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    If You're Constantly Cleaning Up After Your Family, These 36 Cleaning Products Will Make Your Life Easier

    Here's to hoping the people you clean up after will learn from your example.

    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 drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh at the flip of a switch that'll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces your roommates have been ignoring.

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    Includes three brushes that'll attached to a standard handheld drill.

    Promising review: "I’m in love with this. I manage many apartment properties and finding people to do the cleaning has been tricky business, so I end up having to get in and clean these horrendous filth pods tenants lived in and left me to deal with when they move out. The ovens and stove tops are usually the worst, and I absolutely hate cleaning. I came across this drill attachment set, and let me tell you, it helped me tremendously! I still had to get in with a putty knife on some of them but it really cut down my elbow-grease time. If it wasn’t for this drill attachment, I think my arms would have just fallen off trying to clean it as good as I did! My only con would be that it doesn’t have any extension of any sort, so I really had my drill all up in that oven, but well worth it." —alicia haats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six color combos).

    2. Some slow-cooker liners you can force upon the person who insists on making spinach artichoke dip but never cleans out the slow cooker insert afterward.

    the liners in a slower cooker dividing into two sections with two kinds of dip
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    I use these and they're THE BEST.

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $3.18.

    3. A steaming microwave cleaner for harnessing the power of your anger to loosen up crud and dirt inside your microwave for wipeable messes. And still, no one will fess up to leaving spaghetti way too long to heat.

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    Fill with water and vinegar to produce steam. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "It usually takes me 10 minutes of scrubbing to get my microwave clean each week. I filled to the line with vinegar and put her in for seven minutes. Once almost done I removed her and easily wiped the mess up in only a few minutes. I would buy again even if she didn't come with instructions. She does produce a vinegar smell so next time I will add lemon juice as others suggested." —Teli

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    4. A jar of the The Pink Stuff — a TikTok-famous cleaning paste made to handle all kinds of sticky, stuck-on situations that've been neglected far too long like this nasty-looking kitchen faucet. 

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stovetop and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.74.

    5. A Bissell SpotBot as a hands-free spot scrubber you can leave and let scrub the red wine stain your partner kindly left for you. Turns out, you won't have to buy a runner to cover that spot after all!

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    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "I have two cats (ages 16 and 8), one dog, a 5-year-old kid, and several other dogs on occasion (I pet sit and board dogs). I have needed to rent a carpet cleaner at least twice a year since I can remember. No longer! The SpotBot has revolutionized cleaning in our household. It is ridiculously easy and fast! The best part is that I barely have to touch anything gross anymore. I always pick up the larger chunks first, but I let the SpotBot do the rest and all I have to do is follow-it up with a good dump and rinse. A single spot takes less than five minutes to clean depending on the setting used and your competency (again, super easy to set up and use). I've had good experience on the stairs and the upholstery using the wand as well." —Rainbow Chicken

    Get it from Amazon for $185.39.

    6. Or a carpet cleaning solution with results so impressive (just cast your eyes below this text!) that you may have to bleep out your own reaction. No more making yourself forget that carpet was beige when your family moved in.

    reviewer pic of carpet being cleaned with a vacuum revealing a much lighter carpet color underneath
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    It's from a family-run small business that specializes in cleaning products, especially ones for homes with pets!

    Promising review: "After reading the reviews I thought I could at least try it, and holy smokes, this is a miracle cleaner!!! I think I have tried every cleaner on the market for pet stains and nothing ever really works on my carpets. Even if I get it off the top, it somehow comes back up. My crazy dogs hate the rain and they have one spot that they always go on when they decide they are not going outside. I have cleaned the spot probably 100 times. I cleaned this area one time with this cleaner and my spot steam cleaner and it is completely gone! The stain and smell are 100% gone, not just covered up like before, completely and absolutely gone. Miracle cleaner for sure!" —PLLane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. An oil stain remover capable of annihilating that grease stain your pal's junker left behind that you thought made your garage or driveway a goner.

