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

    If wine stains, grinding teeth, and moldy sponges have you down, these products with turn things around.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Two pairs of absorption insoles so you can wear those shoes without socks, no sweat.

    flats with inserts
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Do you own flats and are tired of your shoes getting nasty inside? This is the solution. I have wide feet, and they fit my shoes perfectly. These are literally saving the leather soles of my shoes and keeping my tootsies fresh and dry. And these can be washed. My no-show socks constantly slid off. With these insoles, I don’t have to wear skipping socks any longer. I will be ordering a few more sets for backups and other shoes." —Melba

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $11.99 (available in women's sizes 5–12, men's sizes 8–13, and two colors).

    2. A pair of ankle socks with heart-shaped tabs on the back to protect your delicate heels — genius!

    white ankle socks with hearts on the heels
    socksolog

    Get them from socksolog on Etsy for $7.99.

    3. A migraine essential oil stick you can roll onto your skin whenever you need a little relief from a massive headache.

    the roll on stick
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    Promising review: "After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, he has purchased them for his Mom and several friends. FANTASTIC." —SarahElizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of this aromatherapy stick.

    4. A washable sponge for anyone who hates having to throw away so many mostly fine sponges just because of a little mildew smell.

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

    When the sponge starts getting funky, machine wash on warm and air dry.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this sponge. I love that its reusable and it does a better job of cleaning pots and pans than a disposable sponge." —Kristina Babinski

    Get it from marleysmonsters on Etsy for $10 (available in three colors).

    5. A night guard for my fellow grinding-sufferers who couldn't get a legit one from the dentist because their insurance wouldn't cover it. My dentist said mine is almost as good as the real deal!

    my hand holding a night guard with caption "my teeth are saved"
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    I seriously recommend this one over any other over-the-counter options! You get a kit send to your home to make a mold, bite into the mold, send it back, and then mail you your night guard. You can pick if you want a soft, semi-soft, or hard material. See our full review of this night guard kit.

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    6. A sliding magnet you can adjust to reflect the current state of the dishwasher. Never again will you accidentally wash the dishes twice — or worse, put away dirty dishes.

    rectangle that says dirty and clean and a dishwasher charm that slides back and forth
    Amazon

    Promising review: "No more guessing for my husband and I! We flip it to clean as soon as we finish loading and turn it on. It stays that way until all the dishes have been returned to their cabinet homes. Then flip to dirty. So easy! It's cute too!" —John 3:16

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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

    Hairbrella/YouTube

    Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

    Promising review: "I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely quaffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it, it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going Read more about review stating Love it!!to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it." —Gina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    8. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were 6 or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

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

    amazon.com

    It's marketed for wine, but it also works with tough stains like coffee, blood, and ink. It's free of bleach or phosphates, and smells like citrus.

    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94 (available in packs of 1-5).

    10. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Both my husband with metal frames and my mother with plastic frames love these! My husband had a spot on his glasses with some numbers engraved that irritated the top of his ear. We thought this product would solve that problem and it did along with the slipping down his nose. They were instantly comfortable to wear. I decided to try them on my mother's glasses for the slipping problem and she was thrilled, too. No problems with catching on hair for either. Great idea that works!" —Nancy A.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. 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
    Humble Suds

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schaub and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. This scour paste is gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and free of synthetic fragrances or preservatives. It does contain citrus essential oils to help break-down grease.

    Promising review: "This is so much better than Comet. I love the way this smells and I REALLY love that there are NO chemicals. And cleaning is a breeze. My oven shines so brightly! I buy these products as gifts for the folks who don’t know about this stuff." —Beverly Williams

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

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

    lacy bands on thighs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "How cute are these? What a fantastic idea: They took something that was needed by millions of people (chafing guard) and made it both practical and adorable. They come in a handful of colors. For me, the size small was just right. MAKE SURE YOU MEASURE — don't make any assumptions on your size. This is very well made, and has built-in clear silicone rings — one at the top, and one at the bottom. These are what keep it from sliding up or down. They work well to protect against chafing in dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants." —Heather

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in sizes 21 inches –32 inches and 14 styles).

    13. 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
    The Grommet

    Sagely is a family-owned small business founded by husband-and-wife team Ellie Glazer and Ivor Miskulin, who spent three years designing the ideal, stress-free pill storage solution. The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

    Promising review: "I take nine prescriptions every day between my morning and nights. Add supplements to that and it equals a lot of pills. Until I found these, I wasn’t able find any organizer large enough. After I got and used the first of this organizer, I immediately ordered a second. I only have to set my meds up twice a month and they stay fresh, handy, and neat. And when traveling, you can leave the rack at home and just toss the individual modules in your suitcase with no fear of them opening and dumping your meds all over your clothes. I highly recommend this system." —Bernice

    Get it from the Grommet for $34.95 or from Amazon for $34.99.

