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    1. A wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil to hide dings and scratches, and add some healthy natural luster to your dull antiques. Scratch away, puppies! Your tiny paws are no match for this stuff.

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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 that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. 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. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    2. A bottle of rosehip oil so you can even out your skin tone if you've had areas that have been bothering you for a while. The oil can also help soften skin and reduce breakouts — score!

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    Promising review: "After having my baby I suffered from a horrible bout of acne and then scars! I went from perfect skin to disaster and my self-esteem was on the line. I even looked into the hundred dollar face peels from the dermatologist! I found an article on rosehip oil randomly and gave it a try. Holy grail. Top left is during when the scars were pretty dark and bottom right is now. I use to pile on the make up, not anymore. This is about a four month difference. The bottle lasts forever, and I'm forever a customer." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. An argan oil hair mask for reviving your tired, hard-working strands. Thanks to this life-giving goop you can go ahead and cancel that expensive salon treatment.

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    Promising review: "This is the shiniest, softest, and most hydrated my hair has felt in years! I’ve used other deep conditioners that Ive fallen in love with, but really nothing compares to this product. I fried my hair for the last time bleaching my hair, and this has made it feel normal and hydrated again — even better than before I started bleaching and dying!" —Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    4. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so you don't have to toss you tumblers every time you leave them in the car for a few days...or a few weeks...or a month.

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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 a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    5. A jewelry cleaning pen, because it's probably wise to keep your most prized possession well cared for.

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    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    6. A pet hair vacuum so you can get back to lounging on your couch for the first time since you brought home your extremely lovable yet extremely fuzzy pet.

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    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in two colors).

    7. An ink remover that will help you recover gracefully from tragic permanent marker–dropping accidents.

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    Promising review: "Amodex took ink out of my expensive scrubs. A pen leaked in my pocket and made a thick glob of ink stain on the scrub jacket and a little on the pants. After using the Amodex and washing in cold water, there is no evidence of a stain and the fabric looks exactly how it looked before the stain. There was no damage or discoloration of the fabric. Thank you, Amodex. This product just saved me the $75 that it would have cost to replace the scrubs." —Michelle hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.42.

    8. A tennis shoe cleaner to get your kicks kickin' again. No need to buy a new pair of shoes when you can restore your old ones to their former glory!

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    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way. It also comes with a free cleaning brush!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    9. A tongue scraper so residue on your tongue doesn't stand between you and fresh breath. Book that tongue gunk a one-way ticket down the drain.

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    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $13.40.

    10. Tend Skin Solution for eradicating ingrown hairs and razor bumps — your sworn arch nemeses.

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    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    11. A wheel cleaner to keep your caps shiny as heck. Mud, snow, and muck won't get you down this year, no sirree.

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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 $17.47.

    12. A leather refinisher and color restorer so your little booty can sit and lounge with dignity again.

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    The dye is non-toxic and won't rub off on clothing!

    Promising review: "I have always been skeptical about products actually taking care of worn leather. It always seemed like a hoax. Well, it’s not! I was ready to throw out my double recliner leather couch when in one last ditch effort I looked online for a remedy. I bought this product, and it’s the most amazing stuff in the world! I highly highly highly recommend it!" —Cynthia Filip

    Get it from Amazon for $14.55 (available in 29 colors).

    13. A bottle of dandruff shampoo, because yes, everyone gets some dandruff and it's no big deal, but can feel stressful when it's out of your control!

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    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    14. A bottle of pet earwax cleaner so your pet can clearly hear you say "I love you" 10,000 times everyday.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn't get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!" —Tricia S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A red wine stain remover, because you just shouldn't be punished for gesticulating too much while holding a glass of the good stuff.

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    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    16. A three-piece produce storage container set to keep all of your berries and greens as fresh as when they left the ground. Let's face it, strawberries are an investment that you need to protect.

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    The set includes one 6.3 cup container, and two 17.3 cup containers with lids, which are BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresh as can be!

    Promising review: "I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries, (all in this one big container), are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!" —Sarah

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $26.99.

    Check out "These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day-One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks" for more info!

    17. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush so you can get a gorgeous blowout right in the comfort of your own home. No need to spend that time *or* money at the salon for what this tool can achieve.

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    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A boot shaper that will keep even your slouchiest styles standing tall and proud, making storage between wears much easier.

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    You can even customize them for ankle, calf, and knee-high boots with trim guides for the right height.

    Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot and slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip." —PK

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.51.

    19. A pack of silver polish wipes that'll make you be like whoa, WHAT?! Was I transported back in time to 1890 when this silver finery was purchased?!

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    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.28.

    20. A shoe shining kit to get your boots back in shape. Remember how excited you were when you first opened their box and they were SO new and shiny? You can feel that way all over again!

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    The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

    Promising review: "KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven't found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber." —Lord McFatty

    Get it from Amazon for $13.16.

    21. A foot file so you can cheese grate your way to beautiful feet. I know, I know, that sounds like...a lot, but you won't even think about it once your heels are baby soft.

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    Promising review: "OMG, these should be standard issue to every human. I’ve bought them all — the cheap foot files and the expensive ones. None of them remotely compare to this one. I thought I was doomed to have course heels forever, but no more! With just one use, my heels are fabulous! The callouses this thing removed were absolutely disgusting, but I couldn’t be happier. You won’t be disappointed!" —JMart

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A bottle of wrinkle releaser spray for days when ironing just isn't on the itinerary — so pretty much most mornings if we're being real.

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    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94 (available in two scents).

    23. A fabric shaver that will give all of your old upholstery and fabrics new LIFE! You're spared yet another day, couch. You too, sweater.

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    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.81.

    Check out "This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life" for more info on this handy gadget!

    24. A multi-purpose cleanser and polishing powder so you don't have to spend a pretty penny on new cookware when yours gets a little dingy. Some cleanser and elbow grease should do the trick.

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    The cleanser is non-abrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

    Promising review: "As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!" —Donette

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.96.

    Check out "You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House" for more info!

    25. A pot of Hard As Hoof nail strengthening cream that fortifies your nails and keeps them from breaking, splitting, or peeling like they usually do. Pair with some bitter nail polish to make sure you don't stand in the way of your own success.

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    Promising review (Hard as Hoof): "Amazing! My nails have transformed and have NEVER been this healthy-looking and strong. This is a must-have product. You will see results in about a month of daily application." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: the stregthening cream for $7.94 and the nail polish for $15.50.

    For more info on the nail polish, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails."

    26. A toenail brace to easily fix any annoying ingrown and curved toenails you've been dealing with. Straighten those puppies out with these tiny yet effective vices.

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    The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply them.

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved and not-ok my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem that could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    27. A can of Easy-Off oven cleaner so you never again set off the fire alarm due to fallen food that you're too lazy to scrape off burning on the bottom of your oven. The buck stops here!

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    This product works in just *40 minutes*, but it's safe to leave overnight for maximum effectiveness (or if you're just feeling lazy).

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! You can use it for everyday spot cleaning and only have to let it sit for a couple hours for minor things. I used it on my broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool — no need to scrub ever again now! My crockpot leaked over the bowl and burned on inside of the heating chamber. I just sprayed, covered, and wiped in morning. I plan on using it to clean the grill in the spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    28. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to keep your platinum hair from getting brassy. Love to look amazing while saving tons of money.

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    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74.

    Ready to get your platinum back in action? Check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo" for more info.

    29. A rust stain-removing gel so you can finally take a shower without having to avoid touching gross rusty surfaces. Lean on that shower wall all day! Or actually don't, that sounds like a huge waste of water, but you get it.

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    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    30. A Clorox toilet cleaning kit that makes it so easy to clean that bowl, you'll really have no excuse but to keep it sparkling clean always.

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    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    31. A makeup brush shampoo so cleaning your brushes is a task you can and WILL decide to actually accomplish. I believe in you!

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.03.

    32. A cable protector to ensure you don't spend $100 a month repurchasing cheap phone chargers only to have them break five seconds later.

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    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.97 (available in five colors).

    33. A set of three scrubbing drill brush attachments so you have a greater chance of getting your full security deposit back. Don't want to have any money withheld for being "generally disgusting" — your landlord's hypothetical words, not mine.

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    The set comes with a two-inch flat brush, a four-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($48.89 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

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

    34. An all-purpose car cleaner to keep your entire car squeaky clean with just one product. Spill that drink, let that dog take a ride, put your feet on the dash — you have a way to fix all that and more.

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    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    35. An electric pressure washer so satisfying to use, you'll soon be pressure washing everything you own just to see what happens.

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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $137.49.

    Have fun taking some before-and-after pics of your own!

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