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    Oct 31, 2019

    27 Things That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier, It'll Almost Feel Like Cheating

    Consider these the "rosebud;:"s of products.

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    1. A no-rinse soap that removes an entire step from hand-washing your clothes, making the whole process easier and faster.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this soap. I did some research and found it is very difficult to find just the right gentle soap for hand washing small delicates in the sink. The choices are few. Some had lots of chemicals and other sites suggested making your own. Well that 's not happening. This Soak is great stuff. A little goes a long way and it smells nice. The BEST thing is you don't have to rinse it out. You are not standing at your sink filling it with water over and over to remove pesky soap residue. I only gave it four stars because I think it's a little expensive, but I would likely buy it again anyway." —Yankee transplant

    Get it from Amazon for $15.70+ (available in six scents).

    2. A tube of primer to ensure your amazing makeup masterpiece stays put all day long.

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    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later.I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    3. A breakfast sandwich maker that cooks every part of the sandwich at once and then neatly stacks them together so you can skip the line at your local deli.

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    Promising review: "I must admit I thought this seemed gimmicky — until I tried it. Super easy to use, easy to wipe up, and makes a delicious piping-hot breakfast sandwich every time. So fun to dream up new variations. Come up with your toppings as it heats, let it cook for 5 minutes, and voila, breakfast is ready! We use it almost every day now. The only con I can think of is that it doesn't fit a full-size bagel. Guess we'll get the mini bagels instead. Crumpets work fine and if you cut the corners off your bread that works great, too." —Karen Bramblet

    Get it from Amazon for $19.30.

    4. A journal happy to store all your increasingly complicated passwords. At least 12 characters, including a symbol, number, capital letter, ancient rune, and the fleeting details of a half-remembered dream? COME ON!

    Amazon

    It's alphabetized so you can easily find the one you need!.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I'd recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions... What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency." —Amazon Customer

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

    5. A batter dispenser for people who struggle to get evenly sized cupcakes or pancakes.

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    Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess. So we searched Amazon to find something that would help us out, and lo and behold, we found this gadget. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess. Thank you for your excellent customer support!! We will recommend this to our family and friends and anybody else we talk to in the world." —Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A cellphone holder that clips to your car's air vent and keeps your makeshift GPS at eye-level. It's so easy and helpful, you'll be kicking yourself for not getting it sooner.

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    Just slip the metal plate in your phone case and now you can stick it to the magnetic mount.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A peel-off cuticle guard so you can get fancy with your sponge manicure — or more likely, so you can get a half-decent manicure that's not mostly on your fingers.

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    Promising review: "If you do nail art or want to perfect your nail polishing skills, this is the product for you. Easy to use, dries sparkly so you know it’s dry, easy peel-off in one piece, and a clean finish. I do a lot of nail art and stamping. Some of the stamping polishes are really hard to get off the cuticle but with this, they come off cleanly. Helps when I do my toes, too, if I get a little messy, the mess comes off with the latex. You can also switch the brush so you don’t waste the bottle when the brush gets clumpy." —Diannah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. An electric bottle opener that works so well, you'll realize you were living in the dark ages with that corkscrew all these years.

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    Promising review: "My goodness...I have FINALLY found a wine bottle opener that works perfectly!!! This grammy doesn't always have the strength to use other wine bottle openers and this Oster bottle opener is that LAST wine bottle opener I'll ever have!!! Thank you, Oster!!! You know what you're doing...AWESOME! Thank YOU!!!" —QV

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A blind spot mirror so switching lanes doesn't have to be a heart-stopping moment of terror.

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    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in three shapes).

    10. An egg cooker that can make delicious egg dishes in any style you want. Stop settling for overcooked hardboiled eggs with gross grey yolks. You deserve better.

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    Along with hardboiled 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 $18.49+ (available in five colors).

    11. ~Handy~ nail clippers sporting a rotating swivel head and an extra-long handle, giving you easier access to hard-to-reach nails.

