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    Updated on Feb 23, 2020. Posted on Feb 21, 2020

    28 Things You'll Probably End Up Using Seven Days A Week

    Just because they're so useful.

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    1. An under-cabinet lid opener so you can open jars and bottles without struggling. This is especially handy for those who live alone or have mobility issues.

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    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or on your counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner, under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one as a gift for my sister." —Moorecats

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

    Get it from Amazon for $13.69.

    2. A variety pack of shoe heel inserts that'll protect and support your feet from aches and pains, possible blisters, and annoying rubbing. There is truly no more aggravating feeling than leaving the house and within an hour having a blister form.

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    Promising review: "I love these and wish I had them for every pair of heels I own. They can be a little annoying to put on because they are extremely sticky, but once they're on, they're on. I bought the pack for four different heels for my week of sorority recruitment and used them on every pair and even stowed away the extras for my next pair. My favorite part is that the back connects to the heel, making it stay in place. When I have bought just heel ones in the past, they never stayed on." —Amazon Customer

    Get an assortment pack of four pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A microwave plate cover with magnets so you can prevent that sauce explosion *and* keep the cover in a convenient location for everyday use.

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    This clever and clean kitchen tool is dishwasher-safe and simply attaches to the top of your microwave.

    Promising review: "We've had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You're don't constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It's a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!" —Olivia358

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A bottle of Tend Skin solution to reduce unsightly and painful razor burn and ingrown hairs. It can be used post-shave or -wax to get super-smooth skin.

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    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave every day. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    5. A pack of DenTek slim brushes so you can go into your post-lunch meeting without a worry that you have a piece of lettuce stuck in between your teeth. Pro tip: Leave a little baggy of them in your purse for emergencies!

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    Promising review: "I’m going to start off by noting that I hate flossing and have probably flossed a handful of times in my life — probably after eating popcorn because I was more annoyed than conscientious. Also worth noting, at 32 years old, I still have never had a cavity, but I know I’m pushing it. So I got these because they were cheap and looked cute and I thought maybe they’d inspire me to initiate a dental routine. I like them! They get into the gap between my teeth closest to the gum. Unless you have a gapped tooth, they don’t really pull all the way through like floss. The bristles are gentle and the wire is soft. The only negative is that I do feel a little guilty about all those disposable plastic handles. I did use one brush for all my teeth and will make the pack last a long time." —Greta M.

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $3.85.

    6. A retractable key chain that holds your lip balm, because you've lost tons and tons of balms, and at this point they've made a dent in your bank account.

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    Promising review: "If you lose your lip balm a lot, I would highly recommend getting this holder. I love how I am able to grab my lipstick/lip balm, uncap, moisturize my lips, recap, and just let go. The retractable part is probably the best part because it makes it easy to get, and even easier to put away and not lose your lip balm. This holder is perfect for people who travel and/or who are always losing their lip balm." —Mit's

    Get two from Amazon for $9.98.

    7. A 20-ounce water bottle so you can keep track of how much you're drinking each day via the number of bands you've got stacked at the top. Once you've finished the entire body, just roll a band up and you've created a mini log for yourself.

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    Promising review: "Love this water bottle. The concept of using the bands to help you keep track of how much you've drunk is GENIUS. I HATE using apps because I forget to put what I've drunk in after I'm done drinking it. This is so simplistic but so great. Drink a whole bottle, sweet! Put a band on your wrist. They're cute, colorful, and comfy. If you have a lot of arm hair, they might pinch and tug your arm. This bottle isn't meant to be tipped over, though. It leaked a little when it fell over with the straw, which makes sense. Duh! The straw isn't airtight to the bottle. Cute, stylish, and simplistic in its way of keeping track of water intake. Love." —Ana T.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in various colors, four sizes, and two designs).

    8. A super-sleek and retractable Flint lint roller that'll help make sure you don't leave the house a hairy mess each morning. Having a sweet pupper is A+, but carrying their hair with you once you step outside is, well, C-.

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    Promising review: "These are the best rollers! They pick up everything with ease. I'm pretty sure they're extra sticky or something. The smaller size is great for daily use and carrying around. Best of all, the colors could match your phone!" —M. Hinrichs

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in nine colors). And pick up some refills here.

    9. A notepad, because keeping a list of important to-dos and errands is the easiest way to stay on top of your responsibilities. And there is no better feeling than crossing off a completed item.

