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    Just 47 Useful Products I’m Surprised You Don’t Know About

    A butt-shaped organizer for flowers and makeup brushes. That's all.

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    1. A soft cotton polishing cloth here to revitalize jewelry you've owned since middle school (cc: the iconic Tiffany bracelet below). Just a few swipes of this and poof! Tarnished silver will look brand-new in an instant.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was amazed at how easy it was to use — it's a lot less messy than toothpaste and other cleaning solutions. The cloth is quite soft as well, so I wasn't worried about it scratching any of my jewelry. I read in the instructions that you never have to clean this cloth, and that it lasts for years and years (depending on how much jewelry you polish, of course). It works on other metals too, like gold and brass, though I haven't yet tested it on either of those." —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed staff

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25.

    To learn more, check out "This $7 Silver Polishing Cloth Will Give You Dramatic Before-And-After Photos."

    2. A convenient weatherproof outdoor mat that reviewers swear by in lieu of a typical beach towel! Sand and dirt brush right off, and you can easily hose it down to give it an extra good clean (it's water- and mold-resistant).

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    Promising review: "We used to picnic on blankets or beach towels. This is SO MUCH BETTER. It's really lightweight and compact, and folds out to a large size (with cheerful colors). It sheds water, sand, and dirt. If you make a big mess (like a jar of jelly), just hose it off when you get home. It won't absorb water, so it dries almost instantly." —David Filmer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.04+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    3. A manual hand juicer cleverly designed with a squeezer top and can-shaped bottom, that way you'll be able to ~water~ homemade salads with fresh citrus or serve fresh lemonade in the doggone cutest way possible.

    on top, the green water can-shaped juicer with lemon being squeezed and on bottom, lemon juice being added to the salad
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is easy to use and lemonade is quickly made. It looks so good that I actually leave it on the counter." —Stephaniep

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    4. Peel and stick backsplash adhesives for an easy, inexpensive way to make your home look about 70x more chic. If your Pinterest aesthetic has always screamed "subway tile", then consider these mold- and humidity-resistant tiles for your next bathroom remodel.

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    Promising review: "These tile stickers were super easy to install! I am not a crafty person and don’t do much DIY beyond painting, so the fact that they were easy for me is really saying something. Watch a couple of YouTube instructional videos and you will be all set. The tools I used were: scissors, a level (from my phone), a pencil. I cleaned the walls really well and got right to it. Was done in about an hour. The most challenging part was having to cut a strip for the top row of tiles underneath the cabinets. I cannot attest to how long they will last, but the adhesive on the back seems pretty good! Can’t really beat it for the price! Especially when compared to professional install of real subway tile." —pilon051008

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. A Toucan pitcher that makes something as boring as, oh, milk seem exciting. For everything from water and OJ to fresh-squeezed lemonade, this is the perfect functional-but-fun item to keep in your fridge at all times. *pours milk from Toucan pitcher over bowl of sugary cereal with similar Toucan ties*

    the yellow and blue toucan-inspired pitcher
    Amazon

    Psst, this pitcher is food-safe, BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20 (available in two colors).

    6. A sink protector with a nonslip bottom and adjustable two-piece design you can custom tailor to fit almost any sink. The gridded layout allows for water to drain, *but* prevents food from falling down and causing any clogs.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought one for my parents because we loved ours so much. The versatility of this product is what truly sold us. Not to mention how easy it is to clean and disinfect. There aren't any hard to reach areas where food can get stuck which is a HUGE plus for me!" —Rianoso

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    7. A reusable tie-dye face mask available in a ton of hues — think coral, purple, green, and more. Wearing this will help keep you and others safe *plus* you'll look super trendy, to boot.

    the green, blue, pink, and purple tie dye face masks
    Sherinme / Etsy

    Get it from Sherinme on Etsy for $11.99+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A Coleman pressure-activated mat that stays up to 10 degrees cooler than room temperature. This prevents your pup from feeling overheated (cue panting), keeps 'em extra comfy on hot summer days, and can even be used outdoors.

