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    39 Products With Before And After Photos That'll Bring A Tear To Any Clean Freak's Eye

    "I get so emotional, baby." —Whitney Houston, and also you using these products.

    1. A powerful spray that will break down stubborn mold and mildew stains almost instantly. Just leave it on for about 15 seconds, then wipe away to reveal what your shower is actually supposed to look like.

    Reviewer photo of dirty shower with mold and mildew stains
    Reviewer photo of clean shower after using the mold and mildew spray

    Promising review: "I bought this RMR spray with low expectations, even with the good reviews. I sprayed a small patch in the evening and let it sit overnight. The next morning, the grout where I had sprayed was as white as if it were brand-new. I decided to spray the entire wall and part of the roof. The next day everything I sprayed had no visible mold. By the third night, I was pretty much spraying everything left in the shower. This stuff is amazing." —John Werner

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two sizes and various pack sizes).

    2. An all-purpose car upholstery cleaner to clean up all the stains left on your seats from the time you spilled your Dunkin' order everywhere.

    Promising review: "Holy moly, how did I never know that this existed?? This cleaner is nothing short of a miracle!! My backseat bench has been dirty with mystery stains now for at least a decade, stains that were created by little kids, various passengers, cargo, who knows. I tried EVERYTHING to get out the hazy, dirty staining on my charcoal-colored seats to no avail. Hot water and soap, alcohol based rubs, carpet cleaners, fabric cleaners — literally EVERYTHING, plus lots of elbow grease. I grew frustrated and resigned that my car will look like a dump forever. Then I started doing some research and came upon this cleaner. Many reviews stated it was the best thing ever, car sites named it their top choice, etc. I decided its worth a last-ditch try, and boy I am so glad I did! It took four to five sprays, some minor agitating and rubbing with a broad brush, wipe off with the enclosed cloth, and whaddaya know?? POOF! STAINS GONE! I simply can't believe how easy this was and how pain free. I will go tomorrow and clean ALL my car seats! I highly recommend this, it’s the bomb." —Manddun

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes that will tackle almost any stain you throw at them. Dirty shoes? Paint splatters around the house? Stains on your car's interior? These wipes can handle it.

    A car's hood popped up, revealing a dirty interior
    A completely clean interior after using the cleaning wipes

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard-water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub, I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and, good golly, it's like it's brand-new. I've told everyone I know to buy these." —JenM

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    4. A disposable cleaning wand to make scrubbing the toilet less of a chore. The kit comes with 16 refill heads to get you started, so you can immediately say goodbye to that dirty toilet wand in your bathroom!

    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 semiregular 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)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A pack of cleaning tablets to clean your dishwasher for you, because it's probably way dirtier than you imagine. These will break down lime and mineral buildup so your dishes come out looking as sparkly as they do in all those dish soap commercials.

    Before results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner
    After results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.98.

    6. A shower door cleaner that'll remove any stubborn hard-water spots and have your glass looking so clean you might accidentally walk into it.

    Reviewer photo of dirty glass shower door
    Reviewer photo of same shower door after cleaning with Rain-X cleaner

    Promising review: "This product works beautifully. I tried a lot of products to remove the hard water from my glass shower. I have to admit the first time I used it with a cloth it was not very effective. The second time I used a nonabrasive sponge for glass. It turned out beautiful, just like the first day the glass was installed." —EJP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62 (also available in a pack of two).

    7. A tennis shoe cleaner to fool everyone into thinking you got some brand-new kicks for the summer. In reality, they're just the same ones you've been shamelessly wearing since high school.

    pink bottle of
    a reviewer's one dirty white shoe and one cleaned white shoe

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A jar of the TikTok-famous Pink Stuff, which is basically the Powerpuff Girl of cleaning products: it looks cute but packs a serious punch. Once you use it to tackle the grime in your oven, you can use it to spruce up your tiles or give your shower door a good scrub-down.

    Reviewer photo of The Pink Stuff in front of dirty oven
    Reviewer photo of The Pink Stuff in front of dirty oven

    Promising review: "I added before and after photos of my filthy oven so you all would know this stuff is the real deal and worth it. I like that it didn't have a strong odor and it didn't use much effort at all to clean my oven. You can really see it removing the burnt-on grease after a few circular motions." —DNICEANDFAM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    9. A red wine stain remover so you'll no longer panic when you accidentally spill that glass of merlot on Bachelor night.

    same writer doing a thumbs up in the same white shirt with no stain
    buzzfeed writer holding remover in front of red wine–stained shirt
    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine, THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand-new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.91.

    10. A carpet cleaner to clean up everything from spaghetti mishaps to coffee spills in your car. If only Kevin had this on hand when he spilled his famous chili.

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy-good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69 (also available in a pack of two).

    11. Or! An internet-beloved pet urine stain–removing spray that's powerful enough to tackle any accident — even ones that have been there for months! It'll also help neutralize odors, so your carpet will basically be as fresh and vibrant as the day you moved in.

    Reviewer image of a stained carpet
    Reviewer image of same carpet now clean

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’s tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not housebroken, and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen, which means I have lots of accidents. I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes, then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high-traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and more importantly the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94 (available in two sizes).

    12. An all-natural oven scrub made with gritty pumice stone s