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    38 Things You Should Probably Already Own, But Don't

    Including citrus-scented odor eliminating candles, ridiculously strong hair ties, a mold- and mildew-resistant silicone sponge, and a bunch of other basic products you should seriously already own.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo to nip brassiness in the bud. The violent pigment in this formula works to wash away unwanted yellow in your 'do, meaning you can extend the time between salon visits meaning you can SAVE A TON OF MONEY. Easy + affordable? Someone pinch me.

    Use this only once a week (for about three minutes at a time) to prevent your hair from turning a slightly lavender shade.

    Promising review: "Finally! A purple shampoo that actually does something to my brassy hair! I have silver-white hair that is exceptionally hard to maintain due to how easily my hair gains brassy tones and how stubborn they are to remove. I've tried a ton of other brands, and none of their toning shampoos will do a damn thing to my hair even if I leave them on for an hour. I normally have to dilute violet direct dyes to make a dent in my brass. It's nice to not have to schedule a chunk of time to mix a batch of custom toner, painstakingly apply it, and then sit around for an hour while it does its stuff. This shampoo actually works really well and can cut a lot of time out of my bi-weekly color maintenance." β€”Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. An antimicrobial silicone scrubber that will banish the filth lurking in your kitchen sink...mold and mildew. Unlike the sponge you're currently using to wash off your dinner, this peach-scented option *isn't* a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Each scrubber keeps mold and mildew away for at least three months, meaning you'll have to replace these babies significantly less than you would a regular sponge.

    Promising review: "I love these as an alternative to other sponges. Except for the faint scent they come with (which fades over time), they don't smell at all. You can tell that the soap is completely out once you're done washing the dishes, unlike wth a regular sponge. I don't worry about mildew, mold, or gross bacteria hiding in the nooks and crannies. I've used three in about six months and I definitely could have stretched them longer." β€”M

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. Stemless wine glasses capable of surviving an American Horror Story-style apocalypse. These BPA-free babies are seriously shatterproof and stackable, meaning they're the perfect fit for people with itty bitty kitchens.


    These wine glasses are the kind that you'll ALWAYS want to keep on hand, because they're inexpensive and cant be broken into a million little glass shards. Just be aware that they're not dishwasher-safe (I'm sorry), and need to be washed by hand.

    Promising review: "These are exactly what I've been looking for. I wanted something with no stem that was unbreakable, and these are excellent! They stack for storing, are super lightweight, and really durable. I dropped one from about six feet high, it went skating across my Mexican tile floor, and there wasn't so much as a scratch or a nick on it. Plus, they're affordable!" β€”Vegan for life

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A NYX setting spray to finish off your complexion. Humidity, sweat, tears: it's all irrelevant when you've topped your foundation with this magic stuff, which works to mattify your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess.


    This spray has a matte formula, meaning it won't turn your makeup into a greasy or oily mess.

    Promising review: "This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I've walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can't rave enough about this, and I'm very picky when it comes to makeup." β€”missyj95

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    5. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favorite coffee tumbler and water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and β€” best of all β€” require absolutely NO effort or scrubbing.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    6. A La Roche-Posay gel cleanser with a favorite five-letter word: C-L-E-A-R. This salicylic acid wash targets (and destroys) blackheads and whiteheads while ridding surface oil by up to 47%, so yeah! Clear complexions ahead. / Via @larocheposayusa,

    It's also surprisingly gentle enough to use twice a day, meaning you'll be able to attack acne in the AM *and* the PM without making your complexion overly dry.

    Promising review: "I was lucky enough to have clear skin in high school so I never understood how awful acne really is. When I was about 21-22 years old, I switched to a birth control implant, and that thing wreaked havoc on my entire life. I suddenly had horrible cystic acne. Not only did it make me self conscious and uncomfortable, but it was actually so painful β€” laying on my pillow hurt my face! To top it all off, my skin was also dry, and irritated. I tried every skin care line on the market for about two to three years, with no, or very little, results. Finally, I found La Roche-Posays skincare products. Within four days, the inflammation decreased, the redness was fading, and my skin felt less dry. By two weeks, my skin was practically clear! I have been using this product for about four to five years now, and I haven't had a single outbreak, EXCEPT for the time I wanted to try a different product to save money. Huge mistake, one I will not make again." β€”LadyHawke

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A deodorant sponge capable of getting those dreadful white marks off your favorite black tee. Deodorant: so necessary because we smell, so annoying because it stains everything it touches.


