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50 Inexpensive Products That'll Make You Think "How Did I Go So Long Without This"

Game-changing products that'll make your life a little better.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A bath pillow to make your "me" time so much better by giving you a nice place to rest your head instead of the cold hard tub. So much so, you may never want to leave the tub again...

Model resting their head on the bath pillow while in a bubble bath

Promising review: "I love it! I've been annoyed for a long while now with laying my back against a cold, hard surface while trying to relax in the tub. I've owned those blow-up type pillows before, but they were a pain, always losing their air and their buoyancy caused them to continually lose suction. This pillow is thick, comfortable, and stays stuck very well. I've taken about six baths with it so far with no problems." —Dana

Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

2. A set of silicone stove-counter gap covers I'm really upset I haven't had in my home for years now because these stop all those tiny crumbs from falling down the crack, and that is so so so impossible to clean up! *shakes fists in the air*

Reviewer's picture of the gap cover placed between their stove and counter

Promising review: "I've been using these for about a week on my new freestanding range. When they removed my old range, I was really surprised to see how much stuff had slipped through! Now when I cook, I can see the splatters and seasonings left on the silicone that would have fallen between the stove and the counter. These gap fillers really do clean up easily, too. Although they are that extra thing to clean, I prefer that to knowing there's a mess hiding in the cracks." —JMom

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

3. A detangling brush reviewers (more than 32,000 actually) swear works magic on all hair types (including 2c–4c), detangling easily without pulling or damaging the hair. No more painful detangling sessions like the ones you had growing up that have basically scarred you for life.

Plus, the brush works on both wet and dry hair!

Promising review: "OMG. Power brush!!! This brush has exceeded any expectation I could have ever had. It works well on my 4c hair, my daughter's 4a–b hair and even on my curly weave hair wet or dry! I can’t believe at damn near 40, and I’m just now finding out about brushes like this. Get you one or five!" —Ms. Chavonne

Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

4. A mug warmer that regulates the temperature of your coffee or tea so you can nurse your drink for hours without it becoming an ice-cold beverage.

The black circular mug warmer with a clear cup of coffee sitting on top of it

Promising review: "I feel ridiculous owning this. I feel ridiculous about how much I love it. It has made my morning coffee and afternoon tea so much more enjoyable. I have hot coffee and warm tea for as long as I nurse my drink. It is awesome to have a perfect temperature hot drink for as long as I want. I feel so much happier in the morning because of this superfluous, ridiculous item. Buy it! You won’t regret it!!" —Mumoftwo

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

5. A pair of anti-chafing bands that not only look pretty great, but also do an amazing job of protecting your thighs when you walk long distances.

Reviewer pic wearing the thigh bands in black lace

Promising review: "These things saved my legs on vacation. We took a trip to Disney, and the first day we were there I just wore shorts, like normal (without these). By the end of the day, my legs were already chaffing and in pain. I wore these all day the second day and no pain. They are super comfy and super cute. I thought the lace would irritate my chaffing more, but it did not at all. We were super sweaty for long periods of time, and these held up. They did not roll or slide on me at all, stayed in place the WHOLE time. I would 100% recommend these and have told all my friends about these things. You won't regret it!" —Jessica

Get a pair from Amazon for $18.87+ (available in women's sizes S–3X and in 17 styles).

Plus, check out BuzzFeed's video review of Bandellettes anti-chafing thigh bands (and a few other things to help chafing) here.

6. A natural sweater pill remover made from upcycled car windshield glass that'll remove any pills from your sweaters, towels, bedding, and more to make them look as good as new.

Hand holding the pill remover on a sweater

BTW — Celsious is a Black woman-owned laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories. this sweater pill remover is made in the US.

Get it from Celsious for $17.

7. An LED neck reading light perfect for anyone who has a later bedtime than their partner and doesn't just want to lie in bed counting sheep. Put this light around your neck and it will illuminate a book in front of you, without disrupting the people asleep around you. Talk about a game-changer!, Amazon

Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this light. I use it for reading in bed and when I travel. It's comfortable, has multiple settings, is easy to use, and the battery stays charged for a long time. You can turn on either one or both sides of the light and its flexibility allows the light to be adjusted easily. I highly recommend this light for reading in bed, for outdoor walking at night, and for doing close work that requires good lighting." —Jean G

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

8. Wad-Free, which is about to change your laundry life. Don't believe me? This seemingly boring square thing attaches to the corners of your sheets to help them dry faster, be less wrinkled, and stop them from encompassing everything in the drier into a tangled mess. It's a pretty ~neat~ tool, if I do say so myself.

hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer

Plus, they're BPA-free, reusable, and created by a small business during the pandemic. 

Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

9. Some reusable heel inserts because it is the year 2021, and we are saying a big N-O to getting blisters while wearing shoes. These fit right into the heel and make sure your favorite cute flats are actually comfortable enough to walk in for longer than 10 minutes.,

You get two nude, one black, and one clear insert sets.

Promising review: "I bought some adorable flats online for a great price. Boy, did they rub my heels raw the first time I wore them. I tried to break them in by stretching them, etc. Still rubbed my heels raw. I thought I’d give these a go before giving up on the shoes altogether. Amazing! I wore my flats for several hours today. No pain. No raw skin." —Kip Karter

Get a mixed pack of four from Amazon for $15.97.

10. A miraculous plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to 2 (!!) weeks – because there's not much worse then grabbing your berry container two days after you bought it and seeing that there's been a mold eruption inside.

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Amazon

Promising review: "My husband was getting annoyed about the amount of produce we waste. Our son loves berries, and the larger packages give you more bang for your buck...if you can eat them all before they go bad! These containers really do prolong the life of produce! Plus, they're easy to clean. We just toss them in the dishwasher. I would highly recommend it!" —APC

Get it from Amazon for $13.11+ (available in nine sizes and sets).

11. An acne patch made with hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil to gently draw out the gross stuff in the pimple and stop it in its tracks before it ruins your day.,

And if the review photos don't convince you, there are more than 54,000 5-star ratings to back it up. Simply place the patch on your zit and let it sit for at least eight hours. When you remove it, you'll see the difference it makes.

Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and therefore was nervous in trying this item, but after hearing about this product on BuzzFeed, I decided to give it a try. I continue to purchase this item because it works! I use them in the evening to clear occasional breakouts, and when I wake up in the morning the blemish is indeed smaller. It doesn't irritate my skin at all (which is actually amazing because almost everything does). After my sixth purchase of this item, the company sent me a handwritten thank-you note for buying their product! If you have any hesitations about purchasing, push them aside and go for it! You will be thankful!" —The Holbrook’s

Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.49 or get the larger, square patches (right) for $8.49.

12. A pair of horizontal glasses to help you read, watch TV, or play games while in the perfect, most comfortable position possible. Plus, they prevent neck and eye strain!

reviewer lying horizontally with a computer on their lap, and the black glasses on, making it easy for them to watch a show without straining their neck

These glasses are great for everyone, but especially for people who are bedridden.

Promising review: "I didn't know what I was missing until I used this. My life is now complete. If you enjoy comfort and lazy binge-watching but don't care how ridiculous you look wearing these, then you have found Nirvana. My glasses fit in these just fine. Takes a minute to get used to, then it becomes your reason to live. Expect people to laugh at you, but forgive them for they know not what they are missing." —Michael Boyd

Get them from Amazon for $14.88.

13. A toilet night-light designed with a sensor so it will turn on as soon as you stumble into the bathroom, eyes closed. You won't have to turn on the light, which always wakes you up, causing it to take longer for you to fall back asleep.

toilet night light in toilet

It is an LED light and has 16 colors that can either be solid or rotate between all of them. 

Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night-light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Wandergurrlee

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

14. A portable paw cleaner you most definitely need if your pup seems to go out of their way to find mud when you're out on a walk and then won't sit still while you try to towel them off. Just fill this cleaner with water, dunk their paw in, and the silicone bristles will do all the hard work for you and get the mud off.

No more muddy pawprints showing up all over your home!

Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

Get it from Amazon for $9.09+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

15. A water bottle cup holder adapter because the fact that your water bottle doesn't fit in your cup holder is one of the main frustrating factors on your road trip. You can add this to your current cup holder to accommodate your bigger bottle so you stay hydrated the whole time.

Wine and Whiskey Co / Etsy

BTW — Wine and Whiskey Co is a small biz creating clothes, phones cases, and car accessories!

