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    Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Aug 13, 2020

    28 Products With Before-And-After Photos I Think Deserve A Pulitzer Prize

    Fabulous products with (imo) award-winning results.

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    1. A set of cascading hanger hooks to create an enormous amount of space in your closet like *that*. You'll be saving space but probably be spendin' a little on clothes now that you have the room. I support you.

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    These organizers can hold 12 garments horizontally and hold six pieces vertically.

    Promising review: "These have transformed my closet. I can actually see what I have and my clothes are not as wrinkled from being jammed together. An unexpected bonus is that, since I can see at a glance what I have in there, I have been able to inventory and discard things that I do not wear often, plus have re-discovered goodies that I had forgotten about." —C.F.C.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. Avarelle pimple patches for literally *sticking* it to your breakouts and sucking out all that gunk basically overnight. I wish they came in Lisa Frank designs, but ugh clear is more reasonable, I guess.

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    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about 3 weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion, huge favor and have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $8.50.

    For more info on these miraculous patches, check out "These Satisfying Acne Patches Deserve A National Holiday, Change My Mind."

    3. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum to help reduce sun spots, discoloration, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and dark spots without drying you out. Wipe those smudges off your front-facing camera and get ready to snap some pics.

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    Promising review: "I've tried multiple vitamin C serums, but this one is by far my favorite. The smell is lovely and it goes on very light. My skin has been looking brighter and clearer since using this. I also love that the bottle is protected from light. I purchased another serum product where you could tell the product went bad as the smell changed. I researched later and learned that proper storage for vitamin C serum must be in bottles that block out the light, as that retains all the qualities of the minerals and vitamins in the product. I am purchasing this again for the second time now. Highly recommend!" —Serena

    Get it form Amazon for $17.97.

    4. A nail polish organizer, because nail art Instagram is A Thing, but maybe nail polish storage Instagram should be, too?

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    This holds 48 bottles and is double-sided, so you can always see all of your colors.

    Promising review: "This is better than advertised. All my bottles fit perfectly in the standard size boxes. My Julep colors fit two in a compartment! The first row has adjustable dividers, you can use them to keep odd-shaped bottles or do what I do: use one side for my nail stamper, dotting tools, and the drying drops and the other for foam wedges and nail pens. It looks way neater easily tucked under my vanity instead of the baskets and baskets of polishes I had to hunt through!" —Clouds

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89 (available in two colors).

    5. A pack of 24K gold eye treatment masks to depuff in luxury. Perfect for anyone who's tired of the people asking "are you tired" and wants to show them who's boss while feeling fancy as heck.

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    Promising review: "Love these. I love using them in the morning instead of at night. I put it on while I’m sipping my coffee, and then once I’m ready to do my makeup, I take them off. They seriously work — love them." —Jordan

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $17.97.

    6. An electric pressure washer whose process photos are honestly beautiful enough to hang in a museum. Ah yes, the duality of dirty and clean, and how the pressure washer of time inevitably brings us to see both in perfect contrast.

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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    7. Tend Skin Solution for sending ingrown hairs and razor bumps straight back to the underworld where they came from.

    on the left a reviewer's armpit with intense razor bumps labeled "before," on the right the same armpit with no bumps labeled "after"
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    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    8. A tennis shoe cleaner to get your beloved sneaks back in kickin' shape. However, I am begging you to wear them for one day with one shoe clean and one shoe dirty, just to make people be like 🧐.

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    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way. It also comes with a free cleaning brush!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    9. A pet hair vacuum so you can get back to enjoying your time with your furry friends instead of secretly resenting them for all that shedding. Sorry for the cold shoulder, Buster, the hair was just overwhelming.

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    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    10. A wheel cleaner to keep your caps shiny as heck. Enjoy posting a photo of your "new car" that's just your old car with sparking clean wheels.

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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 $15.96.

    11. A cap cage, because apparently you can wash your sweet ~lids~ like they're your food container lids. I love learning.

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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! It's given new life to my favorite baseball caps, some of which, I'm sad to report, have suffered tragically in washing machine incidences. Never would I have considered the dishwasher, but Ballcap Buddy said yes, so I tried it. Not only did my caps get clean, but they retained their shape. It's a perfect way to wash a baseball cap. Different styles, different colors and materials all came out the same: Looking good." —Mcharmony

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    12. A bottle of dandruff shampoo so you don't have to go about your day stressing about any flakes that may be visible in your hair. Even though everyone gets dandruff and it's no big deal, it can get stressful when it feels out of your control!

    on the left a closeup of a reviewer's scalp with a lot of dandruff and on the right the same scalp with no dandruff
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    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    13. A shoe shining kit for when you need to give your beloved boots a little TLC.

    a reviewer's scuffed black boot sitting on top of a shiny black boot to show contrast with a scrub brush next to them
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    The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

    Promising review: "KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven't found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber." —Lord McFatty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A bottle of pet earwax cleaner so your pet can fully hear the always-anticipated Good Words, "Wanna go for a walk?"

