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    31 Incredibly Useful Cleaning Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

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    1. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of the slow-flowing drains that have been bugging you for weeks. With just a few minutes of work (no need to call the plumber, or take apart the drain) this'll slide right in and the hooks will do the trick.

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    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. They work SO well. I had constant draining issues in my shower and so I figured I would search 'Hair Drain' on Amazon. Lo and behold, there I was searching for tools to clean out my drain. I did not expect these to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away." —Nhi

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    2. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that'll legit magically erase the weird dark stains that have been silently expanding on your tub for months — no thanks!

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    These melamine eraser sponges are super tough on stains, but won't damage the surface underneath said stain.

    Promising review: "I never thought I'd be able to get the weird pink soap stains out of my tub. Picture someone scrubbing with cleaning products until their arms were sore, to no avail. But this worked with no effort! It's unbelievable. Please never let this go off the market!" —Catherine King

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (four pack).

    3. A pet hair remover roller, because your couch used to be a different color, the sneezing has gotten out of hand, and you're finding out about this just in time for allergy season!

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    Added bonus! This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush.

    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 – 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." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    4. A concentrated gel made with a formula that'll cling to silicone sealants (the thin area around your shower head, in between your tiles, etc.) and kill mold and mildew as well as prevent it from popping up again.

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    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars. It is magic! I've tried everything for the mold in my tub tiles and grout, and nothing has worked — but not only did this remove the mold, but it left the grout looking really shiny. I couldn't be happier!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    5. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula to penetrate dirt and grime safely with incredible results.

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    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say. 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.40+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A bottle of stain remover that'll dissolve even the worst rust stains right before your very eyes, no scrubbing required. When you said you liked a ~rustic~ vibe for your apartment this is NOT what you meant.

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    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $20.99.

    7. A bottle of Hope's Perfect sink cleaner and polish to remove stains and restore any stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, or acrylic back to its original spotless state. As soon as you see how shiny your appliances are going to be you'll wonder why you didn't buy this YEARS ago.

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    Promising review: "Every once in awhile you stumble on a product on Amazon that you buy on a whim because of the good reviews. When you actually receive the product and use it you can't believe how good it really is. This is definitely one of those products. Truth be told, the stainless steel sink in my house is 14 years old. While we have cleaned the sink thoroughly every two weeks since we have moved in, we have never polished it or use a product such as this one. The first time I applied it to the sink we could tell that there was an amazing difference. In fact, the sink sparkled so brightly from the overhead kitchen can lights it really was too bright to view! You can tell that this product is 'doing its job' because a black film comes off of the stainless steel after you clean it." —From Wyoming to California via NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97 (available in a pack of six and twelve).

    8. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else with no scrubbing required. I for one am tired of looking inside my water bottles and going "Ew, guess I'm not drinking today!"

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — 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. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    9. A disposable Clorox toilet cleaning kit designed to clean the crap outta your toilet bowl. I'm a #1 fan of this #2 cleaner-upper!

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    Are you grossed out by the fact that your old toilet brush is sitting in literal filth? Then this scrubber kit is for you. It includes a wand, storage caddy, and six refill sponges, the latter of which you could toss after just one use. Plus the cleaning liquid needed is built-in so you really don't have to do anything at all!

    Promising review: "Nothing could be easier than this. Just swish and toss! The soft squishy sponge gets under the rim easily, unlike a stiff brush. The best part, of course, is that you dispose of the sponge after just one use. No more keeping that dirty brush under the bathroom sink! This system is a keeper and I bought one for every bathroom in my house." —Carol Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12.

    10. A makeup brush shampoo so your favorite tools can look how they did when you *first* brought them home — without any harsh ingredients. Spring is the best time to play with makeup and you want to avoid unnecessary breakouts from dirty utensils! Wow this before and after is the highlight of my day.

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    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in cleansing cloths).

    11. A bottle of non-abrasive, pre-mixed Barkeeper's Friend cleanser for when you're dealing with stains and rust that regular soap, water, and scrubbing won't budge.

