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    31 Products Reviewers Say They Wish They'd Bought Sooner

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    1. A beeswax wood polisher to revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table. This is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing them, and using it on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.,

    Promising review: "This Feed-N-Wax is magically wonderful for wood furniture and even my wood front door. It gave my 20-year-old pine finish bed room furniture a nice sheen, pulled out the grain, and even covered up minor scratches along the bottom edges where the dog had gotten it over the years when rolling around on the floor. I used it on a 100-year-old china cabinet and it worked beautifully. On our wood front door that takes a beating in the the south Florida weather, it brought it back to life. I wish I found this stuff sooner." —Deborah Basso

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    2. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo so your hair looks like it's straight from the salon between visits to your colorist. Say goodbye to brassy blonde!,

    Promising review: "I’ve been putting blonde in my hair since I was a teenager and have always used purple shampoos to tone the brassy color. NOTHING has ever worked better than this shampoo. Absolutely amazing. It took the yellow tint out of my hair completely. I wet my hair and worked the shampoo in and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing and used my regular conditioner. Beautiful!! Wish I would have found this product sooner." —Angela V.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. A fabric defuzzer for cleaning up all the lint, pilling, and fuzz that's magically accumulated on your favorite sweater the night before you want to wear it. It has three settings so you can choose how close of a shave you want as well as a handy lint catcher.

    Promising review: "I have thrown away so many of my favorite tops over the years because I could not get all the fuzzies off them. I tried this thing on one of my favorite shirts this morning and OMG it really works! It is easy to put the batteries in. I was able to operate it without even having to look at the instructions. I wish I bought this sooner. Off I go to mourn the loss of all my old favorite tops that this little gadget could have fixed!" —HD

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48+ (available in six colors and two styles).

    4. A cooktop cleaner so your guests won't know that the last time you cleaned the stove was...the last time they visited your house. This kit comes with a bottle of cleaner, a sponge, and a scraper — everything you need.

    Promising review: "I had tried four different cleaners before discovering this one and I wish I would have found it sooner! All of that caked-on liquid that runs out of the pans and burns into the stovetop while you’re cooking?? This removes all of it. It doesn’t scratch your glass top stovetop and it leaves it looking brand new. I won’t ever buy another cleaner — this is it for me!" —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    5. And an oven cleaner for de-gunking the last five years' worth of meals from the sides and bottom.,

    Promising review: "This is amazing. I rent my apartment and God only knows how many years it's been since it was actually cleaned. I sprayed this on and let it sit for two and a half hours, wiped it off (no scrubbing or anything), and it looks brand new! Wish I had bought this sooner!" —Elizabeth Beach

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. A dandruff shampoo so you can banish white flakes from your scalp. It's made with ketoconazole 1%, an antifungal ingredient that'll tell your dandruff it's no longer welcome here.

    Promising review: "So I have really curly hair and about a year ago I switched from head and shoulders to DevaCurl products but I noticed I started developing dandruff. I tried the home remedies but couldn’t stick with them because I didn’t feel like making the recipes. So I just said forget it and went on with my dandruff life for about a year. Until someone recently pointed out my dandruff and I was SUPER embarrassed. Ten minutes after, I went on Amazon determined to finally get rid of this annoyance and I found this shampoo with really high reviews so I decided why not. After about 2–3 uses, my dandruff was literally gone!! Definitely wish I would’ve bought this sooner. So I use this shampoo and I still use my DevaCurl One Condition and now I’m dandruff-free. So if you’re on the fence, trust me just get it and try it." —Oneyda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84+ (also available in a two-pack).

    7. A FlexiSnake that'll catch the globs of hair you shed before they clog your drains. It's collapsible and covered with 4,000 tiny hooks that snag strands that have collected in your plumbing.

    Promising review: "Wish I’d purchased sooner! Holy cow this thing actually works. I’ve used every drain cleaner, even baking soda and vinegar with boiling water down the sink, and this did the trick. No expensive products and chemicals. Easy to use and satisfying to clean. Plus it actually worked." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    8. A Schick Silk dermaplaning razor if the thought of trimming your brows reminds you of the horrible time in middle school that you accidentally shaved off half your eyebrow. Thankfully this has a precision cover to prevent such mishaps, and it's an itty bitty razor so you can stash it in your purse for touch-ups on the go.

