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    34 Genius Products That Make Your Prized Possessions Last Longer

    Breathe new life into your beloved couch you've had for decades or that beautiful shirt that's seen better days.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A waterproof pouch to keep your cellphone safe and dry during a day at the beach or a kayaking trip down the river. Want to take pictures or answer a text? The clear sleeve still gives you full touchscreen capability!

    Promising review: "I originally bought this for a solo trip to Florida because I wasn’t willing to leave my phone and credit card or rental car keys on the beach while playing in the ocean. For the price, this little thing has paid itself off and then some! I was able to fit my iPhone, two cards, and car keys in this while I blissfully floated in the ocean for hours. I even ordered this wristlet that makes your phone float in case I let go of it. I’ve also used it in my hotel jacuzzi tub (and the bathtub at home), in the hot tub at the hotel, and the water park. I am not afraid to completely submerge my phone or just let it get splashed. Especially for solo female travelers, you never want to be separated from your phone because it’s your life source, so nothing ruins a beach day by water damaging your phone. I really love this product!" —SpikesInk

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in 14 colors).

    2. A red wine stain remover because even the best of us can have a clumsy moment and end up with wine on a white couch, carpet, or T-shirt. Just give the stain a few sprays, and it'll be like the pinot noir was never even there!

    Promising review: "I'm sure if I knew more about science and chemistry, I'd understand how this stuff works — but since I don't, I'll just assume that it is MAGIC. If you care at all about your carpet, you need to have a bottle of this on standby. Over the years, we've used it to make numerous wine and red juice stains vanish before our eyes. The effect reminds me of the novelty shop disappearing ink gag from when I was a kid. Seriously, if you've never seen Wine Away in action, it's worth spilling a little Cabernet on your carpet just so you can see it vanish after a few spritzes. I honestly wouldn't believe how quickly this stuff works had I not seen it countless times with my own eyes." —DarthClem

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    3. A flexible cleaning brush — having a highly functioning dryer is super important, and this little guy will get into the nooks and crannies of your lint trap, which will make your clothes dry faster and prevent buildup lint in the vent pipe, which could lead to house fires if left uncleaned.

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazards and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get two from Amazon for $7.95.

    4. A thick foam insert to place in your sagging couch cushions so your sofa can look and feel as comfortable as the day you bought it.

    before and after shot of a couch that's been plumped up with cushion inserts

    Promising review: "We have 10-year-old $6,000 Ethan Allen sofas. This product saved us from buying a new sofa!! Absolutely restored my cushions to new! This may seem a little expensive but versus the cost of reupholstered or new, it's worth every penny." —JBlack

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ per panel (which fits one cushion; available in seven sizes).

    5. A jewelry cleaning pen formulated to restore your rings to their original glory. Fair warning: you might get temporarily blinded when you step outside and the sun hits your ridiculously shiny wedding ring. It's a risk we're willing to take.

    Reviewer showing before and after of a dulled ring made shiny again

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! I'm 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 had 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 $6.58.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's Diamond Dazzle Stick review to learn more about why we love it.

    6. Or this tarnish-removing solution perfect for reviving silver jewelry that no longer looks very silver anymore. Just dip your tarnished bracelet, necklace, or ring into the solution with the included basket, and the tarnish will be completely gone!

    Just be careful not to soak most gemstones, since prolonged contact with the solution can damage them — all you need in that case is a quick dip and then a gentle wipe-down. Also, like most jewelry cleaners, this isn't safe for use with pearls.

    Promising review: “I have several pieces of upscale silver jewelry that have tarnished to the point of being unwearable. Not a great investment. I have tarnish wipes, and those work well enough, but they are really designed for cutlery and not jewelry. Wipes don't get into the crevices of design work; nor do they get inside links on chains. I had come to accept that, no matter what I did, my silver pieces were always going to be a bit dirty looking. When I got this dip, I wasn't expecting much. All I can say is this: WOW. I opened the jar and dipped in half of a very tarnished (nearly black) bracelet for no more than a second, just to test it. When I pulled it out, I literally squealed. It was like new! Not a bit of tarnish, not a bit of dark, just that pure silver color. However, the smell of this stuff will knock you over. I *highly* recommend wearing rubber gloves when you use this (I didn't but will from now on) and rinsing your jewelry thoroughly after dipping and before wearing.” —abby

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    7. A jar of wood preserver to give your wooden cutting boards and bowls a protective luster that helps prevent drying and cracking.

    bee's oil wood polisher in a tin can
    Wild Minimalist

    To use, just rub the bee's oil onto wood with a clean cloth.

