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    26 Products That Will Save You From All The Agonies Life Insists On Inflicting Upon You

    These products are your first line of defense.

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    1. A pair of lacy, thigh guards that look really cute and protect you from chafing.

    lacy bands on thighs

    2. A jar of Clearly Clean Cleansing Balm — a fragrance-free spin on the beloved Farmacy Green Clean classic. It's ready to completely melt off even the most stubborn makeup. Waterproof mascara has met its match.

    the green clean and clearly clean balms next to each other

    3. A washable sponge for anyone who hates having to throw away otherwise-fine sponges, just because of a little mildew smell. When this sponge starts getting funky, just machine wash on warm and air dry.

    A sponge with a floral design and mesh overlay sits in a wooden bowl

    4. A pack of anti-slip glasses sleeves, because pushing your glasses back up your nose stops being cute after the millionth time you have to do it.

    glasses with a plastic sleeve over the ends

    5. A satin-lined Hairbrella to keep your hair protected from rain, humidity, and anything else that's out to ruin your perfect hairdo.

    6. A pack of shower curtain clips, because the last thing you want to happen after watching Psycho is to have the curtain billow in and attack you.

    shower curtain being fitted into plastic holder mounted on wall

    7. Stain remover possibly created by the gods of white couches, because it can get rid of even the toughest of wine spills.

    8. A jar of Humble Suds scour paste offering an effective but ultra-gentle cleaning solution. You can use it on all sorts of messes, from dirty counters to grime-covered tubs. You can even use it on your hands or to wash produce!

    the glass jar of cleaning paste

    9. A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids so you can easily organize your pills at the beginning of the week without accidentally knocking the whole operation over and having to start all over.

    A set of seven transparent pill bottles with blue and green silicone lids dividing day and night propped on a gray magnetic holder

    10. A nail and cuticle oil to bring life back to your damaged nails, even if you did something really bad like — gasp! — peel off a gel manicure.

    before: chipped nails after: no more chips or peeling

    11. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets you're sure to take a shine to once you see how shiny and bright they make all your oldest and grossest bottles look.

    before: dark brown stained tumbler, during: foam after: no more stains

    12. A pair of deodorizing pouches hungry for all your worst smells. Stuff the pair in your shoes, throw 'em in a gym bag, or hang them in the closet and let them gobble up any hint of odor.

    long pouches inside sneakers

    13. A pack of sheet suspenders for the restless sleeper who always ends up in a tangled ball by morning. Keep those suckers in place!

    black bands under mattress holding onto corner of sheet

    14. Sticky trap plant stakes to rid your home of all those loitering fruit flies. Consider these yellow flags their eviction notice.

    yellow flag covered in small flies staked into houseplant

    15. A shoe stretcher so you can avoid the horrible breaking-in period and go straight to enjoying your new loafers, no bandages needed.

    wedge being stretched out

    16. A metal bar of "soap" that will help you get rid of any unwanted food smells, so you can go from chopping up garlic to shaking hands with sensitive-nosed people in no time.

    metal shaped like soap bar

    17. A pack of adhesives with pen loops so you never lose track of your favorite pen again.

    stick on tab with loop for pen

    18. A bracelet holder that'll work as your third hand so your can secure your bracelet all by yourself.

    a clip on a long stick

    19. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands to keep your sweat at bay, aka out of your face and eyes. 

    A reviewer in a gray sweatband
    A reviewer photo showing the 10 colors the sweatbands come in

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! These are super soft and keep your head cool when working out! I couldn’t believe how well they work at wicking away moisture and staying cool! They came in a super nice box that will help me to not lose them — like I’m prone to. The colors are cute and the headbands aren’t too tight at all! They have nice stretch to them if you have a larger head. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon! I’m so glad I bought these!" —Gypsigirl213

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $15.99.

    20. An ice tray that fully seals, so you can turn that thing sideways and shove it in between your various mysterious bags of frozen somethings. No need to throw away that container of 3-year-old frozen beans to make room juuuust yet.

    ice tray with silicone lid

    21. A ring size adjuster for rings that are just a liiiittle too loose. These will help keep your valuable jewels in place, instead of flying off to who-knows-where the next time to gesticulate.

    22. A knee stabilizer band offering knee pain relief both in the short term *and* long term, while running, hiking, playing team sports, or dancing to your favorite song.

    23. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray so you can finally wear glasses and a mask without feeling like you're looking through the steamy car window from Titanic.

    24. sunburn soother crafted with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and turn back time to before you stayed out in the sun a little too long. 

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I ordered this two weeks ago after seeing rave reviews. So grateful I did. Yesterday I got the worst burn. It was unbelievable. I applied this four times over 24 hours. When I woke up this morning it was a lot better and has just gotten increasingly better throughout the day. The burn is mostly faded, and the pain is so much better. I hope to never burn this badly again, but I will be stockpiling this lotion all the same." —Carolina G.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.31.

    25. A Bissell multipurpose carpet and upholstery cleaner, aka *Little Green*!!! This cutie pie is well known for being a compact and easy way to clean carpets, cars, furniture, and even plush toys. 

    green carpet cleaner
    puddle of paint on carpet
    most of paint gone from carpet with slight paint tint

    Each cleaner comes with a trial size of Bissell's Spot & Stain Formula, which is also available on Amazon for $12.99

    Promising review: "Yep! TikTok made me buy it, and I loved it. Looked for it online, and on Walmart they were about $150 for some reason?? Got it here, and I am LOVING IT. Things definitely look cleaner. Spots on my carpet are gone, and my car seats look brand new for the first time since I bought it! Directions are easy. Just a heads-up: MAKE SURE TO USE WARM WATER. If you leave water in it and it gets cold, it's not as effective, so just follow instructions and it should be wonderful!" —Carlos 

    Get it from Amazon for $109.59

    Check out the TikTok by @lyssielooloo

    26. And some Dale Gribble pocket sand that'll help you get out of uncomfortable situations. Sh-sh-SHAA!!

    bag of sand that says rust shackleford's pocket sand with a picture of dale gribble from king of the hill

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