    Promising review: "I’m not sure how long this product has been around, but I wish that I would have stumbled upon it sooner! It easily gets of rid peach fuzz, stray hairs, and the fine, little, blonde eyebrow hairs on my brow bone that are difficult to see. It shaves the hairs down very close to the skin, and it appears to make the hair grow back more slowly — maybe? This little miracle trimmer/razor also provides pretty spectacular exfoliation in the process! I have tried many methods of facial hair removal, and each method had at least two to three negative things about it. Eventually, my hair removal goal is to either buy a personal laser hair removal unit, or have it done professionally, but until then, this little guy is a blessing!" —Vacationland Girl

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that'll remove stains and stinky smells after you accidentally left coffee in your mug a few too many times.

    Promising review: "I don't know why I didn't get this sooner!! I was going to give up on cleaning our stainless steel cups and bottles until I found this. It works! I've tried everything and this is by far the easiest way to clean. All my cups look brand new!!!!" —teacherlover

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    10. A roll-on migraine stick to help soothe your mind-numbing headache with a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, lavender, and coconut oil.

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    Promising review: "Nice cool menthol feeling. I applied to my forehead, temples, and back of my neck. I had the start of a pulsating migraine and the awesome cooling sensation on my temples helped! Lasted awhile too! Smell isn’t too strong and goes away with time, it’s tolerable. But wow I wish I bought this sooner!" —Cheryl Griffith

    My colleague tested and loved this. Read her full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here to learn more.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    11. A drill brush kit that'll forgive you for weeks and weeks of forgetting to scrub the tub. It comes with three different heads to take the work out of cleaning your bathroom. Just attach the brush head and flip the switch on your drill. Why work harder when you could work smarter?

    Promising review: "I admit that when I first saw this product I laughed. Then I found myself wondering if this was the answer to the grout in my bathroom that I cannot seem to get clean. As much as I would love to redo the bathroom that just isn't going to happen right now. This seemingly silly product is actually quite amazing and I wish I had found it sooner! While my grout and tiles are still far from perfect, I don't think I have seen it this clean looking as long as we have lived here. The best part is that this takes so little effort! Yes, holding a drill can be heavy and awkward. Yes, it is going to splatter the cleaning product around (duh) but it is still so worth it for those deep cleaning projects." —Michelle B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    12. A detangling brush because brushing should be easy and pain-free whether your hair is wet or dry. The Glide Thru Detangling Brush has flexible bristles that separate knots without pulling and breaking your strands.

    Promising review: "My hair gets tangled so easily and I have struggled with finding a brush that can actually detangle my hair completely. This brush is so amazing and a lifesaver because it detangles my hair so well whether it is dry or wet! It also doesn't hurt as much when brushing in comparison to other brushes. I wish I had found this sooner!!" —Keegan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.22.

    13. A pumice cleaning stone that'll obliterate those caked-on hard water deposits without scratching your porcelain throne.

    Promising review: "For years I had heard of the pumice as the best thing to clean but never believed it until decided to finally give it a try. I regret not getting them sooner. Left my toilet so white and spots I hadn’t been able to remove from shower are now gone. Will always have to have on hand." —Margarita

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a two-pack).

    14. A jewelry-cleaning pen to make your jewels sparkle. It's compact enough to fit in your purse so you can use it on the go, yet it's powerful enough to clean days', months', and weeks' worth of dirt and grime that's dulled your stones' shine.

    Promising review: "I’ve never had a proper ring cleaning in the two years I’ve had my ring, but now it’s just as shiny as the first day I got it. I am in AWE how much more it sparkles now. It looks SO GOOD! Wish I had bought this cleaning pen sooner." —DB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    Check out our in-depth review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

    15. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara, because who doesn't want to be this fabu~lash~? It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?,

    Promising review: "This product is easy on the eyes, no irritation and WOW!! what volume. Oh how I wished I would have discovered this sooner." —Tamara Adkisson

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. A mold and mildew remover so you can finally be free of those unsightly black splotches on your tile grout that semi gross you out...but not enough to actually clean.