    A series of customer review photos showing an oil stain being removed from the sidewalk
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    Promising review: "Changed the oil on my girlfriend's car and some oil spilled on my NEW driveway...which I didn't notice 'til four days later. Four spots all about the size of a dollar bill baking in the Arizona sun for four days. Found this searching on Amazon and I thought, whatever. That's one less vodka soda tonight for dinner. Put the stuff on (sits on the stain like pancake batter — don't be afraid to pour liberally) and let it sit from 6 p.m. 'til about 9 a.m. the next day. It dried and the instructions said to just sweep the stuff up (right, like I am not going to need a scraper and wire scrub pad for an hour. HA). Well it broke apart with the broom and the stains were gone, just swept up the powder pieces — took about a minute. I WAS SHOCKED! Something that actually works on oil and it's easy. Absolutely NO sign of anything that was there. My driveway is smooth concrete so I can't vouch for what would happen with a rougher surface but whoever makes this stuff is a genius. If they tried to take on World Peace, Earth would be a better place." —AmazonBob

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    8. Some water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone's go-to container actually gets cleaned. You simply drop one into the container, walk away, and then come back to a container ready for a rinse and a WOW. Go ahead, show the results to the person who left that dirty dish in the sink.

    reviewer's before and after of dirty steel thermos from coffee, then the after cleaning pic of completely clean looking thermos
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    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 they were 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.

    9. A rust-removing spray to work like a magic trick in neglected showers, minus the elbow grease. Spray it on the rusted surround of your basement shower you never use, leave the room, and come back to diminished stains you can easily wipe away.

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    Promising review: "Since my husband and I moved into our home two years ago, the hard water stains in our shower drove me NUTS! I tried everything from bleach to all-natural remedies. Nothing worked. Stumbled upon some before and after photos for this product and had to try. Especially for the price! Also the photos I posted were with minimal scrubbing. The product does all the hard work!!" —Julie Dufour

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    10. Grandma's Secret, an under-the-radar solution with serious stain-removing prowess — like, cleaning pen from a white leather couch. It involves application, a teensy bit of scrubbing, and letting it sit to work while you knock out other chores.

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    It can remove oil, grease, ink, grass, and blood stains for all my vampires out there. Psst, a few months ago I recommended this to a friend who fell in a puddle of motor oil on a sidewalk, then accidentally wiped it on her camel coat. It got the stains out!

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I stumbled upon it years ago at my local quilt shop of all places. It does exactly what it says it will do, it takes out any stain you throw at it. I was most impressed by how it takes out blood, I had an 'accident' in the middle of the night wearing light pink PJs. I had just gotten the PJs from a friend for my birthday and was devastated at the thought of them being ruined. Before washing them (and risking the stain setting), I dabbed a few drops of the spot removal on the spot, scrubbed the stain with an old toothbrush and left it sitting for about a half hour. I did that twice. To say it did a good job on the spot is an understatement; you couldn't even tell there was a spot to begin with! I call it the little magic in a bottle, it's a lifesaver! You must buy it, don't wait." —Stiixgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    11. A fume-free oven cleaner to revive an oven that you thought was too far gone thanks to others' errant drips and spillovers.

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    Promising review: "I have a seasonal home with oven that I thought was so far gone that I'd have to replace it. I had to do a little scraping off the bottom with a spatula but you can see how bad it was." —Jilly Bean

    Get two cans from Amazon for $13.74.

    12. A scratchy lil' tool that'll FINALLY get all the pet hair off your fabric surfaces both inside your house and car. You'll wonder how you lived without up until now.

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    Promising review: "This this is like magic. Our van was nasty and covered with hair from a German and Australian Shepherd. Looked brand new after. Don’t think about just buy it. It will blow your mind." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    13. A pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner to remove all sorts of stubborn rings that've been staring at you every time you're in the washroom. Nope, you do NOT need a new toilet. Your OG just requires some zhuzhing.

