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    38 Things That’ll Practically Keep Your Home Clean For You

    Lazy people, rejoice.

    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 TubShroom that'll do all the work for you and help you ditch showering in standing water. It neatly catches hair and product residue so your drains stay unclogged, and it's **super** easy to clean and maintain.

    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!" —Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February".

    2. And! A cult-favorite drain snake if you need to unclog your drains *first*. Its flexible barbed wand will make the process as quick and pain-free as possible *and* you hopefully won't have to do it again for quite some time.

    Promising review: "The most disgustingly satisfying thing since pimple popping videos. We moved into an OLD complex and the maintenance people are busy repairing AC units from the '70s so the chances of our bathroom drains being fixed anytime soon was zero. I was sick of seeing my toothpaste and face wash scummy up my sink, but the crap I pulled out of my drain. So satisfying, yet... blech. It took less than five seconds. I have a toddler. That's basically GOLD in my book. But don't try to reuse or even try to clean this thing. It's gross and at the price you can just order another. My drain now happily does it's job!" —Katie Brinegar

    Get it from Amazon for $5.09.

    Check out more incredible reviews in "Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging".

    3. A storage bag bean chair so you have a clever way to both encourage your kids to clean up after themselves *and* avoid living amongst piles and piles of toys.


    Adults use this for storage, too!

    Promising review: "i bought this so that I could fit all of my extra pillows and blankets when I don't use them. I have to say, this is worked out perfectly. The shape becomes a seater and my kids love to sit on it! it is really comfortable and great material." —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors).

    4. A pet hair–removal glove to easily grant yourself an actually fur-free living space. Now you can protect your home from furry takeovers with just a few swipes of your hand. This + a normal belly rub = an effortlessly clean space.

    You'll get a pair: one for the right hand and one for the left hand.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for an alternative way to manage my pup's shedding and all I can say I wish I got these sooner. These gloves showed to be more beneficial all-around compared to the typical brushing. For one, the pup likes it (as opposed to the brush he tried to avoid at every session), so I’m not wasting time any more trying to get him to come here and stay here, etc. Now it’s wagging tails instead at the sight of these gloves. The process is much quicker now, as the gloves gather not only more easily, but I’d say at least twice if not triple the amount of hair at a time. Apparently these gloves work on his mood too, as he always ends up starting a playfight nibbling at the gloves." —BOA

    Get them from Amazon for $12.86.

    To learn more, check out "Pet Owners Everywhere Swear This $14 Grooming Brush Is The Best Thing Ever".

    5. A pack of toilet cleaning gel for maintaining a clean toilet with minimal effort. This'll live on the side of the bowl and quickly become your *number two*. Meaning: it cleans every time you flush — you're free from any dreaded tasks.

    Each application lasts about 12 days! Refills have six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills.

    Promising review: "Love these. They keep the toilet clean. So you squeeze this thick, nice smelling gel stuff onto the inside of your toilet bowl using the dispenser that comes with — easy. It lasts a few weeks according to how often your toilet is flushed. Each time you flush, water runs over the gel, cleaning the bowl and dispensing a fresh scent. I've watched as, ahem, dirty stuff stuck on the inside of the bowl gets washed away as the cleaner works its magic. I've used these for years and highly recommend." —Johnny's girl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A simple dryer vent cleaning kit and brush (that you can attach to a power drill for extra efficiency), because this'll remove years worth of lint from your vents and clothes dryer. It'll reach alllll the way to the back of your vents and machines to totally get rid of buildup — and now it'll stay that way.

    Promising review: "We moved into our new house about two years ago and needed to clean out the dryer duct. This kit made it super simple. The rods were easy to attach and very flexible, but still strong enough to spin, even when extended all 12 feet! We got out a TON more lint than we could ever imagine out of the duct! Buying this kit and doing it myself already paid for itself. It was $150– $200 to have a specialist come over and do the same work. Took me all of about 20 minutes to move the dryer, use the brush and all attachments, vacuum, and use disinfectant up the dryer vent!" —Michael Wiggin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.25.

    7. A countertop compost bin that'll be *right there* when you need to toss excess food away while cooking — and now you'll have a more ~sustainable~ solution!


    Promising review: "Was looking for something as an alternative to the plastic coffee can I had been using. This is perfect. I have a very large deep sink, and I keep it in the sink in the corner for easy access. Big enough for our needs to empty every one to three days depending on what we have been cooking. Cover opens easily with one hand but still keeps the smell inside. Yes, the stuff inside smells if it's been there a while, but once covered the smell stays inside. Sides are smooth, and it cleans well with warm water. I clean it occasionally with soap but less then once a week. Nice handle makes for simple transport out to our compost pile. Lid pulls off if need be. Happy with purchase, have been using for several months." —ubi caritas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and in charcoal and white).

