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    26 Things That'll Help Fix Almost Everything That's Wrong With Your Home

    Consider this list a first aid kit for your home's big and small boo-boos.

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    1. An all-purpose cleaning kit to turn your power drill into the ultimate scrubber you never knew you needed. The nylon bristles won't leave behind any scratches, so you can scrub away without worrying about ruining your tub.

    yellow brush attached to a drill in front of a glass shower wall that's half cloudy and half clear after having been cleaned with the brush

    The set comes with a 2-inch flat brush, a 4-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($39 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks β€” drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar β€” nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." β€”Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    2. A stainless-steel cleaner and polish so you can remove all those pesky fingerprint smudges and transform your refrigerator doors into shiny mirrors.

    Model wiping refrigerator door with stainless steel polish and cloth

    Promising review: "Perfect cleaner for my new Whirlpool stainless appliances. It also seems to make it a bit fingerprint-resistant as well. Since I cleaned my fridge down a month ago, I haven't had to do it again yet. I'm sure if I had kids it'd be a little different, but this stuff is where it's at. I've tried cheaper big-box store cleaners and they all take a lot of arm work." β€”W Fish

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    3. 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.

    A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

    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 β€” 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 that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." β€”L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in a pack of two).

    4. A rust stain-removing powder for when you want to get rid of rust stains but don't feel like scrubbing. Simply apply it, wait a few minutes for the rust to dissolve and then lightly wipe it away.

    Before-and-after showing sink with rust on the left side and clean sink on the right

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" β€”Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in two sizes).

    5. A four-pack of fridge bins you can easily stack on top of each other to really maximize all that unused vertical space. Plus, it'll make the inside of your fridge look worthy of a Cribs episode.

    Four storage bins placed next to each other on fridge shelf

    Promising review: "These are so sturdy!! I love how easy they are to clean and use in my refrigerator! It helps keep things in order since I have my kids home and the constant going in and out during the day has made it easier for me and them to find what they need and what I need to purchase more of." β€”Pilialoha

    YoungeverLLC is a woman-owned small business specializing in home goods.

    Get a pack of four from YoungeverLLC on Etsy for $22.95.

    6. A TubShroom to catch all of your hair before it has a chance to clog your drain β€” because no, it shouldn't take a full hour for your shower to fully drain., Amazon

    Check out our full review of the TubShroom here!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four, and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths, and this collects the hair. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" β€”Aaron

    Get it from Amazon for $12.45+ (available in five colors and a two-pack).

    7. A jetted tub cleaner for anyone who desperately needs a relaxing bath but your bathtub is a little too grimy for comfort. It'll remove all the gunk trapped in the places you can't even see, so your tub will be the cleanest it's ever been.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using jetted tub cleaner

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" β€”Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    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.

    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." β€”DNICEANDFAM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.52.

    9. A sleek area rug with over 7,000 reviews to help cover up that random scuffed-up part of your floor that you can't seem to get back to its former glory.

    Light Multi Moroccan Trellis Area Rug placed in living room
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This rug is so beautiful that myself, my daughter and my best friend all ended up purchasing the same rug!" β€”Dee M H

    Get it from Rugs USA for $28.20+ (originally $71+, available in 10 sizes, five shapes, and 10 colors).

    10. And a nonslip pad so your new fancy area rug won't go sliding around every time you step on it.

    Rug lifted to reveal non-slip mat underneath

    Promising review: "This is by far the best rug grip product I have ever purchased, and it surpasses anything you can buy at the store. I have two of these and my rugs have not moved at all, even with a teenager who drags her feet and a beagle that races around the house like a crazy dog. This is the only rug pad that can withstand the wrath of the beagle!" β€”Bittersweet513

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A natural all-purpose cleaner that's safe to use on basically any surface so you can mindlessly clean your entire home with just one bottle.

    Three bottles of Humble Suds All Purpose Cleaner

    Promising review: "This cleaner is wonderful on anything! The smell is amazing and does a great job of cleaning." β€”JoAnn Fliehs

    HumbleSuds is a small Etsy shop based in Denver, Colorado.

    Get it from HumbleSuds on Etsy for $24.95 (available in three scents).

    12. A pack of 100 sound dampening bumpers to stop your cabinets from clanging and waking up the whole family when it's time for a 2 a.m. snack break.

    Door bumper placed on inside of kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: "Funny enough, but this is one of my favorite low-cost upgrades to the house. Our previous dampers were a cloth that came with the cabinets and were getting a bit thin. I thought I would try and upgrade to save on the stress of the hickory doors. Wow was I surprised of the difference of a good bumper. These stick-on very strong but don't ruin the wood if removed. They have a beautiful but solid thud that is not loud but also don't bounce the door or drawer back at you which others might do. There are also so many in the pack that I replaced every bumper in the house, good or bad, and still haven't gone through half the bag. They'll be passed down through the generations!" β€”Andy Levesque

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.98.

    13. A garbage disposal cleaner β€” it foams up to help break down any food residue that's been lingering in there for far too long. I'm starting to feel like adulthood is just learning about all the things you never realized you were supposed to be cleaning.


    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. Not only does it do a great job, but you can see it happening. It doesn’t just mask the smell and leave a lemon scent like some products, it cleans too and looks fun. Idk. Blue foam comes out and that’s good enough for me." β€”sylvie yah

    Get a two pack of four-count bags on Amazon for $10.20 (also available in a pack of three).

