35 Really Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

A shoe deodorizer, sandwich maker, allergy relief products, and more things to help you get through loooooooong weeks.

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. Shower curtain clips that simply attach to your shower walls to ensure water stays on the *inside* of the tub. IDK about you, but I sure don't want to spend my mornings moppin' up water.


Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.69.


2. A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don't we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???

They're dishwasher (top shelf) and oven safe (up to 500 degrees).

Promising review: "My kids love the double-decker tacos I make, but they fall apart when I put them on a plate. These holders keep everything in place. They making assembling the tacos much easier too. When you're making 12 tacos at once, you can set these up like an assembly line. I definitely recommend them." —AlphaPepper

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.71+.

3. An anti-chafing balm to give your thighs some relief on hot, sweaty days. Plus, it's made with hydrating ingredients that won't clog pores — and yup, that all sounds A+ to me.

Promising review: "This is my GO-TO product for thigh chafe. Seriously ladies. It lasts forever, and it's worth the price. I've worn it all day, after one application, while walking at Disneyland, used it for running 5Ks, and wear it for everyday summer skirts and dresses. I've even started using it on my heels for tight shoes. Great find and product!" —CollegeGirlBookSeller

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


4. A life-changing shoe powder that kills odor-causing bacteria and keeps your best sandals from smelling like death. Hot summer days are approaching fast — now you and your feet can get through them stink-free.

Promising review: "This is by restored my belief in Santa, the Easter bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and all magic again. We search and searched for a foot powder, or treatment, or even reasonably priced hazmat suits for when our teenage son took off his shoes. Nothing we tried worked apart from making him stay outside. Until we tried this powder. It’s a very mild scent when you sprinkle it in the shoe itself, instead of a heavy perfumed mask scent like all other foot powders, sprays, little scent balls etc. I honestly didn’t think there was anyway it could actually stop the hazardous stench that dwelled within our teen's footwear. It was so natural smelling, by day two of using it in said stinky teen's boots there was nothing. It’s like this product neutralized the odor. It was sweet sweet freedom." —Kelli Gebauer

Get it from Amazon for $13.78.


5. An acne patch that'll absorb sebum and dirt from the depths of your pores (just *LOOK* at that review photo) and send 'em straight to their grave, allll while you sleep.,

Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

Get a variety pack (40 different size patches) from Amazon for $8.50.

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6. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning, and the other for zipping up jackets. You know, because the last thing you want on sluggish mornings is to get into a war with your clothes!


One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil' buttons.

Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

7. A non-stick, Dutch oven-style pot perfect for all your one pot recipes. "More yummy food and less dishes" needs to be our weekly mantra, ok?


Just keep in mind that this is best utilized as a stovetop pot, rather than a Dutch oven. It's oven-safe up to 400 degrees and for a max of 30 minutes.

Promising review: "This pot is the perfect size to cook for my family. Big enough for dinner, but not as huge as my large soup pot. Love that it has nice deep sides and is non-stick. Comes with a nice little lid, too! I liked it so much I bought one for my daughter- in-law." —Tastypot

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $21.99 (available in three colors).


8. A pack of shadow shields because who has the time or energy to deal with eyeshadow fallout? Answer: Nobody. These can *also* act as a stencil for creating sharp wings, and we stan a multipurpose product, yes we do.


Promising review: "I LOVE these! I've shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great 'stencil' if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase." —HMS Hoglund

Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.69.

9. A box of antiperspirant towelettes that'll keep you dry for up to an entire week (a week!). Just gently wipe before bed, let dry for five minutes, get your sleep on, and wake up with dry, happy armpits.


Promising review: "For anyone who might be skeptic, please allow me to put you at ease. If you have hyperhidrosis, meaning it can be 9 degrees outside and you're still sweating under your arms, this product has the potential to change your life. I would sweat THROUGH a sport coat before noon. Enter the Sweat Block product. I've had it for three weeks and it is life changing. I DO NOT sweat under my arms anymore. I'm still on the original box that I bought three weeks ago. I had to write a review after I was cleaning the garage today in 85 degree heat...I was sweating through my shirt on my back...BUT NOT MY UNDERARMS. It is amazing!" —Frosty McGee

Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (each box lasts two months).


10. A hair diffuser adapter compatible with most blow dryers so you can achieve frizz-free, natural curls without having to spend money on an entirely new dryer. Goodbye, flyaways. Hello, sleek blowouts at home.


