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    47 Problem-Solving Products We Write About All The Time — Because They Work

    Listen, we know you've probably seen these before, but they work so well we want the entire world to know about them.

    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 set of Bottle Bright tablets you stick in your water bottles, coffee mugs, etc. to remove stains and odors you thought might be stuck there forever.

    A before, during, and after shot of a mucked up bottle that then looks brand new
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    Plus, they're super easy to use. All you have to do is fill the bottle with warm water and put one of the tablets inside. Then you let it sit for 30 minutes, rinse, and it will be G2G.

    Promising review: "All I can say is WOW! This worked better than I expected! I tried it out first on a stainless-steel travel mug that had about four years of coffee staining in it. I had tried home remedies like citrus and salt and baking soda, but nothing seemed to change the stain. I soaked it for several hours with the tablet, and it required almost no scrubbing at all!! This stuff seriously works!!" —Sandy D.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8 (also available in a pack of 36).

    2. 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.

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    And if the review photos don't convince you, there are almost 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.

    3. 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
    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.

    4. 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. The more than 17,000 5-star ratings prove that this really does what it says it will.

    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 $5.98.

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

    Model using the tool to put on a small bracelet by themselves
    Amazon

    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+ (available in three colors).

    6. A miraculous plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to two (!!) 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.

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    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 $15.26+ (available in nine sizes and sets).

    7. A nail strengthening cream made with hydrogenated jojoba oil, vitamins, and calcium to prevent splits, chips, peels, and cracks and give your nails new life.

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    Promising review: "So my grandmother told me about this product when I was young, about 20 years ago or so. I use it all the time! THIS STUFF WORKS! It works really well, too. My nails grow really long in a few weeks and I get to decide when to cut them off. Women ask me about them all the time, 'How do you get such white nail tips?' Well, it's because of this." —Halie Brake

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    8. A Double Dipper dip clip you can attach to the air vent in your car to hold your favorite sauces, making it super easy to dip your fries and chicken tenders in while you're on your road trip.

    the red dip clip with two slots and ketchup in each attached to the air vent in a car
    3D Printed by Brian / Etsy

    BTW — 3D Printed by Brian is a small biz that sells 3D-printed products from Fate, Texas!

    Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer, cleaner look than the picture, in my opinion." —MadisonElaine98

    Get it from 3D Printed by Brian on Etsy for $5.52+ (available in single and double).

    9. 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 $14.99 (available in six colors).

    10. A Thaw Claw designed to defrost meat 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 scrap your dinner plans because you forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer last night...

    Amazon

    BTW — 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 $16.95 (available in three colors).

    11. 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
    Amazon

    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 of 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.

    12. A rechargeable lighter so you can light candles in seconds with a simple switch. Then when it runs out, you simply have to charge it instead of going out to buy a new one.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "We've bought several of these, and they work better than expected and are so much more efficient than the disposable butane lighters. They're easy to charge and light candles almost as fast as butane, but last many times longer." —Seussbd

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. 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
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    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.

    14. A migraine headache stick you can keep on hand and quickly grab when you feel a headache coming on before it gets so bad you have to abandon whatever you're doing.

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

    People rave about this stick for curing their headaches when other remedies could not. 

    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.

    15. 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.

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    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.

    16. A Zesty Paws allergy supplement your pup may think are just tasty treats, when in fact they're filled with probiotics and other nutrients that can help improve their digestion, promote healthy skin, add shine to their coats, and improve their immunity.

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    Owners who have dogs with skin conditions swear by this supplement to give their pup some relief.

    Promising review: "I purchased these due to my Lab having skin allergies along with digestive issues. Both dogs look forward to having their daily 'treat,' and my Lab hasn't had skin or digestive issues since taking. I bought them again!" —Laurel H.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $24.27/every two months).

    17. 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
    DressStrong / Etsy

    BTW — DressStrong is a small, woman-owned business based in 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 DressStrong on Etsy for $15.

    18. 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.

    19. 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 $8.97+ (available in four colors).

    20. A foot hammock made out of memory foam because we can't all afford to fly first class, but this little gadget will make you feel like you can (even if it doesn't come with free champagne).

    reviewer photo of the black foot hammock on a plane with feet in them
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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It's so simple but works incredible to prevent swelling and pressure on legs while flying. I just flew the first leg of an international flight and used it, and I am on a layover now and had to pause to write this review. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! It easily attached to the tray table, and I adjusted to my desired height. It is like a hammock for your feet. You just prop them up inside the thing/swing/hammock — which is very cushiony — and your feet are hoisted up comfortable. I'm a big girl and weight is no issue. DEFINITELY MUST HAVE ON ALL MY FLIGHTS NOW. This thing is great!!" —Queen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in black, purple, and blue).

