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    It Turns Out Your Life Has Probably Been Lacking These 32 Helpful Products

    Your life is pretty good, sure... but maybe it could be better?

    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 pack of silicone straws so you can keep sipping on your bevvies but without harming any sea turtles in the process. Expect a thank you note from Mother Nature in the mail.


    This comes with 10 straws, a carrying case, and a cleaning brush. They're also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I originally started out using the stainless steel straws β€” but I lived in this relentless, looming anxiety that I would chip my tooth on the point where I dreaded using my straws. Which defeats the point! I thoroughly enjoy that you can chew on these. πŸ˜‚ Five stars all around, they come with simple baggy to take them for travel, AND a cleaner utensil. They're super low maintenance, because they give you the proper care and cleaning tools. They also donate to the OCEANA campaign effort to save the ocean!" β€”Amy Marquez-Vincent

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    2. A teeny-tiny trashcan that fits in your car's cup holder so you have no excuse for all the gum wrappers and tissues littering the passenger seat.


    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" β€”Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $6.58.

    3. Speaking of bags, a hanging organizer so you finally have a place to put all those things. You can hang up two separate organizers or stack 'em to create one super long holder.


    It comes with four compartments and a little space for clutches or other small items.

    Promising review: "I am impressed with the solid construction of this hanging organizer. The compartments are not flimsy and hold their shape well. It has the option to separate the organizer into two smaller hanging organizers with two compartments each rather that one long organizer with four compartments. Note: the metal hook part of the hanger does not rotate around. Overall, very nice closet organizer. I'm using mine for storing both purses and shoes!" β€”Nate and family

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59 (available in three colors).

    4. A jumbo ring that also works as a bag light AND a bag hook. Who needs any other kind of ring? Unless your partner is thinking about getting you one. Hmmm? Maybe some time soon? OK, we'll talk about it later.


    Promising review: "I keep this in my purse all the time. Sturdy enough to hold a heavy purse on many tables. Not big enough for all restaurant tables, but enough to still be useful. The flashlight is great for finding keys and stray lipstick in the bottom of your bag, or for navigating sidewalks at night." β€”Mega

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    5. Tags ready to organize your closet by type of clothing so you can get dressed faster in the morning and have more time to sleepily stare at the ceiling before getting up.


    The tags come with 48 labels so you can customize them to your individual needs.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A metal peg board for hanging your pots, tools, and even plants on.


    Promising review: "Great product. It was very easy to install. We purchased this to use as a pot rack for our kitchen. It turned empty wall space into useful storage space, freeing up some cabinets and eliminating clutter." β€”Jeremy R-J

    Get it from Amazon for $31 (available in 10 colors).

    7. A little butter cap if you're not a butter dish person, but also not a crusty butter person.


    Oh, you're an adult who can handle having a butter dish? Here is a good one, you put-together pro!

    Promising review: "This was a great buy! I don't use sticks of butter or margarine regularly, so when I just need a few tablespoons, I usually had to open up a whole stick because the old one that had been opened got gross. This has saved me so much butter! What's great is that even when I cut crooked, it fits on perfectly. It's easy to wash and small enough to easily be thrown in a drawer when not in use." β€”Tristen Haidet

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in three shapes).

    8. Vacuum-sealed pop containers that'll allow you to get rid of your leaky flour and sugar bags.


    I have a few of these and they're great! They keep things nice and fresh, and organized. Plus, it's just really fun to pop them open and closed. See my full review of these space savers.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.07+ (available in 12 sizes) or get a 10-piece set for $99.95.

    9. Nintendo Switch grip kits for people with large thumbs who struggle with the joy-con controllers.


    Seriously, my fingers really hurt after just one round of Mario Kart.

    Promising review: "Really great product, especially for the price! It makes the controllers SO much easier to hold when playing. Mario Kart is way more fun now." β€”Cici

    Get a pair from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A tube of Lucas Papaw lip ointment you don't even have to go to Australia to buy.


    This beloved lip balm is so good, people used to go to Australia and bring back tubes by the armload. Now you can just buy it online!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough. My friend from Australia swears by the stuff and now I see why. The seller is really great too β€” super fast delivery and great customer service. I’m going to keep this as a must in my house. It’s also got a multitude of uses for chapped/dry skin, cuts, bites, etc β€” and it’s safe for dogs. 🐢" β€”Shy Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    11. A seat gap filler that'll prevent your belongings from falling into the black hole that is the floor of your car.

    This is a successful Shark Tank product! If the Sharks think it's good, it's probably good.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" β€”Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. Stackable boxes to keep your shoes un-crushed and neatly tucked away.


