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    26 Products That Work So Well It’s Almost Ridiculous

    Because, why spend the cash if they don't actually work.

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    1. A mattress vacuum because dust, dander and dust mites collect and build up in your mattress overtime. After one use, you'll be shocked, I repeat ~shocked~ at what you've been sleeping on this entire time.

    I just stared at my screen trying to forget everything I just learned about dust mites, but basically if you want to *actually* live without a dirty mattress, you can either throw yours out the window or try this. It has a powerful UV light to eliminate bacteria, a strong suction design to trap dust and mites, and a hot air outlet to...take care of...dust mites.

    Promising review: "So I brought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa; it was easy to use and light. My son hasn't had a reaction in a while. This product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    2. A Bissell air purifier in case you were completely shook by what came out of your mattress and are on a mission to get everything as clean as possible, including the air. This purifier has HEPA and carbon filters that can clear your bedroom or large room of allergens, pet dander, dust, pollen, smoke, and odors. It's also quiet so it won't keep you up all night while its working.

    A white rectangular air filter next to a model's bed

    Promising review: "This unit exceeds all expectations! We moved into our new home (built in the 1960’s) a year ago and no candle or endless diffuser sticks could get rid of a subtle musty smell, and likely the previous owner’s pet. In just a few days after plugging in this new air purifier – the smell is gone! I am sensitive to dust and mold and my allergy symptoms have improved too. I have a relative who has asthma and we can’t wait to connect her to this product. Last but not least, this unit looks great in every room – we chose to place it in our family room near our kitchen where we spend most of our time. It arrived in great condition and set up was easy!" —Mary Carol

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99.

    3. A dog DNA kit to find out the history of your newly adopted runt. Maybe the results will inspire you to adopt another pet from the same breed so they'll have some family.

    Diagram showing breakdown of dog's genetic makeup

    Promising review: "Very cool! My dog is a rescue and I was told he was a border collie mix. His personality lead me to do a test because he just didn’t have the personality a border collie. Come to find out he’s a Shih Tzu-pitbull mix, which makes way more sense." —dede123

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    4. A eucalyptus lavender pouch that'll add aromatherapy goodness to your routine shower and open your sinuses and lungs to reduce the symptoms of allergies. And its cute little pouch makes it easy to carry to and from the showers.

    A small satchel of lavender and eucalyptus hanging from a bath handle
    Eucalyptus Blooms/Etsy

    Psst — a lot of people use eucalyptus for allergy, congestion, and even anxiety relief.

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

    Promising review: "These smell AMAZING, and they're such a perfect size for the shower. I used to have big bundles of eucalyptus, but they always took up so much space. These are perfectly sized and the blend of Eucalyptus and Lavender is HEAVENLY." —Maggie

    Get a set of three from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $15.29 (this shop offers free shipping!).

    5. A running tank complete with padding for lightweight support during your morning yoga routine, running errands, or lounging on the couch.

    Reviewer in the cami-like sports bra in white

    Promising review: "This is the perfect workout tank! Good support but not flattening. It’s the perfect length for anything high-waisted. I’d even wear this as a going-out top!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 23 colors).

    6. A bamboo mason bee house so you can attract these tiny buzzers to your garden in a gentle and safe way. Pollinators are so important to the environment and placing this house in your pollinator garden will help to fight the decline in bees. Save the bees!

    the house, which is filled with pre-made tubes in which the bees can nest

    Promising review: "This mason bee house is almost too pretty to hang! It's a striking addition to my pollinator garden adjacent to the woods behind our house. If I were a bee, I would be there already! The holes range in size, and there is a small ledge to head off a little rainfall. I'm thinking I might even want a second one! I appreciate the fact that it's the product of a small family-owned business." —Carolyn Worsham

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. An Oral-B Genius X Limited electric toothbrush with the power to remove 500% more plaque than other toothbrushes. Is that even real math?! 🤯


    It comes with a replacement head, charger, and travel case.

    Promising review: "I was at first hesitant to spend that much on a toothbrush but it’s worth every penny. It works at least 10x better than my $20 Oral B electronic toothbrush. The motion sensing is very cool and helpful. After just one brush my teeth feel almost like they do after a professional cleaning as opposed to how they felt after brushing with my cheap electronic toothbrush." —Anne E La Perla

    Get it from Amazon for $134.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A 16-piece set of Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Containers to tackle your weekly meal prep and with enough empty containers left over to leave a few in the car for taking home leftovers after an impromptu visits to the parents' house.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed, Yi Yang

    The set comes with two snack, two small, one medium, and one large container, as well as a sugar and flour container, all with lids. The containers are BPA-free, as well as dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

    Promising review: "I really like these containers. I have used the previous red version of Rubbermaid containers and they lasted about five years so I know Rubbermaid's a good brand. These are crystal clear and viewable 360 degrees around. The seal is very tight and absolutely no spilling or leaking. Another big plus for me is the microwave vents that appear when the latches are opened. I haven't had them long enough to see if they scratch when eaten out of but they seem very durable. Great buy!" —Z

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    For more deets, check out our Rubbermaid Brilliance plastic containers review!

