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    Updated on Oct 1, 2019. Posted on Sep 24, 2019

    41 Cheap Products That'll Give You Results That'll Feel More Expensive

    "Too bad this really useful product costs less than $15. I really wanted to spend $100 on it." —said no one... ever.

    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. Acne patches you can apply to areas where you're breaking out. Let it sit overnight or throughout the day, peel it off, and watch it take all the pore-clogging gunk with it.

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    These patches contain hydrocolloid dressing with a hint of tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica. The ingredients in this are gentle, ideal for all skin types and tones!

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much money I've spent on acne products over the years before I found this. Of all the products with glowing reviews, these patches have been the most effective and worth their cost. I have sensitive combo skin and deal with adult acne on a daily basis. Since my face has dry areas, I'm also more likely to pick at it (TMI, sorry). It's terribly embarrassing to go to work with these kinds of issues day after day, so in addition to taking a prescription, I've been on the hunt for anything topical that would help. The first time I used one of these patches, I put it on at night. The next morning, I woke up and was kind of shocked. It actually did what it was supposed to do. You peel off the patch, and with it comes at least 90% of the nastiness that was clogging your skin. It DRASTICALLY reduces the size of the zit. I've also experimented with using these on cystic acne, and they work wonders for speeding up the clearing and healing process. Also, they're comfortable to wear and stay on your face pretty well overnight!" —Greta H

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.50.

    2. A wood polish and conditioner to help restore your wooden furniture back to factory condition. Did you just get your entire house re-done by an HGTV crew, or are you just super good at picking out cleaning products?

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    Gives your wooden furniture a protective, soft luster coating thanks to Carnauba wax and beeswax. It also prevents it from drying and fading. Good for use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors, trim, and more.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    3. Dishwasher cleaning tablets you can simply pop into the machine, run a cycle, and voila, it's like you just purchased a new appliance!

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    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.96.

    4. And while you're at it, you'll want to add this pack of washing machine cleaning tablets to your cart as well!

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    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    5. Insect traps for catching little buggies who dare invade your potted plants at home. The thought of bugs freely crawling around the plants in MY house is enough to keep me awake at night, IDK about you!

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    Promising review: "Holy cow, these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new house plant, plus re-potted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.14.

    6. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner that'll tackle built-up grime and those nasty smells you gag at every time you, family members, or house guests go near your kitchen sink. It's truly so... disgusting.

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    The biodegradable packet cleans/scrubs away at grime and odor that cause build-up and yucky smells on sidewalls, blades, under the splashguard, and other hidden areas. They come in pre-measured drop-in packets and are recommended to use about once a week!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.40.

    7. An oven cleaning spray so next time you go to open the oven door and pop in dinner, you're not tempted to puke all over it because of the yucky build-up you've let it acquire.

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    Good for use on ovens, broilers, and barbecue grills. Only takes about five minutes to spot clean.

    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 it from Amazon for $5.97.

    8. A nail and cuticle care solution for making your nails look so fresh and healthy, your manicurist is gonna be asking YOU for recommendations!

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    Promising review: "Omg this is the real deal. I applied it to my nails and cuticles. It worked and now my awful cuticles are gone. Before they looked dry and no matter what I did, lotion several times a day, it didn’t work. But with one application of this oil and my nails look so fresh, clean, and not flaky at all!! Love!!" —W. Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    9. Water bottle cleaning tablets to get your beloved drinking vessel back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it at the store. Not to mention, you should only ever consume water from a CLEAN bottle.

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    Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. They're individually packaged, and don't require any additional brushing or scrubbing. Good for use on stainless steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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 them from Amazon for $8/12 tablets.

    10. A jewelry cleaning pen so you don't have to spend time and energy changing out of your pajamas just to go pay someone else to shine your beloved treasures.

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    Promising review: "I was so excited to see the huge difference in how clean my jewelry looked. The cleaning process took less than five minutes and now it sparkles like new!" —Jackie_X

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    11. A FlexiSnake for unclogging your hair-filled drain by simply ~snaking~ this tool down there, letting it grab the hair, pulling it back up, and deciding whether you should marvel at its abilities or gag.

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    More than 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks cover the full 18 inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use, and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains, without needing to take off the stopper.

    Promising review: "For a $5 item, this can really solve a major clog issue! I managed to clean out my bathtub drain, and now it works great. I also cleaned out my bathroom sink, which was drawing fine, but since I was already grossed out by the slimed hair I pulled out of the tub... I'm so happy to have found this little tool and suggest everyone have one on-hand for clogs." —Tammy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    12. Or a TubShroom that'll collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so it doesn't go down the drain and clog in the first place.

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    This fits any standard 1.5 inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to 4 months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

    13. Debrox earwax removal drops so you can give your ears the clean they not only want, but truly need — think of how much clearer listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack at your desk on repeat all day will sound now... not that I do that.

