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    37 Practical Items That May Not Be Fun To Look At But You Probably Need

    Whether they are gross or just boring, these products are definitely still very useful.

    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. The 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 it won't be backing up your tub anymore.

    BuzzFeed editor, Jess Probus holding the TubShroom filled with hair
    Jess Probus / BuzzFeed

    Almost 64,000 five-star ratings don't lie, this thing works and works well. All you have to do is put it in the drain and then clean it every once and a while (and try not to gag when you do it).

    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 four 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 one BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom here.

    2. 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. 

    a reviewer's drawer with a chaotic mess of lids
    the same drawer with the lids neatly stored int he organizer

    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 $15+ (available in five styles).

    3. A set of 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
    Amazon

    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 it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four pack sizes and five colors).

    4. A set of scrubbing attachments you'll want to constantly take for a ~spin~, because they will get everything so darn clean without causing your arm to hurt from too much scrubbing after.

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    Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago, and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000

    Get it from Amazon for $10.41 (available in three colors).

    5. A pack of DressWeights designed to prevent you from having a Marilyn Monroe moment when you decide to wear a dress, only to have it ~spring~ up at a moment's notice. That's not a problem you'll have wearing one of these.

    The weight on the hem of a dress
    Dress Strong / Etsy

    BTW — Dress Strong is a small, woman-owned business based out of New York City. The weights are reusable and the adhesive on the back should last for about six uses (with proper care).

    Promising review: "What an amazing invention! I had my bridesmaids use these for my destination wedding. I got married outside by a very windy gazebo and they worked like a charm. Highly recommend!" —kimberlyo143

    Get four weights from Dress Strong on Etsy for $15.

    6. A digital luggage scale to prevent you from paying an overweight baggage fee ever again — sometimes it's hard not to overpack, OK!!!

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

    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 $10.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. 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. How ~neat~ is that??? 

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

    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.

    8. Keurig cleaning cups, a must-have for anyone who is maybe just realizing now that they should have been cleaning their coffee maker for the past couple of years. 😬 This makes it so simple. Just put one of the pods in the machine, and you'll be amazed at how much gunk comes out of it. 🤮

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product that I cannot say enough good things about. I had thrown away my current Keurig machine thinking it was broken. I decided to try to resurrect it using these cleaners and I am glad I did! One cup took care of years of neglect on my part (lesson learned). Because there was so much cleaning needed, I used two cups, and now the machine works perfectly. So glad I discovered this product and highly recommend it. I am thinking of a three-month interval to keep the machine in good condition. Thank you so much!" —Susan

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. 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
    Amazon

    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.

    10. A handheld vacuum that makes it super easy to get rid of the pet hair on your couch (and every other surface) once and for all.

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    Promising review: "This vacuum is simply amazing. It is by far WAY better than I expected. I read several reviews on this before purchasing along with looking at several other options. After countless hours of reading and researching, I chose this and couldn't be any happier with the product and the work it does. First, I want to say that I have a Great Pyrenees living in my house, and if you aren't familiar with the breed he is a lean mean shedding machine!! I have spent many hours on a daily basis sweeping and lint rolling my whole house. So, I bought this with the hopes that it would just be 'good enough' to get the job done. However, I was amazed to realize that it hasn't missed a SINGLE HAIR in its path ( and in one swipe, too.) It literally got every single little crumb and hair out of every area I went over and it's the perfect size to get the job done. It is also VERY easy to clean the filter. The ONLY downside is that it's not cordless, but with this quality cleaning I'll just buy an extension cord because I LOVE it!!" —Jordyn

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    11. A Dr. Scholls moisturizing foot cream you can apply to your dry and cracked heels for an extra dose of moisture that will leave them looking (and feeling) as pretty as a picture. (Not that that's a picture you want to take.)

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    Promising review: "I have severe cracks on my feet, and I tried many products. This is a lifesaver. It's a must-buy if you are suffering from cracks and dried feet. Visible results that you can see in few applications." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.47.

