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    A universal lid. For all of your pots. That's all.

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    1. A stainless-steel universal lid about to clear up SO much kitchen space. I can picture it now: opening a cabinet and nothing falling out. This is great for 7- to 12-inch pots, pans, and skillets, plus it's dishwasher-safe and heat-safe up to 425 degrees.

    reviewer photo of the lid

    Promising review: "This was a lifesaver. I bought some copper pans on sale that didn't come with any lids. They were my favorite pans to cook with, but for recipes that required 'cover and let simmer' I had to use something else. Not anymore! I have three different size pans and this lid fits all three." —Casey A.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    2. An elastic Boobuddy for anyone who dreads running because of one word: jiggle. Simply place this Velcro strap on top of your comfiest, most beloved sports bra (the one that's labeled "high impact" but is, in fact, *not*) and voila!

    Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! I am a 36F and have an impossible time finding a sports bra for running. I used this band over a cheaper sports bra and am never going back. It’s so comfortable and so much more breathable than my expensive max support bras. I need an extra now for when this is in the wash!" —Elizabeth G.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors and sizes S-L).

    To learn more, check out "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In October."

    3. A collapsible straw lid compatible with most water bottles — and yes, my VSCO darlings, this includes our beloved HydroFlask. No more missing your mouth and spilling H20 all over your shirt (I can't be the only one).

    HydroFlask, ThermoFlask, and Camelback water bottles with black lid

    This comes with two lids, two straws, two cleaning brushes, two separate straws, *and* a handy finger loop.

    Promising review: "Is it weird to say I’m obsessed with these lids?! I have a 16 oz Hydro Flask with a lid that I hated! It leaked and drove me nuts. I just got these and they’re great! They don’t leak and fit perfectly. I had to cut the straws because they were too tall but it was super easy!" —melissadupree

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 24 colors).

    4. A Truff hot sauce you’ll never eat a meal without — ever again. This blend of white truffle, ripe chilli pepper, and organic agave nectar adds extra flavor to anything, from pizza to your morning breakfast sandwich. (It's even loved by Queen Oprah herself — it was on her list of favorite things this year.)

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the hot sauce of the gods. It's beautiful. I don't even like to stand next to the packaging because I know it makes me look less attractive. Yes, but what about the taste you may ask? The flavors of this white truffle hot sauce is so complex and tastes differently depending on what you are pairing it with...but without a doubt, it tastes amazing every time. The flavors will dance around your mouth and tease your taste buds with delight." —Blake Driver

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    To learn more, check out "Well, I Will Never Again Live Without This Truff Hot Sauce In My Kitchen".

    5. Silicone ear grips for your favorite pair of prescription frames. These anti-slip holders basically ensure that your glasses stay put, meaning constant re-adjusting and slipping down your nose? A thing of the past! Plus, these won't dig into your skin and give you a headache.

    tortoiseshell frames with black silicone grippers

    Promising review: "My new glasses were constantly slipping down my nose, even after being adjusted. These were a lifesaver. It took a bit to work the ear hooks onto the arms of my glasses as mine are thick, but once on, they stayed put. Glasses don't budge on my face now, at all." —thesoftparade

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $6.98.

    6. Jumbo silicone ice molds that guarantee a better cocktails-at-home experience. Fancy looks aside, these perfectly shaped chunks of ice take forever to melt — aka, so long diluted negronis and hello beverages that look like something out of a mixologist's handbook.

    Hannah Loewentheil/BuzzFeed

    You'll get two silicone molds and lids: one for square ice cubes, the other for round. They're both reusable and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "From negronis to margaritas and everything in between, these simple ice cube molds instantly make my cocktail creations taste better. And not to mention the jumbo ice cubes make any basic DIY drink look fancier too." —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.98.

    To learn more, check out "These Jumbo Ice Molds Are My Most Important Tool For Making Cocktails At Home".

    7. A Rubbermaid food storage container capable of keeping produce fresh for a significantly longer amount of time. Get ready to save a ton of $$$ on groceries that tend to wilt away and die (I'm looking at you LETTUCE) within a mere five seconds after being placed in your fridge. Yay for your favorite product actually staying fresh!