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    Promising review: "Total comfort and ease for those that suffer arthritis or aged weaker hands. Just set the angle for your comfort and clip with ease. Not only are these clippers super sharp, the but the long handles reduce the pressure needed to clip toe and finger nails. Even the younger set will be pleased with the adjusting angel of the cutters. I sure wish I this product ten years ago. I am 100% pleased and recommend for anyone to use." —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A folding board that lets you harness the tools of the retail professionals and get perfect folds every time.

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    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding T-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in six colors).

    13. An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.

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    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.

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

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    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).

    15. A reliable dust buster that can easily and efficiently suck up whatever mess is threatening to ruin your perfectly clean home.

    Amazon

    I love this dust buster sooo much. It's lightweight and it sucks up anything you put in its path. Everyone should have a reliable hand vac in their home for those little spills and emergencies.

    Promising review: "I liked this vacuum so much, I sent all my children this vacuum for Christmas! So handy for crumbs or flour spills in kitchen. Drop a glass...use it right away to get the small shards or chips of glass. Quick hair grabber in bathrooms. See a dust bunny behind the couch? Get it quickly without dragging out your large vacuum. NO chord. Sits on charger, ready to go 24/7." —mike in sw.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.29.

    16. A jewelry cleaning pen you can count on to add new shine to your gems, no costly trip to the jeweler needed.

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    Just twist the stick to get some cleansing solution on the bristles. The formula will keep your gems shiny and new.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    17. Detangling brushes that'll make quick work out of even the knottiest hair. Brushing your or your kid's hair no longer has to end in tears.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for any type of hair! It's the best detangling brush I've ever owned. I'm an African-American woman and my hair can get tangled a bit after showering. It is amazing what this brush can do. It detangles my hair easily, without pain, and without taking out too much hair. I wish I had this brush growing up!" —KScott

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.95.

    18. An under-counter jar opener so you can open stubborn containers with just one hand (the other hand is free to text friends about all the pickles you're about to eat).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. A veggie chopper to make quick work of your prep work.

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    Think about how much time you'll be saving! So much!!!! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

    Promising review: " The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It's very sharp! It's easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic." —Chelsea H

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. Slow cooker liners so you don't have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it.

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    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant Crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your Crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.53.

    21. An avocado tool that looks silly, but I promise you will save you a trip to the ER when your knife slips during the de-pitting stage. Get that sweet avocado meat out of its skin while keeping your blood in your skin.

    Amazon

    This thing slices open the avocado, de-pits, and scrapes out all the green goodness. Guacamole has never been so easy.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

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    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.

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

    amazon.com

    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 $10.99.

    24. A liquid eyeliner with a stamp on the other end so you can just ~wing~ it when you want dramatic cat eyes without the drama of trying to draw them on yourself.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It really is smudge-proof! Living in Texas in the 100+ degree weather, you definitely need something that’s not going to be running down your face a couple minutes after going outside. This is it! It's super easy to use and doesn't irritate my eyes like other eyeliners. I love it and will repurchase when I need to." —Lacey

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

    25. A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed. Those hungry puppy dog eyes aren't fooling anyone now, Fido!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    26. A rust removing gel spray – you may be tempted to say "abra cadabra" as you use it. It's that magical!

    amazon.com

    Use this for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. It's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $10.48 (originally $13.59).

    27. A spoon that clips on to the side of your coffee ground jar, so your scoop is never out of reach.

    Amazon

    And pick up a pair of mason jars!

    Promising review: "This little clip on scoop is so handy!! My guy loves his coffee but kinda makes a mess with it in the cupboard in the kitchen, lol. I bought this scoop to attach to one of my large mouth mason jars. It fits perfectly!! It's good quality. No more coffee grinds inside the cabinet. His coffee stays much fresher, too! Win-win!" —ChrisyP

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in two colors).

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