    12. A soundproofing strip to help block out all the surrounding noise so your coworkers can actually hear what you have to say about those reports and you won't have to apologize for the sounds of the garbage truck outside.

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    PLUS: This also makes sure that your air-conditioning and heat doesn't escape under your doors, thus saving you energy and money!

    Promising review: "This product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four colors).

    13. A pack of fizzing toilet tabs here to make cleaning your toilet something you might actually enjoy (which is probably a sentence you never expected to hear in your life). This looks like a bath bomb but is filled with sanitizing products that will leave your toilet spotless (after you give it a quick scrub, of course).

    White bath bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    BTW — This Colorado-based small biz specializes in all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "Like a bath bomb for your toilet! Works great, smells great, toilets were just as clean but with none of the chemicals! Fast shipping, too! Thank you!” —Erin Horender

    Get it from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $10.

    14. An earwax removal oil you'll be talking your friends' ears off about because of how clean it will leave yours feeling.

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    All you have to do is turn your head to the side and put five to 10 drops in your ear. After several minutes you can remove wax with a warm water flush.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    15. Dishwasher-cleaning tablets made to remove the lime and minerals built up in your dishwasher over time. If you've been feeling like your dishwasher isn't getting your dishes as clean as it once did, this is your sign to throw one of these in with your next cycle and see how much of a difference it makes. 

    The inside of a reviewer's dishwasher looking dirty
    The same reviewer's dishwasher now looking shiny and clean after using the cleaning tablet

    It's recommended to use a table once a month. You can use these on stainless-steel and plastic tub dishwashers. 

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my Subscribe & Save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. 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.

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    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.

    17. A mold and mildew remover to easily remove the gross buildup in your shower and make it look (and even feel) like a super nice one you may find at a hotel. Plus, this stuff is so easy to use. All you have to do is apply it, let it sit, and then rinse. Yes, it really is as easy as that.

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "You guys. I’m embarrassed to even show you this. The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I came across this in a BuzzFeed list, and this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today." —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. sunburn soother made with aloe and coconut oil you should probably just have on hand at all times because there's nothing worse than 1) getting a sunburn and 2) returning home to realize you have nothing to help you make it feel better. The combination of these two things is realllllly not fun.

    Promising review: "I bought this product to take on our vacation. I am so glad I did. I got burnt on my lower legs and tops of my feet. I though I had put enough sunscreen on. I didn't. That night I woke with my legs and feet both burning and itching. The instant I put this on I had relief. OMG I cannot say enough about this stuff. Buy it. Keep it on hand. Great product. Thank you, Burt's Bees!" —D.S. 

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    19. Some odor eliminators you can put in your gym bag, carry-on, or even luggage so you don't have to worry about your stinky or sweaty clothes and shoes making everything else in the bag smelly.

    long rectangle-shaped grey bag sitting on top of a gym bag
    Amazon

    The charcoal bag has no smell and absorbs excess moisture to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming on your clothes and in your bag. You can use them for up to two years, but you should put them outside in the sun for an hour once a month so they can ~rejuvenate~.

    Promising review: "These are the best travel buddies! I always pack one of these in my luggage and one in my boyfriend's. While traveling, we sometimes don't get to wash all our clothes, but these bags are brilliant at absorbing the smell of sweat on our clothes and shoes!" —J.L.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    20. Foaming tablets you can use weekly on your garbage disposal to stop any buildup or odors from coming out of your sink. Nobody wants to deal with that grossness!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a fun product to use! I do recommend using it with a disposal scrub brush, since I hadn’t cleaned my disposal in...many many centuries...it took a little scrubbing in addition to get all the grime out. This made the process MUCH easier though, and I love the foam that bubbles up. It’s as fun to watch as it is good at cleaning. I’d buy again sometime." —Leslie

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $24.49.