    Promising review: "Love these gal pals!! Have been using them for about 15 years now, and they're great at removing deodorant stains from your clothing. They worked exactly as described!" β€”Val D.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. An overflow drain cover for the Lush bath bomb aficionado who has yet to own a luxurious tub. You'll get that clawfoot one day, but for now? This cover will add a whopping four extra inches of h2o to your soak!


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four-foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." β€”M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A odor-eliminating candle available in a bunch of delicious scents (we're talking apple cider, fresh cut roses, sunwashed cotton, and more). These soy, dye-free, cotton wick candles actually *gasp* rid your home of all wet dog, kitty litter smells.,

    These candles have a burn time of up to 60 hours and give off a super subtle scent β€” all while totally eliminating any funky, four-legged friend smells.

    Promising review: "We are foster parents to a LOT of kittens, and while we wait for them to find their forever homes and clean the litter twice daily, things can get smelly. I was certainly skeptical about this candle because all the reviews heralded it as some sort of miracle product...but it totally is. My partner had lit this candle and when I walked into the house, it DID NOT SMELL LIKE CAT despite there being eleven kittens actively everywhere. We will continue buying FOR SURE! The candy cane smell is nice: not overwhelming, not too sweet. I'm looking forward to trying new ones as the seasons change." β€”Elizabeth Lincoln

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 21 scents).

    10. An attachable aerator to make your less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," you'll say.


    This attachable aerator deposits oxygen into your wine, which improves taste and allows aromas to EXPAND.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" β€”Ash Bash.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A Bed Head curling wand that lets you create loose, beachy waves in mere nanoseconds. It's designed with a tourmaline ceramic barrel to prevent frizz and increase shine, PLUS it heats up within a minute or two of being plugged in.

    This wand also comes with a heat-protective glove to prevent you from burning yourself whilst curling your hair to perfection.

    Promising review: "My hair NEVER holds a matter the wand or products I'm using, it always falls flat within a few hours. This wand is hands down the the BEST!!! Not only is it super easy to use, but the curls manage to stay even with very little product in your hair. The first time I used it, the curls lasted all day, I slept on them, and they were still there in the next morning." β€”MTrampe

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in seven styles).

    12. A silicone travel mat that is heat-resistant up to 450Β°F and prevents you from burning expensive things (like, gee, your furniture). Plus, you can wrap it around a hot tool before it's completely cooled down.

    Promising review: "Do yourself a favor and make this purchase! It has saved my vanity surface and bathroom granite from getting burn marks. I just wish I would have ordered this sooner! It's the perfect size and I use it every day with my straightener and curling iron." β€”Ken

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A handy dandy checklist pad to make spring cleaning seem slightly less daunting. Make a list, check it twice, you're gonna find out...what you have and haven't done yet.


    Promising review: "This is a great pad for anyone who has trouble keeping track of chores and things to do around the house. My partner and I work busy jobs, so we use this to make sure we don't forget about our chores! It's also complete with a magnet that can be attached to the fridge. This is so great for keeping your home neat and organized." β€”Rocket

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    14. An Oxo sink strainer that prevents food from falling down (and eventually clogging) your drain. The silicone basket even flips inside out so that you can easily dispose of all the accumulated ramen you ate for dinner.


    This durable strainer is also designed with a twistable stopper, making it easy to fill your sink with water when you need to hand wash dishes.

    Promising review: "This is the best sink strainer ever. I feel like a loser for writing a review on this,, but it truly is amazing. While I wish I had a garbage disposal, this is the next best thing. Those stupid hard metal strainers you have to bang on the trash can to get the food particles out are the worst, and the trapped stuff never really comes out! But with this, you just turn it inside out and everything slides right out. AMAZING." β€”Carly M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A plug-in air ionizer designed to eliminate all the nasties (odors, germs, dust mites, pollen, bad vibes) from your home for a breath of air that is actually fresh! Can you imagine?

    This hand-sized plug-in uses ultraviolet light to kill airborne bacteria (over 98% of it!) and is especially great for people who suffer from spring allergies.

    Promising review: "This little gem is a godsend. I was skeptical about it at first, but I haven't suffered from my extreme allergies since I've plugged this in. It does give off a smell when you first plug it in, but it goes away within a day or so. This is probably the best purchase I've made here on Amazon and is truly a miracle." β€”Steven Manning

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    16. A concentrated O'Keeffe's moisturizing cream ideal for dry, cracked hands in desperate need of some TLC. This water, glycerin, and paraffin formula is used (and loved) by everyone from construction workers to people with eczema.

