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    Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 17, 2020

    24 Products Under $10 With Before-And-After Photos That May Make You Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

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    1. Water bottle cleaning tablets for getting your beloved drinking bottle 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.

    A before, during, and after photo showing a dirty, rusty water bottle, the tablet fizzing inside, and the bottle looking clean and shiny after
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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 re-order. 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." —K.R.

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

    2. A jewelry cleaning pen so all you need to get your precious gems looking brand new again is the swipe of a pen.

    In the before picture, a fogged up diamond ring. In the after picture, the same ring, now shiny and clear
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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 $7.99.

    3. A sunburn lotion to help soothe and reduce the not-so-fun things that happen after you spend a day out in the sun, like itchiness and peeling.

    On the left, a reviewer with a sunburn on their back, and on the right, the same reviewer, but their back not looking as sunburned anymore
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    PLEASE LATHER UP ON SUNSCREEN, THO!!!

    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 $7.69.

    4. 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 be marveling at its abilities or gagging.

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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: "I didn’t expect this to be professional-grade or anything, but hey, for the price, this definitely did the job. Our bathroom sink was starting to drain really slowly, so I bought this. In less than two minutes, it had fed down the drain easily and pulled up two separate disgusting chunks of hair and soap scum. I wore cleaning gloves to clean that gunk off the snake, but it wasn’t too difficult. Drain worked perfectly after. I use it maybe once a month to maintain. Good value!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. 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 buy new brushes and sponges!

    On the left, a makeup sponge looking orange from being covered in makeup, and on the right, the same sponge back to its original blue color
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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 $5.99.

    6. A cuticle care solution that'll make your nails look so healthy, a professional manicurist will be asking you for product recs.

    On the left, a reviewer's nails looking brittle, and on the right, the same reviewer's nails looking stronger and healthier
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    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month with me religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    7. A cable protector to save your ripped-up cords, because those things are expensive.

    In the before photo, an iPhone charger with a frayed wire. In the after photo, the twist cable protector on the wire, with no sign of fraying
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    Can be used to protect cables for pretty much all of your devices including cell phones, computers, laptops, lightening cables, PCs, and more! This can also be used as a chew-safe cord protector in case you have a fluffer who likes to nibble at your wires. To install, just wrap the cable protector onto your preferred cable.

    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 from Amazon for $5.88 (available in two colors).

    8. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover for making sticky things get... unstuck. I can personally attest to how amazing this stuff is. I once got gum stick on my jacket (GROSS, I KNOW), but this stuff removed it so effortlessly, I was like "what gum?"

    On the top, a window with a stain on it, and on the bottom, the same window, now clean of any stains
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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 from Amazon for $10.08 (ok, yes, this is slightly over $10, but it's too good to not add to your cart!!!).

    9. Boot shapers to keep your boots standing up straight. When the tall ones do that thing where they wilt away? Ugh, there's just something SO frustrating about it. Like, stand up, fix your posture, PLEASE.

    On the top, a reviewer before photo showing their tall boots not standing upright, and on the bottom, the same reviewer photo, showing their boots standing upright with the shapers inside
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    These versatile shapers can be customized to fit ankle, calf, and knee-high boots!

    Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip. Height is adjustable for short, medium, and tall boots!" —PK

    Get a pair of two (four total) from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    On the left, a surface with a water mark, and on the right, the same surface, without any water mark
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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.

    11. Clip-on hair bangs to test out your dream hairstyle, without having to actually commit.

    On the left, a reviewer taking a picture of their hair without bangs, and on the right, the same picture wearing the clip-on bangs that matches their hair color
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    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 30 colors).

    12. A can of oven cleaner spray for ensuring the appliance you use to cook the food you consume is, uh, clean and not greasy and grimy.

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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 $6.44.

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

    On the left, BuzzFed Editor, Emily Shwake with a red wine stain on a white T-shirt, and on the right, the white T-shirt now free of the red wine stain
    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    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!


    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

    Read more about a BuzzFeeder's experience with this miracle spray (#11).

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    14. A pumice cleaning stone that'll scratch 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 $8.99.

    15. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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.

    16. Insect traps that'll catch 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!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    To use these, all you have to do is peel apart the traps, insert them into the adjustable stakes, and place them at the base of your plant so they can start trapping insects. Then, once it's full of bugs, you just discard it, and put in a new one!

    Promising review: "There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up." —BuzzFeed Editor, Heather Braga

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.04.

    17. A pack of silver wipes to get your metal possessions looking brand freaking new with just a quick wipe. It really is that easy.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.23.

    18. Boot wipes so you can simply clean dirt and salt stains from your shoes. No need to fret if you look down and your fave boots are dirty, take a breather!

    On the left, a boot with a white stain on it. On the right, the same boot with most of the white stain gone
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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 $8.19.

    19. A rust stain remover spray you can basically think of as fairy pixie dust in a bottle. I mean, just look at the photo below. Point proven. Case closed. Onto the next one.

    A before photo of an orange, rusty shower wall, a during photo of the same wall looking less orange, and an after photo of the same wall now completely white
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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 nonabrasive, and made with a nonhydrofluoric acid-based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandanna and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    20. A cap cage so you can clean your hat in the dishwasher, and voila — it looks just the way it did when you first bought it!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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, and 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.

    21. A surface cover to transform your kitchen counters and tables into beautiful marble pieces, without needing to spend the time or money on calling a professional to re-do your kitchen.

    On the left, a before photo of an outdated-looking countertop, and on the right, the same countertop with a marble surface cover that looks sleek and brand new
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    Check out "This Marble Contact Paper Will Make Cheap Furniture Look Like It's From West Elm."

    Promising review: "I wanted to spruce up my rented apartment's kitchen counter, and this contact paper did not disappoint. The contact paper is super sticky, but no matter how many times you messed up (and I've messed up A LOT!), the contact paper will still be sticky. There is a technique to sticking it so you don't get bubbles (we used credit cards to force out the bubbles), so you will have to play around with it. Highly recommend it!" —G. Chen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in four sizes).

    22. O'Keefe's Working Hands Cream for making dry, cracked hands feel as if they were just treated to a 5-star spa treatment.

    On the left, a reviewer's hand looking dry and cracked, and on the right, the same reviewer's hand looking smooth
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    The best time to apply for maximum results is after hand-washing, after bathing and at bedtime.

    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 $9.52.

    23. 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.

    On the left, a reviewer photo of dirty grout tiles, and on the right, the same tiles now clean
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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).

    24. Debrox earwax removal drops – they may not technically give you "before and after" photos (unless you can finagle a camera into your ears), but honey, look at the wax in the photo below. All of THAT. That'll make you sigh with relief FOR SURE.

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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 it from Amazon for $5.49.

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