    14. 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
    amazon.com

    This oil has jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to help promote strong nails and soften cuticles.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    15. 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
    amazon.com

    They're chlorine-free and environmentally safe! They work on stainless-steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone. Just put a tablet in with warm water, let fizz for about half an hour, rinse, and admire your freshly clean container.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (also available in a pack of 32).

    16. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. OK, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!" —Erin

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They're the kind of thing you'll never know how you lived without before." —LinseyB

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. 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
    Farmacy

    I recently discovered a new mascara (PeriPera Ink) that turns my lashes into skyscapers. It's amazing, but with one fatal flaw: It's *too* waterproof. I had to scrub my eyes just to get it off. This buttery cleansing balm has been a total lifesaver. It completely melts off every speck of mascara like it's nothing. A little goes a long way, and it even comes with a little applicator wand to help you scrape a tiny bit out of the jar at a time. On top of the ultra-creamy consistency, I love that it's fragrance-free so I can use it on my sensitive skin. Whether you're looking for a gentle, fragrance-free option or its tropical-smelling counterpart, you can't go wrong with Farmacy.  

    Get it from Farmacy for $34

    19. 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
    amazon.com

    Or get a pitcher plant and hope it eats all the bugs. Nature is so beautiful. :')

    Promising review: "They work great. I'm sure the source of these little flies is coming from my pothos plants. I put all seven stakes in the long planter by my front door. A few weeks later, they are loaded! My plants also seem to be growing well. No more little pesky flies flying around. Wonder if these flies were feeding on vital nutrients for the plants? Time to get some more. Highly recommended!!" —JosephN

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $4.98.

    20. A bottle of lavender simple syrup to make cocktails, teas, and coffees all the more relaxing when life gets too hectic.

    bottles filled with orange liquid
    HalifaxHollow

    Halifax Hollow MicroFarm is a mini half-acre farm in Vermont. Their virtual farm stand sells sells all sorts of syrups, jellies, and more. 

    Get it from HalifaxHollow on Etsy for $6.95.

    21. 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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m an adult with a tiny foot. Shoes sized 3–5 will fit in length generally, but are often too narrow. This device has made comfort possible without distorting the shape of my shoes. This also makes it possible to get to the broken-in stage quicker." —nmpayne

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.97.

    22. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little bar of 'soap' does exactly what it is intended to do. Do you have a sponge or rag that has that.....odor? Simply wash your hands under the sink with this little guy and suddenly, your hands smell like hands again. I've used it after handling several smelly items that have a tendency to make an odor stick with you. It's worked consistently every time." —Jeremy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.87.

    23. A pack of makeup shields to help you get crisp and perfect eyeshadow every dang time.

    stick on covers that keep the eye shadow in line
    Amazon

    The best part is they won't take off any of your foundation when you remove them!

    Promising review: "These things are great as shadow shields, but I also use them when I do my eyeliner and want to do a wing. When you take it off, it leaves no residue and the results are amazing." —Libia Gonzalez

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.29.

    24. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." —LuAnne B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

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

    stick on tab with loop for pen
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My planner didn’t have a pen holder and I had lost several favorite pens keeping them in the spiral spine. Recently I found these innovative pen loops. Every pen size I tested out worked with the loop. I’ve already given a few of them to friends and family who said they like using them, too." —Quiltermom

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two color combos).

    26. 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 $17.99.

    27. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. 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.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    As you can see, this is my own human hand pictured above. I'm obsessed with jewelry retailer Local Eclectic, but my ring finger is between two of their sizes — enter this plastic coil, which made up the size difference in the hottest second.

    Promising review: "I’ve been holding off on getting my ring resized and decided to do something temporary till then. These are perfect! They came with a bunch of different sizes, and you only use a small amount of the one you need. If I end up needing it tighter again, I can swap it out for a larger coil. They are really easy to put on, and I hardly feel it at all on my finger. I’m not sure how long they will last because I haven’t had it for long, but it comes with enough extra that it would be easy to swap out if they don’t hold up." —Charet

    Get a 12-pack in two sizes from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have suffered from chronic knee pain while running for years now after experiencing an injury. With running being one of my hobbies, I thought I’d never run again without being in extreme pain. These little contraptions have changed my life. I now run without even the slightest pain in my knee. The only thing is that it’s kinda uncomfortable without long pants on. But that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to take for no pain. I’d highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.88 (available in four colors).

    30. 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.

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    A heads-up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I have tried everything to keep my glasses from fogging with my mask and this product is by far the best. I'm sorry I waited so long to purchase it. I live in the Florida Keys and do a lot of diving and snorkeling and it works fabulous for my dive mask also. I would highly recommend Optix 55 Fog Gone. Great price, also I think this bottle will last a very long time." —Bebe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    31. 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
    ToxicTrinketsShop

    Get it from ToxicTrinketsShop on Etsy for $10.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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