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    Apr 18, 2019

    28 Things You Need If You Kind Of Suck At Everything

    🎡 It's unforgiving world, but these are not unforgiving products. 🎡

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of cut-resistant gloves to protect your clumsy hands from getting sliced up.

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "Excellent gloves! They work extremely well for mandolin slicing, but would also be great for a beginner in the kitchen who isn't comfortable with a knife yet!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A helpful book that understands your growing pains and guides you through the hazards of being an adult.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Almost Adulting, in my opinion, is geared towards a wide range of people. Those in their teens, and those who are adults already but struggle sometimes to actually adult. Fortunately, I'm already an adult and fall into this category. While I already knew about some of the tips in Arden's book from my whole 24 years of living, I still found this book entertaining and a good three-hour read in my spare time." β€”Violet

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88.

    3. An eye makeup corrector because you spend enough time trying to fix your slip-ups without starting from scratch.

    Amazon

    Just about everyone has sneezed once and gotten eyeliner all over their face. These correctors will make it easy to just take off a section of makeup instead of starting from step one all over again.

    Get a pack of 50 pre-moistened swabs for $4.11 or pen for $6.99 from Amazon.

    4. An instant pot that will pretty much cook dinner for you.

    Amazon

    It cooks rice, steams veggies, hard-boils eggs, caramelizes onions, and so, so, so much more. You can save a lot of time and dishes by throwing it all in a pressure cooker.

    Read BuzzFeed's glowing review of the Instant Pot.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    5. An embroidered patch to let everyone know that (at the very least) you're trying.

    RetrogradeSupply

    Get it from RetrogradeSupply on Etsy for $5.

    6. A streamer that's way easier to use than an iron so you can stop putting holes in your clothing.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed something to get the wrinkles out of a few different dresses and hate to iron. I ordered this thinking it would be something I'd just use at home, but it's so compact that I'll definitely be traveling with it as well. It heats up fast and is easier than ironing. Very much worth the $20 I paid for it!" β€”Jessica L.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A frosting dispenser to give you perfectly iced cupcakes because those frosting bags are way too unwieldy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Made cupcake decorating so much easier! The cupcakes came out so beautiful and I didn't need a piping bag to do it. Definitely a must have for beginner bakers!" β€”Ms. AB

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

    8. Or a batter dispenser for people who struggle to get evenly sized cupcakes or pancakes.

    Amazon

    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." β€”Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A digital tape measurer that spares you the pain of having to squint to read those tiny lines.

    Amazon

    It can display results in inches or centimeters and can save up to three measurements.

    Promising review: "My work requires very precise measurements. This gives me the ability to be more exact than with other tape measurers, and being able to get consistently accurate results is a tremendous help." β€”Mark S.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in red and blue).

    10. A clothes folding board to get neat and tidy duds every dang time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." β€”S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A magnetic meal planning pad so you can keep track of the week's meals and the ingredients needed. It's perforated so you can tear off the shopping list and go!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the second time I've purchased this planning pad, I love it. Meal planning has saved our family money and the "what do you want for dinner" arguments! This pad is colorful, great paper quality and the perforated side tears easy. Although I take the whole pad to the store! The magnets are a nice new touch. I recommend this to anyone interested in meal planning." β€”AbbiesMomma

    Get it on Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A laundry chart to hang above your washer and dryer because there are too many damn symbols!!!

    allhaildesign

    Get it from allhaildesign Society6 for $19.99+ (available in sizes Mini–XL).

    13. A scooper that grabs your pet's poop, bags it, and dumps it, all while you keep it at a safe distance.

    youtube.com

    This one time I used a bag with a hole in it and I am FOREVER SCARRED.

    Promising review: "Can you believe this? I bought this to pick an opossum's stool, yes, an opossum, not my dog. I don't have a dog. I have a baby and I want to keep my hands clean at all times. This helps a lot!" β€”Felicia

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    14. A cutting board with engraved guides so julienning your veggies can finally be in your (limited) cooking skillset.

    Fred

    Promising review: "Received this as a gift several years ago and just love it. It appeals to my sense of the absurd. Yes, it's a great conversation piece. I do actually use mine very often for making consistently perfect 1/4 inch dice or lovely 1/2 inch slices or whatever. It's so handy that I purchased another to give to an equally obsessive friend." β€”Livy W

    Get it from Amazon for $27.

    15. An egg cooker that says "sigh, OK I'll make those eggs for you, idiot."

    Amazon

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of the Dash egg cooker.

    Promising review: "I love this little appliance. I have a small kitchen and thought long and hard before buying another corded kitchen gadget. But honestly, I use this little guy more than my mini Kitchenaid stand mixer, my Ninja food processor, and my handheld mixer! And it is pretty small β€” all the small parts fit inside for storage. Fantastic for food prep. Makes hardboiled eggs like a dream. Perfect texture, peels flawlessly, and so fast compared to the stove top method. I can't wait to make deviled eggs for a party." β€”J Bat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    16. A vitamin subscription service for people who are kind of the worst at remembering to eat balanced meals. My fellow "cupcake for breakfast" people need this!

    instagram.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of Care/Of.

    Get it from Care/Of starting at $5/month.