    dog laying on top of a red mat
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    Promising review: "I have a pug and a toy fox terrier/Chihuahua mix and they absolutely love this thing. I just leave it sitting on the living room floor and they gravitate toward it whenever they need to cool down (they sometimes even fight over it). Both fit simultaneously if they are in the mood for sharing the space. The mat is tough, too! I don't think their nails can penetrate it." —E Marsh

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

    9. A non-toxic, paraben-free Blueland kit here to change your daily cleaning rituals for, well, forever. Here's how it works: Purchase three reusable bottles, then fill each with water and drop in a specific tablet (multi-use, glass, and bathroom) until empty. After that? Keep the bottles and simply continue reordering tablets at $2 a pop — not only will this save you a ton of money, but it also prevents you from unnecessarily tossing out a ton of plastic on the daily.

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    Each tablet and refill is packaged in compostable paper and comes in a variety of scents that aren't overwhelming to the nostrils: the multi-surface tablet is fresh lemon, the shower tablet is eucalyptus mint, and the glass/mirror tablet has no scent whatsoever.

    Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank and loved that it would not only help me save money but would also help the environment, so I bought the kit. The only concern that I had was if it would clean just as well as my previous products. Well... IT DOES! Blueland now has a life-long customer!" —Richard T

    Get this kit from Blueland for $29.

    10. A Joseph Joseph kitchen tool set complete with a magnetic stand (!!!!) for easy, convenient storage and the following five tools: a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle. Phew.

    the magnetic storage stand and five utensils
    Amazon

    "Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!)." —Emma Lord, my fellow BuzzFeed Shopping team member

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    11. A curved window rod to keep sunlight at bay through blackout curtains. "I binged another show until the wee hours of the morning, and I don't need you waking me before my alarm goes off" —me, talking to the natural light that so rudely seeps in through the thin corners my curtains don't cover.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These Umbra rods are amazing! Very easy to install and beautiful in the Auburn Bronze finish. Because these rods have no end bracket and no finial, they provide a wrap quality that makes the Umbra rod ideal to hang a blackout drape. My drapes are completely light blocking with this rod. The rods were delivered with all the hardware and easy-to-follow installation instructions." —Whitney Christie

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    12. A Cora laundry ball inspired by the ocean's coral filters. In other words, this mimics those filters by collecting the microfibers that would otherwise build up in your washing machine — and ultimately make their way into our waterways.

    the blue laundry ball
    Celsious

    Get it from Celsious for $39.

    13. Stainless steel straws for a more eco-friendly approach to sipping iced coffee. This set comes equipped with two collapsible straws, a cleaning brush, and a carrying pouch — plus, both straws are adjustable in size and can accommodate different cups.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A durable and nonstick brownie pan that adds delicious, chewy corners to every brownie you bake for a dessert that has *just* the right amount of crispness. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to a) order this immediately and b) order a brownie from my local bakery.

    reviewer photo of the brownie pan
    amazon.com

    Plus, the nonstick coating (and the included spatula) guarantees that no crumbs will be left behind on your pan.

    Promising review: "These are the best brownies I have ever made....you cannot stop eating them. I saw this pan on SharkTank and had to try it. I know it's on the expensive side, but it is the only brownie pan you will ever have to buy! I love it!" —globalgamble

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    15. A water dispenser with an attached bowl to keep your pup hydrated at all times (because even I'm winded after a two-minute walk in this heat). A silica seal gel ring means no leaks, plus so long wasted water: simply press a button to release H20 and then tilt the bottle back for any remaining H20 to flow back in.

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    Promising review: "This water bottle is truly a godsend! I cannot imagine using any other travel water bottle for my pups! It is slim, fits perfectly in a bottle slot in my travel bag; it is lightweight and has a loop to put around my wrist when I walk with my pups. It is extremely convenient on car rides, when my pup is thirsty and needs a quick pick-me-up! I especially love the fact that it sucks the water back in, so that I am not wasting unused water." —LV4NMLS

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors and sizes).

