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    Updated on Aug 10, 2020. Posted on Aug 9, 2020

    39 Products With Incredible Before-And-After Photos That Belong In The Hall Of Fame

    The proof these products are so effective? It's in the pictures.

    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 dual-ended hairbrush cleaning tool — as all neat-freaks know, it's nearly impossible to get every single last bit of grime up from a well-loved brush, but this will make it look brand new in literally less than five minutes.

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    It has a narrowly-pointed plastic scraper end perfect for raking up hair from the base then pulling it all the way off the brush. Plus two separate bristles sections (they're stiff for effectiveness, but won't damage the pins even on your pricier brushes): one narrow row designed for scrubbing off any lingering dust and gunk stuck at the base and sides of a row of your hairbrush's bristles, and one wider triangular section for scrubbing the sides and handle of your brush, if needed.

    Promising review: "I have very long hair that seems to trap thing like dust, stuffing fluff, cat hair, small children, etc. My Wet Brush — for all of you also have one you know how dingy they get just after one use — was a safe haven for all of this. I try to pick out my hair after brushing, but the nest of leave-in conditioner and fluff holds on like magnets. With some Windex, warm water and three minutes of scrubbing, my brush looks brand new. It's easy enough to do once a week. Don't be afraid to get a little aggressive with the scrubbing, it will work out in your favor." —Katie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A Bed Head Waver so you can rock loose waves today, tighter nearly-curls next weekend, and the perfect in-between mermaid texture for your beachside Instagram photoshoot. How can a single tool be so flexible, you ask? It's all thanks to its adjustable tourmaline plates.

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    The cord swivels so it won't get all twisted as you make your way through your mane, and you can choose from several heat levels. Even better: it automatically shuts off so you don't have to post a giant sticky note on your back door reminding you to turn it off before you leave.

    Promising review: "I love the speed with which I can do my hair with this waver. Using a traditional curling iron takes me much longer and often gives my hair that overstyled, helmet head look. This gives me loose beach waves that look just messy enough to come across as natural. I have short hair and it's great for my length. I highly recommend." —BeckyfromBama

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A tongue scraper because it can remove any lurking gunk or grime with a few quick, gentle swipes... and all without triggering that gag reflex.

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    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $13.75.

    4. A bottle of cold-pressed, certified-organic rosehip oil, which can help reduce both acne and dry patches and brighten your entire complexion overall, no matter your skin type.

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    Pat just two or three drops over your face up to twice a day to start to see results! (Although as with all skincare, YMMV; if you're worried about breaking out, try patch testing first.)

    Promising review: "Figured I could risk $15... And holy cannoli I am so glad I did. Within two days (TWO DAYS!!!) of using this on my face I saw a difference. I have extremely sensitive, easily irritated skin. So I generally have redness on my cheeks and nose all the time. I also get cystic acne bumps that take weeks to dissipate. NOT ANYMORE!! Those vanish within a couple days and are nowhere near as painful and visible. The redness is gone, my pores are smaller, there are no little bumps of uneven skin, my skin tone is even, and my face and neck are astonishingly soft. It absorbs easily, doesn't make me feel greasy, and is quite possibly as close to a magic potion as I have found. If you're in doubt, don't be, BUY THIS." —Emily

    Get it on Amazon for $13.95.

    5. A powerful no-rinse stain remover — it can conquer almost any seemingly-impossible mess you throw at it. Simply spritz it on, wait a second, then blot it up to see the stain truly vanish like magic.

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    It works on both old and new stains (including red wine!), and on any color-safe fabric that you can safely wet with water (read: not dyed silk or wool, probs, or anything that says "dry clean only").

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners to get them out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. Then I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get it on Amazon for $13.40.

    6. A hard water booster so your glassware doesn't emerge from the dishwasher looking significantly dirtier than it did before you washed it.

    Two glass mixing bowls: One cloudy and white because it was washed in hard water; the other perfectly clear because it was washed with the booster
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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 on Amazon for $7.

    7. A long-lasting eyeshadow primer — all it takes is a thin layer dabbed over your lids, and your meticulously applied shadow will last through sweat and humidity without the slightest hint of creasing or smearing.