    Promising review: "These are great little boxes. I use them for my shoes but also have one for each decorating season where I store small items I bring out just for that holiday. Stack well. Sturdy enough. Have used them for several years now. I like the open/close flaps." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. An accordion folder that can hold up 200 (!!!) pieces of paper, so you only have to throw one thing in your bag before class.


    Promising review: "I've been using this folder for nearly 2-3 months and I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute, easy to carry, that fits manila folders, and overall keeps folders from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this β€” I got a second one that is coming very soon! Nothing gets crinkled or bent and it is great. I can throw loose leaf papers, folders, or even books/small notebooks in here. It's adorable and a great color. I highly recommend this folder (I got a lot of compliments on it as well!)" β€”Alexa Viz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

    14. Peel and stick fake marble for when you have fancy taste but not a fancy budget.,

    Promising review: "Used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover for an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. It was easy to cover the tiles with the film, and I could stretch the film out about 1 mm if I had cut the strip too short. It makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price. I don't think anyone would be squinting down at the floor to notice the slightly pixelated pattern." β€”zhen

    Get a roll from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in nine configurations).

    15. A long-lasting sponge you can use for legit MONTHS without any gross mildew smell. Seriously punt your stinky sponges into the trash and grab these.


    Here's the deal: It's synthetic so it doesn't encourage bacteria growth and it doesn't have holes that pick up food particles. You just have to run it through your dishwasher (or laundry if you don't have one) once a week to sanitize it. Learn more about this miracle sponge.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $16.99.

    Oh, and BuzzFeed Reviews named this one of the best sponges money can buy.

    16. A carbonated bubble clay mask that's fun to use, and can leave your face feeling fresh and new.


    Promising review: "Love it! Bought it after I found it on YouTube. It's very fun to wear, but it actually works really well too! Less annoying and flaky than the drying charcoal masks I normally buy. My skin is cleaner, but not dry and tight, after using it. My pores look smaller and it has definitely helped with my blemishes!" β€”Autumn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

    17. An external charger, because you don't want to end up asking the bartender to charge your phone and then be without your precious screen for god knows how long. Nightmare averted.


    See more cellphone accessories that will make your life easier.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6 making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press which shows how much power is left via four blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one led will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately one hour)." β€”Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A lead tester to give you some peace of mind, which is honestly priceless.


    To use: crush, shake, and swab. It will turn red in about 30 seconds if there's lead. They sometimes give false positives but the negatives are reliable.

    Promising review: "We recently had to test for lead because our kid's test came back with trace amounts in it. What we thought was going to be an epic disaster turned out to be a really easy solution when we used these. We were able to test the small amount of things that he plays with or is near on a regular basis. It ended up being the faucet on the old clawfoot tub and so we were able to replace it. Levels are normal and we didn't have to sell the house and move like I hear some people have to do!" β€”Alexandra B Sailor

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $25.37.

    19. A produce cleaning spray, because washing an apple with just water doesn't feel like enough and using actual soap feels...wrong.


    Promising review: "Excellent product. Minimizes the pesky fruit flies. No more pesticides in our mouths when we can't afford organic fruit. I definitely recommend." β€”alyart

    Get it from Amazon for $3.48+ (available in "natural" or "organic").

    20. An electric bottle opener so much easier to use than a regular one, you'll realize you've been living in the Dark Ages this whole time.,

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my smokin' hot GF back in 2012. Fast forward three years later and this $20 wine opener is still with me and my smokin' hot GF is now my smokin' hot wife. I never thought either one would be with me for this long...but life is good. We like to have a good time...I mean...we effin' get down on some wine. So this bad boy probably pops open a new bottle every two days. It has stayed plugged in to our wall for over three years now (I halfway expected the battery would have burned out by now, but nope!). We haven't even had to replace the screw yet β€” still works like new β€” I'm shocked and impressed this $20 opener has faithfully lasted this long." β€”DaveyG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    21. A bottle of squalane oil to make your skin so luxuriously soft and bouncy, you'll slam dunk all your other creams in the trash.

    I recommend this to everyoneeee, including my dermatologist. It's a multi-faceted product that can be used on your face, body, skin, and hair. It locks in moisture and leaves my face feeling bright and bouncy.

    Get it from Sephora for $32 or something similar from Amazon for $11.40.

    22. A three-in-one lens kit for your phone that's so effective, it may finally kickstart your dream of becoming a photographer. You know, the dream you've had since you started reading this?