    16. A desktop metal clip tree for displaying up to 18 photos, postcards, and other mementos. This is also fab for storing receipts and important slips of paper that will inevitably get lost if they're not right in front of your face.

    the metal photo tree holding photos and strips of paper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is super cool. It was a gift for my MIL who likes to display pictures on table tops and shelves as opposed to hanging them in frames. The clips make it easy to change out pictures and the spacing between each hook/clip allows each picture to be seen, none overlap." —Valentine24711

    Get it from Amazon for $21.02.

    17. A microwave steam cleaner to finally (and I mean finally) rid your microwave of the caked-on dinner that's been there since about, oh, last year. Simply fill this handy device with vinegar, let 'er run for five to seven minutes, wipe, and done.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying this at first, but it's AWESOME. It works like a charm! Super easy to use and does exactly what it says. It made my microwave look brand-new again!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A Spirited Away lamp about to become the pride of your nightstand. In addition to being a downright delight for fans of the animated film, this battery-powered nightlight emits a soft glow that's perfect for anyone who hates the pitch dark (which, same).

    the No-Face man with a lightbulb above their head
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great little desk buddy. Purchased this for a coworker and she loved it. It has a little LED that lights up the lamp and seems to be very well made. He’s a little guy, but he makes a big impression." —Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in four colors).

    19. A pack of Unpaper Towels, aka a fantastic substitute for single use towels that need constant replacement. This eco-friendly product is crafted with single ply 100% cotton flannel, can beautifully mop up spills and clean up messes, and simply needs to be thrown in the wash when it needs a good clean.

    hand holding a pack of multi-colored towels labeled "unpaper towels"
    Marley's Monsters

    Promising review: "These are saving SO much waste! I love that we can roll them up and pull them just like we would regular paper towels. We often use them as napkins as well and can use them for multiple meals before we have to grab a new one. They have gotten really pill-y (the black pills were really noticeable on the other two colors) but it hasn't impacted their function." —Cassie

    Get a pack of six from Marley's Monsters for $16 (available in seven colors).

    20. A Squatty Potty toilet spray that is your new #1 (*ahem* not #2) when it comes to eliminating...odors. Spray this essential oil and real gold nanoparticle blend into the toilet before getting down to business; all smells will be trapped and no evidence will be left behind. Really. We promise.

    five of the Unicorn Gold poop spays
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This spray will save your reputation! I've tried Poo-Pourri before, but it smells like someone took a dump in a bowl of Froot Loops! With this, all I smell is a nice subtle nature smell without even a hint of poop. Amazing product!" —Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $9.65+ (available in two scents).

    To learn more, check out "This $10 Spray Is The Answer To Your Pooping Anxiety."

    21. A water-resistant fanny pack capable of holding your cash, cards, phone, and AirPods case. Whether going for a hike or a jog, this hands-free accessory means securely carrying around your essentials (fanny packs are cool now and I don't want to hear otherwise, capiche?)

    reviewer wearing the belt in pink
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am new to running and hiking. I go out alone most of the time and sometimes drive to where I'm going to run, therefore need somewhere to keep my car keys, etc. I found this and really love it! It stays in place and I don't really feel like it's there while I work out." —Sara Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97 (available in five colors).

    22. A tub stopper that allows for a deeper soak by allowing extra inches of water, which is the ideal gift for anyone who *wishes* they had a clawfoot tub (#oneday). Pair it with a cupholder caddy for your glass of vino, and voila. Ultimate relaxation is yours.

    Amazon

    Promising review (tub stopper): "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a 4-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." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review (cupholder caddy): "Holds all my drinks like a boss! I put this in my shower in March '16 and it has yet to fail me! I've used it with wine glasses, bottles, and cans... it really is great and affordable." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    23. A Legacybox digitizing kit to bring old photos and home videos into this century (ahh, the nostalgia of VHS). Simply send in old video recordings and have them transformed into downloadable formats, thumb drives, and disc sets to ensure they'll be cherished forever.

    two people going through old photos and video tapes
    Legacybox

    Get started at Legacybox for $50+.