    BuzzFeed Editor Natalie Brown holding fresh strawberry labeled "stored in produce saver" and on the left, a bruised strawberry labeled "from original container"
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I cannot believe how much I love these containers. Believe it or not, this keeps my lettuce fresh, much longer than in a plastic bag or factory packaging. I used to constantly throw lettuce away because some would spoil before I got to it. Not a problem anymore! I also decided I wanted to keep a salad bar of sorts in the fridge, with all the veggies and toppings pre-chopped so all my family has to do is put it together and get some dressing. I thought for sure there is no way I can cut up things like cucumber and tomato and have them not get nasty (because I've tried before in regular Tupperware type containers) but amazingly enough it works. I have a chopped onion that's been in there for like two weeks now and it's still fine (I'm the only one that uses onion on my salad). So far all I've tested is tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions as well as regular lettuce and spinach kale. They work amazing for all of it." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more, check out "These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day-One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks".

    8. A PopGrip for anyone who *loves* to live life on the edge — and by edge, I mean you hold your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc. above your head and hope it won't land flat on your face. Is it worth the risk? No. Attach.

    acetate PopGrip on the back of a white Kindle
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Get a similar PopGrip from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three solid colors).

    To learn more, check out "Just 11 Things To Try In June".

    9. An Xtava diffuser for the most *chef kisses* defined curls of your life. This tool is designed with 360-degree airflow, which is just a fancy way of saying that heat is evenly distribute to dry each strand to perfection without causing any unwanted frizz in the process.

    pink hair dryer with the large black diffuser

    This diffuser has a 1.8-inch diameter, meaning it'll attach perfectly to ~most~ hairdryers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A Shark Tank Flip-it! bottle cap, because that fancy shampoo was *way* too expensive for your hair to not experience every last drop. This tool is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, plus money saved in the long run? Guaranteed. This grants you easy access to the last 20% of each bottle used.

    on the left, honey bottle with a regular cap and on the right, the same honey with the purple Flip It! cap

    Promising review: "These are so awesome for expensive condiments, shampoo, hand sanitizer, lotions and more! No more banging the bottle in my palm or on the counter to get the last little bit out. Just let gravity do the work for you." —shortstop88

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. An adjustable phone stand so you can have your beloved iPhone within arm's reach, but you'll be able to glance at texts without having to swipe and unlock. Distractions, avoided. Plus, the anti-slip base keeps it safe *and* looks darling on your desk.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It has a sleek but pretty, not-too-pink champagne-y rose gold body, an adjustable stand (so you can position it to your height perfectly), and a hole in the back you can snake a cord through for easy charging. The ledge is wide enough to fit a fairly substantial case without worry, and it's a game-changer that I can just look at the screen to unlock my phone. Magic! Now I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Shopping Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn more, check out "Just 7 Things You'll Want To Try In June".

    12. A Julie's Real almond butter, because if you thought you loved almond butter before? Get ready to taste this cacao espresso version: It's made with whole roasted almonds, organic cacao nibs, espresso beans, real vanilla beans, organic honey, unrefined coconut oil, and sea salt.


    Promising review: "This was way better than I expected. I bought the cinnamon vanilla bean almond butter to use in my morning smoothies and it gives my smoothies such a good flavor, it makes me think I'm drinking cookie butter!" —JoLynne N McQuillan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (also available in a cinnamon vanilla bean flavor).

    13. A vintage lead crystal bottle that can take your favorite, inexpensive perfumes and turn them into a work of art. All of the $7 ~eau de toilette~ you've purchased is currently jumping for joy.

    the clear bottle with a smoked glass top

    Get it from CB2 for $39.95.

    14. A Hario heat-resistant bottle with a built-in filter to give you the best cold brew tea every 👏 single 👏 time 👏. No more bitterness, just a smooth cup of oolong.,

    Promising review: "This was a gift and I absolutely love it. It’s attractive-looking, easy to clean, east to use, fits in the fridge door, and is allowing me to get through quite a bit of loose leaf tea that’s been accumulating over the last year." —Brenda F.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.50+ (available in five sizes and seven colors).

    15. Faux marble granite adhesive that is waterproof, stain-resistant, and a foolproof way to spruce up an old piece of furniture. This is an easy way to fancy up your home, plus it allows you to keep and revamp pieces you love (but are in dire need of TLC).

    white desk with white marble adhesive

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen counter top with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real counter top." —Z

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in four sizes).

    16. A jar of Gran's Remedy odor eliminator, because sweaty feet (and *ahem* the delicious smells they cause) shouldn't be the reason behind you replacing your favorite shoes. Sprinkle this peppermint oil cooling powder into said shoes for seven consecutive days and it'll leave your feet, socks, and shoes smelling fresh for up to six months.