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    Promising review: "OMG!!! It works!!! After having this toilet buildup I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product 'worked' and decided to give it a try... with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more... yay!!!" —Asdrubal Orantes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    14. Some rust stain-removing gel that'll get at the unsightly rust that just so happens to show its ugly face around sink drains. It's haunting you every time you brush your teeth, but it's time to banish it. The magic is in letting it *sit.*

    reviewer's pic of rust around sink drain then it free of rust after using the product
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    Promising review: "I. AM. Shook! The previous tenant kept this apartment NASTY. I moved in the day he moved out and was scrubbing this nasty drain for months to no avail. I let this sit for an hour and came back just to peek and wow. The difference is crazy. Now I feel better about taking baths in my own home. Amazing. 9/10 because the instructions says rub lightly. I tried that way first and almost thought it was a dud (Meaning it wouldn’t work LOL). But it definitely worked after letting it sit." —Julia R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    15. A jar of ear cleaner wipes for your poor pup's ears that'll tackle goop, gunk and help prevent ear infections and wax buildup.

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    Promising review: "My coonhound always seems to have smelly itchy ears. I'm hoping to use these as maintenance rather than having the vet charge every other month. The wipes smell nice, and make cleaning the gunk easy. They are really saturated, which I'm sure helps with the cleaning, so I followed up with a paper towel to help dry his ears afterwards. He didn't seem to mind at all, and I haven't seen him shaking his head like before." —Rina

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/month).

    16. A dishwashing spray for anyone without a dishwasher (or even with one!) whose housemates tend to leave dishes in the sink for DAYS. This spray will make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!

    person spraying the spray onto a sink full of dirty dishes
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    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well.

    Get it from Target for $5.99.

    17. Foaming garbage disposer tablets so your biggest kitchen helper can keep running on 100 instead of ruining your day.

    double kitchen sink
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    Freshens and leaves disposer, sink, and kitchen smelling clean. Made with natural ingredients, and safe for drain, disposer, and septic. Use weekly to maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent build-up and odors, and extend the life of the disposer.

    Promising review: "It actually worked! So my kitchen started smelling a bit and I figured it was my garbage disposal, so I bought this and it was so easy to use. You just drop a packet inside the disposal, turn on your sink with a little bit of hot water and turn on your disposal, and after a couple of minutes it should be clean. I figured it was my disposal because my kitchen doesn't have that funky smell anymore." —Max Power

    Get a four-use pack from Amazon for $4.10.

    18. Stove counter gap covers that'll keep pesky crumbs within sight instead of down between your cabinets and appliances. Wipe ups are about to get *much* faster.

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    Promising review: "This product serves its purpose, keeping spills and crumbs from settling in between my new cabinets and stovetop. Only issue I had is my clearance between the two is barely enough space to seat the lip underneath to keep product in place. In front I have enough clearance, but about midway stove and back I have no clearance. Ended up having to cut the lip off underneath just to get it to lay flat. That’s not the products fault, it was the countertop installers that made it a little too tight. Easy to cut these to length, and they look nice next to the stovetop." —Flwrchd

    Get them from Amazon for $9.88.

    19. Nonstick oven liners to clean up your roommate's frozen pizza cheese spills without *actually* having to clean your oven.

    view of oven with grease from pizza dripping onto the liner
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    Anything that prevents your smoke detector from *rightfully* going off is a gift from heaven. It's really starting to annoy your dog.

    Promising review: "I have a non–self cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element." —Kimberly Barnes-O'Connor

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. And stove burner covers that'll do the same for you up top. And you can even run them through the dishwasher!

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    Promising review: "Great, I use it on my black stove and you can’t even tell that I have this cover on. Quality is great, I cut the original cover to fit my stove size. Overall good products, not burning on top of the stove, and washable." —SmileyXD

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $14.49+ (also available in silver).

