Amazon 34 Practical Products From Amazon That Are *So* Useful, People Took The Pics To Prove It



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A pack of LED dimming sheets because your computer charger, internet router, and other electronics have exactly zero business annoying you — or worse, keeping you awake at night — with their unnecessarily bright lights.

These dim 50–80% of the light, so the rest of the day you still know that everything’s working the way it’s supposed to! Although if you prefer, you can double ’em to block even more light, or go for the ~blackout edition~. They’re completely removable and leave no residue behind, too!

Promising review: “These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LED’s. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it.” —Matthew M Phelps

Get a sheet of over 100 stickers in different shapes and sizes on Amazon for $4.29. If you have a big clock face you’d like to dim, also check out a similar product that you cut to size, $8.29 for two six by three inch–sheets.



A fabric shaver so you can eliminate all the pills leftover on your sweaters so they look brand new. Then that will be so satisfying you’ll turn to your couch, sweatpants, and/or any other pilled fabric you can find to de-fuzz.

It has three different depth settings to choose from so you get a close shave without risk of damaging even your intentionally fuzzier sweaters.

Promising review: “This thing is excellent. I just ‘repaired’ two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy.” —Fine Print Reader

Get it on Amazon for $11.64 (available in seven colors).



Some produce saver containers because they really will keep all kinds of fruits and veggies — like berries, spinach, lettuce, bell peppers — day-one fresh for nearly two full weeks.

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Idk about you, but I really dislike having to throw out food, especially if it’s fresh produce I thought I’d have plenty of time to eat when I bought it. I own these, and I basically plan my eating around them: because I live alone, it can sometimes take me a full two weeks to finish a big bag/box of spinach. This means I minimize my waste and can feel like I’m being responsible with my wallet + all the water, energy, and work that went into growing and processing and transporting that spinach! Oh and yes, these really do work; I use them (and run ’em through the dishwasher) all the time.

Promising review: “I bought strawberries and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini; again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I’ve kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I’ve had fantastic results with all of them.” —Laura

They come in a variety of sizes on Amazon: get a set of two (one blueberry size and one lettuce size) for $18.93 or a set of three (one strawberry size and two lettuce size) for $26.59.

If you want to learn even more about them, read my full Rubbermaid Freshworks Produce Saver review.



A big squeegee broom — it sweeps up the piles of hair invisibly embedded in your carpet and scattered over your hardwood or tile floor that even the most powerful pet hair vacuum can’t hope to pick up.

Promising review: “This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn’t shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile.” —Nick V.

And yes, it works very well on hardwood floors too!

Get it on Amazon for $13.13.



A leather conditioning cream so you can give your favorite boots, jacket, and leather bag a protective coat to help restore their original beautiful tone and softness.

It conditions, restores, and weatherproofs your leather, although it does not waterproof it.

Promising review: “This stuff is great. I pulled my boots out of the closet for the fall/winter season and saw they could use some help. They are brown leather boots and they had some water/snow/salt staining around the toe and sides. I probably shouldn’t have worn them out in that type of weather, but this stuff completely brought them back to life. I bought this stuff because of the Frye name and the price, and I couldn’t be happier with how they look and how easy it was to apply. Whole process took maybe all of five minutes? And they’re ready to go right away. No need to wait for them to dry.” —Jamie Zuber

Get it on Amazon for $9.95.



Or if your boots, jackets, or bags are suede or nubuck, a multi-functional cleaning brush that even diminishes water stains, no spray or other cleaner required.

You can totally use it with another cleaner or spray if you want, but it seems like reviewers have success without!

Promising review: “This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn’t think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It’s not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix.” —Alexa

Get it on Amazon for $6.99.



A drain millipede — it’s covered with over 4000 micro-hooks to grab every last bit of the hair and gunk slowing down your sink and tub drains, so they actually flow freely again.,

You can technically clean and reuse it, but many reviewers just toss it because of the yuck-factor.

Promising review: “Our sink wouldn’t work and I’d tried everything, baking soda and boiling water, baking soda and vinegar, plunging, Liquid Plumber! I was getting ready to call a real life plumber when I saw this. Took four times to clear the clog and was gross as hell, but our sink had been perfect since!! It’s disgusting but 100% worth it, since it saved me a $100 with a plumber!! Gag-worthy purchase and I’d buy it again a million times!!” —Jennifer Davis

Get it on Amazon for $5.28.



