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    If You Don't Have These 55 Problem-Solving Items In Your Life, You're Missing Out

    Air fryer liners, laptop cooling pads, and a bracelet that prevents motion sickness... Yes, please.

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    1. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that help prevent eye strain and provide protection from the glare of screens (computer screens, phone screens, all the screens!).

    a reviewer wearing the tortoise shell frames
    a different reviewer wearing pink frames

    Promising review: "I started working full time from home due to COVID, like everyone else, and I started to get a lot of headaches, my eyes were dry and heavy, and I was having issues with my sleep. My friend pointed out I was on the computer now all day long when I had barely used computers before. I bought these glasses and have used them for about a week and they are amazing!!! I feel so much better and my body feels much better at the end of the day! I only wish they were a little lighter, and they are a little tight behind my ears." —Meghan McCutcheon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 14 colors and multi-packs).

    2. A sunburn soother, your soon-to-be BFF during the summertime (or anytime you're outside and not constantly reapplying sunscreen). It's made with aloe and coconut oil that hydrates skin and gently relieves pain.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Even if it does peel later on, it’s minimal compared to what it would be and look like if I had not used this sun soother." —jlgentr3

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    3. A pack of scratch-free, odor-resistant Scrub Daddy sponges — a Shark Tank-featured product that truly cleans dishes like no other 🙏. They're made with proprietary foam, which is firm when used with cold water and soft when used with warm water. That means you are in total control with the type of clean you want and the amount of effort you want to put in.

    Promising review: "Usually use dish cloths or sponges to clean my dishes by hand but I immediately threw out my dish cloths and dirty sponges because this was 100 times more effective at getting my dishes clean. I didn’t have to work nearly as hard to pick away crusted on food and cleaning glasses was no longer the most arduous part of doing the dishes either!" —Brenna Long

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A knee stabilizer band that provides long-term knee pain relief from activities like cycling, hiking, or just working out a little too hard at the gym.

    Reviewer with a black band attached under their knee
    Reviewer kneeling with the pink version on their knee

    Promising review: "This brace works like magic. I purchased it to help with knee pain from cycling, and I just make sure it's on tight and just underneath my patella and I have zero pain or discomfort now. Would definitely recommend. Comes with two braces!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in four colors).

    5. A hairbrush cleaning tool perfectly designed to get every piece of dust, hair, and dander build up out of those bristles. *Immediately adds to cart*

    A reviewer's hairbrush full of dirt and hair
    The same hairbrush clean so you can actually see the base

    The pointed end of the tool is ideal for picking out tangles, the stiff bristles work great at removing dust and dirt, and the bristles at the bottom end of the tool can give your hairbrush a deep clean.

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    6. A jar of the bestselling Pink Stuff to tackle the hard-to-get stains, dirt, and rust spots around the house. It works for everything from bathtubs and stove tops to tennis shoes and crayon-covered walls.

    Promising review: "I had tried everything to get the hardware stains off my shower. CLR, metal scrubbing pads, vinegar, and many other things. I thought I'd end up having to replace all the faucets, knows, etc. I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good... It's that good. It's better than good. It's wild how good it is. My shower looks better than new. It took rust stains off tile. It took years of hard-water scale buildup off in seconds. It is literally a miracle product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. And for the floors stains you though would ~never~ come out, a bottle of Sunny & Honey Carpet Miracle cleaner! Whether it's food, wine, or just a high-traffic area — this cleaner will give you professional-level results.

    This carpet cleaner is from a family-run small business that specializes in cleaning products, especially ones for homes with pets!

    Promising review: "I used this in my carpet cleaning machine and was amazed at the results. This eliminated odors and stains that countless other products failed to clean." —Angela Catt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    8. A storage lid organizer so the clutter of the Tupperware drawer immediately disappears (you know the one!). This organizer is also adjustable so it perfectly fits the size and amount of lids you have.

    The organizer in a reviewer's drawer holding tons sizes of container lids
    A reviewer's drawer with organized lids

    The dividers are adjustable so you can customize your set depending on what size containers you have!

    YouCopia is a woman-owned small biz that makes ingenious home and kitchen storage solutions.

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf, and I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product." —Laura H.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    9. pet hair remover that'll make sure your pet's shedding does minimal damage to your sinuses and your furniture. It's like a lint roller without the annoying sticky pads that you have to constantly replace. All you have to do is empty the roller when it's full, and it's as good as new. 

    reviewer shows the inside of a used roller full of hair
    Reviewer using ChomChom to remove pet hair from black fabric

    Promising review: "I have allergic reactions to dog hair and dander so imagine my surprise when we learned our new quarantine pup wasn’t hypoallergenic as we had thought. Cue a mad dash to buy every product under the sun to keep my allergies in check because from the moment she came home we were in love...Then enter the Chom Chom roller, the roller to end the need for any other roller. Gone are the days of stripping and sticking with a disposable lint roller. Gone are the days of dragging that red lint brush paddle over the furniture. And definitely gone are the days hauling out the vacuum just to zip away the excess dog fur on the couch. If you use it right— and I mean vigorously roll back and forth, up and down, to and from like your life depended on it— the Chom never fails...Truthfully, it picks up more than enough for me to be satisfied." —L. White

    Get it from Amazon for $26.45.

