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    1. A concentrated mold and mildew remover to instantly banish gross buildup in your bathroom from all that extra moisture in the air. It'll leave surfaces sparkling clean without the need for extensive scrubbing.

    The gel will cling to whatever surface you apply it to, working its magic while you sit and wait. All you have to do is wash it away after a while.

    Promising review: "Easy to apply. No scrubbing. Mold was gone in a few hours. The directions say to use rubber gloves. I didn’t and my hands smelled like bleach for few hours, so be advised. This beats the heck out of anything I’ve ever tried to take mold off of grout. Very much worth the price. The bottle is small, so I bought two." —Darbelob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    To make your bathroom really sparkle, check out our roundup of cleaning products that'll clean any dirty bathroom.

    2. A vegetable chopper that'll dice up potatoes and onions in seconds so you can keep all your fingers intact. It has two different sized blades, a four-cup container, and a cleaning brush.


    Promising review: "I use it regularly to chop many different kinds of vegetables, including onions, celery, mushrooms, and carrots. Works well for apples, too. I find that it is a terrific time-saver. I was concerned that it might break. Mine so far has held up great. It seems like it is very well-made. I was also concerned it might be hard to wash. Not the case for me. It admittedly can be slightly challenging getting all the food pieces out of the chopper parts, but the nylon bristle brush that comes with it makes it a relatively easy job. I have used my chopper almost daily for several weeks now. I am actually finding that I’m more eager to cook since getting this thing."Owen Knowles

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    3. A countertop AeroGarden so you can get garden-fresh herbs right in the comfort of your own kitchen. With LED grow lights, you'll be able to enjoy basil, parsley, dill, and mint in no time. Plus, it will literally remind you when to water and add plant food, so it pretty much does all the heavy lifting.


    Promising review: "I've had several AeroGardens in the past and they have all worked beautifully! So far, this garden has been amazing! I love the way it looks in my kitchen and have gotten several compliments from guests! Additionally, the gourmet herbs have been growing rapidly since I got them and I cant wait to see the results over the course of the next couple months!

    I would absolutely recommend this product!" —GardenEnthusiast

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, sold exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors, get an extra 10% off with code BTS). And get the gourmet herb kit for $19.99 (originally $29.99, get an extra 10% off with code BTS).

    And check out our full review of the AeroGarden, too!

    4. A hair-removing glove that'll de-shed your furry friend so you don't have to deal with annoying hair all over your furniture. It can be used on wet or dry hair and mimics the act of petting, making grooming so much easier for anxious animals.,

    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in left- or right-hand options).

    5. A fresh water, non-electric bidet to end your dependency on traditional toilet paper, but still get the job DONE. All necessary parts are included in your purchase, along with an instruction manual for install. It'll attach to any standard toilet!

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    Promising review: "I have to say, I was skeptical at first. After installing it myself (which really is pretty quick and easy), I was blown away the very first time I used it. If you’re one of those people that use wayyyy too much toilet paper and wipes because you can’t ever seem to get clean enough, this device will be a pleasant surprise. The rinse from the water does most of the cleaning for you. No rubbing your skin raw anymore trying to get clean. I can’t recommend this product highly enough. Just try it. You’ll love it. Yes, it’s cold water that washes you off, but you feel totally refreshed afterwards, and extremely clean and pain free." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in two colors).

    And check out our full view of the bidet for all the info.

    6. An organizer that'll do the job you always seem to struggle with: keep your desk clean! With six compartments and two drawers, it'll decrease your workspace clutter so you can actually focus for once.


    Promising review: "Can't find a pen; need a letter opener? Looking for that coupon, grocery list, remote? This well-made organizer keeps all that small stuff in one place! With two drawers that slide easily, it's incredibly useful. I can see this being used for lots of messes and it comes with hardware for wall mounting, too." —G. Byrne

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in two colors).

    7. A Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, because it'll whip up delicious (and nutritious) eggs for you every 👏🏻 single 👏🏻 time. It'll serve up hard-boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs in just minutes.


    And don't worry if you're in the shower when your meal is done – the cooker has an auto-off to prevent overcooking and a buzzer to alert you. The removable trays are also dishwasher-safe.

    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; sounds like a basketball game buzzer.) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked." —OnAJourney

    Get it from Amazon for $18.57+ (available in five colors).

    And check out our spotlight on the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker here.

    8. A drain clog remover that'll do the work of a plumber, without the giant expense. It'll snake its way through your drain, grabbing hair and grime with its textured edges along the way., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions, but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain, I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting, yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!" —DebSd

    Get three from Amazon for $5.99+.

    9. A silicone popper so you can get fluffy, perfectly-popped popcorn without having to stand over a stove. It'll collapse down for easy storage and is made from durable silicone.

    All you've got to do is add kernels to the designated fill line, cover it, and pop it in the microwave. You can also add your own toppings like oil, salt, and butter!