    Don't forget the cleaning gloves unless you want your hands to reek of bleach.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but bought it anyway. I was amazed. It really, truly works on removing stains and mold and mildew from bathroom tile grout. An amazing product. Wish I had found this cleaner sooner." —Linda Sharpe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A pet hair remover for anyone who loves their fur baby but also loves not having their outfit ruined by sitting on a furry chair. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Promising review: "This thing is magical and I wish I had found it sooner. Even the most stubborn of dog hairs that have been seemingly woven into the fabric of your couch are no match for the ChomChom. The satisfying click of the roller will have you ChomChom-ing every surface you possibly can, while your dog looks at you in cold betrayal for removing his precious fur deposits. He plots revenge against this new nemesis, revenge that is doomed to fail from the start, because the ChomChom is far too powerful. Meanwhile, you are transfixed by the serotonin rush filling your brain as your ChomChom fills with more and more hair, leaving a path of de-furred sofa in its wake. The dog barks in disapproval. You smile, finally sitting on fur-free furniture for the first time in a long time. Maybe you’ll even have friends over now." —Doge

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    18. An eyeliner wing stamp to spare you the pain of drawing the *perfect* wing on one eye...and then having the other side look like it was done by a 6-year-old.

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    Promising review: "I never have any time in the mornings to do my makeup but I enjoy having winged eyeliner. I also have the shakiest hands known to man and don't have very good eyesight so putting eyeliner on used to be such a pain. But now it's so incredibly simple. This product literally changed my whole morning routine. Instead of getting frustrated and having to start my makeup over again and again, I just stamp and go. I can't believe I didn't get this product sooner when it's literally one of the best purchases I've ever made. Highly highly recommend to anyone who wants beautiful eyeliner quickly and easily. " —K

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

    19. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because no one likes opening the dishwasher and finding white crusty deposits on their "clean" dishes.

    Promising review: "Fantastic product! One tablet and my dishwasher had no smells whatsoever. I usually use vinegar, but this is even better. Wish I had discovered this sooner." —SL Sandlin

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $3.15.

    20. An acne patch for those days when a pimple pops up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.,

    Promising review: "I wish I found this sooner!! I used to struggle with severe cystic acne and I have tried tons of different products. Unfortunately, with my sensitive, dry skin I found it difficult to use the typical acne treatments without causing my skin more irritation. My acne definitely has cleared up, but I still get the occasional cystic pimple and I just immediately cover it with this patch and it takes the swelling and redness away with no irritation whatsoever!" —K.A.

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    21. A car seat gap filler you've probably seen on Shark Tank, because there's nothing more frustrating than dropping your phone down the crack between your seat and the console and going, "Welp, there goes my phone forever."

    Promising review: "I just don’t understand why I didn’t buy this sooner. It’s one of those things that you’re not really sure why you need it but once you have it, you can’t live without. It saved my poor arm from having to dig my keys, cellphone, pens, french fries, hair ties, you-name-it from between the seat gap. Seriously, it’s awesome." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so dogs with skin sensitivities can just exist without scratching themselves until they bleed. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.,

    Promising review: "Our 70-pound lab boxer mix was in misery due to skin allergies. We had spent a small fortune and he had two allergy related surgeries that left him weakened and with serious hair loss. We changed diet, went through food trials, twice! Various prescription allergy medications with no relief. We started using these treats and his coat now looks healthy and normal. His vitality has improved and we haven't visited the vet for months! We are amazed at the change in his skin. The itch has stopped completely. I only wish we had found relief for him sooner." —Kool-aide

    Get them from Amazon for $25.96+ (available in two flavors and sizes).

    23. A scalp massager that'll transform your shower into a five-star salon. A relaxing scalp massage is great for getting that blood flowing to your head while simultaneously breaking down buildup (hello hairspray and dry shampoo) that's making your hair oily.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this brush! My hair is really thick, so I always have a problem with my scalp not getting clean. No matter what I tried, I’d always end up finding itchy spots where there’s still shampoo or conditioner left in my hair. With this, my scalp finally feels CLEAN. It also helps with my shedding problem, since I find hair in the craziest places. With this brush, I have a lot of loose hair right after I shower, then much less for the rest of the time. It’s amazing, and I wish I had bought one much sooner." —JustSayErin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    24. A cup holder adapter to make room for your oversized bottles and prevent them from rolling around your car floor and praying they don't spill.