    Wild Minimalist is a family-owned small business based in San Rafael, California that specializes in creating cleaning and kitchen products with low-waste, plastic-free packaging.

    Promising review: "My very dry wooden cutting boards and bowls were very thankful for a rub with beeswax preserver. They immediately soaked it in and looked refreshed. I also use it on the wooden handles of scrubbers and spoons. I like that it’s made of materials that won’t harm humans if ingested." —Nancy R.

    Get it from Wild Minimalist for $20.99

    8. A cleanser and polishing powder that will transform even the most crusty, burnt, and stained pots and pans you thought you were going to have to throw away. That "before" and "after" shot speaks for itself!

    The cleanser is nonabrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

    Promising review: "As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!" —Donette

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.

    Check out our full review of the Bar Keepers Friend all-purpose cleanser here!

    9. A bottle of leather conditioner if your favorite leather boots or purse are starting to look dry, cracked, and worn out. Apply this, let it dry, and watch in amazement as the leather comes back to life.

    reviewer's boots restored to looking brand new after using a leather conditioner

    Promising review: "After doing a lot of research, I ended up buying this for my glovetanned leather Coach bags. I have one each brown, taupe and black and this conditioner worked great. It didn't darken or alter any of the leather colors at all, but did make an obvious difference in the softness and suppleness of the leather. It also took out minor scuffs and scratches with a little buffing. The process I used was to spread a thin, even layer all over, wait about ten minutes and then use an old cotton T-shirt to work the remaining conditioner into the leather." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A bottle of stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on your brand-new carpet you just put in a week ago.

    The spray is chlorine-free, color-safe, and safe to use around children and pets. You can use it on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels — literally anywhere your pet has an accident!

    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, vomit from yesterday's trash excavation, or your bi-monthly bout of explosive diarrhea. If you're hesitant on the price, which I was at first, your desperation to remove your carpet of brown and yellow spots will be rewarded by giving this a try. When I tell you this stuff is MAGIC IN A BOTTLE, I'm not exaggerating. Vomit, urine, diarrhea, butt juice. I know what you're thinking...'What the hell kinda dogs do they own?!' R & R got all of it out of the carpet. I'll say it again...MAGIC IN A BOTTLE. $20 for magic? Do it. We will never buy another product again for as long as we both shall live. Or at least as long as we have carpet." —Benjamin Poon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    11. A water pressure cleaner so you don't have to hire a professional to deep clean your deck or fence. Plus: it's oh-so-satisfying to see the wood literally change color before your eyes!

    Promising review: "I love you little electric pressure washer! Oh let me count the ways...I honestly can't say enough good things about this little guy. Our deck was in serious need of a wash. I really liked the idea of a small electric pressure washer mainly for the ease of maneuverability but was unsure if it really had the power to get the job done. Oh man, let me tell you this thing is fantastic! Once I got started I couldn't stop. I was washing everything in sight. Deck, fire pit, stepping stones, planters, outside rug.....I was unstoppable! I was a filthy mess from the thighs down because of all the muck flying everywhere but I didn't care, I was happy as a lark." —Larry Crouch

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. A wood polish and conditioner to give all your scratched-up, well-loved furniture a much-needed face-lift. Do you have a wooden dresser that's been passed down through generations that looks like it's been passed down through generations? This will take those marks and scratches right out.

    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 jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. 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. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    13. A basic sewing kit because nothing's worse than having a button pop off of your favorite shirt, especially right before an important meeting. Keep one of these in your bag or at your desk to be ready for any kind of fashion emergency.

    reviewer showing the inside of a travel sewing kit

    The set comes with a pair of scissors, a measuring tape, 12 spools of thread, 16 needles in a needle holder, three white buttons, two needle-threaders, two straight pins, a safety pin, a seam ripper, and a thimble.

    Promising review: "This set is complete and perfect for those of us who just need to mend now and then. Portable and easy to manage." —TruthBeTold

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

    14. A wine saver for anyone who views a nice bottle of wine as a prized possession and wants to preserve the taste and quality of the wine after you've uncorked it. It'll keep your wine tasting new for up to a week!


    Place the cap on, pump until you hear a "click" and yahoo! Your wine is safely stored!

