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    25 Problem-Solving Things That'll Make You Say "Wait, How Does That Work?"

    Here to make your life a tad bit easier.

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    1. A tub cover that'll add height to your bath water by suctioning on top of your overflow drain so you can finally soak comfortably at the end of a long day.


    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear the dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubbles, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, you know... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths and enjoy more warm coziness all because of this little bit of silicone!" —anonymous

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

    2. Glasses designed with reflecting prisms built in to allow you to watch television or read without having to awkwardly prop up your head.


    The reflecting prisms manipulate light and therefore let you see without having to strain your neck by sitting upright. These glasses can easily be worn over prescription glasses.

    Promising review: "I was spending too much time with my neck bent down. My neck was always bent reading anything on my iPhone, watching TV on my recliner, and reading in bed. WRONG! Having your head bent towards your chest puts an amazing amount of pressure on your neck and upper back.

    Using these glasses allows you to keep your head in the proper position (lifted up and not slouching). You also don't find your arms cramping from holding reading materials. I’ve told my chiropractor about these glasses, even had him try them on and use them. He was amazed!!! And, there is no distortion in whatever you are looking at!" —DRS

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two colors).

    3. A magnetic holder so you can mount your glasses, an ID badge, or earphones in a convenient place. (The back piece lays flat on the inside of your clothing while the hooked part sits on the outside.)


    Promising review: "This is an incredible product that I use every day! My glasses no longer fall off when I bend down. The magnets are very strong. It's perfect to keep my glasses handy when I don't need them. It's amazing how the outside piece snaps perfectly into place when making contact with the inside piece. No need to futz around getting it into the right place. It works with all tops I have worn. This gadget has my highest recommendation." —DurhamMoose

    Get two from Amazon for $20.

    4. Bluetooth Harry Potter–themed trackers to attach to valuable items you definitely don't want to misplace. The trackers will sync to your phone via an app.


    When something is lost and you wish to locate it, you can trigger the tracker to play a tone.

    Get them from Firebox for $32.99 each.

    5. A Wallet Ninja that'll become the handiest tool because of its 18 (!!!) different carved-in functions. Plus it's only the size of a credit card, so it won't take up space.


    This little gadget can solve a wide range of products like opening bottles, tightening screws, measuring items, and much more. Altogether, the tool includes 6 Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard and metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, eyeglasses, and a Phillips and Flat head screwdriver!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 and for another color, check out this blue Wallet Ninja.

    6. A mosquito control solution so you don't have to suffer from that yearly influx of incredibly itchy bites. You can sprinkle the bits (covered in a bacteria that kill the critters) around your yard or mix it into potted soil to prevent gnats.


    This stuff has been EPA-registered in all 50 states, poses no risk to humans, and is used for pest control in organic farming operations.

    Promising review: "I spread this stuff around five days ago (in potted plants, low spots in the yard, bottoms of gutter spouts, patches of mulch that retain water, and five red Solo cups stapled to the fence filled with water) and today I'm enjoying a nice, cold beer on the deck and I have only seen one mosquito who wandered away from me in a daze, looking for his Hell-spawn brethren. I used to light a seance circle of Citronella candles and slather myself in bug spray... but now? Peace and tranquility. I've set up calendar reminders through September to do bi-weekly applications. The jug will probably last me at least three summers. I'm a changed man." —Alan

    Get a 30-ounce bottle from Amazon for $18.99.

    7. A jade roller for your face that can be massaged in upward and outward motions to help decrease puffiness around your eyes and improve dark circles — leading to an overall brighter complexion.


    But wait, jade rollers don't only work on your face! The Yudao Facial Roller is a double-ended jade roller suitable for different parts of the body. The smaller roller is for the eye area, while the larger is for your neck, face, and arms. To learn more, check out our review on how jade rollers work.

    Promising review: "I started using this four days ago. I use it at night with the TruSkin Vitamin C serum and in the morning with my pore serum. I love the way it releases the tension in my face. I am a teeth grinder and I have found that it relaxes my jaw in the morning! Of course the cool feeling is soothing and the decrease in puffiness around my eyes is fabulous as well! I highly recommend this jade roller!!" —Charlene C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. Mederma scar gel that'll reduce the look of old and new scars by improving color and texture. A molecule in the gel promotes new tissue regrowth, ridding damaged and discolored tissue.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my teenage daughter who has acne scars. It has made a noticeable difference in about three weeks of being diligent with it and using as directed. No burning or itching at all, very soothing product. Her scars are no longer angry and red looking and they are not raised anymore either. Such a relief to be able to help her with this as a mom." —TsunamiMommy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in two sizes).

    9. An adjustable no-buckle belt so you never have to deal with uncomfortable buckles that cut into your skin. Instead, this belt attaches to the loops of your pants and can be tightened by a clasp to adjust the length.