Promising review: "I travel a lot for work and would always waste space in my luggage packing/bringing MY hairdryer just because I needed to use a diffuser with my curly hair. This gem was the answer to my prayers. I have had this universal diffuser for over a year now, and use it every work trip. I haven't met a hairdryer it doesn't fit/work on! I noticed it's a very good diffuser — meaning that the airspeed coming out of it is slow, even when the dryer is set on the high setting. So it creates a nice 'hot cloud' of air versus a 'hot wind'. Love, love, love it!" —Mazer

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

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11. A slip-on shower attachment to make routine bath time a calm, contained event. After all — it's spring, there's rain, and then there's the mud that your fur baby will surely find. This will make clean up a breeze.

The Grommet

The super elastic connector means it can fit on most shower heads and faucets.

Get it from Amazon or The Grommet for $19.95.

12. A multipurpose moldable glue that'll seal, repair, bond, and solve tons of tiny household problems. Frayed cables? Use this!


It can be used to repair other things as well and works on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and some fabrics. It's waterproof, UV-resistant, electrically insulating, and dishwasher-proof when cured.

Promising review: "My MacBook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger." —leesankwok

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven color combos).


13. Caffeinated granola bars for curing a bad case of midday hanger *and* drowsiness. Keep a box of these at your desk and snack on one before that 3 p.m. slump hits.


Promising review: "I love that these bars are vegan friendly. They provide a dose of caffeine to help with my migraines without having to drink a sugar-heavy caffeinated drink (since I am allergic to the artificial sweeteners, and they are not good for you). The dark chocolate keeps them from being too sweet and they are good, and the best part is that you don't have to taste coffee to get the effects of the caffeine! Especially if you are not a fan of coffee. I am happy to have found these." —Angie F

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $22.79 (available in five flavors).

14. A popular detangling brush to rid your mane of nasty tangles without causing tons of breakage. Just imagine a world where you don't have to force a brush down your hair while you listen to the harsh knots ripping apart. *cringes*, Sephora

It works on all hair types and can be used whether it's wet or already dry.

Promising review: "This brush is incredible. After using my sister's Tangle Teezer hair brush, I immediately bought my own. I am extremely tough on my hair (constant color changes, hair ties, shampooing every day) and this brush can handle that. When I brush my hair wet or dry, I am not losing hair to my brush." —Katie Vickers

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or Sephora for $12 (available in four colors).

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15. An essential oil blend made with peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree and more antibacterial ingredients that may help relieve congestion and equip you for allergy season. *Wipes nose,* ahh yes, spring is upon us.

Place a few drops onto a cotton swab and inhale when you feel congestion coming on, or use in a regular diffuser (get one for $15.99).

Promising review: "I live in an area where there are many environmental issues that cause me to suffer with allergies and sinus infections on a regular basis. I also have severe migraines during those time of the year. I use diffusers in the two rooms of my house that I spend the most time: the bedroom and my office space. I sleep much better and stay asleep when using this blend. My allergies and sinus issues (sneezing/coughing) is not nearly as frequent during the day while I am working since I started using the Breathe Blend. I highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers with allergies, sinus issues, etc." —Ruth Gates

Get it from Amazon for $8.79 (available in two sizes).


16. And! A pollen-, dust mite-, mold-, and pet dander-busting detergent that just might make all the difference if your regular allergy medicine just can't do the job on its own.


Many reviewers heard about this from their allergist, so if regular over-the-counter medicine just isn't doing it for you, you should probably visit your doctor! This detergent contains Acaril, which removes allergens without having to wash and dry your clothes and sheets on hot.

Promising reviews: "This product is an essential for me. I'm highly allergic to dust mites, but it wasn't a problem until I moved to Florida. After living here about a year, I somehow became seriously allergic to my clothes. I couldn't wear something from my closet without sneezing and enough tears and nasal discharge to derail anything. Regular washing did nothing. I washed everything in this and the problem was completely, obviously, no-question-about-it solved. Now I wash all my clothes in this about once a year, whenever they start to make me sneezy, and bedding for me and my kids every so often. It is a wonderful product and it absolutely works." —Amy

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (roughly 45 loads per bottle).