And a universal fit–hair catcher for your drain that will stop any gross clogs from building slowly over time. Which means you (or those you share a bathroom with) can freely rinse any shed hair to the drain with no worries, instead of sticking clumps of hair to the wall and leaving ’em there for far too long.,

If you live somewhere with a more humid climate (or tbh just a humid bathroom in general), it’s probably a good idea to rinse it off and lay it on its side to dry after every few showers or so, to prevent mold — btw, that goes for every hair catcher out there!

Promising review: “I’ve been very impressed! It’s tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and the weighted top keeps it in place, even with my faucet running almost directly on it. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn’t held onto mildew or mold — I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time.” —Suneimi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.



A wood polish and conditioner because you simply rub it on those water stains that mysteriously appeared on that gorgeous coffee table you inherited from your grandmother, so you don’t have to notice them (and experience a pang of regret) once a day.

It works on both finished and natural woods, including wood floors.

Promising review: “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, 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 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 a bottle on Amazon for $8.48.

FYI, if you’re facing much damage that’s a little worse than that, you might want to try their other (also well-reviewed!) product, called Restore-A-Finish, first; it does more to hide minor scratches, white heat rings, deep water marks, and stuff like that. The two products are actually made to be used together! Get that on Amazon for $10.99.



A packet of water bottle cleaning tablets that also scour out coffee pots, pressure cookers, and basically anything with stubborn stains that regular soap and water don’t even come close to helping.

All you do is fill your container with warm water, drop in a tablet (or two, if you’re cleaning something bigger than a water bottle), wait half an hour, and rinse. Also, based on the reviews it seems to work best on metal or ceramic, and not so well on plastic.

Promising review: “Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I’m amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn’t help either but it did.” —MisterPlow

Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $8 (make sure to select size: Single (8 tablets)).



A three-tier, space-saving, doorframe-/shower rod-hanging drying rack so you can actually lay your sweaters flat to dry the way the tags ask you to, even if your bathroom/closet/laundry room’s kinda on the tiny side.,

It twists up like a car window shade for storage, so it doesn’t have to take up a ton of space when you’re not using it! And it’s big enough to fit sweaters up to size XXL, according to one reviewer, although they do note that the sweaters hang over the edge by about an inch. Also, be careful when you open the package; some reviewers say it tends to spring open suddenly.

Promising review: “I used this on my shower curtain rod and was pleased with the flexibility to rotate the flat drying racks to adjust articles and shape the drying space. I believe I can fit two in my tiny condo bathroom and will likely purchase another. I use for washing cashmere articles which are much softer when hand-washed, and other delicates. Like other reviewers, I urge, when unpacking, to watch out! It does spring forth…! However when folded it collapses to near nothing — really useful for small spaces.” —Lagringa

Get it on Amazon for $13.99.



A car scratch and swirl remover because it will significantly improve any accidental swipe marks but don’t have to shell out the big bucks to get pretty much the exact same results you would at a body shop.

I know these photos are kinda funky; it’s the side of the car reflecting the garage (plus the concrete floor in the bottom right corner), and you can see how the scratches diminished between the two!

Promising review: “I swiped a pole almost a year ago and have been stuck with this nasty scratch since. An auto body shop quoted me $125 but estimated they could only get up to 80% of it out. I saw this recommended on BuzzFeed and I decided to give it a go myself. I got my car washed and immediately after put three dime sized–drops of the remover on the pad and started to buff. Didn’t take too much muscle or time and I immediately saw results. After a couple of minutes I wiped it down with a dry cloth and was good to go. I knew going into it I would not be able to get 100% of it out, but was pleasantly surprised with how much it removed. I decided to run the remover over a few other tiny cosmetic scratches (black car owners know them well) and they all completely disappeared. Could not recommend this product more. Saved me $100 for what I could only bet were similar results. Before and after photos included.” —Shaun Forrey

Get it and a buffer sponge from Amazon for $19.97.



A beauty spatula that can reach all the way into narrow-necked bottles because you definitely don’t want to waste any good foundation, concealer, or eye cream.,

Plus its handle is nine-and-a-half inches long, so you can use it on all sorts of lotions, sunscreens, and other products that only seem empty, too.

Promising review: “Fantastic product. I’m able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. Works on bottles, jars, etc. Only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh the money I could have saved. Clean with soap and water after use and store in rubber-end up, and I think you will get your money’s worth out it. Already bought more as gifts.” —HMSK

Get one on Amazon for $6.



