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Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!” —Kimberly
Promising review: “This hamper is great! It fits perfectly on the door, is very unobtrusive in my small bathroom, and is just the right size. The hooks are easy to work with and bend to the right shape so they fit beautifully under the door frame, not impeding the opening and closing of the door at all. The hooks are small, light, and not very noticeable from outside the door. Bag is constructed well. All seams are tight and well-sewn.” —Frequent Amazon Customer
Promising review: “Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner.” —Khalysee
Promising review: “I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room… Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally).” —Sarah R.
This kit comes with a bottle of cleaner, a sponge, and a scraper — everything you need!
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.” —Max
Promising review: “I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two, because I inherited my grandmother’s silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful.” —Jerimi
“I recently set up a little Command hook mask corner by my apartment door, and it has been SO HELPFUL — instead of rooting through my masks to find the one that matches best (I’m a vain critter at heart) I can see all the clean ones I have available right in front of me, and don’t forget to put it on when I’m in a rush. I also use it to hang my sports masks after I sanitize them and am waiting for them to dry! As for how the Command hooks work — these have an adhesive on the back for easy application to the wall, which you can pull down on once you’re ready to uninstall it without doing any damage to the wallpaper or paint.” —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff
Promising review: “I just moved into a brand-new apartment and didn’t want to put holes in the walls. I have purchased quite a variety of the 3M Command mini hooks, wire hooks, cord bundlers, picture hangers, photo bars, display shelves, extra adhesive tabs in different sizes, etc. It will be a long time before I go back to using nails. These Command products are the greatest! I recently found one of the unused adhesive tabs in the pocket of something that had gone through the washer and dryer and it STILL worked! ! ! Thanks for a terrific, easy-to-use product.” —LJE
Promising review: “These are pretty nice shelves for sure. I like that they stack and are clear. I think they make the bathroom counter look clean and somewhat more organized. They are easy to sanitize so that is a plus. I would definitely recommend if you want something cheap but nice to help the clutter.” —RJ2727
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors). Or, check out a stainless steel option.
FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.
Promising review: “I was very skeptical about this one, I had it in my cart for a while and just couldn’t get myself to order it. Once I did and I received it, I was so happy I did. I will be ordering more now. It adds an extra storing space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storing is key! I use it for my dryer sheets. I’ll be ordering another to store a small trash bin for lint from the dryer. I’m thinking about also adding these around the house for other things. So easy to install, takes literally less than two minutes.” —Hazel Vera
Get it from Amazon for $6.90 (available in three colors). And check out a larger outlet shelf.
Promising review: “We moved into a new house and it made me sad to see how cluttered our new nightstands got with cords. This product allowed me to attach the cord to the side of the nightstand and make it nonvisible when not in use (hangs down on the side). I also used it to bring a cord across my car. Before, it was always getting stepped on and tangled in my passengers! We now have these all over our house. So far no issues with durability, but I will be interested to see how long they last. Even if it’s only a short while, these are totally worth it.” —Devin R.
