30 Products To Help Fix Life’s Little Mishaps

Turn every "whoops" into a "well done."

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 three-pack of Grandma's Secret Spot Remover for easy and nontoxic stain removal. There's really no other choice! Simply apply a drop and wait for the magic to happen. Now those grass, blood, coffee, rust, and ink stains have no choice but to disappear!

Promising review: "My husband and I fell in LOVE with this product! We've been using it for over a year now and have yet to meet a stain that it can't handle! With two young boys and two adventurous dogs, we have been through just about every stain remover out there, and none of them compare to this." —FosterFam51

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.90.

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2. Clorox disinfecting wipes because they can handle any mess on just about any surface. They're safe on wood, granite, and stainless steel, so just wipe up any spills and stains and pretend they never happened...

Promising review: “I now use it everywhere around my house. Doorknobs, mailboxes, toilet handles, keyboards, mouse, kitchen and bathroom countertops. Great for removing stains and dirt off my walls, too! I even use it for dusting blinds that are hard to clean. A must-have for every home or office.” —Jor El 

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.88.

3. A pack of two deodorant-removing sponges that'll remove those annoying (and seemingly permanent) white streaks on your favorite blouses.

Promising review: "I'm not really sure what else to say about this besides that it works! I change clothes frequently so this product is a godsend. Gets the deodorant stains right out!" —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.23.

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4. Four Bed Bands to keep your sheets from slipping and sliding off your bed every time you dare to shift your weight in your sleep.

Promising review: “We have a rather deep mattress and added a memory foam topper. Our fitted sheet would hold some of the time, but we frequently had a corner or two slip off during the night. It was disrupting sleep, so I was ready to safety pin the fitted sheet corners in place. However, no need for safety pins.

"After giving Bed Band a try, our fitted sheet–slipping problem is solved! The clamp design grips like iron, but the best part is the adjustable bands that allow for a quick final fit after installing the clamps. With Bed Band, you clamp each band into place without tension, then you use the quick adjuster to apply tension as needed. This makes for a much simpler installation, and with a product that by its nature needs to removed and reinstalled repeatedly (sheet washing), ease of installation is critical. Bed Bands is the clear design winner here for both function and ease of installation. A stellar product design at an affordable price!” —Huancayo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four pack sizes and three colors).

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5. A set of dress weights if the wind has ever shown the world a little more of you than you bargained for. These reusable adhesive weights will keep your garment down despite the weather!


DressStrong is a woman-owned small business making dress weights to keep you from having Marilyn Monroe moments.

Promising review: “I love these dress weights! I used two on the front of my lightweight dress over the weekend on a pretty windy morning. My dress stayed put and I didn't have to worry about having a Marilyn Monroe moment LOL!” —maria35244 

Get it from DressStrong on Etsy for $15+.


6. Cleaning putty gel for getting into the cracks in your car or keyboard where McDonald's crumbs fell and started their own society.

Promising review: “My absolute favorite little gadget for the car. It's the perfect size that it'll fit in your cup holder so it makes for easy storage and it cleans up all the dust and any crumbs that might have spilled. Plus it's purple; it can't get much better than that!” —Abigayle Sullivan 

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

7. A set of bedsheet detanglers so you don't have to spend hours in the jungle of your laundry trying to not get devoured by fitted sheets. These will also ensure your sheets actually dry instead of coming out like a moist hair ball.

Wad-Free is a woman-owned small business working to make sure your laundry day isn't in vain! After wasting time and energy on wadding problems, Cyndi invented Wad-Free for bedsheets.

Promising review: "I was mildly skeptical, but it works exactly as promoted! I've used it five times and each time there's been no twisting of the sheets and no pillowcases balled up and still wet when the dryer goes off. Super helpful that it comes with two units, one for the top sheet and one for the fitted sheet, so I don't have to split them into separate loads. I no longer dread washing sheets and plan to buy some of these as gifts. LOVE it!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Wad-Free on Amazon for $18.99.

8. A wrinkle-release spray if you've got a wrinkly shirt. Just spray, tug, and hang it up to dry! You'll have important meeting-ready clothes in minutes.

Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.


9. A seat gap filler because reaching down for the quarter you just dropped and finding your hand in a mound of mysterious crud is completely avoidable.

Promising review: "I just don’t understand why I didn’t buy this sooner. It’s one of those things that you’re not really sure why you need it but once you have it, you can’t live without. It saved my poor arm from having to dig my keys, cellphone, pens, french fries, hair ties, you name it from between the seat gap. Seriously, it’s awesome." —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99.

10. A pack of lobe support patches that'll take the weight off your ears and help you wear your favorite earrings if you suffer from torn or stretched earlobes.

Promising review: "Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of 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 $9.61.


11. A drywall repair kit to patch up the wall where you attempted hanging to hang a 50-pound gold mirror you found for free on Craigslist.

Promising review: "This spackle is so handy! Much easier and faster than opening a regular container of spackle, then finding a putty knife to use and sandpaper. Everything you need is right there. I filled probably close to 50 small holes and nicks from kids throwing toys etc. in less than 15 minutes. Would definitely recommend this." —Michelle Smith

Get it from Amazon for $6.