    Promising review: "Does this product need another five star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter, to the point where I will look down at my hands and notice that they're bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one use! Here I am weeks later and my hands have no cracks, look younger, and are no longer red." β€”P. Neuber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    17. A travel wallet because there is NOTHING WORSE than losing a connecting boarding pass while on a plane. Is it underneath your seat? In the carry-on you stored in the overhead compartment? DID YOU DROP IT EN ROUTE TO THE PLANE?


    This is designed with a passport slot and five card slots, a removable wristlet, a cellphone pouch, AND a pen holder β€” all while remaining slim enough to store in your tiny carry-on purse.

    Promising review: "Honestly, this is the perfect travel wallet. It fits both of my passports, my phone, a pen, and some cash. I bought it in a bright red color that meant I could find it right away, and the strap is also useful." β€”Suman S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    18. Vacuum storage bags for all the thick blankets and winter outerwear taking up WAY too much space in your closet. Space that can now be used for spring dresses, thank you very much...

    These storage bags come with a tiny valve that you attach to your vacuum (or the hand pump they provide), which takes out ALLLL the air from inside the bag and compresses all the items inside. Plus, they're made with anti-microbial materials which means that yucky-smelling mold, mildew, and bacteria won't be able to weasel their way inside.

    Promising review: "I didn't believe that this product would work, but OH HOW WRONG I WAS! I purchased the jumbo-sized bags, and I was actually able to place over 20 thick sweaters in one bag, and three leather coats, five pea coats, and additional winter clothing into another bag. I was able to store all our winter clothing away, which created a ton of space and eliminated overwhelming clutter." β€”VickyGener85

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. BiorΓ© cleansing cloths to stash by your nightstand because it's been a long day, your eyes are shutting, and you'd rather chew off your pinky than get up to wash your face. But please, I beg of you, at least use a wipe. YOU SHOULD NOT BE SLEEPING WITH A FULL FACE OF FOUNDATION ON. / Via @bioreus

    These wipes are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, oil-free, *and* alcohol-free meaning they'll cleanse the crap out of your skin (really β€” one wipe will pick up all that trapped makeup and gunk). PLUS! They won't dry out your complexion or leave any icky, oily film behind.

    Promising review: "I have moderate adult cystic acne. Hormones anyone?! And I am awful at cleaning my face at night before bed. I usually forget about it all together until I am drifting off. It's painfully perfect how easy these are to use! All you have to do is take out a wipe, swipe your face, and then toss. No sink or water needed. Plus, they smell so fresh and clean." β€”R. West

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $7.49.

    20. A flared t-shirt dress you'll find yourself grabbing over and over (and over) again. Folks, say hello to your new go-to wardrobe staple. Please remember to wash it every once in a while.


    Promising review: "I bought this dress to wear to the Phantom of the Opera play, hoping it would not disappoint...and I now want to buy one in every color!This is probably the best dress I've ever bought. It is super comfortable, fits perfectly, is so pretty, and you can dress it up or wear it casually. I plan on buying the one in red plaid to wear for the Nutcracker this year!" β€”Kirsten Long

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

    21. Seamless Burlybands hair ties that won't stretch, break, slip, OR damage your mane, nor will you have to halt your workout to fix your ponytail because this band will actually stay in place. If you have super thick locks, meet your new tiny soulmate.


    Promising review: "These are the BEST THINGS EVER!! I've never had a tie that I could wrap around twice β€” TWICE β€” and it literally stays in place all day. I have three of these and never lend them to anyone for fear of not getting them back. I'll be buying more of these for sure!" β€”Mattie

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    22. A ginger sugar overnight mask you apply before bed and voilΓ ! You'll wake up to a nourished pout ready for even the most drying of matte formulas (because I'm just going to come out and say it...πŸ—£οΈmatte formulas look great, but they ARE drying as heck).

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL! I have always had problems with my lips being painfully dry and peeling since being on Accutane fifteen years ago. I have tried EVERYTHING: every kind of lip balm, supplement, and scrub with no change. I've been using this mask for a little over a month now and my lips are soft and smooth...I can even wear long-wearing lipstick again! I also will occasionally wear it throughout the day as a lip balm. I seriously hope they never stop making this!" β€”MiteyMo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.53.

