16 Dollar Tree Cleaning Supplies That Will Save You Money & Make Your Home Sparkle

Building a functional cleaning routine can seem like a nearly impossible task when you're on a budget, especially when stores are full of expensive cleaning products that are designed for incredibly specialized uses. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be this way. For everyday cleaning, all you really need is a handful of simple, functional items that will work to disinfect your space and clean up grime. While it's easy to find these items during your routine grocery shop, it's likely that you're not getting the best deal if you're buying your cleaning supplies from the same place where you buy your food (unless you are buying in bulk).

Instead, consider heading to Dollar Tree for your cleaning needs. This store is well-known for having a $1.25 price tag on just about every item, and the same cost applies to its wide array of cleaning products. It might seem like you're not saving all that much money by swapping your $4 all-purpose cleaning spray for a $1.25 product at Dollar Tree, but those savings can add up quickly, especially when you factor in the cost of replacing your most-used items. To help you get the most bang for your buck, we've taken a look at what cleaning products Dollar Tree offers. Let's take a look at 16 cleaning products you can get for just $1.25.

1. Scrub Buddies Soap-Dispensing Scrub Sponges

A good scrub sponge is an absolutely essential item to keep in your cleaning arsenal, but if you're looking to make your cleaning process even easier, consider picking up one of these Scrub Buddies Soap-Dispensing Scrub Sponges. They have a convenient handle that you can fill with cleaning solution, allowing you to create an all-in-one cleaning tool. This sponge is obviously great for tackling dishes, but it can also be incredibly convenient to keep in your bathroom for spot-cleaning messes that may require a bit of scrubbing.

2. LA's Totally Awesome Cleaning Vinegar

If you've been using vinegar to keep your house clean but you're not seeing the results you want on tougher messes, it might be time to invest in a product that packs an extra punch, like LA's Totally Awesome Cleaning Vinegar. Distilled white vinegar that's used in the kitchen is typically 95% water and 5% acetic acid, while cleaning vinegar is typically 94% water and 6% acetic acid. This difference might seem subtle, but cleaning vinegar can give you the extra power you need while still acting as a gentle alternative to traditional cleaners.

3. Multipurpose Cleaning Paste

If you've been itching to try out TikTok's favorite cleaner, The Pink Stuff, but you haven't been convinced by the thousands of seemingly too good to be true before-and-after videos on social media, consider picking up Dollar Tree's dupe. This Multi Purpose Cleaning Paste advertises a wide variety of uses around the house. While the Dollar Tree version does come in a smaller container than The Pink Stuff, it gives you the chance to test it out and see if you like it before dropping $6 on the name-brand version.

4. Scrub Buddies Pot & Pan Brush

When you have to scrub stuck-on grime from pots and pans, your tools make all the difference, and this Scrub Buddies Pot & Pan Brush is a fantastic option if you're on a budget. The stiff bristles are incredibly helpful to help scrub away burnt on grease or food debris, but they're also a solid choice for cleaning grout lines, water stains in the shower, or marks in the toilet. Because there's a longer handle, you can also keep your hands further away from both the mess and any harsh cleaning products that could dry out your skin. One reviewer commented "When doing dishes I don't have to keep my hands constantly submerged in water, it saves my skin from dryness and cracking."

5. Brillo Basics Multi-Use Reusable Wipes

When you're wiping down a large area, you typically have two options: using a paper towel or a rag. Paper towels are more convenient, but you have to blow through a ton of them to cover a large space, while rags require laundering and get dirty quickly. These Brillo Basics Multi-Use Reusable Wipes offer the perfect middle ground. They're a similar texture to paper towels, but they can be rinsed and reused to help cut down your waste and get more bang for your buck. At just $1.25 for nine wipes, this product is a steal.

6. LA's Totally Awesome All-Purpose Cleaner

Having a go-to all purpose spray is an essential in any cleaning kit, and this LA's Totally Awesome All-Purpose Cleaner has garnered tons of rave reviews based on its cost and effectiveness. It doesn't fall short on that "all-purpose" title, either. This cleaner can be used to lift a myriad of stains, cut through grease, and wipe down surfaces. It's also ultra-concentrated, so it's designed to be watered down before using, and it already comes in a bottle that you can use to spray down your surfaces without having to purchase an additional container.

7. Scrub Buddies Toilet Bowl Brush with Holder

Having a toilet brush in your bathroom is a necessity for both quick spot cleans and deep scrubs, but many of the options available on the market are seriously overpriced. This Scrub Buddies Toilet Bowl Brush with Holder gets the job done for just $1.25, already comes with a convenient base for easy storage, and is fairly low profile so it can easily be concealed next to or behind your toilet. Because it's so inexpensive, it's also easy to replace more routinely, helping to eliminate a potential source of bacteria.