A collagen and protein–infused hair mask treatment so you can restore some shine and luster to your damaged, over-processed locks, one shower at a time.

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You work it through your hair after shampooing, then wait 5–15 minutes for it to work its magic.

Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! I saw this recommended on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Opalex (which I had tried and wasn’t blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try…I’m so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it.” —Carley S. Whitson

Get it on Amazon for $7.50.

Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, uses and loves this, too! You can read her full protein hair treatment review for more.



A bug bite (and sting!) suction tool that lets you gently extract at least some of the pesky venom that makes the bite itch, so even if the bite doesn’t go away completely, you don’t feel such an urge to scratch.

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Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns one of these and notes that while it doesn’t completely get rid of your bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn’t recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

Promising review: “I randomly purchased this based on some BuzzFeed list or Facebook group recommendation. Two days after it arrived, my husband happened to get stung by a wasp and came frantically running to me asking me to use that bug thingie I just bought. Holy cow! It was so easy to use while my husband was flinching in pain and it provided immediate relief. I’m totally shocked how well this product worked. I didn’t suction too hard based on the other reviews, but there’s still a small a circle the next day where I used it. For the price, I’ll probably buy end up buying a couple to have on hand. Highly recommend! —Sarah King

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.95.



Some Goo Gone — it makes removing everything from tape residue to mysterious sticky substances to old bumper stickers quick and painless.

Promising review: “Got a new picture frame with the price sticker right on the glass? This works. Got kids who like to stick their stickers everywhere? This works. New car come with labels all over the windows? This works. Basically anything that has residue from adhesive can benefit from this stuff, I love it. Seems there are always new places I find to use it.” —AJ

Get it from Amazon for $7.24.



A water bottle cleaning set because it really can coax every bit of smoothie out of your favorite reusable travel cup, and TBH is probably the only set you need to thoroughly wash almost any shape of bottle, reusable straw, blender attachment, or oddly shaped–dish.

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It comes with a big scrub brush (which can fit in even super narrow bottle necks like S’wells with no problems), a long straw brush, and a small teardrop shaped brush that’s good for nooks and crannies.

Promising review: “My wife and I are both very active and have plenty of water bottles for different supplements and water. These have been very handy to clean straws and mouthpieces on all of our water bottles or shaker bottles. The bigger wand is good to get down to the bottom of the bottle of a container to clean any residue. The long skinny cleaner is perfect for straws and mouthpieces where you need to suction the water out of the bottle. And the U-shaped cleaner is very nice to clean the Inside of the lids where they screw onto the bottle. I also use the U-shaped cleaner to clean my Ninja blender travel cups.” —Brannon

Get it on Amazon for $9.99.



A knife sharpener so simple and effective that you won’t want to put it away until every single blade in your drawer is as fiercely honed as when you very first bought it. Especially once you realize it’s 1000 times easier to slice and dice when each knife’s at the peak of its power.

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Promising review: I use this on my high-end German knife and it performs as well as any expensive sharpener. If your ‘good’ knife requires some fancy sharpener, perhaps the knife is the problem. I use this on three large kitchen knives as well as paring knives, and it keeps them all in tip-top shape. I do a lot of chopping, so having every knife tomato-ready is great. Find a couple of good videos before you start — the instructions are ok, but don’t actual demonstrate all the features!” —Pete

Get it on Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

Elizabeth, one of our editors, owns one of these and loves it — you can read her full knife sharpener review for more!



A set of egg poachers that’ll make topping your favorite toasts with a little protein simple, mess-free, and most importantly (drum roll, please!) MICROWAVEABLE.,

Promising review: “These things are fantastic. Two poached eggs came out perfectly the first time I used these little beauties. A squirt of Pam in each cup, crack and drop the egg in, set them on the turntable of my 1100W microwave, cover them with a paper towel and 60 seconds later I had two completely delicious wonderfully done poached eggs. Voila! If I can do it, anyone can!” —Leland C. Sheppard

Get a set of four on Amazon for $11.97.



A bottle of makeup brush and sponge shampoo because it will break up all the various layers of stubborn foundation, contour, concealer, powder, and eye makeup that’s embedded itself in your tools. Even the ones you use most often will look fresh out of their packaging in no time!

