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22 Products That'll Make Your Old Things Look Like New Again

Don't throw away your old shit when you can (easily) fix it!

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1. A headlight restoring kit that'll ~brighten~ the lens of your car so you can see better at night and have your hooptie actually pass inspection.

Promising review: "My friend told me he used this product and I should give it a try. My car is fifteen years old and still has the original headlights, I had only ever cleaned them with soap. Needless to say, I hit a lot of stuff while driving at night and I couldn't see more than two feet in front of me. But after just one use of wipe new, I am able to see at night and realized I am still a horrible driver. But hell, at least I can see and my headlights look very close to brand new! I would recommend this to anyone with dingy headlights." —SpunkyLabrecheGet it from Amazon for $10.99 or Walmart for $8.88.
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Promising review: "My friend told me he used this product and I should give it a try. My car is fifteen years old and still has the original headlights, I had only ever cleaned them with soap. Needless to say, I hit a lot of stuff while driving at night and I couldn't see more than two feet in front of me. But after just one use of wipe new, I am able to see at night and realized I am still a horrible driver. But hell, at least I can see and my headlights look very close to brand new! I would recommend this to anyone with dingy headlights." —SpunkyLabreche

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 or Walmart for $8.88.

2. A bottle of Old English wood polish to cover up deep scratches in your dining room table or refurbish your front door that's seen better weather.

Promising review: "This stuff really brought some of my old furniture back to life. It fills in the discoloration from rings and knicks etc. It is easier to use than a stain because you don't have to sand anything or be perfect with the application. I used a rag and just did a few layers on the surface. I used it on a table from Big Lots and also on an antique wood cabinet and it came out great on both." —Ashley Bouchard Get it from Amazon for $4.82 or Walmart for $4.82.
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Promising review: "This stuff really brought some of my old furniture back to life. It fills in the discoloration from rings and knicks etc. It is easier to use than a stain because you don't have to sand anything or be perfect with the application. I used a rag and just did a few layers on the surface. I used it on a table from Big Lots and also on an antique wood cabinet and it came out great on both." —Ashley Bouchard

Get it from Amazon for $4.82 or Walmart for $4.82.

3. Bar Keeper's Friend, a nifty cleanser for getting really tough stains out of your pots and pans without actually damaging the so-called stainless steel.

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It can also clean porcelain, fiberglass, glass cooktops, copper, tile, and brass. It can even remove rust!

Promising review: "It's one of those products that amazes you, it's almost like, 'where have you been all my life!' I had an All-Clad stainless six-quart sauté pan that due to my neglect, had gotten black all over the bottom. We decided to purchase more All-Clad and I thought, ok, I am actually going to keep the new ones in pristine condition. So, I bought the Bar Keepers Friend and used it on the new ones, keeping them as beautiful as the day I got them. I thought, 'could this stuff really get all the black off the bottom of my sauté pan?' Oh, my gosh, it did! It took a little elbow grease, but now it looks like new. I have tried Barkeeper's Friend on several things: tile grout, tub, stainless appliances, and my stainless-steel sink. Everything got super clean." —Bargain shopper

Get it from Amazon for $7.17, Target for $1.99, or Walmart for $2.35.

4. A pack of foaming Magic Erasers made with durafoam so you can get to fucking scrubbing your bathtub and make it look like you just got it installed — the stains just fade away.

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Promising review: "These things are amazing! We have a rental property and the tenants trashed the house. I went to clean up and brought along these magic erasers. The bathroom was in really bad shape. I gagged for a portion of my scrubbing. These worked wonders. I'd say that they probably cut my cleaning time in half. Water stains, grime, whatever it was that those tenants left on the floor near the toilet. It left everything looking as brand new as it could. Saved me a lot of time and headache." —Crista Nalezny

Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (for a pack of four), Walmart for $8.47, or Jet for $8.47 (for a pack of seven).

5. A bottle of rim spray that'll melt away all the salt and grime of winter so your wheels can shine like the sun during the utter warmth of summer.

