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    Updated on May 5, 2020. Posted on Apr 24, 2020

    23 Products That Work Hard So You Don’t Have To

    Whether you're feeling super motivated right now or not at all, these products are here to help.

    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. Some toaster oven bags designed to make the perfect grilled cheese without turning on the stove. You'll brie so thankful.

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    You can also heat up pizza slices, chicken nuggets and more with it, meaning you'll have dinner ready in a matter of minutes. These are also great for anyone with a gluten allergy who needs to keep their bread separate in the toaster.

    Promising review: "I get lazy and hate to heat up the stove for grilled cheese. I used old bread from the freezer and popped it in to try it — WOW, great grilled cheese. I buttered the outside and it was great!! Love these." —Kulena

    Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A handle that'll make it *sooooo* much easier to carry all your groceries in one trip.

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    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 the 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.

    3. A miracle plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to 2 (!!) weeks so you can actually enjoy them instead of realizing they're already bad and having to take a trip to the grocery store to get more.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. What kind of witchcraft could make these small plastic bins be born from that would make them somehow extend the life of our otherwise short-lived produce? Well, let me tell you if it was witchcraft that produced these containers, then call the Sanderson sisters and get them rolling on another batch! Down here in southeastern Virginia, the produce is terrible! We couldn’t get strawberries to last for more than 3 or 4 days. They’re so much cheaper to buy in the large containers, but then we had to eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner just to make sure they were gone before they started to get too soft and juicy. I was beginning to dislike strawberries. And that, ladies and gentlemen, would be a crime in and of itself. But along came these wonderful containers. They more than doubled the life of our berries allowing me to once again think to myself “eh, maybe this meal I will have kiwi.” P.S. they’re easy to clean and stack well in the fridge too."—Michael Territo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in eight styles).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver here.

    4. An electric wine-opener so you can uncork bottles in seconds, no struggling required because we could all use a nice glass of wine right about now TBH.

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    This removes corks in seconds, can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my mom almost a year ago, and it's hands-down the best investment I've ever made. She's in love with this and puts it to use almost every week. It's definitely a lot better than those old school ones that easily break on you or damage the cork leaving it stuck or broken as you're pulling it out. This is clean-cut and removes the cork very quickly and the fact that its rechargeable, automatic, and brings a cutter for the excess plastic on the top of the bottle was a huge plus in my book. It's a great buy." —Cesar Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $24.47.

    5. A tote organizer to turn your black hole of a purse into an organized dream where you can reach and grab your hand sanitizer in seconds instead of spending 10 minutes searching through everything to find it.

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    Promising review: "This thing is great! I have a large bag I use as a carry-on when I fly by plane. Unfortunately, it has very few pockets and is just like a bottomless pit. This fit in perfectly. I was able to organize all of my items quite well. They were easy to retrieve in flight and in the airport. I didn't use the zipper compartment at all but did put that piece in to use it as a divider. It is well-made and sturdy. Be sure to measure your inner bag space first!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in six sizes and 12 colors).

    6. A spice shelf that will not only give you more space in your cabinet, but also prevent you from buying duplicates of spices when you *think* you're out of cumin, but really it's been hiding in the back the whole time.

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    Promising review: "This product is perfect for what I need it to do. It fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise, it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (for two shelves).

    7. A windshield cover because cleaning your windshield after a snowstorm is ~snow~ joke, and I only wish I had this growing up in Wisconsin to make getting to school after a snowstorm a breeze.

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    Promising review: "I just recently bought this product, and it definitely lives up to my expectations. It has been windy all day, and it has stayed on no problem. I have a Chevy Sonic and it completely covers the windshield. I'd expect it to fit a much larger windshield, too. It keeps the snow off." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A microfiber hair towel designed to dry your hair in about half the time. It works so well, it might even cause you to retire your hairdryer.

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    Promising review: "This the best head towel I have ever had. It is absorbent but dries fast. I no longer use a hair dryer since getting this towel. All I got to do is wrap around my head and let it sit for a minute and let my hair air dry. I rub it in a bit if in a rush. It's soft, strong, and easy to use." —good

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A set of scrubbing attachments you'll want to constantly take for a ~spin~, because it 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 $15.95 (available in six colors).

    10. Glossier Cloud Paint to make your cheeks (or eyes) ~glow~ even if you overslept and only had .2 seconds to get ready.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing, goes on smoothly and is the perfect pop of color to the cheeks. I haven’t found a color that doesn’t look great on my complexion, so I’m pretty convinced every color will blend to look amazing on every skin tone!"—Jen

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    Read more about why Glossier's Cloudpaint is worth it here.

    11. A jar of O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream that'll work wonders on your dry, cracked hands that have seen better days since you started washing them approximately 124,958 times a day.

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    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $9.29 (available in packs 1–12).

    12. An under-cabinet lid opener because I can't be the only one who's gotten so frustrated when I can't get a jar open that I've simply abandoned making dinner and ate popcorn instead.

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    Promising review: "Once in a while you stumble on a product that is better than advertised. This is one of them. Having arthritis in my hands, I struggle to open some large jars. This works like a charm and makes it a one-handed operation. Following the advice of another reviewer, we mounted it ‘backward’ so the point of the V is towards the front of the cupboard rather than the back. This allows us to pull the jar towards us, rather than pushing it away. It also means we can’t see the metal teeth from our sofa. Now I want to open every jar in the house. :-)" —Eric K.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    Read BuzzFeed's full review on this under-cabinet lid opener.