Plus it’ll reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that tend to accumulate on makeup tools over time. (Oh, and it’s cruelty-free.)

Promising review: “I clean my brushes (not as often as I should) and I have NEVER gotten this much gunk out of my brushes with regular soap. This stuff is amazing, takes almost no scrubby effort and my brushes are the cleanest they have ever been. Definitely recommend.” —Melissa

Get it on Amazon for $4.99.



A pack of silver polishing wipes so you can completely transform your tarnished silver jewelry, heirlooms, and flea market finds into gleaming master pieces, no scrubbing or real effort beyond simple wiping required.

Promising review: “I have an antique silver tea set that was my grandmothers and it was BLACK with tarnish. I’ve been thinking about getting something to clean it, but was scared of ruining it. I got this and tried it on the smallest most inconspicuous spot I could on the tea set. To my surprise, it took the tarnish off with ease. It took me six wipes to do the entire tea set and it looks just as pretty as I remember from my childhood. It even took off a few really bad spots I remember always being “stained” in childhood! I wish Grandma was still alive to see her beautiful tea set brought back to life!” —L. Boots

Get them from Amazon for $8.28.



A waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, flexible, moldable glue called Sugru that will make dozens of tiny fixes, like saving those expensive cables and chargers so they can live to fight another day (or lots of other random little tasks, like fixing a plastic dino’s boo boo).,

You can use it to bond glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics *and* to bond all of those surfaces to most walls. It slowly cures from malleable glue into a tough silicone rubber overnight.

Promising review: “All of us encounter those little problems around the house…the end of our iPad charging cord seems loose, the new bathroom towel rack has bars which are not “attached” and fall out of the wall holders each time we reach for a towel, one of the feet of the Crock Pot fell off…. This stuff fixes all this and MORE. I purchased two packs and I have been fixing things like mad! All I can say is STOP ME NOW…I am looking for things to repair now. Get yourself some and, as the package directs, “FIX THAT THING”! Truly an amazing product.” —HappyNana

Get an eight-color pack on Amazon for $15.99 (also available in packs of six other color combinations, including all black or all white).



A bottle of the multipurpose Barkeeper’s Friend soft cleanser — it’ll finally banish those built-up hard water stains on your shower glass doors in less time than it takes to open the box.

You simply spread it liberally over the glass, buff a little, then rinse everything clean. Ta-da! Dreams = achieved.

Promising review: Like a hot knife through butter for built-up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I’ve tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven’t tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I’ll be reordering just to have extra. Just can’t have enough of a good thing.” —Amazon Customer

Get a bottle on Amazon for $6.47.



Some earwax removal drops and an ear syringe bulb because it can clear up your muffled hearing in less than ten minutes, no need to swipe your credit card for the copay at your doctor’s office.,

Not to dissuade you from going to the doc of course; if you have major wax impaction or some other mystery thing stuck in your ear, then go! But if you’re like me and just know this happens to you every once in a while, it totally does work — I use these drops then rinse with a bulb every few months when my hearing’s slightly muffled by wax, and it’s always cleared everything out.

Promising review: “My husband has problems with ear wax building up. He used the recommended amount of drops twice a day, putting a clump of cotton in his ears after application so the drops didn’t all leak out, for the recommended time frame. Then, he used the ear irrigator a couple of times while leaning over the bathroom sink, and he saw and felt the wax flush out from his ear. Wonderful. Saved a trip to the doctor.” —Not A Lot Of Money “Mom”

Get them on Amazon: the drops for $5.53 and the bulb syringe for $4.18.



A dual-ended hairbrush cleaning tool so you can achieve the nearly impossible and get every single last bit of grime up from a well-loved brush, so it looks brand new in literally less than five minutes.

It has a narrowly-pointed plastic scraper end perfect for raking up hair from the base then pulling it all the way off the brush. Plus two separate bristles sections (they’re stiff for effectiveness, but won’t damage the pins even on your pricier brushes): one narrow row designed for scrubbing off any lingering dust and gunk stuck at the base and sides of a row of your hairbrush’s bristles, and one wider triangular section for scrubbing the sides and handle of your brush, if needed.

Promising review: I have very long hair that seems to trap thing like dust, stuffing fluff, cat hair, small children, etc. My Wet Brush — for all of you also have one you know how dingy they get just after one use — was a safe haven for all of this. I try to pick out my hair after brushing, but the nest of leave-in conditioner and fluff holds on like magnets. With some Windex, warm water and three minutes of scrubbing, my brush looks brand new. It’s easy enough to do once a week. Don’t be afraid to get a little aggressive with the scrubbing, it will work out in your favor. —Katie S.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.



