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    Updated on Jun 24, 2020. Posted on Jun 13, 2020

    22 Affordable Cleaning Products You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    No time like the present.

    1. A jewelry cleaning jar because years of wear have dulled your precious pieces more than you might think and spring is the best time to break out your shiniest of jewels. Use this cleaner to remember what they looked like when you first got them!

    A side by side before and after shot. The before photo has darkened and worn jewelry full of rust, and the after has the same jewelry, which now looks shiny, sparkly, and new
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    It includes a basket for easily dropping in and removing pieces put in the solution. But please also note this should not be used on pearls!

    Promising review: "Decided to try this and WOW! It literally worked in seconds and was so efficient, I cleaned every piece of silver I owned because I was so amazed. I will never use anything else! This stuff is awesome!" —ACC41606

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    2. And a stick jewelry cleaner so you can really get into the nooks and crannies of your favorite pieces.

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    The stick is a twist-to-dispense pen that'll deliver a cleansing solution through the center of the bristles. The formula consists of micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer to make and keep your gems shiny and new.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    3. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish you woodn't believe took just minutes to make this table look brand new again! In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Check out my colleague's full write-up on the Feed-N-Wax Wood Polisher and Conditioner!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    4. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo so your favorite tools can look how they did when you *first* brought them home — without any harsh ingredients. Wow this before and after is the highlight of my day.

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    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

    A before, during, and after sequence of the same water bottle being cleaned with the bottle bright tablets
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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    6. A 24-pocket door hanging sleeve that'll make any type of storage closet you're tackling this spring feel 100% more organized by the time you're done. Make great use of the space behind your closet's door. Knock, knock. Who's there? Storage solutions at a great price.

    A photoset showing the various uses that the hanging sleeve can have, including holding shoes, electronics and cables, pantry items, and cleaning supplies
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    Promising review: "I am very happy with this over-door shoe-holder. I have a small closet and didn't want to have my shoes all in a big pile on the floor, making them hard to find and hard to get to."—Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (available in three colors).

    7. A cap cage so when you finally wash your dirty hats, they'll keep their shape.

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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! It's given new life to my favorite baseball caps, some of which, I'm sad to report, have suffered tragically in washing machine incidences. Never would I have considered the dishwasher, but Ballcap Buddy said yes, so I tried it, and not only did my caps get clean, but they retained their shape. It's a perfect way to wash a baseball cap. Different styles, different colors and materials...all came out the same: Looking good." —Mcharmony

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in a pack of two).

    8. A bottle of stain remover that'll dissolve even the worst rust stains right before your very eyes, no scrubbing required. In my experience bathrooms are always the LEAST fun to clean but the MOST necessary! This will help.

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    Promising review: "We have a VERY high iron concentration in our well water at home and it ends up slowly turning our shower, sink and toilet a deep orange color over time. Have tried a ton of products to try to fix this issue but nothing works nearly as well as this product." —Samantha

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $4.97+ (also available in a multipack)

    9. A sink cleaner and polish to remove stains and restore any stainless-steel, cast-iron, porcelain, or acrylic back to its original spotless state.

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    Promising review: "Every once in awhile you stumble on a product on Amazon that you buy on a whim because of the good reviews. When you actually receive the product and use it, you can't believe how good it really is. This is definitely one of those products. Truth be told, the stainless steel sink in my house is 14 years old. While we have cleaned the sink thoroughly every two weeks since we have moved in, we have never polished it or use a product such as this one. The first time I applied it to the sink we could tell that there was an amazing difference. In fact, the sink sparkled so brightly from the overhead kitchen can lights it really was too bright to view! You can tell that this product is doing its job, because a black film comes off of the stainless-steel after you clean it." —From Wyoming to California via NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    10. A TubShroom drain protector that'll catch all the loose hair headed down the drain and prevent you from standing in a shower puddle of your own filth. Ew. You can shower me with thanks later!

    A reviewer holding the TubShroom with the caption "Here we goooo" next to an image of the same reviewer's TubShroom, which is now covered in hair and is captioned "Ew but YASSS"
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    Promising review: "I used to have to throw out expensive hair traps that sit over top of the drain after only a few weeks because you could never really get them fully clean. But not this thing! The genius is that the hair and scum get wrapped around the tubular part that sits down inside the drain. Why spend time and elbow grease really cleaning something like this just to avoid having something ugly down in your shower? This takes care of it; the top stays clean and it's all you ever see. No offensive soap scum." —AmazonCustomer

    For more reasons why we are obsessed with this clever product, check out our Tubshroom review.

