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    22 Cleaning Products I'm Honestly Unsure How You've Lived Without All This Time

    Why aren't these in your home yet?!

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    1. A makeup brush cleansing shampoo for cleaning 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 to 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." β€”Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.23 (originally $7.99).

    2. 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: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth reorder. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." β€”K.R.

    Get them from Amazon for $8/12, or $22/36.

    3. A toilet wand for proving wands of all sorts, even ones for cleaning toilets, are truly magical objects. Refer to the disgusting photo below for evidence.

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    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable ToiletWand refills said to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." β€”Whitney

    Get them from Amazon for $8.88.

    4. A wood polish and conditioner to help bring your precious 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: "I used this on my grandma's antique dresser to get rid of some water marks, and was absolutely shocked and thrilled at the amazing results. Worth every penny!" β€”Pantera1014

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (originally $14.98).

    5. A rust stain remover spray for a cleaner you can basically think of as fairy pixie dust in a bottle. I mean, just look at the proof. Case closed. Onto the next one.

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    It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Wow! This is the best rust-removing product I've ever used! I live in the country with my own well, and the water is very high in iron. Honestly, this product is a lifesaver." β€”Mela

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    6. A FlexiSnake so you can unclog 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. Oh hey, and 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." β€”Tammy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    7. 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 four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." β€”Jess

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

    8. A grout pen to 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!" β€”Jenelle

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

    9. A click-n-clean mop kit so you can make mopping not only easier, but DARE I say, maybe even, slightly fun?

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    Promising review: "I bought this product so I could get rid of three other mops and scrub brushes I was using. I am getting rid of the other mops, scrubbers, etc. This system is easy-to-use. It snapped together quickly. The heads are easy to change. The cleaning surfaces swap quickly. And the bottles snap into place quickly. Great product! Super happy." β€”Kim F

    Get it from Walmart for $38.33.

    10. A jar of mink oil that'll condition and waterproof your leather products. We all know you didn't spend more than half of your last paycheck on those fancy shoes just to throw them out the second they show any sign of wear.

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    Good to use on leather boots, shoes, purses, jackets, hats, baseball gloves, saddles, and harnesses. The oil helps to create a waterproof barrier against things that might cause damage or wear to leather. It dries within minutes, but it's recommended to test first, because it might darken some leathers.

    Promising review: "This brought back three pairs of my boots from the verge of death. The boots were dried out and stiff with age and neglect, but one heavy application of this mink oil softened them up and they look good again!" β€”Nakz96744

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    11. A carpet spot removal spray for targeting annoying stains. Messes are bound to happen β€” whether they're from a child, pet, friend, or you, this stuff is gonna help you stop spending hours deciding who to blame the spill on this time.

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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!" β€”Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (originally $16.49).

    12. A natural stain remover to keep you and your family's life clean as can be with a product you can feel good about anyone using, and not worry about the kiddos accidentally getting a hold of.

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    This spray is great for removing grass, berry, blood, sweat, oil, tomato sauce, cosmetic, pet accident, dirt stains and odors, and more! It's good to use on clothing, linens, silk, carpets, floor mats, car seats, cloth diapers, and other washable fabrics! It's free of hard chemicals, animal by-products, and petroleum-based ingredients.

    Promising review: "I've tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does remove stains. It has removed: blood, grape juice, baby barf, chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. I have to say I was almost shocked at how well this worked. My wife says they should rename it 'chill mom,' because she no longer worries about stains at all. That's priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." β€”Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    13. An eight-count of Magic Erasers that'll 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!" β€”Crista Nalezny

    Get them from Amazon for $9.88.

    14. A carpet cleaning solution for those whose home deserves a million dollar-looking floor, but their bank account is begging them not to call Stanley Steemer.

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    This stuff both cleans AND deodorizes carpets. It can be used in pretty much all machines β€” Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, Carpet Express. The solution works on all water-safe surfaces like carpets, rugs, furniture, and automobiles. Plus, it's biodegradable and non-toxic.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." β€”Karen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    15. A two-pack of Bar Keepers Friend multi-purpose cleaner to get your kitchen, bathroom, and even cookware (see superb exhibit below), shining so bright, it might put Times Square to shame.

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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!" β€”Dan Borden

    Get them from Amazon for $8.69.

    16. A soap scum and grime removal spray that'll target areas like your sinks, showers, and tubs and make them look as if the appliance delivery person just dropped them off.

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    This can be used to clean bathrooms, showers, bathtubs, tile, grout, fiberglass, chrome wheel rims, boats, outdoor furniture, stainless steel, ceramic sinks, and more! This is non-toxic, safe against septic systems, and free of bleach, acid, and harsh chemicals.

    Promising review: "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use." β€”Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    17. A pumice cleaning stone to scratch away at those β€” TBH, pretty repulsive β€” toilet stains without leaving horrid scratch marks in the bowl.

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    It's more than 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." β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. Affresh washing machine cleaning tablets for making sure that the appliance responsible for getting your clothes clean is clean itself. It's all a cycle... get it? Cycle? Because you set a cycle when you put your clothes in the wash? Lol, ok, sorry, bye.

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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! And while you're at it, might as well add the Affresh Dishwasher Tablets to your cart, too!

    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." β€”Kelli Crawford

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (originally $13.98).

    19. A wine stain remover so you can sit back, relax, and ENJOY your red wine without having any fear whatsoever about what might happen if a spill occurs.

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    Works on both fresh and dry stains, with no need for bleach or phosphates. It also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine, and pet accidents. Plus, it has a fresh citrus scent! Can also be used on hard surfaces to remove latex paint, graffiti, and degrease surfaces.

    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 as ever. 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." β€”Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    20. A watermark remover cloth that'll get rid of those ring stains on your furniture β€” 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." β€”Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    21. A pet hair eraser vacuum for taking care of what is the only slightly negative thing about having a furry animal in your house β€” the HAIR. Everything else is great tho, we stan pets, go adopt a pet.

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    Features multi-layer filtration, and a 16 foot power cord. Includes two specially-designed nozzles to pull out dirt and hair from areas like the stairs and upholstery.

    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a Q-tip. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out! Of note β€” 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!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." β€”Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (originally $34.99, available in two colors).

    22. A bottle of hardwood floor cleaner that will be a super quick, simple, and β€” most importantly β€” effective way of cleaning: just squirt, mop, and VOILA!

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    This cleaner is plant-based and biodegradable, and formulated for safe use on sealed hardwood and laminate floors. All you have to do is squirt and mop, with no need to rinse!

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this cleaner! I am a bit of a neat freak and need my house to be CLEAN, so I have high standards. This really does get grime and dirt off wood floors while leaving it looking shiny, conditioned, and beautiful. This isn't a cleaner that makes them look good for a couple hours β€” they stay great looking until the next time I clean my floors, (once a week or every other). Also, there are never streaks, white marks, or sticky residue left behind by this cleaner. It is very easy to use as well. I give the floors a quick once over with a dry microfiber mop first to get dust/debris and then, (using a new pad), use the same mop to apply the cleaner. I squirt it directly onto the floor in a zig-zag motion. On top of it all, it smells wonderful, but not too strong, and a little while later you just barely smell a pleasant scent, and no chemicals. Have been using for years and will continue." β€”Sam&Meg Kang

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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