    Promising review: "Having downed a bottle or two in my life, I've always been flummoxed as to how to store the wine afterwards. I'm quite picky and the taste of 'blown' wine is disgusting. This is the solution. The stoppers fit perfectly (naturally) and the vacuum pump is also perfect. Just pump until you hear the click and the job is done. Easy to release the pressure and re-enjoy the wine. For the cost of wine, the minor expense of this pump and stopper system pays for itself immediately. In vino veritas!" —erik

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

    15. A sweater pill remover for your most well-loved sweaters that have seen better days. Just lightly brush this stone across your sweater and watch all those unsightly pills disappear — it'll look brand-new!

    model using a sweater pill remover stone to get rid of pills on a white sweater

    This is made from upcycled car windshield glass. Make sure to store this stone in its original box, and it can last you up to 10 years!

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat!

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's full sweater pill remover review!

    16. A bottle of leather cleaner if you've got some water stains on your leather chairs that just won't come out. It's also a good idea to use this to clean all of your leather furniture periodically to keep them looking good as new!

    Promising review: "Used the microfiber cloth to apply and after the first treatment noted only mild improvement, but after the second treatment (done just after the first treatment dried), the stain was not visible!! I then did the entire chair and the results are great. Advice: Do not scrub the area hard. This may roughen up the leather. Apply lightly and wipe off with another microfiber towel." —mich

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    17. Or this tub of leather re-coloring balm for furniture that has started to fade after years of use or being in the direct sunlight for too long. It also helps smooth out scratches and get rid of stains!,

    You just rub it right into your leather. It can even help minimize the look of cat scratches, depending on how bad they are.

    Promising review: "Can I give it 10 stars? My hubby was ready to get rid of the set. It's SUCH a comfortable set, and well-built... scale was just right for our new home... I couldn't let that happen! I had cleaned the chair with a tiny amount of mild dish soap and water previous to the stain's arrival. I threw on some latex gloves, dipped my fingers into the gel, and started massaging it into the leather. Results were immediate and impressive!! AMAZING!!" —Muysson

    Get a jar from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 15 colors).

    18. A tall scratching post with a sturdy base so your cat can scratch their little heart out on this instead of your furniture. If couches could talk, they would tell you, "Thank you SO MUCH.",

    It's made out of woven sisal, which holds up better than carpeted scratching posts.

    Promising review: "Easily the best scratching post on the planet. This scratching post is therefore absolutely perfect. I've bought two of these in the past five years, and I can attest to their perfection (I'm still trying to figure out how to turn it upside down for another few years of use). This is exactly what a cat would invent if a cat could invent the perfect scratching post. It's tall enough that they can stretch, it's sisal rope that won't end up all over your floor (not that your inventor cat cares about that), and it's sturdy and won't wobble or tip over or otherwise stress your cat. My biggest fat cat can't topple this thing if he tries (and don't think he doesn't!)." –Deborah M. Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in two colors).

    19. Durable all-purpose wipes that will actually get rid of stains on clothes, furniture, and pots and pans that you thought were very much permanent. We're talking tar, ink, paint, permanent marker, nail polish — you name it, it's gone!,

    These work great for car repair and interior car spills as well. Note that while these are great for messes and stains, they don't disinfect.

    Promising review: "These towels are awesome for so many things. They are large and very sturdy, so they work well for household cleaning. The real benefit for me, though, is having a wipe that works for things like the grill, the oven, the dashboard of my car, muddy shoes, chairs and umbrellas that go to soccer games and practices, and lawn furniture. I frequently wipe something down, rinse the towel, and wipe again. The wipes are heavy enough to go through three to four rinses and wipes and still hold up. The smell is mild and doesn't linger on my hands or what I've wiped down. I use these almost daily, so the 90-count canister lasts about three months and the last towel is never dried out when I get to it. The lid closes securely, yet is easy to open and the towels dispense easily through the opening without getting bunched up. Because the canister is heavier than most, and the lid fits well, it's easy to throw one of these in the trunk or cargo area, and I don't worry about it leaking. The canister (minus the lid) is recyclable when the towels are gone — an added bonus." —COMom

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.98.

    20. An enzyme-based spot cleaner if you get a pesky stain on an expensive blouse and are devastated that it's now ruined. Never fear — this hypoallergenic cleaner will get that stain right out in just one wash.


