Skip To Content

    33 Things That'll Help You Solve All Of Life's Gross Problems

    Gross, yet satisfying.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A mini drain snake that'll get rid of all thay nasty stuff that's clogging up your sink and tub. This one has 4,000 micro-hooks and extends to 18 inches, so you should easily be able to locate and remove the source of your problems.

    Amazon / Via

    If you've got long hair that sheds into your drain every time you take a shower, you probs need this.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95. Also available in version with a longer handle.

    2. A pair of exfoliating foot peel booties that are made with smoothing and moisturizing ingredients and will make you shed your dead skin like a snake. Truly disgusting, but also pretty satisfying.

    Amazon / Via

    The regular sizes fits up to men's size 13, and there's an XL version if you're working with anything bigger.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99. Available in six scents and double and triple packs.

    3. A pack of ultra-sticky glue traps that'll save your plants from being murdered by bugs. Reviewers recommend hanging them above your plants or supporting them with a plant stake in the soil.

    Amazon / Via

    They're made of eco-friendly material and are safe and non-toxic.

    Get a set of ten on Amazon Canada for $8.46. Available in five pack sizes.

    4. A set of stainless steel tongue scrapers that'll help you rid your mouth of build-up and bacteria. Reviewers rave about how they've helped freshen their breath, too!

    Amazon / Via

    They're easy to clean, rust proof, and will last a lot longer than plastic versions.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    5. A container of gel cleaning putty that you can use to peel the dirt off your keyboard, car dashboard, air conditioner, and pretty much everything else you own. It feels like slime, so it's super fun to use, too.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    6. A pack of pimple healing patches that'll help banish zits overnight. Reviewers say these draw out the pus without popping the pimple, so you don't need to irritate your skin by prodding and poking at it.

    @getrael / Via

    They extract the gross stuff from your pimples while shielding your skin from germs to save you from infections. They're also super discreet and you can put makeup over them, too.

    Get a set of 96 patches for $24.46.

    7. Or a bottle of Mario Badescu spot treatment that'll help banish zits overnight. Reviewers say it works wonders on cystic acne and tough spots that don't want to budge.

    @mariobadescu / Via

    Though it's great for acne, it may dry out your skin a little, so you may want to invest in an intense moisturizer, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.38.

    8. A heavy-duty fingernail brush that'll get every last bit of built-up grime out from under your nails. Reviewers love how easy it is to hold and say it can even get the dirt off of fruits and veggies.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.86.

    9. A set of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sheets that'll make cleaning up messes in hard-to-reach places a lot easier. They're more flexible than the OG Magic Eraser, meaning you can get them into tinier nooks and crannies.

    Amazon / Via

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada $3.39. Also available in a pack of 16.

    10. A pack of antibacterial bra liners to catch your boob sweat and keep it from seeping into your shirts. Reviewers say they protect your bod from uncomfortable heat rashes and make underwire bras a lot more comfortable to wear, too.

    They're machine washable and are easy on sensitive skin.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $22.98. Available in size S-XXL.

    11. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll cleanse your stained, hard-to-clean bottles and cannisters without the help of any fancy tools. Just add water, drop one in, and let it do its thing.

    Amazon / Via

    They're biodegradable, chlorine free, and environmentally safe.

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Also available in a lemon scent and in larger packs.

    12. A pack of absorbent liner sheets that'll keep scum from building in your fridge. They're made of durable fabric and can be cut to fit any space you want to cover.

    Amazon / Via

    They're machine washable, so if you spill something, you can just throw them in with your laundry.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.79+. Also available in a trellis pattern and a state leaf pattern.

    13. A set of charcoal deodorizer bags to keep your home, locker, car, or fridge smelling fresh. They even prevent the buildup of harmful mould, mildew, and bacteria in closed spaces.

    Amazon / Via

    When they start losing steam, you can recycle them in soil to help your plants grow.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in grey.

    14. A bottle of fresh-scented dry shampoo if you've skipped washing your hair all week and it's greasier than an oil spill. Reviewers say it's also great for adding volume to limp locks, so you can use it for styling, too.

    @batiste_us / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.97 Also available in tropical scent, sweetie scent, bare scent and for blonde or dark hair.

    15. A flexible coil brush that'll help you get every speck of dust, pet hair, and lint out of your dryer and vents. It has a rubber tip to save your appliances from getting scratched up while you clean.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.29.

    16. A coffee body exfoliator to scrub away all your dead skin and make you feel smooth 'n' silky from head to toe. Turns out coffee's not just for drinking, y'all.

    @basdbodycare / Via

    This one is formulated for sensitive skin and made of organic ground coffee, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, sea salt, and coconut sugar. It's plant-based, non-toxic, paraben free, non-GMO, and cruelty free.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in crème brûlée scent.