    21. A deodorizing dog body spray you'll totally use every chance you get, because not only will it freshen up your pup (and remove any unwanted smells) while still leaving the natural oils in their fur, but it will also mean you can avoid bath time because I'm pretty sure it's a universal fact that every dog HATES baths.

    the dog body sprays in different scents
    The Bark Shoppe

    BTW — This Black woman–own small biz is based out of New York City and sells dog-grooming products and merch. And if you're local, you can even book grooming services for your pup.

    Get it from the Bark Shoppe for $9.99 (available in four scents).

    22. A grout pen that'll transform your bathroom (or kitchen) floor from drab to fab by restoring it to the pristine color of yesteryear with minimal effort on your part.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D. The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIP IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two tip sizes and four colors).

    23. A migraine headache stick you can keep on hand 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 homeopathy 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.

    24. Some Scotch Brite scrubbers specifically designed to remove all the burnt-on gunk on your stainless-steel pans and make them look as good as the day you bought them. Nothing says, "I'm an adult" like finding it thrilling when you salvage a pan instead of having to shell out money for a new one. 

    A reviewer's pan black with caked on grease
    The pan restored to spotless, shiny silver

    Psst — If you're looking to get your pans as clean as the reviewer above, they used the scrubbers along with Bar Keepers Friend!

    Promising review: "I like to use a lot of cast-iron and stainless-steel pans. But you know what's the worst? Burnt-on oil. I bought these on Amazon because they were both cheap and well-reviewed. I expected these to be tough on my hands. They weren't. I expected them to fall apart pretty quickly. They didn't. I expected to have to use a lot of scrubbing force. I don't. What did they do? They removed the burnt-on oil on my stainless-steel pans and cast-iron pans with a refreshing ease. You apply a little pressure and move it around, and the grease disappears. These are cheap enough not to even give another thought to. Just put them in your cart and get them." —DM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.48.

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

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    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 $4.99.

    26. dryer vent cleaning kit you actually attach to your vacuum to suck out all the dust, lint, and other debris that's hiding in your dryer. This 2.5-foot kit will get in there deep and remove so much stuff you'll be shocked how your dryer has even worked up till this point.

    Promising review: “OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS HOSE. My dryer was like one cycle away from catching fire, and my vacuum’s skinny hose nozzle was too short to get into my dryer vent because the nozzle widens after 6 inches. So when I saw this product go on sale I bought it and it came the next day. It came in two or three pieces that fit into each other and go over the vacuum hose. It was SO SATISFYING to watch the big clumps come out of the dryer vent! I mean my dryer was nasty. Look at the pictures. I have a German shepherd and a pit bull, so our laundry is always full of nastiness. Well, this little hose got it all and it looks brand new in there. The big clumps were hard to get through the hose at first until I realized I could pinch the opening of the hose to make it circular, which allowed the clumps to fly through. Even the sound was satisfying. I will be vacuuming under my fridge next. No dying in a fire for me.” —Bee92

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    27. An easily washable drip catcher made to fit around your faucet to stop water from pooling around it every time you do the dishes. It's the small things in life that make the biggest difference. 

    Closeup photo of sink drip guard in navy blue
    Red drip catcher placed around kitchen sink's faucet
    Two Lilacs Studio / Etsy

    BTW —Two Lilacs Studio is a small biz based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    28. The Pink Stuff, which is an all-purpose paste that works to clean basically everything in your house. This means you can go from scrubbing a pan to making your muddy rain boots look brand new in one swoop — no changing of cleaning products required. 

    a reviewer's pan with a stained bottom then shiny clean
    a reviewer's rubber boots, one stained with dirt and one clean

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life-changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings, and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny." —Nancy F.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    29. 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.

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    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 $8.99 (available in four colors).

    30. A FURemover Broom that works to remove pet *and* human hair from deeper in your carpet that your vacuum can't reach. Plus, it has a squeegee edge so you can also use it to clean your shower, windows, and even car windshield. We love a multipurpose product! 