12. A citrus-scented pet odor eliminator if, even after cleaning up after your kitty's mishaps and stains, there's still a lingering smell. Just spray on those spots and you'll be taking in whiffs of lovely orange peels soon enough.

Promising review: “This is it: the solution to all pet odors EVER!!!!! I moved into a rental but could definitely tell there had been a cat here before us. Sorry, cat lovers! They are cute, but they can smell bad if not properly cleaned up after, and I’m seriously allergic!!! So, I knew I had some scrubbing and massive cleaning ahead of me so that I could live here. I bought this and OMG! It was like magic!!! The smell was gone from every room except the downstairs bathroom, which I figured was the scene of the crime: the litter box location!!!!! I sprayed that room as though I was cleaning up evidence from a horrific crime and got the doorjamb really well. It is unreal, but the smell is GONE.” —LauraLiz

Get it from Amazon for $20.97.


13. A customizable resin mask hanger for your car so you never have to search the bowels of your car looking for where your mask is hiding.

Creations by Alena/Etsy

Creations by Alena is an Arizona-based Etsy shop that specializes in hand-making resin accessories and home decor.

Promising review: “I'm in love with this mask hanger! Not only does it do great job holding my mask, it is also really good at holding hair ties, two things I lose in my Jeep a lot.” —eavarsho 

Get it from Creations by Alena on Etsy for $6 (available in dozens of color and glitter options).

14. The Stuff for dogs — a hypoallergenic conditioner for dematting your pup. It repels dirt, dust, and urine and protects your pet's coat so you can expect fewer tangles in the future.

Promising review: “This is my favorite detangler/leave-in conditioner for my goldendoodle! She has super-tight curls that I have to brush regularly or she becomes matted. This is great for making her coat shiny and smooth! I am sensitive to fragrance and this scent is light and does not bug me at all! I would HIGHLY recommend this product for keeping your dog nicely groomed.” —Jillian Travis 

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


15. A remote control caddy because losing your Roku remote to the cushions or the whims of the monster under your couch is suuuper preventable. Or use it to store your phone so you're not distracted during movie nights.

D&L Awesome Living / Etsy

D&L Awesome Living is a Vancouver, Canada–based Etsy shop with an array of lovely home goods from aprons and flatware sets to drying racks and lunch bags.

Promising review: "This is the best! Such great quality. I finally have a cute and functional place for remote/phone/hiding little things from our baby and toddler :). Arrived in a few days. Thanks so much!" —Emily Hildebrand

Get it from D&L Awesome Living on Etsy for $14.35 (available in three colors).

16. A pack of four silicone ring adjusters that'll allow you to comfortably wear that ring you bought online before realizing it was 1.5 sizes too big for you.

Promising review: "I have skinny fingers with wide knuckles. I cannot take my engagement ring down even a half size — or else it won’t fit over the bone. After purchasing these very comfortable, very durable size adjusters, I had to order another pack! I never want to be without these! The coil adjusters are easy to put on the ring (it might take a minute to get the coil around the ring but you’ll get the hang of it) and the coils don’t come off unless you undo them manually — which is VERY easy to do. It doesn’t damage the ring, either. Thank you so much, whoever patented this! It’s a lifesaver! I also think it’s great because it prevents the back of the ring from getting scratched when you wear it." —Dee

Get four from Amazon for $6.99.


17. Dry Ice setting spray to keep your makeup from melting down your face like some wicked witch's stepsister. This setting spray practically freezes your makeup in place and with a matte finish. Made with hyaluronic acid, it'll also nourish and protect your skin!

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Makeup Scientist Cosmetics is a Black-, woman-owned small business based in Greenville, North Carolina. The brand specializes in science-themed beauty products!

Promising review: "I have tried every single setting spray, even the Urban Decay spray that everyone swears by, and that did nothing for my oily skin. But this spray is exactly what I’ve been looking for!! It keeps my makeup matte even through humidity and sweat. You neeeeed this setting spray! It goes on light and it doesn’t have a strong scent. Please never stop making this!!" —Moyo A.

Get it from Makeup Scientist Cosmetics for $26.

18. A SockDock so you never have to wonder where that other sock went. You can even hang this in your closet so you don't have to rummage through your drawers to find a matching pair.


Promising review: "Totally obsessed with this! I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly) I would definitely recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier! Specially with a toddler and baby on the way!" —Sarah Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

19. A pack of lavender-scented, plant-based deodorant wipes you'll wanna keep in your purse for the days you hop on the train and realize you forgot to put on deodorant that morning.

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Promising review: "They are great when there's no time for a shower after going to the gym or after a long bike ride. Of course, it's not the same as taking a shower, but using the wipes will make you feels a bit fresher until you can get to the real thing. I highly recommend." —Margo

Get a pack of 10 individually wrapped sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

And check out our picks for the best natural deodorant.


20. A set of wood-repairing markers and wax sticks if that annoyingly huge scratch on your lovely coffee table is your Joker origin story. Just take one of these markers and color over any imperfections. Once it's dry, your furniture will be free of any annoying scuffs, nicks, and scrapes!