Promising review: "I had to remove the foam wrap that was on it for it to fit in my cup holder, but now it works perfectly. No more having my water bottle in the seat next to me, rolling on the floor, or spilling 'cause I forgot to close it! Yay!" —sprocketnellie 

Get it from Wine and Whiskey Co on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in black and white). 

16. A Billie razor designed to actually make shaving easier so you'll probably actually be excited to shave your legs for the first time in, well, a while.

Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

Billie is a favorite on our team, and I've been using it for the past couple of months. Not only is it super smooth and easy to use, but they also send you new razors every one to three months, depending on how often you shave. That way, you never have to try reallyyyyy hard to remember when the last time you switched the blade was, because one will show up at your door when it's time to change it.

Promising review (from a fellow BuzzFeed shopping & products writer): "Billie is just the most wonderful company, and every time I take a shower, I wonder if I should write them fan mail. First of all, everything they design is ADORABLE, so even if their razors were dull or flimsy, I'd still be a loyal fan. But luckily, their razors are as sharp as they are sharp looking. The handle is super lightweight and easy to grip. The razor heads are surrounded in a layer of soap, so they glide beautifully over skin without irritating it. Billie makes great razors, and it's awesome that they're so affordable. If only they could go back in time and stop me from paying absurd amounts of money on pharmacy brand razors in my youth." —Rebecca O'Connell

Get the starter kit from Billie for $9 (and then four replacement cartridges for $9 when you need them).

Read more about why BuzzFeed editors and writers are OBSESSED in our full review of Billie razors.

17. A dip clip you can attach to the side of your plate so you don't end up with ketchup-covered watermelon (I think that's happened at every single barbecue I've ever attended).

The dip clip filled with ketchup and attached to a plate of french fries

Promising review: "These are so handy! I got tired of my pretzels sliding into my honey mustard before I was ready to dip! This sent me on a search to resolve this little irritation and led me to the Dip Clips. They're nice secure clips and top-rack dishwasher safe. I found they work great for olives also. No move olives diving off my plate." —MzBzzb

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

18. A set of resistance bands made with fabric, so they won't roll or snap while you're using them because you deserve to get through your whole workout without having to stop and unroll your band every couple of minutes.,

Promising review: "I’m so happy with this purchase! I have found other workout bands to be annoying and slip or roll, but these bands stay put always! The fabric is wonderful and the three different strengths are perfect. I have been using them daily and highly recommend them to anyone looking to enhance their workouts!" —sharon kelley

Get a set of three from Amazon for $10.62+ (available in three color combinations).

19. A freezer tray to store the extra herbs you buy when your recipe calls for four tablespoons of fresh parsley, but the grocery store only sells it in bushels meant to serve hundreds. Ugh.

The four-cup tray with herbs in it and a hand grabbing some out of one of the cups

Promising review: "These little freezer cups are awesome. They make it really nice when you need some fresh herbs, and you don't want to run to the store all the time. Also, makes it nice to freeze the fresh herbs I grow." —DUCK

Get it from Amazon for $15.21.

20. A bug bite suction tool because mosquito bites ~suck~ so much and this little tool works to remove the ~pest-ky~ irritant, meaning no more itchiness!,

This tool suctions up insect venom, saliva, and other irritants from under the skin, thus preventing your body from producing a reaction to the irritant (i.e. itchiness).

Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (3x per the instructions) and documented it with photos. Immediately after using it, the bite stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in black and white).

21. Bed bands that'll work super hard to keep the corners of your fitted sheet in place so they don't pop off and try to escape every chance they get. Plus, this means you won't have to fight to get the sheet on all four corners as often — that itself is a chore.

The underside of a mattress with a fitted sheet being held on by a bed band

Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets, I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY....SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four pack sizes and five colors).

22. A migraine headache stick you can toss in your bag and quickly grab when you feel a headache coming on to help stop it in its tracks before it ruins your whole day.

BuzzFeed editor applying the stick to the back of her neck and her forehead
Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "Years ago, a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches and nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT! I use it daily on my temples and the back of my neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with nausea I suffer from the meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at the start of the headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune diseases that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils, etc., but this works!" —DVS

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Migrastil Migraine stick here.

23. A handle that'll make it *sooooo* much easier to carry all your groceries in one trip without the threat of dropping half the groceries on the floor because you said to yourself, "I can TOTALLY carry this all" (when, in fact, you probably shouldn't have).

