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    Updated on Jun 27, 2020. Posted on Jun 12, 2020

    33 Effective Products That Just Work And Have The Review Photos To Prove It

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    1. A pair of blue-light blocking glasses made to protect your hardworking peeps from eye strain. No more taking a moment to sigh and rub your eyes — unless you get another annoying email from your boss.

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    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.79+ (available in seven colors).

    2. A grout pen that takes one looks at your dirty tiled floors and walls and goes "I can handle that." Just use this bad boy to paint right over all the dirt and grime.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! After over 10 years of the grout not being cleaned and a botched repair job, the bathroom floor in this house looked horrendous. Two pens covered the entire bathroom floor, with plenty left over in the second pen, even with applying two to three layers (which you will definitely need as the paint is a bit thin and also absorbs into the grout). It's super easy to apply and works exactly like a regular paint marker. Be sure to press the pen tip on a separate (thick) cloth to activate it before actually using on the grout so you don't end up with a huge mess on the tile when the paint floods out at first. If you see the first side of the tip is getting frayed, just pull it out and turn it around to the other side." —regalle

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

    3. An effective rasp capable of stripping off all the dead skin and calluses on your feet, so you can have silky soft pups, no painful cracks in sight.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, LOL, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

    4. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets you're sure to take a shine to once you see how shiny and bright they make all your oldest and grossest bottles look.

    three reviewer images that say before, during, and after. the before is a dark brown bottle, the during is the bottle filled with sudsy water, and the after image is a clean bottle
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    They're chlorine-free and environmentally safe! They work on stainless-steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone. Just put a tablet in with warm water, let fizz for about half an hour, rinse, and admire your freshly clean container.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (also available in a pack of 32).

    5. Stain remover possibly created by the gods of white couches, because it can get rid of even the toughest of wine spills.

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    It's marketed for wine, but it also works with tough stains like coffee, blood, and ink. It's free of bleach or phosphates, and smells like citrus.

    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

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

    four images that show a very orange shower gradually losing all orange rust stains
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    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!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    7. A jewelry cleaning pen you can count on to add new shine to your gems, no costly trip to the jeweler needed.

    a reviewer image of a cloudy looking ring and another image of the same ring looking much clearer
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    Just twist the stick to get some cleansing solution on the bristles. The formula will keep your gems shiny and new.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80.

    8. A pet grooming glove capable of ridding your furry friend of all their excess fur with just a few swipes. And they'll probably even enjoy it because it'll feel like a great petting session!

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    Plus you can throw this bad boy right into the washer.

    Promising review: "My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur 'against the grain' which he would never do. Today was the first time I did that and you can see from the pics (above) how much fur I got. Love it!" —Alicia Mead

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A biotin shampoo to help reunite you with your old hair. Hello old friends, I missed each and every one of you.

    reviewer with a bald spot that says before and the same reviewer with more hair that says 13 days after first use
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    Promising review: "For about five years, I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all of the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. About five months ago, I began researching unknown shampoos that promised new growth and less loss of hair. I discovered this on Amazon. It is reasonably priced, and the ingredients seemed in line for what I needed. It doesn't work overnight, but it works, I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. You must use it if you want it to work. My friends can not believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" —TheD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four sizes).

    10. An electric pressure washer to help you blast away every speck of dirt on your outdoor furniture.

    reviewer image of dark table with half of it cleaned by the pressure washer to show light wood underneath
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    It comes with five quick-connect cleaning tips so you can choose the perfect one for the task at hand — including a tip for soap, which you can use to easily wash your car. It generates up to 2,030 psi and has a two-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I just power washed my deck and I'm amazed at this machine! The quality of the build is strong, the controls and intuitive, an the instructions are easy to understand. It did a perfect job cleaning my deck and I'm going to use it to power wash my patio and front porch for painting. I intend to use it for car washing since I can't find a good car wash that actually cleans the entire car. This will do what any coin op car wash can do for sure. The wind up hose is very convenient, and the detergent dispenser works like a charm." —James E VanDyke

    Get it from Amazon for $154.49.

    11. An itty-bitty toenail brace set capable of fixing your painful ingrown toenail problem.

    a review image of a bent nail that says september 12 2017 next to another picture of the nail looking much flatter that says november 9 2017
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    The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it.

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product, did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    12. A pet hair remover that'll pull all the fur off your belongings. It turns out that white fur coat you own is actually a black denim jacket???

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    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." —David R.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. A pack of pantry moth traps to finally rid your home of those tiny, annoying bug aviators.

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    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds — it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck, and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well. The only complaint I have is that my cat got herself stuck on one in a desperate attempt to kill some moths herself. Though that is more of a complaint with the stupidity of my cat and not the product. With a little complaining and vegetable oil she came free with only a little fur missing." —Taylor

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.97.

    14. A set of foam curling rods that promises to give you an amazing heads of curls while you sleep. Beauty sleep is a real thing!

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    Promising review: "I love these things! I had curls that lasted the entire day!! My hair dries straight, it’s thin and doesn’t typically hold curls for more than an hour or two. But when I used these, I only had them in for four hours & they still held the curls until I went to bed that night — they survived a day at Disneyland! I didn’t even use hair spray or any type of holding product for that matter. I need to keep these babies in all night and see how they hold!" —Sarah Savin

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A mini fabric steamer that takes way less time to set up than an iron and ironing board.