Promising review: "It's the best wheel cleaner I've ever used. I applied it to my wheels with over a month's worth of grime and brake dust, sprayed it on, waited three minutes, then sprayed it off with just the pressure of a garden hose nozzle. The results were fantastic; I couldn't believe it, with no scrubbing it all the dirt just washed away and that was from wheels that were really dirty to start with! Cuts car wash time down significantly for those that have rims that need a lot of handheld brush work." —Stacy SGet it from Amazon for $16.97.
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Promising review: "It's the best wheel cleaner I've ever used. I applied it to my wheels with over a month's worth of grime and brake dust, sprayed it on, waited three minutes, then sprayed it off with just the pressure of a garden hose nozzle. The results were fantastic; I couldn't believe it, with no scrubbing it all the dirt just washed away and that was from wheels that were really dirty to start with! Cuts car wash time down significantly for those that have rims that need a lot of handheld brush work." —Stacy S

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

6. A jean button replacement kit with a twist application so you can finally break out your favorite pair of dungarees now that they're able to fasten again!

Promising review: "What can I say, never sew another button on your pants again, These are sturdy and easy to install. I use them on jeans and I've used them on shorts and khakis, too." —J R Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or a similar kit from Walmart for $5.45.
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Promising review: "What can I say, never sew another button on your pants again, These are sturdy and easy to install. I use them on jeans and I've used them on shorts and khakis, too." —J R

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or a similar kit from Walmart for $5.45.

7. A non-toxic carpet cleaner and deodorizer that'll return your carpet to its former magical state while removing the smell of your dog's pee that ruined it in the first place.

The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!  Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky FaurotGet it from Amazon for $19.97.
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The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!

Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

8. A jar of Weiman silver polish wipes to truly transform your old and rusted fine jewelry or silverware back to their bougie beginnings!

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Promising review: "Amaaaaazing stuff. I have a Tiffany necklace I haven't been able to wear in years because it was almost black due to tarnishing. It now looks brand new. It took about six wipes but only because it was soo bad. You could upkeep all your silver jewelry with just one wipe. Love this stuff!" —stacey payne

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (for two jars) or Walmart for $7.17 (for one jar).

9. An all-natural stain remover that'll get those hot sauce stains out of your favorite T-shirt so you don't have to spend coin on a new one.

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Promising review: "This product is amazing! I had a pair of white baseball pants that had red clay stains literally the entire length of the leg, mixed with grass stains at the knees. I sprayed this on and rubbed the fabric against itself, and the stain was practically gone. I threw them in the wash and they were perfectly white when they came out. I had used their detergent as my stain remover in the past and it did a great job, but I think this may work even better. I have baseball moms ask me all the time how I keep my boys' pants looking so white! I tell everyone this stuff is the best!" —Shelley

Get it from Amazon for $10.37 or Walmart for $9.36.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's Review about it here!

10. A paint stripping gel so all of your overpainted walls and furniture can go back to their original glory.

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Promising review: "This is the best paint and varnish remover. First, there are no toxic fumes. Cleanup is with water. And, most importantly, it really does remove finishes. I have been using it to strip varnish from an old coffee table that I'm refinishing. You have to apply it liberally. Where I applied a thick coat, it removed the varnish completely." —Francisco

Get it from Amazon for $15.81.

11. A pack of (reusable) watermark remover cloths to wipe away the massive water and heat stains from that hot cup of tea you just HAD to put down on the table without a fucking coaster!

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Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious ring from where hot mugs had been left unattended. Despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to so much as reduce their appearance. I bought the Guardsman Water Mark Remover based on other reviews saying that it did an excellent job and am adding my voice in case it helps someone else. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the water mark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!) and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." —Trini

Get it from Amazon for $5.08 or Walmart for $9.49.

12. An electric pressure washer for getting all the dirt and grime off of your driveway, your patio, and the side of your house without batting an eyelash.

