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    37 Products That Will Help Turn Your Life Around

    The future is bright, my friends.

    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. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses to help prevent eye strain from staring at a computer all day. Goodbye, office headaches!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    2. A zombie face mask kit that'll bring your skin back to life, in a good, not scary, kind of way.

    amazon.com

    This mask is made with albumin, a component from eggs that helps moisturize skin. It claims to help tighten pores, hydrate, promote elasticity, remove dead skin, and balance pH. To use, mix the included powder and liquid together with a brush. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and leave until it begins to dry. It'll create a sort of ~undead~ look, hence the name. Wash after 10 or 15 minutes and enjoy your freshly hydrated face! If this looks familiar to you, it's apparently similar to the Hanacure facial that Instagram loves.

    Promising review: "I own a salon and have worked in them for 19 years and never in my life have I used or seen something so amazing. I have read all about the Hanacure facial but it is expensive and always on back order. This is the same thing AND IT WORKS. It doesn't smell bad at all. There is a veryyyy slight smell to it but hardly noticeable and not something I'd complain about. This has natural ingredients and boy does it work. It sucked every thing out of my pores and shrunk them and all of the lines on my face are GONE. YES GONE. Usually I have to have Botox for my forehead. Well not anymore that's for sure!!" —Aja Rieger Cooke

    Get a pack of eight treatments from Amazon for $19.98.

    3. A mold and mildew spray so you can finally reclaim your bathroom from all the gross brown splotches gathered in the corners of your shower and sink.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Easy to apply. No scrubbing. Mold was gone in a few hours. The directions say to use rubber gloves. I didn’t and my hands smelled like bleach for few hours, so be advised. This beats the heck out of anything I’ve ever tried to take mold off of grout. Very much worth the price. The bottle is small, so I bought two." —Darbelob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A defrosting board to get frozen food ready for cooking way faster, so you can spend less time waiting and more time eating.

    Amazon

    Things thing can thaw your frozen meat in as little as half an hour. Just put out the tray, drop some frozen food on it, and watch the magic — no electricity or prep needed!

    Promising review: "I compared the defrosting board against a kitchen paper towel. Both were placed with a piece of frozen chicken breast starting at the same time. After more than an hour, the breast on the defrosting board was completely defrosted, while the other one was frozen firmly together with the paper towel. It's a magic piece of metal!" —OC user

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A tongue scraper that's the perfect final piece to your otherwise flawless (as far as you tell your dentist) oral hygiene routine. YES these pictures are gross, but it's better to get all that gross stuff off the thing that lives inside your mouth.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Besides its obvious purpose, this item is really fun to use! I also like the consequences; I get to see the 'stuff' on the metal piece when I scrape it which tells me I'm taking crap off my tongue. And then my tongue also feels scraped, which makes me feel like I did something more than just some kind of toothpaste or mouthwash to generally keep my mouth clean (which hasn't worked before). I think the feeling of having done something specific to keep your mouth clean is an important aspect of having confidence in your breath. After having bad breath for a while, no matter whether my mouth is clean or not, I shy away from talking directly at people. But this helps remove some of my doubts and act like a normal human being again."Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $2.62+ (available in packs).

    And check out our full spotlight of Dr. Tung's tongue cleaner here.

    6. An online class on Udemy, like HTML5 or photography, because it's never too late to learn a new skill!

    Udemy

    See our review for the photography course!

    Get the HTML or the photography class from Udemy for $11.99. See more classes here.

    7. A steamer to get every single stubborn wrinkle out of your clothes without you even needing to break out the ironing board. You can FINALLY wear that one shirt that's been balled up in the corner of your drawer all year.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Just fill with water, wait for it boil, and then go to town on all your annoying wrinkles. Just remember it gets hot so wear a mitten, and obvs don't steam things already on your body.

    Promising review: "I got this steamer for travel and for quick ironing jobs. My dryer never seams to get out wrinkles, and I don’t enjoy pulling out the ironing board. This thing is cool! It’s ready within a minute or two. You can hear the water bubbling so you know it’s hot and ready. It’s super easy to use, And I like the tie they give you to bind the cord for easy storage. I steamed two shirts and still had over half the basin left." —Mrs. Wheeler

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A seemingly magic carpet cleaner capable of turning your brown carpet into whatever color it was when you bought it.

    amazon.com

    The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    9. A stain remover that'll make the list of spilled things you don't have to cry over way longer.

