Skip To Content

    These 33 Products Work *Very Well* And Have The Evidence To Prove It

    Seriously, these pictures are worth a thousand words.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Melamine cleaning sponges β€” extra thick, but gentle sponges ready to tackle all sorts of surfaces in and around your home. They're described as "magic" for a reason.

    before: dirty door
    after: clean door

    All you gotta do is wet and swipe!

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty and these cut right through it. They work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" β€”Keisha Marie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $11.35.

    2. Dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn't gunking them up even more.

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

    On the left, the insider of a washing machine looking dark and dirty, and on the right, the same washing machine now looking lighter and shinier

    4. A hard-water stain remover for cleaning stubborn bathroom messes and restoring a multitude of your surfaces (ahem, like the shower door as seen below) to brand-new condition.

    5. A cat dander spray infused with oat flour and aloe vera to condition your kitty's dry skin and help reduce flaking.

    Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her. We took her to the vet, and he thought it was allergies. We tried Prednisone for awhile, and it was clear she was less itchy, but the dandruff remained. The vet suggested different food, so we switched to a different flavor (different ingredients) in the same line, and there was no change. Our poor girl looked miserable. We decided to try a bath, but she's 13 years old so we knew she wouldn't enjoy it. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet." β€”Amber Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $6.31.

    6. A foot file that'll leave your feet feeling even smoother than your pedicurist could make them feel β€” minus the tickle attack from the pumice stone.

    7. A plant food spike to keep your plants fed for up to two months!

    8. A natural tub and tile cleaner that'll help dissolve soap scum, hard water stains, and mineral deposits from your shower/bath floors and walls with minimal effort required on your end. Plus, it's non-toxic, free of synthetic fragrances, and smells like eucalyptus.

    9. An antiseptic spray to help treat pet skin infections caused by yeast, bacteria, ringworm, and pyoderma.

    On the left, an irritated and red paw, and on the right, the same paw looking less red and irritated

    10. A mascara to give you lashes so dramatic, no one will believe you when you tell them you bought it for less than $5 on Amazon.

    11. 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 marveled at its abilities or gag.

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

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

    on the left, the inside of a reviewer's toilet looking dirty, and on the right, the same toilet now looking clean

    14. A stain and odor remover that'll be no match for messes and unpleasant smells left behind by fur babies. An immaculately clean carpet AND a wonderful snuggle buddy? Yes, you can have both!

    15. Houseplant insect traps you can easily pop into the soil of your houseplants. They work like magnets to catch little buggers who dare to mess with your plant babies.

    16. An all-purpose car cleaner that'll have the inside of your car looking as good as it looked the day it first left the factory β€” no matter how many years ago that may have been.

    On the left, a car seat looking dirty and stained, and on the right, the same car seat now clean

    17. A snout soother stick to provide some much-needed relief to your dog's chapped/crusty nose.

    a before, during, and after photo showing a dog's nose looking less chapped with use of the snout soother stick

    18. 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.

    on the left, a white blanket with a purple wine stain, and on the right, the same blanket, now completely free of the stain

    19. A multi-purpose outdoor cleaner to help keep the outside of your home in tip-top shape.

    a reviewer before and after photo of a chaise lounge seat looking dirty and then clean after using the outdoor cleaner
    a reviewer before and after photo of a walkway looking dirty and then clean after using the outdoor cleaner

    Promising review: "I first used this product about two years ago on the awning on my RV. That awning was so bad, that I thought I was going to have to replace it. After using this Scott's product as directed, the mold and mildew completely disappeared. This product definitely works and it works GREAT! What more can I say β€” it saved me nearly $500." β€”R. Latreille

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in four sizes).

    20. A carpet cleaning solution for those whose home deserves a million-dollar-looking floor...for under $20 that is.

    Sunny & HoneyΒ is a family-run small biz that sells home cleaning products. 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 nontoxic.

    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 $16.97.

    21. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches – it'll be the easiest solution to pesky acne you've ever stumbled upon β€” just take a patch, put it over your pimple, and go about the rest of your day. Yup, it's THAT simple.

    a series of photos showing a reviewer's pimple going down with use of the pimple patch

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

    On the left, a carpet looking dirty, and on the right, the same carpet now clean after using the spray

    23. A pet hair roller because everything about our little fluffy friends is absolutely perfect except for the fact that their fur and hair gets on everything we own. But we still love them, right?

    a reviewer's couch before and after using the pet hair roller
    reviewer holding clump of hair next to the pet hair roller

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20 pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." β€”Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    24. A jewelry cleaning pen so you don't have to spend too much time or energy on giving your beloved treasures the shine they deserve.

    25. A mold and mildew removal gel for making your bathroom surfaces look brand new. Mold and mildew are bound to happen, there's no need to fret!

    26. 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 spend money on new brushes and sponges!

    on the left, a reviewer's makeup brush looking dirty and on the right, the same cleaning brush now looking clean

    27. Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to help you get a bunch of surfaces and objects in your home looking as good, if not better, than the day you purchased them.

    28. A rain glass treatment to repel rain water, so you can drive in storms with peace of mind that you can actually see the road ahead clearly.

    A reviewer's car window with the treatment on it on one side, and not on the other β€” the side with the treatment is clearer to see out of while it's raining outside

    29. Wet & Forget, a super simple cleaner you just spray in your shower/tub once a week. The best part? You don't have to scrub...like...at all. Just rinse it the next day and you're good to go. I know, I know, I'm crying tears of joy, too.Β 

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. This is truly an overnight sensation!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    30. A portable carpet and upholstery cleaner that boasts strong spray and suction so cleaning stubborn stains will feel effortless. Messes left behind by pets or small children shouldn't mean permanently ruined carpets, furniture, or car interiors.Β 

    reviewer's sofa cushion looking stained and dirty
    the same sofa cushion now looking so much cleaner after using the portable cleaner

    Promising review: "I wish I would have ordered this sooner. It has removed stains that I thought were permanent. When my son moved out, I discovered an old red wine stain under his bedside table that had likely been there for years. No trace of it remains. So easy to use!" β€”Kristi Rector

    Get it from Amazon for $123.59.

    31. A power scrubbing cleaning kit you can attach to your drill so you can get to work making your living space look brand freakin' new.

    Comes with three different sizes and shapes of brushes. The bristles won't scratch and are good to use on tubs, sinks, baseboards, fiberglass shower enclosures, shower door tracks, and porcelain. BTW, the drill isn't included, but you can find a bunch of great ones on Amazon!

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

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    32. And a pet hair-removal broom and squeegee to help you get rid of furry messes living in your carpet. It might not be visible to the naked eye, but you just KNOW it's living in your carpet...and TBH...it's quiteΒ gross.

    There's a rake side and a squeegee side, which both effectively do the deed. My colleague also had major success using this to clean up her own hair from her carpet β€” check out herΒ FURemover broom review.

    Promising review:Β "This is a genius invention with a rubbery broom that catches everything!Β Today I didn't think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong. I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else?Β The handle telescopes far longer than I need (I'm 5'8") but the telescoping comes in handy when sweeping under the couch or other out-of-the-way places. This is a game-changer if you have a lot of fur or hair in your home. You must try this, I am so happy with this purchase!" β€”Frannie

    Get it from Amazon forΒ $12.98.

    33. Lifting pads you can just press down into rug stains β€” ya know, things from pets, spilled drinks, blood, dirt, and more. Keep it there for up to 24 hours and say, "Adios, stains!"

    On the top, a stain on a carpet, and on the bottom, the same carpet now stain-free

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    The BuzzFeed Shopping banner featuring wrapped presents and dancing shopping bags