    23. A blending sponge to condense your many brushes into just one product. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder, all while providing a natural finish that is (*IMPORTANT*) not blotchy. It truly blends everything to perfection so that you don't have spots of cake-y, oompa loompa orange scatted across your cheekbones.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They're soft, sturdy, very easy to clean, and blend my makeup perfectly. My makeup doesn't look caked on and the sponge doesn't absorb product like many of the blenders I've tried before (and I've tried a lot). I'll definitely be buying more!" β€”lupe

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. A clay bear you can place in (or *on*) everything from brown sugar and baked goods (to keep soften and maintain moisture) OR to spices and salts (to keep everything dry and crispy).

    For brown sugar and baked goods, soak the clay bear in water first. For spices and salts? Keep the bear dry!

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe how well this item worked. A classic problem for bakers everywhere is hardened brown sugar when you pull it from the cupboard. Yes, there are hacks to soften it again, but wouldn't it be great if it stayed the right consistency from the get-go? Enter the Brown Sugar Bear. As long as you're keeping your sugar in an air-tight container, it will stay perfectly soft for weeks. I usually pull the bear out and re-soak the terra-cotta every two months or so, and have since gifted this item to family members." β€”Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $5.24.

    25. An over-the-door mesh organizer that can house up to 24 pairs. Carrie Bradshaw, if your apartment were actually on par with NYC standards (AKA tiny), you would've really loved this!

    Psst, this organizer doesn't NEED to be used for shoes. Snacks, toiletries, charging cables, yarn, you name it!

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for to help me organize all of my shoe! My regular shoe rack by the door is full, and this one did not disappoint. This is the perfect space-saving storage solution!" β€”Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    26. Bluetooth headphones comparable to ones from much pricier brands (and come on, we can't afford those). These beauties are water-resistant, noise-cancelling, have a battery life of eight hours (when charged for two), and the bass sound? STRONG.


    Promising review: "I mainly purchased this item for the gym and it does not disappoint. I am by no means an audio expert, but the audio quality on this is similar to my skullcandy ones. Pairing with your phone is a no brainer because it'll automatically pair with devices previously paired to it when in range. The battery lasts a long time which is impressive, the build quality is excellent for the price, and it offers water resistance. It also comes with wire clips for when you're doing something sporty. On top of all of that, it comes with a carrying case which I double as a carrying case. So awesome!" β€”Michael Cabreros

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    27. A shoe cleaning kit because time has come to take your white kicks and give them a good scrub-a-dub-dub. This will take even your saddest sneakers from grossly dirty to brand spanking new with just a few seconds of gentle polishing!

    Just spray your shoes with the cleaner, grab the soft-bristled brush it comes with, give your kicks some gentle scrubbing β€” and that's it! Your shoes will look like they haven't visited about 809 dive bars throughout their lifetime.

    Promising review: "You NEED this. It works amazing with just a small amount of cleaner and dampening the brush that is included in the set. I travel weekly for work and my travel sneakers were awful from the grungy airports, but with little to no effort, they are sparkling white again." β€”Robby Tee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    28. A coconut + coffee Yes To cleansing stick you'll want to add to your AM routine. This stuff will ~wake up~ your skin like a cup of caffeine and is super hydrating, meaning your foundation will GLIDE on, I tell ya! / Via @yesto

    This gentle scrub and cleanser stick efficiently gets rid of impurities, while the coconut, avocado, and meadow foam seed oils work to leave your complexion feeling hydrated and supple.

    Promising review: "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Removes makeup, softens skin, smells invigorating. And I love the rollup dispenser!" β€”Kelly Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.43.

    29. An Olympia rolling duffel bag perfect for the chronic overpacker. You can hypothetically shove 11 dresses, 19 tops, 18 sneakers, and your entire makeup bag in here β€” and you'll *still* have room to spare. Magic! It exists!


    Promising review: "I did so much research when looking for a duffel for a recent five-day trip to NYC. I could not believe what a great bag this is for the price! It can fit an extraordinary amount of stuff inside. It's crazy. The zippers are great, the durability is great, and I haven't had any wheel or handle issues. Awesome bang for your buck!" β€”Jen Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $35.29 (available in 17 colors).

    30. A stainless steel odor absorber that will rid your hands of any pungent cooking or "It's my night to wash the dishes" scents. Whether you're chopping onions or cleaning fish, a quick wash with this bar, and voilΓ ! Your hands are now odor-free.


