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    29 Cleaning Products That Work So Well, It'll Seem Like Magic

    *looking at my rubber gloves in wonder* Am I.... a wizard?

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    1. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that will clean your old, grimy water bottles and restore them to their former glory, no scrubbing needed. This must be the spell magical beings use to clean their cauldrons.

    Just fill the bottle with water and drop in a tablet. Let it work its magic for half an hour and then rinse out.

    Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." β€”K.R.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8 or 36 for 22.

    2. A soap scum and grime remover to use when all other earthly measures to keep your tub clean have failed.

    This can be used to clean bathrooms, showers, bathtubs, tile, grout, fiberglass, chrome wheel rims, boats, outdoor furniture, stainless steel, ceramic sinks, and more. This is non-toxic, safe against septic systems, and free of bleach, acid, and harsh chemicals.

    Promising review: "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use." β€”Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    3. A sponge that's obviously been enchanted because it lasts for MONTHS instead of two days, like some sponges I know.


    This sponge is super durable and lasts for a super long time. Just put it in the dishwasher's top rack once a week to combat any mildew. BuzzFeed Reviews named this one of the best kitchen sponges.

    Promising review: "I first saw this sponge for sale in a coffee & kitchenwares shop in Washington, DC. They were charging considerably more than here (like $8 per sponge as I recall). I bought one out of curiosity and was immediately sold. One side is soft but durable sponge like material, but what makes the sponge extraordinary is the other side, which has a unique rough texture that makes it better than any sponge I have ever used. It even excels at doing light cleaning duty on white carpet with fur-ball and cat throw-up type soiling. Gets it perfectly clean. And it doesn't scratch china or non-stick cookware. Its also the best thing I've ever found to clean glass shower doors. No other sponge works like this does. It should be called Miracle Sponge. Try itβ€”you'll order a bunch of them." β€”John

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A grout pen that you can use to just cover up all the dirt and make your tiles look brand spanking new. Not technically a cleaning supply, but what is magic if not cheating reality?


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" β€”Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors, and two sizes).

    5. A rust removing gel spray – you may be tempted to say "abra cadabra" as you use it. It's that magical!

    Use this for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. It's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" β€”Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $4.24.

    6. A strain removing spray that will make all your worst spill accidents go *poof* and disappear.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." β€”Melanie Nolen

    Read more about a BuzzFeeder's experience with this miracle spray (#11).

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    7. A beeswax wood polish and conditioner to give your furniture an impossibly lustrous shine previously never seen in a muggle's home.

    It also prevents it from drying and fading. Use it on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors, trim, and more.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." β€”Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    8. An extendable microfiber duster set so you can start cleaning your high-up stuff without a single levitation spell.


    It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 49 inches, a regular short handle, a fluffy duster good for brushing stuff down from high places, and a bendable chenille and microfiber duster that grabs and holds onto dust and dirt.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." β€”Sjay

    Get it on Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A watermark remover for anyone who wishes they could turn back time to before their rude guests forgot to put down coasters. This is the next best thing!

    The cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome. What a multitasker!

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." β€”Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A carpet cleaner and deodorizer to give you some wow-worthy results without even having to know the true name of dirt and asking it to leave.

    This can be used in pretty much all machines β€” Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express to name a few. The solution works on all water-safe surfaces like carpets, rugs, furniture, and vehicles. Plus, it's biodegradable and non-toxic.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." β€”Karen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    11. An oven cleaner that can help with everything your oven's self cleaning feature missed. Magic cleaning potion: 1 Technology: 0.

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." β€”William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    12. Shoe-cleaning wipes to keep your boots sparkly and new while you're still figuring out how to just fly over muddy sidewalks.

    Promising review: "Worked perfectly on black suede booties. Splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. Couldn't find anything that removed the stain. Tried these wipes as a last ditch effort. I can't believe it, they look brand new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." β€”AAD

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $7.79.

    13. Garbage disposer cleaner that foams and freshens, not unlike a bubbling potion.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naΓ―ve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILΓ€! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" β€”VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88 (available in three sizes).

    14. A dog paw cleaning device to keep your familiar's paws looking spiffy.


    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" β€”Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $19.29.

    15. A jewelry cleaner to bring shine back to all your old adornments and talismans.

    It comes with a basket to keep everything together while soaking in the solution. This should not be used on pearls!

    Promising review: "Decided to try this and WOW! It literally worked in seconds and was so efficient, I cleaned every piece of silver I owned because I was so amazed. I will never use anything else! This stuff is awesome!" β€”ACC41606

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    16. A carpet spot remover that's pretty much a cantrip in a bottle β€” just spray it on your carpet or furniture and watch your stains disappear.

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" β€”Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19 (available in five sizes).

    17. A wall mold cleaner so you can finally tackle all the gross brown mildew that looks like it might come to life and take over at any moment.