    17. A washable keyboard that will save you a lot of money in the long run, seeing how many coffee-drenched keyboards end up in your trash.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been very pleased with this keyboard. Not only is the keyboard washable, but the keyboard tends to stay clean on its own. Unlike most keyboards, where things can easily fall between the keys and get stuck inside of the keyboard, these keys are wide at the top, covering a narrow base and preventing junk from getting inside the keyboard. This means that not only is the keyboard washable, but because of a high-quality design you won't have to do that much washing. I like that the keyboard is low-profile, it's easy to slide under things and doesn't take up much space." β€”Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $54.97.

    18. A bottle of liquid, peeling latex β€” paint it around your nail before applying your nail polish. No matter how sloppy you are, your manicure will always look neat when you pull away the latex guard.

    amazon.com

    It has over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I'm a fan! This definitely helps a lot when we're doing our own nails. Easy to apply, dries fast, and peels off super easily." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. A hardy phone case that's even waterproof, because dropping your phone is a daily occurrence.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It works for iPhone 7/8!

    Promising review: "Purchased for a trip to Cabo, did not disappoint. I did the leak test before putting my phone into the case, but was still sweating bullets for a couple minutes before I could confirm my phone didn’t drown. My wife paid $60 for her life proof case, and this one works just as well. Used the included lanyard and was able to take it in the ocean and take pictures, and carry it with me in the hotel pools. Great buy." β€”Korey Kleinsorge

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    20. An inflatable chair that fills up when you spin it in a circle β€” no air pump or big lungs needed!

    Rebecca O'Connell, BuzzFeed

    This is one of those products where I see the commercial and I'm like, "YEAH RIGHT!" These inflatable chairs just seem too easy. You just spin in a circle with them and suddenly you have a magically inflated chair? Seems unlikely. But now that I've tried them, I can confirm that they're (almost) that easy. It does take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but pretty much anyone can figure it out in five to ten minutes. Basically, it comes with two compartments that you need to fill with air by twirling in a tight circle. You switch compartments while spinning and then quickly roll the it up before the air escapes. Once you master the technique, you're in squishy, inflatable heaven.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.93+ (available in four colors).

    21. Under-eye patches that offer a fool-proof guard for making crisp eye shadow lines, no matter how clumsy you are with a makeup brush.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Shadow Shields are awesome and very simple to use. I use these on my clients all the time! The purpose of this product is to eliminate messy situations with makeup application like smudges, streaks, and shadow fallout. It has become my best friend when creating a perfect winged eyeliner. Ladies who are getting into beauty really would benefit from this a lot. I also like that this product saves me time with my clients and myself. I don't have to worry about being perfect with my eye shadow. TIP: Cut the shadow shields in half to increase longevity. If you doing a more drastic look use a whole shadow shield." β€”AwesomeBlossom

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.69.

    22. A set of clip-on lenses to take your sub-par phone pics to the next level. Hellooo double-digit Instagram likes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: I was very excited to try the lenses. Like most people, my phone is always with me, and serves as my primary camera for spur-of-the-moment pics. I'll let the images do the talking They're fun to use, and, despite some shortcomings, it makes your photos vastly better than my phone alone. The lenses also comes with covers. So, all things considered, are they worth the bucks." β€”pixeledlife

    Get three lenses from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A drawer liner that forces you to stay organized. It has slots for everything, so you can't let your storage space slip back into chaos.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have two kitchen drawers that were so cluttered I could never find anything. I had been searching for a good organizer and decided to give this a try. I am so glad I did! This product is wonderful. I couldn't believe how much I was able to fit in the drawer with this system. (I bought two-one for each drawer.) Everything is in its place and stays perfectly." β€”Darcy

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors).

    24. A tube of Boy Brow you can count on to shape and smooth your brows with a simple swipe of the wand. What could be easier?

    Glossier

    It's a BuzzFeed favorite!

    Promising review: "I have always had trouble getting a brow routine down pat. Most products are too expensive or too time consuming. I make an effort to get my eight hours of beauty sleep every night and so I simply don't have time to have a three-step system for my brows. Since I started using boybrow, my brows look amazing every day and it takes a minute or less to get them that way. It is my holy grail brow product and I recommend to everyone." β€”BenshoffEm

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (also available in three colors).

    25. A pack of wheel guards so you can practice your ollies in place without worrying about your board rolling out from under you.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My kid kept trying to get me to buy these and I consistently refused since I'm old school. I figured if a kid really wants to learn they should do it on the sidewalk skinned knees and all. Then I realized how expensive health care is and bought them. Now I realize these are genius. I was back to doing ollies in no time. Oh, and my kid starting to get the hang of it too! These are definitely a confidence booster for the kids, and sometimes that's all they need to get going!" β€”chubbybubba

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in red and black).

    26. A cute flower that helps you thread needles because a stitch in time saves you from nine freak-outs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The flower portion made it easy to hold and the wire is better secured than any of the little silver cheap ones that you pay for in stores and sometimes are not sturdy enough to thread even one needle without breaking! These are inexpensive for the number you get, easier to locate in your sewing box or on your work table because of the bright colors of the flowers, and they are easier to handle than the flimsy silver threaders. I highly recommended them and have given several away to family members who sew." β€”Iamshelmore

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. 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." β€”Lacey

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

    28. And a pennant flag pin so you can let your average flag fly.

    etsy.com

    Get it from prettybadco on Etsy for $9.

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