8. Black Plastic Bucket with Handle

This Black Plastic Bucket with Handle is an incredibly basic item, but it can be used in so many different ways in your cleaning routine. Use it to mix up your cleaning solution when mopping, as a place to dilute concentrated cleaners, or as a portable trash can to toss cleaning wipes or dirty dusters after use so you don't have to interrupt your cleaning spree. Once you're done scrubbing everything down, rinse out the bucket, let it dry, and use it to store your most-used cleaning products for easy transport from room to room.

9. Scrub Buddies Squeegee

If you want to avoid having to clean your glass shower doors after every shower or bath, investing in a squeegee is your best bet. By keeping one of these in your shower, you can easily clear off excess water to prevent the formation of those unsightly spots down the line, and, at just $1.25, this Scrub Buddies Squeegee is likely the most inexpensive option you'll find. If you don't have a glass shower door, these are also great for leaving mirrors and windows sparkling clean and free of annoying streaks after cleaning.

10. Essentials Rubber Broom Head

Rubber might seem like a bit of a strange material for a broom, but this product isn't intended to sweep up dirt on your floors. Instead, this Essentials Rubber Broom Head is used to help remove hair from carpet. After going over your carpet with a vacuum, it might look and feel fairly clean, but it's likely that there are tons of fallen hairs still woven in the fibers that your vacuum missed. After attaching the head to an Essentials Black Plastic Broom Handle, rake this broom through your carpet for a truly deep clean.

11. Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets

Cleaning can be a time-consuming and arduous process, so anything that can help reduce the amount of effort you have to put in is a win. These Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets are the perfect example of that. Toss one into your toilet while you're cleaning the rest of your bathroom, let it dissolve for a few minutes, then give any areas inside the bowl that still have staining or marks a quick scrub with a toilet brush. Flush, and you'll be left with a sparkling clean toilet. One reviewer remarked "Work great. Just like the more expensive brands."

12. Washing Machine Cleaner

It might seem a bit counterintuitive to clean a machine designed for cleaning, but if you've noticed that your laundry isn't coming out quite as fresh as you'd like, or your machine has developed an odor, it might be time to give your washing machine a refresh. These Washing Machine Cleaner packets come in a three-pack and help to reduce odor and clear out any residue that might have built up in your washer. Toss the contents of one of the packets in your machine, run a normal cycle with no clothes, and open up your washer to reveal a squeaky clean surface, no scrubbing needed.

13. Scrub Buddies Antimicrobial Microfiber Cleaning Towels

Microfiber cloths are an incredibly versatile cleaning tool. They're great for picking up dust, can allow you to gently wipe down surfaces without scratching them, and absorb a ton of liquid before you have to pause and wring them out. When you're using a cleaning cloth, it's best to get something inexpensive that you won't mind staining or damaging with use. These Antimicrobial Microfiber Cleaning Towels are a great deal. Each $1.25 pack comes with two towels, so you can easily stock up on necessary cleaning supplies without breaking the bank.

14. Scrub Buddies Flower Sponges

Scrub Daddy sponges have taken the cleaning world by storm in the past couple of years, but the brand's success and cute design have left them with a slightly higher price tag than the other sponges on the market. If you're looking for something similar but can't justify spending almost $4 on a single sponge, consider trying out these Scrub Buddies Flower Sponges from Dollar Tree. They have a similar dual-sided design and also come in fun, springy colors. At $1.25 for a pack of two, it's obvious which is the better deal.

15. All Clear Multipurpose Cleaning Wipes

Disinfectant wipes are amazing for everyday spot cleaning, especially when it comes to high-touch surfaces like door handles, cabinet pulls, and tabletops. Dollar Tree carries several varieties and brands of disinfectant wipes, but these All Clear Multipurpose Cleaning Wipes are highly rated, with five stars from buyers on their website. Each pack contains 30 wipes, a vast improvement compared to the nine wipes in the Clorox To-Go Disinfecting Wipes pack, and they come in a convenient plastic package that's easy to stow in a bathroom cabinet, under your sink, or in your car. Just remember: don't use disinfectant wipes to clean food storage containers.

16. Standard Essentials 2-in-1 Bathroom Mop Head

It's important to keep your bathroom looking fresh and clean, but it can be difficult to get into all of those little nooks and crannies behind the toilet, in your shower, and around your sink. This Standard Essentials 2-in-1 Bathroom Mop Head, however, was designed specifically for that purpose. It's shaped like a triangle to allow you to get all the way into corners, and it even has a convenient squeegee on the back to slough off extra water. Use it alone, or pick up an Essentials Black Plastic Broom Handle for easier reach.