    8. Or! A scrap collector you can attach right to the edge of your sink or counter so cleaning up after yourself becomes totally thoughtless. Is that what people mean by ~responsible~ habits?


    Promising review: "So useful! I use mine more as a small trash collector. I have mine next to the stove for eggshells and anything else I may want to toss quickly. Also, I line it with a plastic produce bag so that it doesn't get grimy and dirty. Not only this, but using this as a small trash can, I end up using my large kitchen trash bag as a bin for my smaller produce-bag-wrapped trash bags (and/or trash items that don't have a smell). This means my large trash can usually doesn't smell bad, since it's only ever full of smaller wrapped trash bags. Maybe it seems a little strange, but for someone who usually only cooks for one, I don't like my large trashcan to be partially full and already smell like it needs to be taken out." —Shaz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two styles).

    9. A pair of microfiber duster slippers to accept that sometimes the only cleaning we want to get done is when walking to the kitchen. Now you can count that pan of brownies as a ~reward~ for cleaning...😉.


    Promising review: "This must be the greatest idea since the discovery of fire! Two days in, and my hardwood is shining! And all with just walking around! Of course the quality is pedestrian (pardon), of course it doesn’t look like it was made by Versace, but that’s not the point, is it?" —Nigel

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three sizes and 14 styles).

    10. A splatter guard for accepting that if your pasta sauce finds its way to your stovetop you are just not going to clean it up. Good thing this'll stop that from ever happening again.


    Made of dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and FDA-compliant silicone that can withstand sustained temperatures of up to 450°F.

    Promising review: "This silicone splatter guard works beautifully. I found no grease splatter on my ceramic cooktop after frying so I didn't need to spend the 15 minutes cleaning that mess up. It fit my 10-inch fry pan perfectly without any issues. The Frywall itself was very easy to clean up with a little dawn dish soap and my Scrub Daddy. This is one kitchen tool that I will use over and over." —RB

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (also available in 12-inch).

    11. A magnetic microwave plate cover, because this'll a) protect you from the perils of exploding lasagna (not that you would take care of that, anyway) and b) won't take up extra space in your kitchen.


    Just stick it to the top of your microwave when you're done! It's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "We've had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You're don't constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It's a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!" —Olivia358

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A magnetic key holder that'll never let you lose the most important thing of the day again — even if it's surrounded by clutter. As some of us know all too well, calling the locksmith is EXPENSIVE.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    13. A pack of biodegradable cleaning wipes so your surfaces will be ✨sparking✨ the minute you greet your counters. They'll quickly get rid of dirt and grime, making this the holy grail of lazy cleaning.

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    Promising review: "Okay, so I'm lazy. Using a reusable cleaning cloth and a spray on cleaner might save me a little money. But these are easy to use, don't require washing, do a good job of cleaning up the kitchen and bathrooms, and are compostable so can be thrown into my lawn waste bin. What's not to like??" —bargain hunter

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.45.

    To learn more about these help a BuzzFeed editor clean FAST, check out "I Lived By The One-Minute Rule For An Entire Week".

    14. A can of Bar Keepers cookware polish to remove food and grease stains before you even have time to say you'll let them "soak" for the next 87 years. Will this work when you....leave the grease there overnight (you were just SO tired weren't you)? Yes, indeed.

    It's great for removing food stains, grease, rust stains, and lime buildup!

    Promising review: "I love this product! I recently got new pots and pans that I absolutely love. They're stainless steel and I love the way they look. Unfortunately, I've burnt something on just about all of them, but this really helped to clean them up. I put this powder on the wet pans and use steel wool to scrub out any stains. It's amazing! You don't even have to scrub super hard. Overall, I love this product and it will forever be part of my cleaning routine!" —KARINA

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    15. A cutlery organizing tray for still essentially tossing your forks into the drawer (this design definitely allows careless placing), but now they'll all stay together.


    Promising review: "Seriously, this is the best invention ever. My poor utensil drawer was stuffed to the seams and this little guy totally solved the problem. We use flat IKEA utensils and can fit 12 of each piece. I can't explain how happy I am to have so much room in that drawer now. And for less than $10!" —Brittany H.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three styles).

    16. A hanger stacker, because unless you have this, your clothes are just going to stay in a jumble in your closet. You just couldn't bring yourself to untangle those hangers, could you?

