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    30 Upgrades For Products You Already Love

    As if drinking coffee couldn't get better...

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    1. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down iced coffee with gusto. The secret perk of this particular set? Cleanliness! Snap closures mean you can open the straws in half to ensure they're dry and gunk-free! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.

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    Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

    2. A Logitech wireless keyboard so you can avoid the frustration (and inevitable spelling mistakes) that come from typing out a ~professional~ email on your iPad. Autocorrect! It usually does more harm than good! Plus, this lightweight home office staple can even connect to your cell.

    reviewers white keyboard
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    Literally every single home office video on TikTok features this keyboard.

    Promising review: "You can easily write between your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. You just have to press the button for the right device and that's it. If you write long posts for social media, it's essential, the keys are very soft and noiseless. I think this was one of the best purchases I made in the last months — it also makes my setup SO cute!!" —Ana C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    3. An ice cube tray for making nugget-shaped cubes that are the secret sauce behind [insert fast food chain here] soft drinks, arguably the most satisfying part of any burger-and-fries meal combo. No TikTok cocktail or cold brew is complete without any of the frozen water below.

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    Promising review: "I gotta say this is as close to fast food ice as you can get from a home ice cube tray. It's the perfect shaped ice. It is easily chewed. I've tried the big ice balls made for whiskey glasses and they seem to melt so fast. This simple ice is much better for everyday drinks." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.91.

    4. A set of headrest hooks to maximize space in your beloved but tiny automobile (think: no more pocketbooks taking up leg room or the middle seat). Plus, you can hang your purse right next to you and drive peacefully knowing the entire contents of your bag won't spill onto the floor with every speed bump.

    the clips holding two bags
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We use these for road trips to hold plastic grocery bags with snacks on one headrest and my wife's purse on the other. Very sturdy and stable." —Stan Y.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A reusable silicone holder if you adore sheet masks but *hate* that they slip off at the slightest hint of movement. Simply slide this over said sheet mask and you'll be able to hydrate your complexion while roaming your abode freely — no more having to remain still as a statue for 15 minutes.

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    Promising review: "Excellent at holding other masks that slide off or dry out into your face. I can vacuum, email, cook, do other things while tending to my skincare needs. Easy to rinse and hang dry over and over again (I've used it almost daily since receiving them). Comfortable to wear (I've gotten side tracked cleaning and wearing for a couple of hours and the cream+gel mask under was STILL MOIST)!" —KV

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. 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, read up on how these miracle containers keep produce fresh.

    7. A bottle of La Tourangelle white truffle oil because read my lips: homemade salads that don't suck. A light drizzle of this luxurious White Alba truffle blend adds a flavorful punch to any meal or snack... because you thought baguettes were good before? Get ready for your life to be altered forever.

    the oil
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have purchased cheap truffle oils before but the flavor is not as intense as this. Bear in mind that this oil is to be used as a finishing element. Drizzle it on popcorn or over noodles or vegetables. Swirl it into homemade cream soups just before serving instead of butter or sour cream." —Beguiling

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75.

    8. Organic dryer balls made from 100% wool, because why not further enhance the bliss that is fresh laundry? These adorable hypoallergenic penguins will leave their laundry wrinkle- and static-free, plus they'll leave all clothes and linens feeling softer and fluffier than ever.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE my new penguin dryer balls! They bring me such joy every time I use them. I plan on giving them as gifts as well (to encourage my friends to switch from wasteful dryer sheets)." —E. Eldredge

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $28.

    9. Reusable K Cups about to save you so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter
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    "I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!" —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.45.

    10. A spruce steamer that goes hand-in-hand with the beloved Our Place pan: this vacuum seals steam and delivers on its promise of crisp, beautifully cooked stuff every single time. Never again will you have to chomp into a mushy piece of broccoli.

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    Our Place

    Psst, this comes with a set of bamboo cooking chopsticks and 15 paper liners.

    Get it from Our Place for $30.

    And in case it's not obvious, we're obsessed with the pan — check out this Our Place Always Pan review if you don't believe me.

    11. 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
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    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.

    12. A black faux leather valet to have you feeling as if all your ducks are in a row during your 9 to 5 (because you love your desk but hate that there isn't enough drawer space). This handy organizer provides enough slots for all WFH essentials one could ever need: notepads, iPads, chargers, papers, etcetera.

    the black desk organizer
    Office Depot

    Get it from Office Depot for $22.49.