    Promising review: "I love these!!! NO MORE SPILLING MY BEVERAGE ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! My only negative, I wish I found these sooner." —K9 Labs n’ Mals

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    25. A jetted tub cleaner, because when was the last time you truly gave your whirlpool tub a really good de-gunking? This cleanser is made to flush out soap scum, body oils, and those black flakes that hide in your tub's jets.

    Promising review: "After searching for over a year for a solution to black flakes filling my whirlpool tub when used, I found this cure based on Amazon product recommendations. Only wished they had recommended it sooner! Stopped the problem immediately with two applications — no other product was effective. Pleasant and easy to use, no nasty smell or residue. And, wow, did it clean out the gunk in the tub's system. Using it as a preventative by adding Oh Yuk to bath water before draining tub after use, then running the water through the jets. Buy this product if you have a whirlpool tub." —SALLY DICKTER

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. A robot vacuum that'll do the cleaning for you. Schedule sessions from the remote and watch this little guy glide over wood, tile, and carpet, leaving behind a dust-free, hair-free, dirt-free trail.

    This super slim robot vacuum can run for 110 minutes before it heads back to its charging station.

    Promising review: "Originally I was a bit leary in purchasing a robotic vacuum. And after the first use, I am mad at myself for not getting this sooner! My wife and I found ourselves sweeping 3–4 times a week just to keep the dog hair off the floor. After being frustrated I finally decided to give this robotic vacuum a try. This thing has been BEYOND a life saver. This vacuum does a great job on cleaning our whole place within 45–60 minutes. It recognized our two sets of stairs leading down, it transitions over rugs, and fits under our coffee table and couches. This thing has literally saved 3–4 hours a week in cleaning for us. Highly recommend." —Dbroeren10

    Get it from Amazon for $165.99.

    27. A Revlon hot air brush to help you go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes.

    The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it's quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

    Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

    Get it from Amazon for $35.65+ (available in four colors).

    28. A waterproof trash can so your garbage doesn't litter the floor.


    Promising review: "There is nothing bad to say about this product. It fits perfectly and does exactly what it is intended to do. I no longer have garbage in my car. I wish I would have found this sooner." —Tsalagi Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four colors).

    29. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend cleanser for keeping your stainless steel pots and pans looking presentable instead of covered with mystery stains. It's also safe to use on porcelain, brass, aluminum, ceramics, and glass.,

    Promising review: "I don't know what I would do without this stuff! Works great on my All Clad and makes them look brand new with little elbow grease. Even got some grease stains that were cooked on my Wolf stove top that I thought were there forever! Also works wonders on the bathroom shower sliding glass doors. I'm a busy working mom and I don't have a lot of time to spending cleaning and this product has been a game changer. I only wish I had discovered it sooner!" —Sassy_D

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65.

    30. A pot and pan organizer, because I bet your lids and cookware will come tumbling out of your pantry if I were to open your cabinets right now.


    Promising review: "It fits and works perfectly! It was easy to put together too, and honestly, I wish I had bought something like this years ago as it will keep all of my non-scratch pans unscratched versus the pyramid style stack I had them in." —Sarah W

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    31. A carpet cleaner for getting rid of questionable stains, even old ones, from practically anywhere — including your car seats, the living room carpet, and even clothing.

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. We have a 1.5-year-old puppy and have make several futile attempts to clean up carpet stains from her potty training days. Another dog owner clued us into this, and we cannot believe we didn't buy it sooner. Seriously, the same night this arrived, I spilled an entire bottle of beer on white carpet (oops), grabbed the Folex, sprayed a bunch onto the stain, massaged it into the carpet with my finger tips, and blotted with a damp towel. You can't see ANY remnant of a stain. I've also attacked old stains (like one-plus year old) and saw the same results. Seriously, buy this!!!" —AKM

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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