It has five different, easily attachable spray tips to go from casual cleaning to heavy-duty tasks!  Promising review: "We absolutely loved the power this little machine has. The main reason for this purchase was to power-wash our garage so we could stain the floor. Loved the results. Then we did the driveway, then mailbox, cars, truck, deck, siding of the house, windows... Before we realized, our entire house (on the outdoors) was sparkling, squeaky clean. Wish we could power-wash inside the house as well!" —SmileyGet it from Amazon for $149 or Walmart for $149.
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It has five different, easily attachable spray tips to go from casual cleaning to heavy-duty tasks!

Promising review: "We absolutely loved the power this little machine has. The main reason for this purchase was to power-wash our garage so we could stain the floor. Loved the results. Then we did the driveway, then mailbox, cars, truck, deck, siding of the house, windows... Before we realized, our entire house (on the outdoors) was sparkling, squeaky clean. Wish we could power-wash inside the house as well!" —Smiley

Get it from Amazon for $149 or Walmart for $149.

13. A handy fabric steamer that'll get all of the bunched up wrinkles out of that dress that was on the floor for 500 years, making it presentable for any occasion.

Promising review: "This steamer is terrific. In a few minutes, it has the water boiling inside, and tons of steam coming out. The wrinkles fade before your eyes, and clothes look professionally cleaned. I love that it is small and doesn't take up too much room. This will be the best steamer for travel! I travel a lot on business as well as with my family. I'm using it on all my formal dresses, my husband's suit jackets, and dress shirts. It's super easy to use, lightweight and compact." —ABSGet it from Amazon for $24.99 or Walmart for $24.99.Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this steamer (it's #1 in the post).
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Promising review: "This steamer is terrific. In a few minutes, it has the water boiling inside, and tons of steam coming out. The wrinkles fade before your eyes, and clothes look professionally cleaned. I love that it is small and doesn't take up too much room. This will be the best steamer for travel! I travel a lot on business as well as with my family. I'm using it on all my formal dresses, my husband's suit jackets, and dress shirts. It's super easy to use, lightweight and compact." —ABS

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Walmart for $24.99.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this steamer (it's #1 in the post).

14. A bottle of liquid fabric dye for getting your (now) grey jeans back to the true black of yesteryear.

You can even mix the dyes for an exact match to your clothes! And can be used with a washing machine for a brighter pigment.  Promising review: "Excellent results! I used three bottles in a pail of just enough hot water to cover a faded pair of black jeans, two black T-shirts, and two pairs of black socks! Afterword, I rinsed them in one cup of vinegar with a gallon of water for an hour and then allowed items to dry outside on a hanger." —DanGet it from Amazon for $7.16 or Walmart for $2.98 (available in 26 colors).
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You can even mix the dyes for an exact match to your clothes! And can be used with a washing machine for a brighter pigment.

Promising review: "Excellent results! I used three bottles in a pail of just enough hot water to cover a faded pair of black jeans, two black T-shirts, and two pairs of black socks! Afterword, I rinsed them in one cup of vinegar with a gallon of water for an hour and then allowed items to dry outside on a hanger." —Dan

Get it from Amazon for $7.16 or Walmart for $2.98 (available in 26 colors).

15. A wood polish and conditioner that'll have your grandmother's old-ass chair from 1984 shine brighter than a diamond.

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Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever. It was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood came alive, showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel and it has a fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 or Jet for $7.98.

16. A container of OxiClean for getting stains out of your mattress, because you really would like to keep your warranty and not have people thinking you're an actual serial killer.

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I mean...I sincerely HOPE you're not one unless you're Dexter, and in that case, keep doing what you're doing.

Promising review: "As a mother to all boys and as a nurse, OxiClean is a laundry room staple. I sprinkle some in every load and use more as needed for very dirty clothes. Additionally, this works very well as a soaking agent prior to washing. If you have an extremely dirty piece of clothing, mixing the OxiClean powder with hot water and soaking your item for a bit prior to washing will help remove dirt and stains much better. Additionally, when I am done soaking the clothing in a bucket or pan with OxiClean, I pour the water and all the dirty clothing into the washer to help wash the rest of the clothes also. When dealing with especially dirty spots or stains, I will make a paste with the OxiClean and then wash on a power-wash setting. If I don't think that will work, I will soak in water and OxiClean, and then apply the paste directly before washing." —DelanaBoBana

Get it from Amazon for $9.98, Walmart for $7.56 or Jet for $9.47.