Promising review: "For $10 you can cover up so many scratches that you couldn't buy a house big enough to run out of ink. I've had this for just four hours, but I fixed a table that was scratched when I moved it, kitchen cabinets, chairs, a wine rack, and some hardwood flooring. It does a good job at covering the scratches to a point where you have to stare at a spot to notice it, but don't expect it to make your furniture to look brand new again. But for $10 you can make your furniture look reasonable! Would highly recommend to anyone who has pets who scratch the !@#$ out of their wood furniture." —Phaedrus

Get six markers, six wax sticks, and a sharpener from Amazon for $9.99.

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21. A cute and portable pet hair remover that can live in your purse, your car, or your desk for when you don't have time to de-fur your outfit at home.

Modern Pets/Etsy

Based in California, Modern Pets is a small business making minimalist pet products for your sleek pup or kitty.

Promising review: “I got a new dog who sheds EVERYWHERE — like a thin snow of white fur across the whole house. Thank goodness for this tool! It does a great job.” —velcromonkey1 

Get it from Modern Pets on Etsy for $9.99 (available in four colors).

22. A box of maximum-strength wart-removing pads with extra cushioning so there's no discomfort while they work their magic.

Promising review: "This stuff works! I'd never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! So I got the freeze off and thought 'This has to work!' Nope! I tried the freeze off three times and nothing! I than realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to removed and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!" —Audrey N.

Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

23. A pack of Gorilla Grip rug grippers with adhesive pads that'll keep your rugs from wandering across the floor. They'll also help prevent the corners of your rug from staying permanently curled upward.

Promising review: "These rug grippers are EXCELLENT!!! We recently bought two new rugs for our kitchen and needed something to keep them from sliding. These work great!! So easy to apply. We flipped our rug over. The grippers are marked; one side says rug, the other says floor. So we placed two in each corner. On our larger rug we placed one in the middle of each side. We stuck them to the rug. Flipped it back over. Got it positioned where we wanted it. Started with a corner and just went along sticking them to the floor making sure there were no bumps in the rug. Then we walked over each gripper to press it down to the floor. I promise you these rugs are not going anywhere! Great idea!" —Stacey A Morriset

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99


24. Color Catcher sheets to prevent anymore of your reds and blues from turning your whites into tie-dye creations. Just toss one of these into the wash and it'll soak up all loose dyes!

Promising review: “I’ve used Color Catchers for many years, so I can wash darks and lights together. They save time and money. (I’ve given boxes to each of my children as they headed off to college.) You can tell they work because you see the color they soak up. Recently, a new purple shirt took me by surprise and ran profusely. I had two color catchers in that load, and they both turned deep violet.” —Go Steelers 

Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

25. A pack of delectably cute (and durable) cable protectors so your charger and headphone cords stop becoming frayed messes that end up not working anymore.

Promising review: “These are super cute and stay in place. They've held up great these past few months. They're a burst of adorable fun!” —Laura 

Get 10 from Amazon for $12.99.


26. A two-pack of heavy-duty construction glue that'll work on tile, wood, laminate, brick, and more! In just 30 seconds, you'll be able to restore broken, chipped, and cracked pieces.


Promising review: “This stuff is amazing! We had a full-basin under-mount kitchen sink that was falling away from the countertop. We are not handy whatsoever and were about to hire a handyman to fix it for us. We had a repairman out at our home for something else, and he happened to mention that all we needed to do was acquire some Gorilla construction glue. Well, this stuff WORKED!” —JW 

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

27. A sleek nightstand organizer with a built-in wireless charging pad because you don't have the time to keep tearing your house apart looking for your keys, wallet, or phone when you're already in a rush.


Promising reviews: “I love this valet tray. Also the wireless charger can come out so I can use it somewhere else. It works great and feels like great quality for the price.” —Dwight Brown 

"Perfectly fits my keys and wallet (which I had just lost)." —Duval F. Adams

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).


28. An electric fabric shaver to safely save your clothes from pills, fuzz, and matted fibers.

This has over 55,000 5-star ratings on Amazon!

Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors and two styles).

29. The Pink Stuff so no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile cleaner. This can also remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls.

Promising review: "THIS STUFF IS MAGIC. If you’re questioning getting this to clean harder stains or anything, this is your review to read! I was a little skeptical because I’ve tried many things to clean my shower door with the hard-water stains and nothing really ever got it completely clean...this stuff did! I wish I would have taken before pictures. It did take a couple applications and some scrubbing, but honestly I didn’t have to scrub hard, just used a wet cloth and this and my shower door is now completely clean without any hard water stains! I’m obsessed. Now to see what else I can clean with it." —Rachel Anne Deaton

Get it from Amazon for $7.06.

30. And a 200-piece portable first aid kit filled with everything you'll need to take care of any boo-boos.

Promising review: "I have really loved this first aid kit! I shopped around a long time before a finally decided on this one, and I chose it because of the metal tweezers and scissors, the emergency supplies, and the red bag. This kit was the most complete, best priced, and well-loved kit I could find." —Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

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