    You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

    Promising review: "I feel like you won't believe what I'm about to write, because I can't believe it myself. On New Year's Eve, my husband and I had an epic fail. We dropped a glass of red wine in our bedroom, and as if it were a gymnast, the glass tumbled three times before crashing on the ground. Red wine flew all over the carpet, bedding, and my favorite pale yellow upholstered bench at the end of our bed. We stood there in shock, and then I remembered I had just bought Puracy. After spraying the better part of a bottle on various linens, our carpet, and my pale yellow bench, IT LOOKS LIKE THE EPIC WINE FAIL NEVER HAPPENED. It's seriously like magic. I still can't believe my eyes and really wish I took before-and-after photos. Worth every penny!!!!! It's now my go-to stain remover!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    21. Or this laundry stain stick that will last you forever because you just have to rub a tiny bit of the all-natural soap onto a stain for it to work its magic.

    white laundry stick with a cardboard label wrapped around it
    Juniper Seed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniper Seed Mercantile is a woman-owned small business based in Littleton, Colorado that creates all-natural bath and body products, home cleaning solutions, and fabric alternatives to paper towels.

    Promising review: "Fantastic bar for any stains. My husband loves his white shirts. Nothing like this bar for collars, gravy, beetroot, red wine, car grease! He can get anything on them now, and I know I've got it sorted." —Jennifer Beer

    Get it from Juniper Seed Mercantile on Etsy for $4.50+ (available in two sizes).

    22. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets if that reusable water bottle you carry around all day has basically become your security blanket and you can't remember the last time you cleaned it with anything other than, well, water. It's also great for cleaning a favorite coffee mug that you might have left out for a few days that now has a ~questionable~ substance at the bottom.

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    23. A set of furniture socks you can place on your dining chairs so your beautiful hardwood floors stopped getting scratched up every time you scoot the chair back and forth.

    two chairs and a dining table with furniture socks on them to protect the hardwood floor

    Promising review: "These 'socks' are finally what I’ve been looking for to protect our hardwood floors. Our chairs have decorative legs with acorn-shaped feet, and these things stay on! We tried stick-on pads — that would fall off almost immediately, as well as cork bottom cups that always fell off. I think we tried five different kinds altogether, and nothing. Until this. I’m ordering more for the rest of the chairs." —Todd Oxenford

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    24. An insect trap for keeping all of those annoying pests from invading and ruining your beautiful plant babies. If you have a fruit fly problem, this will also stop those suckers right in their tracks!,

    To use these, all you have to do is peel apart the traps, insert them into the adjustable stakes, and place them at the base of your plant so they can start trapping insects. Then, once it's full of bugs, you just discard it, and put in a new one!

    Here's what Heather, a member of BuzzFeed's Shopping team, had to say about the traps: "There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up."

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A pack of moldable glue to prevent your charging cables from fraying. Anyone who's had a computer charger stop working at the most inconvenient time knows how much of a lifesaver this is.

    reviewer showing white moldable glue wrapped around the end of chargers

    Each pack of moldable glue can hold up to 4.4 pounds.

    Promising review: "First of all we had a small hole in a doorway in our kitchen that ants were coming out of! It was so inconvenient, so I used this moldable glue to plug the lil hole and it has worked fabulously! The only downside is once you start to mold it beware of lint or dust getting into it because it absolutely shows up contrasted with the white. We also used this to apply octopus hooks to the side of my closet, I was unable to use screws because screws would go through the thin wall to the inside of my closet where I keep clothes. So this quickly 'glued' my octopus hooks to the wall, and it's white so it blended in with the wall paint. I'm excited to find something else to use this for; it's very versatile." —Lola Hernandez

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    26. Detergent formulated specifically to clean your underwear. If you're someone who spends a pretty penny on nice undergarments, you might as well wash them with a gentle but high-quality detergent so they can hold up wash after wash.

    a white detergent bottle with a pink label that says clean and cute delicate panty wash
    Clean & Cute

    Clean & Cute is a Black woman-owned small business developed by a gynecologist, so you know it's legit.

    Get it from Clean & Cute for $14.99.

    27. Or a pack of detergent pods formulated to deep clean even the stinkiest, sweatiest activewear. You're giving it your all during your workout, so you definitely want a detergent that works as hard as you do!

    cardboard package of the active wash dropps pods in fresh start scent

    Dropps is a small business based out of Philadelphia that produces eco-friendly cleaning products, and their shipping process is 100% carbon neutral.