    21. 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
    Amazon

    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/gray 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 varieties).

    22. 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).

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

    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.

    23. 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.

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    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 $13.75.

    24. 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
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    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 $11.99.

    25. 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
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    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.

    26. 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
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    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 $18.95+ (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.

    27. A box of wart-removing pads you apply like a bandage. In no time your wart will be gone, and you can get back to more important things in your life, such as playing fetch with your dog.

    Reviewer's progression photos showing the pads removed a wart on their finger
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    Promising review: "This stuff works! I’ve never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! Eww, embarrassing! So I got the freeze off and thought 'This has to work!' Nope! I tried the freeze off three times and nothing! I than realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to removed and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!" —Audrey N.

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

    28. A grooming glove that'll essentially trick your pet into thinking you're giving them some love, when in fact, you're removing all the loose hair so it doesn't end up in piles around your house.

    The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair in front of a French bulldog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping Editor AnaMaria Glavan says: "My dog is perfect in every way, but he has recently started to shed, and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. (According to his vet, it’s common for Frenchies to go through more shedding in the fall and spring to make way for a new ~seasonally appropriate~ coat.) I had seen this pet-grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works.

    "The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean.

    "We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he...loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: this is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand."

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in three colors).

    29. 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

    More than 28,000 5-star reviews 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.

    30. 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.

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    It's recommended to use a tablet 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 $5.39.

    31. 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!

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    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 (three times 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).

    32. 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.

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    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had 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 FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two styles).

    33. A wall charger with six outlets *and* two USB fast-charging ports to keep all your devices and accessories at 100% and not die in the middle of that team meeting.

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    Promising review: "I work from home in a small apartment, and this really made my setup work the way I want it to. I need to use all six plugs, plus I like to keep my phone and MiFi charging while working, too. This was the perfect thing for me to get everything plugged in and essentially retrofitted into a built-in apartment wall desk setup that was intended for the large desktop towers of the late '90s. I’m ordering a second one in hopes it transforms another part of my weird floor plan. Bonus: The USB ports seem to fast-charge my iPhone XS Max. I can go from dead to fully charged in about 90 minutes." —Moose

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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.

    35. A Squatty Potty specifically designed to adjust your position so you can go number two more easily and live a life without bloating or constipation backing you up.

    The Squatty Potty sitting on the floor in front of a toilet, like a stool
    Amazon

    The 9,000 5-star reviews don't lie — this thing WORKS and works well.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I first heard about the Squatty Potty. After all, I have been pooping just fine for decades. But when a coworker gave a glowing review of them, I decided to try one. From the first moment that I sat down, I knew it was going to be a good experience. It's just a more natural way to poop. Not only did my business take about half the time to complete, it was a more thorough job. I recommend this product 100%." —LL

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    36. A KitchenAid attachment organizer so you can keep all the accessories for your mixer under the cabinet right next to it. You'll be able to easily switch from the dough hook to the whisk when the recipe calls for it.

    The attachments and organizer hanging from a cabinet
    3D Home Solution / Etsy

    You can select either Command strips or wood screws to attach this to your cabinet.

    BTW — 3D Home Solution is a Texas-based shop that specializes in all kinds of home organization products.

    Get it from 3D Home Solution on Etsy for $12 (available in three colors).

    37. A reversible waterproof desk mat you can put on your table if you really have no place at all for a desk so you can at least make it feel like you're working from one.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm an art teacher, and working from home during the coronavirus outbreak was going to put a lot of strain on my wood desk (which I keep mostly for show but now am forced to use for work). I ordered this desk pad because mint green is my favorite color, and I wanted something to protect my desk from paint and other art supplies. It arrived today, and it was so cute! It's exactly what I wanted. It's thin enough not to add too much bulk to the desk, the color is so fun, and it wipes off easily. I love that it's reversible, too, so I'll probably use one side for making tutorial videos for my classes and the other for when I'm painting. I was worried that it wouldn't lie flat because it came rolled up, but it lay flat immediately. And it came with a cute little belt in case I need to roll it back up again and store it!" —Jill S

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and in six color combinations).

