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    Jun 11, 2020

    21 Things That'll Help You Take Care Of Almost Everything You Own

    🎢 We take care of our own 🎢 β€” Bruce Springsteen and now you

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A waterproof phone pouch so your essentials stay safe. 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!" β€”Julie McDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 14 colors).

    2. A leather shining kit to keep your shoes looking like you just bought them last week.

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    This kit comes with two tins of black shoe polish, one brush, one dauber, and one cloth.

    Promising review: "I finally decided to stop being a lazy and buy a shine kit for my boots. This kit is perfect with all the necessary tools needed to shine your footwear or whatever may need shining and it comes in a plastic container to hold all the items. I followed the instructions by putting one layer of polish with the smaller brush and then buffing it with the larger brush." β€”A.D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88.

    3. A 10-pack of gas stove burner covers you can easily remove for a quick rinse under the sink (or pop in the dishwasher). Crusty and rusty stoves are not inviting when you're about to cook another dinner for five.

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    Good news! You can trim these to fit whatever size stove top you're working with.

    Promising review: "A great way to keep your stovetop nice and clean. The gas stove burner covers can be cut to fit your stove needs. There are ten burner covers in the bag. Placing the covers on the stove takes care of those messy spills and grease. I simply lift the covers off the stove and rinse off for easy cleanup. The quality is good and they work well on my gas stove. I just trimmed them to fit my burners." β€”sbrady

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    4. A six-pack of non-toxic moth traps, because you spend so much time, effort, and money on putting together the perfect wardrobe and storing away seasonal clothing, but these guys can ruin that in literally one day.

    A photoset showing the progression of the moth trap from 1 to 13 days, with each image showing an increased amount of moths caught in the moth trap
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    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!" β€”Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors and sizes).

    5. A set of two vinyl furniture scratch guards so your pets will finally get the message that your really expensive couch is not their toy.

    A couch leg that's all scratched up next to an image of the same couch that now has a scratch guard and is free of rips
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    Promising review: "I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn't want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven't had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it." β€”Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in six sizes).

    6. A leather recoloring balm that'll magically repair faded and scratched color on your favorite furniture in the house. It comes in tons of colors and can be used on furniture, shoes, handbags, or anything else that's leather!

    A couch cushion, half of which has been treated with the leather balm and looks brand new, and the other half that is untreated, which looks faded and worn
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    Promising review: "This product is amazing!! I've tried different leather cleaners and conditioners to try to restore my faded and cracked leather loveseat chair, but nothing worked. I was ready to just donate them to charity, but decided to try one last attempt to fix them up. I'm so glad I found this re-coloring balm!" β€”Casey B

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 12 colors).

    7. A car washing mitt made of microfiber material that'll pick up dirt, soak up suds, and leave a smooth finish β€” all without leaving behind a scratch.

    The mitt being used to soak and scrub a car
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    Oh and when you're done you can just go ahead and toss this in the washing machine β€” so easy!

    Promising review: "I've owned many mitts in the past and this one is right up there with the best. I like a mitt that's thin enough to feel through, yet thick enough to hold the water and suds and not feel cheap. I also like a mitt to stay firm to my wrist, yet easily be able to spin around and not have to take another dip into the bucket, so I can utilize both sides. This mitt meets all of these requirements and is cheap enough to replace once a year." β€”WoodTurner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

    8. A restorative headlight cleaning kit to make your car look so shiny and new, people will think you just drove it off the lot.

    A before photo of reviewer's car headlights that are worn and clouded over and an after photo of the same headlights looking clean and brand new
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    The kit includes gloves, surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" β€”Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A handheld steamer so your go-to shirts and dresses are well taken care of if ever found in a wrinkly situation. This one is super compact so it won't take up more space in your cluttered bathroom.

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    I own this myself and it's so easy to use. You just twist off the top and pour water in from the sink and twist the top back on. Then plug it in, flip the switch, and that's it! Steam will come out within 30 seconds, and my clothes are wrinkle-free within two minutes.

    Promising review: "I bought this steamer on Amazon, and I must say it is one of the most useful products in my household!! Not only is it efficient and portable, it packs the power of a regular-sized steamer. It is very easy to use and I take it on business trips with me all the time. It gets the wrinkles out in no time, and the best part is that it doesn't take that long to heat up. I would recommend this to anybody!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Learn more about it in our in-depth PurSteam Elite Steamer review here.

    10. A shaper insert to keep your boots standing tall so you can prevent them folding over, which'll crease and damage their smooth exterior. Plus it'll create more space on your closet floor.

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    They're also customizable for ankle, calf, and knee-high boots with guides to trim them to fit your shoes.

    Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip. Height is adjustable for short, medium, and tall boots!" β€”PK

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.03.

    11. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers that'll extend the years of wear by keeping your shoes smelling fresh.

    The deodorizers in shoes
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    They're also great at controlling moisture after a run when your shoes have basically turned into sweaty swamps. Oh and you can recharge them by placing them under direct sunlight for about an hour. The charcoal will be reactivated by the UV rays; science is cool, guys!

    Promising review: "My 13-year-old grandson loves really expensive shoes but doesn't love changing his socks! I had serious doubts about the effectiveness of these inserts (no spray has ever worked), but when you spend big bucks for shoes, you do what you need to. I instructed him to brace for the consequences as I didn't see new shoes in his future, but these things really do work!! Never in a million years would I have thought that anything could really absorb that funk!!" β€”Peggy R

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A pack of Sugru Moldable Glue to mend broken things around your house, like the spokes in your dishwasher or the band of your watch. This glue is a versatile way to make long fixes quick fixes.

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    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "Sugru is so versatile and easy to use. I wish I had bought it sooner. I had to reorder two more packs after two days of fixing. It has saved me money from having to re-buy broken items (saving hundreds of dollars), and it helped restore and reinforce things that couldn't be replaced! That itself is worth the price." β€”benjamin bannister

    Get a eight-pack from Amazon for $17+ (available in seven colors).

    13. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean out your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required. We both know you have a water bottle in the cabinet you haven't used in months because it's just "kinda gross" in there!

    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 β€” 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    14. A screen cleaner kit, because Avatar The Last Airbender is back on Netflix and it deserves to be seen in HD.

    A photo of a dirty, smudged laptop screen and a photo of the same screen looking clean after using the cleaner
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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!" β€”Matthew McGuire

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    15. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase all kinds of spills us trash-humans get on us (like wine, coffee, and spaghetti sauce), keeping your white tee fresh for life.

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    Promising review: "I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine. 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." β€”Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    16. A set of nonstick oven liners so you no longer have to scrape at the bottom of your oven or spend tons of $$ on cleaning products after every meal you cook. It slips easily into any oven size and removes just as easily for cleaning.

    The oven liner catching all of the pie droppings as it bakes
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    Promising review: "These liners are life changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Clean up is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love that I can cut them down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now. He doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." β€”Kindle Custommer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo, because your crusted and dusted makeup tools are looking down and out and in need of some TLC. Keep your brushes clean β€” without the use of harsh chemicals β€” and prevent those breakouts that sprout every time you contour.

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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!"β€”J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in cleansing cloths).

    18. 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?" β€”johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.23+ (available in two sizes).

    19. 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!" β€”Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. 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!" β€”ACC41606

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    21. Or 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!" β€”Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45+ (available in three sizes).

    Find out more in our Diamond Dazzle Stik review here.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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