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    26 Products That Honest To Goodness Work (Otherwise We Wouldn't Write About Them So Much)

    blah blah blah "drain snake", blah blah blah "pimple patch" —okay, but they work and you should try them.

    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 six-pack of non-toxic moth traps, because moths can ruin your pantry and closet faster than you can get dressed in the morning!

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    What's great about this product is that it uses non-toxic sticky paper. It's also super simple to use. Just open, fold, and stick together to form a triangle!

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds, it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    2. A pack of 3D Crest White Strips to brighten your smile by removing up to 14 years of stains in just a short 20-day process. Use one strip, once a day for one hour — simple as that!

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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. My husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror every day, but I knew there was improvement. Then, I looked at the before and after photos and I was amazed. Love this product!" —beaufam

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99

    3. 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 a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    4. A variety pack of 40 acne patches made with tea tree and calendula oil, because we've all woken up with a painful hello from a pimple! If you want to help speed up the healing process, 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: "The amount of gunk this took out of my pores AFTER washing and exfoliating my face is literally crazy! I have very oily skin and acne (cystic and 'normal' acne). Also works great on popped pimples. Sucks all the crap out!"—Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    5. 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 hear again. This is by far the best ear cleaning product ever! Highly recommended!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    6. A bottle of CND Essentials nail & cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did this 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.

    7. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with Ketoconazole 1% to keep those pesky flakes and itchy scalp at bay.

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    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    8. A can of fume-free oven cleaner so easy, all you have to do is spray, wait, and wipe away. It works so well it'll have you doubting you ever used your oven in the first place! Let's bake a cake to celebrate.

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    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." —William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    9. A straight-up miraculous foot peel to heel your cracked feet and help you shed dead skin that's been grossing you out for months.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe I'm posting a picture of my foot to Amazon, but there's a first time for everything I guess. Being a New Yorker, I'm used to walking A LOT, and as a result, my feet were dry, calloused, and just plain disgusting. I wouldn't even touch my feet and was embarrassed to wear sandals. I didn't want to pay for a pedicure, so I tried this, and I'm so glad I did. I couldn't believe all the skin that peeled off my feet. I felt like a shedding snake. As crazy as it sounds, my new beautiful feet have given me a boost of self-confidence. I can't wait to wear sandals again ."—AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    10. 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 our closer look of these Bottle Bright tablets!

    11. A vegan, paraben-free semi-permanent conditioning hair color that'll last up to 25 washes so you can rock your new look for a long time without having to pay a ton of $$$.

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    Promising review: "This is the first hair color I've ever used back in 1995, Atlantic Blue on my unbleached natural medium brown hair and it took amazingly. Since then, I've tried everything I come across hoping for something that lasts longer, but this is the best I've found. It typically lasts 4-6 weeks on my hair. This is a vegetable dye and will not harm your hair if left on too long. Actually, it's very conditioning and makes my hair soft and shiny after use. Always wash and rinse in cold water and use a mild shampoo made for colored hair!" —Kelrosner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 21 colors).

    12. A screen cleaner kit 90% of reviewers gave five stars to, because it just works that well!

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    The set includes the spray and an extra-large, scratch-free microfiber cloth. The formula has no alcohol, ammonia, or harmful phosphates, and will gently clean HDTVs, PC monitors, Kindle Fire, tablet, laptops, smartphones, Apple Mac products, iPhones, and more!

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely incredible. I've had my MacBook for a few months now and in the college environment of lugging it back and forth to class, eating around it and doing group projects it had turned into a grease machine. I had tried just about every version of microfiber cloth, the sprays that promise they don't streak, and just about every electronic wipe on the market. To no avail, I went to Amazon and with the glowing reviews, I couldn't say no to giving it a try. Got it today and I am just blown away. Never have I felt the need to write an Amazon review, but here I am because it's just. that. good. Attached are pictures for proof, it works people! Ordering a travel size version to keep in my backpack as we speak!" —McKenzie Meuleveld

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    13. A tapered, ceramic Remington Pro curling wand that might as well have come from Ollivander's, because you can curl your hair so effortlessly — without the traditional curl clamp — and make it feel like straight-up magic.