    Promising review: "We have lots of those velvet skinny hangers. I love them. But I don't love them lying around the bedroom. They're so thin that they get lost on the bed easily, and I even sometimes can't see them when they're on the floor — I've stepped on several and broken them. I wanted a way to corral them all when I found this. For the price, you really can't beat it! My hangers are organized and in one location. The stand is sturdy and practical. I'd buy another one again if I needed it!" —Auburn Sky

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    17. A set of non-stick oven liners that'll catch any *remnants* from your last baking attempt so you don't have to scrub burnt pie filling off your oven (15 years later).


    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 pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. A pack of stainless steel cleaning wipes so you can effortlessly remove fingerprints, residue, watermarks, and grease from the bottom of your sink in just a few swipes. Oh yeah...we're supposed to clean that too...totally forgot.

    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain, my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures (above), after just a few minutes of cleaning, my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.98.

    19. A shoe organizer great for anything from boots to unused sweaters — cleaning up your space may seem intimidating, but now you can use every procrastinator's go-to tactic: hiding it all under the bed.


    It has 12 slots! Reviewers use this for shoes, scarves, sweaters, you name it.

    Promising review: "At first I really disliked and was thrown off that this doesn't have any cardboard support in the separators like I have had in the past. But turns out it's been actually super helpful as I use this for my shoes I use less often, which are mostly big heels and shoes that don't exact fit in tiny box compartments. The flexibility of this organizer worked perfectly for me. There is a lot of extra give to be able to put in shoes that are weirdly shaped or too big and still be able to zip it closed with no problem." —Michelle Laughlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. An over-the-door shoe organizer to put anything from shoes to cleaning supplies (you have those right?) in a proper place and out of your way. AND now you'll have more free drawer space!

    Promising review: "Having no place to store my shoes was driving me nuts, and I was always tripping over shoes. I wasn’t sure if the pockets in the organizer would be large enough for my Crocs, but they fit perfectly when I put the shoes in heel first. I was able to get two pairs of sneakers in the last two sets of pockets, as well. The pockets seem to be well-made and I’m confident that this shoe organizer will last." —bcomstock15

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87.

    21. A Scotchgard protector you can spray right on your upholstery (couches, pillows, you name it) to prevent lifelong stains from happening when your friends come over for wine night.


    You can also use this on clothing!

    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 a 14 oz. can from Amazon for $9.98.

    22. A paw-cleaning device for keeping muddy tracks from even appearing in your home, which you KNOW will sit there until you move. Think of this is the fastest and most effective way of asking Mr. Floof to kindly wipe his paws at the door.

    It has gentle silicone bristles to help remove dirt and mud from your dog's paws — which is all collected in this handy little device.

    Promising review: "I love it! I highly recommend this to everyone. I have a golden and lab/shepherd mix, both dogs love water and the mud. I would go through multiple towels a week cleaning their feet, this changes that completely. At first my dogs were nervous about this, but after a few uses they don’t mind at all. It cleans in between my Golden's feet so well, I can’t believe it." —Valerie U.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    23. A flat colander, because this'll both catch food scraps and wash fruits and veggies a heck of a lot easier while you cook — meaning you won't let potato peelings sit in your sink for the next seven days and nights.


    Promising review: "This is a simple design that just makes so much sense. I have always had some kind of mat in the bottom of my sink to keep dishes from clanking around too much, but often times food strands would get looped around and stuck on it, making it a pain to clean up. This colander is soft enough to prevent that clanking of dishes, but also solid enough to easily lift up and spray off, allowing food particles to slide right off and into the drain catch (no garbage disposal here). A great multi-tasking piece that has eliminated multiple kitchen inconveniences." —coubee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39+ (available in two colors).

    24. A set of silicone stove counter gap covers that'll allow you to bake cookies to your heart's content without worrying about crumbs falling through the cracks and attracting ants. Did I scare you enough yet? Cookies + gap cover = no scary ants.

    Don't worry they're high-heat resistant (up to 446° F) and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These worked our quite well for me. To be honest this is the last thing I wanted to put on my stove! The ones that go with my new stove are $100 each. I wasn't sure if they would even fit so I reluctantly ordered the silicone. They fit perfect even though the gap is different on each side. Within a couple of days I didn't even see them. Any relative that came over did not notice! They do not take way from my awesome new stove. I take them out once a week to clean them, but of course you can clean them just as they sit there. When I take them out there is no food underneath. There are no issues with them being so close to the heat. I would have spent $200, but I spent $12 for these two. They got to me right away too. So, yes I am very happy with this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    25. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes so you can conquer scary messes wherever they happened: even on your carpet. The next time you spill nail polish on the rug again (tonight), you can be done with panicked scrubbing before you know it.


    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 90 wipes from Amazon for $11.94.

    26. A cable and cord box to easily hide unsightly tangled messes with minimal effort. Meaning: "out of sight, out of mind" totally applies to this.