    This elastic belt is super comfortable, allowing for flexible movement without the hassle of a bulging belt buckle. It also comes with a bonus clasp if you wish to wear it as a more traditional belt.

    Promising review: "I love this belt. I work as a custodian and with this belt my pants stay in place all night. I am constantly bending over, sweeping and mopping floors, going up and down stairs, and lifting heavy items. My pants never move or slip. The belt adjusts to accommodate a large range of waist sizes. Best part is not having a belt buckle that gets caught on objects or gets in the way the way. I am planning to buy more for everyday use! They also look nice and are comfortable." —M. Sobie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors and pant sizes 24"–36" and 34"–48").

    10. A pet bathing glove that'll double as a hose. It'll give you ultimate control while trying to wrangle your pooch into the tub. Just attach the glove to a shower head or a garden hose via the provided adapter!

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I used it for the first time today, and it absolutely made bathing my large 80-pound dog easier. When it's warm outside, I bathe him outside using a garden hose, and normally my husband aims the hose while I suds and scrub the dog. This definitely allows one person to do the job. You can turn the water on and off completely by squeezing the glove with your fingers. It comes with a quick connect hookup for a garden hose, as well as an attachment for your shower. Once I got the quick connect fitted properly to the hose, there were no issues with water leaking anywhere. The things I love most about it are being able to stop and start the water at will, and being able to really control where the water is going — no more splashing! Those two things make it less stressful for me and my dog." —KC

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    11. A stainless steel odor absorber to combat smelly hands after dealing with foods like fish, onions, or garlic. The stainless steel molecules bind with sulfur molecules on your hands and pull the smell away from you and onto the bar. SCIENCE!!!


    This bar is dishwasher-safe and can be used with or without water. It can even be used to combat nasty body odor!

    Promising review: "I started noticing after my workouts that no matter how long or hard I scrubbed my armpits, I just couldn't fully get rid of the smell of body odor. I ordered this figuring 'If it can get rid of the smell of onions and garlic, then maybe it can get rid of body odor.' Let me tell you, this thing is like magic. After scrubbing my pits with soap, I rub them with this bar for a few seconds and BOOM! All hints of body odor are gone. I definitely recommend this product!" —Corey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available as a pack of two).

    12. A hydrocolloid patch which'll absorb gunk and pus from inflamed pimples that just won't quit. Clear skin, here you come!


    I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove them in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne.

    Promising review: "These saved my skin. They take out all the gunk, leaving your pores looking refined with whiteheads gone. You wake up, pull them off, and there's everything there on the patch. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by a product. They actually are the answer to whiteheads and clogged pores. They bring out the stuff you see and don't see under the skin. They clear up the stubborn area I have so easily." —SamMan

    Get them from Amazon for $12.51+ (available in larger quantities).

    13. A produce saver to lengthen the lifespan of your groceries by trapping and absorbing ethylene gas, slowing down the spoilage process.

    The adjustable lid maintains humidity levels, while the elevated colander keeps produce away from the walls to promote air flow.

    Promising review: "It's hard to get my family to eat vegetables without them getting slimy by the end of the week. These new containers have been great! Not a single vegetable gets slimy! All of our fruits and vegetables last much longer in these, and I love that I can actually wash the food using the green insert and it drains instead of leaving a pool. We put the vegetables and grapes in this medium size bin and berries in the smaller size bin. I also love that our fridge ends up looking so tidy and organized with everything still easy to see." —Allison

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes) and get the filter refills for $9.99.

    14. A sticky cleaning goo for use on electronics to get rid of dirt and crumbs from the tiniest of crevices. The cleaning compound in the goo literally absorbs all types of nasty residue other cleaners leave behind.


    Promising review: "I initially thought this was a novelty item. However, after using it I realized it was more than a novelty and was impressed and pleased with how well it worked. While I started using this for my keyboards, it is very useful on other devices. Specifically, anything that has buttons, small cracks, or crevices is a candidate." —Mark W Matthews PhD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.07+ (available in two sizes).

    15. A Grip Strip made from an incredibly strong binding compound so you can keep your phone securely in view while driving for easy-to-follow GPS directions. If you're not an iPhone owner, fret not! This strip holds all types of phones.


    This sticky pad can hold your sunglasses, keys, pens, soda cans, and so much more.

    Promising review: "I offered it to my mother, and she loved it. It's perfect for driving while looking at maps or other GPS apps. The pads stick very well!" —Jérémy

    Get it from Firebox for $9.99+ (available in four colors and packs).

    16. A kitty litter that'll keep track of your cat's health by changing color to notify you that, unfortunately, something is up with your beloved feline. The crystals absorb your kitty's urine (bleh) and react based upon pH level or possible traces of blood.