Two models, each holding two handles that have a couple of bags of groceries on them each

Each handle can hold up to 50 lbs.

Promising review: "I live in an upstairs apartment with 16 steps in a row up to my front door, and I have about a 40-yard walk from my car to the base of the steps. These handles allow me to EASILY tote all or most of all of my grocery bags from my car to my apartment. Before I was using almost every finger on both hands to struggle the bags to my apartment, with some pain in some of my fingers." —Doubting Thomas

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

24. A set of seat gap fillers so you'll never experience the feeling of having your phone fall between the seat while you're driving, knowing it's going to take about 10 minutes to retrieve it from the black hole down there.

Reviewer pic of the black gap filler in between the seat and console in a car

Plus, not to mention that cleaning out your car will be so much easier when you don't have to get all the crumbs between the cracks. 

Promising review: "These things are amazing!! My Explorer has an abyss under the seat. If anything drops, it’s gone forever! These stay in place way better than expected. I won’t go without them ever!" — Kaci A.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

25. A flip top you can attach to your bottles to make sure you get EVERY. LAST. DROP so you don't have to buy ketchup or salad dressing as often.

On the left: a barbecue sauce bottle with only a small bit left at the bottom On the right: The same bottle but with a flip top on it, now standing upsidedown, with all the barbecue sauce ready to come out

Promising review: "This gadget is FANTASTIC. We placed it on a squeeze bottle of honey because I'm always aggravated that the last 1/3 of a bottle of honey is so difficult to get out. I like that this doesn't change the height of the bottle so it can fit on the same shelf. Flip-it also allows us to keep the honey stored upside down so every drop will be ready as the bottle empties. I'm so impressed that it has a fail-safe cap so it closes off automatically when you're done squeezing the product and eliminates concerns of leakage. They are substantially constructed and should last a very long time." —O. Sutherland

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $25.

26. Light-dimming stickers to, once and for all, put an end to the small lights coming from your TV, Wi-Fi router, or whatever else you have in your room that keeps you up at night.

You get a set of 100 stickers made to fit all sorts of electronics, so you can find the ones that will work perfectly for you.

Promising review: "Ingenious little idea. I suffer from migraines, so I know how a little LED light can irritate you in an otherwise pitch-black room. This product does a great job of dimming those harsh LED indicators that EVERYTHING seems to have nowadays. They are neat, not unsightly." —Jarom A. Daszko

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $7.49.

27. A touch-up razor designed to be a quick way for you to shape your eyebrows, remove any hair, and just get smooth skin without having to make another appointment and spend more time in a salon chair.


Promising review: "This is super easy and satisfying to use. You’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. I highly recommend it." —Jane

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (also available in a six- and nin- pack).

28. A lid organizer because if your container drawer looks something like the picture on the left, you've def been so frustrated digging through the mishmash piles of lids trying to find the right lid that fits on the container your leftovers are already in. This gives you spots for every different size lid you own and transforms the drawer into an organized haven.

Promising review: "This product does exactly what it's supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes, I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+.

29. An all-natural yoga mat cleaner spray that will give your mat a deep clean *and* leave it with a pleasant lavender scent, so the next time you're in savasana, you'll get a whiff of relaxation and a sense of calm knowing you're laying on a clean mat.

The spray bottle with a purple label with the words "Yoga mat detox" on it

BTW — Asutra is a WOC-owned brand making natural self-care products at an accessible price point. The products are made with organic plants, minerals, and essential oils and do not contain parabens, phthalates, or petroleum. This mat spray is made with tea tree oil to help kill bacterial on the mat. It also comes with a microfiber towel to help you clean.

Promising review: "I teach yoga and have recommended this product to many students and fellow teachers. I love the scent and performance of this mat cleaner spray. It doesn't leave a weird residue like others I've used, especially with the help of the little cleaning towel that comes with the purchase. I will definitely order again." —Heather

Get it from Asutra or Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven scents).

30. An EZ Off Jar Opener, because I can't be the only one who's abandoned making dinner and simply ordered takeout because I couldn't get a jar open.


This little gadget can not only open jars, but also other hard lids (like on plastic bottles). Just put it in the corner and twist for easy opening.