    24. A stainless-steel slicer so you can cut up your 🍉 favorite fruit 🍉 without googling "how to properly cut a watermelon." This one tool cuts up perfectly symmetrical watermelon cubes every use, saving you tons of time and several tears shed.

    review photo of watermelon slicer in use
    amazon.com

    This slicer also comes with a melon baller scoop! I love free gifts with purchase.

    Promising review: "This tool is so handy!! I hate cutting watermelon and this is so fast and easy to use and wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes with this thing. The included baller is also great for the small leftover, hard-to-reach places." —Andrea Draine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

    25. An Aquapaw Slow Treater to take the hassle out of pet bathing and grooming: just use the suction cup on the back to adhere it to any surface, add in some peanut butter between the silicone nubs, and boom! Your dog is now fully distracted and shampooing will no longer be a hassle.

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    This is both dishwasher- and freezer-safe, plus is made from FDA-grade silicone.

    Promising review: "I just finished cutting toenails on my three dogs with their total cooperation, thanks to this product. I just put squirt cheese in between the nubs of the slow treater, laid it on the grooming table, and the dogs were happily licking away while I worked on their feet. No pulling away, no second person to hold the dog, just me, some cheese, and the slow treater. I’m a fan!" —D. Dipietro

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    26. A stainless-steel knife in the shape of a gnome, aka your charcuterie board n-e-e-d-s this. 'Tis time to be an adult and cut through cheese (lol), fruits, and veggies with ease. Leave that butter knife in your cutlery drawer. It is not meant for Gouda.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very fun addition to our house's wine and cheese display. A great touch of whimsy if you will. The only knock would be it’s not dishwasher-safe. Easy to clean though!" —Joe Bedsole

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    27. A cult-favorite Squatty Potty that currently has over 10,000 reviews on Amazon. What is the purpose of it, you ask? It enables your body to mimic a squatting position that turns *ahem* longer bathroom breaks into a much easier affair.

    the white Squatty potty
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As weird a product as this may be, it is AMAZING. When I first got it, my husband thought I was crazy. I explained how the height was supposed to help you go to the bathroom more smoothly and without as much frustration. I loved it right away (also, I am short so the height helped). Later I heard him telling his friend he used it and was so surprised at how everything just 'came out.' It's awkward, but highly effective!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    28. An OXO three-blade spiralizer so you can feel like you're eating a pasta dinner when, in fact, you are not. I know that seems like a cruel joke, but ~zoodles~ are downright tasty — and this can shred an entire zucchini within minutes. Veggies! But make them fun!

    orange and white spiralized veggie noodles being held over pan
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This spiralizer is the bomb. I first bought a manual one where I had to hold the zucchini and rotate it in a little cup with a blade in the bottom to see if I would like zucchini noodles, and I did, but it was labor intensive, messy, and took forever to get enough for two adult servings done. Now I just used this for the first time. It took two minutes to read the instructions, a minute to rinse off the unit, and less than a minute to create a mountain of beautiful zucchini spaghetti for dinner tonight. It was very simple to use and clean." —Mary C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    29. A hand-painted poster that demands to be hung above your coffee cart. Aesthetics aside, this maps out all different kinds of caffeine and hot chocolate — as well as how to make it. *references poster before attempting a matcha latte*

    the poster
    Maman NYC

    Psst, this poster was hand-watercolored by artist Riley Sheehey!

    Get it from Maman NYC for $24.

    30. A Cutter bug control concentrate because I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of avoiding my backyard for fear of being bitten ALIVE. This spray effectively wards off mosquitoes, ants, beetles, and more for up to four weeks, so you'll be able to sit outside without looking like caviar to every mosquito within a 500-mile radius.

    reviewer photo of the large bottle labeled "Cutter backyard bug control"
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this because my family couldn’t sit outside without being eaten alive by swarms of mosquitoes and biting flies. I tried everything else so I figured it’s as worth a shot. I’ve spent thousands on things that were completely ineffective. Sprayed it last Friday, haven’t seen or been bitten by one bug since! This has been a lifesaver! I can enjoy my yard again!" –Cee Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.86.