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    Even better: it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have exclusively used Urban Decay Primer Potion for the entirety of my twenties. This stuff works just as well and is WAY cheaper. I posted a pic of an eyeshadow look, but the look isn’t what’s important. What’s important is that this matte eyeshadow did. not. crease. I even had lunch outside in the Alabama humidity. I am so impressed." —Lizzie

    Get it on Amazon for $13.06.

    8. A concrete oil stain remover so your driveway, garage, sidewalk, or patio can always look just as pristine as it did the day it was poured (or, well, after it dried). And you barely have to lift a finger, because you literally just douse the stain with it and wait.

    Three photos of a stone patio: before, a giant grease stain; during; the white product treating the grease stain; after, the product dried into powder residue, with no grease stain in sight
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    Okay so maybe most of us don't have driveways with stains on 'em, but STILL, the photos are so satisfying! It doesn't contain bleach, acid, or other hazardous ingredients...it just gets the job done.

    Promising review: "Changed the oil on my girlfriends car and some oil spilled on my NEW driveway...which I didn't notice until four days later. Four spots all about the size of a dollar bill baking in the Arizona sun for four days. Put the stuff on — sits on the stain like pancake batter (don't be afraid to pour liberally) — and let it sit from 6 p.m. 'till about 9 a.m. the next day. It dried and the instructions said to just sweep the stuff up. Well it broke apart with the broom and the stains were gone, so I just swept up the powder pieces. Took about a minute. I WAS SHOCKED — something that actually works on oil — and its easy. Absolutely NO sign of anything that was there." —AmazonBob

    Get it on Amazon for $14.97.

    9. A toenail brace kit that will relieve that stabbing pain from your ingrown after just a few days, then continue to flatten it out the rest of the way so you can be well on your way to happier, healthier nails.

    Before: a front-on picture of a reviewer's ingrown nail looking uncomfortably curved and cutting into the toe, dated Sept 12th; After: the same nail, now in a more natural shape, dated Nov. 9th
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    You get ten transparent braces, a nail file, a bottle of brace adhesive, and a bottle of solvent (so you can take the braces off when you're ready). Results come within the first three days!

    Promising review: "My big toe on my left foot was hurting and I wasn't sure why. I had never had an ingrown toenail before so I didn't realize at first that was the issue. Application was easy and I followed the directions step-by-step to make sure this thing worked. I let it dry and then reapplied my nail polish and you can't even notice the damn thing. I woke up the next morning AND MY TOE DIDN'T HURT ANYMORE!!!! It's been six days and it hasn't fallen off, and I notice it's starting to correct the curve of the nail." —Megan Kelly

    Get it on Amazon for $44.99.

    10. A headlight restoration kit with a drill attachment so you don't have to spend every spare moment of your weekend afternoon giving those brights a professional-worthy transformation.

    Before: A reviewer's headlights looking cloudy; After: the same headlights, now perfectly clear
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    You get: the cleaner and polish (which helps remove oxidation, surface contamination, stains, and light scratches), a hand sander and two grits of sanding pads, a wool polishing pad (this is the one that attaches to your drill, and really works to make your lights crystal-clear), and a protective topcoat.

    Promising review: "Jeez! My headlights haven’t looked this great since I bought my 2003 Toyota truck! The process was much easier than I anticipated. Everything you need is in the box except for water, a bucket, and some elbow grease. At first I thought the product was not going to work but then I applied the the Plast-X cleaner and polish — stunning results! Although they only last about a year, I feel an annual re-cleaning of the headlights should be even easier if done regularly. I have enough left over to do at least one more cleaning." —Gregory J. Owczarski

    Get the kit on Amazon for $24.47.

    11. A sunburn lotion that may help prevent that dreaded peel thanks to the power combo of cooling aloe and hydrating coconut oil.

    Before: A reviewer with a very sunburned back except for lines where their swimsuit covered; After: the same reviewer, the sunburn faded, but you can still faintly see the swimsuit lines
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    As someone with more experience with sunburns than I'd like, I've found the key to reducing peeling is to pick a lotion you like enough that you don't mind reapplying it twice a day (including after showers). Of course, the most important thing to do is reapply sunscreen often enough that you don't get burned in the first place, but I know how that goes!

    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 $11.40.

