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    30 Products With Before-And-After Photos That'll Probably Make You Cry Tears Of Joy

    Grab a box of tissues, because you'll need 'em for these cleaners, organizers, and other products that are seriously so good. πŸ‘

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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. A fireplace cleaner for your dirty mantel that's in need of some tidying before the weather gets colder. This brush and cleaner combo tackles hard-to-remove soot and smoke stains.

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    Promising review: "Unbelievable! My daughter just moved into her first home. She thought she would have to paint her brick fireplace because of the heavy soot stains that had been there for years. We applied the product twice and put in a whole lot of elbow grease, but what a difference! It’s a messy process, but well worth the time and energy." β€”MM

    Get it from Amazon for $16.60.

    2. A sturdy hanger stacker so you can finally tackle the mountain of hangers taking up space in your closet. It'll neatly stack plastic and wooden hangers, just in case you need one for a coat or shirt.

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    Promising review: "We have lots of those velvet skinny hangers. I love them, but I don't love them lying around the bedroom. They're so thin, that they get lost on the bed easily and I even sometimes can't see them when they're on the floor, I've stepped on several and broken them. For the price, you really can't beat it! My hangers are organized and in one location. The stand is sturdy and practical. I'd buy another one again if I needed it!" β€”Auburn Sky

    Get it from Amazon for $19.92+ (available in sets of two, three, four, five, or 10).

    3. A makeup organizer to get their brushes, sponges, cleaners, and other beauty goods in order. They'll find this storage solution incredibly useful, especially if they have limited counter space for cosmetics.

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    Promising review: "I posted a 'before' and 'after' picture for reference. This was super easy to assemble and held almost everything I needed it to. My makeup, skin, and hair care products. Easily freed up 50% of the space I was previously using." β€”Cynthia Downs

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A selfie ring light because you need better lighting for your next TikTok video or Zoom meeting. This device will *get you glowing* and turn your dark room into the perf studio.

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    This selfie light has three different light settings (white, warm white, and warm yellow) and each has 10 brightness settings for your photography and video needs. It also comes with an adjustable tripod stand, in case you need to sit or stand!

    Promising review: "I love how portable this light is! As a freelance makeup artist, I carry a lot. This light definitely lightens my load *and* helps in dark spaces. I was pleasantly surprised with the option to have either warm light or cool light. I also love the iPhone holder so I can even capture video as I work! Just a heads-up, you need to 'twist' each section to make the stand stay put and you need to bring a plug that a USB wire can plug into. So worth the money!" β€”Veronica N.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    5. A soap scum remover for times you don't want to spend hours and hours cleaning your bathtub. Just spray, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and scrub away nasty gook with a cloth.

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    My colleague Mallory McInnis is a fan of this soap scum remover and says "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, but it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle!" You can read more of their Bucko Soap Scum and Grime Cleaner review here.

    Promising review: "Our tub/shower has a grippy bottom and scum and dirt cakes on there easily. It works amazingly! I sprayed it on and left it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then I took a brush with hard plastic bristles (I believe a soft brush would have even worked) and with less than 20 minutes of scrubbing the entire tub and walls it was cleaner than when we moved in. The grime and scum almost like melted off." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 128 fluid-once bottle from Amazon for $31.88.

    6. Bottle Bright tablets so you can get rid of gross stuck-on stains in your coffee tumblers. Plop one of these babies in, let them dissolve, and bam, you have a sparkling clean container again.

    Reviewers' before, during, and after photos showing a dirty interior, foaming liquid, and a sparkling silver interior with Bottle Bright tablets
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    Promising review: "I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug β€” I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, everything, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought another HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out completely, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in a 36-pack).

    7. Admire My Skin's 2% Hydroquinone Dark Spot Corrector Remover that acts like a lightbulb for your skin by boosting brightness. Say hello to a clearer, smoother complexion after using this 2% hydroquinone, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid formula.

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    Promising review: "This stuff here is a lifesaver and miracle in a bottle. My face has been loaded with acne bumps, comedones that was in my skin for years, and black marks that wouldn't go away. But this stuff here has brightened my marks, my acne has dried out, and 90% of my marks are gone. Give it a try." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    8. An oven cleaning spray because last night's gooey lasagna mess isn't going to magically disappear by itself. Simply spray it on dirty areas, wipe away grime, and say goodbye to nasty food remains. You can finally enjoy your baked goodies without scrubbing the oven for hours afterwards.