    Promising review: "Simply wash your hands under the sink with this little guy and suddenly, your hands smell like hands again. I've used it after handling several smelly items that have a tendency to make an odor stick with you, an this worked consistently every time. Basically, if you are tired of that weird smelly sponge odor sticking with your hands, get this thing." β€”Jeremy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. Oil blotters you'll want to stash in your purse immediately now that the humidity has returned, because these charcoal sheets will remove excess oil without messing up your makeup in the process. T-zone, you've given me no choice.


    Promising review: "I have lived with oily skin my whole life and, when spring and summer arrive, my face is even more oily. These blotting sheets are much better than the ones you get at the drugstore, and I only need to use one sheet for my entire face (as opposed to the two sheets I need to use with other brands)." β€”Boa C.

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.35.

    32. A fridge deodorizer you can fill with baking soda (or activated charcoal) to get rid of that STENCH. If your ice box has unbearable BO, consider this a 24/7 deodorant.


    This has a replacement indicator that lets you know when it needs to be refilled with baking soda/activated charcoal, and can be thrown in the dishwasher when it needs a good cleansing.

    Promising review: "Another commenter mentioned using activated charcoal in this product, and let me tell you, it kicks butt. I had found rotten meat and dairy in my fridge, and the smell could knock you out. After cleaning, I put the Chilly Mama in with the activated charcoal and in hours, the smell was gone! Not masked or lightened, but gone!! And it works really well in the freezer too - no weird staleness anymore!" β€”O truant Muse

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    33. A TSA-approved transparent organizer so that you don't have to fish around your suitcase for liquids (and then stuff them in a clear baggy) while going through airport security. As if flying isn't nerve-wracking enough.


    Promising review: "I am a flight attendant, and this case is perfect for all my international flights that require going through security. Plus, love the handle. It makes it easy to pull out of my suitcase!" β€”Krissti

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in nine colors).

    34. Room-darkening blackout curtains because the sun is shining, which is lovely! But you're trying to sleep in and don't want any distractions i.e. getting your vitamin d can wait.

    Promising review: "I love these! They really DO blackout the sunlight, which I need because I sleep during the day. They work really well, I love that the material is thick but not too thick, and the weight is perfect for my curtain rod." β€”Stephanie Wilson

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in nine colors and six sizes).

    35. Pre-filled liquid ant baits guaranteed to squash any chances of a Bug's Life reunion in your home. Sorry not sorry, Flik, but ant colonies in my kitchen popping up the second the weather gets warm = not ideal.

    These baits use a combination of Borax and sugary liquid to attract ants to the same spot and rid 'em from your home...once and for all.

    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" β€”Pamela K. Buck

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.14.

    36. A wrinkle-eliminating spray for the person who maybe doesn't feel like showing up to that business meeting with a button-down that's wrinkled beyond repair. PLUS! This spray works to eliminate static and odor, which is especially lovely if you're a bit behind on laundry (which I totally am not hahah).

    This spray is amazing for the situation written out above. Just spray a bit of this onto a piece of clothing, lay it out for a few moments, and BAM! The wrinkles will have all but disappeared.

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my husband does our laundry and he has no concept of taking our clothes out of the dryer before wrinkles set in. I was skeptical about it at first, but it actually works! I used it on a t-shirt and boom, the wrinkles came out." β€”Kindle Customer Jackie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.78.

    37. A John Frieda hair serum formulated with ginseng extract and a touch of magic. This lightweight, won't-weigh-your-hair-down product works to control frizz in humid weather while also acting as a heat-protectant!

    Promising review: "I could not live without this product! I have very long hair and try to avoid blow-drying when possible. This serum keeps my frizz to a minimum when I air dry β€” even in the super humid months! I will probably use this product forever and recommend it to anyone trying to control their frizz." β€”Mandi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    38. A compact dustpan and brush set you'll want to keep in your kitchen. This will allow you to quickly sweep up alllll that Cocoa Puffs cereal you spilled, but it won't take up as much space as a boring regular-sized broom.


    Promising review: "Such a simple concept. Genius! It's difficult to find the perfect dustpan, but this is it. The brush has an angled tip that gets into corners, but the best part is that the small strip of rubber that edges the pan actually lays flat, unlike countless other brands I've tried. I am no longer chasing crumbs around the floor!" β€”L.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.15.

    Me, an adult, getting OVERWHELMINGLY excited about purchasing a new sink strainer:


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

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