    17. A mini blackhead vacuum that literally sucks impurities out of your face. Reviewers say it siphons pus out of pimples and pulls out blackheads without any trouble and is much easier on your skin than most pimple-popping tools.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99. Available in three colours.

    18. An ingrown toenail tool kit that comes with everything you need to heal and correct your troubled tootsies. Reviewers say it gets the job done and that it has even saved them trips to the hospital!

    Amazon / Via

    The set includes a nail corrector, ingrown nail lifter, nail cleaner, cuticle nipper, and cuticle pusher.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    19. A bottle of classic Poo-Pourri spray to save you from any awkward bathroom encounters and keep everything smelling fresh. Reviewers say that it really works and is great for people who are sensitive to scents.

    @poopurri / Via

    It traps unpleasant bathroom odours and is more effective than using an entire bottle of air freshener.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.95. Also available in a two-pack. Also available in a travel size

    20. A dual-ended laptop cleaning device that can sweep your keyboard and clean your screen, because nobody wants to work on a gadget covered in stray cookie crumbs and fingerprint smears.

    Amazon / Via

    The brush side is retractable and the screen wipe has a protective cover, so it won't get messed up if you throw it in your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.51.

    21. A shampoo brush that'll give you a spa-level massage while removing dandruff and styling product residue from your roots. It has an ergonomic handle, so it's easy to grip (even when it's covered in suds).

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.50+. Also available in turquoise and in packs of two and three.

    22. A jar of natural deodorant that's infused with activated charcoal to detoxify your skin and keep your pits smelling fresh. It can last up to three months, so it could save you a ton of money, too.

    @purelygreat / Via

    The only ingredients are natural baking soda, corn starch, vegetable glycerine, and charcoal powder, so you know exactly what you're putting on your skin. It's vegan, cruelty free, and contains no parabens or aluminum.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Also available in lavender and citrus scents.

    23. A Critter Catcher that'll help you capture pests in your home without killing them. It has an extra-long handle, so you'll even be able to reach creepy crawlies that have wandered up to your ceiling.

    Amazon / Via

    Using it is simple: just squeeze the handle to open the bristles, release it when it's over top of the bug, then carry the critter outside to set it free.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    24. A handheld grout scrubber that'll get in between your bathroom tiles to brush out built-up grime. Reviewers say it does an awesome job with just a bit of vinegar and baking soda.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Available in three colours and in a bundle with an extender.

    25. Or a grout pen that’ll cover up more permanent blemishes between your tiles in a few easy strokes. They're anti-bacterial and help prevent mould from reappearing.

    Amazon / Via

    Consider this the concealer of the bathroom world.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12+. Available in three colours and two sizes.

    26. A jar of life-changing foot cream that will relieve and repair your dry, cracked feet and toes in days. Pretty much essential for people who spend a lot of time using and abusing their feet.

    Amazon / Via

    It's completely odourless, non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and safe for people with diabetes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in ten different sizes.

    27. A bottle of miracle liquid cleanser that can be used on copper, tile, ceramic, porcelain, and stainless steel. It'll help you clean your entire apartment without a thousand different sprays and gels, and probably save you some money, too.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.99. It's available in spray foam and powder, too.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser.

    28. A pack of Bioré blackhead strips that'll cleanse your nose and forehead in mere minutes. It's as easy as ripping off a Band-Aid — literally.

    Amazon / Via, @bioreus / Via

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $22.43. Also available in a version with charcoal.

    29. A bottle of natural dog ear cleaner that'll help get rid of itches, smells, and built-up gunk within days. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than prescription medication, and will banish the most common canine invaders.

    Amazon / Via

    It has no pharmaceuticals, synthetic chemicals, hydrocortisone (steroids), or antibiotics.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    30. An exfoliating natural lip scrub with honey crystals that'll transform your lips from flaky to smooth in mere seconds.

    Amazon / Via

    If you're having a tough time keeping your pout moisturized, follow it up with a lip conditioner.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    31. A pack of ant traps to annihilate the masses that descend upon your kitchen come springtime. It comes with six borax-infused bait stations that you can strategically hide in your cupboards.

    Amazon / Via

    One BuzzFeed editor says they're super effective and that the results are simultaneously disgusting and satisfying.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    32. A jar of coconut-scented nail strengthening cream that'll make your grungy nails look less like troll talons (ew). It prevents splits, chips, and cracks, and will help you actually grow out your nails.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.05.

    33. And finally, a disposable bug trap that'll keep your back patio or camping site fly free. A single bag can capture up to 20,000 flies, which is pretty hecking impressive.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.39.

    You using all of your new things:


    Looking for more great Amazon Canada content? Check out our recommendations for cleaning products for neat freaks, affordable luxuries under $30, and things to help you live your laziest life.