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    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I had a pair of white baseball pants that had red clay stains literally the entire length of the leg, mixed with grass stains at the knees. I sprayed this on and rubbed the fabric against itself, and the stain was practically gone. I threw them in the wash and they were perfectly white when they came out. I had used their detergent as my stain remover in the past and it did a great job, but I think this may work even better. I have baseball moms ask me all the time how I keep my boys' pants looking so white! I tell everyone this stuff is the best!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    Check out our full review on Puracy Natural Stain Remover!

    10. A pair of nonstick muffin tins that'll greatly increase the amount of cool things you can make for breakfast. Egg cups: check. Oatmeal muffins: check. Nutella cinnamon rolls: triple check.

    Walmart

    These muffin tins have a safe and nontoxic nonstick coating that's BPA-, PFOA-, and PTFE-free, plus they're also dishwasher-safe!

    Check out 17 easy breakfasts you can make in a muffin tin!

    Get a two-pack from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $13.77.

    11. A helpful guide to small talk, the thing we all hate but have to do 100 times a day. Believe it or not, there are things besides the weather to chat about.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Enjoyed the clear breakdown of how to start and continue a conversation. Seems simple when you break it down, and the idea of practicing and improving is excellent. I host many events and bounce around to so many people; it's always good to see them, but aside from the initial hello, that follow up gets tricky. This book has some great tips to share even for an experienced social butterfly. Also, it's easy to talk to people that are there for your event. It's a little tougher when you are outside of your comfort zone or location, or work events that require a little more tact, too. Would recommend the book to anyone that's just getting started with small talk or even the pros that make it seem natural." —William Anzueto

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    12. A pack of drain snakes to pull out all the gunk from your sink and keep the expensive plumber bills away. At least until your toddler tries to flush some toys down the toilet or something.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this after reading the reviews and thought it couldn’t possibly be. My shower has been gathering water for about a week... literally one swipe, and this came out. I will buy these forever now. I hate using Drano and chemicals. This thing, simple as it may be, will save a ton of money!!!" —Candi

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.89.

    13. A weighted blanket said to help with anxious and restless sleepers. Summer is coming so you can't weigh yourself down with a million blankets — get this instead!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost six years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!" —Jenny

    Get it from Amazon for $89.90.

    14. A Ron Swanson dishwasher magnet so you can be absolutely certain the dishes are clean and avoid rewashing, or worse, putting away dirty plates.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The only thing that would make this any better is if the dirty side was a picture of Duke Silver. Strong magnet, easy to flip, wipes clean, everyone loves it." —Rose Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A life-changing microfiber towel that will erase every speck of stubborn makeup with JUST water!

    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    Just get this microfiber towel wet and it'll wipe off any trace of makeup.

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on some positive reviews, and they can't even touch how amazing this product is. This product seriously does what it says — it erases makeup! I could not believe the way it removed my makeup the first time I used it! You use it for a week, toss it in the wash, and use it again. I was wondering how it would clean up in the laundry, and it looked brand new — no mascara was left after it went through the wash. It is amazing and if you're considering purchasing it — do it! No more chemicals to remove that makeup!" —StaceyB

    Get it from Amazon for $20. And for a different color, check out the black, light blue, navy blue, and tropical print options. OR check out these cheap dupes.

    It was also selected as our mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    16. A migraine essential oil stick to help relieve headaches when you can't or don't want to reach for a bottle of aspirin.

    Amazon, Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    This migraine stick is super easy to use: Just roll it on the back on your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. The stick rolls on clear and won't leave a greasy shine.

    Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I have also noticed it give a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application.

    I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out our full review of the migraine relief stick.

    17. The Total Money Makeover — a best-selling book to help you save money and stop impulse buying weird hats for your dog (everyone has that problem, right?).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I grabbed this book because I was tired of watching our bank account drain and credit card balances rise, all the while wondering where the heck our money was going. And quite simply put, this changed everything for us within the first month. The 'makeover' is a set of seven baby steps, but before the steps comes the cornerstone of the whole program: a written budget and a cash envelope system. The book covers why you need a written budget, and boy, it was true for us. Sure, I had a mental idea of what our bills were. But writing everything out let me see ALL the little things I tend to forget about, and how quickly they add up. Then comes the cash envelope system, which helped us make an immediate 180-degree turnaround on our spending. The book covers why cash is better than plastic (debit as well as credit), as well as how to create cash envelopes for each spending category and stuff them with the budgeted amounts. No more accidental overspending!" –Janell Michaels

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    18. And some colored envelopes mentioned in the book to keep your cash in. It's a lot easier to save money when you have to physically hand over cash every time you buy something.