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    Promising review: "Simply unbelievable. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves anything cooked on! Simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again!" β€”Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

    9. A grooming brush so your shedding doggo can have a shiny, tangle-free coat all year long. Your fur baby gets to enjoy a little pampering while you, the happy pet parent, gets to keep the couch clean. It's a win-win situation. 🐢

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    Promising review: "The only negative with having a lab in your life is the shedding! It’s even more terrible during the transitional seasons. After reading other reviews, I decided to upgrade to this brush. So glad I did! I found basically another dog’s worth of hair and could have kept going! Now her coat is shiny and feels much nicer than before. If you or a loved one has a dog that sheds profusely, you need this in your life!" β€”B.W.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    10. A hard water stain remover for your shower door, faucet, and toilet bowl that still look grimy, even though you've tried cleaning them a million times. This formula gets to work on tough soap scum, mineral deposits, and water spots that won't budge, so your bathroom can look sparkling again.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I just put it on a sponge and rubbed it on then rinsed. I don't know what is in here that makes it so amazing, but for water spots, glass, tile, and sinks it is great! I've already bought and gifted three bottles to my friends because I love it so much. I'm like a walking infomercial about it too because I will climb into their showers and show them. That's how exciting this stuff is. Worth every penny." β€”mel

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $29.97.

    11. An anti-thinning shampoo that's packed with biotin and a DHT herbal blend to minimize hair loss and damage. More than 6K reviewers claim this formula has helped reduce breakage, thinning, and dryness.

    On the left, a reviewer showing a big clump of hair that came out of their hair in the shower, and on the right, the reviewer showing how little hair fell out after using the product

    Promising review: "About two years ago my hair started falling a lot and I became incredibly concerned. I was using expensive Sephora shampoos but it became worse. So I started researching and I learned about this product. Not only did my hair stop falling out, but the conditioner made it soft and shiny. I naturally have frizzy and dull hair so it really did wonders to my hair. I highly recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but your investment is worth it."β€”Maryam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. A foot file so good at gently removing dead skin, you'll gasp at your newly-soft heels that were once callused and cracked.

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    Promising review: "I would highly recommend this foot file for anyone looking to safely get rid of foot calluses. I've tried several pumice stones and foot files and none were worth the money, until I found this one. It is professional quality like the ones used in the salons and really gets rid of the dead skin, gradually but noticeably. I use it daily in the shower and my feet are so much softer." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    13. Flexible curling rods because they can create beautiful curls without using hot styling tools. Leave these rods overnight and take them out in the morning for ah-mazing "I just went to the salon" hair.

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    Promising review: "I have thick 4c hair and I love this set. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight and then I get my curls in the morning." β€”Marisa Fields-Williams

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. Pumice stones to get rid of gross toilet bowl rings and hard water stains in the sink. Use one of these babies to remove rust and grime from bathroom surfaces without bleach or other potent cleaners.

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    Promising review: "The guest bathroom toilet had rings around the bowl for eight years that even straight bleach would not remove. I learned about these stones that promise to clean in a short period with no damage to bowl. Hard water stains, calcium buildup, and mold all gone in five minutes." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.75.

    15. A jewelry cleaning pen that'll get your rings sparkling again, thanks to micro-fine cleansers. No more dull diamonds or dirty scuffs on your fave baubles.,

    One of my colleagues tried this cleaning pen and said, "This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings." Check out their review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "My life has changed since I discovered this. I was previously using a toothbrush and found that it just wasn't getting all the gunk underneath my diamond. I have no idea what kind of magic is in this cleaning stick but my ring looks brand new after cleaning. The bristles are soft and firm at the same time, allowing you to get all around the prongs and underneath the stone." β€”Ay

    Get it from Amazon for $13.58.

    16. An electric leaf blower because all the trees on your property are shedding foliage, and well, that tiny rake and wheel barrel aren't going to cut it. A powerful motor gets the job done fast, so you don't have to spend all day getting your lawn in good shape.

