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    1. A two-pack of liquid ant baits for catching those tiny little peskers — because nothing can make one's skin crawl more than seeing teensy black dot crawling around your home.

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    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    Get them from Amazon for $9.40.

    2. A pumice cleaning stone that'll scratch away at those — TBH, pretty repulsive — toilet stains without leaving horrid scratch marks in the bowl.

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    It's over 40% denser than similar products so it has a longer life! The handle allows you to keep your hands clean while cleaning the toilet. It removes calcium, lime, and hard-water stains using gentle abrasive action, and cleans porcelain fixtures, hard-water stains, pool tile, toilet bowls, barbecues, steel, and stone.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it 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." —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99/one, or $14.99/two.

    3. Or this ~other~ pumice stone toilet bowl ring remover that deserves a feature TBH purely for this terrifying photo.

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    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. The picture above is after just five minutes with the stone. I had tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail, but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to completely do almost two toilets that looked awful with one stone!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    4. A jetted bathtub cleaner — just fill up your luxurious bath, add a quarter of the bottle, watch it work its magic by removing gross residue, and drain the tub to find it sparkly and clean.

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    Each bottle cleans about four times, and it's septic-safe! Only takes about 15 minutes to clean!

    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.

    5. A two-pack of wart-removal gel to treat plantar warts faster than you can say, "how do I treat my plantar wart?"

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    Promising review: "I NEVER write reviews, but this stuff is a miracle so I had to. Stop debating which wart removal product you want to buy and get this NOW. I've tried everything, including having my warts frozen off at the doctor, and not even that did the trick. This stuff did. My warts were extremely large and stubborn, but I was persistent with the gel every day for about six weeks, and they're almost gone. It's absolutely amazing." —Maria Efting

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    6. A carpet cleaning solution for those whose home deserves a million dollar-looking floor, but their bank account is begging them not to call Stanley Steemer.

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    This stuff both cleans AND deodorizes carpets. It can be used in pretty much all machines — Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, Carpet Express. The solution works on all water-safe surfaces like carpets, rugs, furniture, and automobiles. Plus, it's biodegradable and non-toxic.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." —Karen M.

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

    7. A high-pressure steam cleaner that'll target residue on hard surfaces without needing chemicals or dangerous fumes. Just good ole' water. OR if you're feeling really ~fancy,~ try using distilled water.

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    The power cord length is 20 ft. Includes accessory nozzle, extension hose, flat-scraping tool, grout brush, fabric steamer, window squeegee, angle concentrator, and detail brush. The tank can hold up to 6.6 oz. of water at a time, and the heater only takes about 30 seconds to warm up.

    Promising review: "This worked like a champ cleaning the grout in the kitchen and bathrooms of the house I just purchased. 40-year-old house and maybe 40-year-old stains. This steamed them out, and even got paint off the hardwood. Nice. Couldn't recommend it more, it did exactly what I needed it to." —W. Pickel

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    8. Baby Foot for exfoliating those feetsies that are sometimes prone to cracking and peeling. If you don't already have a foot fetish, you might have one after using this stuff... KIDDING, maybe.

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    Just open the package, apply to your feet, wash away after use, and then watch the peeling begin.

    Promising review: "WOAH! It definitely works! It's disgusting yet incredibly gratifying! My skin didn't REALLY start peeling until about five to seven days after the treatment and I'll admit that I was really bad about pulling it off as I saw it as opposed to letting it slough off naturally, but it still worked great. Just make sure to soak your feet daily for at least 10 minutes. There was no pain or discomfort at all. This process does take some patience and you're not going to want to show your tootsies during that week or so, but it's so worth it! It's by far the most effective exfoliation I've ever experienced. I kind of wish I could do this to my whole body, haha! I'll be using these regularly anytime my feet start to feel a little rough." —Wildflower

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    9. A pet hair eraser vacuum to help take care of what is the only slightly negative thing about having a furry animal in your house — the HAIR. Everything else is great tho, we stan pets, go adopt a pet.

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    Features multi-layer filtration, and a 16 foot power cord. Includes two specially-designed nozzles to pull out dirt and hair from areas like the stairs and upholstery.

    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a Q-tip. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out! Of note — 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!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (originally $36.99, available in two colors).

    10. A FlexiSnake so you can unclog your hair-filled drain by simply ~snaking~ this tool down there, letting it grab the hair, pulling it back up, and deciding whether you should marvel at its abilities or gag.

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    More than 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks cover the full 18 inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use, and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains, without needing to take off the stopper.

    Promising review: "For a $5 item, this can really solve a major clog issue! I managed to clean out my bathtub drain, and now it works great. I also cleaned out my bathroom sink, which was drawing fine, but since I was already grossed out by the slimed hair I pulled out of the tub... I'm so happy to have found this little tool and suggest everyone have one on-hand for clogs." —Tammy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    11. Or a TubShroom that'll collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so it doesn't go down the drain and clog in the first place.

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    This fits any standard 1.5 inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to 4 months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

    12. Water bottle cleaning tablets for getting your beloved drinking vessel back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it at the store. Not to mention the fact that you should only ever consume water from a CLEAN bottle.

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    Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. Just pop in a tablet with water, sit for half an hour, and then wash clean. They're good for use on stainless steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

    Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." —K.R.

    Get them from Amazon for $8/12, or $19.97/36.

    13. A soap scum and grime removal spray that'll target areas like your sinks, showers, and tubs and make them look as if the appliance delivery person just dropped them off.