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    Promising review: "As it stands, not ordering every single Knock Knock paper pad has been one of the most remarkable shows of willpower I can recall. This one, I decided, would be the most useful in the scheme of things, and so far it's been great. Grocery lists, homework reminders, to-do lists. They all seem so much less dull when written beneath these encouraging words — 10/10! Will buy again, probably with a few of the other ones, too." —Courtney McCarthy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.25 (available in 15 styles).

    10. Or a transparent mouse and memo pad so your to-do list will always be within view (and your reach). The actual pad is split into three sections: weekly plans, to-do items, and notes, while the top transparent cover is nonslip and waterproof for your mouse.

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    Promising review: "What you see is exactly what you get. There are two transparent sheets to keep notes/cards and such separated. Writing on the mat is very comfortable, and I love being able to use it as a mouse pad as well. This uses plastic-type sheets, so you can just wipe them off. Since this mat can be cleaned, I don't see ever having to buy a replacement, unless this one becomes torn. Of course, I did end up buying another one because I originally purchased this mat for work and loved it so much, I purchased one for home use." —J.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88 (available in two colors).

    11. A pack of lobe support patches because you shouldn't be discouraged from wearing heavy earrings just because they stretch your ears. The adhesive is totally clear, so they won't be noticeable on your lobes and can make all-day wear much more comfortable.

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    Promising review: "Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!" —Donthemom50

    Get a box of 60 patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    12. Reusable silicone cotton swabs to end your dependency on single-use ones! Plus, the silicone is medical grade, so they're super sensitive and soft against skin. They're perfect for gently removing eye makeup.

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    Promising review: "This is the year of less waste, and this is a great way I will be trying. When I forget to take off mascara at night, I use swabs to remove it from under my eyes in the morning. I also use swabs to clean my outer ears. This works great for replacing both! I love that it comes in a little case, since I hate packing swabs when I travel so they don't get dirty. They're super easy to clean and very durable. I love this idea!" —Lighthouse

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. Microfiber makeup remover cloths with refined edges so your skin will never get scratched or irritated after use. All you need is water to get the job done, and when the cloths are dirty, you can pop them in the washing machine.

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    They can be used on all skin types and are safe for your eye area.

    Promising review: "These affordable washcloths are the softest things I have ever touched! They are so gentle and amazing on your face. I use one to dry my face and help remove leftover makeup after washing, and another to remove eye makeup. I am saving SO much money by not having to buy disposable cotton pads and bottled makeup remover each month. These take off all my eye makeup with JUST water! They are very thick and like a large-washcloth size. I love that they have no seams or edges and no tags for all-over comfort." —Dan K.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in different colors and as a pack of six).

    14. Garnier Fructis anti-frizz serum made with argan oil and apricot, because frizz can rear its head at any point in the day. This light serum will help to smooth out any stray pieces, leaving your hair silkier than ever before. And the huge bonus? It won't leave your roots feeling or looking greasy.

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    I use this serum in the morning right before I head out the door and I love it. It helps the baby hairs around the crown of my head lie flat instead of sticking straight up.

    Promising review: "Terrific product. I squirt a few drops in my palms, then I brush fingers and hands right through my short but full crop of graying hair. Makes these tresses look ever so shiny and silky while keeping it all in place. Don't even need to use hairspray. I especially like the fact that it's not greasy or gummy; nor does it have an odor. It just has a pleasant and unassuming scent. Most of all, this product enhances the natural wave and light curl that I still have. For me, it's best used right after a shampoo and a towel-dry." —Valerie C. Bartolo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 ( available in larger packs).

    15. A Dash mini griddle for pancakes and eggs to make breakfast a total breeze. It's the perfect size for a dorm room or small apartment, and with the blue indicator light, you'll know exactly when your food is ready.

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    It heats up within minutes, and both top and bottom are nonstick! I use it constantly in my apartment for protein pancakes and over-easy eggs.