17. A Glossier brow pomade so you can groom, fill in, and thicken your brows with just one product. And it's made with a creamy wax formula that will provide extra hydration, so LITERALLY WHAT CAN THIS PRODUCT *NOT* DO?


Busy mornings have nothin' on you!

Promising review: "I didn't know I could love my brows this much. With two swipes, Boy Brow makes magic. It puffs them up and fills them out in the best way. The brown shade matched perfectly. This will be my forever product, and my top Glossier recommendation." —madeline

Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four colors).

18. A clever car organizer that hooks onto the front seat (or the back!) to give you quick access to all the things that often end up on the ground and then under the seat where you can't reach it.


Promising review: "My job requires a lot of travel. I was looking for something compact and streamlined that would allow me to organize paperwork, my iPad, and other accessories — without taking up floor or seat space. This organizer is great. I highly recommend it to anybody that is constantly on the road. Get it. It is great!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


19. Machine-washable and reusable cloths for gently removing dirt and makeup from your skin with just a splash of some water. Simply toss in the washer after a few uses and start savin' your hard-earned dollars — no more expensive wipes here!

Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive at taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

Get a set of three from Amazon for $3.28.

And check out BuzzFeed Review's pick for best makeup remover!

20. A set of shelf dividers that'll solve the ever-growing mountain of sweaters taking over your wardrobe. Maybe now you'll *actually* be able to find that one shirt you're looking for when you're running late.


Promising review: "These are seriously amazing! I cannot believe I waited so long to buy these and get my closet in order. They are a great price and came with eight in the package! They slipped on my shelves easily without any damage. They hold my clothes in place and give me so much more room!" —Cherise Kachelmuss

Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available in an eight pack).

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21. A caddy to keep your sponges and brushes in a nice, organized place, while helping them to drain properly. Your week deserves better than washing dishes with a smelly sponge.


Get it from Walmart for $11.99 (available in three colors).


22. An alcohol- and scent-free mouthwash designed for sensitive mouths so you can conquer bad breath (even bad breath caused by tonsil stones!) and get the confidence you need to converse and smooch at your leisure.

Promising review: "This mouthwash has been a life saver! It doesn't taste like anything, but it comes with peppermint oil drops you can add. I haven't tried adding them because I'm really happy with my results. I don't feel it needs anything else. I had been struggling with bad breath for a while and none of the other things I tried had given me the results this has. I go to the dentist every six months, brush my teeth/tongue, use other mouthwashes, and floss regularly, but I was feeling insecure because after all my effort, I was still left with strange smelling breath. Thanks to my sister who recommended this rinse, my life is back to normal.I use it two times a day and it lasts all day long. Very impressed with how well it works! This is one product I highly recommend and it's the only mouth wash for me." —J.S.A

Get it from Amazon for $11.48.


23. A defrosting tray that uses magic (ok, mostly science) to thaw food without electricity and prevent it from partially cooking, like it would in the microwave.


This can thaw your frozen meat in as little as half an hour. Just put out the tray, drop some frozen food on it, and watch the magic — no electricity or prep needed!

Promising review: "I compared the defrosting board against a kitchen paper towel. Both were placed with a piece of frozen chicken breast starting at the same time. After more than an hour, the breast on the defrosting board was completely defrosted, while the other one was frozen firmly together with the paper towel. It's a magic piece of metal!" —OC user

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

24. A shampoo bar made for dry and damaged hair that's equivalent to three bottles of shampoo. Not only will it save you some money down the road, but it'll hydrate your hair without weighing it down. I'm SOLD.


Promising review: "I love this shampoo. I have coarse naturally curly hair and it controlled my frizz! I washed it on a Tuesday and didn’t rewash it again until Saturday and had no frizz! My hair felt light and clean. I just ordered the conditioner bar to go with the shampoo." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in nine scents and a conditioner bar).

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25. Houseplant sticky stakes so you can worry about important adult things (blah, like bills) and not the insects roaming around your house.

Promising review: "They work great. I'm sure the source of these little flies is coming from my pothos plants. I put all seven stakes in the long planter by my front door. A few weeks later, they are loaded! My plants also seem to be growing well. No more little pesky flies flying around. Wonder if these flies were feeding on vital nutrients for the plants? Time to get some more. Highly recommended!!" —JosephN

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $6.99.


26. A food slicing board with a stainless steel blade that'll quickly cut up veggies (AND CHEESE) in uniform slices thanks to its built-in measuring scale. It's literally a paper cutter...but for food.