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    Reviewers say this thing heats up reeeally quickly.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice this is a must-buy!"—Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    16. A snout soother capable of soothing your dog's crusty nose, bringing it back to pristine, boop-able condition.

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    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    17. A drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top.

    reviewer image of bathtub filled up higher than normal thanks to the cover
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    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A pack of melamine cleaning sponges that can take on even the toughest stains (think: marker on your freshly painted walls). You just need water and a healthy dose of fear of your guests judging you!

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    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!" —Keisha Marie

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. A pack of butterfly-shaped sticky traps to install near your houseplants so you can finally evict all those tiny fly free-loaders.

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    Promising review: "I have a plant in my office that had terrible gnats. I ordered this product and put one in my plant. Within one hour, there were about 10 gnats stuck to it. Within four days, it was covered on both sides with gnats. Very pleased with this product! Very easy to use, no odor, and even looks cute in my plant!" —HD6774

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $14.39.

    20. A carpet cleaning solution that works so well, you'll be surprised to learn you actually had a white carpet this whole time.

    reviewer image of vacuum cleaning carpet. there is a stripe that is noticeably cleaner
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    The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    21. A barbed drain snake able to grab hold of all the gross gunk and hair building up in your drain and yank it out. Keep a barf bag nearby when using this, just in case.

    reviewer image of orange spiked drain snake being pulled out of drain covered in a lot of gunk and hair
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    Promising review: "I bought this after reading the reviews and thought it couldn’t possibly be. My shower has been gathering water for about a week... literally one swipe, and this came out. I will buy these forever now. I hate using Drano and chemicals. This thing, simple as it may be, will save a ton of money!!!" —Candi

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A nail and cuticle oil to bring life back to your damaged nails, even if you did something really bad like — gasp! — peel off a gel manicure.

    reviewer before and after shot that shows cracked nails on the left and considerably healthier nails on the right
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    This oil has jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to help promote strong nails and soften cuticles.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    23. A hanger rack for all your spare hangers that are just hanging around, getting tangled, and making you miserable.

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.30 (available in six packs).

    24. Delish blackberry-flavored gummies that have melatonin in them to help you get to sleep, no prob.

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    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. LOL. I don’t know what you guys created but...I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount." —Austin M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

    25. A super cute and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck that's built to last. Even some of the most successful toy destroyers will have a tough time going through this duck.

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    Promising review: "I have a dog that will chew ropes apart and destroy advertised indestructible toys in short order. I bought this on a whim with another item to hit $25 free shipping, expecting it to last an hour. A month later Mr. Duck still exists and the squeaker even works. The dog happily carries it about and tosses it in the air. It has reached the dirty, slimy stage where a human may not want to touch it and I wonder, but doubt, if it is washable. I still suspect the dog could destroy it in minutes but she shows no urge to just sit and chop on it. Odd, but I'm grateful." —Richard P. Ostwald

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    26. A cast-iron scrubber — aka a piece of chain mail (cool) — to lift leftover food grit but not the pan's seasoning. This is great for tough food stains that your gentle sponge simply can't manage on its own.

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    Because this scrubber is metal, you should avoid using it on nonstick pans as it can scratch and damage the surface.

    Promising review: "I love the product. I wish I had known about it when I first got my cast-iron skillet over a year ago. It is really easy to use and did a great job getting the crud off of the skillet without stripping the seasoning away and it was fast. I find myself using my cast-iron more frequently since purchasing this product because I no longer dread the cleanup process. If you have cast-iron cookware then you need one of these babies. I will definitely recommend it to others." —KeCaRi

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99. This customer review is long but it's full of great tips if you end up purchasing this scrubber.

    27. A pack of Miracle-Gro water storing crystals to prevent both under- *and* over-watering, which I believe are the top two killers of houseplants.

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    Promising review: "I have deck rail flower boxes and they get full sun most of the day. I filled in the drain holes to hold more water and added these to the soil. Both made a huge difference in the quality of life for the plants. They were and still are gorgeous even if I couldn't water every day. I do have to admit I used more per planter than the recommended amount." —Pattijwr

    Get it from Amazon for $8.72.

    28. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll clean the thing that helps you clean. I scratch your back, you scratch mine, dishwasher.

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    Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A portable personal blender so you can start every morning with a nutritious breakfast and have one less cup to clean.

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    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie first thing in the morning.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A drill brush kit that'll turn your drill into a mean cleaning machine.

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    This kit includes three nylon power brushes but no drill. Here's one if you need it.

    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." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

    31. A beeswax wood polish and conditioner to give your furniture an impossibly lustrous shine previously never seen in your home. And all in record time.

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    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 it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    32. And a tent-like canopy ideal for anyone who needs a little extra privacy or wants a cool place for movie night.

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    Promising review: "I decided to purchase this item for my dorm to provide a little extra privacy and was worried it wouldn’t fit the XL Twin bed that most universities provide (5 inches longer than typical twin bed). YES THIS DOES FIT AN XL TWIN. So far, it has been very cozy and great for when I need to stay up late without bothering my roommate. They also sent a string of battery-powered lights with clips that make it very cute. I use them in place of a lamp when I am trying to finish up assignments after work and my roommate is sleeping. Great investment for college students!" —Savannah

    Get it from Amazon for $77.53+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

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