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    16 Cleaning Products That'll Get Rid Of Every Stain In Your Life

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    1. 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.

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    Check out my review on this natural 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 $11.99.

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

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    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.

    3. A professional-strength remover to dislodge substances that normal household cleaners can't, such as paint, chewing gum, adhesives, and even tar.

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    Reviews say to use this in a ventilated area while wearing gloves and a mask!

    Promising review: "After a horrible contractor experience, we decided not to make a fuss over some unsightly paint splatter on the newly installed ceramic tile floor. Thanks to Goof Off, our new bathroom is looking like new as we had visioned! Easy to use, strong fumes, but with the right protection and ventilation, the mistakes disappear before your eyes!" —Meredith Pope

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    4. A biodegradable cleaning agent for getting rid of stains from hard water, rust, and mildew — it might even save you from an expensive renovation.

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    Reviewers say it smells minty, like toothpaste.

    Promising review: "When I moved into my old but charming apartment, I knew I had my work cut out for me. The shower, bathroom sink, and kitchen sink were so deeply stained and glazed over with hard water, I thought they’d never shine again. But luckily, I remembered this amazing product, which I got a sample of a few years back. With only minor scrubbing, this product restored my surfaces to practically brand new, which is no easy feat — these surfaces hadn’t been properly cleaned in over a decade. I had tried no less than five other products, all of which made no dent in the damage. What I once thought would be a complete renovation project turned into an incredible restoration, allowing us to keep the old-fashioned charm of our '40s-built apartment. Thank you Bio Clean for saving us thousands of dollars in remodels and for bringing back the beauty of our original hardware!" —Chaesa Salusbury

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    5. A spray gel that'll dissolve rust stains and restore your shower to its original color.

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    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home, there was no water softener and years of iron buildup. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron Out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    6. An upholstery cleaner with an attached brush you can use straight from the can.

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    Promising review: "BRUUUUUHHHH. Stop everything you're doing and listen to this! So I had a stain that settled into the couch from whatever the heck ended up on my husband's uniform and died on there. I'm talking about a huge GRAY stain on our couch that's beige, and nothing could get it out. I tried everything: Dawn, vinegar, the grace of the Lord and Lady, a virgin sacrifice, ninjutsu, selling my soul on the black market — NOTHING. So I was wandering around Target and came across this guy cuz hey — I needed to clean my car out anyway, and I'll be damned if I pay a small fortune to have it professionally done. So I was a tad skeptical, but I tried it and BOY. I don't know what kind of stuff is in here, but it will clear everything out of your upholstery: stains, oils, grease, sweat, submarine junk, black magic, shame, your internet browsing history — EVERYTHING. My couch is brighter than my future right now." —I

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A pet stain and odor remover to erase all traces of pee, poo, and vomit created by your furry friend. Bonus: it gets rid of period stains like a champ, too.

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    Promising review: "Ok, I am about to get real here. Let's be honest, this product is for pee, vomit, and poop, and it works like magic. I have a grandpa dog who was starting to have bladder control issues due to hip surgery (he's better now!). During that time, this stuff was a miracle worker. But, one day, dear aunt Flo surprised me a week early, and I thought my white mattress would be ruined (I got to the sheets in time). Thinking to myself, 'What the heck?! How much worse can it get?' I decided to try this out. IT WORKED. Yes. I know that is not what this product is advertised for, but golly. If it can kick Aunt Flo to the curb, it can do anything. I am telling all of my girlfriends about this stuff." —Miranda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    8. A pumice stone for giving the ol' porcelain throne a deep cleaning sesh.

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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time that regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet... which was what I would have had to have done, anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out, since I was sick of seeing them and covering them up with blue bowl cleaner tablets. Pumice stone 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. Am very happy with this purchase...well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A bleached-based cleaning spray that'll make mold and mildew vanish right before your eyes — no scrubbing required.

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    Promising review: "I bought this with a lot of doubt. But it was almost like fading ink. In seconds right before my eyes, the mold in the edges of my tub went away. I was truly amazed. Other products I had to use a brush to clean but not this cleaner. It went away right in front of my eyes." —Jeremy Allgrunn

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    10. A four-way cleaning brush so you can extend the lifespan of your expensive suede shoes.

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    This brush has a welt surface used for stronger cleaning on heavier scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles used for a lighter gentler cleaning on light scuff marks and for thin fine suede/nubuck, an arched half circle brush for easier cleaning on rounded corners, and a thin protruding brush for cleaning harder-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "This brush saved my shoes! I posted before and after photos so you can see the difference, my shoes were light pink with big notable stains on the sides, I just brushed it on the same direction until the stains wore off." —Lissette Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A leather cleaner to safely remove discoloration on a white couch.

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    Promising review: "I bought a sorta white leather sectional for $150 stained and dirty but no major wear or tears. Well, the pictures tell it all! It took at least three cycles of gentle scrubbing and wiping off raised dirt and a little extra for bad stains! A lot of elbow grease but holy crap! Super nice couch now!" —iPoutside365

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    12. A creamy cleanser for polishing off anything steel or porcelain, from rusty knives to grease-marked pans to stained sinks.

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    One reviewer said it even removed permanent marker!

    Promising review: "Bar Keeper's Friend should really be called 'Homeowner's Magician'! I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless steel knife set, which is a great moderately-priced set that has seen better days, and I'm extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes... and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of." —Kat Ferrari

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.27.

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

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    Promising review: "Brand-new white Baymax plush toy... attacked by young children with red ballpoint pen. (Go figure!) Baymax was hidden away for a few weeks until Amodex was purchased. Directions were followed: don't treat with anything else first, don't wet the item first. I'll let these pictures show how well Amodex works — everyone is so happy with the results!" —T. L. Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A carpet cleaner so you can destroy all evidence of a ketchup crime scene. It'll also work on upholstery like car seat covers.

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    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German Shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissel carpet cleaner for some crazy good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.46.

    15. A reusable wipe to rub away unsightly water marks on wood surfaces.

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    Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to so much as reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the water mark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." —Trini

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. And a bottle of Grandma's Secret Spot Remover for eliminating pretty much any kind of stain. Never doubt grandma's wisdom!

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    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 $12.08 or a two-pack for $9.19.

    There's only one way to describe these stain-removing products:

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