    21. A drain clog remover to once and for all unearth the annoying hair monster lurking down in your shower drain...even though everyone in your house is supposed to be clearing the drain after their showers. Happy nightmares! 

    before photo of the drain snake sitting inside a drain
    Reviewer holding the snake, which has grabbed a massive chunk of hair from the drain

    Promising review: "When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those 5-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can't believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It's a grisly, messy, smelly and oh-so-rewarding job." —Chocolate and Chips

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    22. A targeted cleaner that has a commercial-strength formula to cut through the mess to annihilate tough soap scum on shower doors, tub bottoms, sinks, whatever.

    filthy bathtub floor
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    Promising review: "Sharing our nasty before picture so you can really see the difference! Our tub/shower has a grippy bottom and scum and dirt cakes on there so easily. The only way I've been able to get it off before was literally scraping it inch by inch, I've spent hours and all it ever got was somewhat clean - never enough for me to want to take a real bath in it. This stuff is expensive but with the good reviews I decided to try it, it works amazingly!! I sprayed it on (it came with a great spray nozzle and a lid) and left it for about 15–20 minutes. Then I took a brush with hard plastic bristles (I believe a soft brush would have even worked) and with less than 20 minutes of scrubbing the entire tub and walls it was cleaner than when we moved in. The grime and scum almost like melted off. It smells pleasant, it's not crazy strong smelling but in an enclosed space I still felt the need to wear a mask while cleaning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88.

    23. A wheel cleaner to easily undo the grunge of the road after your teenager borrowed your car to apparently drive through the woods.

    disgusting looking car wheel
    completely clean car wheel

    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud — you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.26.

    24. An affordable hand vac that'll make cleaning up discarded fluff from your furniture NBD. Seriously, walking around like an animal fur hedgehog out of laziness is no way to live.

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    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there. But I have four cats and a Golden Retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out! Of note, the 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    25. And a wall-mounted Shop-Vac to make the chore of vacuuming your car out after a road trip (or just a trip to the drive-thru) a breeze.

    person using the shop vac to fill up soap water spilled from a bucket
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    The set includes a wall-mount bracket, 18' hose for wide cleaning area, three extension wands, 10" wet/dry nozzle, round brush, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, tool bag, collection filter bag, cartridge filter, and retainer.

    Promising review: "Great for those with small spaces. I bought this for the garage, but over the extremely soggy winter, it got pressed in to water removal duty. At one point, it was running semi-continuously for 24 hours, only stopping long enough to empty the water when it filled up, (roughly every 12 minutes). I was stunned it survived that whole experience." —J. Plance

    Get them from Amazon for $99.95.

    26. And a robotic vacuum that'll hook up to Alexa for voice control, which is the closest you're getting to acting like an evil stepsister at the moment. (Hopefully!)

    the robot vacuum cleaning up a mess on the floor
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    Promising review: "This is simply amazing. I have a six pet household (plus three kids) and this bad boy is unfazed by the massive amounts of hair and dirt that accumulates on the floors. I am obsessed with emptying the reservoir because I’m always amazed by how much it picks up (including big things, like Nerf darts, so it’s a good idea to pick up before it gets doing). I also like that all of the components on the undercarriage are removable for easy cleaning. I need to get in there and unwrap the long human hairs from some of the spinny thingys from time-to-time and it’s convenient that I can just pop them out, clean them up and put them back on." —Ashleigh F.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in four styles).

    27. A gooey cleaning compound to detail car vents, computer keys, TV remotes, the works!

    goo used to get dust out a car vent
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     JUST NOTE that you should use it to press to clean. Don't leave it on a surface and walk away because gravity will let it sink into grooves and make a mess.

    Promising review: "Love this! Mini car detailer. It even got some trapped fur in the car crevices!" —MvP

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    28. And an upholstery cleaner for undoing whatever it is your kids are doing to your backseats.

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    Promising review: "I have kids (8 and 3 years old). They have destroyed my back seat. Spilled chocolate milk, vomit, melted chocolate, dropped fries, dropped ice cream, spilled Gatorade — you name it, it has been spilled in my back seat. I was to the point of accepting my backseat would forever be a disgusting wasteland. Then I stumbled upon this product and y'all...Y'ALL IT WORKS! I almost cried when I sprayed it on, ran a detail brush over it, wiped it away with the cloth, and the stains were GONE. No scrubbing for 30 minutes. No 'leave to set for 15 minutes.' No carpet cleaner required. Just spray, scrub, wipe, and it takes everything off. I am now cleaning EVERYTHING with this stuff. It is AMAZING! An absolute MUST for any parent. 100% will buy again." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    29. A leather car seat cleaner and conditioner that'll take out dirt and oils and leave behind a nourishing barrier to help prevent further UV damage.