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    Promising review: "I haves six large maple trees on my property. This leaf blower is fantastic for blowing my tons of leaves! Tremendous amount of power to get the job done. Not too heavy to hold, especially if you keep it at arm's length and just sweep back and forth. I love it!" β€”Mary Joy

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in four styles).

    17. A wood polish and conditioner for grandma's vintage nightstand or your minimalist bookshelf. It helps prevent wood from fading and drying, so your furniture will look brand-new without sanding.

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    Promising review: "I put this stuff on and holy moly did it work. All the dry spots just absolutely disappeared. The wood looks gorgeous β€” like new. I was so sure that I was going to have to do some sanding if I wanted the wood to ever look good again, so to say this saved me a ton of labor is an understatement." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $15.61.

    18. Tend Skin's Razor Bump Solution because it reduces the appearance of inflamed ingrown hairs that won't budge. Apply this solution after shaving and your underarms will thank you.

    Reviewer's inflamed armpit area with ingrown bumps in first photo, reviewer's cleared up armpit skin after using the solution in second photo
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    Promising review: "This product has worked great on my armpits where I had painful, gross, inflamed, and embarrassing hair follicles for years! I have noticed less of a difference on razor burn and ingrown hairs in other areas." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. Glossier's Boy Brow that'll get your brows in fab shape. It'll groom unruly hairs and give your arches an amazing glow-up with a powerhouse formula (lecithin, oleic acid, and soluble collagen).

    BuzzFeed Editor Anamaria Glavan shows eyebrows before and after using Glossier's Boy Brow
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    BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan swears by this product and says it "does exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted β€” my facial caterpillars have never looked better." You can read more of their Glossier Boy Brow review here.

    Promising review: "Wanted to try something different to eyebrow pencils and a brush pomade (as felt they looked too blocky). This product is fantastic, brushes individual brows into place, pigments them and keeps them looking groomed but fluffy all day. I use it with the brow flick to fill in some of the sparse gaps and even them out. Definitely repurchasing." β€”Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    20. An instant carpet-stain remover for wine night spills and pet accidents. Buh-bye nasty stains and smells, it's been real.

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    Its formula deodorizes and prevents pesky spots from ruining your carpets.

    Promising review: "My parents' cleaner was at the house when I showed her the bottle and sprayed. Literally within moments the spot was shades lighter! We put more on and then did other parts of the rug. While there are still some dark patches, it is a gazillion times lighter than it was!" β€”L. A. Meisel

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (also available in packs of two, three, and four).

    21. CeraVe's Hydrating Face Wash because it'll hydrate and cleanse without stripping the protective skin barrier. If you're over other makeup removers drying or irritating your complexion, look no further: It gets the job done and keeps skin so smooth, thanks to three essential ceramides.

    On the left, reviewer's acne-covered cheek. On the right, reviewer's clear, blemish-free skin
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    Promising review: "Coming from someone who always felt like I needed to buy high-end and expensive skin care products, I wish I would have tried this long ago. Truly in my opinion, nothing beats this stuff. My acne-prone skin loves this moisturizing cleanser. My skin has never looked healthier. I suffer from acne breaksouts with very dry surface skin, yet an oily T-zone. My skin looks better than it ever has. And my routine is cheaper than it’s ever been." β€”Blaike franklin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.64.

    22. Vacuum storage bags that'll compress all your seasonal gear *and* give you extra room under your bed. So long, clothing piles!

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    Promising review: "I live in Wisconsin and the winters get pretty cold meaning we have tons of blankets, heavy coats, and sweaters which is fine in the winter but for the rest of the year, they take up so much space. These bags have given us back so much space and keep all of your winter things clean and protected until you need them again. Just as a note, it does come with a hand pump which does, in theory, work but you'll be at it all day. If you have access to a vacuum, it's definitely the way to go." β€”Mikki

    Get a six-pack of large bags from Amazon for $34.99.

    23. A USB-powered defuzzer so you can say farewell to all the pills on your fave cardigans or sweaters. And that's not all, this little tool can also remove lint from your cushions, blankets, *and* curtains at home.


