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    36 Products That'll Help You Be More Prepared Than You've Ever Been

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    1. A car safety hammer that can break windows and cut through seatbelts *just* in the case of an automobile emergency. It's always smart to keep a set in your car. You want to have a safe new year!

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    This also comes with a handy mounting bracket so you can always have it within arm's reach! You can attach the mounting bracket to a car door or underneath the glove compartment.

    Promising review: "This should have no problem smashing through a closed window. The other things that I like about these is that they are brightly colored and stand out from other items in the car and they also have a safety blade on the opposite end to the hammer, which can be used to cut off a seat belt in an emergency. I hope that I never have to use these, but it offers a little extra piece of mind having them in the car, especially during the winter season." —Joey

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A charging cable bracelet so you're never caught with a dying phone again. Now you'll always have a connecting wire ~on hand~ so you can charge your phone if it ever hits below 10%.

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    It also works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, and AirPods!

    Promising review: "I ordered this charging bracelet because I always lose phone cords and I get tired of carrying around the long wires in my pocket. The charger works fast and is compatible with linking my phone to my computer. It will be perfect for sports games, concerts or festivals where I bring a portable charger but do not want to bring a long cord. It is a perfect size to charge your phone in your pocket. The material is definitely quality and I do not worry about it breaking at all. I’ve also gotten compliments on the look of the bracelet. Almost nobody can tell it’s a phone charger. Now, I’m always prepared with a phone charger that I will not lose." —David Stolz

    Get two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and in packs).

    3. And to give your phone juice, this portable charger will boost you back to 100% quickly and efficiently. A bonus? You can use the above charging bracelet to connect your device to the charger.

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    I own this portable charger and love it. It's compact, sturdy, and quick to charge. Even if I haven't used it in weeks, it will still hold battery. I've pulled it from my bag expecting to see it nearly dead since I haven't used it in so long, but nope! It still has a significant amount of battery left to give my phone a kickstart. The indicator lights are super helpful in judging how much power is left and when to charge the battery.

    Promising review: "This charger is perfect! It's a little heavy, but it's not too heavy where it weights me down. I love these chargers and unless this company start to make an inferior product, I will continue to purchase Anker products. Reliability is what I look for and so far Anker has it!" —Kecia Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    4. A natural laundry stain remover to combat even the toughest of stains without using harsh chemicals. Now the next time you spill wine or sauce — or your little one spits up — you'll be able to clean the mess almost instantly.

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    Check out our full review of the stain remover here!

    Promising review: "Holy smokes this stuff is great! I’m always paranoid to try new detergents or stain treaters because my husband and baby both have super sensitive skin. But this is very gentle and hasn’t caused any issues with their skin. And it’s a boss at removing stains. Plus it’s natural, so I feel better about using it. I’ve been raving about it to all my friends! It got these strawberry stains out of my daughter's white onesie, too. Love the stuff!!" —Sizzle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in larger sizes).

    5. A migraine relief stick for anyone who has experienced the pain of a really, really bad headache. It's made of a mixture of essential oils to help relieve tension and stop oncoming pain in its tracks.

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

    6. Bose noise-cancelling headphones that are incredibly comfy, have great overall sound, and will be an investment item (AKA, used for a very, very long time). Next time your coworker pulls out carrots for a snack, hit them with a look and slide these over your ears.

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    They were also selected as our high-price pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out my Bose QC 35 II's (even considering a second one to keep at work). It is empowering to put these on and have all the noise pollution just go away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers I assume). Now gone. I sit there in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these. I tried other brands, but they were simply not properly engineered. Once you get the pairing 'dialed in,' it is seamless." —Claveman

    Get them from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

    7. A decked-out weekly planner with monthly grids so you can keep track of every upcoming appointment, meeting, and birthday dinner. Booked, busy, and organized. AKA, your theme of 2020.

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    Promising review: "I am very particular about my yearly planners. I cannot survive without it; I’d be all over the place without one. It took me a while to find the perfect one...several searches in person and online, and I chose this one and it’s everything that I expected. It’s very pretty...my favorite color blue, sturdy with functional formatting of the calendar, and it's slim enough to fit in my tote. Love, love, love!" —Nys_Bich

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

    8. An anti-slip solution for anyone who's constantly nagged by sliding glasses during a busy workday. These silicone grips are soft and flexible for everyday wear. Plus, they'll actually do the job of keeping your glasses in place so you won't be distracted.