    Promising review: "For most of my life, I have had to replace shoes every six to 12 months after they inevitably begin stinking to the point where I'm not comfortable wearing them around other people. I've tried every powder, spray, washing, and 'freeze them for two weeks' trick I've found online and nothing has worked. I've been using Grans Remedy now for almost a year and its amazing. I am now wearing multiple pairs of shoes (including athletic shoes and boots) that are 3+ years old, some of which have had dozens of hours of mountain biking while wearing them, and none of them smell. I was buying multiple pairs of new shoes at a time so I could rotate them to manage how quickly they would get smelly... and now I haven't bought a new pair of shoes in over a year. This stuff really works great." —Boston Butler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    17. A memory foam seat cushion to take your uncomfortable childhood desk chair and turn it into something that you can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

    the u-shaped pillow on chair

    Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." —CSC

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    18. Miracle-Gro food spikes you'll appreciate if you love plants, but weren't blessed with the advantage of a green thumb. These tiny tools slowly release micronutrients into soil for up to two months, thus allowing your indoor plant babies to thrive (even *after* they've begun to wilt).

    on the left, a wilting plant and on the right, the same plant growing

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I went to a local home improvement store and searched the garden center for plant food, but many of them were priced much higher than I was willing to spend until I found these spikes. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks. One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.77.

    19. A dry food dispenser with a twist design and airtight lids to keep your favorite midnight snacks from going stale. So long, days of useless cereal box closures and ruined granola. There's a new storage solution in town.

    the black dispenser with a clear glass top

    Promising review: "I can't tell you how wonderful these are to have in the kitchen for kiddos who really like to be self-sufficient. No more bags or boxes left unopened for cereal or snacks to go stale! I have had a set for several years and recently bought one for my sister as a Christmas gift." —Stephanie Hiser

    Get it from Amazon for $26.51.

    20. An Olive & June universal handle cleverly designed with an ergonomic grip, the kind that will make your at-home mani as easy as pie.

    model painting nails using the pink universal grip
    Olive & June

    Promising review: "The poppy lives up to all the hype. I don't know why but this simple handle switch made doing my nails so much easier. I didn't need to touch up at all, not even my dominant hand. I am not a meticulous person so I was beyond impressed at how easy it was to have a salon worthy manicure done by myself!" —Katie C.

    Get it from Olive & June for $16.

    21. A Katzco Furniture repair kit containing markers and wax sticks to help you cover up the scratches, scuffs, and discoloration that your favorite side table (it's an antique!) is currently sporting. Who takes great care of their furniture? Obviously *nervous giggle* you!

    on the left, couch base looking scratched up and on the right, the same couch base looking clean

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these work! Much better than I was expecting. I just had my home painted and the painters damaged a fiberboard medicine cabinet when they removed the masking tape. It ripped off the fake wood veneer. These markers completely filled in the ugly spots and the colors blended so well. It looks fantastic now!" —Shane

    Get a set of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A butane-free rechargeable lighter with a long stem, that way you can easily light long candles that are one-third finished — without nearly burning yourself in the process. Fare thee well, matchbooks of candles past.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A Trader Joe's sea salt, garlic, and onion seasoning here to turn every meal into a gourmet affair with basically no effort. This mixture is perfect for any at-home brunch food you can think of, including your beloved avocado toast.

    reviewer hand holding clear bottle labeled "Trader Joe's everything but the bagel"

    Promising review: "This seasoning blend is just stupidly delicious. My favorite use so far was for making homemade gluten-free bagels. They. Were. AMAZING. I thought I made enough bagels for the a few days, but my family ate them all in 24 hours. This is really fabulous sprinkled on scrambled eggs, too. My nearest Trader Joe's is over an hour away, so happy to be able to order this here." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.81.

    24. A record storage bookcase because buying records is lovely, but not storing them properly = they'll be scratched up and useless by the time you get around to playing them. This can house your record player *and* is a foolproof way to keep vinyl in mint condition.

    the gray storage cube with records inside

    Get it from Wayfair for $34.99 (originally $50, available in four colors).

    25. A Shark Tank rapid ramen cooker for the beginner chef who refers to buttered toast as gourmet. I get it! I hate cooking! It sucks the life out of me! But that's okay, because all this cooker requires is noodles, a microwave, and about three minutes of your time — the delicious ramen meal you've been craving is now yours for the 'gram.

    black ramen cooker

    Promising review: "Don’t think this is another unnecessary product. If you are an avid ramen eater, you will absolutely know you did not waste a penny with this. Ditch the pot! And if you have already been microwaving your ramen, then ditch your previous bowl. No more burning your fingers to grab it out of the microwave or guesstimating how much water to add. The handles and fill line are so convenient. So easy to add in veggies, meats, and eggs. A perfect bowl every time!" —DoughertyKrafjack