    10. LilyAna Naturals' eye cream because it can help you hide how tired you really are after a long week. The rose hip and hibiscus-infused eye cream helps reduce dark circles and puffiness, leaving your eyes to look bright and wide.

    a reviewer holding up a 1.7 ounce bottle
    reviewer's before and after photo showing their eye bags disappearing over time

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but...I realized I had to let people know its benefits. The other eye creams/gels I have used this year don’t cut it with the dry skin around my aging eyes. So after applying my newest anti wrinkle, retinol, and whatever else eye cream, I reach for this product and it never fails to leave the delicate skin around my eyes feeling softer and moisturized. I’m glad I found this product and may try some others from this company. The ingredient list is impressive for sure," —Janet

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+.

    11. A set of Sea Bands perfect for those who experience motion sickness, morning sickness, and migraine nausea. The band targets an acupuncture point on your wrists to help reduce the nauseous feeling.

    Reviewer with gray band on their wrist
    a reviewer wearing the gray band with text that reads

    Promising review: "I’ve always been kind of sick. I throw up on long car rides, I can’t read in the car, I get horrible migraines 24/7, etc. Recently I changed medications and because of that, my migraines came back with a vengeance. Thinking there was nothing I could do I kind of gave up, until, I was looking at BuzzFeed and saw this in their recommended. I thought it could help with any car sickness that I would get but man I was not giving these enough credit! Since I have bought them I where ALL.THE.TIME. I wear them in and out of the car, to bed, and just around the house. I no longer feel nauseous and my migraines are almost non existent. Whoever invented these are a freaking god! I don’t know think I could ever live without these! BUY THESE!! They're so worth it." —JohnDz

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.59.

    12. memory foam orthopedic knee pillow for all the side sleepers battling chronic pain. The benefits of this cushion include reducing back strain, aligning your spine, promoting better circulation, and alleviating pressure on your knees!

    Promising review: "Bought this knee pillow on a whim and regret not purchasing it sooner. I suffer from lower back pain due to a herniated disk and only feel comfortable sleeping on my side. Beforehand, only using pillows I'd find that they were a bit too 'fluffy' and wouldn't hold form, compressing overnight, and causing me to wake with lower back pain from time to time. This product has helped tremendously. It doesn't compress very much whilst sleeping and I find myself to wake up feeling more refreshed with little to no lower back pain. 5/5." —Zed R.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    13. A set of satin pillowcases to ensure your hair and skin protection continues while you're sleeping! With satin, there's less friction, which means no more tangled hair (thank goodness!), and the cooling effect will help you sleep soundly.

    A model sleeping on a pillow with a black satin case
    a reviewer's before and after sleeping with wet hair on the satin pillow

    This #1 best seller has...wait for it...176,000 5-star reviews! I am currently adding to cart for another set. 

    Promising review: "This pillowcase is magic. I’ve never had a pillowcase that doesn’t make my hair a mess when I wake up. I woke up today with my hair looking exactly the same, neat and nice. And the pillowcase makes it really comfy to sleep on." —Taliese P.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and 21 colors).

    14. A rechargeable ring light that'll brighten your frame for work meetings or online classes and provide the perfect lighting for selfies. It's small enough to fit in purses and backpacks too!

    a reviewer's ring light attached to their desktop monitor
    A reviewer shows a dark before image without the ring light, and a brighter after image while using the light.

    Promising reviews: "Bought this to use for hosting online classes and Zoom sessions so that my video doesn't appear to be too dark. This light has three settings that are all very bright. The battery lasts a good deal of time and can also be used when plugged into USB power. Would recommend." —Shawn Maile

    "I love this light. It has four brightness settings and is rechargeable. I only just received it, but wow what a huge difference. And for the price you just can't beat it!" —Samantha Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A laptop cooling pad for when your computer starts to make that over-heating, airplane propeller sound (you know the one). It's USB-powered and has three fans in it that'll keep your laptop cool so you can focus on work instead of reviving your work equipment.

    a reviewer's laptop resting on thing cooling pad
    reviewer photo of the cooling pad in blue

    Promising reviews: "This brand is excellent...I decided to try this brand based on reviews and absolutely wasn't disappointed. We've now had them for more than 2 years without fail. We have two 2-fan, and and one 3-fan running a minimum of 12 hours daily and all we do is use a vacuum every two to three months and they're good to go. Their angle is perfect, cooling is above average, and dependability is nothing I ever expected. I can't think of any other brand I would consider at any price. More than two years, and all three are still running great!" —Rantasia