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    This cleaner uses micro-foam action to safely soften and remove earwax in a non-irritating manner.

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get them from Amazon for $5.60.

    14. A makeup brush cleansing shampoo to clean those things you use to apply cosmetics to your precious FACE. Because makeup build-up is yucky, and we don't want you to have go out and spend your last paycheck on new brushes and sponges!

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    This brush cleaning shampoo is paraben-, phthalates-, petroleum-, and perfume-free. It's also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, water-based, and made with gentle, plant-based ingredients, because after all, your makeup brushes are used on your face, so you want to be sure you're cleaning them with a natural, safe product.

    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and used it with a makeup brush spinner (I used the Mevolic one), and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterwards! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner and the brush spinner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using them." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79 (originally $7.99).

    15. A carpet spot remover spray that clean stains so fast and easy, Stanley Steemer is going to start plugging YOUR phone number in their catchy jingles.

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    Good for removing spots and stains from colorfast carpet, rugs, upholstery, and clothing without leaving a sticky residue or needing to rinse or vacuum. To use, apply to the stain, gently agitate with your fingers, and blot with absorbent cloth. This is non-toxic and should be non-irritating on the skin!

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car when I bought it. I tried other cleaners to get it 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. 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 from Amazon for $11.19.

    16. Charcoal shoe deodorizers to get your stinky footwear smelling fresh in a pinch.

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    These can be reused for up to two years! Read our write-up of these miracle shoe deodorizers.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend has those toe shoes that you don't wear socks with, and after a couple years of use and several attempts to sanitize them with spray or wash them, we banished them into bags in the corner of a storage unit. They're expensive shoes, so we were very hesitant to throw them out. I saw these online and thought maybe we could rescue the shoes. Let me tell you about these shoes. If you touch them, your hand is instantly tainted with a smell that could get you exiled from society. We held our breath, opened the bags containing the shoes, stuck these in there, and ran out of the room. A couple of days later we got them out, and they didn't smell! We spent $10 and resurrected $100+ shoes." —Cindy

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A winged eyeliner stamp so you don't have to waste time during your makeup routine trying to nail the perfect cat eye. Just stamp it on and go, go, gooooo!

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    Read a BuzzFeeder's experience with this fabulous winged eyeliner stamp (#3).

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes the perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it!." —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    18. A pumice cleaning stone for scratching away at those — TBH, pretty repulsive — toilet stains without leaving horrid scratch marks in the bowl.

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    It's over 40% denser than similar products so it has a longer life! The handle allows you to keep your hands clean while cleaning the toilet. It removes calcium, lime, and hard-water stains using gentle abrasive action, and cleans porcelain fixtures, hard-water stains, pool tile, toilet bowls, barbecues, steel, and stone.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease. But 10 minutes later, I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching." —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99/one, or $14.99/two.

    19. A grout pen that'll have your floors shining like the top of the Chrysler building in no time at all. Did you hire a fancy schmancy service to clean your tiles? Nope, you used a PEN to cover it all up.

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    Pen is ideal for use on floors and walls!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors, and two sizes).

    20. Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser so you can get a multitude of surfaces and objects in your home looking as good, if not better, than the day you purchased them.

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    For those who are fans of the Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish, this delivers the same results, but in a pre-mixed formula to make for a quicker clean. It works well against rust stains, tarnish, mineral deposits, soap scum, and indoor and outdoor grime, and is especially good on the following surfaces: stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, corian. Recommended to use in the kitchen (sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, oven door windows, non-stone countertops, and plates to buff out knife marks), bathroom (sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout), and outdoors (rust stains, grills, vehicles, siding, and sporting equipment).

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off. But if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.29.

    21. An all-natural dry shampoo that's scented with lavender oil, so we won't tell anyone it's been days upon days since you last washed your hair, if you don't. Deal?

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    This is vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. It doesn't contain talc, parabens, baking soda, phtalates, or aerosol. To use, lightly dispense the powder from the bottle onto your hair roots and gently rub in using a clean brush or clean fingers, let it sit, and then do it again.

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. Magic Erasers sure to make cleaning the bathtub as fast and easy as it is to get home at the end of a long day, and ditch responsibilities or a social life in favor of a bubble bath and a full bottle of vino, maybe two. Not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything.

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    Good for use to remove hard water in bathtubs, soap scum on shower glass, grime on tile and grout, and hairspray and toothpaste residue on counters. Just add water to activate!

    Promising review: "These things are amazing! We have a rental property and the tenants trashed the house. I went to clean up and brought along these Magic Erasers. The bathroom was in really bad shape. I gagged for a portion of my scrubbing. These worked wonders. I'd say that they probably cut my cleaning time in half. Water stains, grime, whatever it was that those tenants left on the floor near the toilet...it left everything looking as brand-new as it could. Saved me a lit of time and headache. Highly recommend these little guys. They pack a punch!" —Crista Nalezny

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.98.

