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    35 Products So Amazing, It'll Keep You Up At Night Wondering How You Ever Lived Without Them

    *stares at the ceiling wondering how much time I've wasted cleaning the litter box*

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    1. A garlic rocker that works just as well as a traditional garlic press (or maybe better) with the added benefit of being WAY easier to clean.

    Rolling grated rocker crushing garlic
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like garlic very much, so I use this garlic press every day. It works very well, is easy to use, and easy to clean. Compared with the garlic press I used before, this is more labor-saving and comfortable." —Jessica

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

    2. A tiny plant that clips to your car vent — but that's not all! It's also an air freshener and face mask/scrunchie hanger.

    tiny plastic plants with cork planters
    ShopVroomBlooms

    Vroom Blooms is a North Carolina-based small business run by Lauren Rouse. 

    Get it from ShopVroomBlooms on Etsy for $12.50+ (available in 26 scents).

    3. A silicone freezing tray – it lets you section your leftover food into perfect frozen portions so you don't have to unfrost your entire vat of black beans every time you want a single serving.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. My freezer is so much more organized now. Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned half-cup and one-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the design and I particularly appreciate the wire inside the rim that holds everything steady — no more worrying about spilling all the liquid on the way to the freezer. Just a fantastic product all around. I purchased this and a cheaper version from another manufacturer at the same time, but returned the other product. This one is definitely worth the added cost." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    4. A window fly trap to trap those pests before they can even think about buzzing in your ear.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Gross yet effective. We live in the country with animals so we have lots of flies. I did not want to hang a fly trap but caved when I saw this. I feel it’s not as noticeable as others and is easy to hide and works very well. Easy to hang and does not leave a sticky residue when removed." —Tina

    Get a pack of 12 pieces from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. Stackable shoe containers here to revolutionize your bedroom. Goodbye, squished shoes cluttering up the bottom of your closet!

    Several pairs of shoes, each inside the stackable boxes. The shoes can be see through the clear plastic drawers.
    Total Folks

    This small business is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can find loads of helpful home goods like furniture covers, storage solutions, bed skirts, and more!

    Get a three-pack from Total Folks on Etsy for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A John Frieda hot hair brush for when you wanna look like you have an in-home stylist at your beck and call.

    before: reviewer's dry looking hair after: hair looks silky smooth
    amazon.com

    Read a BuzzFeed editor's full review of the John Frieda hot air brush.

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near-impossible to get a salon blowout at home. Your arms get tired and trying to manage a brush and blow dryer is a feat in it of itself. I thought I would give this brush a try. Well, it's not just good — it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser, and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I will probably get two more to give to my daughters as well — that's how much I love it. I almost purchased another brand online that was closer to a hundred dollars, thinking the more you pay the better it is. Glad I didn't because this one is great, and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A pumpkin spice bath bomb for anyone who wishes they could swim in their PSL.

    bath bomb shaped like pumpkin
    TyarsEssentials

    Tyars Essentials is a Black-owned business based in California.

    Get it from TyarsEssentials on Etsy for $4.

    8. Slow cooker liners so you don't have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it. Bags! Gotta love 'em.

    two different foods in two different bags in the same crock pot
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great deal on the multi-pack!!! Since trying these, I always use them when cooking in my Crock-Pot!! Cleanup is so, so easy. No mess guarantee!!!" —Sue

    Get 48 from Amazon for $25.

    9. An egg cooker so you can set it and forget it, instead of impatiently tapping your foot waiting for the water to boil.

    egg cooker with six eggs inside
    Amazon

    Along with hard-boiled eggs, this baby can make omelets and poached and scrambled eggs.

    See BuzzFeed's full write-up on the Dash egg cooker.