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    Promising review: "My glasses were constantly slipping down my nose! No matter how tight my temple and hinges were adjusted, they would loosen and start to slip. In desperation I tried these! They work! I can now stand hours while teaching and do not need to push up my nose piece. I have had my glasses nearly slip off my nose during lab time, so these are a must for me. They do not put pressure behind your ears either." —carla

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches that'll clear up pesky breakouts overnight by sucking out all the gunk and pus trapped underneath the skin. Gone are the days of freaking out over your latest blemish.

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    After cleaning your face before bed, apply a patch directly to the inflamed breakout. When you wake up in the morning and remove the patch, the pimple will be visibly smaller and less inflamed. *Plus* you'll be able to see all the gross white gunk on the patch itself (a v satisfying feeling).

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. And for larger, square patches, click here.

    And if you're fighting some serious breakouts, check out our roundup of face treatments that'll make a noticeable difference.

    10. A fabric shaver and lint remover so you never again become self-conscious in a meeting when you feel like everyone is staring at your sweater instead of listening to your bright idea.

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    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked so well and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops on it and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever! I can’t wait to get a hold of all my daughter’s onesies." —morningfield

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

    11. A pet water bottle to provide your pooch with a place to lap up water. Future walks will be a breeze! The top seals shut for a leak-proof design so it can be thrown in your bag without fear.

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    Promising review: "My little guy loves this thing. I love how easy it is to use and easy to carry. I have an extra small dog so the small size is more than plenty for him. I love that the unused water can go back in the bottle without spilling everywhere." —Marie Rich

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

    12. A multi-tool that you can slip into your wallet for all types of quick fixes. It packs 40 tools into one, including wrenches, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, can opener, pry bar, cord cutter, hex bit driver, and more.

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    Promising review: "I keep this in my wallet and it's come in handy a few times. It's plenty sturdy, and to be honest it probably has too many features for me to even use all of them. It's been great so far, though. Very compact and sits in my wallet just fine. It's pretty useful and convenient at times. Pretty handy and far better than being empty handed when something unexpected comes up." —Zachary

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95+ (available in two colors).

    13. A keychain flashlight because trying to unlock your door in almost pitch-black darkness is, uh, really damn hard. It also happens to be waterproof, incredibly lightweight, and features three modes (low, medium, and high).

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    Promising review: "I've used several pocket keychain lights in the past. They either never worked well or died quickly. On some of them the button was hard to use or it worked intermittently. I like this because it's sturdy, easy to use, and bright. It's about the size of my small pocket keychain knife." —BobK

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

    14. A portable electric razor that you can use on both dry and wet skin so you never again have to panic when you need that mid-vacay touch up. It won't irritate your skin and is travel-friendly since it's cordless and compact.

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    I own one of these, and I love it! I've tried it on both wet and dry skin, and both sensations are comfortable. I was a bit hesitant to try it on my legs without shaving cream, but it didn't hurt at all. It's great for travel, the gym, or really anytime you want a quick touch up along your bikini line or underarm.

    Promising review: "I love this thing so much! If you are in a rush or if you don’t want to shave your armpits or the hair on your armpits is too short to shave, this thing is perfect. I wear tank tops to work every day so I always make sure that my underarms are shaved and this has saved me so much razor burn. You can also use it on your bikini line, legs, and your arms! It’s super easy to clean, too, and I have taken it on multiple airplanes. Extremely happy with this purchase, I actually just got my coworker the same one!" —Kasey Mogavero

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96.

    15. A lens and screen cleaner, because having foggy eyeglasses or computer screens is the most frustrating thing. Plus it's embarrassing when your laptop goes black and you can see all your yucky fingerprints!!

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    Upon purchase you receive two eight-ounce bottles and two cleaning cloths. The spray is 100% alcohol- and ammonia-free.