Promising review: "I bought this last year and have used it many times on many different lids, even use it to open gallon milk jugs when those pesky plastic attachments just won't seem to give. I haven't found anything I try that it won't open for me. No more banging on the counter, just hold it under my cabinet and slid it in the V shaped opening, give it a little twist to open, hardly any effort at all. It was easy to attach under the cabinet, I put mine so the wide opening faces forward. I personally think every house should have one of these." —Addie

Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

31. A wine stain–removing spray, because you shouldn't be held responsible for any spills that happen during happy hour or movie night. Red wine is too good not to drink out of fear of ruining your clothes, furniture, or anything else that gets in its way!

The bottle of red wine stain remover sitting on the carpet next to a spilled red wine glass

I can confirm that this works and works well. I've used it a number of times to remove different kinds of stains — red wine, rosé, and even berries. It got a rosé out of white t-shirt instantly and even removed red wine from my white/grey rug. It's super easy to use too. You just spray it on the stain, let it sit for a bit and scrub it away. I like to always have this on hand now because accidents happen.

Promising review: "This stuff is like a miracle on those tough red wine or dark berry stains! Even works well on dark chocolate! My husband is the 'Stain King,' and on our last vacation he put some berries from a buffet into the pocket of his brand new khaki shorts (Why, you ask? Never got a good answer for this one!). As you can then figure, the berries, during the course of the day and while riding home in the suitcase got mashed up and stained the shorts pretty badly. (Luckily they didn't get on anything else in the suitcase.) When I unpacked, the stains had set for about two days, and I thought the shorts were going to be ruined. I saw this product online and ordered it. It got every bit of the set-in berry stains out! It was like magic, I sprayed it on, and it just DISAPPEARED! As I said, I have also had the opportunity to try it on several red wine and dark chocolate stains, and it's been a miracle for getting them out without any damage to the material. No fading at all, just takes out the stain!" —Linda R. Shinsky

Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in five varities).

32. An Aquapaw slow treater to make bath time for your dog a bit easier as they enjoy a peanut butter snack instead of shaking and trying to escape as quickly as possible, leaving a trail of water as they go.

The blue slow treater stuck on the bathtub wall with a golden retriever licks it

Promising review: "I have a corgi that HATES to be brushed or bathed and bought this to see if it would help. I didn't expect much honestly, but this thing worked like a charm! I smothered it with peanut butter and stuck it in the freezer for a few hours, so I was sure it would last more than a minute. I was able to get an actual brushing in without him trying to snap or jump our of the tub. He was so enthralled with it that I would wager to say I could clip his nails! You should definitely give this a try." —Tera

Get it from Chewy for $10.95 (available in two shapes).

33. A Kochblume spill stopper you can put on top of your pot and then can walk away knowing that the water won't overflow onto the stove whenever it *finally* decides to boil.

The spill stopper in red on top of a pot on a stove with water boiling inside, illustrating that it will not boil over

Promising review: "Wow wow wow, I have no words to describe how great this product is. I'm a mom with a large family who cooks and bakes all the time, and there is never a time that something doesn't spill over even when standing and watching the pot. With this, life has just gotten easy. I think I'm throwing out all my pot covers after using this."—Rackel

Get it from Amazon for $23.95 

34. A rain and stain repellent to protect your nice bags that you spent GOOD MONEY on and that you don't want to get ruined by your jeans transferring UNWANTED blue dye on them.

Reviewer photo of the can of repellent sitting next to a Louis Vuitton purse

Ugh, I dealt with this exact problem on a nice new bag, and let me tell you, I was very annoyed. I will be adding this to my cart immediately.

Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff! I have several high-end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!" —Shoe Obsessed

Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

35. A grease bag with the ability to hold up to 32 ounces so you have a place to pour the extra grease from your pan instead of "accidently" pouring it down the drain and hoping for the best. 😬 Plus, the packaging is compostable, so you can just throw it in the trash when it's full.

Grease Bags

BTW — Grease Bags is a Black woman–owned small biz!

Get a single bag from Grease Bags for $13.99.

36. A Tweexy specifically designed to make you say, "Why didn't I think of that?!?" when you use it to help make painting the nails on your non-dominant hand so much easier. It's time for that hand to NOT look like a five year old painted it.