    14. A grout ink pen that will take the space between your tiles from grimy to shiny in a few simple swipes. It's like a more productive version of an adult coloring book!

    This won't clean your grout but it'll make it look brand-new.

    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. Very happy with this product!" β€”Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    15. A chainmail scrubber so you can actually clean all of the burned-on grime on your cast-iron skillets without removing the seasoning or causing damage. It's also safe for use on waffle makers, griddles, and everything else you barely bother cleaning.

    Non Toxic Home Shop/Etsy

    Promising review: "I am happy I bought this! Saves me a lot of time cleaning my cast irons! Perfect investment." β€”Nicholas

    Non Toxic Home Shop is a small Etsy shop based in Oviedo, Florida.

    Get it from Non Toxic Home Shop on Etsy for $27.

    16. A pumice cleaning stone that'll cut through hard water rings and calcium buildup, because your porcelain throne should always be clean and sparkly.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. I decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. The pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. I am very happy with this purchase β€” well worth the very low price!" β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in packs of one and two).

    17. A shower head with two spray settings so you can adjust the pressure to your exact liking. This will be such a time saver the next time you use a super thick hair mask that takes approximately three hours to fully rinse out.

    Reviewer's collage showing the two levels of water pressure, with the lower pressure on the left and the stronger setting on the right

    Promising review: "I'm amazed! We live in a pre-war New York City apartment and it seemed that poor water pressure in the shower that barely extended beyond the wall was par for the course. We just installed this shower head and now the water stream extends to the other side of the tub! Looking forward to finally taking a satisfying shower after all this time." β€”TWNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $22.22.

    18. An under-the-door draft guard to keep all that sweet AC from escaping your home during the summer. It'll also keep dirt and bugs outside, where they belong.

    Model placing draft guard on the bottom of a door

    Promising review: "I wanted something that would keep the noise out, to be honest. I live in a small NYC apartment with roommates, and my doors are french doors. I wanted something to fit underneath that would serve specifically to reduce noise, but also not be a pain when I opened and closed the doors. It works wonderfully! It reduces the noise level from outside, and vice versa. The talking and TV in the living room are muted, and I have been told my phone conversations are quieter! So perfect for what I needed." β€”Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.52+ (available in four colors and packs of one and two).

    19. A pack of cleaning tablets that'll 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.

    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!" β€”Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.98 (also available in two packs of six).

    20. A reusable and machine-washable duster that fits onto the Swiffer duster handle so you can stop wasting money on the flimsy disposable refills. These will quickly get rid of the layer of dust that's been accumulating since you moved in. No judgment.

    Set of reusable Swiffer dusters in various colors
    TS Designs US/Etsy

    Promising review: "LOVE the washable duster attachments. These are SO soft and such great quality. The stitching is strong and I don’t worry about anything coming apart. We use ours with our swifter duster wand and it fits perfectly. If you’re looking for a more sustainable item, this is one for you." β€”Cassie Couch

    TS Designs US is a small Etsy shop based in West Leroy, Michigan.

    Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $5 (available in 10 colors).

    21. A leather cleaner to polish up and add some shine to any furniture, shoes, or accessories that have seen better days.

    Reviewer's couch with one side cleaned with wood polishing cleaner

    Remember to mix this concentrate with water before using!

    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 $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A flexible coil brush so you can finally reach all the dust in your dryer vent and crumbs that are hiding underneath your fridge and oven. I'm shuddering just thinking about what's living under there.

    Reviewer photo of dust removed with flexible coil brush

    This is also great for cleaning your dryer's vents!

    Promising review: "I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can't get any other way. I gave five stars for durability even though I've had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me." β€”ASF

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.95.

    23. A broom and squeegee combo so you can rake up everything that your vacuum can't reach. You'll be shook when you see all the hair and dust that's hiding out in your area rugs.

    Reviewer's pile of hair and dust collected from carpet after using the broom device

    Promising review: "I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month." β€”Nicolor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in four designs).

    24. A microwave steam cleaner, because the mess in there doesn't just disappear when you close the door and walk away. This little device uses the power of sheer anger (and steam) to eliminate dirt and stains from your microwave.

    Promising review: "This little device is great and it's super simple. Fill to the lines with vinegar and water, nuke for seven minutes, let it sit for two minutes, then wipe clean. My embarrassingly super gross microwave wiped completely clean with a couple of paper towels. I highly recommend this." β€”UglyPetty

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45+ (available in four colors).

    25. A three-pronged duster to reach in between your blinds, because they are probably way dirtier than you think 😬., Amazon

    The duster comes with five microfiber sleeves so you can take care of all your windows at once before giving the sleeves a good wash.

    Promising review: "A super time saver. It legitimately used to take us hours to clean all the blinds. We can now do all the faux-wood Venetian blinds in the house in about one hour. It's really nice that it comes with some spare cloths for it, and it's cheap enough to buy a whole additional set so we can make more than one kid do this chore at the same time." β€”R.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    26. And an organic linen spray you can mist right onto your towels and sheets to create the illusion that you didn't skip laundry day this week.

    Bottle of Herbabotanicals organic linen spray

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this product. This is the only home spray I use now and my home smells wonderful. As long as it's available I will continue to purchase it." β€”krainvil

    Herbabotanicals is a small Etsy shop based in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Get it from herbabotanicals on Etsy for $2+ (available in three scents and two sizes).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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