    Promising review: "I make a lot of eggs. I love ramen, and a nice soft-boiled egg just makes me swoon. I've tried all sorts of techniques. Boiling, baking, sous vide, pressure cooked. And I haven't found a 100% no-stuck-shells, no-explosions, no-undercooked method yet. Till this silly little thing. Worked perfectly. I'll be honest, unboxing it I thought I was duped. Felt cheap and was pretty small, but heck, let's give it a shot. So easy! And made a perfect egg. On my first go at it. The buzzer is god awful. And the boiler plate stains immediately. Who cares. This thing is awesome. God this thing is awesome." —Mr. Mcgoo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.35+ (available in five colors).

    10. A doggy foot cleaner to quickly get your pup's paws squeaky clean so they can get back to lounging on your furniture instead of the expensive pet bed you got them.

    dog paw inside tube with silicone bristles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    11. An eyeliner with a triangle-shaped stamp so you can just stamp and go. No more erasing and retrying one million times!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You get two dual-sided pens: one each with the left and right wings. The other sides have straight eyeliner.

    Promising review: "I've tried the taping method, tried normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot... It's not like my hopes were high since nothing else has been efficient or worked as it should. But to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES...LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There was no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line." —LadyMeow

    Get the set of two pens on Amazon for $13.97

    12. An electric pressure washer to help you blast away every speck of dirt on your outdoor furniture.

    table that is half dark brown and half light brown where it was cleaned
    amazon.com

    It comes with five quick-connect cleaning tips so you can choose the perfect one for the task at hand — including a tip for soap, which you can use to easily wash your car. It generates up to 2030psi and has a two-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I just power washed my deck and I'm amazed at this machine! The quality of the build is strong, the controls and intuitive, an the instructions are easy to understand. It did a perfect job cleaning my deck and I'm going to use it to power wash my patio and front porch for painting. I intend to use it for car washing since I can't find a good car wash that actually cleans the entire car. This will do what any coin op car wash can do for sure. The wind up hose is very convenient, and the detergent dispenser works like a charm." —James E VanDyke

    Get it from Amazon for $177.99.

    13. An undemanding journal that just requires a single line each day. I think you can manage that.

    squishy covered journal that says one line a day
    Amazon

    Promising review: "You will never regret buying this journal. I have always been a huge proponent of journaling. I journal everyday. I reread my old journals weekly. I love writing. This journal is a great way to ease yourself into journaling if it is an idea you’re exploring but are nervous to completely delve in. It is a huge commitment; I won’t lie, I occasionally go a few days without writing a few words. But being able to compare the years throughout your life is amazing. I wish I’d been doing this since I learned to write. If you’re thinking about getting this journal, do. It is my most prized material possession." —Samantha Bone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.17.

    14. A self-cleaning litter box, because if robots are gonna steal all our jobs, they might as well start with the worst ones.

    cat comes out of lidded litter box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I live in a one-bedroom apartment and this thing is a godsend! No matter what room the litter box was in, it managed to stink up the ENTIRE apartment. Not anymore! I really like the crystal litter (it does a better job of odor control than clay litter) and I'm so happy I don't have to scoop anymore. I hated that job and after scooping, the clumps went into my wastebasket, where they just sat for days and continued to stink up the apartment. The crystal litter dries everything out, so no smell at all." —Elizabeth R

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95.

    15. A ball of slime putty that'll make cleaning dust out of the nooks and crannies of your life feel like playtime.

    slime being applied to car vent
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. I was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite, it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on the keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. LOL." —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets possibly made out of fairy dust, because they'll totally wipe away years of grime in mere minutes.

    before: coffee-stained tumbler during: foamy water after: clean tumbler
    amazon.com

    Just fill your dirty mug with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and 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 even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.

    17. A pack of Affresh tablets to make sure the thing making your dishes clean is also clean.

    model adds tablet to washer
    Amazon

    Read our review of Affresh cleaning tablets!

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.38.

    18. A pet hair remover that'll quickly pull all the fur off your belongings. It turns out that white fur coat you own is actually a black denim jacket???

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    Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230-pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has cut my hair removal time in half! Thank you for this savior of a tool." —David R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.01.