    "This works extremely well. My laptops fans used to scream to the point it would make you scream into your microphone just to talk to your friends on discord. With this product that diminished, and I don’t have to worry about the fans kicking up that loud ever again...I fully recommend this product just as it was recommended to me by a friend with a similar laptop problem. I honestly don't ever see this product failing to support my demands."  —Kaleb Urquhart

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. Earbud cleaning putty perfect for when the gunk literally blocks the sound coming out of your earphones. This putty sticks to the dirt and earwax inside, and pulls it right out for brand new clean feeling (and better sound quality). 

    Promising review: "I never usually write reviews but this is an exception. I've had my AirPods for over a year and when the sound quality was diminishing...Even after using Q-Tips to clean the AirPods out, I thought that was enough until my friend said there's stuff built up and hard to see, but there was nothing able to get it out! Enter this product — it literally took five mins to clean each ear bud effectively and instantly the sound quality was as good as new! Loud, clear, less trouble connecting to my phone, etc. I really suggest getting this product and even though they say it comes with 12 squares, you don't need a full square to clean them, so you can pull a piece off or reuse a square with a side you haven't used! SO happy I found a solution!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack on Amazon for $11.99 (also available as a 24-pack). 

    17. Miracle-Gro plant food spikes for when your plants are in that struggling stage. They literally feed your plants for you — it doesn't get any easier than that.

    reviewer photo showing their plant wilted and sad
    same reviewer showing their plant happy and healthy again

    Promising review: "It’s perfect little package for those people who may live in an apartment or just have one or two plants on the patio or in their house. Miracle Gro has been around for so long and it never fails." —Mr. Matthew D.

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $3.97.

    18. A pack of gnat traps to keep those annoying bugs from attacking your precious plants! Simply place the sticky traps into or near your plant pot and let it work its magic. The bright yellow color will attract any fungus gnats right to it.

    a reviewer holding up four gnat-filled sticky traps
    a photo of the traps in a reviewer's plant pot

    Promising review: "I have purchased these numerous times since gnats just love my plants and they have never failed me. The only drawback is if you get your finger stuck on it you will be left with some seriously sticky goo on your hand but I'll deal with that since they work super well." —MM

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of 12, 24, 48 and 120).

    19. A handy 'Did You Feed The Dog?' device so the pups don't get double fed (again).

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us who were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    20. Slow cooker liners that are amazing for quick and easy clean up! No more need for an intense clean or soaking overnight after every use.

    slow cooker with two dips in it separated thanks to the plastic liners

    Promising reviews: "I been using this brand for a while now... I own a Kitchen Aid slow cooker and this fits well over the ceramic pot. I cook many recopies on high, med, low, and keep warm. I use them all and this bag never fails me...With this liner, the cleanup is zero for the pot and you only need to wash your slow cooker lid. So easy and it's one of the greatest inventions. I'm new to slow cooking but have used this liners from day one. I would hate to clean a large heavy ceramic pot with food all stuck on the bottom. My worst nightmare. I give this product 5 STARS" —Triple Bogie

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $3.18 (available in small or regular sizes and 5, 6, 12, or 48 counts).

    21. And some reusable air fryer liners for when today's meal is being made with your dear air fryer. Because these babies are made of silicone, you'll get years of use!

    a reviewer's red liner
    a reviewers shows the black liners in the air fryer

    Promising reviews: "I absolutely love these liners. I love the fact that you get three in the package so you don’t have to immediately wash the one you’re using before you reuse it you can just simply use one of the other two, this was a brilliant idea." —Roxanne C 

    "These are nice silicone liners. They fit our 5.8 quart Cosori air fryer perfectly. They’re easy to clean and can be washed in the dishwasher. They also make cleanup of the air fryer easier. They’re perforated, so you can still make food crispy." —Terry R. Nye

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.95 (available in 8.5 inch and 7.5 inch).

    BTW, there are round versions available for $11.45!

    22. A pack of Avarelle Acne Cover Patches to help those pesky zits disappear overnight. Bonus points! They also prevent picking and acne scarring. Simply apply the patch right on top of your pimple in the evening and the rest is history.

    Promising review: "These are awesome!!! I’ve purchased them multiple times and have never been disappointed. They’re effective and efficient, so pretty much everything you would want in a purchase. My daughters and I always use them and they’ve never failed to drastically reduce, or completely eliminate, breakouts. I usually apply these over night and always see a huge improvement by the next morning. They don’t budge at all unless you’re intentionally removing them. If you’re on the fence, get off. The 4- and 5-star reviews are true." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 40 patches from Amazon for