    Promising review: "This thing is just spectacular! I originally bought it for my daughter for her dorm room just because of how annoying pills are and fuzzies on clothing and sweaters, but this has absolutely changed my life β€” I swear! It removes everything except the hair from the animals (who won't be present in her dorm room anyways), but once the fuzzies are gone you just need a long roller. No joke! Chaffing on pants, pills on sweaters, any sort of unwanted fuzzies are just gone! I plan on buying another one for my wife for here at home. This thing is great! I would highly recommend this." β€”Daniel Jacques

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    24. A bleach-free outdoor cleaner that'll make your stained walkway look like it was just redone: Use it on cement or stone surfaces that need a glow-up and you'll finally get to show off the outside of your house again.

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    Have more dirty outdoor surfaces? This cleaner can also be used on brick, wood composite, and patio furniture!

    Promising review: "I used the outdoor cleaner in a spray bottle to clean algae from my concrete bird baths. Tip the water out, spray the cleaner, let it sit a few minutes, and wash it out with a hose. Clean as a whistle. Love not having to use a scrub brush to clean algae from around the raised, ornamental parts inside the bird bath bowl." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.62+ (also available in 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon sizes).

    25. Or a bleached-based instant stain remover spray because mold and mildew don't deserve a hangout spot on your patio furniture, bird bath, or cute outdoor sculptures. It removes stains from the toughest surfaces *and* doesn't require any scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "I have a small three tier water fountain in my patio, naturally the birds in the community have come to rely upon it for drinking and bathing. I literally sprayed this product and walked away, I actually left it on overnight, I got busy with other tasks. When I checked back all of the mold was gone, everything, with no damage to the painted stucco wall or cement and no scrubbing literally spray and leave." β€”Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    26. A Dash air fryer so you can eat mouth-watering wings, egg rolls, and more delights without a lot of oil in your plate. This baby cooks "fried" foods to perfection without creating a dripping mess.

    This device can cook up to 6 quarts (yes 6 quarts) of food at once and it has an auto-shutoff function, which will prevent you from overcooking wings and other meals. Did we also mention that it has a nonstick fryer basket? Yes, you're going to save a lot of time when it comes to cleanup.

    Promising review: "I was very glad to join the air fry bandwagon with this Dash Air Fryer. I have mostly used it for frozen foods such as egg rolls, chicken tenders, and fish fillets so far. I use parchment paper to help with the clean-up. In some cases it comes out better with no oil at all. Definitely a more nutritious cooking alternative!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in four colors).

    27. A pet hair remover because your cat or doggo sheds a ton, and by a ton, we mean your couch is covered in an abyss of fur. Just roll it back-and-forth on your sofa cushions or pillows and watch wads of hair (poof) disappear.

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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy 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-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing β€” 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 $24.95.

    28. A Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver if you want gorgeous, beachy waves without spending hours at the salon. Boost shine and keep strands frizz-free with this great styling tool.

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    Promising review: "Okay, I love this thing so much. My hair is down to my chest and I love to curl it, but have zero patience to do so. This is very easy to use and makes my hair look great, as well as cuts curling time in half. I've already had two friends ask me what I used to curl my hair and one ordered it for herself and I gifted one to my other friend." β€”Marianne R. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $23.58.

    29. Drawer organizers that'll spare you from the mountain of bras, undies, and socks in your dresser. This four-piece set contains medium and large cells with dividers, making it so dang easy to fold and stash clothes. Plus, you can arrange them in any order you want!

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    Promising review: "I bought these organizers for my socks and such, but three-quarters of them were used for my husband's sock drawers. They are not rigid, which helps with different sizes and thicknesses. Thank you so much for this product. It has made my life less stressful, Being able to find what I need quickly and painlessly." β€”Patty H

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in two colors).

    30. And a Makeup Eraser cloth to get to work on stubborn eyeshadow, mascara, and lip gloss and *take it all off* without irritating your skin. Just dip the cloth in water and remove makeup without harsh scrubbing or wiping.

    buzzfeed writer showing how half of their lipstick is perfectly removed by the eraser cloth

    Promising review: "Yes! I cannot live without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a break out or just constant irritation. This product can be used with just water to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" β€”Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

    This also won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    That feeling when you find a seriously good product online:

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