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

    11. A pet hair remover roller, because your couch used to be a different color, the sneezing has gotten out of hand, and seasonal allergies are 👏right 👏around 👏the 👏corner 👏people!

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    Added bonus! This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair like a brush!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    12. A stainless-steel cleaner to remove all of those annoying little fingerprints on your kitchen appliances.

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    Promising Review: "I finally purchased a beautiful stainless-steel refrigerator. Unfortunately, after the delivery guys left, I noticed marks on the front doors left by packing tape. I was unable to wash off the marks. In addition, I noticed fingerprint marks almost every time I opened the refrigerator which, for the most part, would not come off. I used this on the refrigerator as soon as it arrived and was amazed at how easily the marks came off. Extra bonus: No new fingerprints since my first application a week ago! It really works!" —tinkerbell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    13. A concentrated gel made with a formula that'll cling to silicone sealants (the thin area around your shower head, in between your tiles, etc.) and kill mold and mildew as well as prevent it from popping up again.

    A side by side of a shower floor before and after using the concentrated gel, which removed the mold from the shower's outer rim
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    Promising review: "This product deserves more than 5 stars. It is magic! I've tried everything for the mold in my tub tiles and grout, and nothing has worked — but not only did this remove the mold, but it left the grout looking really shiny. I couldn't be happier!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A bottle of adhesive remover to safely remove any unwanted stickers, decals, gum reside, etc! Find any ~goo~ and it'll be ~gone~.

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    Promising review: "I would give a 10-star if there was one. Works like a charm. All of the annoying sticker marks in my house are now gone! The old home security stickers on the windows and doors, the price sticker marks on my beautiful pink hair brush, the old hook sticker mark in our bathroom from the old homeowner, you name it. Nothing worked until I got this magic Goo Gone. Now they are all gone and it didn't even take any hard work to get rid of all the goos!" —Yingnan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.58+ (also available in a pack of two).

    15. A microfiber brush set with four extra sleeves designed to get up close and personal with the dust on your blinds. *Starts singing*, "I can see clearly now the dust has gone."

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    Pro tip: The microfiber sleeves can be tossed in the washing machine and they'll be as good as new in no time.

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." —marionvgt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in green).

    16. A stainless-steel cleaner kit for irons that have been put to work for years without the TLC they need to keep going. Years of staining, gone in minutes. That adorable spring dress you just pulled out of storage is not going to de-wrinkle itself!

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    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A garbage disposal cleanser that'll foam up to remove odor and built-up residue from what is arguably the grossest place in your entire kitchen. You're welcome!

    A photo series of the garbage disposal cleanser before, during, and after use. In the last image the build-up from the sink disposal has loosened and come out
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    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. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: 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! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.37+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A carpet stain remover because there's that one stain on the second floor hallway that officially drives you mad. Now's your chance to get rid of it!

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    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" —Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.61.

    19. A 26-inch dryer vent coil brush to remove lint and dust build-up in important spaces that could cause a fire.

    The coil brush being used to scrape out lint buildup effectively
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    Promising review: "We are in love! This thing cleans so well and gets all the way down the line and around the corner. Its wide bristles really help get all the lint out and even help remove some of the really stubborn pieces. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!" —Leslie G

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A scratch-free scraper tool, because your nails are tired of being used to remove sticky things off bottles, counters, and more.

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    You can use this to scrape off candle wax from tables, dried food from counter tops, adhesive stickers off new products, soap build-up in bathrooms, etc!

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack; I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track. I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —MissPicky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A jetted tub cleaner you can run through your system as part of your regular routine so you can finally enjoy that bubble bath you've been craving.

    A photoset showing the before, during and after process of using the tub cleaner. In the first image it is dirty, in the second it is less dirty, in the third it is all clean
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    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A chemical-free treatment to have your bathroom fixtures looking sparkly, shiny, and new. Just look at those satisfying results.

    A reviewer photo of a double sink one where one side has been cleaned with the product and is shiny and new looking, and the other uncleaned side is rusty and worn looking
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    This stuff also works great against all types of pesky problems. Mildew, mold, rust, you name it!

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if it would work but I am a believer now! We have extremely hard well water and I couldn't find anything to completely clean my shower and tub until I found this! Great product and has a minty smell!" —acox

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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