    Promising review: "My family enjoys having popcorn for an evening snack. It is much healthier than our usual choice of chips and ice cream. We usually buy the bags you put in the microwave, but with this I can control the ingredients and make it even healthier. It is made from silicone and collapses, so it does not take up much room to store. I fill it up to the line, put the lid on, and put it in the microwave for four minutes. My first time, I listened to the pops and stopped when it was getting few and far in between. It only took three minutes in my microwave. There was so much popcorn in it, the lid was popped up and it was almost overflowing. I was so amazed at how well it worked! I got a super-healthy snack in just minutes! I am so grateful to have found it!!" —Tammy Dolby

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in eight colors).

    And check out my spotlight on the Colonel Popper, too!

    10. A set of packing cubes, because they'll help you increase space in your suitcase like no other. The double-stitching makes them incredibly strong, so no, they won't split from being over-stuffed with your belongings., Amazon

    In one set you'll get four cubes of varying size to accommodate different items!

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. The mesh lining allows you to peek inside, and I was able to pack all my clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was SO much more room in my luggage after packing everything in the cubes! Items I fit in the cubes and bag include two jackets, one jean vest, four pants/capris, two pairs of shorts, one romper, four dresses, one maxi skirt, seven tank tops, four shirts, three camisoles, three pajama sets, 15 undies, six pairs of socks, and four pairs of shoes. But why are you still reading?? Go buy these cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (for a pack of four, available in nine colors).

    11. And a packing shelf to make the process of getting settled (or leaving) way more efficient. You can move it directly from your suitcase and hang it in your hotel's closet.


    This foldable shelf fits 20" and larger suitcases including standard carry-ons. There are compartments for clothes, underwear, and toiletries, plus a zippered pocket for shoes and dirty clothes.

    Promising review: "This organizer makes packing and unpacking so fast! It keeps my business clothes wrinkle free, too. For one or two nights business trips, I can easily fit my work, gym, and leisure clothes folded into one compartment. My cosmetics go in another, belt and jewelry go in the convenient top pockets, and there's still room for dirty clothes on the bottom section. I can pack and unpack in five minutes now. It also only takes 30 seconds to go from hanging to packed when I need to leave. I love this product and highly recommend." —Heidi Slocumb

    Get it from Amazon for $37.84+.

    12. A blind spot mirror that'll help you achieve that perfect parallel park each time. It'll become your trusted driving bestie, helping you out in situations that could otherwise end, well, poorly.


    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in three shapes).

    13. 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. AKA it'll finally stop you from struggling with that jar of pickles.


    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 $10.99.

    14. A nursery organizer so getting your little one from a dirty diaper to a fresh one will go as smoothly as possible. We can't promise the smell won't be deadly, but we can promise that you won't waste any time searching for the bottle of powder and wipes.


    Each pocket serves a different function and can help you organize diapers, wipes, lotions, powders, toys, and extra clothes. Everything necessary will be within an arm's reach instead of scattered around the room.

    Promising review: "I love this organizer! It’s strong and durable, perfect for diapers, creams, and wipes. I even stuck the monitor in it. The straps are very long and easy to adjust. It does come with the option to hang it as well. Personally I think I waited too long. I wish I bought this months ago. I love it!" —Sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $24.92+ (available in two colors).

    15. A cosmetic bag with adjustable compartments to make sure you're never running late due to a lost mascara or eyeliner pencil. Everything you own will fit into this convenient bag, ensuring your morning routine always goes smoothly — no matter how many times you hit snooze.

    Promising review: "I love this makeup case. I use it as my daily makeup bag. Everything stays in its place after zipping it up, flipping it on its side, and putting it under the sink. Great for travel. I love having everything in its place and organized! It's made very well, too. And you can customize to the size of your products which is really nice feature." —Amber Keys

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    16. A soothing sound machine, because trying to fall asleep to the sounds of a bustling city or a noisy neighbor is...exhausting. It features a soft yellow nightlight, a timer, and 21 sound options to get you snoozing as quickly as possible.


    Promising review: "As someone who lives in NYC, there is constantly noise being made outside so falling asleep peacefully was a rare event for me. I gave this a try and it's been the BEST IDEA EVER! The sound machine is very well-built and has a nice look and feel to it. It has a bunch of different sounds so everyone can find one that they like and you can even customize the lighting on it according to your preference. I don't like to have it run all night, just until I fall asleep so I use the timer feature. I highly recommend this and will likely be buying some as gifts for upcoming birthdays!" —Dre Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A mug warmer that'll keep your morning cup of joe hot for more than a few measly minutes. Trips to the microwave? No one's got time for that when you're trying to prep for a big 10AM meeting.


    It's waterproof, features auto-shutoff, and comes with two beverage covers for faster heating.

    Promising review: "Outstanding product. I looked long and hard for a mug warmer with a flat, wider base. Most have a black heating plate that has a raised rim around it. This limits the size of your coffee cup. The usual heaters just can't be used. This one is perfect. The actual heating plate is wide, stainless, and flat with no ridges!" —jcavalon

    Get it from Amazon for $25.84.