    23. A shampoo that prevents your cool bleached hair from turning yellow, and costs way less than going back to the salon.

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    Promising review: "I have bleached blonde hair that loves to go brassy. I can’t stand brassy/yellow blonde (on me). If you are looking for icy blonde to platinum, this is the shampoo for you. It completely removes all yellow from my hair. My friends are always asking me how I get this silvery blonde. Well, this is the secret. The trick is to wet your hair, put the shampoo on with as little agitation as possible (put it on like a conditioner, don’t let it lather), leave it for about five minutes (or however long it takes to wash your body and a quick shave), and then rinse. I use it about two times a week and it keeps my blonde PERFECT. I’ve tried every purple shampoo on the market (almost) and this is THE BEST. All of my blonde friends use it now." —T. Lubben

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    24. A stainless steel polishing spray with a microfiber cloth to make your stainless steel appliances look as if they were just delivered to your house yesterday.

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    Comes with a microfiber cloth! This is good for use on stainless refrigerators, stoves, sinks, dishwashers, microwaves, grills, and other appliances!

    Promising review: "In my experience, cleaning products usually need to be pretty strong chemicals that require care when applying. When faced with options, I usually buy the chemical with the most skull and cross bones, warning labels, and danger symbols I can find. I figure the more volatile and poisonous the chemical, the better it will work! So I was skeptical about this product when it was billed as a plant based chemical on the other end of the toxicity spectrum. I decided to try it because of the many positive reviews. I'm glad I did. It works great! I wouldn't use it as a mouthwash, but it certainly isn't as harsh as other cleaners I've used." —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    25. Liquid ant baits for catching those tiny little peskers — because nothing can make one's skin crawl more than seeing teensy black dot crawling around your home.

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    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.98.

    26. A pair of scratch guards so that your little furry friend — who seems to think your upholstered furniture is a toy — doesn't cost you damage equal to your last paycheck.

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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 them from Amazon for $8.60+ (available in five sizes).

    27. A mold and mildew removal gel for making your bathroom surfaces look brand new. Mold and mildew are bound to happen, but there's no need to fret or call a professional to treat it!

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    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment. Seriously — just buy this. It's amazing!!" —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. Paint touch-up so you can quickly fix chips, cracks, and and stains on your walls without having to re-do the whole darn thing.

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    This paint is non-toxic, zero VOC, low-odor, and solvent-free, so if you're sensitive to chemical smells, this stuff is A-OK!!

    Promising review: "This product is excellent. It goes on easily and covers paint scraps very well. I used it on a door frame that had been chipped. Now the chip is practically unnoticeable. I asked for a sample of colors before buying and received a color chart promptly. I appreciate the customer-friendly attitude of this company." —Educator

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in seven shades).

    29. A fabric protection spray that'll actually repel spills so when you or your loved ones make a mess, you don't have to waste precious time doing everything you can to get rid of stains.

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    Promising review: "I got this for my pillows. Having a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old who are constantly making messes in the living room, I was a bit fed up with replacing my pillows due to stains. The spraying was easy and quick, then I left them outside to air out. Today I noticed a big splatter of dried up ketchup on the pillow. I took a wet paper towel and rubbed off the stain. It came off completely! Nothing seeped through the fabric. I just wish I used this sooner!" —Lidia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (originally $14.99).

    30. A pack of furniture touch-up sticks you'll wish existed back when you were a little one, because maybe then your parents would have THANKED YOU instead of grounding you for drawing on your furniture. 🤷

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    Includes six repair markets, six paper-wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener packaged in a blister card. Plus, it comes with six different colors — maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black. To use, just draw over a scratch/scuff/discoloration on your wooden furniture, allow it to dry quickly, and bam! It's magic.

    Promising review: "Better than expected. Blends perfectly and leaves a beautiful sheen. Used them on different shades of wood cherry, oak, and mahogany. I blended several shades of markers on each piece. Blended easily and matched perfectly to the different shades of woods. Used on claw foot dining table, chippendale chair legs, Grandfather clock, china cabinet. All look sensational. Covered sweeper scuffs well. They look new now, not touched up. These stain quickly so wear disposable gloves and cover floors where you are working. Excellent results." —PhoebeS

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A hard water boosting powder that'll give your kitchenware a tougher clean than just detergent alone will give. Plus, it leaves behind a fresh lemon scent, and, personally, I'm a sucker for anything lemon-scented.

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    Just add this to your pre-wash chamber with detergent. If you don't have a pre-wash chamber, don't fret. Just add 2 tablespoons to the bottom of your dishwasher!

    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 $5.97.