Model's hands with the Tweexy on the left hand. It has two rings and a holder on top with a bottle of nail polish in it to keep it steady. The right hand is holding the nail polish brush and painting the left hand's nails

Promising review: "Ok, this is definitely one of those things that is so simple and when you get it, you say "well, why didn't I think of that?". It's super useful and fits my tall, thin bottles of gel polish great. I was concerned it wouldn't be snug enough for them because they are skinny but it still works wonderfully. Is comfy on my fat little fingers (ring size 9.5). Definitely recommended." —Mandi C

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 18 colors).

37. Some eco-friendly bamboo towels that'll replace six month's worth of paper towels so you can keep your home clean, feel good about the impact you have on the environment, *and* never have to worry about using tissues to clean up a spill because you forgot to pick up paper towels when you were at the store...again.

Model's hands holding a bamboo towel sheet under a watermelon while cleaning it

All you have to do when you're done using one is throw it in the wash!

Promising review: "I clean for a living, so using these on the job as well as my home makes life much easier, and I can feel better about not being so wasteful. I use them for drying my hands, cleaning the countertops, and as a reusable Swiffer pad for floors. What I do is mark each one with a Sharpie. My first initial for hands and face at home, 'C' for cleaning counters and 'F' for floor. What I love about these the most is they dry a lot quicker than regular towels and washing them is super easy. Dirt and grime tend to just rinse right out. Even on the mop pads. It's incredible. Now I don't have to waste money buying the Swiffer refills. These are different to use but it's worth figuring out what works for you!! A must buy for eco-friendly cleaning!" —Joyce

Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in two and four rolls).

38. A TubShroom with some of the most disgusting but oh-so satisfying review images. You may wonder how you still have hair on your head after using this product...but at least that hair won't be backing up your tub anymore and you won't have to stick your hand down there and grab a very disgusting handful of gunk.,

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." —JT

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

Read BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom here.

39. A three-pack of nonstick oven liners you can cut to fit your oven or grill to protect it from getting covered in the goo and gunk that spills out of whatever you're cooking. Just pull the liner out (when the oven isn't hot anymore) and wash it in the sink for a fuss-free way to keep your oven clean.

Inside of an oven with a pizza baking and the oven liners sitting on the bottom catching droplets

These can be cut to fit whatever size your oven is. They can also withstand heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Promising review: "After a few months, I have to say this was a good investment. I use it to keep the bottom of my oven mess-free. It works superbly. I love just being able to cut it to size, slip it in and out whenever it needs cleaning. Cleans easily. I also use it to cook! Placed on top of an oven tray, it's a great nonstick surface for granola making, fruit dehydrating, you name it!" —Adrianna T

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.95.

40. A Bracelet Mate so you're never stuck home alone struggling to put on a bracelet by yourself.

Model using the Bracelet Mate to put on a small bracelet by themselves

Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

41. A Thaw Claw to defrost meat up to seven times faster. All you have to do is suction it to your sink, fill the sink with water, and then put the frozen food under the claw. It will be defrosted in no time — and you'll never have to remember to take the meat out of the fridge in the morning again.


Plus, this Black-owned and invented product fits in all sinks no matter the size or type.

Promising review: "A package of frozen meat would have taken at least two days to thaw in the fridge. I used this for a 2-pound package a couple of days ago, and the meat was thawed within 90 minutes. One of the most practical kitchen gadgets I own." —Llda Schellhase

Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in three colors).

42. A digital luggage scale so you don't have to spend any time worrying about finding out your bag is overweight at the airport and then trying to rearrange while you're suitcase it open on the floor, for the whole airport to see. 😳 Maybe this is a very specific fear that I personally have, but owning this scale will ensure that you never have to pay an overweight baggage fee again.

reviewer holding the silver and black luggage scale, attached the the top of a suitcase

Promising review: "This luggage scale is so handy and is great for weighing your luggage. I was a little concerned before I got it because I wasn't sure how accurate it would be. When I used it when I went on vacation, it was dead-on to what the airport said, so I highly recommend this. Plus, it’s easy to pack in your bags." —Teresa Daniels

Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in four colors).

43. Some ZenToes you can slide on any toes that currently have an issue (such as a missing or ingrown nail, hammer toes, or blisters) and spend the rest of the day walking — without any pain.