    12. A couple of under-cabinet drawers so you can store, like, three times as much stuff in the space under your bathroom and kitchen sinks *and* always quickly and easily locate whatever you need the moment the thought pops into your mind.

    Before: a reviewer's cluttered under-sink cabinet, with bottles everywhere; After: the same bottles now neatly stacked in the organizer, which made room to store lots of toilet paper
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    Promising review: "This was an amazing purchase! I transformed my bathroom from an utter mess to an organized delight that just makes my life SO much easier. I have a lot of small bathroom items (moisturizers, lotions, body sprays, etc.), and I have no drawers, so I had to find a solution. I love the smaller upper drawer; it houses small things I could never find. They're very well made and a cinch to assemble (took me five minutes). Plus they're really cute!" —x__tina

    Get it on Amazon for $23.87+ (available in three colors).

    13. A pack of hydrocolloid acne patches to suck out a bunch of the oil and gunk lurking in those big whitehead zits until they basically disappear, or at least have been somewhat diminished.

    Before: A reviewer with the patch on their face; After: Their face again, the patch has turned white with the large amount of gunk it's absorbed
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    Promising review: "If you have issues with acne (especially those nasty whiteheads) but can't afford all the fancy step-by-step treatments out there, you at least need to buy these. These truly worked at minimizing my pimples, sucking up the wound, and keeping big pimples from getting worse. It really does draw up the pus to the patch! I leave one on overnight and just slowly peel off and then wipe away any remaining pus. I even let my mom who was visiting try it on her pimple and she loved them, so I had to order more!" —Megan Meehan

    Get a pack of thirty-six on Amazon for $12.50.

    14. A pack of light-dimming sheets because your alarm clock, boombox, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright displays.

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    Each pack comes with two static-cling sheets you cut to fit (i.e. they're reusable and won't leave any residue behind).

    Promising review: "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 it on Amazon for $8.99 (if you don't like the idea of cutting to fit, you can get a similar product in 100 different precut shapes instead for $5.99).

    15. A mini steamer that will do a *much* better job of turning your crumpled dress into something you'll look presentable in than hanging that dress up in the bathroom while you shower ever would.

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    I mean sure, the shower helps some! But it's no match for this gem, which is safe to use on cotton, wool, linen, nylon blends, and sequins and beads. And — although the listing doesn't explicitly say so — many reviewers safely use it on silk (you'd just want to make sure the dyes wouldn't spot, first).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing!! I bought it as an alternative to an iron (who has time to take out a big ironing board and heat up an iron in the morning??), and it was perfect. Some reviews, I believe, say it runs out of water easily, which I have not found to be true. Just be sure to screw the cap on tightly after refilling because that boiling water WILL spill out onto your hand and it HURTS! I have used this steamer on all kinds of clothes: sweaters, dresses, blazers, light blouses of all colors; it works very well on everything. Super easy to use." —AJ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Maitland, one of our editors here, uses and loves this! For more, read her PurSteam Garment Steamer review.

    16. A bottle of the multipurpose Barkeeper's Friend so you can finally banish those built-up hard water stains on your shower glass doors in less time than it takes to open the delivery box.

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    You simply spread it liberally over the glass, buff a little, then rinse everything clean. Ta-da! Now go do something to reward yourself.

    Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." —Ron

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $7.97.

    17. A pack of fizzing tablets for easily deep cleaning even the most built-up layers of coffee and tea stains from things like travel mugs and narrow-necked water bottles. They're basically an ultra-powerful bath bomb for pretty much any dishes you have a tough time cleaning.

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    They're completely biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe. Each is individually packaged, so you don't have to worry about reaching for them with wet hands. Try them with stainless steel bottles and mugs, your Camelbak, and even things like casserole dishes that are a little too impossible to scrub.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug, there was an impenetrable layer of black sludge. It grossed me out so much that I bought another mug to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let one 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. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another bottle I use 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." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $8.

    18. A pack of blotting tissues packed in an easy dispenser so you can toss them in your purse and go about your day, then pull one out to soak up any and all of the excess oil your skin insists on producing.

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    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack on Amazon for $6.95.

    19. A gentle, soothing pet ear cleaner perfect if your fuzzy friend regularly ends up with a little too much dirt and buildup. Just don't forget to have a really tasty treat close at hand!