A nail and cuticle oil because over time it can help soften and condition your natural nails if you’ve damaged them by say, soaking off some glitter nail polish in acetone or couldn’t resist picking off your manicure.

It contains a mix of jojoba oil, almond oil, and vitamin E to promote strong, flexible nails.

Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.



A pack of blotting tissues that are packed in an easy dispenser so you can toss them in your purse and go about your day, then pull one out to soak up any and all of the excess oil your skin insists on producing.,

I bought these exact ones and y’all, they totally live up to the 1,446 positive reviews — they stay nice and neat in your bag, soak up a bunch of oil quickly, and because they come with over 100 to a pack for so cheap, you don’t find yourself rationing them.

Promising review: “I’ve had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they’re life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get a pack on Amazon for $6.95.



A bottle of mold and mildew cleaner — it’s made with a no-odor gel, which makes it stick to your tile grout and caulking so it can actually do its job while you go and do literally anything else besides scrubbing.


Promising review: “Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We’ve had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We’ve scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It’s incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment.” —Nicole D.

Get it on Amazon for $12.99.



A purse-sized jewelry cleaning pen, which you gently brush over your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings and for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional.

All you have to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, brush it over your jewelry to make everything sparkle, then rinse your jewelry off. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!

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 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!” —Kristina B.

Get it on Amazon for $5.49.



A two-pack of ~Mighty Handles~ because you have better things to do than make multiple trips between your kitchen and the trunk of your car after grocery shopping, and these let you carry a bunch of bags (perhaps even an entire shopping trip’s worth of bags) in a single trip.

Promising review: “Love these handles! They work so well. Each handle will hold numerous bags and you can even set the loaded handle down on the ground to load the other one, if you are using both at the same time, and the bags don’t come off. It has made bringing in the groceries a much simpler task with fewer trips to the car. They are very sturdy. I can’t verify the weight that they hold, but I load them to the point that I am comfortable carrying and they don’t bend or appear to weaken in any way.” —Amazon Customer

Get two from Amazon for $9.99.



A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to disband any limescale, rust, or mineral buildup — you deserve a dishwasher that *actually* gets your dishes clean.

Promising review: “Works extremely well. We haven’t done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, 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, and no more build-up around the door seals.” —Martoune

Get a pack of six tablets on Amazon for $4.40.



The Furminator, which extracts extra hair from your pup or kitty before they can shed it all over the floor (and couch and your clothes), saving you from having to spend your time sweeping the floors and lint-rolling like, everything.

Promising review: “It’s that time of the year, dog starts to shed and you start to comb them every day to cut down on the number of tumbleweeds rolling across the hardwood floors. However, no matter how many times you comb them, it does not seem to help. Until now! Needless to say I’m impressed by this little guy. It’s safe and easy to use on my dog. I was able to comb out piles and piles of hair and actually got to the point that very little hair was coming out. The quick release button quickly allowed me to push the hair out of the tool, so no more picking out the hair. Our little guy looks so much smaller and is no longer leaving a trail of tumbleweeds in the house.” —Aaron Mills

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two models and two sizes).



A glass and ceramic cooktop cleaning kit that comes complete with a heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, and a bottle of powerful cleaner — basically everything you need to conquer even the messiest of burners so it shines like new.

Promising review: “I hadn’t thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped down with random multipurpose cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product… AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. It will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off. 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and buff with a clean dry cotton towel, just like waxing a car.” —B. Swartwood

Get the kit on Amazon for $11.50.



An oil stain remover because it works wonders on basically any kind of stone (whether it’s untreated *or* sealed and polished) because you shouldn’t have to live with the consequences of that one leaky bottle of olive oil.

It works on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, grout (for ceramic and porcelain tile), masonry, and concrete — and it won’t discolor the surface of the stone even one bit!

Promising review: Had an oil stain on my untreated West Elm marble top buffet from a kids toy. I purchased the oil stain remover and crossed my fingers that it would work. Followed the directions, waited 72 hrs to let it dry completely, and then scraped it off with a credit card. It worked perfectly! I couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend this product!” —Parkhaven916

Get a can of it on Amazon for $10.99.


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