    9. A well-loved robotic vacuum if you like to take more of a hands-free approach to cleaning.,

    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn't easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn't get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. This makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don't even realize it's operating, as the sound is pleasant (not loud at all)." —Teach3

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (also available in white).

    10. A compact Dash stand mixer perfect for rekindling your love of baking or finally working up the nerve to attempt that Pinterest recipe for a spicy dip.

    The stand mixer in aqua blue

    It has five speeds and is under 11" tall, so it's great for under even low cabinets!

    Promising review: "Picked this up for the new house and it works phenomenal. It is much more compact than my old KitchenAid and works so much better. It is not very loud at all, which is always a huge plus! Feels very high end and looks amazing! Best mixer for the money!" —TJ Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $51.59+ (available in five colors).

    11. A fizzing Johnny Drops because sharing a communal space can get really messy really fast. You can just ~drop~ this in the toilet to help keep things tidy.

    White bath bombs next to the brown paper bag packaging
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a Colorado-based small biz run by science teacher Tiffany Norton who creates all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Get eight from Juniperseed Mercantile for $10.

    12. A Furbo camera for pet owners who want help keeping an eye on their pet while they're gone at work or out running errands. You can monitor your pet from your smart device, and toss your pet a treat to give them a little reminder that you're not too far away.


    Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot... When I got the Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $169.

    13. A Kindle Paperwhite that college students say not only has an enormous amount of battery life, but also lightens the load of their bag by allowing them to read ePub and PDF versions of their textbooks (which are also much cheaper than the physical versions). Reviewers also say it helps reduce eye strain and fatigue.,

    Promising review: "I am a grad student on a budget, and this has been an essential tool in my school kit along with headphones (that can pair for audio books). Using this, I experience less eye fatigue reading textbooks and research documents. The storage is great and it is easy to upload PDF and ePub documents. Physical aspects wise, it is easy to store in a small pouch and there are plenty of cases available. The battery life is great, too. Would recommend!!!" —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two storage sizes and four cover colors).

    14. A Stasher bag for a reusable solution to using traditional sandwich bags. They cut down on waste as well as cost since you can use them over and over. They come in a variety of colors and sizes which also make for a visually appealing storage solution, too.

    sandwich in clear stasher bag and sliced apples in snack-size green stasher bag

    I have Stasher bags and they have so many uses! They are obviously great for storing and transporting food, but they can also be used to sous vide, marinate, and microwave. Also, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "What's not to love about Stasher bags? They are so versatile, colorful, and easy to care for. Bonus: you are keeping plastic out of landfills! I use these for meal-prep and kids' lunchboxes. Easy to open and, again, so easy to clean. Stop browsing for environmental alternatives, and order these today!" —Drea_reviews

    Get a sandwich-sized bag from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

    15. An adorably tiny hanging diffuser to jazz up the inside of your car with dainty decor that can also cover up the smell of that one random fry you haven't been able to find but the odor lets you know it's always there.

    hand holds small glass container with rope around the rear view mirror
    Amber & Wood / Etsy

    Amber & Wood is an Indiana based company that creates thoughtfully sourced aromatic goods. 

    Promising review: "These were worth the wait and arrived just in time! I ordered several for gifts and was glad I did. They smell great and are such great quality that I want to keep one for myself!" —Heather

    Get it from Amber & Wood on Etsy for $8 (available in 20 scents).

    16. A nifty shelving unit so you can easily access your fave water bottles without having to search for them amongst the sea of dishes in the cabinet.

    Model placing water bottle on storage rack in cabinet

    Promising review: "I have a bad habit of buying reusable water bottles. This one is cute, this one has this feature, this one has that. What resulted was a cluttered cabinet, a ton of water bottles falling on me every time I went to get one, and I was only using the handful right at the front. This is a great solution! It keeps the cupboard organized and I can see what I have and quickly grab the bottle I need. As a bonus, it also creates a built-in limitation on how many water bottles I can have at any given time. Really recommend." —Miki

    Get the three-shelf version from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available in a two-shelf version).

    17. A multipurpose drying rack perfect for homes with little to no counter space. This drying rack can also be used for additional counter space when it's not drying dishes or as a trivet mat. It rolls up small enough to store in a drawer, too.

    An over-the-sink drying rack with three drinking glasses on it

    It's heat-resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

    Promising review: "It is incredibly versatile and a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." —T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A easily-washable drip catcher to fit around your kitchen sink and catch all the water that splashes up while washing dishes.

    Two Lilacs Studio / Etsy

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Two Lilacs Studio is a small Etsy shop based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    19. A handmade 3D-style face mask ideal for glasses wearers who have yet to find a mask they can wear that won't fog up their glasses.

    A model in a blue 3D face mask that sits more off the nose wearing a pair of sunglasses
    Conico Masks/Etsy

    Conico Masks is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in face masks, face masks designed for glasses, and eyelashes.

