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    Make Life A Bit Easier With One Of These 28 Products

    Like trying to get all of the groceries in the house with one solo trip from the car...

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bag handle holder because you know the struggle of trying to get all of your shopping bags into your home in only ONE trip from the car. This makes it easy to hold all of your bags at once and will give your fingers a break in the process.


    These superhero handles can hold up to 80 lbs. on each!

    Promising review: "I myself like a lot of reviewers I’ve read on here do not like to make more than one trip packing my groceries home and up multiple floors so to be able to load up multiple bags with a nicely cushioned handle that does not cut into your fingers is definitely a game-changer!" β€”Murdog

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A TubShroom to keep the over abundance of hair from falling down and clogging your sink drains. No more backed-up, overflowing sink!

    Reviewer holding the drain filler that's covered in hair and conditioner buildup

    Promising review: "I am one of those people who clogs the shower drains with my hair. It got to the point where I brushed my hair well before getting in and then kept a brush in the shower to wrap the excess hair in while shampooing, and would STILL clog the drain every six weeks or so. I've had this about two months now and thought I'd really test it out by no longer brushing my hair before or during the shower. No clogs! It's amazing how much this thing catches considering it's this cheap looking piece of rubber that doesn't even fit well. I will say, it's much easier (and a lot less slimy) to clean when dry. I tell everyone I know about this thing." β€”Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.66+ (available in six colors).

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February." (#3)

    3. A set of Drop Stop gap fillers for keeping your cellphone (or rogue french fries) from falling in between your car seat cracks.

    Reviewer's picture of their black car seat gap fillers in their front seats

    They even fit around your seat belts and move with the seats if you adjust them!

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat!" β€”Tessa Forbes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $24.99.

    4. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets because it's time those burnt-on coffee stains finally hit the road in your most-used bottles and mugs.

    Reviewer's picture of their water bottle filled with grime and then perfectly clean

    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!" β€”Robert A Moreno II

    Get it pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    To learn more, check out "Your Travel Mug Is Probably So Gross; Clean It With These No-Scrub Tablets."

    5. A Fasta Pasta since waiting for your pasta to cook can be like waiting for "rain in a drought, useless and disappointing," (A Cinderella Story anyone!?) But in all honesty, why boil a whole pot of water just to make one serving of pasta when you can cook it quicker and more efficiently in the microwave?

    The plastic rectangular container filled with spaghetti

    Promising review: "This is the greatest item if you live alone or just want to make one or two helpings of pasta. Of course, you must own a microwave. It cooks the pasta, and using the lid you can strain it, and then plop it in a bowl ready for sauce, cheese, butter, etc. It eliminates using multiple utensils and waiting for water to boil. No pot, or strainer necessary." β€”P. Luebbert

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out her review in "Just 11 Things To Try In December."

    6. A Squatty Potty to make going number two a much more enjoyable experience. Constipation who!?

    Model's feet resting on the Squatty Potty

    Promising review: "I've bought one of these for myself, my parents, and my friends. I'm not kidding. You may think I'm just some made up spam account, but I honestly have bought multiple Squatty Potties. Not to get too graphic, but when I'm doing my business I'll think almost nothing came out based on the amount of pushing I did. I'll turn around and the bowl is full. I've never seen so much come out of me so easily before. As long as you are also getting an appropriate amount of fiber in your diet, this will work better than sitting on the toilet normally. I almost don't want to use a toilet for #2 unless there's a Squatty Potty." β€”Ludlum

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same."

    7. A Beard King hair-catcher so those who like to make a mess at the sink can have an easier go-around when it's time to clean up after trimming up their mustache.

    Promising review: "My girlfriend bought this for me as a present. At first I was skeptical to use, but once I got my hands out it there was no going back. I use my Beard Bib anywhere two to four times a week and cannot live without it. Not only does this serve a big purpose in my trimming routine but now I no longer have to argue with my girlfriend about all the mess that I USED to create. Also, we ordered a beard oil recently and reached out to customer support about the different scents they offer, they were super helpful! Overall it has been an awesome experience and they’ve truly made me feel like a King!" β€”Timur

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A set of two miniature spatulas if you're tired of wasting makeup at the bottom of the packaging. These also work great on food items and basically anything that comes in a tube or jar.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Because be it artisanal mustard or a drugstore foundation, you paid good money for every ounce of that product! And yes, they actually work, like, really well β€” here's our Spatty review.

    Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on a 18-oz lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ...Oh please! You get so much more than you would without it." β€”Liz

    Get the set of two β€” one with a 6-inch handle, and another with a 12-inch handle (for different tasks!) β€” on Amazon for $11.99.

    9. Some scratch-free, odor-resistant Scrub Daddy sponges so when it's time to clean that dirty lasagna dish, the crusty sauce will come off effortlessly. The sponge texture changes based on the water temperature, so whether you need to do some heavy scrubbing or a lighter clean it can easily conquer both tasks like a superhero.

    Scrub Daddy,

    Promising review: "I used to save these little gems for 'special projects' (what projects, I don't know because I ended up not ever using them!). Then one day I decided 'what the heck, just use one in the sink for dishes, you can always buy more.' Lo and behold, I LOVE them! They remove food off of dishes more easily than a sponge and I just throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher and they come out spotless! They never smell and always rinse out nicely in between washings. These little gems even take off hard water build up from my shower doors! (I also use regular cleaners with them to do the trick.). I love these so much I bought a bunch and used them as stocking stuffers last Xmas! Everyone loves them!" β€”DivaGranny

    Get three from Amazon for $13.60.

    10. A Stasher reusable silicone bag for keeping your refrigerator organized with all those yummy leftovers. These nontoxic silicone bags will help you cut back on single-use plastic (woohoo), and are also dishwasher- and microwave-safe! A true multi-tasker.


    It's self-sealing and non-plastic. It's also free of BPA, PVC, and latex.

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices. My only complaint is the cost β€” they are the most expensive and I wish they offered a bulk discount. If they were cheaper I would use them for EVERYTHING (open cheese in cheese drawer, all snacks on the go, etc)." β€”Megan A.

    Get one from Amazon for $11.99 (available in several sizes and colors).

    11. The Safety Nailer because the terror that comes with trying to use a nail and hammer can be daunting. Forgo hitting your finger (ouch), and use this steady solution instead.


    Promising review: "I have this and the finish nail size and they are both great! I have nerve pain in my hands and The Safety Nailer removes any chance of me banging my fingers with a hammer. What a relief!! It’s great for those of us who are not as dexterous as we once were. One of the best construction gadgets I’ve ever purchased." β€”w4shep

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.98.

    12. A password journal in case you forget every password under the sun. Just be sure to store it in a safe place and never share your passwords with others, even if you're showing off this book. *Wait, what was my Netflix password again? It's in the book.*


    This is also set in alphabetical order so you don't have to run around looking high and low for that gmail password.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I'd recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions... What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency." β€”Amazon Customer

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

    13. A clip-on sleeve since you're always losing your lip balm in the abyss that is the bottom of your bag, and you want to keep it handy at all times (and also wanna stop having to buy more lip balms).

    sleeve holding chapstick

    Never lose your overabundance of lip balms again!

    Promising review: "Lifesaver. Hooks into work badge. Just yesterday, I actually used the entire lip balm before losing or washing it, LOL. (First time ever)." β€”Mary

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8.09+ (available in 12 color combos).

    14. A smart funnel so you can transfer liquids from one bottle into a new one. You know, when you have two ketchups open and one is on its last limb? This funnel will help you transport the leftover ketchup into the newer bottle with no problems.

    smart funnel attached to two water jugs

    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself to try and then bought them as Christmas gifts. It gets every last drop of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., out of the bottles. I've decided to buy another one for the kitchen for things like dressing, ketchup, mustard, and oils. Helps with clutter and will save money over time by not wasting the last bit in the containers." β€”Diane H

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A leather Bagnet since placing your coveted handbag on the floor is ~gross.~ This bagnet will magnetize to any metal chair or barstool!