    38. A hair-finishing stick that looks like mascara but actually works to put all your baby hairs, flyaways, and broken hair into their place (i.e., on your head and not in whatever direction they feel like it). Your hair will look more polished and put together in seconds.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh. My. God. This stuff is incredible!!! It works better than expected! It’s so easy to put on, and it stays for over 24 hours! I love my ponytail so much more without the random flyaways that even hairspray couldn’t keep down. BUY THIS." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    39. Or an edge control gel reviewers swears stays in place all day *and* doesn't flake, so you can keep your edges and baby hairs exactly where you want them.

    amazon.com

    And just a note that you shouldn't feel pressured to lay your edges! For more on this, check out "Just A Friendly PSA That You Don't HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don't Wanna."

    Promising review: "So, I first found out about this product in my Cosmo school I attend and fell in love. It stays on just right for a long time, just as advertised! I had bought a different edge tamer and was disappointed, but this one exceeds my expectations, which is why I also purchased the largest tub size! <3 This is my fave edge tamer out there! A little goes a long way!" —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in four sizes).

    40. AirFly, a wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods (or any other wireless headphones) to the headphone jack on the flight so you can enjoy all the free entertainment without being forced to bring two sets of headphones or use the crappy ones they have the AUDACITY to charge for on some flights.

    the AirFly Pro plugged into a screen on a plane
    amazon.com

    It also comes with a USB-C charging cable, travel pouch, keychain holder, quick-start guide, and a manual.

    Promising review: "I love this gadget ... I fly a lot and this works on the majority of wide-body planes I’ve taken over the past six months. Just plugs into one of the three-prong outlets (or single outlet in economy) and you can connect any Bluetooth device. Doesn’t always connect on the first try as I have multiple devices that my headphones are searching for, but if you turn off all other devices it seems to connect right away. Once connected, it works for many hours. A few planes I’ve taken recently (Qatar Airways) have USB charge points so close to the headphone jack that you can even plug it in while its working and never lose the charge. Highly recommend for travelers." —Joseph Sikorsky

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    41. A garbage guard because having bugs in and around your garbage can really ~stinks~ and this little thing will work overtime to make sure that never happens again.

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

    Promising review: "This thing really works!!! It’s August with record-breaking heat, and there are NO FLIES in my outdoor garbage can. I did use the double-sided sticky tape (included) to attach it to the center of the lid, and it’s holding tightly after six weeks of garbage service. City trash pickup like ours is not a gentle procedure. Mechanized and very rough garbage can handling is the norm, but it’s sticking tight. I’ll never be without this product again." —Cynthia D

    Get it from Amazon for $7.44.

    42. 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.

    Amazon

    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 $16.79.

    43. A bacon sponge for green solution to getting rid of excess grease from foods like bacon. It is made with organic cotton "unpaper" towel, absorbs 20 times faster than other materials, and is reusable and compostable. Sunday brunch will never be the same.

    a pile of freshly cooked bacon on top of the bacon sponge
    Amazon Handmade

    BTW — This woman-owned small biz is based in Denver, Colorado. 

    Promising review: "This is great. I don’t like using loads of paper towels in draining meat, but I didn’t know what else to use. The bacon sponge is absorbent and easy to clean. It performs as advertised and makes me feel better about eliminating another source of waste." —PamelaRenee

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $13.50.

    44. A Diamond Dazzle Stik, because you can only keep using the phrase "shine bright like a diamond" if your diamonds actually do shine bright.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    And with more than 31,000 5-star ratings and a 4.6-out-of-5-star rating, this small brush is really all that it's cracked up to be. Your rings will never be the same (in the best way possible).

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run, Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    45. A streak-free anti-fog spray you spritz on your glasses, sunglasses, or even face shields to stop them from fogging up while wearing a mask. This means you can go about your day and not worry about being blinded by fog every time you breathe out.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    And just a note, this works GREAT for some reviewers but not all because it has very specific instructions. Also, it's meant for non-antireflective-coated lenses. To use, spritz a small amount on *both* sides of your lenses, and rub with your finger. Then let it sit for a minute and wipe with a dry cloth. Once your glasses are dry, you'll be good to go!

    Promising review: "Like just about everyone with glasses, mine kept fogging up while wearing a COVID mask. I was looking to find something that would help with this and this product was perfect. You still get a tiny bit of fogging as you breathe out, but it instantly clears. This is a game changer. I ordered another bottle immediately for my glasses-wearing child." —zork2112

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    46. 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).

    47. 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 $28.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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