    31. A hand-painted ceramic vase that I wholeheartedly need — no ifs, ands, or ~butts~ about it. This is perfect for displaying flowers, storing office supplies, organizing makeup brushes, and so 👏 much 👏 more 👏. Functional decor truly speaks to me.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have already sent the link out to all of my friends, I think the vase is absolutely adorable. It’s very well made, and fits one of my small houseplants perfectly. I will definitely be back for the top half as well!" —N. Boros

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three sizes).

    32. Nonslip metal hangers for all the slacks currently cluttering your closet, you fancy slack-wearing young professional! I aspire to be as sophisticated as you are. (Psst, these are equally as great for jeans and leggings.)

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    For those of us who are not sophisticated enough to wear slacks, these hangers are also perfect for denim!

    Promising review: "I'm in my 'redoing my closet phase' and I ordered these hangers. With these, I'm no longer concerned about finding pants on the floor of my closet with wrinkles that aren't supposed to be there. Plus, my closet looks so nice and organized with these!" —Linda Finkle

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $17.99.

    33. A sink organizer with an allotted ~beak~ for your kitchen cloth, that way you don't have to haphazardly drape it over your faucet. This is cleverly designed with suction cup bottom to keep it in place, plus a spot for your sponge.

    the white bird holder with a long orange beak holding a yellow kitchen cloth
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this cute and whimsical pelican. Now I don't have to drape my damp dish cloths over the faucet. This extends inside the sink and it has a slot for a sponge as well, plus it swivels as needed to get It out of the way when cleaning the sink." —Owlcollector

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    34. A plastic basket that is (thankfully) collapsible, meaning you can stow it away anywhere — under your bed! next to the skeletons in your closet! — when not in use. Save your applause for the end of the post.

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    Promising review: "This thing is a total lifesaver! I moved into a tiny home and needed to downsize pretty much everything. This thing is perfect for storing right under your bed when collapsed." —ashlizrake

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    35. A leak-proof champagne stopper to 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.

    36. 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, amazon.com

    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.

    37. A suction holder that ~mustache~ you an important question: Aren't you sick and tired of not having a proper spot for your razor!? This nifty tool keeps it stored, within arms reach, and out of water to prevent rust from forming prematurely.

    the holder storing a razor in the shower
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is both cute and functional. Holds the newer, larger razors in place perfectly. Bought it for my elderly dad who happens to have a mustache and he giggled when he saw it. Bonus!" —CB

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    38. A Nordic Ware wood bench scraper to cut dough, scrape surfaces clean, and for the love of PETE, it's also just so pretty!?

    Whisk

    Get it from Whisk for $8.50.

    39. A plant-based This Works pillow mist infused with lavender, vetivert, and chamomile to really help you unwind and forget about *all* of those unnecessary emails you had to respond to this week. Better sleep is as easy as one, two, spritz.

    hand holding white bottle labeled "deep sleep pillow spray"
    instagram.com / Via @thisworks

    Promising review: "Earthy, comforting scent. I find this pleasantly unique for a pillow spray, as most I've tried are super heavy on the lavender and either too medicinal or sweet for me. I love it and look forward to using it every night. Beautiful packaging to keep by the bedside. And it really does work; relaxing and lovely." —T for 2

    Get it from Amazon for $27.

    40. A multipurpose glass kitchen board you'll love if you have a lot of style, but *not* a lot of space. This functions as a trivet for hot pots and plates, makes for the ideal cutting board, and is the only way I'd like to display fruits, meats, and cheeses from now on. Talk about a gouda investment, eh?