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    Of course, your pet may not actually *need* their ears cleaned regularly (read more about it from the Veterinary Centers for America: dogs and cats), or the cleaning that's part of their regular grooming may be enough. But if your vet recommends it, it's definitely good to do!

    Promising review: "I have rescue poodles. Any poodle owner can tell you about cleaning poodle ears. It's...nasty. But when you add years of neglect on top of already prone-to-funk ears it's just terrible. Stressful cleanings were part of our lives until I tried this stuff. I have no idea how it works but it's MAGICAL. You squirt it in, smoosh it around, and the ick just starts wiping right off. It somehow fixes the sticky and stinky ear goop and makes cleaning ear as easy as rubbing them out with a cotton pad. It's gentle on the skin and hair while breaking up the funk." —Jenae

    Get it on Amazon for $12.49.

    20. A fume-free oven cleaner that will erase the evidence of all those years of delicious baked goods (or, y'know, frozen pizzas and bacon) overnight.

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    Technically the directions say you actually only have to wait for two hours to get results. (And many reviewers say it's true!)

    Promising review: "My oven was in bad shape. I had tried doing the whole baking soda and peroxide trick, but it made things worse. I tried this after seeing it on a BuzzFeed article and it actually worked! Let it sit for about four hours and the nastiness wipes off effortlessly." —Natalie C

    Get a can on Amazon for $6.44.

    21. An exfoliating foot peel — slip on the pair of plastic booties, remove 'em after just one hour, wash all the excess off your feet, then four to seven days later you'll start to shed more layers of dead skin than you realized you even had to begin with.

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    FYI the peeling process can take up two full weeks to finish and you may need to skip the sandals for that time, so plan accordingly with any summertime activities or vacations!

    Promising review: "This is the weirdest product ever. I am fairly certain that magic is involved somehow. I had awful calluses and cracks on my heels that even the pros couldn't get rid of when I had a pedi. The price scared me but I tried it anyways, and I am so glad that I did. My foot skin melted off. it was so so so strange. And my heels were super soft and beautiful afterwards. This was months ago, now, and I just keep up with a pumice stone. If my feet ever get that bad again, I WILL be buying this product again. This magical feet stuff works." —Maggie

    Get it on Amazon for $25.

    22. A purse-sized jewelry cleaning pen, which you gently brush over your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings and for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional.

    Before: A crystal ring, cloudy with body oils and dirt; After; the same ring, now clean, clear, and sparklingly transparent
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    All you have to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, brush it over your jewelry to make everything sparkle, then rinse your jewelry off. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!

    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!" —Kristina B.

    Get it on Amazon for $8.97.

    23. A pet hair removing–roller that you simply brush over any upholstered furniture's surface to pick up basically every last bit of shedding your furry friend's always leaving in their wake.

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    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and use it forever — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course! I've seen this in action at my boyfriend's parent's house, and let me tell you: it WORKS WONDERS on furniture, with very little effort!

    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs hate the vacuum so much so they will attack it even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet-hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Get one on Amazon for $24.95.

    24. A post-waxing, post-shaving skin solution formulated to help reduce the appearance of razor bumps and redness. All you do is apply a very thin layer to your dry skin once a day (then top with gentle moisturizer, if you'd like).

    Before: An underarm red and bumpy with razor burn; after, the same underarm, now razor-burn free
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    A little goes a long way here, and consistent use is key if you want to see the effects!

    Promising review: "I will buy this forever. I've basically had razor/red bumps since I started shaving my legs. I've tried every razor, shaving cream, out there and finally accepted the bumps. I rarely get them now! I didn't think it was possible. It took a week or two to clear the bumps. I use a little bit every day even when I don't shave. It does sting but only for a few seconds. The smell goes away too." —Kelly

    Get it on Amazon for $22.96.

    25. A set of brush attachments for your drill so you can go to town on essentially any grimy surface, from cooked-on grease on a stovetop to built-up dirt in a bathtub to the accumulated years of grime on tile and grout.

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    Just make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! You can alway test in a discreet area first to be sure.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get the set of three brushes on Amazon for $14.95 (five bristle stiffness levels available).

    26. A fabric defuzzer that will restore your pilling, fuzzy sweaters, throw pillows, and furniture so they look like they're brand new again.