    32. Non-stick oven liners for catching things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.

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    These are PFOA-, and BPA-free, and works well in electric and gas ovens, microwaves, toasters, and can also be used as a grill or baking mat, or pan liner. They're non-stick, reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love these liners. When stuff drips, I can just take it out and clean it in my sink in soapy water or throw it in the dishwasher. Don't have to scrub the bottom of the oven. Just remove the liner carefully. Less need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and endure the smells and smoke that are emitted as part of that process. The worst is usually the floor of the oven and this minimizes the problem." —wifi-er

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    33. Blackhead removal strips you apply to your face once a week, let it sit for about 10 minutes or so, peel it off, and bask in some yucky satisfaction.

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    This is suitable for all skin-types and has been dermatologist-tested, is hypo-allergenic, oil-free, vegan, and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Want to feel disgusting about your previous self from five minutes ago and better about your health for the next couple of weeks? Wet down your schnoz and toss one of these babies on there. It will transform from malleable and comfortable to a stiff sticky pad on your face. After your five minutes of waiting is up and you are ready to see what disgusting things have been cratered in your nose, pull this baby off. Nice and slow, from one side to the other. Feel the rush of excitement as your nose has its blackheads ripped from their pores and you feel cleaner than you do after a shower. Then, flip it over and inspect it closely to see how many nasty blackheads were previously calling your nose home. Take a pic or show to a friend, preferably both. Then crumple it up and throw it away and begin the countdown until the next extraction." —r0bdawg11

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $13.68.

    34. A watermark remover cloth that'll get rid of those annoying ringlet stains on your furniture — you warned your family and guests to use a coaster but, of course, they didn't listen!

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    Cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome.

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    35. A touch-up paint pen you fill with your paint color of choice and then just apply to any imperfections you're trying to cover-up.

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    Promising review: "Love this — absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." —Hooked on Amazon!

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A snow/ice windshield cover to cut-back on time you personally have to spend in the freezing cold, de-frosting and scraping your front window.

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    This can also be used in the summer as it's resistant to UV rays, so it'll prevent the inside of your car from getting too overheated! Skin burns from car seats? No bueno.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these, one for me and one for my boyfriend. They are excellent!!! They are easy to put on, secure inside the car so it can't be stolen, and keep the frost and snow off my windshield. They are a waterproof material so the snow just slides off, and I'm not getting the inside of the car wet. Magnets on the edges help keep it secure to the car, and not flapping in the breeze. I highly recommend this cover." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    37. Boot wipes for simply wiping away dirt and salt stains from your shoes to cut back on time you'd spend getting into your car, driving to the shoemaker, waiting DAYS for them to be ready, then having to make another trip back to the shoemaker to pick them up. No, thank you!

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    It works well when cleaning leather, suede, rubber, and fabric. It's also good for more than just boots: You can use it to clean jackets, bags, car seats, and more! Plus, they come individually wrapped, so you can bring them on-the-go!

    Promising review: "Worked perfectly on black suede booties. Splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. Couldn't find anything that removed the stain. Tried these wipes as a last ditch effort. I can't believe it, they look brand new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." —AAD

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.18.

    38. A red wine stain remover to buy immediately if the only thing you're better at than downing an entire bottle of your favorite vino at the end of the day is managing to spill it.

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    This works on both fresh and dried stains without needing bleach or phosphates. Plus, it's good for more than just wine! You can use it to get out coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauce, red medicine, and pet accident stains. And it has a yummy fresh citrus scent! Read more about a BuzzFeeder's experience with this miracle spray (#11).

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    39. Goo Gone adhesive remover to help you finally tackle the residue you've been putting off wiping away in favor of binge-watching yet another episode of your favorite Netflix show. Good news is you can clean it away in a pinch, and this is so easy to wipe away, you could just watch and clean at the same time.

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    This is good for removing stickers, wax, markers, crayons, glue, tar, window decals, glitter, labels, and gum... YES gum, I can attest. I somehow got gum stuck on my favorite jacket after walking through a subway turnstile and Goo Gone literally saved my precious coat. 🙏

    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 from Amazon for $7.22.

    40. Hem bonding strips that'll help bond clothing fabric so fast and quick, without any need for sewing or ironing. We're just here to make your life easier!

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    This works on most fabrics, and recommended to pre-test on delicate fabrics. Doesn't work on silk! These hold securely through cold water wash and low temp dry cycles!

    Promising review: "I'm short and I like to shop secondhand which means all of my pants have to be hemmed. I don't sew very well by hand or by machine, so these save me so much time. I wash my pants in cold water, only so the hem tape really lasts for me. I will keep buying them. Just keep a spray bottle of water around when you apply them, and keep your fingertips wet because these are really sticky!" —A. M.

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $4.99.

    41. Blind spot mirrors so you can spend less time perfecting your parallel park and more time getting out of your car and living your life.

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    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.97 (available in three shapes).

    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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