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24 Things Under $20 For People Who Don't Have All Day

Perfect eggs in minutes, no rinse detergent, and 3-in-1 makeup.

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1. A no-rinse detergent perfect for hand-washing your delicates. Hand-washing is already such a long process, so skipping the rinse at least shaves off some minutes.

the bottle of detergent

2. A jar of toilet bombs that'll do all the work for you. Toss one in the bowl, let it dissolve, watch the cleaning happen, give the bowl a little scrub, flush, and your toilet is clean enough to eat out of — but, don't.

a product shot of someone holding the jar of toilet bombs

3. A speedy defrosting tray because you don't always remember to take food out in advance but you also don't have time to wait. This tray will let you defrost chicken breasts, steak, pork chops, lamb chops, and more within 30 to 60 minutes.

Meat on defrosting tray

4. A treat dispenser to make bath time a quick and effortless process for you and your furry friend.

5. A lip, cheek, and eye tint so you can throw on a face in half the time, on days when you actually feel like wearing makeup. One stick to rule them all.

the lip eye and cheek tints in the four colors they come in

6. A pack of cleaning tablets made from biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe ingredients that'll finally rid your fave bottle of that mysterious stain on the bottom.

Brown-tinted inside of stainless steel bottle; bottle filled to brim with bubbling liquids; completely clear inside of bottle

7. A magnetic visual grocery list so you can quickly notice that you're out of milk, cheese, bread, and laundry detergent.

the visual grocery list

8. A set of wad-free pads to prevent your sheets from tangling in the wash and not actually drying. These'll save you from having to run the dryer multiple times.

the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

9. A scratch-free scraping tool because you just bought a bunch of cool stuff from the local thrift shop but those stickers have got to go. This tool easily removes that residue so you can stop using your fingernails. We don't have time to squeeze a nail appointment into this week's schedule. Gotta make that mani last.

Blue scraping tool lifting price sticker on the underside of a clear drinking vessel

10. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners — anything that makes kitchen cleanup easier is an automatic must-have. The best thing about these oven liners is that they're dishwasher safe. It's easier to pop this in the washer than to deep-clean your entire oven.

A pie in oven dripping oils onto sleek oven liner

11. A food chopper ideal for meal prepping. You can chop onions and nuts, mince herbs, or puree hummus and mixed dressings. And it's compact, which makes it a great addition to kitchens with little to no counter space.

the food chopper with chopped onions inside

12. A sandwich bag organizer so you can find the right size baggie for your work lunch with time to spare.

the plastic bag organizer

13. A pack of acne patches — these on-the-go pimple patches can work on your breakouts while you break through the rest of your busy day.

Customer photo showing application of acne patch

14. A jar-opening gadget to help you crack open that jar of pasta sauce with little to no effort. You can affix this under your cabinets, so it's perfect for small kitchens where storage space is limited. It'll come in especially handy if you're following a Tasty video and need your jar opened quickly before the next step in the recipe.

a reviewer photo of someone demonstrating how to use the jar opener with a mason jar

15. A foldable cutting board that'll help you guide your meat and veggies into your pot. No muss, no fuss, and no more making multiple trips between the pot and the cutting board.

Green folding cutting board

16. A clean dirty dishwasher magnet so you can save water and time by not re-running the dishwasher because you couldn't remember if you ran it before or not.

17. A low-effort power scrubber with an oscillating head that scrubs 60 times per second. The more this brush scrubs, the less you have to. You'll be able to tackle that dirt and grime that's been building up, in no time.

18. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner for when the "soften butter" instruction goes horribly wrong. Just fill mama with water and vinegar, and pop her in the microwave. She'll get mad, blow her top, and leave your microwave looking brand new in minutes.

The microwave cleaner, shaped like a woman's shoulders and head. Her head has tiny holes where the cleaning concoction will spurt from to clean the microwave

19. A fast-acting mold and mildew remover gel perfect for deep cleaning a rental space before you move in. This cleaning solution can dissolve the build up in six to eight hours so you can apply it in the morning, run your errands, and come home to a clean bathroom before guests even arrive.

20. A jewelry cleaning pen designed for cleaning jewelry with diamonds or other precious stones with just a few swipes. Wet the tip of the brush, twist the end so the cleaning solution comes out, brush your jewelry, rinse, dry and marvel at the sparkle.

Before and after of ring with use of cleaning pen

21. A pack of bedsheet suspenders so you can get a good night's rest without having to spend precious sleepy time minutes readjusting your fitted sheet for the umpteenth time.

Bedsheet suspenders

22. An adjustable measuring cup so you can switch back and forth between measurements without having to look for the 1/4-cup tool that somehow got lost in the drawer.

A hand pouring oil out of the cylindrical measuring cup, which features precise measurements etched on the side

23. A sworn-by microwave pasta cooker to pretty much make your dreams come true because it lets you make the perfect al dente pasta in the microwave instead of waiting for water to boil. Your dinner guests will never know. Now top it with some sauce and serve it up!

24. A rapid egg cooker — boil, poach, scramble, or even make an omelet super quick. Now, you can finally fit breakfast into your morning routine. Picture perfect eggs every time, just look at the picture below. 👇🏽

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