    Throw some of this gel on the offending mold and let it sit for five to six hours. If it doesn't fully come off after your first try, repeat the process two to five more times.

    Promising review: "I don't write reviews very often but this gel is amazeballs. After living in my place for a few years, my shower was super gross. I tried to use elbow grease and disinfecting wipes to fix the mold and mildew but failed. I thought I had to continue to shower forever in filth or just burn my house down and take the mold with it. Then I discovered this product through BuzzFeed (of all places) and decided, what the heck, to give it a try. Holy moly, am I glad that I did. I just left it on for four to five hours, per the instructions, and every place this gel touched, the mold/mildew disappeared. I am so happy I gave it a chance and now my shower is fresh and I don't have to commit arson." β€”Gracielou Freebush

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. A pet hair sweeper that does the impossible and actually gets fur off all your furniture and carpets. Witches may have a spell up their sleeves for black cat fur on their cloaks, but we mortals don't even need it!,

    Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230 pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has cut my hair removal time in half! Thank you for this savior of a tool." β€”David R.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    19. Bar Keepers Friend's all-purpose cleaner and polish to zap away every speck of rust, grime, and general grossness.,

    This stuff cleans and polishes stainless steel, porcelain, fiberglass, glass cook tops, copper, tile, brass, and more.

    Promising review: "Yes! This turned my nasty yellow bathtub white again! I don't have to keep my shower curtain closed anymore while I have guests come over because I don't have to be embarrassed by my tub. You do have to scrub, but it WORKS and I'm really happy with the result!" β€”Cassie B.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $18.56.

    20. A headlight restoring kit that works so well, you'll wonder if you accidentally brokered some deal with a cleaning demon. Best not think about it.

    Promising review: "AMAZING! I didn't expect much, but after the first headlight, I was blown away! I ended up doing three cars before the wipe dried up. I'm a customer for life." β€”Semir

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    21. An electric power washer so you can harness the power of high-pressure water to banish dirt to whence it came.,

    Check out the rest of the review pics to see even more power washer art!

    Promising review: "This pressure washer is amazing. It's super easy to put together, is lightweight, and does an excellent job. I cleaned my slate patio in one day, and my concrete driveway the next!" β€”Debbie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.97.

    22. A jacuzzi jet cleaner to help deal with all the grime you can't even see hiding inside the pipes. Just expect an invitation to the round table when King Arthur sees what magic you performed on your tub.

    Run a bath, add the jet cleaner, wait for all the grime to eject from your jets, and then wipe down the tub.

    Promising review: "It's disgusting to see what comes out of your jets when you use this product. I can't believe we bathed in this! I've run bleach and dish detergent through my jets before, and that combination never cleaned with this efficiency. I highly recommended this product." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    23. A millipede de-clogging tool to reach deep down into the depths of hell (your drain) and drag back whatever it finds. Wizards don't call plumbers and neither should you!


    This thing uses lots of tiny little microhooks to pick up all the gross stuff stuck in your pipes. Plus it's reusable if you can stomach washing it.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these due to the testimonial reviews and because thanks to my six kids, we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick, but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano-type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this." β€”Jennifer R. Little

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    24. A multi-surface cleaner for your car to use on leather, vinyl, carpet, rubber, and more. Pretty much just soak your car in this wonderful concoction.,

    Promising review: "This product is great! All their products are great! But this new product they have developed knocks it out of the ball park! The pictures (above) are pictures of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats. I simply sprayed this all over the seat until it was damp, scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dried it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it!" β€”Joseph L.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    25. A handheld vacuum to summon when you have mini messes to deal with and don't feel like setting up the stand-up vacuum.


    Promising review: "This little guy cleaned up Lola's crafting and mine as well. Leather couch, tile flooring, and upholstered chairs. The only glitter left is what needs to be. It is the holidays after all. The attachments are a quick snap-in, snap-out; easy to carry. It's said a picture is worth a thousand words." β€”Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available with or without accessories).

    26. A leather cleaner you can count on to help bring life back to your old furniture. Don't worry, it's not like a necromancy situation.

    Just mix this concentrate with water, put it in a spray bottle, spray, and wipe off.

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." β€”jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    27. A pack of melamine cleaning sponges that must be made with fairy dust because they can take on even the toughest stains (think: marker on your freshly painted walls). You just need water and a firm belief in fairies!

    Just wet them and start scrubbin'!

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty and these cut right through it. They work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" β€”Keisha Marie

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    28. A pack of brushes to attach to your drill so your power tool can do all the hard work. All good magic users are also good delegators.


    This kit comes with three nylon brushes that can attach to almost any cordless drill. Like this one!

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." β€”Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    29. And a ToiletWand β€” yes, a legit magic wand! β€” that will spruce up even the grossest toilets in the land.

    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." β€”Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    Me showing off my new magical powers:

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