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    31 Products With Before-And-After Photos That Might Convert Your Inner Skeptic

    Seeing really is believing — and we believe.

    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 pack of Crest 3D whitening strips to lighten your smile and remove up to 14 years of teeth stains so you'll really shine in your next Zoom meeting.

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    Promising review: "Highly recommended!!!! I am stunned by the results of this product!! I really wanted to whiten my teeth but professional treatments are so expensive. I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I used exactly as directed every day for the full 20 days, and my husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror everyday, but I knew there was improvement. Then, I looked at the 'before' and 'after' photos and I was amazed. Love this product!!!" —beaufam

    Get them from Amazon for $44.95.

    2. A foot rasp that'll make even the crustiest of heels smooth again. Just look at those r~heel~y incredible results.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, LOL, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A miracle-working collagen hair treatment so you can repair your damaged hair in just a few uses.

    a before and after of a BuzzFeed editor's hair looking softer after two uses of the treatment
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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this as a beauty recommendation on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Opalex (which I had tried and wasn't blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try — and I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle, but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it. I wish it came in a larger size bottle so I didn't have to reorder so quickly." —Carly S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    And check out our full review of the Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment for more info!

    4. A set of Avarelle acne cover patches that'll use tea tree oil and calendula oil to shrink and repair any acne-damaged skin.

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    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50

    Our deep dive into these Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 14,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    5. 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 $16.99.

    6. A pumice cleaning stone that'll kick hard water's, calcium's and lime stains' butts and restore shine to your porcelain throne faster than you can flush.

    a before and after of a dirty to clean toilet bowl
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    Fret not, its material is specially made to avoid scratching. Plus the heavy-duty plastic handle protects your hands while you clean because...yuck.

    Promising review: "I'm so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it's worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, and lime are all so high the chart doesn't even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone — HOLY MOLY — my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone. THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!" —Libby Nance

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A pack of 20 pet stain lifting pads so pet stains aren't such a stress point anymore. Simply step on the pad, let it soak, and toss in the trash.

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    Promising review: "It worked great! It couldn't be easier to use! I'm always going to keep this on hand. I have two kitties and trust me they can cause a mess." —Diana Faulkner

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. A vitamin C serum to heal sun damage and add some extra brightness and firmness to your epidermis. Your skin needs to take its vitamins, too!

    a before and after of a person's face looking brighrer after using the serum
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    In addition to vitamin C, it also has skin-saving ingredients like vitamin E, witch hazel, and botanical hyaluronic acid. It improves the health of your skin overall, so it can also help with acne and other blemishes.

    Promising review: "The results are unbelievable. With or without makeup, my skin is bright, smooth and my spots are disappearing. One other result I am sure a number of people have not noticed is that your palms get softer too, I guess the residue on the palms makes it soft and supple."—Mayowa O.

    Check out or closer look into the TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A squeegee broom for ridding your carpet, rugs, tile, and hardwood floors of pet hair (and human hair!) you know has been building up for months and months.

    An image showing how much hair has been swept up
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    What's especially great about this product is that it works on such a variety of surfaces so if you're cleaning your living room carpet of pet hair you can move right on into the kitchen and do the same thing with the tiles.

    Promising review: "This is 1,000% worth it y'all! I read about this on BuzzFeed and had it on my wish list for a few weeks. When our 9-month-old black lab came back from the trainer, I knew it was time to get something to help the mountains of hair. I got this in today and tried it out. I didn't think it would get much. I swept last night. Oh my lawd. The hair it picked up was ridiculous! If you have pets and hardwood floors, you need this. Life-changing! So glad I bought this!" —Katherine Burch

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    My coworker swears by this broom for removing all her hairs that are embedded in the carpet. Read her Evriholder FURemover broom review to see all the hair it unearthed from her rug.

    10. A tea bag organizer so you can finally declutter your pantry that currently has 10 bulky, half-empty tea boxes in it.