    18. And reusable K-cups so you can get numerous cups of your favorite brew without creating a ton of waste. These fit a majority of Keurig machines and have ultra-fine mesh to prevent grinds from escaping.


    Promising review: "I am more than pleased with my K-cups. I find they don't require as much coffee as my old ones to get the same fully-satisfying brew. They are easier to clean than the heavier, three-part reusable ones I've had for years. Now I just shake out the spent grounds and give the one-piece cup a quick rinse. With four, I only have to do this once a day. Also, having multiple cups speeds up serving coffee to a group. Each guest chooses his/her preferred brand or blend, several of which I keep on hand, as well as the half-decaf mix I use. Lastly, I've discovered I can place the filled cup into the holder in any orientation, without taking the trouble of lining it up with the arrow. It still works perfectly. I would enthusiastically recommend this product to anyone." —W.E. King

    Get two cups from Amazon for $7.25+ (also available in packs of four and six).

    19. An anti-chafing balm to give your thighs some sweet relief during long, active days. You can use it if your bra rubs, too. And the best part – it's made of Vitamins A, B, E, and F so it's hydrating and non-irritating to skin.

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    Promising review: "I love to wear dresses, but my thighs rub together when I walk. I don't always want to wear leggings. I also have very sensitive skin. I've only been using this for a day now, but it really is odorless, doesn't seem to be affecting my clothes, and is working well. So far it doesn't itch or burn or cause any issues with my sensitive skin. I haven't had to be reapply too often. So far it's a win-win!" —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in three sizes and in packs).

    20. A bottle of Bar Keeper's Friend that'll literally tackle any type of grime. It can remove tarnish, lime buildup, rust, caked-on food, and so much more.

    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it super versatile. The scrubbing cloths it comes with are non-scratch and won't hold odors like most sponges.

    Promising review: "I have cleaned this tub several times per week for over a year with no real results. What kills me is it is a BRAND NEW tub. Last year we redid the downstairs bathroom. The contractor’s workers had cement, grout, dirt, etc. on this brand new tub and it is one of those delicate surfaces where you can’t even use a bath mat in order not to damage it. My husband did his best to get most of it out and it was pretty good compared to what it was before. But it still attracted stains that regular cleaners couldn’t remove. Even with the slight damage caused from before, I think the difference is remarkable. I’ve seen people posting about Bar Keepers Friend for stainless steel pots and delicate tubs for years. It’s true. It works." —N.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in larger packs and with detail brushes).

    And check out our full review of Bar Keeper's Friend.

    21. A multi-tool to 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.


    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.

    22. A magnetic key holder that'll hold multiple sets of keys so your family can end the panic-stricken morning car key search. It'll also double as a cute piece of decor, and we truly stan a multi-functional product!!

    If you're worried at the adhesive back damaging your wall (if you're a renter), reviewers also recommend using command strips to mount the cloud!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my apartment, and my sister and I absolutely love it. It's very cute, doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself or look out of place, and actually holds a ridiculous amount of weight. Both our key rings are pretty heavy and this product holds both our key rings. I was worried that the magnets would weaken and that our keys would fall off the wall in the middle of the night, but that hasn't happened yet. The adhesive back is so strong, so renters beware. Put it in a good place because it'll be hard to move once you do." —ellery

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    23. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets so you can successfully clean your coffee-stained thermos without having to get your entire arm wet in the process of trying to reach all the nooks and crannies. They work so well, you'll have a spotless container in no time.

    I just bought these because my water bottle was so foggy and gross. I filled it with warm water, dropped in a tablet, and waited 10-15 minutes. When I rinsed it out, it was clean! I was so thankful because there's no graceful way for me to get all the way to the bottom of the bottle with a sponge. Plus the tablets are chlorine-free and environmentally safe! They work on stainless steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

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

    24. Liquid ant baits that'll exterminate pesky ants that always seem to raid your home come summertime. You can place them anywhere around your home, plus they'll remain fresh until opened. Once it's filled, just trash and repeat if necessary!

    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.98+ (also available as a three-pack).

    25. A handheld steamer to remove wrinkles within minutes so you never again show up to work looking like a mess. It's gentle on fabric, won't spit water all over the place, and heats up super quickly. Trust me, you'll be so thankful for this thing when you're running late.

    Promising review: "I have never successfully ironed anything in my life! I have only attempted to iron something once so I constantly live in wrinkled clothes....or I did. Now with this amazing steamer I don't have to worry about that anymore, and it's so quick and easy to use! Fill with water, warm, and point at clothes that need some work done. It's so quick too that I am able to use it quick before leaving for work. Plug it in, and it instantly begins to heat the water. And then it takes only moments to steam out the wrinkles. It also comes with a travel bag! So glad I bought this!! Now I will look way more put together!" —Sarah Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    Also, check out our review on the handheld steamer here.

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