    Amazon

    Separate your expenses into categories, allocate a budget for each category, and then put that amount of cash into each color-coded envelope. Bam, you're a money-saving-wizard.

    Promising review: "I have a pretty packed budget — almost all of the money I receive is allocated to various categories. Still, I have been able to put some into savings by spending less than expected. Just seeing the cash in the pocket helps me restrain myself, especially at the grocery store. I have saved a third of my monthly budget in two months simply by handling the money I was spending. The envelopes are so much better than paperweight envelopes and I get asked about them all the time. I am ready to give them away to every graduate I know for their graduation gift. It's a must-have in the journey to save money and keep yourself debt free OR pay off debts. Even when you make a lot of money, they are perfect for making all your spending well thought out. They go in and out of my purse constantly, and the register PDF you can request makes it super easy to use for months on end, even with your most active category. I can not recommend them enough." —Angrybears

    Get it from Amazon $11.99.

    19. A pack of insoles to line the bottoms of shoes you like to wear without socks to keep them from getting sweaty or smelly. Think about how much better flats with be with these babies inside.

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    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 $15.19 (available in women's sizes 5–12, men's sizes 8–13, and two colors).

    20. A pack of closet organizing tabs that separate your garments by type. Instead of searching your whole closet for your favorite maxi, you can just check the dress section!

    Amazon

    It comes with 48 labels with various categories like ages, clothing types, seasons, and days of the week so you can organize a ton of different ways.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A rolling over-bed desk so you can turn working from home into working from bed.

    Amazon

    This is also good for breakfast in bed, reading, and other activities.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! Bought this to go over my king size bed for when my husband and I eat and watch a movie together. :) Works great! We also sometimes will work from our bed with our laptops and we left the sides and back off for more room. It fits great over our big bed and we both can work with both of our laptops and still have plenty of room on it. Received the item fast and was easy to put together. Great quality too! Thank you so much!" —Ni

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. A cookbook that ironically helps you cook without a book. Just think: no more trying to open your phone with flour-covered hands trying to remember how much butter you need to add to your sauce. You'll just know. (Spoiler: It's a full stick.)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought the original 18 years ago and have bought three since (binding falls apart — alas). I have a very large collection of cookbooks, but I go back to the original over and over and over. I have now read the updated version (okay, I've read it three times now). It is every bit as good and adds pieces here and there that update to today. I have cooked a couple of recipes already, and they do not disappoint. The idea of knowing you can plan ahead is a good theme and carried out well. I miss her dessert section but the original is still around so I can go there if I need to. I will continue to cook out of both editions. I would point out three things though — the updated book has pictures, a great bread recipe, AND the pages wipe clean!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    23. A hanger organizer for getting all those annoying but necessary things in line.

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $16.30 (available in six packs).

    24. A water bottle with colorful bands to help keep track of how much you're drinking. It kind of feels like a game and you even get a prize if you move all your bands up: getting to brag that you're actually hydrated.

    Amazon

    Every time you polish off the water in the bottle, just move a band up. It comes with eight bands and the bottle is 20 ounces (that works out to 160 ounces of water, yowza!). Once you get all the bands up, you're officially crowned Most Hydrated Person, until tomorrow when you have to do it again.

    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over 5x without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    25. A set of charcoal-infused sheets designed to stay fresher for longer, so you don't have to feel so bad about skipping laundry day.

    Macy's

    These anti-odor sheets have a 220 thread count and reduce microbial growth.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $31.99+ (available in sizes Twin–California King and two colors).

    26. An eyeliner with a stampy side so you can just press the wing right onto your face, no stress, no mess.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Listen, I've been drawing wings on my face for years, but I still struggle to get them even on some days. This would save a lot of time and makeup remover! One side of the pen is the stamp while the other is a regular eyeliner pen. It's waterproof so you don't have to worry about crying it off when you see how well it works.