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    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. A portable bug bite suction tool that'll reduce the itching and swelling your body is experiencing after a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting.

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    The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — Immediately after I used it, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A bottle of hair-building fibers to help cover balding spots while you're still trying to grow back hair.

    A reviewer's before and after photo of them using the hair-building fibers to cover some bald spots
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    They're sweat-, wind-, and rain-resistant, but come out in your next shampoo. Just shake into the thinning area, and pat your hair to disperse.

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to try this, and I'm hoping my review will help someone else who feels the same way. I have alopecia areata, which causes circles or ovals of hair to fall out all at once. The hair fibers are a godsend. I use the dark brown with the spray applicator. You'd be able to see if you got up close to look, and it works better where there's some hair than areas that are completely bare, but even on bare patches its much better. I would definitely recommend this for anyone, any age, with thinning hair or bald patches." —Christine Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    13. A hand-held pressure washer, because every time you use it you'll be shocked at what your things looked like when you first bought them.

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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. It has 1500 PSI at 1.2 GPM so dirt and grime don't stand a chance. Order includes a 250-degree and 40-degree quick connect tip and a 20-foot hose for greater reach. It also comes with a soap applicator and a 35-foot power cord for when you use it outside.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite new toy! I already owned the regular Green Works power washer, but being a 63-year-old, there were times I just didn't want to drag the big one up and down steps, so my son suggested I look at a hand held pressure washer. I didn't even know they existed, but found this one on Amazon and since I was already happy with the large Green Works, decided to try it. The first thing I used it for was to power-wash my shower grout and it worked great! The electric and water lines were long enough to reach into my shower and it did a spectacular job. No more hand scrubbing for me!" —Linda S. Marsh

    Get it from Amazon for $89+ (available in two styles).

    14. A bottle of curl cream gel to define and hold moisture in your curls. The argan oil in the formula helps to prevent frizz and you'll wind up with the perfect curl every time.

    A before and after photo showing more defined curls after using the product
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    Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book, from high end to low end. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist-length wavy/curly red hair and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    15. A pet hair remover roller, because you have essentially given up on managing the amount of pet hair that gets on all your stuff. Don't give up! Give this a shot.

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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-lb. 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.

    16. A tub of O'Keefe's Working Hands cream so the memories of harsh winters past don't have to come true this year.

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    Especially because winter is around the corner people!!!

    Promising review: "This past winter was really tough on my hands. I had my fingers wrapped in Band-Aids almost all winter. As soon as I started using this I could tell the difference almost right away. One week is all it took of daily use to get rid of the cracks. No more pain when I had to use my fingers (how can you not?). It definitely feels different that most hand creams. I guess that is why it works. It feels like you have had a paraffin treatment. It is the only cream that has worked for me, and now I am buying the four-packs. I use it every day just to make sure I never have a problem like I did this past winter." —B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    17. A fabric defuzzer to make all of your run-down sweaters, throw pillows, and furniture look like they just came from the store all without having to spend tons of $$$ on repairs.

    Before photo of a couch leg that's pilling and an after photo of the same couch, which now looks brand new after using the shaver
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    Promising review: "I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors and three styles).

    Check out our Conair fabric defuzzer deep dive to learn more.

    18. A set of bedsheet suspenders that'll clip and grip your sheets so they stay secure, because you toss and turn in your sleep, and by the time the sun rises, your bedsheets are halfway on the floor.

    a before and after of the suspenders locking down a bed sheet
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    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get four bands from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A bottle of Burt's Bees sunburn lotion to soothe the biggest mistake you've made in a long time — forgetting the SPF!

    a before and after of a person's back becoming less red from a sunburn
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    Two words: aloe and coconut! Those are the main two ingredients and with results like these, we have no choice but to stan.

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    20. A bottle of nonabrasive, pre-mixed Bar Keepers Friend cleanser for when you're dealing with stains and rust that regular soap, water, and scrubbing won't budge.