    13. Some 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.

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    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it 5 stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A splurge-worthy cordless Dyson that'll revolutionize the way you vacuum your home. Suddenly, one of your least favorite chores will become your favorite. You may even spill more just to clean it up.

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    I would know because I've been using one of these for over a year now. I used to DREAD vacuuming. I hated how long it took, how you had to keep stopping to unplug and replug in the cord, and how mundane the whole experience was. Well, not anymore. I honestly never thought I'd be the kind of person to get excited about getting a vacuum, but this baby is brilliant. I can vacuum my whole apartment in about five minutes (It's pretty small) without ever really stopping. Plus, it has different attachments that help me reach those hard-to-reach places (*cough, cough* under my couch) that haven't seen a vacuum in years.

    Promising review: "OK, this vacuum is by far one of the best buys I have ever purchased. I have neck and back issues and needed a lightweight vacuum. Well, I can't understand how quiet it is and works so fantastic. I can run it and put it in and out of the charging cradle with one hand. I just love how everything is designed, you can tell a lot of thought went into each and every aspect of it. It goes under objects with ease, picks up along edges great. A lot of the reviews said it would need to be emptied a lot at first, and yes it did. It pulled the dirt up so much more than my previous sweeper that I was embarrassed to think my floors were that dirty. I truly am sold on this vacuum, I was skeptical but boy did it show me. Thank you, Dyson, for making my life easier." —Admin.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    15. A robot window cleaner designed to use AI to detect the edges of your windows and clean them without any effort from you at all. It's basically set it and forget it but for cleaning windows.

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    Promising review: "This product is sooooo cool! I live in the desert and my windows need constant cleaning to keep the dust away. I don't even need to spray my windows with cleaner unless there are fingerprints — and even then it’s not always needed. I sit the Gecko on the window while I vacuum or do laundry. It beeps when it’s done and then I move it to the next window. Extremely simple!" —Karen Kline

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95+ (available in black and white).

    16. Bed bands 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.

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    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 five colors).

    17. A garlic prepping set you simply rock back and forth and voilà, you've got perfectly minced garlic.

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    Just pop the individual clove in the tube, and roll it against the counter a few times for a quick peel. Then simply push the press down, and your perfectly minced pieces are ready to use!

    Promising review: "LOVE this product! I like the size of the garlic chunks that you get with this masher, and I LOVE how easy it is to clean compared to other garlic mashers. I love that you don't need to use your fingers to peel the garlic. My mom has been cooking with garlic with every meal for 50+ years and wants one now too!!" —Mama Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A set of foam curling rods you put in your hair, go to sleep and in the morning you can actually say, "I woke up like this" and know it's true.

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    Promising review: "I love these things! I had curls that lasted the entire day!! My hair dries straight, it’s thin and doesn’t typically hold curls for more than an hour or two. But when I used these, I only had them in for four hours and they still held the curls until I went to bed that night — they survived a day at Disneyland! I didn’t even use hair spray or any type of holding product for that matter. I need to keep these babies in all night and see how they hold!" —Sarah Savin

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A rapid egg-cooker you can use to make hard, medium, or soft boiled eggs in a matter of minutes without having to call your mom to ask what you're doing wrong.

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    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs for protein, especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put In the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick, and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud, it sounds like a basketball game buzzer.) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked and was afraid they were still raw." —OnAJourney

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

    Read more about this rapid egg cooker here.

    20. A dish squeegee to get your plates and bowls ~squeaky~ clean and not end up finding crusted on mac 'n' cheese there weeks later. 😬

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    Promising review: "This dish squeegee is better than I was even expecting. I waste less water when I am washing dishes because it's fast and easy to scrape food out into the trash. The combination of rounded and straight edges, plus the silicone around the edges, makes it workable for almost every kind of surface. The silicone portion is relatively soft, so it's not the best tool for dried-on food, but it still does pretty well. Of course, that's not a problem if you wash the dish before everything is dried on!" —EEK

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    21. A can of fume-free oven cleaner that'll make your oven look even better than the day you moved in.

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    Promising review: "This is simply UNBELIEVABLE. It's fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. I do not have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! You can use it for everyday spot cleaning with only have to let sit for a couple of hours for minor things. I used it on a broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool, no need to scrub ever again now! My crockpot leaked over the bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; just sprayed, covered, wiped in the morning. I plan on using it to clean my grill in spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    22. An item finder you can attach to your keys, remote, phone, or anything else you always seem to misplace so you can easily find it with a press of a button.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this key finder and I liked it so much I got a second one after I gifted mine to my daughter (she always loses her keys and causes lots of problems with her husband). This vendor is the coolest ever and they will stand by their product, so rest assured that if you don't like it (can't imagine why) or if the product stops working this company has your back. This is a simple solution to find things, I have one on my remote, one in my wallet and my keys — three things I'm always looking for." —Blujaykat

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. An Instant Pot that just might revolutionize the way you cook because it does it all. Say goodbye to eating cereal for dinner and hello to delicious meals in a matter of minutes.

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    It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one snazzy appliance. (Check out our full review of the Instant Pot!)

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this pressure cooker. First, I got rid of several gadgets, which I love. I had two rice cookers, a slow cooker, and a food steamer. That has freed up so much room in my kitchen. Best of all, I am making some delicious dishes with this. When I cook meat on the stovetop, it is hit or miss. The meat comes out tender and delicious every time I use the Instant Pot. If you are worried about the investment or about having yet another gadget, you can remedy this by selling the appliances that this makes obsolete on Craigslist and using the money towards your own Instant Pot." —mo

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes and three styles).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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