    Promising review: "Believe the reviews! I have tried so many wipes, sprays, and cleaning cloths in the eternal struggle for clean lenses, including a number of other high-rated items. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has ever truly worked to my satisfaction. Until now! One spray of the cleaner on each side of the lens and a simple swipe with the cloth and ZERO SMUDGES. Literally none. I want at least one of these magical cloths within reach everywhere I am and an eternal supply of the cleaner. I honestly don’t know if the wizardry is the cloth, the cleaner, or the combination of the two. I just know that IT WORKS!" —AMH

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four sets and as a travel kit).

    16. A mini steamer so you never again have to pull out the ironing board for last-minute touchups. It'll produce steam in two minutes and last a full 15, so you can tackle your pants and shirt without having to refill the water tank.

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    Promising review: "Like with many trends in life I was super skeptical at first. My mom always ironed my stuff when I was growing up and because I was lazy I just accepted wearing wrinkled clothes since I left her house. I got this steamer because it looked simple to use and wasn’t too expensive. But wow...it heated up in less than a minute. It starts bubbling up so you know when it’s ready. In less than 30 seconds it took out 90% of the wrinkles...it’s also light, easy to use, and safe unlike irons so you can use it wherever. It’s corded so you do need to be near an outlet, which is the only potential con. Otherwise great product and I’m so glad I discovered it!" —sm213520

    Get it from Amazon for $31.96+ (available in two colors).

    17. A bottle of the infamous Bar Keepers Friend that'll tackle the most stubborn stains and marks. It works effectively on stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and corian. AKA, you'll be able to remove tarnish, lime buildup, rust, caked-on food, and so much more.

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    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it the master of removing stains and grime.

    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new-to-us home. I’ve tried and tried to get water spots off from an old, yucky-looking bathroom faucet. I just about gave up until I decided to try just one more product. I’m so glad I did!" —Allyson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65+ (available in larger quantities).

    18. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray to mask any nasty odors so you can finally go to the bathroom comfortably at work, at your SO's place, or even in your own home. Honestly keep this with you 24/7, trust me.

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    Just spritz before you go, and voilà! No more stressful hangouts when you calculate in your mind how long you can stay before you've got to head home to use the bathroom.

    Promising review: "A couple of sprays on the toilet water before you sit down and everything smells like fresh lemons when you are done. Very easy to use and so far has held up very well." —Bruce B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in various scents and seven sizes).

    19. A Baggu reusable grocery tote that'll squash your dependency on plastic bags. You can bring one with you while grocery shopping or just running errands. Plus, since it can fold into a small pouch, you can throw it into a larger bag if you're traveling. Either way, you'll always have an extra tote available.

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    Promising review: "These are great. Large capacity, thin but very durable material, fun colors and patterns, and they fold easily into a lightweight little square. I toss one in my purse and I'm ready to carry a couple of grocery bags' worth of stuff. I've tried various reusable bags before, but found them too flimsy or small, or too difficult to fold up correctly. These are the first I've bought extras of." —riverrat01

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 23 styles).

    20. A weekly pill organizer to help you stay on track with vitamins and necessary medications. The best part? Each daily compartment is compact and can easily be thrown in your bag.

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    Promising review: "This pill box is exactly what I was looking for. I take several medications a day and this helps keep me organized and makes it very easy to see whether I remembered to take them or not. I also love that if I go away for a weekend, it is very convenient to take the pill boxes for the days that you will be gone." —Tabatha Cumer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    21. Coty Airspun oil-reducing and setting powder — you can use it on top of your makeup to soften the overall look of your skin and reduce shiny buildup. It's great to keep in your pocket for that 3 p.m. afternoon oil that you can never avoid even when you're just working at your desk.

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    It can also be used as a foundation to even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. Other reviewers are right, it does have a slight baby powder smell, but it doesn't bother my very much and once you've applied it to your face, the smell disappears. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49+ (available as a pack of two and in six shades).

    22. A hair finishing cream to help tame those annoying little hairs that surround your face and fly around no matter the weather or how much you try to control them. It's the size of a mascara stick so you can easily keep tucked in your bag's side pocket.

