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    May 28, 2019

    28 Things That'll Help You Take Care Of Everything You Own

    🎶 We take care of our own 🎶 — Bruce Springsteen and now you

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    1. 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 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." —A.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    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 stove top nice and clean. The gas stove burners 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 clean up. The quality is good and they work well on my gas stove. I just trimmed them to fit my burners." —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.

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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!" —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.

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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." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in four 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!

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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!" —Casey B

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 10 colors).

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

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    Oh and when you're done you can just go ahead and toss this in the washing machine — 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." — WoodTurner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    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.

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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!" —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 you can even pack it away for trips!

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    Ok so 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: "This fabric steamer is great! I've never purchased one before and both my husband and I lug out the big ironing board when we need to get rid of wrinkled clothing. After purchasing this steamer, I may never iron again! I love that it's lightweight and easy to use. I don't travel often so I will primarily use it at home, especially when I'm running late for work and need a quick fix. It heats up fast and is the perfect accessory for a busy household!" —Pamela W

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Learn more about it in I’m Not Joking, This Mini Clothing Steamer Will Help You Be A Better Adult.

    10. A shaper insert to keep your boots standing tall so you can prevent them folding over, creasing and damaging 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!" —PK

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A pack of Affresh garbage disposal tablets to keep your sink and pipes fresh after months and months of dinners have been shoved down that drain, thanks to a powerful foaming action that'll clean residue away.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. My disposal has smelled awful for the past six months, and I tried everything — vinegar, baking soda, lemons, bleach, and ice cubes. I’d get rid of the smell, and a day later it would be back. I used one pack of Affresh and so far the smell hasn’t returned. I’m thrilled because that smell was awful." —amy

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A pack of wool "socks" for your chair and table legs so they don't totally scratch up your floors over time.

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    Promising review: "No more marks on the floor from my black painted chairs! The chairs slide easier when pulled out and are almost silent. Very happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

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

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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!!" —Peggy R.

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

    14. A blade sharpener so you don't have to toss your razors at the first sign of dulling. This will make your razors sharp enough so you can forget ingrown hairs were ever a thing!

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    Works with ALL razors.

    Promising review: "I've waited six months since I bought this to write a review, after I finally began using a new blade (as suggested). The cartridge works nearly as well as when it was brand new, and it definitely saves money on expensive replacement cartridges." —RC

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    15. A pack of Sugru Moldable Glue to mend broken things around your house. From the spokes in your dishwasher to 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." —Benjamin Bannister

    Get a eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    16. 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!

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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.

    17. 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: "Lo and behold! 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." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    18. 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.

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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 I can cut 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." —Melissa

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. 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—without the use of harsh chemicals—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!" —ysar

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

    20. A bra strap extender, because your painful, ill-fitting bra will soon stretch and become damaged if you don't fix the band fit. Use this to get your bra to actually fit and it'll be the breast feeling ever!

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    These are also great for creating a custom fit if you have trouble finding your exact size in stores.

    Promising review: "These have been amazing during my pregnancy. I really can't rave enough. When my body started changing, I went out and bought a new bra (I'm a 32 and got a 34), but soon it started feeling tight on me. I didn't need another bra because the cups still fit fine, then I found these extenders, and they made all the difference! I can extend without buying new bras! They are sooo soft and comfortable, you can't really feel or tell they are there. I've already recommended them to all of my pregnant friends!" —Mari

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in five sizes).

    21. 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 $16.47+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A bottle of non-abrasive, pre-mixed Barkeeper's Friend cleanser to make the fancy things you own but have forgotten about, nice again! Use this for when you're dealing with stains and rust that regular soap, water, and scrubbing won't budge.

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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." —SmallTownGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $16.26.

    Check out more about this product in this BuzzFeeder's review.

    23. 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.

    24. A can of fume-free oven cleaning spray that'll have you doing double takes and baking cakes in no time. Ever look at your oven and just feel sad that you don't take better care of it? This will fix that!

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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 Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    25. A bottle of Finish dishwashing booster powder to bring certain residue-covered dishes back to life with one rinse cycle. "You like my cups? Gee thanks, just washed em!"

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    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $6.56.

    26. 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!

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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.

    27. 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!" —Kristina B.

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

    Find out more about this product in this BuzzFeeder's review.

    28. A screen cleaner kit, because Game of Thrones is back and it's hard enough to see what's going on without a giant smudge in the way.

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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.

    Monica would be so proud honestly

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