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

    26. Bra extenders that add 2 inches of length to any band, making this the perfect accessory for anyone who's looking for a little extra breathing room *or* found a great bra in the clearance bin that's just a bit too tight.

    black bra with three hook closures using the bra extender

    Promising review: "Bought these for my pregnancy based on a tip from a recently pregnant friend. Total game-changer. Only had to buy a new sized bra once, and then used these for the rest of my pregnancy, as my cup size didn't change any more but omg my ribcage just kept on expanding and expanding to accommodate baby. IMO, these make wearing a regular bra possible during those body-changing portions of pregnancy, saving me money in the long run. Additionally, they work as expected...they clip onto the original spacers easily, they match up with the original hooks really well, and they are very comfortable and easy to use. Best $6 I've ever spent on Amazon. Buy them, you won't regret it." —Kiki

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    27. A BPA-free, microwave-safe bowl to prevent *le gasp* soggy cereal. It's also great for separating chips and dip, soups and sandwiches, fries and ketchup, and the list goes on for miles.

    reviewer photo of white bowl with cereal on one side and milk on the other

    Promising review: "This product is something I didn’t know I needed. It’s like the creator crawled into my soul and found the deepest desire of my heart and then invented it. If you think I’m being dramatic, you should try soggy cereal and then eat cereal from THIS bowl. I’ll take 30 more, please, and hand them out as gifts." —Sarah F.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    28. A cotton and bamboo Ecotools cleansing brush that boosts the effectiveness of your favorite cleanser by adding gentle exfoliation, which ensure your pores have been ~cleansed~ of all remaining gunk. PSA: If you've got sensitive skin, this provides a deep clean sans irritation.

    hand holding gray brush with white and gray bristles / Via @ecotools

    Promising review: "Among all the tools I've tried, this one stands out because of some unique features. What makes this brush work great for me is the combination of these features: short, soft, and densely packed bristles. This makes the brush both non-irritating and deep cleansing. It easily removes my medium weight makeup, but at the same time, never feels too rough on the delicate under-eye area. I also think the handle-free ergonomic body adds to its functionality, allowing you to apply even pressure on the tool. Plus the flat base allows it to stand (versus lying down) and dry super fast." —VeloCat

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    29. A pair of anti-chafing bands to prevent the painful rubbing together of your thighs, the dreaded result of wearing your favorite summer dresses and skirts. These bands are comfortable, stay put, are available in solid and lace designs (#meow), and can even be worn during your morning run.

    Promising review: "I took a trip to Paris and decided to buy these after being on the fence because I knew we'd be walking around the city a ton. I've struggled with red thighs when I walk long distances, and the various powders/lotions I've tried hadn't been doing it for me. I bought these and WOW do they work! My thighs were comfy and secure, and I walked MILES in these. Ladies, if you experience painful thigh chafing then these are for you!" —Shelby Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

    To learn more, check out "These Anti-Chafe Bands Are Gorgeous, Comfortable, And Will Save Your Thighs".

    30. A Mr. Coffee mug warmer perfect for slow drinkers who prefer their caffeine hot, hot, and hot — even if they poured it hours ago.

    ceramic mug on the black coffee maker

    Promising review: "It's going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I've gotten. I work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature. Not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I've purchased. The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large bottomed coffee mug. The entire warmer is 5.2-by-8.6 inches, so it's not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase, I'm glad I got it." —Christin Fern

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    31. A leak-proof champagne stopper that will keep your favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves champagne, meaning the entire bottle need not be finished on the day it was opened. Now without further ado, can I get a mimosa please?

    on the left, the stainless-steel and black stopper labeled "seal it" and on the right, a hand pressing down labeled "pump it"

    This stopper is even equipped with a date tracker so you always know how long the bottle has been sitting in the fridge!

    Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine-tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    32. Mason jar dispensers so you can rid your favorite soaps of their ugly plastic packaging. Plus, these are *way* more eco-friendly — purchase hand or dish soap in those large refill containers, use these glass bottles, and voila. A ton of plastic avoided.

    two clear glass mason jars with black pump and chalkboard labels

    These jars come with two BPA-free plastic lids and pumps, plus three waterproof stickers.

    Promising review: "I. LOVE. These. One is in my bathroom, and the other is in the kitchen. The kitchen one I put blue colored dish soap in, and the bathroom one I put hand soap in, but I added just a tiny bit of the blue dish soap so that it would come out a light blue to match my bathroom. I will never, EVER go back to boring, bland, run of the mill soap dispensers again. These are it. I love them, love them, love. them!" —SerenityFL

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    Me, realizing I could purchase one universal pot lid to help solve my small kitchen problems:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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