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    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    23. Traceless Invisibobble hair ties that'll get rid of that annoying ponytail crease that always forms once your hair has been pulled back for a while. They won't cause tangles or catch your hair, so no more painful pulling! And they'll sit nice and pretty on your wrist so you'll never be caught without one.

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    Promising review: "It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it's true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that's it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY." —Rachel P.

    Get three from Amazon for $7.51+ (available in two colors).

    And click here for our full review of the traceless hair ties.

    24. Supergoop! Acai Fusion lip balm with SPF 30 to provide full coverage while out and about. You can keep it in your pocket at all times to avoid a dry, cracked pout.

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    Promising review: "Love this lip balm! I've been looking for a lip balm with sunscreen protection that doesn't feel waxy, sticky, heavy, or taste bad and this fits the bill. I got the Acai one and the scent is so subtle and dissipates a few minutes after applying. This balm is hydrating and isn't sticky, thankfully. The added antioxidant benefits from the Acai are an added bonus to keep lips looking soft and protected from free-radicals. You can't go wrong with this. I'd choose this over the waxy feeling of Burt's Bees any day. Well worth the extra few bucks for a great balm." —TickTockAlice

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    25. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle to keep you on track throughout the day. The bottle is leak-free, so you can throw it in your bag for all-day use without the fear of spills.

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    The bottle also comes with a fruit diffuser so you can flavor your water if you get a little too bored of drinking plain water day in and day out.

    Promising review: "I do not drink enough water, especially at work. I love this thing. It has really helped me stay on track. I use the times on the side to make sure I'm drinking water to the line level. It's a great visual. I love the hand strap so I can carry it and my laptop and whatever from meeting to meeting. The little snap makes sure the lid stays closed even if I drop it. Haven't tried the infuser yet, but it's big enough for a few strawberries (cut up) or cucumbers or whatever you want." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors).

    26. Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment Concealer with a sponge applicator tip that'll treat dark circles and under-eye puffiness. If you're feeling a bit tired midday, you can quickly brighten up your under-eye area with this! Just slip it into your little beauty pack that keeps your emergency tampon.

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    Promising review: "This is the best under-eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old and have tried them all. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 18 shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this concealer in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4).

    27. Pepto chewable tablets, because you never now when a sour stomach is gonna hit. Pop a couple of these and relief is just around the corner.

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    I keep a pack in my bag for those ew-worthy moments when suddenly you feel kinda nauseous post-lunch or pre-dinner.

    Promising review: "It's Pepto! Like it or don't. The taste is a bit nostalgic for me, reminding me of days when my Grandma gave me Necco wafers out of her purse, so while it's somewhat plain and chalky, it's not bad. My husband pops them in every now and then after meals and it quells down his symptoms fairly quickly. I always carry some in my bag. Way more convenient than the liquid." —Katya

    Get 48 from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. Touch-up razors so you can safely remove unwanted peach fuzz + stray eyebrow and chin hairs. The blades are designed with built-in guards so they won't cut your skin, plus you'll receive an extra attachment for super precise eyebrow shaping. You can go ahead and nix stray hairs as you apply your makeup in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I bought these blades to try at home derma-planing. I was nervous at first, but it’s almost impossible to cut yourself with these and it took the peach fuzz right off my face. In fact, as I was staring at my face in a magnifying mirror and removing the fuzz, I noticed my nose hair was a little out of control. I even used one of these in my nose (that’s right) and it worked great! I will be keeping a few of these on-hand at all times." —TKB

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a set of nine, too).

    29. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover for carpet, couches, clothing, and bedding. It'll sweep up hair instantly, so you can run it over the couch before guests come over this holiday season. And yes, your pooch always sheds, you've just grown used to it.

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    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! Easy to use, does the job right, and cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $9.41 (also available in packs).

    30. A drain clog remover so you won't get caught dropping big bucks on a plumber when your SO decides to let a clump of hair wash down the drain. It'll snake its way through to grab hair and grime with its textured edges. Every household should have one to avoid a huge bill.

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    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. They work SO well. I had constant draining issues in my shower and so I figured I would search 'hair drain' on Amazon. Lo and behold, there I was searching for tools to clean out my drain. I did not expect these drain snakes to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away." —Nhi

    Get three from Amazon for $5.09+ (available in two sizes).