    13. A hose attachment in which multiple reviewers (multiple!) swear they pulled out whole socks from their lint traps. Clogged vents = longer drying times = higher utility bills = less money in your bank account to put toward, say, more Seamless takeout. This is great for bulkier vacuums that work wonderfully, but can't get into narrow nooks and crannies.

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    Promising review: "This thing is seriously amazing. I figured out how to use it very quickly and it worked like a charm. I had a sock stuck wayy down in my vent and would've had no idea! I still can't believe how much lent and dust came out of my dryer. My husband is already talking about other uses for this unique tool, like getting into tight spaces in our cars." —J. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. An AirPods case because raise your hand if you toss your $150 earbuds into the abyss that is your purse and then have the audacity to be upset when they're not functioning/lost/scratched. Come on. Enough is enough.

    the dotted animal case
    Casely

    Get 30% off with our exclusive code BUZZ30.

    Get it from Casely for $20 (available in 32 colors).

    15. A Taiyaki double pan for whipping up even more decadent fish-shaped waffles guaranteed to make your mouth water; fill 'em with custard, chocolate, cheese, red bean paste, sweet potato, and the extensive list truly goes on. Reviewers recommend Morinaga hotcake mix for the batter!

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    Promising review: "Decided to buy it since it costs several dollars for a taiyaki at a sweets shop and in the long run making my own is cheaper, not to mention healthier and more customizable. It is surprisingly light weight and easy to use; the non stick surface makes cleaning a breeze. Batter: there is a basic recipe included, but you can use any premade pancake batter mix (the famous fluffy Japanese brand is the Morinaga pancake mix). You can even use mochiko (glutinous rice flour) to make a mochi shaped a fish! We make our own anko (sweetened red) beans, but you can obviously buy premade ones at any Japanese grocery stores." —Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. A Chuckit! ball launcher to play fetch without having to, well, get your rump off your backyard patio furniture. If you've got a doggo with more energy than you after ten cups of cold brew, this is a great way to play for long periods of time without overexerting yourself in the process.

    The launcher
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    Promising review: "Love this! We now have ordered three! One for each vehicle for when we go to the dog park and one to keep at home! Our dogs love it and I love it because it helps by keeping my shoulder from hurting from throwing a ball. Easy to use and really helps the dogs get exercise and have fun!" —Michelle S

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    17. A portable 100-inch screen that'll give movie nights that extra flair of excitement. Stream Harry Potter for the millionth time this month via a setup that takes a mere few minutes, a screen that is lightweight but sturdy enough to withstand a slight gust of wind, and a size that plops a real theatre into your own backyard.

    Reviewer's screen in a backyard
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    Aaaaand if you need a projector, this pocket-sized Kodak Luma 150 projector is a fab option!

    Promising review: "I love the size and the fact that it takes five minutes to set up and five minutes to take down. Very portable and lightweight to carry. Very sturdy. I would highly recommend." —Kathi

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in two sizes).

    18. Watermark-removing cloths because if furniture TikTok has taught me anything, it's that water stains on wood truly ruin the value of the most antique pieces — but will we start using coasters? Absolutely not. Let's be realistic. This quickly cleans residue left behind by your morning coffee or mason jar mocktail.

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    Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended, and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the watermark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." —Trini

    Get them from Amazon for $8.28.

    19. A shoe whitener if you've ever looked up at the heavens and screamed "why" before proceeding to get rid of your favorite white kicks. I promise, they're salvageable. You *can* get them clean again... as evident by this truly miraculous product. It's even equipped with a sponge applicator for easy and quick application.

    review image of white Vans with one looking dirty and the other with no stains
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    It has over 1,800 positive reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "This product works miracles. As you can see, my poor Vans became dirty, so I cleaned them and made the intelligent decision to use peroxide and put them in the sun to dry. Even with the yellowing and deep stains, this product brought them back to their bright dazzling glory and it looks decently brand new. Love it!!!! Also, this is sort of like a paint rather than an actual cleaner, so always make sure you clean your shoes then apply it." —Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    20. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets that quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely no effort or scrubbing. The results are so. damn. satisfying. to look at.

    before picture of dirty bottle; a during photo of bottle with bubbles inside; and after photo of clean bottle
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    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!" —Amazon Customer

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

    21. 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.

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    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 how these ice molds perfect the at-home cocktail.

    22. 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".

    23. 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
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    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.

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

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    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.

    26. 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"
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    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.

    27. 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.

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    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 how these anti-chafe bands will save your thighs.

    28. 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
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    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.

    29. 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"
    Amazon

    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.

    30. 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
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    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.

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