    BuzzFeed editor holding broom with black silicone bristles
    BuzzFeed editor holding up clump of gross hair
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This sucker is magic. I bought mine three years ago and it still works. I use it to scrape up the dog hair that gets embedded in my living room rug. (We have two basset hounds who are constantly shedding.) The vacuum gets a lot of it, but even after I run the vacuum I can drag this broom over the rug and drag up entire piles of dirt and fur that were missed. It's also great on my kitchen tile. We have a dog door in our kitchen, so our two bassets are always dragging in dirt and making messes. This works better than a broom because it works like a squeegee — nothing gets caught in the broom fibers, and it can clean up damp/wet messes as well." —yetanotherstephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    And read one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's full review of the FURemover Broom here

    31. Reusable produce storage bags specifically designed to keep fruit, vegetables, and even flowers fresher longer so you can actually enjoy everything you purchase.

    Two images: On the left two bananas, one in the GreenBag on the left and one on the right a little more brown, not and on the right, two bananas showing the one on the left that was in the bag less brown than the one on the right
    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "We decided to do a little test. One banana in a bag and one out, same location in the kitchen. This was after nine days; you can see that there’s a distinct difference in the bananas. Amazing product!" —Trio Mum

    Get a 20 pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    32. A dog waste bag holder to give you a spot to stash that stinky bag of poo so you don't have to awkwardly hold it in your hand (but as far aways as possible) until you find a trash can to throw it into.

    Model holding leash with waste bag carrying attached
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "If you walk your dog, this is a very handy item that attaches easily to the leash and provides a discreet way of getting your dog's poop home neatly." —Wilma

    Get it from The Grommet for $9.95 (available in five colors).

    33. 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
    amazon.com

    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.

    34. 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. 

    The inventor pouring grease from a pan into one of the tall bags
    The bag next to a pan of frying food
    Grease Bags

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

    Get a single bag from Grease Bags or from Amazon for $13.99.

    35. A garbage guard that may look small but has magic powers to get all the bugs in and around your garbage can good and gone from your life.

    Reviewer photo of the rectangle guard in black attached to the inside of a garbage can lid
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Not sure how it works, but this simple thing eliminates all maggots from my trash can. I had to clean the garbage can each week and now...nothing but a couple of dead flies at the bottom. Some amazing witchcraft to be sure. It’s been a few weeks and still kicking." —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.44.

    36. A pack of AirPod cleaning putty made to easily remove earwax, dirt, and dust that's lodged into your earbuds. It may gross you out to see what's exactly inside, but you'll be so thankful for it when it improves the sound quality as you sing along to Sour...for the 58th time this week.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never usually write reviews but this is an exception. I've had my AirPods for over a year and when the sound quality was diminishing, I was afraid they had a short life expectancy and I would need to get a new pair! Even after using cotton buds to clean the AirPods out, I thought that was enough until my friend said there's stuff built up and hard to see, but there was nothing able to get it out! Enter this product — it literally took five minutes to clean each earbud effectively and instantly the sound quality was as good as new! Loud, clear, less trouble connecting to my phone, etc. I really suggest getting this product. You don't need a full square to clean them, so you can pull a piece off or reuse a square with a side you haven't used! SO happy I found a solution!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    37. An auto-shutoff outlet for anyone who has stopped in a cold panic after they leave their house trying to remember if they've turned off their curling iron or straightener (🙋🏻‍♀️). Simply put this in the outlet, plug your device in, and hit the button to set the timer. Then you can go about your day knowing that you won't accidentally burn your house down.

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    That can't be a fear just I have, right? Right??? You can set the timer on this for one, two, four, or eight hours, or just put it on hold.

    Promising review: "Due to MS and just being busy, I keep forgetting to unplug my straightener before I leave, so it's on all day! This is perfect for me. You have to press a button on the unit to select a time for it to power the unit, working only as long as you select. Adding this step has been helpful in reminding me to unplug the darn thing when I'm done, but I know that if I should forget my hot iron will only be on for a total of an hour. I wish it had smaller increments of time, but I won't complain." —Carly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.60.

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