good and bad products
This is inspired by the miserable failure of foaming Liquid Plumber. You're supposed to dump the whole bottle down the drain. The problem is that the stuff foams as soon as it hits the drain so hardly any will go down and it ends up not getting to where it needs to be. Also, it's hard to clean out because when I try to rinse it, it keeps foaming and since it didn't clean the pipes, it takes a long time for it to drain away.
A good product I just bought was the "One Sweep". I only have a hand vacuum and a junky upright. There's this one rug that's crammed with cat fur and neither vacuum makes much of a dent. I tried the one sweep and it got it almost completely clean! There's also a squeegee side for smooth areas. It would probably be quite tedious to try to do a whole room, but for those with "problem areas" or don't have extra money for a vacuum, this is a great product. It was about $10 + shipping. I suggest you buy it on ebay though - the company I got it from royally rips you off on shipping - I think it's because that way if you try to return it they still make quite a bit of profit.