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    23 Cheap Things That Work So Well I Almost Did A Double Take

    Products that are affordable and still prove they're worth buying.

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    1. A foaming carpet shampoo that'll be really great for the interior of your car. You wheely wheely need to deep clean that thing. 👀

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    Oh and it's citrus-scented! The stain-removing formula lifts dirt and residue on cloth, carpet, and upholstery.

    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."—AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A set of Schtick dermaplaning razors, because they'll shape brows flawlessly (and painlessly!). They're precise and won't irritate your skin like waxing and threading do.

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    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three pack sizes).

    3. A leather conditioner for transforming your worn-out shoes, chairs, couches (really anything leather) back to how they looked when you first brought them home.

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    The formula is also water-, snow-, and rain-repellant so it'll build a layer of protection for your belongings to last longer.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —David Horning

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    4. A set of light-dimming sheets because someone kept looking at their very bright alarm clock and thought, "there's gotta be a way to rid my life of glare!?" And then they invented this thing. Glair be gone!

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    Pack comes with two large light-dimming sheets (cut to fit your needs)!

    Promising review: "What a time to be alive. I was laying awake at night wishing there was something I could do to make my hellish alarm clock less bright. I was really pleasantly surprised when I found out this product existed. I'm SO HAPPY that it does. I seriously don't know where my fiancé bought this alarm clock, but it has four brightness settings and they range from light house search light to surface of the sun. I cut one of these sheets and smoothed it over the display and it's AMAZING. I can still read the clock during the day, but at night it's now just the right brightness so I can see the time, but not burn my retinas when I crack my eyes open in the middle of the night." —Tiffany Marie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.29.

    5. A bug-catching tool to help you rid your house of unwanted pests without having to harm them. It's easy to operate with just one thumb-movement which releases the sliding trap base.

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    Promising review: "I got this catcher because we try to be as kill-free in our home as possible, but sometimes the traditional cup-and-paper method just doesn’t work. This tool catches bugs so easily, we’ve even nabbed house flies with it! The opening was wider that expected, so I think most household critters (e.g., daddy long-legs, centipedes, mosquitos, etc.) could be caught in it without damage." —J&S

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    6. A Dexas 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!

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    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 in to 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 $16.99 (available in three sizes and three colors).

    7. A suede and leather brush cleaner for your favorite pair of shoes that just got ruined in the grass or salted snow.

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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.

    8. A bottle of Burt's Bees sunburn lotion to soothe the biggest mistake you made all summer — forgetting the SPF!

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    Two words: aloe & 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 $7.68.

    9. 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 using, 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 two from Amazon for $18.95.

    10. A pack of liquid ant bait, because if you have an ant infestation A) I'm so sorry and B) you might want to buy a few of these!

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    You twist off the sealed end and simply place the packet in the ant infested area and they will be drawn inside by the ingredients. Once inside they can't come back out due to its sticky nature.

    Promising review: "Ridiculously effective!!! I first went to the local store and bought RAID Ant Baits. The ants simply walked around the traps and showed ZERO interest. How is RAID still in business, I do not know! I went online and did some research and this Terro Liquid Ant Bait product was getting rave reviews and a lot of positive feedback. I bought some, opened up three of the six packs on Ant Bait, and within MINUTES, yes MINUTES, the ants were literally coming out of the woodwork to get to this stuff. " —Perryo

    Get a pack of six on Amazon for $4.89 (available in packs of 1—3).

    11. A set of clip-on bangs, because you know you've wondered what you'd look like with them. We all have! Now's your chance to see what you'd look like without making it permanent.

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    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 23 colors).

    12. A bottle of earwax removal drops that'll do all the hard work for you. Gone are the days of using five cotton swabs just to get nothing out, even though you know there's still wax in there!

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    Promising review: "I've been having ear hearing clogged issues for a month. My ear would not drain properly and it was frustrating me very much. I bought this product and used it twice and I could ear again. This is by far the best ear cleaning product ever! Highly recommended!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    13. A grooming glove to use wet or dry to remove excess hair from your furriest friend in a way they will actually enjoy.

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    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away, leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get each glove from Amazon for $7.99 (available in both left-handed and right-handed versions).

    14. A pack of four toe separators so bunions and overlapping toes won't stop you from wearing your new favorite pair of shoes.

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    Promising review: "These are absolutely a Godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery. My second toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer. Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear even with your shoes or sandals on."—Amazon Customer

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

    15. 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.

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    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

    Get a box of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors and two styles).

    16. A waterproof phone pouch so your essentials stay safe on every vacation you take this summer. While it's in the bag you can totally still use it and take tons of amazing photos UNDER WATER!

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    It fits Google, Samsung, and Apple devices, including the iPhone XS Max.

    Promising reviews: "I purchased this case in July for an upcoming canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe about an hour from our pick up point. My ID and my debit card ended up at the bottom of the river. Fast forward to earlier this week. I was contacted via Facebook by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself, because he was just that impressed! I’m not one who is easily impressed by much of anything anymore, but if you are planning a trip and need a waterproof case, this is the one to get!" —Julie McDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 11 colors).

    Check out our full review of this waterproof phone pouch (#5)!

    17. 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!

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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.

    Check out more about this product in our deep dive into Bottle Bright tablets.

    18. A foot file 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.

    19. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair or accumulating so many clothes in one drawer you can't open or shut it anymore.

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    Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

    Promising review: "Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like 'what socks am I gonna wear today?' And all the colors and patterns beam back at you. If you have boring socks then I would say screw it because you are boring." —Esq

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    20. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase all kinds of spills us trash-humans get on us (like wine, coffee, and spaghetti sauce).

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    Promising review: "Awesome product! I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, while base boards, taupe-colored painted walls and white with dark beige carpeting. I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no. I cannot recommend this product more highly! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92. (available in 1–5 packs).

    21. A bottle of CND Essentials nail & cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did over the summer. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

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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 4 oz 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.

    22. A beauty spatula designed to get every last drop of your expensive foundation, lip gloss, or lotion. Don't let a poorly designed bottle get you down! Sooooo satisfying.

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    Promising review: "I love this cute little makeup spatula! It's so convenient and useful. If you're a makeup/product junkie that doesn't like wasting, (like I am) this is the perfect problem solver for those empty bottles left with product caked on the inner walls. It's long too, so it works in just about any size bottle or jar. I only bought one and I use it for everything. It's washable so it will last you a long time. Great gift for a makeup artist, if they don't already have one!" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

    23. A box of acne-absorbing patches, because an overnight spot treatment is just what that pimple needs. Place this on before bed and — BAM — pus and oil will be drawn out, and inflammation will go down by morning.

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    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick."—Amazon Customer

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.50 (available in five sizes).

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