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    This can be used to clean bathrooms, showers, bathtubs, tile, grout, fiberglass, chrome wheel rims, boats, outdoor furniture, stainless steel, ceramic sinks, and more! This is non-toxic, safe against septic systems, and free of bleach, acid, and harsh chemicals.

    Promising review: "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, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use." —Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    14. A wart removal solution to gently and painlessly treat plantar warts.

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    Promising review: "Amazing product! After the pediatrician told me there was no treatment for my son, and to just let the virus work it's course, I ordered this product out of desperation. It only took one week of treatment to heal his warts. I am so thankful for this product!" —Gisela Ingle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $24.90).

    15. A carpet spot removal spray for targeting annoying stains. Messes are bound to happen — whether they're from a child, pet, friend, or you – and this stuff is gonna help you stop spending hours deciding who to blame the spill on this time.

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    Good for removing spots and stains from colorfast carpet, rugs, upholstery, and clothing without leaving a sticky residue or needing to rinse or vacuum. To use, apply to the stain, gently agitate with your fingers, and blot with absorbent cloth. This is non-toxic and should be non-irritating on the skin!

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners to get them out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. Then I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18.

    16. A rust stain remover spray you can basically think of as fairy pixie dust in a bottle. I mean, just look at the photo below. Point proven. Case closed. Onto the next one.

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    It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $4.24.

    17. A pet ear cleaner for a painless and easy way to treat your fluffer's dirty ears so they 1) don't suffer from infections down the line, and 2) so they can REALLY hear all the compliments you want to tell them.

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    This is of course, free of harsh chemicals and cleaners!

    Promising review: "My husband and I just adopted our cute puppy, Winston, from the humane society. When we adopted him his ears were unfortunately pretty dirty, but after using this ear cleaner today, his ears are so clean!! I'm so amazed at everything it managed to get out. Our puppy's ears look so much better now! I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a dog." —AmazonLurker

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A toilet wand that'll prove wands of all sorts, even ones for cleaning toilets, are truly magical objects. Refer to disgusting photos below for evidence.

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    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable ToiletWand refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    19. A peeling liquid mask that one reviewer (see below), recommends using with a pair of socks on to help lock-in the solution so it can really work its magic.

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    Promising review: "Holy peel! These work great — just the same as the more expensive ones you see out there. When I put the bags on my feet, I actually put a pair of socks over them. That helps to make sure the solution is touching all parts of my feet and really doing its work. Within about five days, my whole foot looked like it was dipped in acid and is coming off. It's super gross shedding for about a week, but then silky smooth after. It's definitely worth the flakes." —Megan Pinnell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

    20. A tongue scraper so you can not only help reduce the bad breath tied with having gunk on your tongue, but also to ensure your selfie game is yuck-free, and really, which is more important? (OK fine, it's the bad breath.)

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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 it from Amazon for $8.95.

    21. A foot filer that'll leave your feet feeling even smoother than your pedicurist can make them feel — minus the tickle attack from the pumice stone.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A power scrubbing cleaning kit you can attach to your drill and get to work in making your living space look brand freakin' new.

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    Comes with three different sizes and shapes of brushes. The bristles won't scratch and are good to use on tubs, sinks, baseboards, fiberglass shower enclosures, shower door tracks, and porcelain. BTW, the drill isn't included, but you can find a bunch of great ones on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door, everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

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

    23. A foot filer to leave your feet feeling even smoother than your pedicurist could make them feel — minus the tickle attack from the pumice stone.

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    Promising review: "After comparing foot files and reading the reviews, I decided to order this foot file. Living with chronic pain conditions has made it almost impossible to get out and go to the nail salon on a regular basis. I needed a way that I could 'maintain' my feet in between pedicure appointments, and purchasing this foot file was definitely a great decision. I couldn't believe how well and easily it removed the dead skin from the bottom of my feet. The only other product that I used was a tiny amount of callus remover to help remove the unwanted dry skin. I couldn't believe how well it worked and my feet felt so much better. I would highly recommend using caution when it comes to the amount of skin that you slough off. Otherwise, you could remove too many layers of skin, leaving your feet sensitive to touch or painful when walking on them. If you are looking for a way to maintain your feet on your own then look no further! The price is competitive, the quality is top notch, and it couldn't be any easier to use." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. Debrox earwax removal drops that may not technically give you "before and after" photos — unless you can finagle a camera into your ears — but honey, oh HONEY, look at the wax in the photo below. All of THAT. That'll make you sigh with relief FOR SURE.

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    This cleaner uses micro-foam action to safely soften and remove earwax in a non-irritating manner.

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    25. And a vent cleaning system — again technically not before and after — but it will help remove lint from dryers, vacuums, AC vents and more. You and I both know your poor appliances just won't function the same when they're clogged up with yuckiness.

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    Includes four long flexible screw-connect rods, one blockage removal tool, one vacuum adapter, one self-feeding auger brush, one lint-trap brush, one dryer adapter, and an operator's manual.

    Promising review: “Works great. I used it and an extension kit with extra rods to to clean a 21-foot long vent with a two right angle turns and it did a fantastic job with the adapter that lets you put the rod through and attach a shop vac. Got a TON of lint out, about a five-gallon bucket full. Inside of the vent was left shiny and clean. Good for safety especially with such a long vent and to my surprise the dryer actually works quite a bit better now. On the auto cycle I used to have to run it again if I was drying heavy things like jeans or blankets/comforters etc. to fully dry things. Now it does it in one cycle and take about 25% less time to go through the auto dry cycle.” —Caleb

    Get it from Amazon for $29.41 (originally $48.64).

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