    31. A jar opener suitable for those with limited mobility and safe enough for kids. It can handle bottles and jars of various sizes, using its metal teeth to open the lid with little effort on your part. You'll never have to struggle with a stubborn jar again.

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    Promising review: "Bought this for my 85-year-old mother who has a bit of arthritis in her hands. She loves this jar opener. She commented on the ease of use and likes the fact that it can be used on smaller bottles. Made a daily task much easier for her." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.71. And check out this similar bottle opener that can mount underneath your kitchen cabinets.

    32. Bissell Stomp N' Go stain lifting pads so you can treat your pet's next indoor accident immediately (and effectively). They're also great for wine, blood, and coffee, plus they don't require you to use your hands!

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    The cleaning formula is released when you stomp, so there's no added spray involved! Everything you need is on the pad already.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews for anything, but I just had to write one for these. We have two dogs and one of them will get sick or have an accident in the house a few times a month. I've used all kinds of carpet cleaner as well as the SpotBot, but they never seemed to really get the stains out. I bought these on a whim because I was desperate to find something that might work and guess what? THEY WORKED! No joke, every stain I have put these on has come out of the carpet. I have told everyone I know about these and have heard great things from them as well. If you are on the fence, just give them a try!" —Angela Mimm

    Get 20 pads from Amazon for $24.99+.

    33. A pack of organic tampons so you're covered if that time of the month occurs unexpectedly. It happens (unfortunately), so better keep a spare tampon in your bag than be caught empty-handed.

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    These are toxin- and bleach-free, made of 100% organic cotton, and are highly absorbent. Plus, they don't have applicators, so you'll minimize waste. In a pack of 36, you'll receive 18 regular and 18 super.

    Promising review: "I have used multiple organic tampon brands to no avail, but THESE are the ones to get. Not only do they come applicator-free with less waste, they protect for hours with zero leakage. When I first pulled them out of the package, I was surprised by the size of them since they’re itty-bitty. They are perfect and I feel powerful and confident as hell during my moon cycle." —Ellie Metz

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.99+ (available as a pack of 72).

    34. Box cutters that'll continuously come in handy with all the packages you open weekly. Keep one in your kitchen drawer and one in your desk drawer!

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    Promising review: "Great quality box cutter! Heavy quality feel in your hand. The blades are sharp and perform well in only one swipe! There's also safety in the retractability feature." —Melissa Colucci

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in larger packs).

    35. A basic home tool kit so you can handle small repairs without having to call your parents first. You never really know when something is going to go awry, so you might as well be always prepared!

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    You'll receive a tape measurer, a hammer, pliers, a bit driver, a bit connector, scissors, a utility snap-off knife, four screwdrivers, hex keys, and 20 screwdriver bits.

    Promising review: "The tools are entirely serviceable. The best part is the variety of tools they throw into a very small case. I haven't damaged any of them, but they don't feel as durable as a high quality set of shop or automotive tools – but that wasn't what I was looking for. It's great to tighten the odd screw, install small items, or tap gizmos back into place rather than having to wait for building maintenance or IT to show up. A good deal!" —Geriatric Suthriner

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    36. And! A 321-piece first aid kit, because bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes are bound to happen just as regularly as something breaking inside your apartment — if not more often. Having everything you need to treat a wound is incredibly important to safe and prepared living!

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    Altogether you'll get adhesive bandage strips (knee, elbow, knuckle, butterfly, spot, triangular), abdominal trauma and eye pads, sterile gauze sponges and rolls, medical tape, alcohol wipes, povidone iodine wipes, antiseptic towelettes, alcohol-free wound cleansing wipes, cotton tip applicators, a CPR face mask, latex-free gloves, an instant cold compress, a medical face mask, metal scissors, metal tweezers, safety pins, a tourniquet, wooden splints and tongue depressors. Phew!

    Promising review: "Wow, this is a very professional first aid kit! It has everything in it. I'm so glad I looked the choices over well. It will be a fine addition to safety on the road or within the home." —a reader

    Get it from Amazon for $24.88.

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