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    You can choose between three different shaving depths for whatever fits your fabric best.

    Promising review: "This defuzzer is so simple to use and worked great on the throw pillows on my couch. I thought I was going to have to throw them away due to all of the pilling, but this device saved them! After I had done two pillows I noticed the defuzzer had slowed down and wasn’t working as well — I thought maybe the batteries were dying. But actually it just needed to be thoroughly cleaned out. You can very easily remove each piece of this to adequately clean the fuzz out of all the nooks and crannies. Each piece just twists or pulls off!" —Amaz

    Get it on Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    27. A rust stain remover perfect for anything coated in a thin crust of orange — a few sprays and a final wipe of this stuff will actually make your bathroom look brand new again.

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    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of another brand. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $5.48.

    28. A set of small interlocking bins so you can stop spending so much time digging through the cluttered pile of products, trying to find your favorite lip balm. These will let you simply reach down and grab it, instead.

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    You get eight in a set: two big rectangles (not pictured), three narrow rectangles ones, and three small squares.

    Promising review: "Love it. What a difference it made to our junk drawer! Before things were so hard to find and falling behind the drawer, now the same amount of stuff is in there, but we can actually find what we need. Wish I did this earlier. Super configurable." —Alaina

    Get them on Amazon for $11.93 (available in six colors).

    29. A shoe cleaning kit to help keep all your favorite kicks in their best condition, even after surprise encounters with mud puddles.

    A reviewer's pair of canvas, rubber-bottom sneakers: one crusted and stained with dirt all over; the other clean, so the rubber and laces are white and the rest of the shoe is a pure black
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    You'll be able to clean multiple pairs (it works on leather, canvas, vinyl, mesh, cotton, plastic, nylon, and rubber, among other materials) for less than the cost of one professional shoe cleaning. The kit comes with the cleaner, a scrub brush, and a microfiber cloth.

    Promising review: "This works perfectly! I just wish I had learned about it so much sooner. I used it on some tennis shoes I had worn hiking and they looked brand new again! Amazing. Also, it didn't smell horrible/toxic as so many powerful cleaners do — I am pretty sensitive, and this seemed safe and so easy to use. Hooray!" —Shannon Lynch

    Get it on Amazon for $16.97.

    30. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner that needs just a dab of dish soap and a little distilled water to make your engagement ring, eyeglasses, and even your dentures sparkle.

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    Promising reviews: "I just used this and I am IN LOVE!! My rings were gross from lotion, sunscreen, hand soap, sweat etc. I don't have time to run to my jeweler to get them professionally cleaned. This does the trick, and same exact results! In three minutes. 💕" —Rebecca Morea

    "If you want to use it for dentures, it works. If yours have long-term deposits not responding to cleaning tablets, they WILL come off, but it means doing a daily clean for a couple of weeks. Now my dentures look the best they have looked in years, but it took a couple of weeks." —J in NYC

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

    31. A bottle of gentle but effective dandruff shampoo to swap into your routine a few times a week, so you can start to restore ~balance~ to your scalp.

    Before: A reviewer's scalp with lots of flaky dandruff; After: the same scalp, no dandruff in sight
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    It works for all hair types, including grey hair; and it's active ingredient is ketoconazole 1%, which can help reduce the fungus and inflammation that causes dandruff.

    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 on Amazon for $14.72.

    32. A glass and ceramic cooktop cleaning kit that comes complete with a heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, and a bottle of powerful cleaner — basically everything you need to conquer even the messiest of burners so it shines like new.

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    Promising review: "I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped down with random multipurpose cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product... AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. It will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off. 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and buff with a clean dry cotton towel, just like waxing a car." —B. Swartwood

    Get the kit on Amazon for $11.48.

    33. A bottle of Goo Gone — it makes removing everything from tape residue to mysterious sticky substances to old bumper stickers quick and painless.

    Before: a bunch of duct tape residue on a window; After: the same window, residue-free so you can see the view
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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had a cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel. I also used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before." —Cass

    Get it on Amazon: one bottle for $8.78 or two bottles for $19.49.

    34. A pet hair brush with retractable bristles so you can seriously cut down on your feline or Fido's shedding without spending more than ten seconds cleaning up the aftermath.

