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    1. A wine stain remover, because you shouldn't feel anxious about sipping on some Merlot while cuddling with your fave throw blanket.

    This stain remover works on fresh and dried stains without the use of bleach or phosphates. In addition to wine, it also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents. Check out more tried-and-true stain removal hacks.

    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 and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. LOL. 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.

    2. A bottle of Grandma's Secret Spot Remover for eliminating pretty much any kind of stain, from grease to chewed gum (!!!).

    Promising review: "I don’t know what’s in this stuff, but it works great on greasy food spots, tomato-based food spots, mustard, wine, and the mystery spots that you don’t notice until your clothes come out of the dryer. Even then, most of the set-in spots will go away after using this amazing product. It’s also taken out the remainder of chewed gum (peeled off) from a pair of jeans. It’s better than other pre-treat products. It works very very well." —Jennifer Bechtel

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.09 or a two-pack for $9.44.

    3. A non-toxic ink remover that'll hold its own against permanent markers.

    Promising review: "Had a blue ink pen that found its way into the wash, which also made its way through the high-heat dry cycle and when I say there was blue everywhere...I had likely $600+ worth of good shirts in that load and I knew they were goners. Found this Amodex while doing some reading. Blew my mind but week-old, heat-set ink came completely out of most shirts. It does require a lot of scratching at the stain with your fingernail and a toothbrush, but this stuff truly works. I would recommend it to anyone." —Mike V

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    4. A handheld steamer to banish odor-causing bacteria and wrinkles. It'll make a crumpled old blouse look like a fresh purchase!

    Promising review: "Great steamer, very powerful for the size. Got the job done in half the time it would have taken me to do a traditional iron job." —Maekaeda Gibbons

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    5. A hanger stacker so you can keep all the hangers neat, untangled, and ready-to-use for the next laundry day.

    Promising review: "Working in retail for a million years, I know how amazing these can be in keeping your life less chaotic! I put off ordering for months, and I'm mad at myself that I did, because these beat a box of hangers hands down! I ordered two — one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They arrived today, seem to be made of the same metal that I've used in retail stores, appear to be sturdy, and are super easy to assemble!" —KatieLee333

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    6. A set of wool dryer balls for an eco-friendly and chemical-free alternative to dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener.


    Promising review: "These little gems are excellent! I wish I'd bought them sooner. They literally cut the drying time of my laundry in half. I use them with absolutely every dryer load and finish my laundry in record time. For me, this is a time- and money-saving, must-have laundry helper." —C. Hawkins

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $16.95.

    7. Or, a couple of puffer fish dryer buddies that'll do the same thing while looking extremely cute.


    Promising review: "I love these. I live in the desert and in the winter especially it gets super dry, and static becomes insane here. I don't much care for dryer sheets because they stick to everything and my dog likes to destroy them, so these balls are amazing. They have completely cut down the static in my clothes and sheets. Even microfiber sheets come out with zero static. I'm impressed. They have also improved drying time by quite a bit as well. They make the dryer a bit noisy but I can live with that for all the benefits." —Siobhan

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50.

    8. A down detergent designed to keep your puffer jacket clean and fluffy.

    Promising review: "Love this for my off-white North Face down parka. It had old coffee, ketchup, and makeup stains from about four years that the dry cleaners could not get out. I was about to buy another jacket thinking it was a lost cause but after seeing theses reviews, I decided to try it and I'm so happy I did! I followed the directions and made sure to dry it on low heat with three tennis balls to add the fluff back and it came out like new! All the stains were gone! I will definitely reorder this and never ever take it back to the dry cleaners again! Highly, highly, highly recommend this product....worth EVERY PENNY!!!!" —kp1988

    Get it from Amazon for $9.47.

    9. Dye-trapping sheets for mixed laundry batches so your white shirts don't come out pink because of one rogue red sock.,

    These work in all water temperatures!

    Promising review: "These are an absolute necessity in my house! I have two little girls and I never have enough of their dirty clothes to do loads separated by color. I just throw everything in together (yes, even reds and whites) and nothing ever bleeds onto the other. My husband does his own laundry, too, (he isn't the best at separating), and this saved him when a red sock accidentally made its way into the whites. I use these for my jeans, too, since there are many variations of color; from light wash to dark. If you do laundry, then you need these!" —Shannon Schneider

    Get a 72-count from Amazon for $10.28.

    10. An all-natural stain remover that'll wash away purple juice splatters (and other organic stains) without bleaching the fabric. It's non-toxic so you can feel good about using it on your kiddo's clothes.