    Promising review: "Don’t waste time thinking about getting this — just get it! I’m in love with this little gadget! It’s so very easy to use and extremely convenient. All you need to do is plug it in and your home turns into an IHOP. I used this little beaut for the first time this morning and whipped out some perfectly cooked pancakes! It takes about four to five minutes to make each pancake. Expect flawless, golden-brown, consistently crafted pancakes that are completely effortless. And this skillet can be used for more than just pancakes! I fully intend on cooking eggs, bacon, quesadillas, steaks, and whatever else my heart desires on here. I got my eye on that mini waffle maker next!" —LesLeaLuvShopping

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

    16. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes that'll fight tough stains and splatters in all rooms of the house plus your car. They contain aloe, vitamin E, and lanolin to leave your hands feeling soft and supple.

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    These wipes are nonabrasive, so they're safe to use on smooth surfaces like car exteriors.

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard-water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning, but I was so pumped about the tub, I took wipe number two to my hood vent, and good golly, it's like it's brand-new. I've told everyone I know to buy these." —JenM

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $8.67+ (available in larger packs).

    17. Anti-chafe bands, because having to deal with pain and irritation when you're just trying to look ~flawless~ is too darn annoying. It's time to take control of your wardrobe and any dresses you've avoided wearing because of uncomfortable rubbing.

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    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant. These things work! I was hella skeptical, because my thighs are crazy resistant to any sort of chafe defense. My thighs just love rubbing up against each other too much. But that crap has got to stop! I wore these while walking at least five hours at a music festival, and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner-thigh skin was preserved, not a chafe in sight, and they're so feminine and romantic looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." —OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in 16 styles and six sizes).

    And check out our highlight of the anti-chafe bands here!

    18. Arch support sleeves that may help heel and arch pain, improve posture and circulation, and decrease swelling. They won't restrict your movements and can be worn like socks directly over your skin.

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    Promising review: "These have been great at relieving the pain of my plantar fasciitis almost immediately and completely. I was afraid that nothing would help, having read on the internet so many stories of people living with the pain, but I decided to give these a try based on good reviews and the low cost. Needless to say, it was a good decision. The copper compression bands are easy to put on and should fit almost any foot size, being stretchy. I have been using mine for about a month with no discernible breakdown in the elastic. I do wear them all day under my socks and take them off to air out at night. This works for me, and I haven't had any foot pain in the night as I was having before using the compression bands." —Mark Mumma

    Get two from Amazon for $13.95.

    19. A jewelry stand with a built-in mirror so you can store the rings and earrings you wear every day on the top of your dresser within easy reach.

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    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this mirror. It’s the perfect size and color and can hold my jewelry or makeup products so I don’t have to go running around looking for them." —Cmorgan27

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28.

    20. A Luna Mini 2 facial massager and cleanser — it will wash away dirt and excess sebum on your skin, leaving your complexion brighter and cleaner. Its gentle and fine bristles won't irritate your skin; plus, it's totally waterproof!

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    The Luna Mini 2 vibrates, allowing for a deep clean to unclog pores and remove grime. You can control the vibration's intensity, and it's so simple to use! Just turn the brush on and move in circular motions around your face (first apply your normal cleanser). The brush will vibrate for 60 seconds, and then you can rinse your face with water!

    Promising review: "I love this scrubber! I had never used something similar before, but I don't think I could ever go back to just a washcloth. This makes my skin feel so soft, and for the first time in my life, my skin is noticeably brighter and clearer. I tend to have splotchy skin, and after a month of using this in the evenings before bed, the splotchiness is gone. I seems silly, but a little extra scrubbing goes a long way! This is gentle and has never bothered my skin. It's easy to clean and I've hardly had to charge it." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in seven colors).

    And check out our full review of the Luna Mini 2 facial massager and cleanser.

    21. A compostable wheat straw bento box, because an easy way to guarantee yourself a nutritious lunch is to prepare and pack one yourself! Plus, it comes with its own set of cutlery.

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    The different compartments make packing a multi-food lunch easy, and the center unit is leakproof for liquids. It's freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe. Being hangry at work makes the day drag even worse, so let's avoid that sitch altogether!

    Promising review: "I love it! It is a sturdy, attractive, well-designed product that will be enjoyed for years. The five compartments vary in shape and size and will accommodate a variety of foods: fruit, sandwiches, cookies, chips, salsa, or dip — you name it! No more need for several ziplock bags just to keep food separate. It worked well in the microwave to heat up some delicious pasta. It can go in the freezer, the microwave, and the dishwasher. Best of all, this eco box lives up to its name by being eco-friendly, so it will not be clogging up some landfill or floating in the ocean in the years ahead. Meanwhile, I’ll be buying more for my home and for gifts." —John Carroll

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    And check out ways to pack your meals with protein, too!