    Promising review: "Ridiculously cool for the price. This comes with a clip, a big lens (fish eye, I think), a small lens (macro), and a medium lens (wide angle, I think). The medium lens screws on top of the macro lens and you have to use both for the medium lens to work. I use the macro most of all. You can get really, really close up pictures of objects but you have to put the lens almost right on top of the object. The focal length is very shallow and its hard to get the entire frame to stay in focus." β€”MES

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A set of Target Threshold sheets so affordable and comfortable, I lay awake at night worrying about all the people who don't own a set.


    Here is why you need these sheets: 1. They have a 400 thread count 2. They're cheap 3. They come in cute patterns 4. The fitted sheet has tags telling you which way is up/down or a side. 5. They have deep pockets so they don't come off the corners of your bed and try to strangle you in your sleep.

    Get them from Target for $28.49+ (available in sizes Twin–King and 12 colors or 25 patterns).

    24. Citronella and geranium soap that will make you smell good to humans but terrible to mosquitos, which is what most people want, I assume.


    It uses essential oils to repel insects. It's safe to use on pets and gentle enough to use several times a week.

    Promising review: "Great mosquito repellent soap for humans and animals! It's clean β€” the fresh citronella smell lessens as you rinse it away, so it's not overpowering. I really felt that it adds an extra layer of protection when any of us go outside to mow the lawn or do yard work after taking a shower using the soap. I bought multiple bars β€” enough for both the humans and dogs in our household. I plan to keep on using it for the whole family." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. Or if you're already dealing with some nasty bites, a suction device that will suck up all the venom, saliva, or other irritant from your skin so you can stop itching and start enjoying the end of summer.


    Make sure you read all the directions before using so you don't accidentally give yourself a hickey! Several of my co-workers have tried this out and can confirm it really does work.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times β€” so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) β€” immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" β€”Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    26. A bag of cheddar cheese powder to help you achieve the boxed mac and cheese you've been craving, even if you're trying out pasta alternatives at the moment.

    Other reviewers like it in their potatoes, bread, and scrambled eggs.

    Promising review: "My 6-year-old son is super picky with his mac and cheese (as in, would only eat Kraft) so when he had to go gluten free it was one of the things he missed the most. We tried all of the prepackaged gluten-free ones and he hated them. We found that he liked Barilla brand gluten-free elbow pasta so I needed to find a gluten-free cheese to go with with it. This was a hit! I mixed it with a little milk and butter, and he ate two bowls. This is real cheese, all natural ingredients and they suggest keeping it refrigerated. I'm glad we finally found a replacement for his mac and cheese!" β€”Naomi A. Dejesus Howard

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    27. A mini razor perfect for your travel bag thanks to its teeny-tiny size.


    Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise last year. Cruise ship bathrooms are notoriously tiny, in the shower especially. Having the very short, comfortable handle made it extremely easy to shave in very tight quarters." β€”CruisinTrkrs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.35.

    28. A collagen coating hair protein treatment that takes your dry, tired hair and turns it into the silky soft locks you've always wanted.

    Rebecca O'Connell, BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My hair hasn't been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn't greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner." β€”Nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.56.

    Read my whole review on why I love this stuff (#1)!

    29. Fishnet socks that'll help you look super fashionable without even trying.


    Promising review: "These are so cute! I get tons of compliments each time I wear them. Definitely worth the money and no rips yet! They’ve held up well and I’ve worn them multiple times." β€”TLC

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $15.99.

    30. A pack of heart and star-shaped pimple patches so zapping painful zits can feel like a kindergarten crafting session.


    Just put a sticker on your zit after washing your face, and let it vacuum all the gunk out overnight!

    Promising review: "I'm a true believer in hydrocolloid bandages; they work wonders to deflate angry/open blemishes and even drain pimples that haven't fully erupted. The Medca Hearts and Stars in particular are my favorite β€” not just because they're cute, but because the shapes actually end up being a little better for me, personally. I tend to get clusters of clogged pores, and the heart lets me get a wider area while being more flexible than the BIG round patch in the normal box. Since I get breakouts mostly on my chin, this means that talking/eating/drinking/etc is much easier with the heart patches than the round patches while still managing to cover multiple bumps." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of 56 from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. A tube of Nerdwax to actually keep your glasses on your nose.


    This unique formula of wax is safe for your skin and keeps your glasses in position.

    Promising Review: "I've been using it for a few weeks now, have done gardening, cleaning, all sorts of things where I would usually be pushing my glasses up constantly." β€”Maureen Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    32. And a cat dancer toy that'll have even the grumpiest of cats jumping for joy.


    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high." β€”Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $1.99.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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