    Bagnet is a woman-owned small business based in Sacramento working to make the lives of women easier.

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about whether this little magnet would hold my larger, heavier bags, but it does!!! I love it! That one heavy duty magnet. And it's so fashionable!" β€”Theresa V.

    Get it from Bagnet for $24.99.

    16. A toilet night-light because when you stop in the bathroom at night you'll want to be able to see where you're going. Here's to not falling in the toilet...

    toilet night light in toilet

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet-night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." β€”Lee R. Gurr

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. An eight-pack of fluffy bow headbands you can wear during makeup application to keep your hair out of the way. You can also use them for self-care nights when you'd rather your clay face mask not make it into your freshly washed hair., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are not something I normally would have thought of to buy for myself, but after buying them as little "thank you" gifts for others, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM!!! They are super soft, come in adorable prints and instantly make you feel girly and fabulous. I even had to order more because my daughters started stealing them from me! I use them for keeping my hair out of my face when doing my morning and nightly beauty routines. I also use them instead of a shower cap to keep the hair around my forehead and neck from getting wet. They are easy to wash and hold up well, just throw in a garment bag. I think these are way better and more comfortable than the traditional headbands and hairclips I was using before. I am one happy lady and I absolutely recommend this product!" β€”In Style With Celeste

    Get them from Amazon for $6.16 (available in two pattern sets).

    18. A veggie chopper you'll be so grateful for when you can forgo the inevitable "onion tears" that come along with chopping those delish veggies.,

    Chop an array of veggies not JUST onions!

    Promising review: "This chopper is amazing!! I love cooking, but used to absolutely HATE chopping onions... until someone gave me this chopper! Now I simply have to quarter the onion, throw it in the chopper, pull the handle about 10-15 times, and they're ready to be used! No more teary eyes or spending a long time chopping onions. The cup is big enough to fit a whole onion... I think the capacity is 3 cups. There's tons of other uses to this as well... you can chop pretty much anything from herbs, veggies and fruits, to making salsa and guacamole." β€”Valjulia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.12+ (available in two colors).

    19. An air pressure wine bottle opener so you don't have to fumble around with using a cork screw opener and breaking the cork in half while trying to enjoy your well-deserved vino. 🍷,

    Set comes with the wine opener and a foil cutter.

    Promising review: "Way easier than struggling trying to pry a cork out with a traditional cork screw. Just insert the needle straight into the cork and pump a few times with your hand over the apparatus until the cork starts to work out, then another pump or two, and pop, the cork is in your hand. The little thing for cutting the top of the foil off the bottle is very slick too. This is the easiest way to open wine I have ever seen, short of having the waiter do it." β€”Finestkind

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 colors).

    20. An over-the-seat car trash bag in case you tend to stuff all those used napkins and empty chip bags in your door compartments. This will help keep your car spotless.

    TheModMobile / Etsy, TheModMobile

    TheModMobile is a small business based in Winsted, Connecticut and also has matching steering wheel covers so both your trash bag and wheel can twin!

    Promising review: "This fabulous litter bag has revolutionized my driving experience. I'm no longer drowning in a sea of toddler debris! Beautifully constructed and the perfect size. Thanks :)" β€”Jordana Wilson

    Get the sunflower one from TheModMobile on Etsy for $20.

    21. An easily hangable T-shirt organizer in case folding your clothes in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud is just not in your repertoire of talents.

    The organizer holding 16 T-shirts while hanging in a closet
    The Roll Keeper on Etsy

    The Roll Keeper is a small Etsy shop based in Kelso, Washington.

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a way to store my T-shirts and save space and this is exactly what I need. It’s great quality and I will most likely be ordering another one soon!" β€”SueAlex Wright

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in five colors) and Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A handmade organizer for plastic storage bags to stop the inevitable chaos that your drawers turn into after every sandwich bag box is opened.

    Handmade wooden sandwich bag dispenser placed on counter

    JCSignCraft is a small Etsy shop based in Winter Garden, Florida.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! Organizes all my Ziplocs and allows a much better utilization of drawer space. Love it!!" β€”jph8989

    Get it from JCSignCraft on Etsy for $49+ (available in two sizes).