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    Promising review: "I’m one of those people that just sucks at curling my hair. I tried numerous times to curl my hair with a curling iron, but I can never get it right. I love this wand! I literally feel like a pro curling my hair and it took less than 10 minutes! It used to take forever with those darn curling irons. Never again! Seriously though, this is a must have for all." —em_b_sd

    Get it from Amazon for $24.92.

    Learn more in our deep dive into this curling wand for more deets!

    14. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of slow-flowing drains with just a few minutes of work, no need to call the plumber. No need to take apart the drain; this'll slide right in and the hooks will do the trick.

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    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought Multiple De-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. it’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!!" —Deb

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99

    15. A pack of 42 twist-flex rods for anyone trying to get curls in the easiest way possible. Just fall asleep with them in and wake up. It's that easy.

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    Promising review: "I left the largest rollers, the purple and grey ones, in for two hours to see how the curls would turn out. The results were great! The rollers are the perfect size and gave me the same look as my expensive digital perm. I've been getting digital perms for the last year to the tune of $200 every 3-4 months, so these rollers, at $12 a pack, are a steal." —Hoyablue

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three sizes).

    16. 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!

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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 $5.75 (available in two sizes).

    17. A bottle of Fanola No Yellow purple shampoo for anyone with orange undertones they want out of their life. The violet pigment in this shampoo will get rid of unwanted yellow hues on gray, light blonde, or streaked hair.

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    Promising review: "Stop searching and buy this! I purchased this purple shampoo on a whim after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article. THIS SHAMPOO, let me tell you, has pulled any and every unwanted orange color from my hair. The shampoo is PURPLE, almost black. It reeks to high heaven, but so do most toners and glazes a salon would put on, so it's really not an issue to me. I use it once a week and leave it on for about five minutes while I shave in shower, and it does its job. Within two weeks it pulled all the orange brassiness from my hair and has left me with a wintery icy blonde that I never thought my hair could be. I love it so much and don't know what state of pumpkin I would be without this shampoo." —Lenna K.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74 (available in eight sizes).

    Read more about Fanola No Yellow Shampoo in our closer look!

    18. A compact jewelry cleaner that'll uncover the sparkle you didn't realize was still there. No need to buy a new watch or necklace; just run it through this machine and it'll look brand new.

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    Promising review: "My center stone is a white sapphire that gets dirty extremely quickly. I've tried taking it to different cleaners and even to mall jewelers, but they could never get it as clean as the jeweler we bought it from (who is over an hour and a half away). Because of this, my ring would get so dirty to the point that I wouldn't even want to show it off. This little machine with some Blitz Gem and Jewelry Cleaner made a HUGE difference — I ran it a handful of times because of how dirty it was and can't believe how shiny it is now." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.96.

    19. Or 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 $5.49.

    Read our review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick for more on why you'll love it!

    20. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula to penetrate dirt and grime safely with incredible results.

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    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say, 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.63.

    21. A bottle of Veet hair-removal cream formulated with aloe vera and vitamin E for sensitive skin to remove hair within less than five minutes for anyone who is tired of shaving every other day just to get the smooth look they're going for.

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    Promising review: "The holy grail of bikini line hair removal. Regrowth is not bumpy and miserable. Why didn't I find you sooner?" —sivakumar velusamy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    22. A pack of BootRescue cleaning wipes to bring back to life your favorite pair of leather or suede shoes that got stained from the salted snow.

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    They work on leather, suede, rubber, and fabric and are great for wiping down boots, jackets, bags, car seats and more. Pack includes ten individually wrapped wipes and a re-sealable pack of 15 disposable wipes.

    Promising review: "Worked perfectly on black suede booties. Splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. Couldn't find anything that removed the stain. Tried these wipes as a last ditch effort. I can't believe it, they look brand new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." —AAD

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79 (available in a resealable pack).

    23. 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.

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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!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79 (available in cleansing cloths).

    24. 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.

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    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five 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!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. 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.

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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.

    26. A pet hair remover roller, because your couch used to be a different color and the sneezing has gotten out of hand!

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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.

    A round of applause for these loyal products!

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