    Amazon

    This carpet-inspired kitchen board is heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and has nonslip rubber feet to ensure it stays in place.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to the counter top. Instead of tucking it away like most cutting boards, this is one to display. Stays put, no sliding, and just big enough for slicing up veggies for a salad. We've also used it for hot dishes on the dining room table." —C M Moriarty

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    41. A Philips alarm clock for actually starting your day on the *bright* side. Rather than jolting upright to the jarring sound of an iPhone alarm, this mimics natural light and gradually brightens over 30 minutes to trick you into feeling like you've woken up with the sunrise and your own internal clock.

    the white alarm clock with a soft orange glow
    Amazon

    This clock has 20 brightness settings, three ~calming~ wake-up sounds, an FM radio, and can be used as a bedside reading lamp. It's even got a two-year warranty through Philips!

    Promising review: "I can safely say I now wake up prior to any noise of any alarm, even the sunrise alarm. The ambient light slowly wakes me up even on nights where I get little to no sleep. It has literally changed the way I wake up and on days I would feel utterly disgusting, I now feel slightly better. This is not a product that will replace your cup of coffee. This has simply been something that wakes me up more gently than anything I have used before. I read reviews about the clunkiness of the controls but honestly, its very easy to use. Plug it in, set the alarm and go to sleep. I have my sunrise alarm next to me and have learned where the buttons are and have not had any issues. I am a light sleeper so this works well for me. Give it a shot and see the light!" —Spencer Cheung

    Get it from Amazon for $89.90.

    To learn more, check out "12 Life-Changing Things To Try In July".

    42. Reusable cable ties that will let you put all "this charging cord is tangled beyond help" situations to rest. These simple Velcro hooks are an easy (but genius) solution that keep everything from chargers to USB cables in check.

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    Promising review: "Best purchase I’ve ever made. Literally so convenient to have so many of these for such a cheap price! Absolute lifesaver. Also, I know it’s trashy, but just an example of another one of their uses — you could loop some of these together and make yourself an 'emergency belt' and it would work wonderfully." —Abacus

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    43. A rapid veggie steamer because eating your broccoli shouldn't feel like such a chore, dammit. Getting in your greens is simple with this dishwasher-safe product: Just add water until the marked fill line, add your veggies, microwave for two minutes and 30 seconds*, then presto! You've got yourself a side dish.

    hand holding green steamer with clear plastic cover
    Amazon

    *For frozen vegetables, you'll want to microwave for four minutes!

    Promising review: "I use this item to quickly steam my broccoli in the morning before work and it is a lifesaver! It's so easy and quick that it is helping me have better eating habits." —JCapone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

    44. Jumbo silicone ice molds that guarantee a better summer 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."

    45. A sustainable stainless-steel lunch box cleverly designed with a self-latching lid that doubles as a plate. You can separate your food by layer (in case you hate when food touches), it's small enough to carry in a backpack, and it's totally leak-proof.

    the stainless steel lunch box
    Wild Minimalist

    Get it from Wild Minimalist for $34.99 (available in two sizes).

    46. A lavender mint spray packed with essential oils known for their antibacterial properties, including eucalyptus and tea tree. This scented spray = an easy way to keep your yoga mat from developing *wrinkles nose in disgust* skunk-like odors.

    clear bottle with black cap labeled "lavender mint natural yoga mat cleaning spray"
    Amazon

    This alcohol-free spray is packed with essential oils known for their antibacterial properties, including eucalyptus and tea tree.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with the way this smells! So relaxing and great to use before and after my yoga sessions. I highly recommend it." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    47. An egg holder and cooker to take the ~hard~ work out of making egg-based dishes — in the cutest way possible. This penguin colony lets you serve breakfast, store leftovers, and guarantees no cracked eggs. *envisions penguins waddling away with my breakfast*

    the black penguin-shaped holder with eggs inside
    Amazon

    This heat- and dishwasher-safe tool holds up to six eggs and is simple to use: simply fill with eggs, lower into a boiling pot of water, and you're hard- or soft-boiled eggs are as good as perfect.

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs but it's always been a hassle to ever-so-gently lower them into a boiling pot of water with a spoon, then scoop them back into the now-wet carton to cool. This solves all those problems. You simply load the eggs in, lower into the boiling pot, pull back out, then store in your fridge. No more extra steps or gingerly lowering eggs into the pot. Plus, they're adorable." —Laura P.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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