    Promising review: "I'm a makeup junkie and extremely picky with products. I don't actually have any issues with winged liner, but I've been dealing with some shaking issues so thought this might make my routine easier. Not a lot of trial and error, it's very simple to use, and creates a lovely and slightly curved wing. Now about the formula, I'm impressed. I was thinking that I could always go over it with my regular eyeliner, but I found that unnecessary. The liner pen tip didn't drag or skip; it's a very bold and solid black that dries quickly and has amazing staying power." —SaintLee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in three sizes).

    And check out our write-up on the eyeliner stamp here!

    27. A click-and-clean mop kit to make cleaning floors an easy task, instead of a painful one you dread.

    Amazon, april412 / Walmart

    The kit comes with a spay mop, microfiber cleaning pad, dusting pad, floor cleaner, soft scrub pad, grout brush, and three bottle adapters. Everything can be easily clicked into place so you can get cleaning right away.

    Get it from Walmart for $38.33.

    28. 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!

    Jessie Gaynor / 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.

    29. Shower curtain clips to keep the shower water inside the tub.

    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 six 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 $7.69.

    30. A pack of fridge bin liners that extend the life of your produce so you can stop just assuming the second half of your bag of spinach is just gonna wilt and rot.

    Amazon

    Find out exactly how long to store your groceries.

    Promising review: "Bought a new refrigerator so thought I would do it right. Great product; lets the air get under the fruit/veggies and keeps them fresh longer and keeps the drawers cleaner, too." —M. Kopp

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    31. A CreaClip set to make cutting your own hair easy and free. If you're going to cut some impulse bangs, might as well do it yourself.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The set includes one small straight CreaClip and one large curved CreaClip, both with built-in rotating levels, for all textures and thicknesses of hair.

    Promising review: “I’ve trimmed my own hair and cut my bangs for years. However, for the last couple years, I've been getting it done at a salon. I decided to start cutting my own hair again. I know exactly what I like, but I was a bit nervous, seeing that it's been so long since I cut my own hair. I cut my bangs, and they looked pretty good. Then I ordered this, and it straightened and perfected them beautifully. I will definitely continue to use this every time!” —Da



    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    32. A mountable organizer so your wraps and foils can FINALLY have a place to live and stop jamming your drawers.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I had one of these for over thirty years, but it eventually it cracked. When we removed it to paint the cabinets, I was delighted to find they still made it! It's a very good product!" —Gemkat

    Get it from Walmart for $7.42.

    33. An over-the-door hanger for your iron and ironing board, because where the heck else are you gonna store those things?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This worked out well. It fits over the door easily and keeps my iron up out of the way while at the same time keeps it handy. It's held securely rather than sitting on my closet shelf where I have knocked it over onto the floor. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes to be organized without spending a lot of money. 😊👍" —Ellen Schulz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    34. A pack of houseplant sticky stakes to catch all those annoying gnats that have taken up residence in your monstera.

    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 $5.98.

    35. A box of mushroom instant coffee that, hear me out, is actually pretty legit. It doesn't taste like mushrooms and is less likely to give you the jitters.

    Amazon

    The coffee comes in individual packets that you can mix with hot water (add some ghee or milk for a creamier taste). It tastes like a milder coffee and can provide a less intense energy boost without the jitters. See BuzzFeed's full review of this coffee.

    Promising review: "I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these 'super-'mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good." —Kate O'Neill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.18+ for 10 (available in three types).

    36. Elastic shoelaces for people who struggle with knots or simply don't have time to fuss with traditional laces.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! Wow. Amazing shoelaces. I put these in my son's shoes and like magic, he is now self-sufficient with his shoes! They are simple to put in, stay in place while playing/running around on the playground. These are just amazing. If you are even considering these, buy them. They look like real laces, fit great, and are very economical." —Dame's Mumum

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in two sizes and 26 colors).

    37. A cute lil' animal poop lapel pin that will instantly improve your life because...just look at it!

    EverydayOlive

    Get it from EverydayOlive on Etsy for $10.

    Feeling like a new person who is ready to do something productive? Check out some of the best home organization products on Amazon, the best all-natural cleaning products for your home, the best bathroom cleaning products, organization products perfect for neat freaks, and, of course, our ultimate guide to cleaning every single room in your house.

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