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

    Because your home's problems are basically your problems, too.

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    1. A set of three brush drill attachments so you can power away at any bathroom or kitchen grime that's overstayed its welcome.

    Just make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! You can always test in a discreet area first just to be on the safe side.

    Promising review: "Seriously, I have never wanted to clean our toilets as much as I do now. These little brushes have gotten off years of stains and water scum from our glass shower doors in just a few minutes. I would have never been able to get them even a fraction as clean by hand. We had stains in the toilets from our well water that I thought were permanent. Turns out that they were easily erased with this handy little brush. Our grout is sparkling again and my husband thinks I have lost my mind with the drill. I have actually been walking around the house looking for things to clean with this. They even cleaned our birdcages immediately with just water and no chemicals at all. What a great Amazon find!!" —Happy Yogi

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

    2. A stain remover spray that'll remove unsightly wine (and other) stains faster than you can say cabernet.

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners to get them out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. Then I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    3. Or a stainless steel cleaner and polish so you can remove ghastly fingerprints, streaks, and smudges from your precious dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and other stainless steel surfaces.


    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." —W Fish

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    4. A rust remover spray that'll dissolve hard water rust stains that just don't seem to budge no matter how hard you scrub.

    Note that it's designed for rust stains that come from having hard water; it won't do anything for like, a rusty metal towel holder.

    Promising review: "Can’t believe we finally found something that works! When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron build up. We tried so many things for our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated, but the Iron Out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    5. Or! A 'lil TubShroom to help trap hair before it has a chance to slip down the drain in the first place.

    Promising review: "This works really well. My hair collection has grown so much, I might have enough to make a hair friend soon — I shall try on the first full moon. Seriously, though, look at all the dog hair that would have gone down my drain after just one dog bath. Yikes." —Kate Wills

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors and as a pack of two).

    6. A fume-free oven cleaner to help you swipe away all the grime and uber burnt food bits that are trying to convince you that you *should* drop hundreds of dollars for a brand new oven.

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. I am VERY pleased!" —KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44 (available in packs of up to six).

    7. A bottle of jetted tub cleaner, because you haven't used your Jacuzzi in years (thanks to the gross-looking jets) but after just 15 minutes of using this stuff, you'll be ready to take a dip in your tub.

    And it takes just 15 minutes to see results; simply run your water, pour in some cleaner, and start your jets.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often. Before I purchased this, I used the typical homemade recipe of bleach and powdered dishwashing soap. I’d have to run two or three cycles to get it crystal clear. One cycle with this stuff, 15 minutes, and the results are amazing! I first ran my tub with the solution, then drained it and wiped it down with a sponge. When I refilled the tub up and reran the jets, I kid you, not the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. A non-slip rug pad to help you avoid going flying every time you step through the front door. You aren't clumsy; hardwood floors and slipper rugs are just a veeery dangerous combo.


    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!" —Bittersweet513

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A pack of 100 sound dampening bumpers to stop the cupboard doors from slamming when you sneak downstairs for a midnight snack.

    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!" —Andy Levesque

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner that'll remove all the gross gunk from your disposer so it can run as good as new again.

    Note that it's best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it's clogged, definitely call a plumber.

    Promising review: "After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn't even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I'm shocked how well this stuff works." —J. Peace

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02+ (available in packs meant for four, eight, 12, and 24 uses).

    11. A grout pen so you can give your bathroom tiles a more ~refreshed~ look without spending hours brushing away in between the tiles.

    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!" —Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    12. A pumice stone that'll help you scrub away at any calcium, lime, and hard water stains without scratching up your toilet bowl.

    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 — well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

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

    13. A showerhead with two spray settings so you can have just the right amount of water pressure without actually using more water.

    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." —TWNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    14. A draft guard to protect your home from the cold winter air that tries to sneak in via the small space between the door and the floor.


    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." —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors and packs of one and two).

    15. A leather cleaner to help you polish up any furniture that's become discolored thanks to the tests of time.

    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." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    16. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll remove any build-up, which will ultimately lead to cleaner dishes and no more bad odors.


    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, and no more build-up around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A flexible dryer brush that's long enough to help you reach any lint-y stragglers way in the back of your dryer — you know, so they don't accidentally cause a fire. You can also use this brush to remove dust from under your refrigerator.

    Promising review: "I saw lint in the bottom of the lent vent when I removed the screen but couldn't get to it. This guy does the trick. I love that the brush is long, perfect to get down deep and pull out years of lint. At first glance, I didn't think this brush would fit into the lint trap but the bristles are quite flexible and the brush slipped right in. This is also great for cleaning under the refrigerator." —budgetshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    18. A broom and squeegee combo to help you brush up lingering pet hair from your carpet and effortlessly clean up spills on tile or hardwood floors.

    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." —Nicolor

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

    19. An angry microwave mama that'll help you finally rid your microwave of stubborn stains from heating food. The evaporated water and vinegar solution will soften all that crud so you can easily wipe it away.

    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." —UglyPetty

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88+ (available in four colors).

    20. And a window blind dusting tool you can use to remove dust from all the shutters in your house in about half the time it would take without this little guy., 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." —R.D.

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

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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