    19. A magnetic meal-planning pad with a detachable shopping list so you don't have to hem and haw about what to make for dinner.

    meal planner on fridge
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    20. A fridge deodorizer that's a step up from the usual baking soda trick. Bonus: It'll also help keep your produce fresher.

    The deodorizer on a kitchen fridge shelf
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. Despite our refrigerator’s filter, the ice in the open bin in the freezer was developing odors in the ice. This is so much better than baking soda. I can’t believe the difference. The product itself doesn’t seem to have an odor; it just neutralizes the freezer smell so that there is no smell at all. We had even purchased a new ice bin thinking the old bin was the problem. I wish I had figured out this cheaper solution first. I hope it’s still available when it’s time to replace!" —Marell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (also available in larger size).

    21. A pair of gigantic peanut butter cups because the traditional size is way too wimpy, IMO.

    model holds jumbo peanut butter cup that's as large as their palm
    The Grommet

    Get a pair from The Grommet for $11 (available in six flavors).

    22. A plant-based conditioner bar with plastic-free packaging and natural oils to keep your locks looking their best. Best of all, it's easy to grab and go — no leaky bottles to worry about.

    a stack of colorful conditioner bars
    The Earthling Co.

    The Earthling Co. is a sustainable lifestyle brand and small business that aims to offer affordable, plastic-free alternatives to everyday products. They are also part of 1% for the Planet, an org that supports all sorts of nonprofits, and their contributions have so far gone to WIRES (Australian Wildfire Relief), Carbonfund.org, One Tree Planted (Tree Planting), Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective the Audre Lorde Organization, and Earth Force.

    Get it from The Earthling Co. for $15 (available in six scents). 

    23. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser praised and adored throughout the skincare community for its effectiveness and low price. It's pH-balanced, has a lotion-like consistency, and boasts superstar ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

    reviewer with visible acne and redness on jawline on the left and visibly less acne on the right
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "CeraVe was recommended to me by my dermatologist many years ago, and I have been using it religiously since. I have a mixture of oily to dry skin, depending on the weather and my hormone levels. Every other product I tried either dried out my skin, or caused breakouts, or caused hives. Finally I asked my doctor and she told me I needed something gentle and unscented for my sensitive skin, something that cleans out the dirt, and leaves the good oils in my skin alone. I can't sing praises for this product enough. Per my doc's recommendation, I use it every morning when I shower, and only use it at night if it was a sweaty day (since my skin dries out quickly). Ever since I started this routine, I stopped breaking out, my skin doesn't dry out, and no more allergic reactions or irritation. Best facial wash, hands-down." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.64.

    24. A narrow cabinet to squeeze into that awkward space between the toilet and the wall so you can finally have a place for extra toilet paper, soap, your phone, or anything else that needs a home.

    The cabinet with its drawers opened showing the variety of items it can store next to the toilet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Functional and beautiful storage. We needed to add more storage in our bathroom and this affordable cabinet did the trick! It was a pain to assemble but worth it in the end!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    25. A Kaja roll-on highlighting balm to make your beauty routine feel like a lil' art project. Give yourself a quick roll for a shimmery finish on your cheekbones, above the brows, and on the bridge of your nose.  

    model applying the highlighter
    the highlighter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "A must-have!!!! This goes on super smooth nice evenly you just take the roller that’s included and then roll it where are you want highlighted at stays put, no flaking or caking I recommend this product and all products by this brand their eyeshadows are fabulous too." —mom2jav

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    26. A teeny-tiny crab that will hold your pen for you! Repeat: A CRAB that will HOLD YOUR PEN FOR YOU!!!

    crabs with arms up to hold a pen
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in four colors).

    27. A shelf that clips onto your Nintendo Switch dock so all your games are right there waiting for you! No more opening a Breath Of The Wild case and finding Cooking Mama: Cookstar.

    four shelves of games on switch dock
    TrophyBit

    Get one that holds 12 or 24 games. 

    Get it from TrophyBit on Etsy for $9.25+ (available in two sizes). 