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    Promising review: "This is at the very top of our cleaning supply list. It cleans anything we have ever tried it on. Our kitchen pots and pans are absolutely perfectly shiny and like new after almost 30 years since we purchased them. Our old historic home's sink comes beautifully clean with this. The bathroom is sparkly clean and looks wonderful." —SmallTownGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79 (available in three sizes).

    Check out more about this product in this BuzzFeeder's review.

    12. A can of fume-free oven cleaning spray that'll have you doing double takes and baking cakes in no time. Ever look at your oven and just feel sad at how gross it is? This will fix that!

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    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." —William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    13. A bottle of Finish dishwashing booster powder to bring certain residue-covered dishes back to life with one rinse cycle. "You like my cups? Gee thanks, just washed em!"

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    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in two sizes).

    14. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll make the thing that cleans your stuff actually clean itself! There is residue that's been hanging out in there for a while now and this is a simple and fast solution.

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    Promising review: "This works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand-new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, no more build-up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. A roll of machine washable reusable bamboo towels, because little costs like these add up — especially if you're guilty of ripping off multiple sheets at a time for each meal, cleanup, etc. These replace up to *six months* of paper towels because of how efficient they are.

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    Promising review: "You want strong, tough, and absorbent? Here you go. These towels drink up water without falling apart and dripping all over. The area by my dog's bowl usually takes two or three paper towels to wipe up the mess, but it only takes one of these. And it is not sopping by the end. These towels clean extremely well and are eco-friendly. How can you go wrong? An excellent value!" —Kitt McComb

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in packs of two and four).

    16. A stainless steel cleaner kit for irons that have been put to work for years without the TLC they need to keep going. Years of staining, gone in minutes. That adorable spring dress you just pulled out of storage is not going to de-wrinkle itself!

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    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A garbage disposal cleansing tablet that'll foam up to remove odor and built-up residue from what is arguably the grossest place in your entire kitchen. You're welcome!

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    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.83+ (available in three sizes).

    18. A carpet stain remover, because you've spent way too much money on professional cleaners when you can get the job done yourself. And the best part is you don't need to rinse or vacuum!

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    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" —Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.58.

    19. A dryer vent coil brush to remove lint and dust build-up in important spaces that could cause harm if left there.

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    Promising review: "We are in love! This thing cleans so well and gets all the way down the line and around the corner. It's wide bristles really help get all the lint out and even help scrub some of the really stuck in their pieces off. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!" —Leslie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A jetted tub cleaner you can run through your system as part of your regular routine so you can finally enjoy that bubble bath you've been craving.

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    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. A glass cooktop cleaner essential for removing the nasty, caked-on food gunk stuck on the sides of your burner from your attempt at making spaghetti three weeks ago.

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    The kit includes a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising Review: "This stuff is incredible. My rental apartment has a white glass cooktop and it gets nasty even if you use very clean pots and pans on it. Before I found this stuff, I thought that for sure I would lose a big chunk of my security deposit, but I have yet to encounter a stain that this stuff cannot remove. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries alternating between the paste and the razor scraper, but even the most stubborn burned-on, carbonized food bits always come off." —A Real Name

    Get it from Amazon for $11.48.

    22. A water-based alkaline wood cleaner that'll be tough on dirt, oil, and dried spills but gentle on the wood itself. You won't know just how dirty your railings are until you give them a good scrub.

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    This cleaner foams and removes built-up residue such as dirt, oily films, and dried spills.

    Promising review: "This is the best wood cleaner! It doesn't leave a super shiny or wet appearance on your table top — just a beautiful, clean look. Much better than other wood cleaners I've tried in the past!" —Georgie Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.37.

    23. A microfiber brush set with four extra sleeves designed to get up close and personal with the dust on your blinds. *Starts singing*, "I can see clearly now the dust has gone."

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    This handy dandy tool comes with five microfiber cloths, meaning you'll be able to clean your whole darn house in one sweep.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A jewelry cleaning jar, because years of wear have dulled your precious pieces more than you might think and spring is the best time to break out your shiniest of jewels. Use this cleaner to remember what they looked like when you first got them!