    Promising review: "Awesome mask. Was looking for a mask that would fully cover my face and not fog glasses. This mask does both, while being very comfortable. Love how this mask fits. The design is very smart and different than other masks. Went with size large, which was spot on. Also, super fast shipping." —MM

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Linen, Satin, or Cotton

    Shipping Time: Expected to ship within 3-4 days

    Get it from Conico Masks on Etsy for $11.99+ (available in 26 varieties).

    Psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping!

    20. An electric pressure washer that'll quite l-i-t-e-r-a-l-l-y transform your walls, fences, porch steps, and more. Quite 👏🏽 literally 👏🏽.

    This pressure washer has a powerful 1800-watt motor, five quick-connect spray tips, a 20-foot hose, and a 40.6 fluid ounce detegrent tank.

    Promising review: "This product did everything as promised. I had used a relative's power cleaner on the siding on my vacation mobile home. There was no setting and the pressure was too much and it scored the aluminum siding. With this product, you have all of the separate tips to regulate the pressure of the spray. The tip for aluminum siding worked very well on the siding for my home. It was truly a great experience. I put on the tip for aluminum siding to rinse it and held the spray nozzle very close to the siding and all of the algae was removed and my siding looked like new (at 18 years old!). I would definitely recommend this product which is so reasonably priced for a power washer." —John K

    Get it from Amazon for $173.72.

    21. A bathtub caddy for the ultimate bath experience. This bathroom caddy will adjust to your tub and has spaces for all your bathtub essentials, including a space for your tablet or book, wine glass, and snacks — your bathtime, your way.,

    Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great but I just love the different trays that are removable as well as the ability to put my phone and a Kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remote should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in seven colors).

    22. A tiny toenail brace that'll act like a spring to help straighten your nail. The pain should start to subside within three days, and a few months later, your nail should be back to normal.


    The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. Results should be seen in *just* 1–3 days!

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved and not OK my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit form Amazon for $44.99.

    23. A percussion massage gun reviewers say miraculously helped to reduce their back and shoulder pain and help relax their tight muscles and reduce inflammation.

    Model using massage gun on calf

    Promising review: "I've been playing around with this gun for a while, and wanted to leave a review based on my experience with this one and a few others. For the price, this is a great buy. It's got a few things going for it which I like: It's VERY quiet; Very easy to switch speeds, there's a button right by your index, useful when you want to find the right speed for whatever part you're working on; It gets to be pretty powerful, much more than what you'll need most times; It's light and has a great grip, so I don't get tired working on someone with this for a while. I'd recommend this gun for the price, it's a solid buy. Quick customer service too, I had a question answered within a couple of hours so that's a plus." —Artem

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99

    24. A Stila mascara that'll make those peepers ✨pop✨ and your eyes look brighter, while gifting volume and length to your lashes.


    This will give you huge results without parabens, phalates, or sulfates.

    Promising review: "This is HANDS-DOWN THE BEST MASCARA! I worked in the cosmetic industry for years and still follow all the latest products. I have tried tons of mascara, from the drugstore to high-end. I received a sample of this at Sephora and was blown away and had to come purchase more! I have never used such an amazing mascara! It gives you the longest lashes, has an even application, and doesn't clump. You can even reapply more after it is dry! It is amazing beyond what I could describe in words. You won't be disappointed with this one, and won't need to ever try a different mascara. The search ends here for perfect long lashes!" —Nan Market

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    25. A bed-sized cooling bamboo blanket because I'm totally one of those people who has to sleep with a blanket but can't sleep with a blanket because I'm too hot, yet I can only sleep with a blanket. If this is also your problem, then these cooling bamboo blankets will be a welcomed addition to your lifestyle. 

    Light blue blanket over a bed

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but thought it was worth a try as I wake up every night sweating and uncomfortable. I like more than a sheet on but was looking for something lightweight...this is it!!! I absolutely LOVE it. My only regret is that I didn't order this sooner. I have not had a hot flash since I ordered it. It's very soft and light and just perfect ♥" —Suzi 

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes and 14 colors). 

    26. An 8-quart 11-in-1 Instant Pot that AIR FRIES ready to become the one kitchen gadget you can't live without. Pretty much everything you want to do in your kitchen, you'll be able to to do with this Instant Pot. Air fry, roast, bake, dehydrate, slow cook, steam, sauté and more! 

    Silver and black instant pot with control panel next to a cooked chicken

    Promising review: "What else can you say about this product? It will replace three appliances that I use on a regular basis — rice cooker, air fryer, and pressure cooker. That's important to me because at this point kitchen space is at a premium. The packaging is great, the instructions are very clear and well written and it works very well. The first use was to make chicken bone broth using the pressure cooker feature. It worked flawlessly. Two hour cook time. 10 min prep, 30 min to cool off. Three hours later I had homemade bone broth in the refrigerator. And the whole house didn't smell for 24 hours like it would with an open pot method. Anyway, the instant pot is a huge kitchen innovation IMO. Just get one, and use it." —Josh Brainard 

    Get it from Amazon for $199.95

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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