    23. An over-the-door shoe rack because that mountain of heels littering the floor of your closet is taking up too much precious space. This will open up more room for storage and make your fave pair easier to find.


    Promising review: "Me and my boyfriend recently moved in together and one of my main concerns was our combined shoe storage. We just installed this last week and I felt compelled to write a review because it is THE BEST shoe storage solution I have ever come across. I've tried under the bed, over the door pockets, shelves, stands, you name it... but this one is just the most organized, most logical storage ever." β€”Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.15.

    24. A smart camera that works with Alexa so you can have peace of mind that your pups are behaving while you're out to dinner. (I have this camera and it's fab.)


    Promising review: "SO... I rarely write reviews but was so amazed by this camera I wanted to let others know. I bought the camera after using the Ring indoor camera for twice the price, because the Ring made a constant clicking noise (a known issue). I've tried all the other brands out there and was disappointed with all of them. Then I tried the Blink Mini because I thought it was for sale at a good price. The setup was a breeze, up and running in 30 seconds. The app is responsive and user friendly. My wifi is slow but it still loaded a 1080p HD quality view when I accessed it from my mobile app. My favorite feature is the night vision. All my previous cameras just showed a dark room or shadows but this camera shows a clear and crisp picture in pitch black darkness. Very pleased with this and you can't go wrong here." β€”Tech Guru

    Get one from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in one-, two-, and three-packs)

    25. A lint brush since even though we love our furry friends so much, we don't love the rogue fur that latches on to our clothing.

    For when you get to that "I feel like there used to be a couch under this pile of hair" level.

    Promising review: "This has made a huge difference! I use it at least once a day β€” on clothes, my couch, anything really! After three months it’s still working good as new. Works way better than lint rollers." β€”Amazon customer

    Get it from amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors)

    26. A canvas cup holder if you're looking to carry your Starbucks iced mocha in style AND rid your hands of frigid cramps. Time to avoid the pain of carrying an icy cold drink and opt for this cute carrier instead.

    Dreamy Daisy / Etsy

    Dreamy Daisy is a small Etsy shop based out of Washington, D.C. They specialize in various handmade accessories, like canvas backpacks, spa headbands, scrunchies, and more.

    Promising review: "The product is super cute and fits cups perfectly!!! I bought this for my coworkers and now I need to order one for myself." β€”Wendy

    Get it from Dreamy Daisy on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in multipacks and in four colors).

    27. A jewelry cleaning pen if you're anything like me and leave your fine jewelry WAY too long inside the jewelry cleaning fluid and run the risk of wrecking those precious metals. This pen will help bring your stones and jewelry back to shimmering life β€” and you don't have to worry about ruining them in the process.

    Promising review: "I was so wary of this little tool before I used it. I was convinced it was going to ruin my wedding ring and diamonds. NOPE! It works so well on diamonds and any silver. I cleaned so many old rings that were so dingy and it works like a freakin' charm." β€”Kelsey Frolik

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40.

    28. An organic cotton bacon sponge that's more eco-friendly and will help you cut back on paper towel waste. This lil' guy can absorb up to 10 times its weight in grease so the next time you're frying up some bacon, you can soak up all the grease efficiently. It's also washable for reuse!

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    Green City Living / Etsy

    Green City Living is a small biz based in Denver that specializes in eco-friendly home goods. They donate 2.5% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "My husband calls the Bacon Sponge my Baconator! Since the lockdown and the scarcity of paper goods, I've reevaluated my carbon footprint. Where I used to go through several paper towels as I blotted the grease off of food, I needed nothing more than the bacon sponge laid across my cutting board to do the trick this time. It sopped up the bacon grease like a charm. After a few minutes soaking in Dawn dish detergent, I threw it into the wash with my towels. Came out lovely β€” fresh and ready for another round. I do plan on trying it with other foods like chicken. A top-notch product!" β€”dvitola

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $12+.Β 

    Here's to wasting less of your precious time.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.Β 

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