    22. An exfoliating brush to use on your body to remove dead skin, unclog hair follicles, and increase circulation. It can be used on wet or dry skin, but many reviewers recommend using it in the shower!

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love this brush! I mainly use it as a wet brush in the shower, as opposed to a dry brush. It definitely took a few tries for my body to actually enjoy the brushing, but now that it's used to the bristles, I can't see myself showering without this tool. It just feels like it's removing the dead top layer of my skin and getting all that junk and sunscreen (it's summer) off my body, leaving it so freakin' smooth." —BAARS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.01.

    23. A Chuckit! ball launcher so you can exercise your pup in no time at all. This gadget also helps you avoid touching any soggy, gross tennis balls and will literally launch the ball far enough that your sweet pupper will be tired within a few minutes.

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    I have this for my doggo (another shoutout to Bailey), and he absolutely loves it. I can throw the ball 10 times farther with this thing than with my normal arm strength. He gets a ton of exercise in about half the time. You can also pick up the ball with the wand itself, so I never have to touch his slimy, slobber-soaked ball. Win-win.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.55+ (available in various styles).

    24. Reusable Bee's Wrap that'll mold easily to whatever food or container you want via the heat from your hands. You can wrap leftovers, fruit, a sandwich for lunch, etc. Plus, this eco-friendly choice will help you ditch plastic bags and aluminum foil.

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    Once you're finished, you can wash the wrap in cool water with mild soap. When it's completely air-dried, it can be molded again. The beeswax and jojoba oil help keep whatever you're storing fresh.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about Bee's Wrap! All their products are durable and well made. I love how the wraps keep my produce, breads, and other food items fresh! I love the honey/beeswax smell that they have. These are wonderful products for anyone wanting to reduce their plastic footprint. Highly recommended, and will be buying more for myself and as presents." —Lin

    Get three sheets from Amazon for $16.

    25. An eyeliner stamp, because spending time in front of the mirror trying to perfectly match your wings is so frustrating. Those with shaky hands can finally get the sharp edge they're looking for — this stamp will provide equal wings each and every time.

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    One side of the pen is the stamp, while the other is a regular eyeliner pen. Plus, you can feel confident through the day; the stamp is waterproof and smudge-proof.

    Promising review: "I'm a makeup junkie and extremely picky with products. I don't actually have any issues with winged liner, but I've been dealing with some shaking issues, so I thought this might make my routine easier. Not a lot of trial and error; it's very simple to use and creates a lovely and slightly curved wing. Now, about the formula: I'm impressed. I was thinking that I could always go over it with my regular eyeliner, but I found that unnecessary. The liner pen tip didn't drag or skip; it's a very bold and solid black that dries quickly and has amazing staying power." —SaintLee

    Get two from Amazon for $13.97 (one for each eye; available in three sizes and two colors).

    And check out our spotlight on the eyeliner stamp here!

    26. Supergoop! Acai Fusion lip balm with SPF 30 to provide full coverage while you're 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, or 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.

    27. A soap-dispensing brush ideal for scrubbing dishes so you can quickly get through that mountainous pile currently existing in your sink. The brush comes equipped with a scraper for tough, caked-on food, a separate bottle brush, and two replacement heads!

    Amazon

    I have a dish brush and I absolutely ~love~ it! It has totally replaced my kitchen sponge (since sponges can actually be v gross). It's durable, easy to use, and less messy than a sponge. Plus, you can swap out brush heads when the bristles start to get worn. I find I can really scrub with a brush, so caked-on food has zero chance.

    Promising review: "My old dish brush finally wore out, so I thought I'd give this one a try. I have arthritis in my hands, so I like that this one has a nice, big wand — larger than most in circumference. It is easy to fill and holds a lot of dish soap. The dish soap comes out easily when you push the button, and it's just the right amount. It comes with an extra scrubber sponge and a bonus bottle cleaner. This is one of the easiest-to-use wands that I have tried." —Kcurcet

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. Coty Airspun oil-reducing and setting powder you can use on top of your makeup to soften the overall look of your skin and reduce shiny buildup. It can also be used as a foundation to even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.

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    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 me 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 $5.97 (available as a pack of two and in six shades).

    Time to treat yourself to some new things!

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