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    You simply press a button on the handle and the bristles retract, letting you wipe all the accumulated fur in the trash or compost. The brush is designed to gently remove loose hair; work through tangles, knots, and trapped dirt; and reach deep into the undercoat without scratching your pet's skin.

    Promising review: "My dogs are short haired dogs but they still shed like crazy! I have found this product to be very helpful in 1) keeping their coats shiny and healthy and 2) reducing the amount of shedding! My dogs can be rather sensitive to brushing but they don't mind at all when I use this brush. I quite like the easy way to clean the brush. It works well and helps contain the hair until it can be deposited directly into the trash. Other products I've used would get hair built up between the bristles that I would have to sit and pick out — time consuming. Glad to have an easy tool my dogs don't mind. Excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    35. A two-sided tea organizer because your collection of all your favorite blends doesn't actually have to take up quite so much shelf square footage.

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    It holds over 100 tea bags total, and features 12 removable clear plastic bins to make it easy to grab exactly what you want.

    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    36. A wood polish and conditioner that practically erases damage as if it was never there, like your antique beside tables that have had one too many water glasses sweat on them overnight.

    An outdoor teakwood table, half looking dried out and worn, the other half treated with the product and looking rich, hydrated, and dark
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    Promising review: "We are working on remodeling our kitchen, but we love our cabinets. I had been wiping them down with wood oil, but I felt like the wood oil left them sticky and dull. I tried Pledge, that was worse. So I bought a gallon of this based reviews and I'm so glad I did. This stuff is amazing. It is not sticky or tacky. I brings out the luster and shine of the wood. I use it on everything! My dining room table once a week because that gets wiped down a few times a day. I had an antique cherry server that was started to look more walnut with age. A swipe of this and the cherry comes shining through again. This product is also great at covering water marks." —Diana

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $15.58+ (available in three sizes).

    FYI, if you're facing damage that's a little worse than that, you might want to try their other (also well-reviewed!) product, called Restore-A-Finish, first; it does more to hide minor scratches, white heat rings, deep water marks, and stuff like that. The two products are actually made to be used together! Get that on Amazon for $7.99.

    37. A pack of three flexible cable protectors so you can extend the life of your fraying phone charger just a liiiiittle bit longer, and put the other two over either end of your okay-for-now laptop charger. An ounce of prevention never hurt!

    Before: An iPhone charger with the rubber coming off where the cord attaches to the end; After: The spiral protector covering the damaged part
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    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get them on Amazon for $5.88 (available in three color combinations).

    38. A bottle of makeup brush and sponge shampoo that will break up all the various layers of stubborn foundation, contour, concealer, powder, and eye makeup that's embedded itself in your tools. Even the ones you use most often will look fresh out of their packaging in no time!

    Before: A reviewer holding their makeup sponge, which is brown all over with residual foundation; After: The same reviewer and their sponge, now clean and orange
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    Plus it'll reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that tend to accumulate on makeup tools over time. (Oh, and it's cruelty-free.)

    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I had never cleaned my brushes before (gross, I know) and this stuff got them so clean so fast. I didn't even remember most brushes were two-toned because they were all makeup colored for so long. I can't believe the nastiness that came off my brushes. I was putting all that old stuff all over my face!" —Echo

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    39. An automatic scrubbing brush because you can just lazily move it back and forth over your dingy, dirty grout (or any other stubborn, stuck-on mess you encounter) while it scrubs *sixty times each second* for you.

    A reviewer's tile floor; half the grout caked dark with dirt and grime; half of it white and clean
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    It's like a giant electric toothbrush, but y'all, I own one and it REALLY works. You literally see the dirt come up and the grout lighten with just 30 seconds of use. They make a specialty grout head you can buy for it, but TBH the default brush works just as well, unless you have incredibly narrow grout lines.

    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. Everything I'd experienced up until that point suddenly was just 'before.' The present and future seemed like a beautiful, promising 'after.' 'What is the cause of this renewed zest for life?' you might ask. It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda and water solution to alchemical proportions. This thing is nirvana. My pink-tiled shower, which never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking and bicep-burning labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. This this is absolutely incredible. Buy it, see for yourself. 11/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    If you want even more info, check out my full Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber Review.

    How you'll feel after transforming pretty much everything in your life:

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