    Promising review: "I can't wait for the time when cables no longer exist in an absolutely cordless world. Until then, this cool little box does a good job of hiding my cable mess. It's big enough to store extra battery packs and chargers, too." —Jenny K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    27. A pack of Glisten garbage disposer cleaner for clearing out all the food scraps you keep shoving down the drain instead of just picking it all up and throwing it in the trash. You know what, I'm tired from just writing that. I understand.


    You just pop the packet down the drain! Can't get any easier.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.13.

    28. A set of stainless steel curved hooks, because these'll instantly create more space in your closet, counters, pantries, WHEREVER, just by hanging up previous clutter. So long, clattering pots.

    Promising review: "I am using most of these hooks to hang purses in a closet. It's much easier for me to reach and see them. I hang them from the bottom shelf and they are not taking up valuable shelf space. Others are being used in laundry room, hanging from a metal shelving unit." —Amy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.87.

    29. A shower curtain with nine mesh pockets that'll keep everything from your loofah to shampoo off the floor — especially useful if you currently have a very cluttered standing shower.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your stuff, this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside, but I personally use it as a shower curtain!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    30. A set of vacuum storage bags so if you really can't get rid of that 2009 clutter you can at least minimize it. Behold: actual room in your linen closet!

    Promising review: "THESE ARE LIFE-CHANGING. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you're taking the bags camping or just don't have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, and it worked perfectly! Works just as well as a vacuum, just takes a little more effort pumping out the air. Using these bags, I got half my closet back! I used three bags to store ALL THE items in my closet including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more; these are fantastic!!!" —Knastay

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $29.99.

    31. An over-the-door hamper to finally STOP throwing your laundry everywhere. This won't even take up floor space — you have zero excuses left.


    Promising review: "If you have someone in your household who constantly leaves clothes in the bathroom and you have no room for a hamper, this will be a LIFESAVER! It looks just like the picture and is good quality. It came with two door hooks, and it also has a zipper at the bottom to easily load the clothes in the washing machine! I would recommend!" —Taryn Weingardt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    32. A Bar Keepers multi-purpose cleaning solution people like to use for tackling rust, burnt pans, stained tubs, worn-down sinks, even Sharpie marks (!!!). It's true, there isn't a mess we haven't seen. But now (for once) there won't be a mess we haven't fixed — quickly and easily.

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    To learn more about this, check out "You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House".

    33. A drawer divider set, because this'll help you separate all your essentials and keep them in their rightful place. Why, you ask? How many times have you run late because you can't find any bleeping socks? You have your answer.

    This set includes four bins: a six-cell (for scarves and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "I never thought I could fix the mess that was my underwear drawer until I bought this organizer. It's perfect! Now everything looks neat and in place. I am very satisfied with my purchase and the price, I highly recommend it!" —Marjorie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    34. A wine stain–removing spray that'll prevent any nights out from going *sour* should you spill on your rug, chair, outfit, wherever. I'm not sure who trusted us with a glass of merlot, but now your initial panic is but a distant memory.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    To learn more, check out our review in "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked".

    35. A wooden desktop organizer so you can finally accept it's definitely harder to concentrate when surrounded by every single memo you've gotten, ever. This make tidying up one simple step — maybe now you'll organize your inbox? Probably not.


    It only weighs four pounds and is easy to put together, so bringing this to the office is a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave a review for anything, no matter how good or bad. But this was really a great buy so I felt compelled to write a review. I received it just yesterday. I easily put it together and immediately brought it to work to put it to use. Every single coworker that walked past my desk complimented just how cute and organized it looked. I was skeptical at first, thinking it looks better in the picture than it might be in reality, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The picture shows just how nice and tidy it made my things, and I definitely think this is worth getting." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    36. A set of non-slip velvet hangers to easily make your closet look put-together, as well as keep all your clothes off the floor. Oh...there's that silk top....

    Promising review: "My closet looks so clean and organized! I just keep buying these so every new piece of clothing can go on a pretty, uniform hanger. I especially like the rounded edges that do not leave any hanger marks on my clothing. It may seem like an unnecessary cost to replace your closet hangers, but it is such a nice feeling to evict those ugly, large, never the same color plastic hangers from the closet and put your clothes on these." —Seth Goodman

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three pack sizes).

    37. A bottle of Finish booster powder for restoring dishes with hard water stains or just glasses you've been *getting around* to replacing after many red wine nights. Throw 'em in the dishwasher with this, and they're back to brand spanking new.

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    38. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets, because this'll instantly dissolve food residue that's been hanging out for awhile now. This may be why our parents told us to ~rinse~ dishes first...well now we don't have to, anyway.

    Promising review: "This works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build-up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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