $10.6

Leave no corner or seam unturned with this bright orange brush. The ergonomic handle is designed for righties and lefties and allows you to tackle all the joints and corners of your kitchen, bathrooms and floors.

$18.99 $12.99

Give your power tools a new use with these brilliant attachments. The collection of 11 brushes attaches to your cordless drill so that you can give your bathtub, floors, kitchen pans and even upholstery the deepest clean they've ever received.

Best Cleaning Brushes for Electronics


Banish crumbs and fingerprints from your laptop with this two-sided brush. One end has a soft brush for sweeping away dust and dirt, while the other has a microfiber pad for removing smudges from screens and surfaces.


Our devices have the tiniest crevices that can trap dirt and debris. This double brush has a soft side for cleaning computer keys or phone screens and cameras, and a silicone wiper for getting into small ports, earbuds and more.

$7.99 (Pack of 2)

Slime isn't just for the kiddos anymore. This clever biodegradable gel gets all the dust and crumbs out of your keyboard, as well as your blinds, car vents and other hard-to-clean areas.

Best Cleaning Brushes for Living Spaces

$10.55 $9.99

Tackle your air conditioner, vents and other appliances with this pair of cleaning brushes. The coil whisk brush provides a stiff, smooth clean, while the stainless steel brush gets into the fins of the coils without damaging them.


Whether it's the cobweb you've been staring at in the corner of your living room or the pile of dust you can see on top of your ceiling fan, a little help is required to get to those hard-to-reach areas of your home. This extension dusting kit has three different attachments and reaches up to 12 feet. (For even higher ceilings, opt for the 24-foot extendable pole option.) Dusting just got a whole lot simpler.


If you're like us, every time we raise a window to let in the fresh air, our eyes are assaulted by the grime that collects in the tracks. This useful tool helps you clean out dust and pollen from your window and door tracks with ease.

$7.99 (Set of 2)

Some spots are almost impossible to clean without the right tools. This extra-long brush gets all the trapped lint out of your dryer's vent and exhaust port, as well as the coils behind your refrigerator. Those hard-to-reach areas will be cleaner, and your home will be safer.

$8.99 (Set of 2)

Easily remove pet hair, lint and crumbs off your sofa, chairs and rugs with this handy tool. The copper head quickly restores your fabric to like-new without the sticky residue of a lint roller.

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