Promising review: “This was SUPER easy to put together; it literally took me longer to open the box than it did for me to put the shelving together!! I’d been on the market for a shoe rack for YEARS and could never find one that I liked the look of that also fit enough shoes for it to be a worthy investment. I was browsing on Amazon and was SO HAPPY to find these! I originally bought three and loved the look of them so much that I bought another three! It now holds ALL of our shoes in an organized row in our foyer, and now there’s no clutter or mess in any of our closets. It also reminded me of ALL OF THE SHOES I own, and it’s helped for me to curb my shoe spending, since I can now see exactly what I own! I am SO HAPPY with this purchase. Definitely a must-buy!!” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “Listen — I live in Pittsburgh. It seems to rival Seattle in rainfall lately. It rains for a week at a time, then it snows, then the snow melts and it rains again. Our German shepherd was destroying our carpet with his mud-filled paws despite the sea of towels at the back door and wiping them off. This thing has been an absolute lifesaver, honest! I used it a few times ‘dry’ on the dog to get him used to it, but the bristles are soft silicone. He’s a prissy dog and tolerates it really well. It’s easy to clean after use, dump the water and rinse well with hot water. It’s only three pieces, easy to disassemble to give a good soaking (it’s dishwasher safe but I’m not loving the idea of dirt/poop running in the d/w with my plates, ha ha, so I soak it once a week). HIGHLY RECOMMEND — I know, it totally looks like a gimmicky product, but this thing is worthy of 10 stars and two thumbs up!” —MrsP2012
Promising review: “The crystals work so well, I didn’t think they were using the box, I thought they were just going in and out. I had to witness them using it to believe it. No smell at all!! I will be buying another down the road.” –Gloria Silvers
Promising review: “Whoa. It’s actually fun to vacuum with this. It works so well! The pet attachments for upholstery and carpet are no joke. They really do get anything clean. I have back problems, but the detachable wand and handle make it super easy for even me to use! Great for stairs too. The filter is really easy to access and clean, and the container empties really easily as well. I like that it separates the dirt from other little knickknacks you might accidentally vacuum up. That’s probably my favorite feature, actually. I did a lot of research before buying this vacuum and I have to say, 10/10, if you have pets, get this vacuum. You won’t be disappointed.” —nicole
This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it’s always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.
Promising review: “We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don’t hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy.” —Dahna Brinkley
Promising review: “I have a number of these organizers, in a variety of sizes and will continue to buy them, until I have organized every drawer in my house! They are quite sturdy, but they are all lightweight enough to carry and to switch around within a drawer’s capacity. I totally like the wide variety of sizes and shapes! These containers are not just for drawers! They are attractive to display on counters, desktops, or any other surfaces. These containers have an incalculable variety — The sky’s the limit!” —Trelly
Promising review: “Although I use a dishwasher, I was very frustrated when I washed delicate glasses, knives, and large pans by hand and had nowhere to drain them except the counter, which always got wet despite the use of a dish towel. When it arrived, I opened the Surpahs and fell in love. It works perfectly, stays solidly in place on my double-sided sink, and allows my items to dry in half the time. It also frees up counter space. It’s rubberized and can be easily washed, dried, rolled up, and stored in a minimum amount of space. Great item. Highly recommended.” —L. Burr
Just add water and vinegar and place this gadget in the microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!
Promising review: “I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t cleaned my microwave in about six months. It’s an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!” —Kelsey
Promising review: “I had stubborn stains on my toilet bowl that wouldn’t come out with toilet bowl cleaner, the toilet bowl brush, bleach, or anything else I tried. The stains were stuck for months but the pumice was able to remove it instantly. The pumice did not scratch the bowl at all.” —Margaret D.
Promising reviews: “It’s perfect for my little efficiency kitchenette. It’s a quick setup, and it’s pretty sturdy. It moves back and forth if needed as well.” —Wayfair Customer
“This was a great touch for a previously wasted space between my washer and dryer in my laundry room. It works best if it can roll straight out, but my husband secured the joints. It also allowed me space for the iron and ironing products rather than filling up my utility closet.” —Wayfair Customer
They also collapse to store flat when not in use. You get four bins: a six-cell (for scarves, hankies, and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).
Promising review: “I LOVE LOVE LOVE these organizers!! I almost did not purchase them due to the reviews saying that larger than a C-cup would not fit into the bra organizer. At just $15 for four organizers I took my chances and ordered two sets of four. I figured, worst case scenario I would have to cut the dividers out of the bra organizers. I wear a 32DD and the bras fit beautifully in the organizers. I am so glad I took the chance and did not listen to the reviews. I would have missed out on the best cheapest organizers I have ever found. I ordered another set for tank tops and other extras I did not think of before. I will also order my boyfriend the brown ones for his drawers. Great product for a great price!” —Elizabeth L. Blackwell
Promising review: “I was a little skeptical at first, but this product works great for getting rid of of dog hair. We use it on our furniture and it works so well. I am so glad we tried it. We would purchase it again if we ever need too.” —BDP
Promising reviews: “I use these ottomans to store blankets and to prop my feet up when watching movies. They are very sturdy.” —Wayfair Customer
“These are very useful. The top is tufted, so you can sit on it, but it can be flipped to the other side, which is a flat and hard surface that can be used as a tray. Super versatile and easy on the eyes.” —Wayfair Customer
Just press the pad onto a stain, let it sit, and remove in a few hours to a clean carpet!