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    It works with any color leather! And it's also safe to use on your leather jacket, shoes, and furniture.

    Promising review: "I wear jeans all the time and the dye transfers onto the beige leather seats of my 2016 Camry (see before photo). I applied twice in immediate succession. Application one: seven sprays with immediate paper towel wiping. Application two: five sprays, waited 60 seconds, then paper towel wiping. ‘After’ picture shown here was taken after the first application. No discernible difference between application one and application two. One application does the trick!" —DDM11

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

    30. A special bug remover to clean the gore from your car's windshield, grille, and side mirrors.

    Reviewer before and after photo showing the cleaner removed all the bug carcasses from their side mirror so its shiny again
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    Promising review: "This item was recommended by a stranger in the next RV lot at a campground hundreds of miles from home. This Good Samaritan brought his bottle over, sprayed down the front of my bus, and then just wiped half an inch of smashed bugs off it! Just like magic. He then smiled, shook my hand, and left. When we got within two days of home, we ordered this, and it was delivered the day after we arrived. Again, it worked just like magic." —Hikes in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    31. A four-way cleaning brush to make big moves on those black suede (or nubuck!) boots your sister stole for a night and decided to shuffle around in the dirt while wearing last weekend. Their days are no longer numbered.

    one dirty boot, one clean boot
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    It has four sides: one to clean heavier scuff marks and stains, one to gently clean fine suede and light scuff marks, one to clean rounded corners, and one to clean hard-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. A red wine stain remover that can work on soooo many other stains your butter fingers roommate creates on ALL your stuff.

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    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    33. An ~all-natural~ stain remover to annihilate those makeup-stained garments you gave up on as soon as you spotted them in the laundry pile, you might swear.

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    Works on stains ranging from grass, salt, grease, red wine, ketchup, ink, blood, and underarm sweat with minimal effort. Can use on nylon, leather, linens, upholstery, clothing, walls, carpets, and more!

    Promising review: "Works on grease, ground in dirt, old stains on my grandsons clothing which I have no clue of what are, spaghetti sauce etc.. I get a lot of use out of each bar. I've used on every type of fabric with great results and no damage to the fabric. Highly recommend." —jb59

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.40.

    34. And some stain-removing tablets because your kids' "white" socks are most definitely brown now.

    The Fizz Whizz / Etsy

    The Fizz Whiz is a small business based in Brandon, Florida.

    Promising review: "Washed my clothes and they came out very clean. I put my sneakers in the wash and they were very gross. They came out so clean that they almost looked new. Will buy again, and recommend." —Daniel Law

    Get them from The Fizz Whiz on Etsy for $12+ (available in two styles).

    35. A doormat for both the inside and outside of your entry doors...that way you can stop more dirt from entering your home and easily switch the welcome wagon when you feel like it.

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    Get them from Amazon: mix tape for $13.49 and "Go Away" for $29.95.

    36. A set of protective kick mats because no matter how many times you say "Stop kicking!" your kids keep on doing it like it's their job. It'll be much easier to clean dirt and grime off the mats instead of your seats.

    reviewer's car with the kicking protector on the back of the car seat
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    Promising review: "Absolutely love these!! I bought a Forester a couple of weeks ago and was freaking out about the light-colored cloth interior with a toddler and infant in the back seat. They fit wonderfully! Top and bottom buckle straps are both adjustable. The bottom strap is elastic, so if it doesn't fully tuck into your seats, it will stretch out of your way when you sit in the seat and is stretchy enough that it doesn't bother the driver or passenger's back/butt area. Have not had to clean it yet, but it's material similar to my travel changing pad which wipes clean super easily!" —Sarah M

    Get two from Amazon for $15.97.

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