Promising review: " This thing is a champ. It's completely revolutionized my cheese and sausage game. The adjustable stop block is terrific; you can really speed through a block of cheese or a long summer sausage with clean and consistent cuts. I've only used it a handful of times so I can't vouch for its long-term durability, but at just over $20 you really just can't go wrong." —LeffelMania

Get it from Amazon for $27.44.

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27. A sugar scrub beloved by many for moisturizing lips and exfoliating away dry skin. It's time to shed that winter dryness and take on the week with soft, luscious lips.


Promising review: "I love this sugar lip scrub! It is wonderful for your chapped lips and makes them feel so much smoother after a treatment! I use it as directed, and wipe it off with a tissue. I then continue on to lipstick or lip balm. I will never be without this sugar lip scrub in out harsh winters here in the northeast again! It is cruelty free and contains no parabens. Great stuff! Try this one — you can't go wrong with it!" —Jean Katherine Baldridge

Get it from Amazon for $15.

28. "The Cut Buddy" — your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy. Save yourself an expensive trip to the salon and use your newfound time to get some relaxin' in.


Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." —J

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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29. LED-dimming stickers so you can sleep in complete peace (and darkness!) and not be bothered by obnoxiously flashing router and console lights.


They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger full black-out edition!

Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! The product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $5.59.


30. A versatile sandwich maker (just peep those lil' pizzas!) for the evenings when cooking a three-course, gourmet meal just isn't in the cards.

Promising review: "I highly recommend this product for busy people in the morning who want a healthy breakfast on the go. I plug it in and let it warm up while I grab all the ingredients I need. Putting the ingredients in is easy peasy, and then I am able to go finish getting ready for work while my breakfast cooks. It creates a perfect grab-and-go breakfast sandwich. I even made a pizza sandwich for dinner one night and it was delicious!" —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available with/without a timer and four colors).

31. Aaaand, a sandwich maker cookbook packed with 150 recipes so you can do even less thinking and more eating.


Promising review: "Great and easy ideas — perfect for busy lifestyles! I bought this along with the breakfast sandwich maker for my father as a gift. He's an older single man and was eating out quite frequently. He loved the sandwich maker but having this cookbook really allowed him to get more use out of it. He now uses it for quick and easy snacks and lunches, as well as breakfast. There are a lot of great ideas in this book and you can also easily alter them to suite your taste." —Eva W.

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

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32. A Drag Race-inspired travel mug that'll give you the BEST response whenever life, work, or everyday annoyances try to get you down. NOT TODAY, SATAN!!!!!


Get it from Firebox for $14.99.


33. A miracle-working laundry detergent powder formulated to rid clothes from lingering odor, stains, and apparently...a whole TON of dirt. I mean, nobody wants to go throughout their week wearing clean, but secretly filthy, clothing.

This powder can be used as an everyday detergent in the washer, or as a soak for extra grimy, stinky clothing. And if you're skeptical that some of the darken water is clothing dye like I was, consider your skepticism squashed. Reviewers posted photos of clean, white bedding and clothes soaked in this and the results were similar.

Promising review: "CRAZYYYY!!!! about half the items in this soak were clean, pulled straight from the drawer, so this blows my mind!! I soaked them, stirring it around now and then, wrung it all out, and transferred to the washer where I did rinse/spin cycle. I work out four days a week and I do sweat a lot but holy cow!!" —myranda

Get a 45-oz. bag from Amazon for $20.95.


34. A dishwasher magnet you can switch back and forth to indicate if the dishes are clean or dirty. Now at the end of a long day you won't have to wonder if you're eating off a dirty plate.


Get it from Walmart for $9.95.

35. And lastly, an at-home eyebrow tint kit so you don't have to spend time filling in your brows each morning. You'll get back some minutes and still achieve gorgeous, fuller-looking brows. That's a win-win in my book!

Promising review: "I have sparse blonde eyebrows, and my arch has barely any hair. IT WORKS GREAT. It's genuinely easy to do to. A little makes A LOT, so I had my sister and her friend do their brows too because why not? I did the first round for the suggested time of two minutes, and then did intervals with other rounds to darken some spots and not others. All and all I'll be buying another box or two to have down the round." —t. rivera

Get the medium-brown from Amazon for $15.49 (also available in dark brown, light brown, and natural black).


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