    I have this stain remover, and it has rescued many, many pieces of clothing that would have otherwise been ruined. Read my full review of the Puracy stain remover!

    Promising review: "I have tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does remove stains. It's removed blood, grape juice, baby barf (we had a baby with severe reflux), chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. The only thing it hasn't been able to remove was mashed banana, weirdly enough. My mother-in-law tried it, and she loved it and couldn't believe how well it worked. I have to say I was almost shocked at how well this worked. If you are wondering if it is really worth the price, it is. My wife says they should rename it to 'Chill Mom' because she no longer worries about stains at all, and she says that is priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." —Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    11. A handy detergent cup caddy to catch any drips and prevent a mess. Laundry itself is enough work — you shouldn't have to clean up afterward.

    Promising review: "I'm writing this review a year after purchasing this product and I am still using it. It catches all the detergent drops from going onto the floor, stops the mess. This is like a blessing." —Meems

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

    12. Downy Wrinkle Release spray for people who don't have time to iron their clothes in the morning (or...for people who just don't own an ironing board).

    Promising review: "This year I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit that I do not have the money to continuously dry clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, would be great to keep clothes crisp and nice smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.24 (available in two scents).

    13. Cleaning tablets that'll leave your washing machine sparkling and odorless. The washer needs washing, too, you know.


    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, but it also 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." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    14. A clothes folder to make the task of folding laundry a lot more tolerable. It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters. You'll have a neat and uniform stack in no time!


    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. So glad I have it. It makes my life easier. I don't have a lot of closet space so I have to fold, and this is perfect for that." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (comes with a set of clothespins).

    15. An electric fabric shaver for rescuing five-year-old sweaters that still spark joy but are starting to look a little worse for wear.

    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked great and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops on it and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever!" —morningfield

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A natural fabric softener that'll make your laundry smell fresh and feel fluffy without any icky chemical ingredients.


    Promising review: "I have been searching for a fabric softener that is not as harsh as the leading brands for a while now. Many of them either don't work well or smell awful. Vinegar rinses weren't cutting it, but this fabric softener is wonderful. I love the scent — mild, but noticeable — and the clothes and towels are much nicer now." —E. Rachel

    Get it from Amazon Prime Pantry for $8.93.

    17. A set of mesh laundry bags (in assorted sizes) to protect your delicate garments from getting damaged in the wash.


    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin tops. I used one of them for my beaded top. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicate cycle). The largest bag is HUGE, and it worked well for my sequined squirrels-on-skis sweatshirt (don't judge me)." —T. Webster

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.99 (available in seven combos).

    18. Stain-removing wipes for getting rid of that annoying coffee splotch right away instead waiting to wash it off when you get home.

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    I always keep at least two of these in my bag and they actually get most, if not all, of the stains out completely.

    Promising review: "These little towelettes work amazing! I was first introduced to them when I was buying a beautiful white dress at a department store and I noticed that makeup line around the neck from other ladies trying it on. When I told the sales girl, she said she'd get it out and whipped out one of these. Naturally, I wasn't very optimistic that it would work and boy, was I wrong! She pulled out the towelette and started lightly rubbing and the foundation marks were gone! Not only that, but it smells good and it didn't ruin the fabric she used it on! I have NEVER had a product like this work but THIS ONE DOES. I'll never be without it now!" —Erin L

    Get four 12-packs from Amazon for $13.54.

    19. OxiClean laundry whitener + stain remover that'll restore whites to their original color and brighten other colors. It's chlorine-free and color-safe!,

    Just add to every load of laundry or you can dissolve in some water to pre-soak to get out really tough stains.

    Promising review: "I can't use regular bleach without making a mess and inadvertently bringing back acid-washed jeans. This stuff is a life-saver. It brightens up my colors, revives my whites, and gets out stains as well as any funky smells that can be lingering around, especially in gym clothes or anything else that gets sweaty. It also does wonders for towels, eliminating that mildewy funk they can get and zapping any stains, even in kitchen towels. While nothing can really get out turmeric, alas, this comes the closest, and that's saying a lot!" —Scholar of the Shire

    Get it from Amazon for $7.32.

    20. A flexible dryer vent cleaning brush to dislodge all the lint trapped in the dryer gap and exhaust port (which will help prevent your dryer from overheating).

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, reduce fire hazard, and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.88.

    These products might even get you excited for laundry day (maybe).

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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