    28. A bendy pillow capable of contorting itself to meet your ever-changing needs. Neck rest? No prob. Pillow to keep your face off the gross bus window glass? Of course!!! Round pillow to make sleeping on your cousin's floor more bearable? Almost!

    model sleeps with head on bendy boodle shaped travel pillow
    Amazon

    Promising review: "After reading a glowing review by a frequent international flyer, I decided the twistable travel pillow was exactly what my husband needed. That traveler returned from an overseas trip and immediately purchased his second one for his lumbar region. So I bought two up front, but not for air travel. My husband has osteoporosis with an overly curved upper back. It is uncomfortable for him to sit for long periods, even in his recliner. Well, many snores later, he decided these were the perfect solution! That evening I placed one behind my neck, just to test it out. Apparently, I had no idea how uncomfortable it actually was just sitting. My neck never had it so good! So I used the lumbar one as well. Felt like I was floating in the chair. Have shown them to everyone. A physical therapist friend went gaga over the concept, and plans to give them as gifts this year." —SMB

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    29. A bottle of Sun Bum's cruelty-free heat protector so you can go ahead and use that straightener without worrying that you're *completely* frying your hair.

    blue liquid in spray bottle
    Amazon

    I don't know why it's so hard to find a good heat protector! For the longest time, I settled for one that smelled so bad, I had to hold my breath when I used it. When I finally stumbled upon this option at the pharmacy, I grabbed it without hesitation. I've used it a few times now and I'm a big fan! First of all: It looks really cool. It comes with separated clear and blue liquids that you need to shake up before using. It has an unoffensive, tropical scent that doesn't linger in my hair for long. It's a little pricey, but a little goes a long way.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    30. A set of eyebrow razors for quick touch-ups wherever you want to banish unwanted hairs.

    model uses straight razor with plastic guard
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn't make hair grow back coarser or darker." —Ellen R.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    31. A subscription to Book of the Month that will help you broaden your literary horizons without ever having to do a second of research.

    hand holds blue box that says book of the month
    Book of the Month

    This service searches through hundreds of new releases each month and picks out the top five new reads for you to choose from. It's like having your own personal librarian. You can also skip months if you're still working on your latest read.

    Promising review: "WOW! I absolutely love Book of The Month Club! Discounted best sellers with the option to skip some months? Count me in! Thanks to BOTM I have encountered some wonderful novels from new authors that I will be sure to add to my collection forever." ⁠—Chellie R.

    Get it from Book of The Month Club starting at $9.99 for your first book.

    32. A plague doctor vaccine card holder to help show you've been vaccinated and remind people to wash those hands!

    leather case with plague doctor that says wash your damn hands
    LittleDumplingArts

    Get it from Little Dumpling Arts on Etsy for $15 (available with three messages and six colors).

    33. A pet-grooming glove with two key functions: removing excess fur and giving your pet the most luxurious petting of their life.

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    Plus you can throw this bad boy right into the washer.

    Promising review: "My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur 'against the grain,' which he would never do. Today was the first time I did that and you can see from the pics (above) how much fur I got. Love it!" —Alicia Mead

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in right- or left-hand styles).

    34. A cable protector to prevent the ends of your cords from fraying and breaking. Apple has enough money — stop buying new cords every other month.

    before: frayed cord after: cord with curly covering on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —Elle

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combos).

    35. A natural paw balm to get your dog's dry, cracked tootsies in order.

    two paws, one looking cracked and dry, the other look hydrated and smooth
    amazon.com

    Promising review: It's been two days and already my dog's dry paws are noticeably softer and less rough. We have a gravel driveway and fairly hard clay soil under the grass, and in hotter weather, our dog's pads get dry and rough from dashing across it all the time. This is the first paw balm I've tried, but I'm already very pleased with it. It's easy to apply with my finger and not at all greasy. My dog is interested while I'm applying it to her back feet, but it soaks in fast enough that she doesn't try to lick it off when I'm done. So far, top marks! In the photo the paw on the top is pre-application and the paw on the bottom had it freshly applied." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

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