17. A container of fabric glue to make quick alterations and repairs on rips you just aren't able to sew back together.

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It can mend leather, wood, and lace, as well as other fabrics!

Promising review: "Do you know how to sew? I sure don't. A brand new shirt sprung a hole after only one wash, and obviously, it couldn't be returned at that point. This stuff was the answer. It dried quickly enough and did not stain. I wore the shirt several hours later with no issues. Thank God for this stuff, because I will likely never pick up a needle and don't really plan to." —Eve ill

Get it from Amazon for $11.34 or Walmart for $10.87.

18. A wine stain remover for those times when you get a little too tipsy at girls' night and spill a glass of red on your white carpet. It happens to the best of us, and you can even wait until you're all sobered up since it even works on dried stains!

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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 and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so 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 last us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Malanie Nolan

Get it from Amazon for $9.06, Walmart for $9.06, or Jet for $6.67.

19. Foaming sneaker cleaner with a built-in scrubber to get your favorite sneakers back in working condition and NOT like you've been kicking dirt in the Sahara for a living.

Promising review: "If you're looking for the perfect shoe cleaner, look no further. I used this shoe cleaner on my white sneakers that I hadn't cleaned in nearly a year and I had very low expectations for how white they would get. Well to my surprise, my shoes were nearly as white as the day I bought them. They weren't perfectly white, but I expected that from some scratches to them, but I'm not joking when I say they were EXTREMELY white after a few passes of the shoe cleaner." —Randy Estrada Get it from Amazon for $9.79 or Walmart for $9.99.
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Promising review: "If you're looking for the perfect shoe cleaner, look no further. I used this shoe cleaner on my white sneakers that I hadn't cleaned in nearly a year and I had very low expectations for how white they would get. Well to my surprise, my shoes were nearly as white as the day I bought them. They weren't perfectly white, but I expected that from some scratches to them, but I'm not joking when I say they were EXTREMELY white after a few passes of the shoe cleaner." —Randy Estrada

Get it from Amazon for $9.79 or Walmart for $9.99.

20. Grandma's Secret, a spot remover totally grandparent-approved to get out your little one's latest artistic venture on a canvas that wasn't the construction paper you bought.

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It can remove oil, grease, ink, grass, and blood stains for all my vampires out there.

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 pj's. I had just gotten the pj's 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 $6.59 or Walmart for $2.94.

21. A set of stainless steel underwires for saving your favorite bra in the whole wide world, because broken metal won't end the relationship you've got going.

Promising review: "For my C-cup bras, it's just the right length, and in one case of better quality than the wire it is replacing. These are coated all over, including the ends and of good sturdy wire. I've very impressed and relieved I didn't have to throw out my bras; especially one that cost $85!" —Alexa's Advice Get it from Amazon for $4.39 (available in cup sizes A–E and two colors).
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Promising review: "For my C-cup bras, it's just the right length, and in one case of better quality than the wire it is replacing. These are coated all over, including the ends and of good sturdy wire. I've very impressed and relieved I didn't have to throw out my bras; especially one that cost $85!" —Alexa's Advice

Get it from Amazon for $4.39 (available in cup sizes A–E and two colors).

22. A set of cool blue doorknobs to add to old furniture for a little pop of color and personality, especially if you've moved so many times that you've lost a couple. We've all been there.

Promising review: "These are beautiful and an excellent price! The color is gorgeous and they really light up my bathroom." —MoMoGet it from Amazon for $38.95 or Jet for $12.50 (for a pack of 12).
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Promising review: "These are beautiful and an excellent price! The color is gorgeous and they really light up my bathroom." —MoMo

Get it from Amazon for $38.95 or Jet for $12.50 (for a pack of 12).

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