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn't get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!" —Tricia S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets — finally a way to clean murky and moldy residue in forgotten tumblers that's not...ummm...throwing them away and telling your roommates that you "lost all of them."

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    Simply drop the Bottle Bright tab in the vessel you want to clean with some warm water, let it sit for 15–30 minutes, and watch in wonder as all that staining and gunk easily washes away!

    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 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    16. A red wine stain remover so merlot can no longer make you cry after a detrimental spill. It can still make you cry over your ex, but I don't think there's a spray to fix that, sorry.

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    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.64.

    17. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush, because gorgeous, infomercial-esque results don't come around every day, so when they do, you gotta take some stunning pics of the results!

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    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A foot file so you can straight up cheese grate your way to silky soft feet. With heels this soft, you'll basically always be walking on a cloud.

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    Promising review: "OMG, these should be standard issue to every human. I’ve bought them all — the cheap foot files and the expensive ones. None of them remotely compare to this one. I thought I was doomed to have course heels forever, but no more! With just one use, my heels are fabulous! The callouses this thing removed were absolutely disgusting, but I couldn’t be happier. You won’t be disappointed!" —JMart

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. A pot of Hard As Hoof nail strengthening cream that fortifies your nails and keeps them from breaking, splitting, or peeling. Pair with some bitter nail polish to make sure you don't stand in the way of your own success (or future manicures).

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    Promising review (Hard as Hoof): "Amazing! My nails have transformed and have NEVER been this healthy-looking and strong. This is a must-have product. You will see results in about a month of daily application." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: the stregthening cream for $7.94 and the nail polish for $15.50.

    For more info on the nail polish, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails."

    20. A jewelry cleaning pen for getting your most prized pieces back in tip top shape. I'm not taking a picture of my RING, I'm not that vain, I'm just taking a picture of my hand on my desk, my hand holding a granola bar, my hand on a door knob, completely regular photos of NOT my ring.

    on the left a reviewer's gemstone ring looking cloudy, on the right the same ring looking clear and clean
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    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However, after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik, *oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96.

    21. A set of three scrubbing drill brush attachments that if I'm being completely ~transparent~ will make you feel like a complete badass while also delivering some major results.

    yellow brush attached to a drill in front of a glass shower wall that's half cloudy and half clear after having been cleaned with the brush
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    The set comes with a two-inch flat brush, a four-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($39 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    22. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream to keep your mitts smooth as can be. See ya later, cracks and irritation, I will now wave goodbye to you with my newly soft hands!

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    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    23. A rust stain-removing gel so you can finally stop telling yourself that you have a purposefully orange shower just to get yourself to step in. The deception ends here!

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    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    24. A hanger organizer to rescue your floor after making it look like your closet was playing a game of pick up sticks for the last few years.

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!" —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50.

    25. A can of Easy-Off oven cleaner, because if you set the fire alarm off because of baked-on food even one more time I'm afraid your roommates may ask you to pack your bags and leave.

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    This product works in just *40 minutes*, but it's safe to leave overnight for maximum effectiveness (or if you're just feeling lazy).

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! You can use it for everyday spot cleaning and only have to let it sit for a couple hours for minor things. I used it on my broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool — no need to scrub ever again now! My crockpot leaked over the bowl and burned on inside of the heating chamber. I just sprayed, covered, and wiped in morning. I plan on using it to clean the grill in the spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    26. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to keep your gorgeous (and probably expensive!) platinum hair from getting brassy. Yes, love to protect an investment while looking like a beautiful ice queen.

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    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    Ready to get your platinum back in action? Check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo" for more info.

    27. An all-purpose car cleaner for maintaining your vehicle's leather, vinyl, carpet, upholstery, plastic, and rubber. Top to bottom, your ride is gonna be lookin' sweet again.

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    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A carpet cleaning solution to reverse the YEARS of dirt and grime you've subjected your floors to. Yes, it's a floor and that's what happens, but maybe just thank this cleaner and promise it you'll start taking off your shoes from now on?

    a reviewer's dark, dirty carpet with a bright, clean stripe through the middle of it after being rolled over by a carpet cleaner
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    The solution is biodegradable, so no harm will come to your pets and kids when hey inevitably decide to roll around on the carpet while it's still wet.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    These before and after photographers are undoubtably deserving of an award, and you will be too once you take some of your own!

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