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    It includes a basket for easily dropping in and removing pieces put in the solution. But please also note this should not be used on pearls!

    Promising review: "Decided to try this and WOW! It literally worked in seconds and was so efficient, I cleaned every piece of silver I owned because I was so amazed. I will never use anything else! This stuff is awesome!" —ACC41606

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    25. Or a stick jewelry cleaner so you can really get into the nooks and crannies of your favorite pieces.

    The stick is a twist-to-dispense pen that'll deliver a cleansing solution through the center of the bristles. The formula consists of micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer to make and keep your gems shiny and new.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Find out more about this product in this BuzzFeeder's review.

    26. A screen cleaner kit, because Game of Thrones is back and you shouldn't be asking yourself, "Is that a white walker in the distance?! Oh wait it's just a smudge."

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    The set includes the spray and an extra-large, scratch-free microfiber cloth. The formula has no alcohol, ammonia, or harmful phosphates and will gently clean HDTVs, PC monitors, Kindle Fire, tablet, laptops, smartphones, Apple Mac products, iPhones, and more!

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely incredible. I've had my MacBook for a few months now and in the college environment of lugging it back and forth to class, eating around it and doing group projects it had turned into a grease machine. I had tried just about every version of microfiber cloth, the sprays that promise they don't streak, and just about every electronic wipe on the market. To no avail, I went to Amazon and with the glowing reviews, I couldn't say no to giving it a try. Got it today and I am just blown away. Never have I felt the need to write an Amazon review, but here I am because it's just. that. good. Attached are pictures for proof, it works people! Ordering a travel size version to keep in my backpack as we speak!" —McKenzie Meuleveld

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    27. A pack of BootRescue cleaning wipes for your favorite pair of leather or suede shoes that got stained from the salted snow.

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    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 it from Amazon for $8.19+ (available in a resealable pack).

    28. A brush set handy enough to banish the soap grime from your bathroom sink or dirt caught in your grout.

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    Set includes: large brush and small brush with wiper blade.

    Promising Review: "These are absolutely a must for grout cleaning and deep cleaning the hard-to-get-to nooks and crannies in the kitchen and bathroom. The ergonomic handles are easy on your wrists, and the strong bristles get the job done. While I have a larger grout brush on hand for the grout on my tile floor, these are perfect for countertop tile grout." —Sandy B.

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

    29. A cleaner and deodorizer that'll make your carpet look like it was just installed. I bet you forgot what color it was when you first got it!

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    FYI: This cleaner is only for use in carpet-cleaning machines, so you like, have to get one of those too. Here's the one they are using in the review photo!

    Promising reviews: "I was very skeptical. I just have to say the ratings are accurate! I had a room that had housed some pets while we were away at work and over many years accidents happened. When you’re not there to clean it up right away the carpet gets stained. I had used carpet cleaners with all kinds of recommended cleaners. But it just didn’t have an impact. After using up the last of another cleaner I had I finally opened this one." —KristenK

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish you woodn't believe took just minutes to turn this table brand new again! In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    31. A restorative headlight wipe kit to make your headlights look so shiny and new, people will think you just drove your car off the lot.

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    Because clearer headlights aren't only prettier, but they're safer too! Plus, the treatment claims to last a long time — just one treatment can last years.

    Promising review: "This stuff worked great! My car is six years old but it looked more like 20 with the cloudy headlights. The instructions are simple and clear: wet the surface and use the green side of the square to gently scrub off the milky, yellowish stuff on your headlights. Follow up with another splash of water and use the grey side to polish. This step will take more time and effort depending on how bad your headlights are. Once you think you're ready for the last step, take the red cloth and thoroughly dry the surface. I let it sit for a few minutes to make sure everything was dry as a bone. Last step: put on the gloves, open the packet, remove the thick wipe and carefully go over the surface once. All in all, this was a simple procedure that didn't take too much effort and my headlights look brand new. Win-win!" —Jeneroo2u

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in a pack of six).

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