Promising review: “Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They’re small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I’m pretty sure wasn’t pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now.” —MC
Promising review: “These were ready to use right out of the box after a quick wipe. They are a heavy, durable, clear BPA-free acrylic. I share a small side-by-side fridge with my landlord and it was tough to keep food separated and organized. Greenco clear refrigerator bins have made a big difference. They allow us to maximize the space we have and keep food organized. I would definitely recommend these to anyone wanting to bring organization to their fridge.” —Conquer Clutter
Promising review: “I love these under-bed storage containers! My bed frame sits lower than most so anything that wasn’t fabric/flexible didn’t fit but these fit great! And they fit a lot of stuff.” —Gabz
They come with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.
Promising review: “These bed risers couldn’t have been easier to use. No sliding around on the hardwood floor and the bed was very stable. The risers worked as advertised and I am completely satisfied.” —Steve Parsons
Another promising review: “I really like the storage space this creates. Great for those looking for tidier organization. They are also very sturdy. The bed does not wobble or anything, even on top of both lifts. I do like that you can choose to use one or the other or both risers. Lots of customization options.” —Amazon Customer
Here’s what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness-free.
Promising review: “This product works! I followed the directions, which are super easy, and was very satisfied to see the gross slime and muck that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal, and the magic happens quickly! Very powerful and successful cleaning! The scent was not what I would call overpowering, but the inside of the disposal is super clean, confirmed. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me. The garbage disposal runs much easier and more quiet now. When things fall into the disposal, my hands are not covered in gross slimy stuff anymore.” —JSullivanJ
Promising review: “If I could give it 10 stars I would. If you have a tile shower that is the bane of your existence like mine…you need these! They clean what no human hands can in half the time. Still hard work to use but way better then the old fashioned way!” —jennifer
Promising review: “ThIs is the best thing I have purchased from Amazon! It is holding two brushes, blow-dryer, and four other heating tools! Best used with blow dryer that has retractable cord.” —katie
Promising review: “We are apartment living, so storage is always an issue, and the bathroom is no exception. No one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you’re knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game-changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each, I actually have space left over. My husband’s back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, and my daughter’s bubble baths and bath floofies all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I’m not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear so I didn’t have to change the “pretty” one for decorative purposes, and it doesn’t affect light that way either. Either way, I am super pleased, and I am keeping this link handy in case another one is EVER needed.” —goodnite.graci
Promising review: “This product works great! It’s easy to use and does most of the work for you. The directions say to spray the oven and leave the foam to sit for at least two hours, so I left it for about two and a half hours, then wiped the oven down with paper towels. You can also use a sponge or scrubbing tool. This makes oven cleaning totally hassle-free! It smells like any other regular cleaning agent; there are no harsh fumes. The scent is pleasant and leaves your oven smelling clean. It effectively cut through the grease in my oven. I would recommend following the overnight cleaning instructions on the canister for cleaning more serious food debris.” —Sam
It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you’d prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.
Promising review: “I have two cats (ages 16 and 8), one dog, a 5-year-old kid, and several other dogs on occasion (I pet sit and board dogs). I have needed to rent a carpet cleaner at least twice a year since I can remember. No longer! The SpotBot has revolutionized cleaning in our household. It is ridiculously easy and fast! The best part is that I barely have to touch anything gross anymore. I always pick up the larger chunks first, but I let the SpotBot do the rest and all I have to do is follow-it up with a good dump and rinse. A single spot takes less than five minutes to clean depending on the setting used and your competency (again, super easy to set up and use). I’ve had good experience on the stairs and the upholstery using the wand as well.” —Rainbow Chicken
Promising review: “This is my second pair of slippers. I use them at home on my laminate flooring. They help to keep the floors clean, work great for quick spot cleaning, and are durable if you wash them frequently. They are also quiet, which was my main motivator. Plus you can do the ‘Risky Business’ slide.” —DanielDJr.
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