Reviewer photo of two feet each with the silicone cover on the big toe and one with one also on the second toe to protect them from anything happening to inured toes /

Promising review: "I have a painful and annoying hammer toe on my right foot. I have tried 3-4 other products to alleviate the pain and rubbing but nothing has worked until the ZenToes! The little sleeve rolls onto the toe and keeps it from rubbing on my shoes. I wash it out at night, and it’s ready for the next day. Problem solved. Thanks so much for this great product!" —GranBobbie

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in small and large in white and beige).

44. A door draft stopper reviewers swear is a great way to stop cold air from getting into your home during the winter months. Not only will you save money on your energy bill, but you'll also stop tiny critters from crawling their way into your home. And now that's a win-win.,

Promising review: "The circulation in our house had a constant breeze coming in from below our back door. This product took about 10 minutes to install (cut to size, removal/replacement of our door stopper), and we have no more cold air blowing in from outside! The magic of the product is its rigidity. It is hard enough to block the strong draft we have, but it's soft enough to bend over our rug. If the stopper were very hard, it would push away the rug or force the rug to roll up or buckle. For us, this product is a perfect solution to our draft issue." —Wuzaaap

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

45. A Swiss Army Knife with seven tools you should keep on hand, because you really never know when you're going to need a nail file or a toothpick to really turn your day around.

The Swiss Army Knife in Red on a key chain with the small scissors, nail file, and knife coming out of it

It has seven tools including a blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, a key ring, tweezers, and a toothpick.

Promising review: "THIS IS SUCH A USEFUL TOOL! Although it is small, the tools that this pocket knife has on it help out in those small times of need. Splinter? Its got tweezers. Annoying string hanging off of your clothes? It comes with some scissors. Chipped a nail? It has a file to smooth it out. There are still a few more tools on it, but overall this small pocket knife is one of those basic things that you could probably find a use for day-to-day." —Hector Prado

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

46. A pair of eyeglasses temple tips to stop your glasses from sliding off your face when you look down because it's 2020, and that really should never happen.

Model wearing glasses with the temple tip on the end, keeping it in place

Promising review: "I have bad eyesight, and my lenses are thicker than most. As a result, my glasses tend to slide down my nose if I start to sweat. It's extremely annoying. Let me tell you, these work great for me! I no longer have to push my glasses back up every 30 seconds or worry about my glasses falling off my face when I mow the grass. They're very comfortable And seem pretty durable so far. I'm still on my first pair and I've worn them non-stop since I got them a month and a half ago." —DeeJayDubbs

Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in clear, black, and grey).

47. A Zipuller for anyone, including myself, who has struggled to get a dress (or any other article of clothing) zipped up in the morning while screaming, "There's got to be a better way!". Here it is. Now you can get dressed with ease and move on to more important things.

The back of a model with an open dress and the Zipuller in red attached to the back zipper ready to zip up the dress

Promising review: "I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! It's great for single moms like me!!!" —M. Sanders

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

48. Sticky Stake insect traps you place in your plants to attract flies, gnats, midges, and other insects and keep them from flying around your house and annoying you so very much.,

Promising review: "Holy cow these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time, I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately, I added a new houseplant, plus repotted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

49. A SockDock because I am convinced that socks plan their escape every time you put them in the wash. I mean, where do they go and how do I always end up with three lone socks after doing my laundry EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Model holding the long wire SockDock with circles to attach socks, filled with sock pairs next to a washing machine

Promising review: "Finally a product that makes this part of my life simpler! Seriously keeping sock together is one of those little life challenges that is annoying enough to drive me insane after each load of laundry. I only bought one set for myself to test out, but now I will be buying them for my wife and my kids to use. I did notice that if I tightened the socks too snug they would still be slightly damp after the dryer, but I slightly loosened the tension and that issue has been easily resolved." —Joshua

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in five colors).

50. A poop bag holder so you can ~do do~ the right thing and carry the poop to the nearest garbage without it stinking up the rest of the walk.


I once did a beach clean up, and we found almost 10 bags of poop just chilling on the beach. Do better people!

Promising review: "My dog often poops 2-3 times on a hike, and it’s incredibly annoying to carry her full poop bags. They stink, they’re squishy, and I hate holding them—especially when I’m trying to quickly pull out my phone to take a picture of a special moment. This simple yet genius item allows me to carry her poop by clipping the container to my waist and snapping the lid shut. My hands are free, my nose is happy, and the trails are clear of Quinn poop." —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

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