    Pretty Litter

    This subscription includes free shipping and enough litter to cover your pretty kitties for a month.

    Promising review: "I use PrettyLitter and can't imagine having cats without it. It makes me feel safer about their health and the crystals evaporate any liquid in the litter, keeping my litter scoop clean and making the apartment smell far more fresh. I also love that it works as a subscription because I no longer forget to buy litter until it's too late. I highly recommend making this your cat's new toilet." —Mallory Mower

    Start a subscription from PrettyLitter for $22+/month (available for one, two, and multi-cat households).

    17. Blue light–blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If you sit in front of a computer for hours on end, then these are for you! They can leave your eyes feeling less dry and tired by filtering out short wavelength blue light.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    Check out our review of the blue light–blocking glasses here!

    Promising review: "Everyone knows from previous reviews that these glasses are unique and high fashion. I wanted to add that they do indeed block blue light. I am a graduate student and look at computer screens, iPad screens, and Powerpoint presentations all day. My eyes feel less dry and tired at the end of the day. I used a blue light filtering testing kit that came with a different pair of glasses and these passed. The glasses are on the heavy side but comfortable and have a solid, un-cheap feel." —SSMax

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three styles).

    18. A Squatty Potty to make your bathroom go-time more comfortable by relaxing the muscle around your colon, allowing you to ~release~ more quickly and completely.


    Check out our full review of the Squatty Potty!

    Promising review: "This thing provided relief INSTANTLY! I take massive amounts of chewable gummy fiber, eat enough vegetables for my entire family, and drink water as if I were an ocean creature... at least 8–10 glasses a day (usually more... much more). If I drink coffee, I have to pee, but that's about it. This stool is the FIRST thing that made this process easier. No struggling. No squirming. No straining. No squeezing. No grimacing. No difficulty. I just GO!" —NoneYa

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    And while you're at it check out our picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. A sugar bear that'll maintain moisture in your brown sugar container because working with a brick is such a nightmare when you're trying to complete your recipe.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.08+ (available in four styles).

    20. A migraine relief stick if you're someone who experiences the pain of a really, really bad headache way too often (um, me). The mixture of peppermint, spearmint and lavender supplies a cool, tingling feeling and can help lessen feelings of pain.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    This migraine stick is super easy to use! Just roll it on the back on your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. Check out our full review of the migraine relief stick here.

    Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I have also noticed it give a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application. I am now a customer for life and love this product. I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. A peel-off charcoal mask to deep clean your pores by attaching to pus and fluid-like magnets as it dries. When you peel, that stuff pulled out, leaving your pores looking cleaner and smoother.

    Promising review: "Apply a thick, even coating to desired areas. I did the infamous T-zone: chin, nose, and forehead. This blackhead remover does just that. It completely removed about 90% of my blackheads. Hallelujah to this product. My pores are cleaned out and tiny again. It doesn't smell like anything to me and it didn't sting my skin. It did leave a little redness behind, but I've found that's very normal with this type of product. I highly recommend this product." —Michael Siudzinski

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    22. Organic castor oil derived from castor seeds packed with nutrients that'll help promote eyebrow and eyelash growth for fuller brows and glam lashes.

    But that's not all! It can help repair your cuticles, reduce acne spots and scars, and promote healthy hair growth.

    Promising review: "After lash extensions, my real lashes were so short, they weren't visible. I purchased this castor oil after researching eyelash regrowth. Definitely was skeptical, but I'm SOLD. Less than a week after starting this, I noticed I had eyebrows growing back in spots I hadn't seen in years. My eyelashes are growing at a noticeable rate as well. More than anything, I've noticed they're coming in thicker. So THANKFUL for this product!!! There's a little mascara wand and brush in the box, too." —Elle Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47.

    23. Anti-nausea wristbands utilizing natural acupressure technology to minimize nausea when you fly, are in the car, or on a boat.

    Promising review: "These worked perfectly on our small ship Alaskan cruise. The first night I started to feel a little nauseated and within about five minutes of putting on the bands, I felt completely fine. I slept with them on the first night and wore them the second day as well. I ended up taking them off the second night and didn't need them the rest of the trip, but my wife wore them off and on throughout the whole vacation as they really did help ease any motion-related nausea when we hit rougher waters." —E. Stephens

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $5.99.

    24. A jewelry cleaning brush because no one should deal with dull diamonds. This brush will make them sparkle just like the first day you bought them via teensy tiny cleansers and polishing agents.

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." —honestreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    25. And finally, a makeup removing cloth that only needs water to wipe off everything because of the weave of the fabric. Yes, it's that simple! There are zero chemicals involved.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    Check out our full review of the Makeup Eraser here! It was also selected as our mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

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