    Two candle sticks side by side; one having been treated with the product and looking brand new and the other still rusted over
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    Promising review: "This is at the very top of our cleaning supply list. It cleans anything we have ever tried it on. Our kitchen pots and pans are absolutely perfectly shiny and like new after almost 30 years since we purchased them. Our old historic home's sink comes beautifully clean with this. The bathroom is sparkly clean and looks wonderful." —Small~Town~Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Check out my colleague's Bar Keepers Friend review and see how she cleaned her entire apartment with it.

    21. A bottle of Pura D'or anti-thinning shampoo formulated with nutrient-rich argan oil and biotin to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and helping your strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "About two years ago my hair started falling a lot and I became incredibly concerned. I was using expensive Sephora shampoos but it became worse. So I started researching and I learned about this product. Not only did my hair stop falling out but the conditioner made it soft and shiny. I naturally have frizzy and dull hair so it really did wonders to my hair and saved me from going bald. I highly recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but your investment is worth it." —Maryam

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $29.99.

    22. A suede and leather brush cleaner for your favorite pair of shoes that just got ruined in the muddy grass or rain.

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    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying gray colored shoes once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll make the thing that cleans your stuff actually clean itself! There is residue that's been hanging out in there for a while now and this is a simple and fast solution to get rid of it.

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    Use these once a month to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing buildup.

    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 buildup 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. There was still some buildup 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, no more buildup 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.

    24. A stick jewelry cleaner, because years of wear have dulled your precious stones more than you might think. Use this pen to remember what they looked like when you first got them!

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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 $8.97.

    25. A set of microfiber makeup remover cloths to wipe off your products with JUST WATER. That's right, even your waterproof mascara will come right off.

    a reviewer using the product to remove makeup
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    As if that wasn't easy enough, these are also machine washable so you can use them again and again!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.49.

    Check out our picks for the best makeup removers at three different price points.

    26. A hair-finishing stick that'll take those little hairs and fly-aways and roll them up into your bun! It's essentially plant oil in a mascara wand and it's perfect (like your hair).

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad fly-aways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. A pack of 50 velvet hangers so you can transform your closet from chunky and mismatched hangers to sleek and slim ones so everything fits better for years to come.

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    Promising review: "I needed to update my hangers and get rid of the plastic ones. I’m happy with the way they look and how they are much better for my clothes (not more weird bumps in sleeves). They also stay on way better than other ones!" —SC

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five colors).

    28. A pair of moisturizing gel heel sleeves made with a gel pad that'll release oils and vitamins as you sleep to help heal cracked skin and dry patches.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising reviews: "I have been having trouble with badly cracked heels and I have tried Vaseline in my socks overnight, but I would get hot and end up taking them off. These provided great breathability all night and in the morning, my cracked heels already looked a million times better. If you are looking for a product that softens your heels and starts working away at those dry, cracked areas immediately, I would recommend these." —Victor Farrell

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors and two styles).

    29. A bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle oil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails. With daily application, this miracle oil will grow your nails so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

    a before and after of broken nails next to healthier looking nails
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    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    30. A foaming carpet shampoo that'll be really great for wheely, wheely deep-cleaning the interior of your car. It also works on upholstery, foaming and loosening stubborn stains and dirt.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I would’ve been happy if this stuff worked half as well as the reviews made it seem. But holy cow, this fabric cleaner is incredible! I bought a '93 Jeep recently and the inside was pretty gross (check out the photos). The fabric upholstery looked like someone’s Pepsi had exploded everywhere, with dark drippy stains and spots all over the seats. After using this cleaner these seats looks amazing! It takes some work to really get in there and work a lather, but hoo boy is it worth it. Check out the 'before' and 'after' photos! I’m so pumped. This stuff is great! Definitely a lifelong customer now." —S. Wheeler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A portable dog paw cleaner for when your furry friend decides their favorite activity today is running through the mud! Simply add some water, dump their paw into these super soft bristles, and watch the magic happen!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws, and a standard lab puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking into the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.54+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

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