    Promising review: "My husband is a plumber and all-around handyman, and his work clothes get really grimy with mud sweat, and they get smellier than anything else I wash. Up to this point, I could get the dirt out, but nothing took out the stink, but to my surprise, the Active Wash detergent got them clean and fresh smelling! I am elated that I finally found a product that works and is good for the environment too!" —Dropps Customer

    Get a 24-count pack from Dropps for $15 (available in two scents and an unscented option; also available in packs of 120 pods).

    28. A knife sharpener that will keep your knives cutting as well as the day you bought them. No need to get them professionally sharpened — this gadget does the job for you so you can get back to chopping veggies in no time.

    Person using a kitchenIQ small knife sharpener to sharpen knife

    You can use it to sharpen both straight edge and serrated knives. Use the coarse sharpening slot to sharpen dull or damaged knives with just a few pulls, and then use the fine slot to finish and polish the edge.

    Promising review: "I've never sharpened my Calphalon knives. I've had them for three to four years. The last time I cut meat I worked up a sweat because the knives were so dull. Tonight I sharpened them and the chicken cuts like butter!!! I'm in heaven!" —wine.wife

    Get it from Amazon for $8.67.

    29. A set of mesh laundry bags made to fit all of your delicates like lingerie, swimwear, and scarves while keeping them safe in the washing machine.

    reviewer's two mesh bags with bras inside of it

    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin tops and I used one of them for my beaded top. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicates cycle). The largest bag is HUGE and it worked well for my sequined squirrels on skis sweatshirt." —T.Webster

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    30. A plant food spike for anyone who loves the idea of having lots of house plants but can't actually manage to keep anything green alive. This fertilizer is formulated specifically for indoor plants, and one spike lasts up to two months!

    They're especially great for ficus, snake plants, croton, spider plants, or pothos plants!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.99.

    31. A rubber spatula designed to get every last drop out of your expensive foundation or face cream. You'll be amazed how much more product is hiding the corners of your makeup and skincare bottles!

    rubber spatula being used for a bottle of foundation / Via @thespatty

    Promising review: "I love this! It's the only thing that lets me get to the bottom of my large Kiehl's lotion. I bought the long one." —JoanMcsweeney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 or a two-pack for $11.99.

    32. Scotchgard fabric protector spray that repels water-based spills so your white sneakers will keep looking fresh-out-of-the-box clean even if you wear them constantly. Is anyone still saying "Damn, Daniel" anymore? Because those bright white Vans definitely deserve it.

    Reviewer holding up protective spray in front of a box of white shoes

    Promising review: "I got this for my pillows. Having a 4- and 7-year-old who are constantly making messes in the living room, I was a bit fed up with replacing my pillows due to stains. The spraying was easy and quick, then I left them outside to air out. Today I noticed a big splatter of dried up ketchup on the pillow. I took a wet paper towel and rubbed off the stain. It came off completely! Nothing seeped through the fabric. I just wish I used this sooner!" —Lidia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    33. A Darks Detergent because it's always a sad day when you realize your favorite black skinny jeans you wear at least once a week are now starting to look grey. This detergent preserves the pigment in your dark clothes so you don't have to deal with that dreaded fading.

    the white detergent bottle

    Promising review: "Due to my job, I wear lots of black and dark colors. It's frustrating to replace clothes you bought before the season ends due to fading. I also use white vinegar instead of fabric softener to soften my clothes and never once thought I might be using the wrong detergent. I figured my washing machine wasn't the best since it left white residue behind on my clothing which required another rinse. Enter The Laundress Darks Detergent: no more white residue! I was impressed with how well my dark clothes came out. There was no fading! LOVE!" —Texaz95

    Get it from Amazon for $20.50.

    34. A four-sided cleaning brush if you get caught in a storm and you wind up with those dreaded mud stains on your boots or jacket. Use the stiff bristles on really set-in stains or scuff marks and the softer silicone bristles on more delicate fabrics like suede.

    Reviewer's dirty vs clean boots with the use of brush

    Promising review: "My favorite pair of Uggs were stored in a closet with a major moisture issue. I pulled them out for the cold weather to discover they were covered in mold! With the help of this handy little brush and some white vinegar, my boots are as good as new!! I love that this brush has four different sides for different parts of the shoe. It’s very handy and works very well!" —Sammi

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    You when you look at all of your favorite things now that they look brand new again:

    Harpo Studios

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